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Old 04-12-2019, 09:41 PM   #1
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Didnít Want To Get A Toy Hauler

Recently got a side by side for the family. The best part of my trailer is that’s it’s paid off, so I didn’t want to fork out the money for a toy hauler. I’ve seen some UTV decks before while at campgrounds. My UTV deck from RampTek just got delivered today. Can’t wait to hook up the trailer and see how everything feels.

Anyone else using this type of set up? And yes...I’m within my payload.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:07 PM   #2
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My dad has a similar setup. His doesn't go up on the cab, just hangs over the back. He uses a reasonably long hitch (doesn't hang over far, it's just a 2 seater 900cc Polaris).

He's the silver one. He's got 4wheelers on there instead of the rzr, but the rack is the same.
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:28 PM   #3
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My dad has a similar setup. His doesn't go up on the cab, just hangs over the back. He uses a reasonably long hitch (doesn't hang over far, it's just a 2 seater 900cc Polaris).

He's the silver one. He's got 4wheelers on there instead of the rzr, but the rack is the same.
I feel like you're referring to a picture i don't see.
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Interesting setup. I've never seen one like that before. I considered getting something to haul my golf cart in the bed of my truck but have seen too many videos of people slipping off ramps or flipping over loading in the bed of a truck to make my old beat up body comfortable with the idea. Bought the TH and figured I'd live if I slide off the 2' high ramp, lol.
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What's the height at the top of the side by side? We carry a Smart car but on a Kenworth tractor
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:04 AM   #6
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I feel like you're referring to a picture i don't see.
Doh.
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What is the payload capacity on your Ram?
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What is the payload capacity on your Ram?
3200 lbs
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:35 AM   #9
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What's the height at the top of the side by side? We carry a Smart car but on a Kenworth tractor
I didnít measure the height yet. The deck company told me Iíll be a foot shorter than a tractor trailer...weíll see when I measure LoL
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Interesting setup. I've never seen one like that before. I considered getting something to haul my golf cart in the bed of my truck but have seen too many videos of people slipping off ramps or flipping over loading in the bed of a truck to make my old beat up body comfortable with the idea. Bought the TH and figured I'd live if I slide off the 2' high ramp, lol.
I dont haul my cart in the truck often but when I do I have very over rated ramps and a winch on the golf cart. Very safe.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:47 AM   #11
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Each on of my ramps are rated for the full weight of the UTV so I’m pretty confident with the ramps.
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:31 PM   #12
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What is the effect on your center of gravity?
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:07 PM   #13
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I'm on board with KA1VCQ - won't that make your truck a little squirrelly?
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People do it all the time with 2 snowmobiles, often pulling a trailer with more snowmobiles. I'd bet on 0 issues.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:52 PM   #15
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I havenít driven with it loaded up there yet, I just put it up to test how it sat. The truck hardly had any squat with the SxS sitting on top of it. From what Iíve read and heard from others who have this setup is that the more you compress the suspension of the SxS when you load it the less body roll that will effect handling.

I have a fabrication shop making my ramps a little wider to make it easier to load and unload then Iíll be taking it on a test trip to see how the set-up feels with the trailer. Iím not anticipating any issues.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:26 PM   #16
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I would be a little worried about the height!! 14 foot is all you can go. And there are some states that only go 13 foot 6 inches. You might be pushing that now. As for a toy hawler, depending on how old your trailer is, you might get a pretty good trade on it for a toy hawler and some of the toyhawlers out there now are really nice.
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I've been down the toy hauler road and I'm not ready to go again. Instead, I run a regular cab pickup (3/4 ton) with an 8 foot bed and load either our RZR 900 or our golf cart in the bed. The end gate won't close so I remove it and run tire bonnets on both rear tires. It works fine and is very stable. I didn't want to extend the hitch. Our toy hauler was ok but not nearly as comfortable as a traditional travel trailer. My truck has a 2600 lb payload, so its not overloaded. The RZR weighs about 1100 and the golf cart is less than that. I would be able to close the end gate on the golf cart except that I have rear seats installed on the cart and the foot rest gets in the way. Your setup looks interesting. It would be fun to watch you get down from the side by side after you load it up. Even more fun to watch you climb up and get in it to unoad.
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I would be a little worried about the height!! 14 foot is all you can go. And there are some states that only go 13 foot 6 inches. You might be pushing that now. As for a toy hawler, depending on how old your trailer is, you might get a pretty good trade on it for a toy hawler and some of the toyhawlers out there now are really nice.
I just loaded it up and measured. The highest point is 12 feet high so Iím good for all interstates.
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What is the effect on your center of gravity?
Took the truck for a test drive with the SxS loaded yesterday. The truck handled well. Not a huge effect on the center of gravity. The first trip with the SxS loaded and pulled the trailer will be Memorial Day weekend.
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All loaded up and ready to go. Excited to see how this set-up handles on the road.
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