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Old 08-25-2015, 06:20 PM   #1
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Flat car trailer

Does anyone use a flat Trailer for their car behind a class a trailer?
Had an idea. If we use this can I also use this as a patio at my camp site to get off the "dirt" like a portable deck!

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Class a trailer?

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Old 08-25-2015, 08:28 PM   #3
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:28 AM   #4
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I looked into it and thought it was a lot of extra work for a car. Also, due to the Class A towing limitations, an aluminum trailer would be the best approach but they are also more expensive. Have been keeping an eye on Craig's List hoping to find a good deal since our new toad can't be towed or dolly towed.
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I have been towing a flat bed trailer for over 10 years but never tried to use it as a patio. I suppose you could but it would need a good smooth deck and probably four corner jacks to make it steady.
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I use a std car trailer sometimes, based on vehicle. Just watch the combined weight of vehicle and trailer together. As stated an aluminum trailer is lighter, but a lot more cost. The trailer is a bit of a pin once you get somewhere, as you now have to have space for the MH, trailer and vehicle.

As to using it as a deck? Most trailers are not a continuous surface. Plus the leveling of the trailer aspect. You have to walk over the dirt/grass/weeds from MH to trailer deck anyway, so I am not seeing much benefit to this.

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