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Smallest 17 Feet Garage Space Toy Hauler?

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My sandrail is 16.5 feet long. I have a 2004 Chevy Suburban K1500 5.3 liter with tow package. Is there any toy hauler out there with 17 feet of garage space that I could tow safely and leave the paddle tires on? (Talk about a huge wish list) I know the ideal solution is to get a truck, but we think we want a 4th child (at some point) so its pretty much a Suburban or Excursion. If not, what is the smallest toy hauler with a 17 foot garage?

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Not going to happen with a 1/2 ton suburban and feel remotely safe.

 

17' feet of storage  plus a kitchen and bathroom is getting you in the 26-28+ territory and the weight of those units are way past where you should be.

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u must live in Utah or Idaho :bigrin

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14 minutes ago, MWB said:

Not going to happen with a 1/2 ton suburban and feel remotely safe.

 

17' feet of storage  plus a kitchen and bathroom is getting you in the 26-28+ territory and the weight of those units are way past where you should be.

That is what I figured. Would an Excursion 7.3 or a K2500 8.1 Suburban tow a 26-28 foot car hauler safely? 

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Welcome.......

Your tow vehicle is good for about 8,000lbs. And I would just assume your car weighs about 2k or a tad more. You will not find a TH with that amount of space needed that your vehicle will tow. I would look into an enclosed trailer under 6,000 lbs but at that your still maxed out

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8 minutes ago, Jake69chevy said:

That is what I figured. Would an Excursion 7.3 or a K2500 8.1 Suburban tow a 26-28 foot car hauler safely? 

A buddy of mine had a 33ft bumper pull behind his 6.0 excursion and never had a problem other than blown driveline U joints but that was problem with the lift and angle more than anything else.

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7 minutes ago, Jake69chevy said:

That is what I figured. Would an Excursion 7.3 or a K2500 8.1 Suburban tow a 26-28 foot car hauler safely? 

Yes both of those are 3/4 ton and would be able to haul larger toy haulers and enclosed trailers.  The 2005 and newer Weekend Warrior FS3000 is a pretty common unit and can be found for $8K to 15K depending on age and condition that would have 2-3 queen sized beds plus  one or two single size beds and haul your sand car.

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1 minute ago, MWB said:

Yes both of those are 3/4 ton and would be able to haul larger toy haulers and enclosed trailers.  The 2005 and newer Weekend Warrior FS3000 is a pretty common unit and can be found for $8K to 15K depending on age and condition that would have 2-3 queen sized beds plus  one or two single size beds and haul your sand car.

This is the trailer i have, i tow it with a 3500 duramax.  The guy i bought it from towed with a 6.0 excursion and had no issues

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Look at Carson they have some options:

http://www.carsontrailer.com/subs/trailers/rv-sport/rv-sport.html

my buddy had the 26’, put a 5 seat Buggy works inside and towed with 1/2 ton without any issues. 

He did change his rear tires and backed the car in for better weight distribution. 

Edited by pennywise

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Genesis made a half a dozen 28FB's in 2016.  They weighed 6500 empty and have 16' 7" of garage space to the first cabinet.  I spent a little over a year tracking them all down and finally bought one from a board member who bought the last one new from Cactus.  It will fit my 4 seat v8 S&S with the paddles on but I'd still put rollers on it and pull the car in backwards.  I may sell my car in October and won't need the trailer.  PM me if you are interested.  I got a good deal on it and would let it go for cheap.

https://www.recreationalvehiclemarket.com/vehicle-2016-New-Genesis-Supreme-GENESIS-SUPREME-28-FB-Toy-Hauler-in-Arizona-AZ-114207285.html

Edited by fmyth

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http://www.carsontrailer.com/subs/trailers/rv-sport/pull-front-kitchen/fl/fl.html

22 foot with 16.8  space - this one is Half Ton towable, with the aluminum siding, and has the smaller tanks for less weight

24 foot with 17 foot, space

 

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They exist, Carson Fun Runner and Titan models with front kitchen / toilet and shower in the closet models are your best bet.

Plus they are sturdy ass toy haulers...built well.

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I went on a massive search for this. My unique situation made it so I needed: A toyhauler no longer that 28ft with tongue (what my parking spot allowed), had a garage big enough for a full size car, and was light enough loaded to be pulled by my 5.4 F150 (couldn't get a bigger truck due to parking restrictions). Given my truck is nearly the highest rated half ton truck at 11k pounds (I would never pull that much) and I outfitted the rear end of the truck to pull more. I ended up finding a used 24ft Carson Fun Runner that I completely redid (thread attached). It fits my 4 seat full size desert dynamics backed in with skinny tires on. Completely loaded I'm upwards of 9300lbs which makes it a workout of a tow, but I take my time and make it just fine. It would be towed by a 7.3 Excursion no problem.

 

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I had a Carson fun run or too, a 22 foot that had a 16 foot garage for my Sandcar and it was one of the best trailers for the price I’ve ever owned.

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