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Wow. I didn't even take pics of the inside. This was the only single axle, drive in, drive out trailer I could find anywhere. I have a Triton TR167, that is good, but too heavy on the tongue and couldn't back up the ramp decent with studs. This trailer solves that, but We got an Audi Q5 with air suspension to pull with now, so not as much of an issue.
Largest trailer dealer in my area, but literature came in a Forest River satchel (same as spoiler) and 1 piece of lit said Amerilite.
Did notice a difference pulling from the slant front trailer, seemed to buffet a little from side to side, but it was empty, but other trailer didn't do that.
 

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I love this trailer and never knew it existed...I have been looking at the Triton TC167. Was wondering how do you park the sleds on a 7' wide? staggered or facing opposite directions? I also use for quads so I am unsure if the slopped front will work as you have to park them further back screwing up the balance. This trailer might be the answer...about how much new?
 

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OPs got some nuts apparently.... I pulled my 27ft enclosed Legend in some slick conditions in February this season, hit some black ice and felt the whole back of my truck start sliding... on a 5 lane section of highway... one of those moments I thought I needed to change my pants. Wouldn't catch me towing with a Q5... just my .02
 

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Well, I started pulling wagons when I was 6 on the hills on the farm. I've hauled my own toys since I was 16 with everything from a 4x4 Chevy to a smart car. I drove heavy haul dump for 40 years, no accidents. Audi has done Quattro since 1980 and pretty much had it right from the start, winning races and as I recall, the first production vehicle to do 200mph at Indianapolis(?). It's not a repurposed jeep. The Q5 weighs about the same as pick up, but I have a lower center of gravity, so you will have to explain your logic? I have factory electronic trailer package that sets the car for towing as soon as I plug a trailer in. I have computer controlled air ride suspension that keeps my vehicle level even when it's not running. You? I have Matrix led headlights that stay aimed because they are programmed plus the air ride suspension keeps it that way. You?

Unlike you, I consciously chose a vehicle that was that was best in fuel economy in the class I was looking.
I get 40 Imp. mpg (7/100k) in the summer and 18 pulling a trailer once or twice a year. You? Ya, thanks for your contribution.
I drive the speed limit when pulling a trailer, because I have been trained my whole life that extra weight requires extra attention.

So, ya, that's me, with the finger up every time some douch in a pickup truck passes me doing 80 mph pulling 6 sled trailer with a jacked up monster truck. And yes, you're both just "that guy".
 

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Well, I started pulling wagons when I was 6 on the hills on the farm. I've hauled my own toys since I was 16 with everything from a 4x4 Chevy to a smart car. I drove heavy haul dump for 40 years, no accidents. Audi has done Quattro since 1980 and pretty much had it right from the start, winning races and as I recall, the first production vehicle to do 200mph at Indianapolis(?). It's not a repurposed jeep. The Q5 weighs about the same as pick up, but I have a lower center of gravity, so you will have to explain your logic? I have factory electronic trailer package that sets the car for towing as soon as I plug a trailer in. I have computer controlled air ride suspension that keeps my vehicle level even when it's not running. You? I have Matrix led headlights that stay aimed because they are programmed plus the air ride suspension keeps it that way. You?

Unlike you, I consciously chose a vehicle that was that was best in fuel economy in the class I was looking.
I get 40 Imp. mpg (7/100k) in the summer and 18 pulling a trailer once or twice a year. You? Ya, thanks for your contribution.
I drive the speed limit when pulling a trailer, because I have been trained my whole life that extra weight requires extra attention.

So, ya, that's me, with the finger up every time some douch in a pickup truck passes me doing 80 mph pulling 6 sled trailer with a jacked up monster truck. And yes, you're both just "that guy".
Congratulations, you read the brochure when you picked up your overpriced VW.....I've pulled snowmobile with a 4 cylinder Accord... oh and way to assume my 2.7 V6 Ecoboost F150 is "lifted", or that I'm driving 80mph with 6 sleds in a 4 place trailer. :LOL: Ground clearance is the same between a Q5 and my F150... and I would certainly say that a truck is more capable/practical for hauling sleds, etc. But if you need to make yourself feel big for buying a vehicle that needs to tell you what lightbulb is out with a check engine light.... be my guest. 🐸:coffee:
 

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Nice trailer. What does it weigh? I bought a Pro Star Bullitt from Action. Overall they were pretty straight forward to deal with. First thing I did was take those giant stickers off.

