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RE: We Need Some Shade

Well. Here it is. The louvered side was just going to be too danged expensive. But I really like how this shade cloth turned out. Got these from ShadeClothStore.com. They are the 90% knitted black shade cloths. These are 10' wide and 12' tall so they're just about perfect for my barn. $59.99/cloth so although nearly $400 worth of product, far cheaper than the previous plan. Just hope they hold up in windy conditions. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/Barn%20stuff%20001_zpsuwn2x3du.jpg That's one happy camper! :B http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/Barn%20stuff%20003_zps3twcwxya.jpg
lawnspecialties 07/28/15 05:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: SRW or DRW??

I don't care about the "cool factor" here. I don't have this camper or either of these trucks anymore. But I can tell you first hand knowledge of what each one did and why I suggest what I do for the OP. Here is the day we brought the Cyclone home. Afterwards, we had a race 200 miles away. On the way home, we hit a wicked storm traveling west to east as we were traveling north on I-85 near Lexington, NC. Although the crosswinds were tough, everything did great. During nice weather, traveling 70 mph was little to no effort at all. Unfortunately, a trip to the scales weeks later showed I was 1000 lbs. over on the rear axle of the truck. That was the only reason we traded her in. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/Cyclone50611015.jpg This was about a month later. New F450. Plenty of room on the rear axle ratings now. But in all honesty: no difference in how it pulled regarding stability. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/Camper014.jpg In the end, if you could discount the rear axle rating, the SRW is by far a better choice for me. Easier as a daily driver. Not a huge factor on keeping tire pressures equal. Not as fat in the hips for the McDonald's drive-thru. But since you can't eliminate the rear axle rating of the truck, you have to go with the DRW if your pin weight requires it.
lawnspecialties 07/28/15 10:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW or DRW??

Once you tow with a dually you will never go back to a SRW. Not true. X2. I hate when people say this. Not all of us need or want training wheels. :B
lawnspecialties 07/27/15 04:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Florida & Southeast Toy Hauler owners (questions for)

We have our first trip to Fort Wilderness in a couple of weeks... Completely jealous here. :(
lawnspecialties 07/27/15 04:49pm Toy Haulers
RE: SRW or DRW??

I prefer to stay with a SRW. But with that weight trailer the pin weight is almost for sure in DRW territory. The newer trucks payload capacity has increased a lot the last few years, probably not enough for a SRW for that trailer. I agree with BB. I've had both for hauling the same 18,000 lb. loaded toy hauler. An F350 SRW and an F450 later on. The only reason we went to a dually was because the pin weight was so heavy. Stability for either trucks was great, even in a wicked storm on our first trip with the camper and F350. But your choice of camper is highly likely to be too heavy for the rear axle of an SRW truck to safely tow over time.
lawnspecialties 07/27/15 01:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Headboard in slideout in 5th wheel

All our toy haulers have had headboards in the nose. But we had a headboard in a slideout one time on a travel trailer. The only real dislike I had was the movement. Since you're "hanging out" some, every little movement from the camper (wind, people walking inside, etc.) was exaggerated worse than it was. Not a deal breaker though if we found a camper we liked and that was the only flaw.
lawnspecialties 07/27/15 01:12pm Toy Haulers
RE: Auxiliary Tank Question

No. I'm having my Ford dealer do it. They've done one before for me, did a good job, and its reasonably priced. Not to mention it helps if any warranty issues were to arise.
lawnspecialties 07/26/15 02:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Banking

Now go riding.
lawnspecialties 07/26/15 06:46am Around the Campfire
RE: Auxiliary Tank Question

The other thing you have to watch is how much of the window it obstructs. That extra 3 or 4 inches could obstruct you view of the hitch when you are trying to hook up. Good point. I hadn't thought about that. Thinking back to our 5er days, I think you are correct. It will most likely block my view. Dang. :)
lawnspecialties 07/26/15 06:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Banking

I have some insurance automatically withdrawn on the 11th every month. If the 11th falls on a weekend, they pull it out on Monday.
lawnspecialties 07/25/15 05:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Auxiliary Tank Question

Thanks Biscuit. The 6" clearance is what I need opinions on. Having more room in the bed is worth it but again, poking a whole in the nose of a fifth wheel would ruin a trip.
lawnspecialties 07/25/15 05:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Thinking about ordering a new truck tomorrow

