PUP with ATV hauling capability

Discussion in 'Camper Pre-Purchase Questions' started by Nephidoc, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Nephidoc

    Nephidoc New Member

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    I have an ATV Suzuki King quad 700. I'll be using my Toyota Tacoma 09' (with tow kit) to pull it but also would like to use my wife's Honda Pilot if I'm not going to be taking the ATV.

    So far I've looked into the Jayco Baja and the Coleman Evolution series.
    Anyone doing this or using these? Any input/advice would be great.
    I'm thinking of buying used and spending 5-10K.

    Thanks so much.

    Stan
     
  2. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Palomino also offers a toy hauler pop up.. not sure if you looked at those yet..
     
  3. carolinacampers

    carolinacampers Nights camped: 2008-10, 2009-25, 2010-6.

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    No one has responded yet about the weight issue, so I'll be the first. My DH and I almost bought an Evo 1. After consulting with Honda (I have an '03 Pilot), we decided against it as the weight of the camper was almost to the most weight Honda recommended my vehicle was able to tow (3500lbs).
    Now, that didn't include the platform like what you'll need for the ATV. Then you have to factor that in too. I think the most the newer Hondas can tow is 4500 lbs.
    We're shopping for a new tow vehicle and would love to go with another Honda. We looked at the Ridgeline, but it only tows 5000 lbs max. That is one reason Consumer Reports gives it a red dot. Since we may get a TT in the future, we need something with a little more muscle.
    I would check with Honda first, if I were you.
     
  4. Nephidoc

    Nephidoc New Member

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    Well thanks for the input.
    I looked at the Flagstaffs with hauling capabilities.
    They weighed in wet around 3500 - 5500 depending on the ATV we would take.
    A little high for the Honda but OK for the Taco.
    The search continues!

    Stan
     
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    We just bought a 2006 E2 and it rocks. They are a bit on the heavy side though. But man what a camper.
     
  6. liamlunchtray

    liamlunchtray New Member

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    livin lite has hauler pups that range from 1600lbs to 1800lbs depending on configuration. When I was looking for a used 10.0 I kept finding the Hauler versions, but never any standard ones. Used they seem to be around $4k, which isn't too bad...
     
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    SkamperCampers New Member

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    Or you could consider a regular PUP mounted on an extended trailer. I just came across this:

    http://buffalo.craigslist.org/rvs/1856297657.html
     
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    saw a viking model today that has a platform at the front for an ATV (it has rails but the brochure shows them loading a quad onto it).
     

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