Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Toads and Motorhome Related Towing
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-28-2009, 06:53 PM   #1
Junior Member
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 14
towing a utv & car

Last winter was our 1st motorhome outing. On our trip we spent a couple days near near Quartzite, AZ. Several of the campers there were ATV'ers. We liked the area and thought that looked like great fun, So, we bought a Polaris RZR and want to go back this winter for a month.

When in Lake Havasu we saw a rig from Oregon that just met our needs. The owner called it a "frame extension" with a tag axel. It was on an older class a gas motorhome that carried a Honda Gold Wing on the extension then pulled a small car 4 wheels down on a towbar behind the Honda on the attachment. I have looked extensively for a similar rig, but have not found one. The owner told me it was mfg'd in the Quartzite area. He also told me the mfg website, but I lost the name before getting a chance to check it out.

We have a 36' '03 Southwind on a 8.1 Vortec chassis, the 900# Polaris RZR & the toad is a 3100# Subaru Impreza. I'm fairly sure that a frame extension that will carry a fully loaded Gold Wing will certianly carry my RZR

Has anyone seen such a rig or know where to get one??

Bill Link

cudabum44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-29-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
GaryKD's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 12,533
Hi Bill,
This might be something for you to consider.
Blue Ox Sport Carrier I

2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 06:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
Triker56's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,031
For Rear Lifts or "frame extension" have your front & rear axle weighted when loaded for travel. Then you can add on the extra weight of a lift by below.

Measure the distance from the center of rear axle to the center of the weight(Lift).
Divide that number by the RV’s wheelbase.
Multiply the result by 100 to get percent.
That percent of the load is added to the load and becomes the total load added to the rear axle.
That percent of the load is subtracted from the front axle weight and unloads the front axle by that amount.

800 lb bike, Lift 100 lb=900 lb
Center axle to rear 120” wheelbase 240”
120 divide by 240=0.50 X 100= 50%
Weight is 1350 lb added to rear axle
Front axle will be 450 lbs lighter

Make sure your rear axle is not overloaded. Gas RV's usually have less carrying capacity then a DP.

And not all DP can do it.
99 Discovery 34Q ISB
2014 MKS AWD EcoBoost Toad
Fulltime Since "99"
Triker56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 06:53 PM   #4
Senior Member
bullheaded's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Dallas,Texas
Posts: 980
Checkout The ultimate motorcycle RV transportation system. Tandem Tow Dolly
2014 King Aire 4593
24' Stacker w/toys = 75' of fun
bullheaded is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Towing car on a trailer....anyone doing it? PapPappy Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 6 07-10-2009 02:49 PM
Towing an EV - Electric Car as a Toad Mac and Chris Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 3 11-14-2007 04:35 AM
First time Towing car edggy Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 8 03-11-2006 04:23 AM
Towing vs. Renting a car C Driver Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10 11-08-2005 02:04 PM
why not rent a car instead of towing? jdsr Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 22 03-22-2005 03:04 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.