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RE: Small Toy Hauler - East Coast

I've been absolutely thrilled with my Forest River Shockwave. With the bike (also VTX1800T) I wish I had a few more feet. The bike just comes in to the 'living' area even with it against the back wall. 2 more feet would make all the difference in my trailer. But, I do not have a queen sized bed, and my model doesn't have the drop beds in the rear (only fold down couches that make 2 singles). With just a dirt bike there is plenty of room, both bikes and the rear end is too crowded to get the the cabinets at the back. My trailer is 5yrs old now. I lived in it on weekdays for 26mo straight for working away from home, plus multiple month long trips for work, plus the family camping. The only failure I've had is the fuel pump for the toy tank quit working and I know it is a motor/pump failure. The fridge/wh have burned many gallons of propane without complaint. All the interior stuff has been perfect, no issues with drawers or doors, faucets or cabinets. My trailer has gotten a lot of living use, not too many miles though. Check them out and see if they have a floorplan that fits your needs.
boogie_4wheel 06/21/15 11:19am Toy Haulers
RE: Vernal utah

From what I can remember (3-4yrs ago), climbing out of Steamboat there wasn't any hard curves. There was 1 that made me grab some brake on the downhill side, but remember I was on a bike and was dragging much more than my share of floorboard on the curves. Compared to what you just drove, you shouldn't have any issues on the 2-lane to I-70.
boogie_4wheel 06/20/15 01:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: fuel tank

My dad picked up a combo tool/fuel box from http://www.thefuelbox.com/. His the FTC60. He got the optional plumb it in to your filler neck option. Works great. As the level gets a little below half tank on the truck, the auto-controller fills the truck tank back to about 3/4 full, and continues the cycle until the aux tank is empty. The aux tank level is displayed on the little control box. It requires tapping in to the truck's fuel tank sending unit (easily found in the wire loom running along the frame rail). The spray on bed liner type coating is nice as well. There are other cheaper cost aux tanks out there. This one is an expensive purchase, but money well spent.
boogie_4wheel 06/20/15 01:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Hot and Cold Hot Water

On mine, after I get the temperature set and shut off at the shower head, it gets wicked hot again for 1-2sec on restart. Gotta aim it at the wall.
boogie_4wheel 06/20/15 11:08am Tech Issues
RE: Vernal utah

For a more flat route, but a waste of time since you already crossed the I-80. Head East out of Vernal through Dinosaur and go toward Craig Colorado. From Craig, head North to I-80 in Wyoming, then head East on I-80. If you can deal with 2 more large hills, much more scenic route. Go on through Craig to Steamboat, and tie in to I-70 at Silverthorne. This will put you on the West side of the Eisenhower Tunnel (big hill number 2), then go on to Denver. It's flat after that. I didn't bat an eye at the climb out of Steamboat, but I was on a motorcycle; I wouldn't hesitate to run my truck/trailer on this route (would prefer it vs the boring I-80), but I've got plenty of power on tap.
boogie_4wheel 06/20/15 10:24am Roads and Routes
RE: Heading to Durango, CO

I've stayed at the Lightner Creek Campground twice a few miles west of town. I only got a cabin for the night each time since I was passing through on the motorcycle. It is a nice place, has a creek running right through the middle of it. There are on-site bathrooms/showers. Was quiet both times I was there. The CG isn't too far away from Durango, and entering town will put you right where you need to be for the train ride. If I ever end up there with my trailer, I would not hesitate to stay at Lightner Creek with my trailer.
boogie_4wheel 06/12/15 11:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tow vehicle tire pressure question

You could get by just fine with 60 in the truck tires with the assumed weight you are carrying.
boogie_4wheel 06/05/15 07:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: How do you carry water hoses?

Coiled and in a tupperware plastic bin. All my fresh water stuff (hoses, spare rubber washers, 90* fitting for inlet, water filter(s), pressure regulator, spare hose ends) goes in a large plastic bin. All my holding tank drainage stuff goes in another similar bin with lid; slinky hoses, backwash attachment, 90* threaded fitting for sewer line, ect.
boogie_4wheel 05/26/15 09:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Do I need a weight distribution hitch?

My trailer is 6k-7k (depending on toys) with more tongue weight than what you've got. I do not use a WD hitch.at 7000 lbs doesn't it put too much pressure to the rear axle and tires of your vehicle? No way, not at all. My tongue weight is in the 650-800 range (depending on packing and toys that may be loaded in the back). Throw the generator in the bed of the truck, maybe a gas can, fire wood, tool box, and all the other misc junk, and I'm no where near the rear axle or tire rating (or the GVWR of the truck for that matter). You've got plenty of truck for that trailer. It could easily be towed with an older half ton, or a bunch of SUVs.
boogie_4wheel 05/25/15 07:37pm Beginning RVing
RE: overnight parking elko nevada

I know that the Walmart does allow overnight on the East/Grocery side. Or they used to anyway.
boogie_4wheel 05/25/15 02:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do I need a weight distribution hitch?

