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Unread 07-21-2010, 12:20 AM   #1
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Toy Hauler

Is anyone using a Toy Hauler to hall there Jeep? Thinking about getting one. Need more room then the camper and trailer have now. What do you think? Thanks

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Unread 07-22-2010, 01:30 PM   #2
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Is anyone using a Toy Hauler to hall there Jeep? Thinking about getting one. Need more room then the camper and trailer have now. What do you think? Thanks
It can easily be done if the right choices are made when selecting one.

There are several things to consider when selecting a Toybox/Toyhauler to haul your Jeep inside, especially if you are considering it having a built-in living quarters.

For starters, there are very few places that will build one for your exact needs/wants (~5 in the US). Most places do not want to be bothered with taking the time to sit down with you and provide you with the expertise that it takes to do one right (design a floor plan that works well). Instead, they want to sell you a cookie-cutter that's loaded with compromises that they will not tell the customer about.

Reason being, they take sometimes several hours to design it for you & do all the legwork for you & then the customes "shops" them, just to save a relatively small amount of $. So it's hours & hours waisted for nothing.

Ask me how I know (check my sig).
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Unread 07-22-2010, 10:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the input Joe. It's hard to find something that will do it all. More to think about. I'm taking my time on this one.
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Unread 07-23-2010, 07:42 AM   #4
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I briefly checked into it. Once I realized they really weren’t any around and the actually size the trailer would have to be I decided against it. It wasn’t so much the weight or length but more the width.

If would be far simpler to get an RV that can tow your jeep or get a full ton truck with a camper on the back and tow the jeep behind that.
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Unread 07-23-2010, 03:30 PM   #5
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I briefly checked into it. Once I realized they really weren’t any around and the actually size the trailer would have to be I decided against it. It wasn’t so much the weight or length but more the width.
Yep, most of the ones we have custom built are 8 1/2' wide & we add an extra 1' to the height so that the Jeep (almost always lifted with large tires) will fit inside.

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If would be far simpler to get an RV that can tow your jeep or get a full ton truck with a camper on the back and tow the jeep behind that.
Like I do.



Or, my set-up ~6 years ago:

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Unread 07-23-2010, 03:49 PM   #6
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Yep, most of the ones we have custom built are 8 1/2' wide & we add an extra 1' to the height so that the Jeep (almost always lifted with large tires) will fit inside.


Like I do.



Or, my set-up ~6 years ago:


Joe,

Your name sounds familiar and your bottom set up looks familiar. I was in the Army Stationed at Fort Irwin from 2001-2003 and recruited in Esco (lived in Menifee)from 2003-2006. I would sometimes wheel with people for JA. I wheeled around Calico and Big Bear allot as wheel as inland form San Diego. I had a blue TJ with MTRs and a Warn winch (pretty much like a million other TJs in the area).
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Unread 07-23-2010, 08:05 PM   #7
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You need a pretty big toyhauler to put a Jeep inside. Here is our toyhauler, which would easily fit the Jeep inside.


The problem with all of the "RV" style toyhaulers is the weight capacity of the loading ramp. Our trailer would carry our Jeep no problem, but the drop down gate would fold like a pretzel if I ever tried to drive the Jeep into the trailer. RV toyhaulers are meant for ATVs, or perhaps a UTV, not for a Jeep. You would need one of the enclosed auto transport trailers that has been converted to have living space up front.

[edit] Joe, sent you a PM
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