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RE: 10' garage real world loading?

Overlooked yes. This is what I said in two of my previous posts. But the letter of the law is 102" TOTAL. Anything over 102" is a wide load. 102 is NOT for the box. It's the limit for the TOTAL width of the trailer. Article from 2005 said that RVIA had worked with all the states except NJ on rules about items extending beyond the RV. Figure it's probably safe to assume that they have since addressed that with NJ and we're all safe. I don't think this is something manufacturers would have ignored. "To date, 42 states have signed RV width legislation and RVIA reported that Alabama and New Jersey currently have bills that are poised for passage RVIA said the bills stipulate that overall width does not include awnings or other “appurtenances’ that extend off the sides of RVs. New Jersey remains the only state that must still address all three RV dimensions issues: maximum length, maximum combination length and an exemption for the appurtenances when measuring the width of an RV. RVIA has a bill in process that addresses all three of those issues." RVIA Moving on Standardized Dimensions
Y-Guy 01/27/15 10:32am Toy Haulers
RE: what is reasonable profit for the dealer

When I bought my 1st couple of starter RVs, PopUp & Hybrid I did as much research as I could. Internet was blooming but not many wholesale dealer prices were listed. I didn't feel I got the best deal on my second one. So when I purchased my next RV, like you I was trying to research everything. Found there really is no such thing as MSRP - the dealer makes it up (for the most part) I got quotes from 4 dealerships, one being a wholesale dealership that would ship the unit to me. That idea made my nervous, but their price was well below the others even with shipping. So when I approached my local dealer that was my target range. That dealer went back and forth but eventually we agreed on a price that was good enough for me. Oh and I agree with smkettner advice, never hurts to try. If they sit on the lot long enough they will deal, they are losing their profit in flooring costs the longer they sit.
Y-Guy 01/26/15 10:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 10' garage real world loading?

102" is for the body, extras like mirrors, fenders, awnings are generally overlooked by most States. However some states are technically still at 8' (96") wide but due the Interstates its difficult to enforce since the Feds allow 102"
Y-Guy 01/26/15 09:39pm Toy Haulers
RE: 10' garage real world loading?

Problem is, a Sportsman 850 isn't 48" wide. It's 51" wide. Two of these will rub if you have happijack bed tracks on either side... They're fatties. When I researched before I posted I found the 2014 specs said, "Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H) 83.25 x 47.6 x 50.75" I'd be very surprised they were stock over 48" since many places like the Paiute trail limit ATVs to a maximum of 48" and it's a standard for the USFS too. Found with mine airing them up could save enough space to even get in around
Y-Guy 01/26/15 09:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: 10' garage real world loading?

Flipping a Polaris Sportsman up on its back is damn near impossible. I'd rather not break my back. We had a Raptor with 12' garage and able to load our two Sportsman 500s with 48" width side by side. Tight fit but very doable. Drove first one in and pushed it up against the wall as close as possible. Before driving the 2nd one I'd place a piece of cardboard the parked wheels. I placed cardboard or carpet strips on the other side to protect the walls. If you add a bit more air you'll find you have more room. That said in a 10' box you will not get another 48" wide ATV up there at 12' you should fit, but just depends exactly how long your other two are.
Y-Guy 01/26/15 06:02pm Toy Haulers
RE: Hi guys, new guy looking for cold weather toy hauler

Need to look at the Desert Fox line. A true 4 season toy hauler. Desert Fox by Northwood Manufacturing
Y-Guy 01/26/15 05:51pm Toy Haulers
RE: Outback Model 324C, need feedback

As a former Outback owner I would also suggest looking over at outbackers.com you may find some owners there that can give you their experience.
Y-Guy 01/25/15 10:13pm Toy Haulers
RE: Moderator hurt

Daves in charge of the "RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues" forum now LMAO!!!
Y-Guy 01/25/15 10:11pm Toy Haulers
RE: Snowbikes

Very cool pics. How do they handle? By the last pics guessing not close to on road performance.
Y-Guy 01/24/15 11:03pm Toy Haulers
RE: BBQ/Grill-Propane or Electric

