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RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

I feel bad watching and reading all that, what a shame. And the lame excuses.......etc, etc. Thanks for the follow up. It was a long write up and edited down quite a bit! There is more but I lumped them into smaller issues. I have all but 2 fixed and will get them done this spring. One of which is the furnace and not looking forward to that one. Either the counter top or the face of the lower cabinets has to come off to get that out. I have no experience with the trauma 2 in 1 water heater/furnace or i would consider swapping to one of those. It would save space for sure and possibly could add a full outside access for it incase it ever need to be pulled out for repair.
dsrace 12/06/22 07:31am Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

Thanks for the extensive follow-up report. You've had your hands full. Yes I have had!
dsrace 12/06/22 07:28am Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

Wow! dsrace thanks for the long and well documented write up. I appreciate it, sorry things have not worked out ideally with Dune Sport. Over the years there was sort of a mixed bag of reviews, but I appreciate the 1 year review to see how things really go vs a happy owner review after picking a unit up. Sadly, I have not had a good experience with dune sport. In the lower part of my review, if you watched the rumble video link, that is the worst roof build I have ever seen. They have said a few times that my toyhauler under went 4 inspections. I don't believe them but it is what it is now. I backed up my claims so that my review was a fair and honest review.. not just a bashing post.
dsrace 12/05/22 07:42am Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

