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Old 09-25-2017, 05:22 AM   #1
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I know that this subject may have been discussed here already, but here goes. I am in the market for my first RV. I am looking to purchase a small 30’ or less, 1/2 ton towable toy hauler for year round living. I travel almost all the time for work. I will live in it at camp sites around the country for 3 to 4 months at a time. I will be bringing my Honda Goldwing (1000lbs) motorcycle along. Due to not knowing where I will end up living, I need the best unit to weather the winter in Michigan and the summer in Arizona.
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I suggest you do a search for towable travel trailers then have a look at the specs. You might have a hard time finding a suitable toy hauler that'll carry a wing plus the rest of your belongings, be livable in cold weather, and half ton towable. With a 1000 lbs added to the back of the trailer I'd be concerned about the changing tongue weight as it will become considerably lighter. I'd also be concerned about having enough clearance under the bike to cross the ramp to trailer floor transition point. Good luck.
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Sorry I can't advise you on that.

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Ours isn't a toy hauler,but is 27' long and tows the wing with no problem.It's very well insulated for cold and heat as well. Newmars are known for quality.Good luck!
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There are lots of TT threads regarding weights and towing. Search and you'll find them. Bottom line is that a 1/2 ton tow vehicle will severely limit your choices. It's not the towing capacity but the payload capacity that will dictate your maximum trailer weight. I think you're going to have a tough time finding something that meet's your needs.
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Ours isn't a toy hauler,but is 27' long and tows the wing with no problem.It's very well insulated for cold and heat as well. Newmars are known for quality.Good luck!
Just curious. If your trailer is not a toy hauler how do you get a Goldwing in it?
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Just curious. If your trailer is not a toy hauler how do you get a Goldwing in it?
It's a class A motorhome.I tow the wing on a trailer,or tow dolly a ford escape.I was just giving another option.
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I suggest you do a search for towable travel trailers then have a look at the specs. You might have a hard time finding a suitable toy hauler that'll carry a wing plus the rest of your belongings, be livable in cold weather, and half ton towable. With a 1000 lbs added to the back of the trailer I'd be concerned about the changing tongue weight as it will become considerably lighter. I'd also be concerned about having enough clearance under the bike to cross the ramp to trailer floor transition point. Good luck.


“Changing tongue weight”

Would a weight distribution hitch take care of that.
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Ours isn't a toy hauler,but is 27' long and tows the wing with no problem.It's very well insulated for cold and heat as well. Newmars are known for quality.Good luck!


How do you get a wing in it if its not a toy hauler?
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I would love to tow my Goldwing in a toy hauler, but if I decided on a regular trailer, which ones are best for four seasons.
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I owned an Open Range trailer a few years back. I was impressed with the quality and insulation. I think it was advertised as a 4 season ready to zero degrees. I know it was well made but of course the price reflected the quality.

https://www.highlandridgerv.com/products/
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