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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-10-2016, 10:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,073
Posted By dubdub07
Everyone has a lot of very valid concerns that...

Everyone has a lot of very valid concerns that his or her experience has shown. I have both tops. Couple of things I have observed;

1) My '12 JKUR is modified, and noisy. Just as noisy is one...
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 03-10-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 616,063
Posted By dubdub07
Air Force Air Traffic Controller, 1983-2008.

Air Force Air Traffic Controller, 1983-2008.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-09-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,746
Posted By dubdub07
ALL 3.6L Jeep Wranglers are safe to tow without...

ALL 3.6L Jeep Wranglers are safe to tow without the key. If you are one of the unlucky that have the 3.8L, the steering wheel lock was done away with in '08 sometime. Late '08 had no lock, just not...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-31-2016, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By dubdub07
I sure understand the trepidation in flat towing...

I sure understand the trepidation in flat towing your new, expensive vehicle for the first time. We felt it too. The system works well.

The process is easy. Start your Jeep, put the trans in N,...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 01-20-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,506
Posted By dubdub07
2ft x 2ft rubber pad. It is not a terrible...

2ft x 2ft rubber pad.

It is not a terrible bed. Just not one I will sleep on. I am sure it is ok for little ones. Or a single medium sized person.

WW
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-02-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,179
Posted By dubdub07
When the IRS had auditors, I was audited. It...

When the IRS had auditors, I was audited. It stood the test for a second home. It is not a transient basis, it is my second home. The IRS saw it that way. This is a case of one accountant...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-02-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By dubdub07
I have the 380hp, and it is ample. I tow a full...

I have the 380hp, and it is ample. I tow a full size P/U, or one of two Jeeps. The statement "don't know it's there" is false, you know it is there. I have pulled several mountain passes in NM,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-02-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,264
Posted By dubdub07
See my last post, perspective. We had 2 fifth...

See my last post, perspective. We had 2 fifth wheels. LOVED them, but with a family of 5 travelling in a truck vs a motor home is night and day. Sitting in my easy chair cruising down the road is...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-02-2016, 11:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,264
Posted By dubdub07
It is all about priorities and perception. If...

It is all about priorities and perception. If you look at it in reverse and take money out of the equation, I cannot see one reason that you would buy a gasser over a DP unless there is a smaller...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-01-2016, 11:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,179
Posted By dubdub07
As a second home, I do not lose my interest or...

As a second home, I do not lose my interest or taxes paid on AMT considerations.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-31-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,264
Posted By dubdub07
I believe this is true. It was the truth when I...

I believe this is true. It was the truth when I towed with a gas truck and went to diesel, I never considered a gas motorhome and I am glad that I got a DP. It is sweet to drive. Engine in the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-30-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,264
Posted By dubdub07
The way I see it, there are so many variables in...

The way I see it, there are so many variables in the two platforms that one may suit someone better than the other. I think it is just a flowchart to an outcome that best suits those that want to RV...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-29-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,264
Posted By dubdub07
Because if you are going to have the construction...

Because if you are going to have the construction and capability, along with the higher cost, to have the luxury of a 40-45 footer, then why would you spend that money and get less? Cost margin on a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-27-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,731
Posted By dubdub07
A 2014 with a salvage title is a risk, but still...

A 2014 with a salvage title is a risk, but still better than a 3.8L!! That engine is horrible.

Link for the differences on the RUBI vs Sport.

Rubicon or Sport? - 2012 Jeep Wrangler Long-Term...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-27-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,731
Posted By dubdub07
Rubicon is the most capable stock SUV on the...

Rubicon is the most capable stock SUV on the market. Jeep aftermarket items are a billion dollar a year business. You can buy a sport and mod it up over time and have a MORE capable Wrangler than...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-26-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,731
Posted By dubdub07
JMonroe probably has the most accurate info I...

