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RE: Dometic RM3862 models

Don't know anything about your fridge, but I had the same problem with my Norcold. The door fits into a pin on the base and on the top is a non load bearing pin. Don't know if you can do it, but cn you glue the other one together and reinforce it with some metal strips as I did? Mine has been working for about 2 yrs with this "temporary" home made fix. Of course 2 weeks ago the ammonia decided to leave the fridge and now I have to bury it. I am getting a 12V Dometic to replace it. i ordered my current toyhauler with the 10 cu ft dometic 12v...... would never own another lp/elect rv fridge! i know many will disagree but there is no comparison between the two. there are 4 temp settings in the frdige itself. i had to turn ours down to setting 2 as setting 3 was so cold cans of soda started bulge and deform. slush turning to ice and getting ready to blo up. it was down to temp in less then 4 hrs vs 24 to 48 hrs. we did not need a 10 cu ft but that was the smallest we had to choose from. very happy with it.
dsrace 04/04/22 12:10pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fifth Wheel or TT?

another member brought up good point. if you are staying for a few weeks or so o in 1 spot/camp ground) then a garage is the way to go. that member stated some camp ground either do not have room or do not want you unloading your toy and parking it. i have owned 5 toyhaulers in 20 years. 3 bumper hitch and then to a fiver. 1 of the bumper hitch was totaled out pretty quick from some 3" hail! bought a 2011 wolfpack 295 brand new off the lot in walcott iowa. used that for 10 years with almost no issues. the fivers or goosenecks tow the best imo. projection hitch's ( henseley/propride) are the best in that field for sure. i do not believe they can do the same job a fiver/gooseneck can but i am no expert. so i went back to a bumper hitch for a few reasons. #1 on the list was that i drew the floor plan and had it custom built/taylored to our needs. fivers offer more living space in the same oal. the taller height grabs more wind as well. i have noticed there are a lot more floor plan to choose from in bumper pulls/tt's. the bpconversion g/n bolt on hitch answers that need for those that want the stability of a fiver/g/n on a bumper hitch and it transsfers to other units. all of my toyhaulers have been open floor plans. i have no use nor want the extra 6' of a garage model. i am not retired nor travel across country. our travels are destination trips except the st anthony sand dunes trips as they are 16 hr drives one way. thats a 4 hr nap half way. it really comes down to you preference of floor plans and your truck as they can pretty much all be made to tow like fivers/g/n's as they handle the best.
dsrace 02/10/22 09:26am Toy Haulers
RE: solid stance step stabilizer

You are right…it’s RV project and maintenance time in many parts of the country. yes it is and 45* is huge step up from the -20* with wind chill, we saw a couple weeks ago. i also installed the lci screen shot screen door closer. it works pretty good and min modification to work on a challenger screen door. i have a dune sport toyhauler and they use challenger doors apparently.
dsrace 02/05/22 01:10pm Toy Haulers
RE: solid stance step stabilizer

That's easier to use than the Camco ones I have that have to be attached every time I use them. Would they work on a two step unit? i don't see why not as there is quite a bit of height adjustment. i have heard the aluminum steps are more challenging fitment with these. $46 direct from lci
dsrace 02/05/22 01:08pm Toy Haulers
solid stance step stabilizer

finally the temps are up to 45* so warm enough to do a few things on the toyhauler. installed the lci solid step stabilizer. i see what you mean by weak mounting hardware. the stabilizer is built pretty robust and then they go and include #10 (3/16") button head bolts. atleast they included nylock nuts. so .25" button head bolts would be stronger. mine came with 4 washers for each bolt and that came in handy. there is a structural rib on my step that wanted to rock the stabilizer over a touch. one washer underneath and it sits flat and solid. buddy of mine commented ( via text) that they will look nice on the side of the road when they come loose lol he should know better then that. they cannot fall out when in the stowed position. i wouldn't say they make the steps 100% solid but they most def take 65% of the bounce out if not more. have not used them for a camping trip yet, so time will tell. only one spot on my steps with a flatter surface. they barely clear the next step when folding them up but they do clear. atleast i don't have to let steps down on the shoulder of the road for an emergency bathroom sprint in transit!! used my cell so yes i know the pics are ****. forgot the digital camera for nice pics. https://i.postimg.cc/8JGMPtcx/thumbnail-IMG-20220205-112226.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/dZtCG38B/thumbnail-IMG-20220205-112232.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/ThRgz7ZD/thumbnail-IMG-20220205-112331.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/G8jYBGst/thumbnail-IMG-20220205-112344.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/8stMNdSn/thumbnail-IMG-20220205-112735.jpg
dsrace 02/05/22 11:17am Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

