Any one use a toy hauler?

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bobbyd

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Hello all. Do to some recent good luck and a pretty good spike in the biz, I am considering a Toy Hauler as a gear transport. Any and all input appreciated.
 

Chuck Amstone

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I've used one since 1997 with great results.
The biggest thing you'll discover is when you buy the trailer, you'll need to invest several hundreds more in rack rail, hooks and quick connectors, bungee cords, straps etc.
The next thing you'll want to consider is the roof height and the rear door. I suggest 5 foot or more height so you can stand up in and a ramp door to roll your cases in and out.

The biggest complaint I can think of is parking at certain venues. Here on the beaches, it gets real tight with several properties not wanting me to take up two spaces.
In the mountains...it can be a ***** trying to maneuver very tight and steep areas. I've found myself backing down hills in reverse several times.
Other than that...there's nothing like having backup gear at my disposal.
 

Steve Lynch

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Toy haulers are usually disproportionately expensive compared to their counterparts. Are you talking about a 20-30 foot camper / trailer like a raptor, or conquerer, or are you referring to a simple enclosed trailer?

The raptors are nice, but at almost 80K for a 5th wheel trailer, you could go an extra 20K and buy a Class A bus from fleetwood with plenty of under storage.

I would rather buy a 25' enclosed dual axle trailer for $7K and then pimp it out on my own. For about $15-20K you would have a super Mac daddy camper / trailer.

For some reason, adding the trailer door on the back doubles the price.
 

Ken Heath

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I haven't, but I've often thought it would be a cool way to accomplish those events that are further away from home!
 

Bill_Goode

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I personally do not use one, but did anyone notice Jake Feldman's toy hauler behind the Riv at MBLV??

That was way bigger than his old box truck!
 

Chuck Amstone

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Bobby,


I don't know how much gear you need to hual or if you have toys too, but spending $15k to pull your audio gear sounds a bit extreme. At least to me.
I bought a 13 ft V nose with rear ramp door and side door many years ago for way less coin. I put my own touches inside to help with the transporting of all my gear. It also doubles as a toy hauler "I have two ATV's". I want to say I have about 5K invested. http://wellscargo.com/wellscargo-trailers/cargo-trailers/v-front-tote-wagon/overview/
 
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bobbyd

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"AAAAH! I thought you guys were talking about the actual RV class "Toy Hauler"

I am.

Chuck, I love the look of your trailer.
I am looking at the used market 6-10 k. 18 foot range. I have a string of out of town gigs coming up and am very tempted to spend the extra cash and get a double benefit.
 

bobbyd

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"AAAAH! I thought you guys were talking about the actual RV class "Toy Hauler"
I am. Chuck, I love the look of your trailer.
I am looking at the used market 6-10 k. 18 foot range. I have a string of out of town gigs coming up and am very tempted to spend the extra cash and get a double benefit.
 
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