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Old 04-10-2014, 08:22 PM   #1
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Cool Small car in the garage ?

I'm a newbie and considering being a full timer in a year when I retire. I'm looking for the best of both worlds -- A Class A or Class C toy hauler that can carry a really small car in the garage. There is only me and I'd use the garage as my normal bedroom (unless I was too lazy to unload the car).

I've seen a new Smart Car that is 106" long and about 60" wide which has a curb weight of 1800 pounds. The Outlaw I just looked at lists max toy weight at 1500 pounds. Even if the weight capacity is there what does putting that much weight in the garage do to steering/weight on the front wheels.

So the question, has anyone tried a car in the garage and what was it like?
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You would definitely be looking at a Class A to haul a car in the garage. Not sure why you would, towing 4 down is much simpler and convenient. You'd have to unstrap car, back down steep ramp, then reload when leaving. A tow bar is a matter of 2 pins, safety cables, and an umbilical for lights/brake.
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Motorized Toy Haulers are AWESOME. We and many here have them. So easy to use and versatile!!

Over time, there have been many options in the Class C and Super C lines. But right now I only know of 1 maker of Class C Toy Haulers being sold new - Thor's Outlaw 35 SG and 29H.
See: 2014 Outlaw Toy Hauler Motorhomes: Gas & Diesel, Class A & C RVs

For new Class A's there is the Thor Outlaw 37LS and 37MD, and Newmar Canyon Star 3920 and 3921: Canyon Star Floorplans | Newmar

Over time (2007-Present), Class A Outlaws have been made in 22K, 24K, 26K and 27K GVWR chassis, so the garages have between 1500-2500lb load ratings...just find the one you need.

Loading the garage to capacity in all these RV's only helps the ride to improve since the suspension's are all leaf spring type...there is no loss of control, and plants the rig on the road better.

In the used market other makers have tried Class A Toy haulers. Check out other options here on a Thread I made here: Class "A" Toyhaulers

The Office on the garage idea is very smart and has been done with success like check out this couple's adventures: RV Outlawz | Our adventures on the road!

3 cars currently made will fit inside the Class A Outlaw's garage - Smart 4-2, Fiat 500 and Scion iQ.
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Hey scarab, I have a 2015 37s outlaw on order and was looking for cars, you state that the fiat will fit but I'm showing its 139" and the garage is only listed at 122"?

I found a classic Mini Cooper on craigslist so I'm stuck between that and practicality with the IQ, but I think the Abarth would be best if it fit
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And CONGRATS for the Outlaw!

You are right about the new Fiat 500 (139"), but the original was only 9'9" so that would fit. Sorry, I didn't fact check about the Fiat...was just word of mouth.

Thanks for keeping me honest
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And CONGRATS for the Outlaw!

You are right about the new Fiat 500 (139"), but the original was only 9'9" so that would fit. Sorry, I didn't fact check about the Fiat...was just word of mouth.

Thanks for keeping me honest
What years are you referring to when you say original?

We are super excited to get the machine, I've been lurking here for months
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The 1957 - 1973 version was much smaller than the 2007 and later version.
Fiat 500 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Just like the original 1959-1990 Morris Mini at 120.2" was much smaller than the 2001 and later version:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_(marque)
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The 1957 - 1973 version was much smaller than the 2007 and later version.
Fiat 500 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Just like the original 1959-1990 Morris Mini at 120.2" was much smaller than the 2001 and later version:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_(marque)
That's what I thought you meant. I'll probably keep an eye out for a used iq scion cheap and not worry about it much. I think I would rather have the room for toys anyway and if we ended up somewhere a car was warranted just have enterprise drop us one off
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You would definitely be looking at a Class A to haul a car in the garage. Not sure why you would, towing 4 down is much simpler and convenient. You'd have to unstrap car, back down steep ramp, then reload when leaving. A tow bar is a matter of 2 pins, safety cables, and an umbilical for lights/brake.
X2-also waste of space in the garage-that can be used for W/D, extra freezer, workshop, etc. etc.
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Tow the car when it could be carried inside? Not even a close decision.

I have carried a Smart 4-2 in our Outlaw (Mom's car) but have to tow our car (longer than 10'2")...and I would MUCH prefer to carry the car...it's clean, safe and no worries about the load behind the RV.

Sure it takes a few minutes to load and tie down, but:
There's no miles added go the car.
There's no issue backing the RV.
There's no lighting needed on the toad.
There's no brake system needed on the toad.
There's no risk of rock strikes on the toad.

And, more than once we have had people TRY to pass our toad and merge between the toad and RV Just so many fewer issues with no tow.
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