Toy Hauler Livin Lite?

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  1. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Looking into getting a toy hauler/Camper so I can do more family stuff as the kids are starting to get older. Have been looking at these not sure if anyone has experience with them?

    http://www.livinlite.com/vrv-models.php

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    They seem to be some of the only Light weight ones that are built somewhat sturdy enough to last more then 3 years.

    I have 0 experience with any toy hauler just looking for something the family would enjoy and I can take some Dirtbikes and maybe an ATV with me and also has a kitchen and Bathroom
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  2. millwright78

    millwright78 Whiskey?????

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    Looks like a great unit. I have a 26' toyhauler, and can tell you they are the way to go. The ramp/door is the weakest link on them. Look for a good hinge and textured ramp. The seals and latches are also an area to look at for secure closing and no leaks for rain or dust. There are plenty of wheel locks for bikes available and they work great. I haul my Vstrom and Gladius in the back of mine as well as wrench on them in there while the trailer is stored. Mine also has a building in genset and 40 gal fuel tank.
    The layout on the unit you have the pic for is nice. Provides good storage footprint.

    What will be towing it?
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  3. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Looking to tow it with my land rover lr3
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  4. millwright78

    millwright78 Whiskey?????

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    The axles are rearward of centerline. Should tow nicely with that LR3. I. Have to tow mine with a one ton. Looks like a nice rig. OldMedic on this site has customized a cargo trailer to fit three bikes as well as riding gear. No bathroom or kitchen but a really nice set up. He had a whole thread on VSRI.
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  5. Navin

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    KZ has a neat camper toy hauler combo in 16'.
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    I have a Livin Lite 18' toy hauler. Love it. Quality has been great. No complaints.

    As for the "textured" ramp, no worries here. I don't know what they use, but if you somehow trip and fall on it, exposed skin is going to be missing from your body. I've never seen anything THIS grippy in my life. It's like sandpaper with a grit of 20 or something crazy.

    They do seem a *little* thin on finishing touches. Well, mine is over a year old, so my bet is they get better and better, but it's just little things like a paper towel holder, towel racks in the shower, etc. I mean on one hand it's almost better since you can do EXACTLY what you want, maybe. Just something to keep in mind to NOT be frustrated about after you get it.

    I actually bought mine in the size and config I did to have a camper trailer I could pull with my Itasca Navion 24J mini-motorhome:

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    You can see more pics here.

    I looked around, and these really did seem like the best bang for the buck. I'm quite happy with it so far.


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  7. mflora98ss

    mflora98ss Dual Sportin'

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    Those trailers look pretty nice. How much do they cost?
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    MeanMoe one really mean cat

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    What's the opinion on the tip out beds? Can you get two people into them and be comfortable?
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  9. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Price isn't low but to me they look to built extremely sturdy all composite and aluminum

    The 7x20 toy hauler I looked at was 3300lbs dry and msrp was 39000 dealer marked it to 32 the 8x24 was msrp at 49 but marked to 39 not I think the tip out beds are rated to 600lbs and are queen size
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  10. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    Holy shit that's expensive for a trailer. I was considering one but not after seeing those prices! :eek1
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  11. mflora98ss

    mflora98ss Dual Sportin'

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    Holy rat farts Batman! That's a lot of chingy for a tow behind. I was expecting about half that. I hope them things are made of unobtanium.
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  12. GP640

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    Aluminium.
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  13. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    Oh sure. They're huge. The outside person has to climb over the other to get out of bed, but otherwise they should be fine for two. Extremely sturdy. You do lose security when it's open, but it's not terribly hard to close up during the day if you want security, either. The latches that hold it up are lockable and you can add padlocks if you want.

    As for the prices, remember that the entire RV industry works on "overprice and discount like hell" because that's how the old people like to buy. There's an entire Seinfeld episode about that, and it's true.

    Yes, even after the discount, they aren't cheap. But unlike everything else RV that you can buy, it won't biodegrade while you watch it, either. They really will last.


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  14. Navin

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    The little 16' KZ is about $12500. Just enough room IMO.
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  15. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    From livin light?
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    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    Ok I see now but seems like they won't last I know these one are pricy but they seam to be built pretty tough
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  17. Navin

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    From KZ. I can't see why it wouldn't give a lifetime of service unless someone crashed into it?
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  18. TheMuffinMan

    TheMuffinMan Forest Ranger Magnet

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    I want smaller but if I bought one I'd want an in-unit shower. To me that's where the real benefit is (that and several wimmins I know that's their requirement is to have a hot shower).
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  19. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Yeah, but you may not be able to put several wimmins in there at once. :lol3
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  20. spencergt66

    spencergt66 Been here awhile

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    For sure the shower/bathroom is key
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