1 year owner review, fair warning, this will be a long read oct made one year of ownership of the dune sport toyhauler 26 fb model. 26' of floor and 30' oal. has been quite the adventure debugging this toyhauler,, prob 70 hrs labor and counting. dune sport has sent me some of the parts under warranty. they forgot to install a couple things altogether, made a lot of mistakes in the construction. i expect new campers to have some issues but this has been quite the experience. i can say, based on the manufacturers behavior, statements, and warranty, i will never buy another one. let me start by stating that over all, we enjoy the toyhauler. this is the only company i found, that allows the customer to draw their own floor plan. for that reason alone, as a whole, it has fit our needs hauling our toy. the unfortunate part is that i have spent more time finishing dune sports build and repairing there mistakes than we have used it. i am not posting this to bash dune sport, nor to tell people to run. i am simply posting this for anyone searching this brand. looking for honest experiences. they clearly have more happy customers then upset ones. a few bad reviews on yelp and google as well as the bbb, with far more good reviews. this is the 6th toyhauler ( 2 lost to hail) we have owned over the last 21 years plus. i have some experience repairing campers including lifting walls to replace sub floors. what i may consider " not to big of a deal " others may not. we have had 14 issues with the toyhauler. not the smaller issues we have had like...... loose trim, bathroom and bedroom doors that needed adjusted, stripped screws falling out of the emergency escape window latch, ceiling mounted tv travel strap screws pulling out of the ceiling, caulking lifting off the bathroom surround and pulling the top layer of the wall panel with it. those were what i consider tiny annoying issues that are simple to repair. once you finalize your cad print, there is a 10% deposit. our 26fb had a base price of $25,840.00 and we optioned it out to $46,203.00. waited close to 6 months to have this built as well as sold our ( at the time current) toyhauler to help pay for it. they state in the contract that the deposit is non refundable. they allowed me to purchase a few items ( dropped shipped to them ) that they do not offer and they installed them for a small fee. design and purchase was great and their willingness to work with their customer was fantastic......after the sale it changes drastically. water heater thermostats started to fail on the 2nd trip. i contacted dometic and they sent new ones. very easy to swap out so no problem. the furnace didn't work from day one. i emailed dune sport to find out there is no warranty on appliances. so if your considering a toyhauler from them, know that there is no warranty on appliances nor do they insulate there floors. that's another one they do not tell people. i will have to pull the face of the lower cabinets off to get the furnace out. the first issue was when they sent 60 pictures of the completed toyhauler. everything looked good at first except the awning. i specifically ordered a manual awning as i am someone that knows the true benefits of a manual awning vs an electric awning. i also use the manual awnings in car port mode if i want to get out of the sun to work on my toy. not a common occurrence but not rare. they tried to talk me into a power awning but i insisted on a manual. they sent a cad picture ( not a dimensioned cad print) of a 17' power awning overlayed on a 15' manual for my approval. obviously power awning side arm rails are short where manual awning arms go to the base of the wall. i didn't understand why 17' power awning would fit or only a 15' manual awning. didnt really care and didn't ask. now that i saw the build date on the power awning i am pretty sure it was a left over they had in stock as most pre fer power awnings these days. i was only concerned that it would cover the side patio and entry door, wasn't worried that it didn't cover the entire side. https://i.postimg.cc/1gPL4cT1/awning-overlay.jpg i had no reason to ask if they knew how to properly size manual awning arms to the different side wall heights. they did not and the handles of the manual awning are almost 6' off the ground. i'm 5'11" and i have to use a step stool to use the awning. they stated anyone and everyone would know that based on the cad print pictured above and the fact they are 8' tall walls. again, not a cad print of the awning itself. the bottom of the door is 34" off the ground and awning handle is even with the bottom of the window. https://i.postimg.cc/9DxnF5GZ/DSC-0001.jpg i sent an email stating that was unacceptable and with in minutes received a call from the owner of dune sport, brad. brad stated that i had signed off on the cad print and that i knew the awning handles would be that high and that dune sport would not pay their staff to change it. he bluntly told me this was my fault and that dune sport will not fix this. they still had the toyhauler on there lot at this point. i explained that they did not send a cad print and that the pic they sent showed short awning arms typically found on power awnings. i also stated that dometic offers 5 different length arms for different side wall heights. he told me they do not have any such info in there system and will not order different arms. i had to actually walk him over the phone, to the page on the dometic's web site, proving to him, that dometic does indeed offer 5 different length arms. proved to him that they used the short one typically found on tall side, slide in truck campers! he did admit that they did not know dometic offered other length arms as they are not in there system. I believe he was genuine in that statement. i asked why they didn't call there dometic rep when they knew that was wrong and he simply started in stating they will not fix it. in fact he stated that they would remove the awning or give me a $250 credit to keep it, as is, and nothing else. i had no idea that a toy hauler manufacturer didn't know how to properly size a manual awning arms for an 8' tall side wall. i do, and have a couple times. here is a pic of my previous wolf pack, you can see the manual awning rails go all the way down on an 8' tall side wall. forest river and keystone know how. https://i.postimg.cc/cKTkQ3j8/DSCN3579.jpg we had a trip planned and indeed wanted the toyhauler, as it is our custom floor plan. i accepted the credit. called dometic ( thats not a fun time) turned out that the manual awning was old enough that dometic discontinued that line. guess it was left over stock? supposedly universal rails will fit it but 6 months back order plus i have to open the walls to add a backer to mount them. i'm still using a step stool for now. one of the options we added was 1000 lumen lights on all 4 sides. i had opted to have the 2 switch's for the left wall and nose, placed in the left front storage door above the battery. i asked why they weren't there and they stated i never requested that location. obviously they forgot, as i explained that this was not only in the cad print but notated in the invoice..... they did not correct them. not the end of the world but when you routinely show up to the sand dunes in the dark, one less step to turn those lights on for set up is just nicer. i let it go. https://i.postimg.cc/N943TNSw/Captureswitchlocation.