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Old 01-31-2015, 01:00 AM   #29
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Steve on the Outlaw Forum told me I should check this forum out too. I've raced in SCCA with a 1960 Austin Healey Sprite (Bugeye) since 1971. I pull the trailer with a 2007 Damon Outlaw. The garage is just a tad to short to put the car in. Our local tracks are Sears Point, Laguna Seca and Thunderhill although I've raced in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada as well as California. The garage does let me carry all my tools and my bike tho.
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Do you have a pic handy?
I don't have a picture but it is hard to tell the difference without a tape measure. The tongue looks the same, it is just a little further forward away from the trailer. I think traditional trailer tongues are in the 44-50" range (48" being a standard) and the RV tongue is in the 55-60" range. That is really the only difference but it is enough to avoid contact on a sharp turn.

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I just joined, and i do not even have my MH yet, i purchased a 2001 Itasca Horizon and will not pick it up for a week or two, weather dependent. I Road race with SCCA Spec Miata, i will pull my 24' enclosed trailer. Will need to modify the hitch and going to use a wireless controller. so I check back in with some pictures.

I have been reading on the forum as i have no MH experience and need to get the lay of the land.
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I just joined, and i do not even have my MH yet, i purchased a 2001 Itasca Horizon and will not pick it up for a week or two, weather dependent. I Road race with SCCA Spec Miata, i will pull my 24' enclosed trailer. Will need to modify the hitch and going to use a wireless controller. so I check back in with some pictures.

I have been reading on the forum as i have no MH experience and need to get the lay of the land.
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I don't have a picture but it is hard to tell the difference without a tape measure. The tongue looks the same, it is just a little further forward away from the trailer. I think traditional trailer tongues are in the 44-50" range (48" being a standard) and the RV tongue is in the 55-60" range. That is really the only difference but it is enough to avoid contact on a sharp turn.

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If there is a thread on this, can you send it there? I have been towing a 40 foot 5er for 10 years, and travel trailers, since 1990. So my driving skills are great. I have a pic of what I am going to be dealing with and will eventually post the two together. (I PROMISE)



From the outside corner to tip of hitch is 3 ft. 10 inches. 118 inches from the center hub on MOHO to end of bumper. a lot of the pics in here are at an angle so straight side shots would be helpful.
New Super duper Class V hitch ordered yesterday, in case I use an extension, it will handle the 1/3 weight loss for TW.
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If there is a thread on this, can you send it there? I have been towing a 40 foot 5er for 10 years, and travel trailers, since 1990. So my driving skills are great. I have a pic of what I am going to be dealing with and will eventually post the two together. (I PROMISE)



From the outside corner to tip of hitch is 3 ft. 10 inches. 118 inches from the center hub on MOHO to end of bumper. a lot of the pics in here are at an angle so straight side shots would be helpful.
New Super duper Class V hitch ordered yesterday, in case I use an extension, it will handle the 1/3 weight loss for TW.
Wow, I would be concerned about pulling that behind a pickup.
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It does good behind my pickup, and can get a pretty good angle backing it in the driveway. Anyplace I go with this trailer won't require tight corners. Mostly Desert in big flat areas.
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It does good behind my pickup, and can get a pretty good angle backing it in the driveway. Anyplace I go with this trailer won't require tight corners. Mostly Desert in big flat areas.
My comment was that the trailer is close, putting that behind a motor home with a large overhang from the rear axle to the trailer hitch is ify
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Personally, I have found that if you take the width of the tow vehicle, divide that in half and then add between 6-8 inches for a total tongue length, that seems to be pretty damn close. This is also somewhat dependent on how far the actual ball mount is from the back of the coach. Some hitches are up under the coach quite a distance, therefore the figure would need to be increased.

I will measure my trailer and snap a picture or two next time I am at it. If memory serves when I ordered my trailer in 2008 I specified that I wanted a 58" tongue length and it works perfect.

It appears the one in the picture above is a "V" nose, which with the formula I gave above can be fudged with, I would be nervous to pull that one in your picture with a coach.

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Personally, I have found that if you take the width of the tow vehicle, divide that in half and then add between 6-8 inches for a total tongue length, that seems to be pretty damn close. This is also somewhat dependent on how far the actual ball mount is from the back of the coach. Some hitches are up under the coach quite a distance, therefore the figure would need to be increased.

I will measure my trailer and snap a picture or two next time I am at it. If memory serves when I ordered my trailer in 2008 I specified that I wanted a 58" tongue length and it works perfect.

It appears the one in the picture above is a "V" nose, which with the formula I gave above can be fudged with, I would be nervous to pull that one in your picture with a coach.

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I agree on the tongue length, I have 60" and backing I have to be very careful not to get into the corner with 60". I believe you can have the tongue extended on the trailer however.
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I like this post

Got to search for pictures though....not sure if I have any of the current rig.

2004 H/R Admiral SE Workhorse towing a 26' Motorsport Trailer

Drag Racer racing mostly on the East Coast with the odd trip to Indy

Only have the racecar pic on this computer....got to work on the motorhome pics I guess
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I like this post

Got to search for pictures though....not sure if I have any of the current rig.

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Drag Racer racing mostly on the East Coast with the odd trip to Indy

Only have the racecar pic on this computer....got to work on the motorhome pics I guess
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