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Old 07-24-2012, 07:57 PM   #15
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How to convert a Motorhome into a Toy hauler

I found this link intersting -

EHow - How to convert a Motorhome into a Toy hauler:
How to Convert a Motorhome Into a Toy Hauler | eHow.com

It's very simplified and does not give credit for the photo of a Thor/Damon Outlaw, but it does seem to cover the high points
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:10 PM   #17
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'07 Newmar AllStar 4153 mid-engine ISL diesel, with 80,000 miles.
Awesome rig I've read that owners of mid-engine Diesels have very high regards for that set-up, true?

Thanks for the pictures!
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:13 PM   #18
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Yup drives like a sports car, found one the other day for sale an '08 that was priced at the same price as we paid in '06!
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Perks of a Toyhauler

This picture (credit and thanks to DGShaffer) illustrates one of the many perks of having that big ol' ramp on the back of your Toyhauler

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Thanks Don

Just picture that perfect waterside spot at your favorite campground...instant swim platform!!
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Here's one taken at Boyd's campground in Key West. Keeping the dog from jumping in took a lot of persuasion!

Thanks for starting this thread, I had a lot of fun personally looking at the other "options" available.

The biggest issue I had, and why I went with my Outlaw, was the sleeping arrangements. The design of other models (except for the Bounty Hunter and that monster from Germany) either put a drop down bed in the main living area or in the garage that meant that you had to unload the garage before being able to use the bed. The last option also meant residual fumes getting locked into the sheets and pillows.

With the separate overhead bedroom, it meant to me that my Outlaw has 37 feet of open floor space for us and our dog to roam through. Drop the deck and you add 9 feet to that!
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Thanks, Steve for putting this thread out there...what a great resource for folks looking into toyhaulers. I learned about a couple models that I hadn't found when i was doing my research. great job !
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Steve,

Thanks for posting the information I had seen many of these but not all.

I decided to purchase the Newmar 3920 and so far we have been pleased with it. The garage has plenty of room for my Harley, the only challenge to this point is the ramp is steep and backing a Harley Ultra Classic down the ramp can be a exciting.

This is our first MH so we are learning as we go but so far everything has been good. It will be interesting to see what others post to the thread.


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Steve,

Thanks for posting the information I had seen many of these but not all.

I decided to purchase the Newmar 3920 and so far we have been pleased with it. The garage has plenty of room for my Harley, the only challenge to this point is the ramp is steep and backing a Harley Ultra Classic down the ramp can be a exciting.

This is our first MH so we are learning as we go but so far everything has been good. It will be interesting to see what others post to the thread.


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Nice rig and I have a buddy with one. He found that if he retracted the rear jacks, and deployed the front jacks manually to a point where the front wheels were bearly making contact with the ground, his Ultra loaded and unloaded with alot less nervous energy.

Hope that helps!
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Also just as an FYI, most people use their front brake while walking the bike down, I keep mine in gear without the motor running and use clutch drag to slow the bike rather than locking up the front wheel.

i have also tried Dan's suggestion at first but have found that the Outlaw ramp isn't steep enough to warrant it. It jacking the front up did lower the rear a bit though.
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Mack & Don,
Thanks for the feedback, I too learned after the first time I needed to leave the bike in gear to back down using the clutch and rear wheel to back down.
The first time I did it I just used the front brake and the front wheel just locked as I slid down. Since that first time I have used the rear wheel as well by working the clutch.
I have also left the jacks on the back retracted off the ground and that too does make a difference depending on how level the parking spot is.

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And here's the side ramp(never a problem opening it):



Ramp has a electric extension for a total possible length of 12', works with bikes with very low clearance-easy to load/unload.
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And here's the side ramp(never a problem opening it):

Ramp has a electric extension for a total possible length of 12', works with bikes with very low clearance-easy to load/unload.
Very cool, but forgive me - I don't understand. How does it or what part electrically extends?

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Looking forward to this thread. I have been eyeing these Class A toyhaulers for sometime. They seem to be the most versatile unit out there. My concern is for the quads i would like to haul....big Polaris x2 units....most 10' garages are too small. For that matter most toyhauler trailers are too small also. What i mean is the units will not fit side by side (they are 48" wide and 96" long) they would have to be "inline" or turned side ways. Would be nice to see a 12" garage which might allow the turning of the units? not sure? I like the NEWMAR ALLSTAR 4157...alot like the 3920 but with mid-engine diesel...no longer made though
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