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RE: Need TOAD advice ........................

We're very happy with our 2003 Jeep Wrangler TJ with auto trans, no problems whatsoever and it's really great to haul the lawn chairs, fishing gear, and the extra stuff that we all seem to add to our "nice to have just in case" belongings. The Jeep is really great when you want to explore the off-beaten paths in the western USA and Canada. It's towed four-down and is easy to hook up and unhook; no disconnecting battery and other items to take care of like some other dinghys; we have the Stay-N-Play towing system for our Jeep.
Islandman 09/10/19 09:44pm Dinghy Towing
RE: British Columbia, Canada

You are going to enjoy all parts of British Columbia, one of our favorite vacation spots. From Victoria to Haida Gawaii to the Penticton area, and many other locations in between you will be impressed with the friendliness and welcoming attitude of the people. It's a little more expensive for gasoline, but all the other prices are quite reasonable and with the monetary exchange rate you will be in good shape. The provincial campgrounds are spacious, roomy, and well sited in beautiful locations. Highways are excellent and you will be happy with being able to see lots of natural beauty including glaciers, rugged mountains, lakes and rivers, and most of all less traffic than most stateside vacation areas. Add in a visit to Alberta and the prairie provinces while you're in this part of Canada.
Islandman 08/22/19 10:17am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Class C With Overall Length of 27' Or Less

The Coach House Platinum units are excellent, a 27 ft. model would fit your bill very well. They are very high quality and as DrewE pointed out above, cost a little more money but are worth it. May want to check the used market, the factory sells older units that are well worth looking at to save a little money.
Islandman 07/19/19 04:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electric Lawnmowers

Have you thought about using a battery powered weedeater, uses less room in the RV and you can get pretty good at trimming the grass after using it a few times. Saves some money and you don't have to mess with electric cords!
Islandman 07/02/19 11:35am General RVing Issues
Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP

The Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP is now open to traffic; motorists are advised to watch for fog and other weather conditions however. Enjoy the trip in one of our premier NP's and take the shuttle bus if you want to have a great time without having to worry about driving or if your vehicle is not permitted because of length.
Islandman 06/24/19 09:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Toyo Tires for Our Tioga 26Q

Bordercollie - Toyo tires are fine, had them on our Class B; will get them on our Class C when it's ready. Since you have a CA address may I suggest that you check with Les Schwab, they are a high quality tire dealer and will treat you fairly and their prices are always quite reasonable.
Islandman 06/21/19 12:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Virginia I -81 corrider gas tax.

How about all the electric vehicles that don't pay any fuel tax, yet use the roads just like the rest of us? True, for now the EV's are just automobiles, but consider that they will get bigger and you'll start seeing electric powered big trucks and MH's? Out here in WA, too much of the gas tax (which is about the highest of any state) goes to mass transit and doesn't get spent on roads.
Islandman 06/19/19 10:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 93 south from Polson MT and Salmon ID.

The climb up and the descent down Lost Trail Pass is no problem, just take your time and use lower gears. US 93 from Lolo south through the Bitterroot Valley to Darby has a lot of traffic during the commute hours, just watch for speeders and traffic at the intersections. Used to be a beautiful drive, but that was before all the people moved to the Bitterroot; now it's not a relaxing drive looking at the mountains and ranches along the way. Take a short trip towards Wisdom when you get to Lost Trail Pass and visit the Big Hole Battlefield about 12 miles to the east. Very famous area and bad mark on how terrible the military and some locals brought terror onto the NezPerce people who were camped and suffered badly. Not a piece of history that the military can be proud of. Have a good trip, you will be in one of our favorite parts of the west.
Islandman 06/18/19 10:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Smaller Class C

Take a look at a used Coach House on the Ford V10 chassis, they are well built and hold their value very well. The factory in western Florida has used units that they will sell at reasonable prices; trade-ins from people who have lots of money and always want to keep up with the Jones! Their 27 ft units have lots of room and the shower is very good (along with all the other stuff).
Islandman 06/12/19 01:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Caravan Tours to Alaska

