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Old 07-10-2014, 02:30 PM   #41
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Dave do you tow through mountains? Do you have a picture of that set up?
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Dave do you tow through mountains? Do you have a picture of that set up?
I can post a pic later, at work.

We tow through mountains in Alaska, not quite like towing through some of the roads that take you up and over and down the Rockies. I am running below 65 mph 99% of the time and use the cruise control frequently when on roads with a speed limit over 55 mph that are pretty straight (helps keep me from going to fast).

My most frequent trips are between Anchorage & Seward and Anchorage & Cooper Landing (Fishing destinations). You can check those routes on Google or elsewhere if you want to find good elevation and distance information. I keep it between 60 - 65 mph in most instances (Unless the curves require slower speeds) even up some of the steeper grades. I think the worst grade is 7% (There might be a short 1-2 that are steeper) and the longest uphill/ downhill is just over 6 miles.
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Masterblaster1 - the last toy hauler you posted seem to have numebrs a little off from what I am use to seeing. It showed a 650 tounge weight on a 5400 dry weight which would be a 12.5% tounge weight transfer. For a toy hauler the axle position seems a little to far forward making it look more neutrally balanced as the hitch weight seems to suggest. I see that it has 4000 lbs of payload capacity but I question as to how you'd have to load it to put that much in. It looks to me if you put 1800lbs of bikes in the back it is going to end up tail heavy and will cause it to sway behind you. Nearly every Toy Hauler I have seen will list a tongue weight that is at least 15% of the trailers dry weight. You may want to look for some reviews from others that bought the same model and see what they are carrying for toys and how much. This one really looks as if it is setup to carry dirt bikes or a single quad or small 2 person UTV..........better yet just a golf cart.
Hate to see you buy something and find out the saleman did not give you the full low down on what it can and cannot due.
FYI, they should be able to provide scales and the ability for you to ride the bikes down load them on the trailer and they weight onsite or take it to a scale for you...........
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Dave I rode the whole state of Alaska on a motorcycle from Fla, I understand what you are saying, bet you didn't use cruise on the Alcan. Anyway I got the 26 foot version with a Blue ox stabilizer.

Tomb I checked out reviews and talked direct to manufacturer, all indications are that my truck would have no issue handling the trailer, the sales guy was adamant I get a anti away device, he of course recommended I buy one from him but also suggested U Haul and another company close by me for a cheaper one, he was pretty insistent on this so I bought the blue ox. am sure I will have to play with cargo adjustment for a while to get it perfect. Thanks for the advice.

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We tow through mountains in Alaska, not quite like towing through some of the roads that take you up and over and down the Rockies. I am running below 65 mph 99% of the time and use the cruise control frequently when on roads with a speed limit over 55 mph that are pretty straight (helps keep me from going to fast).

My most frequent trips are between Anchorage & Seward and Anchorage & Cooper Landing (Fishing destinations). You can check those routes on Google or elsewhere if you want to find good elevation and distance information. I keep it between 60 - 65 mph in most instances (Unless the curves require slower speeds) even up some of the steeper grades. I think the worst grade is 7% (There might be a short 1-2 that are steeper) and the longest uphill/ downhill is just over 6 miles.
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Dave I rode the whole state of Alaska on a motorcycle from Fla, I understand what you are saying, bet you didn't use cruise on the Alcan. Anyway I got the 26 foot version with a Blue ox stabilizer.

Tomb I checked out reviews and talked direct to manufacturer, all indications are that my truck would have no issue handling the trailer, the sales guy was adamant I get a anti away device, he of course recommended I buy one from him but also suggested U Haul and another company close by me for a cheaper one, he was pretty insistent on this so I bought the blue ox. am sure I will have to play with cargo adjustment for a while to get it perfect. Thanks for the advice.
You will never regret owning an anti-sway device - you may regret not owning one. Good travels!
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Good luck enjoy. And let use know how it pulls and what you found was spot on from your research and inputs here and what was not even closer or not even mentioned.
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