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Old 02-08-2013, 03:18 PM   #1
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I am looking for a stacker trailer to tow behind my 45 foot American Heritage. how big can i go and what manufactures make good trailers.

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Old 02-08-2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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I don't know what year your Coach is so here is the info. tag that you will have to find inside yours and get the numbers off it. Then you are going to have to know what your Coach weighs in at loaded, then you will have a number that you can figure your GCWR. (Gross combined weight rating)
Here is the numbers off a 2013 Heritage:

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LibertyŽ 600Wheelbase (inches)302" GVWR (lbs)51,000 Front GAWR (lbs)17,000 Tag Axle GAWR (lbs)14,000 Rear GAWR (lbs)20,000 GCWR (lbs)66,000 Hitch Rating Weight (lbs)15,000 Tongue Weight (lbs)1,500
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To make that simple to understand. If the trailer weighs 5K, you can haul two cars and some stuff that totals 10K.

Now, the length is a different issue. There are a number of discussion on this forum on allowable length. Try doing a search for those.

I have a 42' Eagle with a 30' trailer behind me. Total 72'. Have never been stopped for being over length.

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I am looking for a stacker trailer to tow behind my 45 foot American Heritage. how big can i go and what manufactures make good trailers.

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Look at ATC Trailers, All Aluminum Super High Quality fit and finish.

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I pull a 32' with a 5' tongue, all aluminum stacker made by Gold Rush with a 42' Country Coach.

Just make sure your hitch is heavy duty.

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #6
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Jbchevy how dose That 525 do pulling That trailer we have a 45 with a 500 going to do the same
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I am looking for a stacker trailer to tow behind my 45 foot American Heritage. how big can i go and what manufactures make good trailers.

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Length: 70' long is max legal limit in the USA. So, 45' mh, plus 20' stacker box, plus 5' tongue, equals 70'.

Weight: Your hitch might be able to handle 1000 Lbs tongue wt, and 10,000 Lbs towing weight. A 20' steel stacker is gonna weigh about 7,000 Lbs empty. That only leaves 3,000 Lbs capacity in the trailer, which is about what a Mini Cooper weighs.

If you buy a big$ all aluminum stacker, it will weigh 4,000 Lbs empty. That allows it to carry 6,000 Lbs, which is a small suv and a few personal belongings.

Many states also require different drivers license when the coach has a GVWR of over 26,000 Lbs or when pulling large trailers.

With the above limitations you can't utilize a stacker.
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Work the numbers, the tow rating is the lower of:


1. GCWR minus RV's actual weight (if it's not over GVWR).

2. Hitch capacity.

3. Coach tow rating.

4. Chassis maker's tow rating.

You'll have to check each state for length restrictions.
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The C13 525 Cat does a good job. I have owned several truck conversions with 515 Detroit, Volvo 535 hp, and 500 cummins. The 525 pulls just as good as any, actually seems to accelerate better.

The Country Coach or motor homes in general, do not handle as well as HD truck conversions or totorhomes, but the ride, quietness, and nicer interior makes up for it.
You should have no problem with a 500. I know guys that pull stackers with 400.

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