If the only reason you don't own an ATV is that you're worried it will be too complicated, too much work, or too space-consuming to load onto your truck for transport (i.e., it's not your wife, mama, or bank account telling you No F'ing way!) MAD-RAMPS have an argument to the contrary. These sets of solid steel and aluminum pivoting ramps attach directly to a truck hitch for easy and compact ATV loading / unloading.
The ladder-like installations slide onto existing hitches within 5 minutes, saving outdoorsmen the hassle of registering or insuring a separate trailer. MAD-RAMPS also preserve some of trucks' additional cargo capacity. A typical short bed truck will still have 3' of cargo space for other gear and equipment once the ATV is loaded.
MAD-RAMPS have adjustable settings via a spring-loaded pin to accommodate mounting and dismounting on various terrains as well. If you're off-road, click up to a higher pin setting to allow for higher ground clearance.
To conserve space when not in use, MAD-RAMPS can hang up against a wall from MAD-MOUNTS (sold separately).
Muchas danke to Manny for the Dude Product Tip.