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RE: Wrangler tow on aftermarket bumper

Since you are in the Denver area, give Tomken in Buena Vista a call at 719-395-2526. I had him make my bumper with the rescue ring attachment points to fit my Blue Ox tow bar. To make D rings fit in the narrow Blue Ox hard points, I had to grind them down a bit. Just dumb simple to hitch up. Check out this Tomken bumper. Thanks Thunder Mountain. I assume that was to make them fit in the 1" 2 blade open blue ox connectors, or was that for the 3-blade like I have now?
Mile High 04/14/17 04:36pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Wrangler tow on aftermarket bumper

Not sure why the aftermarket bumper would make any difference if it is made out of the same gauge steel as factory.... I don't think you'll have any issues. For me, I'm not a good judge of what is enough steel. If I eliminate the base plate and go direct to the aftermarket bumper, I just want to know its rated for it and safe. Heck, I see how many busted tow bars and tabs there are on the forum, so not something I want to take too lightly. Some of this aftermarket is for glitter, and may not actually be designed for a full time tow versus jerking it out of the ditch. Sounds Like some good feedback and options though, and I'm not the first person to wonder this if the aftermarket folks and blue ox are already teaming and offer rated systems that don't require a base plate.
Mile High 04/14/17 04:32pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Wrangler tow on aftermarket bumper

Thanks all for the feedback and great info. I'm getting an education. Looks like it is very doable with the higher end bumpers rated for towing. As I'm a week over returning my base plate, and a rated bumper may be $800-$1000, I think I'll do the baseplate for now and maybe try the Barricade Trailforce bumper. It looks like it would fit above the base plate. One thing about a Jeep - nothing stays the same too long.
Mile High 04/14/17 10:24am Dinghy Towing
RE: Satellite service

Dish Network Pay as you go plan and a Winegard T4 or King Dome Tailgater. You will need a 211 or Wally receiver from Dish and you will be able to pay for the 2 months you need service and that's all. What's a wally receiver?Unless it has been fixed, the Wally has a software issue that requires it to find and lock all 3 satellites on check switch before it will operate. If you are in a spot it can't find one or two satellites, its a lame duck. However the Wally is Wifi and has a UHF remote which is nice. The VIP211z or k work dandy without that software issue on 3 satellites, but it does not have WiFi and uses an Infared remote. I heard they were working on a fix for the Wally Wait! Bill says the Wally is a 211 receiver, but you said the Wally has a software issue but the 211 doesn't. I'm confused. Is the 211 and Wally the same thing or not? Ronno he didnt. He said you would need a 211 OR a Wally.
Mile High 04/13/17 04:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Too many batteries?

I would say the only time you have too many batteries is replacement time :) Kind of like the only time you regret the tag axle is tire time!
Mile High 04/13/17 10:37am Class A Motorhomes
Wrangler tow on aftermarket bumper

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Mile High 04/13/17 10:34am Class A Motorhomes
Wrangler tow on aftermarket bumper

Any thoughts on towing a Wrangler with an aftermarket bumper using the D-ring eyes? I have a Blue ox baseplate still in the box, and now thinking about a winch, which of course leads to maybe changing out the bumper. The problem is very few aftermarket bumpers allow for the base plate below. I know the D-ring eyes are designed for pulling, and I know I can get some Blue Ox adapters to fit them, but are all bumpers rated to do that? Seems I may be going out on a limb bypassing the Blue Ox baseplate with regards to intended use.
Mile High 04/13/17 10:34am Dinghy Towing
RE: Duel Fuel Class A

I wonder if it was a conversion. I had never heard of a RV manufacturer doing that, but its sure possible. It was played with quite a bit for alternative fuel credits.
Mile High 04/13/17 09:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Too many batteries?

Might as well make use of the batteries down the highway and go hybrid :)
Mile High 04/12/17 01:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome Washing with Deionizer or Water Softner

At least for us weekenders, I would use my tank water from home for rinse. It's great water.
Mile High 04/12/17 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What should I do about Satellite TV?

