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RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

When kids were young we usually did full (5 of us). Toy hauler makes boondocking pretty easy. Now we do about 7 weekends a year at motorcycle rides and a few other trips here and there without any hook up. We can go about 5 days comfortably.
PhilipB 01/14/20 04:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toyhauler with outdoor kitchen

If you're shopping used, the 2013 Raptor model in our signature had sorta an option. It was a mini frig, sink and cook top on a sliding tray in the front pass through storage. BUT you loose that storage. Not sure if many were made this way or what the chances of finding one is.
PhilipB 01/13/20 03:54pm Toy Haulers
RE: ONAN 5500 @ high elevations

To clarify, the adjustment they are referring to is inside the cover of your 5500 and is clearly visible.
PhilipB 01/03/20 03:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Double Towing vs Toyhauler

We've done both. Put a camera on the back and also a TPMS. I double towed several years and had neither. Never had issues, but probably was lucky. Regardless, the downside is you can't back up. Toy Hauler has whatever you're hauling inside/secure/out of sight. Built in generator and extra water capacity is a plus if you're off the grid. In our case, we wanted to be able to travel in states where it was illegal. We also wanted built in gas generator. We've adapted to the living space compromises.
PhilipB 01/02/20 03:42pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weight distribution hitch question

etrailer is great to work with. I've purchased 2 hitches and a new suspension system for our 5er from them. Full disclosure: I've met the owners and toured their facility for unrelated reasons. Good family business.
PhilipB 12/30/19 04:06pm Towing
RE: Generator pros and cons

Agree that Honda (and Yamaha) are probably still the gold standard, but it's a crowded market for portables in today's market. We have a 3000 Yamaha and it's been a gem. We have TH now with 5500 built in. It's really nice to run it without lugging out 50a cord. We still use the Yamaha occasionally. It's more fuel efficient and we can roll it in the back of TH.
PhilipB 10/08/19 03:59pm Tech Issues
RE: 5th wheel with largest tanks

You'll get big tanks in the toy hauler segment, but that also has it's drawbacks on living space, etc. I also think that weights are calculated with propane and full fresh water, hence the smaller tanks.
PhilipB 10/07/19 04:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stopping at flying j, Cracker Barrel etc

Agree that CB rv spots are pretty small. We've stayed at quite a few and never had issues. Sometimes we use remote parts of lots rather than rv area. We eat there to support them.
PhilipB 10/06/19 06:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: Options for Replacement Mattresses?

We bought last year from Tochta.com. They say they can do any size/cut/etc. We like ours.
PhilipB 09/04/19 03:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: DPF Filter Clean

Just had one cleaned in a Kenworth semi (Cummins ISX15) no DEF. It was $1200 ($950 Labor. The rest a few parts & tax). This was done at a Kenworth dealership.
PhilipB 08/29/19 03:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Couch to recliners

We just swapped ours out (toy hauler). Purchased from RecPro. Ours is 94" and was a little over $1000. Arrived in 3 pieces and is designed to fit through RV doors. It was simple to install. We will probably give away the old couch. It built pretty light.
PhilipB 08/27/19 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good hitch for SB Ram/Momentum combo

I have Ram Short bed. My toy hauler has the radius sides similar to yours. I hit my truck but was lucky enough to just ding the cab and not break the glass. Had fixed mount hitch. You can get an auto slider for same money you're looking to spend. I got the Demco, but there are others.
PhilipB 08/16/19 03:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Couple new to RV travel Trailer's looking for advice

We just swapped out the couch in our toy hauler for one that has recliners. This was easy. Couch was in three sections designed to fit through 28" door. That said, our first TT had the fresh water tank under it. Check this, as someone already has mentioned.
PhilipB 08/16/19 03:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Overland camper

I think you'll find it under-powered compared to your Haulmark. It'll probably be very heavy if loaded with fuel/water. But it does look plenty capable.
PhilipB 07/31/19 03:35pm Truck Campers
RE: Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker?

We've had the Demco for 3 years no issues. We hit the back of cab before we decided to buy it. Luckily just a ding in the cab. I like the auto slide, regardless of what you choose. We do get chucking, but I think that's a road issue. We did install the slipper spring/shock system on our 5er this spring. Big improvement, but still have some chucking.
PhilipB 07/30/19 03:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Weight distribution systems, which one is best?

x2 on Propride or Hensley. You'll also have a nice re-sale if you sell/trade campers. I got 2/3 of what I paid new for my Hensley when I sold TT.
PhilipB 07/19/19 03:34pm Towing
RE: HERCULES tires

We replaced our Hercules last fall. The were 235 80R16's. Previous owner had purchased these after stock tires had failed. He had one of the Hercules blow out on him just before we purchased. We had one blow out last fall. That said, they had 5 years on them. So I'm not really giving them a bad review. We went with the heavier commercial grade 16 plys. Marginally more money, but you also need 110 psi rated rims. These seem to run much cooler.
PhilipB 07/11/19 03:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Reliability of new 2015 6.7 powerstroke or Cummins Diesel

I have a 2015 Ram 6.7 with 55,000 miles. I've had a couple minor engine codes that required a dealer trip. Only major thing was they had to replace the after treatment system. This took a week to get parts, but they gave me a rental vehicle and covered the cost under warranty.
PhilipB 07/10/19 03:52pm Truck Campers
RE: What can I do with/expect from a generator?

I'll assume the gen for sale is the quiet version. That said, we've found that it's easier to run a small electric cube heater. Easier to refill the gas can, rather than propane. We have a 3000 and it'll run 30 hours in a weekend during the summer if we are using A/C. Other than feeding it gas, it works great. If you have a source for propane, then you'll just need to re-charge batteries and run it when you need a/c. High altitude will degrade output.
PhilipB 06/24/19 12:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Toy Hauler Screens

There are 3 season doors that are standard on most newer toy haulers. I'm sure you can find them online. they are mostly flexible plastic. We just have the screen, but it works for us.
PhilipB 05/22/19 04:08pm Toy Haulers
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