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Old 10-04-2014, 07:47 AM   #239
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I wish they had the option of most recent posts first. Or am I missing it.
Anyway. I can't believe how many are using semi's for tow vehicles. We thought about that since Hubby drives a semi still that he owns. But opted for a Ram 3500.
We have a 2007 Holiday Rambler 5th wheel toyhauler and carry a Smart car for transportation instead of a scooter motorcycle or golf cart. We looked at all of these options but we're too old and don't recover so quickly so stayed clear of the scooters etc. Golf carts can't get on a lot of roads. So we got a smart car instead
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:55 AM   #240
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How do you "carry" the Smart Car w/the Ram setup?
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:17 AM   #241
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We have a toy hauler. We bought the smart car because of the size. We have a 10 ft. garage.
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:45 AM   #242
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Looks great nice setup
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Arrow 2008 Rage'n Stryker - 4005 Toy Hauler

This is our truck "Big-Foot", our recently purchased 40' Toy Hauler (2008 Rage'n Stryker 4005), and the Toy (2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail XT)...

Big-Foot drags the 17,000#+ trailer with no difficulty at all.. We are very happy with them all...












This is a heavy trailer, but very solid for the most part. There was some dry-rot in the ramp door as water got in, but evidently had a hard time getting out. Also two of the slides leaked at one point, so the ceiling wood is a tad soft..
I've started in on some dry-rot repairs and just some really good and thorough maintenance. I will probably post some pictures of the repair work/steps elsewhere here if it would be of interest.
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is that a 350 or 450, did you HAVE TO have the DRW? I ask b/c we are in the beginning stages & I cannot nail down how large of a truck I need. We also have a toy (RZR4) & want a nice 5th TH. The few we have looked @ are in that 15,xxx to 19,xxx loaded range, the truck might become the daily driver so I am trying to avoid the DRW.
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What is the weight of your 5th & what size truck do you tow it with? The truck bed looks weighed down.
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is that a 350 or 450, did you HAVE TO have the DRW? I ask b/c we are in the beginning stages & I cannot nail down how large of a truck I need. We also have a toy (RZR4) & want a nice 5th TH. The few we have looked @ are in that 15,xxx to 19,xxx loaded range, the truck might become the daily driver so I am trying to avoid the DRW.
thanks
My truck is an F350 and while I did not have to have the DRW, I wanted it for the additional safety margin and stability you get from DRW.
As you point out, the DRW does not make a good DD, but then again neither does a long-bed Crew Cab. You have to get a Long-Bed from Ford if you want a full sized fuel tank from the factory. There are a lot of aftermarket alternatives, but you take a chance on jeopardizing your warranty from Ford by making alterations to the fuel system.
The F350 we have will drag somewhere north of 22,000# - I would have to double check on that to give you an exact figure, but I believe the combined truck-trailer weight limit is 32,000#.
The truck has absolutely no problem at all dragging this weight and is rock solid in relatively strong crosswinds. When overtaking or being overtaken by large trucks, there is no wind induced sway. I am very happy with the choice and will walk from the back of the parking lots if I take it out on the town.
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I agree with everything Big Foot said about stability. I do drive mine as a DD, to the tune of 35K mi / year. It is my work truck and it litterally pays for itself. There are a few inconveniences like parking, car washes, and drive-throughs. I had been driving LB CC's for years so it was not that much different. I also had my Titan OEM replacement fuel tank installed by the dealer, so no warranty issues.
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Just returned from a 12 day, 2250 mile trip. This was while parked at Flamingo Camp Grounds in the Everglades.
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We have a toy hauler. We bought the smart car because of the size. We have a 10 ft. garage.
we trailer tow our smart but that car is running at over 40 mpg at =75000 miles
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