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Small Toyhauler Recommendations

Discussion in 'Towing' started by johnr, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Jul 30, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    johnr

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    I have been looking for small toyhauler to pull with my 06 double cab, with towing package. Looking for something in the 18 foot range. But concerned about how my truck would handle the load. All toy hauler I have looked at exceed recommend capacity (7000-7500lbs). Only toys will be a bike and a quad, local desert and some beach camping Any suggestions.
     
  2. Jul 30, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    suggestion: Why 18 foot for only a bike and an atv? look smaller to be in the recommended weight range
     
  3. Jul 30, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    Just because a trailer's rating is a certain weight doesn't mean that you have to load it up that much. Better to have an overbuilt trailer than one that's just enough to carry the load.

    Keep the weight of the trailer+toys under the tow capacity of your truck and you'll be fine.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    I dont think you would have any issues pulling a small toyhauler around, just make sure it has brakes. My step dad has a 26 foot toy hauler. I hooked it up to my truck one day (it also had a jeep, and 2 quads in it) to pull it around the neighborhood just to see how it would do. It took some RPM's to get it rollin to a steady speed, and took even more work to stop it - i would never do it again tho :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jul 30, 2009 at 11:40 AM
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    johnr

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    18 footer is just right for my requirements. Has plenty of room to move around and comfort. Recently looked at a Stealth 1812. Again the conern was the weight stress on truck
     
  6. Aug 2, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    Check out the Dune Sport TH. They are super light.
     
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