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Old 12-01-2014, 09:25 AM   #715
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The trailer pulls really well. We have the ISL 450. You can feel the trailer is there when you first hook up. Acceleration is a bit slower and mileage drops slightly. Last tank we averaged 8.2 mpg. Only have 6,000 on the odometer. Handles hills quite well.

We carry a SUV, two Gold Wings (one triked) and a Yamaha VStar. We have the 16' lift.

The trailer weighs 13,000 loaded, tongue weight is 800. Height is an issue as the SUV is tall so we have to take the windshields off of the bikes. Trailer is all aluminum so curb weight is 6350. Have 6,000 lb axles.
Awesome. Similar weight and mileage to ours with the exception that our trailer is not a stacker.

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The trailer pulls really well. We have the ISL 450. You can feel the trailer is there when you first hook up. Acceleration is a bit slower and mileage drops slightly. Last tank we averaged 8.2 mpg. Only have 6,000 on the odometer. Handles hills quite well.

We carry a SUV, two Gold Wings (one triked) and a Yamaha VStar. We have the 16' lift.

The trailer weighs 13,000 loaded, tongue weight is 800. Height is an issue as the SUV is tall so we have to take the windshields off of the bikes. Trailer is all aluminum so curb weight is 6350. Have 6,000 lb axles.
That is a lot of tires, do you have a tire monitoring system, mine has saved me several times now, last time it was a slow leak caused by a screw in the tire.


Pulling a trailer with these motor homes is a little scary as you cannot "feel" a tire going down
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:52 PM   #717
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The trailer pulls really well. We have the ISL 450. You can feel the trailer is there when you first hook up. Acceleration is a bit slower and mileage drops slightly. Last tank we averaged 8.2 mpg. Only have 6,000 on the odometer. Handles hills quite well.

We carry a SUV, two Gold Wings (one triked) and a Yamaha VStar. We have the 16' lift.

The trailer weighs 13,000 loaded, tongue weight is 800. Height is an issue as the SUV is tall so we have to take the windshields off of the bikes. Trailer is all aluminum so curb weight is 6350. Have 6,000 lb axles.
Hi Gordon, As said befroe , great looking setup! Just wondering, 800 #TW ON A 13,000# load is not even 10%. Does it trail OK? no problems? Others that I have talked to with big stackers had 1200-1500# TW.......
I was just wonder how it tows.......My trailer is 3k less GVW and I have 1100# TW. My Ultra Classic is right in the front in the v-nose door though.......
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Old 12-01-2014, 01:10 PM   #718
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Hi Gordon, As said befroe , great looking setup! Just wondering, 800 #TW ON A 13,000# load is not even 10%. Does it trail OK? no problems? Others that I have talked to with big stackers had 1200-1500# TW.......
I was just wonder how it tows.......My trailer is 3k less GVW and I have 1100# TW. My Ultra Classic is right in the front in the v-nose door though.......
Similar to my setup weights. 6k pound trailer, 5800 pound Jeep, HD Ultra classic for a total of ~12,500 trailer with 1250 pounds tongue weight if I back the Jeep in the trailer up to the Ultra Classic in the nose. Coach weighs in right @ 36k pounds ready for travel for a total of around 48,500 powered by a Cummins ISL400.

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That is a lot of tires, do you have a tire monitoring system, mine has saved me several times now, last time it was a slow leak caused by a screw in the tire.


Pulling a trailer with these motor homes is a little scary as you cannot "feel" a tire going down
Yes we have a TireMinder (up to 22 tires). Picked up a screw in a tag. Was alerted and saved the tire. Was planning on another couple hours of travel which could have had a costly outcome.
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Awesome. Similar weight and mileage to ours with the exception that our trailer is not a stacker.

Thanks.

Again, beautiful looking rig.

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Thanks Mike. DW picked the colors. Thinking about wrapping the stacker so the advice is black is better for them to work on as it does not show "chips" as much as white.
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Hi Gordon, As said befroe , great looking setup! Just wondering, 800 #TW ON A 13,000# load is not even 10%. Does it trail OK? no problems? Others that I have talked to with big stackers had 1200-1500# TW.......
I was just wonder how it tows.......My trailer is 3k less GVW and I have 1100# TW. My Ultra Classic is right in the front in the v-nose door though.......
I agree sounds light. Trails really well. Perhaps the spread tri axle. With the trailer empty there is a 225 tongue weight. Can add weight by moving the SUV forward but it cuts into the free area at the front. MH is 38,000+ and the tag may add to the stability. Drive around 60.
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Similar to my setup weights. 6k pound trailer, 5800 pound Jeep, HD Ultra classic for a total of ~12,500 trailer with 1250 pounds tongue weight if I back the Jeep in the trailer up to the Ultra Classic in the nose. Coach weighs in right @ 36k pounds ready for travel for a total of around 48,500 powered by a Cummins ISL400.

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Still experimenting with the loading. Right now all of the vehicles are centered over the stacker axles. Motor on SUV to front. I can move the SUV forward another couple feet but it takes up the space I have all of the extras. Smoker, etc.

Rig seems to be really stable so will continue experimenting at leisure. Fairly easy to change the SUV position and the etrack makes it easy to tie down. Then have to wait to travel with it to see if there is a noticeable difference.
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I agree sounds light. Trails really well. Perhaps the spread tri axle. With the trailer empty there is a 225 tongue weight. Can add weight by moving the SUV forward but it cuts into the free area at the front. MH is 38,000+ and the tag may add to the stability. Drive around 60.
^^emphasis added^^ I agree that it's due to the triple axle trailer. My trip axle stacker loaded is much heavier than yours but tongue weight is less than 1400#'s by design. Tows great up to the speed limit (and beyond if that's your thing). The stacker has less tongue weight than either of my tandem axle trailers (a 24' enclosed car trailer or my 24' toy hauler) and tows every bit as well, if not better.
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Old 12-02-2014, 06:54 AM   #724
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I agree sounds light. Trails really well. Perhaps the spread tri axle. With the trailer empty there is a 225 tongue weight. Can add weight by moving the SUV forward but it cuts into the free area at the front. MH is 38,000+ and the tag may add to the stability. Drive around 60.
^^Exactly. The triple axle spreads the load much better than a tandem axle setup. I almost went this route with our 26' Haulmark Edge when I ordered it but in the end opted for the tandem 7k pound axles vs. triple 6k pounders. I figured my tongue weight would be managable otherwise the triple axle style is the way to go, besides I figured I would never have that standard trailer loaded over 14k pounds anyways, with another level of storage it is easy for stackers to get into the 16-20k pound range. Many of our friends that we raced with had triple axle setups in both standard and stacker trailers and all had less tongue weight than I did, most of the standard trailers were even quite a bit lighter than we were as well. But then again the front of my trailer has a full blown workshop/bench/toolbox/air compressor also.

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Very nice set up Gordon. InTech trailers are incredible and on my future Christmas wish list!
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I wonder what made those black marks in the road?
Wife going berserk on her unicycle

In truth, I live at the airpark of Pecan Plantation. A sprawling private community with more than 60 miles of streets inside its gates, Pecan is notoriously frugal when it comes to paving.

Our relatively fresh street is prone to cracking, and our crews are good about waging their war on crack.

Now, if they'd only do our driveways, too...
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Ok, so here we are at 63 feet. Really don't notice the length. Its hard to believe that it is that close to the legal limit, especially in view of much longer coaches towing.


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