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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-16-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,704
Posted By CaptainSkip
Make sure your TOAD is not in gear!

:eek: https://www.thedrive.com/news/39794/rv-driver-annihilates-their-new-jeep-wrangler-by-flat-towing-it-in-4-low

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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-17-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,432
Posted By CaptainSkip
That's the understatement of the year. Get ready...

That's the understatement of the year. Get ready for a return to $4+ a gallon gas.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-13-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By CaptainSkip
I'm really happy with the Readybrute Elite II. I...

I'm really happy with the Readybrute Elite II. I don't have any trouble hooking it up at all. I posted on that other thread just now. The sliding part of the towbar arms rotate so that makes...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 11-13-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,207
Posted By CaptainSkip
I've got a Readybrake Elite II and haven't had...

I've got a Readybrake Elite II and haven't had any issues with it. Hooking up my Wrangler is a piece of cake. The sliding part of the arm rotates so I can make small adjustments as needed when...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-31-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By CaptainSkip
Setting up Jeep JL as a TOAD lessons learned - long read

For anyone purchasing a Jeep Wrangler JL - 2018 or newer to set up as a TOAD, particularly if you're updating from an older series Jeep Wrangler -

I towed my 2015 Wrangler JK behind my motorhome....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-21-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By CaptainSkip
I looked at the Mopar harness. I ended up with...

I looked at the Mopar harness. I ended up with the Curt plug and play harness. The brake disconnect is to prevent the Jeep brake lights from overriding the signal light power from the RV.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-21-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By CaptainSkip
Brake circuit disconnect Jeep Wrangler JL

Just traded in my 2015 Wrangler JK for a 2020 Wrangler JL. I'm using the Readybrute tow bar again. I ordered the plug and play wiring harnesses for the Jeep's brake/signal lights and I'm getting...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-19-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,415
Posted By CaptainSkip
I use a Rockjock (Currie) baseplate and a...

I use a Rockjock (Currie) baseplate and a Readybrute Elite II towbar/surge brake. I don't have to put anything on the floor between the driver's seat and brake pedal to activate the brakes. The...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-17-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By CaptainSkip
Yet another TOAD wiring question - but this one's different.

I was using a 2015 Jeep Wrangler for our TOAD behind our Class C. The rig has a 7 way plug and I got a 7 way to 6 way cord to run between the TOAD and rig. I'm using a Readybrute Elite II...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-04-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,670
Posted By CaptainSkip
It's a much nicer ride going down 81. I got sick...

It's a much nicer ride going down 81. I got sick and tired of running down 95 to get from New England to Florida. The NYC/Philly/Baltimore/DC nightmare isn't worth the headaches it causes. I...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-09-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By CaptainSkip
I used to use Fluid Film, actually I still do on...

I used to use Fluid Film, actually I still do on my Kubota tractor. I switched to NH Oil Undercoating on all my vehicles a couple years ago. Very similar to Wool Wax as it's non-toxic and it does...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-09-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By CaptainSkip
Check the bottom of your propane tank

I spotted some rust on my frame rails last week when I had the exhaust worked on. Crawled in the rig today to clean the rust and paint the rusty spots. Glad I did. I usually donít pay too much...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By CaptainSkip
The other thing to think about - where I live...

The other thing to think about - where I live it's not a problem - but if you live somewhere that has a snake problem it wouldn't be difficult for a snake to find their way into that opening too. ...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-03-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By CaptainSkip
I put Irish Spring soap all over the inside of...

I put Irish Spring soap all over the inside of the RV. Little bas#$5ds ATE IT! I opened a compartment and you could see where they ate the corner off the bar with tooth marks in it.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 08-01-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By CaptainSkip
&&@%#• Mice

I’ve had a problem with mice getting into the heating/AC ductwork on the Chevy Express van part of my rig while it’s not in use. When the heat or AC in the cab was turned on all you could smell was...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-05-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 14,980
Posted By CaptainSkip
I switched all my vehicles including the...

I switched all my vehicles including the motorhome over to Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-23-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By CaptainSkip
I’m thinking about going down 15 in PA and MA...

I’m thinking about going down 15 in PA and MA then picking up 495 on the west side of DC to 95 south. In a previous life I used to drive tractor trailer from CT to VA and used that way to avoid NYC...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-24-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,547
Posted By CaptainSkip
I know what doesn’t work.....Irish Spring soap. ...

