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RE: Where to find toads for sale

What are you looking for in a towed? Is there a web site telling us what rv you have and what you want a towed to do. Thats enought of the snarky answers, there isn't a specific site that lists towables for sale. If you can do the work to convert a vehicle to a towed, there is a yearly listing of vehicles that can be towed four down. I believe it is by MoHo magazine, it is part of Affinity. If you can't do the converrsion, there are folks that can. Most mobile rv techs for instance. One thing about milage is that most new towables have electronic speedos. They do not show the miles towed. What a used towed's speedo shows may be much less than the total miles the vehicle may have endured. New vehicles that I would use are way over the weight I would like to tow. My current towed is a 2009 GMC Canyon and is over 4000 lbs. The only good thing about it is that it is towable four down without any mods to the vehicle. I gave my Daughter my 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara because I wanted a 4x4 truck that was towable. I am going to buy it back and give her the Canyon for a down payment on a new car. I'll buy a 2wd F150 beater truck DD and keep the Suzi for towing. Oh, by the way, it is my wife who wants the towed to be a 4x4 and I want a truck for z DD. I towed for several years in the past. I'm open to different vehicles, provided they're newer and small to medium size, and within reasonable distance from where I live.
gemsworld 07/25/21 07:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Where to find toads for sale Thanks!
gemsworld 07/25/21 06:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Where to find toads for sale

Thanks for the tips. The Escapees' website has nothing current and FMCA only has one high-mileage listing with no date.
gemsworld 07/24/21 10:27am General RVing Issues
Where to find toads for sale

Is there a website where people list their toads for sale? We are looking for a toad and prefer finding one that's already setup for towing.
gemsworld 07/24/21 07:49am General RVing Issues
RE: 12 volt refrigerator

W had a Norcold 12 volt compressor fridge in a Winnebago Navion we recently sold, and we loved it. I was a bit apprehensive when we bought the coach since I knew nothing about 12 volt compressor fridges. The fridge gets cold faster than absorption fridges, it doesn't have to be leveled and outside temps don't affect the fridge temp. The motorhome came from factory with 200 watts of solar to help the batteries when parked. We boondocked often and never had a problem with the batteries.
gemsworld 07/01/21 07:42pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jeep Grand Cherokee, experiences, thoughts, opinions?

We own a 2014 JGC Limited 4X4 with the V6, and have had no problems in the last 7 years. Just recently, the check engine light came on and the dealer determined it has something to do with the gasoline vapor from the gas tank. We were told it will be an inexpensive fix.
gemsworld 06/25/21 08:34am Dinghy Towing
RE: Free Wally receiver with any antenna purchased from Dish

These bundles are for RVers. There is no installation.
gemsworld 06/20/21 01:00pm Technology Corner
Free Wally receiver with any antenna purchased from Dish

I get emails from Dish offering discounts on bundles every so often. Typically, Dish will discount the Wally about $20 when ordering a bundle. I just received an email with an offer of a free Wally receiver. You can't beat that price. The offer ends midnight 6/22/2021. If you place an order, choose your bundle and use code: FREEWALLY.
gemsworld 06/20/21 11:11am Technology Corner
RE: Hughes Autoformers PWD50-EPO with Auto Shutoff

Thanks for the comments. I pulled the trigger and ordered the unit from Amazon. The current Amazon price is $251.
gemsworld 06/20/21 09:02am Tech Issues
Hughes Autoformers PWD50-EPO with Auto Shutoff

Does anyone here have one of these? If so, what are your thoughts? They seem to have good reviews and they're attractively priced. I'm thinking about taking the plunge and buying one. Hughes Power Watchdog RV Surge Protector
gemsworld 06/19/21 09:22am Tech Issues
RE: Do you run house AC while on the road

A class C has a small cab that is shaded by the overhead bed and you probably will never need the house AC to help keeping the cab cool. The cab in a class A is like a fish bowl and you will get more sun and heat coming in. We only had to use the house ACs in a class A DP we owned on rare occasions since the dash air was almost useless. You should get enough heat from the engine heater to keep you warm in the cab without the need of running the furnace. As far as the house goes, keeping it cool or warm without the house ACs or furnace depends on personal comfort level and ambient temps. The few times we had passengers in the house we ran the house ACs for their comfort.
gemsworld 05/30/21 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oil change on the road

Many Ford dealers will do oil changes on Ford chassis mohos.
gemsworld 05/29/21 08:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: dish pay as go plan

