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Old 05-15-2012, 08:43 AM   #21
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Finally found a toy hauler that tows well behind my Tacoma, has a nicely equipped interior just like an normal RV trailer and my GS fits in it.

Tows great and only needs 25 lbs of air in the Firestone air bags to keep the rear of the truck level.

Really pleased with it.

Nice looking one. What is the dry weight of it? What do you haul and how much does it weigh?
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:25 PM   #22
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Nice looking one. What is the dry weight of it? What do you haul and how much does it weigh?
The UVW with options, battery and propane tanks filled is about 3900-4000 lbs. Another 400 of gear and 600 for the BMW GS 1200, we are around 4900-5000 lbs total.
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27' travel trailer. 5500 dry. 725 tongue. 32' OAL. Reese dual cam active link sway control. Tows great. 15 mpg at 60-65.
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Finally found a toy hauler that tows well behind my Tacoma, has a nicely equipped interior just like an normal RV trailer and my GS fits in it.

Tows great and only needs 25 lbs of air in the Firestone air bags to keep the rear of the truck level.

Really pleased with it.

Very nice, more pics please... Perfect toy hauler set up, lets see the bike too
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:06 AM   #25
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Very nice, more pics please... Perfect toy hauler set up, lets see the bike too
What is the length of trailer from bumper to tongue?
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Very nice, more pics please... Perfect toy hauler set up, lets see the bike too
OK, here's the bike.
I'll post a few trailer pictures later.

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What is the length of trailer from bumper to tongue?
22' 10"
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:15 PM   #28
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Very nice...That bike was born for that road. You gotta luv it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:22 PM   #29
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22' 10"

Thanks. Somehow the trailer looks shorter. I am guessing its the height that caused the perception .
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Toyhauler Trailer Pictures

A few pictures with the bike out.

I built a quick removable table to match the cabinets. After a long day riding, the leather chairs make it a very comfortable place to sit after dinner to watch a movie or read.



Looking back



Looking forward towards the bedroom area. Has a queen bed and a full bathroom.
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Toyhauler Trailer Pictures

A few pictures with the bike out.

I built a quick removable table to match the cabinets. After a long day riding, the leather chairs make it a very comfortable place to sit after dinner to watch a movie or read.



Looking back



Looking forward towards the bedroom area. Has a queen bed and a full bathroom.
Very nice!!! Too bad I don't have any land toys. I do have 2 jet skis
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has anyone looked into the A type pop up trailers or even the tear drop trailers? I was looking at Little guys here in SD and they seem pretty cool and very light. The guy quoted me about $5k for the 6 wide. My wife mentioned the A style type pop ups because they rent them on base. Just curious if anyone had looked into them at all and what they think.
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Whats the best way to keep the back end from sagging so much? I pull a couple utility trailers every now and then, some containing 4-5K pounds.
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Whats the best way to keep the back end from sagging so much? I pull a couple utility trailers every now and then, some containing 4-5K pounds.
New springs or airbags
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:34 PM   #35
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27' travel trailer. 5500 dry. 725 tongue. 32' OAL. Reese dual cam active link sway control. Tows great. 15 mpg at 60-65.
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wow that is great mileage with a 4x4 towing.
That's because it's not true, BS. Nobody gets 15mpg towing a (full height / width) Travel Trailer at 60-65 mph, no truck. I do not believe that number, it's made up. Well, unless it's all downhill, steep downhill. It's kd8bao's dream, not much more.
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Whats the best way to keep the back end from sagging so much? I pull a couple utility trailers every now and then, some containing 4-5K pounds.
I use a load leveling hitch when i tow my car trailer with my crawler on it, works perfect!
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That's because it's not true, BS. Nobody gets 15mpg towing a (full height / width) Travel Trailer at 60-65 mph, no truck. I do not believe that number, it's made up. Well, unless it's all downhill, steep downhill. It's kd8bao's dream, not much more.
That is what the scan gauge tells me. Average for the trip. Once I hook up I don't shut down till I park the camper. I am goin out this week for the holiday I will try and get better numbers and method. 😁
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I don't own a Toyota but here is our toy hauler. It is a double door and just wide enough to get a quad in there. We have a klr 650 that goes in there instead. It also has a slide out at the back so gives us a lot more interior room. I also changed out every bulb in and out for LED. We camp with just a generator so electricity is used sparingly. Here is a thread with links on what, where I got the led stuff http://www.bcrvforum.com/led-lighting-t126.html
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I have a 2001 Tacoma, V6, manual, with an add-a-leaf in the rear.

I also have a Carson Titan 16ft Toy Hauler with torsion bars.

How do you guys think it will tow?

Setting up my electric brakes this weekend
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