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RE: Just wondering

I've had both. 450 is no doubt a better towing experience.
jbc28 11/01/19 08:38pm Toy Haulers
RE: Need Toy Hauler with 15' garage or more, What to look for?

We love our Momentum 381. It has a 15' garage and a half bath.
jbc28 10/29/19 09:12am Toy Haulers
RE: About to GO Full Time

I'd have no problem full timing in our 2019 Momentum 381M....if only our work and finances would allow. It is built well enough, imho, to handle full time living. If money wasn't an issue I'd have a New Horizons.
jbc28 10/25/19 09:35am Toy Haulers
RE: My Grand Design 320G came in!

Congrats! GD trailers are some of my favorite styles. They just do modern looking quality looking, right. Maiden voyage is the honeymoon? You gonna name it the stabbin' cabin?? Congrats on that too! Yes sir. Been moving up from our pop-up, 28' quad bunk and now this beaut. We are getting married in 2 weeks. Timing wise I thought, hey, why don't we break it in proper. She liked the idea so we are booked now. 2200 mile loop to the Smokies and back. We just returned from the Smokies. We stayed at Greenbrier Campground for this trip. It was nice. Check your level up jack bolts before breaking it in proper...lol. None of the bolts on my 381 and my buddy's 351 were torqued properly. We both had some that were finger tight.
jbc28 10/18/19 05:17am Toy Haulers
RE: My Grand Design 320G came in!

Very nice!
jbc28 10/11/19 03:54am Toy Haulers
RE: What 5r (ToyHauler) do you own?

We just sold our 2005 KZ Sportsmen and purchased a 2019 Momentum 381M. It is has been great so far. The PDI went fantastic...only a few minor things. Our first trip was flawless. We love it. I was very hesitant to sell since our KZ was so solid and reliable. We are looking very hard at a 381M. We’ll be towing it with a 2017 F-350 Lariat duallie with 3.55 gears. We are thinking there should be no problem towing it and your review has been helpful. Anything else you could share about it would be helpful. We still love it. It scales out at 19k with 3350 on the pin. The 15' garage is awesome. Once we unload the golf cart it turns into a kid room.
jbc28 08/18/19 02:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: 5,000 mile F150 Ecoboost 10speed pulling 8,000 review

Great review. If we ever go to a smaller TT a F150 EB would be at the top of the list.
jbc28 08/11/19 04:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help!! Awning collapsed

With the Fuzion we had, it would collapse, drain and then go back up itself. This one collapsed and drained but then got stuck and DH had to baby it and hold the arms while I did the retract button and we were able to get it back, so I do think this is possibly a defective awning. Thank you. You probably have a Carefree of Colorado Longitude awning. That is what is on our 2019 381M. There is not any reference to an auto dump feature in the manual. I know they will collapse and pull the roller toward the coach. This will allow the awning to droop in the middle and release water. My buddy with a 351M had his do this. I am not sure if this intended as a dump feature or just a consequence of the way the arms move. Either way the dumping is erratic and probably shouldn't be relied upon. As much trouble as it is I always retract our awnings when we leave. I do have ours tilted, but make sure you follow the instructions based on what length awning you have.
jbc28 08/06/19 11:34am Toy Haulers
RE: Does anyone have a 2020 Momentum 320G?

https://i.ibb.co/ZTqtxXD/73-CAB2-AF-6764-42-BE-B636-298-C8-F5897-B4.jpg For the person who asked about sticker and what we paid. We paid about $64,400 Did they charge you freight, prep, propane, battery on top of that? My dealer is trying to get $66K for a 320 optioned approx $82K. However, they are not including any additional costs other than tax, title, license. I paid 68k plus about 1500 in mostly taxes for our 381M. It was optioned to 100k. That seems like an excellent deal. Did you have a trade in that price? Maybe the Momentums have more fluff in pricing than the G class? No trade in. 30% off is a good deal on any unit. There is a large margin in all of them.
jbc28 07/30/19 10:01am Toy Haulers
RE: Does anyone have a 2020 Momentum 320G?

https://i.ibb.co/ZTqtxXD/73-CAB2-AF-6764-42-BE-B636-298-C8-F5897-B4.jpg For the person who asked about sticker and what we paid. We paid about $64,400 Did they charge you freight, prep, propane, battery on top of that? My dealer is trying to get $66K for a 320 optioned approx $82K. However, they are not including any additional costs other than tax, title, license. I paid 68k plus about 1500 in mostly taxes for our 381M. It was optioned to 100k.
jbc28 07/30/19 08:45am Toy Haulers
RE: Engine braking now vs then.