My trailer is 6k-7k (depending on toys) with more tongue weight than what you've got. I do not use a WD hitch.
boogie_4wheel 05/25/15 02:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: wd question

If it came with it, then you can use it. On my combo, my trailer ranges at 6k-7k depending on toys (more TW without bikes). I do not use a WD. No loss of steering feel that I can tell, and the amount of squat is minimal.
boogie_4wheel 05/15/15 01:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Zion NP to Flagstaff

Do not pull your trailer through the park... Take 59/389 from Hurricane to Fredonia. North on 89A from Fredonia to Kanab. East on 89 from Kanab to Page to Flagstaff. An alternate (harder pull up in to the trees, but more scenic) would be to take 89A south out of Fredonia to Jacob Lake to Bitter Springs to Flagstaff. The road from the bottom of the switchbacks East of Jacob Lake to Bitter Springs does not have a shoulder and is a little rougher. But, it is worth it. If you hate hills, hate going slow, hate roads with limited passing zones, or hate nice views, then don't go this way. For a light vehicle/car, going through Jacob Lake is slightly quicker. Which is the better? You decide. Look at some Google Earth Pics overlooking the Vermillion Cliffs and Marble canyon area. If I didn't have inlaws that still lived in Page, I wouldn't take the Page route near as much.
boogie_4wheel 05/15/15 07:45am Roads and Routes
RE: How do I level a dual axle trailer???

I will block 1 or both axles on the side depending on how much lift I need. 1 axle gives you half the lift of the block height; so 1 2X10 = 1.5" thick will give you 1.5" lift when placed under both axles, but will give you only 3/4" lift when placed under one axle. I'm cheap, and carry scrap lumber for leveling. But for you, go get some more blocks so that you can build enough of a ramp and have enough lift as required.
boogie_4wheel 05/14/15 04:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Stiff Neck --- New Radar Assisted Car Any Help??

Our Buick Enclave has both the backup camera and the radar sensors. The sensors work really well at sensing items behind the car/SUV/crossover/minivan without sliding doors. Ours will pick up most squared off curbs. Will pick up walls/fencing to the side as I approach it (even if I would not hit them if I continued to back up straight. I have a carport on the side of the house, 3" square tubing, covered with tin. The sensors will notify me of the carport while I'm backing under it, so it is picking up a 3" wide piece of steel that is ~2' to the side of it as it approaches. Now a backup camera is a cheap addition to your existing vehicle, and can help in many situations, but I find that I don't actually look at the camera display very much (unless I'm hooking to a trailer or backing up close to something, or when the sensors alert me of something). For what it's worth. I almost always park farther out in the parking spaces, usually pull through or on the end, or back in. I look and hope for nobody crammed next to me, makes it easier to load kids in the car seats.
boogie_4wheel 05/14/15 09:48am Tech Issues
RE: Rearview camera on highway

Order the backup camera of your choice, then power it differently. An easy way to do it would be to grab power from a marker light but then your lights must always be on. Or you could pull a dedicated power source to the back of the trailer. The only difference is how you wire/power it.
boogie_4wheel 05/12/15 10:29am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Alternator Question

With the burb, turn on all electrical loads (lights, fan at max speed, ect). Then push/pull/wiggle the small plug (2 wire?) on the alternator. Listen for a change in engine speed and load. We found this to be the culprit on an '01 Dodge last year. The contacts inside the little plug had lost their 'spring' and no longer made good contact on the alternator to trigger it to charge.
boogie_4wheel 05/11/15 08:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Leveling my trailer. Do things settle?

The internals will flex and bow over time, and even as the frame twists slightly during leveling. I just get it close and comfortable. I just place a torpedo level on the trailer frame on the tongue to get my front-back, and across the frame to get side to side. I did learn that the ripples in the siding on the nose are perfect to the frame, so I jam a level against the siding for my side-side leveling.
boogie_4wheel 05/08/15 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Would You Tow This??

The only thing that raises an eyebrow on me is the loaded rear axle weight. Close to max tire rating, just watch what you load in the bed of the truck or in the front of the trailer beyond what you already have. I'd run it!
boogie_4wheel 05/08/15 09:28am Towing
RE: Electric Brakes question

There is a debate on soldering versus crimping (crimp nut, butt connector), and I've done both. Regardless of which you choose, I always do this; Smear liquid tape or rtv over the connection (over the solder joint or over the crimp) then slide heat shrink over the connection before the goop dries. Apply a heat gun starting in the middle and work your way to each end. This will squish the goop through the shrink and out the ends, covering the connection and surrounding area, and will result in a watertight connection that is much better than shrink alone.
boogie_4wheel 05/06/15 03:41pm Fifth-Wheels
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