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Old 03-17-2019, 09:01 AM   #1
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Has anyone considered this option instead of buying a TH?

I was thinking, why not sell my pick up truck (2018 Ram) keep my travel trailer (20' Micro Minnie) and buy a Sprinter/MB van. I could haul the quad/golf cart in the tow vehicle and still have the same basic benefits of a stand alone TH.

Anyone done this or am I missing something with this ?

My current set up along with the toys I want to haul (one or the other, haven't decided yet)
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How wide is the quad,,,the golf cart?


Between wheel wheels......128cm (50")
Between side walls...........152cm (60")




Tradition TH....toys stored INSIDE while using tow vehicle to run errands etc






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You're talking about losing a few bucks by swapping a couple late model vehicles ...... a 2018 Ram for a new Sprinter,

and, ... generally speaking, the lower end tow capacity of the truck is approximately the higher end tow capacity of the sprinter.
What am I missing ?
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So, fitting inside is a consideration, but they fit in a pick up so i assume they will fit in a Sprinter.

I never considered there would be a difference in towing capacity. Good to know. Glad i bought the Minnie for it's light weight, only 3800 #'s from the factory dry...
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A dry Minnie 'at 3800' is probably closer to 4000+ .... but then add your water, soda, food, tools, dogs, ... and I'm not going to look up the towing capacity of a Sprinter, but I bet your wet Minnie is now at 5500, and that might be over the limit of the van.
In my last toyhauler I had 100+ gallon water tank and 25 gallon gas tank, and THEN I started packing the interior.
Heavy is easy to get to.
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A dry Minnie 'at 3800' is probably closer to 4000+ .... but then add your water, soda, food, tools, dogs, ... and I'm not going to look up the towing capacity of a Sprinter, but I bet your wet Minnie is now at 5500, and that might be over the limit of the van.
In my last toyhauler I had 100+ gallon water tank and 25 gallon gas tank, and THEN I started packing the interior.
Heavy is easy to get to.
A Sprinter can tow up to 7500#, properly equipped...
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Most likely you would have to disconnect the trailer to get your toy out of the van. This may or may not be a big issue. If you were only staying for a short period, it would be more convenient to just drop the rear gate on a toy hauler.
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Most likely you would have to disconnect the trailer to get your toy out of the van. This may or may not be a big issue. If you were only staying for a short period, it would be more convenient to just drop the rear gate on a toy hauler.
That wouldn't be an issue but thanks anyways. Just noticed your from Muskoka. Small world, that's where I live too. Huntsville to be exact
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I too live in Huntsville. Very small world.
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