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Randy J
12-30-2012, 11:08 PM
What do you think?

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Neweller
12-30-2012, 11:49 PM
Very cool indeed. Thanks for sharing. I know the newest Smart Car Cabriolet is 106 inches long which would put it 4 inches over legal width if hauled like this behind a coach. If we could shave the varmint another four inches we would see a lot more of this.

I remember ikcandco a past member showed a picture of one angled to meet the regulations.

Those MAN vehicles are pretty cool, I have been in a couple at shows and they are a little pricey too.

larryweikart
12-31-2012, 12:00 AM
I know of a guy who has this same setup behind his Prevost and has no problems. It would be nice to get your hands on one of the earlier models from Germany, they were shorter.

Ron Skeen
12-31-2012, 03:37 PM
I have hauled the rzr and goldwing with no problems. I made the ramp bigger and I remove 2 center sections to drive on. I have had about 1500 lb on the ramp and think it would handle 2k or better. simple to take on and off. the carry is about 60" x 96".

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Neweller
12-31-2012, 04:13 PM
Now that's sporting Ron! Make it street legal and you have your toad too.

Larry, how about sticking something like one of those streetrod bodies on a RZR and making it street legal? Would be interesting. A friend of mine had a business for years building up tricked out golf carts prior to the whole side by side thing taking off.

MrE
12-31-2012, 07:36 PM
There's a guy in San Diego that takes amusement park bumper cars and makes them street legal. Tom Wright’s Street-Legal Bumper Cars (http://www.coolthings.com/tom-wrights-street-legal-bumper-cars/)

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MichnBev
12-31-2012, 08:46 PM
Wow a lot of amazing toys out there. We just need to get out and live a little.

Randy J
12-31-2012, 08:51 PM
I have hauled the rzr and goldwing with no problems. I made the ramp bigger and I remove 2 center sections to drive on. I have had about 1500 lb on the ramp and think it would handle 2k or better. simple to take on and off. the carry is about 60" x 96".

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Ron, I like the setup you did for your rzr! If you don't me asking what did it cost to rig that up?

Randy J
12-31-2012, 08:53 PM
There's a guy in San Diego that takes amusement park bumper cars and makes them street legal. Tom Wright’s Street-Legal Bumper Cars (http://www.coolthings.com/tom-wrights-street-legal-bumper-cars/)

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Jon that's pretty cool! Leeann says them little bumper cars are cute. That's pretty neat he made them street legal.

Ron Skeen
12-31-2012, 10:18 PM
I have modify the rack on 3 different occasions and really don't know how much I have in this one. The 3 receivers were on the coach when I purchase. I had a rack on my 89 that I sold for 1K this year. that rack was carried by the bumper and receiver. I will try to post some pictures. Both coaches really handle the weight well and tow the truck good behind30873085

Wheeler
02-05-2013, 12:09 AM
Ron you had a sweet setup on your older coach and now on your new coach. Thank you for sharing your photos and ideas. What a great inspiration. :thumbsup:

Randy J
02-05-2013, 01:22 AM
Ron you sold one for a grand? that's not bad at all. It looked great behind your classic Newell to.

Neweller
02-05-2013, 02:44 AM
I must have missed those last photo's. That was one heck of a set up. I wonder what the total length of the train was?

JustDustin
04-15-2013, 03:16 AM
Ron that's the way to go. I like setups on both your older coach and your newer one. :thumbup: