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RE: Goodyear Marathons

About 4 years ago I read about every tire thread on these forums trying to decide on which tires to purchase. I found the good year marathons on sale and despite the mixed reviews went ahead and purchased them. The build date is 0212, I had them installed March 2012. I store my Toy Hauler indoors, it has never sat outside in the sun for more then a week long camping trip. I check my tire pressure before every trip, I drive 60 to 65 MPH always. I don't cover my tires because they are stored indoors and never thought it to be necessary. I went camping last week and had a blow out on my way. Called AAA, swapped it for a spare, hit the closest tire store and replaced it with a cheap tire until I got home. On my way back 3 days later blew another tire on the same side. Called AAA, headed to storage. Went to my storage yesterday and a 3rd tire was flat. In less then a week I lost 3 of these Goodyear Marathons. You would think goodyear would put out a top notch product. I use these for short trips 10 to 12 times a year. This time around I am going with the Carlisle Radial RH 12 Ply which I found on Amazon for 119.00 each. Does anyone know of a better deal or tire for that matter? http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah17/Dennis_Paulsen/IMG_3522_zpsfuij2v2s.jpg http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah17/Dennis_Paulsen/IMG_3533_zps1jjdrfyu.jpg http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah17/Dennis_Paulsen/IMG_3517_zpsrig8lxx5.jpg Goodyear to Carlisle???? You are going backwards in quality. If you are going to buy new tires, bite the bullet and move up to LT tires.
lincster 05/05/16 02:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: Towing Overweight???

4:30 gears and the front axle being a wide track is what makes up the ford heavy tow package, its not just a gear change. No it's not. At least the yrs I'm referring too. The "tow boss" package from 2005-2007 F350. It's gears and a couple other little things. Nothing else was changed besides 4:30 gears Correct. I owned a 2006 with the Tow Boss package.
lincster 05/05/16 02:17pm Toy Haulers
RE: Towing Overweight???

f350 drw is a totally different rear end from the srw. I agree with you and that is my point. Don't make a blanket statement that 3/4 and 1 ton trucks have the same components except for leafs. That just isn't true and folks need to do their research before stating stuff like that.
lincster 05/05/16 09:16am Toy Haulers
RE: Towing Overweight???

The 3/4 ton and 1 ton trucks use the same rotors and pads. So stopping isn't an issue with either truck. 3/4 ton truck is limited to 10,000 for registration pursposes. Its the same as a 1 ton SRW with a different rear leaf pack. The limiting factor on a SRW is the tire and wheels capacity. Factory setup is close to 3500lb each wheel/tire which will be a 7000lb max weight you'll want on the rear. (they might be higher now, this was on my 12 2500) I am only speaking about Ford, but only SRW to SRW. Duallys have bigger Rotors and different calipers. So don't lump all F350 and F250's together.
lincster 05/05/16 08:25am Toy Haulers
RE: Towing Overweight???

I pulled up with a 1 ton Dually Diesel. They didn't question anything.
lincster 05/03/16 10:24pm Toy Haulers
RE: Spare tire

This is why I have a toy hauler. Generator and a compressor with a 100' hose. Low/flat spare? No sweat.
lincster 05/02/16 08:08pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fifth wheel hitch

B&W
lincster 04/28/16 05:34pm Toy Haulers
RE: OEM tires-Toy Haulers

LOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE tire threads!!!!!!! ST tires should be driven from the dealer to the nearest tire shop, removed and replaced with 16" LT tires. Then give the ST tires to the local mobile home park to put on peoples roofs.
lincster 04/27/16 03:51pm Toy Haulers
RE: WW diet

Truck sounds good as far as tires etc. I think your tongue weight might be a little low. Even with my triple axle FS3000, I had 1400lbs of tongue weight. A dual axle will be even more.
lincster 04/25/16 10:47am Toy Haulers
RE: WW diet

Hey Alcool, Thanks for posting this information. I am curious what your tow set up is. I have a 2008 FSC2800 that I tow with a 2003 Ford F-250 supercab short bed. I have a heck of a time with it, it pushes me all over the place and sways/wonders a lot. The trailer ways right around 10,000 lbs as it sits with our supplies (pots, pans, bedding, games, etc) but no fluids, food, water, clothes etc. It has a tongue weight of right around 1,100 lbs. I recently replaced my stock hitch with a Curt class V, 2 inch hitch reciever which has a max tongue weight of 2,500 lbs and a max trailer weight of 17,000 lbs. I also replaced the original Husky WD hitch with round bars, chains and a separate sway bar with a new Husky Center Line HD hitch. I like the new hitch a lot better, it has no chains to mess with and built in sway control at the head. Though this set up is better and there is less play in the Curt hitch receiver, I still do get pushed around a bit. As far as the hitch set up goes, the ball/head is angled all the way down and I use the 1,000 - 1,400 lb spring bars. I have tried adjusting the brackets on the frame in several different positions and I never can get the truck to settle evenly, the back end always settles more than the front no matter what I do. Just curious what set up you use to tow considering yours is longer and heavier than mine. Thanks, Eric Need more info on your truck. What tires? What tire pressure? Do you have a lift? Not all sway is due just to hitch type and setup. If you run D rated tires at 35 psi, that will give you lots of sway. Just an example.
lincster 04/25/16 07:02am Toy Haulers
RE: Onan generator 5500

So adding the air vents didn't fix it I take it. Nope. Seen a pic of a Fan-Tastic Vent fan on a genny compartment door...? lol I didn't think it would fix the problem. I guess some folks have to live and learn. I would trust real life feedback from forums before I would trust a dealer.
lincster 04/24/16 12:27pm Toy Haulers
RE: WW diet

Everything looks great!!! Trailer sits nice and level. Great job. How was the dunes? Thanks, the diet did help. We've got to do a ride nest season. Dunes were awesome. I'm told it blew hard a few days before and then rained a little, then blew again. Made for some smooth sand on top of a maybe 1" crust under the soft sand, giving unreal traction. No one was there but us. We took a complete tour from Osborne, Olds, to roadrunner to hill 6, China wall, Taco bowl,lizard hill,flagpole, back to GDS, . Burned up a full tank. It did start to get a little hot by afternoon. Going to try a Saint Anthony dune trip this summer. Be a good break to escapee the heat in the mountains. Might even do a Yellowstone/Tetons side trip after dunes. You ever been up to St. Anthony..? That sounds like an awesome trip. I would love to meet up next season. Never been to St.Anthony. That would be quite the haul for me.
lincster 04/24/16 12:25pm Toy Haulers
RE: WW diet

Everything looks great!!! Trailer sits nice and level. Great job. How was the dunes?
lincster 04/21/16 11:25am Toy Haulers
RE: Onan generator 5500

So adding the air vents didn't fix it I take it.
lincster 04/21/16 11:23am Toy Haulers
RE: Purchasing used Weekend Warrior Toy Hauler

I will throw another wrench into your equation.... LOL If you are driving your sandcar in straight, you will get sway with a tow behind. No matter what I did with my hitch etc, I always got sway above 55mph. I got a 5th wheel.... no more issues.
lincster 04/15/16 01:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: Purchasing used Weekend Warrior Toy Hauler

I can help on weights. 3/4 ton truck won't be enough if you want to stay within the tow ratings of your truck. Here is the data to support that. I had a 2004 FS3000. Tongue weights in different configs using a Sherline tongue weight scale measured at the ball: Empty trailer, no water, no fuel, no toys: 1400lbs of tongue weight. Trailer with no toys, full water and full fuel: 1700lbs of tongue weight. Trailer with 4 quads, full water, full fuel: 1400lbs of tongue weight. Trailer weighed on a CAT scale with 4 quads, full water, full fuel, food etc. 12,800lbs. Trailer weighed empty, no water, no fuel: 9600lbs. My buddy owned a 2002 FS2600. Tongue weights in different configs using a Sherline tongue weight scale measured at the ball: Empty trailer, no water, no fuel, no toys: 1600lbs of tongue weight. Trailer with no toys, full water and full fuel: 2000lbs of tongue weight. Trailer with 4 quads, full water, full fuel: 1700lbs of tongue weight. He said his fully loaded weights with 2 quads was 11,950lbs. So, you can see that the tongue weights alone will be over most receiver hitch ratings, at least stock receivers. A newer truck might be ok on GCWR, but depends on tow ratings. Hope this helps.
lincster 04/15/16 09:27am Toy Haulers
RE: truck bounces a lot

You mean 1,200lb? Too light for what you are towing... Totally agree. I had 1500lb bars on my FS3000 with 1400lbs of tongue weight. My buddy had 1700lb bars on his FS2600 with 1600lbs of tongue weight.
lincster 03/31/16 10:37am Toy Haulers
RE: New to toy haulers and need help

Short of me buying a new truck. am I way off base thinking I can actually get a camper that will fit my needs? A toyhauler? Yes. A camper? No.
lincster 03/31/16 10:32am Toy Haulers
RE: New to toy haulers and need help

It would be 2 Harleys, combined weight of about 1500 lbs. Ford claims the truck will tow 11,500 lbs. Obviously I want to stay well below that. 11.5K behind a 1/2 ton. Incredible... Manufacturers really are doing everyone a disservice by claiming these kind of silly numbers. Totally agree. My first toyhauler weighed 9000 empty and if I hooked it up to a 1/2 ton, it would be pushing that thing all over the road!!!! With the headlights pointed to Mars.
lincster 03/31/16 10:30am Toy Haulers
RE: truck bounces a lot

What weight rating are your bars?
lincster 03/29/16 10:03am Toy Haulers
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