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RE: Yet another "Is this generator a good one" thread

I believe the Honda 2200i claims to be "as low as" 48 dB. The Sam's page claims the Sportsman is "less than 53 dB". The Predator 2000 is claimed to be 65dB. Considering the LP option on the Sportsman, that's quite a price. Paralleling with a Honda doesn't sound like something I'd ever try, though.
rexlion 08/24/19 11:32am Tech Issues
RE: Revenge is mine, says the buffalo herd...

All they have to do is turn it into their regular auto insurance policy provider. They'll have to pay the deductible, but that's all. Maybe. Not all policies are the same. Coverage does not always follow to a renal car. It also doesn't always cover the "extras" that some rental companies will make you pay for such as lost revenue on the vehicle.Honestly, I've never heard of an auto policy with comp & collision coverage that did not extend to a rental. I've asked a couple of insurance agents in the past and they affirmed this.
rexlion 08/24/19 11:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Revenge is mine, says the buffalo herd...

All they have to do is turn it into their regular auto insurance policy provider. They'll have to pay the deductible, but that's all.
rexlion 08/22/19 10:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: SUV for Towing

I put 140,000 towing miles on a 2008 Highlander. I was towing 16' and 17' trailers for work and for recreation, with trailer weights between 2200 and 3500 lbs. It did well at 60-62 mph max speed in 4th gear (out of 5); on long grades I'd shift to 3rd and run mostly about 40-50 mph depending on the steepness. Stability was good (I kept 10%-15% of trailer weight on the tongue). By the time the odometer had 185,000 the transmission light was coming on when traveling those steep grades, and I thought about adding another tranny cooler but in the end I sold it and got a used Lexus GX470. Keep in mind that the 3.5L V6 will do best with smaller frontal area trailers. My largest frontal area trailer was 7.5' wide by about 100" high. There are some people on the Escape Trailer forum who tow 19' and even 21' Escapes (molded fiberglass made in BC) with newer Highlanders. I personally feel like 21' is pushing it a bit; one would definitely want an anti-sway hitch!
rexlion 08/18/19 01:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: Portable Solar Smoking

And here I thought this would be about how to smoke meat using a solar powered smoker........
rexlion 08/08/19 08:53pm Tech Issues
RE: About to buy a TT, so confused, could use some help.

OP, I sure hope you took a pass on that purchase. It would be like grafting a 6' long tail onto a beagle. Watch the tail wag the dog!
rexlion 08/07/19 09:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone tow with a Honda Pilot?

You should be fine. Get the AWD for sure, though. With FWD only the front tires will wear a lot faster than you'll like, based on my past experience.
rexlion 08/07/19 09:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Another Rear End Accident Story

You might have to make sure the loss of use amount is included in your claim to the other driver's insurance company. If they do not agree to include this amount, that's when a lawyer can really come in handy, if nothing more than to write a letter to them showing you're serious. But lawyer hours can add up quickly, killing any advantage to using one, if you need much more than a letter. Since you're working it through your own insurance, hopefully they will amenable and diligent about getting this amount covered for you. BTW, a lot of lawyers will do a free, short little consultation, especially if they know that all you need is 2 minutes' worth of advice. Really sorry this messed up your trip. But very glad you are ok healthwise.
rexlion 08/05/19 02:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hipcamp or Tentrr?

I've looked at HipCamp. It isn't for me. Never heard of the other one. Have you tried the Ultimate Campgrounds app or website?
rexlion 08/05/19 02:40pm Family Camping
RE: November Honeymoon trip suggestions

