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Old 08-14-2012, 03:27 PM   #43
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Here is our central vac(Dirt Devil) that mount under the frig and takes up little space and reaches thruout the 42'.

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Here is our central vac(Dirt Devil) that mount under the frig and takes up little space and reaches thruout the 42'.
Thanks Dave

I have read some bad reviews for the Dirt Devil on here and the review sections on some retailer websites...complaints of low suction, etc.

Why did you pick that type? Is it a Wet/Dry Vac (that's my aim)?
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:12 AM   #45
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I looked at those as well and mainly because of the size. But I also read the reviews and felt it really wasn't for me. That's when I found my wet/dry at Costco. For $130 its awesome. Since it's also a blower I use it to blow the dog hair out of the garage. It also comes with small adaptors for detailing my bike.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:35 AM   #46
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After six years fulltime the Dirt works great. However it is not a wet/dry-which we have never needed.

We use the Ryobi portable blower(great for detailing the Fatboy and the Grizzlies) since we have a complete set of 18v tools on board.
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There's something about the German's and their Toyhaulers!

Check out the Ketterer Continental:

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In English: http://www.ketterer-trucks.de/en/models.html

They make an equestrian models too...BUT LOOK AT THAT SLIDE!!!

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Old 08-21-2012, 02:34 AM   #48
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wow those are some impressive interiors/exteriors on those haulers. Makes the stuff made in the US look like high school shop projects.
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wow those are some impressive interiors/exteriors on those haulers. Makes the stuff made in the US look like high school shop projects.
Couldn't have said it better myself. Looks like some REAL engineering going on. Very impressive.
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It's all about money. Look at the $1.5m Prevost motor homes. If they made a toy hauler you would most likely say the same thing.

I think you're comparing apples and oranges, I'd like to see how much one of those cost. If in fact they're coming in at $150k then I'm with you.
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It's all about money. Look at the $1.5m Prevost motor homes. If they made a toy hauler you would most likely say the same thing.

I think you're comparing apples and oranges, I'd like to see how much one of those cost. If in fact they're coming in at $150k then I'm with you.
I think you are partially correct. While Prevost surely makes a quality product, the typical American design just looks old to me. It may be that I've just seen so much of it. The 'European' design looks cleaner and a little more sharp. Perhaps because I don't see as much of it...?

I lived in Europe for about 7 years and am familiar with that famous German engineering, having owned several BMW's and Merc's. The reputation is well earned, at least in my personal experience.
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It's all about money. Look at the $1.5m Prevost motor homes. If they made a toy hauler you would most likely say the same thing.

I think you're comparing apples and oranges, I'd like to see how much one of those cost. If in fact they're coming in at $150k then I'm with you.
I dont know what drivetrain is on the German hauler but it sure beats ANY Prevost Ive seen... hands down.

Now most of us can only drool and dream about these kinds of rigs... so the best we can do is "arm chair" critique it.

FWIW... Nascar has a pretty good cross section of the RV hobby. Obviously the Prevost set pay $300/night for their full hookup sites where the "cavemen" campers pay their $50/night for their mud pit.
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There's something about the German's and their Toyhaulers!

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They make an equestrian models too...BUT LOOK AT THAT SLIDE!!!

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Back in '06 we designed a Toyhualer using a Peterbuilt chassis(new for $82k). It had everything you see in a Prevost(3-ACs, 20k Jenny, Granite counter tops, Heated floors, etc., etc.) in addition a 40,000lb. receiver and master bedroom over the garage-with slide(four total), 200 gal. water, etc. etc. Sorry even the Startesite does not come close to the funtions, features.

There were three builders in Elkhart who quoted us $250k. The DW decided after test driving a similiar truck and seeing the AllStar it was not for her. Now you can build one for a Million plus!
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Dave5942 ?

Dave, any opinions on the other bike hauer in the series, like below?

As we've discussed, they sure are few and far between!

2007 All Star 4253 Cycle Hauler by Newmar | Used Toy Hauler in Duncansville, PA | Ansley RV - Pennsylvania RV Dealer | RV4Sale.com

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Very impressive rig - Just had to post a couple pics from the ad:
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Dave, any opinions on the other bike hauer in the series, like below?

As we've discussed, they sure are few and far between!

2007 All Star 4253 Cycle Hauler by Newmar | Used Toy Hauler in Duncansville, PA | Ansley RV - Pennsylvania RV Dealer | RV4Sale.com

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Steve, I have to admit I probably would have taken a closer look at these if they were still being built when I was in the market - they do appear nice don't they? I know Dave has the side opening ramp, but there is something about being able to load from either side, or just one at a time, that appeals to me and would work better for both of the long term sites I use to live at or in...using my back ramp is sometimes not an option.

But, as noted, people who own these must really like em' You simply don't see too many on the previously owned market. Kinda wish this was closer than PA, I'd love to poke through one and see if they look as good in person.
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