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/p95cMgvY/DSC-0018noswitch.jpg i then noticed that the microwave was over the cook top rather then on the left wall over the prep area, as my wife had asked. i had asked that they use the cabinet over the cook top, to house the 12v stereo, 12v blue ray player i sent, solar controller display and anything that flashes. someone decided it would look better the cook top and the radio and blue ray player over the fridge. with the solar controller on the side of the fridge. they did not move the solar controller in the final cad print and i missed that....that on myself. again i noted that this was on the cad print and notated on the invoice, they did not correct their mistake. again i simply let it go https://i.postimg.cc/Yj8RF42g/radiolocation.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/WhgxKhCh/DSC-0023.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/nXxNtnfT/DSC-0029.jpg i purchased 3 two channel speaker box's, had them drop shipped directly too them. picture w/o the grill on, theer are right and left hand speaker jacks on the rear. they come with flush, semi flush or surface mounting plates. https://i.postimg.cc/MfRzCkGJ/FUSION-Sound-Panel-White-Internal-600x400.jpg they wired two incorrectly ( no big deal ) honest mistake. they did call to tell me one was no good. turned out they had reversed the polarity, so easy fix once i heard it. my real issue is with how the installed them. the one on the side porch was mounted vertical rather then horizontal, as sound bar ( with rt and left channels) as should've been mounted. the box's in the living area and bedroom were correct in the cad print. didnt believe i needed to specify the orientation. i guess that is my fault for not specifying a 2 channel box needed to be mounted horizontally. https://i.postimg.cc/bs5wsRK5/speakers.jpg at least they got the speaker over the couch correct. that 1 out of 3 https://i.postimg.cc/ThWkz2TW/speakerpatio.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/pp4R5q14/thumbnail-Resized-20220905-110823-1.jpg bed runs east west, not a huge deal in the bedroom. https://i.postimg.cc/PP71TYKX/DSC-0041.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/mPFCDk6Q/DSC-0047.jpg speaker orientation is wrong in the bedroom as well the patio. i brought this up, but, clearly the holes had all been cut to flush mount them. i did state, where i'm from, we wear head phones on our ears, not our forehead and the base of our skull, didnt find it as funny as i did. again i let this go. caught covid so wound up paying to have it delivered. there were 2 main musts my wife had in this build....large ss sink, under mounted and a left swing door on the rear of the side patio. obviously so no one gets hit opening the door. i paid extra for a 30" grey left swing door. unit shows up with a right swing door. luckily it was 30" rather then their standard 24" wide. i notified them, they told me that was my fault for not catching that issue in the 60 pics they sent. none of there pics were a straight on shots, with the patio door down. i sent a screen shot of their cad print showing it was to be a left swing. again, dune sport stated it was my fault for not catching it. i sent a picture of the cad print and a highlighted the invoice showing it was on both. https://i.postimg.cc/nXXdKq0g/patioinvoice.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/zy4xx3QB/rightswing-doorhighlighted.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/bGK99Ms2/bradrefusing.jpg i told them that this mistake, i absolutely will not overlook. took some arguing but brad finally admitted, that he changed the invoice/cad before it went to construction. he blamed the salesman for not properly labeling drivers side door. he stated, they don't list them as rt and left swing in the rv industry, rather drivers side and pass side. he agreed to send the correct door but refused to ship it claiming there is too much damage in shipping. i can see that on one hand. asked that i tow it back so they could do it. i said no, that's a 20 hr drive, one way and I would have to take a week off of work for the trip. several months went by but they found a customer this direction to send it with and I installed it. I saved the old one and will return it when they find a shipping method. they said i should ship it back at my cost! that's a no from rt hand https://i.postimg.cc/z3fmVt9F/thumbnail-IMG-20210922-181347.jpg to left hand https://i.postimg.cc/47PTjjjm/thumbnail-Resized-Screenshot-20221204-160646-Video-Player.jpg they also forgot to caulk the base of the wall to the floor on the patio. if it were to rain, with the deck down, water would run right under the wall. it was an easy fix. i need to buy a small sink drain to install in the floor in case of rain. i coated the perimeter of the ramp gate frame to keep water from wicking in, if i leave it down in the rain. no big deal but annoying https://rumble.com/embed/v1w90l6/?pub=4nukn you could see light from the upper left corner of the ramp gate. I took a pic with the lights out and shades drawn so that it could be seen in a pic. the pic is pretty dark though. 