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RE: Towing Jeep Trailhawk

We tow a 2016 Cherokee Trailhawk with no problems. We had to have a Mopar wiring harness installed at our expense ($800 in Canada). The other thing you have to be sure of is that your vehicle has Active Drive II. I don't know a lot about this, but we came close to buying a different model and by chance discovered it was Active Drive I and apparently it cannot be towed. Check carefully in the owner's manual - DO NOT trust the sales person - they are only trying to make a sale and often do not know anything about towing. It cost us $3000 to set up our Jeep for towing. If we hadn't invested this money in it, we would have got rid of it. We do not particularly enjoy this vehicle but are stuck with it for now. Do your homework!
Tripalot 08/08/19 05:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Ford Nugget

Looks interesting but that big bed sure takes up a lot of space. I think we will stick with our Murphy bed which only takes up valuable floor area at night time. I do like the size of the new van though - always trade offs!
Tripalot 08/06/19 07:09am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: New member with used class c

Georgia will not be real warm in February, BUT it will be better than NYS. We have been to Twin Oaks - it is an OK spot.
Tripalot 08/05/19 05:35pm Class C Motorhomes
Cheap Gas along 401

Does anyone have experience going to the native gas stations just off the 401 Exit 556 near Belleville. All I know is that stations on the Reserve are open to the general public but I have not heard of anyone actually using one of these stations. Advice?
Tripalot 08/02/19 01:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Invisibrake or Stay-In-Play Duo ??

We have used Invisibrake for several years - no problems. Only thing we are not happy about is ours was installed under the driver's seat of our Jeep Cherokee. The box does not quite fit entirely under the seat and takes up floor space for a passenger in the back seat. We do not have passengers too often and when we do, I sit there so as to avoid ay damage that might happen to the unit. Your CRV might have more room to house the unit.
Tripalot 08/01/19 07:25am Dinghy Towing
Quebec Route Advice

We would welcome some advice with routing through Quebec. We want to get from Hwy. 401 in Ontario to the Saguenay district. We want to avoid Montreal as much as possible so are thinking going around the south side and picking up either Rte. 20 or 30 up to Quebec City might be best. The least stressful routing would be great. I heard recently that a new bridge has opened around Montreal but I have no idea where it is. Can someone from the area make some recommendations? Please!
Tripalot 07/29/19 06:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Mayan Temples Trip - Safe?

Times are changing (and not always for the better). I think a lot depends on your own confidence and comfort level. Things happen everywhere - doesn't matter where you are. You can be in the wrong place at the wrong time anywhere.
Tripalot 07/09/19 11:59am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: A poll: What does 2 blinks of the left signal mean to you?

I think putting your left turn signal on indicates it is safe to pass - we saw this regularly while traveling in Mexico. Don't think I would trust American drivers to know the meaning though.
Tripalot 07/09/19 11:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving Trailer Hooked Up

It sounds to me like you have good plans. My heart goes out to everyone in the area. I just can't imagine how scary things must be. Stuff can be replaced, take care of yourselves and family. We will be following the situation on the Weather Channel.
Tripalot 07/07/19 09:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Arctic fox goes on 2,000-mile journey from Norway to Canada

Saw this on the TV this morning. Too bad the transmitter /signal is gone. Would have been interesting to see where else this little fox goes.
Tripalot 07/03/19 11:29am Truck Campers
RE: Gaspe Trip, Quebec

Thanks for the answers. My French is non existent as I took Spanish in High School and College. If I go it will be in either August or Sept. Vacancies will be better after August 15th when the kids go back to school.
Tripalot 06/27/19 01:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Gaspe Trip, Quebec

Most of the people working in the tourist industry speak enough english to serve you. As for reservations it depends on the time of year. Remember asking with a smile goesa long way. I have also found that when communicating with someone who is trying really hard to speak English, they appreciate being complimented on their efforts. I usually also say that your English is so much better than my French (which is grade 9 variety only) and that brings a smile and laughter.
Tripalot 06/25/19 04:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Another bad RV wreck, driver dead. Montreal.

This is disturbing - we are planning on taking that ferry this Fall. It would seem most likely a brake problem. How sad. Also amazing how "destroyed" the RV was.
Tripalot 06/25/19 07:33am General RVing Issues
Gaspe Trip, Quebec

We are considering a trip around the Gaspe - we were there about 10 years ago and had a good time. We have been to Perce Rock and Bonaventure Island. If you have done this trip more recently, what were your favorite spots. Last time there we had a large M.H. and tow car making it difficult to get into restaurants and museums along the way. This trip we will have our B+ and no tow so accessing out of the way spots will be easier. Can you recommend any particular c.g.s Thanks for any advice you can provide.
Tripalot 06/16/19 08:54am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canadian side Niagara Falls Questions

For camping in the Hamilton area I would recommend 50 Point conservation area. Nice big sites with full hookups and WIFI and easy access to/from QEW Highway. Check out their website at www.conservationhamilton.ca and go to 50 Point Cons. Area. There is also a restaurant and marina within the park and easy to walk to. You can view Toronto across the lake. Phone number for park is 905-643-2103 if you want to ask about vacancies. Since you will be in Canada for several weeks, I would recommend you use Canadian currency. If you have a Costco membership, there is a Costco gas station very close and gas is much cheaper (no diesel).
Tripalot 06/16/19 08:40am Roads and Routes
RE: Eastern US/Canada/Texas Trip Advice

Are you aware of the traffic conditions around Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal & Quebec City?
Tripalot 05/23/19 08:00am Roads and Routes
RE: If you had a do-over, which would you get?

Have used a Ford V10 for 10+ years - Sprinter is not on our "want" list.
Tripalot 05/23/19 07:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Costco battery?

We went through the process of buying 2 new house batteries recently. We checked Costco - absolutely no one to help with any questions there. Decided to check with Canadian Tire - got real HELP, questions answered and prices comparable to Costco. Those batteries are too heavy to be hauling around to compare. We found even with taking a picture of the label and trying to find similar at Costco was nothing more than frustrating. Canadian Tire even took batteries to our car - won't get that service at Costco.
Tripalot 05/23/19 07:47am Tech Issues
RE: Mouse Dilema - What would you do?

When I got my RV.. First trip out I installed 2 each CAT... Have seen no evidence of mice. Insects yes (I mean it's 14 year old) but no mice.. Down to one cat (on uninstalled itself.. That is. Died) but the other still purrs niely. Mice seem to avoid him. He's a Maine Coon. about 30 pounds worth (normal for his breed)... I keep him well fed but he'd love a mouse flavored snack or 3 if only they would come play with him.. Seems they think his play would make of them mouse pate though so they go far. so as not to be served tartar. We too used to have a Maine Coon - no mice problem with him around but unfortunately he has passed away.
Tripalot 04/26/19 08:05am Beginning RVing
Mouse Dilema - What would you do?

We recently discovered evidence of a mouse being in our RV. We have cleaned up and set 2 traps baited with peanut butter. In 4 days, there has been no new evidence and we have not caught anything. Now the problem - we will not have access to our RV for 2 weeks. I am wondering if it would be best to leave the traps set or not. If we do catch a mouse and it is dead in the trap for several days, is it going to decompose and stink up the rv interior especially if the weather warms up. Alternative, if we do not leave the traps set, we risk damage from chewing, etc. What would you do ? ? ?
Tripalot 04/26/19 07:26am Beginning RVing
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