Buying a Toy Hauler

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Buying a Toy Hauler

Post by Nasepres » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:25 pm

Looking at buying a forest river grey wolf 22rr toy hauler to haul the Ural in and do a
Some camping. Does anyone have any experience hauling their rig with this rv. I have measured the ‘ garage area’ and it will fit if I have any concern it is with the ramp I just wonder if it is to steep or not. I am going to look at them again at the RV show on Sunday and maybe I can get an idea. Might ask the dealer if I can try to put the Ural in it before I buy. I don’t think they will let me but it would be nice to try. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.
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Re: Buying a Toy Hauler

Post by WEGUNTER » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:51 am

In terms of the ramp, you could consider using a winch to pull the bike up the ramp and into the toy hauler. Look for a winch point in the cargo area that you could hook up to.

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Post by harryball » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:27 am

I've been looking at an enclosed 20' or so cargo style trailer maybe like a race trailer. Much lower, meant to haul stuff with modest accommodations for camping. Toy hauler campers are too high and flimsey in my opinion. YouTube it, there are lots of conversions out there as well as some factory made.
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Re: Buying a Toy Hauler

Post by stagewex » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:09 am

The pull down ramp-door on most quality Toy Haulers are rated to accommodate the heaviest motorcycles, ATV's, side-by-side and cars (racing vintage). I doubt a 700+lb. Ural will make much difference. Usually a plate attached to hauler that will give you the weight max. per "your toy".
If you are going to an RV show it'll be easy to find out what is rated for what. Always recommend not riding it up, just slowly driving it up walking beside. Too many trailer fails on youtube already.

My friend just converted a car hauler to a Toy Hauler, big winter project for him running electric, heat, AC, sound system, L-Track, kitchen, built-in beds, tables, plumbing, etc. Probably has about $5000.00 into it now not counting sweat equity. But saved thousands & thousands over buying new and set it up the way he wanted. He can haul 6 bikes or in my estimation 2 Urals. This is a trailer, not drivable one.
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Post by santareg » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:05 am

I have had two toy-hauler trailers, a 37 foot KZ 5th wheel and then a 26 Fleetwood Gearbox pull trailer, both widebody's. I always drove in with both my BMW/Sputnik rig and then a heavy Kawasaki 1600 V-twin with a wide Formula II hack (sometimes a little pucker power moment). The BMW was wider than our current 2014 GU and the Kawasaki was even wider, never a problem except with the ground clearance of the Kawasaki, sometimes had to run the 5th wheel front jacks down to raise the front a little. A URAL would have been a cake walk being narrower and having more ground clearance than either the BMW or Kawasaki rigs. I agree with the others check the specs on load carrying, easy to find on the internet, remembering the factory specs are always dry weight and water alone is 8 pounds a gallon. Hope this helps a little..
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Re: Buying a Toy Hauler

Post by Nasepres » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:33 pm

Yep thanks for all the input. Fitting the rig in the back has been the biggest concern but I think I have measured correctly and it will fit in a grey wolf 19RR. ( might have to make some minor mods, I don’t have the time or place to build my own or make major changes) Going back this Saturday for final measurements and buy if all works out and then We might make it to C.R.A.P. This year!
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Re: Buying a Toy Hauler

Post by Nasepres » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:06 pm

Bought the toy hauler and it fits !
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Re: Buying a Toy Hauler

Post by stagewex » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:14 pm

Ahh, so, so nice. Looks like you can fit another little dual sport in there too.

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Post by snowymonkey » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:27 pm

Sweet

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Re: Buying a Toy Hauler

Post by S 854 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:47 pm

Congratulations on the new toy (hauler)...

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Re: Buying a Toy Hauler

Post by santareg » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:39 pm

Looks super and with an easy drive in ramp with room to tie everything down. Enjoy!!!
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Re: Buying a Toy Hauler

Post by Flattop » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:02 pm

I have a coachman adrenline blast 150. It's 19' from bumper to ball center. I bought in July 2018 and have enjoyed it so far. Like to travel for about 6 hours and camp for a day tor two and Ural around and then move on to another location.
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Post by Darman » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:28 pm

I have had 2 toy haulers, playmors, both. I use E-track and have a saddle for the front tire to fit in. I also have e-track down both sides on the floor, I have set them both up that way, I currently have a bumper hitch, my first was a 5th wheel, I get the bike on the ramp then use the winch to lift the ramp and roll it in
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Re: Buying a Toy Hauler

Post by Happytrails » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:53 am

Nasepres wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Bought the toy hauler and it fits !
Looks great!

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