We use a hauler trailer (18 ft bed, 24' overall) to bring our truck with us
many advantages and some disadvantages
1. it can be backed up
2. vehicle is up out of harms way from traffic
3. allows many different vehicles to be taken with us,
4. no base plate to add to a vehicle
5. no added braking device needed in the towed vehicle, except a brake controller for the trailer brakes ( whole lot less $$)
6. Trailer tires are less $$ to replace than the towed vehicles
7. less $$ spent to get a hauler and set it up to go, than base plates, tow bar and added braking device
1. some cg make you park the trailer in a lot up front, (not a big problem if you can lock it down)
2. when its HOT out out, it seems to take longer to load and unload
3. When your tired it can be a PITA to unload and load
4. Some cg spots are not long enough to keep hooked up if your just passing through.
5. state and fed parks roads are narrow so you need to unload and let the riding vehicle pull the trailer through the park or to the parking storage area.
6. moving the trailer empty by hand is just not easily done.
1.Some cg patrons get or have issues with me blocking the drive while we load or unload, most of the time we pull out to a wide area, but still some whine
2. if you plan your trip the few cons wont ever come into play, so far i have about 9k miles of using the hauler and am very pleased. most trailer builders will modify or customize your hauler for very little $$
i had mine put brakes on all four wheels, and a bigger hitch for a piece of mind soother
if your rig can handle the weight, outlined by the mfg. go for it. hardest part for me was installing the brake controller and adding the E-tracks to the deck so i could use over the tire web straps vice chains. straps allow the vehicles suspenion to still work and stops the jarring up and down of chains on the frame
I also added some BLING to my wheels with flickering moon wheel covers
i have also removed the tool box off the front of the trailer