What's a Toad?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Stueysheep, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. Stueysheep

    Stueysheep Deleted User

    Seen on other threads what exactly is a toad please. Is it a vehicle towed along behind a MH? Does it have to be on an A frame to be a toad?

    Are A frames legal and how big a vehicle could you stick on an a frame?
     
  2. Stueysheep

    Stueysheep Deleted User

    Oh, and how much payload can you put on an A frame?
     
  3. American Dream

    American Dream Read Only Funster

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    OOps. Correct It is a vehicle towed behind a Motorhome.I guess it does to be a TOAD but I'm sure there will be more replies to clarify.

    The matter of "A" frames being legal has been the subject of very long debates elsewhere on the forums.Just do a search.

    You'll see what I mean. http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1198&highlight=FRAME

    The size of the vehicle depends on the all-up weight percentage compared to your Motorhome and the towbar/ball loading.

    Remember lots of "A" frames are not braked so there is more mass for the original braking system to retard.
     
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  4. Jim

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    Hi, a "toad" is an American term for the smaller vehicle that they tow behind their motorhome. :Smile:
     
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    "Toad" is the American term for a "towed" vehicle where all four wheels are on the road.. ie , using an A frame

    Are A frames legal ? .. not going there.. :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    How big.. limited by the max train weight of the motorhome.
     
  6. Stueysheep

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    OK, thaks Peeps.

    Guess the best way is a small car driven on a small braked trailer. oh yes that would do nicely..
     
  7. pappajohn

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    all well and good till you get to your pitch and find it aint big enough for a motorhome , car AND trailer.
    or the site owner is a greedy ba**ard and charges a premium for the "extra" vehicles. you know the ones, £2 for yer awning, £2 for yer dog, £1 each for yer chairs and table ect.:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    john
     
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    dont forget the max towing weight for the "A" frame although mine is 1600kg and i dont think many "small" toads will come near this. think this relates to the weight needed to brake effectively. ie to light and it wont work effectively, too heavy and it'll over-brake. something to do with the hydraulic damper.

    john.
     
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