If it's truly "Satellite" ready like mine was, it won't have a splitter. The cable connection was full of splitters.
Mile High 04/12/17 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would You Purchase?

I wonder if there was a fire from the fridge, and that was the patch job??
Mile High 04/11/17 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Would You Purchase?

Just watch for scams - they are rampant on Craigslist and I'm already curious why he can't spell the name of his own motorhome. Things like "I'm in the Military so I can't show it to you direct" "Delivered to you for your guaranteed inspection or your money back", blah blah, ...........
Mile High 04/11/17 03:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: lost my storage bin while driving down the road!

I was once following a guy pulling a travel trailer and one of the leveling bars on his hitch had come loose from the hitch and was only being held on by the chain attached to the trailer. Those are very heavy metal bars. It was bouncing all over the place and smashing up against the bottom of his trailer and shooting sparks. I could even hear it hitting his trailer from my car behind him, but for some reason he couldn't hear it and just drove on. I tried to signal him with my headlights, but I was staying several hundred feet behind him because I was worried the chain was going to bust and that metal bar was going to come flying out. He ignored my headlights flashing and just kept going. Luckily he passed a CHP officer sitting on the side of the road and I pulled up to him and told him the problem and he was able to catch up to the guy and pull him over. The moral of my story is there could be a lot of things that go wrong with your RV that you may not be able to see or hear from the drivers seat. And it usually pays to investigate when other drivers are warning you :) Last set of headlights and horn from another driver led me to a missing wheel on my 5th wheel and I never felt it go.
Mile High 04/11/17 03:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite service

Dish Network Pay as you go plan and a Winegard T4 or King Dome Tailgater. You will need a 211 or Wally receiver from Dish and you will be able to pay for the 2 months you need service and that's all. What's a wally receiver?Unless it has been fixed, the Wally has a software issue that requires it to find and lock all 3 satellites on check switch before it will operate. If you are in a spot it can't find one or two satellites, its a lame duck. However the Wally is Wifi and has a UHF remote which is nice. The VIP211z or k work dandy without that software issue on 3 satellites, but it does not have WiFi and uses an Infared remote. I heard they were working on a fix for the Wally
Mile High 04/11/17 03:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Satellite service

If its Dish, you can get a RV receiver on that account for $7/month, get an antenna, and always have Dish in the RV that you have at home. If you suspend your home account while away, that wouldn't work and Pay as you go would solve the issue. Only true if you purchase the RV receiver and own it. If you lease, as you might with your other home receivers, it is more $$ per month and you cannot stop/start service as needed. True. My Vip211z was $59 through Dish. I had to buy it, as I am way over max lease units with 9 receivers.
Mile High 04/11/17 03:35pm Technology Corner
RE: lost my storage bin while driving down the road!

That is too bad. Sorry to hear that. There are some RV salvage yards, but probably still pretty unique item to find.
Mile High 04/11/17 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite service

What do you have where you stay the rest of the time? If its Dish, you can get a RV receiver on that account for $7/month, get an antenna, and always have Dish in the RV that you have at home. If you suspend your home account while away, that wouldn't work and Pay as you go would solve the issue.
Mile High 04/11/17 08:05am Technology Corner
RE: lost my storage bin while driving down the road!

Are you going to be able to salvage the bin? Not sure where you would find one if you had to look.
Mile High 04/11/17 08:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question on a Jeep Wrangler toad (2010 JKUR) Key on/off?

1) One caution about locking the doors. Don't use the key fob if you have an alarm. Nothing like driving down the highway and hearing a faint car alarm going off (did that). We laugh that the Wrangler was telling everyone that it is being kidnapped. hahahaha! I did not know that, did not think of it, and havent towed ours yet. Thank you for the tip!
Mile High 04/11/17 12:18am Dinghy Towing
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