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RE: Toy Hauler VS Travel Trailer

Hahahaha. Comparing a motorcycle and trailer to a toyhauler and truck. I won't even type a reply. Bear down, sorry u didn't like my reply in your post. Most folks that don't like to hear the truth respond like u just did.
lincster 12/02/16 12:05pm Toy Haulers
RE: Toy Hauler VS Travel Trailer

Please go read the other post in this forum about 1/2 ton towable toyhaulers.
lincster 12/01/16 09:56pm Toy Haulers
RE: 1/2 ton towable TH

Well kinda makes you wonder why they even make half ton "lite" trailers for. So I keep hearing the wind issue. Now explain this to me. Is a f250 that much heavier then a equivalent f-150?? Or is it the heavier duty suspension that makes it easier to steer in the heavy winds? All a marketing ploy.... Sell more units cause everyone has a 1/2 ton. Anyway, a F250/350 just has bigger/beefier components. Brakes, axles, frame, coils, drive shaft etc. Everything is beefier. Plus the diesel engine. :)
lincster 11/30/16 03:31pm Toy Haulers
RE: 1/2 ton towable TH

Minds not made up at all. Sure adding more items to a trailer will no doubt change tongue weights and such. I was merely adding to the fact that I believe a 1/2 ton can do more then most will give credit for and not everyone needs a huge truck to haul. I do understand that it is easy to overload it. It will give me pause to think about possibly changing configurations(ie placement of toy, water tank locations etc). Have actually seen a few Funrunners in the 21 to 22ft length with like a 12.5ft cargo area that were tall enough to fit the Rzr in. Granted they didn't have much for cabinetry but that is ok with me if they would work with everything else. From the 17 years I have been doing toyhaulers and trucks, folks that don't/can't change their truck will justify it however they can. They just end up coming back here in a year or so saying they moved up to a F250 or something and night and day difference. I had a F350 SRW that I ordered, Weld wheels, BFG's etc. Loved that truck. But ordered a 41' 5th wheel and knew I would be over all of my tow ratings. Traded it in 1 year after buying it, took the hit, and got the right truck for my trailer. So I just don't preach, I practice what I preach.
lincster 11/29/16 10:16pm Toy Haulers
RE: 1/2 ton towable TH

Sounds like u have your mind made up.
lincster 11/29/16 10:17am Toy Haulers
RE: 1/2 ton towable TH

Love real life numbers. Good job.
lincster 11/28/16 07:41pm Toy Haulers
RE: 1/2 ton towable TH

Post back with the trailer you get and CAT scale weights. :) IMO, I don't care if you use it 1 time. If the trailer is too much for the truck, it isn't safe.
lincster 11/28/16 10:32am Toy Haulers
RE: 1/2 ton towable TH

If you stay with a 21ft or under model I think your fine with the right 1/2 ton. The longer front sleeper models put you in unsafe territory IMO. Even if you are within some of the outlandish manufacturer numbers you see these days. I agree.
lincster 11/28/16 07:06am Toy Haulers
RE: 1/2 ton towable TH

While the current trucks are better than they have ever been I would agree with Lincster as well. Been there done that. I do agree that newer trucks are better than ever.
lincster 11/27/16 05:24pm Toy Haulers
RE: 1/2 ton towable TH

No like 12 at the most. I've got a buddy towing a 26ft toy hauler with a f150 ecoboost and he goes up hills doing speed limit no problem. His empty weight is 7500lbs. Are you thinking my truck isn't enough? Wasn't sure what you meant by freaked out. Your buddy was so over his GVWR and hitch rating, he probably had no idea. My buddy owned a 2002 FS2600 Warrior. We had a tongue weight scale. Empty, the tongue weight was 1700lbs. Full water with no toys, the tongue weight went up to 2100lbs. Put 3 quads in the back, with full water, tongue weight went back down to 1700lbs. No 1/2 ton receiver is rated for that much tongue weight. Only newer 250/350 type trucks come with enough receiver to handle that much weight. What I meant by freaked out is you won't like how it handles in wind, braking etc. It's not all about the motor or HP.
lincster 11/27/16 10:46am Toy Haulers
RE: 1/2 ton towable TH

