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RE: I need a toad.

We love both our cars, though we have not set up our 2013 Honda CRV for towing. I assume you know that from 2015 on, the CRV is not flat-towable. We mostly drive our CRV while home and on long car trips because it gets better gas mileage than our other car. We do tow our 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara. Suzuki no longer sells cars in the U.S., but maybe you can find a good used one, if interested. The only issue I don't like is that you are not supposed to tow faster than 55mph (though I often do). Before you buy any car, make sure the "recreational towing" section in the car's owner's manual states that it is flat-towable (with directions to do so). Don't just go by some list of flat-towable vehicles.
Janss 11/20/22 12:36pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Southern Utah with kids

If you like more desolate drives, come down through Nevada :) Cedar Breaks Nat'l Monument is in the Dixie Nat'l Forest area. It's like a mini Bryce. agesilaus described Hwy 89A, which goes from Kanab to Jacob Lake then to Bitter Springs. The more direct route from Kanab to Page/Lake Powell is Hwy 89. And along there is the Toadstools hike (short hike to some cool rock formations) and an interesting dinosaur exhibit at the BLM Big Water Visitors Center. Top things to do in Page/Lake Powell...Antelope Slot Canyon, smooth water float trip below dam on the Colorado river, walk out to Horseshoe Bend overlook. If you stay in Flagstaff/Williams, you might want to take a day to drive down through Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona. I think the best way to experience the Grand Canyon is to stay the night in a South Rim campground. More chance to see elk and deer roaming, and sunrise/sunset create beautiful lighting on the canyon walls. I agree, there is alot to see and do in these parts. You'll have to pick and choose a selection of them to fit into two weeks.
Janss 11/20/22 12:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: another great trip...

I always enjoy reading your trip reports!
Janss 10/24/22 02:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Route 89A in utah

Actually, due to road work, the current restriction for awhile in Oak Creek Canyon is 30ft length and 8ft width. I forgot to mention that.
Janss 10/14/22 10:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route 89A in utah

Your subject line "in Utah". So if you really mean in AZ, there are a few sections of 89A. Fredonia to Jacob Lake to Marble Canyon to Bitter Springs...this is doable, just some long uphill and downhill, going to high elevation of Jacob Lake, several easy-ish curves, probably want to use lower gear sometimes. Through Oak Creek Canyon from Flagstaff to Sedona, we don't do it. Includes about 2 miles of fairly tight switchbacks and sometimes narrow road with rock walls right beside road. I actually once saw an RV in this section with it's people holding their ripped off awning. Definitely drive through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon in your car if you are planning time in Sedona/Flagstaff. Sedona to Cottonwood, no problem. Jerome to Prescott Valley over Mingus Mountain is a very winding road (on the Jerome side) that I wouldn't do either. Long downhill (or uphill) on the Prescott side with easier curves. Hope this helps.
Janss 10/14/22 11:50am Roads and Routes
RE: Northwest coast of U.S.

I agree about not driving the motorhome on Avenue of the Giants. I did it last year and a couple places were sketchy (very narrow). On the other hand, Newton Drury Scenic Parkway is a very pleasant redwood drive in the motorhome, which I highly recommend. I love the Oregon Coast! Get the Mile-by-Mile Guide (online or in the mail). Lots of State Parks, commercial RV Parks, and a few Elks Lodge parks if you happen to be an Elks member. Some of my favorite sightseeing places are Hug Point, Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Cape Perpetua, Jerry's Jet Boats on the Rogue River at Gold Beach....just to get you started.
Janss 09/28/22 01:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Steps acting up again

I had a similar problem. Never knew if the steps would come out when I opened the door. Sometimes I'd be outside nearby and suddenly they came out on their own without even opening the door. One time they went in while I was on them!! The problem was solved when an RV tech changed the door magnet and connecting wires.
Janss 09/16/22 02:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lazy Daze is closed permanently

Aww...I'm also sorry to read this. I've never owned a Lazy Daze but certainly admired them. Here's a little info I found on the internet: Lazy Daze closing And California is not the only State still struggling with supply and labor.
Janss 07/09/22 09:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Slide-out issue

Thank you for your replies. Ken's post is over my head, but I get that y'all are saying it's probably the solenoid letting a bit of hydraulic fluid leak in or out. A few years ago, I had a solenoid changed because one jack was inching up over short amount of days after being extended to the ground. Sounds like a similar problem from your input.
Janss 06/29/22 11:55am Class A Motorhomes
Slide-out issue

