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RE: when 45 gallons is really 35 gallons!!!

Wow. I have never heard of a toy hauler hauling that little of water..... I take 160 gallons and worry about running out sometimes with the family. LOL
lincster 09/20/16 09:26pm Toy Haulers
RE: Onan 5500

No low fuel shutoff on a toyhauler. The genny tank isn't tied to anything else that needs gas. That is only mohos that the genny's feed off the main fuel tank. Maybe there is a filter closer to the tank that is clogged? I have a separate filter on my Warrior. Maybe a line got a crack and you are sucking air? Maybe the pickup in the tank came off? Take the fuel cap off and make sure the tank isn't over pressurized. Out of gas?
lincster 09/17/16 09:37am Toy Haulers
RE: Tire rotation 2 axle

I rotate front to back on my triple axle, but I don't rotate the spare in. Probably should. Tires that don't get used, rot faster than tires that do get used.
lincster 09/12/16 11:26am Toy Haulers
RE: Toy Hauler Roof Rot

If you have tears in the roof, you have rot. Even though you can't see it on the inside of the trailer. If the wood is eaten away, that area is week, so yes, I can see more "flex" happening due to rot.
lincster 09/12/16 11:25am Toy Haulers
RE: ARE they building what WE want??

I wouldn't trust camping world to do anything. I saw how they fixed my buddies front cap on his hauler...... wow. I would rather haul my trailer to a guy in California that gets nothing but awesome reviews on how he fixes stuff.
lincster 09/11/16 10:49pm Toy Haulers
RE: ARE they building what WE want??

Those are all good options and I hope manufactures look at these sites and see what the public wants. I can't help but think the bozo's that design these, probably don't use them......
lincster 09/11/16 12:24pm Toy Haulers
RE: Speed is not your friend

I tow at 75mph here in AZ on the freeway. I am alot more rock solid than alot of other folks around me. I think I've heard this excuse for speeding before: "I know what I'm doing, not like the other guys on the road". Well, I do know what I am doing. But I can guarantee I have a much more rock solid setup than most...... And... my original questions haven't been answered, so my statement still stands. Can't just blame speed.You basically called me a liar, so why should I respond to your accusations ??? Lol. Don't know how u came to that conclusion. But I do enjoy how people come here and blame something but aren't open to questions from others.
lincster 09/05/16 02:59pm Toy Haulers
RE: Speed is not your friend

This is from the article... "The driver told officers he and his wife were heading north on the interstate and as they entered the steep down grade near mile marker 19 the trailer they were towing started to fishtail. Once it started they could no longer control the vehicle, the trooper said." IMO, MAYBE (?) speed alone was not the actual 'cause' of this accident. None of us were there in the truck to see what occurred. All we can go on is what the driver said above. And we all know that a trailer set up correctly doesn't just start to fishtail suddenly. Although from the OP observation of this driver earlier, he very well could have been going 80+. But we don't know how fast he was actually going when it happened. Although towing slower very possibly would have avoided it. He did say "they entered the steep down grade near mile marker 19". I'm not familiar with this area, but many times when cresting a grade and coming to a steep downgrade, speed is reduced...? When a trailer sways/fishtails uncontrolably, when being towed 'normally' at any reasonable speed under the tires max speed limit, its not set up correctly. Not talking about inclement weather with 30mph+ side gusts of wind, towing safely in that is more of a(bad..?)judgement call by the driver. When a bumper pull trailer is not set up correctly, one of the first and most common symptoms are sway/fishtail. The more improperly the trailer is set up the slower speeds the sway starts to occur. The worse its set up the more violent the sway will be. Many don't realize this and just think thats how my trailer tows so I better keep it slow so it doesn't start to sway/fishtail. That will work, but... When in reality they should check the tongue weight to trailer gvw ratio and set it up/load it correctly, with sway control and a WD hitch. As we all know, setting up your trailer/hitch/tongue weight correctly, avoids the white knuckle tow experience many live with when trying to tow at hyw speeds. My guess is his trailer was not set up right and had bad violent sway that he lived with,add speed/bad judgement to that equation and here is the result... jmo Totally agree with all this.
lincster 09/05/16 02:57pm Toy Haulers
RE: Speed is not your friend

Or up it to 85 mph, that way more people will be doing the speed limit. :) I've read some studies that say people will drive at their comfortable speed, regardless of what is posted. On wide open highways/interstates 65 mph is totally unrealistic and silly. Drivers are on the interstate to get somewhere, not to sightsee. Let them get there and get off the road so I don't have to deal with them. :) I agree with this. Like it or not, modern vehicles have made it sooooo easy to do 80mph+. If you aren't paying attention, you look down and you are doing 90 and it doesn't even feel like it. Newer cars are quiet, smooth and the acceleration from turbo'd motors is crazy. More and more cars are coming stock with turbo's. I know this is to help fuel economy, but a turbo increases acceleration alot. Look at some of these factory cars coming with 600-800HP in a 3500lb car. This a basically a factory race car. Government will step in at some point in the near future and stop auto makers from increasing HP all the time... just watch.
lincster 09/04/16 12:32pm Toy Haulers
RE: Speed is not your friend

