How to Haul a Yamaha Rhino in a Pickup

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According to Tri-City Powersports, an authorized Yamaha dealership in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the best method for hauling a Yamaha Rhino is on a trailer. Trailers provide adequate room, they are low to the ground and they have several tie-down locations. However, if you do not own a trailer you can haul your Yamaha Rhino in the back of your pickup truck if the truck is large enough. If you want to haul your Yamaha Rhino in the back of a pickup truck, you need to take precautions to ensure your safety while loading and while hauling.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • ATV ramps
  • Ratchet straps
  • Measure from the front of your truck bed to the back of the truck bed with a tape measure. Complete this step with the tailgate closed. The Rhino requires at least 113.6 inches from front to back. Measure the width of the truck bed with your tape measure. The Rhino requires at least 56.6 inches from side to side. If you do not have this much room, the Rhino physically will not fit. If you do have this much room, continue loading your Rhino.

  • Lower the tailgate on your pickup truck and place a set of ATV ramps on the back. ATV ramps allow you to drive your Rhino onto the bed of the truck. If you do not have access to ATV ramps, lower the tailgate and back the truck up against a hillside. This will also allow you to drive your Rhino onto the truck's bed. Do not pick your Rhino up and attempt to place it on the bed. The Rhino weighs 1,119 pounds and you could hurt yourself trying to lift it.

  • Place the Rhino in first gear and drive it up the ramps and onto the bed of the pickup truck. Make sure you accelerate smoothly. If you let off the gas and then press on the gas hard, it could cause the front end to jerk up. If you have a winch attached to the front of your truck bed, place the Rhino in neutral, connect it to the winch and pull the Rhino onto the bed of the truck with the winch.

  • Leave the Rhino in first gear and turn it off. This helps prevent the Rhino from moving while you have it in the truck bed.

  • Slide a ratchet strap through the front bumper of the Rhino and connect each end of the ratchet strap to the tie-down locations on the sides of your truck bed. Ratchet the strap tight. This will keep the Rhino in the bed of your truck in the event you experience a tailgate failure or a sudden stop.

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