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Old 02-03-2016, 07:37 PM   #1
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What would you do different?

We are in the market looking for a toy hauler. I would like to know if you had to do it over again what would you do different. Make longer or shorter, make the garage bigger or smaller, change the master bedroom slide around as to the position of the bed. Things along this line. Researching is overwhelming when you do not have past experience to fall back on. Any and all comments are greatly appreciated.
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We are in the market looking for a toy hauler. I would like to know if you had to do it over again what would you do different. Make longer or shorter, make the garage bigger or smaller, change the master bedroom slide around as to the position of the bed. Things along this line. Researching is overwhelming when you do not have past experience to fall back on. Any and all comments are greatly appreciated.
We enjoyed our toy hauler, but if I were in the market again, here are a few. Make sure you have access to the fridge when the slides are in. Make sure there is enough excess weight capacity to carry what you want in the garage, a tank full of water, and all your stuff. Do not accept cheap Chinese ST tires, no matter what they tell you. Go for the patio option.

Good luck.
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Hi James depending on what your hauling I went from a 10'to a 12' because I needed the extra room. I would also have the TV across from the seating arrangement so you don't have to turn your head to watch TV. Having a ref. you can get to without opening a slide would be nice but top on my list. having a bed you can get to with slides in if you are traveling an need to sleep in rest area or parking lot. A ceiling vent with fan in kitchen living area, make sure shower is big enough step into it. Storage in bathroom to hold towels an stuff, also a decent size medicine cabinet. Bed should be able to walk around an not crawling over each other. We've got the patio option but never use it we're usually sitting by the fire so it is in the way when loading an unloading toys ,would not pay the extra if it wasn't already on trailer. Probably a lot more but this a start
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Sorry you have missed out on the opportunities your patio offers. We used ours anywhere we unloaded the Mule. It is the one thing we miss the most on our motorhome. We used it extensively for the full size Weber grill and a dog kennel. The dogs loved laying out there and watching everything around them. We fed as many as 25 people, using the garage table as a buffet.
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Where we camp an ride our RZR'S most sites are to short to use the patio, also its either to dusty or to many bugs out in the boonies for us to open up the back end. Also gone most of the day out on trails usually coming back about dusk. It probably works for some but not for all, sorry to the original poster for taking this a little off topic.
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What type of tow vehicle do you have? Doing it over, I'd probably:
1) Consider one of the 4-door freightliner class trucks. Really not that more expensive than what I ended up with (3500 dodge DRW).

2) I bought a new RV, something I never do. I feel that I got good value, but the Keystone (Thor) product that I bought has no direct customer support and you're basically totally dependent on your local dealer. If you're traveling, don't expect any help. Other manufacturers have direct customer support (Jayco, Momentum, etc).
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Thanks for the responses. I will be hauling my Harley and a kayak for sure. See the full size grill gives my an idea. Never considered the fridge problem and the issue with the bed is another good one. We like the idea of a patio because will have a couple of furry (dogs) kids with us.
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Things to consider: Walk-around bed, 10 cu ft refrigerator, generator, fuel and water tank capacity, size of tow vehicle. Have fun.
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