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RE: New Tow Vehicle

Randy, Congrat's on the new truck. The 2015's are quite a step up from previous years with fit and finish and how quiet they are. Happy trails.
RickSo 09/20/14 09:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2015 Raptor 412 TS

Great looking setup....congrats on the new rig!
RickSo 09/18/14 09:38pm Toy Haulers
RE: Brought the new Voltage 3818 home..........

Dave, Congrat's on the new setup......very nice.
RickSo 09/04/14 11:09am Toy Haulers
RE: built in generators

I agree on the Genturi ..... I use it on our Onan 7500 watt Quiet Diesel genset. I would never go back to portables. I have a couple of Honda 2000's that were great but the built in is so much more convenient.
RickSo 08/21/14 11:53pm Toy Haulers
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n255/donrumsey/Haulmark%20Coach/CleanAndConnectedRoadSide.jpg Love the toterhome! The Bose Ride seats take a little getting used to but, the 500 miles I have put on so far have been very enjoyable. My DW has back and neck issues and can't go that far if we are using the one ton dually. These seats will let her ride in comfort instead of pain and having to wear her neck brace. When she first got used to the air seats in our last truck (Freightliner Sport Chassis) she was able to go about 6-8 hrs. These should be even better. Also, this truck lets her just go to the back a lie down if she is getting tired. I like driving and can put in the long hours if need be. I will give some more input on the seats in a month or so as we should be doing about 8000 miles.
RickSo 07/01/14 04:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Went out to where I store my trailer and did a test for hitch height and the ITBC that is now good for elec/hydra disk brakes on the trailer. https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-pcZ-aUMCjyI/U6zbg2BttKI/AAAAAAAAHZQ/OQp5oPLe8RI/s640/20140626_190324.jpg https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rodQEsrcFGw/U6zbduQ8U7I/AAAAAAAAHY4/lSgISPTpggE/s640/20140626_190355.jpg
RickSo 06/26/14 10:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Couple nice trucks there RickSo, hows the new trucks Hi Jordan, I have only used the Volvo for one weekend without the new deck installed. The deck has been set back for build time and I may not get much time to use it this summer. It does work very well hauling the Toy Hauler and just idles down the highway @ about 1100 RPM at 110 KPH. It will be the main tow vehicle once completed. The GMC is just a couple of days old and am having a 25K fifth wheel hitch installed tomorrow. It will be used to move the trailer and short trips if were heading to more remote locations that the 4x4 is needed. I really like how quiet the new GMC is while driving.
RickSo 06/24/14 08:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Here is a picture of the Volvo hooked up to the Excel Wild Cargo and the 2015 GMC 3500 Denali HD. The Volvo still has to get the new Smart Car deck installed but worked great last weekend. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jOKKOQaqLc0/U55R5wHwIMI/AAAAAAAAHSg/BB9dUyC-eGk/s640/20140615_141041.jpg https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YTabQkNTN1E/U55R2aSA3FI/AAAAAAAAHQk/9AZrmL-4tzI/s640/20140615_141157.jpg https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-obBbVT8esJ4/U6iE3ThlJzI/AAAAAAAAHXo/tYwWE53XMOs/s640/20140623_134505.jpg
RickSo 06/23/14 10:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Finally made the switch - class A to toyhauler

Welcome! Congrat's on the move over to this side. :)
RickSo 06/07/14 08:49pm Toy Haulers
RE: Luxury Living Quarters Hauler?

