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RE: Which Generator? Need Your Opinions

Kit comes with a custom fuel cap where the honda can draw fuel in continuously through the fuel hose from a secondary tank. Looks similar to a fuel tank for an outboard motor. http://www.wisesales.com/duration-power-dual-feed-extended-run-fuel-tank.html Kit shown may not have the new fuel caps so call to make sure what you need. I assume you could even top off this fuel tank without shutting down the generators. I like that. Smart idea and would suit us perfectly. Isn't it odd how some can be paralleled and some can't. I even see how the new Honda 7000s can be paralleled. Nothing like 14,000 watts to get something started. :)
lawnspecialties 09/20/14 02:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: New scissor jacks.

Check Amazon as well. Last time I was looking, they were better priced.
lawnspecialties 09/20/14 12:54pm Toy Haulers
RE: Which Generator? Need Your Opinions

I've heard others mention the extended run fuel tank. How exactly does that setup work? I dislike the twin Honda setup because the fuel capacity is so small.
lawnspecialties 09/20/14 12:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance Question

Gilbert RV Insurance has been awesome for us. Great help. Our insurance is now through them with Allied. We were offered the choice of insuring it at the value we paid or the value of MSRP. If for some reason its totaled within the first five years, we'll get paid more than we paid for it. But we pay a slightly higher premium. At least they gave us the choice.
lawnspecialties 09/20/14 11:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Which Generator? Need Your Opinions

I think you're both right on brand. I'd rather pay for the peace of mind with the Honda or Yamaha. If whatever generator we get is strong enough to run the AC and other devices (4500 watts +), then it'll probably see around 400-500 hours per year. A local dealer has four Honda 7000s that NCSU is using for football "stuff". When they're returned, they usually have on average 10 hours and will be sold as demos with full warranty. But of course, they'll be cheaper than list price. One of those new Hondas 7000s would certainly take care of all my needs. The new EFI gets 18 hours on 5 gallons of fuel at 1/4 load. Nice.
lawnspecialties 09/20/14 11:25am General RVing Issues
Which Generator? Need Your Opinions

Now that the Cyclone is gone, we don't have an onboard generator. The Work & Play is a TT so its 30A. This summer, we've been using a mammoth generator: this NorthStar. Obviously, power is not a concern but its quite loud. Now that the summer is ending and cool temperatures are coming, I have the yearning for something a little quieter. I'm worried a Honda 3000 will become a hassle if we decide to keep using this next year. But the next size up is the Honda 6500 or 7000. Right now, they are $3999. Yamaha makes a 4500 inverter but the closest Yamaha dealer is 40 miles away. Weird but there shows no dealers in the Raleigh area. The 4500 would do well I think and I found a used one on craigslist. I just talked to the guy today. Yamaha Its a little over two years old. It now has 9 hours. It obviously looks brand new and he said its in perfect condition. The remote start means nothing to me. When we set up at our races, the generator runs until its time to add fuel or its time to go home. He said his price is pretty firm. WiseSales shows them listed at $3059.10 and an extra year of extended warranty. That's four years of warranty versus one left on this one. What would you do? Get a Honda? Get this Yamaha? Get a new Yamaha? Get something totally different? Reliability and quietness are a priority.
lawnspecialties 09/20/14 10:55am General RVing Issues
RE: cant decide which brand

If you are a serious racer I would look elsewhere than the rv industry for a race trailer. I would look at regular race trailers with living quarters or even a toterhome if you are a serious racer that does a lot of traveling. ' For casual racers that also want to take regular trips I would say most of the brands are all the same as far as build quality. Just find the floor plan, graphics and features you want. They all build lemons and they all build decent ones. Just luck of the draw. What taco said is the truth. We race ATVs 14 races a year throughout NC and SC. We had a Cyclone for two years. It was the most miserable camper we've ever owned. One problem after another and dealing with Heartland made it far worse. We decided this year to get a new Work & Play. Not as fancy as the Cyclones, Raptors, etc. but far tougher built for taking to the track. We really enjoy it and its a far better choice for your budget, too.
lawnspecialties 09/11/14 05:29am Toy Haulers
RE: Kia Soul or other small vehicle?

The Car Guy radio show was talking about the Soul the other day. He said the 2015 Soul was one of his favorite small cars. He said he used to hate them but now he's a big fan of the new model.
lawnspecialties 09/08/14 01:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone noticed an increase in the rate of climate change?

