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RE: Amped 28FS Sway Issues when towing....need help!

You really need to run it across a set of scales and check your front, drive and trailer wheel weights. If the scales are not busy, meaning not a lot of truckers waiting behind you, drop your tongue and get a real hitch weight. Might need to look at a more extreme anti-sway hitch like the Hensley you're wallet won't like you but over the years I've always read good things about it.
Y-Guy 03/02/15 09:51am Toy Haulers
RE: New flooring in the Desert fox..

Looking forward to seeing pics and hearing how the project goes.
Y-Guy 03/02/15 09:42am Toy Haulers
RE: FK2100 Weekend Warrior Electrical questions

ddfuller before I spent the money to upgrade my charger I'd get a couple of batteries. If you dry camp frequently the dual 6 volt setup is really the best way to go, but even adding another single group 24 would be better. For the money it's your best bang for the buck. One of my early RVs had a single group 24, could barely get through a weekend. If your battery is a couple years old I'd spring for two new ones, at least Group 27 but Dual 6 would be better. Good luck!
Y-Guy 03/01/15 04:55pm Toy Haulers
RE: FK2100 Weekend Warrior Electrical questions

Do you know what group your new battery is? If you have a single group 24 what you're experiencing maybe the norm. As you found out there are several parasitic draws on the battery. The fridge and the detectors can do a lot of draining in a short time. Adding a second battery can help even if you stick with dual 12volt batteries. I opted to stay with 12volts in my motorhome but I went with the Group 31 batteries. When my converter died I put in the Progressive Dynamics with the charge wizard, batteries seem to do even better with this setup I've found. You might look around at your batteries, number of people have switched to LED lights. I haven't yet. When dry camping we fire up the generator usually for an hour twice a day, while doing meal prep, that seems to be enough to keep the batteries going. I've managed to go 11 days like that.
Y-Guy 02/28/15 07:45pm Toy Haulers
RE: 4200D Cyclone toy hauler

I wish you would give your reasons. Was there problems with the 5-et and Heartland would not warranty them? Using the Advanced Search at the top of the forum and using cyclone and problem I found 220 matches when I used the "Archive - over 1 year ago" selection from Date Posted, then I selected Toy Haulers only from Forum(s). Not saying all 220 are problems but will give you some things to read. A few of our regular members had some pretty serious problems, I think what made me frustrated was the lack of service they received. Now that was a few years go, not sure if that was before or after the Thor purchase of Heartland or not. But might be helpful. 220 Posts Happy reading.
Y-Guy 02/28/15 06:39pm Toy Haulers
RE: FK2100 Weekend Warrior Electrical questions

Ok a few things. You really need another battery. One doesn't cut it very well for most RVers. It's very common for RVers to use a Dual 6volt battery setup. One of the best resources is a site called The 12volt Side of Life I highly recommend book marking it and taking the time to read it over in detail, you will learn a lot. I've used it as a resource well over 10 years now. Your converter/charger like most RVs is unusually the cheapest they can buy. It won't charge your battery very fast, but it's better then nothing. Progressive Dynamics is one that makes some better units that can rapid charge a battery. Progressive Dynamics Many generators come with cables you can attach to the battery, in this case you want to remove one of the leads and just let it run charging the battery directly. Your Honda 1000 may or may not have this option, but it's work looking into, but it's a hassle. Finally, do you charge your battery at home? Is it always plugged in, are you checking the water level? Is your truck setup to charge while towing? Many are able but don't always have the required fuse or breaker installed from the factory.
Y-Guy 02/28/15 01:31pm Toy Haulers
RE: Blue Sky insurance

I'd been with National Interstate too, one year for no reason my rates skyrocketed. Broker came back with several options but Blue Sky had them all beat. So I jumped. Couple years ago power lines fell on my RV due to a DUI driver that his a power poll. Blue Sky claims was easy to deal with. Great communication with one rep. She was good about emailing me but also available via phone and worked well with my dealership. I've been very happy with their rates and service.
Y-Guy 02/27/15 04:56pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: All Terrain Tires vs Hiway Tires for Towing

zogg I no longer have my trucks but I have a Jeep Wrangler 4 door. The stock tires were a Bridgestone Duelers. They were quiet but not a great tire for traction. I switched over to the brand new BFG KO2 A/T tires. I was expecting a bit more noise and a rougher ride, to my amazement they were not. I kept listening for the expected 'humm' from the tires, but got very little. Same for the rough ride, it just wasn't there. I have been very happy with the ride quality and how quiet they were. Even the tire store owner that took my Jeep for a ride was amazed how quiet they were. As for MPG, hard to tell at this point since I switched over 1st of November about the time winter blend gas hit. I am expecting a slight decrease, but not much.
Y-Guy 02/25/15 06:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Value of toyhauler

