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RE: How do you guys carry bicycles inside?

Odd seeing this today as we had the same problem a few years ago. I think my answer was much easier there is nothing to move in and out. We simply use the tie downs in the floor and one strap on each end of the handle bar just like we do with the dirt bikes in the bak of the truck. I butted the front wheel up against the back door and three bikes fit there with the tie downs. The other two bikes I butted up against the wall. Never had a problem and the bikes don't move. We have done the same with ATVs in the trailer and just used the ATVs as tie down points or as one side. We just slightly compress the front shocks and it holds fine. Just an idea.
lamopar 10/25/19 10:00am Toy Haulers
Window that leaks, replace or repair?

My window above the kitchen sink leaks. I pulled the window and resealed it to the RV thinking it was that area that was leaking. Next camping trip out it rained one day and we have water comming in again. the weap holes appear to be open and fine. I blew air through them when I had the window out. It leaves a brown stain everywhere the water runs. I believe the window itself is leaking and I will need to get it replaced or resealed. Any recomendations? I live in Oregon.
lamopar 07/15/19 09:32am Tech Issues
RE: When does a TH become too big??

I totally agree. You should have no problem and with the gooseneck you will have little problem getting backed into a site if needed. Also you stated your other half is not into the RV thing. Depending on the unit you purchase and how nice it is can change that. With our king size bed and very nice amenities in the kitchen living room area my wife doesn't mind going with us. She enjoys the fact we can watch HULU, Netflix and Amazon on the road along with a large shower and having an onboard generator makes it nice for a quick stop using the microwave. Just a key note that there are many features you can get that make a huge difference. Ours has 150 gallon fresh water tank and 50 gallon for black and grey. We can go a while with no problem. Sure makes it nice.
lamopar 06/13/19 08:36am Toy Haulers
RE: When does a TH become too big??

So I had to re-read your post to see your looking to see if size is a problem in sites. We have a 34' bumper pull and a Ram 3500 crew cab long bed so we are about 58' overall. I have traveled from Oregon to Washington DC, up in PA, Jersey and all over the NW with little problem locating a spot. Keep in mind most places you can hand the back of the trailer over back blocks in a camp site so you can get quite a bit more room. Also if you book your sites in advance you can pick out where you like to camp and site size. In the west you can use BLM and NFS areas and camp for free in remote sites where size is definately not a problem. I see you are in the south east so I would definately pay attention to the air conditioning on the rig. When it gets over 95 degrees mine has a hard time with the single unit but mine is an open unit so we cool/heat the entire unit. Hope that helps to answer your question.
lamopar 06/13/19 07:44am Toy Haulers
RE: weight distributing

Before you decide on which bars to get make sure you get an accurate tounge weight. The listed weight has almost always been off from my experience and when I spoke to an engineer at Reese he wouldn't even give me an answer until I weighed my tounge weight. Well the factory called it at 1630 but when I weighed it on a scale it was 1950. I went with a 1700 lbs bar as that was the heavyist they had and it has been working fine for 7 years. I just recommend you weigh the tounge weight with propane in the tanks fist.
lamopar 04/26/19 02:14pm Toy Haulers
RE: Can't get my Weber grill to cook quickly, Low flame

Just a follow up on the grill problem. I had the high pressure fittings on the hose and it was the problem. I ordered a new line with quick connects and valves and installed them. I have full flame and the grill works geat now. It was nice to be able to cook steaks quickly and burgers as well. Thanks again for all your help on this problem. It is nice to learn from others.
lamopar 04/23/19 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: Bumper pull toy hauler, adding a second A/C unit

Mine weighs about 10,500 empty. We push 14,000 with 150 gallons of water, both fuel tanks full and four ATVs. Of course that is with all the food and other items. We pull it with a 3500 Ram. No problems pulling it around but the 1,900 lbs of tougne weight was a challenge. We ski camp so the added heat to the front would be awesome as it gets real cold up there when it is in the teens at night.
lamopar 04/01/19 11:24am Toy Haulers
RE: Bumper pull toy hauler, adding a second A/C unit

I am concerned they prewired the second unit at the vent in the back instead of the front. I guess I wil need to pull open cealing around vent area to see if there is wiring. It could be a real challenge otherwise as you stated and my wife probably wouldn't like the exension cord hanging down by the bed!
lamopar 04/01/19 08:04am Toy Haulers
RE: Bumper pull toy hauler, adding a second A/C unit

Yes my TH is 50 amp. It has a standard unit in the main area but my bedroom does not get much heat or cooling from the ductwork since it is so far away.
lamopar 03/28/19 08:23pm Toy Haulers
Bumper pull toy hauler, adding a second A/C unit

So I have a 34' unit, open garage and would like to install one of the new A/C heat pump style units so I can have heat and cool in my bedroom. My concern is the front of the toy hauler slopes dowward for about 15 feet to the nose. This would put the A/C unit at an angle and not flat like most all I have seen. Just curious if this is a problem running the unit or not? Next I know I left out some information needed so let me have it with the questions!:S
lamopar 03/28/19 04:42pm Toy Haulers
RE: Can't get my Weber grill to cook quickly, Low flame

Thanks! I think I know the problem now. I'm going to get new lines and try this again. I bet the BBQ works much better after that!
lamopar 03/14/19 02:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Anti-freeze ratio

We camp in freezing weather and do not put antifreeze in the fresh water tank. We have 50-gallon black and grey tanks and dump a gallon to three in each depending on how long we will be camping. We carry drinking water. We put a 5-gallon Igloo water cooler in the shower and use it for the toilet. We switch to paper plate and bowls and pre-cook most of our food then just microwave it. Most of the time our water will still flow through the lines but does freeze below 20 every time and I have insulated every line. If you're going to do this for an extended time I would recommend tank heaters which I am going to add this year. Hope this helps.
lamopar 03/13/19 07:29am Tech Issues
RE: Who doesn't haul big toys?

