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Old 08-10-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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Building the ultimate toyhauler!

Ok.... If money was no object I would be on my way to pick this up tomorrow



But that ain't happening.

I could as a reach get one of these but there are issues with it as well,



The funmover is pretty cool but my issues are that there is really no great sleeping area, it's another oil change and an up keep issue as well as gas is going up again so it's not so cheap to operate.

I love these, LivinLite VRV, all aluminum construction so super lite and seem well built. I like the racing inspired interior, no beige couches and plaid curtains. I am not sold on the tip out tent/bed yet but it is open for discussion....








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Old 08-10-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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The price is what is killing me on the VRV, about $20,000 otherwise I would be on it like white on rice...
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
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These are $10,000 but seem cheap and from having other toyhaulers I know these beds suck and there is no storage to speak of,



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Old 08-10-2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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I have had 2 other Work&Play trailers, one a fifth wheel and one 24' toy hauler. These are nice and I like there utilitarian design but the 18' weighs almost 5000 lbs empty and I am looking to tow with a 1/2 ton P/U, although it can do it the mpg drops down to the Funmover range.



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Old 08-10-2012, 06:10 PM   #5
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I like this trailer but it's friggen Beige everywhere and I hate Beige what do these designers think when they do these colors. These are trailers for men geeezzz...
I do love the bunkbeds up front because I think they will function great.





At about $12,000 it isn't outrageous, I haven't seen one in person and there aren't any close to me to look at
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:23 PM   #6
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Solares trailers in Cali which seem reasonably priced but don't think they will be to the right coast. Not sure about the 8'6 wide either.



There seems to be alot of 12-14' trailers in California?
And I hate the Aluminum siding look

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Old 08-10-2012, 06:33 PM   #7
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Have you seen these? I just picked up a new 18'er this spring for 10k

http://www.goplaymor.com/


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Have you seen these? I just picked up a new 18'er this spring for 10k

http://www.goplaymor.com/


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I have seen them but have not found any dealers in the Northeast?
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Current rig which is great other than there is no place to hangout on rainy nights and takes awhile to set up.











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Old 08-10-2012, 06:58 PM   #10
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What we do in the rain....




So... thinking of buying a 6x12 and building it to what I want....
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:00 PM   #11
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:37 AM   #12
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I had about the same needs and looked at doing the self build. I ended up with a Work & Play 18LT for only 50% more dollars than your budget.

It was a easy deal, got ready to do Moab in a couple of weeks after buying. Used it for a number of trips, and it worked great. Much better build quality than most of the rv style toyhaulers. Those are just stick walls on frame, with usually rubber roofs. The Work & Play are solid walls, and bolted on all 4 joints, and seem to last for years. They are heavier, and the longer ones are the same price as the 16' and 18' when I was shopping used. If I had been looking for a bigger W&P I could have traded up, as those were wanting to trade down, due to having too small of tow vehicles.

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Old 08-19-2012, 05:24 PM   #13
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I agree the Work&Play are great trailers but they are so heavy (which is why they last so long) and am worried it will kill my gas mileage, I'm thinking under 2000 lbs for my build trailer and those are closer to 4000lbs.
If I had a diesel I wouldn't think twice on the W&P but the 1/2 ton gas truck will suffer I believe...
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:49 PM   #14
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I just checked and the 18' weighs 5200lbs, thats a heavy trailer.

If my build trailer starts at 1300 lbs and I add 700 to it (which I don't think I will) then add 5 bikes at 200lbs and say another 500lbs of gear etc than loaded it would be 3500 lbs. I'm guessing 3000 loaded but still that is a big difference.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #15
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much of the gas mileage hit is from the trailer frontal area. Some streamlining pays big dividends.

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