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RE: 04 FS3000

Yes, get the IOTA smart controller, assuming you still have the converter that Warrior put in originally. Hey Linc. Wasn't the stock converter in these units an Iota? I'd keep shopping. Might as well upgrade to a good inverter/charger while you're at it. That is correct. I still run the stock stuff, with the smart controller.
lincster 08/05/19 08:36am Toy Haulers
RE: 04 FS3000

I would leave something on when it is plugged in all the time. Fridge or something. Yes, get the IOTA smart controller, assuming you still have the converter that Warrior put in originally. For the roof, the front and rear seams, I would use Eternabond tape. Amazing stuff and won't crack like Dicor will over time. I did that to both of my front and rear caps. 5 years and still looks great.
lincster 08/02/19 08:35am Toy Haulers
RE: 04 FS3000

They all have the potential. I owned a 2002 FS3000 and never had an issue. But I was careful when I went off road to make sure I wasn't bouncing the tongue really bad. Just check all of the welds/joints for any cracks. Awesome trailer.
lincster 07/30/19 03:55pm Toy Haulers
RE: Trailers, Trucks and Toy's Oh My...

Absolutely I have. It was nice but I didn’t need it. And not worth the cost increase of $7k over my F350 Not like I am doing u turns all the time in my truck.
lincster 07/03/19 06:00am Toy Haulers
RE: Trailers, Trucks and Toy's Oh My...

Sign and drive baby!!!! What makes America great. U only live once. Do what makes u happy. F450 is overkill, unless u just want it. The new F350 will be within all of its ratings with that trailer. the old f350drw was capable also, but to get the wide track front axle you now have to get a 450. Want and need are different.
lincster 07/02/19 09:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

That is a 100% band aid fix. Cheap for them. Moving axles is not cheap for them. Horrible service.
lincster 06/27/19 07:58am Toy Haulers
RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

Forest river has had this issue for years. I agree about axle placement.
lincster 06/20/19 08:59pm Toy Haulers
RE: Goose Neck Adapter

I just shake my head when guys insist there's no difference when using a gooseneck adapter and argue there's no change in forces. Since I'm an engineer and took Statics and Dynamics in school it's clear as a bell where the forces are different. Oh no. 2 Engineers on this forum???? Watch out!!!!!
lincster 06/13/19 02:19pm Toy Haulers
RE: Expedition w/Toy Hauler and 2 SeaDoo's

Have you factored how big of a cargo area you will need to haul the seadoos and a trailer? My buddy puts his seadoos in his toyhauler with his SXS. But he has a 42' 5th wheel with 21' of cargo. Your Expy won't like towing anything very big. Tail wagging the dog.
lincster 06/12/19 08:21am Toy Haulers
RE: Trailers, Trucks and Toy's Oh My...

Sign and drive baby!!!! What makes America great. U only live once. Do what makes u happy. F450 is overkill, unless u just want it. The new F350 will be within all of its ratings with that trailer.
lincster 06/11/19 05:51pm Toy Haulers
RE: Goose Neck Adapter

Yep. Been a known issue for years in the toyhauler world. I have known 3 buddies that used it and didn’t listen to me. They ended up with the same results. Dolla dolla bills yo!!!!!
lincster 06/11/19 05:49pm Toy Haulers
RE: Please help choose a Truck and Toy Hauler

I've considered keeping my current truck but what worries me is the hitch/tongue weight limit. Truck's tongue limit is 1000 lbs with a weight dist hitch. Let's say I pick a toy hauler with a dry hitch weight of 750 lbs and load up water (tank in front) and a 1500 lbs SxS over tandem axles. What do you estimate the hitch weight will be? This is my biggest concern.Many times the tongue weight goes down with the TH loaded, they are designed that way. Look at my real world numbers, 2 full size quads only lowered it by 200lbs. And that was with putting the quads all the way back against the ramp. Can't do that with a SXS.
lincster 05/21/19 04:08pm Toy Haulers
RE: Please help choose a Truck and Toy Hauler

I have real world tongue weights of a dual axle toy hauler, measured at the ball mount of the trailer. We did no water/no toys. TW was 1100lbs. Full water (150 gal)/no toys. TW went to 1900lbs. Full water/2 full size quads. TW went to 1700lbs. You will be all of 1500-1700lbs of tongue weight with a hauler that holds a decent amount of water and is a dual axle. No way around that. No he is looking at 20' TH, not the 30' you had.....this is one exception where he has the right truck and does not need a new one. You will be fine with your truck. Bottom line, get the trailer, tow it a few times, if you feel you want a bigger truck after that go for it. I wasn't talking about my trailer. I was talking about a buddies. It was 26' with dual axle. The OP listed a 27 foot model..... so...... seems pretty close to my buddies 26' that we measured. Still has the wrong truck, sorry.
lincster 05/21/19 04:06pm Toy Haulers
RE: Please help choose a Truck and Toy Hauler

I have real world tongue weights of a dual axle toy hauler, measured at the ball mount of the trailer. We did no water/no toys. TW was 1100lbs. Full water (150 gal)/no toys. TW went to 1900lbs. Full water/2 full size quads. TW went to 1700lbs. You will be all of 1500-1700lbs of tongue weight with a hauler that holds a decent amount of water and is a dual axle. No way around that.
lincster 05/21/19 11:31am Toy Haulers
RE: Please help choose a Truck and Toy Hauler

3/4 ton truck is a must for any decent sized toy hauler. Once you fill the hauler with water and stuff, any 1/2 ton is going to hate it. I had a buddy with a F250 with the gas motor and pulled a 26' hauler. Truck did it, but he hated the experience and it sucked down the fuel. Bought a 2019 F350 diesel and is all smiles towing.
lincster 05/21/19 11:29am Toy Haulers
RE: Weight of toy hauler

One thing to remember is that just because the GVW of the trailer is X it doesn't mean that's what you're going to be pulling. The capacity comes from the axles and tires along with the pin/tongue weight. There's no magic to it besides that. I think you meant "GVWR." The "GVW" is the actual weight of what you're pulling. For example, my trailer has a GVW of about 10k pounds when loaded, but the GVWR is 13,500. Actually, GVWR is total weight of truck, passengers, stuff in bed and tongue/pin weight. GVWR of the trailer is the total weight of the trailer, stuff, water, toys etc.
lincster 05/19/19 08:32am Toy Haulers
RE: Weight of toy hauler

You won't be within your tow ratings with those size haulers, if that is what concerns you. I had a 2004 FS3000 Weekend Warrior. Triple axle, 30' box, 34' total. My tongue weight with full water and no toys in the back was 1700lbs. Tongue weight with no water and no toys was 1400lbs. Total trailer weight with full water and 4 quads was 12,960lbs. The receiver on my F250 was not rated high enough for that tongue weight, even with a WD hitch. I was over the GVWR of my truck when hooked up and people in the truck. Will the truck do it? All day long. Will you be within the tow ratings of the truck? No. I have been down this road. Finally stepped up to a F350 dually and I don't have to worry about this stuff anymore.
lincster 05/07/19 09:19am Toy Haulers
RE: New Toy Hauler Help

Tow vehicle comes first.
lincster 05/02/19 03:10pm Toy Haulers
RE: Single axle a SUV?

Wife has a Grand Cherokee. Nice little rig. I would never put even the smallest toy hauler behind it. Agree with this.
lincster 05/01/19 10:20am Toy Haulers
RE: weight distributing

If u really want to go by the numbers, the stock receiver on that truck is not rated high enough. I had to buy a real class V hitch for my F350.
lincster 04/28/19 06:19pm Toy Haulers
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