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Old 08-26-2015, 12:21 PM   #11
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Imo if you want to take toys, buy a toy hauler.

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Old 08-26-2015, 12:38 PM   #12
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:39 PM   #13
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Not a toy hauler made big enough to haul my toy.
Wouldn't bet on it. Later RJD
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:04 PM   #14
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Wouldn't bet on it. Later RJD
My toy is 102" wide and 30 foot long. Not many THers with a garage that big.
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:14 PM   #15
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I do not think this is a good idea. Several reasons, the first being single axle, your CCC is roughly 1100# and adding another trailer to that will eat into the CCC (TW), the strength of the frame, it is an ultra light, the extra downforce as well and the stress on pulling with the frame is most likely not up to the task.

What is the problem you are having? Just taking the ATV? why not use the truck bed with tail gate removed (if you had to)?
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Old 08-26-2015, 02:36 PM   #16
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In order to keep prices low and profits high, almost every RV made today is right at the limit of the key parameters (axle, wheels, tires, frame,hitch weight) when in normal use. Any major modification that changes any of the key limiting factors is asking for trouble ( failure and potential legal liability). If you want an RV capable of doing something specific, buy one designed for that purpose , your experience will be much more enjoyable.
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Old 08-26-2015, 03:56 PM   #17
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In order to keep prices low and profits high, almost every RV made today is right at the limit of the key parameters (axle, wheels, tires, frame,hitch weight) when in normal use. Any major modification that changes any of the key limiting factors is asking for trouble ( failure and potential legal liability). If you want an RV capable of doing something specific, buy one designed for that purpose , your experience will be much more enjoyable.
I want to put an inflatable raft on my truck-bed rails; it's a pretty standard setup in my area. It would hang 6 1/2 feet off the back. I'm guessing the space between the camper and the truck standard is about 3 1/2 ft, so I would extend it 4 feet to make room for the raft. No toys or extra weight would go on the tongue. This is an idea I came up with instead of pulling the very lightweight trailer with raft (500lbs?) on a stinger hitch, that was deemed a bad idea.
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What about putting a "Ladder Rack" on the Bed Rails, and carrying your Raft atop that (basically like an Industrial-Strength Car-top Carrier)?? Think like folks with Kayaks or Canoes...
At 500lbs, lifting it up would be a b%tch - but you could mount a small Winch at the Front Rail and a Roller (slider?) at the Back Rail.
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What about putting a "Ladder Rack" on the Bed Rails, and carrying your Raft atop that (basically like an Industrial-Strength Car-top Carrier)?? Think like folks with Kayaks or Canoes...
At 500lbs, lifting it up would be a b%tch - but you could mount a small Winch at the Front Rail and a Roller (slider?) at the Back Rail.
That's an idea. it's not 500, I was guessing 500 with the raft+trailer (original idea). The raft+accessories setup is probably 250 (so 500 was probably under for raft+trailer). It is a large and heavy thing though, and usually loaded from akward locations so that would be a long ways up to raise it. Thanks!
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