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RE: Buying a new Forest river toy hauler

I'll go against the flow and say that I love my FR Shockwave. I bought it brand new, last one on the lot, for a steal of a price. I never had to return for warranty items. Issues to date after 7+yrs ownership... 2-3mo after I bought it I lost a tire going down the road because of a rotted valve stem. I replaced all of them and the tire on my dime. One of the drawer slide mounts in the kitchen busted because a little plastic piece broke that supported the rail. Bought new plastic piece. Aligned a couple cabinet doors over time. Replaced the 30A receptacle on the trailer (and on the shore cord) because of a weak connection. Fresh water cross support bolt (self-tapping) busted that I found during inspection. Replaced with bolt/nut. Replaced the rubber seal/weatherstripping on the ramp. With my previous job I used my trailer numerous times for a place to stay, one time being 26mo straight. That's pretty much daily use of all of the appliances and hardware (doors, drawers, faucets, ect). Experienced from over 110* down to -20*. Hauled as much as an 800lb street bike, or hauled multiple dirt bikes for long weekends with friends at Moab. Everything still works as it should. Just inspect everything closely. Look underneath and behind everything you can get to for shoddy work. My inlaws got a 'brand new' Winnebago One 30RE that hadn't sold, and they've had more problems in the last 6mo than I've ever had.
boogie_4wheel 01/13/18 07:38am Toy Haulers
RE: winter challenges...AGAIN

On mine I covered the side panel with duct tape (on the inside). I also plugged in a low wattage bulb in the fridge 120V outlet to generate a little heat in there. Worked at -20F.
boogie_4wheel 01/05/18 11:35am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hitch position question or poll

Plenty of welding rigs with their hitches mounted behind the axle, so that it clears all their equipment in the bed. But they do have the welders mounted at the very front of the bed adding a fair amount of weight to the front axle. They are pulling trailers heavier than yours. Try it with the hitch mounted. If it doesn't feel good, then think about modifying the flatbed.
boogie_4wheel 01/03/18 08:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winter water solution

I survived -20*F. Trailer has exposed belly/tanks and lines. I had a hose on city connection that was traced with the Easy-Heat heat trace, then wrapped with foam insulation. The trace was purchased a little long, and covered the threads at the trailer, and also wrapped the stub out of the ground. The stub was wrapped with fiberglass insulation then a heavy plastic bag (to keep the insulation from getting wet). That also allowed me to get to the valve for shutoff while I was away. Exposed gray and black tanks had stick on 120V tank heaters. Belly water lines were heat traced and wrapped as well. Trailer was skirted with the thinnest OSB I could get, with 1" foam insulation on the inside. I had little flaps cut out to get to the drain valves. Sewer was hard piped and did not need to be heated. This setup worked great for 2 winters.
boogie_4wheel 12/21/17 06:24am Travel Trailers
RE: 99 ISB, Won’t Start After Filter Change

You will have to bleed the injector lines, just as BarryG20 said. The engine will run on the bleeding of the 3rd cylinder. The other 3 will self clear shortly after. Just bleed the ones that are easy to get to; it's 1, 3, 4 on the trucks...
boogie_4wheel 12/20/17 08:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement Engines?

Blackbear or other tune.
boogie_4wheel 12/19/17 08:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Welding on frame vs. electronics

I'd disconnect the battery and get to welding. I did disconnect only the batteries on a truck while welding on the truck bed ('01 diesel). I did weld on the hitch of an '05 Ford Escape without disconnecting anything; everything on it works just fine. Get you a good and clean ground nearby.
boogie_4wheel 12/11/17 04:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: When do you empty black tank on hookup?

When I was solo in my trailer, I could go 3+ weeks on the black tank (40 gal capacity). No smell in the bathroom.
boogie_4wheel 12/09/17 02:01am Full-time RVing
RE: How many miles have you towed in one day?

520mi is what we did, with a toddler. I'm going to go against the pack and say that 500 is easily doable. If you have the fuel capacity to maintain a decent average speed; frequent stops will make it difficult. Our travel that day was pushed longer than we had planned because of a wildfire that threatened to shut down the highway we were traveling. We pushed on into and past the threatened area so that we would not need to backtrack. I will say that I wasn't planning for that distance, but would do it again without a second guess. I'd do it again, but it isn't out of the norm for me to travel over 700mi in a day without a trailer, or on my motorcycle.
boogie_4wheel 12/08/17 07:49am Towing
RE: Toy Hauler gas, oil and tire odors??

I'm 6'3", so I like the TH for the added head room (mostly while standing in the shower). I cannot stand in the shower in a majority of the trailers. It is nice to have the flexibility of the TH, but hard to justify the cost. You could get into a nicer TT for the same price. My floorplan makes 4 bikes a complete pain (front bedroom), so only 3 bikes go in the trailer and the 4th goes in the truck. Dont forget about everybody's gear bags, spare gas, generator, cooler, chairs, ect. For us over a long weekend, we'll fill my longbed and the 21' trailer. Just something to think about.
boogie_4wheel 12/07/17 08:25am Toy Haulers
RE: Toy Hauler gas, oil and tire odors??

