I usually hang out on the 5th wheel forum but I am considering a toy hauler. I was hoping you would be able to help me narrow the choices down or tell me if what I am looking for even exists.
I recently bought a cruizer motorcycle and would like to take it with us then leave the truck and trailer behind while we explore with the bike.
I am looking for a toy hauler that would have a relatively small garage area. I could fit the bike into an area 8' long. I would like to stick with a 5th wheel. I would like the living area to be nicely appointed. We won't be muddin' or anything like that so abnormal amounts of dirt aren't an issue. I would also like to stick with something that is fairly compact, no more than 30-35 ft. in length. Not looking to drag around something with three axles. It's just mama and me so not a lot of other stuff to bring along.
Any help you may provide in narrowing down the field would be appreciated.
I have the Fuzion 302. When I was searching for a TH, I determined that this was the "shortest" fifth wheel toy hauler with a separate garage. Using the tape measure, it is 35' long. It has a 10' garage and 2 slides. It is perfect for US.
An alternative, that DW did not like was the Cyclone 3110 (?). Raptor also has one similar.
Good luck shopping!
2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD
2008 Fuzion 302
2009 BMW F800 GS
2007 BMW R1200RT
You didn't mention what tow vehicle you might be using. We would hate to give a bunch of suggestions and find that you don't have a TV that will get you where you are going. Also, if you do get to a final decision on a TH, don't believe everything that the dealer tells you about your TV. Ask us on this forum first. There have been many discussions about the weight of the Toy Haulers and the tow vehicle, so you might also do a search on that topic.
If interested, you might also try the unit listed in my sig.
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2012 Ford F250 SC, 6.7L Turbo Diesel
2011 Voltage 3200
'94 Honda GL1500
'00 Yamaha Venture
I have a 2002 Ford F250 with the 7.3 diesel and automatic trans. I am very aware of the weight issues. I currently have a Jayco Designer 33RLS 5th wheel and it is about all the weight I care to drag around. I know what you mean about the dealers advise on the amount you can pull. I heard that story once and walked away from that dealer.
We have a 2010 Montana Mountaineer 347THT, which is actually 36 feet long. It has a single bike garage that converts to a den/extra room with the bike out. It's light, even with 3 slides and is a 2 axle 5er. It's been to Alaska/back and then some with the bike loaded with no problems.
From the sounds of what you're looking for, you definitely want to take a look at one of these.
edit: If you want new, I see they no longer make the 347THT, but now the 357THT. The difference is bunks in the garage now instead of a desk. Not an improvement IMO, so not sure why they did that.
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Greg & Roxane
2010 Mountaineer 347THT Toyhauler
2002 F250 7.3 SRW CC LB Tow and Camper Package
2002 Harley Road King