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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-11-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,669
Posted By bmacrc46
Please provide some links to actual examples of...

Please provide some links to actual examples of insurance companies not paying due to being overweight. Otherwise, it looks like more "sky is falling".

If insurance companies would routinely deny...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-06-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,759
Posted By bmacrc46
I am not sure I would agree with that statement....

I am not sure I would agree with that statement. That seems like an awfully low threshold to justify the substantial additional cost of a diesel. I bought a new 2013 Georgetown gas. When cruising on...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 02-06-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,759
Posted By bmacrc46
I have been reading a lot of opinions on gas...

I have been reading a lot of opinions on gas versus diesel. One of the major arguments in favor of diesels is that they will last a lot longer. I have to laugh every time I read someone saying that....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-06-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,132
Posted By bmacrc46
Good choice! Since you are already set up to tow...

Good choice! Since you are already set up to tow on a dolly it would be beneficial to try it and see how it works out.

I am also a first timer having bought the motorhome and dolly and still...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-20-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 41,982
Posted By bmacrc46
This is great, these extreme cases prove the...

This is great, these extreme cases prove the point on how rare these are as one of the links goes to 2008. The incident with the truck in 2012 was not 3000 pounds over but was 30,000 pounds over.
...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-20-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 41,982
Posted By bmacrc46
It looks like the entire membership of "The sky...

It looks like the entire membership of "The sky is falling" club posts regularly on this site.

Every rating has plenty of safety factor built in as the general public routinely overloads tons of...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-13-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,605
Posted By bmacrc46
That looks great!! That is the most...

That looks great!!

That is the most intriguing set up I have seen so far. Nice work.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-12-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,618
Posted By bmacrc46
Hopefully, this thread will get back on track and...

Hopefully, this thread will get back on track and stay with non-commercial vehicles as they have different rules.

The ones above do not apply to commercial vehicles and there is no nationwide...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-10-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By bmacrc46
You will need a tow dolly and a fairly wide one...

You will need a tow dolly and a fairly wide one at that. With the weight of the Odyssey you will definitely need one with brakes.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-08-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By bmacrc46
Well, there a ton a folks here that have Wrangler...

Well, there a ton a folks here that have Wrangler and without a doubt it is very popular.

I went a different route as I wanted to bring the car along with the motorcycle.

Landgrebe...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-06-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,471
Posted By bmacrc46
Amanda has a valid point. The broader topic...

Amanda has a valid point.

The broader topic of how the scammers work and the methods they use is the main point of this thread. "Simon's" is one name of many and by now has probably had 10 more...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-04-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,919
Posted By bmacrc46
Hello Mark, If you are committed to non-FWD...

Hello Mark,
If you are committed to non-FWD vehicles than it is unlikely a dolly is the right choice for you.

A dolly provides options to use different vehicles but that is generally only true...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-03-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,968
Posted By bmacrc46
It all depends on the weather and how you feel...

It all depends on the weather and how you feel about some tight turns. I really like 9 when I am riding my motorcycle but I wouldn't take it in the winter with a MH. I suspect it is too late in the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-30-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By bmacrc46
I use a hand pump whenever the fill point is...

I use a hand pump whenever the fill point is higher than access area.

Hand Pump | AutoZone.com (https://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Tools-Garage-and-Equipment/Hand-Pump/_/N-26fv)
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-30-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,004
Posted By bmacrc46
I have only read about one 2012 Honda Fit being...

I have only read about one 2012 Honda Fit being not towable and that is the one you bought. There may be others but I have not seen them.

A search for 2012 Honda Fit Owners Manual has only...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,524
Posted By bmacrc46
The numbers I have seen show that the Class A...

The numbers I have seen show that the Class A Motorhome market is split almost evenly between gas and diesel units. Virtually all the gas units are side entry. Additionally, some diesel units are...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-28-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,004
Posted By bmacrc46
It is entirely possible they misconstrued what...

