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Old 06-12-2007, 10:23 PM   #1
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I just need some help from those of you who've been there... I have an '05 KSDP with a 24' car/motorcycle enclosed trailer. I'm 68 feet long...but I am tired of messin' with the trailer and loading the car etc. and having to unhook the trailer and being charged extra for trailer storage. It's a beautiful setup (all matching paint etc.) but I just want to arrive at CG, unhook and go. Thinkin' about a motorcycle Cruiselift and Blue Ox tow with an Evenbrake stopper. Anybody got any ideas or advice? Send it my way...I am newbie X 6 months.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:23 PM   #2
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I just need some help from those of you who've been there... I have an '05 KSDP with a 24' car/motorcycle enclosed trailer. I'm 68 feet long...but I am tired of messin' with the trailer and loading the car etc. and having to unhook the trailer and being charged extra for trailer storage. It's a beautiful setup (all matching paint etc.) but I just want to arrive at CG, unhook and go. Thinkin' about a motorcycle Cruiselift and Blue Ox tow with an Evenbrake stopper. Anybody got any ideas or advice? Send it my way...I am newbie X 6 months.
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:46 AM   #3
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Wade and Lee Ann, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us. I have never trailered but have pulled several diffierant vehicles and have never had a problem. I would recommend you find the weight rating on the reciever and the GVWR of the coach and start from there. Remember that each apparatus you add to the coach or are pulling is reducing the total weight numbers. Be careful not to go over these weight ratings. I will put in a short cut to the New Members section so others cna welcome you and give recommendations also. Good luck and have a great summer.
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Wade and Lee Ann, I am one who actually went the other way. We towed 4 down for 4 and 1/2 years and went to a 20' enclosed trailer set up with our 40'Dutch Star and doubt that we will ever go back to 4 down.

I am just under 65' and have had zilch problems at campgrounds. I like the idea of being able to load/unload the car with no concern for the weather or time of day as with internal lights I can see and am always dry. The car always arrives in same condition that we load it and we have full time braking with the trailer vs. panic type braking with 4 down. Other than tolls, I have never been charged extra for the trailer and have only needed to unhook once in 2 and 1/2 years using it. I really like being able to back up at will with the trailer which is not going to happen with either a 4 down or a dolly set up.

Tires are the only real maintenance item with the trailer; whereas, with a 4 down in addition to tires you can experience front end issues, etc.

We do not full time; but do travel 8-9 months of the year and manage to put on around 20,000+ miles per year- this tends to happen when you have kids in Boston and Phoenix.

Proceed as you will; but, evaluate all aspects before changing. BTW, your trailer will have virtually nill depreciation; however, tow bars, supplemental brakes, etc. depreciate very quickly, Ken,'04 DSDP....
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