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Old 10-30-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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aluminum boat in toy hauler

I am just wondering if im the only person crazy enough to put a 14ft aluminum boat in a toy hauler? I have a trailer for it but I just don't want to put a hitch on the camper then wire in a trailer light plug. so my thought was to build a little trailer for it so it will fit. don't need to pull it far just from the camp ground to the boat ramp.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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We don't have a boat but our toy garage is 12' so I guess a small 14' boat could be made to fit..........

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Old 10-30-2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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Since day 1, I've been trying to figure out how to bring my kayaks along. My daughter's boat is the shortest at 11' or so. Most of my piddle around in puddle boats are 14'. And my "I'm going to make you swim whether you want it or not" boat is almost 18'.

So far, I haven't been able to figure out a solution and overtop of the truck is a no-go from the missus because she doesn't like the bow lines hanging down.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:31 PM   #4
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sounds like a good idea to me two less tires and 4 less bearings to worry a bought.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:35 PM   #5
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that was kinda my idea. all the lakes around here have boat ramps not to far away. and if there isn't a boat ramp just get close enough take the boat off and push it into the water. just needs to be a puddle jumper trailer so to speak lol
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How heavy is it? Would one of the sit-on-top kayak carts work to get you from site to boat ramp?

Something like this:


Do you have a toy hauler now? Do many come with a garage big enough?
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:53 PM   #7
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I have a 2013 forest river grey wolf 25rr. I 13ft 6in of space from edge of bed to ramp door. boat is 14ft long and 52 in wide but I could put it over the bed a little bit if I have to. it would work but I was thinking about pulling it with the pickup to the water cause the lake nearest to use the water is about 100 yards from the end of the boat ramp.
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I have a 2013 forest river grey wolf 25rr. I 13ft 6in of space from edge of bed to ramp door. boat is 14ft long and 52 in wide but I could put it over the bed a little bit if I have to. it would work but I was thinking about pulling it with the pickup to the water cause the lake nearest to use the water is about 100 yards from the end of the boat ramp.
I'm really slow- how are you going to pull the boat without a trailer?
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:43 PM   #9
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I just saw a couple of picture of others who have loaded a boat in their TH trailer.

Would you be able to mod the tongue so you could remove it?
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I don't have a toy hauler but when I had a TT I took a small 12' aluminum boat on top of the van. I made a trailer, what I called my "campground trailer" to get the boat to the dock from the camp site. Found it easier to unload boat from van at the CG and load up the boat for fishing. I don't have pictures of the trailer but I used large lawn mower wheels that were clamped to the back of the boat and made a hitch that clamped on the front of the boat that connected to the van. The boat actually was the trailer. Worked great, looked different, got a lot of positive comments on how it worked. When launched into the water, either with the van or usually by hand it took less than a minute to remove the wheels and hitch. At one time I had put the wheels on a pivot and just swung them up out of the water when launched. Problem with that was they got in the way of fishing!
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