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RE: DIY patio on 2011 Raptor 300ML

I made my own on our 2005 Raptor with some cables. I never had an issue with it. While it was fun in a few situations, I much preferred to be out by the campfire. Unless the view is perfect or I'm backed up to a river, https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3767874/raptor3.JPG width=800 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3767874/raptor4.JPG width=800 https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3767874/raptor5.JPG width=800
Y-Guy 06/23/16 11:21pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fixed rear bunk in weekend worrior

I'm not sure this is the thread you want but might see if it helps. Click Here
Y-Guy 06/22/16 10:14pm Toy Haulers
RE: Do not use awnings in heavy rain?????? Really???

wildviking one of the things I'd say having been raised in the NW is we really don't get "Heavy" rain that often. We get a lot of drizzle and some moderate rain. Having lived in Korea, Japan and Missouri I can honestly say I'd never seen rain in Oregon or Washington like I did in those three places. So I think you're probably fine using it in the Northwest rain, but if it starts to get heavy it's time to bring it in.
Y-Guy 06/22/16 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: anybody towing without a WDH?

Yes but if you can't tow your trailer without a WD hitch should you be towing it? Yes. If you're within manufacturers recommendations why not? For example the Ford F150 limits towing a trailer without a WDH to 5,000# and 500# of tongue weight. However with a WDH that jumps up to #12,200 and #1,220. "(1) Hitch receivers do not include a hitch ball or ball mounting. The vehicle owner is responsible for obtaining the proper hitch ball, ball mounting, weight-distributing equipment (i.e., equalizing arms and snap-up brackets, sway control system) and other appropriate equipment to tow both the trailer and its cargo load."
Y-Guy 06/22/16 07:14am Toy Haulers
RE: I am new to rv's Fiberglass vs metal siding

fiberglass vs metal siding It used to be that metal siding meant wood construction (which is a whole other debate) but today you need to ask or verify if the frame is all aluminum or not. Fiberglass generally is easier to clean and a better insulator. Metal is almost always going to be cheaper and it weighs less. Fiberglass, if not done correctly, can result in delamination. However the processes today are much better then they were 10+ years ago when it was more common, but it can still happen. Today seems most of the higher end units are fiberglass. sierra sport and weekend warrior Assuming you’re talking about used? It will just depend on the unit and how well it’s been maintained. Be sure you read the thread in the main forum that stuck at the top called WW Repairs, you need to know about some of the problems before you jump. I don’t think the 5ers were part of the lawsuit, but some built during that era might have issues. Many members here still own WW’s and they get used daily. 28-32ft without a garage You will find very few 5ers in that length range, most will be bumper pull. This may limit your selection. Tandem vs triple axle? Depending on the weight rating of the axle a triple will give you more weight to haul and handle. For what you are looking at you might be fine with a double axle, it all just depends on what you’re hauling and how heavy the trailer is. Back when we were shopping for our Raptor I really liked the Jayco hauler, but it was on a double axle and that made me nervous. The next year, after we bought our Raptor, they Jayco switched t triple axle. I have a f250 with a 7.3 powerstroke for a tow vehicle Wish they still made those engines! Before you jump and buy anything you need to get your weight ratings for your truck and tires. An F250 doesn’t automatically mean you’re set. But one you know your weight capacities then you can shop with more confidence. Your owners manual is your friend regarding this. A few other things to do before you buy. Read up about water leaks, type of roofs, cheap what we call china-bomb tires, research and educate yourself and ask questions along the way too. Welcome aboard!
Y-Guy 06/21/16 09:51am Toy Haulers
RE: Wkend warrior TH modifications

The photos are hosted on Racorman's photobucket, appears he's pulled them. Since that thread is 10 years old it's what's to be expected. He's still an active member so you might PM him to see if he still has the photos, he's now a Class A owner so may not see this thread.
Y-Guy 06/18/16 10:31pm Toy Haulers
RE: HELP!...What can I do to keep fridge cold and food safe?

Few things I've learned traveling in 100° plus temps. One of the simple fridge fans can make a big difference, I put so it "blows" over the fins inside the fridge. Do not place items that are not pre-cooled in the fridge. We try to freeze and pre-chill everything before we load it. I've found that laying frozen water bottles on the bottom of the freezer seems to help keep everything cool. We take a cooler for all beverages, rotate water bottles in/out of the freezer. Limit opening the fridge as much as possible. If you are parked with your fridge facing the sun during the hottest part of the day try to provide some shade. In our case we made an awning shade to keep the sun off of that sidewall. Made a big difference. Not much you can do if you are driving and the fridge wall is getting beat down by the sun, other then change your driving time. Run on propane, it seems to do a better job keeping the fridge/freezer cool.
Y-Guy 06/18/16 10:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Weekend Warrior FS2500 water tank repair

Might contact Jim at VIP RV Service he's regarded as a great WW repair guy.
Y-Guy 06/18/16 10:52am Toy Haulers
RE: remove front tv in Winnebago Tour 2008

Moved from dinghy towing to Class A.
Y-Guy 06/15/16 10:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Starcraft ar-one 17th possible purchase?

