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RE: IH-5 through Seattle options?

Cutting off at I-405 is a tad bit better, sometimes, the plus is that you don't have all the craziness going through downtown Seattle. But I agree with Tom/Barb on the times.
Y-Guy 05/08/21 09:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Towing a 2 wheel drive automatic transmission

First place to start looking is to check the Motorhome Magazine Dinghy Towing Guides is a great place to start. It provides a great overview, but doesn’t get into many details. Keep in mind that some vehicles that could be towed one year might not be recommended the next year, either changes to electronics, transmission, engine or the bean counters can all influence the change. The ultimate authority is the actual Owners Manual that came with the vehicle. In most cases you can do a Google Search with the year make and model to find one online. But you will want to verify with the actual owners manual of that vehicle to be sure since sometimes the online ones might differ from the actual. Generally speaking you want to look for the section on "Recreational Towing" in the owners manual. There are users that find out that they can tow four down just fine, going against what the manufacture states. If you go this route you’re on your own if there are any damages, this is why many won’t risk violating the warranty by towing against the owners manual recommendation.
Y-Guy 05/08/21 09:14am Dinghy Towing
RE: Anyone install base plate on 2020 Escape hybrid

Congrats on the self-install and thanks for sharing your experience.
Y-Guy 05/07/21 08:15am Dinghy Towing
RE: Ramp door patio DIY. Whose done it?

You bet, as I recall I found upgraded eye bolts at one of the specialty fastener stores; like Tacoma Screw - probably overkill but made me feel safer.
Y-Guy 05/06/21 09:42am Toy Haulers
RE: Ramp door patio DIY. Whose done it?

Here are some photos from what I did. That's all I've got I can't the write up I'd done. Good luck! Ramp Door 1 Ramp Door 2 Ramp Door 3 Ramp Door 4
Y-Guy 05/06/21 07:24am Toy Haulers
RE: Ramp door patio DIY. Whose done it?

I did it back with our 2005 Raptor. Let me see if I still have my write up and photos.
Y-Guy 05/05/21 03:45pm Toy Haulers
RE: Heelllooooo

Welcome to our corner of the internet. Great shots, lovely view!
Y-Guy 05/05/21 08:25am Toy Haulers
RE: Recommend An AC Unit

That's awesome, wish more dealerships would actually fix them like that. Seems they don't want to touch them just replace them.
Y-Guy 05/04/21 02:33pm Toy Haulers
RE: Looking for feedback on restricted workamper options

Jim depending on how many you need you might do a combination of the two and find which works better in your situation. Removing the axles of a Class A or any motor home is probably a non-starter, so you'll limit yourself there. Some may prefer a shorter stay until they get to know the situation, coming in blind and having to have axles removed may scare off some too. But after a month others may want to move on, then come back later to do a 90 day stint. Based on the board and your experience I assume you've looked into any possible exemption for to the land use rules of the area. With your situation you're going to need to be a bit picky about who you allow to work/stay there, youth protection policies, background checks etc. All of this could make things a challenge. You might reach out to the Oregon State parks and talk/learn from their camp host program, can reach them at the Parks Info Center at 800-551-6949 or park.info@oregon.gov
Y-Guy 05/04/21 08:45am Workamping Forum
RE: Cuddeback to Calico ride

Sounds like a good time Dave thanks for sharing!
Y-Guy 05/03/21 03:15pm Toy Haulers
RE: Fish bowl cooling class A

We took a trip to southern Utah, temps 118° in Kanab - ugh. Running the Dash air and both roof top it was still warm. I had 2 fans blowing air from the back, helped a bit but still hot. When we parked and had our solar shade and curtains closed we could get the RV fairly cool, but not when traveling. On another trip we did try hanging a thick shower curtain just behind the driver/passenger seats, dash air wasn't enough so we fired up the generator and had 2 of the air top vents pushing air up front and the dash. That helped but the dash just isn't powerful enough. Reality is that it's just not well insulted enough and the front end with all that glass makes it worse. I suppose a stand alone might help, but we've just tried to avoid driving after 2PM in hot climates. I live in the desert so we've learned to adapt. What's the size of your roof top A/Cs?
Y-Guy 05/03/21 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing cigarette/cigar smoke residue, ozone machine?

