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RE: Sequoia door-jamb sticker

You should be able to find that information in your owners manual. I also think you're within your limits HOWEVER if I recall correctly from when I was shopping for a TV there are a few other things you should consider. According to Toyota: 1) 20" wheels will decrease your towing capacity by 500 lbs. over 18" wheels 2) the powered seat option (in seats other than the driver's) decreases your capacity by another 500 lbs. Since you have the Limited model there is a good chance you have one or both options on your Sequoia. In any case, I'd start by taking your Sequoia to a scale and get an accurate weight. Payload is the "weak link" in what is otherwise a fine tow vehicle. Our TT is around 6,000 lbs loaded for a trip. Between the tongue weight and our kids (when they were still traveling with us) we were right on the GVWR.
Drbolasky 10/28/14 08:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Interstate vs. secoundary roads?

IMHO the consistent speed of the superslab (interstate) will give you better mpg results every time. Stop & go traffic yields dreadful gas mileage as you have to overcome inertia to get your rig up to speed time & time again. Years ago we were stuck in I-95 near Fredericksburg, VA and in that mile after mile of stop & go I could just about see the gas gauge going down. On edit: Is the scenery on the interstates more boring? Yes, no question. I try to plan trips to be a mix of interstate and secondary roads to keep things interesting.
Drbolasky 10/26/14 02:12pm Towing
RE: Williamsburg VA for Easter 2015

American Heritage has our vote. Haven't stayed there now for many years but of the three we've used in the area, it is the best. Did Pottery Factory CG one year (between Christmas & New Years) - it was OK but it was clearly in need of maintenance and upgrades. Have also used the KOA - it was very nice, clean & well-kept but the sites were on the snug side.
Drbolasky 10/23/14 07:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Reckless Driving

The prevailing attitude here in the Northeast is that "if I'm in a hurry then I can drive any way I want." Not confined to the interstates, either. Many view speed limits as mere suggestions.
Drbolasky 10/14/14 08:00am Around the Campfire
RE: 12 Years ago I did... What do I do now? - Sewer

I use the Sewer Solution device for draining my holding tanks. The principal reason is my trailer has a very low stance - great for towing stability but sometimes the CG sewer hookup is higher than my dump valves. Works as advertised, if not better. Retails for about $110. I've had mine for well over 10 years and it is still going strong. Holding tank chemicals - I use a non-formaldehyde formula for the black tank, the sole reason being you may come across the CG that does not permit mixtures with formaldehyde to be dumped into their system. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 10/14/14 07:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Going back to cash

I don't think I'll be giving up credit cards completely but JiminDenver has a point. I'd rather lose a $20 bill than have my identity stolen. JMHO
Drbolasky 10/12/14 08:45am Around the Campfire
RE: Why did the KOA's close?

.....but I've seen bad KOAs and good KOAs, bad private campgrounds and good private campgrounds. Same with Good Sam. Bulls-eye. Our "home" CG (where we spend each Memorial Day & Labor Day, not to mention the odd weekend here & there) is a KOA. Well maintained, well managed. Inexpensive? No. Good value for the money? Yes. Can these things be said of all CG's, KOA or not? No.
Drbolasky 10/11/14 10:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Leave Taps open, low point caps off when done winterizing

Faucets & drain cocks open - never have had insect issues (they get the heck outta Dodge for the winter!). Entire system gets flushed in the spring anyway. JMHO
Drbolasky 10/08/14 07:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Long trip tow vehicle maintenance

Dealerships are OK, but you have to schedule that work. Sorry, but in the time it takes me to make the appointment, I'd be half way done with the task by doing it myself. True enough. However, on our last extended voyage in 2009 I packed my own oil, filter & container for the used oil for a change I knew I'd need to maintain the warranty. We found ourselves in Las Vegas when the change needed to happen - I was astounded to find the local dealer did the oil & filter change for me for less than I paid for my own stuff. Go figure.
Drbolasky 10/08/14 07:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: The Watch:::::

Love it!!
Drbolasky 10/08/14 04:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Myrtle Beach shows

Medieval Times was a hoot - didn't mind not eating with utensils!
Drbolasky 10/05/14 07:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 56 chevy and a 86 komfort tt

283 with a PowerGlide?
Drbolasky 10/03/14 03:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Good for kids 9 and 6 near York/Harrisburg/Gettysburg

Twin Grove (1 of our favorites)isn't far from Harrisburg and is great for kids. Doesn't have horseback riding or fishing at the campground, but Swatara Creek is close by. Agree - your kids would love it there. Haven't been to Appalachian in well over 15 years, so can't comment. Robin Hill lost our business when the corporate zombies took over. While it is still a "kid-friendly campground, it is not as well-managed nor well-kept as when the Krick family had it. JMHO
Drbolasky 10/02/14 06:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which RV have the best aerodynamics? A, B or C?

Agree with Dick B. No trailer is worth having if it isn't laid out to suit your needs.
Drbolasky 10/02/14 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Awning needs a good cleaning

I use a mixture of water, some bleach and Simple Green. Very effective.
Drbolasky 10/02/14 05:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dexter EZ Flex upgrade improve towing

I had Dexter EZ Flex installed about 5 years ago (our dealer did it). I provided the kit and they installed it. Don't recall the price at the moment but right now shop time is about $110 an hour in our area. Definitely worth it. Stuff in the kitchen doesn't bounce around as much; we don't feel control joints and road "irregularities" in the tow vehicle nearly as much as we did with the stock system.
Drbolasky 09/29/14 07:04pm Towing
RE: reliable auto transporter

Motion Auto Carriers, LLC They are based in Portland, OR and run west coast to east coast and back regularly. 503-761-1853. You'll need to find out if they come south to California. Don't recall the cost at the moment. PM me if you have any questions.
Drbolasky 09/22/14 06:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: reliable auto transporter

I sold a car to a buyer in WI. The buyer contracted with a carrier called Morning Star - when he came to pick up my car he was very good to work with. Don't know if he comes that far west, though. On edit: DD is stationed in Everett. I will ask DW what carrier we used to ship her Subaru to Washington.
Drbolasky 09/22/14 06:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Turning radius question

To me, it looks "do-able." I said "LOOKS." I say this because our driveway is behind our house and the alley leading to it is maybe 18' wide, if that. I have to make a hard 90-degree turn to back into the driveway (the paved part of which is only 9' wide) to park it. That said - my trailer is 2' shorter than yours and my TV wheelbase is just over 10'. Hitch to ball distance is about the same as yours, maybe a bit shorter. I do cut across some of the grass on the inside of the turn - it's unavoidable. My concern would be this - if your across the street neighbors are as ornery as you say, I can easily see the wife parking her car closer to the alley to prevent you from having enough room to swing the front end of your TV around - simply to be a pain and/or precipitate a confrontation. Other than that, I agree with both of the above replies to your post. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
Drbolasky 09/21/14 05:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Charleston, SC Campground?

We've stayed at both - James Island, no question. Oak Plantation is nice; James Island is just better.
Drbolasky 09/20/14 03:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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