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Old 05-07-2014, 08:14 AM   #15
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It appears that you use a Trailer Toad between your nice aluminum tilt deck trailer and your coach.
Yes that is a Trailer Toad, trailer is not a tilt bed, uses ramps (which i never use).
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Is there any extra manouvering diffuculty due to the added length or any issue when backing the combination up?
No there is no manouvering diffuclutly. When backing up, you have to drop the pins in the Trailer Toad prior to lock it in place to prevent it from turning, this is very easy to do, usually my wife jumps out and does this.
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Also, since the trailer likely has a relatively light (900-1000 lb) tongue weight, is a Trailer Toad required?
I would say this varies on your coach. My old coach only had a tow rating of 5000 lbs. and I am towing 7000 lbs. Since the Trailer Toad takes all the weight off your coach that was my original reason for purchasing it. Was concerned about overloading my coach. My current coach has plenty of towing capacity, hower I still use the Trailer Toad.
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Is the TT a 3500 or a 5000 model
3500HD model
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Do you use any extra shielding or rubber mud flaps to prevent rock chips on the Jeep's paint or windshield?
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Also, can you tow the trailer to storage by hitching it to the Jeep
Yes. These Aluma trailers weigh nothing empty, can push it around by myself empty, pick toungue up, etc.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:19 AM   #16
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Ahhhh grasshopper you speak with such wisdom! There is a store only a few miles from here that sells the Aluma trailers, looks like a tilting flatbed is in my future! Thanks for the advice
If I was buying a trailer all over again, knowing what I know now, would buy the Aluma trailer with the flat deck that sits on top of the wheels/extends out over the wheels. This would give you more room on deck and eliminate the fenders. The fenders on these are nice, but PIA. Aluma has been great, they have replaced my fenders free of charge, with zero hassles, but just a matter of time before new ones break again.
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DegoRed. What length is your trailer?
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