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RE: What is your towing experience with Chrysler Pacifica

We towed our 3.500 pound loaded trailer for many years with our Dodge Caravan. Same tow capacity as your pacifica. We went all over Oregon, Washington, some of Canada and even Colorado. People with more money than us would scoff at our rig though, barely, we are within factory specs. Your pacifica will do fine. Figure 500 aditional pounds for water, camping gear and what you need to camp. Be sure to get a brake controller and we did run Firestone air bag assist suspension. Our mileage was around 14 MPG I agree. The OP will be fine. I towed a 25ft TT with a 95 Explorer the trailer had a 5k lb tow rating with a 3850 dry weight. Yes we were at max but I never had an issue.
dodge guy 10/19/19 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Another "Yuk" thread, or OMG, or what are they thinking?

I hate dump sites.....nasty places I have electric dump valves and just let them rip while driving back home. Simple.... That’s just crazy! I would never do anything like that! How would you flush the black tank?!!!
dodge guy 10/19/19 06:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Is a cover necessary ?

As I indicated before, I am pro-cover but I wouldn't spend $400+ on a cover for a $3500 trailer.Why not? I agree. If it’s a trailer in really good shape. I would prolong its life as long as possible. $400 for 5 years of use is well worth it.
dodge guy 10/18/19 12:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Yet another reason I won't let my dealer touch my trailer

Reese supplies all the hardware. The bolts are self threading. Drill the hole to the appropriate size and then run the self tapping bolt in and torque it. I had mine on 2 trailers with the same hardware. The last trailer it was on for 13 years and never loosened up. I did check them once in a great while, but they were always tight. I do believe they screwed up the install somehow, but it should’ve been caught earlier than this!
dodge guy 10/18/19 08:17am Towing
RE: RV Cover

Well since this thread derailed, HOA's are a joke. I live in a non HOA neighborhood. All the houses are well kept, no junk parked everywhere, grass manicured and I can keep my MH in my driveway as long as I like. My property my rules! I specifically bought non HOA. To me an HOA reduces the property values!
dodge guy 10/17/19 06:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV Cover

This is what my 07 trailer looked like when I traded it in this year. Covered all its life during the winter. Decals were still like new, no fading or cracking. The roof was nearing replacement or at least coating it. I’ve seen other trailers not covered and they look like they’ve been through a war! I did however wax mine once a year and wash it before every trip. https://image.ibb.co/jofRbG/506-F468-F-D0-B6-4012-B11-B-FC7-F37736708.jpg width=600
dodge guy 10/17/19 11:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Pine/Spruce drip season??

I believe its also called "glue" season! LOL I found this the first time I parked my Excursion under one. it took some work to remove it! Now I watch where I park so it doesn't happen again.
dodge guy 10/16/19 10:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campsite Sanitation - Beware

I spent 20 minutes reading this and feel nauseous from the graphic descriptions and rhetoric. Imagine how you'd feel if you got sick from all the diseases spread on here?
dodge guy 10/16/19 09:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just a thought on truck campers place here

Why then are you posting about TC's in the Class A forum? They are a very active and important part of our community and deserve respect like anyone else. dodge guy there is a truck camper forum. You know, I thought there was but before I responded I went and looked and didn’t see one. I’ll have to look again maybe I accidentally hid it. Just went and looked. Yes I did accidentally check the “hide” box. Maybe that is what the OP did also?
dodge guy 10/16/19 04:44pm Truck Campers
RE: Gap year, family of 6, TV and TT recommendations

A big thanks to everyone for responding to this thread. Here are my key takeaways: 1) You can't defy the laws of physics so don't try. We will need to get a TV that is capable of towing everything plus a safety factor of 20%. So far the full size van or a fifth wheel are what we are leaning towards as we want to have a detachable TV. I suppose it's going to come down to what we decide to trailer in. Point taken in giving ourselves plenty of room in the trailer (and the TV). 2) If you want to make it happen you will make it happen. From what I've read from Full Timers both here and elsewhere is don't get too caught up in the details. If you want to make this work, you will make it work. Of course I want to increase my chances of having a good experience (see number 1 above) so I will keep asking questions and hope for good honest answers. Next on the agenda is figuring out a true cost of doing this. Look for a new thread on budgeting for this trip. Thanks again for all your help! As far as the TV, don’t get caught in that 20% margin for safety. The manuf has already figured in a margin so that it won’t fail prematurely!
dodge guy 10/16/19 01:12pm Towing
RE: Winter Camping - Golf Cart

