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RE: Best/worst reviews no help

"Having said that I've read a lot of good things here for Work and Play trailers. Smaller company and quality built, maybe not as fancy though. " I purchased a 32 foot wells cargo gooseneck back in early 2000. I installed living quarters, 12 feet, and the trailer was very functional and durable. Sold it and purchased a 2009 Class C as my needs changed, well I just sold the class c. Looking again for a toy hauler i found a Work and play, 2015. Kind of rare on the west coast but I like the build. They start out with a cargo trailer then add living quarters. It is nose heavy, 1050 on the hitch but my 2500GMC pulls it nicely. My polaris side by side fits v e r y snuggly . The appliances are all the same in trailers with the same fail rates. My concerns are the structure of the unit. The W n P fits the bill for me. Walking up to an expensive trailer with aluminum siding and pushing the panel in with my fingers is a turn off. As was said, you do not hear how many good reviews are on trailers, only when you have problems. I have friends that own motor homes worth what a house cost, they too have issues. I drove one from Kansas to Cal, it was fun, like driving a greyhound but it rattled and creaked and sucked fuel like a rocket but again, the wiper flew off, the headlights started dimming, the panel underneath was dragging and it stalled in the middle of the freeway. This on a coach less than 3 years old .
klutchdust 10/16/20 09:37pm Toy Haulers
RE: Is there an inline fuel filter besides the Onan filter

I's lean towards old fuel made it's way into the carb and gummed some things up. When I removed the line going to the carb and turned on the pump nothing happened. I inserted a small line from the fuel filter into a can of gasoline nothing happened. I replaced both. I dismantled both the filter and the pump looking for reasons why it may have bin gummed up or whatever and saw nothing. The 12 volt fuel pump is interesting inside, a cylinder that hammers back and forth drawing fuel. It all looked good. My guess is the seals/rubber inside the pump didn't allow vacuum to happen. but then again....like the little woman says to me....what do you know :B :B :B :B Yeah. Whadda you know, man? :B :B :B Well its running fine now. Hoping to get some trout fishing in next week in Bishop,ca.
klutchdust 10/09/20 09:07am Toy Haulers
RE: Is there an inline fuel filter besides the Onan filter

I's lean towards old fuel made it's way into the carb and gummed some things up. When I removed the line going to the carb and turned on the pump nothing happened. I inserted a small line from the fuel filter into a can of gasoline nothing happened. I replaced both. I dismantled both the filter and the pump looking for reasons why it may have bin gummed up or whatever and saw nothing. The 12 volt fuel pump is interesting inside, a cylinder that hammers back and forth drawing fuel. It all looked good. My guess is the seals/rubber inside the pump didn't allow vacuum to happen. but then again....like the little woman says to me....what do you know :B
klutchdust 10/08/20 11:03am Toy Haulers
RE: Looking for a quality Toy hauler but discouraged.

I felt the same way about the poor quality in TH. In 2006 I purchased a 32ft. gooseneck Wells Cargo and installed 12 feet of living quarters in it. It was a fun project but not one i would take on again. That trailer was sweet, hauled my Jeep inside 70 gallons of water and towed like a dream. I sold it for A class C. Just sold my Class C and went back to a toy hauler. I found a Work and Play here in Ca. Not a common unit . They are cargo trailers that they install living quarters in, built like a tank, very nose heavy. A 2015 with minor issues but the trailer is built well. All Rv's have the basic appliances, they fail you toss them, NBD. My concern is the trailer itself. Good frame, solid walls and aluminum roof. I personally prefer the fiberglass one piece walls. Easy to maintain.
klutchdust 10/05/20 09:19am Toy Haulers
RE: Generator Issues

Yep like said above pull the fuel line off the carb and gravity feed in your own gas. Use a very high concentration of your favorite carb cleaner. Let it sit for days as you crank and run it periodically with starting fluid. I personally use starting fluid only as a last resort. Ether is so dang dry it washes the oil off the cylinder walls. notice how the engine chatters when it runs on SF.
klutchdust 10/05/20 09:08am Toy Haulers
RE: Generator Issues

In small engines like my roto-tiller I have had excellent results using "mechanic in a bottle". If your carburetor is gummed up, why wouldn't soaking it in carb cleaner or something to that effect work like we used to do back in the day.When the carbs I have get gummed I just clean them, I don't "rebuild" them. I have used just about every fuel stabilizer there is and still gunk happens.
klutchdust 10/05/20 09:06am Toy Haulers
RE: Is there an inline fuel filter besides the Onan filter

