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Old 07-15-2016, 04:32 PM   #1
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5th wheel toy hauler floor plans

The wife and I are looking to upgrade to a toy hauler 5th wheel so we can carry more of our toys without double tow. Currently we have a 34' Keystone 2 slide conventional floor plan and can only carry our kayaks and bicycles when we are not towing double trailers (which you can do in Arkansas). We are looking to be able to take a Can Am 3 wheel motorcycle, jet ski, two 10' kayaks, a 10' aluminum jon boat and 2 bicycles. I have it figured that if you back in both the can am and the jet ski they should be opposed triangles that will fit nicely on the floor.

I know it sounds like a lot of toys but just think about being able to spend 20 days in Florida, sometimes riding the motorcycle around sometimes using the jet ski in the bays.....

I was thinking perhaps to use the couch lifts in a toy hauler garage to build a second floor frame that would lift the jon boat and two kayaks (less than 500lbs) up overhead above the motorcycle and jet ski provided of course the frame and mechanism would support the load. Either that or simply install 4" square tubing between the walls at about 6' high and slide the boats in overhead.

My other thought was to find a floorplan that is a true 2 story unit with a 3'-4' basement with full living space over that. If the basement extended from the tail to the 5th wheel rise it could give you upwards of 30' of storage basement! If the floorplan was a rear bedroom front living and the bed was N/S you could also use the 18" under the mattress to raise the back of the basement to clear a motorcycle windshield! There is a mfg. that has a floor plan sorta like that now but the garage is only 9' deep which is way to short to carry anything other than a motorcycle.

All the rest of the floorplans we have seen so far seem to cater toward a young family with 4+ kids that want to sleep max people while the rough it in the desert riding dirt bikes. No on seems to be building anything for empty nesters that happen to have more than one toy they would like to haul at once. All the floor plans have those dang couches staring at the kitchen that make you break your neck to look at the tv and are not worth a flip for entertaining other couples......Only exception we have seen to that is the Weekend Warrior with the "L" shaped couch but we haven't actually stepped into one of those yet.

So this is a call out. If any of you have seen a "different" floorplan that might be more what we are looking for let us know! Please!
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I've seen floor plans that include up to 17 or 18' garage space. I think they were from forest river.
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Thanks for the reply. Actually we are not looking for a longer garage if it is full height. We don't want to eat up living space with garage. Hence the reason we like the true two story concept with 100% of the length of the unit as living space on the top floor. If we went into a full height rear garage with overhead storage for the boats we only need about 12' of garage to clear everything (kayaks are 10' and motorcycle and jet ski only need about 9' total). That is provided we could put the Can Am 3 wheel motorcycle and the jet ski side by side on the floor of the garage and store the kayaks overhead.


The main thing for us is we REALLY don't want to give up living space for the garage!!! Our kids are grown and while we occasionally take grandkids with us camping we don't buy an RV based on how many it will sleep. We buy it based on how well it is built of course but we mainly want something that pampers us and feels more like a home. That is why we really like the front living room 5th wheels. Those floorplans feel more like a home with a real living room to relax in.
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Did some looking, don't know if you have checked out vengeance th yet but they have floorplan that have no separation between garage and living space. Gives max space for toys and when set up the whole trailer is living space, no wall.
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Hmmmm.....I'll have to look at that. At least it is something different from the standard couch staring at the kitchen.....
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Hope it helps.
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