Towing with a trailer - Luxury Coach Lifestyles
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-08-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
cdat
Senior Member
 
cdat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 236
Default Towing with a trailer

I am considering towing a trailer behind the Newell, primary reason is this would allow us to take either vehicle with us, (Prius/Wrangler), depending on where we are going. Those of you that do take a trailer, do you have issues in RV parks with room to park it? I know this will limit to some degree our ability to choose parks, but realistically how much of a problem have most of you run into? Do any of you have a "rock guard" on the front of the trailer, (flatbed) have you found you need one?

John
__________________

__________________
John and Patti
Julie and Gracie (Our papillons)
91 Newell
#255
cdat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
NewellCrazy
Senior Member
 
NewellCrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sugarland, TX or Salida,CO
Posts: 1,867
Default

Hi John,

Here's a few links that will help you out:

http://www.luxurycoachlifestyle.com/...-trailers.html

Rock Guard Information:

http://www.luxurycoachlifestyle.com/...w-vehicle.html

http://www.luxurycoachlifestyle.com/...rotection.html
__________________

__________________
Sean

If Ain't a Newell, It Ain't Wurt Oonin!
NewellCrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 04:05 PM   #3
folivier
Senior Member
 
folivier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Thibodaux, LA
Posts: 1,221
Default

One thing that would really be helpful is to have a hitch on your car so you could move the trailer around instead of having to use the coach.
__________________
Forest & Cindy Olivier
1998 Newell 45' 2 slide #486
2004 Chevy Silverado Z71
2013 RZR 570LE

"You don't have a soul. You are a soul, you have a body." C.S.Lewis


https://www.luxurycoachlifestyle.com/...php?albumid=14
folivier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #4
Chester B. Stone, Jr.
Senior Member
 
Chester B. Stone, Jr.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sam Carlos, Sonora, Mex.
Posts: 407
Default

There is no way that I would consider a trailer. Many times over the years I have encountered situations where I have had to disconnect the car to be able to relocate the coach. With the car in a trailer, I have no idea what problems I may have encountered trying to disconnect and move the trailer out of the way by hand. Also, many RV parks simply do not have room for both a trailer and a car. Why manhandle a trailer when it is so easy to disconnect the car and park it? Camping World carries various items for protecting the car. Seems to me it would be much cheaper to equip two cars to be pulled vs the cost of a trailer.
__________________
2001 Newell #579
tow a 2011 Honda Odyssey
1935 Mercedes 500K replica
Chester B. Stone, Jr. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 10:16 PM   #5
Ron Skeen
Senior Member
 
Ron Skeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Jefferson City, Tennessee
Posts: 197
Default

I agree with Chester. I pull a 1500 ram with a Goldwing, BMW, and Bicycle in the bed. I have a ramp on the back of the Newell which I can carry a RZR, golf cart, or possible a smart car which I haven't tried to do yet. The only draw back is that everthing usually has to be washed when I settle in. You would probably will be cleaning the trailer and coach anyway so the work is about the same. I have been in several situations where I have had to unhook the truck to be able to get myself out of situation where if I had been pulling a trailer I still would be there. Trailers are possible for full timing when you don't have enough room in the M/C storage.
__________________
Ron & Jean Skeen
1996 Newell 45' #422
2004 Newell 45'8" #689
60 Series Detriot
Yellow Dodge Truck
Ron Skeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
littlebit
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 5
Default

John

We run a 42.5 foot Newell and pull a 30 foot stacker to carry our toys (RZR, Jeep, Zodiac Boat ) keeps them clean and secure
So far no problems with RV sites, we do use
1) Escapees RV Club
2) The Day's End Directory
3) www.big-rigs-rv.com

Name:  IMG-20110913-00066.jpg
Views: 858
Size:  8.9 KB
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG-20110913-00066.jpg
Views:	163
Size:	14.6 KB
ID:	3331  
littlebit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 11:21 PM   #7
Neweller
Senior Member
 
Neweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Heartland
Posts: 3,563
Default

That's a darn nice V-nose trailer! Nice share. And I have to assume it matches the coach? Is it 30 feet including the tongue and 26' of main deck? That would put you at a total length of 72.5 feet.
__________________
Ken
Previous Owner of 3 Newell's
Wanted: Newell Coach Needing Engine Replacement!
If you want to sell, PM or Private Message me. Thanks!


"I know I’m not perfect, and I don't live to be. But before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean."
-Bob Marley
Neweller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 12:43 AM   #8
littlebit
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 5
Default

Yes sir it is
Paint on the bus is a little different (one color) as the stacker came after the bus and we have not got to the 'repaint' yet as we have been putting the bus in to the shape we wanted it the last two years
littlebit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 01:34 AM   #9
cdat
Senior Member
 
cdat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 236
Default

Nice trailer, a little more then I need, although I'll bet given some time I could probably fill it. I appreciate the info, I'm trying to decide between an enclosed trailer and an open flatbed. I like the ability to keep things clean with the enclosed trailer.
John
__________________
John and Patti
Julie and Gracie (Our papillons)
91 Newell
#255
cdat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 02:11 AM   #10
folivier
Senior Member
 
folivier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Thibodaux, LA
Posts: 1,221
Default

Whatsnewell has a nice setup. Don't remember what size enclosed trailer he's pulling but he has a T-bird inside + a few bikes and a lot of tools. It makes a great workshop when he's parked somewhere. I'm jealous!
__________________
Forest & Cindy Olivier
1998 Newell 45' 2 slide #486
2004 Chevy Silverado Z71
2013 RZR 570LE

"You don't have a soul. You are a soul, you have a body." C.S.Lewis


https://www.luxurycoachlifestyle.com/...php?albumid=14
folivier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 06:03 PM   #11
Chester B. Stone, Jr.
Senior Member
 