The trailer is not far off from being level, it's in my backyard. It will cost you nothing to level the trailer. What is "not far off"? When dealing with liquid spread out over an oil pan maybe 12" x 12" not far off can make a difference. If it is 1 inch off over the 8 feet it will be 1/8" difference from one side to the other on a 12" oil pan. Are there any blinking lights on the generator panel when you try to start it? 2 blinks indicate low oil on many Onans. The trailer isn't sitting on the level pads i had for my class c and the next time the trailer is out I plan on putting concrete pads for the tires to sit on. It's pretty dang level and before this incident it ran fine after many uses. So....my thoughts about the pump, why would the pump run continuously and not pick up fuel either from the supply line or a fuel container I had nearby. next day I prime it, it runs 5 seconds off the main fuel line which is at least 25 feet starts and runs fine. Low oil pressure would not allow the pump to run and not pick up fuel, the pump isn't that complex, it either pumps or it doesn't, comes on or it doesn't. so this pump ran but did not pick up fuel..hhmm...
klutchdust 10/02/20 02:11pm Toy Haulers
RE: Is there an inline fuel filter besides the Onan filter

Could it be a venting problem? Try cracking your gas cap while it runs under a load. I will try that if it quits today. it's been over 100 here this week.
klutchdust 10/02/20 10:30am Toy Haulers
RE: Is there an inline fuel filter besides the Onan filter

Being a new owner I changed the oil after this happened. I would think the original oil was in there with the generator having only 15 hrs. The fuel pump ran constantly, it didn't draw fuel up then stop like it should. I had the main fuel line hooked up so it was drawing from the tank. The fuel tank has a pump to fill your toys and a fuel gauge. My last trip i topped off the tank, added fuel conditioner and all was well. I have no specs on this unit so i don't know how much fuel the tank holds, it's pretty big. The trailer is not far off from being level, it's in my backyard. Fuel line failure. I haden't thought of that one. I am going to check that out for sure. This trailer came from South Carolina and spent most of its time stored on a military base. I did order a pump and filter from Bezos so i am going to change it. Maybe the ethanol ate the pump from sitting? IDK. Easier to do it here than on a fishing trip. I am going to run it more today and see what happens. Thanks for your help guys.....
klutchdust 10/02/20 10:26am Toy Haulers
Is there an inline fuel filter besides the Onan filter

2015 Forest River work and play. It has a fuel station and an Onan mounted on the nose. Yesterday it was running fine then quit, it has 25hrs on generator, previous owner used it very little. So i checked the filter behind the fuel pump and it was clear, the pump ran constantly and was not picking up fuel. i used a small hose into a fuel can to eliminate the long fuel line from the rear of the trailer and still nothing. This morning it started and i ran it 3 hours underload. Since I had the unit, about 6 weeks now I have put 10 hrs on generator. My thoughts are a clogged fuel filter someplace else. electric fuel pumps don't repair themselves overnite. With the fuel station and pump nozzle on the rear, is there another fuel filter somewhere? Reminds me of the urban legends about a plastic bag in the fuel tank sucking up to the line and clogging it....
klutchdust 10/01/20 09:26pm Toy Haulers
Oxidation on Work and Play trailer 2015

Picking up my new to me trailer on Wednesday. After 6 years of having a C it is time to downsize. Real nice trailer not used much original owner. Sat in storage a bunch so it needs a nice detail. Suggestions on what products or methods to shine the rig up a bit.
klutchdust 08/22/20 08:45pm Toy Haulers
RE: Unplanned Maintenance

The generator needs to be "exercised" regularly keep fresher fuel in the system. It takes very little to gum up a carburetor on a small engine. I use fuel treatment in my fuel containers for my small engines (rototiller, power washer etc) and I STILL have issues. "mechanic in a bottle" available at big orange store, for yard engines works great.
klutchdust 08/11/20 09:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Power boost for Ford 450 V10

I follow different truck forums regarding my trucks which are the duramax diesel in my GMC and the V-10 in the motorhome. Dozens of threads on issues AFTER installing enhancement devices yet few if any on stock vehicles. The Ford V-10 will pull that "C" up any hill that you may come across, not at the speed of your car but at the speed a 7 ton vehicle should be going. Sure the engine revs, put in ear plugs or some Led Zeppelin cranked up. The engine will not blow up, it is designed to rev. Turn off the air so the heat doesn't build up, roll down the windows smell the pines....
klutchdust 07/28/20 01:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Realistic Price for Class C

