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Old 11-10-2019, 06:17 PM   #1
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Toad on a trailer

Hello all,

We are looking at full timing in the next year and plan to use a toad behind our class C. The toad is a Subaru with AWD which cannot be flat towed, so we will buy a small double axle car hauler.

Looking for info on how you do the same. Do most camp grounds have an over flow parking area for trailers and dolly’s or are most pull through big enough.

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There is so much variety in campgrounds that I don't think you can say "most" about much of anything. The size of the campground and the terrain alone have a lot to do with it, so facilities that may be common in one region may be practically unheard of in others. Pull-through sites may or may not exist, there may or may not be vehicle or trailer parking areas, sites may be large enough to accommodate a trailer or not, etc. etc. We've camped in some lovely mountainous places where a site big enough for a 35-40 ft RV was itself a challenge, let alone extra space for a car and a trailer. Yet another campground only a few miles away had plenty of room (but it was like camping in a supermarket parking lot).
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I pull one often when we wheeling. however usually where we go they are used to people pulling trailers and have room, with a pull through or a place you can park the trailer. no way I would want to mess with a trailer all the time. my car dolly is easy to move around and not take up much space, but can't back it up. as soon as I can get a new truck I will be flat towing it.
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Davis,
We have a aluminum car hauler trailer (16 foot flat bed trailer) that we pull our toad with. Being aluminum, its light and looks good.

If you are towing with a class C, you will likely have enough room in most pull thru spots to keep the trailer attached to your RV. Our new motorhome is 40 feet long so we sometimes have issued keeping it attached at pull thru sites.

If we have to store it in another area of the RV park, we unhook the trailer from the motorhome and connect it to the toad to help with maneuvering it into tight spots.

Its a little more of a hassle using a trailer, but I like being able to use any toad I choose and the protection the trailer offers to my vehicle.

Here's a photo of the trailer in a RV spot that's not a pull thru. This was last year before we had our new motorhome.
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i have only been to 1 park (in showlow az) were there was not a pull though space big enough for us to fit 39 ft class a and our 8.5 x 20 enclosed car hauler
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….no first hand knowledge but need to make sure the combined weight of your toad and trailer doesn't exceed your Class C tow capacity--at worst you are over or near over weight, at best you might be stressing your tow vehicle....
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