A few years back I found my dream Jeep. The problem was the owner was a smoker, didn't notice it at first but as it warmed up it was very noticeable. The dealership promised they could remove it, so much they would refund my purchase if I wasn't satisfied - I figured I had nothing to lose. I could have left it with them or do it at home using Auto Shocker Quick Release To be honest I was less then thrilled and figured I'd be taking the Jeep back. But I followed the directions, in fact let it sit for a couple of days instead of the 24 hours. Then vented it Sunday night. Monday morning, I couldn't smell any smoke. That afternoon, when temps were in the 80s, I took it for a drive and nothing. I was honestly shocked that it worked, but very happy about it it. For the price it might be worth a try, you an find it cheaper on Amazon too.
Y-Guy 05/03/21 07:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Where's a few of your favorite destinations to go?

Kanab Utah if you like ATV/UTV riding. Stunning views and endless trails. Hanksville Utah is a close 2nd. It's been years since our Utah trip at the time we had ATVs and recall many of the trails were strictly limited to 50" or less, has that changed much? We've been debating of getting a UTV but unsure how many of the trails would be closed off currently. Any thougths?
Y-Guy 05/02/21 08:25am Toy Haulers
RE: Ontario, OR across the State to Newport, OR

Hwy 20 between Burns and Bend is fine, sort of boring to be honest. Between Bend & Albany is a nice drive, summer can bit a bit crazy but no major issues. It’s a pretty major east/west route. There is one switch back area between 126 & Cascadia but you’ll be totally fine. In Sisters the Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort is really nice, stayed there a couple of years ago and its VERY well maintained and very nice (clean) grounds. From Albany to Newport is good now that the major construction is over closer to Newport. Watch your speed going through Philomath - I think they City counts on speeders in its annual budget. I can’t see any reason not to go Hwy 20 if you are going to Newport, but google says going I85 to I5 only adds about 22 minutes.
Y-Guy 04/27/21 04:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Movin on up!

Congrats on the new wheels! Nice to have friends to go check it out for you!
Y-Guy 04/25/21 09:13pm Toy Haulers
RE: Toad on Trailer vs 4 Down

DougE are open to a third option? What about getting a dinghy that you can flat tow with all that work? The thought of either having to unload it or rebuild it every time would be a big turn off for me.
Y-Guy 04/24/21 08:50am Dinghy Towing
RE: Recommend An AC Unit

Sadly they really are not serviceable, a throwaway item for the most part. My guess is you probably have a Coleman. Carrier exited the RV market so they are out of consideration. Dometic, Furrion, Advent, Atwood, RecPro all pop up on various sites. What unit do you have installed, do you know its BTU rating? I'd say the 13,500 BTU is the most common, but depending on how it does in the heat of SoCal maybe going bigger might be worth considering.
Y-Guy 04/21/21 08:00am Toy Haulers
RE: Jeep missed the boat

Jeep Renegades are built on Fiat chassis' -- 'nuff said. Actually the Fiat 500 is flat towable, but the Fiat 500X is not. The 500X chassis is what the Renegade is built on.
Y-Guy 04/19/21 09:59am Dinghy Towing
RE: The Complete List of Toy Haulers

Thanks CampinginCanada, I added their link.
Y-Guy 04/15/21 09:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: Are damage deposits at parks customary?

I've never seen it. We stay at a lot of State and Private Campgrounds; a few I'd say are a bit pricey, but never one ran into something like that. But I also avoid any parks with a lot of mobile homes in the first place.
Y-Guy 04/12/21 08:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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