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BIG EDIT: ACTUAL tongue weight was not measured correctly!!! It is actually 920 pounds, with propane and batteries, and NO cargo!! Houston, I have a PROBLEM.. Working with ATC to remedy the issue.

Only have a couple of outside pictures so far, it's been raining since yesterday afternoon, so I parked it and will leave the final checks and mods for nicer weather. My driveway is barely long enough. Half my SUV was in the roadway as I unhitched. I'll end up storing it at my parents house, much more room than me.

After a hiccup the weekend, trying to take delivery, I was able to get it yesterday. I towed it home without a WD hitch, and it towed without any sway whatsoever at 65 mph. Tongue weight is a bit high at around 625 lbs empty(no water or cargo or batteries). But it's unloaded, so with the TW and cargo, I'll likely be near 700 pounds tongue, and that will be fine. (NO IT"S NOT THIS WEIGHT) Still have to do many modifications to "make it mine". My 2 golf cart batteries are not installed yet, that will happen this coming week. Need to square away the removable front wheel chock system for the TW, and where I will park it in the camper. The weight distribution hitch needs to be installed, full system test of water systems, electrical, mechanical, refrigerator, beyond the bare minimum the trailer dealerships do. Didn't get a manual for the solar panel and inverter, have no idea what brand/model it is yet or how it works with batteries on board.

Happijac Bed has to be re-positioned, it's much too high from the factory. Need to remove the mattress and bed platform, then lower the brackets to the lowest point and test. All the options I ordered at least were there. I am also ordering a rear screen door system for it. So psyched for my Memorial weekend trip to Vermont for mountain biking. 100 gallon fresh water tank!! That's about 2 weeks of marine showers, dish washing, and toilet flushing.

The optional rear storage platform and solar panel are visible in the pictures from two front house windows. I figure I can throw a dry bag or two in the storage platform when I start my epic weeks long trips. I WILL BE AT MOAB 2018 in the Fall!!!! I'll have the shakedown run in a couple weeks and about 6 trips this year, one of them being to Canada and New England. I might be either at the Hatfield McCoy Trail systems (TW200 riding), West Virginia or the Pisgah National Forest (mountain biking) , North Carolina this Fall as well.


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Nice to have the comforts of home and take your toys with you.

After seeing what Washington Larry did with a small cargo trailer it motivated me to go in that direction. At Moab it worked out well with just the shelving, propane burner for cooking, a microwave and bed to have a good sleep.

Today I wired in a 3000 watt inverter as the 200 was a bit small. Hung another cabinet and put a 4.5 cu ft refrigerator in. Still have room for a couple of toys. I think this will work out well for the time being. As I am headed for AK in a couple weeks, I am taking my Kawasaki cruiser to run around on. I have a TW up there already and will bring it home this trip along with a freezer full of fish.
 

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Very nice. Congrats.
I'm seeing more and more folks that trailer and tent camp going in this direction. Just can't pull the trigger on a real RV but the Toy Haulers offer the same comforts of home once you drop your bike(s) or quads.
 

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Hey congrats that's a great looking unit. You will love the solar if it is set up right.

The 2 6v golf cart batteries are the way to go. Bob (below) has two brands he prefers if you don't have yours yet. Read this blog all the way through and you will be an expert on RV solar. Most RV dealers set up the solar wrong. There is only one good easy way to tell when your batteries are truly full and that is with a good tracking meter. The other, not easy, way is a specific gravity test of the cells. He recomends a great meter trimetric I think. I don't have one on my set up yet. I have a cheap chinese charge controller (epever 2110a) that now has software that allows the charge profile to be changed to different parameters for different battery chemistries. Your solar charge controller should have some adjustment that will be better for the 2 6v in series than what the dealer set it at. He details that. Check all your wire sizes as that is key too. Most important is the wire size from the charge controller to the batteries because if the wires are too small there will be higher resistance and the charge controller will think the batteres are full when they are not and shut off too soon. You should have at least 10ga if not bigger going from the panel to the charge controller or you are losing power there too. My trailer came with 2 interstate 12v deepcycle batteries in parellel when those go bad I will switch to 6v trojans or the crown brand he likes. I have a 165w panel with easily brings my batteries up to full before noon depending on what I am running.

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Only have a couple of outside pictures so far, it's been raining since yesterday afternoon, so I parked it and will leave the final checks and mods for nicer weather. My driveway is barely long enough. Half my SUV was in the roadway as I unhitched. I'll end up storing it at my parents house, much more room than me.

