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5th Wheels Toy Haulers - Do you have and if So which One?
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  1. #1
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    Toy Haulers - Do you have and if So which One?

    I'm getting ready to start looking at toy haulers, I've joined a few groups on facebook, to learn about the good the bad and the ugly which seems to be about the same all the way across the board.

    So do you have one, and if so which one, and what do you like and dislike about your TH?

    A friend of mine thinks I'd benefit more from a livestock, specifically a horse trailer with living quarters since I'm hoping to be out in the country soon with horses and I'll be getting them for trail riding. Lots of horse friendly trails in my area.

    So that's another consideration, if you have a livestock trailer with living quarters which one do you have, how big, etc.

    Already got the truck figured out, now I'm on the hunt for a used Dodge Ram 3500 with a mega cab, so it doesn't break the bank... may be going to Texas soon to look down there as they're as rare as hens teeth up here in Iowa, used 3500's. And I've heard good things about two different dealers in TX near Houston.
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    anyone?
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    Give it time for anyone to pick up this. We have people around here with such horse trailers and never seen what the inside accommodations look like and from what I see from the outside it has to be pretty basic.
    Most of these trailers I've seen are quite long and pricy and would need a serious truck to haul it, at lest a one ton truck for the smaller ones or bigger.
    One family nearby who is seriously into barrel racing has a really big one and pulled by a full sized four door road tractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Publius View Post
    Give it time for anyone to pick up this. We have people around here with such horse trailers and never seen what the inside accommodations look like and from what I see from the outside it has to be pretty basic.

    Most of these trailers I've seen are quite long and pricy and would need a serious truck to haul it, at lest a one ton truck for the smaller ones or bigger.
    One family nearby who is seriously into barrel racing has a really big one and pulled by a full sized four door road tractor.
    Basic is all I really need, I don't need the slideouts, etc. I'm not looking for a home away from home. I'm looking for something that doesn't require I sleep in a hotel when I'm traveling, and allows me to prepare and cook my own food. Basically a bed, a chair maybe two, fridge, microwave, a place to plug in my crock pot or instant pot, and a bathroom.

    I'm on several RV groups on FB and am shocked at the number of people who take loans out on these beasts, and they bitch about their house payments, college loans and the like. And they have no problems with attacking people like me for paying cash. It seems the older people, 50+ pay cash, and the youngsters that want it all are borrowing and big time. These rigs lose something like 65% of their value the second you drive it off of the lot!
    People are quick to confuse and despise confidence as arrogance but that is common amongst those who have never accomplished anything in their lives and who have always played it safe not willing to risk failure.

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    Lot of the rv sites have folks with toy haulers. Run a generic search for ramp problems with them. I like the idea of using the loading ramp as a porch, just keep it level and use jackstands on the ground or cables from the trailer to help support it.

    But overtime the doors can have issues and fail.

    Horse trailers tend to be "overbuilt" since you normally pull it down an unimproved road if traveling someplace and that is with it loaded.

    My biggest thing, I like aluminum since it won't rust and is not a laminate that can seperate.
    working on unplugging.

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