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RE: Moving an abandoned truck camper.

We have done similar clean ups and have found the easiest is a side by side with a small trailer and a couple guys cutting with sawzalls. It is amazing how quickly a camper comes apart. Most that are abandoned have been pretty well scavenged and it is basically just the skin and structure and a few cabinets.
discovery4us 07/31/23 12:03pm Truck Campers
RE: Securing Portable AC unit When traveling

I built a platform out of plywood that was roughly twice the base of the portable AC. Where the wheels on the AC lined up with the plywood I drilled holes for them to set down in the platform and then built it up high enough that the wheels did not touch the floor. Then ran a strap from eye hooks on the platform over the top of the AC to tie it all together. I ended up gluing and screwing four pieces of 1 inch plywood together if memory serves correctly. This was in a FW and for transport only but after I forgot to strap the platform to the trailer floor and it arrived in one piece and the same place it started I never tied it down again. The wife carries a curtain rod and a sheet in our DP for really hot travel days. She places it right behind the front seats so the dash AC air is somewhat trapped up front. It makes a difference although it looks a bit tacky. Hope the descriptions make sense.
discovery4us 07/26/23 02:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hate being followed around

At our closest location you cant even get to the units without a salesman unlocking a door to the sales yard and driving you from unit to unit in the golf cart. Store is good and lots of people willing to help but not overbearing. Service department is an area void of human life. You could drive your RV through and not worry about having to swerve to avoid a single person.
discovery4us 07/20/23 03:08pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Did California change its towing laws?

It hasn't really changed it is just the CA vehicle leaves a huge grey area in its definition that makes it really hard to enforce. The CA code that refers to NOT towing more than one trailer only refers to a passenger vehicle which most of us do not use to tow. I have encountered enforcement stops twice and they would make you separate for being over length (65') but not for the doubles. They would do this for MH's towing trailers as well that were over length. And really looked for triple axle toy haulers (requires a non commercial class A). Most I know get the class A license with double endorsement to avoid any issues. The doubles or "T" endorsement is just a written exam that you take after completing the class A. Before they instituted the non commercial class there was a exception that required the first trailer to be a FW and the second could only be a boat. With this now removed one could interpret it to allow pulling two bumper tow trailers. I asked about this to a local DOT officer as to pull two trailers behind a MH and he shook his head and said keep it under 65'.
discovery4us 06/28/23 02:59pm Towing
RE: Insurance and tandem towing

It was a 2001 Fleetwood Wilderness lite. It was a model M-24 or something close to that.
discovery4us 06/28/23 07:53am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Insurance and tandem towing

I had a policy through Geico and the last was through Farmers. My second trailer was either a boat, a trailer with a side by side, or a jeep being flat towed. Requirement's with both companies was that it was legal within the guidelines of the motor vehicle laws where I was licensed and properly secured to the TV which is the case with anything in tow. Since the FW was properly attached to the TV and the second item was properly attached to the FW it made all in question properly attached to the TV in the eyes of both companies. My Farmers agent got it right off and made the process easy. Not cheap but easy. Doubles towing is not for the faint of heart but it worked for us on many trips with many different destinations. I would do it again. Our decision to change was the wife's desire to have something bigger than a 24' FW while I was out playing with the toys.
discovery4us 06/27/23 02:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for advice on best way To keep large toy hauler cool

We used the stand alone unit in the garage in addition to the two roof top units. I built a plywood panel that incorporated the exhaust and electrical connection that fit in the bottom vent door in the garage. Allowed me to run an extension cord to the park pedestal if we had hookups or to a second generator on the odd occasion we were dry camping in heat. My generator and 30 amp trailer couldn't handle the stand alone unit. The one we used was a black and decker 14,000 BTU.
discovery4us 06/20/23 11:40am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cal to Texas

Congratulations on getting out of California. A climb any direction you go. I use 58 to 14 to 138 to 15 to 215 to 210 and then 10 to 20.
discovery4us 06/12/23 07:35am Roads and Routes
RE: Arizona, lots of great routes... roads, not so much

We used to look forward to getting out of California and onto the smoother roads of Arizona, Not the case now. I have driven down jeep trails that were smoother than I40 and we didn't see a single road crew trying to do any type of repair. I sure hope those of you in Arizona are not paying high registration, road fees or gas taxes. Although looking at the fee scale on the fuel pumps it looks like you are. Hard to take when you pay high fees, as we do in CA, only to see unmaintained roads.
discovery4us 05/01/23 02:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Full Time Motorhome

This post is about a washer/dryer and not about gas vs diesel. Thanks anyway. Based on this it seems it would be much simpler to just add a combo unit to your current set up and keep traveling.
discovery4us 04/06/23 02:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driver’s license for DPs

Here in California DP have less license requirements than FW or TT. Basic class C for any motorhome under 40'. Non commercial class B 40' to 45'. Courts are filled with unlicensed and operators with the wrong endorsements. Heck just drive down the highway and see all the billboards for accident attorneys. In most cases the offender never even goes to court. Attorneys and insurance hash it out and the offender goes on about his day. Most likely without getting the license or insurance.
discovery4us 03/10/23 10:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jeep Wrangler odometer

My YJ, My TJ and My current JK wrangler don't show any towed miles. Our last TJ wore out a set of tires with only 7k miles on the odometer. It did have 30K being towed.
discovery4us 03/08/23 03:09pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Pets left alone in RV at campground?

We never leave our dogs alone. They are with each other. Our RV is no different to us or our dogs than our stick and brick. We go to dinner dogs are at home. We go to the store dogs are at home. We go to work dogs are at home. The only thing that changes is the view and a lack of a doggy door.
discovery4us 02/28/23 08:59am General RVing Issues
RE: MH used newer or older

I can't offer an opinion on the gas versus diesel MH as the only type of RV we haven't owned is a gas MH. I can say that the only thing we will have from here on out is a Diesel MH. Our first was a 1999 Discovery and it was amazing. Our second that we just purchased is a 2005 American Tradition. The 1999 was mechanically and structurally sound but needed updating. Floors, tvs, upholstery. Decided that we would rather put that money into a newer unit. Started in the 2012 - 2015 range and after a year of looking decided that the 2003 - 2008 models offered alot more bang for the buck.
discovery4us 02/22/23 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Base Plate question on Jeep Wrangler

I use a smittybilt XRC aftermarket bumper with towable D ring mounts. It was the only one that didn't have a disclaimer warning against flat or dinghy towing that I could find. I have an excalibur tow bar with roadmaster 035-G2 adapters for the D rings.
discovery4us 02/08/23 08:41am Dinghy Towing
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