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Old 02-09-2015, 10:41 AM   #1
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Anyone have experience pulling a 24 foot trailer? Thinking about getting one for our next trip. I plan on hauling a Jeep and Motorcycle. Less than 10k lbs. I have a 37' Knight.
Also, what about brakes? Do I need a controller, or is it built in on the Monaco?
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:57 AM   #2
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I pull a 24' enclosed with my 36', It's a 10k# and I had the tongue extended so it wont hit the coach on sharp turns, I also added a back up camera to the trailer and tied it into the "B" input on the in dash monitor, Right now I haul a motorcycle and a car, but am looking into a Jeep, and with that, I wish I would have added extra height, and it is a "V" nose, and for the sake of weight distribution, I back the car in to put the weight of the engine as far back as possible, depends on the weight of your motorcycle, of course, mine is in the "V"
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You will have to check the capacity of the hitch on your MH. Many come with 5000 hitches.

You will also have to have a brake controller. Many coaches are prewired for the controller but do not have the actual controller. That is a personal choice as there are many brands out there.

We tow a 20' stacker with three axles. The three axles make the load distribution very easy.
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We pull a 24 Interstate empty weight of 4000 lbs. we have GEO Tracker and either a 1000 RZR or Harley Dresser so we gross out around 7500 lbs with extra junk about 8500. Pull with 38' Diplomat ISC 330 no problems never been checked for over length😎🌴
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:12 PM   #5
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Bought the trailer today. Now I need to get a controller that will work plug and play. Any ideas?
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Plug and Play

I've pulled a 28' and now a legal 22' with my 38' Windsor. It will tow perfect, you won't even know it's back there. As for the wiring mine wasn't plug and play but you have a newer coach so you may have better luck. I'd get the best brake controller you can afford, ProdigyP2 was the best when I put mine together.

After it is installed you need to check and see if the brake controller is working going down a long long grade while the exhaust brake is on. Some folks want the trailer brakes on some don't, you can configure it however you want.

Some folks have brake lights on when the exhaust brake is on and some don't.

Just things to keep in mind so you don't over heat the brakes.
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Bought the trailer today. Now I need to get a controller that will work plug and play. Any ideas?
People have been happy with the Wireless Prodigy Electric Brake Controller.

It doesn't get anymore "plug-n-play" than that.

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People have been happy with the Wireless Prodigy Electric Brake Controller.

It doesn't get anymore "plug-n-play" than that.

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I put that one on my small trailer. It allows me to tow it with 4 different vehicles that I have without having to have 4 "in vehicle" controllers.
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People have been happy with the Wireless Prodigy Electric Brake Controller.

It doesn't get anymore "plug-n-play" than that.

Dr4Film ----- Richard
This controller will work on all Rv's I presume. As long as 12v is to the back connector. This is expensive, but, it would be allot easer to hook up. I pick up the trailer today and drive it home without brakes.
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This controller will work on all Rv's I presume. As long as 12v is to the back connector. This is expensive, but, it would be allot easer to hook up. I pick up the trailer today and drive it home without brakes.
It does take +12volts at the connector.
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