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RE: Jeep Compass as Tow Veihicle behind an RV

Maybe some of those other sites didn't recognize what you were referring to when you ask about the Compass being a good "tow vehicle". What you should be referring to is a "towed vehicle", affectionately called a "toad" or "dinghy". A tow vehicle is one doing the towing...such as your motor home. A small issue, but it may have confused others. I know, I know....picky, picky, picky. We purchased a new vehicle for our toad and it has worked out well. Good luck Ron
lanerd 11/25/14 04:51pm Dinghy Towing
RE: ideas for parks and sights in eastern CA. highway 395

You mentioned that you like to eat -- the Whoa Nellie Deli in Lone Pine is really excellent -- fine dining in a gas station -- no kidding! Dan! didn't you mean Lee Vining for Nellie Deli ? J herb is correct. The whoa nellie deli is, well, not really in Lee Vining but close. As your going north on 395 and you come to the Hwy 120 turn off about a mile before Lee Vining, take the 120 and go about 1/4 mile to the gas station on your left. The Whoa Nellie Deli is inside. Fish tacos to die for and one of the best burgers you can find along 395. Another good burger place is at the Walker Burger in Colevile a few miles before you get to Topaz Lake. Have a great trip Ron
lanerd 11/24/14 10:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 295/80R22.5 Latest Tire Prices

To each his own, my GY G670s (295/80R22.5) have been doing fine. Some Michelins, however, have been cracking along side wall in two years. How many miles do you have on your GYs? My previous coach had them and worked real good for the first 25K miles....then I started noticing some rivering on the front right. A couple thousand more and the left front started rivering. By the time I had 30k miles on the coach, the front tires looked really bad. I then started researching, and it seems this is a common problem to GY G670s and GY will not own up to it. I also understand that not all G670s will have this problem, but it is not uncommon. I would not take the chance of ever getting another set. I replaced my G670s with A12 Hankooks and those were like new when I sold the coach two years later. Ron
lanerd 11/24/14 10:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: In Motion Domed Antenna

Ok, did a cut & paste: When we purchased our mh, it came with the in-motion dome. I made it a requirement for purchase that they had to remove my Trav'ler from my old mh and install it in place of the in-motion. With the Trav'ler, a simple push of a button and it will automatically rise, search, and lock on all required satellites. DISH tv, of course. Yep, Pacific Shores in Newport from May through October. Love that coast. If you're ever over that way, stop by and say hi. From Oct to May we spend here at our home. Just can't beat the weather in the Southern California desert. Ron BTW, I don't think your other post is locked out. I just brought it up and it has a lot more replies than this one does.
lanerd 11/24/14 10:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing situation - update

I agree... that 1" in front may be just a little too much. I too would adjust at least one more link and see what difference it makes. Ron
lanerd 11/23/14 04:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: In Motion Domed Antenna

See my answer in your "other" post with the same subject. Ron PS...I thought that was a no-no.
lanerd 11/23/14 04:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: In Motion Domed Sat. Ant.

When we purchased our mh, it came with the in-motion dome. I made it a requirement for purchase that they had to remove my Trav'ler from my old mh and install it in place of the in-motion. With the Trav'ler, a simple push of a button and it will automatically rise, search, and lock on all required satellites. DISH tv, of course. Ron
lanerd 11/23/14 04:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 295/80R22.5 Latest Tire Prices

I'd say anywhere from 450 to 650 each...depending upon brands. If you are a FMCA member (or become one soon) they have a member discount that will cut off several hundred off the total price. Toyo, Yokohama, Hankook...are some cheaper brands but a lot of people swear by them. Stay away from Goodyear G670s. Most of us agree that Michelins are probably the best you can get, but they're also the most expensive. Hope this helps Ron
lanerd 11/23/14 04:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ideas for parks and sights in eastern CA. highway 395

The OP wants to go up 395 starting in March. Getting over to Hwy 49 (over the Sierras) would be very difficult between Tehachapi and Reno. 120 surely would be snowed in and I've never seen it "plowed" at that time of the year. Hwy 88, 89 and 108 are in the same boat. I would never recommend any of these highways during March or even April....maybe, just maybe, May. June is usually when all are open. Ron
lanerd 11/23/14 09:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ideas for parks and sights in eastern CA. highway 395

