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Old 05-26-2014, 03:43 PM   #29
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Quite the load........for the JK....

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We do have a parking area for that here, you'd need a way to get it there. You would not be able to get your coach into the trailer parking area. If someone here has a vehicle that can move it you'd no doubt be offered help.
That is good to know Jay! When we unload the JK, the Harley has to go clear to the back of the trailer for "counter weight", then hook it up to the JK, and it moves the trailer just fine(tongue weight OK)
We will be back someday, it was the most relaxing,quite,secluded,scenic, enjoyable, resort we have ever been to, so far....... loved the "train horn" out of the quite!
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:54 AM   #30
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My 30' HR Admiral has no problem with the 25' inclosed trailer to haul the T Bucket for unloading and seeing the surrounding area........i.e. the Mississippi River............I always found a pull tru that I could stay hooked up to the trailer for the trip to Florida & back.......The good thing is my car stays clean and I can back up any time I want to............

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Old 05-27-2014, 09:02 AM   #31
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We have always trailered our autocross cars. However, our length is not as long as yours and we rarely have any trouble finding a 50 ft. pull through site. I suggest getting one of the big rigs directory to assist in finding campgrounds with longer sites. And, there's always the phone call to see if a long site is available.

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I am leaning toward buying a car trailer so we can take our Jeep and our Harley's with us on vacation. For those of you that tow a car trailer, what kind of problems have you run into with the added length? I am thinking of places we have been, and wondering where we are going to park the trailer. Most of the even larger pull through sites I have been in will not handle a large Coach and a 30' trailer(65-70'). Any info. on your experiences would be appreciated.
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Old 05-27-2014, 11:47 AM   #33
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I hope this is "on thread" - When we purchased our 2000 32' Winnie the seller gave us an unused Ultra-Tow car dolly. We are debating whether to use it or go four down. What are the issues with front-wheel vs. rear-wheel drive toads relative to dolly towing and four-down vs. dolly towing? Thanks.


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This happened to a friend in Branson MO in April. He was fortunate that the campground had a front end loader! He sold the dolly as soon as he got back home!


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This happened to a friend in Branson MO in April. He was fortunate that the campground had a front end loader! He sold the dolly as soon as he got back home!


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You're correct, it was the driver's fault. That being said, it is far easier to tow 4 wheels down, even if you need to modify your toad, than use a dolly.


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THE FLAT TOW vs. DOLLY TOW issue has been BEAT TO DEATH.
There are Pro's and Con's for each

BUT it is OFF TOPIC HERE.

Please get back on-topic - Car Trailer behind a Class A.

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I have a smashed in roof ladder at the rear of my MH when the trailer tongue mounted toolbox contacted it. It happened at the local Shell gas station where only the end island has diesel. I was hoping to get in and out quick but everyone wanted to go to the damn mini mart. There was no way to make the left turn and not smash into the pump. So I waited for 1/2 hour and tried to escape right by pulling through the parking spaces but people wouldn't cooperate and I was forced to back up- and there went the ladder.

To say you never have problems at gas stations with excess length means you must not go to any urban gas stations with the new traffic control driveways, one way in and out. Damn nuisance when that's all there is and you're desperate for diesel. I was just at the new Circle K and it's looks doubtful I could make in and out with my pickup and car trailer, much less a MH. It looks like there is less than 20 feet between the end of the pump island and the front of the mini-mart. And if customers are parked...
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I have a smashed in roof ladder at the rear of my MH when the trailer tongue mounted toolbox contacted it. It happened at the local Shell gas station where only the end island has diesel. I was hoping to get in and out quick but everyone wanted to go to the damn mini mart. There was no way to make the left turn and not smash into the pump. So I waited for 1/2 hour and tried to escape right by pulling through the parking spaces but people wouldn't cooperate and I was forced to back up- and there went the ladder.

To say you never have problems at gas stations with excess length means you must not go to any urban gas stations with the new traffic control driveways, one way in and out. Damn nuisance when that's all there is and you're desperate for diesel. I was just at the new Circle K and it's looks doubtful I could make in and out with my pickup and car trailer, much less a MH. It looks like there is less than 20 feet between the end of the pump island and the front of the mini-mart. And if customers are parked...
That is why I like Murphy Oil (Walmart) they put the Diesel pumps on the end islands. Easier to get through. But I still prefer truck stops.
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