Top Trailers to Haul the Toys

Hearland Torque Toy Hauler

 

Everybody love their toys and we are no exception. We’ve moved dirt bikes, atvs, race cars, 4 wheeling jeeps and on and on. You’ll definitely want to be comfortable on you trips so make sure your really take the time to research each toy hauler option. They are many so many that I don’t have the time to list and describe them all but this is at least a good place to start your search.

So in no particular order are some of the top toy hauling trailers.

  • Dutchman– They were mentioned in one of my previous posts and have a variety of options available to you. The Kodiak is the best toy hauler they offer, Razorback is the most lightweight, Rubicon is the best value and lastly is the Voltage is their top of the line offering.
  • Forest River– Again I have listed this in a previous post and they have so many models that I won’t describe them all but will only list them. Catalyst, Grey Wolf, XLR Hyperlight, Nitro, Sandstorm, Shockwave, Stealth, Vengeance, Vengeance Touring Edition, XLR Thunderbolt, Wolfpack, Wolf Pup, Work and Play. You’ve got to admit there are some pretty creative names here,
  • Keystone RV-  They have eight models of toy hauling trailers called, Energy, Carbon, Cougar, Impact, Mountaineer, Outback, Fuzion and Raptor.
  • KZ-RV- Ok so they don’t have as many trailer lines but that doesn’t mean they aren’t awesome here are a few they do offer. Sportsmen Classic, Sportsmen sportster, Spree Excape, MXT, Inferno, Stoneridge Sportster.
  • Heartland- These guys are keeping it simple with three models. Cyclone, Road Warrior, Torque.
  • Jayco–  These guys are on my top ten list of RV’s and offer three lines called. Octane ZX Superlight, Octane ZX, Seismic.
  • Gulf Stream– This is an iconic brand with a long history of quality. They offer these lines, Ice Haven, Track and Trail.
  • Livin Lite- Offering three lines called, Polaris, Quick Silver VRV, Axxess.

There you have it the top toy hauling trailer brands that I could find. It’s pretty much in line with most things these days. So many choices that it’s hard to make a decision, try not to waste to much time geeking out on research. Just get out there and ride!

P.S. A great place for additional info is Trailerlife.com

Top Ten Travel Trailers

So how do you know what the best trailers are for traveling? Well the answer to that can be very subjective but here is a good place to start with a list of the Top 10 Travel Trailers.

  1. Airstream- The name itself brings up memories of a silver trailer rolling down the road. They pride themselves on Quality, Design, Authenticity and Freedom.
  2. Coachmen- They have been around for over 50 years and provide in their words adventure, freedom, flexibility, reliability, safety and lastly security.
  3. Dutchman- Has a long history of innovation and delivering value all the way back to 1988.
  4. Forest River-Founded in 1996 they started out with pop ups then 5th wheels and now offer the full line up of RV’s.
  5. Gulf Stream- These guys have been around since the early 80’s and are recognizable as having a reliable trailers as well as being an industry innovator.
  6. Heartland- Founded in 2003 they had the team and desire to do RV’s better, starting with one of the coolest innovations in the 5th wheel models called the tight turn technology.
  7. Eclipse Recreational Vehicles- Founded in 2003 these guys have a huge amount of variety with over 50 types of trailers. There dominance has been in the toy hauler category.
  8. Jayco- One of the largest family owned and operated RV manufacturers around today with a history going all the way back to the late 1960’s. With attention to detail, craftsmanship and innovation these guys do a great job.
  9. Keystone- Founded in the mid 1990’s these guys set out to produce a quality product at a much lower cost and so far have been pretty successful doing so.
  10. Winnebago- This name brand is synonymous with RV’s is extremely well know more for their motorhomes and have been in business for well of 50 years.

So you got quite a few options to choose from with long company history’s or family owned and operated to high end or best value. The choice will be difficult but you’ll certainly come out on top any way you go as your choosing a lifestyle that rocks!

Answers To Your RV Q’s

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know I know you’re so interested in hearing about how we are going to manage a family of nine on a week long RV trip? We previously had a bunch of questions really just around how we were going to manage the logistics with a 14 month old daughter and well here is what we have all been waiting for…..