Jayco. I just bought a 2015 F350 last week. Dealer was listing $11,500 off MSRP. Saw a commercial yesterday saying a local dealership going $12,000 off all 2015 F250s. Mine had a sticker showing $64,800. I paid $53,300.
lawnspecialties 07/25/15 05:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Florida & Southeast Toy Hauler owners (questions for)

When we had our Cyclone, we almost always fueled up in the truck stop lanes. No hard looks because they were never close to full. Flying J and Pilots also have RV lanes so that would work well. Never had a problem there either. We never made it the Fort when we had the Cyclone. But the times we had travel trailers, they were tight. Just make sure when you reserve, you tell them how big you are. Don't let the size deter you. When we stop racing ATVs and go back to just "regular camping", we plan to get the biggest toy hauler we can afford. Its the only way to fly.
lawnspecialties 07/25/15 02:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: Question about 6k Generator

The toy hauler before what we have now had two ACs. It also had the Onan 5500. No problems starting and running both ACs.
lawnspecialties 07/25/15 11:20am General RVing Issues
Auxiliary Tank Question

My former F450 (2011 long bed), I had a 90 gallon auxiliary tank installed by my dealer. It was a rectangular shape with a small tool area going across the top. So it was flat across the top and a little over 19" tall so it was just about flush with the top of the bed. I have a new F350 (long bed) and plan to do the same within the next two weeks. But I noticed the 90 gallon tanks now come in two dimensions: 19.5" tall or 22.25" tall. The 19.5" tall model is 57" long and 31" wide. The 22.5" model is 57" long but only 25" wide. So basically I can stay with a flush top to the bed of the truck or extend about 3"-4" above the top of the bed and save 6" of room in the bed. I prefer to save the room in the truck bed by going with the 25" width model but clearance for a fifth wheel concerns me. We don't have a 5er right now so its no big deal. But one of the reasons I bought this particular truck was it had the fifth wheel prep package. That's how sure I am we'll get a 5er once I decide to act my age and stop racing ATVs. Its a long bed so that helps. But how big of a concern will it be to have that 3"-4" sticking above the bed? Will that height come into play when making tight turns? I say I'll always be careful but it only takes one mistake to totally screw up the front nose of a camper if I make a mistake.
lawnspecialties 07/25/15 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Shut off water at home???

Yes, I do. We have a ball valve in the line in a closet. So it takes all of two seconds to turn it off so why not?
lawnspecialties 07/23/15 04:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Anybody towing 36', 9000lb TT with F150 HD payload ecoboost

IF you only tow one or twice and mostly local, then you may want to get the F150. If you will be towing many times and far away, then I'd opt for the F250. Gerry Gerry hit the nail on the head. I have both an F350 gas and an F350 diesel. My Work & Play is around 9000 lbs. like your camper is. We do at least 15 trips per year. Pulling that much with the gasser was bad enough. If it had been an F150, I couldn't imagine the wear and tear on that truck. Not trying to stir up a gas/diesel war here. Just saying if you camp a lot or make big trips with big distances, you'll probably have regrets with the F150.
lawnspecialties 07/22/15 05:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pros and cons of purchasing out of state

We live in NC. Bought our last two in Va.. But that's because the prices at RV Outlet are the best around for toy haulers. The only cons are returning for service. Dealers around here have no interest in doing warranty work for a camper bought somewhere else. If they do take it in, they'll get to it when they can. RV Outlet is 97 miles from our house. We've driven up there 14 times for browsing, purchasing, and service work. When we had our Cyclone, it was terrible. The service work involved big issues so we had to leave it and then go get it when it was ready. But our Work & Play has needed service work three times and each time, the dealership knew we were coming, they jumped right on it when we got there, and we were headed back home within an hour or two.
lawnspecialties 07/21/15 03:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Big Electrical Problems

All is well. Dealership installed a different brand plug to the camper. They said they've seen this before and the one they installed had fewer problems. Got me a new cord as well. Took about an hour and we were done. They ran the AC, water heater, television, and the microwave all at once and checked it with the meter for amperage. We were getting close to 30A but no problems at all. Of course, completely covered under warranty.
lawnspecialties 07/21/15 09:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Question on covering tires

I always cover my tires that face the sunlight under the lean-to on the side of my barn. No need at all to cover the other side since its total shade.
lawnspecialties 07/20/15 07:10pm General RVing Issues
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