Chester B. Stone, Jr.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sam Carlos, Sonora, Mex.
Posts: 407
Default

Ron, perhaps you can post a photo of the ramp attached to the Newell to carry you RZR. I have an RZR, but do not have a pickup to haul it.
__________________
2001 Newell #579
tow a 2011 Honda Odyssey
1935 Mercedes 500K replica
Chester B. Stone, Jr. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 06:07 PM   #12
Chester B. Stone, Jr.
Senior Member
 
Chester B. Stone, Jr.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sam Carlos, Sonora, Mex.
Posts: 407
Default

Littlebit, at 72.5', I believe you are illegal in California, and perhaps other states. Just curious.
__________________
2001 Newell #579
tow a 2011 Honda Odyssey
1935 Mercedes 500K replica
Chester B. Stone, Jr. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 06:27 PM   #13
The Newell
Senior Member
 
The Newell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,018
Default

Max Length by State:

RVSafely.com

California Road Law
Size Limitations: Height, 14'; Width, 8'6"; Trailer length, 40'; Motorhome length, 45' but some exceptions and restrictions may apply see http://www.dot.ca.gov; Combined length, 65'.
__________________
1976 Newell Classic (Sold)

Home Base: Riverside, CA

If anyone needs my contact info private message me and I will send it to you.

-Joseph-
The Newell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 10:36 PM   #14
larryweikart
Senior Member
 
larryweikart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Iyopawa Island, Mi. (sometimes)
Posts: 421
Default

[ATTACH][/ATTACH]I received a ticket in Sacramento for over length, a few years ago. I am 71' with trailer!
__________________
1994 Newell #365 w/Corvette, 2002 streetrod 34 ford golf cart, 2009 Smart Car, 1958 Century Coronado, 1965 Cruisers Inc, CAR & BOAT CRAZY! LOVE OUR NEWELL!
larryweikart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 10:43 PM   #15
Neweller
Senior Member
 
Neweller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Heartland
Posts: 3,563
Default

Larry, as always that is a beautiful set-up of yours. I guess one has to avoid those states or switch things up from time to time.
__________________
Ken
Previous Owner of 3 Newell's
Wanted: Newell Coach Needing Engine Replacement!
If you want to sell, PM or Private Message me. Thanks!


"I know I’m not perfect, and I don't live to be. But before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean."
-Bob Marley
Neweller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 11:06 PM   #16
rellick
Senior Member
 
rellick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Sexsmith Alberta Canada
Posts: 594
Default

Im pretty sure were 65' in Canada also, I think certain roads allow commercial trucks to be longer as I have seen 2 53' vans behind a tractor trailor unit. only on twin highways, Alberta and Saskatchewan allows a triple combination as long as you are under 65', but BC doesn't, would be nice to tow a toad and a boat, but the only way to get under that length is a pick-up and a fifth wheel with a boat behind. I cant fit 5 kids and a wife in a pick-up and last time I checked Newell doesn't build fifth wheels!
__________________
Keith, Krista and Family
77 38' Newell Coach Repowered from Smokin' V555TA To 325hp 8.3 inline 6 cummins, Allison 3000 series trans
87 40' Newell Coach 475hp 8V92 DD(sold)
22' 350hp Jet Riverboat
79 Ford F250 4x4
Many others to list
rellick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 12:55 AM   #17
Ron Skeen
Senior Member
 
Ron Skeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Jefferson City, Tennessee
Posts: 197
Default

Chester: I pull the Ram 1500 short bed with the Goldwing 1800 and BMW K1200S in it. The truck allow me to haul the RZR to the trail heads when you can't drive the RZR. The Motorcycles allow me and my wife to have separate mean of transportation when we are stationary.



[ATTACH][/ATTACH]Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7373.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	26.1 KB
ID:	3351Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7374.jpg
Views:	150
Size:	25.8 KB
ID:	3352[ATTACH][/ATTACH]
__________________
Ron & Jean Skeen
1996 Newell 45' #422
2004 Newell 45'8" #689
60 Series Detriot
Yellow Dodge Truck
Ron Skeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 04:44 PM   #18
Chester B. Stone, Jr.
Senior Member
 
Chester B. Stone, Jr.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sam Carlos, Sonora, Mex.
Posts: 407
Default

Ron, I like it. Did you fabricate it or is it sold commercially?
__________________
2001 Newell #579
tow a 2011 Honda Odyssey
1935 Mercedes 500K replica
Chester B. Stone, Jr. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:02 PM   #19
Ron Skeen
Senior Member
 
Ron Skeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Jefferson City, Tennessee
Posts: 197
Default

I did fabricate here locally. The coach did already have the three receiver so I did not have to do anything to the coach. The same shop that made the ramp for my 89 did this one. I have about 2K if I remember right. The one on the 89 was about 3K. They both work great. I sold the one off of the 89 here to a guy who put it on a 36 Wini to haul a golf cart.
__________________

__________________
Ron & Jean Skeen
1996 Newell 45' #422
2004 Newell 45'8" #689
60 Series Detriot
Yellow Dodge Truck
Ron Skeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I'm in a strange pickle. Capnted Off-Topic Discussions & Humor 6 09-22-2012 10:15 PM
Time to Go! prairieschooner Life on the Road | Livin' in Luxury 21 01-04-2012 07:02 PM
from a french dreamer frenchdreamer Toads and Towing Concerns 6 12-21-2011 02:46 PM
A Fireplace » » » A Weekend Project or ! ? ikcandco Upgrades and Customization 10 04-27-2009 12:57 AM
Ground Fault Tripping Richard and Rhonda Charging Systems, Electrical & Solar 12 01-14-2009 12:44 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Newell Coach Corporation or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×