Extended warranties are negotiable, but you need to determine the cost-benefit.
Y-Guy 06/14/16 11:25pm Toy Haulers
RE: Toy hauler Identity

I think they make some custom units, website says one of the 5ers is available in a 40' - but no photos.
Y-Guy 06/14/16 11:22pm Toy Haulers
RE: Toy hauler Identity

Perhaps one of the Original Weekend Warrior Toy Haulers or the current Extreme Warrior? You can find links in the main forum, Complete List of Toy Haulers.
Y-Guy 06/13/16 10:33pm Toy Haulers
RE: Toy Hauler Buyers FYI... Evegreen RV - Closed

The owners looking for warranty will really be getting shafted. Yeah the owners that just bought one are the ones I feel for, we all know a new unit needs a few things, but those folks will get nothing. I'm surprised so many RV mfg are still operating. A lot of units sitting on lots all over the place. A lot of used units out there, but a lot of owners are upside down on them and can't easily get out from under them. The new units seem to be moving from what I see on my drive by visuals. The reports are that sales have rebounded pretty solid. Even Evergreen was having good sales, but sounds like they were not making money on those sales.
Y-Guy 06/13/16 04:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: Toy Hauler Buyers FYI... Evegreen RV - Closed

Word from the Elkhart Truth Newspaper is that Everygreen has closed. What's unknown is what comes next, is there a potential buyer and would warranties be voided or not if the company is purchased. A few highlights; "Rumors about the company's demise began swirling on Tuesday... employees and county officials said EverGreen shut down its operations on Friday." "The company employed about 400 people" "warranties for EverGreen products would be voided and spare parts would no longer be available"
Y-Guy 06/11/16 08:59am Toy Haulers
RE: Pulling Utility behind a Toy Hauler

Are you asking about towing a utility trailer behind a toy hauler trailer or behind the rig in your profile photo? If you're just wanting to find a utility trailer that is 102" you are going to be looking at a Car Hauler type of trailer.
Y-Guy 06/09/16 05:43pm Toy Haulers
RE: Mounting a TV

Also Monoprice has great TV mounts in any style you could imagine cheap. just checked that website...........WOW! I never knew there were that many mount types, all kinds of idea now. I've used Monoprice for years, most of their stuff is of good quality. All of my TVs at home and ones in our RV have monoprice mounts. I laugh when I seen the price of others at the stores around here. Highway robbery compared to monoprice.
Y-Guy 06/08/16 12:00pm Toy Haulers
RE: Toy Hauler Buyers FYI... Evegreen RV - Closed

I agree, if sales were good and on a growth pattern I can see them being bought out. But would seem that would have been started before shutting the doors. Thor, Forest River and Jayco have all bought up some competition, I'll be curious to see if that happens here. Just hope buyers don't get burned leaving owners with no warratny.
Y-Guy 06/08/16 08:54am Toy Haulers
Toy Hauler Buyers FYI... Evegreen RV - Closed

Reports are that Evegreen RV the builder of the Amped, Reactor & Tesla Toy Haulers is about to shut down. Read the story here Unless a buyer steps up and keeps things running this would end factory support and warranty for current owners and future buyers of orphaned RVs. Just a heads up to be aware. Updated Subject to "Closed"
Y-Guy 06/08/16 12:19am Toy Haulers
RE: Starcraft ar-one 17th possible purchase?

Starcraft has been around for a long time, known for their PopUp and Hybrids. I see now they have completely dropped those trailers and are not your more run of the mill RV trailer (not a bad thing, but not focused on a niche market anymore). I also see they are part of the Jayco family, that is a plus. Jayco has needed to grow, and through Starcraft and Highland Ridge they have more operations. Kudos to you for shopping within the means of your truck too. My question for you is, how long do you see this type of RV lasting based on your family size, etc? An RV of that size is good for a couple people, maybe 3 but add many more and it's going to feel cramped quick. Before you jump make sure you've done the math on what you can tow, how much your ATVs weigh and how much weight will be on the rear axle. You probably won't get much information on that specific unit as it appears to be pretty new.
Y-Guy 06/05/16 11:27pm Toy Haulers
RE: Victory Lane 36SRV Weight

That era was notorious for misrepresented weights. If you can't find an answer, and I'm not sure you will, if you get to the point of serious negotiations tell them before you'll make an offer you need to see the CAT scales print out.
Y-Guy 06/05/16 10:50pm Toy Haulers
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