In 2009 I towed our 5ver over the Creston Salmo pass in BC with an 03 Duramax. I manually placed the truck in low gear and listened to the engine rev to over 5000 rpm as it struggled to hold back the gcvw of about 21000 lbs... about 35 mph. Second gear was a run away. In 2011 I went over the same pass with the same trailer using a 2011 Powerstroke. The engine was able to hold the trailer back in 2nd gear at about 3600 rpm and 45 mph. This year with 25000 lb gcvw my 2017 Powerstroke had no trouble what so ever maintaining 55 mph in 3rd gear at 2900 rpm. It was just a matter of setting the cruise and letting the automatic exhaust brake do its thing. There are a couple tighter bends in the road that prompted me to brake slightly to drop a few mph and then press resume on the cruise. The turbo boost would rise or fall depending on how much exhaust braking was required to maintain 55 mph. I was very impressed. They do work well. If you were using cruise the service brakes may have been coming on too.
jbc28 07/21/19 08:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Does anyone have a 2020 Momentum 320G?

Congrats. How was the deal? I've priced a 29G TT from a couple dealers and they are both approx 20% off MSRP on it. I bought a 2019 381M for 31% off...no trades.
jbc28 07/16/19 05:46am Toy Haulers
RE: What 5r (ToyHauler) do you own?

We just sold our 2005 KZ Sportsmen and purchased a 2019 Momentum 381M. It is has been great so far. The PDI went fantastic...only a few minor things. Our first trip was flawless. We love it. I was very hesitant to sell since our KZ was so solid and reliable.
jbc28 06/24/19 05:23am Toy Haulers
RE: Trailers, Trucks and Toy's Oh My...

Greetings Everyone! My wife and I have been saving money for a couple of years and we are looking at replacing our Truck and looking at purchasing a toy hauler with a 4 seat side by side. I've done exhaustive research on the products (trailers, Trucks and Toys) What I didn't consider was the impact to our credit when we make these purchases. Has anyone on here just gone "All In" so to speak with going into this? Do I need to plan on buying all items within short succession of one another? Our buying power is not an issue for us as we have great credit and the ability to pay for said items. Below is what we are looking at, I would appreciate your thoughts on any of these if you have them. I'm not a brand loyalist when it comes to trucks, I have a 2017 Dodge 1500 right now. I picked the Ford because I like the options better than the new 3500 Dodge Dually's. 2020- Grand Design Momentum 381M 2019/2020- Ford 450 2020- Can Am Maverick X3 Max Thanks for your consideration, I'm looking forward to being a part of this community!!! Glen I like your taste in trucks and toyhaulers. I picked up a 2019 381m this weekend to go with a 2018 F450. It is a well matched combo. The 15' garage is great.
jbc28 06/10/19 11:02am Toy Haulers
RE: Video TR: Million Dollar Highway, CO

There's a lot of talk here, and elsewhere on other RV forums, about the advisability of driving US-550 (a.k.a. the Million Dollar Highway) through Colorado's San Juan Mountains in an RV. I figured that I'd give you a video glimpse of the road so that you can make these decisions for yourself. Travel it with us from end to end, from Durango to Ouray. We'll camp in the historic town of Silverton and check our its famed steam railway, take a 4x4 trip across Engineer Pass to Lake City that makes the Million Dollar Highway seem like a Sunday drive, and learn about Silverton's rich mining heritage at the fabulous San Juan County Historical Society Museum: https://youtu.be/wte47AEZzwA Hey Marc, Been following you for a long time on youtube. Good to see you over here too. Keep up the good work. I'll be in Phoneix for work in May, then taking a few days to explore Sedona and points north toward the GC. Any tips for that area? Shoot me a DM, if so. Thanks, Blake
jbc28 03/11/19 07:56am Roads and Routes
RE: Who doesn't haul big toys?

As a family who fulltimes, we bought a toy hauler for the empty slate garage to turn it into a bedroom but more importantly for the cargo carrying capacity of the camper (after our frame buckled on our bunkhouse). Am I the only one whose toys aren't golf carts, UTVs, or motorcycles and instead are boardgames, LEGOs, and books? :D https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1970/45486965581_40b5d1e91f.jpg I would say half of our trips are toyless other than a few bicycles. We will usually convert the garage into a spare room for the kids. The versatility of a toyhauler is one of the things that we love. I can carry dirtbikes, golf cart, or whatever. I have even hauled furniture in mine when my in laws moved to Orlando.
jbc28 12/28/18 05:31am Toy Haulers
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