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Old 12-03-2013, 09:50 AM   #155
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Ohio has been weighing axles for some time now.

However, it wasn't that long ago sometime this past summer that DOT has now changed the laws for the rear single axle maximum weight for motor-homes. It is now exempt from the national axle limit of 20,000 lbs. So Ohio will now have to allow motor-homes that exceed the single axle limit of 20,000 lbs. which mine does. I am currently at 23,378 lb's.

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Perfect, that is exactly what happened to my freind "I got to talk with my friend again that had the gate go down on him. When the toll attendant came over he pointed out that it was an RV with RV plates, and the gate was lifted and he was allowed to pass without any further questions."
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Just put a deposit on a custom Vintage Outlaw trailer (24 foot with lots of options and color to match the MH) to be used to haul the Jeep when traveling (not racing) I should have it for the trip for Florida in the spring to go watch the Gator Nationals in Gainesville.

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On another topic a friend of mine told me tonight that while traveling in Ohio they now have EZPass, and they weigh each axle when you go through. It turned out he was over weight on his rear axle (Renegade MH with Renegade Stacker Trailer) The gate came down and stopped him from proceeding. We got side tracked talking about the Gator Nationals and I forgot to get back to what happened after the gate came down.

Anyone else had this problem?
Nice looking trailer. One suggestion though, see if they will install the .040" exterior in place of the standard .030". I have had both and there is quite a big difference in the overall "feel" of the trailer and much less flexing of the exterior between the vertical supports. Also, in a rare case that you may have to touch up or repair the exterior, the .040" is much easier to repair/paint.

I didn't see in the brochure what the weight capacity the axles were but I would recommend at least 6k pound axles. I have the 7k pound Dexter axles under my Haulmark and love the weight carrying capacity that I have.

Also, one last request, post up some pictures when you get it so we can all drool over it.

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i am intrested in these as well. do you unhook or stay hooked all the time. this is what i would rather do if possible. also what do most of you carry for a toad in your trailers i was looking at the smallest unit myself looking for ideas thanks
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:10 PM   #158
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i am intrested in these as well. do you unhook or stay hooked all the time. this is what i would rather do if possible. also what do most of you carry for a toad in your trailers i was looking at the smallest unit myself looking for ideas thanks
We carry a 2011 Jeep Unlimited (four-door) and our 2004 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic. Last year we hauled my 2010 Dyna Wide Glide and my son's Buell but he went out and bought a new 2012 HD Street Bob this past spring which is longer than his Buell and now both Dynas won't fit. So the wife and I bring our Ultra Classic instead.

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Nice looking trailer. One suggestion though, see if they will install the .040" exterior in place of the standard .030". I have had both and there is quite a big difference in the overall "feel" of the trailer and much less flexing of the exterior between the vertical supports. Also, in a rare case that you may have to touch up or repair the exterior, the .040" is much easier to repair/paint.

I didn't see in the brochure what the weight capacity the axles were but I would recommend at least 6k pound axles. I have the 7k pound Dexter axles under my Haulmark and love the weight carrying capacity that I have.

Also, one last request, post up some pictures when you get it so we can all drool over it.

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Many options already selected, lights 110 v outside inside, flooring plated ramp, 5200 pound Dexter axles. RV tongue, 16 inch wheels and tires aluminum rims seven foot inside, off the top of my head. I'll post pictures when it is done end of January, beginning of February. I really do not want to add yet another option (read that as cost) to go to the thicker wall.

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i am intrested in these as well. do you unhook or stay hooked all the time. this is what i would rather do if possible. also what do most of you carry for a toad in your trailers i was looking at the smallest unit myself looking for ideas thanks
I'm told that in some RV parks you need to unhook and store the trailer off the camp site, I am modify (strengthening) the jeep to be able to move the trailer around short distances should this happen, I have also heard it is not necessary very often. When racing and I have the 28 footer on I do not disconnect.

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We carry a 2011 Jeep Unlimited (four-door) and our 2004 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic. Last year we hauled my 2010 Dyna Wide Glide and my son's Buell but he went out and bought a new 2012 HD Street Bob this past spring which is longer than his Buell and now both Dynas won't fit. So the wife and I bring our Ultra Classic instead.

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Jeeps seem to be a very popular option for the tag vehicle
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I'm told that in some RV parks you need to unhook and store the trailer off the camp site, I am modify (strengthening) the jeep to be able to move the trailer around short distances should this happen, I have also heard it is not necessary very often. When racing and I have the 28 footer on I do not disconnect.
I have a friend with a 22' stacker that has built a two wheeled dolly with about 12" rims that goes into the receiver of his suv that does not swivel but allows him to move it around.
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Trailer Toad looks like it would be great for helping better distribute the axle weights.
I'm just curious....if someone used a Trailer Toad ~ wouldn't they be charged for another set of axles when going through the tolls?
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I'm just curious....if someone used a Trailer Toad ~ wouldn't they be charged for another set of axles when going through the tolls?
Every axle is charge that is ON the ground, axles IN the trailer are no charged
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The Trailer Toad should cost you another axle, if they see it. I sure never told them about it. If they have infra-reds you will be charged.
For how it saves my coach and improves the ride I never cared about a couple more bucks, especially at 8mpg and $4.00 diesel.

To answer an earlier question. My coach had the 6.4 Cummins and the 2150Allison. BOTH were too light duty in my opinion. We sold the coach and I bought an "antique" Hawkins pusher. It has a mechanical injected 8.3 Cummins, we put the bigger fuel plate in from TST and a new turbo. MUCH STRONGER then the 2008 330Hp 6.4L plus I now have the Allison 3060 trans and no worries about trans temp anymore.

Love to have a 600HP but they come in coaches about $300,000 over my price range ;-)

I have a lot of guys who unload their street cat, hook their stacker on the back of it using the Toad on the front of the trailer to park at motor home campgrounds. I didn't have that option one year, trailer had two races cars and three Trailer Toads in it, and the RV Park guy used his tractor and helped me out. The only cost was a 6-pack of his favorite brew.

Here is an interesting link of a customer who ran his race car at the Salt Flats this year but they would not allow his Prevost on the sale so he took the trailer out there with his Jeep. (Not recommended for highway use ;-) no kidding, huh?

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Tried to upload the video, not sure if it attached or not??
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40'-10" coach and a 24' v-nose with the RV extended tongue, I haven't actually put a tape measure on it but I think it is conservatively is 67' overall. The trailer houses a Yamaha Royal Star tour deluxe and a Jeep Commander.
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40'-10" coach and a 24' v-nose with the RV extended tongue, I haven't actually put a tape measure on it but I think it is conservatively is 67' overall. The trailer houses a Yamaha Royal Star tour deluxe and a Jeep Commander.
I think you are more like 70 feet, 40 feet of nice motor home, 6 feet of trailer tongue, and 24 of trailer
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40'-10" coach and a 24' v-nose with the RV extended tongue, I haven't actually put a tape measure on it but I think it is conservatively is 67' overall. The trailer houses a Yamaha Royal Star tour deluxe and a Jeep Commander.
Nice looking rig.

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