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RE: No shortage of RVs

Not the case with Newmar. Dealer allotments cut way back and the reason why they aren't willing to deal. Was at the factory 2wks ago and one guy got just 16% off MSRP on his Dutch Star
Ro"n"Joe 05/15/22 02:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best Toad braking System

$1100 for the ReadyBrake system. BlueOx base plate and you're in business. Hook up and go. No fooling around with the coach system either...ours is going on 14 years with zero issues....lifetime warranty besides....Dennis Here's a link...Ready Brute System 2X on ReadyBrute but unlike Dennis only 2.5yrs. Installed everything including lights (Roadmaster Diode Kit) and Demco baseplate.
Ro"n"Joe 01/17/22 01:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: TOAD setup advice please

I'd look into the ReadyBrute/ReadyBrake system. We've used it for the past 14 years with zero problems. The braking system is built into the tow bar so you would save on the AF1 cost and install. Here's a link....Ready Brute system We have the BlueOX baseplate installed with the ReadyBrute tow bar....Dennis 2X on ReadyBrute but unlike Dennis only 2.5yrs. Installed everything including lights (Roadmaster Diode Kit) and Demco baseplate.
Ro"n"Joe 01/17/22 01:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: zero G water hose

I like the Pocket Hose Silver Bullet "expanding hoses" for non drinking purposes around the rig. We full time and they've held up now for 26 months. They're light weight and I store them in the original container taking very little space.
Ro"n"Joe 11/14/21 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: portable water softener

Fully recommend getting one. We have the On-The-Go and get the bigger 16000 unit. I've had to recharge weekly at times most recently in a Campground west of West Pueblo, CO. Like mentioned above, I'll use it while washing the rig but find it still leaves spots if not wiped off.
Ro"n"Joe 10/31/21 10:30am Class A Motorhomes

I dislike the Rand McNally unit we have and when the time comes, I going to try Sygic GPS Navigation. They have a truckers app with an RV sub choice. Can apply weight and size of your rig.
Ro"n"Joe 10/24/21 03:41pm Technology Corner
RE: Jeep toad ?

Love our Grand Cherokee too and have towed it just over 16K miles now. Unfortunately there are enough posts and have spoken to two GC owners reporting the death wobble issue on slow turns. Because of this I wouldn't get another until the issue is resolved. Jeep has released a wiring harness but there are issues with it also.
Ro"n"Joe 10/24/21 03:26pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Leveling Jack Pads/Slide Out Supports

Made really nice wooden blocks which I have yet to utilize. I use large thick cutting boards purchased via Walmart.
Ro"n"Joe 10/24/21 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire spray protection ... what do you prefer ?

Check out McKee's 37. Love their Gloss Tire Gel which includes a UV protectant. Water and soap cleanup (non petroleum) and it lasts. I use a paint brush to apply it. I haven't tried their ceramic or rejuvenator tire formulations yet.
Ro"n"Joe 10/24/21 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recommendation for Tow Bar Setups

Happy with our system below. If you're handy, there's likely a youtube video on how to install the base plate on the 2014. I also found a video on installing the brake light wiring using the Roadmaster with diodes wiring kit.
Ro"n"Joe 10/17/21 09:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Let’s hear your best MPG and driving style ?

7.25mpg going 65-66 while using cruise control. Cruise control works quite well on our rig. I also keep the jake brake off.
Ro"n"Joe 10/17/21 09:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cummins Fuel Rail Recall

Yeah, had mine done a few weeks ago and it didn't show any signs of leaking. My understanding that it's just washers added to the rail.
Ro"n"Joe 09/12/21 01:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire covers

I use McKee's 37 Gloss Tire Gel (non petroleum or silicon containing formulation with UV protection additives). Love the stuff.
Ro"n"Joe 09/12/21 01:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Death Wobble Continues ....

My research into the death wobble issue started when I experienced it with my Equinox. What I found was many thing 'can contribute' to a DW but the MOST OFTEN culprit was the power steering in the vehicles. In the Equinox case, it only occurred in the 4 cyl models. This was because it came with electric steering assist instead of hydraulic like the 6 cyl models. After my complaint to NHTSA, GM offered a solution. Instead of pulling the interior fuse, they switched it to the one under the hood. This allowed the power steering module to remain energized and functional while towing. Unfortunately, it also leaves all the other electrical items functional also. This means you should install a battery maintainer in your vehicle while towing to keep the battery charged. IMO, a minor inconvenience. While waiting for GM's 'fix' I installed an eye bolt through the floorboard just in front of the driver's seat. A bungee hooked to the eye bolt to the bottom of the steering wheel worked perfectly. However, GM's fix has cured the DW and I've had zero problems since using their new directions. As I understand it, Jeep has a similar power steering setup and the recall fix was simply a bypass cable for the steering module...hope this helps...Dennis Dennis, I've got a 2017 Chevrolet Corvette zi bought new 4 years ago. Corvettes have the electric power steering as well. No problems even reported on Corvette Forum. I agree with Dennis that it's related to electric power steering assist vehicles. Never saw a Corvette being towed and would think numbers are low compared to others commonly used toads. I haven't experienced it yet in my Grand Cherokee either at 14.5K miles of towing.
Ro"n"Joe 08/31/21 05:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Late Snowbirding/ full timing

I've found that Campground is a good source for locating potential campgrounds in all 50 states. Just click on the state you want to focus on and you'll find the previously reviewed campgrounds along with their websites, etc. Plus you get input from real campers rather than just looking at their websites. I used this prior to our first snowbirding trip to Florida in 2013. Start your research, keep track of those potential places you might want to contact for the time period you're looking for. Good luck! 2X and also use the app RV Parky
Ro"n"Joe 08/23/21 07:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Down Sizing

If possible try not to go the storage route. During our research into going full time, this was generally the recommendation. Glad we didn't go that route. It's just about 2 yrs now and will be more yrs to come. Lots of monthly payments saved.
Ro"n"Joe 08/23/21 07:27pm Full-time RVing
RE: Escapees worth joining?

It's not expensive to join. Try it out for yourself.
Ro"n"Joe 08/23/21 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hersey PA RV show

Been there multiple times and it's a great show. Agree with previous posts especially doing research prior to going. Reco avoiding the weekend.
Ro"n"Joe 08/23/21 07:08pm General RVing Issues
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