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RE: Problem with battery. Experience guy needed

If you can keep some sort of trickle charge on your batteries, they will last forever. Just replaced our 8 year old batteries that were on solar while in storage. Good job.
bkirkpatrick 06/29/15 12:39pm Toy Haulers
RE: SOLVED - Onan 5500 Gold Gen - Fuel Issues - FUEL PUMP

Thanks to all. The key was that I stopped hearing that priming sound. Priming Sound = fuel pump. So either no power (which you can check) or no fuel pump.
bkirkpatrick 06/21/15 11:44pm Tech Issues
RE: lift kit and alignment?

I have a triple axle toy hauler and I installed 4" solid steel blocks with new 1/2" ubolts. That was back in 07 and have never had a problem and we have been on some pretty rough roads in the desert. I have seen the steel square tubing used also as a sub-frame.
bkirkpatrick 06/15/15 02:36pm Toy Haulers
RE: Reformed Toy Hauler member here. Your expertise needed

I looked at the 24' trailer and it weighs 2400 lbs. I have about 3000 in cargo so I am at around 5500 lbs pulling weight. I figure a V10 with 360 HP should be able to chug along just fine.
bkirkpatrick 05/29/15 10:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reformed Toy Hauler member here. Your expertise needed

Have you looked at Haulmark (coaches), Renegade, Showhauler etc ?? You can beat the power, gearing & Hauling capacity of coaches like ours ! Yes but trying to stay under 90k
bkirkpatrick 05/26/15 11:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reformed Toy Hauler member here. Your expertise needed

I think I would be at about 4500 pounds. Gasser or Diesel. Trailer Setup: Two Axle, 26' Cargo: 2010 Polaris Ranger Crew (900cc) 1 adult quad 1 child's quad (150) 1 CR500 1 IT 250 4 6v batteries 1 Might end up taking another UTV SXS http://cimg.carsforsale.com/480650/5FBC42AF-D27C-4B2B-ABD8-704EAEE2FEB7_1.jpg
bkirkpatrick 05/26/15 10:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reformed Toy Hauler member here. Your expertise needed

My wife didn't want a pusher either but there are no units based on the F53 gasser chassis that have more than 5K tow / 500# of tongue weight. I took my wife in a MH with a V10 gas engine and we couldn't hear each other without shouting. This is especially true on hills. I took her on a ride in a DP and there was no noise to speak of other than cabinets and the microwave. All of those can be dealt with easily. Dealing with the engine din is very expensive unless the manufacturer built it with special heat and sound insulation (Hush mat or Dynamat or similar). Take her on a test drive in a short class a DP such as a Thor Palazzo or other version that is short (34' or so) and then take her on a test drive in an F53 gasser. Make sure you go up a few hills if possible at full throttle in both. There is simply no comparison in noise levels. Most modern DP units have 10K hitches on them so towing isn't a problem either. BTW I have been where you are. Wife didn't want a DP because it has the image of grandpa and grandma full timing. We don't do that. We have two small children and a 10 year old. But we ended up with an entry level DP that was about the same cost of a high end gasser. With your requirements you should have no problem finding a shorter used DP at a reasonable cost. There are a ton of used DP units on the market that are in really good shape. Ours was a bit more difficult because we needed 3 bunks which is very hard to find in a short DP. Good info. Thanks.
bkirkpatrick 05/26/15 07:01pm Class A Motorhomes
Reformed Toy Hauler member here. Your expertise needed

We will be upgrading to a Class A after having our Toy Hauler for 10 years. Want something a little smaller and will be towing a box trailer behind it. Not looking for a Diesel pusher. I really liked the Itasca Suncruiser (2008) 32H for the following reasons: 1. Double Door (full size) fridge 2. Mid-area placement of TV so you can watch it from all chairs including driver's and passenger chair. 3. Couch/Bed option. 4. Oven (just like the smell of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls) 5. Under 34/35 feet in length http://www.lichtsinn.com/common/images/models/mod47873.jpg If you know of something similar, please let me know. My wife does not want a 40' pusher (which I would just as happy in). Thanks for your help.
bkirkpatrick 05/26/15 04:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What grill are you using?

I ran a gas line back to the rear of our TH and use a Camco 3705 Stainless steel grill. SEE Link
bkirkpatrick 05/19/15 09:45pm Toy Haulers
RE: Toyhauler with outdoor kitchen

I have not sent one. In case you did not know all the fridges in the outside kitchens that I have seen are 120v only. I know, I saw several of them and I was like WTF. Can't believe someone does not install a propane one.
bkirkpatrick 04/11/15 08:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

bkirkpatrick 02/21/15 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Converting my dully to a 10 wheel drive to handle Toyhauler

Diesel or Gas?
bkirkpatrick 02/20/15 07:02pm Toy Haulers
RE: Converting my dully to a 10 wheel drive to handle Toyhauler

f'n awesome!!!
bkirkpatrick 02/19/15 11:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: Diesel vs gas......................

This might help. RV.net Question
bkirkpatrick 02/16/15 08:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

Just to terrorize the neighbors... https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/47/e8/b9/47e8b93f22fc8230dbb52498a1e23db2.jpg
bkirkpatrick 02/10/15 08:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: roof coating

That is actually a good idea but I don't know about the weight of it and how it would hold up to any flexing.
bkirkpatrick 02/02/15 01:32pm Toy Haulers
RE: roof coating

Anyone recoat their roof? What did you use? I just ordered the primer for epdm & topcoat. Kool Seal from KTS coatings. Hope it works. It needs something to get me through a few more years till I trade or reroof it. keeping my fingers crossed.Take some before and after pics and also what you had to remove up top (ie. AC covers, etc.)
bkirkpatrick 01/31/15 06:17pm Toy Haulers
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

Back out in the RV today getting another winter project done. My Rig did not come with a heater vent in the bathroom. I could see that the heater duct for the bedroom ran right through the bathroom vanity. So I bought what I needed to put in a heater vent. One concern though is getting very much air out of your newly added vent. You used a straight T fitting, should have been a "T-Wye" fitting, kind of looks more like a Y than a T. If you have both vents wide open you might not get much air into the bathroom as there's more pressure drop there than straight through. But then again you don't need as much air in a small bathroom so it might just work out O.K. I bring this up as HVAC is my business. C'mon now. The bathroom? This is a very small space and the back pressure from the bedroom will provide more than enough heat to the bathroom.
bkirkpatrick 01/29/15 09:17pm Toy Haulers
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

Great Modification and great pictures. Nicely done.
bkirkpatrick 01/28/15 09:23pm Toy Haulers
RE: 50 amp service, Inverter vs Converter

Also, that is why I like the inverter/charger combo. I can delegate how much power I actually want charging my batteries. Thus, if I am running my Honda 2000 generator, I can delegate a small amount to the batteries and a larger amount to the 12v applications so the generator is not running like a bat out of hell.
bkirkpatrick 01/27/15 09:37pm Tech Issues
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