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RE: 5500 gen service

Don't feel bad I would think most 5500 owners have experienced that too. Took me hours to figure out the generator has breakers of its own.
Y-Guy 02/16/18 09:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: Expectation of heater overnight

HMMM, my trailer is a 2007 and detector is original, no problems and it has gone off. This is how I felt too, my rig is the same age. However there have been some updates, and now dectors have a end of of life warning. While it might work after 10 years its possible its not. I opted to get a new one. End-of-life warnings - required for your safety In 2009, Underwriters Laboratories (UL), began requiring an end-of-life warning to alert homeowners when their carbon monoxide alarm has reached the end of its useful life. As an industry leader committed to safety, Kidde has included this feature in all of its carbon monoxide alarms since 2001. Kidde carbon monoxide alarms have a proven life of seven to ten years, depending on the model type. As of 2013, ALL Kidde carbon monoxide alarms have a 10 Year life, with the following exceptions: Model KN-COEG-3 (900-0113), KN-COPE-I (900-0232) and KN-COPP-3 (900-0099). Kidde - What are the End-of-Life warnings on a carbon monoxide alarm? Has Your Carbon Monoxide Alarm Expired?
Y-Guy 02/16/18 09:00am Toy Haulers
RE: First Time Toy Hauler (RV of any sort) Owner - Help!

Dave gave some great info. A couple more thoughts... you can usually find the operation manual for all appliances in your RV online. The manuals that most manufacturers hand out are just a bag of those. In your fridge you should find the model number with that you should be able to get the manual. The other thing to know about the fridge is even on propane it will draw 12volt power, I’ve read that the draw can be up to 20amp hours. So it’s something to be aware of but not a deal breaker, unless your batteries are bad. I’m not sure on the switch, Dave could be spot on about it as he knows WW better. On my RV I have an Onan 5500 generator with a plug in receptacle like you have. Inside I have a switch that says Generator and Power Cord. On generator mode I put the plug in the receptacle and that will give me 50amp power, when I plug in at a campground and in Power Code position I have 30amp, which is really just fine for my needs. Based on the apparent size of the wires on switch (1) I would agree with Dave though, battery shut off makes sense. But you can experiment with it easily to verify that.
Y-Guy 02/14/18 11:57am Toy Haulers
RE: First Time Toy Hauler (RV of any sort) Owner - Help!

Welcome aboard! Congrats on your rig too. Some good replies so I’m only going to add a few comments. 2. You can probably go without dumping but make sure you treat the tanks with the “stuff” that is commercially available. You may learn you want to dump quicker. If you can dump at home or at the campground before going home I’d do it, then you don’t start your next trip with tanks partially full and you’re not paying to haul that extra weight around. 3. Yes, it should, but it may not do it very well. When our stock converter/charger died we paid to upgrade ours with one from Progressive Dynamics. It gives more options, such as a rapid charge. Well worth the upgrade and I wish I’d done it years before. 4. Lots to know, you can learn a lot reading the forum and some of the questions. Don’t hesitate to ask anything. The only stupid question is the one you didn’t ask. 5. We've maintained the WW Repairs Thread for 10 years as it's still chock full of helpful info for those with the WW issues. I'd sit down with the beverage of your choice and read through it, if it takes more then 2 beverages you might want to split it into two evenings ;) Welcome to the forums!
Y-Guy 02/13/18 03:59pm Toy Haulers
RE: Rate increase due to claim

Sad to say that is the norm, you get taken before you need it and even worse after. :( Everyone should get a copy of their CLUE (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange) Report every year. It's free once a year. I've found errors in mine a few times when I've checked.
Y-Guy 02/12/18 08:48pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: Maneuverability of toy hauler vs class A DP

I went from a 39' Toy Hauler to my current Motorhome along with trailer for our ATVs, the difference in getting into the exact same sites was night and day. The motorhome and trailer was a breeze. While it's not a DP it's close enough for me to feel confident in my opinion.
Y-Guy 02/11/18 04:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New toy hauler

Has to be 4 seasons, aluminum manufactured around 26 ft or less OAL. If you want a true 4 seasons RV toy hauler put the Desert Fox on your list.
Y-Guy 02/11/18 04:28pm Toy Haulers
RE: Expectation of heater overnight

