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RE: Escapees?

We are also considering the Escapees. They have 800 associate rv sites that you can use. My main reason is not the RV sites but the other services they provide. We joined Passport America for one year. During our cross country trip we did not find one on our route that provided a discount during the season or day of the week that fit our schedule. So we dropped it. Rolin
Rolin 08/18/19 03:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Flat tow setup

We were able to find a used set up. Came with all the cables, towbar, aux brake. Had to purchase the base plate. Total cost was $800. It was all in excellent shape and saved a lot of money. I was able to do all the installation on the car and the motorhome did not need any additional changes. Just connect it up. You might consider looking for a used setup. Should be able to get it set up for way less than $4000. Rolin
Rolin 06/10/19 06:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Convection Microwave vs. Gas Oven

All of our other RV's had a gas oven which we loved. Our current MH came with only a Microwave/Convection. Really, really miss the gas oven but love the extra storage in our small MH. The bottom line is that we only use the convection oven when we are plugged into 120V. If we are boon-docking we may fire up the generator to use the Microwave for a few minutes but running the genny for 50 minutes to cook a pie or casserole is not practical for us. It has changed our meal planning....have to plan ahead. Wish we had our gas oven back. Everyone has different requirements....Microwave/convection only way work great for you.
Rolin 05/25/19 12:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: 2002 Tracker; Setting up to Tow

Thanks for everyone's help and expertise. We just completed our maiden voyage and everything worked great. I didn't leave the key in the off position even though the steering wheel did not lock. I will do that on our next trip. Just wanted to make sure there were no surprises on our first outing with the Tracker so turned the ignition to accessory. Leaving the ignition off will ensure we don't run the battery down on longer trips. I was able to find space in the rear light case to place an extra bulb so was able to use the bulb and socket kit. I like that we can bypass the Tracker electrical system and just power the bulbs. The Tracker is lighter that many of the tow cars but I noticed it took more power to accelerate onto the freeway and up hills and braking took a little more effort. I will hook up the Even-Brake system for our next trip. Baby steps ;-).
Rolin 10/21/18 10:28pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2002 Tracker; Setting up to Tow

John, the TPMS sensors for the toad are a good idea. I plan to do that. I also like the ability to monitor the toad braking from the motorhome dash. The Roadmaster Even brake has a wireless display showing toad brake action. Blethen, using 4th gear sounds like a good idea. Don't know why the manufacturer has you put it in 2nd?? Harley, our 2002 Tracker has automatic hubs. Did yours come with automatic and you switched to manual? What benefit do the warn hubs provide?
Rolin 10/05/18 10:17pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Searching a little SUV for towing

We just purchased a 2002 Chevy Tracker 2dr 4wd. They are nearly identical to the Suzuki Sidekick..just the name is different. There appear to be more of the Trackers than the Sidekicks. Check your local craigslist (rv/camp section). That is where we found ours. You have to get the 4 wheel drive. Can't tow the two wheel drive one. We are just getting ours set up to tow. We also found a tow bar and brake unit on Craigslist. Saved about 50% over new. Like the fact that you can remove the top. Recommend getting one with the removable hardtop and air conditioning. Nice to have some creature comforts. Ours only weights 2800 lbs.
Rolin 10/04/18 10:51pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2002 Tracker; Setting up to Tow

Thanks for the inputs. I like your approach Dakzuki, but we have a two door Tracker and the roof is not metal so I don't think I can use the magnetic lights. Sounds like the towing part will be pretty easy. Just put transfer switch in neutral, the standard transmission in 2nd and take off. I think the hardest part will be the wiring for the tail lights.
Rolin 10/04/18 10:39pm Dinghy Towing
2002 Tracker; Setting up to Tow

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Rolin 10/03/18 10:14pm Class C Motorhomes
2002 Tracker; Setting up to Tow

We are setting up a 2002 Tracker 2dr, 4wd as our toad. This is a first so I am learning. Purchased: Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain Tow Bars. Roadmaster Even Brake system. Roadmaster XL base plates are enroute Now the difficult part....wiring. Decided to use the LED bulb and Socket kit so there is no problem with interaction between MH and Toad electrical. Currently the Trackers lights - all of them, headlights, dash lights, tail lights and running lights on whenever the key is turned on and emergency brake is off. The light switch has no control. So decided to just buy pass the Tracker electrical system. Currently working to fix the trackers electrics (any ideas) but don't want to worry about that reoccurring. So, those who have towed a Tracker...any comments, suggestions, recommendations, advice?
Rolin 10/03/18 10:14pm Dinghy Towing
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