1. Where will Jane sleep? Will a pack’n play fit in the bedroom?

Pack n play is out and the kid tent is in. It’s this little pod style tent that is completely collapsable and travels nicely. Boom! Of coarse there is going to be a solution to this I’m mean there is so many baby and kids products available that why we even thought this would be a problem is beyond me.

2. Jane gets up at 6am sharp and is not quiet about it. She needs to be fed and changed and entertained. Will it be problematic for everyone to be up that early? She also goes to sleep at 7:30. Will it be a problem to keep the entire RV quiet from 7:30pm on?

Turns out my 5 and 7 year old nieces are up at the crack of dawn as well so no big deal there and they also go to bed around 8 so again… no problemo

3. Will Jane have a rear-facing car-seat that sits in the van? Just confirming.

Yes car seat is going to be set up in the van.

4. How long are the driving stretches? June can barely stay in her stroller these days for over 15-20 minutes… frequent stops ok?

Heck yeah frequent stops is OK…whats the rush we’ve got a home on wheels!

5. Is there laundry or somewhere to hand wash poopy stained clothing? She’s been known to have blow-outs.

Yes many of these RV parks that we will be staying at have washing facilities of some sort.

6. Can we ship diapers and wipes?

Yes thank you Amazon

7. Should we bring a tub to bathe her? Will it fit in the shower?

There is a small tub on this huge RV!

8. Can we bring a stroller most places we’re going? She needs to nap twice a day to prevent excessive crankiness.

Yes most places we will be going are stroller friendly

9. Do Sheryl and Don have an extra carrier we can use for hikes and stuff that is not stroller friendly?

Yes as a matter of fact they do
10. Are we going to eat out or cook most of the time? We’ll need to bring along food for her:
-breakfast: organic whole milk, oatmeal, berries/fruit f
-snack: cheerios, banana, veggie/fuits pouches, applesauce
-lunch/dinner: protein (cottage cheese, chicken, beef, pork, fish, beans) and veggie (zucchini, squash, sweet potato, peppers, broccoli, green beans, onions, avocado)
*She can generally eat what we eat, but we like to have other stuff for her just in case
A little of both but not to worry there is a fridge on the RV.
See RVing isn’t so bad after all!

Not a Trailer but an RV!

So my family and I are looking into doing an RV trip and we have quite a few things to think about.

On the trip it is going to be me, my wife and our 14 month old daughter Jane, my sister Sheryl and husband Don and there two kids ages 5 and 7 and the my parents. So a total of 9 people!

The RV we are looking at is a 2016 model that 36 feet long and has the pop outs and we will also be renting a van to have a smaller vehicle for day trips and mobility other than the RV.

We have a few logistical questions mostly regarding how we do this with a toddler. If it were just the wife and I no problem!

…Some of these are pretty obvious but clarifying for logistic planning definitely reduces stress and will ensure Jane and all have a great trip.

 

  1. Where will Jane sleep? Will a pack’n play fit in the bedroom?
  2. Jane gets up at 6am sharp and is not quiet about it. She needs to be fed and changed and entertained. Will it be problematic for everyone to be up that early? She also goes to sleep at 7:30. Will it be a problem to keep the entire RV quiet from 7:30pm on?
  3. Will Jane have a rear-facing car-seat that sits in the or van? Just confirming.
  4. How long are the driving stretches? Jane can barely stay in her stroller these days for over 15-20 minutes… frequent stops ok?
  5. Is there laundry or somewhere to hand wash poopy stained clothing? She’s been known to have blow-outs.
  6. Can we ship diapers and wipes?
  7. Should we bring a tub to bathe her? Will it fit in the shower?
  8. Can we bring a stroller most places we’re going? She needs to nap twice a day to prevent excessive crankiness
  9. Do Sheryl and Don have an extra carrier we can use for hikes and stuff that is not stroller friendly?
  10. Are we going to eat out or cook most of the time? We’ll need to bring along food for her:
    -breakfast: organic whole milk, oatmeal, berries/fruit f
    -snack: cheerios, banana, veggie/fuits pouches, applesauce
    -lunch/dinner: protein (cottage cheese, chicken, beef, pork, fish, beans) and veggie (zucchini, squash, sweet potato, peppers, broccoli, green beans, onions, avocado)
    *She can generally eat what we eat, but we like to have other stuff for her just in case

Maybe your wondering why anyone would want to be in an RV? Well this guys tells us why….

 

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