Toy haulers are designed for people with a lot of toys. In the past they were very heavy and difficult to tow unless you had a full-size pickup truck. But these days there are many different options for lightweights.
This article will help you decide which lightweight toy hauler is right for your needs, and how to get the most out of your purchase.
How I use my Toy Hauler
Toy hauling is very important to me because it lets me transport a lot of toys on a short trip. I have a pickup truck, so it’s easy to pull our toy hauler behind. If the Ford starts to overheat I just turn off the air conditioner and use the leather double bench seat as a bench seat. The bench seat makes for a comfortable bench ride for my dog. Since we have more toys than we have room for, we’ve been storing them someplace else inside our house or garage until we need them again.
I’ve been hauling a lot of toys for 16 years. My first toy haulers were nothing more than a sheet of plywood with plywood flooring attached to the frame. The flooring was held down with metal staples, and this made for a very heavy toy hauler. But it also made me think about how much I needed to spend to get the best toy hauler possible, and I limited myself to buying toy haulers that cost less than .
Since then my toy hauler has changed dramatically. But after 16 years of hauling, I realized that it wasn’t just about the hauler. It was more about the toys and the safety. So, I began looking for lighter and more comfortable options and found some great ideas. This is how we got to our latest toy hauler:
Pretty much every toy hauler on the market today is made from a lightweight aluminum or steel frame, but they range from 2 to 4 feet long and weigh as little as 10 pounds. The best thing about these lightweight toy haulers is that many of them fold up into a small package that’s easy to carry or fit into your trunk or back of your truck. Many also fold down flat for storage in closets or under beds.
Toy Hauler Safety
There are a lot of safety considerations when hauling your toys. If you’re not careful, some of your toys could end up on the road or in people’s yards. Some people think that if their toy hauler is loose on the back of their truck they can throw more stuff in it without providing enough security, but this is very dangerous. Even if the toy hauler doesn’t roll off, it could get bent or break, leaving your toys at risk.
The good news is that if you’re careful, you can get a very nice toy hauler that’s also very safe. The easiest way to make your toy hauler safer is to use bungee cords to secure the toy hauler in place. The toy haulers with the best anchor systems are Go Industries, Sky Box, Sprinter USA, and Fourwinds. If you have a pickup truck it’s even easier since there are many products made especially for your type of truck. The products designed for trucks can be used with any type of pickup. Always make sure that the product has been tested for use in this way before buying it if you’re not familiar with it already.
The cargo management systems available for toy haulers are designed to make your job of loading and unloading easier. Some of the storage options include:
Built-in support beams that stabilize your cargo as you drive, so the toys won’t move around as you drive. They work great for larger toys like ATVs and dirt bikes. But if you’re hauling smaller toys, the support beams can actually be a problem because they can poke holes in soft toys like stuffed animals and pillows and cause damage and tears that expose stuffing and fillings.