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RE: Sold the toy hauler :(

I will really miss your photos eDUBz, but I also understand that there is a time for change in everything we do. We hit that point with our two boys, ended up buying a boat after the ATVs, now a Jeep and now considering getting a SxS for my wife and I. Hope you will drop by from time to time!
Y-Guy 03/04/21 08:38am Toy Haulers
RE: Oregon Coast Camping

Oregon Parks has some wonderful close to Ocean Campgrounds; Honeyman, Beverly Beach, Fort Stevens just to name a few we like. If you want something right on the beach and prepared to pay more then check out Sea Perch RV Resort
Y-Guy 02/26/21 04:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jeep towing questions.

First place to start looking is to check the Motorhome Magazine Dinghy Towing Guides is a great place to start. It provides a great overview, but doesn’t get into many details. The ultimate authority is the actual Owners Manual that came with the vehicle. In most cases you can do a Google Search with the year make and model to find one online. But you will want to verify with the actual owners manual of that vehicle to be sure since sometimes the online ones might differ from the actual. Generally speaking you want to look for the section on "Recreational Towing" in the owners manual. Even vehicles that could be towed one year might not be recommended the next year, either changes to electronics, transmission, engine or the bean counters can all influence the change. Jeep probably the biggest line up of flat tow-able vehicles. The Wrangler is one of the most popular toads that I see, but you see a lot of others too.
Y-Guy 02/21/21 08:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: Soot on Dinghy

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Y-Guy 02/10/21 09:20pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Rear Deck System Worth It?

We used ours a few times on our 2005 Raptor, backed up to a stream once and another time overlooking a meadow. Beyond that we didn't use it much, if we left camp it was a bit of a pain to close back up and the garage itself was our mud room when we came back from riding most times. I made the cables myself so I wasn't out much money. But doing it again would just come down to where I camped and if I was going to use it enough. I'd rather sit around the campfire.
Y-Guy 02/09/21 05:29pm Toy Haulers
RE: Braking system required?

The issue is that the question is a bit more complex then one might think, and comes up here often. There are some State laws that are very clear about towing trailers based on the weight of the trailer For example one site I checked says that for Texas you are supposed to have breaks if your trailer is over 4,500# - what's not called out specifically is when does a towed vehicle qualify (if at all) as a trailer. This is where it gets a bit crazy so I am not going to debate that aspect. But for me I'd say anything I tow behind my motorhome is a trailer (for me). So when I had my ATV trailer I had breaks, chains and breakaway system. When I pull my boat, same thing. For for my Jeep I'd want those same features, again this is for me - as the laws can be interpreted different. Your question won't generate a specific yes or no answer regarding at what weight should you have brakes based on the motorhome hitch or capacity. Yep more grey area, isn't this fun? ;) Some of the various State rules get into your ability to stop at a certain distance. Again your question would seem like a simple answer should be available, but I've never found it. My Winnebago owners manual doesn't address it either. To be honest it's going to come down to your own judgement, some basic understanding of your State laws and risk potential. You could talk to the Texas Highway Patrol and they might help you, or you might get more run around. I really wish there was one clean cut answer to give you. If it helps, and you want some good material to put you to sleep here is the RVIA Trailer Brake Requirements by State.
Y-Guy 02/08/21 10:10pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Birth of the toy hauler

i know alpha was the first but i will always consider ww to be the first. the new ww coming out of the rv factory is no ww toyhauler! they are a high end camper like all the other built in indiana. I agree, WW was Mark Warmoth. The RV Factory acquired the name, nothing more. I'd tried to follow his lawsuits to get them to stop using the name, but never found out the final results since Omega RV went out of business and Mark passed.
Y-Guy 02/07/21 07:23am Toy Haulers
RE: Birth of the toy hauler

For anyone interested I came across this article about Mark Warmoth's passing that I though was very well written. Toy Hauler Pioneer Mark Warmoth Dies at 64 While he may not have been the first one, he defined the market and has left his mark on it ever since.
Y-Guy 02/02/21 08:49pm Toy Haulers
RE: Salina, Utah to Arington, Washington

Pretty simple route through Utah & Idaho, once you hit Hermiston you need to consider two things; the winds from Hermiston to Ellensburg can be treacherous and look at the pass conditions on I-90's Snoqualmie Pass Road & Weather Conditions if you're not dealing with a winter snow storm then take I-82 to I-90. If things are bad then you can take I-84 to I-5 but traffic between Olympia & Everett can be as bad as LA. You could take I-82 and then jump off at Hwy 97 to Hwy 2 but I wouldn't do this when snow is a consideration. Also, no matter which way you go you need to have chains, even along the Columbia River on I-84 you will find there is a section that technically requires them.
Y-Guy 02/01/21 07:17am Roads and Routes
RE: The Complete List of Toy Haulers

