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Old 06-19-2009, 09:03 AM   #127
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I am not sure we have been giving the correct answer to your questions. 4 wheel drive jeeps are no problem as you probably have figured out. I see you have a 2 wheel drive and I am not familiar with that type. Your Chrysler dealer should be able to answer most of your questions
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:58 PM   #128
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Can't rule out the Suzuki Grand Vitara 4x4 automatic, light weight, low maintance, and fun to drive.

I second that. Our suzuki has been a perfect toad and fun to drive. It trackes well, it's light, lots of head room, and with the 4x4 you can drive it anywhere.
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:59 AM   #129
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Thank's everyone. Spoke with a shop yesterday and they quoted me $430 for the base plate and $300 to install it. $180 for the electrical harness and $100 to install that. My response was to be expected by my wife. [moderator edit] Your not doing brain surgery, so how do they justify $90 an hour. Went to a local rv place and they had a big plake, $125 an hour, one hour min.

Still looking, and I know I'll find an honest grease monkey out there.
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:56 AM   #130
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Thank's everyone. Spoke with a shop yesterday and they quoted me $430 for the base plate and $300 to install it. $180 for the electrical harness and $100 to install that. My response was to be expected by my wife. [moderator edit] Your not doing brain surgery, so how do they justify $90 an hour. Went to a local rv place and they had a big plake, $125 an hour, one hour min.

Still looking, and I know I'll find an honest grease monkey out there.
It's a thing called liability insurance, if your vehicle came loose and caused any damage because of their workmanship then they turn it in to their insurance co.
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Old 06-20-2009, 10:42 AM   #131
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Paying that kind of money to a shop that pays their help not much more than minimum wage grrrrrrrrr.
this is why I get all the info I can and do the work myself.
Buy a good set of tools get the instruction manuals; all these things come with instructions, and save yourself a bundle.
unless you have realy deep pockets this is the only way to go.

I have been RVing most of my life, I can count the times I've taken my RV to a shop on one hand and will have a few fingers left over.
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Old 06-20-2009, 11:00 AM   #132
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I agree with robert h, if you are at all mechanical you should be able to do this yourself. The instructions I received from Blue Ox and US Gear out of the box were excellent. I took my time (at my age there is no other way) and when I had any doubts or questions I called the company for help. I only called US Gear once and they were excellent with their help and advice to my problem. I had a wiring issue I wasn't quite sure of.
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. I took my time (at my age there is no other way) and when I had any doubts or questions I called the company for help. I only called US Gear once and they were excellent with their help


I'm 76 if I can do it just about everyone should be able to.
Just take your time and don't get in a hurry; you will find even the most difficult task is simple if you just break it down in parts.
I've even installed two new HWH jacks and springs on my motorhome.
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:36 PM   #134
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robert h I am 71 and good advice on diy. On another subject how do I become a senior member? do you have to be 75?
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robert h I am 71 and good advice on diy. On another subject how do I become a senior member? do you have to be 75?
don't realy know somehow it just got tacked on.

when I get to 85 I want to be addressed as Sr. Sr. and hope to be still roaming the highways.
I've wore out three motorhomes after about 140,000 miles I'm ready for another one.;------ I'm on my fourth; I'v had several trailers; a popup and a few tents. isn't life great
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Keep on truckin robert h. I have a feeling you will be still truckin when you are 85 and more
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Paying that kind of money to a shop that pays their help not much more than minimum wage grrrrrrrrr.
this is why I get all the info I can and do the work myself.
Buy a good set of tools get the instruction manuals; all these things come with instructions, and save yourself a bundle.
unless you have realy deep pockets this is the only way to go.

I have been RVing most of my life, I can count the times I've taken my RV to a shop on one hand and will have a few fingers left over.
I agree totally, I was only using this as one of the reasons the shop rates are where they're at .
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Keep on truckin robert h. I have a feeling you will be still truckin when you are 85 and more
june 23 were headed for Maine; can't wait to get back on the road.

I live in Clearwater Florida, and right now it's realy getting hot here. my outside thermometer read 102 at noon today.
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Bruce, being a senior member means you have posted a certain number of times, I don't remember for sure but I think it means 250 or more posts. Before the new format was installed I saw a list showing how many posts were required for each designation, but it has nothing to do with your age!
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Easyrider, thank you for clearing that up. It does make sense. I guess I have a way to go.
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