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Old 03-23-2021, 03:52 PM   #1
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Red face Toad or Toy Hauler?

My 'toy' is a 3-wheeler mobility scooter so figured getting something like a 2021 Thor Outlaw 29S/J or just getting a toad/swivel-wheel for the back of an Entegra Odyssey 24B.

I like the maneuverability of a smaller rig, and my fantasy hauler would be a 29'-or-less 2019 Newmar Canyon Star with just a simple garage not pretending to be a deck or a living room/bunk.

What do you think, in my situation is getting a toy hauler overkill?

I admit the idea of having to always keep my mind on what I'm dragging behind me makes me nervous, especially when driving mountainous areas. Everyone has to keep on their toes when driving mtn areas but I'd like to make the process as stress-free as possible.

@Mods: Maybe I should've put this on the Toy Hauler thread instead.
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Old 03-27-2021, 06:33 PM   #2
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I feel your instincts are on the mark. Trailers are a pain. Seriously. You have to store em, maintain em, load em, unload em, deal with em when they break. Shove em around. Back em down while everybody is waiting on you. Don't do it, bro. Go for the low-drag, high-speed solution. Toy hauler for the win. Especially considering your mobility solution is mission critical. A shuttle bay, just like the starship Enterprise! I mean, how cool is that?

If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't have gone with a small class A. Honestly they handle like crap, and they are loud, and hot. Drug my toy behind it all over creation, on one trip I literally had to stop every day to fix that infernal doggone trailer. Me and some cop on the side of the highway in Lake Charles trying to figure out how to make it road worthy enough to make it to home depot for parts. Not enough xanax in the world to make me want to do that again. I really dig that Thor.
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Old 03-27-2021, 09:50 PM   #3
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I have an Outlaw C. Unlike the A, the garage door isn’t hydraulic assisted and it’s quite a heft to get open/closed, so that might be something to keep in mind if you already have mobility issues. Personally for what you are looking for, I’d suggest finding an aftermarket hydraulic rear lift to have installed on the Canyon Star, if that’s your ideal rig.
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Old 03-27-2021, 10:15 PM   #4
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Red face What was I saying?

Hey TampaDave & Kickstand, thanks for writing.

Arrgh, I'm still a newbie even with the RV jargon. In my mind I was thinking a scooter carrier (with a ramp) when I said toad. Other rigs I've been looking at are the Newmar Bay Star Sport & the Winnebego Vista 27N. I know the Newmar is supposed to be able to carry close to 5K pounds so for a rig that size, a carrier/rack with a vehicle under 600pds or less shouldn't be a problem, right? Heck, the Newmar or Winnebego had such large passthru storage in back I might even be able to store it in long as I can get it out again.

If I'm actually able to carry it instead of dragging it I'd feel so much better. The Thor Outlaw is impressive, but for a starter rig it may be a bit much.

Thanks, guys.
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Old 03-28-2021, 07:54 AM   #5
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My late wife needed a mobility scooter. For us, the solution was a scooter that disassembled and could fit in the rear of a small crossover SUV. I put a fold-away carrier deck on the rear of the SUV. We travelled with the scooter disassembled and inside the SUV and then used the fold-down carrier deck (with loading ramp built in) during day trips and outings. This solution gave us a traditional toad and not just a scooter solution.

After she passed, I got a Class-A Outlaw so I can bring my motorcycle while still towing a traditional toad. Luv this coach!
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Old 03-28-2021, 02:24 PM   #6
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My condolences, RI Expat.

Yes, for a larger motorhome that's also a hauler its hard to beat Thor Outlaw.
But until that unicorn of a true under 28' toy hauler motorhome becomes available for those of us wanting a bit more mobility in nat & state parks, perhaps a SwivelWheel Carrier is one of the better ways to go:

Enjoy your Outlaws, gentlemen!
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