baja sounds like a good time btw
dsrace 02/02/22 07:10am Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

so your truck spare will not work as its prob 18" or 20" rim (larger od) and diff offset as well as bolt pattern as you mentioned. i specifically called out 235-85x16's and they messed up and ordered 235-80x16's. only 1" diff so not a huge deal. i sent it in 2 diff emails and we discused it on the phone so i would've thought they would've gotten that one correct. i have always found that when the trailer tires are the same od as the truck and all spin at the same rpm.......they tow better. years ago i had to blow outs in 7hrs. had 2 spares then , luckily, as a few years before that a friend of mine blew 2 on the way home. his front tire slapped the rear and wiped a chunk out of the edge of it. i am amazed it didnt take a chunk of his floor too. lol
dsrace 02/02/22 07:10am Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

btw, not sure what tires you ordered yours with but i ordered mine with sailun 235-80x16's s637 14 ply. sailun has a tire recall right now on anything with a date stand of 4120 and numerically lower. mine is a tandem but i have 2 spare tires. i never travel with just 1 for my own reasons. 4 out of 6 of mine are part of the recall and i mine was finished oct '21. the tires they installed on mine were technically a year old already. if yours are sailun then look at the dot # and the last 4 digits are the date code.
dsrace 01/25/22 02:46pm Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

insetting the sink really opens the floor up for a spot to dry off and/or getting dressed. def post up pics of the solar install. that should work well for you.
dsrace 01/24/22 12:40pm Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

Yes, my trailer does have a fresh water dump valve. It is a 1” line that goes to both 50g tanks. It hangs lower than I like. I would have preferred a 1/2” line on the side. Our water pump is also noisy. I haven’t figured out if I need to prime it or do something different. The first time we used it we didn’t really notice any noise. Our furnace is also in the bottom cabinets, but we do not have any ducting. We do not have a front bedroom. I think the flexible line might be increasing noise level, I just need to spend some time to investigate. mine has the same fresh water dump valve. low point drains are the red and blue hot and cold water lines hanging below the floor with shut off valves on them. the purpose of those is so that you can drain the vast majority of the water from the water lines. i usually open a faucet at the highest point to help them drain. still have to drain the water heater separately. did you opt for the full 3k lb 8' tall ramp gate? i did and it's still steep enough that i winch my sand rail in. that and it's easier/simpler with the winch remote to walk beside it up the ramp. i was looking at our water pump and i think some dense foam rubber may help. there are quieter models out there as well and may just swap it. it's not the worse but i can hear it while i am in the shower rinsing the shampoo off my head. having said that.....i have not tried it since i installed the winterization kit with shut off valves. the fact that the check valve was allowing water to fill up our fresh water tanks my impact the pump to a point. def never built the psi it should've with that much water bypassing. nice pictures and i bet that one tows very nice. plenty of room for family of 4 in there especially compared to the genesis supreme overnighter. how much solar do you pan on installing? how do you like the pass through storage in the nose? we had to sacrifice that to have to bedroom moved forward that 16" so scoot the bathroom and kitchen forward for 14' or true cargo length. i have been very impressed with 12 volt fridge in ours! night and day difference compared to a standard rv absorption fridge!! i tried to talk my wife into a single burner 2 volt induction cook top but she refused. we opted for the 2 burner lp with glass lid, flush mount. she now wish's she would've chose the induction cook top.i would've had to purchase and ship them the cook top but they would've installed it. even a 120volt model would've taken up less space. in the 10 years we owned our fifthwheel toyhauler we maybe used the stove top 4 times and that was do to bad weather. https://youtu.be/v5hl5z875Vk i like the looks of the white units. didnt think i would so i opted for the grey/dark silver metal flake. i do like the way it looks but it does absorb heat as one would think. on a 85* ambient day my ir temp gun showed 120* on the siding that had been in the sun all day. no big deal as we have 2-13500 roof ac units in a 26' box. the rolled insulation kept it from bleeding through as well. i like the control plate you made.
dsrace 01/24/22 09:48am Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

