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RE: Montana "hi-line"

Havre "Beneath the Streets" was pretty neat. US 2 in Havre Montana.
docsouce 03/14/21 03:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Fresh water tank clearance issue

Great thought. The wood certainly will hold moisture. A soft plastic.. I'll have to check this idea out...
docsouce 03/13/21 05:56pm Tech Issues
Fresh water tank clearance issue

We had a couple of warm days this last week, so I decided to grab the creeper and give the underside of my 2020 Jayco 26XD Class C a look see for any further items that need attention before the season starts. What I found was the 2 plastic elbows on the drivers side rear, underside of the freshwater tank, the drain and fill connectors, that screw into the bottom of the tank are pushing down right against the top of the chassis frame. The water tank is empty and I can move it around. I can pull the tank about 1/2 to 3/4" toward the outside (drivers side)and that gives the elbows room by clearing the side of the trucks frame. Now one way I could hold the tank in this position would be to slide a piece of 1"x6" wood along the length of the tank on the opposite (psgr) side. I tried this and it works but does this seem like a good fix? I know the tank probably won't move when its full and I could just move the tank before filling and hope it doesn't move back but these elbows need some room. I don't need to be worried about the elbows breaking off when bouncing on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere. So it seems like my three options are the two I just mentioned and the third is to lift the tank 1/4 to 3/8''by sliding some type of flat spacer ,probably wood, under the tank ,all the way around. I bought the RV new last year and put 7200 miles on it and usually carry about 3/4 a tank of water. I don't know how these elbows survived. Any advise is appreciated. __________________
docsouce 03/13/21 02:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Is a toad necessary with a small motor home?

We had a Thor 22e and took it cross country 3 times without a toad. We rent an auto when we find the need. We now have a Jayco 26XD and are leaving in early June for a 4 month cross country trip. Massachusetts to the 4 corners region, then poke around out there till we get to Montana then head back. Again no toad. We found all that's needed is to plan ahead. It's just the 2 of us though. I think if we had kids along, a toad would be very handy...
docsouce 03/10/21 03:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Maine to Yellowstone

This was copied from the North Dakota Highway Patrol web site. "The speed limit is 55 mph on gravel, loose dirt, or on loose surface highways and on paved two-lane county and township highways, if there is no speed limit posted. The speed limit is 65 mph on two-lane highways, if posted for that speed. The speed limit is 70 mph on paved four-lane divided highways. The speed limit is 75 mph on interstate highways (I-29 and I-94)." The Montana DOT web site says "the statutory speed limit on State Highway 2 is 70 mph." We made this trip 3 years ago. Into Canada at Thousand Islands Ca 417/17 to Sault St.Marie then US 2 from St.Ignace to St Mary at Glacier NP. We left on June 16 and arrived St Mary on June 28. Wonderful ride...
docsouce 03/09/21 06:56am Roads and Routes
RE: Maine to Yellowstone

Coming from Maine Route 2 would make you feel right at home. As mentioned if you feel you have the time and want a break from the interstate. Just a beautiful ride.
docsouce 03/07/21 05:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Maine to Yellowstone

We stopped at the Devils Tower just noth of I90 in northeast Wyoming. We really enjoyed it. We stayed at the KOA at the base of the tower. Nice 2 night stop.
docsouce 03/06/21 11:07am Roads and Routes
RE: TPO roof understanding help.

As always, thanks for taking the time to fill me in. Maintenance. It's all about proper maintenance..
docsouce 03/06/21 06:10am General RVing Issues
TPO roof understanding help.

My 2020 26XD has a TPO over a vacuum bonded laminated roof. Would someone please take a minute and explain to me what that means. The outside of the roof is a fine cloth like mesh. Is this the TPO? and if not does this type of roof need to be treated with a UV protector. I looked up TPO here and I find that it doesn't need to be treated, but I don't understand what the cloth mesh is. Feel dumb asking this but its a component I know nothing about. Ahhh yes a Jayco, sorry 'bout that... Thanks for any help.
docsouce 03/04/21 11:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Michelin's replacement for 225/75 16 LTX M/S2 ?

The Thor 22e Freedom Elite is rather light RV. The Michelin LT MS-2's that were the factory tires lasted for 42,000 miles. I too wanted to replace them with the same tire. Research and found the MS-2's and the Defender were discontinued and the replacement tire is the Michelin LT Agilis Cross climate. These were my choice for the replacement. As for these Hankook tires. As I said,they are new factory installed tires so we'll see what happens. DW and I are leaving for a 4/5 month crosscounty trip. From the East coast to the desert southwest then zig-zag North and back home eventually. I figure about 10 to 12,000 miles. We'll see how they look after that run.
docsouce 03/02/21 07:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Michelin's replacement for 225/75 16 LTX M/S2 ?

Check out the tires offered on the FMCA tire program. A few hoops to jump through but if you're a member the savings are pretty good. I was going to buy a set of the Michelin Agis tires for my Class C. But ended up trading it in for a new Jayco 26xd that came with Hankooks. Only have 7800 miles on them but so it's a bit to early to tell. They do ride well though.
docsouce 03/01/21 12:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Is Martha’s vineyard worth the cost & effort? Nantucket?