You DO NOT call them to pause or suspend the account. That will result in a monthly $10 "Maintenance Fee" to keep the account active. What you do is call them and tell them to CANCEL or DISCONNECT your service. The wording you use is critical to getting a credit for the unused portion of your prepaid month. Then you will receive a remaining balance credit on your account against the charges when you want to restart your service or your can ask for a refund of your credit balance. I have done it this way for the past 10 years and never paid for more than the partial month I used. I have never paid any fees to put the account on hold, regardless of what word I use.
gemsworld 05/26/21 01:53pm Technology Corner
RE: dish pay as go plan

There is no reactivation fee. Since it's a prepaid plan, you start with the full amount every time you activate the receiver. And for those of you that have paid an entire month just to use the service, you overpaid. Call Dish when you're done with the service and put the service on hold. Don't let the company burn through through your unused money.
gemsworld 05/26/21 01:49pm Technology Corner
RE: dish pay as go plan

Some people are being knowingly mislead by Dish employees or some employees are not aware how the plan works. A friend just went through this a few days ago when he signed up for the first time. I was there to help him set up the Wally, Winegard Playmaker antenna and his account. At first, he was told the service would run for 30 days and he would have to pay again when he wanted to activate the receiver again. This is NOT true! Nobody in his right mind would ever sign up for plans that start at $48 to watch TV for only a weekend, or even a week. When you set up an account, you will give Dish a credit card or debit card that will be used to replenish the account as needed. The lowest programming package costs $48/mo and it offers about 50 cable channels. The only 'news' channel included in the basic package is CNN. For an additional $12 bucks you will get 'local' channels. There is a nifty Dish app that allows you to activate service without having to call. The app will also automatically change the 'local' channels to where you are. To activate service, call Dish or use the app to activate the Wally. When done with the service, regardless if you used the service for 3 days or 15, call Dish and tell them to put your Dish Outdoors service on hold or suspense. Make sure to tell them you're not closing the account, you're only putting the service on hold. Unfortunately, the app does not allow you to put the service on hold, you must call. Going forward, this is how the service works: Let's say you signed up for the cheapest $48/mo plan. You use the service for 3 days and then call Dish to put the service on hold. When you restart service again, you will be required to add another $4.80 to your account to bring it back up to $48. If use it for 15 days you will be required to add $24, and so on next time you reactivate the service. Bottom line is Dish will always have some of your money in its possession. Personally, I don't care since is only a small amount. Just remember, you will be required to bring up your account to full every time you reactivate the receiver. And don't let anyone tell you you have to pay for a full month when you're only going to use the service for a few days.
gemsworld 05/25/21 07:57pm Technology Corner
RE: Looking to downsize a little - specific floorplan wanted

Take a look at the 28 foot Newmar Bay Star Sport 2702 model. It does not have a north-south bed, however, it offers everything else that you're looking for, including 4 windows in the bedroom. Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I like Newmar, definitely a quality built rig. Seen many units similar to the one you referring to here, but just not crazy about the east-west bed setup. Nor do I like the bed being in a slideout. Hadn't really thought about a class B unit, like a Carriage House or Phoenix cruiser the previous poster mentioned. Now that Ford is offering their new 7.3 V8 in the E-450 chassis, I could be convinced to go to something built on that chassis, if the floorplan worked. May just have to look into that. Will One the reasons we chose this model is because the bed can be utilized with the slideout closed. Most models this size have a folding mattress and the bed can't be used with the slideoout closed.
gemsworld 05/24/21 09:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking to downsize a little - specific floorplan wanted

Take a look at the 28 foot Newmar Bay Star Sport 2702 model. It does not have a north-south bed, however, it offers everything else that you're looking for, including 4 windows in the bedroom.
gemsworld 05/24/21 09:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone travel with a Dish Hopper?

There are several free apps to help you find the birds. Personally, I like Satellite Director.
gemsworld 05/23/21 06:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Recycling engine heat for hot water tank

I had a 2011 Winnebago with the Motor Aid Package. It warmed the water nicely, and it didn't appear to have an impact on the engine temperature.
gemsworld 05/22/21 05:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: security

Want to install security cameras outside class B+ RV. Something rugged and easy to install. Any recommendations. Thanks You'll find some inexpensive outdoor cameras that are battery operated. Some even come with a solar panel. I recently saw one flat camera designed to be mounted flush on the inside of a window using suction cups. As far as viewing, many cameras are designed to be viewed on a mobile device.
gemsworld 05/22/21 05:29pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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