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RE: toad versus no toad

Our Experience: We have a 26ft Class C and this is first year we have had a toad. It is convenient and allows more flexible travel at your destination. However, we have visited about 60% of the National Parks in the USA (plus a trip to Alaska) and a Number of National Parks in Canada without a toad. Really enjoyed using the public transportation. You get to see more because you don't have to pay attention to the road and you meet interesting people. Its much more social. I also enjoyed not having to worry about the extra vehicle plus the extra cost if you take a ferry or toll road. My fuel mileage is 8.5 mpg without the toad. It is just a little over 7 mpg with pulling the toad. We have about 35K miles on this MH without the Toad and about 3K miles while pulling the toad so we will have a better view of fuel economy difference by the end of this year. The downside is in places outside of a National Park where you want to go to a trail head for hiking. I don't like to leave the MH unattended in those situations so we have missed out on some opportunities. Happy Trails
Rolin 02/28/20 04:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

I vote for slide out awnings. It really helps to keep the stuff off the top of your awning. Minimizes any moisture that may enter the RV if it is raining when you retract your awning. I know that you have rubber seals but they are not perfect. The downside to a slide out awning is if you have high winds you need to retract your slide out. We normally retract the slide out anyway if we have high winds and rain so that is not a problem for us. Rolin
Rolin 02/28/20 04:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any Class C *WITH* ducted heated holding tanks?

We have a Winnebago Aspect 26A Motorhome. The Black and Gray water tanks are enclosed with a duct from the furnace that feeds that area. It also has tank heater pads on each of the tanks. We also put RV antifreeze in those tanks. The fresh water tank is under the corner bed. My biggest concern is the fresh water lines on the outside walls. Real 4 season units have the fresh water lines more inside. That said, when camping in cold weather we leave drawers and cabinets open a crack allowing warm air easier access to the pipes. At this time we have never had a water line freeze. Our coldest camp-out was 25F when in Alaska.
Rolin 02/13/20 05:03pm Class C Motorhomes
TT for use year round in temps above 20F

A friend is looking for a TT that can be used year around. It would be stationary much of the time and used periodically when working remotely. Four season trailers with enclosed tanks are really expensive. Any recommendations for affordable trailer that has reasonable insulation and could tolerate temps as low as 20F. I was recommending putting a skirt around the bottom of the trailer with some kind of heat under it. That does not deal with pipes in walls, but with heat inside hopefully the pipes would be ok. Just hoping to get some other ideas/options. Planning to buy used and hoping to find something under $15000 Rolin
Rolin 02/06/20 09:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cuts to the Senior discount coming?

My Opinion, that and a nickle will buy you almost nothing. I purchased an item that indicated I will receive a specific benefit. I expect to receive the benefit I paid for. If they want to stop selling the item that is ok, but if it has been bought and paid for...then they should deliver. Don't like privatization of our natural resources. Usually some rich persons make lots of money and we the people loose our shirts. Just an opinion.
Rolin 10/20/19 11:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Really scary incident tonight - almost lost my tow!

I heard of one person who had damage to tow car and motorhome because someone sabotaged the tow connections. I now use padlocks in place of cotter pins just to be sure now one can sabotage the connections to my tow vehicle. Sorry for your difficulties. Rolin
Rolin 10/20/19 10:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fairbanks-June or August/Sept

We enjoyed August/September. No issues with bugs and it was easier to find RV spots. It also seemed that much of the road work had been completed. Not all, we encountered a number of road repairs in progress but think the volume was less overall. We may have been fortunate because we did not encounter any snow. We had about 4 days of clear Denali weather. Only four or five days of rain. When we started home the temperatures were dropping down into the high 20's at night but the days were great. Every year is different so our experience may have been untypical. If we go again I think we would chance the August/September time again.
Rolin 09/09/19 10:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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
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