Toy Hauler Travel Trailers

oldguy

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We have had our Toyhauler for 2 years now and love it both for weekend races and extended family trips. We have the 2002 KZ sportsman coyote 22 footer. We have had it at 2 DWs - the 1st time it was mywife, son and I then this year it was my son, a friend, waltcmoto, his son and myself. There was more then enough room for comfort. I can haul up to 4 bikes inside with some jockeying and a tiedown system I made.
Last summer we were travelling almost every weekend to a race and once we hit the pits we were unloaded and fully setup in about 20 to 30 minutes. Trips to Florida in the spring are terrific and we have started camping for the overnight break instead of motels.
The trailer itself is very lightweight about 4000# empty and can carry about 300# in gear and supplies. We tow it with a F250SD power stroke diesel, but it could be hauled with a F150 I am sure.
Gas fumes haven't presented a problem as we usually haul gas cans in the truckbed so the only fuel is what is in the bikes and we crack the roof vent right above them.
Look around in my photo gallery and there are pics of the trailer.
 

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 :) Well I bought  a 2004 26 foot weekend warrior today.  It is the 2600fs model, the one with a queen bedroom up front, and 36 gal fuel cell with dispenser.  Wifey and I looked at the various floorplans and deciced on this one.  I was able to offload my existing trailer and will pick up the new ww this Monday.  They are detailing it out.  Looking forward to a test run on the 19 for a local hare scramble.  Then again at the first of Feb for another hare scramble, this one will actually involve staying a few nights for travel.  Thanks all for the input.  It helps to hear what others have, and are doing when making big purchases.
Lew
 

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I meant to post this a while back but I've been away from a computer....

Featherlite makes a toyhualer travel trailer with a living room S/O - I was quoted ~$60K for it. That's right $60,000.00

GETMETOCA - I'm towing my 36ft 5th wheel - 10K unloaded/14,100 GVW - with a '00 Dodge 2500 (3/4 ton) 4wd. My trucks GCWR is 20K and slightly over that. We just returned from Dove Springs, ~900 miles, and it tows fine at 70mph on I-5. Yes, it stops fine with properly adjusted trailer brakes & I have an exhaust brake. I went up the Tehachapi grade at 55mph in 5th gear (6spd stick).

Brian
 

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Lew, good matchup with the trailer and truck! You should enjoy many miles of pleasurable towing with this combination. I just didn't want you to put a 15k trailer behind a 3/4 or 1 ton and expect it to be a safe and fun combo to drive. It will physically do it but it's a handful that is no fun to drive. Been there done that!!!!! Happy trailering and good luck at the harescrambles. They were my favorite form of racing next to the old ISDT 2 day Qualifiers. The older I get the faster I was!!! :yeehaw:

Toolman
PS my tow vehicle is a FL60 Freightliner now. Easy cruising!
 

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HGilliam;
Yes I should be fine. The gvw on the new ww is 11,100lbs. If I remember correctly my truck is rated at 11,500. I will be below however. The trailer itself (dry) is 5850lbs. I factored up water, fuel, bikes, and misc. food/cargo and have a total of 3625lbs. This gives me a total weight of 9,475 +/-lbs. My old travel trailer weighed in at 8100lbs, so not a whole lot of difference. I have towed construction trailers in the past at 10,000lbs without difficulty. I just need to stop at the gas station a bit more frequent, but hey...now I have a 36gal gas station on the new trailer :)

Lew
 
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Tony Eeds

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Lew - Congratulations! How about some photos and use report after the extended harrescrambles.

Tony
 

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We have a '00 2200FK(22' front kitchen) Warrior We love this trailer. I've hauled three bikes and a quad to Pismo and then had 14 people(and 2 blenders) inside most of the afternoon because of the nasty winds that can pop up there(for me 'been there-done that'). I got the best eye popper looks when I backed down the boat launch at the lake and unloaded/launched our jet ski then pulled into the campsite. I have found that 24-26ft is about the max for "developed" camp sites in Calif if you want your truck in the same site. In the 5th wheel models NVR FNSH has a great trailer with a full garage in the back. Next time I see it, I expect to see a drill press or ... with his bikes ;) :thumb: When we see other brands of trailer we always see little options that we wish our trailer had but, Oh Well. Happy trails.