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RE: Help me find an XLR

Just order one. Yeah I know. Smarter and probably faster in the end, and if I can't find something by seasons end that's probably what will happen.
tgreening 07/22/14 07:02pm Toy Haulers
RE: Help me find an XLR

XLR 415 Probably too far, but I guess it depends on the savings. Thanks for the link but it's not what we want. Both of us are set on the full body paint, along with the mechanical bells & whistles. Found one in Georgia at camping world. Not "exactly" what we want paint wise, but it'll work. Waiting to hear back from them and see if we can make a deal. I'm not sure how willing to deal that chain is, but I guess we'll find out.
tgreening 07/22/14 03:55pm Toy Haulers
RE: Help me find an XLR

I've looked till I'm sick of looking. The only one in the ball park is down in Florida, and it's been listed for decades as new, but for sale by owner. Pictures look like it's set up in snow bird park someplace, and there's tooth brushes and other personal items in the photos, yet asking dang near new pricing. Not sure whats up with that one, but other than that,I'm striking out.
tgreening 07/20/14 11:26pm Toy Haulers
RE: Cyclone: Almost burned it down. Thanks Heartland Q.C.

Custer south dakota. Water pump exploded on the last night there and flooded basement. Yee haw....
tgreening 07/20/14 09:05pm Toy Haulers
Where to from here? (Custer S. Dakota)

I'm in Custer with a bit of time to kill. I'm thinking of taking 90 over to Billings, then 94 back through N. Dakota, and dropping down into the Minneapolis area. From there I'm good with what to do/where to go. My question is if the Billings / N. Dakota route is worth the trip, or if I should consider a more southernly route back east?
tgreening 07/18/14 11:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Holy cow, Indiana toll roads $$$$$

I just came across 80/90 from Ohio to S. Dakota pulling a tri-axle fifth wheel. Indiana/Illinois banged me so hard on tolls I felt like a cheap hooker. Illinois especially. I think the route home might be.a different path.
tgreening 07/18/14 10:51pm Roads and Routes
Help me find an XLR

I'm looking to buy a new Forest River XLR 415 AMP. Full body paint, most of the major bells and whistles. Prefer the Black Pearl paint but would entertain the Victory Red. I've looked online and can't find what I'm looking for. I figure the more heads involved the better the chance of somebody finding that perfect unit that's hiding in some unknown dealer lot. I'm heading out tomorrow headed to S. Dakota from Ohio. I plan on spending the better part of a week there, and then kind of winging it around that area headed maybe south and eventually making our way back to Ohio. A side trip to some dealer out that way to trade up might make for a fun little mini adventure. Release the Hounds!
tgreening 07/13/14 02:23pm Toy Haulers
RE: Cyclone: Almost burned it down. Thanks Heartland Q.C.

Yeah, I wouldn't putz around. We got lucky. I'm guessing one of these campers would go up like a box full of drier lint once it lights off.
tgreening 07/09/14 03:21pm Toy Haulers
RE: Cyclone: Almost burned it down. Thanks Heartland Q.C.

Here's the offending circuit breaker. This is as it came out of the breaker box. The contacts fell out when I pulled it. I can't believe it was actually still functioning till I pulled it and it fell apart. http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff222/tgreening/Camping/Cyclone/8B8FE5D8-ED4B-43FF-9A0E-15B0A2F33D81_zpskspkpvlc.jpg width=640 http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff222/tgreening/Camping/Cyclone/28DF541B-4B88-4CB5-9AE3-B043D2D14DFE_zpsu5kzlnlu.jpg width=640
tgreening 07/08/14 10:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: Ford PS 2015

Ford did not change the design of the turbo, and upgrade the tranny and fuel sytem for no reason. Obviously there were flaws in the original design. Nothing wrong with taking the savings, however new 2014 is now a year old what you save at purchase you lose in immediate depreciation. What sounds like a deep discount really is just the current market value of the truck now that the 2015 are here. If you can afford the latest model get the 2015. If funds are tight than there is no decision to be made and take the discounted 2014 Flaws? Maybe that 40 hp & 60 ft lb of torque had something to do with it. That and they are nice marketing bullet points. Just because they "upgrade" something. doesn't necessarily mean it was flawed.
tgreening 07/07/14 08:50am Toy Haulers
RE: Cyclone: Almost burned it down. Thanks Heartland Q.C.

