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RE: Adding a Toy Hauler Extension

The designer and head guy of this product came to my residence and took measurements to build and put the extension on my car hauler. He also said that they had 2 dozen orders from toyhauler owners, but about half had cancelled because of the co-vid virus. Starting today they are having a co-vid 19 discount. They are discounting each product $1000. That worked out good for me:)
hotjag1 03/30/20 03:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: Adding a Toy Hauler Extension

gbopp...thanks for the clicky. The 1st reason I am looking into doing this is because I need to lower the tongue weight and I can't reposition my suv and rzr any differently to do that. Adding the extension would let me move the suv further back behind the axles and take some weight off the tongue. The 300lb extension would help take some weight off the tongue also. The 2nd reason is because I have a 4 post hoist built into the trailer and graphics on the outside to match the motorhome, so trading this trailer in on a new one and adding graphics and hoist would cost more than the extension. I have weighed the trailer with suv and rzr inside and I am 1000lbs under the axle ratings. The dealer is located in Lake Havasu which is where I'm at right now. He is the main guy that designed and patented the extensions and is coning out Monday to look the trailer over and take measurements. I appreciate the thoughts and concerns regarding this product. I've looked it over at their shop and it looks like a well built and fairly stout product. I am still hoping someone has actually done the extension.
hotjag1 03/28/20 04:04pm Toy Haulers
RE: Some ATV rules Help

Our rzr is licensed for on road/off road in WA. For several years Arizona has reciprocated other state ohv licenses, but in 2019 they passed a law that all non-residents had to buy an ohv decal for $25 to be legal in AZ. That is for street or desert riding.
hotjag1 03/27/20 11:55pm Toy Haulers
RE: What does having an appointment mean?

My experience has been that when I have an appointment on a certain day at 8am, they start working on it within the hour. That has been my experience at a Cummins facility and at an independent rv repair shop. No way am I going to leave my motorhome sitting at a repair shop for 2 weeks where it could get vandalized, theft, or collision damage from other rv's.
hotjag1 03/27/20 11:43pm General RVing Issues
Adding a Toy Hauler Extension

I am thinking about putting a toy hauler extension on my enclosed car trailer and am curious if anyone has done this to their toy hauler and what they like or dislike about it. Also, I'm curious what others think of this even if they have no experience using it. I don't know how to do a clicky, but it is,
hotjag1 03/27/20 11:33pm Toy Haulers
RE: Dash heat & defrost diesel pusher?

Ours blows hot air but it takes a couple of minutes for hot air to come out after turning the dial to heat. No doubt that is because the hot coolant has to travel almost 40 feet. Our coach also has 6 inch fans in the top corner of each side of the windshield. In cold weather it helps a lot in circulating the warm air across the windshield.
hotjag1 02/29/20 10:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rockerball trailer hitch -- has anyone tried it?

And it's still a bad idea from an engineering standpoint. I agree. I'm not an engineer, but common sense tells me that it doesn't sound like a good idea to have movement at the ball like that.
hotjag1 02/29/20 12:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Fireplace in TV, Do they work?

We have one in our 40' motorhome and we love it. It heats the front half of the rv on chilly mornings and evenings and we do like the ambiance of it while watching movies. It also looks much nicer than having a space heater sitting on the floor in the living room. I will say that it doesn't provide any heat to the back half of the rv. We use a small space heater in the bedroom for that, although I don't like the looks of it sitting there.
hotjag1 02/19/20 09:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Quick overnight

We have done that several times when traveling between destinations. We use ear plugs and can barely hear the trucks. We sleep just fine.
hotjag1 02/04/20 12:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: THOR Motor Coach

I think you will get many views on this MFG,but they must be pretty sturdy because they are used a lot in the Rental Market not only El Monte RV uses them but also are the ones that are made for Cruise America are made by THOR. Rental fleets buy on price, not quality. They buy from whichever RV company is willing to give them the best deal. They don't care about sturdiness or longevity since they don't keep them for long. Exactly...
hotjag1 01/19/20 10:41am Class C Motorhomes
RE: HWH levelers, again