2 issues with the gate, it was crooked in the frame and they cut the foam rubber gasket 2" short on the corner. i heated it with a heat gun to release the adhesive, stretched 2" and stuck it back down. this is a short term fix as it will shrink with age. i used plastic door shims to space the bottom of the gate on the inside. i loosened the spring hinges and then used the same shims to better align it to the frame. the frame was welded together 1/2" wider at the top then the bottom. not sure if they come with the steel tube frames or not. i did get it sealed up, sent pics and dune sport did send replacement foam rubber gasket. easy enough to repair, for myself. https://i.postimg.cc/nMW6gYqJ/rampgatehole.jpg https://youtu.be/lrJVDwi401s water pump leaked through a seam in its body. the internal check valve didn't work either. filled 3/4 of my 100 gal fresh tank in 3 days. a few emails later they sent a replacement....it too was bad. that is an lci issue not a dune sport mistake. i bought a variable speed pump and no more issues. they also sent the winterization kit that i optioned, that they forgot to install. i have the crimp tools, so not a big deal either. they forgot to install the low point drains but remembered the sticker on the frame where they were supposed to be :) did not send them either. the medicine cabinet kept spitting its shelves out on smooth roads. in my 15 mile drive, on smooth roads, it would eject both shelves and the brackets with them. they forgot to add a backer to the wall. the cabinet was screwed to 1/8" paneling, basically. i used a tape measure to measure the movement ( 1" of movement ) because they didn't believe it , blamed it on bad roads and stated that they do not need to use a backer as they are lagged in. after seeing the video/pics they admitted that one needed a backer. https://rumble.com/embed/v1w8xuk/?pub=4nukn something that we were really unhappy about was the fact that the roof leaked on our first trip. i had to take the front wall apart, not only to find the leak but dry the wall out and the insulation. it was an air bubble in the sealant. i found the slit and scraped it back for the picture. had they applied a butyl tape between the fiberglass and pvc roofing , then applied the self leveling caulking ( as they should've), probably wouldn't have leaked. https://rumble.com/embed/vlobjl/?pub=4nukn https://i.postimg.cc/6Thgry2K/1015.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/tYSccwNm/1016.jpg optioned in one of there custom installed wireless winches. they buy them from harbor freight. installed a 3500lb badland model. 1960 lbs sand rail, the winch went into thermal overload, with my toy half way up the ramp. they forgot to tighten the cables so they were arcing. they also used to small of wire for the 12 foot run to the battery, for an 80 amp draw. that's what their winch stated for that weight and spool. that was lucky as they only lag screwed that winch to the wood floor. no steel backing or connection to the frame. either they forgot to tighten the lag screws, or they started to back out. had to lower the front fresh water tank to get to the back sides to add steel plates and bolts. not a fun job but i did replace the winch with a 4500lb model. they used two lag screws, through a 2x6, into the floor, then 4 through the winch to the 2x6. not good https://i.postimg.cc/9DRP1nM2/DSC-0058.jpg I optioned in 2 spare tires as this is a tandem axle trailer. they installed lci tire winches onto an H frame, that is welded the frame. the winches were installed on the wrong side of the frame. because of this they never bottom out and flop during transport. they began to unroll, but were luckily caught before they touched the ground. i removed the spare tire carriers and correctly installed them. https://rumble.com/embed/v1w8v2a/?pub=4nukn https://i.postimg.cc/zym0gNzW/Resized952021092195152401.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/tshDdcJc/thumbnail-Resized952021092195152338.jpg the extremely poor quality roof construction is the worst part imo. they should be ashamed of themselves. luckily i store this in a building and inspect routinely. had they told me they didn't use full sheets, i would've gladly paid extra and even thrown in an extra $30 for a broom so the guys could sweep the debris off before gluing the pvc down. https://rumble.com/embed/v1w92y6/?pub=4nukn that is pretty much all the negatives. there are some positives..... every panel i have had to remove for repairs has shown me they have a top notch 120v ac electrician on staff. they do build to your floor plan and that a huge plus for larger toys. they only option in what you want and not a bunch of items you don't need/want, that keeps the cost down. the plumber did a very clean job as the electrician did. the design process is fairly easy and they are very helpful during that part. they do allow you to send items for install that they dont offer. may not install them correctly but they do get them installed. the toyhauler pulls very nice. they let you option in larger axles and bigger tires. they let you option the axles on top or below the leaf springs. pretty much anything can be upgraded. they offer 3000 lb ramp doors in full 8' heights for a better loading angle. they offer 5000lb ramp doors for heavier toys. they offer solar packages in pre wired or full systems. cabinets are not great but nice and you can add as many as will fit. allow different wardrobe combinations as well. the air command non ducted ac units they use are definitely the quietest i have every used! wish they would've offered the extensions offered to remote the control units from the face to the wall rather then the remote controls but not the end of the world. the 12 volt compressor 10 cu ft dometic fridge is the best i have ever had and wouldn't go back to an rv gas/electric for our application. they let us option in 50 gal black, 50 gal grey and 100 gal fresh water tanks. let us option in a sani flush system as well as 50 amp service for the two roof ac units. they do offer cameras but we didn't option that in. they also offer auto leveling system for bumper hitch. we didnt they also offer power jacks systems. we didn't i am someone that expects to get what i paid for. i never got rude or yelled at any staff member. I did state that there is a lack of common sense among members of their staff. apparently that was considered rude, i was labeled a nit picker, complainer and difficult customer, verbally and via email. https://i.postimg.cc/5QMbcBFp/caseyrant.jpg based on my experience, those labels are because i expected to receive what i paid for where they believe the customer should be happy with what the received. maybe i expected too much and all of the above is being to critical?? i don't think so but maybe.
dsrace 12/04/22 08:00pm Toy Haulers
RE: We got a new RV