Purchased new. As far as electrical work goes, the only thing worked on was the transfer switch. It went bad a year or so ago and was replaced. The initial install was amazingly slopoy. There was one screw installed holding it to the "floor". The lid was just sitting on top the box with no fastening screw in place. The wiring was run with the idea of just getting it there. Most dirrect route from point a to point b with no nod to neatness or orginization. Disappointing work. I double checked the replacement and it was installed as well as could be considering what the tech started with. I'm on my way home now and will get a photo or two uploaded. I saved the breaker, for some reason. Just a reminder I guess of things to check on my next unit.
tgreening 07/07/14 07:28am Toy Haulers
RE: How many miles do you get out of your good tires?

This is year 5 on my factory China bombs. Been told from day one they'll explode any minute. So far not so much as a flat or seriously low tire. My TH is a tri-axle and generally weighs between 16.5K - 17.5k on the road. I'm guessing somewhere around 15-20k miles on them. Center axle waz perfect, front and rear axles weee showing moderate shoulder wear from scrubbing. Mostly from getting in and out of my drive without leaving tracks in the yard across the street. I bought one new tire and rotated in the spare. Center axle tires went up front, new and spare went on the rear, best of the rest went to center, and the best of the last went to spare, leaving a spare spare in the garage. I would expect to get to double the mileage traveled so far, but the trailer is slated cor sale or trade at the end of this season. China bombs done me good on the last two trailers I've had.
tgreening 07/05/14 07:24pm Toy Haulers
RE: Cyclone: Almost burned it down. Thanks Heartland Q.C.

Extended warranty maybe, but the breaker irself was only about $10 @ Lowes. The corner of the pathetic plastic breaker box is melted away, and I wouldnt replace that with anything except a metal box anyway. Nobody got killed or injured so I'm guessing the factory could give a rats patootie, and if someone had gottne injured I'm guessing their care factor would begin and end with caring about their potential liability.
tgreening 06/29/14 07:42pm Toy Haulers
Cyclone: Almost burned it down. Thanks Heartland Q.C.

Spending a couple of weeks at Disneys Fort Widerness. Needless to say its hot, so 2 ACs running, some fans, etc. I was out n about the campground when I get a call from the wife that the breaker panel is smoking, hurry back. Get back and yes its smoking and smelling weird as well. Pull all the******from under the sink, because it seemed like a good idea to put your main electrical right under a major wet area, but other than one waywRd baggie with some sink stoppers i. It, nothing hot gotten close to the backside of the panel. Baggie wasn't melted, but I could see smoke coming from back of the panel as well.pet my hand on the main breaker and boy howdy was he hot. Eight people and 3 dogs to keep cool in the 95 heat had me reluctant to shut it down but I told the wife to go kill power at the post. I was reluctant to mess with the breaker box till then. The breaker was never seated properly from the factory. Inside the panel were two metal fingers that were supposed to press between corresponding contacts inside the breaker. Hold your hands in front of your face in a praying position. Those are the breaker contacts. Slide a finger between tose two hands and you get the picture. One finger was where it was supposed to be. The other finger was bent uup and simply resting on top the contacts and not pressed between them. Enough for "contact" but not a good connection. And of course we all know a poor contact, with some decent amp draw means excess heat. In this case enoguh, over time I'm guessing, to finally melt the top out of the breaker. When I pulled it out the entire top of one side was gone, and the contacts fell out into my hand. I wish I could get a photo up right now but for whatever reason my cell service is declining to cooperate. Luckily everyone was awake and they spotted the issue. Everything I care about in the world was inside that camper...wife, kids, mutts. If I had lost them to some schmuck too concerned about "gettin anothern out da door", well, I was a decent hunter back in the day. I'll post the photo first chance.
tgreening 06/29/14 07:27pm Toy Haulers
RE: Assume diesel and gasser have same torque, compare...

So. Have we figured out whose Tallywhacker is bigger yet?
tgreening 03/29/14 09:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Toy Hauler for Kids....

