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Old 10-02-2014, 10:22 PM   #673
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new to me 07 Haulmark stacker,

Tounge weight looks a little heavy on the truck, will you tow it behind the Motor Home?
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:53 PM   #674
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All of the above ;-)

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Are you thinking about using the car in the trailer to move the trailer when you get to a location?
Would you have it on the motor home and then hook up to it with the car?
The car would never take the trailer on the road, just in a parking lot?
You would need a receiver hitch on the car.
The Toad carries all the weight, the car would carry none.
Yes Sir all of the above!

Our Venza is setup for towing a 3500lb trailer with elec. brakes, but I would only use it if I could not move it around with the coach. And only if the terrain is level enough as not to get overwhelmed on a slope!

All of this is just a thought, we are debating if we should sell our 2011 Venza, DW loves it and we've already decided to get a closed trailer (it can not be towed ) so we can carry some other toys and tools as well! probably 22' long by 10 to 12' high.

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Old 10-03-2014, 06:24 AM   #675
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Dutchman have you looked at the Trailer Toad?
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:19 AM   #676
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Tounge weight looks a little heavy on the truck, will you tow it behind the Motor Home?
We were looking at the HaulMark. The curb weight was 12,000 lbs which quickly put us over the coach capacity when we started adding contents.
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We have had a Trailer Toad for 3 years now, and put about 15,000 miles on the road with it. Been in and out of some crazy spots with our rig, and so far, have zero complaints with the Trailer Toad.

Initially bought the Trailer Toad because on our previous MH, our Jeep on our trailer exceeded its Tow/Haul limits. On our currenth MH we have a much higher Tow/Haul limit where we would not need to use the Trailer Toad, but really like using the Trailer Toad, so we just keep using it.

We have the small Trailer Toad, which am sure Jok can tell yall the exact weight limits of, but think is rated to just under 18K lbs., way more than we will be towing.
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Yes Sir all of the above!

Our Venza is setup for towing a 3500lb trailer with elec. brakes, but I would only use it if I could not move it around with the coach. And only if the terrain is level enough as not to get overwhelmed on a slope!

All of this is just a thought, we are debating if we should sell our 2011 Venza, DW loves it and we've already decided to get a closed trailer (it can not be towed ) so we can carry some other toys and tools as well! probably 22' long by 10 to 12' high.

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I think the biggest issue is the issue pointed out by Jok.

That issue is the different heights of the receiver between the Motor Home and the Venza




My second thought is do not get the 22 foot trailer, get a 24, as the resale on the 24 is much greater than the 22, and the weight difference is not that great.

Do you think you need the trailer toad for the Motor Home?

I have a 24 foot that I haul our Jeep in when not hauling the dragster in the 28 foot.

I wanted to be able to drop the trailer when going to National parks and be able to move it around.

I thought I would use the Jeep for that if needed.

I reinforced the frame of the Jeep so that I could move the Empty trailer around just as you are suggesting here.

This is what I did, but have yet to use the Jeep to move the trailer.

Step one to reinforce the jeep frame

Step two of the install

I think you would be ok, my justification is I have moved trailers this size around in a level parking lot with a hand dolly. So long as that is what you are doing, moving around in a level parking lot, just to park the trailer, and not going down they road, you should be ok. DO NOT TAKE IT ON THE ROAD!
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no way that is safe I was just moving it around the yard, it goes behind my 52' Kingsley coach


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Old 10-03-2014, 09:51 AM   #680
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no way that is safe I was just moving it around the yard, it goes behind my 52' Kingsley coach


That is the longest coach I have seen. Nice.
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I think the biggest issue is the issue pointed out by Jok.
That issue is the different heights of the receiver between the Motor Home and the Venza
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My second thought is do not get the 22 foot trailer, get a 24, as the resale on the 24 is much greater than the 22, and the weight difference is not that great.
Do you think you need the trailer toad for the Motor Home?
I have a 24 foot that I haul our Jeep in when not hauling the dragster in the 28 foot.
I think you would be ok, my justification is I have moved trailers this size around in a level parking lot with a hand dolly. So long as that is what you are doing, moving around in a level parking lot, just to park the trailer, and not going down they road, you should be ok. DO NOT TAKE IT ON THE ROAD!
RBPower: Yes I have looked at the Trailer Toad!

Glen: The hitch height difference would be easily solved by having an adjustable (Upside down in this case) hitch on hand to make up the difference!

I can see your point about the length but I'm trying hard to keep things as short as possible, would it really make that much difference in $ (Hope I can find the perfect used one @ 22')

I would like the trailer toad so that I can move it with the car on level ground and I believe that it would make trailering and level parking in general easier, I do know that I don't need it since I have a 10.000lbs hitch and can handle the load either way.

If I could sell the Venza for a good price (DW wants to keep it ) I wouldn't mind a jeep, I've followed your posts pretty close because of your great taste in motorhomes so I've seen what you did to the Jeep, Nice job!
But with the trailer toad there's no real weight on the hitch and yes it is only for level parking lot use. If I can use the Motorhome I will but sometimes there's just little room to maneuver and then it comes in handy.

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RBPower: Yes I have looked at the Trailer Toad!

Glen: The hitch height difference would be easily solved by having an adjustable (Upside down in this case) hitch on hand to make up the difference!

I can see your point about the length but I'm trying hard to keep things as short as possible, would it really make that much difference in $ (Hope I can find the perfect used one @ 22')

I would like the trailer toad so that I can move it with the car on level ground and I believe that it would make trailering and level parking in general easier, I do know that I don't need it since I have a 10.000lbs hitch and can handle the load either way.

If I could sell the Venza for a good price (DW wants to keep it ) I wouldn't mind a jeep, I've followed your posts pretty close because of your great taste in motorhomes so I've seen what you did to the Jeep, Nice job!
But with the trailer toad there's no real weight on the hitch and yes it is only for level parking lot use. If I can use the Motorhome I will but sometimes there's just little room to maneuver and then it comes in handy.

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The tongue that goes into the receiver of the tow vehicle is bolted to the trailer toad. These bolts are quite large and will require two large wrenches.

You would have to unbolt the tongue used to tow the trailer toad on the motor home and install the tongue to be used with the car to move the trailer with the car.

The two feet in length (22 to 24) will make a large different in resale. Do a search for 22 foot trailers on Fee-bay, then do one for 24. The first thing you will find is there are very few 22 foot trailers.

Another word of advise, do not buy an off brand name, brand name trailers are more expensive, but are worth the difference in price (Brand names Hallmark, Vintage, Continental cargo, to name a few).

Thanks for the kind words.
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got it hooked up measured out at 80ft










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Oh My! that long......

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got it hooked up measured out at 80ft












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My God..... That is one good lookin longgggg rig!
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