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RE: tow vehicle advice

Hi, personally I cant imagine that 30 foot toyhauler will weigh anywhere near 15000 loaded up. I have a 32ft fifthwheel toyhauler in sig fully loaded with 130g of water, rzr, ready to camp that scaled at only 12500 lbs. (cat scale) I would not hesitate pulling it with that truck. Well, I was surprised also,, imagine this... My FSW3200 in sig, as empty as I could get it, tipped the scales at 11,800. Now imagine adding 150gal of fresh water, +10gal in WH, +40 gal fuel in fuel station, 2o gal in genny tank. Now its way over its 13,000gvw sticker with no toys or any supplies, tools, groceries, kitchen stuff, clothes, bedding, etc, all stuff that adds up quick. Then add just 1 SxS 1600lb for a turbo Polaris or Can Am, and maybe 1 or 2 atv for another 1000lbs. Good thing WW used 3 6000lb axles, and South Cal RV doctor did my extensive frame upgrade many years ago. And with the Michelin XPS Ribs, no blowouts. Still, even at that weight, the 2014 f350 does tow it good, no sway at all. But most of the time fully loaded it is over the F350 tow rating of 14,000, but not the axle or TW rating, most of the time. So, loaded even lightly not really ready to camp, with no fresh water,,, puts my triple axle bumper pull in the heavy 15,000 lb range for sure. I posted the cat scale paper here years ago, you can find it if you search for it...
allcool 04/06/20 03:46pm Toy Haulers
RE: tow vehicle advice

You truck is rated for 13,000 pounds or less. Ignore the people that tell you everything will be fine. You need a newer truck or an older F-450. Personally I would not put a 15k bumper pull trailer behind single wheel 3/4 ton truck. I would look for at least a 3500 DRW truck and buy a Hensley Hitch. https://hensleymfg.com/ My Ford 2014, F350 srw Platinum is rated for 14,000 range conventional towing,as are most all cc sb 4wd srw of its era. The very newest, usually in hard to find configurations get max tow ratings over 15,000. Yes, if you order a new srw 350/3500 2020 truck you can get 1 that has 20,000lb max conventional tow ratings. My 2014 F350 2.5" hitch is rated for 1850lb tw and 18,000 tow. I try not to go over that tw rating, but sometimes slightly, always keeping under max awr... if the trailer is loaded correctly it tows great. Needs max tw or more to tow good. With these big 3 axle tag TH, TW is everything... Can't stress that enough, don't be scared of huge tw numbers as long as your truck can handle them. If it can't you'll need a new truck.... Also, the Hensley hitch recommend is rated to 14,000lbs max. and goes for $2000+ I just got a new WD anti sway Anderson hitch $650.00 that has a 20,000lb ball, 16,000lb tow, 2000TW. It just uses chains, no heavy bars, no sway bar. It controls sway better than any hitch I've ever used and tows the best I've ever used on a big TH. My last hitch was a husky 14,000 with bars and a sway bar. It worked ok, but not nearly as easy to use as the Anderson. Nor did it tow as well, and it could not control sway well when tw was not enough... The Anderson is a more forgiving in loading/tw... As suggested above, a drw will tow a big 3 axle much better for sure, but a newer srw 350 tows fine and optioned out correctly is not over its ratings. But get a newer drw if you can justify owning a more or less $50,000+ single purpose truck thats not really at home in urban daily driving... Been shopping for a new truck before this cv19 hit. Saw a beautiful drw F350 limited for $101,000 at my dealership... Who would have thought trucks could cost over a 100grand... jmo
allcool 04/01/20 09:50am Toy Haulers
RE: Where window when sleeping?

When camping in the SW desert even in the 40's, I love to breath the cool desert air while in bed with thick comforter, its awesome. But to much to leave the window right by my head open. The window at my feet/side is perfect with another window open in the middle of the TH to make some circulation, leaving bedroom door open. This makes for a cool nites sleep without a draft on the back of my neck... I've tried it both ways since I have a window by my head and 1 by my side/feet. For me, do the hip window for sure.... jmo
allcool 02/17/20 11:35am Toy Haulers
RE: Generator dies after load

Been searching for fixes for this for months and the forums that post ideas always die without a fix so here we go. I have a Onan 4K generator that started out dying after 10 min no matter what. I installed a new fuel pump/filter and carb, oil change, no fix. I took the air filter out while it was running to inspect it and noticed it would keep running but when the AC was on it would die...so I changed the air filter...no change under load but it would keep running without a load. I then took the metal air filter cover and left filter on....would run under load but would then die after 10 min. I then discovered there was an additional after market fuel filter on it under the RV so I bypassed it, changed the spark plug while I was at it and discovered that it would run for 30 min under load before it died. I then discovered a youtube video of someone claiming that draining oil below the low level line would keep it going. Comments suggest that was a mirical worker and it seemed to fix the problem for a lot of people.....but not mine.... I'm getting closer to nailing this down but I'm out of ideas Give me suggestions....I'll do it man!!!! Gen has 216 hrs on it Have you checked HZ/voltage while running and immediately before unit shuts down..? Very common for a over/under hz safety shut off to occur if governor/engine speed is not set exactly correct. When switching between no load/full load governor struggles to maintain correct rpm to keep hz/voltage in safe/no safety shut down range. I set 5500 onans for 62-63hz under no load. When genny goes to full load the rpm drops just enough to drop the hz to 59-60. if it goes below 58-56hz for 10 seconds the unit will shut down on low hz safety shut down... Above 66hz will also trigger a safety shut down. The efi models are a little different but similar... Whatever you do, DO NOT drain oil to below low level line and run unit like that utube vid suggests, unless you like rebuilding engines. 1 of the worst web recommendations I've ever heard...lol. jmo
allcool 10/06/19 08:54am Toy Haulers
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