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Old 10-06-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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Question Any toy haulers suitable for 18-foot toys?

Forest River has a LOT of different toy hauler brands/models but sometimes it's difficult to tell exactly how much space there is for "toys" by looking at the floorplans online. In my case I have hang glider wings that are 18 feet long (even when packed up) and I can't put them on the roof - they have to be inside, even if that means they stick out into the "living room" of a toy hauler. The alternative is to get a standard enclosed trailer and try towing it behind a traditional motorhome but the idea of towing a 20' trailer behind a 30' motorhome makes me nervous, which is why I'm looking at toy haulers.

Can anyone recommend where I should start? Also, I don't have a tow vehicle yet, so I'm assuming it's safest to go with a 5th wheel toy hauler instead of a traditional tow-behind trailer toy hauler? Is there any reason why someone would want a tow-behind trailer instead of a 5th wheel if you have to get a new tow vehicle anyway? It seems like the 5th wheel would be less likely to flip over and easier to drive. Then again I'm new at all this so I don't know what I'm talking about

Thanks for any advice!
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #2
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How wide is it? I carry my 17 foot canoe in my xlr24 but it is pretty narrow at the end,
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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About 2-3 feet wide at the ends. I don't think it could fit through a doorway, but I did see one model somewhere that had a sliding-glass door separating the living area from the "garage" and I'm sure it would fit if I removed both sides of the sliding-glass door. The Nitro XLR 24 FQS looks like it's just one big open area except for the bathroom. That might not be a bad idea. Is that the one you have? Does the end of the canoe end up at the foot of your queen bed?
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:17 AM   #4
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Watch campers with slides. When they're closed, they close up rooms and doors and whatnot.

I briefly considered toy haulers for my kayaks, but my shortest boat is 14' (except for my daughter's which is 11 1/2').

btw, my wife and I did a tandem hang gliding intro a couple of years ago. Pretty sweet:


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Old 10-07-2013, 01:26 PM   #5
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That is similar to mine. No slides and no separate garage. The canoe reaches about to the queen bed. It is slightly angled but works pretty slick.
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