congrats
dsrace 09/30/22 08:02am Toy Haulers
RE: STEALTH NOMAD TOY HAULER. BUYER BEWARE!

this sucks that this happened to you. i have watched several of there toyhauler video's and noticed they all look the same. i am not sure where they are built but to this date i have not seen even a bone stock enclosed trailer coming out of any plant in GA that was worth a ****. not sure why either but many know it. sad to hear stealth cannot get there act together especially when they claim there are razor thin margines in cargo trailers.
dsrace 09/30/22 08:01am Toy Haulers
RE: Genesis Supreme RV Overnighter

https://youtu.be/51m3sJqmAQw you'll see in the video i removed the couch legs and build a box for the couch to sit on for additional storage. there is a link to a video i posted when i sold mine. we had to get a bigger one so our kids could stay with us on dune trips. they had no interest in it before. here is the parts list for the bed rails for hapijac with phone # and ext #. you'll need to show them this list. https://postlmg.cc/1fBVpHYw sent the awning info in a pm. i was going to add one of these extend out door awning rooms to mine. that is why i added the awning and it is a custom sized in the there fiesta line. i did find extend outdoors on facebook but sold it before i oredered the annex room. https://youtu.be/IvjIpxh5hDo
dsrace 09/13/22 07:59pm Toy Haulers
RE: Genesis Supreme RV Overnighter

I will share all of that. I don't have the info with me but will re post it later. It should be above in a previous post as well. It's not had to swap out the rail. The rear awning is from care free of Colorado, custom sized and I can pm you that info as well. The tool boxs are from lic. They are the boxs that fill in the step box when you convert to there flex up steps. Very easy to install and comes with all mounting hardware.
dsrace 09/13/22 12:56pm Toy Haulers
RE: Just looking for honest info

if new horizons build there own frames in house where the others use spec'd out lci frames.......new horizons would be my first choice if they would build the toyhauler to your spec. the frame is the foundation for any build and a stronger frame is always heavier.
dsrace 08/14/22 06:08am Toy Haulers
RE: Dometic RM3862 models

Don't know anything about your fridge, but I had the same problem with my Norcold. The door fits into a pin on the base and on the top is a non load bearing pin. Don't know if you can do it, but cn you glue the other one together and reinforce it with some metal strips as I did? Mine has been working for about 2 yrs with this "temporary" home made fix. Of course 2 weeks ago the ammonia decided to leave the fridge and now I have to bury it. I am getting a 12V Dometic to replace it. i ordered my current toyhauler with the 10 cu ft dometic 12v...... would never own another lp/elect rv fridge! i know many will disagree but there is no comparison between the two. there are 4 temp settings in the frdige itself. i had to turn ours down to setting 2 as setting 3 was so cold cans of soda started bulge and deform. slush turning to ice and getting ready to blo up. it was down to temp in less then 4 hrs vs 24 to 48 hrs. we did not need a 10 cu ft but that was the smallest we had to choose from. very happy with it.
dsrace 04/04/22 12:10pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fifth Wheel or TT?

