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RE: R.I.P. Bob Wanderer

RIP Bob! He had a lot of knowledge and was always helpful. Much love to his family and friends.
garyhartaz 12/20/13 07:28am Toy Haulers
RE: Carbon Monoxide issue with new TH

:EQuick story of our own. On our way out to our Labor Day camping site, a bottle of Jack fell from storage and went everywhere when it broke. It set off the smoke alarm AND the CO2 detector. Apparently some Jack made its way into the CO2 detector so I had to disconnect it. Booze sets these things off! And a lucky thing, too...didja get there in time to soak up the spilled Jack with a sponge and squeeze it into another bottle or something? :B We lost the Jack! A throw rug soaked some up but with that amount of dog hair....no reuse there!
garyhartaz 09/03/13 02:58pm Toy Haulers
RE: Carbon Monoxide issue with new TH

Quick story of our own. On our way out to our Labor Day camping site, a bottle of Jack fell from storage and went everywhere when it broke. It set off the smoke alarm AND the CO2 detector. Apparently some Jack made its way into the CO2 detector so I had to disconnect it. Booze sets these things off!
garyhartaz 09/02/13 10:27am Toy Haulers
RE: Extend-a-room review for toy hauler

For long trips (3+ days) we will go ahead and set it up. It takes about 15 minutes to put together but when a rain storm hits, it is nice to have because you are a couple of feet off the ground and dry! Sometimes we'll have guests sleep out back on a blow up bed. Once we get the bigger TH with a garage, I doubt we'll ever own another outback room.
garyhartaz 08/05/13 08:13pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2012 Dutchman Voltage Review

Here is what I can share about my Voltage shopping experience. I visited Camping World here in Mesa, Arizona as they had about 16 Voltage models on the lot. The DW wanted to "touch and feel" the floor plan differences between the models so we spent 2 hours doing so. Every time the sales person opened a unit up, I was amazed at how "unfinished" and messy they were. The sales person said that they would need a "week" on any Voltage just to make sure it was in "delivery condition". I couldn't believe simple items such as screws on cabinet door hinges could be missing to the point the door almost came off when opening it. Sawdust, floor laminate pieces, carpet pieces, etc. where everywhere in almost every model. Then, in areas where glue was necessary for finishing, it was obvious no clean up had occurred after said glue application. The light pendants in almost every unit had an issue too. Overall, I could not believe that a units listed for a MSRP of $115k could be in such a condition, from the factory. Perhaps I'm spoiled with my Jayco buying experience because all of the Jayco units on the lot where in "take off and camp" condition. We are excited about getting a Voltage despite these observations and others issues; however, they (dealer/manufacturer) will be on their toes from day one on taking care of EVERYTHING. I agree with many posters on this thread that quality is just not important any more to these manufactures. I call BS on the "it would cost more for better quality..." How about they hire people who take P R I D E in their craftsmanship!?!?
garyhartaz 05/09/13 09:32am Toy Haulers
RE: Prescott Camping n riding

Good info. Trying to stay away from the parks with the noise enforcement aka quiet time. I'll try the dispersed camping areas.Are you into all night parties? We'll I certainly don't like to shut the party down at 10p! Laughing around the camp fire, some good music playing, watching the rides from the day on the GoPro...sadly these things tend to tick others off to the point they complain we are "loud". Meanwhile, I can usually hear their TV volume at 200.
garyhartaz 05/08/13 04:21pm Toy Haulers
RE: Prescott Camping n riding

Good info. Trying to stay away from the parks with the noise enforcement aka quiet time. I'll try the dispersed camping areas.
garyhartaz 05/07/13 07:36am Toy Haulers
Prescott Camping n riding

Can someone share where to camp on state or blm land near Prescott, AZ with good riding trails and good pine coverage? We'll have a tent guest with us with their kids. Thanks, Gary Ps. Camp Wood is off the table for this trip.
garyhartaz 05/06/13 09:30pm Toy Haulers
RE: Be Safe Out There - Roll over in AZ

I am very familiar with that freeway. There is a wicked drop all the way from the mountains to the desert! Without engine braking - would almost be impossible to control your speed and would be real easy to burn out a set of brakes. Haven't yet pulled my TH down there but in my Suburban it is hard to keep speed under control. Sorry, just noticed they were going the other way. No you are correct, they were coming down not going up. They just got to the bottom on the first turn near the new wash bridge. Not to speculate but I have seen people come down the 17 to Black Canyon City easily doing 70 with a truck that was too little. From time to time, traffic slows in those curves...tick tock
garyhartaz 04/30/13 06:20pm Toy Haulers
Be Safe Out There - Roll over in AZ

Seems to happen at least once per every three months in this area either going up I17 or coming down: AZ Interstate Rollover The tires on the truck look a little suspect if you ask me. Mod Edit: Created Link from URL.
garyhartaz 04/29/13 02:20pm Toy Haulers
RE: Macerator - The Accessory that should be standard

I'm not sure but from the last dump I just did, the macerator seemed faster. I would let it run for 45 seconds, stop it for 15 and then run it again at the same intervals. For some reason it seemed to drain the last bit faster than the 3".... In any event, it works very well and clean up is a breeze. After all of the back washing, I will then hook the water hose up to the dump hose for even extra clean out although it is pretty damn clean otherwise. Very please overall. Honestly, sitting in line waiting to dump is just a buzz kill.
garyhartaz 04/25/13 02:54pm Toy Haulers
RE: Macerator - The Accessory that should be standard

Those of us with dump stations at the house don't need to spend the extra $$$. ;-) The creek doesn't count :B
garyhartaz 04/22/13 06:18pm Toy Haulers
RE: Macerator - The Accessory that should be standard

Not at all sure I agree with you on that one. WHY would everyone pay because SOME want a mercator system? Seems like a pretty expensive item (from a power standpoint) for dry camping or back woods camping. True but it actually isn't a power hog at all and considering most rigs have dual battery these days, it isn't a big deal. One thing I can say is that IF you had to purge grey in the "back woods", piping it 75-100ft from camp is a bonus. Thanks for all of the good "heads-up" I already lay the law down when it comes to using our restroom and we put in a medical waste can for the feminine products. Our restroom is a "No Wipes" zone.
garyhartaz 04/22/13 03:47pm Toy Haulers
Macerator - The Accessory that should be standard

I finally decided to get a macerator pump and I cannot believe these things just don't come with your TH or RV! I can't tell you how much I hate waking up on the last morning of a trip and dread finding an RV dump station along the way home! Most of the time there is a line or even worse, it is "out of order" and I have to drive around looking for another station. Don't even get me going on the stations that require the driving accuracy compared to that of landing on a moving aircraft carrier!!! Anyway, $225 is a lot of money but after emptying both the grey and black (70 gallons total) in less than 5 minutes at my house....S O L D! You can either dump to your clean out drain or your toilet. Since my drain is covered somewhere by landscaping, I simply just ran a 3/4' hose from the macerator into the toilet and presto....NO WORRIES!!! I can't tell you how taking this one item of the "last day to-do list" just elevated my outing experiences for all of the future to come. Just two little things to note with getting a macerator pump: 1) They will not provide you with enough wire so pickup either 12/14 gauge wire, about 25 ft will do in most cases but remember, this is to be wired to your battery IMHO. 2) Get a 3/4" industrial hose or if you just have $$$ laying around, try a 1" no matter your run length, up to 100ft. 5/8 is not going to cut it so don't kid yourself.
garyhartaz 04/22/13 12:36pm Toy Haulers
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