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.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-02-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
greg-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: ARKANSAS
Posts: 380
Trailer for toad and toys

Thinking about trying a 21 ft enclosed trailer for toad golf cart ect what is pros cons ect on this route. i like the idea so i can back up no unhook if in a jam but didnt know if it is another world like wind ect. i am flat towing a 2500 crew cab HD now so my length will not be much diff . any input ! thanks
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2000 PREVOST
2016 CANYON
greg-1 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 12-02-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
FIRE UP's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Out there, somewhere
Posts: 5,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by greg-1 View Post
Thinking about trying a 21 ft enclosed trailer for toad golf cart ect what is pros cons ect on this route. i like the idea so i can back up no unhook if in a jam but didnt know if it is another world like wind ect. i am flat towing a 2500 crew cab HD now so my length will not be much diff . any input ! thanks
greg-1,
First off, I'm assuming you're planning on towing this enclosed trailer WITHOUT the 2500 truck, correct? Otherwise, if you're planning on towing the truck and, the 21' trailer, your length would attract every LEO on both sides of the Mississippi.

But, as for the enclosed thing, it's a great way to go. Anything and everything inside that trailer stays very clean as you travel down the road. I've done it and I like it but, it does not allow for us to have a toad too. We hauled a GL1800 Honda Gold wing in one, along with another small trailer for the bike. Everything remained really clean and secure.

As for wind, to us, it's not a concern. It's a given. Based on your signature and pic in the avatar, I'm pretty sure your rig will handle it. Good luck.
Scott
__________________

__________________
2004 ITASCA HORIZON 36GD, 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 Toad '08 GL 1800 Gold Wing
Retired-29.5 yrs, SDFD, Ham - KI6OND
Me, Karla and the Sophie character, (mini Schnauzer)
FIRE UP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
greg-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: ARKANSAS
Posts: 380
Quote:
Originally Posted by FIRE UP View Post

greg-1,
First off, I'm assuming you're planning on towing this enclosed trailer WITHOUT the 2500 truck, correct? Otherwise, if you're planning on towing the truck and, the 21' trailer, your length would attract every LEO on both sides of the Mississippi.

But, as for the enclosed thing, it's a great way to go. Anything and everything inside that trailer stays very clean as you travel down the road. I've done it and I like it but, it does not allow for us to have a toad too. We hauled a GL1800 Honda Gold wing in one, along with another small trailer for the bike. Everything remained really clean and secure.

As for wind, to us, it's not a concern. It's a given. Based on your signature and pic in the avatar, I'm pretty sure your rig will handle it. Good luck.
Scott
Scott lol you are correct not trying to haul both truck and trailer thinking trailer and small terd to put in trailer plus whatever else fits
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2000 PREVOST
2016 CANYON
greg-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
rbpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 290
that's what I have done only thing I did was add a hitch on the golf cart to move the trailer
__________________
rbpower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
greg-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: ARKANSAS
Posts: 380
Quote:
Originally Posted by rbpower View Post
that's what I have done only thing I did was add a hitch on the golf cart to move the trailer
How long is your trailer?
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2000 PREVOST
2016 CANYON
greg-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 615
Plus is you can backup and the toad and golf cart stay clean. Quicker hookup of trailer. No aux brakes to buy for toad.

Minus is the weight and loss of fuel mileage and where to store the trailer when you get there. Also added maintenance, registration and insurance.

I tow a 24' and the wind is no worse than the when you pass trucks. It does move a little bit extra from not towing anything.

If you can get a trailer with a 5' tongue it really helps to eliminate jackknife damage to the MH or trailer.
__________________
az99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 11:00 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
bullheaded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Dallas,Texas
Posts: 980
Just get a stacker and take it all!

We all love our toys!
__________________
2014 King Aire 4593
24' Stacker w/toys = 75' of fun
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
bullheaded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 11:01 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
greg-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: ARKANSAS
Posts: 380
My plan was to keep trailer hooked all time?? Have seen many 90ft camp sites this is why I made this post to see what I may be getting into before I get into it
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2000 PREVOST
2016 CANYON
greg-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 11:05 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
greg-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: ARKANSAS
Posts: 380
Another question by the time u get trailer say 24th have it painted to match rig what kinda money appx u looking at??
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
2000 PREVOST
2016 CANYON
greg-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2013, 12:42 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
1ciderdog's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,325
Quote:
Originally Posted by greg-1 View Post
Thinking about trying a 21 ft enclosed trailer for toad golf cart ect what is pros cons ect on this route. i like the idea so i can back up no unhook if in a jam but didnt know if it is another world like wind ect. i am flat towing a 2500 crew cab HD now so my length will not be much diff . any input ! thanks

This might be of interest to you.
Trailers you tow behind your MH / Pictures of the whole rig
__________________
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2013, 03:55 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 615
Quote:
Originally Posted by greg-1 View Post
Another question by the time u get trailer say 24th have it painted to match rig what kinda money appx u looking at??
If you want it to match, look into getting the trailer wrapped with vinyl. Custom painted trailers are all but impossible to sell.
White looks great behind anything. IMHO

Many places I have been do not allow you to leave a trailer or dolly on the site. May want to check some places you go.
__________________

__________________
az99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
toad



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


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.