another member brought up good point. if you are staying for a few weeks or so o in 1 spot/camp ground) then a garage is the way to go. that member stated some camp ground either do not have room or do not want you unloading your toy and parking it. i have owned 5 toyhaulers in 20 years. 3 bumper hitch and then to a fiver. 1 of the bumper hitch was totaled out pretty quick from some 3" hail! bought a 2011 wolfpack 295 brand new off the lot in walcott iowa. used that for 10 years with almost no issues. the fivers or goosenecks tow the best imo. projection hitch's ( henseley/propride) are the best in that field for sure. i do not believe they can do the same job a fiver/gooseneck can but i am no expert. so i went back to a bumper hitch for a few reasons. #1 on the list was that i drew the floor plan and had it custom built/taylored to our needs. fivers offer more living space in the same oal. the taller height grabs more wind as well. i have noticed there are a lot more floor plan to choose from in bumper pulls/tt's. the bpconversion g/n bolt on hitch answers that need for those that want the stability of a fiver/g/n on a bumper hitch and it transsfers to other units. all of my toyhaulers have been open floor plans. i have no use nor want the extra 6' of a garage model. i am not retired nor travel across country. our travels are destination trips except the st anthony sand dunes trips as they are 16 hr drives one way. thats a 4 hr nap half way. it really comes down to you preference of floor plans and your truck as they can pretty much all be made to tow like fivers/g/n's as they handle the best.
dsrace 02/10/22 09:26am Toy Haulers
RE: solid stance step stabilizer

You are right…it’s RV project and maintenance time in many parts of the country. yes it is and 45* is huge step up from the -20* with wind chill, we saw a couple weeks ago. i also installed the lci screen shot screen door closer. it works pretty good and min modification to work on a challenger screen door. i have a dune sport toyhauler and they use challenger doors apparently.
dsrace 02/05/22 01:10pm Toy Haulers
RE: solid stance step stabilizer

That's easier to use than the Camco ones I have that have to be attached every time I use them. Would they work on a two step unit? i don't see why not as there is quite a bit of height adjustment. i have heard the aluminum steps are more challenging fitment with these. $46 direct from lci
dsrace 02/05/22 01:08pm Toy Haulers
solid stance step stabilizer

finally the temps are up to 45* so warm enough to do a few things on the toyhauler. installed the lci solid step stabilizer. i see what you mean by weak mounting hardware. the stabilizer is built pretty robust and then they go and include #10 (3/16") button head bolts. atleast they included nylock nuts. so .25" button head bolts would be stronger. mine came with 4 washers for each bolt and that came in handy. there is a structural rib on my step that wanted to rock the stabilizer over a touch. one washer underneath and it sits flat and solid. buddy of mine commented ( via text) that they will look nice on the side of the road when they come loose lol he should know better then that. they cannot fall out when in the stowed position. i wouldn't say they make the steps 100% solid but they most def take 65% of the bounce out if not more. have not used them for a camping trip yet, so time will tell. only one spot on my steps with a flatter surface. they barely clear the next step when folding them up but they do clear. atleast i don't have to let steps down on the shoulder of the road for an emergency bathroom sprint in transit!! used my cell so yes i know the pics are ****. forgot the digital camera for nice pics. https://i.postimg.cc/8JGMPtcx/thumbnail-IMG-20220205-112226.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/dZtCG38B/thumbnail-IMG-20220205-112232.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/ThRgz7ZD/thumbnail-IMG-20220205-112331.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/G8jYBGst/thumbnail-IMG-20220205-112344.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/8stMNdSn/thumbnail-IMG-20220205-112735.jpg
dsrace 02/05/22 11:17am Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

baja sounds like a good time btw
dsrace 02/02/22 07:10am Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

so your truck spare will not work as its prob 18" or 20" rim (larger od) and diff offset as well as bolt pattern as you mentioned. i specifically called out 235-85x16's and they messed up and ordered 235-80x16's. only 1" diff so not a huge deal. i sent it in 2 diff emails and we discused it on the phone so i would've thought they would've gotten that one correct. i have always found that when the trailer tires are the same od as the truck and all spin at the same rpm.......they tow better. years ago i had to blow outs in 7hrs. had 2 spares then , luckily, as a few years before that a friend of mine blew 2 on the way home. his front tire slapped the rear and wiped a chunk out of the edge of it. i am amazed it didnt take a chunk of his floor too. lol
dsrace 02/02/22 07:10am Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

btw, not sure what tires you ordered yours with but i ordered mine with sailun 235-80x16's s637 14 ply. sailun has a tire recall right now on anything with a date stand of 4120 and numerically lower. mine is a tandem but i have 2 spare tires. i never travel with just 1 for my own reasons. 4 out of 6 of mine are part of the recall and i mine was finished oct '21. the tires they installed on mine were technically a year old already. if yours are sailun then look at the dot # and the last 4 digits are the date code.
dsrace 01/25/22 02:46pm Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

insetting the sink really opens the floor up for a spot to dry off and/or getting dressed. def post up pics of the solar install. that should work well for you.
dsrace 01/24/22 12:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

