Polaris General 1000 4 Seater

How Long is a Polaris General 4 Seater?

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It is a simple question and I have a simple answer. The official length of the Polaris General 4-Seater is deceiving!

Without any aftermarket accessories, bumpers, hitches, etc. the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Polaris General 1000 4 is 150.2 inches long.

Yep, the Polaris General UTV is just over 12 1/2 feet long!

And you are probably thinking, what is so deceiving about that? It seems pretty straightforward to me.

Why do you want to know?

Well, yes, it is simple, if you just want to know how long it is. But what are you going to do with that information?

Why do you want to know how long it is?

Do you need to know how much room you need in your garage?

Is it for an enclosed trailer?

If so, then the overall length is the number you need. You will need about 13 feet in length available to be safe.

But in my personal experience, that number is deceiving.

If you are looking to buy an ATV trailer the number does not help much!

If you have an ATV or open-style utility trailer the General UTV does not need that much room.

You don’t need to buy a 13-foot or a 14-foot trailer to haul the Polaris General 4-Seater.

A 12-foot trailer will be fine for hauling your General UTV. And that is a big deal.

The jump in price from a 12-foot to a 14-foot trailer can be a lot. More importantly, the space a bigger trailer takes up can be a big deal as well.

I have a 12-foot Aluma trailer with 12-inch sides and it works perfectly fine to haul my General 4-seater.

As long as you don’t have high sides on the trailer the front bumper or the back will extend a few inches and clear the trailer with no problem.

On my trailer, the rear gate on the trailer is actually a ramp.

When the ramp is closed it is not quite 90 degrees to the trailer bed.

It adds a few inches of capacity to the length. My General UTV has roughly a foot of clearance from the rear of the machine to the gate on the trailer.

Check your trailer capacity ratings!

Now, make sure your 12-foot trailer is rated for the weight of your General, fluids, gear, etc.

A lot of the single axle steel or wood deck utility trailers are not rated for the General UTV 4 Seater.

The reason these trailers can’t hold the General 4 Seater is that with a 3500lb axle and a steel frame or wood deck the trailer is already too heavy to support a General UTV 4 Seater.

My trailer is rated for my General, but to be honest, I don’t have much wiggle room when it comes to capacity.

I would have loved to go with the 14ft tandem axle trailer for more room and weight capacity but the cost was too much and the trailer took up too much room.

But enough of that, I will do a follow-up on what type of trailer, capacity considerations, etc.

I can tell you I agonized over buying the right trailer so hopefully, some of my research can benefit someone out there.

So far I have owned and hauled two Polaris General 1000 4-Seater UTV or Side-by-Sides and I love them!

And if you are wondering what the difference between a Side-by-Side and a UTV is you can check out my Side-by-Side Ultimate Guide!