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Old 05-22-2020, 10:53 AM   #15
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Oh, super good info on the tilting beds, I'll definitely look into those.

And noted on the making sure everything is strapped down before leaving! I can imagine the consequences and its not pretty :-P
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:14 AM   #16
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You know, I was thinking last night after my post.
If you park on the trailer, make sure the trailer wheels are tightly chocked. If the trailer is still attached to your rig and your rig is leveled, moving the Jeep on/off the trailer will put quite a bit of lateral load on those levelers, with the possibility of bending one.

The tilt bed type that George suggested is a good option to avoid ramp drama.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:36 AM   #17
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Been hauling our Jeep around on a trailer behind our MH for about 15 years now. Have never had an issue figuring out what to do with our trailer, so don't sweat it. Have never had to pay extra for our trailer, but would not put it past some of these crazy parks to try to extract extra money out of you.

99% we are able to get a pull through site, we leave the trailer attached to rig, never unhook it, level rig same as always with trailer attached, load & unload with trailer attached, etc. When we have had to unhook our trailer, there has always been a storage location for it.

Don't sweat it man, go enjoy yourself, you'll figure it out on the road.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:56 AM   #18
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You also need to check the towing capacity of the hitch on your RV and check the tongue weight of the trailer with the jeep on the trailer to make sure you don’t exceed the weight that you can tow.
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Old 05-24-2020, 08:45 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by George Schweikle View Post
Most of the commercial campgrounds we frequent have long sites with room for our motorhome and trailer attached, as well as room for an additional vehicle. We are 52 ft. including trailer. How long a motorhome are you considering?
The key here is most campgrounds you frequent. Most of us would find this very limiting.

I'm with the camp that suggests you trade it for something you can flat tow. That lifetime warranty is probably an insurance policy from which you might get a partial refund. Long or even lifetime warranties are available on most anything, although may not be worth the extra cost for most of us.
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Old 05-24-2020, 04:29 PM   #20
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Towing a toad on a trailer is a pain. It may be your ONLY option, but those that are forced to, will always paint a pretty picture about how easy it works. It's not easy, many of those using a trailer always talk about the one spot they go where it works. That's great, if you always go to the same spot.!

Look on the road as you travel. You'll rarely see someone towing a toad on a trailer.....as it's the LEAST preferred way to tow a toad. It takes quite it bit more time and energy to get a toad off of a trailer. Consequently, there will be times where you would like to use it, like after a long travel day to go out to dinner, but you won't, because it's too much work to take it off.

Next issue, when you tow a trailer, your often forced to position your RV in the campsite so the trailer fits in the site, giving you a less than optimal distance for connecting utilities, or even the view at the site.

We've camped at a LOT of campgrounds over the years and few have space for a trailer. If they do, you're talking about a half hour of removing the toad, disconnecting the HEAVY trailer and then connecting it to the toad and jockeying it around the park to someplace where you can park it. Your RV and toad and may fit in a site, but rarely all three.

You have to chose what works for you, but you really need to see the ugly side of towing a trailer, something few will discuss. Some people don't mind all the extra work of setting up camp with a toad on a trailer, but for me, I like to keep it simple and easy.
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Old 05-24-2020, 04:44 PM   #21
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My wife gave me a 50 year warrenty on marriage The 50 is up in September..
Im affraid to ask the cost of renewal.
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Does that include state and national parks?

Im definitely open to the idea of a new vehicle. I'm hesitant to do that because its a new Jeep and my ex-husband thought it needed a life-time warranty on it. I'm not sure I agreed, but its nice to know I have that.

Thanks for the info!
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Old 05-31-2020, 04:33 PM   #22
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We towed my wife’s 2012 Toyota Highlander on a 21’ aluminum car trailer all across Canada last summer with our 37 C Southwind and had no problem finding sites big enough to fit all 3 in. Just need to call ahead and provide total length of unit. As someone said earlier make sure you have the ability to move the trailer with the vehicles being towed just in case.
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Old 06-03-2020, 04:44 PM   #23
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We are long and use campgrounds, occasionally

I have been between 80' and am now about 70'. Because we are on the move a lot Walmart is usually a "fine place to park". LOL!
We have also called ahead and were never refused a place to park without unhooking. That said, city or state campgrounds are sometimes limited in available length. I stayed in one campground for about a week that had a "trailer parking area". I could not use a 38' motorhome to get it in the area and the maintenance guy used a ball on the rear of a tractor. If you tow your street car then put a hitch on it. Doesn't have to strong enough to tow with it but it will allow you to move it around. I do not have a hitch on either of my drag cars so a tractor did the job.
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