If its wetter than usual, its climate change. If its drier than usual, its climate change. If its hotter than usual, its climate change. If its cooler than usual, its climate change. Seems the only answer would be the weather has to stay perfectly aligned with the averages. But then some would say its climate change because there were no fluctuations or something like that. Good grief.
lawnspecialties 09/08/14 01:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Double Towing in NC

I was told that I could pull my camper and boat at the same time as long as neither of them were over 29ft. I see it all the time because of where I live so I wanted to know what the "law" is. What state are you in?
lawnspecialties 09/04/14 04:45am Towing
RE: Double Towing in NC

Technically, its not allowed in most states along the east coast; including NC. But that being said, I've seen it from time to time here in the Raleigh area along I-40 and on I-95. Towing something small like a Jetski or a grill would probably be let slide. Most troopers have better things to do here but you never know. Biggest I've ever seen though was a ski boat behind a fifth wheel on Hwy. 64 just outside of Knightdale.
lawnspecialties 09/02/14 06:59pm Towing
RE: Web Cams

I sure would NOT ever stay at a CG that has live feed web cams. :R OK. Thanks for staying on topic and making a valuable contribution.
lawnspecialties 09/02/14 06:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Web Cams

When we can't go camping, we like to check in on folks who can. Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach has four web cams. Its fun to see how the other have lives every now and then. Do any other campgrounds have web cams? Like I said, its just fun to see others camping when we can't.
lawnspecialties 09/02/14 03:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2014 KZ Inferno 3712T

As a former Cyclone owner, I think you made an outstanding choice. I love Infernos and when we get our next 5er, they will be in the running. Might have to throw some airbags on the 250. But the 2010 F Series were more "stout" than the newer ones. I've owned both. Get ready for the weight police here though. But I bet you'll be fine. Have a great time.
lawnspecialties 08/31/14 06:53am Toy Haulers
RE: 50A Idea

Thank you everyone. I get it. 50A plug with adapter helps me none.
lawnspecialties 08/26/14 03:50pm General RVing Issues
50A Idea

I am by NO means an electrical engineer. I still don't know 100% what the true difference is between amps and watts and volts. But I had a recent idea and I wonder if this would help us out with our Work & Play (30amps). We've taken the camper out three times so far. The first was to Willow Tree. During the weekend, the breaker at Willow Tree's pole tripped twice. We were on the 30A plug and both times, the AC was running and the water heater was on. At our recent race, we were on the generator power. My generator puts out gobs of power. 10.5KW rated with 13KW surge watts. The only issue we had was the AC tripped its own breaker one time. When the water heater is on, the AC is running, the TV is on, and maybe Mama decides to dry her hair or make some toast, we're pulling a lot of power. So the question. If I start plugging into a 50A outlet with a 30A adapter, would this help us out at all? In other words, would we be getting the same 110 volts but 50amps? I still have a 30A cord so that may reduce it. But does this make sense or will it not help us out at all? As I said, I'm not sure about electrical stuff but I'm hoping this could be a help.
lawnspecialties 08/26/14 10:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Coolers

I stopped by Gander Mountain yesterday. I knew they carried quite a few Yeti's and their own Gander Mountain PermaChills. After talking with the guy and looking into them, I went with the PermaChill 120L. The Yetis are awesome. But they are so thick, you lose a lot of inside space. The PermaChills are made of the same material but not quite as thick. What I lose in keeping cool, I gained in inside space for less money. We have a race this weekend and doing something extra for the church service. So right now, the PermaChill is already in the toy hauler with 140 cans of various Cokes and completely covered in ice. Let's see how it looks by Sunday morning.
lawnspecialties 08/22/14 05:49am General RVing Issues
Coolers

Is there anything comparable to a Yeti? I don't mind getting a Yeti but I know other brands are trying to copy the Yeti performance at a slightly better price. Honestly, we're just tired of buying ice every day because it melts so fast in the coolers we have. I could put something like a Yeti Tundra 65 in the toy hauler full of ice and not have to worry about it for quite awhile. If the Yeti is the best way to go, who has the best deals? Seems Yeti's are so in demand right now, nobody puts them on sale. They're like Honda generators. :B
lawnspecialties 08/19/14 05:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking at toy haulers to buy????

My .02. If you're looking for a toy hauler to take to campgrounds and be your golf cart/Harley hauler, I would also recommend a nicer unit like a Grand Design or even step up to an Excel, etc. As a former Cyclone owner, it just appears the cookie cutter toy haulers are more concerned with pushing out whatever they can to keep up with sales. That seems nice but in our experience, quality was extremely poor and the manufacturer had ZERO time to deal with us over a major issue we were having after only two months of ownership. For those wanting to buy a toy hauler to do races and other "rougher" trips, get a Work & Play or a custom built race trailer. Today's toy haulers seem to be more about being a nice 5th wheel with a garage. They focus on the fancy stuff and not the ruggedness of the camper and what we put them through.
lawnspecialties 08/17/14 09:29am Toy Haulers
RE: We used the generator :)

As a fellow southerner, we use our generator all the time. We race ATVs throughout NC and SC. Our races are usually in the middle of some field in the middle of nowhere. If you don't bring power or water, you just do without. The only time we ever had any issues with fumes was when we had to lower the front of the camper to get it level. That often made our CO detector go off sometime in the middle of the night. If we had to lower the front to get it level, I would take a small fan and run it all night outside blowing the fumes away. As for the heat, that was never a problem. We would usually start our generator around 2:00 on Saturday afternoon and it never stopped until we tore everything down Sunday around 6:00pm. Oftentimes the grass would be brown and dry but it was never a concern for fires or anything.
lawnspecialties 08/16/14 03:21pm General RVing Issues
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