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Old 05-16-2015, 11:11 AM   #1
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Back to the drawing board.......

So, I have given up trying to fit my Ranger in my 27HFS. So here are my 2 options before I sell it.
#1 Tow a small 10ft utility trailer behind the XLR. Can this even be done?
#2 Find a 2" receiver extension that is rated heavy enough to pull the toyhauler with the tailgate down.

Somebody save my sanity!
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:02 PM   #2
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They make a dolly that attaches to your TT with a receiver hitch you install on the TT and it has two wheels that swivel so you can still back up with no problem. A lot of people haul golf carts on them.


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Old 05-16-2015, 12:09 PM   #3
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So I guess the looming question is, can you install a 2" receiver on an XLR 27HFS?
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:11 PM   #4
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So, I have given up trying to fit my Ranger in my 27HFS. So here are my 2 options before I sell it.
#1 Tow a small 10ft utility trailer behind the XLR. Can this even be done?
#2 Find a 2" receiver extension that is rated heavy enough to pull the toyhauler with the tailgate down.

Somebody save my sanity!
Well that really sucks . they do make receiver extensions that allow for the tail gate to be down. don't know if that will work for you or not . it will change the TW as it will be further back . no way to make the ranger fit ? seems you only needed a couple inches , couldn't find them ? i know most western states allow for 2 trailers to be towed at once but could be a real headache
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:14 PM   #5
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No sir......couldn't squeeze 2 or 3" anywhere. My 1st option would be a receiver extension. Then I'm good to go. The problem is finding one rated heavy enough for my TH.
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:25 PM   #6
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I have an 18" Reese 11004 ext but it's not rated high enough. 650# tongue weight. I need a bigger badder one!
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:58 PM   #7
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You would need some one to fabricate the hitch to the TT frame the dolly sits up against the TT it is solid it has swivel wheels so really don the even know it's there. You can google it and see what I am talking about there are two versions and one is built in Idaho and the second one I want to say Florida not sure.


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You want need any type of additional extension with theses two units they would be ridged to the TV and have floating rear wheels.


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Old 05-16-2015, 01:05 PM   #9
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I think my easiest solution will be a 2.5" receiver with a heavy duty 18" hitch extension so that I can tow with my tailgate down. I found the receiver, I just need an extension.
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Can't mod the Ranger in any way or mod the trailer to get another 2"-3"? Make a nice covered cutout in the door or in the front? I would try anything and everything to keep from adding anything on the back of the trailer and cause catastrophic damage down the road to the suspension as was witnessed here on the forum.
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