Yes, my trailer does have a fresh water dump valve. It is a 1” line that goes to both 50g tanks. It hangs lower than I like. I would have preferred a 1/2” line on the side. Our water pump is also noisy. I haven’t figured out if I need to prime it or do something different. The first time we used it we didn’t really notice any noise. Our furnace is also in the bottom cabinets, but we do not have any ducting. We do not have a front bedroom. I think the flexible line might be increasing noise level, I just need to spend some time to investigate. mine has the same fresh water dump valve. low point drains are the red and blue hot and cold water lines hanging below the floor with shut off valves on them. the purpose of those is so that you can drain the vast majority of the water from the water lines. i usually open a faucet at the highest point to help them drain. still have to drain the water heater separately. did you opt for the full 3k lb 8' tall ramp gate? i did and it's still steep enough that i winch my sand rail in. that and it's easier/simpler with the winch remote to walk beside it up the ramp. i was looking at our water pump and i think some dense foam rubber may help. there are quieter models out there as well and may just swap it. it's not the worse but i can hear it while i am in the shower rinsing the shampoo off my head. having said that.....i have not tried it since i installed the winterization kit with shut off valves. the fact that the check valve was allowing water to fill up our fresh water tanks my impact the pump to a point. def never built the psi it should've with that much water bypassing. nice pictures and i bet that one tows very nice. plenty of room for family of 4 in there especially compared to the genesis supreme overnighter. how much solar do you pan on installing? how do you like the pass through storage in the nose? we had to sacrifice that to have to bedroom moved forward that 16" so scoot the bathroom and kitchen forward for 14' or true cargo length. i have been very impressed with 12 volt fridge in ours! night and day difference compared to a standard rv absorption fridge!! i tried to talk my wife into a single burner 2 volt induction cook top but she refused. we opted for the 2 burner lp with glass lid, flush mount. she now wish's she would've chose the induction cook top.i would've had to purchase and ship them the cook top but they would've installed it. even a 120volt model would've taken up less space. in the 10 years we owned our fifthwheel toyhauler we maybe used the stove top 4 times and that was do to bad weather. https://youtu.be/v5hl5z875Vk i like the looks of the white units. didnt think i would so i opted for the grey/dark silver metal flake. i do like the way it looks but it does absorb heat as one would think. on a 85* ambient day my ir temp gun showed 120* on the siding that had been in the sun all day. no big deal as we have 2-13500 roof ac units in a 26' box. the rolled insulation kept it from bleeding through as well. i like the control plate you made.
dsrace 01/24/22 09:48am Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

scott sd, maybe look into timbrens before air bags. i think the timbrens will have far less effect on an empty ride over air bags. i still have not used my furnace but i was in the toyhauler looking at a couple things. my furnace is mounted underneath the kitchen sink. it dumps right out at the base of the cabinet for the main living area. there is what appears ( didn't measure it) to be a 4" flex tube that runs through the wall under the shower base. it reduces to what appears to be 2" ( using pvc fittings) under there and T's to feed the bathroom and bedroom. i am no hvac expert but that would seem to me to be choking the air flow down quite a bit. i don't know until i try it i guess. everywhere we go has electrical hook ups including st anthony sand dunes. hell half the site at idaho rv dunes park have sewer as well. the oklahoma dunes campgrounds have similar with all private campgrounds having full hook ups and the states just water and electricity. now water pressure may only be 25 psi sometimes but technically they have water hook ups lol other time it may be 65 psi so i have a regulator for that reason. many trips down there were it's best to fill the fresh and use the pump. now our water pump is a bit noisy imo and the check valve leaks. after 3 says hooked up to city water the check valve leaked enough it filled out 100 gal fresh tanks. i said something to dune sport and they said they would send me a new pump and i have yet to see it. i have a shut off valve inline with the winterization kit i installed after the last trip so it cannot happen again. i didn't know i was carrying apprx 100 gal's of water until i got home and pulled the valve while winterizing it. did you toyhauler come with low point drains? mine has a sticker on the frame that says low point drains but none to be found. i will add them this summer.
dsrace 01/23/22 05:32am Toy Haulers
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