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RE: New Toy Hauler and New to Camping

StiltzM109R most all RV manuals for trailers are just a combination of brochures for the various items; microwave, water heater, etc. This is a very frequently asked question, but only a few manufactures actually produce a good bound owners manual. My PopUp had a decent one, but my next 3 trailers didn’t, my current rig came with an outstanding owners manual though. Once temperatures stay above freezing play around with the by-pass options. You can hook up your hose and see if it fills your water heater. Unless you have a manual or the dealer shows you it’s just a matter of playing with it (and the marking) the switch locations for by-pass or regular flow. The low point drains may or may not have a switch, some just have caps. Echo RV is gone, the bank forced them to close back in 2013. If there were more owners I’d say contact them, but I could only find one discussion on here. Surge suppressor is a good idea; you can pop that topic in the search and read a whole lot about the various options and cost/benefits. You will want adapters but the most common at an RV park is a 30amp plug, but having a 50amp to 30amp isn’t a bad idea, though I don’t have one and I’ve never needed one. I do have a 30amp to standard plug adapter and I use that all the time at home. Do you have an RV park near by? I’d start by camping in the driveway, then go to a local park. Make a list of things you need/want. Keep in mind you can over pack too, so take your time and don’t just go on a buying spree.
Y-Guy 02/23/17 11:30am Toy Haulers
RE: Not a TH owner yet-AC question

Not all RVs need to be 50a for two AC units. Our Class A Winnebago has a 50amp Onan 5500, but shore power we're 30amp plug. When we're on shower power the RV has technology that allows it to monitor and cycle the units so they don't blow a breaker, it also can shut down other power draw items like the microwave, water heater, etc. The Winnebago Spyder Toy Haulers might use this too.
Y-Guy 02/22/17 08:18am Toy Haulers
RE: Winnebago VIEW tire stem HELP

Hub caps on my Sightseer are very similar. You should have what looks like a T-handle attached to a socket, I recall this is a 9/16 socket. There will be two "lug" nuts with dimples in them, those are the two you remove to take off the simulator hub cap.
Y-Guy 02/21/17 09:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Real world toy hauler weights

I see. The toy hauler is a winnebago spyder 24fq. Could i have the trailer weighed at the dealership? I know it will be empty but it could give me a starting point i guess? Thanks again for your help. Yes!!! Most dealerships have portable scales, or they can take them to a scale. Just tell them without an actual weight you'll have to pass, if they know a sale is on the line they will figure it out.
Y-Guy 02/21/17 03:20pm Toy Haulers
RE: THs like Sunnybrook Big Dog

Welcome aboard! It helps if you tell us what YOU like about that unit, or what you don't like. I'd say every manufacturer has something "like" the Big Dog, I'm just not sure what it is you are looking for. Winnebago purchased SunnyBrook RV back in 2010 so you will find some of their design elements in their new Scorpion.
Y-Guy 02/20/17 06:50pm Toy Haulers
RE: keystone carbon 357 the good and the bad

Search results for Keystone Carbon for the past 12 months.
Y-Guy 02/20/17 06:44pm Toy Haulers
RE: New Toy Hauler and New to Camping

As you probably know Echo RV is out of business. I wish I could say there was a big user base, but in my search I've only found one other that was looking at them. That said most things like winterizing an RV are universal but figuring out what you have first is the challenge. You need to explore to see if you have a water heater bypass if you use the pink RV Antifreeze. Another way is that can blow the lines out with an air compressor. You can search on the topic and find a lot of information that will help you to do this. As far as packing it's really up to you. But you can find a list here. There is also a dewinterlize list on that site too.
Y-Guy 02/20/17 09:59am Toy Haulers
RE: Looking for a boondocking rig

Desert Fox line is a solid trailer, not light weight but stout. You need to pay close attention to the weight limits of your truck and the weight of the trailer. I have several friend with DF trailers that swear by them. They are built in Eastern OR so if you need a factory repair they are close by.
Y-Guy 02/20/17 03:03am Toy Haulers
RE: Help me compare Coleman 250TQ to Palomino 27SBC

