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The Jeep is a great toad. I swapped a Chevy Sonic for a 2015 Jeep and it is much more fun to drive, can goes places a Sonic could not, and in my case NO power needed when towing. The manual points out procedure to assure transfer case in neutral, and transmission in Park. I just hook the Jeep to the tow bar, put transfer in neutral etc. then get out and push the Jeep. If it rolls it’s in neutral. Dump the Brake Buddy and get a Ready Brake. No more taking the Brake Buddy in and out. It attaches between your mh and existing tow bar. No power needed to Jeep, you can remove the key. Jeep removed the steering wheel lock around 2008 May a tear or so earlier.
wildtoad 07/11/20 04:51am Dinghy Towing
RE: Do ice cubes in the black tank really work?

The simple answer is No.
wildtoad 07/06/20 05:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Black Water Accident

If you had waste matter in the pipe the waste is still going to decompose and generate gas. When you loosened the cap the gas and stuff found a way out. Been there.
wildtoad 06/30/20 04:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: reliabilty

You’ll be looking for a 15yo DP RV for under $50k. You should expect to a few issues, maintenance that needs to be done, things not working as expected. But I hope you find something you like.
wildtoad 06/28/20 12:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dolly tow a Cherokee Trailhawk?

If it’s a 4x4 you can’t dolly tow it period. If front wheel drive you can dolly tow it but not flat tow. Manual
wildtoad 06/25/20 02:31pm Dinghy Towing
RE: When I'm driving do I run my fridge on propane or electric?

propane for everything - fridge, water heater, etc. depending on how far you’re driving you may consider turning the fridge off until you get where you’re going. To NOT run the furnace if you only have one battery. Do you have a generator to take with you to charge the battery if needed?
wildtoad 06/25/20 04:50am Travel Trailers
RE: IPad difficulty in importing/exporting bookmarks

Not sure if this will help but give it a look. https://www.howtogeek.com/175294/how-to-sync-any-browsers-bookmarks-with-your-ipad-or-iphone/
wildtoad 06/25/20 04:41am Technology Corner
RE: Myrtle beach - Lakewood alcohol rule?

If drink in your RV no issue. If you get drunk and act like a butt outside your RV then it’s a problem. If you are visibly and obviously drinking a adult beverage outside it’s a problem.
wildtoad 06/24/20 12:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Apple's cooperation with Chinese officials

China is a government controlled country, and has complete say of what their citizens can read, say, do. If Apple or any other company wants to do business in China they have to play by their rules, or take theIr toys and go home. Google and Facebook have to play by China’s rules also. I support Apple in not creating a “back door” into their products which can be exploited by not so nice people. There has been several instances where police / FBI have gained access to locked down iPhones using third party software and services. Millions of people keep their very private information on iPhones, iPads, iCloud storage. I want it near impossible for anyone other than me to get that data.
wildtoad 06/23/20 02:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Several questions

A few things to consider... Do you really want a big truck to use as a daily driver, go site seeing, running to the store? How comfortable are you backing up a fifth wheel, boat, trailer? Many campgrounds such as KOA’s have laundry facilities that are usually open 24/7 so I’m not sure it should be high on your list of needs. If you were planning on living in the RV full time then yes opt for a w/d. Before you swap vehicles decide what type RV you really want by going to a big dealer and check out a class C, class A, and of course a fifth wheel. Compare real storage area, tank sizes, livability. Some class C’s allow use of the front seats while parked, some don’t. Where in SC are you?
wildtoad 06/23/20 02:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: slide vs no slide

Many slide issues fall into the category of self inflicted wounds. Not following instructions, not performing maintenance, forgetting to unlock the slide locks. Nobody gets on here and touts how well their slides work, rather how theirs got stuck. If it's just you and spouse you might do well without slides. More folks need more room. If you find a late model W/O slides get in it and imagine being in it for an extended period of time. You’ll figure it out.
wildtoad 06/23/20 07:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Remote Fridge Cutoff Switch

Question... Is your fridge on the driver side? Mine is and should I desire a switch to turn it on or off while fueling, I’d do something with the outlet it plugs into which is behind the lower vent cover. Because my Dometic is in a slide I have two vent covers.
wildtoad 06/22/20 12:00pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ? 12-Inch Female-Female Hose - What For?

The connection on my black tank flush has a female connection. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a male connection on the flush connect. What I think, is that that small piece of hose fits between the water source and the porta-tote connection to rinse out the tote after dumping. On my tote, there is a connection that serves there functions. 1) has a red plastic pop-up to indicate when the tote is full. 2) an air vent to allow air in as stuff goes out. 3) serves as the flush connection. I lost mine so if the OP would like to get rid of it, PM me.
wildtoad 06/22/20 11:44am General RVing Issues
RE: to plug in or not to plug in when mhome is at home

Mine plugged in all the time, except of course while driving it. If your charging system is smart enough to stop charging when batteries are full, then go for it. Every couple of weeks, check the water level in them, add if required.
wildtoad 06/22/20 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Over the air antenna

Hands down, the Winegard “Batwing” Sensar IV. Just keep in mind that regardless of which you choose OTA TV is a **** shoot depending on distance from towers, trees, weather, buildings in the way.
wildtoad 06/21/20 04:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Well, it's over

Nothing like swapping motorhomes to see how much **** one hauls around with them just in case you may need it somewhere, someday, maybe. Sorry you have to give it up, but you have done it long enough to have memories for a long time.
wildtoad 06/21/20 01:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leaking pressure relief valve.

It is very common for this to leak as a RV water system is closed and when water is heated it expanes. Instead of replacing your relief valve add an expantion tank to your water system. If the valve is not leaking around the threads, but instead is releasing pressure during the heating cycle, bite the bullet and do what this guy said to do. I fought with my Suburban wh for 4 years, trying different pressure relief valves, doing all the things they say to do to replenish the air pocket and none them helped a darn thing. Mine was the only Suburban wh I have owned through 5 RV’s and it’s the only one that had the leaking valve problem. Suburban documents this in such a way to say it is normal, but they need to solve the problem. It was really disappointing to buy a $120k motorhome and have a brand new WH drip water when heating. Finally I had a small expansion tank installed on the inlet side water line, and bingo bango bongo the problem was solved.
wildtoad 06/21/20 01:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Ac question

I predict you will melt the 15 amp adapter if you try to run the AC. You have more power available (20) than the adapter is is designed for, you have a power consumer (RV) that can draw more than adapter is designed for. At a minimum, get an adapter and extension cord that meets or exceeds the 20 amp source. But if you run just the fan you should be fine.
wildtoad 06/21/20 04:32am Travel Trailers
RE: What "NAME" can you call that Class B?

I have to tell you what I got out of your original post was trying to decide a different name for a class b with or without a gen. Your second post didn’t help much. A class b is a class b regardless of gen. I’d call it a class B with no gen?
wildtoad 06/18/20 01:42pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Reliability of insured vehicles

In most if not all forms of insurance the folks who don’t use the insurance help pay for those that do. It’s one reason your premiums go up even if you’ve never filed a claim. Premiums go up for myriad of reasons unrelated to your situation. In 45 plus years I’ve never filed a homeowner claim but premiums keep going up. I don’t like it but that’s the way it is.
wildtoad 06/17/20 04:55am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
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