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Old 11-30-2015, 05:05 PM   #1667
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Nicely laid out as a garage and living quarters.

I'm thinking of an 18' to 20' v-nose one of these days for transporting my TR6 when I make trips. However I don't want to buy a trailer until I know the Argosy is going to actually make it out of my shop again under it's own power!

Do you leave the trailer at the ranch when you're off somewhere in the MH or do you take it with you?
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:27 PM   #1668
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Nicely laid out as a garage and living quarters.

I'm thinking of an 18' to 20' v-nose one of these days for transporting my TR6 when I make trips. However I don't want to buy a trailer until I know the Argosy is going to actually make it out of my shop again under it's own power!

Do you leave the trailer at the ranch when you're off somewhere in the MH or do you take it with you?
Curious as to why a V nose?

The old saying "always get a longer trailer than you think you need" is absolutely true. Wishing mine was a 22 0r 24 footer. My 20' would be ok if I didn't have the quad as well.

The trailer stays at the ranch. Since it is an "RV" as well, I leave it on the space that I am currently occupying. That gets me around the having to give up my space. Pulling my 20' trailer even unloaded will have to wait for my modern diesel pusher...well I can dream right? I have a 16' flat trailer that I pull behind the AS if I take my RZR or we go to Burning Man.
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:53 PM   #1669
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Curious as to why a V nose?
Slightly more streamlined and a little extra room inside. The trailers that I've looked at offer a 2' v-nose at "no extra charge" (yeah right!).

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The old saying "always get a longer trailer than you think you need" is absolutely true. Wishing mine was a 22 0r 24 footer. My 20' would be ok if I didn't have the quad as well.
Yeah I hear that all the time as well! My max length will be 20' and I'll look at 18s first just to make sure I can or can't live with a shorter one.

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The trailer stays at the ranch. Since it is an "RV" as well, I leave it on the space that I am currently occupying. That gets me around the having to give up my space. Pulling my 20' trailer even unloaded will have to wait for my modern diesel pusher...well I can dream right? I have a 16' flat trailer that I pull behind the AS if I take my RZR or we go to Burning Man.
Does your MH struggle with a 20?

Using yours as a portable garage is a great idea and if it's located close to where your Airstream is most of the time so much the better.

I've got an 18' flat trailer with dove tail that I can use but I'd really like to have my car inside while being towed if possible.
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Old 12-01-2015, 09:08 PM   #1670
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I've never tried to pull the 20' with the motor home. I'm not sure how it would do with an extra 5500-6000# behind it! Some day I want to hitch it up just to take some pics!

When I pull the flat bed loaded up, I don't even know it is there...I'm guessing maybe 3000 - 3500#'s. When we go to Coos Bay, Oregon and go up over the Siskiyou Mountains between Calif and Oregon, I kick ass on my buddies SOB with a Ford 460. He gets so mad when I tease him about it...not sure I understand why! LOL
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Old 12-02-2015, 06:35 AM   #1671
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I would think if Robfike can tow this 24' trailer with a Porsche inside I would think your 280 could easily handle the load of s 20' trailer

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My old 310 easily pulled the 3,500 lb flatbed trailer with a Triumph race car in the mountains of Kentucky, Tennessee & West Virginia. I'm actually quite surprised at how well these rigs work as tow vehicles.
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Old 12-18-2015, 11:54 AM   #1672
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I wonder if one goes from miles per gallon to gallons per mile with a setup like this? I would love to take my "service garage" with me when I go "racing" my RZR, but not too sure about that extra 7000lbs.

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I would think if Robfike can tow this 24' trailer with a Porsche inside I would think your 280 could easily handle the load of s 20' trailer

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My old 310 easily pulled the 3,500 lb flatbed trailer with a Triumph race car in the mountains of Kentucky, Tennessee & West Virginia. I'm actually quite surprised at how well these rigs work as tow vehicles.
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:03 PM   #1673
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I would think if Robfike can tow this 24' trailer with a Porsche inside I would think your 280 could easily handle the load of s 20' trailer

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My old 310 easily pulled the 3,500 lb flatbed trailer with a Triumph race car in the mountains of Kentucky, Tennessee & West Virginia. I'm actually quite surprised at how well these rigs work as tow vehicles.
Crazy thing is, that trailer weighs more than the car inside it.

I was looking at a trailer to have my KLR and a Can-Am Spyder for the wife inside. So an aluminum trailer 7x 16 tandem axle plus bikes would be almost 3000 lbs, which would be the same as flat towing our 4dr Tracker LT. Both setups I think would test the climbing ability of my poor little Isuzu.

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Old 12-18-2015, 05:34 PM   #1674
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I wonder if one goes from miles per gallon to gallons per mile with a setup like this?
Ya know, I've never heard it said quite like that but it's SO true!
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:51 PM   #1675
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I received my backup camera today for my new truck. If it works well, I'll probably get one for the motor home. The wireless one I have sort of sucks!
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Old 12-21-2015, 07:59 PM   #1676
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Nice looking camera system. How long is the cable from the camera to the monitor?

I always wondered how well the wireless backup cameras would work in an aluminum motorhome.
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:15 PM   #1677
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Cable is 65', so plenty for a 26' box truck or my 28' motor home!
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:22 PM   #1678
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65' ought to do it!
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:59 PM   #1679
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This is all you need to know when working on your motor home electrical systems!
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This is all you need to know when working on your motor home electrical systems!
That pretty much nails it
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