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PostSubject: Toy Hauler   April 10th 2018, 9:59 am

We decided to trade campers for a Toy Hauler, ended up with an RPM 26FB. About half a foot shorter than the old camper, dry weight lists it to be about 500lbs heavier, but it pulled better than the KZ ever did. Got better mileage towing it too.

Last Friday, it was about 88 degrees here that evening. Strong cold front was due, so the big storms started popping up. Spent that evening under tornado warnings and several rounds of hail. No damage to my stuff though. Hooked up early Saturday to drive into Oklahoma to a dealer just west of Tulsa on old Rt. 66. Forecast showed it to be windy and cool. Reality was the mid 40's forecast were really mid 20's with a 35mph North Wind, freezing rain and snow. Bridges were iced over, but the roads themselves were decent enough. 220 miles took almost 5hrs in those conditions.

Return trip, the sun had finally came out and the ice melted.

Iced over and heavy once we arrived.



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Canadian River crossing on the way was the worst spot. Almost a mile long bridge iced over with a wreck on the far side. Whole rig slid a bit as I first got on the bridge. Basically idled across it.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 10th 2018, 10:03 am

Back ramp on the Toy Hauler also converts into a party/patio deck.

Interior garage is 12'9" long and 92" wide.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 10th 2018, 7:53 pm

Nice. I have friends that tow new RV's from the factory to the dealers. They have told me at times the wind was so bad that they pulled over for 2 days instead of fighting it. Looking forward of pictures of your new truckĀ  Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 10th 2018, 9:41 pm

Sticking with this tow rig and camper for a while....lol
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 10th 2018, 11:48 pm

Looking good!
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 11th 2018, 10:30 am

Will you take the trailer to Colorado, or go with your Jeep setup?

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 11th 2018, 12:31 pm

We'll probably take it at some point with the RZR. Lake City/Hinsdale County lets you drive the RZR's on the city streets where other towns still dont. Getting the camper over those last couple of passes will be a Siberian bitch though.

We are trailering up the RZR to Lake City this year and staying in a cabin. Gonna see how it works out with the RZR in town and all the surrounding areas of the Alpine Loop.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 12th 2018, 12:51 am

Congrats Pup!
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 15th 2018, 12:50 am

NICE toy hauler!! What's the verdict on the TitanXD so far? .... how's she tow?
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 15th 2018, 6:55 pm

That's a nice rig.

I remember seeing those cabin pics from your previous trip. Maybe it was Lake City. That should be relaxing.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 16th 2018, 11:52 am

I'm taking it out the the lake by the house this weekend for its maiden shakedown voyage. About 15 miles to the park. I'll set up and get a bit of catfishing in.

End of the month, we are taking it out a little further east. Setting up on Lake Tawakoni for the weekend. Us and a few other couples will be there. My brothers are bringing up their pontoon boat. Should catch enough blue cats on Saturday to do a fish fry that afternoon.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 19th 2018, 11:33 pm

pup wrote:
Sticking with this tow rig and camper for a while....lol

Everyone is my witness!

hehehehe

Looks awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 20th 2018, 2:40 pm

Very NICE !

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 22nd 2018, 4:57 pm

Still waiting for the pictures on Pups new Cummins Dodge Dually.

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 23rd 2018, 10:18 am




Another cold wet weekend, took the camper out for the shakedown run anyway. All seems well with it so far.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 23rd 2018, 10:19 am

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Still waiting for the pictures on Pups new Cummins Dodge Dually.

I'll have to get a tax bracket changing job to swing that. Atmos is still in play, might get another shot at it over the summer.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 23rd 2018, 11:16 am

Looks like a nice camp ground with a lot or room. It is finally getting time that we can camp, need to wash the trailer and de-winterize the water lines.

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 23rd 2018, 11:35 am

Can't really see the lake for all the cold foggy haze, but its about 75ft down the hill from the camper. Its about 20 minutes from the house. Nice and quiet.
We fished for just a few minutes, wife caught a blue cat. Storms started back in and ran us off the fishing.

Lake Lavon is a Corps of Engineering lake, its the water supply for a big part of N. Texas. Campgrounds are COE ran. $30 a night for full hook-ups.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 24th 2018, 3:26 pm

When we camp in New Hampshire State Campgrounds, the fees with full hookups are very reasonable. I think the last time we camped in the White Mountains it was around $35 a night. Probably went up a few bucks. The funny think about the Echo Lake RV camp ground (7 sites) has on its web page 2 pictures, they are both my Holiday Rambler 5th wheel that I haven't owned for 5 years now. It's still pretty cool to see it on there website.

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 30th 2018, 10:43 am







Out at WindPoint Park at Lake Tawakoni for the weekend with some friends. Ozz dog was relentless on the fish. He tried more than once to haul the stringer back in.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 30th 2018, 1:07 pm

I know it's a Toy Hauler, but do you feel you're missing something from just the plain Camper you had??

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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 30th 2018, 1:56 pm

The bathroom is a bit cramped and counter space is limited, but they all are to an extent.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 30th 2018, 8:26 pm

Our sons is pretty nice.


However, you may want a bigger truck. affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   April 30th 2018, 8:37 pm

theshyguy wrote:
pup wrote:
Sticking with this tow rig and camper for a while....lol

Everyone is my witness!

hehehehe

Looks awesome!

Just gonna toss this out there..........$14K off Ram Ecodiesels.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   May 1st 2018, 11:20 am

The half-ton Ram isn't enough truck to pull anything over 5000 safely. The trailer drives the truck. They just don't have enough ass to them.

Level highways with zero wind is no problem. But that place doesn't exist.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   May 1st 2018, 11:22 am

Diesel Dan wrote:
Our sons is pretty nice.


However, you may want a bigger truck. affraid

We saw one like that out there this weekend. Long bed Chevy 3500 SRW was pulling it.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   May 2nd 2018, 11:32 am

Ordered some airbags for the truck today. Airlift Loadlifter 5000. Friends run them on their Ram 2500 & 3500 trucks and they like them.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   May 7th 2018, 8:15 am

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The half-ton Ram isn't enough truck to pull anything over 5000 safely. The trailer drives the truck. They just don't have enough ass to them.

Level highways with zero wind is no problem. But that place doesn't exist.

ya the payload is really weak on the 1/2 ton rams, some of them as low as 700 lbs. my wifes minivan is higher


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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   May 29th 2018, 11:56 am




Hauled the RZR out for Memorial Day weekend. Tows fine all loaded up.
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PostSubject: Re: Toy Hauler   May 29th 2018, 10:37 pm

At maybe around $100k, those are the money shots.

I suppose I would also need to get another trailer to haul the rzr back/forth for maintenance, state vehicle inspections, etc.
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