Won't find much that won't freak you out towing with that truck. Especially with a 4 seat RZR. Aren't they like 15' long?
lincster 11/26/16 04:18pm Toy Haulers
RE: Question to all WW FS3000 owners

Yep, mine leak sometimes when I first open the valve, then it seals off. I have had to replace one hose over the years. Just wore out and wouldn't stop leaking.
lincster 11/23/16 07:39am Toy Haulers
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

Added a second battery. One would not power the furnace fan through the night. Camper manufacturer built the battery rack so than two group 24 batteries in separate battery boxes would not fit end to end. Brilliant design. :R https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5708/30166135822_7622960661_z.jpg Had this bracket on each end of the rack. One had to go. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8554/30196339581_ec52646fd9_z.jpg Couldn't reach just the weld with the grinder, so I had to grind down the whole piece of angle steel to get to the weld. https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5640/29651152524_cd50c80dbc_z.jpg A little rattle can primer. https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5347/30281869885_91fa11fbf9_z.jpg A little rattle can paint. https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5568/30281867845_fb91f7336f_z.jpg 24" battery cables for parallel connections from the auto parts store. https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5337/30166136142_5506469ceb_z.jpg Now maybe I can warm up the camper to take a shower in the morning. https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7484/29651524753_018fde79c6_z.jpg Should have just converted over to 6V's. You wouldn't need more than 2. Considered it. Two 6 volt batteries are about $270. One 12 volt battery is about $100. Maybe next time, a few years down the road. Not sure where you are getting your 6V's at. I got mine at Costco for $75 each.
lincster 10/19/16 08:29am Toy Haulers
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

Added a second battery. One would not power the furnace fan through the night. Camper manufacturer built the battery rack so than two group 24 batteries in separate battery boxes would not fit end to end. Brilliant design. :R https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5708/30166135822_7622960661_z.jpg Had this bracket on each end of the rack. One had to go. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8554/30196339581_ec52646fd9_z.jpg Couldn't reach just the weld with the grinder, so I had to grind down the whole piece of angle steel to get to the weld. https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5640/29651152524_cd50c80dbc_z.jpg A little rattle can primer. https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5347/30281869885_91fa11fbf9_z.jpg A little rattle can paint. https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5568/30281867845_fb91f7336f_z.jpg 24" battery cables for parallel connections from the auto parts store. https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5337/30166136142_5506469ceb_z.jpg Now maybe I can warm up the camper to take a shower in the morning. https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7484/29651524753_018fde79c6_z.jpg Should have just converted over to 6V's. You wouldn't need more than 2.
lincster 10/18/16 01:42pm Toy Haulers
RE: Glamis between Christmas and New Years

Major holidays at Glamis is always busy. I have done New Years at the dunes every year for 19 years. I have done Glamis for the past 3 years. It isn't "insane", but it is busy and packed, no matter where you camp. Last year, we stayed in Wash 6 and at some point, there were about 2-3 roads to get in and out. The rest had gotten so soft that you couldn't get a truck/trailer through without getting stuck.
lincster 10/14/16 09:10am Toy Haulers
RE: DRW vs SRW Trucks