JMonroe probably has the most accurate info I have read. You will see my SIG pic. It is a 2012 Jeep JK Unlimited RUBICON. As far as bells and whistles, that is not as accurate as the Sahara. ...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-26-2015, 11:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 11,264
Posted By dubdub07
This is such great advice! I have even seen some...

This is such great advice! I have even seen some really high quality 2004 or 05s going for $80 - 100K !!!! That is a great value!!
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-25-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,680
Posted By dubdub07
Ours is 3 years old and I still hate winter and...

Ours is 3 years old and I still hate winter and not using our coach!!! So it must be BRUTAL for you!
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-17-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,654
Posted By dubdub07
For those getting 8.9, 9.0, or anything above...

For those getting 8.9, 9.0, or anything above that, I applaud you!!!! For those newbies that are venturing into the MH world, you need to expect 6-7 and anything above that you should rejoice to the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-16-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,654
Posted By dubdub07
Tam Le, I like the 40G a lot. We are doing...

Tam Le,

I like the 40G a lot. We are doing about 60 nights a year in it, towing each of our Jeeps behind. The Grand tows much nicer behind the coach, and I really like having the Grand to drive...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-15-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,568
Posted By dubdub07
FIRE UP is exactly right except a Jeep Rubicon IS...

FIRE UP is exactly right except a Jeep Rubicon IS the most capable stock off roader you can buy today. I see you were talking about a Sport. It is very capable off road as is the entire Wrangler...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 12-14-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,654
Posted By dubdub07
When looking at bunkhouses, we looked at Forest...

When looking at bunkhouses, we looked at Forest River, Thor, Tiffin, and Fleetwood. For the money, the 40G is pretty nice. They have a lot of amenities that the others just don't. 380hp, ceramic...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-19-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,366
Posted By dubdub07
Full wall, no issues.

Full wall, no issues.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-16-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,626
Posted By dubdub07
On my full wall, a door can be open when you open...

On my full wall, a door can be open when you open and close that slide and it will miss them by quite a few inches. I think there is an issue.
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-10-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,080
Posted By dubdub07
When we have the Jeep, 7. When we don't have the...

When we have the Jeep, 7. When we don't have the Jeep, 7. When we go 70, 7. When we go 60, slightly over 7.

When we go 75, it takes a huge hit. Probable 5.9 to 6.2 range. I do about 68 for...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 09-10-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,680
Posted By dubdub07
I love this color scheme. Same as ours! WW

I love this color scheme. Same as ours!

WW
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-07-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By dubdub07
Additionally, I will say when cruising down the...

Additionally, I will say when cruising down the road and genny is on, we run the front two a lot and not the back and it is hot in the bedroom. When we are stopped and need the whole coach cool, all...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-07-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By dubdub07
We have to keep all three going through Texas and...

We have to keep all three going through Texas and into Louisiana when we travel down to that part of the sticky south and they are ample. Two seems like you would need to get ahead of things and...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-30-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,540
Posted By dubdub07
If mine sits without starting or the like for a...

If mine sits without starting or the like for a period of time they deflate on their own. I guess some coaches do not stay full up which I find strange.

WW
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 05-25-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,381
Posted By dubdub07
The 40 series Disco is very, very nice for the...

The 40 series Disco is very, very nice for the price range. I know the 40G is a rarity, so to speak, so used they are still pretty high. I would stay in the 2012 or newer range.

That being said,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-25-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By dubdub07
Doesn't the older awnings have a way to tilt the...

Doesn't the older awnings have a way to tilt the awning so the water runs off? Like loosening one side and dropping it to allow gravity to do its thing?
Forum: Just Conversation 11-11-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 81,167
Posted By dubdub07
Here is the beast in her natural environment!

Here is the beast in her natural environment!
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-03-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,332
Posted By dubdub07
My GC is heavy but tows great. Smooth operator...

My GC is heavy but tows great. Smooth operator behind the MH. My JK is a bit more of a pull and it is lighter. The big tires and such make it not run as smooth back there.....I really like the...
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 10-28-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,680
Posted By dubdub07
I am posting to keep this thread "fresh"! I am...

