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all things being equal..are toy haulers heavier than regular camper trailers?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by aficianado, May 16, 2012.

  1. May 16, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    aficianado

    aficianado [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i had to get some yard tool stuff done. my garden supply place also sells trailers. they had a 14' carson rebel on the lot. it was nestled amongst the larger stuff. i had to take a look. i was surprised to see that it was a toy hauler. cool as hell. kitchen and bathroom in one end..vast open-ness with a sleeper couch in the rest of the space. i was stunned to see it still weighed 3200 (or 3800 lbs. cant remember).

    is it the beefiness needed to haul stuff? expensive too! $15k.
     
  2. May 16, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    aznutx

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    no idea on how to answer your question but toy haulers with a little room inside are cool!
     
  3. May 16, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I think they are a little heavier than a similar sized 5th wheel. The toy hauler has to have enough structural strength to hold a vehicle....but on the other hand.......a 5th wheel has to hold a shit load of furniture, beds, etc.
     
  4. May 16, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    Pugga

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    Also keep in mind that all that built in stuff adds to the rigidity of the overall structure. An open space with no internal supports needs to have a heavier exoskeleton to support itself and hold it's shape.
     
  5. May 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yup
     
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