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RE: Northeast Oregon

We have also stayed at Boardman Marina RV Park and it is a great spot, right on the Columbia River. If you go across the bridge to Washington, the Columbia Crest Winery is right there.
RckyMtnVia 03/05/21 10:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ceramic Waxes

I used to use Nu Finish twice a year, and it was an all day project to wax the motorhome. A friend who shows hot rods told me about Lucas Slick Mist which is a spray on wax, and I use it every time I wash the rv. Gives a brilliant shine and water beads up in the rain. It doesn't matter how long it lasts since I use it every time I wash the rv, which is at least once a month. It is a blue bottle available at Wally World for about $8, and I get about 3 waxes of the rv with it. I also use it on the cars and is super easy.
RckyMtnVia 03/05/21 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Surge protector and water filters

You may also want to consider getting a water pressure regulator. Here is a link with info and regulators: https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/water-pressure-regulators. I bought the Fairview 55 PSI inline regulator with great flow and am very pleased with it. My setup is the Camco blue water filter and the Fairview attached to it so that the pressure is controlled before it gets to my hose. Last thing, I use a Zero G water hose that is really easy to coil even in cold weather. Enjoy your rv and camping.
RckyMtnVia 02/17/21 10:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Motor Home or Toy Hauler

On topic, I agree on apartment. We just returned to CO from northern CA and our first stop was near Sacramento. Had trouble finding a decent campground and the prices were exorbitant. On the previous post, it is incredible the number of large trailers being towed by SUVs. My favorite was a 30' airstream being towed by an Audi Q7.
RckyMtnVia 10/10/20 12:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Travel

We have stayed there many times in the rear full hookup section. Nice campground and pleasant people who work there. There are small horses and donkeys wandering around the campground and many people there with horses. Good base for Rocky Mtn NP, and wildlife. Lots of elk, moose, and other wildlife in the area. We have seen moose on way from campground to Grand Lake. Nice town and great BBQ ate Sagebrush restaurant. Waterfall at far end of town.
RckyMtnVia 08/03/20 10:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How much can we tow with SUV?

Sorry for a long answer to mkirsch. First, the OP was asking about towing a trailer with an SUV, and SUVs tend to have a short wheelbase suitable only for smaller trailers. SUVs also tend to have a high center of gravity due to high ground clearance and a narrow wheelbase - this makes them inherently less stable, and thus less suitable for towing. Secondly, the source of the wheelbase “formula” for the rule of thumb of 110" for a 20' trailer adding and subtracting one foot of trailer for each 4 inches above or below 110". Source: "How to tow Safely - A Complete Towing Guide" by J.D. Gallant, 2003 published by RV Consumer Group. (My comment: lots of technology advances since 2003!) If we were talking about trucks, then I would not have mentioned the “formula” since a commercial truck with a short wheelbase tractor can pull a 53 ft. box trailer at highway speeds without issues because it's hitch is directly over the rear axle so there's no lever arm to affect the direction of travel. Towing a travel trailer is a combination of lengths and weights and countermeasures. Wheelbases are like pivot points and the distances between them are like levers. If you push sideways on the rear corner of the TT, the wheels act like a fulcrum and the torque moment is coupled to the hitch ball, the next pivot point. The force X distance product for each end will be the same so the shorter the distance from the rear corner to the wheels, the less force is applied to the hitch through the longer moment arm. At the hitch, the next fulcrum point would be the rear axle of the tow vehicle, again the distance between the hitch and the rear axle becomes the moment that gets transferred to the front wheels. This is where the wheelbase comes in to play, the longer the wheelbase, the less force is applied to the front wheels. As far as weights go, if the tow vehicle weights more that the trailer the tail can't wag the dog, however if the trailer weighs more than the tow vehicle, the tail can wag the dog. Proof of this leverage is the 5th wheel hitch, which puts the hitch directly over the rear axle and eliminates the lever arm between the hitch and rear axle that allows side forces to affect the direction of travel. This makes 5th wheel trailers inherently more stable than bumper pulled trailers and the lack of a lever arm largely removes the wheelbase of the tow vehicle from handling considerations.
RckyMtnVia 07/29/20 12:07pm Towing
RE: Power boost for Ford 450 V10

We have a 2019 Jayco Precept on the Ford V10,and the GVWR is 22,00lbs. The past few weeks we have been camping in SW Colorado and traveled up and down lots of mountain passes. In the tow/haul mode, I got over most passes at 45mph and from 3,200 to 4,000rpm. The longest and steepest was Monarch pass, 11,312 ft, and I did drop to 35mph about a mile from the summit. I suppose I could have gone over 4,000 rpm but I like to take my time and not push the engine. Downhill, it would run at 3,000 to 4,000rpm in tow/haul with occasional application of the brakes. I love this engine and it may take me an extra 10 or 15 minutes do get to my destination than it would in a diesel pusher, but then I saved about $100,000 by not buying a DP. It is very quiet and comfortable in my camping space!
RckyMtnVia 07/28/20 11:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: How much can we tow with SUV?

The formula I have seen for wheelbase is 20 feet of trailer for 110" wheelbase, with an additional 1 foot of trailer for every extra 4" of wheelbase. From your post I would say 21 or 22 feet of trailer. I'm not an expert on hitches, but an 18 year old hitch may not be safe. Contact the manufacturer and ask them or see if they will recommend a service/upgrade.
RckyMtnVia 07/28/20 11:37am Towing

We had a Winnebago Via & the fit & finish was good. Few minor problems that were corrected while under warranty, but this is common in all rvs. Things I would look our for are age or tires and condition, does it have basement air, does it have Schwintek slides. Basement air and Schwintek slides have been a problem for Winnebago and they have stopped using basement air & have worked with Schwintek to improve slide mechanism. Make sure all appliances & systems are working. Get all service records from your friend, and it would be a good investment to pay a mobile rv tech to spend a few hours checking it our for you. Check for water leaks everywhere.
RckyMtnVia 07/14/20 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
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