Small Toy Hauler?

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8/21/2018 5:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2018 5:43 AM

I'm talking about the toy haulers that sell for around 14K or a little less new.

Anyone have experience with any?

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8/21/2018 5:44 AM

They’re built like complete junk around that price point. I want a small one also, but when I watch owner reviews after the 1-3 year mark I’m underwhelmed. If you want a good laugh, watch one of the Jayco factory assembly videos on YouTube. They pump out complete crap.

The one that caught my eye is the Travel Lite Falcon series. They make a nice tandem axle 23’ toy hauler, but they’re about $25k.

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8/21/2018 7:14 AM


Bought a 10 year old 19' Attitude for $10k and couldn't be more happy with it. Well built and tows like a dream. It's amazing how much value a new trailer loses after it's been driven off the lot!
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8/21/2018 7:30 AM

I have the SX Edition Weekend Warrior. I bought it used and had to put some money into it to get it back to mint condition, but I’m happy with it. All the RV’s and trailers are built similar and driving them on dirt roads doesn’t help them stay together.

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8/21/2018 7:53 AM

If you're handy and have some time on your hands, buy a new cargo trailer with a one piece aluminum roof and build out the inside yourself. I went this route and I'm much happier. The durability of a cargo trailer vs a toy hauler isn't even close. It's not as luxurious as a toy hauler but it's just as functional. I have an outdoor shower, roof mount AC, flip down beds/couches and a portable toilet. The last step for me is to build a shower stall on the inside which is all designed, I just need to build it. Once I do that, the only thing I'm missing is a fridge. Those are easy enough to install, I just don't find it that necessary.

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8/21/2018 8:05 AM

MXD wrote:

If you're handy and have some time on your hands, buy a new cargo trailer with a one piece aluminum roof and build out the inside yourself. I went this route and I'm much happier. The durability of a cargo trailer vs a toy hauler isn't even close. It's not as luxurious as a toy hauler but it's just as functional. I have an outdoor shower, roof mount AC, flip down beds/couches and a portable toilet. The last step for me is to build a shower stall on the inside which is all designed, I just need to build it. Once I do that, the only thing I'm missing is a fridge. Those are easy enough to install, I just don't find it that necessary.

This is what I’m looking at doing as well. Got any pics?

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8/21/2018 8:13 AM

MXD wrote:

If you're handy and have some time on your hands, buy a new cargo trailer with a one piece aluminum roof and build out the inside yourself. I went this route and I'm much happier. The durability of a cargo trailer vs a toy hauler isn't even close. It's not as luxurious as a toy hauler but it's just as functional. I have an outdoor shower, roof mount AC, flip down beds/couches and a portable toilet. The last step for me is to build a shower stall on the inside which is all designed, I just need to build it. Once I do that, the only thing I'm missing is a fridge. Those are easy enough to install, I just don't find it that necessary.

This is what I did as well. Only thing I'm missing is the outside shower. Would you happen to have photos of said shower setup?

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8/21/2018 8:32 AM

49weasel wrote:

I'm talking about the toy haulers that sell for around 14K or a little less new.

Anyone have experience with any?

I've seen trailers that fit your requirements by Dune Sport ...

Find them at dunesport.com

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

8/21/2018 8:45 AM

research cargo trailer conversions here
http://tnttt.com/viewforum.php?f=42

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8/21/2018 9:19 AM

The one below is a 7' x 12'. Nothing fancy but would get the job done and is in your price range.

More pics here.

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8/21/2018 9:26 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/21/2018 9:28 AM

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I've got a 2010 18' Carson Fun Runner that I picked up for about $7k. It's got everything I need for desert trips, has been reliable, and is easily towed with a half-ton pickup.
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8/21/2018 5:20 PM

i have a forest river 17 ft wolf pup toy hauler I bought new last year, I like it a lot. It was 11,495 otd. I can fit 3 bikes(tight) with gear for the weekend. But I have to unload everything to sleep in there. With one bike it can stay loaded.

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8/21/2018 5:25 PM

Check out the Livin lite VRV. Small, made of aluminum. No rust or water damage (like my Fleetwood Nitrous), but pricey

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8/21/2018 5:59 PM

Check out VRV. Love mine.

