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Old 03-21-2006, 05:47 AM   #1
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I would like to get a hauler trailer for my car and the new atvs I am going to purchase soon so that when I head out I can take all the stuff with me . I'm looking at a H/D 24 footer, but that puts me over the legal tow length by a almost 2 feet. I know that weight is an big issue but the coach has the 400 Isl it can handle it i'm sure. Any one out there doing the same, any help would be great
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I would like to get a hauler trailer for my car and the new atvs I am going to purchase soon so that when I head out I can take all the stuff with me . I'm looking at a H/D 24 footer, but that puts me over the legal tow length by a almost 2 feet. I know that weight is an big issue but the coach has the 400 Isl it can handle it i'm sure. Any one out there doing the same, any help would be great
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:58 AM   #3
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Old 03-21-2006, 08:25 AM   #4
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I would say if this can roam the highways than you have no problems. The motorhome is 53' & the trailer is 35', with hitch this rig is overall is running about 95' long.



My last conversion was about 68' overall with trailer and towed that through about 10 states and never got a second look. I could show you hundreds of race hauler setups that range from 80' to over a 100' long.

I am not saying you'll have no chance of ever being stopped, but it does seem like law enforcement is not to concerned over this.
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:59 AM   #5
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This is something I hear a lot. "Sure I can pull it, I have XXX motor in it".

I used to pull my pop-up camper around with my riding mower. Would that mean that it would be safe to do so on the highway? Of course not!

Your rig is NOT designed for that kind of weight. I wouldn't worry so much about the length. The over weight issue just might kill you sometime.
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You need to check the GCWR for your rig (max weight of coach and anything towed by it) and then weigh your rig when loaded for the road. Subtract the actual from the GCWR and that's the max weight you can tow, regardless of engine size. And best to allow an extra 500-1000 lbs above that, to allow for future growth.

A 24 foot trailer can get loaded down with a lot of weight, so its best to assume the trailer GVWR will be the actual weight when on the road.
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Check with your local authorities about length and weight of combination when towing, it's been a while since I looked in Wisconsin but I believe it used to be 65' total length was allowed for a tow vehicle and trailer and only 60' length for a tow vehicle and 2 trailers. ( I used to tow a camping trailer and motorcycle trailer together) A permit was required to do that. A state patrol officer once told me after I asked about the permit that I would probably never be stopped or questioned about over length, but it could become an issue in an accident or if stopped for something else. Also a good road atlas will list each state and what's allowed. Camping's more fun when you can bring all the toys along to play with!
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