I am posting to keep this thread "fresh"! I am lobbying for our own like the "Bounder"......
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-28-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By dubdub07
For all: All Wranglers 2009 and newer do NOT have...

For all: All Wranglers 2009 and newer do NOT have a steering wheel lock. The 2008s were mixed. Some did and some did not. I heard that the manuals did and autos did NOT. If you have a 2008,...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-08-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,879
Posted By dubdub07
220 for a dryer is just 110 x 2.....one for the...

220 for a dryer is just 110 x 2.....one for the motor and one for the heating element, so since 50 amp is 110 x 2 anyway, I could see it work....30 amp would be a no go, though....

We have a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,214
Posted By dubdub07
One of the conundrums of a diesel vs gas debate...

One of the conundrums of a diesel vs gas debate is everyone's assumption that it will last longer because it is heavier duty, yet the weight is partially due to the extra weight of diesel components....
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-27-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,125
Posted By dubdub07
You think so, Texas? Lets compare tax bills, bet...

You think so, Texas? Lets compare tax bills, bet mines lower. Tabor makes sure of that. I want higher taxes here yet they won't raise them, you know, to help with schools. Silly me, what do the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-26-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,125
Posted By dubdub07
You are right....better steer way clear of...

You are right....better steer way clear of Colorado....yuk!
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-19-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By dubdub07
The wire on the end is so far into the frame you...

The wire on the end is so far into the frame you won't be able to cut it. The frame is super easy to drill and if you install the base plate where it needs to be you can use the base plate as a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-17-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By dubdub07
I agree, normal. JKUR and WK2 both smell when we...

I agree, normal. JKUR and WK2 both smell when we stop......
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-17-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,492
Posted By dubdub07
Maybe you are not noticing it. I have built as...

Maybe you are not noticing it. I have built as many (actually more) than you, owned late models and older Willy's Jeeps. I think "wander" is a loose interpretation. All of them will follow the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-16-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,492
Posted By dubdub07
To address the issues: 1) A stock RUBI will...

To address the issues:

1) A stock RUBI will wander a bit and is loud.
2) A lifted RUBI with 35 x 12.50 wanders a bit and is louder.
3) Both tow GREAT 4 down with no noticeable towing tire wear....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-05-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,159
Posted By dubdub07
I have a 2012 RUBI JK unlimited automatic. As a...

I have a 2012 RUBI JK unlimited automatic. As a TOAD it is awesome. Word of caution; it does not always go into neutral on the first try. Make sure you have her running and put the tranny in R and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By dubdub07
It is pretty much a "it is damaged" or "it isn't...

It is pretty much a "it is damaged" or "it isn't damaged" kind of thing as the T-case will just overheat and damage the insides, and in most cases crack and smoke as you are pulling it. (ask me how I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-12-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,634
Posted By dubdub07
rodz, Although I do agree with most of what...

rodz,

Although I do agree with most of what you say, I will say this......a gasser that is stopped on Monarch pass at road construction pointing up a 7% grade will struggle on getting going...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-04-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,806
Posted By dubdub07
1) No 2) See #1 3) Your Roadmaster will work...

1) No
2) See #1
3) Your Roadmaster will work well.
4) My JKUR pushes my MH around in the corners a bit and I am 30% heavier than you. I use the Roadmaster EvenBrake.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-01-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,538
Posted By dubdub07
2012 JKUR lifted 5" with 35s and zero issues.

2012 JKUR lifted 5" with 35s and zero issues.
Forum: Expandables, Hybrids, & Lightweights Discussion 07-31-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By dubdub07
Probably a piece of TP......

Probably a piece of TP......
Forum: Fleetwood Owner's Forum 07-31-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,537
Posted By dubdub07
ISB vs ISC was a huge difference for us.

ISB vs ISC was a huge difference for us.
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