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Old 10-31-2013, 07:27 PM   #29
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:49 PM   #31
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It's not that long or very heavy, but it's a mobile amusement park ride.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:32 PM   #32
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Currently in the process of buying enclosed car trailer. Need to haul buick enclave,and harley ultra. Will be towing with 2004 Monaco Diplomat cummins 330hp. Was planning 24' v nose now thinking 26' v nose allowing a little extra room. My question is do any of you have a hard time finding campgrounds that fit your coach and trailers?
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Currently in the process of buying enclosed car trailer. Need to haul buick enclave,and harley ultra. Will be towing with 2004 Monaco Diplomat cummins 330hp. Was planning 24' v nose now thinking 26' v nose allowing a little extra room. My question is do any of you have a hard time finding campgrounds that fit your coach and trailers?
I have done some research on this.

Some answers are most not all, camp sites quote the size for the camper and you are allow one other vehicle (trailer with car inside). One option is to set up the vehicle that is inside the trailer to be able to tow the trailer.

When you get to your desination unload the drive around vehicle, hook it to the trailer and put the trailer in a parking lot and take you drive around to your camp site with the MH.

This is all third party information (fourth party to you). I don't know if any of it works.

Currently the only trailer that I tow is with the dragster in it, and only go to race tracks.

Plans are in the works to buy another (will be my third trailer at the moment) and tow a vintage CJ7 Jeep in it for a drive around.

it will have to be special ordered as I need extra height, I'm thinking of a Haulmark Edge 20 to 24 feet in length
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Here is our rig. We have a '05 Winnebago Adventurer 35A and pull a Aluma 7712HD aluminum tilt bed trailer. Works great with the SMART car and weighs around 2400#'s total trailer and car. We also use the trailer to haul a RZR ATV. No ramps required.
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Currently in the process of buying enclosed car trailer. Need to haul buick enclave,and harley ultra. Will be towing with 2004 Monaco Diplomat cummins 330hp. Was planning 24' v nose now thinking 26' v nose allowing a little extra room. My question is do any of you have a hard time finding campgrounds that fit your coach and trailers?
We always find pull throughs, no problem. I also thought of putting a hitch on the car so I could move the trailer and stay in state & nat'l parks. I saw on Extreme RVs a man built his trailer so he could move it around by remote control.
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Currently in the process of buying enclosed car trailer. Need to haul buick enclave,and harley ultra. Will be towing with 2004 Monaco Diplomat cummins 330hp. Was planning 24' v nose now thinking 26' v nose allowing a little extra room. My question is do any of you have a hard time finding campgrounds that fit your coach and trailers?
In all of our travels, there has only been one time at a campground where we had to disconnect before pulling into our spot A day of travel …and backing up! | Our RV Journey

Although, now that I think of it, we did have to disconnect one other time when we camped at Richmond International Speedway for the last "race to the Chase" two years ago - but I did know this ahead of time and had bought passes for two campsites (side by side). The bigger problem we had in Richmond that weekend was the mud, and getting the RV stuck in it - although we were only about 1 of 30 RV's stuck in the mud that year.

But - back on topic - we've been able to find either pull through, or back in spots for ALL of our other travels to campgrounds, NASCAR races, even visits/camping at friends/family residences - that have been long enough to allow us to stay connected.

We're about 53' nose to tail when we have the trailer, and there are very few times when we don't travel pulling our car trailer.

and .. if we do need to disconnect, it's not a problem as we have an appropriately sized hitch and ball mounted on our VW Tiguan (that rides on the trailer) to move the car trailer anywhere we may have to move it. I did a lot of research on the right trailer to tow behind the motorhome AND be able to tow behind the VW. We do use the trailer quite a bit - towing behind the VW - when we need to makes trips to the dump, the home improvement store, etc. I *really* wanted to go with an enclosed trailer, but we don't have that kind of towing capacity with our gasser (once our VW goes in it) and we're also limited to 2,200 lbs of towing capacity behind the VW. The flatbed trailer we ended up with fits usage by both vehicles very well.
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Borrowed a trailer and getting ready for some fun in the sun (it's cold here now 30's again tonight)



I went and bought a 8 inch drop hitch, the 6 inch had the deck at too much of an angle, and I think I'm going to turn the jeep around on the trailer (engine is the heaviest part so I will put it to the rear).

The tire minder came today so I will put that on


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Not sure you want to turn the Jeep around. You'll lose most of the tongue weight, which will cause the trailer to sway something terrible. It looks pretty good from the pictures. If you could weigh the tongue of the trailer, you could determine where to move the Jeep slightly forward or backward. I think the tongue weight should be about 10 per cent of the total trailer weight, which looking at your setup should be about 500 lbs on the tongue. Others with far more details will chime in. I prefer slightly more tongue weight.
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Not sure you want to turn the Jeep around. You'll lose most of the tongue weight, which will cause the trailer to sway something terrible. It looks pretty good from the pictures. If you could weigh the tongue of the trailer, you could determine where to move the Jeep slightly forward or backward. I think the tongue weight should be about 10 per cent of the total trailer weight, which looking at your setup should be about 500 lbs on the tongue. Others with far more details will chime in. I prefer slightly more tongue weight.
If you look at the placement of the axles on the trailer they are quite far back. If I turn the Jeep around most of the engine, transfer case and transmission will be over the axles and 70% of the Jeep will be forward of the center line of the axles. If it sways I will turn it around again. I do have experience pulling trailers and know that you want tounge weight, the problem is with the 8 inch drop hitch the capacity of the hitch fall way off, normally I use solid forged receivers, rated for 16,000 pounds, this drop receiver is only rated for 5,000

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Hadn't notice the rearward axles. Good looking setup!
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Pulling this picture up already makes me itching for next spring!!
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