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RE: towing Prius with tow dolly

I have a '17 Toyota Camry Hybrid that I have towed many miles on a tow dolly-no problems. Only issue I ever had was using a set of magnetic tail lights and put the wire across the hood. There's now a set of scuff marks where the wires blew back and forth. :S:M
routeforty 07/08/20 04:26pm Dinghy Towing
RE: UPDATED - Ran over Gator

'Gator' is trucker slang for those big old pieces of tire tread laying in the road.
routeforty 06/23/20 01:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Service Unavailable

mine too. Go on the "forum posting help and support" thread and the first topic there addresses the problem.
routeforty 06/07/20 06:58am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Travel When Restrictions lifted

Had planned a New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland trip for May-June, but that may be too early after they are lifted. Possibly, hope not, they could start again(Lockdowns) and I don't want to get caught in another country. Maybe will do that this fall. Probably do the Blue Ridge Parkway. Sorry, non essential travel from US into Canada such as a vacation is banned by the Canadian government.I know, that's why I wrote "after they are lifted"
routeforty 04/23/20 02:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel When Restrictions lifted

Had planned a New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland trip for May-June, but that may be too early after they are lifted. Possibly, hope not, they could start again(Lockdowns) and I don't want to get caught in another country. Maybe will do that this fall. Probably do the Blue Ridge Parkway.
routeforty 04/22/20 06:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Flatulence causing CO/Propane detector alarm?

Yep. Farts definitely contain enough methane to be volatile. I have heard from unnamed sources back in my teen years :W that a fart, a tight pair of jeans and a cigarette lighter will create quite a flare. Not a good idea with shorts though. :EAlso back in my teens had a friend do this with a long one. After several days of sleeping on his stomach and a lot of burn cream he learned a hard lesson. Sure was quite funny at the time watching him scoot on the ground while yelling.
routeforty 03/21/20 12:15pm General RVing Issues
Reservations cancelled

Just received an email from the Maryland Park Service that our reservations for the last week of April are cancelled. Was going to watch grandson play some HS baseball games. The games were cancelled last week but we enjoy staying at Tuckahoe SP and was going anyway, but now I guess not. :( All this cheap gas(paid 1.39 for regular this morning-diesel was 2.05) and no place to go. Sure hope when all this **** is over the fuel prices stay down.
routeforty 03/21/20 12:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flatulence causing CO/Propane detector alarm?

What are you eating??? :E The environmentalists are going to be after you to change your diet-all this methane you are emitting is contributing too much to the climate change. :B
routeforty 03/21/20 11:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Spring Shakedown Trip cancelled

Was planning to do the Canadian Maritimes next month. Just got my passport-but looks like Canada had a different idea. :( Oh well, hopefully we can try this fall. Have some property down in the Wayne NF, that may be all the rving that gets done for a few weeks(unless the higher ups decide that everyone is to stay home :E :E
routeforty 03/18/20 04:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Replace Dinette Set?

I did it a few years ago. Dinette and couch were opposite each other. Removed the dinette and couch and put 2 lazy boys in. For a table I hinged a stock Lowes countertop to the wall where the dinette was and used 2 folding stools if we wanted to use the table-which was folded down when not in use(most of the time). When I gave the TT to daughter I put the dinette back in along with the couch. Easy job for anyone with only "minor" carpentry skills.
routeforty 03/06/20 11:08am Beginning RVing
RE: Mid of the nights stuff and other things by RVers

^ k as in Black Tank Saga not Black Tang Saga.Now I understand. Having never experienced this ordeal it was like speaking a foreign language to me. Thanks for the clarification!
routeforty 02/28/20 09:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Mid of the nights stuff and other things by RVers

What's a "Black Tang Saga"? :h Supposed to have been a k.OK, now even more confused-what do you mean by a k ?? :h :h :h
routeforty 02/27/20 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mid of the nights stuff and other things by RVers

What's a "Black Tang Saga"? :h
routeforty 02/27/20 02:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Discount on fuel if paying with cash??

