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RE: sleeping bag falls off cushions with no kid attached

Bunji cord, that way they will pop back up. ;=) Actually I would try the no slip material.
RicJones 11/23/15 03:48pm Beginning RVing
RE: Garmin 2597LMT question

Interesting, my 2797lmt, shows the phone number. You would think the xx97's would work the same.
RicJones 11/07/15 09:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Big Bear Campground, Cali Suggestions

Serrano SP X2. You will probably be doing the trails on the north side of the lake so it will be very convenient. Lots of great trails in the area, John Bull, Deep Creek, Holcomb Valley, Gold Mountain. Have fun!
RicJones 10/26/15 08:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What is the wire set up lights

You need to have your toad wired to accept the signals from the tow vehicle. In most cases it involves a series of wires going from the plug in the front of the vehicle to the tail lights in the rear, usually going through a diode to keep the flow from going back to the dash. I believe Roadmaster makes a kit. You will probably want to check around and have it done professionally. Places that install hitches or RV repair facilities should be able to do the job.
RicJones 08/26/15 08:39am Dinghy Towing
RE: Great bumper sticker in campground

I saw one the other day that said "I am ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar".
RicJones 06/18/15 06:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: Upgrade garmin 750 with garmin Express?

Try rebooting with the 750 plugged in. If that doesn't work call Garmin, they are very helpful.
RicJones 05/25/15 11:56am Technology Corner
RE: Day nught shades

I just had the strings on 2 blinds break. I looked at the video then took them to the blind shop and let them do it. Money well spent.
RicJones 04/14/15 09:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: toad hook-up

If you want to save some money, check places like Craigs list for used for tow bars and brake systems.
RicJones 04/14/15 07:08pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Jeep tow vehicle

About any Jeep would make a good toad, what's probably more important is which model you would like to drive. There is a BIG difference in a Wrangler and a Grand Cherokee. Are you looking to use it off-road or just on the street? Are you going to have guests riding with you? All things to consider.
RicJones 04/10/15 06:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Had to laugh

Would give my right arm to have our golden retriever back again, and afraid to get another in case we keep comparing which wouldn't be fair. One thing about goldens, they are all pretty much the same so the new one will be pretty much like the old one.
RicJones 03/27/15 03:18pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Garmin Basecamp

2x on it sucking. You might do a google search and try to find an old copy of Mapsource from Garmin, much easier to use. The only issue may be maps. I use both and like others said found BaseCamp difficult to work with, with too many work arounds for me.
RicJones 03/27/15 11:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow bar

I like the Demco tow bar.
RicJones 03/22/15 07:02pm Dinghy Towing

I have the Garmin 2797lmt and really like it. It has the 7" screen which makes it easy to read in the MH. It has a lot of features and can connect to a smart phone for additional features. I would highly recommend it.
RicJones 03/18/15 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: We've had it... It's just too darn hot in Arizona!

I had to come to Phoenix to get some cooler weather than what we were getting in So. Cal.
RicJones 03/17/15 08:22am Snowbirds
RE: Garmin gps...2 questions

Yes, to using it in a class C. I have a 2797 and love it, a lot you can do with it. If you go to apps and page down to TRIP PLANNER, then NEW TRIP you can set up where you want to go with stops or via's along the way. Do yourself a favor and go into settings and set the calculation mode to Fastest Time, and Navigation Avoidances to avoid unpaved roads unless you plan on driving unpaved roads. Also on your map screen you can have on the far right distances to various items of interest like gas stations, food or my favorite rest areas. I have had the 2797 for about a year and I'm still finding new things it will do. I love the size, I can actually read it in the MH unlike the ones I've had in the past. The only issue I have with it is the bluetooth doesn't work well. If you have any questions you can PM me.
RicJones 02/19/15 06:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tool: how far can I travel in x hours?

I would love is a phone app where you could enter a route and have it project where you would be in X amount of time. With that I could search for campgrounds or motels, food near there. If there wasn't anything I could expand the search from there. Anyone know of one? The closest one I know of is called RoadAhead, which gives you what's available a the next given number of exits.
RicJones 02/19/15 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: How was Quartzsite?

We have been going for over 10 years and stay at Roadrunner. I thought there were fewer vendors, less people shopping, but more people camping. It seems like those that have been going for some time shop less, either they already have what they are selling, or don't need it. Though, it doesn't keep DW from finding that special something.
RicJones 02/12/15 04:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: mission at san juan capistrano

Parking around the mission is tight, you might want to leave the MH in one of the retail parking lots in the area and drive the toad to get closer.
RicJones 02/12/15 04:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Caravan

Doing a trip like that with 4 rigs without a plan, at least a loose one would be like herding frogs. The plan sounds good on paper, but in reality could be a disaster. I have a friend who traveled with 3 other rigs and what they did was say that they would meet up at a campground at the end of the day and everyone was on their own until then, that way everyone could hit the road when they were ready, travel the speed they wanted and see whatever sites they wanted to along the way. Sometimes they traveled together, sometimes not. They all had Ham radios to keep in touch. The FRS radios are OK, but don't have a very good range, a CB is better. Cell phones work as long as you have coverage. Good luck and I hope it works out. For me the planning would probably be more fun than the actual trip. LOL Though I have found that man plans and God laughs.
RicJones 02/09/15 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Jeep Renagade not flat towable

Since there is not much difference in weight between these vehicles and the toad will not be a daily driver, I will be going with a 4 dr Wrangler. Funny you would pick the Wrangler over a Cherokee as a daily driver. IMO the Cherokee would have a better ride and better fuel mileage. But not having driven both vehicles that is pure conjecture.
RicJones 02/07/15 10:09am Dinghy Towing
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