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Old 06-30-2015, 12:22 PM   #1
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Pluses and minuses for pulling a car hauler

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Old 06-30-2015, 12:29 PM   #2
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With what, a rickshaw?

Please post the details of your rig you want to tow with, and the details of the car hauler or you will probably get no responses to your question.

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Old 06-30-2015, 12:42 PM   #3
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His profile shows that he has a Newmar Ventana 40'

Plus: it will fit multiple vehicles. If you buy a new toad no change out of hardware required

Minus: Where do you put it when you get to your site?
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:46 PM   #4
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for us it was the best choice as our car can't be towed ....
pluses .... maneuverability, turns, backing etc ... ability for additional storage for equipment and tool boxes ....
minuses ,,, limited parking/camping spots due to length ... a little more time getting car out ... another vehicle to license/insure ... some additional maintenance
just a short list .... but you get the idea ......
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:49 AM   #5
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I have used nothing (rented from enterprise) dolly, tow bar and now trailer. The biggest disadvantage to me is taking my coach in for service I hate loading car in trailer, unloading car, unhooking and repeating. So I miss the tow bar for this purpose ONLY!

The advantages are many, I can take any vehicle I want whether it is mine or not, except dually pickups. I can also take a combination of things, smoker, Harley, multiple Harleys and small car, or my Escalade ESV (increase roof height highly recommended). I like securing the vehicle in a dry clean environment, vehicles are clean when I arrive, safe and secure when I overnight in parking lots, extra place to hang out, sleep, or keep the bird dogs on hunting trips (insulated, heated/cooled).

Finding a place for the trailer has never been an issue for me, most places if I must unhook will allow me to leave it on an adjoining spot FREE and I can plug in electricity for lights.

I find most of the negativity is usually from someone's lack of actually using a trailer, as I had apprehension prior to my first trailer. My brother is having the exact apprehension now but he doesn't own anything to tow 4 wheels down.

I have never regretted my trailer decision, I do wish I still had the flexibility for a 4 wheel down plus the trailer as I had prior to my Denali burning up behind my last coach towing 4 down on I-70 and burning up my '99 Eagle.
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Love ours, zero regrets. Hauls our Jeep, bikes and our spare tire. Can unload our Jeep faster than any 4 down setup. A trailer saves your vehicle from all the abuse of the road.

I can't think of one negative from hauling ours around, but we only have about 20K miles on ours.

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