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RE: Can I tow this? Rig Setup with statistics here

My many years on this site has shown me it only takes 1 person that says "sure, you can tow that, I have the same thing". Then the OP convinces themselves that they can do it. Tahoes can tow a boat or small open trailer. Their wheelbase is too short to tow any decent amount of weight. But go ahead and hook up and come back and tell us if the trailer started pushing you around when you get up to speed. I have been told I am in the "conservative" camp, but then again, I have enough truck to hook up to any toy hauler made, so I don't mind being in that camp.
lincster 06/01/20 10:15am Toy Haulers
RE: Do I have this math/ understanding right?

Gotta get it weighed and then do simple math. GVWR-CAT Weight = Weight available for hitch. Assuming you were on the CAT scale with everything you would carry in the truck. GCWR - CAT Weight = Total available weight you can tow. Same assumption as above. With that said, my pin weight of my trailer is 2700lbs with no water in the hauler. After I add 150 gallons of water, my pin weight goes up to 3700 lbs. After I load my sand car in my hauler, which weighs 2800lbs, my pin weight goes down to 3400lbs (with full water in the hauler). Of course, this is with me having all the normal camping **** in the trailer all the time. I am just showing weight changes on big ticket items. If people have to worry about normal "stuff" putting them over a weight rating, they don't have enough truck.
lincster 05/26/20 08:07am Toy Haulers
RE: tow vehicle advice

Depends on what you want. If you want to stay within the tow ratings of the truck, you have to have a 2011+ F350. 2011 is when the tow ratings took a decent step up. Will a 2002 F250 tow that trailer? Yep, all day long. Are you over the ratings of the truck? Yep, all day long. Depends on what you want.
lincster 03/09/20 09:12am Toy Haulers
RE: Just wondering

The F450 was only about $2,500 increase over an equivalent F350 Prices sure haven't gone up on the 450's like they did in the past. You are right, I priced out the exact same truck and options. 450 was $2747 more than the 350.
lincster 11/18/19 08:28am Toy Haulers
RE: Looking for 1st Toy Hauler

when looking at used units, look for any sort of water leakage from the roof. Any of that can cause you a lot of grief. If I was to offer one other piece of advise, AVOID any weekend warrior product like the plague. Good luck with your search - you can tow quite a decent sized toyhauler with that truck. LOL. I love my Warrior. Not all of them are bad.
lincster 11/13/19 06:37am Toy Haulers
RE: Looking for 1st Toy Hauler

I have a 2018 f350 srw platinum diesel for the tow vehicle. If you want to stay within the tow ratings of your truck, you might be out of luck with a 40'+ toy hauler with slides. They get heavy real quick. If you don't care about tow ratings, then your truck will do just fine.
lincster 11/13/19 06:36am Toy Haulers
RE: Just wondering

Newer F350 will have plenty of tow capacity/rating to tow about any big 5er out there. F450 is quite a step up in price.
lincster 11/13/19 06:32am Toy Haulers
RE: Where to jack

Drag the trailer to the tire shop and let them deal with it. No thanks. The kids as discount started jacking mine up by the middle of the axle. Then they tried to use the rubber portion of my Dexter kit. I had to school them on how to lift a heavy, triple axle toy hauler. Always by the frame is how I lift mine.
lincster 11/05/19 07:07am Toy Haulers
RE: Need Toy Hauler with 15' garage or more, What to look for?

Do you have to have a garage? I think only a few models have a garage over 15'. You may have to go a non garage model Nice tow rig. I have the same and I can't feel my 17,000lb trailer behind me. Awesome.
lincster 10/29/19 08:43am Toy Haulers
RE: Generator dies after load

What about the choke? I had this same issue with mine and replaced the choke. All good.
lincster 10/07/19 11:50am Toy Haulers
RE: 05 WW FS2600 rear hitch

Always hook a hitch to the frame. Not that thin piece of metal.
lincster 09/25/19 08:31am Toy Haulers
RE: What did you do to your Toy Hauler today???

Repacked all bearings. Greased suspension. Fixed crack in fuel station tank. New Propane hose. Adjusted brakes. Getting ready for dune season!!!!!!
lincster 09/13/19 08:07am Toy Haulers
RE: Nothing Stays secure!

What are you connecting the straps to? Frame? Suspension? Tires? You should be hooking straps to the front and running them towards the rear of the machine. Then do the opposite for the rear. Criss Cross pattern if you will. The wheel turning is no big deal, unless you are connecting your straps to the wheels. Which is not the right way to do it.
lincster 09/13/19 08:04am Toy Haulers
RE: 5th wheel hitches

B&W for me.
lincster 08/26/19 10:45am Toy Haulers
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
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