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RE: 2015 CRV and Towing

I bought one of the last of the 2014 models last month. If you check around, you should be able to find some still on the dealer lots. Good catch on your part, read on here someone bought a new Jeep Cherokee with wrong transmission and it would not tow 4 down. They were up a creek. Thanks. There have been rumors printed in various car magazines that the 2015 was going to have a CVT, and currently no car with a CVT is flat towable. Hubby and I decided to get a 2014 while the selection was good.
AprilWhine 10/20/14 10:46am Dinghy Towing
RE: 2015 CRV and Towing

I bought one of the last of the 2014 models last month. If you check around, you should be able to find some still on the dealer lots.
AprilWhine 10/20/14 08:14am Dinghy Towing
RE: How Much solar to Add??

Hi AprilWhine, If I scaled my system up I'd get 23 amps out of a 2k system in the rain with a daily harvest of over 100 amp-hours. Are your panels poly or mono? Put as many panels on your roof as you have room to install. ;) I have 2kw and on a rainy day it still isn't enough. I have mono because they are smaller and fit the available space better. Your numbers are similar to what we get. Just passed through the midwest with several days of rain and only had to run the generator once. Biggest difference is probably that I have an all electric RV, including a residential fridge.
AprilWhine 10/16/14 09:19am Tech Issues
RE: How Much solar to Add??

Put as many panels on your roof as you have room to install. ;) I have 2kw and on a rainy day it still isn't enough.
AprilWhine 10/15/14 08:17am Tech Issues
RE: Fantasy Tours Albuquerque Balloon Fest

John, sorry we didn't meet during the Fiesta! But I second 2gypsies, the Boomer group was a blast! Hubby and I loved it and the price couldn't be beat. ;) We may be back next year.
AprilWhine 10/12/14 07:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need FAST Reliable cheap ball-joint mech Mesa AZ

good...reliable...cheap Pick one ;)
AprilWhine 10/07/14 06:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Workamping in Commercial Zoned Business in City Limits

Since you own the business and you don't think parking a trailer will fly, why not park the trailer inside a small carport? Just enough to obscure it from sight?
AprilWhine 10/06/14 03:54pm Workamping Forum
RE: The big boy class A's

Thanks for asking, right now we're in dry camping at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. There are several Prevost and Newell coaches here.
AprilWhine 10/05/14 08:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fulltiming with 8 K9's RV parks? lol

Thier suggestion, also if I register them as comfort dogs , others may do the same. Misrepresenting the nature of the dogs will probably not help matters. It may in fact make it more difficult for people who have actual service dogs. http://pleasedontpetme.com/differences.php And why please tell me I am misrepresenting them, I have heart problems and they comfort me and keep mine and hubbys blood pressure down. I didn't say SERVICE dogs I said comfort dogs.. theres a big difference. Unless you HAVE experience with certain rv parks n pets PLEASE DON'T COMMENT! Thanks to the rest for your kind replies.I haven't posted in these forums for a while, and I will be signing off as soon as I finish this post, but the guy wants real world experience, so here it is. 1. NO WAY would we allow eight dogs. We have a two dog limit and make multiple exceptions yearly, but eight is too many. 2. Lie about the number of dogs and that will get you a ticket out. At my parks, asking permission is much better than expecting forgiveness. I have zero tolerance for people attempting to circumvent my policies by telling lies. 3. Implying that your dogs are potentially covered by ADA laws, thus frightening un-informed owners and managers into accepting your dogs when they otherwise would not is beyond reprehensible. There are people who require Service Animals and trading off their unfortunate circumstances for personal gain is on par with conning the blind by telling them a five dollar bill is really a twenty or stealing a wheelchair bound woman's purse because she is easy to outrun. I would take great pleasure in escorting anyone who tries such unscrupulous tactics off my property. There, real world, first hand answers. Welcome back WRVPO, glad to see posting from the campground owner's POV. I've missed your sensible posts.
AprilWhine 10/03/14 02:18pm Full-time RVing
RE: Towing capacity of Sprinter motorhome

