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Old 11-07-2013, 10:58 PM   #57
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Scottybdivin, not sure why the truck wouldn't fit. I have one but it's never been inside. The trailer is 96" wide inside less the thickness of the lift posts which I would say 8" total. Wouldn't leave much room on the lift. Inside height is 11"1'.

Looking at your avatar you have probably heard of the T/F driver....Eddie Hill. Ed was also in the record books for about 10 years with the T/F Hydro record in a non capsule boat and I think it was 217 MPH before he went back to the pavement.
Would a large vehicle go on the lift or remain on the floor? Seems like you would want the weight down low and put the lighter toys on the lift?

Yessir I am very familiar with the Texan, both on water and asphalt. That is really cool that you were part of his team. I believe his pass was 229 mph at Firebird in an open TFH, but never backed up. I just returned from the World Finals at Firebird this week. I don't race, I am the National Rescue Coordinator for Lucas Oil.
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Old 11-07-2013, 11:53 PM   #58
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Would a large vehicle go on the lift or remain on the floor? Seems like you would want the weight down low and put the lighter toys on the lift?

Yessir I am very familiar with the Texan, both on water and asphalt. That is really cool that you were part of his team. I believe his pass was 229 mph at Firebird in an open TFH, but never backed up. I just returned from the World Finals at Firebird this week. I don't race, I am the National Rescue Coordinator for Lucas Oil.
Been there before. Yep 229 is right. Ed gave a singed to me, Kenny Yougblood print and it's called 229. Now I know what the divin means.

You have another driver Kebin Kinsley...he and I go back to the early 80's.

Here is the way we load the stacker. Had it built with a 16' lift.
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:04 AM   #60
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Here's what we pull. Can pull about any toad. And backup. No ramps as it tilts. Hydraulic brakes and rock guard. Trailer is about 1400#
I like your setup. I have been contemplating a similar setup for similar reasons. We own a 2005 AWD Escape with low mileage. It can't be flat towed or dolly towed. We will be going full time next year and plan on a mix of BLM Nd camp grounds. My questions are what do you do with the trailer ata camp ground? Did you put a hitch on the Escape for moving the trailer around? How did tongue weight affect your decisions on what to take with you in the MH?
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Here is my rig on a trip to Milwaukee for the 110th anniversary. I also have 2 other trailers: An open one for three dirt bikes and another to haul two 3-seater jet skis. Just wish I could find one to carry everything all at once.
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Our trailer has a 5' tongue, with a 24' box, 7' tall, we haul a 2012 Mustang convertible, and have a stand alone washer/dryer, and overhead storage, pulls great.
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Here's my trailer with our previous motorhome. The new Trek is 2 ft. longer, but overall length is still just over 50 ft. We rarely have any trouble finding a site long enough that we don't have to unhook the trailer.
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I like your setup. I have been contemplating a similar setup for similar reasons. We own a 2005 AWD Escape with low mileage. It can't be flat towed or dolly towed. We will be going full time next year and plan on a mix of BLM Nd camp grounds. My questions are what do you do with the trailer ata camp ground? Did you put a hitch on the Escape for moving the trailer around? How did tongue weight affect your decisions on what to take with you in the MH?
So far we have had room at the campgrounds and I just leave it hooked up. Plenty of room with the pull troughs, and on back in sites it has been tight but it did fit. Close to sixty feet overall. And the escape does have a factory receiver so I can hookup to the trailer if needed. We have a wheel on the trailer jack, and on hard surface I can move it anywhere by myself when it is unloaded. I did a 180 in the shop with it last week and backed it in beside the MH. It is very light weight.
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Old 11-08-2013, 03:53 PM   #68
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I've been told there was a thread showing pictures of MHs with trailers towed behind it, but I have been unable to find it. I would love to see other long rigs I thought I would start a new one. Here is my contribution (73 feet)
Question...I have a 38 ft class a gas ....5000 hitch...can I change my hitch to a heavier one and go larger for a bigger pull?
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Question...I have a 38 ft class a gas ....5000 hitch...can I change my hitch to a heavier one and go larger for a bigger pull?
It is also a question of the frame of the RV being able to take the stress of the larger towed vehicle. Remember on a DP you have the engine hanging of the frame back there also.

Fleetwood was not able to help me with this question on mine, however a call to Gillig the manufacturer of the chassis under my RV and they said no problem, in fact they sell the upgraded hitch for my RV.

The next problem is the vehicle tag in the RV, Fleetwood will not issue a new tag even though Gillig sells the parts, and states the chassis is more than strong enough.
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2011 pic "RV" is 32 feet trailer is about 22 feet so thats about 54 feet long total.



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