RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'MDKMDK' found 111 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 6  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Canadian National Park Passes

Too bad there's no reciprocity. I ask every year if it's changed yet.
MDKMDK 01/20/18 07:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadian National Park Passes

Wouldn't it be nice if we had a cross border reciprocity agreement to allow seniors on ether side to qualify for each others annual passes? Here, here!!:B
MDKMDK 01/20/18 06:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best Portable TV Receiver

Was looking into "Dish for My RV" and they offer this model. It's a portable, but can be mounted on the roof as well. I'm not sure how easy it is to move it between portable and fixed mode, but it might give you some flexibility when deciding on a campsite. Winegard Pathway X1
MDKMDK 01/18/18 04:19pm Technology Corner
RE: What Do I Need To Add To Flat-Tow A Jeep?

I plan to pull my Jeep with a Class A gas motorhome about 35 feet long. I don't have the exact model yet, but when I'm shopping adequate weight ratings will be a must. I think in a Class A that size I will have plenty of capacity to include a trailer, but I may be wrong. I will check its hitch rating too. That bit of info helps. If you're going to try pulling anything with a 35' gas class A motorhome, you may already have answered your question about how to do it. Most, if not all, class A gassers only have a 5,000lb draw bar at the rear end, as was mentioned by another poster on a different thread about towing. If your Wrangler plus the trailer weight exceeds that, you'll be over weight. The newer Jeeps are running around 3700 to 4200 lbs depending on whether it's a 2DR or 4Dr, and any optional equipment. I have no experience with trailer weights capable of safely carrying your Jeep. Tom has more towing capacity with his diesel motorhome, probably a 10,000lb drawbar, so he can easily pull both a Jeep and trailer. On that basis, he has more options for towing. I've never seen the term "draw bar" before, but if the limit is 5,000 pounds that would eliminate the trailer option. I'll probably just have to bite the bullet and pay someone to get it set up for me to tow 4-down. That's what we did. If you buy a motorhome from an RV dealer, they're more than likely going to have some options for you for towing equipment. Ours favored Blue Ox equipment, and they will know how to set up your Wrangler, like they did for ours. Apparently, it's not hard to do, if you have some basic tools and a place to work, and can follow instructions, but we chose the easy (lazy) route and had our motorhome dealer do it all, and set it up. So far, so good. As far as buying motorhomes that can or can't pull something, not everyone wants, or can afford, a diesel pusher. A 35' class A gasser with a Ford 6.8L V10 and 6 speed transmission will have plenty of power and braking to pull a Wrangler, as long as the Wrangler weighs less than 5,000lbs. And they do. :C
MDKMDK 01/18/18 01:05pm Dinghy Towing
RE: What Do I Need To Add To Flat-Tow A Jeep?

Just the sheer fact there is a larger footprint when setting up camp when you include a trailer for your extra vehicle should be a serious consideration when decided if towing or hauling a car is better or not. With the right setup, it's mere minutes to unhook the towed and park it. It's never mere minutes with a trailer. At least any time I've had to haul a car, it's a lot of work. Just backing up to a large trailer accurately enough to hitch up is a difficult chore in a large motorhome. Configuring your towed set up will take some time and research, which you are progressing on. It took me a few days to figure out how to set up my safety cables, wiring, braking, etc, but now it's plug and play with a tow bar that is adjustable so I only need to get close to set it up. As I pull away, the tow bar locks into place and away we go. I would recommend a rear view camera and monitor. A cheap set up costing under $100 and you'll be able to see if there's anything bad happening. X2. I haven't tried using a trailer for the same reasons, and the added weight to the overall package, and the issue with class A draw bars being usually limited to 5,000lbs.
MDKMDK 01/18/18 10:26am Dinghy Towing
RE: Experiences and comparisons on roadside service plans

Excellent insight into the pitfalls of the insurance game, from the RV perspective. Thanks beemerphile and guidry.
MDKMDK 01/18/18 09:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Florida for those sensitive to mold

I wonder if a desert snowbird locale might be less likely to have the humidity and the mold issues? Like TX, NM, AZ?
MDKMDK 01/18/18 09:27am Snowbirds
RE: What Do I Need To Add To Flat-Tow A Jeep?

