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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:07 PM   #21
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Why not do the motor home and enclosed trailer and then just buy a small car where you go, and then sell it a year later when you move again.
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.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:10 PM   #22
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Tow rig for day/weekend trips? Yes
Slideouts? Yes. A big yes. It's amazing how much more homey our MH with slides is over the previous 2 we had.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:27 PM   #23
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Buy a nice one ton, and this...
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:27 PM   #24
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Not sure where you will be working but make sure you look in to the laws before you just go buy/put together a set up like mine there are states that will not allow you to pull doubles and there are other states that are longer then Michigan and some shorter then Michigan. One that comes to mind it Mississippi allows 99' total length but you can't leave Mississippi because no other state allows that length.

The length is from the farthest point forward of the tow rig (on my super duty it's the tow hooks) to the farthest point of the last trailer (could be your rig) it's not the back of the trailer. I got questioned about my boat because the outboard was over the 65' before the state changed the law.
Yep. Many states do not allow recreational double and some only allow it for residents of the state. Still others only allow a single axle trailer and then others have a limit to the length of the trailer being towed behind the camper.

Last summer we ran into a guy at a rest area that the police stopped him and made him drop his boat. He had to drive to the other side of the state, drop the camper and go back and get the boat to continue on his travels.

Most campers are not rated for towing something as heavy as a rig on a 2 axle trailer and you want to put 2 vehicles and a bike in one. That's going to be a long ass enclosed trailer. Also in Michigan and other states The
gross weight of the second trailer cannot exceed the empty weight of the pickup truck or the empty weight of the fifth-wheel trailer.

I would be willing to bet Tonka Toy is way over the tow limit for that vehicle and although puttering around in your state is one thing, on the open road there are enforcement officers just for that sort of thing.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:36 PM   #25
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Yep. Many states do not allow recreational double and some only allow it for residents of the state. Still others only allow a single axle trailer and then others have a limit to the length of the trailer being towed behind the camper.

Last summer we ran into a guy at a rest area that the police stopped him and made him drop his boat. He had to drive to the other side of the state, drop the camper and go back and get the boat to continue on his travels.

Most campers are not rated for towing something as heavy as a rig on a 2 axle trailer and you want to put 2 vehicles and a bike in one. That's going to be a long ass enclosed trailer. Also in Michigan and other states The
gross weight of the second trailer cannot exceed the empty weight of the pickup truck or the empty weight of the fifth-wheel trailer.

I would be willing to bet Tonka Toy is way over the tow limit for that vehicle and although puttering around in your state is one thing, on the open road there are enforcement officers just for that sort of thing.
you didnt read the thread did you? if i do a truck and camper i dont need to have another vehicle because jill can drive the truck. i just want the buggy and bike on the trailer. when you are figuring the total weight that can be hauled it goes by the gvw of the truck plus the rated weight for the trailer. for example i got to colorado today and i was driving a 3/4 ton truck with a 10,000 lbs gvw and i was pulling a job trailer that has a capacity of 10,000 lbs. the max weight i am allowed to go over the scales is 20,000 lbs. i weighed it before i left and i was at 17,580. tonka toy knows his shit when it comes to that sort of thing. i have to fill out log books and go through all the weigh stations just like a semi.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:42 PM   #26
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I have no opinion about the motor home/camper but I really like this:
"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"
If I was your age and had this chance I would be all over it. Have fun Chad.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:46 PM   #27
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My 5th wheel is 8500-9000 loaded and the trailer with the Toyota on it is just under 5000 so on the high end I'm 14,000 lbs I'm running a F350 with a towing capacity is 15,900 lbs with a SRW crew cab when it's a 5th wheel. So I'm under the capacity of the truck and I meet all the requirements of the law. My truck is around 7200 empty and that is more then the trailer with Toyota on it and it is also less then the 5th wheel empty.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:26 PM   #28
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get a toter home like mike r's with a garage.he has a garage for his buggy, a 500 hp diesel motor and a chassie thats a semi. also 2 slide outs for room.the only way to roll in my opinion unless you spend 250k+ for a prevo. most of the guys that travel and race cars or something say they have tried everything and the toter home is the only way to go.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:28 PM   #29
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something like this...
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something like this...
I'm not baller status like you, I can't afford that fancy shit!
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:51 PM   #31
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Do you still need to stop at weigh stations?
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Do you still need to stop at weigh stations?
Not if it is for personal use.
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I take that back, some weigh stations require all vehicles over a certain weight to stop. You shouldn't need log books or any dot shit.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:55 PM   #34
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this one is sick!
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 08:56 PM   #35
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Many gas motorhomes can haul 10K but the trailer hitch needs beefing up. This setup was right at the CGVW of 26,000#. 32' with 20' enclosed behind it.




The downside I see to the truck camper is long term tight living quarters.
i thought he wanted a car for the wife also.

my thought was:
you cant fit a buggy, bike, and car in a 20 ft trailer.
buggy, bike, car, and trailer is gonna be over 10k.
probably closer to 15K than 10k. that pretty much means diesel pusher.

big tc on an f550 meant no car needed was my point. then he is only towing the buggy and bike. its a much smaller package to travel with.
todays multi slide largs tc's are not what i call cramped, look at a host, or okanagen, even a large double slide lance. they are pretty posh.

now that its down to the buggy and bike only, then a 5th wheel camper, and trailer behind would be an option i would think.
still a large load to tow long distance.

toter is the way to go if he could afford it.

it was a sweet setup you had there jim, it was a load to tow though.

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I take that back, some weigh stations require all vehicles over a certain weight to stop. You shouldn't need log books or any dot shit.
That was my thought if your restricted to hour and lower speed limits.
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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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I'm not baller status like you, I can't afford that fancy shit!
my truck is total economy.it was way cheaper then a diesel pickup.mike and cory are the ballers with the plush toters.mikes is the way to go if your traveling and want to carry toys.his will run 100 if you want and is easy to drive.he shoped for a few months and got a hell of a unit right in your price range.
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That was my thought if your restricted to hour and lower speed limits.
neather if its registered as a motorhome.check it out lots of them on racing junk all registered motorhomes.
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for the length and laws per state check rv.net. it has a search function to use.
they have a table with every law in every state for rv's.
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