I saw a 10 year old C for sale here for $58,000----are they serious? Why not. Depending on the vehicle, why not. I have a 10 YO for sale with 10K in upgrades like hydraulics ,suspension etc. If you look up the vehicle you just mentioned in the RV NADA guide you may be surprised. Some units are POS, not taken care of, loose and broken etc. My unit is very well taken care of, inside like a few years old, excellent maintenance by me, a truck mechanic. Someone will get a very well maintained piece that will give them years of service at a fraction of the new price. The Ford Chassis is rugged, the V-10 phenomenal. The house, depending on who made it, can be easily maintained. So what if the fridge goes out or the air or the heater, they are replaceable at a reasonable cost. Find a Mobile RV mechanic and become friends. fun costs money.
klutchdust 07/28/20 10:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Realistic Price for Class C

I have been told to wait till Nov/Dec to purchase an rv as that is when i can expect to get the best price. Is that (in Fact) true? thanks in advance, Jim I have heard that the end of the month is a good time. I have found that IF you know what what the vehicle is selling for at other dealerships you can come in as an informed buyer. If you go in and just throw numbers around they know it and you will not have Any idea what is fair. Shop around, compare pricing, avoid warranties like they have covid on them. As far as what time of year, that's anyone's guess. Life as we knew it is gone for now. Right now I am downsizing, selling my C for a toy hauler for different reasons. The toy haulers I am interested in sell within a few days. My C is starting to get some hits . 7 Cambrias online and 4 sold last week, hopefully mine is next.
klutchdust 07/27/20 10:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying an RV in CA from private party

If it has been sitting for a few years without yearly license plates you could be into Ca. for the cost of those missed Tags. Could be VERY EXPENSIVE ($2500 per years?) I'd just stay away from ANYTHING from the PRofC. Peoples Republic of Cah-Lee-Far-Nia. You sober?
klutchdust 07/22/20 05:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toyhauler bumper pull for polaris ranger

Hey Klutch, Something to seriously consider is the GVWR of the toy haulers you're looking at. I don't know which Ranger you have but, I'm guessing at least 1500 lbs wet. Add your RV batteries, propane bottles, generator, fresh water, fuel station, etc. and you can easily hit 2 tons of additional weight. That's a lot to ask of a small TH. I just weighed my rig completely loaded for a 3 week trip and I'm nearly 900 lbs over my trailer's GVW. Not good. Travelling with empty water and fuel tanks would solve that, but it's not always possible to find water near boondocking sites. DW and I were planning on trading it in on a bigger TH this Spring, but the Chinese flu hit and that changed things a bit. There's always a place to get water supermarkets, parks and gas stations This is the magic key. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-4-Way-Sillcock-Key-16PL0129/304217572 Good posts. The Ranger weighs 1200 pounds. Downsizing from a class C that has 40 gallons of fresh water, I can't imagine what I would do with 100 gallons. I could increase my navy showers by a few more seconds for sure.....
klutchdust 07/22/20 10:01am Toy Haulers
Toyhauler bumper pull for polaris ranger

Downsizing from my class C. I have a polaris ranger and am interested in a unit with a front queen , bumper pull . Onboard genie and as short as possible. Rage'n looks nice. Have to start somewhere.
klutchdust 07/17/20 10:32am Toy Haulers
RE: Step not retracting completely "jackhammering' (UPDATE)

If they are Kwikee steps, most likely the nylon gear is stripped. Need a new motor assembly. Easy install. Or if you are really mechanical you can take it apart and rotate nylon gear 180d. and it will work for a while longer. Just make sure to unplug all electric to steps while working on them. kwikee motor change yup, did exactly that and it works fine. Gears are metal. Lubed well and re installed.
klutchdust 07/15/20 10:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Step not retracting completely "jackhammering' (UPDATE)

Pardon me for intruding on your post. Mine is working fine but the warning light on the dash don't go out. Step works fine and the light underneath goes out but the dash warning light stays on. Your situation can be cured with a new motor assembly that is about $40 from Auto Zone I changed out the motor on BIL's Monaco and used a power window motor from an older Ford. Don't remember which one it was though. The motor works fine. I watched two videos and saw the gear assemblies in question. IF the larger of the two gears is the one that failed it makes sense that turning it 180* and using the newer side would solve the issue. The coach is a 2009. If the gears lasted that long they may go another 10 years. It's a simple fix and not an issue for me to try. Mine does not have a warning light however if it did my first choice would be to check the electrical connections at and near the step. Unplug and plug back in or look for a wire loose. If the step has a ground wire check that.
klutchdust 07/09/20 08:57am Class C Motorhomes
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