I plan to pull my Jeep with a Class A gas motorhome about 35 feet long. I don't have the exact model yet, but when I'm shopping adequate weight ratings will be a must. I think in a Class A that size I will have plenty of capacity to include a trailer, but I may be wrong. I will check its hitch rating too. That bit of info helps. If you're going to try pulling anything with a 35' gas class A motorhome, you may already have answered your question about how to do it. Most, if not all, class A gassers only have a 5,000lb draw bar at the rear end, as was mentioned by another poster on a different thread about towing. If your Wrangler plus the trailer weight exceeds that, you'll be over weight. The newer Jeeps are running around 3700 to 4200 lbs depending on whether it's a 2DR or 4Dr, and any optional equipment. I have no experience with trailer weights capable of safely carrying your Jeep. Tom has more towing capacity with his diesel motorhome, probably a 10,000lb drawbar, so he can easily pull both a Jeep and trailer. On that basis, he has more options for towing.
MDKMDK 01/18/18 09:06am Dinghy Towing
RE: What Do I Need To Add To Flat-Tow A Jeep?

I tow a 2017 Jeep Wrangler and stay with my brake buddy. As for towing 4down I would never consider any other way and do not understand why anyone else would either. Blue ox tow base plates are ivery easy to install (imagine others are as well), put a diode kit in for lights and configure the Jeep for towing and off you go. This is the third jeep I’ve towed and I think the easiest. X2. If it can be done easily 4 down, I wouldn't add the complexity of a trailer or dolly. It's just one more thing that can fail or break down. YMMV. :)
MDKMDK 01/18/18 07:06am Dinghy Towing
RE: U.S. Chicken still a no no ?

Poultry was a nono both ways across the border in 2015/2016 due to Avian flu outbreaks on both sides of the border. No meat , no eggs. I remember they had to kill off several large chicken farms and then disinfect the barns, down around the London area. Then there was a smaller problem and we couldn't bring chicken North if it came from, I think, 3 different states. Brian Interesting. Don't recall it at all, and have been crossing the border weekly since 2012. Not once have we been asked specifically about poultry, on either side, and never about other meats, as long as they're all inspected, processed, and packaged. Found this for the curious. Don't count your chickens.....
MDKMDK 01/18/18 06:37am Snowbirds
RE: What Do I Need To Add To Flat-Tow A Jeep?

Just some more random thoughts. You can tow a new Wrangler 4 down, lock it up, and have the keys in your pocket. I know, because I do it. Typical Jeep tires are probably much better quality and more reliable than any trailer tire, no matter how much you upgrade them. How many Jeeps do you see at the side of the road with a flat, compared to towables disabled by tire failures? Have never had a problem turning with the Wrangler behind me. Always tracks well. Just use your mirrors and rearview camera. I can have my Wrangler hooked up and ready to roll in about 10 minutes at a relaxed pace with nobody to help me, except to do a light check. Trailers add weight to your GVWR (tongue weight) and GCWR (weight of the trailer itself) which reduces the overall capacity of your setup. They also need to be licensed and inspected in most jurisdictions. And probably insured separately from the Jeep and the tow vehicle. You haven't said what you plan on using to pull your Wrangler. That might help us evaluate your options. In the end, it's whatever you can afford, can pull with your tow vehicle, and feel comfortable with when driving it.
MDKMDK 01/17/18 08:47pm Dinghy Towing
RE: U.S. Chicken still a no no ?