scott sd, maybe look into timbrens before air bags. i think the timbrens will have far less effect on an empty ride over air bags. i still have not used my furnace but i was in the toyhauler looking at a couple things. my furnace is mounted underneath the kitchen sink. it dumps right out at the base of the cabinet for the main living area. there is what appears ( didn't measure it) to be a 4" flex tube that runs through the wall under the shower base. it reduces to what appears to be 2" ( using pvc fittings) under there and T's to feed the bathroom and bedroom. i am no hvac expert but that would seem to me to be choking the air flow down quite a bit. i don't know until i try it i guess. everywhere we go has electrical hook ups including st anthony sand dunes. hell half the site at idaho rv dunes park have sewer as well. the oklahoma dunes campgrounds have similar with all private campgrounds having full hook ups and the states just water and electricity. now water pressure may only be 25 psi sometimes but technically they have water hook ups lol other time it may be 65 psi so i have a regulator for that reason. many trips down there were it's best to fill the fresh and use the pump. now our water pump is a bit noisy imo and the check valve leaks. after 3 says hooked up to city water the check valve leaked enough it filled out 100 gal fresh tanks. i said something to dune sport and they said they would send me a new pump and i have yet to see it. i have a shut off valve inline with the winterization kit i installed after the last trip so it cannot happen again. i didn't know i was carrying apprx 100 gal's of water until i got home and pulled the valve while winterizing it. did you toyhauler come with low point drains? mine has a sticker on the frame that says low point drains but none to be found. i will add them this summer.
dsrace 01/23/22 05:32am Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

We ordered our CF model with a fiberglass front and corrugated sides for the same reasons (weight and cost). Trailer weight is around 5500, not sure on the tongue weight, but it is heavy. Still playing with the weight distribution hitch. My truck is leveled and squats too much, I might add some air bags. We used the trailer this past weekend in the desert. Still trying to figure out how everything works. I have a punchlist of things I would like to add or change. One of the first items I plan to work on this week is to shorten the dinette table. With both the sofa and dinette folded out, there is only about a 1' gap, the dinette sticks out and reduces that space by about 4". Another issue is the furnace is very loud and impacts our sleep. It seems to kick on right when you just entering deep sleep and sounds like a hurricane. When hook-ups are available, we can use a small electric heater. Boondocking, we need the furnace. I need to find a better solution. What I do not like about all trailers is the build quality. I worked in automotive product development early in my career and comparatively, trailers are primitive and built with off-the-shelf components. Certain details just seem low quality. This isn't a Dune Sport issue, it is an industry wide issue. So far, I am happy with my Dune Sport trailer. They custom made it just the way I wanted. I would not have been happy with any other trailer. Pics are still pending.... if it helps i use https://postimages.org/ just select the the url link to post. that is lighter then i thought it would be. you are correct on camper builds lol not only are they off the shelf but they will not modify them off the shelf at all. have not tried the furnace yet in mine an probably should!
dsrace 01/19/22 12:20pm Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

Thanks for the detailed write-up on your TH. I ordered a 24' TH from Dune Sport last year and took delivery about 2 weeks ago. You have a lot of interesting options I did not even know were available. A winch would have been nice. Mine is also very custom. I wanted the shortest trailer possible that would fit my baja bug or a 4 seat CanAm (dreaming). We picked it up after Christmas and only spent one night outside of Phoenix before heading home. I will post some pics later today. Some options I asked for were: 200ah lithium Amazon battery, located in the front storage area Solar prewire in 3 places I made a control panel and sent it to them to install LED lights inside with a dimmer LEDs outside, 1000 lumens on the sides, and 2700 lumens in the back Double bunk happy jack Inset the bathroom vanity into the nose The large 12v fridge, which I really like also We only asked for a stovetop, no oven. Instead I asked for the microwave to be placed under the stovetop. Located in the overhead cabinet was just too tall for my wife. We wanted a TH that could suit all of our wants. We can use it as a camper, go to the desert with some toys, and I can pull it with my F150. I did not ask for a generator or fueling station. I plan to install 800w of solar on the roof, 200w on a ground mount, with a Victron invertor. I have a small suitcase generator that works well and can supplement the solar. We have been adding a few details and are getting ready to boondock for a few days in the desert this weekend. We have never owned a travel trailer or you hauler before, so this has been a learning experience. So far, I really like it. def post some pics of your toyhauler! i hope your toyhauler works out exactly as you want it too. the solar pre wire was cheap for only missing the solar panels. i bought 2-100 watt renogy panels to complete it. also had the tv mount in the bedroom wired for a 12 volt tv because if i add on it will be a 12 volt like the ceiling mount. we originally decided on a 24' with upper bunk and reversable couch on the lower. they told us they could still offer the side patio in the 24' dx or cds floor plan. in the dx they were willing to rotate the counter top to the front wall and add a flip up countertop extension as we did in our current modified 26' fb floor plan. what is your dry weight and tongue weight? did you spend the extra for fiberglass or opt for the aluminum? our floor plan........ https://i.postimg.cc/RNPHSC1L/26-FBSP-Eddy-Validatioin-FP2.png stock fb floor plan..... https://i.postimg.cc/62sZkHVs/1a.jpg
dsrace 01/16/22 09:13pm Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

just for reference..... forward to 1:47 and watch to 2:02 you'll see this toyhauler and sand rail. that rail is 13' 2" long and weights 1960 wet. cannot be backed in as the rear track width is 90" where the front is 80". that side patio wall bumps in 8" plus the flip up counter top on left side eats 3" only leaving 85". perfect for the front but not the rear. pulled in the rail fits perfectly and the tie downs are where i requested and line up with the weld on brackets for straps. https://youtu.be/r7T2WwzjZPI
dsrace 12/14/21 08:31pm Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

I like that little pass-through storage bay. Maybe build a little shelf partition to split it into a top and bottom. You can keep whips and flagpoles on the top, and then put your stinky hose on the bottom. great idea. you could store sealed agm or lithium batts in there as well to keep them out of the weather. i bought a 6 pole fishing rod holder and mounted it to the wall above the cabinet. this holds my lighted whips and standard whips along with the 2 antenas i have for my rugged radio car to car radio. i have a plastic stinky slinky tube on the side.
dsrace 12/14/21 08:28pm Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

I love it and the price sounds very reasonable for a completely custom rig. i believe so as well.
dsrace 12/14/21 08:26pm Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

Very cool, hope you enjoy it for a long time. once we get a few issues fixed i believe we will.
dsrace 12/14/21 08:26pm Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

Thx for sharing and great looking rig! And fwiw, the price did not seem out of line. the price was pretty inline for the unit for sure. we did add $18k in options over base price. it has all the options we want none we don't. they offer fueling stations but we cannot use them as my rail runs on e85 which destroys rv fueling stations.
dsrace 12/14/21 08:25pm Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

That's a bitchen rig! thanks
dsrace 12/14/21 08:23pm Toy Haulers
RE: purchased a custom dune sport toyhauler

Sound good :) I don't have a dune sport toyhauler but I am planning to purchase :) just for reference..... pics of my price list and how they price options out. https://i.postimg.cc/bDbz2t4N/26-FBSP-Eddy-Validatioin-PO2-jpg-Page-1.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/cg6FD7d0/26-FBSP-Eddy-Validatioin-PO2-jpg-Page-2-posting-version.jpg
dsrace 12/12/21 11:01am Toy Haulers
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