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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
RE: Securing my Samurai in my toyhauler

Truckers use eTrack all the time, but you need to fasten it securely to be effective. That's a challenge if many Toy Hauler garages. I placed my eTrack on the edge, where the ATV tires would rest. That way besides securing it I had the weight of the RV keeping it down too.
Y-Guy 06/04/16 07:54pm Toy Haulers
RE: Severe sway

Some good advice already. But step one, is to take your truck and loaded trailer to some scales. You can go to CAT Scales then find one near you. If you can't check with a truck stop, RV store or tire store. If not google scales and your city name. Once you know your steer axle, drive axle and trailer axle weights it will help. If the scale isn't busy and you can disconnect and weigh just the truck steer & drive axle will then tell you how much that hitch weight is putting on your truck. Besides getting a weight distribution and anti-sway hitch I hope you have trailer brakes and a brake controller. If not you will need to get that too. As far as weight distrubition (WDH) I used and liked the The Equal-i-zer Sway control hitch
Y-Guy 06/04/16 07:51pm Toy Haulers
RE: Thinking of a new toy hauler

After dealing with my current WW problems... I have a hard time believing the owner of WW is now using top notch material. Why wasn't he using good stuff before? FYI the current "owner" of the name Weekend Warrior, The RV Factory, has nothing whatsoever to do with Mark Warmoth who was the founder and original builder of Weekend Warrior. Mark now own Extreme Warrior. I will say that I think Mark got in over his head and the recession took it's toll. He was one of, if not, the major inovator of the Toy Hauler niche and I give him credit. Those WW units that didn't have major issues are still pretty amazing rigs. As far as shopping, if it's paid off and getting the job done I'd be more inclined to hang on to it and use the daylights out of it. Just my .02ยข
Y-Guy 06/04/16 07:36pm Toy Haulers
RE: Toy hauler measurement question

Trust, but verify. If the height matters, measure it yourself to be sure.
Y-Guy 06/03/16 11:30pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2 year old Norcold refrig is dead w leaking cooling unit

Some of these units work forever others are prone to issues. Ours died days before a big trip, dealer found one 2 hours away but would take a few days to get it so we picked it up and they got on it and had us installed and out the door in a few hours. I'm not a big fan of extended warranties but it saved our bacon. That said if you can get a residential fridge and have room for additional batteries that is a very tempting way to go.
Y-Guy 05/31/16 06:03pm Toy Haulers
RE: Counter/sink Assembly

Pete, A couple recommendations I've read from other WW owners. One place is SoCal RV Doctor one of the key guys there left, Jim Goodwin went on to form VIP RV Service - I'm not sure which I'd try first but both might be able to help you out. You might post a photo of what you're looking for, pictures speak louder then words.
Y-Guy 05/31/16 12:22am Toy Haulers
RE: Flip up dinette

Hit up CraigsList too, widen your search area - if you're willing to travel you might find one in the SoCal area - lots of riders and toy hauler owners. Good luck!
Y-Guy 05/30/16 06:53pm Toy Haulers
RE: Too Much Spam with Yahoo

I've had my Yahoo account for years, even got an email from them once thanking me for my 12 years of being a customer. I use it mostly when I register for a site that I don't fully trust as far as spam. If they are legit later on I move them to my primary account. If you just access the Yahoo account from the web I see nearly no Spam email. However if you use it to access via a phone or computer directly you end up bypassing their spam filters and they are sent through to your spam system.
Y-Guy 05/29/16 04:00pm Technology Corner

Our family tradition is to go out camping every Memorial day weekend so we made reservations way in advance. Sadly many see Memorial Day weekend as a weekend to get drunk and go crazy. We ATV'd for years, funny thing was the community as a whole was out before 11PM, been out riding and exhausted. Very different from most camping I'd been around. Thought about camp hosts but what could they do? I was in this near same situation at Crescent Lake in Oregon. Drunks started taking their Jet Ski's out on the lake well after pitch black. Camp host was gone for the night and we had no cell service. We were told later not much would have been done since they didn't have enough law enforcement in the are or others to deal with that type of behavior. Next day we spoke with the camp host. He seemed reluctant to do anything until I told him I would be calling Hoodoo Mgmt. to complain about the lack of a camp host or any ranger passing through the sites that night. Thankfully, three other campers were standing behind us to complain too, so the party site was evicted. This is a problem with many of the USFS Campground in Oregon and Washington, so much land and not enough enforcement. Where were you camped at?
Y-Guy 05/29/16 03:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Impressions from an internet shopper

