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RE: Paradigm RV Alliance

Here's a new residential grade RV that's new to the market. Probably has better construction than your run of the mill RV. Link I've been following them on social media, they seem responsive to input and suggestions. They have actually changed floor plans based on perspective buyers input. We went to the RV show last month specifically too see their trailers. They look nice, I was glad to see LG TV's instead of RV brand TV's. The larger stoves with big ovens were nice, but I saw them in other brand trailers also. If they build them better than other brands and stand behind them after the sale I will consider them for our next trailer.
GaryUT 03/02/20 04:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Chevy express Towing U-haul flatbed w/ 4650LB trailblazer

I didn't know a AWD can be towed on a dolly how is the the transfer case switched to neutral. this traiblazor is my first AWD vehicle so I need to learn this stuff.are you saying I can switch the Transfer case to a neutral gear. and tow the blazer on a dolley. not sure what a toad is Thanks Toad = Towed Vehicle. Unfortunately the AWD Trailblazer cannot be dolly towed like the 4x4 Trailblazer could be. The 4x4 version has a 4x4 mode selector switch, which includes a Neutral mode. The AWD version instead uses a silicone-fluid-coupling that's always engaged. Every Trailblazer has a 5 position transfer case switch. 2H, Auto, 4H 4L, and to the right of 4L is Neutral it not marked but its there.
GaryUT 02/26/20 05:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy express Towing U-haul flatbed w/ 4650LB trailblazer

Chevy express Towing U-haul flatbed w/ 4650LB trailblazer What do you Guys think. and thanks for advice. If you cant get another driver tow the Trailblazer on a dolly, they have a neutral position on the transfer case for using as a toad. Gary
GaryUT 02/24/20 05:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Just sold the hybrid after 10 years.

We had our hybrid for 13 years, traveled all over the west and into Canada. Never had any major problems with the trailer. We wanted something quicker to set up and not to have to worry about putting the tent ends away when they were wet. We skipped over travel trailers and went to a fifth wheel. Gary
GaryUT 02/07/20 04:28pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Too late for that ppine! To the rest...great info, just what I needed to know. Thanks so much! GaryUT...From Flaming Gorge to Cody, you suggested driving to Rawlins, then north. Is the route north from Rock Springs, 191 then 28 to Lander, not good? It's less miles. I forgot about 191 and 28, it's fine. Gary
GaryUT 01/16/20 09:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: My Amazing 12-year old battery...

The battery in our truck was still going strong when I replaced it at 9 years. Since we boondock in the middle of nowhere, usually out of cell range, I didn't want to chance it any longer.
GaryUT 01/15/20 06:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Flaming Gorge to Cody: Need route. I'm thinking something that goes up thru Thermopolis? Is that on track? Maybe even stay there a night or two? Plan to do Chief Joseph Hwy and other stuff from Cody. Take 530 north from Lucerne and catch I80 at Green River. West to Rawlins then north on 287 to Lander. Take 789 and 26 to get to 20, north through Thermopolis and then catch 14 to Cody. Gary
GaryUT 01/15/20 06:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge: Don't know how to "do" the Gorge or how to get there and beyond. Do I use 191 all the way, any campgrounds with electric? Do I drive to SLC and take I-80 to stay in Green River, WY and do long day trip in the car? Suggestions appreciated! 191 from Vernal UT to Flaming gorge has a steep grade and a LOT of switchbacks. I would take 80 to Provo UT then 189 to 80, or you can stay ON 15 to SLC to catch 80, but you will have to pull parleys summit to Park City. Get off 80 at Ft. Bridger and take 414/43 to Lucerne via Manila. Use your toad for a day trips to the dam and Red Canyon overlook from Lucerne. Gary
GaryUT 01/15/20 06:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Thank you for that information. Would love to boondock where Grand Adventure does (or anywhere). That was possible years ago in good health and with a smaller RV. We used to do alot of boondocking. But I must stress, from my original post, that we MUST have electric hookup due to 24/7 supplemental oxygen needs at these higher altitudes. (Portable rechargeable oxygen machine in use during day trips.) Lucerne campground has electric hookups. Water is available to fill your tank, and they have a dump station. Lucerne campground reservations.
GaryUT 01/15/20 05:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone / Old Faithful area

First time visitor to Yellowstone and looking for recommendations during the month of June 2020. Looking for good commercial campground nearest Old Faithful with full hookups. Will be limited on time, so must do things in this area. Another vote for Grizzly in West Yellowstone. If you check the online reservations for the campgrounds in the park for the month of June they are all booked. Need to book them a year out. Get up early and be at the gate before it opens. Take your lunch with you or plan to eat at one of the lodges so you don't need to return to the trailer during the day. Gary
GaryUT 12/29/19 09:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Short Beds w/out Sliding Hitch

I have a short bed GMC with a patriot slider. The dealer who installed it set as far back as it would go. The pin box will hit the tailgate when the hitch is slid back: Gary Does your pin box clear the bed sides when you come close to a 90 degree turn? I have plenty of clearance between the pin box and the sides of the bed, I can turn the truck to 90 degrees. When the hitch was installed the dealer set it as far back as it would go, the pivot point of the hitch was 3" behind the axle. Since the picture was taken I have adjusted the hitch to be centered over the axle, the pin box will clear the tailgate on level ground, but not by much. Gary
GaryUT 08/05/19 10:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Short Beds w/out Sliding Hitch

I have a short bed GMC with a patriot slider. The dealer who installed it set as far back as it would go. The pin box will hit the tailgate when the hitch is slid back: I have since adjusted the hitch forward 3 inches, it will just clear the tailgate on level ground. I will have to lower the tailgate to use the slider. Gary
GaryUT 08/04/19 10:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th wheel wiring

My rig has a 7 pin rv connector in the box, the male connector on the in box harness has corroded pins and lost my running light power in both sockets (bumper and box). Anybody know of a replacement MALE socket that could be spliced onto the harness? Found a number of female socket splice kits, but can't locate a male on If I understand you correctly you have a 7 pin plug inside the bed, and that plug as well as the bumper mounted one have lost running light power. I would check the T connector that was added to the back of the bumper plug to run the wires up to the bed mounted plug. Gary
GaryUT 06/30/19 10:50pm Fifth-Wheels
Overnight stop Boise ID

Looking for recommendations for an overnight stop somewhere in or near Boise. Free would be nice. Gary
GaryUT 05/31/19 11:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Fold up stairs blocking door

Morryde makes removable solid steps. 2 Brackets bolt under the door and the stairs clip into them. Quick connect step Gary
GaryUT 05/31/19 10:48pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 100% Gasoline vs 10% Ethanol

And if you don't believe the computer can make the adjustments, you have not kept up with modern auto technology. It is not a "belief", I KNOW that the computers can NOT adjust for EVERYTHING. Presence or absence of ethanol is one of those things. Not that it would not be possible but it isn't worth the additional cost. And what happens a few years from now it the ethanol is replaced with a different additive ??? Almost every vehicle calculates alcohol percentage. The PCM uses the O2 sensors and the evap system to calculate the alcohol percentage every time fuel is added to the tank. This is one of the data points used to set fuel trim. Octane is calculated using the knock sensors and engine load, and timing is adjusted as needed. Gary
GaryUT 05/03/19 11:09pm Tow Vehicles
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