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Well, I started pulling wagons when I was 6 on the hills on the farm. I've hauled my own toys since I was 16 with everything from a 4x4 Chevy to a smart car. I drove heavy haul dump for 40 years, no accidents. Audi has done Quattro since 1980 and pretty much had it right from the start, winning races and as I recall, the first production vehicle to do 200mph at Indianapolis(?). It's not a repurposed jeep. The Q5 weighs about the same as pick up, but I have a lower center of gravity, so you will have to explain your logic? I have factory electronic trailer package that sets the car for towing as soon as I plug a trailer in. I have computer controlled air ride suspension that keeps my vehicle level even when it's not running. You? I have Matrix led headlights that stay aimed because they are programmed plus the air ride suspension keeps it that way. You?

Unlike you, I consciously chose a vehicle that was that was best in fuel economy in the class I was looking.
I get 40 Imp. mpg (7/100k) in the summer and 18 pulling a trailer once or twice a year. You? Ya, thanks for your contribution.
I drive the speed limit when pulling a trailer, because I have been trained my whole life that extra weight requires extra attention.

So, ya, that's me, with the finger up every time some douch in a pickup truck passes me doing 80 mph pulling 6 sled trailer with a jacked up monster truck. And yes, you're both just "that guy".
If you think these guys are bad go to the RV forums :rolleyes:

I am in the same boat as you...don't tow enough for a truck to be worth it and put on too many kms. Have a Toyota Highlander that works great for me. I pulled a 5000 lb RV for years and had zero issues. Lots of power, proper load distributed hitch, mirror extensions, etc...the only issue I had was the fuel tank was too small for towing. I probably put on 50K towing and still have the same highlander with 450K km's. All everyone said on the forums is that I am putting everyone's life in danger...WTF...It is rated to tow 5000lb by the manufacturer and if anyone knows the real limits (not paranoid keyboard warriors) it's them...they have the legal liability riding on it. Granted I never towed that in the winter but...geez...all I usually see are trucks in the ditch in the winter and usually 4wd. Trucks have their place but most people have them as a status symbol and only use them as real trucks a couple times a year and usually a trailer would take care of that.
 

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Like it or not a typical TRUCK makes a better tow vehicle than a smaller SUV or a car
due to the fact , it has a longer heel base wider stance and stiffer frame, odds are it will have larger brakes as well
all that adds up to a more stable platform, and this is why most 1/2+ trucks have way higher tow ratings than the smaller vehicles do
you can also add in higher ground clearance which there for allows better approach and departure angles and help keep the ball or tongue of the trailer from dragging when going into dips , be them at entrances into places , or drive ways or??

NOW I am NOT saying anyone HAS to have a truck to tow something,
but you also have to be honest and admit that, when towing in POOR conditions, having More tow vehicle is a GOOD thing,
and NOT being at the MAX tow rating is also a BIG plus, most OEM"S make there tow rating under the best of conditions and not the worse condition

when all the stars line up a lot of magical things can happen
and using an excuse or saying(no base) like I have done something for "X" amount of time just fine, or others have

keep in mind many folks also win the lottery, yet most don't!

as for seeing more trucks in ditches than other tow vehicles
I gather this is simple math, more truck\ owners that tow than SUV/car folks that tow
and , then there is also that EGO< that many truck owners have that think cause they bought "X" truck, that is some how makes them magically GREAT drivers and towing pro's
and IMO, , WAY too many folks tow WAY too fast period, never mind too fast for conditions!
the last decade has brought about a ton of GO fast drivers, and they DON"T slow down when towing or when snowing or??? the need to get every where extra fast has never been higher!~

and this I gather is why you see more trucks /trailers in ditches period
nothing to do with tow ratings of a Car/SUV VS a Pickup truck!

drivers skills matter, as does common sense, something many just don;t seem to have much of anymore IMO!~ HAHA!

But put the same skilled driver in a SUV/Car, and put them in a truck,. and if being honest, the truck
again will feel safer and tow better,. and Stop better too 99% of the time!
just by the features it has, wider, longer Typically heavier, and stiffer frame, larger brakes, all pro's to towing!
 

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My Thundercat will work fine on rough days on Tug Hill, but on those days it stays on the trailer and the XCR comes out. I prefer to use the right tool for the job.
 
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