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RE: 3 axle s vs 2

I can't remember the last time I saw a 5er with 3 axles that wasn't a toy hauler. If you're not looking for a toy hauler, that will most likely dictate what you get. Seems to almost be somewhere around the 40' range. Toy haulers longer than 40': 3 axles. Less than 40': 2.
lawnspecialties 02/24/17 06:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel hitch installation question in Ford pucks

Slop is not acceptable. Find out which one is not in there snug, remove the hitch, and turn it in to tighten up the gap.
lawnspecialties 02/22/17 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chicago RV show- 1/2 tons can tow 8500lb 5th wheels.

I live just off I-40 about 25 miles from the intersection with I-95. I travel I-40 a lot so I get to see many people headed to the beach with their RVs. Although not extremely popular, 1/2 tons with 5ers is becoming more common. 5ers are getting lighter and 1/2 tons are getting bigger carrying capacities. The ones I have seen look very nice and stable. No heavy sag or anything. I see no real problem with it.
lawnspecialties 02/21/17 02:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Not a TH owner yet-AC question

At our ATV races, we'd arrive on Saturday around noon and during the summer, two ACs would run almost non-stop until we packed up late Sunday. The 30 gallon tank on the toy hauler was getting really low. That was the Onan 5500. Finding a used bumper pull toy hauler with two ACs and 50A service is going to be a rare find. They're certainly available; especially if you order one. But they are quite rare and even more so in the used market.
lawnspecialties 02/21/17 09:39am Toy Haulers
RE: keystone carbon 357 the good and the bad

I have no first hand knowledge. But when we were in the market last year, we looked strongly at the Carbon 357. I've always liked the Raptors and from what I have learned, its a lesser version of Raptor. I remember the first time we walked in a 357, the wife was ready to buy once she saw the size of that bedroom. That's one of the biggest and roomiest master bedrooms I've ever seen in a toy hauler.
lawnspecialties 02/21/17 09:34am Toy Haulers
RE: Another towing question

"A toy hauler usually has a heavier pin wt, closer to 25 percent. If you loaded the toy hauler to 17K, you may have a pin wt of 4,250. After weighing the truck rear axle, do you have enough left to cover 4K+ pin wt? It may be close, the only way to know is use of scale." YEP! Ain't what ya can tow, it's what ya can carry!!! Maybe they're moving the axles further up these days but I got to disagree with this for the most part. Mine easily surpasses 17K and I'm in the low 3000s on the pin. That is becoming more and more common from what I can tell. But you're right on about the scales. That's the real test.
lawnspecialties 02/19/17 03:32pm Towing
RE: Another towing question

I have the same truck. I tow a larger toy hauler and its fine. 3184 miles so far towing and no issues at all. Keystone website says the tongue weight is 3115 lbs. As long as that's correct or close, I don't think you'll have any issues at all.
lawnspecialties 02/19/17 09:56am Towing
RE: House of Cards on Netflix

No interest in House of Cards, But we did notice Madam Secretary is there. As little TV as we watch, we've started making some time for this show from the beginning.
lawnspecialties 02/19/17 07:39am Around the Campfire
RE: Overloading a pickup from time to time - a tradition?

My 2013 F350 work truck gets overloaded many times per year. It has a service body bed and is full of tools and equipment. Carrying 3000 lbs. of ice melt or fertilizer and seed happens a few times every year. Probably the worst it gets is during snow events. When I leave the house, it has a 960 lb. snow plow on the front, about 3000 lbs. of ice melt in the bed and often, a 22' trailer with a tractor and ATV; both with snow plows, too. Its an F350 XL super cab 4X4 with the 6.2L engine. Over 70,000 miles and 3.5 years without a single problem. Its been a great friend.
lawnspecialties 02/18/17 01:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Keystone fusion impact or heartland torque

I've had neither but have a fare amount of exposure to them. My vote: Fuzion Impact by far.
lawnspecialties 02/18/17 04:40am Toy Haulers
RE: Toy hauler with another garage or living my space

