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RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

Fixed the fuel pump gears (belt sander). is there a sticky somewhere on how to access them? I couldn't find one so I pulled the whole pump assembly, totally unnecessary. I had to pull the whole pump off too. I don't think there is any other way (at least for the Raptor).
bkirkpatrick 11/18/15 11:12am Toy Haulers
RE: Boise, Idaho

No RV visit, just Southwest Airlines. It is very tough to get back on the plane though.
bkirkpatrick 11/09/15 11:58am Toy Haulers
RE: Boise, Idaho

I am moving to Meridian when I retire (from L.A.). A buddy has been there for 20+ years and owns a restaurant in Boise. Can't wait. 6 years to go. Love the whole area, McCall in the summertime is a blast.
bkirkpatrick 11/09/15 09:35am Toy Haulers
RE: Battery Box Venting Question

Ground Zero? Thermo Runaway? What we are talking about is that, at least for my Keystone Raptor, there is so much "fresh air" space in the front hatch area that how can there possible ever be a buildup of gas in there. I have had my toy hauler for 10 years and in that compartment was a 600w inverter, a freedom 458 2000w inverter / charger, 2 batteries, and never had a problem. No corrosion on any of the electrical items there, nothing... I have camped in the desert with 100+ and < 0 temps. No issues ever with that compartment. Although at times I wish there would be a thermo runaway on my rig so I can get a class A.
bkirkpatrick 11/08/15 08:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Box Venting Question

since my whole front and front storage is open, would that not be enough air flow without a vent pipe. or is it better to mount in box That is what I always thought. Everyone said never put any electronics under the belly of the 5th wheel in that compartment but it is by far from a sealed compartment like you said. I never had a problem with my batteries there or any issues from "hydrogen gas" from the batteries.
bkirkpatrick 11/08/15 04:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Painting the Garage?

Wifeee says its not white paint but wallpaper.
bkirkpatrick 10/20/15 11:19am Toy Haulers
RE: Painting the Garage?

Copy that. We have a metal shop close by that sells it.
bkirkpatrick 10/20/15 10:29am Toy Haulers
RE: Painting the Garage?

When I had our Raptor...That was like 10 years ago brother. I actually thought about doing the same thing. Running the Diamond plate up high after I painted.
bkirkpatrick 10/19/15 09:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: Painting the Garage?

bkirkpatrick 10/19/15 05:07pm Toy Haulers
Painting the Garage?

Over the last 10 years, the garage (white in color) has developed numerous scratches, etc. I would like to paint it with something durable (or not) and just wondering if anyone has done this and their recommendations for type of paint or other product. Thanks, Brendan
bkirkpatrick 10/19/15 11:19am Toy Haulers
RE: Attitude toyhauler charger/inverter issues! Caught fire!!!

You DO NOT have an inverter/charger. That is a converter for sure. The cover of that should have a make, model #, etc.
bkirkpatrick 09/08/15 10:36pm Toy Haulers
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
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