vsheetz

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  1. I went with Blue Ox Adventa - because BO is a major vender and was available via Craigslist at a very good price.
  2. Filling Tires On A Cold Day

    I think these address the OP's question: http://www.bridgestonetrucktires.com/publications/02v7iss1/ra8.asp http://www.rv.net/cforum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/26556591/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm
  3. GM Needs Your Feedback On Dinghy Towing (4 Wheels Down)

    And as others have commented - no fuse pulling, no special procedures, no time.speed limitations, etc. Should be hook it up and go (as is my current 05' Jeep Wrangler - a great toad). BTW, go to a motorhome rally - probably 1/4 to 1/3 toads are Jeeps. Easy to tow.
  4. Installing Tow Brackets Etc

    I have similar setup as JimM68 - aftermarket bumper and bolt on Blur Ox brackets. Blue Ox towbar and Brake Buddy via Craigslist. $600-$700 all up for the tow stuff. The bumper with winch mount, winch guard loop, and steering gearbox skid I think I paid about $350. All works great with many trips and miles. 2005 TJ Rubicon on 33's.
  5. Western Area Rally Question

    Is this for real? How/why would they oversell elecric spaces? We will not be arriving early and want electric...
  6. Any knowledge of experienced solar installers who will be at the Western Area Indio Rally? I have the solar panels, controller, wiring, etc. - and can do the battery and controller installation and wiring. What I can't do is the roof work of physically installing the solar panels, combiner box, and wire down to the controller - so looking for someone to do the roof work. thx Vince
  7. Planning to attend - first time at a rally. I see there are golf cart rentals avaiable. Leads me to believe the area is large and there could be a lot of walking. Walking distances is a problem for me - knee issues. Anyone have experiences, recommendations, comments? Thanks!
  8. I have the magnetic lights - have used them for several years. Not a big deal to attached, omly takes a minute on/off.
  9. Camping at Christmas

    North Pole?
  10. Tailgator By Dish TV

    I have the Tailgater antenna and Dish 211k receiver. Super easy setup - first time I had it going in about 15 minutes - and ten minutes of that was just watching/waiting for it to do it's search thing. Have used it several times. I have the dish pay-as-u-go service. ~$500.00 gets you antenna, receiver, interconnect cable.
  11. Surely there will be some initial issues that need to be resolved. Would rethink the plan to hit the road and be away from the dealer right away.
  12. Pad For MH

    Are you putting a carport or cover over this? I am planning to do so. I will make the parking pad from DG (decomposed granite) and concrete footers for each leg of the carport. I have DG for the ~100' driveway to my workshop - has been installed for several years.
  13. New Monaco Rig -- MPG?

    15 mpg? Maybe downhill with a strong tailwind, otherwise, no,,,
  14. I think the question is Ford V10 / Ford trans vs. GM 8.1 / Allison trans, correct? Both are good drive trains. To take it a step further consider the chassis that usually goes with each as well - Ford F53 or Workhorse. The all Ford combination might have a plus in service locations and being more common for shops to service. The GM drive train has a bit more power and often another gear in the trans for a given year. NADA will typically show a higher value for a coach with GM/Allison/Workhorse. I recently bought a coach that was built with either - while I would have preferred the GM/Allison/Workhouse, the unit I found in great condition and the right price was on Ford foundation - the condition was over-riding factor.