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Everything posted by kingfr

  1. The induction cooktop that Tiffin used in 2015 year models is a 240V Cooktop. This is why when I ordered my 2015 Phaeton, I specified a gas. cooktop. The cooktop can be changed to a 120V cooktop, Tiffin made this change in later years. The 120V cooktops cannot have both burners on high at the same time, as they pull more than 30 amps together.
  2. How did you figure $1275? My statement says that my total is approximately 927.75. (25 Shares X 37.11) My first payment was $228.90, this one was $307.52.
  3. The OP is looking at a Fred (Front Engined Diesel), not a RED (Rear Engined Diesel). The Allegro Bay 37QBD is a Fred!
  4. Don't be a penny wise and a pound foolish. The Blue Ox Tow bars, as well as other "High end" tow bars, are also much easier to connect than some of the cheaper units.
  5. You should have no problems with the 2003 Grand Cherokee, assuming it is 4 Wheel Drive, with a neutral position in the Transfer Case. If it isn't 4X4, then it isn't towable 4 down. Also, be sure that your class C can tow a vehicle that weighs what the GC weighs. Around 4,000 - 4500 lbs more or less.
  6. I towed both of my Wranglers, 2012 and 2015, for multiple days without stopping and shifting gears. (Also towed a Liberty and two Grand Cherokees the same way.) I have never seen or heard of this being a requirement for Jeep products, although I have seen it for some GM and Ford products.
  7. There are good KOAs on both sides, unless you are opposed to KOAs. They aren't cheap. The one on the west side is very nice.
  8. I have purchased 5 Jeeps using this program over the last 20 or so years. It appears to me that this program gets the purchase price down about 10% under the sticker, with no haggling. Any haggling that is done concerns any trade-in that you might have. If you can sell your trade yourself, you will obviously come out ahead. We were fulltiming when we made most of the deals, and I wasn't interested in hanging around to sell my trade. If I do it again, I surely will sell the trade myself. Consider that in most states, if you sell your trade and apply the money received to the new purchase, then you will pay 3 - 10% sales tax on the money you received on your "Trade". On my last Jeep, that would have amounted to over $1,000. Would have been $3000 in some other states.
  9. I don't know of any parks around Red Bay with long term storage. (Unless you want to pay the going rate for a site for long term, about $100 per week)
  10. OP has a Ford powered gasser, tranny is not going to be an Allison 3000 or 4000! Only Manual transmission Patriot or Compass can be towed 4 down. If you really want a Jeep, do the Wrangler.
  11. What'cha wanna bet that the Motor Home was a rental!
  12. When we were full timing, this is what we did. No problems, and this included personal liability. About $275/year to insure a unit (10x30) in Alabama. Be sure that you get a climate controlled unit! Just gave it up this past March, when we moved back into a S&B.
  13. We full timed for 10 years. When you factor in the depreciation on two DP coaches, we spent a lot more than it would have cost to stay in a sticks and bricks. We did not try to be frugal, we traveled in all of the lower 48, rarely staying in one place more than a week or two except when visiting family or taking care of some severe medical issues. It was worth every penny, we would still be full timing if health issues hadn't stopped us. I had bypass surgery and DW had a hip replacement while we lived in the coach. Medicare and Texas Blue Cross took care of everything. I wish that they could make severe arthritis go away!
  14. There are a number of businesses in and around Red Bay and in other parts of the country that do this modification. Many folks have had it done. Research the question at www.tiffinrvnetwork.com.
  15. I've owned two Grand Cherokees and two Wrangler Rubicons. The beauty of the Grand Cherokees is that they can be equipped to go everywhere that a "Stock" Wrangler will do and still go down the smooth road and rough roads smoothly. Sort of like Tiffin's "Roughing it Smoothly!" Notice that I said "stock" Wrangler. The beauty of the Wrangler is that you can turn it into anything that you want with aftermarket add on's and mods. In my mind, the best thing would be to own one of each!
  16. The Cherokees (not Grand) are basically 2wd and AWD/4WD Fiat suvs that are rebadged as Jeep product, complete with Transverse engines and trans-axles. The 2wd versions are front wheel drive. They are really crossovers rather than true Jeeps.
  17. Some folks don't know how to read the whole thing, they just see the word Cherokee, and think it applies to both vehicles.
  18. Direct from Wikipedia: " UTVs differ from all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in that UTVs typically have a side-by-side seating arrangement, many have seat belts and roll-over protection, and most have a cargo box at the rear of the vehicle. UTVs generally have a higher payload capability and are longer and wider than ATVs. While most ATVs can carry 125 to 200 lbs. of cargo in addition to the operator's weight, UTV payloads run from 800 to 1350 lbs. above the operator/passenger's weight. The payload on a UTV is usually carried below the top of the tires - as opposed to an ATV, which carries its load above the fenders. This lower load-positioning can drastically lower the vertical center of gravity, which increases stability. UTVs come in a number of different configurations. Some have four tires on the ground, some have six or more. How these differences affect the operation of the UTVs can be confusing. Most of the functions required of these units have at least two aspects in common: the machines need to work off-road and to carry equipment. Working off-road requires the unit to maneuver around obstacles and over rough terrain. Carrying equipment requires the strength to haul a load and the ability to stay on top of softer ground. " I have seen a number of these things running around in Arizona during the winter, in areas populated by snowbirds. They can be street legal there. Not sure about other states, but probably not. I wouldn't think that they would be very useful for on highway use of any distance over a couple of miles. I would consider them a road hazard when used on highway!
  19. A bath and a half also makes sense if DW has a bladder condition and DH has had prostate cancer!
  20. I have none of those on or in my coach and I never stop at weigh stations. My Montana tags are standard vanity tags (Yellowstone NP). I have no CDL, do have a Texas DL for over 26K towing under 10K. No medical card, not needed. The coach is not used in any form of commerce. Since the LLC makes no money, there is no need for any tax filings. This was all set up by some good attorneys in Missoula MT who seem to make a good a good living doing such.
  21. The only good reason for a Florida resident to have a Montana LLC, as I see it, is sales tax avoidance, Avoidance, not dodging! If you have owned your coach for over 6 - 12 months, then Florida doesn't charge any sales tax when you bring the coach into the state. This is a concept that our new President would approve of! And yes, I do have a Montana LLC, with Texas residency.
  22. Recently got reservations at Grizzly in West Yellowstone and the Colter Bay RV park for late July of 2017. 42 Foot DP.
  23. Classic example -Tiffin RED. Initially available with a 340HP ISB and an Allison 2500. A 360 HP ISB, an Allison 3000 and higher rated axles became an available option, on the same chassis. That became what everyone wanted, so for 2017, no more 340HP and Allison 2500! The buyers are willing to pay, so that's what Tiffin gives them now!
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