A Few Things to Know About Stackers
A stacker is a trailer that has a hydraulic lift inside it very similar to the lift at your local car repair shop. This lift hoists one car or other vehicle up and leaves room underneath to load another vehicle onto the trailer, hence the nickname stacker.
Stacking cars or items is the best way to keep a trailer as short as possible and bring as much stuff as you can and still be within the DOT legal length limits for highway use. The DOT laws vary by state and can be as short as 55 ft in some states and as long as 85 ft in others. When towing a trailer, especially behind a motor home that is 40 ft or longer, it is very important to know the limits of length in the state you live in as well as the states you plan to travel through.
For most stacker trailers the recommended tow vehicle is a motor coach with a hitch rating to match the GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of the trailer. That does not limit towing stackers to just motorhomes however. A stacker trailer can be towed by any vehicle that is rated to tow the weight capacity of the trailer, and has a long enough wheel base to be stable enough to handle the wind sheer on the highway.
Building or Buying a Stacker Trailer
Stacker trailers can be built from steel structure or aluminum structure. There are a wide variety of options available and many ways to set up and build one of these stacker trailers. The best advise that you could get regarding building one of these is to talk to a professional.
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