Congrats npaden!
Y-Guy 02/17/17 04:17pm Toy Haulers
RE: Pellet Smokers - Flavor Quality

To me it's a trade off. I don't care for charcoal taste, wood is great but I don't have the time, space or desire to deal with chunks of wood. The pellet smoker we have, a Louisiana Smoker, let me make fantastic smoked meats at home without the hassle. Does wood create more flavor? Perhaps, but just like cooking with anything it takes time, practice and patience. Using the right quality pellets matters. I've sampled a dozen friends smoked meats all off of pellet smokers. Some have a great smokey taste others not so much. To me impatience is usually the problem, low and slow is the key. I'm happy with our Louisiana Smoker, it was the best Mothers Day present I've ever bought my wife and she agrees. If I were buying today the Green Mountain would be top on my list. Personally I will no purchase a Traeger for reasons already stated and others.
Y-Guy 02/17/17 09:01am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How many people use the patio on toyhaulers

Honestly for us we didn't use the patio, and at that time I had made the setup since it wasn't factory. I used it on two trips, when we camped near a river and our first trip out with it. Reality was that we spent most of the time by the campfire and not inside. If I were to buy another toy hauler I'm not sure it's a feature that would drive me to buy the unit, I wouldn't pay much extra for it that's for sure. But that is just how WE camp, you need to decide what's best for YOU.
Y-Guy 02/16/17 08:40am Toy Haulers
RE: TH with outdoor kitchen and under 40'

Dave brings up a good point, also that many of the outdoor kitchens fridge is just your average dorm style fridge that only runs off of 110v power.
Y-Guy 02/13/17 09:23pm Toy Haulers
RE: Heater wont work

You just picked it up late last year right? Call KZ and see if there is a mobile tech in your area.
Y-Guy 02/06/17 09:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: Heater wont work

In addition to what's been asked, what did the dealer tell you to do already?
Y-Guy 02/05/17 01:51pm Toy Haulers
RE: Help me compare Coleman 250TQ to Palomino 27SBC

Double check me on this but I think both of those might be narrow 96" (8') wide units not the 102" (8'6") units. So measure your storage area if you are trying to get the ATVs in side by side. To me it doesn't matter who you buy it from, you need to do a detailed PDI (your own not the one the dealer does) so you can really test out each feature & function, before you sign any purchase papers. Once you sign the paper work you own it and then it's you, working through the dealer (or another service dealer) getting any work done and approved by the manufacturer. If you find problems first, the dealer will get things fixed so they can sell that unit (fast). You can find many PDI check lists on the web, I recommend the Tom Boles' Check list available here. I think the only thing missing is to test any electric bed and the fuel station ability to pump out gas - for that bring along 2-5 gallons of gas and test it. Check to see if the gas coming out is discolored while your at it.
Y-Guy 02/04/17 11:27pm Toy Haulers
RE: Layton Toy Hauler

Layton was a well known "brand name" RV of that era. I think the Toy Hauler in the Layton brand was called the Rampage. Layton was part of the Skyline Corp who also made Toy Haulers under the Skyline name too. But my guess is that it probably was built on the same line with different features & stickers. If it's in good shape it could be a good value, but you need to do a detailed inspection of any RV to make sure it hasn't had water leaks.
Y-Guy 02/04/17 11:17pm Toy Haulers
RE: Pulled the trigger on new Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler

Congrats, don't forget pics when you get it!
Y-Guy 02/03/17 06:50pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2017 Stryker st-2912

Can't help you much, but member dclutts just posted his new Stryker in the photo thread (pinned to the top of the forum) you might message him.
Y-Guy 02/03/17 08:41am Toy Haulers
RE: Ramp door repairs

Here is a recent thread that might help you. Anyone do a total rebuild of a TH ramp? From the archives here are a bunch of threads, you might find some help in these too. Ramp Door Repair Discussions
Y-Guy 02/03/17 08:27am Toy Haulers
RE: Extreme megalite

Another thought, contact the guys at SoCal RV Doctor they've helped a number of people out here with major repairs. I know one of their key people that helped with WW issues left and stated his own business. Perhaps one of our members will post his contact info.
Y-Guy 02/01/17 10:59pm Toy Haulers
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