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Folding Kayak & Canoe Trailer – with 48″ Crossbars

Try it “Risk free” for 30 days! We offer a 30 day 100% money-back guarantee including return shipping

          • 787 lbs maximum load capacity
          • Suitable for kayaks and canoes up to 16 ft. in length. 
          • Includes 48″ kayak cross bar accessory that can accommodate most carriers and cradles.
          • Folds and unfolds in seconds; ready to go in minutes
          • Folded trailer storage dimensions: 54″high x 27″wide x 24″deep, plus crossbars and tongue extension
          • Rugged design for on- or off-road use and long-distance travel
          • Additional accessories available for inflatable boats
          • 78″ cross bars and brackets are available on the accessory page and are recommended for hauling multiple or     two wider fishing kayaks.

The new Universal Bulldog Folding Trailer is here!  This exciting new model has a “universal” frame that can be configured for ALL of our Boat, Kayak, Motorcycle and Multi-sport trailers, just by changing accessory components. One frame – many possibilities!

No more carrying your kayak or canoe to the water with the Bulldog Folding Kayak Trailer. Some assembly is required. Read More

For a FREE consultation, call us at 1-866-892-4015.


Product Description

This trailer was super easy to assemble due to the well thought out packaging. It’s compact and light allowing storage to be easy. I don’t really use the fold up option as I fish year around but I do like the fact it does just in case I’m going out of town and want all my vehicles in the garage. It pulls great behind both my dually and my jeep. I would/do def recommend this trailer to any looking for a quality kayak trailer. John C. Kayak Fishing Pro, TN 



The Smartest Way to Haul Your Kayak (and Store Your Trailer)

Click here to see a video overview of the kayak trailer

Hauling a longer boat, kayak or canoe? a hitch extender is the perfect accessory to easily increase the length of the trailer. Click here for more information

Now you can store your kayak trailer without taking up the space of an extra car in your garage or driveway.  Bulldog Folding Trailers fold up so small, storage is a breeze:  Just wheel it into a corner of your garage, drop it into the bed of your truck, or take it apart and keep it in the trunk of your car. The Folding Kayak Trailer with 48″ crossbars is ideal for hauling a single, wider fishing kayak or two standard width kayaks in the “upright” position. This trailer can also be outfitted with “Stacker” type carriers to haul multiple boats on their sides.

The patented multi-axis design is the envy of other so-called folding trailers. Those other trailers merely stand upright and shorten in length, they don’t fold lengthwise like Bulldog Folding Trailers. As the world’s only true folding trailer, no disassembly is required:  You can literally fold or unfold it in 60 seconds.  And less time futzing with your trailer means more time having fun.

Ingenious Design Makes Loading and Unloading Safe and Easy

The Folding Kayak Trailer comes equipped with heavy duty crossbars with stainless steel fasteners for easy loading and unloading.  In as little as five minutes, you can load up your kayak or canoe and drive away with your favorite toy to your favorite location.

UnfoldingInnovation in Every Inch

At just 138 pounds, the Bulldog Folding Kayak Trailer is easy to handle.

But don’t let the light weight fool you.  Each Bulldog Folding Kayak Trailer is made of high-strength steel that’s hot dipped galvanized inside and out, and all fasteners are 304 stainless steel for extra yield and tensile strength.

All of this means that Bulldog Folding Trailers can withstand towing speeds and distances equal to that of traditional rigid trailers, and still fit into the corner of your garage when not in use.

For a FREE consultation, call us at 1-866-892-4015

Still not sure if this is the right trailer for your specific boat? Have questions about licensing a Bulldog Folding Trailer in your state? We’re here to help…just give us a call to ask us your questions. Our team works on a strictly “non-commissioned” basis, so you don’t have to worry about any high-pressure pitches or sales tactics.

Bought the Bulldog Folding Boat Trailer in 2004 to mount on our RV. Have towed this trailer to various fishing spots when we stay for a few days. It has been put through its paces as some fishing spots were a 125 mile round trip. To this day, other than wheel bearing maintenance, the trailer is still going strong. Love the convenience of folding it up and stowing when we are on the move. Would strongly recommend anyone traveling to check these out. Can’t fault this product.” – Damien & Tracy McLean

100% Money-Back Guarantee and 1 – Year Limited Warranty

We’re so sure you’ll love your Bulldog Folding Trailer that we’ll let you try it out for 30 days, risk-free. If you’re not 100% satisfied, just send it back to us for a full refund. We’ll even pay for the shipping! See our Terms of Service for details.


Gear Of The Year 2014 Award

Bulldog Folding Trailers received a Gear Of The Year Award from 50 Campfires Magazine.



  • Assembled in approximately 1-2 hours
  • Tools are included


12-Inch (Standard)

  • Rim dimensions: 12″ diameter x 4″ wide
  • Bolt pattern: 5 on 4 1/2″
  • Tire size: 4.80-12
  • Outer diameter (when inflated): 20.7″
  • Ply rating: 4
  • Maximum load: 990 lbs. at 60 PSI

8-Inch (Optional)

  • Rim dimensions: 8″ diameter x 3 3/4″ wide
  • Bolt pattern: 5 on 4 1/2″
  • Tire size: 4.80-8
  • Outer diameter (when inflated): 16.1″
  • Ply rating: 4
  • Maximum load: 745 lbs. at 60 PSI


  • Powder coated (silver) steel rims


  • Ball size 2″
  • Static load 1653 lbs.
  • U.S. standard

Build Material:

  • Frame 195Q mild steel (yield strength 195MPa) hot dipped zinc plated
  • Fixings 304 stainless steel


  • Submersible combination lights including license plate light

Electric Cable:

  • 4 core cable with plastic sheath

Electrical Car Connector:

  • 4 pin Flat standard

Dimensions (Base Trailer):

  • Width unfolded – 63″
  • Length unfolded – 153.5″
  • Height unfolded – 20.7″
  • Width folded – 22.04″
  • Length folded – 55.1″
  • Height folded – 17.7″

Empty Trailer Weight with Kayak/Canoe accessory:

  • 8″ tires 182 lbs.
  • 12″ tires 205 lbs

Max Load with Kayak/Canoe accessory:

  • 8″ tires 810 lbs.
  • 12″ tires 787 lbs.

Gross Trailer Mass (GTM):

  • 992 lbs.

Additional Information

Tire Size

12-Inch Tire, 8-Inch Tire