@jshupe: you're right but we're looking at different numbers. I assumed that rig would have a GVWR of 21K but it's only 19.5K so he's only 3500 over max tow rating. Its just a matter of time before towing over your trucks rating will start to show up on equipment failures, tranny, rear axle or more. Those ratings are there for a reason, not just #s to look at and say ah those are just there for ***** and giggles. Everyone just needs to do what their pocketbook can afford and what they feel comfortable with. - *Rear axles on a dually have different hubs and deeper rotors on the end. Still an AAM 11.5 with identical gearing. AAM rates both for 10900#. Identical engine (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Identical transmission (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Identical transfer case (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Identical axles (can be confirmed by replacement part #s)* - Identical brakes (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Identical front suspension (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Different wheels and tires** - Different rear suspension*** **Wheels on my truck have a 4500# rating. Tires a 4950# rating. Factory had 3150#. ***My rear suspension has been completely upgraded to what is considered an upgrade for DRW trucks What exact components are going to fail? Please tell me how my engine, transmission, and rear axle are suddenly going to fail due to a door sticker. I researched this meticulously, spending an enormous amount of time digging into parts diagrams, and have yet to find the answer. I'm well within the limits of a DRW but over the limits of a SRW. Limits that happen to be directly tied to only suspension and tires, it seems, both of which have been upgraded accordingly. The only advantage to a DRW for me at this time would be if I were getting anywhere close to the 9000# "weak link" of the wheels (4500# x2) for the RAW. Identical engine (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) True - Identical transmission (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) True - Identical transfer case (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) True - Identical axles (can be confirmed by replacement part #s)* Not True - Identical brakes (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) Not True - Identical front suspension (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) Go to the body builder guide for Ford and you can find tables to support what I disagree with. DRW gearing is 3.73. You can't get that on a SRW. I am giving numbers for my 2012 Ford. I did a lot of research before I bought. Other manufactures may differ, I am referring to Ford to dispute your claims. And you can clearly see in my sig that I drive a GM. They use the same 3.73 gears for all Duramax engines - SRW or DRW. You can confirm here: https://www.chevrolet.com/content/dam/Chevrolet/northamerica/usa/nscwebsite/en/Home/Vehicles/Commercial/02_PDFs/MY15-Trailering-Guide.pdf So your issue isn't an issue of SRW vs DRW, it's an issue with Ford's specs. First, I don't have an issue, I have the correct truck for my trailer and am within ALL of my tow ratings without having to modify anything. Second, you need to state that in your quotes as I did, what brand you are referring to, instead of making blanket statements.... First, I don't have an issue either. Yes I had to make some modifications, but you have not told me specifically how these components are going to fail when I'm within all specifications for the components currently installed on my truck. What matters are the components on your truck while doing the work, not what components were on the truck when it shipped empty to a dealer lot. Door stickers show what the truck was configured for from the factory. I acknowledge that the sticker will not change, but stickers cannot take into consideration changes made after the truck leaves the factory. I'm still waiting to hear -- from a purely technical standpoint -- what is going to fail due to a sticker; last I checked, the sticker isn't a weight bearing component. I'm not asking about legality here, as I was specifically told in this thread that my components are going to fail. I want to know why tinner12002 believes that, and how specifically tinner12002 anticipates things will fail. Second, when I say "my" and have my rig clearly noted in my signature, I don't think it is too far of a stretch to figure out what I'm talking about. Do you even own a toy hauler???? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Wrong forum dude...... I'm out!!!!!!!
lincster 10/04/16 07:34pm Toy Haulers
RE: DRW vs SRW Trucks

