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Old 10-09-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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Tow rig ?

Considering buying a used toyhauler, Wondering what everyone's thought's are for a tow vehicle.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:07 PM   #2
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Considering buying a used toyhauler, Wondering what everyone's thought's are for a tow vehicle.
Yes, you will need one.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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Yes, you will need one.
Well you are a lot of help




Need to know what size of toy hauler you are getting, some can be towed with a soccer mom suv, some need a 1 ton truck
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You thinking of a 15' bumper pull or a 45' 5th wheel or something in between?

I use a Chevy 3500 dually to pull my 41' Voltage. Wouldn't use anything less.
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Well you are a lot of help




Need to know what size of toy hauler you are getting, some can be towed with a soccer mom suv, some need a 1 ton truck
I kinda gave them as much information as they gave us.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:35 AM   #6
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People really need to read their own posts to see if there is enough information to give an answer.

Most of the toy haulers "should" be towed by a Dually.


But hey a 250 with bags and 19.5's can tow anything!
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One that will handle the trailer. You will have to read the towing specs for the truck to determine if it will handle the trailer. Forget about personal opinions, get the facts. You are legally responsible for having an adequate tow vehicle.
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My toy hauler is 27' and bumper pulled. 9400 lbs with toy in garage. I pulled it only in Florida with a 1500 for awhile and moved to a 2500 which is more than adequate for my trailer. I was over the limit with the 1500, but it worked till I could upgrade. I recommend having more than enough truck vs just enough, the towing experience is more relaxed with more truck.
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Here we go again!! Just do a search on TV's (tow vehicles) and you will find all the information you need; trust me on that one.

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My Suggestion

And do not ask "Can my rig tow this" ever again .
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Most toy haulers are probaly in the 1 Ton truck catagory. I see 3/4 tons do it, but there no doubt over-loaded. Find a nice used 1 ton diesel pickup, and you'll be G to G. You don't need a Dually, but they would add stability. SRW 1 ton though would be just fine. Have fun shopping for that new to you pickup.
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SORRY I musta mist the form for asking question's, but ya your right, more info for more help is needed for a specific answer.
Fifth wheel toy hauler, 3 slide's, 36 to 43 ft. sorry don't know the weight because, well I guess that's obvious ( maybe )
Haven't decided on a floor plan, only know the wife want's a lot of storage, an island kitchen, fireplace in the entertainment area, sofa that convert's to the bed, ( not the j-knife, something better, I don't know ) kitchen table and chair's, not the fold down table and bench, let's see what else?????????????
I'd like a 12 ft. garage, with that ramp that convert's into a deck, dual slide down bed's in garage, 1/2 bath in garage area, outside attached ladder to get to the rubber roof.
I know I've missed something maybe you can help me get more so I won't be disapointed after I get one, oh ya do they make a fifth wheel toy hauler with an outside kitchen?
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SORRY I musta mist the form for asking question's, but ya your right, more info for more help is needed for a specific answer.
Fifth wheel toy hauler, 3 slide's, 36 to 43 ft. sorry don't know the weight because, well I guess that's obvious ( maybe )
Haven't decided on a floor plan, only know the wife want's a lot of storage, an island kitchen, fireplace in the entertainment area, sofa that convert's to the bed, ( not the j-knife, something better, I don't know ) kitchen table and chair's, not the fold down table and bench, let's see what else?????????????
I'd like a 12 ft. garage, with that ramp that convert's into a deck, dual slide down bed's in garage, 1/2 bath in garage area, outside attached ladder to get to the rubber roof.
I know I've missed something maybe you can help me get more so I won't be disapointed after I get one, oh ya do they make a fifth wheel toy hauler with an outside kitchen?

This size of a Toy Hauler will require a DRW truck which is a 3500 series model from Ram, Chevy or Ford.

To me the answer is obvious a 3500 RAM with the 6.7L Cummins and the 6 Sped Aisin transmission and 4:10 gear set, in the 1 ton model class. The most carrying capacity and towing in this configuration would be a Reg Cab Long Bed 2WD. You can find all of the information you need on towing and carrying capacities from the Ram Body Builders. Com web site. I know that the Reg Cab truck is not practical for most families, so the next best truck would be a Crew Cab configuration in the 2WD model. If you want a 4WD truck you will lose about 350 LB towing and carrying capacity due to the front axle mass on the truck. The truck is SAE compliant to J2807 towing specís.

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SORRY I musta mist the form for asking question's, but ya your right, more info for more help is needed for a specific answer.
Fifth wheel toy hauler, 3 slide's, 36 to 43 ft. sorry don't know the weight because, well I guess that's obvious ( maybe )
Haven't decided on a floor plan, only know the wife want's a lot of storage, an island kitchen, fireplace in the entertainment area, sofa that convert's to the bed, ( not the j-knife, something better, I don't know ) kitchen table and chair's, not the fold down table and bench, let's see what else?????????????
I'd like a 12 ft. garage, with that ramp that convert's into a deck, dual slide down bed's in garage, 1/2 bath in garage area, outside attached ladder to get to the rubber roof.
I know I've missed something maybe you can help me get more so I won't be disapointed after I get one, oh ya do they make a fifth wheel toy hauler with an outside kitchen?
Good job!

Specifically 13 or newer RAM/Cummins/Aisin Dually. SAE J2708 compliant. Medium duty engine and trans. They back up what they claim.
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