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Campreadkayak

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Posted: 08/11/19 10:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are looking at getting our first trailer and want a toy hauler. We want to stay on the smaller side since we'll be pulling it with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. It would need to sleep 2 adults and 2 kids and have room for a 4 person side by side.

Any recommendations? I have no idea what builders to stay away from, etc.

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You really need to check your tow ratings on your Jeep Grand Cherokee before you think about buying a Towhauler, then decide.

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Dirtclods wrote:

You really need to check your tow ratings on your Jeep Grand Cherokee before you think about buying a Towhauler, then decide.


Agree. Plus, check your Jeep payload rating. Toy haulers are different than regular TTs.


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At first glace I don't think it's a great idea with your setup, my gut says you're going to be better off getting a pick up. My concern is how much weight you will have behind you, and at that point what's in control you SUV or the trailer? While the GC has a good engine the wheelbase is still only around 114"

Which SxS do you have? Dimensions matter as does the weight. Which GC do you have?


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The tow capacity is 7,200 and it says the payload is around 1,237 to 1,987lbs. We don't currently have a SxS but are looking at the PIONEER 1000-5.

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I've been looking at this site https://dunesport.com/build-toy-hauler-2.php?trailerid=131&type=Toy%20Hauler

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Honda says it's 63ā€ wide, which seems narrow. Iā€™m not sure what tires come with it the RZRs run 72ā€ so if you go aftermarket make sure you will have enough clearance front/sides. Keep in mind that the trailer has a total weight rating, so make sure the amount of the SxS, water, waste water, food, clothes etc. are inline.

Dune Sport over the years seems to be a mixed bag. Definitely not high end, but budget conscious trailers.

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My I suggust before you go buy anything, do you know anyone with a Toy Hauler you can hook up and pull it around town first that would include up a grade and down one. What it ~ (say's) you can tow is not always true. Anyone else feel free to chime in.

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I agree with Dirtclods. I bought a new 23' Trailer went to hook up to our Chevy TrailBlazer, within all the specs, etc. But looking at it and towing home I knew right away I didn't like the feeling. Though my F150 wasn't as comfortable for the boys in the back, I felt a lot safer.

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Posted: 08/12/19 09:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd say you're asking the impossible with that tow vehicle. 4 seaters are VERY big.


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