It is entirely possible they misconstrued what you were asking or they heard towing and stopped listening. The Fit cannot tow anything but can be towed behind a Motorhome. The owners manual is...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-27-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,004
Posted By bmacrc46
The 2013 Honda Fit has a specific section in the...

The 2013 Honda Fit has a specific section in the owners manual (page 159)for towing behind a Motorhome. It seems odd that only a certain portion of 2012 models cannot be towed as some 2012 owners...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-24-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,452
Posted By bmacrc46
I see a lot of people recommending renting versus...

I see a lot of people recommending renting versus buying with the assumption that it will be cheaper. The OP received a quote of $57,000 to rent hence the reason to look at buying. With a rental fee...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-23-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,978
Posted By bmacrc46
When we were shopping for a motorhome we noticed...

When we were shopping for a motorhome we noticed that pretty much any unit over 5 years old that had graphics had some combination of fading and pealing. They looked terrible. When we ultimately...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-22-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,452
Posted By bmacrc46
Sometimes, too many choices makes it harder to...

Sometimes, too many choices makes it harder to make a decision.

It sounds like the 36LA fit your needs quite well and has a new floor plan that should sell pretty easy if you decide to unload it...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-20-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,434
Posted By bmacrc46
Onan does not recommend starting the generator...

Onan does not recommend starting the generator once a month.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-20-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,434
Posted By bmacrc46
I have yet to read any engine manufacturer the...

I have yet to read any engine manufacturer the recommends starting a vehicle while it is in storage. All of the owners manuals I have read (yes, I read them) suggest preparing the vehicle for storage...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-19-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,441
Posted By bmacrc46
The OP made his decision in August to tow 4 down...

The OP made his decision in August to tow 4 down and if anyone is interested they can refer to post #24.

Since the question has been answered I would ask those that are considering responding to...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,535
Posted By bmacrc46
I am sure you have run the numbers but I am...

I am sure you have run the numbers but I am curious, what do you figure this is going to cost; depreciation on the unit, sales tax lost, and anything else? Don't forget you would need all the start...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-18-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,535
Posted By bmacrc46
It is not you, and I was going to point it out as...

It is not you, and I was going to point it out as well.

Personally, I think the price is reasonable especially if you can negotiate a little more of a discount. The fact is no matter what you buy...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-08-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By bmacrc46
Thank for the tips Dave. As far as the...

Thank for the tips Dave.

As far as the external drive is concerned it would be easier to partition the hard drive itself to 750 MB. It is something I am familiar with and I do with all my...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-08-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By bmacrc46
It looks like the Tailgater is the way to go...

It looks like the Tailgater is the way to go especially considering the price. The local dealer quoted 6 hours of labor to install a roof mounted system at $112 per hour (ouch).

Thanks to...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 11-07-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By bmacrc46
Dish choices, need some help with satellite system

I am a newbie picking up our Class A MH next week and could use some advice on which satellite system to go with.

It seems pretty clear that Dish Network offers the most appealing plan on their...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,559
Posted By bmacrc46
I am still trying to find the threads that from...

I am still trying to find the threads that from all those folks that have had significant engine problems due to lack of use. I have not found a lot of reading on this issue.

Consider this, buy a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-05-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,477
Posted By bmacrc46
By the way the question was phrased it is very...

By the way the question was phrased it is very clear the floor plan on the Monaco is not to your liking. That alone should scratch it off the list. If you are not happy with the layout move on to one...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-04-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,471
Posted By bmacrc46
I am fairly certain these scammers are running...

I am fairly certain these scammers are running programs that respond to Craiglist listings. They ask "Still Available?" or "I am interested in your item".

If you respond you get a standard...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-04-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,471
Posted By bmacrc46
The chances are there a lot of these RV scams and...

The chances are there a lot of these RV scams and victims that you will never hear of.

Consider these factors:
1. RV's are generally high dollar items (it is where the money is)
2. Many buyers...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-02-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,471
Posted By bmacrc46
I don't want to rub salt on the wounds of the OP...

