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American Recreational Vehicles Inc., a Detroit-area startup company, has introduced the Way Cool Hauler, a sport utility travel trailer (SURV) with a rigid rear hitch system that lets a second trailer be attached to haul cars, motorcycles, ATVs and other gear. “With our system, the two trailers are one as they go down the road,” said John Buday, president of the Clawson, Mich., manufacturer. “The concept has been around the trucking industry for awhile. We’ve adapted it to a travel trailer, and we will be coming out with fifth-wheel floorplans.” The wheels on the second trailer “steer” as the unit corners, and the rear trailer can be detached to be towed in conventional fashion. There is no rear door on the fiberglass-and-steel SURV and no access to the 10-foot deep garage from the living area. “The outside garage keeps fumes away from the living area,” Buday said. The traditional SURV interior features a “reverse fifth-wheel” floorplan with the main sleeping area over the garage. The Way Cool Hauler, with three 28- to 35-foot floorplans and a $36,200 base MSRP, will go into production in October.