We participated in a Fantasy tour of eastern Canada about three years ago, it was very enjoyable and was good to have someone else do all the planning, permits, reservations, etc. We met some really great RVers on the trip, it was well worth the cost and we have been on a few more trips with Fantasy since then; they offer excellent service. I'm sure that their Alaska trip will be a worthwhile experience too!
Islandman 05/08/19 10:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2019 Mercedes Sprinter

Probably depends on the Class C manufacturer, there are still a lot of older Sprinter's in some manufacturer's inventory to be converted. Your best bet is to make contact with dealers who will be carrying the brand of Class C that you are interested in and see if they can give you a possible date.
Islandman 05/02/19 09:42am Class C Motorhomes
Opening of Yellowstone NP Roads

Several main roads in Yellowstone NP will be opened to traffic this weekend; check with NPS officials for specific roads.
Islandman 04/17/19 10:36am Roads and Routes
RE: Best Used Class C's? Rank your top five.

Add Coach House units to those mentioned above, usually a little higher priced but they hold their value well and are made to last.
Islandman 04/16/19 08:56am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Montana Hwy 12

US 2 in Montana is a good road, we are especially fond of US 12 from Lewiston ID over to Lolo MT and taking in the beauty of the Clearwater and Lochsa Rivers. There is lots to see, especially the stretch from Kooskia to Lolo Pass. Stop at the Devoto Cedar Grove, Lolo Pass Visitor Center and also other places of historic nature to get an appreciation of the Lewis & Clark expedition in the early 1800's. Several USFS CG's on the way: Wilderness Gateway, Powell, Wendover, and Apgar. Stop at the main USFS office in Orofino to get good info. Have a good trip, US 12 is one of our favorite highways!
Islandman 03/05/19 07:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Your Thoughs on Using a Trailer for the Toad(?)

Having a trailer for the dinghy will make you sort of crowd the parking at the RV camping spot as you will need to find enough area to park the trailer in addition to your dinghy and the RV. Also you will be pulling the additional weight of the trailer which might be a problem in mountain areas, check the weight allowance for your hitch on the RV; a towed dinghy four down doesn't press down on the rear of the RV like a trailer will.
Islandman 03/02/19 11:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Step down in Class C

Take a look at the Coach House units, they are high quality and hold their value; but the best deals are the slightly used MH's sold at the factory and are just like new for a more affordable price.
Islandman 02/15/19 10:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Montana Highway 200

MT 200 is a good highway; follows the Blackfoot River on the western portion of your trip. I used to fish along that road many years ago and Lincoln was a good place to have Sunday dinner too. Have a good trip, watch for deer at nighttime along the road.
Islandman 02/06/19 08:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone and Glacier in May

Glacier NP is generally still closed due to the snowfall that occurs during the winter and won't be fully open until late June or early July. Going to the Sun Road is the main road through the park and they are busy snowplowing it until late June or early July; suggest you contact the NPS folks to get a better schedule of opening dates, etc. You can see the park from the south if you travel US 2 and can probably get to the east side of the park at an earlier date but won't be able to travel the Sun road. You will be able to visit parts of Yellowstone in May, but some areas will usually still be closed until late in the month; again I suggest you contact the NPS folks to get the best info on conditions.
Islandman 01/31/19 01:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Weight question.... Jeep GC Trailhawk

You might have difficulty with a longer Class C (say 27 to 30+ft) as the allowable tow weight and the cargo carrying capacity are usually less than a shorter Class C (maybe a 24 ft). But if you watch what you load on the motorhome, it may be okay. We all have tendancy to put too much stuff in our MH's and that's not good when you have that Jeep Trailhawk behind you. Either way, get a good braking system no matter which way you go.
Islandman 01/28/19 07:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: California Firearm Compliance

Believe it best that you contact California officials directly rather than depend on advice from forum users; However an option would be LEO people who respond to your post or an organization such as NRA.
Islandman 01/16/19 02:42pm General RVing Issues
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