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How do toads track


Morning everyone. I’ve been wondering about how toads track behind a motor home when turning. Specifically, do they track inside of the back wheels so you have to allow more room or not?

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The track varies somewhat based on the length of the motorhome's rear overhang and the length of the toad. In tight turns, a longer, wider toad will run further inside the motorhome's track than a narrower, shorter toad, but in both cases it isn't by a lot. If you're new to towing a toad, spending some time driving around in an empty striped parking lot can be a valuable learning tool.



-- Edited by Dutch on Sunday 9th of February 2020 06:29:51 AM

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Thanks Dutch. That’s kind of what I figured. In my particular case it will most likely track inside as the oveehang will be short and the wheelbase will be long.

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Actually, the more overhang there is the more the toad tracks within the motorhome's track. If you picture the geometry, the tail swing behind the rear axle pulls the toad away from the turn direction.

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My little Chevy Cobalt toad tracks perfectly inside the wheel track on my motorhome. A motorhome like mine with a tag axle, a diesel pusher or bus with a shorter overhang will also have near perfect tracking. I can't understand how some of those Class A's or C's with huge overhangs and shorter wheelbases can possibly handle very well, let alone track a trailer well. I's be afraid to drive something like this, even without towing anything.

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Chip,

It may just be me, but I do not have "permissions" to view that link.  You might check that one out.  (It's probably determined by the "source" where the link goes to.)

If you need help posting a link, let me know and I'll try to help.

Terry



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Thanks, Terry and Jo. It was just an older class C with about 20ft of overhang on a single rear axle. I'm afraid the tail would wag the dog, as they say.

I used tinypics for my image hosting for years, but since they shut it down I haven't found a image hosting site I like. Do you have any recommendations? I've found that imageBB and google photos don't allow you to imbed images in a post, just post a link, which often doesn't work reliably. Unless I'm doing something wrong, which I probably am.

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imgur.com has worked well for me...

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Sushidog wrote:

Thanks, Terry and Jo. It was just an older class C with about 20ft of overhang on a single rear axle. I'm afraid the tail would wag the dog, as they say.

I used tinypics for my image hosting for years, but since they shut it down I haven't found a image hosting site I like. Do you have any recommendations? I've found that imageBB and google photos don't allow you to imbed images in a post, just post a link, which often doesn't work reliably. Unless I'm doing something wrong, which I probably am.

Chip


 Dutch probably has a good idea with that one.  After Photobucket decided to charge me for 3rd party hosting to show images at the forums, I decided to go with Smugmug.  It isn't free, but it also works much faster than Photobucket ever did and also provides larger pictures than PB.  Smugmug is also "unlimited," which is a good thing because I now have over 39,000 images at my site.  And, Smugmug's prices, even for the most expensive package is cheaper than what Photobucket wanted to charge me.

I do have to correct one thing though.  While Smugmug doesn't limit the size of photos I upload nor the number of images I can post there, they do limit me to only 5000 photos in one gallery.  (Incidentally, I've never reached that number in one gallery.)

Terry



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Thanks for the recommendations. I tried Imgur and it seems to work OK so far. Plus you can't beat free.

I love this board, lots of friendly folks always willing to help. You guys are the best! Here's a test.

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Chip



-- Edited by Sushidog on Monday 17th of February 2020 11:03:38 PM

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Using your photo, picture which way the rear bumper goes on a tight turn using the rear wheels as the pivot point. Notice that it goes in the opposite direction to the turn, so a trailer or toad will also swing that way as the turn is made, keeping the trailer or toad more in line with the coach. The longer the overhang, the more swing out, although there are obvious disadvantages to that as well when it comes to handling, etc.

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