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RE: Picking up new camper

Now you know what kind of markup they try to get on those.
rexlion 07/09/19 02:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Subaru Ascent, VW Atlas, or Rav4 Adventure for light towing?

Someone on another forum is towing a 16' or 17' Casita with the Ascent, based in Oregon with mountain passes all around, and he says he is happy with the Ascent. I know nothing about the VW or the latest Rav.
rexlion 07/09/19 02:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Will I kill my mini-van?

The manufacturer tongue weight is for an empty trailer. Once loaded up it will be much heavier. Count on at least 12% of your loaded trailer weight to be on the tongue. You will be over your ratings. Will it kill anyone or the van? Not necessarily, but certainly not ideal. You will have to get a 7pin wiring harness and brake controller as well as a wd hitch at minimum. Thanks for this. I'm not an expert on hitches. I had my class 3 putchased and installed at a farm/fleet type store. Any way to tell if its WD? A weight distributin hitch is an aftermarket device that slides into your class iii receiver. It levers some hitch weight forward onto your front axle. But it will weigh 70-95 lbs by itself, and that puts you well over the 360 receiver limit.
rexlion 07/09/19 02:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Will I kill my mini-van?

Get a bathroom scale that reads up to 350 lbs and go weigh the tongue. If it really is 350 or 360 with lp and battery, I would be shocked. But if it is ok, next consider where rhe water tanks are because water is 8.3 lbs/ gal. Then think where most of the storage is located.... up front, over axle, or in rear. The van has a decent wheelbase and with stiff sidewall LT tires it should handle ok if you do not overburden the rear suspension. Van contents play into that issue also.
rexlion 07/09/19 02:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Northern Michigan advice

Pick up some fresh sweet cherries at one of the roadside stands. They're grown around Traverse City and Lupton. If in Mackinaw City, get some homestyle cinnamon bread and pecan rolls at the little bakery a block north of the dock entrance. There are several nice lighthouses to see around where you'll be... one in Mackinaw City, another just west of town (2 or 3 miles maybe?), and a couple more toward Rogers City. Take jackets; it can get cool along the big lakes, especially at night. Mackinac Island is typically about 10 degrees cooler than the mainland. I pack a warm coat whenever I go to MI, and sometimes I've been glad I did.
rexlion 07/08/19 12:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier Nat'l Park tips?

I really enjoyed the hike to Avalanche Lake, and the view when I got there.
rexlion 07/05/19 06:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Travel to Moab, Bryce, Zion from Durango

Hopefully you'll take 24 south, because Goblin Valley is definitely worth seeing and strolling through. Hwy 12 over Boulder Mountain has spectacular views from high up; I'm told that one could see for 50 miles on a clear day.
rexlion 07/04/19 09:47am Roads and Routes
RE: July 4th

Happy 4th to all citizens of the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave. May our nation remain so in the years to come.
rexlion 07/04/19 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Learned something about our truck this week !

No doubt about it, you're shocked. ;)
rexlion 07/02/19 08:55pm Truck Campers
RE: SW Missouri to Lake Superior. Best route?

I'm a little farther SW of you. I've traveled that route and it's ok, but my preference personally is to head north to Des Moines, east on I-80 to Davenport, north on US62 to Dubuque, and US151 to Fond du Lac, then US41 north. Past Marinette I'd suggest M-37 along the shore for an occasional view of Lake Michigan. The reason for my preference is twofold: less traffic congestion out west, and I think the US151 stretch from Dubuque to Madison is scenic. I hear there is an antique vehicle museum at Walcott IA... been meaning to stop there sometime myself. Here is a page or three with that museum plus some of the more unusual sights in Iowa. https://www.atlasobscura.com/things-to-do/iowa/places Also this list of places along I-80: https://www.buddythetravelingmonkey.com/things-to-do-in-eastern-iowa-along-i-80/
rexlion 07/02/19 08:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Chicago to Glacier NP during Stugis

Theodore Roosevelt National Park ... Havre, MT... In between the two I've camped at the Nelson Lake BRC campground, which has very limited ammenities, but is pleasant lakefront camping and the price (gratis) cannot be beat... Nelson Lake, took me a while to spot it... just NE of Malta MT. What does BRC stand for? The town of Malta also has very low cost camping, just north of US-2 a hundred yards or so. It's their town park, no amenities or hookups, but there were a handful of picnic tables and I think a water spigot. Pull in and park anyplace. There's a box for self-pay, something like $4 per night when I was there in 2013. They happened to be having a bit of a rodeo at the corral next to the park, so I got free western entertainment too.
rexlion 06/29/19 07:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Purchased TT (undisclosed salvage title came in the mail)

One thing you can always count on is this forums' ability to beat a topic to death. https://i.imgur.com/vakaPqKl.jpg Hey, I thought I saw that horse move! It's not dead yet!! :)
rexlion 06/29/19 07:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Purchased TT (undisclosed salvage title came in the mail)

You trusted the salesmen at a dealership? Wow. You do know how to tell when they lie, don't you? The telltale sign of a lie is, their lips move. Their 'out' is that they kinda-sorta disclosed by telling you they bought it from an insurance company, and they did it that way in the hope that you would be naive enough to not realize the implication. So, you can (#1) get mad, check the state statutes, kick up a dust storm and maybe get your money back after months of heartburn and sleepless nights. Or, since you like the trailer, you can (#2) chalk it up to education and forget about it... and on resale you might take a hit, but that's about the worst of it. Based on what you've written, I think you'll do option #2, and I think that is indeed the best way to go. You can always kick some sand in the dealer's face by posting their name here... ;)
rexlion 06/29/19 07:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: I asked for trouble and I got it.

The shop may be quoting price for an OEM part. If you prefer a cheaper part from an auto parts store, ask the shop if they will do that to save you some money. Often they have more than one source, and flexibility.
rexlion 06/28/19 09:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lake Superior…..how bad are the bugs this time of year?

So, pre-treat your clothes with permethrin spray. Apply some Johnson's to exposed skin. Top it with Avon Skin So Soft. Then use OFF with DEET as a sealer coat. You'll be good to go. :D I'll be headed up that way next month myself. Hopefully the bugs stay gone.
rexlion 06/26/19 08:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The 4.0L V8 diesel Touareg we can't have.

Touareg, too hard to pronounce. There is always the Cummins in the Titan for those who want a diesel in that size range.
rexlion 06/26/19 06:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Retro 1961 Travel Trailer. Beautiful!

The Geographic. Only 2 or 3 were ever made. I think that one sold a few year ago for six figures.
rexlion 06/26/19 05:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: RAM 1500 3.6L V6 and small trailer opinions

Scamp is about 2600 lbs, 16' overall. But if he gets the rear end swapped out it opens up all sorts of choices. Doggone these kids that don't get married nowadays. My daughter, same thing. Ugh!
rexlion 06/26/19 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: A small Trailer for complete outdoor living

For a solo traveler like me, this could work. A place for my bike. Great view out the rear open hatch. Drop-down bed. No ned to make multiple trips outside with food, utensils, condiments, etc. Then I saw the price, and they lost me. :o
rexlion 06/25/19 08:55pm Folding Trailers
RE: Texas?!? I'm shocked.

Land of the free, home of the inspected.
rexlion 06/25/19 04:21pm General RVing Issues
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