https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/declare-eng.html#_s19a CBSA/CFIA links Just click your way into the CFIA website from this one. It's got the lists and descriptions of what's allowed. As I suggested earlier on, if it's processed and packaged in the USA, and inspected by the FDA/USDA, you're good to go, up to 20kgs per person. "Meat and poultry products (for example, jerky, sausages, deli meats and patties, foie gras) up to 20 kilograms per person packages must have identifying marks, indicating what the product is proof of country of origin may be required Meat and poultry: fresh, frozen and chilled up to 20 kilograms per person one turkey per person packages must have identifying marks, indicating what the product is proof of country of origin may be required Please note: Within this limit on meat, the CBSA may have specific requirements. Please consult the CBSA website for further information." The CBSA warning just says to declare everything or face penalties. We usually just declare the $ value and whether we have groceries or dry goods, clothing, etc. and they decide the next move. Pass through, or secondary inspection. 99% of the time we pass through. Just curious. Why did you think poultry was forbidden? We've been crossing the border regularly for 10 years and have never been refused importing anything, chickens included.
MDKMDK 01/17/18 07:04pm Snowbirds
RE: RGV weather

Yep, that **** climate keeps changing. :R
MDKMDK 01/17/18 06:46pm Snowbirds
RE: Experiences and comparisons on roadside service plans

Good Sam Roadside recently changed their policy for motorhome support/service. You have to buy a Platinum plan to get motorhome coverage. The old basic plan only covers towables. Still no answers about whether people who prepaid several years of coverage in advance at the old rate, will automatically get upgraded to Platinum by Good Sam Roadside. FYI.
MDKMDK 01/17/18 06:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: U.S. Chicken still a no no ?

hahahahahahahahah I thought I saw Foghorn Leghorn roaming the border crossings, looking for Canadians with I say I say I say, contraband chickens. That boy's dumber than a sack of hammers, I say, I say.....
MDKMDK 01/17/18 04:31pm Snowbirds
RE: What Do I Need To Add To Flat-Tow A Jeep?

I have all of that with Blue Ox components. Except the TPS monitor. Aventa bar, Patriot II 2016 brake system, Blue Ox base plate, and wiring including a towed battery charging circuit. Works great. 4 down towing a newer Wrangler is easy, automatic transmission in "park", manual transmission "in a gear" (not neutral), and transfer case in "neutral". No key in ignition required, as the steering doesn't lock, like most other toweds. Works for us.
MDKMDK 01/17/18 03:59pm Dinghy Towing
RE: U.S. Chicken still a no no ?

Aldi had chicken drumsticks on sale for US$0.69/lb last week. :B We do it all the time. When it comes to bringing produce or meats back, if they're packaged from the US grocery store or outlet, you're usually good to go, within the quantity limits. I think they're more concerned about produce that hasn't been FDA/USDA inspected, like stuff from roadside stands, or direct from the farm stuff. Or hunting game/fishing catch.
MDKMDK 01/17/18 03:44pm Snowbirds
RE: Charging chassis battery in Winnebago view 2012

I've used the Stanley FatMax BC8S smart charger/maintainer to keep the chassis battery charged while plugged in. Doesn't need any installation, or special wiring, so it can be easily moved from vehicle to vehicle, if desired. To use it, plug your motorhome into shore power to "light up" the coach's AC wall outlets. Then plug the BC8S 110-120AC plug into one of them near an "always hot" 12V DC outlet, and plug the 12V DC cigar lighter adapter into the 12V DC "always hot" outlet, push the mode selector buttons for your particular requirements, and you're done. It has colored charging status lights to tell you what's happening. I have my RV/vehicles parked so that I can see the lights from the kitchen window, when we're not out on the road. Here's where they can be purchased... https://www.amazon.com/STANLEY-BC8S-Battery-Charger-Maintainer/dp/B00PZ0PMSA I think Walmart also sells them for around $40.
MDKMDK 01/17/18 03:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Liard highway question

Some of the very best meals we ate in Canada were at the highway fuel stops where the long time owners, complete with full beards and white aprons, prepared your meal. Safe travels, Lakeside Yep, some of them Canadian women up there do look pretty fine in an apron. :B
MDKMDK 01/17/18 06:14am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: which 30 amp surge protector to buy?

Each to his own, I guess. I prefer to hide/conceal valuable ($233 + tax) items wherever possible, rather than display them for the five finger discount crew. Out of sight, out of mind.
MDKMDK 01/16/18 03:30pm Class C Motorhomes
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 6  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS