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RE: New 2020 Grand Design Momentum G-Class 29G

So the wife seems to like the layout as well. We are going to try and locate one and see if they will let us drive it around with a load to see how it handles behind my truck. I doubt you'll find a dealer who will cooperate. As a general rule, once you cross the curb, you bought it.
dedmiston 07/12/19 01:28pm Toy Haulers
RE: Freightliner M2

How big is your hauler? Just curious why you're looking at something that big instead of a dually? When I registered and insured my dually, my insurance agent told me that I was pretty close to the limit for a personal policy and that a bigger truck would require a commercial policy (and/or another carrier).
dedmiston 07/12/19 01:24pm Toy Haulers
RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

Wow. How did the stabilizer jack tweak so badly? Only about 3-4” off the ground when loaded. Anytime the truck was on higher ground than the trailer the rear and would scrape. One slight dip in the road took the metal protectors and then moments later another dip took the jacks. Yikes. That's a pretty blatant design flaw. How long since you took delivery? This really sounds like a rare case for a buy-back.
dedmiston 07/12/19 01:22pm Toy Haulers
RE: Tongue weight issue on new toy hauler

Wow. How did the stabilizer jack tweak so badly?
dedmiston 07/11/19 05:20pm Toy Haulers
RE: Motor homes and earth quakes.

An earthquake can break and/or bend your jacks up. If you don't have them down the only think you have to fear is the ground opening up and swallowing you, or something like a tree or building falling on you. Not sure about the above statement. Seems a bit "out there". I agree. I was driving my pickup during the '94 Northridge earthquake. It was the wee hours of the morning and I was driving to a meeting up in Bakersfield. I was on the SB 14 just one exit before where the overpass collapsed and the Highway Patrolman was killed. Driving over a collapsed overpass or a badly damaged bridge (or being underneath either of those) would be the extreme end of the spectrum. Anything short of that, a vehicle is one of the safest places to be. It just felt like heavy winds to me. Don't let possible aftershocks affect your trip. We camp out near Ridgecrest and Trona (the recent epicenter) at least once a month in the fall through spring, but I wouldn't head out there on purpose right now, more because of the heat than because of any aftershocks.
dedmiston 07/11/19 03:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Route from Redding CA to Santa Rosa

Is there a Reading, CA? Do you mean Redding? If you're coming from Redding, are you concerned about the road through Clearlake?
dedmiston 07/10/19 03:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Where to place campground stickers?

A lot of my friends put stickers upside-down on the inside of their cargo doors so that the stickers are nicely displayed when the door is fastened open. It's a good look.
dedmiston 07/10/19 09:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New 2020 Grand Design Momentum G-Class 29G

My last toy hauler was a 30' bumper pull (Weekend Warrior FS2600) and it really felt like a lot of trailer, even with a 2500 RAM Diesel. I swore I'd never pull anything longer than that unless I moved up to a 5er. Tow vehicles have advanced so much in recent years though that you can probably do OK with the longer bumper pulls. What's the weight of the one you're looking at? With that long of a trailer, you'll have a lot of tongue weight and need to upgrade the hitch to stay within specs.
dedmiston 07/09/19 02:20pm Toy Haulers
RE: A poll: What does 2 blinks of the left signal mean to you?

You were about to turn left, changed your mind after two blinks, got distracted from texting, and veered too far right.
dedmiston 07/09/19 10:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Short Term Storage (5 days) near Sandy Utah

Thoughts: - Campground / RV Park - BLM Land, if you don't mind leaving your stuff unsecured - Depending on the days of the week (weekdays vs. weekends), maybe you could call some churches and see if you pay to leave your rig in their lot. - Elks, Moose, etc. - If school is out, call one of the local schools and see if you could donate a hundred bucks to their library in exchange for parking for a few days.
dedmiston 07/09/19 10:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Extremely pet friendly

Anyone know any campgrounds in Colorado that are extremely dog friendly ? Our delima. Is our dogs are all getting very old and we seem to have become a pet nursing home. They all have to have Med's daily for various ailments so our normal pet sitter just can't deal with medicating 5 dogs Can you clarify what you're looking for? Are you looking for camps that will welcome your pets, of camps that provide extra services to help you and your pets? What breeds are your dogs?
dedmiston 07/09/19 10:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help with finding 5th Wheel floor plan

Look for fold-out couches. We have a nice fold-out couch in the living area that our son uses. It's a nice double bed. Just beware that the living area will be kind of ghetto until your sleepers get up and make up the bed.
dedmiston 07/09/19 10:22am Toy Haulers
RE: Coleman Mach Air conditioner fan problem???

