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Wild Card

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Posted: 06/13/19 10:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dennis58 wrote:

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.


Yep...i bought 1. Bought in November sold in May. Build quality is there, its built for hauling unlike a camper that barely holds its own weight. Its a car hauler/horse trailer 1st...if you catch my drift.

The axels are further back than a traditional camper where the axels are more centered. So the 34-35 your looking at is probably gonna back like a 38-40ft traditiona 5th wheel. My 42' was rediculous...which is why it went bye bye.


The 1786 is pretty cramped. Mine was a 2286. Had to do over I would look at there open models for sure.

They put the gen set ontop on many models, of course with any garage model you can have it speced to be in the garage area.

Its all custom build so the possibility are limited by the wallet, imagination and engineering. That with any race/horse hauler builds.


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Wild Card wrote:

The axels are further back than a traditional camper where the axels are more centered. So the 34-35 your looking at is probably gonna back like a 38-40ft traditiona 5th wheel. My 42' was rediculous...which is why it went bye bye.


Interesting, never gave much thought to backing and position of wheels on the trailer.

Back several years ago I had a 18 ft car hauler that I could back up with not problem and put it wherever I wanted to. Borrowed a friends enclosed 10 ft trailer one day and was all over the place trying to back that thing up, I was going WTF.

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Posted: 06/14/19 09:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dennis58 wrote:

Wild Card wrote:

The axels are further back than a traditional camper where the axels are more centered. So the 34-35 your looking at is probably gonna back like a 38-40ft traditiona 5th wheel. My 42' was rediculous...which is why it went bye bye.


Interesting, never gave much thought to backing and position of wheels on the trailer.

Back several years ago I had a 18 ft car hauler that I could back up with not problem and put it wherever I wanted to. Borrowed a friends enclosed 10 ft trailer one day and was all over the place trying to back that thing up, I was going WTF.


ever try to back up a 3 rail bike trailer or a cement mixer? Nearly impossible without a LOT of practice.

I noticed a BIG difference when I went from my toy hauler to a conventional fifth wheel (both 30' overall). I live on a typical residential street and if there was someone parked across from my driveway it was JUST possible to get the toy hauler in the driveway. Now with the Wildcat I can get it in no problem. If you have a short bed truck look at the front cap and ask about turning radius when shopping. My Wildcat has a tapered front that allows me to go over 90 degrees without sliding the hitch back, don't need the slider anymore (only used it twice with the Toy Hauler but was much more careful than I need to be now).


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We've found our height is more prohibitive than our length (38'). Low hanging trees etc.


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