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Old 09-12-2015, 09:13 AM   #1
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Towing with our DP

We are new to the DP world having admired them for many years, have moved over from a 5W.
A partial reason for the move was so we could safely bring other items along such as out Jeep and Harley. Our conundrum now is how do we haul these items. I have seen lifts for the bike and tow the Jeep on all fours or on a dolly, I have seen Dolly's that will take the bike and the Jeep, an open flat bed trailer, an enclosed trailer...
We will be hauling these items with a 2002 Winnebago 39, 330 Cat... The power is ample, will loose on the hills but we aren't in a race and not afraid to pull over to let others pass...
The question is the best way to tow these items...
Thanks for the input..

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Old 09-12-2015, 03:34 PM   #2
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The best way is in an enclosed car-hauler van, also known as a race trailer. A good brand is Featherlite. Note these are available in two widths and several lengths, so you can order exactly what you need.
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The problem with an enclosed car hauler is tongue weight. Most motorhomes are short on payload capacity, so if you're like most RVers, you don't have enough unused payload capacity to haul the hitch weight of a wet and loaded enclosed car hauler trailer with both a Jeep and a Hawg on board.

So, drive to a truck stop that has a certified automated truck scale, fill up with fuel, then weigh the wet and loaded motorhome. Subtract the weight of the motorhome from the GVWR of the motorhome, and the answer is the max hitch weight you can have without being overloaded. Divide that max hitch weight by 0,15 and the answer is the max GVWR of any trailer you should consider.

If you don't have enough GVWR to tow an enclosed trailer that's wide enough and long enough for your needs, then forgetabout the enclosed trailer and consider an open car-hauler trailer. Erect a plywood barrier about 4' high in front of the Jeep, and secure the top corners of the plywood to the floor on the sides of the trailer. Featherlite makes an open car-hauler trailer that's up to 24' long. so that should be long enough to get both the Jeep and Hawg on it.

If you don't even have enough unused payload capacity to haul the hitch weight of a loaded open car hauler, then forgetabout towing both the Jeep and Hawg behind the motorhome.

Grumpy ole man with over 50 years towing experience. Now my heaviest trailer is a 7,000-pound enclosed cargo trailer, RV is a 5,600 pound Skyline Nomad Joey 196S, and my tow vehicle is a 2012 F-150 3.5L EcoBoost SuperCrew.
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Unless you have a tag axle coach, a motor cycle lift is not recommended. The reason being that it is real easy to overload the rear axle of your coach. SmokeyWren has some good advice. Do the weights and decide if you can do it.
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