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RE: 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

We also have a 2016 GC Overland High Altitude, and installed the Blue Ox baseplate to go with our Aventa towbar, which we've used for 8 years now (actually on our second one, sold the old one to a friend). The installation is relatively easy, except for the careful trimming of the front fascia for the towbar sockets and electrical connector. We did it at home, with experienced help. Love the Jeep, and I'm very happy with the way the baseplate install went. Very easy connect/disconnect, and problem-free towing.
Mike and Trish 10/28/16 02:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Flat towing vehicles

OP, I'm curious as to why you dismiss all Jeeps with a "been there, done that." We replaced our 2008 Jeep Liberty toad (after 110k or so miles) with a 2014 Honda CR-V. The Jeep was a dream to tow, but as a near-daily driver, I hated the lousy mileage (15-20 mpg). The CR-V was fine, but more work to tow than the Jeep, and a bit small for our tastes. After 2 years, we sold the CR-V to an RV-ing neighbor, and upgraded to a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee. We couldn't be happier with it -- very easy to hook up and tow, lots of room, full 4WD capability, and WAY better mileage than the Liberty ever got (we're seeing 26 mpg on the highway). This wouldn't be everybody's choice, I know, and it's about 1000 lbs. heavier than the CR-V. But Jeeps have continued to evolve, and they cover a wide range of models. You might want to give them another look.
Mike and Trish 09/07/16 02:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: EZpass help please

...Make sure you load up your EZPass $$ if you're going on many toll roads. You can burn thru a lot of $ in a day. the Illinois I-pass will automatically replenish itself when the balance reaches a pre-determined level. Sorry, I should have clarified -- I'm sure they all have that feature, but as I discovered, Delaware (at least) had a bug in their program, as of a couple of years ago. If you burned through all of your balance in a day (not hard to do on turnpikes) and went to a negative balance, the system got confused and cut you (me) off. I couldn't figure out why they didn't just automatically replenish it, but the system wasn't coded right to do that. I tried to explain that to the rep I talked to on the phone, but they didn't get it (or couldn't fix it), so I had to go online and make a manual payment. As long as you don't go negative, it adjusts for greater use, by taking bigger automatic replenishments.
Mike and Trish 05/17/16 08:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: EZpass help please

We also noticed that the bay bridge toll booth (outside of Annapolis MD) for EZpass lanes state nothing over 5 tons GVW. We would have to then go through the regular lanes anyway. EZPass or no, you should plan on using the far right lane through toll plazas whenever possible. Some places require it for oversize vehicles, because it's usually the least restrictive for width. I too have a Delaware EZPass, and thus pay more than MD EZPass users to cross the Bay Bridge. I believe New York similarly discounts tolls for its EZPass customers. Make sure you load up your EZPass $$ if you're going on many toll roads. You can burn thru a lot of $ in a day.
Mike and Trish 05/17/16 05:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2016 Thor Tuscany

A couple of comments, from a 2014 Tuscany owner: Too many of the comments here are blanket slams at Thor products (kind of like hating on a Cadillac because your old Vega was cheaply made). Thor is the largest manufacturer in the RV industry, and builds in every segment. No comment on anything but a recent Tuscany is really relevant to the OP. The Venetian is not the current "top of the line" Thor product. In order, from the top, Thor diesel pushers are: Tuscany Venetian Tuscany XTE Palazzo We now have over 30k miles on our 2014, and are still happy with it. We bought it because we felt it had the best features and floor plan in our price range, and nothing since has changed our opinion. It had a few initial problems, which Thor fixed under warranty, and anything since has been what I'd consider normal wear and tear. We have two Schwintek slides (the smaller ones), and one full-wall hydraulic slide, and have had no problems with any of them.
Mike and Trish 05/15/16 10:12am Class A Motorhomes
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