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Old 09-12-2014, 10:36 PM   #645
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Looking at a all aluminum 24' stacker trailer built by T&E enterprizes in Illinois.
My 42' tour is rated for 1500# tongue weight with a 15000# towing rating.
This trailer with 3 axles would have a 2000-2500# tongue weight, has anyone
upgraded there frame to handle a heavier tongue weight. If so how was it done?

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I spoke with our dealer and he said Winnebago would not touch the towing capacity of the chassis as that was a Freighliner issue. Absolutely Not!

Our 22' inTech stacker weighs 6350 curb and will weigh about 13,000 loaded. The scale says 1200 lbs.

I was really surprised as the empty trailer has a tongue weight of 300#. Loading the trailer to get the tongue weight was a chore.

You may be within limits.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:54 PM   #646
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:25 AM   #647
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Hey everyone,
Awesome pics, has anyone ever or do you know of a manufacturer that has an open trailer that would allow us to load a drift boat and trailer forward and thru a lift rack it above a highlands.
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Old 09-14-2014, 08:38 AM   #648
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Really only one proven answer to heavy tongue weights, even if they are "within mfg specs" it is never good to stress the frame, suspension, sidewalls and the hitch itself for mile after mile. Trailer Toad has the only hitch that "carries the tongue weight" and keeps it all off the coach. Air hitches, cushion the impact from the road but do not take weight off the coach, WD hitches help spread the weight over the different axles but do not take tongue weight off the coach. TrailerToad.com
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Awesome pics, has anyone ever or do you know of a manufacturer that has an open trailer that would allow us to load a drift boat and trailer forward and thru a lift rack it above a highlands.
Thanks in advance

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We got our trailer from inTech. While picking up our trailer at the factory we went on the tour. They were building several custom trailers that were not the norm.

Their construction looked to be top notch. We are really pleased with our trailer.

Contact Jim McConnell 574 773-9536 ext 15 (jmcconnell@intechtrailers.com)
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Really only one proven answer to heavy tongue weights, even if they are "within mfg specs" it is never good to stress the frame, suspension, sidewalls and the hitch itself for mile after mile. Trailer Toad has the only hitch that "carries the tongue weight" and keeps it all off the coach. Air hitches, cushion the impact from the road but do not take weight off the coach, WD hitches help spread the weight over the different axles but do not take tongue weight off the coach. TrailerToad.com
Trailer Toad is a great product that works as advertised. I have seen them in use for years and have many friends that own them. I chose to go a different route for my stacker in consideration of many factors (length being the main one) and spec'd the triple axle location specifically for my use. Fully loaded the tongue weight is under 1k pounds which is lighter than my "standard" 24' trailer when fully loaded. <1k is well within specs and easily managed by MY coach. Regardless, as Jok noted, it is still added weight to the hitch and other components.

Many of the well known trailer companies will not alter their axle location which limits availability of this option and the price is a consideration as well.

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Very nice setup !
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Looking at a all aluminum 24' stacker trailer built by T&E enterprizes in Illinois.
My 42' tour is rated for 1500# tongue weight with a 15000# towing rating.
This trailer with 3 axles would have a 2000-2500# tongue weight, has anyone
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Thinking about a enclosed car trailer setup. Where do you guys park? I wanna be able to visit state parks but concerned about the size.
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Thinking about a enclosed car trailer setup. Where do you guys park? I wanna be able to visit state parks but concerned about the size.

Just finished a 6500 mile trip pulling an enclosed 24 foot (inside length) trailer. I did not have a problem with RV parks for parking or storage of the trailer but my concern got to be getting in and out of fuel stops, shopping centers, etc. You really don't understand how much that trailer restricts your ability to turn, etc. in some parking areas. I'm not saying don't do it but be sure you are comfortable with the length. Just me or my opinion but I sold my trailer and will continue to tow 4 down.
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Thinking about a enclosed car trailer setup. Where do you guys park? I wanna be able to visit state parks but concerned about the size.
If that's important to you to stay at State Parks then I would not recommend hauling a trailer around the country. Stick to a 35-40 foot coach and flat tow a car.

When I stayed at the Denali NP in Alaska, I parked the trailer in an overflow parking lot and parked the coach at my site.

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If that's important to you to stay at State Parks then I would not recommend hauling a trailer around the country. Stick to a 35-40 foot coach and flat tow a car.

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Exactly. I would even recommend staying closer to 36' and under if really wanting to stay in state and national parks. You can do it in a 40 footer but you are really limited to available spots. I have even on very few occasions seen a 42 footer or two but those are definitely the exception rather than the rule.

With a trailer you most definitely won't be able to stay hooked up even with a mid-30 foot coach and will have to drop in an overflow area or parking/staging area such as Richard stated.

Other than that they are great to haul your toys around the country. Again, we flat tow the Jeep the majority of the time but when we want to take and extended trip and take the Harley with us the trailer is the way to go.

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