....and the loft depends on if you have small kids.
lawnspecialties 02/18/17 04:38am Toy Haulers
RE: myrtle beach travel park

If you can make it a couple more hours, exit 90 has the Raleigh Oaks RV park. One of the best I-95 campgrounds I know of. Then you're about 3 hours from MB. X2 on Ocean Lakes. Our favorite down there. But Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach are long. MBTP is more north and OL is waaaay south for Myrtle Beach.
lawnspecialties 02/17/17 04:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2017 F-350 DRW 0-60 testing

Not only impressive, but amazing. Think about what's being done today. Take an empty one gallon milk jug. Fill it with diesel fuel. Today's diesel engines can use that one gallon of fuel and pull over 25,000 lbs. of truck, camper, and people about ten miles. All that with the A/C pumping cold air. When you think about it, we're getting close to dilithium crystals pushing the Enterprise past the speed of light.
lawnspecialties 02/17/17 04:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Challenging tradition

Why is changing a name when being married too much trouble to bother with if its for the rest of your life? Or has that thought changed as well?
lawnspecialties 02/13/17 01:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Challenging tradition

.... What do you think? If you're a guy would you have allowed your wife to keep her last name? If your a woman was it hard to give up your maden name? I wouldn't marry her.
lawnspecialties 02/13/17 11:21am Around the Campfire
RE: 007 RV Outlet Dansville VA

I have bought two from them. 2011 and 2014. Their prices are typically great. But a couple of years ago, they took on a new manager who came from a car dealership. Things are a little different now but their prices are still really good. Its worth the drive down to check them out. Ironically, I went to Md. to buy my Vengeance. But that's because RV Outlet doesn't carry Vengeance and the dealership up there worked with the FR rep to give me a great deal. RV Outlet sells a LOT of campers. That means their service dept. is usually backed up; especially in the busy season. The service dept. guys are great to deal with but they stay super busy.
lawnspecialties 02/13/17 11:09am Toy Haulers
RE: How many people use the patio on toyhaulers

We have full-timed in our Grand Design 380TH for 3 years and have used it on several occasions. Our rig has the 3 season doors between the garage and patio, as well as a sliding glass door between the living room and garage, so it is easy to make the garage a separate space.it is nice if you are backed into a space with good vistas behind you. it is also nice to have a raised patio option when the ground it wet. arhayes brings up a great point I forgot to mention. The three-seasons doors make a big difference in how often you may use the patio. Its a wonderful option as long as it doesn't take up too much room for what you're hauling in the garage.
lawnspecialties 02/11/17 02:25pm Toy Haulers
RE: New line of Goodyear tires with greater capacity and speed

On the FR forums, this has been discussed. But the specs seem somewhat sketchy. Your thread title says greater capacity and speed. But I haven't seen anything definitive yet. Some were posting numbers far greater than the G614s. That seems odd. I love the idea of this tire and truly hope it does well. But like YnotTurbo, I'll keep my G614s for as long as I can and hopefully by the time they're worn out, reviews will be out on whether this is a great tire or just another TowMax.
lawnspecialties 02/11/17 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many people use the patio on toyhaulers

Our Vengeance has the rear patio and the side patio. As azdryheat mentioned, so many campground sites are too small to fit the camper and the rear patio extended. But we use the side patio 100% of the time. By far, its the best thing about our camper. We camped seven times last year. I think maybe twice we put the rear patio down and still, we used it very little.
lawnspecialties 02/11/17 07:01am Toy Haulers
RE: Hauling ATV in bed and towing TT

Old Biscuit is explaining something like this. But instead of getting shorter cables, I just wrapped mine over the top of that locking bolt that sticks out of the side. Shorter cables is a safer bet but we did this multiple times, including a 1200 miles round trip to Disneyworld with no problems at all. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/lawnspecialties/GolfCartloading055.jpg
lawnspecialties 02/09/17 05:16am Tow Vehicles
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