As you can see by my sig, my alternate RV is a View towing a Mini Clubman. The View is on the older MB V6, so only rated to tow 3500 lbs. The Mini is a bit less than 3k and had a NSA braking system installed. Last year, we took this rig to Alaska as part of a caravan. Because we were traveling with assorted rigs, I got to compare performance with other platforms. We had fivers, class C gassers, class A gassers and DPs in the mix. Our View could out pull anything in the mountains, and I'm talking Canadian Rockies! Some of the other drivers teased us when the caravan started then were embarrassed later. ;) To the OP, you will not have any problems. With the newer engine, you should be able to tow a CR-V easily. We had some bulky stuff, like camp chairs, loaded in the Mini, and had 25 gallons of diesel on the safari rack during our trip. And because, if there's no picture it didn't happen, here's some pictures: Top of the world highway: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/AprilWhine/Travel/2013%20Alaska/2013-07-09125436_zps3d838930.jpg Chicken, AK http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/AprilWhine/Travel/2013%20Alaska/2013-07-09164559_zps3bca4c18.jpg Canadian Rockies: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/AprilWhine/Travel/2013%20Alaska/2013-06-16143313_zps482bf6a6.jpg In line for the ferry across the Yukon River in Dawson City YT: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/AprilWhine/Travel/2013%20Alaska/2013-07-09093553_zps4e0626f9.jpg And because our Winnie was skinny, we did a serpentine pattern across a narrow bridge just to show off. :D Finally, our average MPG was 14 over the 10,000 mile trip. There were few service providers during our trip but the MB engine is highly reliable. Hubby went over the camper thoroughly before the trip. The engine had ~150,000 miles on it when we started and has significantly more now. We think it's just broken in, since Fed Ex runs these vans over 500,000 miles in active service. We are very happy with the View. It's an entirely different rig than the bus but each has their strong points.
AprilWhine 10/03/14 11:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fantasy Tours Albuquerque Balloon Fest

Hi John! Hubby and I are also at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. We're with the SKP Boomer group, over in standard parking. We've been here since Tuesday. I volunteered to crew a balloon, today was safety training over at the launch field.
AprilWhine 10/02/14 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Which RV is best for the zombie apocalypse?

Has to be my Prevost. Zombies can claw their way through fiberglass or aluminium siding, but not through my stainless steel. Also I can squash them better with my 47,000 GWS. :C
AprilWhine 10/01/14 08:54pm Toy Haulers
RE: OK... full-timers ! question about solar !

I'm not a full timer but I have 2kw of solar panels on the roof of my bus and 14 house batteries. It's enough to run everything I need in my all electric bus. Not enough for the roof airs though, but we have a 20kw generator if needed.
AprilWhine 09/19/14 01:17am Full-time RVing
RE: We backed out of the deal

I prefer this one http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/AprilWhine/smileys/fat_lady_sings.jpg
AprilWhine 09/06/14 10:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: We backed out of the deal

Thank you for your input. The replies have been interesting, but the plot has thickened. It turns out that it had a salvaged title and he wasn't even the owner. He told us all about his travels in "his motorhome" and how it didn't work out. Honestly, I don't know what was going on at this point. I thought it was odd that he had it parked less than a foot from his house but now I realize he had the bad side hidden. I still like to keep my word, but I sure am sleeping better. I think the OP is distracted by the sound of billy goats tip tapping over his head.
AprilWhine 09/05/14 02:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: We backed out of the deal

Whether the OP was right or wrong to back out of a deal he had made, I do hope he was honorable enough to compensate the RV seller for delivering the RV?
AprilWhine 09/04/14 01:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for a convertible toad less than 3200 pounds

We have friends that tow an Audi TT convertible on a dolly. Very nice!
AprilWhine 09/03/14 09:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: Does anyone tow a "sporty" car?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/AprilWhine/Travel/2013%20Alaska/2013-07-09093553_zps4e0626f9.jpg
AprilWhine 09/03/14 09:30am Dinghy Towing
RE: Ten year old MHs

Ok, you're lazy. ;) I've read several of those post, not all by any means, but did not see anyone with personal experience of being turned away. I have a 17 year old RV and have stayed at several 10 year rule parks with no questions asked. I did ask one park, several years ago, why would they turn away business. Was told the 10 year rule was in place to keep out trashy looking campers. So as long as your camper looks presentable, I don't think you'll have a problem with age.
AprilWhine 08/09/14 10:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Have you quit without notice?

We quit a workamping job without notice one time. What we were offered during the phone interview and what was actually given when we arrived were very different packages. Even with the almost nonexistent benefits, we still tried it for two weeks. We were promised benefits that would have worked out to about $8/hr but one biggie was missing when we arrived, making the real compensation equivalent to about $3/hr. It just wasn't good enough to put up with the short changed package so I told the manager we quit, then we rolled out about a half hour later. The lies we were told were not going to change. The manager was very unhappy that we quit, he said he wanted us to be the off season managers. We didn't give notice but we did drive almost a thousand miles on a broken promise. We no longer accept any offers to camp host, a free campsite just isn't worth the hassle to us.
AprilWhine 08/04/14 07:26pm Workamping Forum
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