Ford - wants your name, email, etc, etc before they will show you local inventory I was curious so I went about this a few different ways. Looked up my local dealer, drilled down and quickly saw their entire inventory, didn't have to give them any information. Then I went to Ford.com and went to find dealer and again, boom full inventory. Only thing I had to give was my zip code. Then went to the "Let Us Find it For You" this one allows you to pretty much specify exactly what you want on your truck and this one does want your details. Why? I'm not sure, but at least in the past if you went to a dealer and they did this type of search they were looking at all dealers inventory, a bit more of a detailed search. I keyed in some bogus info curious to see if it would let me advance, it did and of course didn't show many any information just that the local dealer would contact me. That last search is a fail in my book, but I guess I could have searched area dealers on my own and not given any information so not all is lost you can get the information if you are willing to dig. I'm sure the dealers want you to call them, this is one way to force it.
Y-Guy 05/28/16 08:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2 down towing

I'm closing this thread as it's a duplicate post. Continue the discussion over in this thread. As per the forum rules, please don't post the same message in multiple forums without permission from one of the Open Roads Forum moderators
Y-Guy 05/27/16 11:00pm Dinghy Towing
RE: W&P lemon?

In regards to what Y-Guy said above, the onus is on the dealer to properly perform a thorough PDI before the buyer does the walk thru. It is up to the dealer to find and correct problems, not the buyer. That is the difference between a good dealer and a place that simply sells RVs. As a famous President used to say, "Trust by verify." Sadly you don't know if you have a good dealer or not until after you own it. That is the point of doing your own PDI before you sign on the bottom line. It's not perfect but it is a step you can use to reduce your chances of a bum unit.
Y-Guy 05/27/16 09:58am Toy Haulers
RE: W&P lemon?

Sadly it's far more common to have a few issues, some of those issues can be big issues though. Did you complete a PDI, pre- delivery inspection? I don't mean a PDI walk-through, but actually going through an inspection form? Sometimes that helps to identify the problems before they become big problems. It does sound like your dealer is taking care of you so far, which is better then some owners have experienced. If you have a problem let us know we can give you some advice, hopefully you'll participate with us some!
Y-Guy 05/26/16 07:08pm Toy Haulers
RE: 2015 Work and Play 25UDT minor issues

2) Try disconnecting the shower head, at the bottom should be a plug with probably 3 holes drilled in it - it's the water saver. Pop it off. You'll get better flow but chug through water faster.
Y-Guy 05/24/16 08:18am Toy Haulers
RE: 2013 sightseer 33c wind noise

It's not a Ford issue, it would be a Winnebago issue. What type of noise are you getting? If you can describe it or take it out and try to narrow it down others might be able to help. Dealership might as well, but of course they will charge you too. When the F53 is delivered to the manufacturer it looks like this (below) everything else built on top of the chassis is up to the manufacturer, in your case Winnebago. http://www.fleetsandfuels.com/wp-content/uploads/FordF53_2008-600x377.jpg width=500
Y-Guy 05/23/16 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bolts in floor

That's very odd. I think you're better of starting below, see if you can tighten the nut (assuming it's below at least) you could hold the bolt from below too, depending on how much room there is. Might add a nylock nut underneath too so it doesn't back out again.
Y-Guy 05/21/16 02:05pm Toy Haulers
RE: cannot view pictures in forums?

Here you go. Can't see pictures because of preferences - tutorial
Y-Guy 05/18/16 10:31pm Forum Technical Support
RE: 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited setup opinions

I did find Rugged Ridge XHD modular bumper this evening when doing more research; looks like Blue Ox makes an adapter specifically for this bumper that bolts right through. Doh! I knew I was forgetting one I'd looked at. You're right! If you are looking at going with Extreme Terrain and if you're a member of WrangerForum.com get in touch with Ryan, aka XTRyan on the WF he might be able to get you some better pricing. Also compare the various parts prices from ET with Amazon - if nothing else may help you negotiate with Ryan a bit.
Y-Guy 05/17/16 08:48am Dinghy Towing
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