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Old 02-15-2009, 09:22 PM   #1
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Advice for a toy hauler rv?
Hey all
Just thinking about getting a toy hauler rv and wondered if any one had any advise/experience with any particular brand? I am looking for something in the 19- 20 foot range. Big enough to haul two bikes.
Thanks
Dock

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
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Hey all
Just thinking about getting a toy hauler rv and wondered if any one had any advise/experience with any particular brand? I am looking for something in the 19- 20 foot range. Big enough to haul two bikes.
Thanks
Dock
Toy haulers are cool. If i had your money, i'd use mine to wipe my ass.........

If you are gonna buy used, make sure you check Oregon. With the dunes down there, there's freakin toy haulers EVERYWHERE!

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Old 02-17-2009, 09:39 PM   #3
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Come on. No one has any advice???

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Old 02-17-2009, 09:44 PM   #4
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if you end up with a trailer instead of an RV I highly suggest alumna

http://www.alumaklm.com/ae58_ae510_e..._trailers.html

LOVE ours, thing is so light you can move it by hand

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Old 02-17-2009, 09:48 PM   #5
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Used is the way to go. Most are built like crappy travel trailers, so check out the model/brand your looking at online, and take a careful look over when seeing in person. The only one I really looked hard at is the Carson. They seem to hold up well, for the ones I've seen.

I'll be using a regular enclosed trailer and modify as needed. I don't have any reason to have all the cabinets and such, tho a bathroom/shower would be nice, along with AC.

decide what is important to your (needs vs wants) and go from there. Also, keep in mind you don't want to be maxing out the tow capacity of the pulling rig (happen really easy, haulers are heavy) as the excess wear and tear can get expensive

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:30 PM   #6
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Hey Toucan,
Thanks for the imput. I work on the east side (Quincy) every other week and need a camper but want to take the bike for the long eves in the summer . Got a 3/4 ton diesel to pull it so that shouldnt be a problem. Just thought that may be some on the forum had one or had looked at them and liked one brand or another

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Old 02-19-2009, 08:56 PM   #7
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Wait for your buddy to get one then hang out with him more often and go camping and road trips with him.

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Old 02-19-2009, 09:35 PM   #8
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I know you are probably looking newer..but this one is just too cool....
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=434482

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Old 02-19-2009, 09:42 PM   #9
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Wait for your buddy to get one then hang out with him more often and go camping and road trips with him.
HEY
Your rich just go buy on and I wont have to. Then I can use it and you will still be my biach!!

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Old 02-19-2009, 09:43 PM   #10
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Could easily do something similar with a wheelchair lift equipped short bus. Cheap and damn durable. A couple have been done (seen pics) and they looked pretty nice. Plus, you can tow another trailer if needed.

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Old 04-12-2009, 05:31 PM   #11
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Just want to ask again if any one has one or knows anyone with one that they recommend or don't like?

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Old 04-12-2009, 06:13 PM   #12
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If you're going to haul two bikes just put them in your truck and buy a travel trailer you can use for any vacation. Toy haulers are nice to have but not really necessary for bikes. They're more necessary for atv's and larger orv's.

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Old 04-12-2009, 07:24 PM   #13
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I like the Northwood products (Artic Fox, Desert Fox, etc). They seem to have good fit and finish from the factory, and use good materials and construction techniques. I am not impressed with any of the Keystone products (Raptor, Hobbi, etc).

Most all RV's have the same level of quality in the appliances (there is only like 2 major brands of each), it is the factory construction and materials in the RV that really counts. Also, if buying used, take a REAL GOOD LOOK for any water damage (moldy wood, water spots on ceiling, soft floors, soft sagging ceiliings).

If you find a used one you would like to buy, find a good technician who is willing to help do an inspection, or pay a dealer the $400 for a full PDI to be sure everything is in good working order. There is a whole lot that can go wrong with RV's that alot of people wont even notice until after they have purchased it.

Personally, I would prefer to buy a cargo trailer and add the RV stuff I would like. They are usually build lighter, stronger, and of a higher quality fit/finish than your average RV. Same goes for those living-quarters horse trailers.

Hope this helps!

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Old 04-12-2009, 07:25 PM   #14
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I have a pretty decked out Weekend Warrior 30ft trailer with many accessories.

I have owned it for 3 years.

I use it as a race home base, for travel when racing, dirbiking and for misc family use. Currrently its my house... I'm in the middle of a pretty extensive remodel... Which is going well and I'm glad cuz I miss my toy hauler at the track.

I would recommend any of the good brands stay away from the budget brands.

Weekend Warrior was a good choice until they went out of biz....
I like mine, it has many, miles on it without major drama.

I would stay with Holiday Rambler or one of the other established RV companies. The Gear Box seems to be pretty decent.

Good luck, I love mine.

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Old 04-18-2009, 07:25 AM   #15
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Hey Guys
Thanks for the info, that is what I was looking for. I work every other week on the east side and the back of the truck is full of work stuff. Want to take the bike for the evening ride time and have a place to sleep.
Thanks again
roger

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Old 10-19-2012, 01:42 PM   #16
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iam a toy hauler sales consultant .. right now is the best time to buy
hello all, i carry various lines of toy haulers !!!!! fuzion voltage cyclone gearbox reg'n and razorback

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Old 10-19-2012, 01:48 PM   #17
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hello all, i carry various lines of toy haulers !!!!! fuzion voltage cyclone gearbox reg'n and razorback
You realize this thread is over 3 years old right?

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Old 10-19-2012, 02:06 PM   #18
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Opps....LOL

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Old 10-19-2012, 02:09 PM   #19
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jc, he may be deaf, but Pvster speaks the truth... THIS IS NOT ONLY A 3 YEAR OLD THREAD, THIS GUY HASN'T LOGGED IN SINCE 12-12-2011 04:59 PM

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Old 10-19-2012, 02:17 PM   #20
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im aware
but yall replied so .......

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