I tow at 75mph here in AZ on the freeway. I am alot more rock solid than alot of other folks around me. I think I've heard this excuse for speeding before: "I know what I'm doing, not like the other guys on the road". Well, I do know what I am doing. But I can guarantee I have a much more rock solid setup than most...... And... my original questions haven't been answered, so my statement still stands. Can't just blame speed.
lincster 09/04/16 12:28pm Toy Haulers
RE: Speed is not your friend

You can't just blame speed on this. Gotta have more details. Why kind of truck was he driving? Was there a WD system used? Was it anti sway WD? Was it windy? I tow at 75mph here in AZ on the freeway. I am alot more rock solid than alot of other folks around me. I have the correct truck and correct tires on my trailer to handle the speed.
lincster 09/03/16 02:26pm Toy Haulers
RE: Towing over trucks max tow

Have we sufficiently beat the dead horse enough yet? ;) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3767874/deadhorsethread.jpg Giddyup
lincster 09/01/16 10:53pm Toy Haulers
RE: Another "new to toyhauler" topic.

35's will require flipping axles. My buddy left his Warrior at stock height with 35's on his Dmax. I bust up laughing first time I came around the corner and saw how high in the air the front of his trailer was. 1 trip to the dunes and the first thing he did when we got back was have the axles flipped. I won't even get into tow ratings, truck ratings etc.......
lincster 09/01/16 05:21pm Toy Haulers
RE: Towing over trucks max tow

Funny how many people post about tire failures with their RVs but we really never hear about a truck failure because someone exceeded some of the truck's ratings. Let's agree to disagree and let this one go. I can give you an example like that if you want..... Just let me know.
lincster 08/31/16 10:20pm Toy Haulers
RE: Towing over trucks max tow

Maybe he was just looking for real world experiences. Not just opinion from people who aren't actually doing what he is thinking about doing. But then again, that's the way many threads in this forum go. If you are referring to me, you are right, I don't do what he is thinking, I have the right truck for my trailer.
lincster 08/31/16 10:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: Towing over trucks max tow

Although not a Ram guy, I qualify for this thread. I believe Ford puts my max tow number at 15,700 lbs. My 2015 F350 SRW and toy hauler gets really close to 27,000 lbs. total. The last time I weighed at the CAT scales, the trailer was right around 17,700 lbs.. My rear axle weight is right at 7000 lbs. which is the rating for the truck. The Michelins are rated for a combined 7500 lbs. I have the Reese 26,000 lb. rated hitch. Six trips so far for around 1500 miles. The set-up has been great and very stable. I don't do stupid stuff like tail gate or run with the left lane crowd but cruising at 70 mph on I-95 is no sweat. Thanks that is what i was looking for. Someone who actually does it. Yea 70 is the fastest i go anyways. Our speedlimits are low Are you saying you were just looking for the 1 person that does what you want to do?
lincster 08/31/16 08:33am Toy Haulers
RE: Towing over trucks max tow

Oh man, come out west and see all the huge toyhaulers being hauled by 6" lifted, huge tires, 3/4 ton trucks..... They are everywhere!!!!! Now, I personally don't condone this at all. If you are going to step up to the big boy trailer, step up to the big boy truck. No excuses. The is my 2 cents.
lincster 08/30/16 04:14pm Toy Haulers
RE: Howdy all!

I won't touch the truck comment....... :)
lincster 08/30/16 02:16pm Toy Haulers
RE: CJ2 in a Toy Hauler

Any wide body 5er toyhauler will haul that easy. My sandrail is 2800lbs. I put my sandrail and 2 quads in my 5er. Each quad weighs 400lbs. Ramp should be just fine. Pin weight on a 5er will be plenty. My pin weight when I am fully loaded is 3600lbs.
lincster 08/30/16 02:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: 1/2 ton for towing 26FT TH

Even your F250 is technically over the GVWR of the truck with that trailer. Assuming you have a crew cab 4X4. My buddy had a 2002 FS2600 and we had a tongue weight scale. The loaded tongue weight on that trailer was 1700lbs. GVWR on that truck is 8800lbs and the stock receiver is not rated for that much tongue weight. So, I am saying this to give you and idea by going backwards in trucks is crazy. I don't care that these newer trucks are rated more. Just look at the components themselves compared to a super duty. Not even close to being comparable.
lincster 08/30/16 08:13am Toy Haulers
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