Monkey44 did you see the OP's schedule? As mentioned previously the roads through the Sierra's are all closed sometimes clear up to June. tvfrfireman ...we live right off of 395 and spend our summers in Newport and we take 395 (for the most part) up and back. Others have given you just about all the sites available that are worth seeing, but you can pretty much forget about going over the Sierras except for I-80 or Hwy 50 (and even that can be doubtful). We go north on 395 to Susanville (actually, 395 doesn't quite make it there) and have stayed there at the Susanville RV Park. Nothing special, but good for overnight. From there we cut over on Hwy 44 to Hwy 89 to I-5. Some times we'll stay at the Yreka rv park in Yreka CA or head on up to Seven Feathers in Canyonville Or, which is, in my opinion, a 5-star rv park. Some rv parks worth mentioning along the 395 corridor are: Boulder Creek in Lone Pine, Highlands rv park in Bishop, Mammoth RV park in Mammoth Lakes, Mono Vista rv park in Lee Vining, Carson Valley rv park in Minden NV, Silver City rv park in Carson City Nv, and Sparks Marina Rv park in Sparks. Hope this helps Ron Wave as you past Ridgecrest....
lanerd 11/22/14 04:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black tank problem

Take the money you spend foolishly on black tank chemicals and buy one of THESE or you can go to Walmart and get one without the gate attached. Use plenty of water during each flush, keep the toilet paper usage to a minimum and don't be skimpy with the water. When the tank is about 2/3rds full, using the above device (or your in-tank rinse) and add more water until 3/4ers full and then drain. Once drained, add more water and drain again. You do NOT need chemicals....water is more than sufficient to keep the tank free from clogs. If you have an odor, then you have a problem that needs to be repaired. Hope this helps Ron
lanerd 11/22/14 12:07pm Tech Issues
RE: What Do You Do First?

I'm with others... no need to connect sewer hose until ready to empty tanks. Ron
lanerd 11/21/14 11:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Ok - this decision has changed to 3/4 ton or 1 ton?

It's all about "payload". Most 1/2 ton pickups only have about 1500 lbs of available payload. This includes anything that goes on or in the truck.....anything....including you, passengers, equipment, tools...etc. Most 3/4 ton pickups only have about 2000 to 2500 lbs of available payload. Find the camper you want and determine what it will weigh when loaded with food, water, linens, eating paraphernalia, clothes....etc. Then compare that with the payload capacity of the truck of your choice. Good luck Ron
lanerd 11/21/14 12:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Park Brake Off While in Storage

Hey Brett... new MH? Ron
lanerd 11/20/14 09:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Am I out of my depth?

It's nice to see an real honest to goodness optimist here. Good luck on your mission. Ron
lanerd 11/19/14 05:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 64 Thunderbolt, are you there?

Bolt... love the red. I thought the 66/67 was the best Fairlane design ever. Kinda like a mini Galaxie. I past up the chance several years ago to buy a 69 fastback Fairlane for 2 grand. It was in good condition with a 289/auto and ran. Can't believe I did that! Glen... not disputing you, but knowing and owning the real deal, I would never, ever bastardized one. Didn't you know what you had? Those things have been worth mucho serious money for many, many years.....even without the eng/trans. Wow! :E I'm speechless. Ron
lanerd 11/19/14 08:45am Tech Issues
RE: Sequim Bay State Park

Our Tiffin mh club has reservations there next June for a week stay. Big Dog...I hope it's not too tight to maneuver around as several of our members have 40 footers and of course our 43 footer. We would never try to get our 40' MH in there. I'm surprised a MH club would even consider it. Wooded, narrow roads and only a few for bigger rigs. Certainly not a 43', in my opinion. Fort Worden would be a nice one for big rigs. Sorry.... my mistake. Our reservations are at the Gilgal rv park in Sequim. I guess it is new and is more in town than the state park. Ron
lanerd 11/19/14 08:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sequim Bay State Park

Our Tiffin mh club has reservations there next June for a week stay. Big Dog...I hope it's not too tight to maneuver around as several of our members have 40 footers and of course our 43 footer. Can't wait to explore Olymipic Nat Park and make the ferry trip over to Victoria. Ron
lanerd 11/18/14 09:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: WD hitch on a F150

Questions: 1- don't want to scrimp on safety. 2- Or can anyone else suggest a good / great hitch that will not break the bank that would work well? Thanks If Safety is your first concern, then of course your best bet would be to get a Hensley Arrow or Pro Pride. If not "breaking the bank" is you second concern, then I suggest that you search the interweb for a "used" Hensley Arrow or Pro Pride. As you said, you don't want to scrimp on safety. Ron
lanerd 11/18/14 09:20am Towing
RE: Travel from boise to pas vegas

I would stick with 84 and I15. Gotta go through SLC, but still better than Nevada back roads... Ron
lanerd 11/18/14 09:13am Full-time RVing
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