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RE: honda genny theft deterrent apparatus

Tork Lift makes this.
mbutts 03/30/15 04:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Trailer Hitch

I really like my ProPride, the support is fantastic (also a local Michigan business). Both Hensley & PP offered a money back guarantee when I bought a couple of years ago (you may want to double check that).
mbutts 03/27/15 03:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Standard for WD Hitches with Sway Control

With your trailer, I wouldn't hesitate suggesting a ProPride or Hensley hitch. I know they are expensive, but there's a lot of used ones on the market. If you'd prefer something from the factory, both sell refurbished models at a pretty good discount.
mbutts 03/22/15 08:07am Towing
RE: Can someone point me in the direction for research please?

Not saying these were problems with the entire production of Thor, but here's a few things you can check for when shopping. My bunkend doors warped, so much they had 1.5" gaps at the top. Front storage compartment leaked the entire time I had it & started to cause delamination. Seal around entry door failed in first two years and the floor near the door rotted. Hidden leak in rear of camper ruined the bathroom floor. Fixed the bathroom floor and entry way for about $800. I sold it instead of replacing all three bunkends for $800/each. I really liked my hybrid. Had a great floorplan, could tow with a smaller vehicle, and had tons of storage. My particular unit just started dissolving on me so I had to get rid of it.
mbutts 03/16/15 06:05pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Running the ac while towing

If it's hot outside, the A/C is on.
mbutts 03/16/15 05:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Experience/Opinion of 6.4L Powerstroke

You may want to take a look at Powerstroke.org in the 6.4 forums for further feedback.
mbutts 03/04/15 11:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Weight Rating Spreadsheet

Fifth Wheel St has an online calculator and mobile apps, too.
mbutts 03/03/15 08:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Backup Camera on Travel Trailer

I tried using my iBall magnetic backup cam on the trailer's rear bumper once (trailer is 32' long and hitch is about 18' from where I had screen plugged into lighter socket in truck). The image is pretty darn fuzzy with lots of interference. I've seen some good reviews of this guy's setups (I have not purchased from him).
mbutts 02/25/15 11:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie question on mirrors

I had great luck with McKesh Mirrors on my Expedition. Found 'em on Craigslist for about $75 and sold 'em five years later for the same price. New, they are about $130. I didn't have the scratching problem that lanerd had. I always found it strange that the Expy, with its ability as a tow vehicle, doesn't have tow mirrors from the factory or aftermarket, just the add-on models.
mbutts 02/24/15 09:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel or Gas

A lot of this decision is how big & heavy the FW is. If you could post which model(s) you are considering, it will probably improve the advice you'll get.
mbutts 02/19/15 10:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Sunset trail or kodiak?

We had a Kodiak 23TT for five years that we were pretty happy with (other than being a hybrid) and now have had a Sunset Trail 29SS for two years. I don't think you can go wrong with either one.
mbutts 02/08/15 08:14pm Travel Trailers
Can I tow with my Accord?

I guess the answer is YES! Custom Tow Package
mbutts 02/05/15 12:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel w/ bunk & 1.5 baths & 2 A/C's

MH = Motorhome
mbutts 01/29/15 09:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 6.0 Powerstroke question

You may want to post this question at Powerstroke.org. There are a few For techs on there that could run a warranty service record check (OASIS report) for you.
mbutts 01/25/15 05:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Calling all Hensley Owners - Hookup Advice/Tricks Please...

X2 for a camera, but that goes for non-Hensley hitches, too. I was warned that the Hensley and ProPride hitches were hard to use, but I haven't had any trouble with my 3P hitch. For loading, I back up a very steep driveway and park on the TT on the lawn (that's at a different angle from the driveway). No trouble at all to re-hitch later. I find I can hook up faster now than with my old weight dist hitch. Enjoy!
mbutts 01/23/15 09:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Forums/Blogs/Magazines Question

I've been a trailer Life subscriber for years. There's some good info, but some of their reviews are heavily slanted toward the manufacturer.
mbutts 01/21/15 07:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel trucks

The upper limit for me was 90,000 miles because I didn't want a truck that had a worn out interior, dead shocks, or rusted out body. For my brother-in-law, it was 275,000 since he didn't seem to mind how rough the truck was. He also paid less than half what I did.
mbutts 01/14/15 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with Ford Escape

I think you'd be really unhappy towing that close to the limit of your Escape. Although the r-pod is compact, you'll probably be over the 20 square foot trailer frontage limit that Ford suggests. Ford 2013 Towing Guide (see page 13)
mbutts 01/11/15 09:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: choosing tow vehicle

Gail, If you don't need a rear seat, you can definitely get a smaller, non-crew cab truck for easier use around town. For towing a travel trailer, a short bed will not matter. If you are absolutely certain you are not going over 6,000 lbs., a SUV like the Grand Cherokee could handle the trailer you mentioned.
mbutts 01/10/15 10:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Towing to Rocky Mountain National Park

I also made the trip from Michigan with an '04 Expy and a 4,400 lb. trailer. It required a lot of patience going uphill, but we made it. Your Expy has a few more HP and torque so that would make it a bit easier.
mbutts 01/03/15 07:59pm Travel Trailers
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