I need to find a tow dolly. There are some on craigslist within reasonable driving distance, I'll have to check them out.
Yeah, went and got a car for DW. I found a 2006 Chrysler PT cruiser Touring Turbo Convertible for about $3000 under book, with only 34K miles on it! But, it has the automatic transmission, so it is not towable 4 down. We looked at a hatchback 4 door PT with the 5 speed manual, but it had 114K miles.
Actually, I guess the convertible was more for ME than for DW, but it IS her car!
I installed the 2 meter radio in the motorhome yesterday. The installation went well, but I have to get a better antenna. I know the radio is transmitting, but it won't trigger the repeater. I'll have to look at the catalog and find a better mobile antenna. Perhaps the same one I have on the Jeep. I think the steel framework of the front of the coach will make an adequate ground plane.
So, yeah, I been keeping busy.
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Other toad: '06 PT Cruiser, Kar Kaddy dolly
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Sounds like you are busy preparing for your trek mower. We have missed you on here.Geeze, there for a hot minute I thought you were hanging out someplace with handbasket Hope you get your antenna stuff all straighened out soon. Ya know, I have a neighbor with a tow dolly. They had a MoHo a few years back and gor rid of it and they had their tow dolly sitting in their side yard for a long time. I dont know if it is still there or not. If you were a little closer I think I could have fixed you up with a good deal. Probably a day late and a dollar short tho.
Well, rosie, I guess DW could drive the car down there, then we could pick up the dolly and tow it home...
Nah, I don't think that would fly!
The prices locally range from $600 used to $1195 new. I'm sure I can find one.
My antenna mount plan is a failure. I'm not sure how the front of the motorhome is built, but there is a non-magnetic spacer between the steel frame and the fiberglass skin, probably wood.
However, I can build an aluminum bracket to fit against the skin, and fabricate a 4 inch leg on it to pick up the steel frame. Then the antenna will mount on the outside of the fiberglass, and be tied to the aluminum bracket, which will be attached/grounded to the frame, which should give me the necessary ground plane. Kind of a convoluted lash-up, but it should work.
I have the parts cut out, now I need to go to the airport and get a handful of 5/32" countersunk rivets to put it together. I'm not going to be fancy and properly drive the rivets, I'll just bash them with a hammer! The joint will be hidden, it doesn't have to be pretty!
I guess I better let the dogs in for a drink before I head out...
Gotta get going!
Good afternoon all, hope your having a great weekend. Got home from work about an hour ago, got something to eat and been looking at the forums. The granddaughters are going to spend the night with us and ought to be here about any time. temps in the upper 70's and mostly cloudy here today....haven't seen any rain where I've been, but starting to look like a storm could pop up. Wind whipping up a bit.....
........girls are here, gotta roll......catch y'all later.
Jim & Kathy
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And so the day winds down...
Sitting here enjoying a cold Guinness Draught. All that is left to do is load and start the dishwasher!
So, today I got the new Garmin installed in the motorhome (I had to leave the computer on all night, because I started the map update download and then discovered it took 10 hours!) Then, I ordered another mount stand so I can switch it back and forth between the motorhome and the PT Cruiser.
I also got the antenna bracket drilled, countersunk, and riveted together. I discovered that the non-magnetic part of the side frame is aluminum, and I will have to trim a little off it to get the bracket mounted the way I want it. No problem, my die grinder should do the job nicely. So, I ordered the antenna and mount.
The plan is coming together!
Now, if the guy who said he wanted the horse would just come and get her!
Sounds like your getting it done Jon, hope it all "comes together" for you...Well, fielded a call this morning at 04:55 and now I'm setting here at work trying to clear up a few things...got a feeling that Sunday may not be much different than Saturday was....It's sprinkling here and temp. is in lower 60's.....glad I got my yard mowed when I did, sure wouldn't been able to do it yesterday or today....Hey, a bright spot......I'm off next Saturday....yeah, feel better already, just got to get through today and the rest of the week...
hope all of you are well and hope you have a nice day....
One horse is gone.
Hopefully, they will be back to get the other one before I run out of hay (5 bales left). I do NOT want to go buy more hay!
I wonder if somebody would trade a car dolly to me for the horse trailer??
Might be worth a try!