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Dennis58

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Posted: 06/12/19 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sundowner Toy Hauler ----> Rubber torsion axles

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Double stacked frame rails under torsion axles to get height is common. They may offer that as an option just like trailer manufacturers offer additional internal height and longer ramps during the build.


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Bedlam wrote:

Double stacked frame rails under torsion axles to get height is common. They may offer that as an option just like trailer manufacturers offer additional internal height and longer ramps during the build.


Maybe, the Sundowner website is very lacking in details and options, they also are not very pro active at answering emails.

Basic stuff like holding tank size, fuel station, Gen Pak, Solar Etc. is nowhere to be found on there website.

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Posted: 06/12/19 07:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Look at Ocala Trailers. Call Mike and talk to him.

The reason their website is so Spartan is these are 100% custom built.

Lift and genset is no problem. However they dont have much for holding tank capacity. 35 gray 35 black, can add more gray. Some models can have up to 75 fresh...but most are 40-50.

The one in my signature is gone. Sold and bought a Class A diesel. They are built tuff. However at 42ft with 30ft from pin to center of axels it was down right awnry to manipulate in a campground. 30-35ft would have been ok.

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So I had to re-read your post to see your looking to see if size is a problem in sites. We have a 34' bumper pull and a Ram 3500 crew cab long bed so we are about 58' overall. I have traveled from Oregon to Washington DC, up in PA, Jersey and all over the NW with little problem locating a spot. Keep in mind most places you can hand the back of the trailer over back blocks in a camp site so you can get quite a bit more room.

Also if you book your sites in advance you can pick out where you like to camp and site size. In the west you can use BLM and NFS areas and camp for free in remote sites where size is definately not a problem.

I see you are in the south east so I would definately pay attention to the air conditioning on the rig. When it gets over 95 degrees mine has a hard time with the single unit but mine is an open unit so we cool/heat the entire unit.

Hope that helps to answer your question.

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Wild Card wrote:

Look at Ocala Trailers. Call Mike and talk to him.

The one in my signature is gone. Sold and bought a Class A diesel. They are built tuff. However at 42ft with 30ft from pin to center of axels it was down right awnry to manipulate in a campground. 30-35ft would have been ok.


Ok so you did buy a Sundowner, I guess I missed that over the last few months on iRV2. So did you feel the build quality was worth the price? To get what I want I'm guessing a special order if I stay set on a Sundowner.

I will reach out to Mike at Ocala as I have looked at their website a few times.

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lamopar wrote:

So I had to re-read your post to see your looking to see if size is a problem in sites. We have a 34' bumper pull and a Ram 3500 crew cab long bed so we are about 58' overall.


So a 34' bumper puts you about 38' ball to tail. I'm looking at a gooseneck TH in the 22-24' floor length plus 8' for forward bed or total nose to tail of about 32'.

That puts me about 30' pin to tail on a 2019 Chevy 3500 HD D/Max Dulley which I think would be just the right size to get in and out of most if not all camp sites I would be going to.

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This Sundowner is along the lines of what I had in mind, although a little plain jane entry levelish. It could use a few added options but overall about the right size.

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I totally agree. You should have no problem and with the gooseneck you will have little problem getting backed into a site if needed.

Also you stated your other half is not into the RV thing. Depending on the unit you purchase and how nice it is can change that. With our king size bed and very nice amenities in the kitchen living room area my wife doesn't mind going with us. She enjoys the fact we can watch HULU, Netflix and Amazon on the road along with a large shower and having an onboard generator makes it nice for a quick stop using the microwave. Just a key note that there are many features you can get that make a huge difference. Ours has 150 gallon fresh water tank and 50 gallon for black and grey. We can go a while with no problem. Sure makes it nice.

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Posted: 06/13/19 08:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Garage size requirements;

Can Am X3 (2 seat) - 11 Ft
or
Honda Rincon - 7 Ft

Plus a KTM 690 Enduro bike

For those of you who own and use your TH can that fit with misc. equip in a 14' garage???? I'm guessing I also need cabinets of some sort in the garage area.

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