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Old 07-18-2015, 09:13 AM   #1
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Towing behind an Rpod

Hi all, First post. I was wondering if anyone had any experience towing something behind their RPod? I was thinking like a little lightweight 14 foot utility trailer for an ATV or possibly even a lighter load towed on a stinger hitch behind an RPOD, that I would tow with a full sized truck. How do you think that would work? I have checked my state highway laws and it seems to be legal so long as the total length of the truck + trailers does not exceed 64 feet. I appreciate if anyone can share their experience.
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:04 PM   #2
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NO!!!!

not only does it have a ultralite trailer frame, any such mod will void the frame's warranty.
not sure of your state, but out on the West Coast, you can't double tow without the trailer being a 5th wheel.
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...not sure of your state, but out on the West Coast, you can't double tow without the trailer being a 5th wheel.
OP said he already checked with his state patrol.
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Your State might allow a 2nd row behind the first but I seriously doubt the RPod frame can even withstand the stresses as it was made as a ultralight weight trailer.


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Old 07-18-2015, 03:56 PM   #5
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Put the ATV in the back of the truck.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:09 PM   #6
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Check with F/R Rpod for maximum weight capacity of rear bumper. They had a heat attack when I told them I was relocating my spare to a bumper mount AND mounting two bicycles on it!

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Old 07-19-2015, 03:44 PM   #7
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I my state it is only legal if the the driver has a CDL , both trailers have brakes and breakaway brakes and is a fifth wheel , Florida !
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What do you guys think about having a professional welder extend the trailer tongue 3-4 ft? I know it would not be manufacturer approved, but it should make it ride better and would solve a problem for me.
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you will overloading your axle if you extend it 3-4 feet and put something heavy on it. The axle is only rated to 3500 lbs, unless they have changed them since I looked at them.
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Imo if you want to take toys, buy a toy hauler.

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Wouldn't bet on it. Later RJD
My toy is 102" wide and 30 foot long. Not many THers with a garage that big.
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I do not think this is a good idea. Several reasons, the first being single axle, your CCC is roughly 1100# and adding another trailer to that will eat into the CCC (TW), the strength of the frame, it is an ultra light, the extra downforce as well and the stress on pulling with the frame is most likely not up to the task.

What is the problem you are having? Just taking the ATV? why not use the truck bed with tail gate removed (if you had to)?
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In order to keep prices low and profits high, almost every RV made today is right at the limit of the key parameters (axle, wheels, tires, frame,hitch weight) when in normal use. Any major modification that changes any of the key limiting factors is asking for trouble ( failure and potential legal liability). If you want an RV capable of doing something specific, buy one designed for that purpose , your experience will be much more enjoyable.
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In order to keep prices low and profits high, almost every RV made today is right at the limit of the key parameters (axle, wheels, tires, frame,hitch weight) when in normal use. Any major modification that changes any of the key limiting factors is asking for trouble ( failure and potential legal liability). If you want an RV capable of doing something specific, buy one designed for that purpose , your experience will be much more enjoyable.
I want to put an inflatable raft on my truck-bed rails; it's a pretty standard setup in my area. It would hang 6 1/2 feet off the back. I'm guessing the space between the camper and the truck standard is about 3 1/2 ft, so I would extend it 4 feet to make room for the raft. No toys or extra weight would go on the tongue. This is an idea I came up with instead of pulling the very lightweight trailer with raft (500lbs?) on a stinger hitch, that was deemed a bad idea.
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What about putting a "Ladder Rack" on the Bed Rails, and carrying your Raft atop that (basically like an Industrial-Strength Car-top Carrier)?? Think like folks with Kayaks or Canoes...
At 500lbs, lifting it up would be a b%tch - but you could mount a small Winch at the Front Rail and a Roller (slider?) at the Back Rail.
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What about putting a "Ladder Rack" on the Bed Rails, and carrying your Raft atop that (basically like an Industrial-Strength Car-top Carrier)?? Think like folks with Kayaks or Canoes...
At 500lbs, lifting it up would be a b%tch - but you could mount a small Winch at the Front Rail and a Roller (slider?) at the Back Rail.
That's an idea. it's not 500, I was guessing 500 with the raft+trailer (original idea). The raft+accessories setup is probably 250 (so 500 was probably under for raft+trailer). It is a large and heavy thing though, and usually loaded from akward locations so that would be a long ways up to raise it. Thanks!
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