Archive for the ‘Bike & RV Trailers’ Category

The Five Cs of Phoenix Coach Works RVs

Friday, November 26th, 2010

An RV can be a big investment, and we know that you want to get the best that’s out there at a fair cost. That’s our aim, too. For your consideration, we’ve compiled a list of Cs that might help you “see” why we’re the top choice for your new RV or trailer purchase.

For your comfort and convenience, Phoenix Coach Works RVs come equipped with:

1. Convertibility—RVs can suit many purposes. You can store your motorcycles or store your pals. A few tweaks can make it suitable for loading and unloading bikes or hitting the next campsite.

2. Cooking tools (microwave, 2-burner cook top, mini freezer fridge)—you don’t have to always eat fast food on the road. Stay healthy, save money and spare time by cooking in your enclosed trailer on the go.

3. Couch beds—easily changed from upright to flat for hanging out or sleeping.

4. Climate control—A/C, heat and hot water keep you at the right temp at all times. All of our trailers and toy haulers are also insulated and weather-resistant to protect your belongings.

5. Customization—one RV can never suit everyone’s needs. Phoenix can customize the features of your RV for your exact usage intents as well as personal preferences. Modify your RV with hitches, ramps, hubcaps and other accessories. Several sizes are available.

Learn more about our Bike and Car RVs.

Small Trailers

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

At Phoenix Coach Works we have seen small trailers rise in popularity over the past few years. More and more of our customers are asking for small horse trailers as well as small toy haulers and enclosed trailers. Here are some of the benefits of going small when comparing your trailer options:

  • Lower cost. If you need to buy a new trailer or possibly even your first trailer but are trying to be frugal in a tough economy like the one we are facing, a small trailer can dramatically lower the investment needed.

  • Lower towing power. The bigger the trailer, the more it weighs, and the more horse power you will need to tow it. Getting a truck or chassis adequate to handle large size trailers will contribute to a bigger bottom line.

  • More maneuverability. Small trailers are the perfect solution for attending events where space is limited. Our smallest size toy hauler camper will have you fitting into the tightest of spaces at motorcycle rallies.

Getting a small trailer does not have to mean that you aren’t going to get everything you want. At Phoenix Coach Works, our trailers (large and small) are built custom to your needs, so chances are we can help you figure out how to get just what you want out of your trailer, no matter what size you decide upon.

The first step to finding a trailer solution that will fit your needs and budget is to give us a call at (610) 495-2266. With over 25 years in the business, we are happy to give you our time and expertise to answer any questions you may have.

Get Educated About Toy Hauler Tire Blowouts

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

After 25 years in the horse trailer and toy hauler business, we have heard it all…..but one of the most common issues our customers have experienced with other toy hauler RV brands is continuous tire blowouts. The reason for this is simple; many toy haulers are built with axles and tires that are far under-rated for the weight of the trailer itself.

“We have repaired many frames and what some of these guys use as frame material, we use to build out our window frames, not carry the weight of the trailer”, says Joe Skupski, owner of Phoenix Coach Works. When building trailers that are used “as a trailer” to haul goods – be it freight, horses, or Harleys – the frame and running gear are of prime importance.

When purchasing a toy hauler camper do the following calculations:

1. Find out the axle capacity of the toy haulers you are interested in purchasing

(For example at Phoenix Coach Works, our GVWR or gross vehicle weight rating is 7000 lb using 2-3500 lb axles in our 16’ to 20′ models with increased axle and tire capacities in larger units)

2. Determine the weight of the cargo you will be hauling

(Two full size Harleys would be 1600 lbs plus around 200 lbs of gear for a total of 1800 lbs)

3. Ensure that the weight of the trailer and cargo is at least 500 lbs under the axle capacity to be safe

It pays to be an educated consumer – many toy haulers are built with axles and tires that are far under-rated for the weight of the trailer itself, making them highly susceptible to tire blowouts which are not only expensive but dangerous. Most travel trailer builders simply design campers with very fancy interiors to give it a “homey” look with the cheapest materials they can. The undercarriage or axles and tires are just a means of rolling their homes around as cheaply as possible.

At Phoenix Coach Works we design our toy haulers for work functionality, and then install living quarters in them. If you are in the market for a new toy hauler, we invite you to check out our toy haulers here. And if you already have a toy hauler and want to get the latest tips of the trade from an industry insider, we invite you to bookmark us and check our blog often or become our Facebook Fan and get our blogs delivered weekly to your wall.

The Perfect Bike RV for Harleys

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Phoenix Coach Works bike RV’s are perfect for transporting your Harleys to shows and rallies because we have custom designed our toy hauler campers with HOG’s in mind. This clearly differentiates us from most toy hauler manufacturers that build campers that have been modified to carry an ATV or bike. These modified campers sit up very high, making it unsuitable to carry Harley’s because of the steep ramp.

At Phoenix Coach Works, our motorcycle RV’s are built as a cargo trailer first, ready to endure hard everyday use as opposed to the occasional weekend out. We build reliable, light weight, low maintenance toy hauler trailers that are perfect for the Harley owners who ride hard all day and just want to use the trailer for relaxing and sleeping.

With the right amount of amenities to make your toy hauler camper feel like a home away from home, the durability of a cargo trailer, and ramp specifications that are custom designed for ease of loading your Harley – there is no better bike RV to help HOG’s get to the next bike rally. With the Sturgis bike rally coming up in August you may want to consider putting in your order now so you have a custom Harley bike RV for the biggest bike rally of the year.

Visit our website today to learn more about our custom toy haulers and become a facebook fan to stay up to date with the latest information from our blog.

Reporting Back From Daytona Bike Week

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Phoenix Coach Works recently attended Daytona Bike Week where we met with rave reviews. We would like to thank the hundreds of attendees who visited us at “The World’s Largest Motorcycle Event” to check out the 816 model of our toy hauler.

After viewing other toy haulers at the event, we heard from many that they were in awe of the compact size of our 816 model which “is all you need”. While our 816 toy hauler is our smallest model, it packs a punch, offering all of the amenities needed to provide a home away from home experience including a a real “home” sized shower not found in many other toy hauler rv’s.

At the event the inclement weather prevented many from fully enjoying bike week, especially for those who were in larger RV’s and stayed in to avoid the cold rain. These attendees quickly found out that driving your large RV around isn’t the easiest way to enjoy bike week (and we suggest these attendees take a look at our compact toy haulers)!

All in all, the event was a success and we were happy to have the opportunity to meet so many of you and showcase our custom built toy haulers. If you are looking for a trailer that you can easily tow, that has everything you need, and still have a set of wheels to use when inclement weather strikes click here to learn more. You don’t have to feel like you are towing your house behind you in order to have all of the amenities of home. The small and efficient the Phoenix 816 toy hauler camper might be just what you are looking for!