Thanks for all the work keeping this list updated! It has really helped me narrow down the choices for my next RV. You're welcome, glad to hear it was helpful.
Y-Guy 01/28/21 09:48pm Toy Haulers
RE: Old Fuzion value

Y-Guy 01/27/21 09:47pm Toy Haulers
RE: The Complete List of Toy Haulers

List has been updated, sadly removed a few, added one. I did separate out the Winnebago owned companies (Grand Design, Newmar & Winnebago. Cleaned up the Forest River list as best I could. Genesis RV bought Pacific Coachworks, but I don't see that the RV line up like Sandsport, Blaze’n, Rage’n, Powerlite will be continued.
Y-Guy 01/24/21 05:58pm Toy Haulers
RE: Itasca Ellipse 42QD - Drain/condensation line

You might, if you haven't already, check out the Winnebago Manuals & Diagrams section with the Plumbing diagrams you might be able to figure out where it's all coming from.
Y-Guy 01/19/21 12:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is this doable or am I overlooking something?? width=200 So if you are old enough you will remember the comedy Green Acres. Oliver assigned every electrical device a number from one to seven, all the devices could up to a total of seven can be plugged in at the same time. Same thing in your RV. Plugging a 2nd cord into the 15 amp cord may do no good depending on how it's wired as it may well still pop when you exceed your AMP draw. We have a 30amp RV too, thankfully our power center shows me the AMP draw so we have a good idea of how much we're using. We generally run a couple space heaters, however I set them for the 750watt draw which is the "low" setting, it takes the edge off and the LP heater kicks in if it gets colder. If we want to use the microwave, coffee maker, etc we shut off or or both space heater(s). That's the easiest way, just know how much you can use and manually turn things off. To give you some idea of the draw here is a list of some common RV devices and their general amp draw amounts.
Y-Guy 01/18/21 08:32am Tech Issues
RE: Onan 5500 DIY Choke Pulloff

Moved from Dinghy Towing to Tech Issues
Y-Guy 01/14/21 05:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Need help with jeep jk front bumper

Thanks Mike!
Y-Guy 01/14/21 08:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: Need help with jeep jk front bumper

Mike which adapters are you using to connect your tow bar to the tabs? Are those the stock tabs that come with the RR?
Y-Guy 01/13/21 09:53am Dinghy Towing
RE: Couple of Ramp Questions

I can't say I'm an expert and the one thing that is constant is change. But from those that I've seen they are all about the same more or less. You will find some with more weight support making it easier to open and close. Keeping them clean and lubed is about all the maintenance I ever did. Rolling ATVs in and out would get a lot of dirt, mud, sand so I made sure to wash them down. I can't say our door was better or worse then our garage - it was always cold and that era didn't have heaters or an outlet in the garage either. IMHO they are all about the same, look for weight ratings of the ramp itself as well as the garage. If buying new and it's not posted I'd get it, in writing, from the manufacturer. I wouldn't say it's going to be better made if it's also a deck though, the attachment points are the key in that aspect. Most all use a padlock or the "puck" style padlocks for cargo trailers. I've also seen a few people setup interior locking mechanisms too.
Y-Guy 01/11/21 07:58am Toy Haulers
RE: Need help with jeep jk front bumper

There are three bumpers that are made that are designed for towing; LoD Off Road and Rock Hard 4x4 are the two big players. Both back up their bumpers clearly stating that towing is approved. Every other bumper that I’ve researched will not state this, so its use at your own risk. Rock Hard does make a Tow Bar Bracket for us with Blue Ox, Ready Brute and Demco tow brackets. This works good if your bumper uses pass through bolts. In this case just need to make sure the bolts you use are up for the task. My gut says a Grade 8 bolt should do the trick, but perhaps a Grade 5 would be fine. LoD Off Road Bumpers Rock Hard Jeep Bumpers Rock Hard Tow Bar Bracket
Y-Guy 01/11/21 07:25am Dinghy Towing
RE: Disney Transportation question

I think parking was 30$ last year. Disney Theme Parks Parking Preferred parking: car or motorcycle – $45-$50 per day* Standard parking: car or motorcycle – $25 per day Oversized Vehicle Parking: Shuttle, Limo, Camper Trailer, RV, Bus or Tractor Trailer - $30 per day
Y-Guy 01/08/21 03:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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