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RE: New GS Rdside Card

I think you can print in from on-line
kalynzoo 01/02/17 10:24pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Flat Tow or Dolly Tow

I used a dolly for 25 years, and have towed 4 down for the last 15+ years. Looking at the list of towable new cars and the restrictions, I may end up with a dolly again at some point in time. To your question: Many vans have a hard time on dollies as the front fender panels hit the dolly. (quite a few past threads on the topic). I looked into a dolly for the new rig and thought about towing the Sienna. At that time only the ACME dolly said it was compatible with a van. Just something to look at as you make your decision.
kalynzoo 01/01/17 09:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grand Canyon??

Use Williams AZ as your basecamp. It is a 60 mile straight drive up the highway to the Grand Canyon Rim. We have often stayed at the Circle of Pines KOA in Williams. They have a car rental connection at the front desk, we rented a van for our group. Williams is a small large town 15 minutes from Flagstaff, and I'm sure car rental will not be a problem at any location. You can take the tourist train up to the canyon. We haven't made that trip, spending a day on the train to cover an hour drive just wasn't our thing. Enjoy.
kalynzoo 12/31/16 03:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: The Reef, this month?

Thank you
kalynzoo 12/27/16 01:11pm RVing in Mexico and South America
The Reef, this month?

Heading to Puerto Penasco Jan 21st, and have reservations at The Reef. It's been about 5 years since the last trip. If anyone is there or has been there recently: How are the hookups, electric, water? Do they have a propane service or propane refill station? Looking forward to some great shrimp and ocean side relaxation. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a wonderful New Year.
kalynzoo 12/26/16 11:38am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Is gas available at the truck lanes at Love's/Flying J?

Truck lanes are diesel only. When I had the previous gas RV I would still pick truck stops, as the gas lanes are usually more RV friends. Flying J is usually good, but some still have tight turns on the two RV lanes and I found myself cooling my heals at one Flying J for a while as a shopper was parked sticking out enough to block exit from the RV lane. Having gotten stuck a few times over the last 40+ years, I began to make a habit of not pulling into a station unless I could clearly see the entrance and the exit route. If needed, I would slowly drive by, go around the block and return once I established a comfortable situation. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
kalynzoo 12/23/16 04:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: base plate for toad is bent

Having had my toad pass me at a stoplight!!!!! my honest opinion is get a new baseplate installed. Luckily it was on a back road at a slow speed and nobody was involved, other than the toad which had the front end ripped off.
kalynzoo 12/23/16 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Suggestions for winter road trip from Santa Cruz, CA.

We're heading to Puerto Penasco, Mexico (Rocky Point). That would give you Nevada, Arizona, and 60 miles into Mexico. We're staying at The Reef.
kalynzoo 12/21/16 11:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route to Olympic peninsula

Drive right around the bend and up the 101. Nice road. We really enjoyed Rest-A-While RV park on the 101, just south of Port Angeles and Squim. It is not much to look at, more of a paved full hookup, but the view, with your front window up against the Hood River Canal is magnificent. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 12/17/16 03:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Central CA I-5 to Borrego Springs

The 210 is fine, however at rush hour it too gets jammed. The problem with going through Palmdale is the Conejo Grade, very steep both up and down, you could hit very high gusty winds anytime during the year, and you could have snow. I avoid that grade with the motorhome whenever possible. It is ok in a car, but not in the RV. Taking the 210, if by chance the traffic is two heavy you can swing down to the 10, but the 210 is usually the better choice. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 12/14/16 01:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: Utah Vacation

Since your traveling through Salt Lake City, I'd suggest a day trip to Antelope Island. We really enjoyed our two trips on the well paved road, watching the buffalo, birds, and taking in the historic ranch. When in SLC we stay at the KOA. Friendly people, great location in the heart of the City. Enjoy your trip.
kalynzoo 12/10/16 11:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I test drove my first motorhome today - Noisy

Not sure what you tested, but our Tiffin is extremely quiet. My 40+ previous years of RVing were in gas engine motorhomes. Comparing the noise level is really beyond compare. In my rig now I can hear the radio, even with my poor hearing, I can have a conversation with my wife, and on a good road the drive is totally peaceful. Now some of the highways of SoCal are really bad, a result of deferred maintenance, which also means spending highway funds on other worthwhile projects. There is nothing I can think of that would make a drive on the I-10 quiet and comfortable. Anyway, best of luck with your quest.
kalynzoo 12/10/16 10:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alternate route to Castaic, CA

We take the 138 all the time coming back from Las Vegas. Good mostly 2 lane road, but it too can be congested. Take anything to the 210 west, as you get to Pasadena get in the right lane around Hill street exit and continue on the 210 west. If you miss this split just stay on the freeway a couple of exits to the 2 North, and take it to the 210. The 210 will merge with the 5 in San Fernando, and take the 5 North to Castaic. You will hit a few miles of heavy congestion at the 5-14 split, it is almost unavoidable, but once over the hill an in the Valencia area the traffic opens up. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 12/10/16 10:38am Roads and Routes
RE: Looking to install inside handrail

Rockler.com for woodworking parts. A backer would be one way to distribute the force of a handrail. In addition you might consider floor mounted brackets. Or both.
kalynzoo 11/29/16 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Toad Braking System

I believe you will find that everyone has either the best or the worst system. I have the ReadyBrake. It is a surge system that does not require power from the RV or the toad. I like it.
kalynzoo 11/28/16 06:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ? about tow vehicle, need help

NO! Both FMCA (Family Moter Coach Association) and Moterhome Magazine publish yearly guides to towable vehicles. Archives for both are available on line. Many towables are year specific. Many automatic transmissions are not towable per the manufacture. Many manual transmission are not permitted to be towed without going beyond manufacturer specs. Another source for information in Remco Industries, they make kits that will make many non-towable cars towable. This topic is really complex, and a simple yes or no answer is really inappropriate. Good luck with your research.
kalynzoo 11/26/16 11:06pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Am I the only one here?

Find a different repair shop. Or, Find a mobile mechanic. I will not put up with having my coach "sunshined" during the repair process. JMHO
kalynzoo 11/25/16 06:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BIG thank you

Glad to hear. Thank you for posting.
kalynzoo 11/21/16 11:54pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: vhs to dvd

I have a small unit called a Diamond Industry VC500 One Touch Video Capture. I use it periodically, when I'm bored, to transfer family VHS to a hard drive, but it will also transfer to DVDs. The process is slow, as you must watch the VHS as it transferes, or at least be close by as is makes sub-chapters periodically. Also, many store bought VHS tapes cannot be easily copied. It works ok to preserve family VHS which I find are already deteriorating. Besides, as I make the copies it fills us with good memories of the children and grandchildren growing up.
kalynzoo 11/21/16 08:10am Technology Corner
RE: Salesperson Switcharoo!

Many dealerships no long work on the old traditional straight commission salesperson. Good, bad, or indifferent, the concept of the sale team is becoming more prevalent. On advantage to the purchaser is that the buyer can walk away and later return with the salesman not in fear of loosing the commission. I have no idea if this is the case with your purchase, but it might not be rat situation. I too would not expect to drive an RV off the lot in perfect condition. Even new, there might be a grease spot. Even arriving early, and getting a promise to have the coach fit and trim, I think I would make arrangements (at least in my mind)to stay at a local hotel, just in case.
kalynzoo 11/20/16 11:38am General RVing Issues
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