NADA RVs is one place to start, it's a "guide" not the law. But start with it. Be sure you read what is included in the base price before you start adding options on your own, this can really tweak the results. Then go to RV Trader & CraigsList (I suggest using SeachTempest) and search for your RV that others have for sale in your region. It won't show you what they sold for but will give you some idea of your competition is asking and what condition they are in. I do suggest comparing years from say 2010-13 when searching.
Y-Guy 02/25/15 05:53pm Toy Haulers
RE: Anyone Know Why The Michelin XPS Is Not Intended for Winter?

I chatting with my friend a bit about these. He says these are some of the best trailer tires for hauling heavy loads, but clearly not a all season tire. In the past some have used them on pick up's with poor results in the winter. For a trailer though he wouldn't hesitate to recommend them or install them for winter use.
Y-Guy 02/24/15 04:37pm Toy Haulers
RE: Anyone Know Why The Michelin XPS Is Not Intended for Winter?

If you don't hear anything let me know I am friends with the owner of a few tire shops and I can ask him when he gets back on Monday.
Y-Guy 02/22/15 06:44pm Toy Haulers
RE: Advice on driving Oregon's coast road?

Not a problem, we've been from Astoria to Brookings on Hwy 101 and had no issues. Highway 101 is very busy with a lot or RVs. Obviously some sections are better then others. Watch your speed in the tight corners north Florence to Lincoln City. There are a lot of bikers on the Highway in the summer, and parts of the highway are barely wide enough for and RV and them. Last think make use of the passing lanes and pull outs as you drive.
Y-Guy 02/22/15 02:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: Toy hauler weight questions?

Dreenn I was going to reply but honestly the post that lincster took the time to type out is so spot on I will just say 'ditto' its spot on about the weights, the hitch weights and type of truck needed.
Y-Guy 02/20/15 08:42am Toy Haulers
RE: "hand rail support "for 5th wheel

Moving from Toy Haulers to Fifth Wheels by request.
Y-Guy 02/18/15 05:05pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sailun Tires?

Sailun was established in 2002 in Qingdao, China. When I bought new tires I priced Goodyear, Michelin and Hankook. Comments about the Hankook here was very good and price beat the other two. I had mixed feelings about buying a Korean tire, but at some point money talks. I've never heard of Sailun so they wouldn't be high on my radar.
Y-Guy 02/18/15 03:36pm Toy Haulers
RE: Need A Winter Tire For The Triple Axle Toy Hauler

I would shop around a bit, talk to other dealerships to see what they recommend. Often a dealership will "recommend" what they sell not what is really best for you're needs. Looking at ATCs website I see they ship them with the Goodyear Marathon Radial Tires.
Y-Guy 02/18/15 03:28pm Toy Haulers
RE: Need A Winter Tire For The Triple Axle Toy Hauler

The tires have extreme sidewall cracking How did they perform in your first 10 years of ownership? It's recommended that tires be replaced based on usage and time, generally 7 years is about the time to replace them. If you got 10 I think you did pretty good with them.
Y-Guy 02/18/15 10:11am Toy Haulers
RE: Smell Gasoline In My Toy Hauler

I'm not sure on your specific unit. As mentioned release the gas cap first of all. Now locate the tank itself, it should be very close to the filler neck on the outside. How much of the tank can you see? Or can you see it at all? If there is a corrugated plastic barrier I would ask did the inspector drop that barrier and inspect inside? This requires them to cut or drop the barrier itself and then reattach, if the tank is enclosed. Each gas tank has a vent. So either the vent isn't venting properly or there is a leak. You should have no gas smell in your RV. If you are still getting the smell after the onsite inspection I'd get it into the dealer so they can drop the tank and do a proper inspection.
Y-Guy 02/18/15 10:02am Toy Haulers
RE: Putting Reicco Titan Power leveling system on TH

Going to link to your other post and close this thread. ReiccoTitan Power leveling System
Y-Guy 02/16/15 09:56pm Toy Haulers
RE: 10' garage real world loading?

Forest service, WA, ID, UT, Paiute and OR ATV trails are set at 50'' NOT 48'' Thanks I was going from memory and 48" stuck in my head. Never had issues in WA or OR just UT. This is what makes two large utility quads side by side in a toy hauler garage very difficult. I really had no problem with our Raptor. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3767874/ramps05.jpg
Y-Guy 02/16/15 03:08pm Toy Haulers
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