IDE be more concerned about the 12 seasons!!!! That sounds pretty bad. Otherwise just keep them charged and check the water before it gets below freezing. Biggest things is don’t cook the batteries, that will boil the water out and shorten their life.
dodge guy 10/16/19 01:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just a thought on truck campers place here

Never realized there wasn’t a TC forum. The closest would be the class C forum.
dodge guy 10/16/19 01:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Campsite Sanitation - Beware

When you were born you were given this great thing called an immune system. If you don’t let it do it’s thing it will not work properly when the time comes! As far as slobs, well there is nothing we can do about that after the fact! Just watch what you are doing if you are not sure!
dodge guy 10/16/19 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: 1987 37' Winnebago Elandan for Sale >$45,000< ??

At best it's worth $10k! She was good on Different Strokes, but that doesn't make it worth anymore than a similar model. As it sits it's worth $7k
dodge guy 10/15/19 10:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where in Western MI with 3 tweens/teens

Ok, hmm. What about sleeping bear dunes?
dodge guy 10/15/19 11:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where in Western MI with 3 tweens/teens

Silver Lake sand dunes! Meads MI. Right on Lake MI. Perfect for your kids! Lots to see and do. https://i.ibb.co/1sNwfmg/26-F55-B27-782-D-495-E-BB3-A-36-C60478-C079.jpg width=600 https://i.ibb.co/JRk7xhw/CF0-A96-C8-4997-462-F-B1-D9-B60-DC5-E8-A37-C.jpg width=600 And if you don’t have 4WD then you can go to the other side of the state park and take the dune vehicles and they take you on dune excursions. Or you can rent a Jeep and drive it. Also part of the state park is designated for foot traffic only. So you can hike the dunes out to the lake and not worry about vehicles.
dodge guy 10/15/19 10:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pickle on My Entry Door Grab Handle

If this is true, and it is a game, I've heard the proper response is to place sardines on the ugly tents of those nearby and sprinkle the juice around the tent!
dodge guy 10/14/19 06:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Proper electric fireplace install

I don’t remember seeing a sticker indicating to retorque the screws. I will double check when we go to fix it. The fire place is not part of the load shedding feature. The only things that are On the lord shed feature are the front and rear AC’s and the water heater, only 3 circuits. The fireplace is plugged into a regular outlet. And there was no load shedding going on for this weekend. With temps in the 30’s and 40’s at night!
dodge guy 10/14/19 05:38pm Class A Motorhomes
Proper electric fireplace install

So my buddy asked me on Friday at the campground to look at his fireplace. It started to run and then turn off. It would run for a minute and then turn off for 2 minutes. The cycle would continue. He bought his MH new, a 2017 Fleetwood Bounder 35K, the fireplace is part of the floor plan, so it wasn’t installed after the fact. So I pull the unit out of its recessed opening and I notice the fresh air intake is on the back. I start to look around the cabinet and there is no fresh air intake to be found. He said he only started having a problem this year. So we set it on the floor in front of the opening with a container lid as a baffle so it didn’t suck in any hot air. It ran fine all weekend. So we are going to cut out the bottom of the cabinet at the floor and install a vent of some kind so it can pull in fresh air. It’s crazy that on a $150k MH they can’t even install a simple electric fireplace properly. The other problem he had was a heated up/melted wire in his circuit breaker box. We finally traced the wiring and it’s for the electric water heater! He has a load shedding/mgt system and they left the screw loose at the panel for the load shed. So now we need to move that over to the other open position so it has fresh contacts. The other one is melted. He got 1/2 a turn out of the screw! The quality control is terrible to non existent!
dodge guy 10/14/19 01:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jeep towed discharged when towing. This is new.

I don’t believe you need the key on. I don’t think the column lock the wheel with the key off. Also do you have a batt. Charge wire running from the MH to the Jeep to keep the batt charged? Most vehicle need to have one to avoid this issue!
dodge guy 10/13/19 07:05pm Dinghy Towing
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