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post #1 of 7 Old 07-06-2014, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Okay so I have a dilemma... long story short I have the truck for pulling the travel trailer and my daily driver is a Camry and my wife drives a CRV. My dilemma is how do I get both the travel trailer and the ski to the same spot? First thought was replace CRV with a V6 or V8 SUV but its paid for and we don't want a loan on a car. Second thought was hitch on the CRV but than we have to drive 2 cars everywhere and the CRV will struggle with it over the mountains. So here is where I am at... put the ski and trailer "in" the truck.

SKI is 850lbs and with a trailer I assume under 1500lbs pretty easy. Plus the 800lb tongue weight of my travel trailer.

I am comfortable fabricating a safe and functional system my big concern is how the truck will drive and handle it. Thoughts, ideas?

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Okay so I have a dilemma... long story short I have the truck for pulling the travel trailer and my daily driver is a Camry and my wife drives a CRV. My dilemma is how do I get both the travel trailer and the ski to the same spot? First thought was replace CRV with a V6 or V8 SUV but its paid for and we don't want a loan on a car. Second thought was hitch on the CRV but than we have to drive 2 cars everywhere and the CRV will struggle with it over the mountains. So here is where I am at... put the ski and trailer "in" the truck.

SKI is 850lbs and with a trailer I assume under 1500lbs pretty easy. Plus the 800lb tongue weight of my travel trailer.

I am comfortable fabricating a safe and functional system my big concern is how the truck will drive and handle it. Thoughts, ideas?

it would look something like this:



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I put two 660 pound drums of honey in my pickup and pull a trailer with another 7-8,000 pounds of honey often and have never had any problems.

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I would sell the rat wagons and buy a car from an American company that pays taxes in the USa and gives employees full benefits with good wages none of which yoyo does by the Way.

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Put a hitch on the trailer and pull both as a unit...
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My Dad used to put a 12 foot aluminum boat with a 15horse outboard and the galvanized trailer (which was f***in heavy) in his old CCSB 6.0 and then towed our pop-up camper behind that. I Don't know the exact weight but i know the only way we got it into the back of the truck was to winch it up ramps into the bed I don't think your ski will be a problem.
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put a hitch on the back of your camper....

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cannot double tow in WA or trust me this thread would not exist

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I would sell the rat wagons and buy a car from an American company that pays taxes in the USa and gives employees full benefits with good wages none of which yoyo does by the Way.
LOL I find that comment funny but lets keep the thread on topic please.

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