The only time I have any issue with odors is when I load the bikes while they are still hot. Engine heat cooks the gas tank and it pushes vapors out of the breather. Load them after they have cooled. Turn off the petcock (if you have one). Drain the bowl, or at least run it briefly. If your toy leaks anything, fix it first. We hauled 4 bikes to Moab; 3 in the trailer and the gooey 2 stroke that is seeping something from somewhere had to ride in the bed of the truck. 2.5 days of riding, and on the half day we showered and changed, loaded the bikes in the trailer at the very last (to allow them to cool), and there wasn't a smell 5hrs later when we got home. I travel with the roof vents open, and store it with them cracked. Shoot, I lived in my trailer for 2yrs on a job away from home, and used the trailer as a garage for both my street bike and dirt bike during the summer. The "load it when cool" rule is the only thing I had to worry about. Load one hot and 30min later it would stink of gas.
boogie_4wheel 12/06/17 03:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: Car Stereo Replacement in RV Problems

Just as ScottG said, you could have a mismatch of speaker impedance vs amplifier impedance. The stereo will have this shown on the identification sticker somewhere on the case, and look something like 2-4ohm out 4-8ohm, ect. The speakers will also have a sticker on the magnet indicating 4, 8, ect. If the impedance between the two are not matched, you will have lower sound quality and increased amplifier heat. Two 8ohm speakers being wired in parallel equals a 4ohm load, which would match the stereo amplifier impedance rating. Check these numbers and you may need to modify the speaker connections.
boogie_4wheel 11/24/17 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carrying spare bearing question

If you are going to carry a spare wheel bearing, carry the whole set; inner, outer, seal, castle nut, and pin. I would have the bearings packed, ready for install. Store bearings in a freezer Ziploc inside a small cardboard box.
boogie_4wheel 11/18/17 01:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is there such a thing has a toyhauler on a truck camper...

I've seen a TC for sale a few years ago that was manufactured with a door wide enough to accept a 4wheeler. The inside was of course open and minimal. I'd much rather haul my toy(s) on a small flatbed or enclosed behind my truck with a normal TC.
boogie_4wheel 11/11/17 05:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: Who makes a GOOD 4-pin installable plug?

I use the molded pre-wired flat-4 connectors. On the connections, I solder the wire, slobber some electrical liquid tape over it, then heat shrink over the liquid tape before it sets up. Shrink starting in the middle working your way out, squishing the liquid out the ends. Makes a waterproof connection. On the plug I just apply dielectric grease every so often.
boogie_4wheel 11/06/17 11:14am Towing
RE: SCUBA tanks for filling RV tires?

I've used one, and my FIL has one now. On a full tank you can fill numerous oversized offroad tires. The only hassle is getting them refilled, but they are awesome while in use. Don't get too hung up on steel vs alum tanks. For a comparable size the alum tank is a tiny bit heavier because a thicker wall is required for the pressure, but the alum tank will not rust, but it is easier to ding/damage.
boogie_4wheel 11/01/17 06:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Manual transmission conversion to Automatic Transmission

Swap in the stock 48RE 4spd auto trans. There have been quite a few people changing transmissions on the 3rd Gen Cummins. Some of them are pairs of guys getting together and swapping each other the necessary parts. You could even get away without swapping the steering column and doing a floor shifter. What your husband is thinking of doing has already been done numerous times. The Allison trans WILL require a standalone controller, and that will depend on what model you end up with. Using the stock 48RE will be a direct bolt on because the truck is already designed to accept that trans. Any other will require more work for crossmember, adapter(s). If truck is 4wd, using a different trans complicates and increases the cost of the install.
boogie_4wheel 11/01/17 12:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Page AZ

There is no direct access to the North Rim from Page by dirt, at least not easily. It would be a full day trip on a bike (running faster speeds than a SxS). Boondock north of Page where there is BLM, nothing easily accessible south of Page in the Rez. Lone Rock (pay to get in) gets you some beachfront camping, and a place to ride. For free, look at 'Seismograph' directly across from Greenhaven (unincoporated establishment on the east side of 89 right on the az/ut line). There is a pullout with a half paved road heading NW. Park where it turns to dirt. From there you can head west to the old bunker, then work your way south toward Lee's Ferry to the cliffs. From there you get a birds eye of Lee's Ferry (no water access, you are ~1000' above. Also boondock at or just east of Big Water just across the creek (road NP-230). Tons of riding at "The Moon" and this gets you to Alstrom Point overlooking Gunsight Butte (worth the trip). For North Rim access, you can boondock just about anywhere in the Kaibab Forest. Used to hunt south of Jacob Lake. I recommend the "3 Lakes" and "Mile and a Half" area, accessed be road 212 approx 9mi south of Jacob Lake. It is cold up there now, so plan/think about camping up there. Nothing stopping you from leaving the trailer and just doing a day trip from Page, or even from Kanab/Fredonia. I'm sure more will come to me... It's hard to beat Lone Rock (sandy), or Wahweap (hookups). Either will cost you to get into the park, but you can ride at Lone Rock.
boogie_4wheel 10/26/17 10:40am Toy Haulers
RE: Unleaded

I'm glad my gassers are low compression and handle 85 octane just fine. Some local area Maverik stations carry ethanol-free 88; it is a $.30 jump per gallon from 85, which sticks it close to the cost of 91.
boogie_4wheel 10/25/17 12:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Balancing 19.5's

I don't have 19.5s, but I run 6-7oz of airsoft pellets in each wheel on my 17s. It sounds like they didn't use enough beads in your tires (one or more requires a little more weight). Get them to add a little more, or you can purchase dynabeads and insert them through the valve stem; breaking the bead is not required.
boogie_4wheel 10/23/17 07:44pm Truck Campers
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