HOW LONG are you giving the system to extend? HWH Bi-Axis(Pairs) system does NOT always extend BOTH pairs at the exact same time. Sometimes one jack will extend 3 or more inches before the Paired jack starts. From your description, ALL jacks will extend by themselves just not in pairs. Doug That's how mine work. They never go down at the same time but they do operate in pairs.
hotjag1 01/19/20 10:35am Tech Issues
RE: Quartzsite show

This will be our 10th year going to Quartzsite. We love browsing the vendor areas. Every year I find some new gadget that I "just have to have" for the motorhome. We bring our Polaris RZR with us and do some desert riding and it is easy to squeeze in and park at the show almost anywhere. Also, we are already getting excited to have the best pizza and calzones we have ever eaten at Silly Al's pizza parlor.
hotjag1 01/11/20 01:33pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Merry Christmas Snowbirds

Merry Christmas from Lake Havasu City, Arizona
hotjag1 12/25/19 01:34pm Snowbirds
RE: Dental work in Mexicali

Don't know about Mexicali. We also go to Algodones and stay at the Quechan casino. It is dry camping and has always been free in past years. I'm guessing that it is probably a half mile walk to the border from the casino. We always drove the car from the casino and paid the small fee to park in the border parking lot.
hotjag1 12/13/19 01:18pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Garmin GPS

No, but you phone is all you need for a GPS. Why pay hundreds of dollars for a GPS that is less capable than your phone? You can use your phone hotspot to connect your computer to the internet, connect your GPS to your computer, get to the map download page, leave it for an hour or more to download the new maps and then you will have your update. The updates are available 4 times per year and are generally only 1-2 years behind. I have used my phone for GPS and it has been very accurate but I really like the large screen of the dash GPS when in large cities and high traffic. It sounds pretty simple to download maps. I was having trouble with the actual Garmin website but that may have been just me on that particular day. Thanks for the explanations.
hotjag1 11/29/19 02:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Garmin GPS

Okay, I read the features and differences of the 770 and the 780 on the link that "Executive" kindly provided. It doesn't appear to be much difference with the exception of 3D. A $100 difference makes me lean towards the 770. phone is a hotspot, so can I download maps on the GPS when connected to my phone while on the road? Thank-you to everyone that has offered input on this.
hotjag1 11/29/19 12:19am Technology Corner
RE: Garmin GPS

drsteve...According to the Garmin website, the procedure I mentioned is the one used to update the RV770. Thank-you for this information. I am going to purchase the RV770. I hope it all works well for me:)
hotjag1 11/28/19 12:04am Technology Corner
RE: Garmin GPS

Bill, I'm not that tech-savvy, but the reason I wanted internal wifi was so that the unit would automatically update new maps. I didn't have any luck on the Garmin website trying to download new mapping on my computer for my old GPS. It sounds like the RV770 would automatically upload new maps when they become available. Is that correct? You can update it using your home computer and internet connection, or the GPS can be connected to a wifi network to download the updates. I tried 3 times with my computer connected to wifi on three "supposedly" Garmin websites and all 3 times I was connected to a customer service rep in India that wanted to sell me something. I gave up. My current GPS is several years old so I think it is wise to buy a new one at this time.
hotjag1 11/26/19 10:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Garmin GPS

Bill, I'm not that tech-savvy, but the reason I wanted internal wifi was so that the unit would automatically update new maps. I didn't have any luck on the Garmin website trying to download new mapping on my computer for my old GPS. It sounds like the RV770 would automatically upload new maps when they become available. Is that correct?
hotjag1 11/26/19 05:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Garmin GPS

Thank-you for the quick replies. I've noticed that the reviews on the 660 and the 760 are pretty much 50/50 good or bad, but the review dates are mostly from 2017 and a few in 2018. Has Garmin improved and gotten better in 2019 or do I take my chances and hope I get a good one.
hotjag1 11/26/19 04:12pm Technology Corner
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