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Old 01-25-2009, 09:25 AM   #1
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We have a Desert Fox Toyhauler that we really like (that does not have a garage). We've been wondering though, what do people do when they're on a camping trip and their 4-wheelers are all muddy or packed full of snow, as far as hauling the 4-wheelers home without getting mud or melted snow all over inside the hauler? Also, the ramp door is the inside wall that we sleep up against when the door is closed (when we lower down the rear bed), so if it's muddy and/or wet, then our bedding would get all dirty. So we started wondering if maybe we should get a little bigger toyhauler with a seperate garage. But since we're eventually going to have to haul a 3rd and 4th 4-wheeler when the kids get just a little older, a toyhauler with a seperate garage probably wouldn't work. So what do you guys without seperate garages do to keep the inside of your toyhauler from getting all dirty or wet?

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Old 01-28-2009, 06:33 AM   #2
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I can't answer from experience as I usually either wash my jeep or let the mud dry before loading so all I have to do is sweep the floor, our bedroom is upstairs in the front so not too much of a problem here.

I have heard that some take one of those portable electric power washers and wash off the bikes,etc and let them dry before loading them.

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Old 02-02-2009, 01:43 PM   #3
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Maybe you could go to home depot and look around.

Sometimes they have a chunk of rubber backed outdoor carpet with a blemish or something.
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Old 02-03-2009, 03:35 AM   #4
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We leave ours outside until we ready to go then its a hose down and go.
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Those garage walls do take up a lot of usable bike space. But when you are talking mud and snow it becomes real tempting.
Down here we only have clean dirt - sand dunes. You can leave the bikes out all night and they'll still easily start in the morning, and you can clean them easily enough.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:27 AM   #6
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Ya, if we were jsut riding in sand, I wouldn't be worried about it. But we're mainly riding in the mountains which means mud. Ideally, I didn't want a bunch of mud chunks to be falling off in the toyhauler. We don't have away to hose them down, and if we did, I would guess we'd have muddy water dripping out. When we ride in the spring, there's lots of snow - and it gets packed up in the 4 wheelers - which I don't want melting in the toyhauler. If we had a seperate garage, it could get dirty or wet without it bothering us - but we need to be able to haul 3-4 4 wheelers and most garages aren't that big - so I guess we'll keep what we have for now (a 28' Desert Fox w/o garage).
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I have a garage and really like it. I only have to haul 2 quads so Don't have your problem.
I ride in mtn/mud as well and can relate to your dilemna. You could look into a power washer that is gas or electric if you have a generator. Your other choice would be to get a motorhome w/ trailer. enclosed or not.

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