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8/21/2018 6:11 PM

JBecker 72 wrote:

They’re built like complete junk around that price point. I want a small one also, but when I watch owner reviews after the 1-3 year mark I’m underwhelmed. If you want a good laugh, watch one of the Jayco factory assembly videos on YouTube. They pump out complete crap.

The one that caught my eye is the Travel Lite Falcon series. They make a nice tandem axle 23’ toy hauler, but they’re about $25k.

Holy crap, I just watched one of those videos. Those things are hot garbage. They said they build 32 of them a day. Are that many people buying shitty campers like that?

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8/21/2018 9:20 PM

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I've got a 2010 18' Carson Fun Runner that I picked up for about $7k. It's got everything I need for desert trips, has been reliable, and is easily towed with a half-ton pickup.

I'm with you. I have a Carson Titan 24' that I bought a few years ago for $6200. I had to do a little work, but it's more than fine for moto camping. These are well built. durable haulers based on my experience. I used to rent and was able to try out various brands. I like the Weekend Warrior, Carson, and Attitude's the best. We had a Gearbox and it seemed like everything broke on it all the time. The other 3 mentioned were all the most durable. I also found that the more nice amenities a trailer had, the more stuff broke. Best is to go simple and durable. JMHO

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8/21/2018 11:05 PM

There are some really nice build outs of cargo trailers over on TT.

https://thumpertalk.com/forums/topic/296280-enclosed-trailer-setups/

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8/22/2018 8:58 AM

ajk423 wrote:

i have a forest river 17 ft wolf pup toy hauler I bought new last year, I like it a lot. It was 11,495 otd. I can fit 3 bikes(tight) with gear for the weekend. But I have to unload everything to sleep in there. With one bike it can stay loaded.

Can you fit a golf cart in it?

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8/22/2018 11:41 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/22/2018 11:44 AM

The KZ sportsmen toyhaulers are your best value for the space. The most popular seller for us is the Sportsmen 220THLE. I would also recomment the Coachmen Catalina toyhaulers for value and garage space.

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8/22/2018 2:46 PM

ajk423 wrote:

i have a forest river 17 ft wolf pup toy hauler I bought new last year, I like it a lot. It was 11,495 otd. I can fit 3 bikes(tight) with gear for the weekend. But I have to unload everything to sleep in there. With one bike it can stay loaded.

oceantrav wrote:

Can you fit a golf cart in it?

Probably a smaller one, but not much else and you would have to unload it to get in there I would think

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8/22/2018 3:09 PM

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I’ve been looking into one of these. There’s a few around me for 6-7K, looks small enough to pull with my half ton. I know it’s a forest river, not sure on the model
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8/22/2018 4:07 PM

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I’ve been looking into one of these. There’s a few around me for 6-7K, looks small enough to pull with my half ton. I know it’s a forest river, not sure on the model

I think those things are built like a tank.

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8/22/2018 4:33 PM

this one didn't take much to cunvert, gotta watch yer head while loadin' her up but that's par for the course with Meg

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8/22/2018 5:42 PM

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I’ve been looking into one of these. There’s a few around me for 6-7K, looks small enough to pull with my half ton. I know it’s a forest river, not sure on the model

Double check that you can pull it with a half ton. It’s not about dry weight, it’s all about gvwr and tongue weight. Most technically need a 3/4 ton to tow loaded up Work and Plays. They are built like tanks and bulletproof. Great trailers!

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8/22/2018 6:46 PM

what I did too. love it. 20' rockwood. built so much better. alum and fiberglass etc
I could never find the toy hauler I liked in the same weight and price range.
camping and riding hard to beat.

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If I'm healthy enough to complain. I shouldn't be complaining.

8/22/2018 8:39 PM

I have a 24' cargo conversion for sale in the forum. Check it out

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8/22/2018 9:36 PM

Just get something like my trailer. Can bring 15 dirt bikes with you so you always have something different to ride.

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8/23/2018 8:54 AM

2019 Forest River Salem FSX. 3200 lbs. Perfect trailer for my needs.

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8/23/2018 9:19 AM

MotoMatt_928 wrote:

2019 Forest River Salem FSX. 3200 lbs. Perfect trailer for my needs.

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What’s the cargo measurements (depth and width)?

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8/23/2018 9:42 AM

MotoMatt_928 wrote:

2019 Forest River Salem FSX. 3200 lbs. Perfect trailer for my needs.

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How much was that ?

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