We use ours year round and carry every type of item we own. Right now the bottom bunk is out and we ski camp. We use the back for our wet gear with a large dehumidifier drying things out overnight. We carry our Ranger and multiple ATVs going to the dunes, high desert, and mountains. I used the back to load a table saw and lots of building supplies and tools to remodel a bathroom in a rental house one state away. We slide a 14' boat in and camp in the woods where our large boat won't work. Last summer we rolled out the carpet in the back and took a 7-week road trip across the country. We carried a large cooler, an extra plastic dresser, and a bunch of toys for the boys to play with. Living in the NorthWest we use it to carry furniture in the winter from the store to the house when it's raining. I am very glad we have a toy hauler for our uses and not a travel trailer.
lamopar 03/13/19 07:16am Toy Haulers
RE: Can't get my Weber grill to cook quickly, Low flame

Yes, the low-pressure side. That makes sense the connections are high-pressure fittings and restricting the flow. I think I will bypass the shop and buy my stuff directly and build it. I didn't know the fittings are high pressure and would reduce the gas flow. I have all the parts for the grill and I am the one who took the regulator off the grill. I can put it back together to make it work with a little bottle. It may be easier to test it myself first to make sure there is no problem with the adjustable flame valve on the grill but it has never worked right since it was modified.
lamopar 03/12/19 04:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get my Weber grill to cook quickly, Low flame

Well, that didn't work like I thought it would. Here is another photo. This is the end of the hose coming off the grill. Also, the hose that connects to the trailer and the hose end coming off the grill. https://i.imgur.com/TLdbPf9l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/I3yI8CIl.jpg
lamopar 03/12/19 03:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get my Weber grill to cook quickly, Low flame

Sorry I didn't have pics available. I have attached them below. Now I hope this works! As I stated, all the connections are exactly the same as the connection on the top of the 1 lb bottle. I tried to take a picture of the line but it is too dark. The connection is near the front of the trailer, right off the main line coming from the bottles. The connector on the trailer is just like the top of a bottle (1 lb portable like from Coleman) and the hose end with the little protrusion goes into the connector. Same where the two hoses connect. https://i.imgur.com/UC7mxEIl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/UC7mxEIl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/UC7mxEIl.jpg
lamopar 03/12/19 03:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get my Weber grill to cook quickly, Low flame

Removing the original Weber regulator on these BBQs is pretty straightforward and I can't imagine a BBQ/propane shop doing something wrong, but you never know. Below is what our Weber Q looks like which has the regulator removed for connection to the low pressure piping under the TT. I used a short "whip". I also used 3/8" dia. hose and not 1/4". Our hose is the flexible rubber jacketed type which is easy to coil up and is longer than 10' (20' IIRC).. Our Weber heats up pretty quickly and maintains good heat, as long as the lid is kept closed. Is your Weber an older one? If so, maybe it needs the orifices cleaned? Are the furnace, water heater and stove working fine? I find that I usually have to open the valve for a bit to purge out any air in the hose. https://i.imgur.com/VclXOinm.jpg width=500 My connection looks very similar to yours except I don't have the quick release. Mine hoses connect using the same style connection like the one that attaches to the little gas bottle. My grill is the Weber 200 or 2000 unit. A white lid on it. It is about 4 years old. Everything in the camper works perfectly.
lamopar 03/10/19 09:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Can't get my Weber grill to cook quickly, Low flame

My system looks a lot like the one on the video but it was supplied by an LP gas company. They made the lines that connect to my trailer output and connect to my grill. My connections look a lot like the connection on the gas bottle and the end of the factory Weber grill. One screws into my trailer connection and it ends after about 10'. What you're saying makes no sense. 16.4 oz propane canisters have a 1"-20 threaded male fitting and is HIGH pressure. Any low pressure feed you may have on your trailer's curb side should be a quick disconnect fitting, if it's not then it's not low pressure. Any custom hose built to feed low pressure to a Weber Q on which the regulator has been removed should have a quick disconnect male nipple at the trailer end and a threaded fitting at the other than screws on to the Weber in place of it's regulator. Question - what make, model, year of trailer do you have and 2) a couple of pics of what you're talking about would help. I am starting to wonder if the gas company made an error. The two hose connections look just like the top of a small gas bottle and what is the end of the original gas grill connection for the bottle. The end of the hose that connects to the trailer is the same and it just screws on. A quick connect would be much better with a shut off but that is what I have at the moment. I think I may need a different system. Again, a major LP gas supplier put this together for me at the shop. It works pretty well but the flame is super low like it is going through two regulators but there are only hoses from the trailer to the connection at the grill and the regulator has been removed from the grill. I still have it in a bag with the connections.
lamopar 03/10/19 11:10am Tech Issues
RE: Can't get my Weber grill to cook quickly, Low flame

Sorry, I also didn't mention I removed the regulator at the grill and the hose is attached just like the one in the video. I guess I could have something caught up in the hose or connections.
lamopar 03/10/19 08:31am Tech Issues
RE: Can't get my Weber grill to cook quickly, Low flame

Thanks for the video. My system looks a lot like the one on the video but it was supplied by an LP gas company. They made the lines that connect to my trailer output and connect to my grill. My connections look a lot like the connection on the gas bottle and the end of the factory Weber grill. One screws into my trailer connection and it ends after about 10'. It is nice to have a ten-foot line to move the grill around with. The other attaches to the hose end they made for the grill which that hose is only 6-8" long and stays on the grill. I guess I will have to stop back at the gas place and see what they can tell me.
lamopar 03/10/19 08:15am Tech Issues
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