Dan, the site that time2roll recommended (12volt Side of Life)is a great resource it has some very solid battery information to help you understand sizes, amp hours, etc. If your batteries are toast I'll highly recommend reading up before you jump and buy more. Which Toy Hauler do you have?
Y-Guy 02/11/18 07:56am Toy Haulers
RE: Expectation of heater overnight

kerrlakeRoo asks a good question, I'll add how old is the battery or batteries?
Y-Guy 02/10/18 01:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: Trinity Atomic test site

If you have the time and or chance visit the other end of it all, Hanford, WA Site - Manhattan Project National Historical Site
Y-Guy 02/05/18 09:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: uninsured moterist rant

In this day of technology and rapid communication there is no excuse for the State to allow this. If they are going to mandate it then the need to go after it and the person should be forced to pay or put in prison until they have. Maybe that's extreme but having been hit twice by drunks, one with out insurance, its how I feel. I did the small claims court years ago. I stuck to the guy like clue. He would quit his job, they would tell me so, then rehire him and try not to pay me. I sent documents every week so they couldn't play the game. They and he finally gave up and I started to get small checks. I stayed on that guy for 5 years got back every penny, the money didn't matter to me as much as making him pay for being an idiot drunk driver, for not having insurance and for trying to dodge paying me back.
Y-Guy 01/24/18 08:37am General RVing Issues
RE: 2018/2019 Eclipse Attitude 28SAG - Your Thoughts?

I'm looking for ACTUAL experience with Eclipse Attitude as far as overall quality, general build engineering and other things that are note worthy. To help you get going here are some past posts. Here are some previous posts over the past year, *click here* And some from the archives from over a year ago, *click here*
Y-Guy 01/23/18 10:18pm Toy Haulers
RE: Bunkhouse class A questions

Our 2007 still works for our kids. My youngest 20 still fits and he's 5'9 or 10, oldest is like me and gets claustrophobic so he uses the couch. But his girlfriend who camps with us a lot is fine on the bunk, both are 23.
Y-Guy 01/20/18 11:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: In Winter Storage, Should I Run Engine?

I run my generator once a month under load, and take the RV out twice while winterized if there isn't snow/ice on the ground. Been doing that since we bought it.
Y-Guy 01/20/18 11:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Warrior Lifestyles

Don't know why the moderators decided to move my post from the original forum as my Weekend Road Warrior is a class C and not a 5th wheel or toy hauler! But at least it got more exposure I guess. All types of toy haulers are welcome here from Travel Trailers, 5ers, Class C & Class A's, heck even cargo trailers and flat beds, bring the toys or not.
Y-Guy 01/20/18 11:28am Toy Haulers
RE: Spartan 1245

Congrats, make sure you do a good PDI before you sign any loan/purchase paperwork!
Y-Guy 01/20/18 06:45am Toy Haulers
RE: Excessive Tire Wear

Rinehart I see it's a 2015, how many miles on it? How did the tires look before the trip? And the biggest question, what brand of tires do you have on it?
Y-Guy 01/19/18 08:55am Toy Haulers
RE: Jeep Wrangler Prices

Hold Off Buying anymore Cheaply Made Underpowered Ridiculously Priced Jeeps. Good News! Ford is bringing back the Bronco. Don't forget you'll be waiting until at least 2019 if not 2020, plus buying the first year of any new model is risky.
Y-Guy 01/18/18 01:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: First toy hauler 08 fuzion 362

I'd also want to check all the pipes/hoses as those could deteriorate over time as well. Good point and I'd check the black tank, if they left it open all the time you could have a pile of crud below the main line. No idea how to check if you can't see right down the hole, but worth thinking about.
Y-Guy 01/18/18 01:32pm Toy Haulers
RE: PDI During Winter Question

I have downloaded the PDI checklists If the check list isn't toy hauler specific make sure to bring along some gas so you can dump 5 gallons in the tank and then pump out 5 gallons back out, that's how you test the fuel station. I highly recommend videoing each segment so you can review later. My first RV that I did the downloaded PDI the dealer nearly walked, I told him I just needed access to the RV to check all those things, he didn't want to give me a ladder. But when he figured out I wasn't going to budget he backed down and gave me the time. Congrats, good luck & have fun!
Y-Guy 01/18/18 01:29pm Toy Haulers
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