After a hiccup the weekend, trying to take delivery, I was able to get it yesterday. I towed it home without a WD hitch, and it towed without any sway whatsoever at 65 mph. Tongue weight is a bit high at around 625 lbs empty(no water or cargo or batteries). But it's unloaded, so with the TW and cargo, I'll likely be near 700 pounds tongue, and that will be fine. Still have to do many modifications to "make it mine". My 2 golf cart batteries are not installed yet, that will happen this coming week. Need to square away the removable front wheel chock system for the TW, and where I will park it in the camper. The weight distribution hitch needs to be installed, full system test of water systems, electrical, mechanical, refrigerator, beyond the bare minimum the trailer dealerships do. Didn't get a manual for the solar panel and inverter, have no idea what brand/model it is yet or how it works with batteries on board.

Happijac Bed has to be re-positioned, it's much too high from the factory. Need to remove the mattress and bed platform, then lower the brackets to the lowest point and test. All the options I ordered at least were there. I am also ordering a rear screen door system for it. So psyched for my Memorial weekend trip to Vermont for mountain biking. 100 gallon fresh water tank!! That's about 2 weeks of marine showers, dish washing, and toilet flushing.

The optional rear storage platform and solar panel are visible in the pictures from two front house windows. I figure I can throw a dry bag or two in the storage platform when I start my epic weeks long trips. I WILL BE AT MOAB 2018 in the Fall!!!! I'll have the shakedown run in a couple weeks and about 6 trips this year, one of them being to Canada and New England. I might be either at the Hatfield McCoy Trail systems (TW200 riding), West Virginia or the Pisgah National Forest (mountain biking) , North Carolina this Fall as well.

Yours doesn't look like one of those Gigantor-sized Toy Haulers, I like it. Hope to see some before and after inside pictures too.

P.S. are those torpedo tubes on the front. Kind of an anti-theft protection device if so. Just have your truck disconnected! :p

Chris from Florida at the Moab Gathering had a Toy Hauler too. Just looking at it I thought it was just a camper but then I took a look with him and to my surprise it was a ToyHauler. Much shorter than the other Gigantor's. Very easy to pull I bet.
 

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2017 ATC 7X20 toy hauler.
Gross Weight - 7700 #
Empty Trailer Weight without Propane tanks and batteries - 4464#

I installed my Trojan T-105 batteries and new GC2 battery box last week. Took 6 hours and lots of measuring, but it's very securely bolted into the aluminum extruded planks using nutserts. Found a problem with solar charge controller, bad crimped connection, fixed that too, running the roads to different stores looking for an 8 AWG crimp splice is a pain.

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I should be making my first trip with it middle of June for NembaFest in East Burke Vermont, mountain bike festival. Hopefully heading out at least 5 times this year, with many trips now in the fantasy/planning stage now for next year. Definitely MOAB 2018 for a couple weeks. I really want to hit Colorado while I'm out there too. And do some mountain biking as well as trail riding on the TW.

I'll have to get some good pictures.I hadn't even thought of it really, just want to get out there badly and travel. The big bathroom, 100 gallon fresh tank, big fridge, and all aluminum build were key selling points. It is really built so well, excepting a few minor flaws I found and fixed (Solar charger wire connection, screen door striker plate all wrong, remounted, and the electric bed lift was setup for double queen bunks, and I had to change that for a single queen.)

I do have to add a dinette. And I might change the single queen out for dual folding sofa beds instead. Or leave the queen as a top bunk and have the sofa/beds under, they fold out of the way.

The are quite a few changes I want to make, but all in good time.
 

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Inside pictures.

I think I could easily fit two full size motorcycles side by side. But most of my trips will be with mountain bikes. Only a few will have the TW along for the ride.
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Sweet looking rig!
 

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Pic with the back open looking in?:confused:
CAN'T do that guys. Not until I get a chance to travel with it anyway. It butts up against my garage, and unless I move the trailer there's no way to lower the drawbridge. Sorry.

It would be nice to do a picture from that perspective, because not only is it a loading ramp, it also has a support cable kit that turns it into a deck, perfectly level with the trailer floor.

There was an option for the 8.5 foot wide units, a rear ramp patio room, sooooo nice!! NOT available for the 7 foot wide units...Ah well. I am going to try and see if Dometic or Lippert makes one for 7 foot trailers in the future.

The really nice thing about this is I have almost everything I take on trips in it and nothing is in the way. Loads of closets and cabinet space.
 
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