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RE: Cyclone Model: CY 4200 All New Concept!

What Steve76eb said is spot on. We had a Cyclone for two years and will never have another Heartland camper again. For us, a very unreliable camper and a dismal company to deal with. If I were getting another, KZ Infernos, Grand Design Momentum, and Jayco Seismics would top the list of the "cookie cutter" models. Not sure which ones are being made now but there are some even better ones out there that are far more durable and built more for full-timing. Excel Wild Cargo and the New Horizons are amazing and expensive. But you get what you pay for.
lawnspecialties 09/29/14 05:52am Toy Haulers
RE: Need to figure out how to haul my toys and my wife.

Work and play fifth wheel 44rls has a 20 foot garage but may be out of your weight range. The Work and play bumper pull 30fla has a 17 foot cargo area which I think would be in your weight range.. You may have too many toys for a toy hauler and a motorhome rated to pull a 10k plus trailer may be the way to go.. That is exactly what I was thinking. They're a little difficult to find but the Work & Play 44RLS is my dream race hauler. Taco. Call RV Outlet and see if they have any suggestions.
lawnspecialties 09/27/14 05:00am Toy Haulers
RE: Costco Insurance

I'm going to assume the post about Costco being a liberal company is in response to their stance on raising the minimum wage. Costco has always paid their employees far better than the norm for "common" retail store positions. They know that if the minimum wage is raised to something like $15/hr., its going to put a LOT of their competition on the curb. I personally have always resented the concept of a retail store making me pay them up front money just for the privilege to shop in their store. That's just me. :)
lawnspecialties 09/26/14 05:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Did Marcus buy Trailer Life?

I've always been a huge Trailer Life fan. Especially where people could write in for help with problems or they could complain or praise how a company treated them. Trailer Life seemed to be quite open to publishing those company's names without fear of retribution from said company. Hope things don't change.
lawnspecialties 09/26/14 05:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Costco Insurance

"yeah I must be weird." No your not weird, Costco is a very liberal company and I am not. I have been a member in the past and will not ever be one again. X2
lawnspecialties 09/25/14 03:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Voltage changes

I had a 2011 Cyclone 370C for two years. Therefore I would HIGHLY recommend the Voltage. Its what I would buy if I were in the market again.
lawnspecialties 09/24/14 06:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: Which Generator? Need Your Opinions

I went ahead and ordered me a Honda EU2000i Companion for now. We have four more races between now and November 2. The way the weather's been lately, I think we can avoid the AC for the rest of the season. I'll use the companion for now and at the start of next year, I'll probably go ahead and get a second 2000 with the parallel kit and the extended run fuel tank.
lawnspecialties 09/23/14 04:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Forest River Catalyst, anyone have any experience?

I like the concept. In my opinion, the cookie cutter toy haulers (Cyclones, Raptors, etc) just struggle to standing up to daily toy hauler duties. That's why we bought a Work & Play. The Catalyst seems like a step up from the Work & Plays. I asked my dealer why they didn't carry them since they already carried lots of Work & Plays. He said the market was too limited. The Catalysts have such heavy pin weights, it limits itself to even less buyers. I still like them though. :)
lawnspecialties 09/23/14 05:28am Toy Haulers
RE: Which Generator? Need Your Opinions

Just a note that may help; you say the TT is 30 amp but you are mentioning some generators larger than needed. A 30 amp service is equal to 3,600 watts. A 7,000 watt generator will produce unneeded excess power. Good point. This is why I thought the Yamaha on craigslist was a perfect setup. Until I saw the price and the fact it was over two years old. But a 4500 watt Yamaha seems ideal. More than ample power and over 15 hours run time at 1/4 throttle.
lawnspecialties 09/22/14 01:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: F-350 vs F-450. Any experience making the choice

For the last several years, its almost been a wash. I had a 2011 F450 for two years and it was a fine truck. It did everything well and my wife even liked driving it. Honestly, I thought the 4.30 rear end was overkill because the power all three are putting out these days is like a locomotive. For 2015, I think the F350/F450 comparison is a much bigger deal. I haven't even seen a 2015 F450 at a dealer yet. But its been beefed up even more. Its gonna be hard to get any real world experience yet. But if you could afford it, I'd go with the F450. I'm like you. I'd rather have too much truck than not enough.
lawnspecialties 09/21/14 05:44am Tow Vehicles
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
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