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otrfun

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Posted: 02/28/14 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Flite wrote:

That's why I'm staying with a smaller toy hauler. Both the Stealth and Hyper Lite I'm looking at are well within what I'll comfortably tow with my truck. I'm not one of those guys comfortable pulling a 33' trailer with a 1/2 ton. The one bit of information I can't seem to find anywhere for the time being is interior height under the rear bed. That bit of info may very well make my final decision for me.
I'd recommend doing a search on rvtrader.com or rvt.com for whatever models you're interested in. Call every dealer that has one in stock and ask them to measure. Once you get the same measurement a few times you can reasonably assume the measurement is accurate.

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We had the 27' stealth that we towed with a 1/2T Chevy CC. 2011 RZR S with 2" lift and 14" x28" tires . Just fit under the bed with about an inch to spare. It was a nice trailer but after making a coupletrips to colorado and having repetitive engine problems with the chevy we traded the truck in for a power stroke and since we had a bigger truck sold the stealth for a fusion 5th wheel. But to answer your question . Fit fine in mine stock and was close with lift and bigger tires.

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Might be ok with the 1/2 ton in NC, but I am 100% concerned if you come out to the Rockies that it's going to be trouble, for your safety, and ours. I would consider a truck upgrade. I see half tons on the side of Ashton Pass all the time, and on quite a few occasions they have caused others towing up to have accidents, because there is just not enough room. You might be alright in the flatlands though.


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The poster asked for interior heights and almost everybody starts talking about 1/2 ton trucks and hitch weight?


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My 19ft Stellar height inside is 78"

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I appreciate the concern, I really do. Out here on the east coast, the worst stuff I'll get into is foothills of the Appalachians. I've been there with enclosed car trailers in the neighborhood of 8000 pounds and been very comfortable. For one track event I was loaded to about 11,000 pounds and it was uncomfortable. For the top rung of today's 1/2 ton trucks, 6000-8000 pounds is a very reasonable load. Any time you add multiple tons of weight to ANY vehicle, the risk factor increases. The key is realizing that and not thinking that your 1/2 ton gasser is a big rig that can do anything.

I am very weight conscious on this hunt for an RV. This is why I wanted to know the interior height of the small Hyper Lite. There is no need to upgrade from my truck to tow the little one. It looks like my decision has been made. The RZR will fit with room to spare and I'll be around 7000 pounds loaded which is 1000lbs below my desired limit.

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Flite wrote:

First of all, hello. I am terrible with online searches so please forgive me if this info is readily available somewhere that I'm not aware of.

I have been researching toy haulers for quite a while now and I think I have narrowed it down to two; The Forest River Stealth 2515 or the XLR Hyper Lite 24HFS. My number one concern is interior height in the "garage" area with the electric motorized bed raised. I will be hauling a Polaris RZR in the back. They sit about 5' 10" tall as they roll off the showroom floor. I'd love to have some wiggle room on the height for stuff like light bars, the roof, and possibly taller tires down the road. I have searched and searched for that information and haven't found anything.

I also really like the layout of the Fun Finder XT245 and the fact that it appears very light weight, but it appears to be shorter than either the Hyper Lite or the Stealth. The Jayco Octane T26Y appears to be very tall in the back, but I'm just not sold on the floor plan.

Is there any way to get that information? For what it's worth, I'm towing with a 2010 Toyota Tundra with every tow option and E load rated tires. I've even been tempted to look at the Stealth 2715, but it's heavier yet and I don't want to get to an uncomfortable point with towing it. I've been towing enclosed car trailers with various loads for a few years with this truck, and a couple hundred pounds of tongue weight can make a noticable difference.



I have a 2010 Forest River "Shockwave" with no garage. I have a Polaris Rzr with a spare wheel on top and 14" wheels. I have about 3" clearance under the bed. Without the garage, we have a lot more living space.

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