It always appeared to me that you don't get a discount for cash, you're just not charged extra for using a credit card. But I guess you could spin it and say that that's a discount.;)
routeforty 01/06/20 08:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Leesburg Florida area

I'm assume that the fishing tournament is at Venetian Gardens along SR44 in Leesburg. Probably the closest "nice" FHU park would be Holiday travel resort on rt33 off of US27 on the south side of town. Never camped there but have friends who have a park model in the park and love it-they've been going there for several years. About 4 miles from Venetian Gardens. There are a couple smaller CGs closer, but I don't know if I would want to stay in them. JM wrote about Southern Palms-which is a very nice park. but you're probably about 10 miles from Venetian Gardens. Probably at the end of March you're not going to have any problems finding a place. I could, or monkey44 could probably also give you the names of some other places(we lived there for several years) if you like, but probably your best bet would be the Holiday travel resort(maybe the name might be Holiday rv village. Gary
routeforty 01/02/20 11:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lance 1121 compatibility

I know you want the largest that will work,I think the more important factor is the Center of gravity, which is the balance point of the TC-where the weight of the TC is the same on the front of the TC as the rear. In a TC made for an 8' truck bed the COG of the TC is going to be farther to the rear of the truck putting more weight on the rear of the truck and taking weight off of the front(steering) of the truck. Then you get into handling problems.Believe me this is not enjoyable(nor even remotely safe)to drive. Each TC manufacturer lists the COG of each model in a brochure. You want it to be over the rear axle or possibly a little forward rather than behind(although with a dually you could get away with some behind, depending on the weight of it). Slideouts are great, but add a lot of weight. You might want to look into a popup TC.
routeforty 11/10/19 07:33am Truck Campers
RE: Lance 1121 compatibility

Doubt if you will find much support on here for that setup. Some things not working in your favor would be the center of gravity(COG) of the TC, which is probably going to be a ways past your rear axle; the weight of the TC-the brochure says a little over 2900lbs-but that is before options. I had a lance 1130 that the brochure said weighed the same as the one you are looking at but the actual weight was right around 4000lbs be fore I put water, clothes, food etc in it. The rear hangover including the bumper was over 3' and I had an 8' bed. Consider that with your shortbed. The single wheels on the rear of your truck are also something to consider. There is probably no way that I would even consider doing this. If you really like the TC possibly consider sitting it on a trailer and pulling it with your truck. But this probably defeats the purpose of having a TC. Gary
routeforty 11/10/19 07:17am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper sadness

What year was your Lance? Don't the newer models have Aluminum frames so structural rot like that isn't an issue anymore?Was an 05 1130. Bought it new in Feb 07. Put a stable lift on it in fall of 07. Didn't use it all that much, but had no shelter to store it. Thought I kept the roof sealed, but??? Was at daughter's house a couple years ago and smelled something musty-lifted the dinette seat and-MOLD :E. While loading it a couple months later I bumped the front lower corner and pieces of plywood fell out. It was all downhill from there. Gary
routeforty 10/17/19 08:13pm Truck Campers
RE: Truck camper sadness

We did the Pacific Coast for 6 weeks this spring in the 'C', which was nice, but we did not tow a car. Several times it would have been nice to drop the TC and use the truck to explore. The 'C' was just too much hassle to break camp, go explore then set up again. But it was great while we were moving. Used to tow the pontoon to Florida and back and used the supertrusss and it worked great. I sure hate to go through the hassle to sell the accessories(lookielous, and lowballers etc) but don't want to look at them just sitting there. Just no perfect RV-good and bad in each class. Gary
routeforty 10/17/19 12:42pm Truck Campers
Truck camper sadness

Was cleaning out a shed when I came across the torklift tiedowns, fast guns and 4' superhitch truss for my Lance. Stood there looking at them and remembered how much I missed the TC. Had to give it away to a guy who said that he may put it on a flatbed. The interior looked brand new but the structure, especially where the stable lift was fastened to, just had too much water damage to safely load and unload :( . I really miss having a TC, but after that the DW won't even consider one. Got a thousand bucks from the insurance company, but don't even like to think about that :M :M Great memories though. Guess I'll just put them on craigslist so I don't have to be reminded of what I no longer have. Gary
routeforty 10/17/19 10:16am Truck Campers
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