Our motorhome has been parked on gravel beside our house for the last few months...hydraulic slides and jacks in and up. About a month ago, I happen to notice the large slide had moved out an inch or so, especially across the bottom. The other day, I noticed the small slide had done the same thing, maybe a couple inches. Of course, in both cases I went inside and pushed the button to bring the slides in all the way. Anyone know why this would happen? I don't see any fluid leak under the motorhome, nor around or under the solenoids or fluid reservoir. None of the jacks have come down at all. The hydraulic fluid in the reservoir is just a little low...down to the bottom of the dip stick, not up between the lines. But I can see the fluid's reflection looking down on it. Seems like there is still plenty in the box shaped reservoir. Thanks for any ideas.
Janss 06/28/22 04:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: why do renewing members get a raw deal?

Good Sam is certainly not the only company that does this. Cable TV service is another good example. I don't like it either.
Janss 06/27/22 03:56pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: AC on or off?

I do the same as Jerry. I leave toiletries and some canned and dry food in there all the time. I don't imagine extreme heat is good for the materials like plastic that RVs are made with. I've had some little rubber dots on the cabinet doors to melt. Also make sure a little water stays in your toilet bowl at all times to keep the seal moist. I've had to add some water every now and then due to evaporation.
Janss 06/14/22 10:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Happy With Android OS

I'm sort of the opposite. I've used Mac laptops for years and years, but never got an iPhone. Have always had Android cell phones. Don't plan on changing my ways in the future.
Janss 06/10/22 01:32pm Technology Corner
RE: recall

I don't have a Bounder, but you can look up recalls on this website. If you have or can get the VIN, enter it here: Recalls by VIN Otherwise I found this on the same website. Scroll down and click on the plus to expand each of the three recalls to read about them. Bounder Recalls
Janss 06/04/22 03:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 89A through Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona

DC...You must have come during spring break. Here spring break lasts SEVERAL weeks, like from mid-March to mid-April. The traffic IS insane. I can only go to the grocery store at 8am or 8pm, else I'd have an hour or more trip just to go 5 miles. The traffic is nowhere near as bad now...except on the weekends! And holidays! Can't wait for this coming Memorial Day weekend. Better get my groceries before Friday :) Definitely agree about the restaurant prices. It's not just HP, but nearly all the restaurants. We rarely go out to eat here.
Janss 05/24/22 10:04am Roads and Routes
RE: 89A through Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona

Here's the ADOT project webpage: SR 89A Improvements
Janss 05/23/22 04:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: leaving the stick and brick for the summer

ferndaleflyer....Interesting take on things. I wouldn't want my house to flood even if the insurance pays for it. And if I left my house a/c at 73 for 3 months that I'm gone, I'd have a much higher electric bill than if I had stayed at home. Grit dog....That certainly would be a great practical joke! Hope we never forget the plastic wrap when we arrive back home and run into the house to go to the bathroom!
Janss 05/21/22 06:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hemet, CA to Klamath River RV Park, CA

I guess you scrapped the idea of the GG bridge?? Yes, 20 all the way from I-5 to 101 is suitable to drive your RV. I just did that drive eastbound last October in my motorhome and tow car. As mentioned, you won't win any races. Kind of a moseying drive. If I recall correctly, the speed limits were 55mpg and 45mph. As described above, east of the lake you go through hills, so gentle curves and grades. But no problem at all. I am not familiar with any RV parks along 20, as we stayed at Robinson Rancheria Casino parking lot. There is a gas station across the road (south side) with (relatively) good prices and easy pull-through access. I stayed at Almond Tree Oasis a few years ago. New owners since then and of course, higher prices. It is an easy, convenient, and certainly sufficient overnight. There are few choices for hookup RV parks in the central section of I-5.
Janss 05/21/22 03:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: leaving the stick and brick for the summer

I turn my water off too. Had an incident years back. I also turn off the circuit breaker of my electric water heater. No need to reheat the same water over and over again while I'm gone.
Janss 05/21/22 11:49am Travel Trailers
RE: leaving the stick and brick for the summer

86 also. Plus I lift up the toilet seat, put plastic wrap sealed very well over the toilet bowl, and put the seat and lid down. That water in the bowl will evaporate and could dry out your toilet if this is not done...which could cause problems. Don't ask me how I know.
Janss 05/20/22 10:36pm Travel Trailers
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