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    Has anyone seen a toy hauler that can fit a 18' v-drive in the garage area?
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    I looked at some 36' or 38' Weekend Warrior 5'th wheels that would fit a flat bottom. It has to be a model with no slide in the main area. Toy hauler trailers sit higher than a regular race trailer and it makes the ramp steeper. You would probably need some longer ramps to make loading a dolly trailer easier.

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    Thanks. Just looking at options. What's the law on towing a boat behind a 5th wheel in California?
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Flat" foot'n View Post
    Thanks. Just looking at options. What's the law on towing a boat behind a 5th wheel in California?
    This has been covered quit a bit but I talked to a few commercial DOT officers and always told me that as long as you have a COMMERCIAL CLASS A with doubles and triples endorsement you can tow doubles as long as NEITHER of the two trailers are more than 28' in length.As the law states kingpin to rear axle.So overhang is not counted for???? Up to the CHP officer discretion pulling you over!
    As for not having a commercial class A you are going to need a RESTRICTED class A with doubles and triples endorsement witch will allow you to pull two trailers.BUT you can only be 65' in length BUMPER TO BUMPER!
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    Unless you only have to go about 1/2 to 1hr from home on flat, good roads, pulling triple just sucks. Trailer brakes fight each other, other motorists don't know you cant stop without jackknifing, the only thing worse than a mountain pass up hill with the tranny smoking is gearing down to go downhill, you can't back up PERIOD, and the camper trailer totally blocks all mirror view of the boat unless its whipping side to side so bad you can't ignore it anymore.

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    Dammit! Sounds like a nightmare. Think I'll stick with an RV or a toy hauler type with a big garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by "Flat" foot'n View Post
    Dammit! Sounds like a nightmare. Think I'll stick with an RV or a toy hauler type with a big garage.
    Thanks for the info.
    Greg, I spend a bunch of time looking into this and talked to a few guys that are doing it. Short answer is you can do it with a 32-34' tag or 38'+ fiver but it's not easy. First of all, most toy haulers are near their max weight capacity as built and adding another 3k lbs of boat/dolly trailer puts it over the GVWR. Also, when I crawled under them, it looked like most would need some type of floor reinforcing to put that 3k lbs on 4 spots the tires hit. Then there's the trailer tires. Do a search on tires in any RV forum on "china bombs"!!! Basically, most have to do a 16" wheel conversion and use a LT truck tire.... Then there's the issue of a winch, place to put tools..... well you get the idea. I decided to stick to an enclosed trailer and tow it behind our camper...
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    I pulled a 32' Arctic Fox 5th wheel with a 19' TPR Stealth behind it and I never had a problem. I put serge brakes on the boat trailer and it worked fine ( you have to have brakes on both trailers). Had a few CHP follow me and I guess they were running my plates so as to see if the registered owner had a Class A.

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    I realize im late to the party but I have a 37' weekend warrior 5th wheel with an open floor plan and a custom dolly that I made for my sangers. I have a hydro and a flatty that roll right up inside. I tow it with my dually. I made some custom ramps to go with the beavertail. its awesome and its for sale if anyone is interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholsracing View Post
    I realize im late to the party but I have a 37' weekend warrior 5th wheel with an open floor plan and a custom dolly that I made for my sangers. I have a hydro and a flatty that roll right up inside. I tow it with my dually. I made some custom ramps to go with the beavertail. its awesome and its for sale if anyone is interested.
    How about some pictures????
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptc View Post
    How about some pictures????
    im going into the shop today. ill take some and have them up by tonite.
    these are what I have on file. queen size walk around private master and bathroom. perfect for the ladies in the family. king size fold down. sleeps 6. full shower. roof air. lots more. I used it for my nascar road racer. but its made the trip to crescent bar with my flatty as well. blu ray, flat screens, 5.1 surround
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    not sure what happened. I put up 7 pics. now there gone and so is my avatar pic.

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    What about a goose neck with living quarters in the front. That to me looks like the best option.

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    I have both. even though the gooseneck can hold more tools, the toyhauler has more luxury. the walk around bedroom and the bathroom with shower ended up winning out for me. the cost was the deciding factor for me as well. I admit, I still use the gooseneck for my race cars and I do have one of my team load another boat if we are going for longer than a week for boating fun. I bought a 38' motorhome and am building a 26' trailer to hold the boat and tools. that's why im selling the toy hauler.
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