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Old 11-26-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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Hello all, my name is Shaun and I am doing some initial research for a trailer & truck combo. I'm going to settle on a trailer first, then concentrate on the tow vehicle. I'm looking at getting a 40ft Toy Hauler with a 17ft garage to haul my Jeep. I've got a dealer pricing out several trailers to my specs.

Anyone on here haul a Jeep like this? If so, what type of trailer do you have and what do you use for a tow vehicle?
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:15 PM   #2
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Sounds like a lot of weight in the back of your rig. That will cause sway. Counter balance by putting your other gear in the front of the trailer. A 5th wheel will haul best. If you go with a non-5er, you'll want a serious weight distribution hitch with active sway control and a monster sway bar on the back of your (big) truck.
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Old 11-26-2015, 09:51 PM   #3
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I'll definitely go with the 5th Wheel and big truck option. I'm just trying to determine what truck would best fit my needs. I'm thinking a 1-ton, probably dually...just not sure about make/model. Was hoping someone already running this type of configuration would chime in. Nonetheless, good advice on the counter-balance info.
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Is the TH going to be a three axle?

One member here uses a Freightliner semi with a smart car on the back of it to pull a TH around for ?car shows?.

As I understand it he bought the truck and car for less than what I paid for my 250 new.
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Most likely I'll get one that does have 3 axles. This is the one I am leaning towards:

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A 5th toy hauler would be your best bet for sure and for a truck I would lean toward a bigger dually such as a f-450 or the heavy duty dodge, not sure if Chevy makes anything that is that big.
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A 5th toy hauler would be your best bet for sure and for a truck I would lean toward a bigger dually such as a f-450 or the heavy duty dodge, not sure if Chevy makes anything that is that big.
Chebby does indeed make such a unit.

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Holy crap, those are some beefy trucks right there. I'd prefer something a little smaller; it's going to be a daily driver too.
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:52 PM   #9
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Holy crap, those are some beefy trucks right there. I'd prefer something a little smaller; it's going to be a daily driver too.
Yes they are and most have a "BEEFY" price tag on them.

If you shop around a good 450 or 4500 can be found but man the price..

A semi size rig may be a touch cheaper and some people do drive them "daily"...........
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Most likely I'll get one that does have 3 axles. This is the one I am leaning towards:

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Looking at your floor plan, that may work well for you. It appears you can put the jeep engine pretty close to the wheel wells. That will help the weight distribution a lot.

A truck that can haul a big heavy toy hauler is going to also be big, heavy, and expensive - not idea for daily driving. I doubt my old 250 diesel could do it and that was a pain to get around town in.

You may want to price out used 350 diesel dual axle 4x4 and something else for your daily car.
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