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Old 04-13-2010, 10:28 PM   #1
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Cool 2008 266flsrv - salem

Just got a "new" 2008 toyhauler. Couple of questions...

Brochure says gray holding tank is to be 62 gallons, but my gray water tank is only 30 gallons, the same tank size as the black. I have a fuel station also. Does the fuel station eliminate one of two gray holding tanks, or did the factory simply install the wrong size gray holding tank??

My TV is "missing", but the interior and exterior surface mounts are still in the rig. Can anyone tell me the brand of TV mount which FR used???

Also looking for some suggestions on what anyone has tried as far as installing tiedowns. Not sure I want to put in the e track, but would be interested in how anyone has used it also. I have two motorcycles (VTX 1800 and a Shadow 750), but will usually travel with only the 1800.

Doesn't look as if this part of the forum is used much, so if there are any lurkers out there, please chime in.

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Old 04-13-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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Just got a "new" 2008 toyhauler. Couple of questions...

Brochure says gray holding tank is to be 62 gallons, but my gray water tank is only 30 gallons, the same tank size as the black. I have a fuel station also. Does the fuel station eliminate one of two gray holding tanks, or did the factory simply install the wrong size gray holding tank??

My TV is "missing", but the interior and exterior surface mounts are still in the rig. Can anyone tell me the brand of TV mount which FR used???

Also looking for some suggestions on what anyone has tried as far as installing tiedowns. Not sure I want to put in the e track, but would be interested in how anyone has used it also. I have two motorcycles (VTX 1800 and a Shadow 750), but will usually travel with only the 1800.

Doesn't look as if this part of the forum is used much, so if there are any lurkers out there, please chime in.

Sealion
I would suspect the tank size as stated is a misprint. I have never seen many RVs out there that have over 40 gal black and grey tanks. Sorry can't comment on the other questions.

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Old 04-14-2010, 12:08 AM   #3
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I installed my own tie downs in my Work & Play 18LT. Looked at E Trak and other systems, but our trailer is short, and we must live in the garage, because we don't have a garage. I just used flat folding D-Rings, that would fold flat in the floor, and removable chocks for the motorcycle tires. I made sure the D-Rings were mounted through a cross member in the frame, or the frame itself.

If you need details, let me know. Would have preferred a track system, but didn't want to have to walk on it all week-end.
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Old 04-14-2010, 02:52 AM   #4
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It may have a 30gal galley tank also
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:58 AM   #5
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I installed my own tie downs in my Work & Play 18LT. Looked at E Trak and other systems, but our trailer is short, and we must live in the garage, because we don't have a garage. I just used flat folding D-Rings, that would fold flat in the floor, and removable chocks for the motorcycle tires. I made sure the D-Rings were mounted through a cross member in the frame, or the frame itself.

If you need details, let me know. Would have preferred a track system, but didn't want to have to walk on it all week-end.
Thanks. I am sort of in the same boat with a living area garage. I like the e track system for anchoring things, but don't care much for walking on it all the time, especially since I don't plan to use the removable carpet. I do plan to use a removable stand/ wheel chock (like Condor), and just need to add some track or D rings for additional ties.

Guess I need to cut the underbelly and look at the structure under the trailer for installing anchor points. The Salem is a wood frame, so I assume any cross members are wood, although the main frame is steel. Did you install all the D rings into steel or some in wood? Or maybe the WW is all aluminum framed, not sure. Were the D rings you used those that have the metal disk around them, or the ones that simply have the ring and a metal strap with two mounting holes? Also, due to having to cut the Salem underbelly fabric to get access for mounting, I will need to repair that afterwards. I planned to just use duck tape. If your WW was the same, how did you fix your entry points under the trailer?
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I used the D rings with the doughnut around them, and had to shave the floor under them to make them flush. This let them fold perfectly flat, for walking purposes. I have 2 down each side, mounted through the metal frame rail, and 2 down the center, mounted through metal cross members, using grade 5, 1/4 inch bolts with nylon lock nuts. I also replaced the self tapping screws in my stab jacks with 1/4 inch bolts and nylon lock nuts. I haul a Yamaha 650 V Star and a Honda 750 Nighthawk. I do have a couple of carpeted runners we put down, just to keep from walking on the cold floor. I have removable chocks from Tractor Supply, bought at a good price with discount coupon and free shipping special. Chocks don't need to be much for me as I let the straps hold the bikes. Just be sure you get a chock wide enough for the front wheel and disk rotor if it is going to come up that high. I load the bikes, one at a time, in to the chock, then set it on the kickstand. Attached straps and straighten the bike up with the straps. Works for me anyway.
I don't have an enclosed underbelly, but I can tell you duct tape won't last one trip. Some on here have suggested gorilla tape. Search "repair underbelly" and see what comes up. Good luck.
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:27 PM   #7
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I used the D rings with the doughnut around them, and had to shave the floor under them to make them flush. This let them fold perfectly flat, for walking purposes. I have 2 down each side, mounted through the metal frame rail, and 2 down the center, mounted through metal cross members, using grade 5, 1/4 inch bolts with nylon lock nuts. I also replaced the self tapping screws in my stab jacks with 1/4 inch bolts and nylon lock nuts. I haul a Yamaha 650 V Star and a Honda 750 Nighthawk. I do have a couple of carpeted runners we put down, just to keep from walking on the cold floor. I have removable chocks from Tractor Supply, bought at a good price with discount coupon and free shipping special. Chocks don't need to be much for me as I let the straps hold the bikes. Just be sure you get a chock wide enough for the front wheel and disk rotor if it is going to come up that high. I load the bikes, one at a time, in to the chock, then set it on the kickstand. Attached straps and straighten the bike up with the straps. Works for me anyway.
I don't have an enclosed underbelly, but I can tell you duct tape won't last one trip. Some on here have suggested gorilla tape. Search "repair underbelly" and see what comes up. Good luck.
Thanks windrider, I appreciate the detailed breakdown. I know I need something solid to be comfortable hauling my VTX.
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Sealion said "hauling my VTX" ---

VTX's are made to be rode , not hauled !!!

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