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Cole
10-12-2013, 12:15 AM
Just curious. I've been shopping for a "deal" :lol:

Ran across a couple that "need work", which is the sorta thing I get into sometimes. :crazy::crazy: But would have to tow the home.

Thing is, I have a 18' dovetail dual axle car hauler. The math is so close it *might* fit. Basically, with the nose at the front of the trailer the rear wheels should just barely be on. With the nose over the front edge of my deck I could get the wheels further up the deck.

Anyone actually done it.

SullyVan
10-12-2013, 12:23 AM
Yup. When mine broke down once, I had it up on one. The whole Sprinter behind the rear wheels hangs off the back really far, the rear wheels jusr barely are on the tow vehicle.

Cole
10-12-2013, 12:33 AM
Yeah, I kinda figured it would extend beyond the trailer at least 4-5' depending on how far forward I could get it.

Any pictures. Any idea of the tongue weight? (Since there won't be much room for adjustment)

SullyVan
10-12-2013, 02:08 AM
No pictures. I was too upset and didn't feel like recording the breakdown, 2 days into a vacation with the wife at the time. :)

Cole
10-12-2013, 02:19 AM
I understand!

Aqua Puttana
10-12-2013, 02:44 AM
I thought that I could find some pics for you, but it's a 140" WB. :bash:

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9299

vic

Cole
10-12-2013, 02:54 AM
I thought that I could find some pics for you, but it's a 140" WB. :bash:

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9299

vic


Last post had a 158", but not sure about the trailer.

My dads sprinter towing sprinter:smirk:
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Aqua Puttana
10-12-2013, 03:06 AM
Last post had a 158", but not sure about the trailer.

Yep. Lukas indicates he hails from Poland. Probably a Euro design trailer. vic

My dads sprinter towing sprinter:smirk:
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d_bertko
10-12-2013, 04:38 PM
Not exactly the same thing but I have had my 02 158" towed a couple of times on a flatbed tow truck. Usually a tight fit on a AAA tow truck.

One of the times the Sprinter could not be loaded nose-first. The tail-first loading resulted in the front tires hanging off the sloping lip of the tow bed about halfway. I was dubious but it was well chained and did not budge from that precarious position when towed.

Dan

pacman_34
10-14-2013, 09:16 PM
I towed several 158" wheel base 3500 sprinters on my trailer. Its a 20' trailer and I still had room to spare.