I'd opt to put on some miles (500-550 is plenty for one day) until you reach somewhere you'd like to explore/enjoy, then stay there (or close to there) 2 or 3 nights. Driving I-70 through Colorado in the first week of November would, I suspect, give you spectacular views of snow-covered peaks. Spend a day at Colorado National Monument. 2 days at Arches. Maybe a day at Canyonlands, especially if you want to Jeep the trails. Loop up to I-70 and west to Hwy 24 so you can visit Goblin Valley SP. Spend a day at Capitol Reef. Then south to Kodachrome, Bryce, and/or Zion (all fairly close together); I've never been to Koodachrome so I don't know how it compares timewise, but Bryce and Zion are each worth at least 1 day. Of course you have time constraints by this time. So at some point you have to break off and head east; go south to I-40 (by then you will surely want the southern route due to weather) and hotfoot it toward home, but plan a half-day or a day in Santa Fe to see the art and the buildings. All of this assumes that you prefer outdoors and wild scenery. If you would rather spend time in cities looking through museums or checking out wineries or microbrews or shopping, others will have to speak to that.
rexlion 08/05/19 02:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best way through St. Paul

I recommend a wide berth. Came thru there on 35E about 10 days ago and never saw so many rude, hurrying, weaving, crazy drivers anyplace else. One idiot in particular... I was passing a truck and as soon as I was sure of proper clearance I started to the right so others could pass too, but this yahoo did not want to wait and wheeled into the right lane fast so he got himself cut off as I moved over with my trailer. He had to wait for another motorist before he could swing left and pass me. By then I was caught up to the next slow mover so I moved left behind him. So he slowed waaay down to punish me for the imagined slight. After a quarter minute of this he took off like a bat out of h. Moral of the story: avoid the Twin Cities if possible,. If you must drive thru there, don't bother moving over out of courtesy after you have passed because it will only tick them off.
rexlion 08/03/19 01:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Three cheers for BKA

Now they're in for it! ;) Best wishes for many years of happiness.
rexlion 08/03/19 01:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Trailer with fixed coupler so it doesn't pivot

Something like this... Reese hitch alignment sticks Some people install a hitch ball on the front of the truck, so they can see what they're doing. Might be a way for you to go if the situation fits.
rexlion 08/02/19 06:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camp sites in MIchigan UP

The municipal park at Grand Marais is (was?) pretty nice, and good location right on Lake Superior. You have Munising to the west with its waterfalls and boat tour of the rock cliffs, Tahquamenon SP and the Soo Locks to the east, and Seney wildlife refuge to the south. Also W of Manistique you have the Big Spring at Palms Book SP and the historic buildings at Fayette SP. Buy an annual vehicle pass for the state parks and spend a few days. On your way, Mackinaw City and Mackinac Island are interesting. I was just at Wilderness SP a few days ago and it was a very pleasant CG with a rather new bath house, nice beach, and good pavement for bike riding.
rexlion 08/01/19 02:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone have any knowledge about Shadow Cruisers?

Nadaguides dot com is free to use.
rexlion 07/31/19 04:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bowlus Road Chief

Holy cow, I can't believe they're building them again. Amazing!
rexlion 07/31/19 04:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Windows update before hell freezes over

Not sure what your rush is. The town of Hell, Michigan won't freeze over until December! :D
rexlion 07/31/19 04:05pm Technology Corner
RE: Towing with a Four Runner

If the 4Runner came with a factory hitch receiver, the max hitch weight might be stamped on it. Otherwise check the owner's manual. My '08 Lexus GX470 has a 6500 lb tow capacity, and 900-some lbs max tongue weight if a WD hitch is used. So even though max tongue weight is usually 10% of the tow rating on most vehicles, it isn't always so. I'd suggest she look for a trailer under 24' long and under 3500 lbs dry weight. For some really light, easy to tow trailers with less frontal area, look at Scamp, Casita, and similar.
rexlion 07/29/19 02:33pm Towing
RE: no sway weight distribution hitches

I'm glad it's helping out. I had an Andersen for a while and I liked it. Make sure your tongue weight is between 10% and 15% of total trailer weight. Inadequate hitch weight is the most common cause of sway in a trailer of that (fairly short) size. Even though the hitch is doing its job, finding and correcting the cause of the sway is important.
rexlion 07/26/19 02:34pm Towing
RE: Picking up new camper

Now you know what kind of markup they try to get on those.
rexlion 07/09/19 02:41pm Travel Trailers
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