I don't want to rub salt on the wounds of the OP but the reason these scams are successful is due to people being greedy.

These scammers all offer the same thing, and that is they offer something...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-28-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,451
Posted By bmacrc46
Looks great and that is a really nice trailer. I...

Looks great and that is a really nice trailer. I took a good long look at that exact trailer and was thoroughly impressed. If bringing the Vette was more of an option for me I would likely have...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-21-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,617
Posted By bmacrc46
Congrats on the purchase and I hope it works out...

Congrats on the purchase and I hope it works out for you.



At this point, it would be a waste of money. ;)
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-15-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,234
Posted By bmacrc46
Could you be more specific with the names of the...

Could you be more specific with the names of the Manufacturers that are selling new RV's with this problem?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-13-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By bmacrc46
The short answer is no. Countless individuals...

The short answer is no. Countless individuals have bought policies on many different products only to find out that the problem they encounter is not covered or extremely difficult to get covered....
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-11-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,805
Posted By bmacrc46
A brand new Forest River Georgetown will list for...

A brand new Forest River Georgetown will list for about 110k but will sell for 80k. It is the number 1 selling gasser on the market and is the one I chose after a lot of looking.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-10-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,043
Posted By bmacrc46
2 other questions come to mind. How long do...

2 other questions come to mind.

How long do you keep your vehicles? A shorter duration could imply the dolly is a better choice.

Will you ever have a need to haul a vehicle other than the Edge?
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-10-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,369
Posted By bmacrc46
There are many reasons why a relatively new unit...

There are many reasons why a relatively new unit would be on the market. I don't think the assumption that something must be wrong with them is going to be valid in the majority of the cases. If the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,625
Posted By bmacrc46
Also, you might take a look at the Aluma 7816 or...

Also, you might take a look at the Aluma 7816 or 8218. The whole bed tilts so no need for ramps or a beaver tail. It is the one I was considering before I ended up with a dolly. My local dealer had...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-09-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,625
Posted By bmacrc46
I am thoroughly impressed by the quality of the...

I am thoroughly impressed by the quality of the Aluma trailers. It would definitely be on my short list.

I avoid any trailers with a leaf spring suspension.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-01-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,560
Posted By bmacrc46
I would suggest looking at an all aluminum...

I would suggest looking at an all aluminum trailer. There are several manufacturers that fit the bill. No sense buying the wrong trailer in the first place and then going to all the trouble of trying...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-01-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By bmacrc46
Let's see if we can't muddy the water a little...

Let's see if we can't muddy the water a little further.

We did a lot of looking and had pretty much decided that the Greyhawk was the best choice for us. We were in the process of getting quotes...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-27-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By bmacrc46
John, I have no experience towing our Avalanche...

John,
I have no experience towing our Avalanche but it is a great truck. We have a 2003 with 165k and I was considering a new one. My brother in-law has a 2010 and it is a really nice truck. That...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-26-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,051
Posted By bmacrc46
I think you are being a little hard on yourself....

I think you are being a little hard on yourself. What ACME did was take an existing product, Rhino Ramps, and use them instead of designing ramps specifically for their product. The fact is that...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By bmacrc46
I don't know where you are located but you might...

I don't know where you are located but you might consider a new one. At the price point you are considering it does not look like massive depreciation has occurred.

A very large deealer in Texas...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-21-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,051
Posted By bmacrc46
The Master Tow Dolly weighs 450 pounds. So, if my...

The Master Tow Dolly weighs 450 pounds. So, if my math is correct that would make the Acme weightless. That would be quite the engineering feat.

MASTER TOW INC....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-15-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,004
Posted By bmacrc46
We are buying a fit and will be towing it on a...

We are buying a fit and will be towing it on a dolly.

The "what is the best way to tow" is a loaded question. The best method as far as the Fit is concerned is a dolly. A dolly will put the least...
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