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RE: Bean bag chair for the coach.

They are used in offshore boating. But expect the usual price increase for having "marine" in the name.
fred42 08/01/20 12:24pm Class A Motorhomes
Hitch Cargo Carrier and Flat Towing

I am exploring the idea of a hitch cargo carrier of approx. 30" x 48" that would be inserted into the 2" 5000/500TW hitch on the back of my gas class A. It would need to carry a load of around 80 lbs. I am finding that manufacturers I have seen so far do not offer a 2" hitch receiver on the back of these for my 35 lb tow bar. I am sure this is because customers would assume they could put a 500lb tongue weight on it. I considered putting the hitch cargo carrier on the TJ Jeep. Some of the potential problems there are: the hitch is very low and may drag, unless removed it complicates access to the back of the Jeep, and may create some Jeep tail wagging that I would not want. In addition to this, I was an idiot when I bought the Jeep and allowed them to install a Class II 1-1/4" hitch that would have to be changed to a 2" receiver hitch. Has anyone done something similar? Does doing this create any problems I am not seeing?
fred42 04/27/20 03:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Preparing for isolation to avoid contact with Corona virus

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fred42 03/03/20 11:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Gas, 26-27 foot, no slide Class A...any ideas

If you need ground clearance you also want to minimize the rear overhang. Unfortunately, most short class A's have the 158" wheelbase usually giving a poor wheelbase/length ratio and longer than necessary overhang. I've never had one but in addition to the overhang problem some report poor highway handling. As some above mentioned, one exception with a great W/L ratio is the Thor Vegas/Axis line but you would want to stick with the E-450 models, not the E-350. It has less ground clearance than an F53 class A as it is just a class A built on an E series stripped chassis. You could, I suppose, get a company like to do a 4x4 conversion and lift since it is an E series. Not sure how the Thor house would hold up off road. If you are looking used, don't be misled by the one in my signature. The specs say it is 27'7" but it is 29'7". It still has a great wheelbase 208" for a shorty.
fred42 02/17/20 03:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Storm quality

Here are some specs:
fred42 02/07/20 09:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding 2nd radio to Discovery

Any chance it is one of those new-fangled radios where the volume knob does 17 different things and it is just set on an unwanted function?
fred42 11/30/19 02:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to add bleach to fresh water tank

Although I have a conventional water tank fill, I use the tool below to push a small amount of RV antifreeze into the city water valve and associated water line for winterization after I have used my antifreeze pickup hose to fill the lines. For sanitizing a system with only a city water fill for the tank you use the same tool. I have always diluted the bleach in a gallon of water before I inject it. height=320 width=240
fred42 10/07/19 12:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: To Buy or build

Some things to consider: 1. Other companies may be different but I just purchased a Progressive RV insurance policy last week and they made me certify that it was not a conversion of any kind. 2. If you like to build things well you will tend to build much heavier than standard RVs. This could create load/handling issues.
fred42 10/01/19 02:49pm Class A Motorhomes
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