Moved from Roads & Routes.
dedmiston 07/08/19 07:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Chaco canyon NP in NM ?'s

We really loved Farmington too. If you're a beer lover, check out the offerings from Three Rivers Brewing Co in Farmington. I hope you enjoy Chaco. There's nothing like it. Spend as much time there as you can.
dedmiston 06/27/19 01:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fresh water tank oveflow lines will not stop leaking

I used to have the same problem where my vent lines would create a siphon because they were lower than the bottom of the sealed belly. We tried a couple of things with various success. DISCLAIMER: The kind folks at Giant RV seem to have been dropped on their heads multiple times, so please don't judge me for their solutions with this warranty issue. Solution Number 1: "Yeah, that happens sometimes with these units. To break the flow of the siphon, just hold the end of your compressor hose against the vent line and give it a couple of short blasts to clear the line." That worked just OK, but I knew it was a horrible idea to blast air into the tanks and risk bursting them. Solution Number 2: "We installed shutoff valves on the vent lines for both of your tanks. Make sure you open the valves while you're filling and then shut the valves when you're done. That way the water can't drain out anymore." This was a pretty bad idea too, plus it was a pain in the butt to crawl down there to mess with the valves before/after filling. I also knew that this really didn't address the poor design of the vents. Solution Number 3: I quit dealing with Giant RV and hired a mobile tech to install new vent lines that didn't curve or loop and vented the tanks up high instead of down low, the way a vent is supposed to work. This worked. I wish I had bailed on Giant RV a lot sooner.
dedmiston 06/25/19 12:35pm Toy Haulers
RE: AZ to NV, UT, ID, WY, CO and NM

Circus Circus is just a quick overnight. I thought it would be an interesting departure from the normal RV park. Maybe go in, play a little *****. They have a good steak house too. As for Kanab to 89, I've done that route before, just not with a 40 footer behind me. It is a beautiful area. **Edit - lol, the profanity filter doesn't like the dice game where you're looking for a 7. :) Cruds Kraps
dedmiston 06/12/19 12:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Expedition w/Toy Hauler and 2 SeaDoo's

Before heading down the double tow route make sure that your combination is legal under CA regulations. Memory has it that in Cali the first trailer needs to be a fifth wheel and both trailers need brake systems. Using a launch cart will probably require a winch for loading. From experience (we have about 20 of the launch carts like in the first picture)get the large tire/wheel option if conditions will include anything beyond smooth pavement. Also, have some concerns regarding weight capacity/weight distribution for your toy hauler if the launch cart system is chosen. Might be a good idea to load your trailer normally for a trip -then visit the scale. I haven't looked it up in a while, but I'm pretty sure the combined length needs to be under a certain requirement and the driver needs a Class A license (not non-commercial, but full Class A).
dedmiston 06/12/19 12:18pm Toy Haulers
RE: Goose Neck Adapter

Got that right. Did not mean to bring up a old subject, sorry. Juust trying to be helpful. Good for you. I cringe when I see people post about them.
dedmiston 06/10/19 09:07pm Toy Haulers
RE: When does a TH become too big??

I've had a 30' bumper pull and now a 45' 5er. They've both been amazing and I can't image life without out 5er (just unpacked from a long weekend). I recommend getting all the trailer your truck can pull, and don't bother with a horse trailer. You aren't a horse and neither is your CanAm.
dedmiston 06/10/19 09:01pm Toy Haulers
RE: Overnight stop Boise ID

Op might come back. This isn't unusual in these Roads and Routes threads. They're typically shorter lived because the OPs are traveling (or soon to be traveling) and just post a quick question to view the immediate responses. I would assume that the Boise stop has already come and gone.
dedmiston 06/06/19 11:18am Roads and Routes
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