What you need is the Louisiana Grills Country Smoker TG-300 Tailgater Pellet Grill. http://kootenayoutdoorliving.com/wp-content/uploads/louisiana-grills-tailgater.png width=640
Y-Guy 01/23/15 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: 1500 Towable Fifth Wheel

Daton welcome to RV.net - I hope you understand the suggestions shared are not an attack at you at all, but rather a learning experience for many owners here. I can't even remember how many owners go out buy a bigger trailer only to find their truck really can't handle it safely then they are forced to upgrade their truck before they were really ready to. As mentioned nothing will increase your limits, they will just provide better handling. No manufacturer will ever state that they will increase your specs in writing, though some unscrupulous sales guys will tell that to your face. Toy Haulers, both 5er and Bumper Pull tend to have very high pin/hitch weights. Those weights can quickly outpace the limits of a 1500 truck. The other factor is that most weight ratings are based on a single person in the vehicle weighing 150# - once you add in a few people you can find yourself well beyond the limits. While you might tow just fine, if you get into a dangerous situation you can find your ill equipped to get out of it, and you're putting a lot of extra stress & strain on your truck.
Y-Guy 01/23/15 03:45pm Toy Haulers
RE: Best ways to keep RV cool inside in desert climate

Few years ago we camped around Zion and temps were 105, and down around Kanab they were approaching 118. Driving we had the dash AC, generator along with both house ACs on full blast - it was still warm. While parked I used our awning screen to hang over the main slide out. During the heat of the day we brought in the main slide to reduce the volume of air the AC units had to cool. While parked the dual ACs did just fine keeping the RV cool. The key was to keep it cool all day, once it's hot it's difficult to recover from the heat.
Y-Guy 01/22/15 11:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quality

Manufacturing most Toy Haulers is about building them cheap, er I mean low cost. I'd say quality varies by year. Right now from what I've seen the Grand Design seems to be top notch, I'd also put the Desert Fox line up there too. But a couple years ago that may have been the Cyclone, before that it was another brand. Quality comes down to what you want and are willing to pay for. The more popular a brand becomes the more they produce the more they seem to start suffering from quality control. I'd say the most common size for a garage is the 12' having things like a generator help in resale.
Y-Guy 01/21/15 03:12pm Toy Haulers
RE: Good quality ths

Closing this thread as it's a double post. Please continue the discussion over here.
Y-Guy 01/21/15 03:05pm Toy Haulers
RE: Moderator hurt

Dave's getting a 4 wheeler! Get well Dave, hope you're doing ok.
Y-Guy 01/21/15 02:59pm Toy Haulers
RE: Need RV campground advice

Few threads from the archives. See post by saltriver See post by bailer6334 See post by Keith M and a fairly recent thread Arizona Spring Training over in RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Y-Guy 01/20/15 04:42pm Toy Haulers
RE: Interior garage length

Take any verbal measurements with a grain of salt. If the length needed is close to what they tell you then you really need to see it to confirm it yourself.
Y-Guy 01/20/15 09:05am Toy Haulers
RE: Itasca front tv access

Glad you got it. Looks similar to our 2007 Sightseer. If you leave the beast TV in place I found putting a strip of the rubber RV shelf liner between the metal bar and the top of the TV stopped most all of the squeaks. I have put an 32" LCD TV in place of the beast TV using electrical metal framing channel struts and mounted TV wall mount to the struts.
Y-Guy 01/19/15 03:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: new to TH's and looking for advice on SxS

Haven't heard of Intimidator either. Might be a good unit, but if they go out of business you're going to out of luck, getting parts/service/warranty in Alaska might be tough unless they have a dealer at home.
Y-Guy 01/18/15 05:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: tahoe transport lite replacement tent and popout

That division, Thor CA which was sold to another company which eventually went belly up is gone. That said very little of RVs are really proprietary. You can find a good shop to do repairs. Sometimes it's looking for the odd ball ones. We found a great place in Eastern Oregon that did some pretty massive rebuilds of RVs, all the employees had worked for various RV factories previously.
Y-Guy 01/18/15 05:38pm Toy Haulers
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