@jshupe: you're right but we're looking at different numbers. I assumed that rig would have a GVWR of 21K but it's only 19.5K so he's only 3500 over max tow rating. Its just a matter of time before towing over your trucks rating will start to show up on equipment failures, tranny, rear axle or more. Those ratings are there for a reason, not just #s to look at and say ah those are just there for ***** and giggles. Everyone just needs to do what their pocketbook can afford and what they feel comfortable with. - *Rear axles on a dually have different hubs and deeper rotors on the end. Still an AAM 11.5 with identical gearing. AAM rates both for 10900#. Identical engine (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Identical transmission (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Identical transfer case (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Identical axles (can be confirmed by replacement part #s)* - Identical brakes (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Identical front suspension (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Different wheels and tires** - Different rear suspension*** **Wheels on my truck have a 4500# rating. Tires a 4950# rating. Factory had 3150#. ***My rear suspension has been completely upgraded to what is considered an upgrade for DRW trucks What exact components are going to fail? Please tell me how my engine, transmission, and rear axle are suddenly going to fail due to a door sticker. I researched this meticulously, spending an enormous amount of time digging into parts diagrams, and have yet to find the answer. I'm well within the limits of a DRW but over the limits of a SRW. Limits that happen to be directly tied to only suspension and tires, it seems, both of which have been upgraded accordingly. The only advantage to a DRW for me at this time would be if I were getting anywhere close to the 9000# "weak link" of the wheels (4500# x2) for the RAW. Identical engine (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) True - Identical transmission (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) True - Identical transfer case (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) True - Identical axles (can be confirmed by replacement part #s)* Not True - Identical brakes (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) Not True - Identical front suspension (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) Go to the body builder guide for Ford and you can find tables to support what I disagree with. DRW gearing is 3.73. You can't get that on a SRW. I am giving numbers for my 2012 Ford. I did a lot of research before I bought. Other manufactures may differ, I am referring to Ford to dispute your claims. And you can clearly see in my sig that I drive a GM. They use the same 3.73 gears for all Duramax engines - SRW or DRW. You can confirm here: https://www.chevrolet.com/content/dam/Chevrolet/northamerica/usa/nscwebsite/en/Home/Vehicles/Commercial/02_PDFs/MY15-Trailering-Guide.pdf So your issue isn't an issue of SRW vs DRW, it's an issue with Ford's specs. First, I don't have an issue, I have the correct truck for my trailer and am within ALL of my tow ratings without having to modify anything. Second, you need to state that in your quotes as I did, what brand you are referring to, instead of making blanket statements....
lincster 10/04/16 12:26pm Toy Haulers
RE: DRW vs SRW Trucks

@jshupe: you're right but we're looking at different numbers. I assumed that rig would have a GVWR of 21K but it's only 19.5K so he's only 3500 over max tow rating. Its just a matter of time before towing over your trucks rating will start to show up on equipment failures, tranny, rear axle or more. Those ratings are there for a reason, not just #s to look at and say ah those are just there for ***** and giggles. Everyone just needs to do what their pocketbook can afford and what they feel comfortable with. - *Rear axles on a dually have different hubs and deeper rotors on the end. Still an AAM 11.5 with identical gearing. AAM rates both for 10900#. Identical engine (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Identical transmission (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Identical transfer case (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Identical axles (can be confirmed by replacement part #s)* - Identical brakes (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Identical front suspension (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) - Different wheels and tires** - Different rear suspension*** **Wheels on my truck have a 4500# rating. Tires a 4950# rating. Factory had 3150#. ***My rear suspension has been completely upgraded to what is considered an upgrade for DRW trucks What exact components are going to fail? Please tell me how my engine, transmission, and rear axle are suddenly going to fail due to a door sticker. I researched this meticulously, spending an enormous amount of time digging into parts diagrams, and have yet to find the answer. I'm well within the limits of a DRW but over the limits of a SRW. Limits that happen to be directly tied to only suspension and tires, it seems, both of which have been upgraded accordingly. The only advantage to a DRW for me at this time would be if I were getting anywhere close to the 9000# "weak link" of the wheels (4500# x2) for the RAW. Identical engine (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) True - Identical transmission (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) True - Identical transfer case (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) True - Identical axles (can be confirmed by replacement part #s)* Not True - Identical brakes (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) Not True - Identical front suspension (can be confirmed by replacement part #s) Go to the body builder guide for Ford and you can find tables to support what I disagree with. DRW gearing is 3.73. You can't get that on a SRW. I am giving numbers for my 2012 Ford. I did a lot of research before I bought. Other manufactures may differ, I am referring to Ford to dispute your claims.
lincster 10/04/16 09:38am Toy Haulers
RE: DRW vs SRW Trucks

Where is the dead horse getting beat dedmiston???? LOL
lincster 10/03/16 11:07pm Toy Haulers
RE: DRW vs SRW Trucks

I don't own a dually to make myself "feel better". I own a dually so I am within all of my tow ratings. I'm an Engineer so I understand the math behind determining why things are sized the way they are.
lincster 10/03/16 04:58pm Toy Haulers
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