Heya all, I'm planning/hoping/praying that i can take an early retirement within the next 2 years. The first year i hope to follow one of my favorite past times of gold prospecting and travel everywhere for North Carolina, Arizona, California to Alaska. I also have some claims up in Quebec. I plan to be RV'ing full time, and i pretty much need an ATV to haul the prospecting equipment around. but i'm at lost at how i can take both a 5th wheel and an ATV. here's my dilemma, here's the only options i have found to date: 1) i know there's toy-haulers, but if i'm living in the rv full time i really don't like the idea of half my living space will be a garage. Is there any made that only dedicate the rear 5 feet to the garage? 2) is there anyway to put a platform on the back of the 5th wheel? i figure it would be 4ft wide and need to carry 650lbs. 3) can i have a custom 4x4ft entry door cut into a 'normal' 5th wheel. 4) is there a way to haul the atv on the tow vehicle. ----------------- questions comments about the above: 1 and 5)- i guess i could just get a tt, and put the atv in the truck-bed. but i prefer the safety and towablitiy of the 5th wheel, also 5th's seem to be more 2 person full timer orinated, tt's and toy-haulers seem to be set up for larger families. (maybe i'm over rating the 5th to the tt?) 2)- Has anyone seen this done before?.. i seen a small moped on a platform once., but there a big difference in weight. 3)- you should of seen the face a sales-woman gave me when i asked if i they could cut a hole in the side of a beautiful Carriage 5th wheel, so i could park my atv inside (i have no problem with that, i'd put a trap down/ the tie-downs might be a permanent eye-sore). I'm just not sure if the rv can handle the structural damage a 4x4ft hatch door would cause. 4) is there any specialtiy truck that can handle this? i'd prefer to keep the tow vehicle a diesel dodge 350, ford 350, or the chevy.. if i have to step up to a much bigger truck like a freightliner, then i may as well go the motorhome route, with a small pick-up toad, and put the atv in the pick-up. one final question, are there any rv's considered to be more durable than the others? for example if you read about Artic Fox, they make it sound like there rv's are made more for the off-road pot-holes, ect that the others, is this just a sells gimmick? My first year or two i plan to travel a great deal, maybe on some rough roads. sorry for the long post, and (mostly likely a ton of) typo's. Joe p.s- if anyone wants to give prospecting a try, keep in touch. we won't get rich (even when gold goes over $1000/oz) but if you like being outdoors playing in the dirt and water, it's a great past-time. I also hope to do some gem and fossil hunting.