Excel's Wild Cargo? Definitely a nicer coach, but still too RV and limited.....already have a 10' garage and the Wild Cargo's 10'6 garage is too small. Found Becker Trailers on a search and they might fit the bill....Becker Custom Trailers ....and I'm thinking inverted 5th wheel instead of gooseneck. If you need a longer garage they will build it bigger if needed. That's what they told me when I asked.
RickSo 06/02/14 05:11pm Toy Haulers
RE: Texas registration for TH

RickSo.... beautiful rig!!! We all want to be RickSo when we grow up. I wonder if he would considering adopting me as his 51 year old illegitimate son that he never knew he had? Ric, Man you crack me up.....:B
RickSo 05/10/14 02:18pm Toy Haulers
RE: Signaling truckers it's ok to change lanes

I always flash high beams during the day when getting passed to let truckers in safely and flash the hazards three times at night. Also, flash the hazards three times to say thanks when getting the flash to move in while passing. Our rig is 71ft long and appreciate the courtesy of other people on the road. I actually get a lot of truckers on the road calling me on the CB to ask questions about the RV and where were heading.
RickSo 05/05/14 10:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Texas registration for TH

Are the tags/plates price including insurance or is your insurance separate? Here in Alberta, Canada (personal) trailer plates are one time charge $109.00 plus you have to buy insurance about $500.00 a year. If you sell the trailer and buy another one you have to buy a new plate for $109.00.
RickSo 05/01/14 03:22pm Toy Haulers
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

The new truck just left the factory last week and should be here in a few more days. Here are a few details. Will be installing a custom hauler bed with hydraulic SmartCar loader and ET Sr. air hitch. Also, a Winegard Durasat In-Motion Sat Dish and 10" LCD rear-view camera monitor with 4 camera's. Alum-line custom drom box. 2015 Volvo VNL42T730 Engine D13-500 HP / 1850 Front and Rear Air Suspension 4 way air disk brakes Volvo Collision Avoidance System Time Gap Cruise control i-shift 12 speed Auto shift manual transmission Locking Rear Diff Dual Bunk Beds Sink Refrigerator Magnum MS2012 Inverter Aux Cab Heater Limited Interior Black Metallic with full Gold Level chrome Pkg Flat Panel TV Mount Microwave prep Work Station Bose Ride Air/Electromagnetic Seats Pictures sent from factory last week. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-diStRtOAEC8/U0ceeA-DCqI/AAAAAAAAG78/4_877FpG068/s640/IMG_0916.JPG https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-aWM8db8cwJw/U0ceev_fMFI/AAAAAAAAG8E/jo7U40uIfos/s640/IMG_0917.JPG https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V-lwuAojggc/U0ceu-Ch6DI/AAAAAAAAG8M/NJbnlazz7rM/s640/IMG_0924.JPG Very excited to get to work on the deck when the truck arrives. :)
RickSo 04/14/14 11:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: BLOWOUT! Need opinions TPMS System for Toy Haulers

I really like the TST 507 system. I am going to add an extended antenna since the distance from cab to rear 5er wheels is at the edge of its range. It does not give consistent readings and drops off quite a bit.
RickSo 02/17/14 07:55pm Toy Haulers
RE: USB outlets in faceplate fed w/ 12v?

Have a look here
RickSo 02/15/14 02:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Buying our first fifth wheel

Sammie1, I would say pick the unit that you want and plan around it. If your total length is to much a lot of time you can un-hook and park the TV some place around the facility your at. Our rig is just under 44ft and have very seldom not been able to find a spot. There are a lot of Class A motorhomes that are 40-44 ft that many place can fit and your 40ft length shouldn't restrict you that much. Just make sure your tow vehicle is safe and rated to pull the weight of your rig.
RickSo 02/12/14 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: length limitations

I am always amazed at some of these published weights. My GMC 1500 truck with the max tow package is rated for 10400 trailer and I would not touch the one above with it. I think you are looking at least a 3/4 ton to be safe and comfortable.
RickSo 02/08/14 07:23pm Toy Haulers
RE: Chevy 3500HD available in double cab for 2015?

http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/image-106/2015_gmc_sierra_3500hd.jpg http://www.torquenews.com/sites/default/files/image-%5Buid%5D/%5Btitle-raw%5D/2015%20chevy%20silverado%203500hd.jpg
RickSo 02/01/14 08:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Small cars

And may I say that your wife's a better woman than I am- I make my Husband RIDE the bike he's bringin' along. I WISH! She said that she would take her air ticket this spring so I could follow on the bike....yeah right! :)
RickSo 01/30/14 04:59pm Toy Haulers
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