We visited Martha's Vineyard Sept. 22 to Sept 26 2019. We stayed at the Martha's Vineyard Family Campground. Great Campground and very nice/helpful new owners. We took our Thor 22C class c no tow there and the ferry cost was $320 round trip. We chose these dates on the advise of the owners of the RV park. They said it is considered off season. Less people and less traffic on the Island and a cheaper ferry rate. Also on the advise of the campground owners, because of very close clearances on the downtown streets, we parked outside of the towns and bicycled in. Cars are OK but RV's need a shoe horn to get through the downtown streets. Plenty of parking outside of the downtown areas. In this case a towd would be very handy, but that also increases the ferry cost. We had a great time and enjoyed the sights. Be a while though before we return though. As far as I know there aren't any RV campgrounds on Nantucket Island.
docsouce 02/21/21 12:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Navigation

Another " Ol' Fart here" I use the Co-Pilot App with a Samsung TAB A 8" screen. The night before I layout my route and check it out on my Rand McNally Truckers Atlas and Google maps. I write the various route changes on a piece of paper and check them off as I go. I have plenty of time and besides I enjoy becoming familiar with the route and "points of interest" along the way. As mentioned I also try to go around bigger cities if possible too. Haven't had any problems yet, however staying aware and not sight seeing while I'm driving helps a lot.
docsouce 02/21/21 06:38am Beginning RVing
RE: Getting Started - Longer Distance Camping

Nice trip. As mentioned,be sure your rig is road ready. Good tires and a good tool kit are always handy. A Roadside Assistance program might come in handy too. We have 2 small dogs that we always take. They travel very well and don't bark when we are off on a short hike. However we always have to keep our hikes and side trips to 3 or 4 hours max because we have to check on them. Let them out and just making sure the A/C on the rig is ok. I don't know about your rig but in the Summer heat my rig can turn into an oven quickly. Some of the private campgrounds have pet sitters or can recommend one for you. We did a trip similar to this a couple of years ago. We made our way to Hannable Missouri and took US 36 from there. Headed south at some point to visit Marshall Dillon and Kitty in Dodge City then southwest to La Junta Co and on to Durango Co. So many great things to do in that area. We limit our daily drives to 200 miles or so and try to be in our campsites by 2pm. We avoid the interstates. So much to beauty on the "back roads". Being from the East coast these huge open areas take our breath away. I don't know what your time frame is but taking my time and enjoying sights and places I might never see again is what it's all about.
docsouce 02/17/21 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Rear Bumper Mud Guards

This is pretty much what I thought. Just have to postpone the bike ride for half an hour...Thanks for the replies.
docsouce 02/12/21 10:16am General RVing Issues
Rear Bumper Mud Guards

What type of a set up have you folks used to keep the wet road spray junk from building up on the rear of your rigs. It didn't really bother me before because I'd just give it a quick rinse. This year however I'm going to be carrying a couple of bicycles on a receiver hitch and I'd like to try to keep the road dust and wet film build up down. Has anyone had any luck with those long flaps that hang down from the rear bumper? I understand there is no way to eliminate it all. Just wondering if these "mud guards" are worth while or if anyone has an different method, or is it even worth the bother, you know, part of the experience!!!!
docsouce 02/12/21 06:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Receiver Bike Racks

Update on this post: I want to thank all those that took the time to respond to this post. I just bought a Swagman Dispatch. It looks like the best fit for my needs. We are leaving in early June and heading west. Going to poke around New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming for 3 or 4 months then head back east. This rack looks like it will be up for the trip.
docsouce 02/12/21 06:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Planning to Flat Tow

Any thoughts on whether the "All Terrain" tow bar is a better choice?
docsouce 02/10/21 07:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Planning to Flat Tow

You Folks are Great. This is just the information I am looking for. I found an interesting Refference article at Motorhome.com /Dinghy towing guides. It lists many autos from 2000 to the present,if they can be towed and restrictions for towing them. Like starting the car every 500 miles and such.
docsouce 02/10/21 04:21am Class C Motorhomes
Planning to Flat Tow

I have a 2020 Jayco 26XD Class C just my wife and I.. I would like to start acquiring the equipment I need to flat tow a vehicle. First of all I need to pick up a vehicle. I'm looking at a 2015 or so Jeep Patriot 4x4 with a manual transmission. Weight 3200/3300 lbs. I'm not zeroed in on this vehicle but it looks like the weight and the manual trans is not limited by distance or speed according to the 2015 "Guide to Dinghy Towing". Opinions please. After that I need to pick up the equipment, tow bar etc. I have no idea what I need. I see items listed but I rather get my information from here on what works best. Example: all terrain tow bar vs regular tow bar, brake assists on and on. I'm not going off road but we boondock all the time. We are going on an extended road trip in early June to Sept. and hang out in the desert southwest, then north to US2 east to home. I'm thinking I might come across some of the tow equipment I need used from the folks we meet on the road. As always I appreciate your advise. And again, I'm very flexible on a vehicle to tow.
docsouce 02/09/21 08:29am Class C Motorhomes
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