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Old 11-07-2016, 12:58 AM   #1
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Default 2 car trailer - short stacker vs longer single level

I've decided that I want to start hauling a second car to the track, so I am trying to decide if a shorter (28-30) on the floor stacker 5th wheel or a 42-44 (36-38) on the floor is a better way to go.

I dont know how a 5th wheel stacker will pull behind a freightliner as its still a bit taller, but the shorter OAL would be convenient.

Thoughts? Anyone else been there done that.....
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Old 11-09-2016, 01:35 PM   #2
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We've had a couple of short stackers. They have both been really short, one 20' and the other only 18', and both were bumper pull. The 18' is really tight, I think 22 or 24 would be ideal. As long as you have a good diesel truck they tow really well and are very maneuverable. We've considered long 5th wheel trailer but unless you have a really wide open area to park them it could be a challenge. I live up a tight twisty road with blind turns so it could be a challenge. Seems like it would be a pain if you are in urban areas with normal gas stations and no truck stops. It's a lot easier and generally cheaper to find a used long 5th wheel than a stacker though.
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I have a 30 foot stacker and love it. Bumper pull behind a Kodiak 14 foot toter. Plenty of room for a workshop on "lower level" and spares storage up above.
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I had a 36' 5th wheel stacker I pulled behind a Sportchassis, it worked great for taking two cars and tons of spares, pit cart, golf cart to track.

If your only hauling cars a 32' floor 40' tip to tip Featherlite is the way to go, you can pull that behind a 2500 single rear wheel HD.
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I had a 36' 5th wheel stacker I pulled behind a Sportchassis, it worked great for taking two cars and tons of spares, pit cart, golf cart to track.

If your only hauling cars a 32' floor 40' tip to tip Featherlite is the way to go, you can pull that behind a 2500 single rear wheel HD.
What was the height on your 5th wheel? Unfortunately, I'm hauling all the spares with me.
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TTT....still looking for more insight. I went to PRI and was in trailer induced overload....
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When we were first shopping for a gooseneck stacker trailer to pull 2 cars, I was looking for a 36-40' stacker that had some shop/storage space up front and in the gooseneck area. We were shopping for used in the $30-60k range, which limited things quite a bit.

Keep in mind that the gooseneck area generally takes up 8', unless you have a short gooseneck area with an extended hitch. So that means your 36' stacker is really only 28' on the floor. Take out 12' for shop space and you only end up with 16' of space. You probably need at least 14' for a stacker lift.

I didn't see any 36' used stackers while I was searching a year ago.

I ended up looking for 40 and 44', knowing that we'd have room for a 3rd car and more room for tires and spares. The 44' pace GT we picked up has worked out great.

If you can find a 40' Renegade they tend to have nice usable floorplans.

If you've got $170k handy, there is this:

http://www.trailersoftheeastcoast.co...OwnedInventory
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sorry i haven't checked this thread for awhile, I don't know the heigth, but if you email me ill send you pics.
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