You're spot on with the multi-function ability of the toy hauler. Wife and I seriously contemplated a diesel pusher this past winter, and just couldn't see our way past the usefulness of our toy hauler. I 2nd that the garage heat is a joke. Unless the XLR line has really stepped outside the norm, figure on a standalone heater to get the job done when the temp drops. They are heavy. Mine normally runs 16.5K. Probably close to 17.5k when I have the electric cart loaded. Figure on stated pin weight being a pipe dream. My stated was 3100#. In reality it's 4,300, verified. Make sure you've got the beef in truck dept. I would NEVER trade our toy hauler for a bunkhouse. I have a bunkhouse now, when I want it. And a garage, and a playroom, and a 2nd dining room, etc etc.
tgreening 03/12/14 08:30pm Toy Haulers
RE: Anyone Here Have A 2008 Ford E350 4x4 diesel type camper?

I'm not a huge fan of twin traction beam style 4x4 front ends, which I believe is what the company in question uses. Another option is a company called ujoint offroad in North Carolina. They us a normal D60 solid front axle in their conversions, and this is what I'm partial to. Simple, strong, easy to get parts for and maintain.. Not affiliated in any way. Another forum you might want to check out is Expedition Portal. There is just everything there you would ever want to know about "hittin the road" in every kind of vehicle imaginable.
tgreening 03/09/14 10:35pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Dealer refusing to do Warranty work?

I had a sales rep at my local camping world tell me they generally wouldn't do warranty work on units they didn't sell. I needed work done and went to service anyway. When I told them this story the service rep just laughed. He said Sales have their sales goals..and so do I. Bring it in. In the long run I did find myself a local rv service center that does warranty work, and I've been happy with them.
tgreening 02/16/14 08:01pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Pin box bike rack

I like that idea but I don't want to remove my hitch cover do install it. A bit confused. How are you going to install a pin box mounted bike rack, and not remove your cover to do it?
tgreening 02/16/14 07:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ford versus Dodge truck for towing 40 foot 5th wheel

this is going to get into a dodge/ford hate fest... I have had both trucks... in a work capacity hard use. by far ford warranty was the easiest to deal with. my cummins dodge felt like it was rattling apart after 50k miles... every little fit and finish product in it was falling apart... I feel the ford is a better "finished" product. I am waiting to get another f350... just waiting to find the right deal. The 6.7 power plant is great. you are always gonna run into someone who is gonna complain about either... especially one who hasn't had both of them... Hehe. Nothing brings out the fan-boys like a "vs" thread. My personal favorites are the ones ready to pounce on any opportunity to point out perceived shortcomings of whatever it is THEY don't drive, real or not, especially when their only personal experience is "my son, brother, uncle, nephew, daughters boyfriends truck" etc etc. I'd be perfectly fine to own a Cummins, I'm just not crazy about the Dodge wrapper. It doesn't trip my trigger. Same with the Chevy/GM. My favorite wrapper has been Ford for quite awhile, except for the Dark Period back there beginning in 1981 when they went to the new chunky body style and made me want to hurl. :) Somewhere along the line they started to get it right again and I forgave them. Chevys I cant get around these days. I liked the older boxier body style better than whatever it is they're doing these days, but maybe they'll get that worked out like Ford did. Dodge doesn't actually look "that" bad, but I'm not a fan of the dually and its bed length molded in fender doo-hickey thingy. Of course that abomination that Ford just created with their new dually fender design is no better. No offense to those inclinded, but I like the old style wayyyy better. To me the new design looks like an aftermarket kit created for people looking to do a dually conversion. As for which one is "better", I'd wager there probably isn't a tremendous amount of real world difference between the latest generation of Big 3, but I do know this much. My last 3 trips to Disney in Florida I made an effort to drive around and count up what people were using for tow vehicles, discounting suvs, vans, and what-nots pulling pop ups and smaller TTs. Fords every single time outnumbered Chevy/GM 2 to 1 and Dodge a solid 3or4 to 1. I figure that campground is about as good a cross section as you're likely to find. Ford my not be the "best" but it certainly appears to be the most popular.
tgreening 01/24/14 03:00pm Fifth-Wheels
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