Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-26-2013, 11:15 PM   #15
Senior Member
Skip426's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 11,946
Originally Posted by clyon51 View Post
I put my monster Simplicity in mothballs about 7 years ago, but it worked great in Mich and was a beast. It would throw snow 50ft. However, very unfortuneately, we decided to go to Fl every November and return in April. Gee I miss it

Yah, sure you do. Where in Florida would you like the snow and your snow blower delivered.

99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-27-2013, 06:36 AM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Snowbird - Waterford Mi and Citrus Springs Fl.
Posts: 3,332
Unexpected 12" or so, Gaylord, MI.
600' driveway, car moved about twice it's own length, said "no more"! They average about 150" of snow a year there, so one has to keep some pretty heavy duty snow removal equipment handy!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC01012.jpg
Views:	33
Size:	265.1 KB
ID:	46730   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC01024.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	311.7 KB
ID:	46731  


1997 37' HR Endeavor, 275hp Cat, Freightliner
03 CR-V Blue Ox, Ready Brake
ahicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013, 06:54 AM   #17
Senior Member
jzick's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 1,193
Best use for a snow blower is to load it on a trailer and head south. When you get to the point where someone looks at it and says "What the heck is that for?", you know you have gone far enough.
jzick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013, 01:05 PM   #18
Senior Member
PlayItForwrd's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 311
Originally Posted by RoyM View Post
Troy-Bilt and Cub Cadet are MTD, entry level machines in different paint schemes for different retailers. Watch which engine you get, their own Powermore brand are Chinese knock offs. If you have carburetor problems, replace the carb. They are not repairable, same with rewinds.
Husqvarna and the Home Depot Ariens are the same machine, orange Craftsman built by Husqvarna Outdoor. They are better than MTD but parts can be an issue, back orders take weeks to get. I work for a distributor and deal with this every day. IMHO, the best ones are Snapper, Ariens built machines and Simplicity but they are priced accordingly. If you live in a heavy snow belt these are the way to go.
Thanks for the insight Roy

In checking reviews, someone with a new Simplicity 27"/205cc motor :
" It is not quite as powerful as my old one but it's powerful enough. To be fair, 18" of heavy, wet March snow is a tough test and it did a great job but just not quite as quickly as my old 9hp blower."

Well, if a 205cc motor won't move 18" of snow 'effortlessly', that rules out quite a few machines, such as most of the Airens I was considering. Another issue I have with most Airens models is the crank to turn the chute. My MTD has a crank and I vowed never again! Simplicity has a 28" model, 305cc with electric start, electric chute, giving serious thought to it too now!

2000 40' Tiffin Allegro Bus \ 2003 Chaparral 260 SSI
1988 53 x 14 Skipperliner \ 1995 32' Party Cruiser
1984 Goldwing Aspencade \ 1976 Harley Sportster
PlayItForwrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013, 04:31 PM   #19
Senior Member
PlayItForwrd's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 311
edit above-- I mentioned "205cc" motor, should've been 250cc-
2000 40' Tiffin Allegro Bus \ 2003 Chaparral 260 SSI
1988 53 x 14 Skipperliner \ 1995 32' Party Cruiser
1984 Goldwing Aspencade \ 1976 Harley Sportster
PlayItForwrd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013, 05:55 PM   #20
Senior Member
99-Am.Star's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,384
I use an MTD I bought at K Mart in about 1995. 8.5 HP 24 inch. Has worked well through last winter, and hoping this winter also. Most likely has 500 or600 hours
on it by now.
1999 NEWMAR American Star * Newmar Kountry Kklub # 19708 * THOUSAND TRAILS * 2006 Chevy 3500 Dually Dmax/Ally * Curt Q20 * Prodigy P2 *US ARMY 1965-1967 * Vietnam Veteran 1966-1967 * Life Member VFW *
99-Am.Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2013, 06:25 AM   #21
Community Moderator
JMonroe's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: On the road again
Posts: 6,152
If tackling heavy wet snow, spray it down, blades, chute and all, with WD-40 or Pam kitchen spray.

Jay & Peggy Monroe with Dolly
Can't take it with you - don't plan on leaving any behind
2016 Newmar London Aire 4553, Spartan chassis
Wrangler Unlimited toad
JMonroe is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.