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Old 04-04-2011, 05:05 PM   #1
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Hello from Manhattan, KS

I'm contemplating living out of a travel trailer fulltime to have a bit of freedom as I'm tired of having to deal with landlords and psychotic roommates. So Im looking for a 24-27ft trailer that my car can tow.

Planning on moving to Cali by the summer.
I picked up a 96 Cadillac fleetwood and it can tow about 5,000 lbs.

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Old 04-04-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
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So Im looking for a 24-27ft trailer that my car can tow.
Hi Mark, welcome to FiberglassRV. I guess you've found out by reading the forums, you're not going to find a trailer in that length that's molded AND can be towed by your car. The Bigfoot 25' is the current largest model available... all molded. When I say current... it's only available in the used market. BUT, it weighs more than you can tow. You'll have plenty more to choose from in the 16-19 length.

Best of luck!

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:01 PM   #3
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Cool Check out what trailers weigh.

Originally Posted by saltyroads View Post
I'm looking for a 24-27ft trailer that my car can tow...I picked up a 96 Cadillac fleetwood and it can tow about 5,000 lbs.
I recommend you check out Trailer Weights in the Real World.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:30 AM   #4
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First welcome to fiberglassrv the place for light weight trailers. (love the mileage)

Have pulled a 27' with a heavy duty full sized v8 van; lots of gas though and at todays prices? TV had cooler brakes WD system and more.

First I am not an expert but:
The 13' is light and nimble 1000 lbs, small to medium car 1.4L can pull it depending on car ratings. A few with washroom. (less gas)
Then 16' 17' 1900 to 2500 lb range need 1.8L to 2.4L through 6cyl depending on weight and other factors to pull these. mid size to large car. Most 16' and 17' units have a washroom and may have shower combo or even separate shower in a few cases. (not to bad on fuel depending on TV and other factors)
19' large car or if 5th wheel truck to pull this size do to weight. (bigger pit stops)
Dealer said the plain rating is unbraked, no transaxle cooler, also we have to consider the hitch used and how it is setup. (electric brakes and cooler effect what is possible)

Hope the little note helps
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