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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:50 PM   #41
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you dont have to stop at any weigh stations if it is classified as a rv. check the prices.you said 65k. you can get into a damn nice toter with a garage to haul your rig and bike and all the comforts of home. the last one i put up was 85k.
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there are alot of weigh stations that ANY vehicle over 10,000 lbs has to go through. it doesnt matter if you are private or commercial. i have also went through spots on the way to texas that any vehicle pulling a trailer or with a weight over 10,000 lbs has to drive through. i saw atleast 3 in the last 2 days that were the over 10,000 has to stop.

i have pulled trailers all over the country for work including a trailer with a pressure vessel with a big ass sticker that says "anhydrous ammonia" and i have been waved through every weigh station. i have never had to show any paperwork or anything.

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Old March 3rd, 2013, 11:10 PM   #42
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I have been all over the country and never had to stop at a weigh station.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 11:20 PM   #43
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another main reason i am leaning towards the truck and trailer is for going wheeling. my buggy is going to be a long way from being street legal (42's, full hydro, ect..) so if i want to wheel i can hook up to the trailer with my truck and go where ever. i will have my 3/4 ton company truck at most sites but that doesnt help me if i want to go places between jobs. that would be alot more convenient than having to pack up the motorhome and using that as a tow rig.

i am doing this to make money and wheel all over the country. im 30 without any kids so now is the time to do it.
makes sense, buy an f-150 er sumthn for the wife when you get there instead of a small car, you'll have the work truck, she'll have the fam truck that can tug your toy around wherever you want. Keep it simple. Trying to double trailer across the country just sounds like a pain in the ass when used trucks are everywhere and relatively cheap. To double it you'll have to use a pretty small 5th wheel trailer to keep it legal length in comparison to the interior size of a motorhome.
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Old March 4th, 2013, 05:23 AM   #44
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On our trip to KOH I noted a sign that said something like "all vehicles over xxxx wt and all tow bar vehicles must stop". I don't really know what that meant because we didn't stop. LOL But, it made me think that all rigs, commercial or private were supposed to stop. The part that got my attention was the tow bar statement as we will be towing my truck on a tow bar this summer.

Joe-jeep, I get your comments......

For the intended purpose, I think Tonka has the best setup. Although the weight of the trail rig and tandem trailer seems light.
I don't see the benefit of the toter home for Chad's intended purpose. He's not looking to be on the move every week and putting tons of miles on his rig. He's more likely to travel to a destination and stay there for several weeks at a time. Therefore, comfy living is more important. For traveling to comps every week & towing heavy loads through the mountains, yes.
For recreation camping & traveling, we've weighed out all the options & like the motorhome. One of the biggest reasons is that if we are not towing a toy behind, it is shorter and completely self contained.
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