I know what doesn’t work.....Irish Spring soap. A bunch of people told me it works great. Put bars of it all over inside the compartments in my rig. I even put one in the battery box which is...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-24-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,069
Posted By CaptainSkip
This link might work better: ...

This link might work better: https://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-1479TAT-Receiver-Pack/dp/B071CFF6FV/ref=sr_1_19?keywords=master+lock&qid=1571925554&rnid=15690151&s=automotive&sr=1-19
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-24-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,069
Posted By CaptainSkip
Amazon. ...

Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B071CFF6FV?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-20-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,069
Posted By CaptainSkip
I have just bought all the gear and will be...

I have just bought all the gear and will be towing my 2015 Jeep Wrangler behind us this winter. After reading all the posts on this thread the Boy Scout in me decided to "be prepared" for any...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-18-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By CaptainSkip
Oil change question

Last winter we did a 10,000 mile/3 month cross country trip. When we got back home at the end of March I changed the oil and filter (2015 Forester Class C on Chevy Express chassis). I have used...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-17-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,069
Posted By CaptainSkip
Iíve got 2 keyed alike locking pins for the drop...

Iíve got 2 keyed alike locking pins for the drop hitch to the motor home receiver and tow bar to the drop hitch. What is everyone using to lock the arms to the baseplate on the toad? Iím using a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-17-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By CaptainSkip
Well I got it all figured out. I tapped into the...

Well I got it all figured out. I tapped into the wire from the brake switch that runs to the motorhome LED that shows the Jeep's brakes are applied. I ran that back and connected it to the "in"...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-17-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,219
Posted By CaptainSkip
I sold my 2008 FJ/auto last month and bought a...

I sold my 2008 FJ/auto last month and bought a Wrangler for a toad. I loved the FJ but everything I could find said not to flat tow them, particularly the auto version. Apparently some people are...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-08-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By CaptainSkip
3rd brake light question/issue on toad

I bought a 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK for a toad and I've finally got it all set up to tow behind my motorhome. I installed a Hopkins HM56200 plug and play wiring harness and a Roadmaster brake light...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-07-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By CaptainSkip
Thanks for all the input. I just got all my...

Thanks for all the input. I just got all my parts and pieces to install for my setup. I went with a Currier tow/base plate instead of the Blue Ox brand. I did a lot of research and everyone that...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-05-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,072
Posted By CaptainSkip
Getting new TOAD, need some guidance

I'm picking up a 2015 Jeep JK (2 dr Wrangler) to tow behind my 25' class C.


I know I want the Readybrake surge brake system for it. The hard part is trying to figure out which tow bar and base...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-11-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,600
Posted By CaptainSkip
I guess I'm in the minority. We bought a smaller...

I guess I'm in the minority. We bought a smaller motorhome (25' class C) specifically because it is small enough for us to easily get around with and park. We've gone cross country twice with it...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By CaptainSkip
Thanks all, sounds like some good ideas.

Thanks all, sounds like some good ideas.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-15-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By CaptainSkip
Parking the RV while on a cruise out of Port Everglades

We're hitting the road for a few months this winter and one of our stops will be in Florida. We're taking a one week cruise out of Port Everglades. Does anyone have any suggestions for where to...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-17-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By CaptainSkip
Disney Report - route suggestion and awesome time!

Just spent a week at Fort Wilderness. The amount of Christmas lights and decorations set up by campers there was truly amazing. The only thing that outdid the camper's lights in Fort Wilderness...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-09-2016, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By CaptainSkip
Thanks all for the input. We're hitting the road...

Thanks all for the input. We're hitting the road at O dark hundred tomorrow AM to head south.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-30-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By CaptainSkip
Thanks all!

Thanks all!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-29-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By CaptainSkip
Bike trails at Disney/FT Wilderness?

Wife decided that she wanted to see the Christmas decorations at Disney. We are headed to Florida for the winter anyway in a week or so anyway so I managed to get reservations at Ft Wilderness for...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-26-2016, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,677
Posted By CaptainSkip
Invitation only for friends on FB. Our RV has his...

Invitation only for friends on FB. Our RV has his own FB page (he has a name....we name all our vehicles...) where we make sure we don't mention our names, hometown or put up any photos of us, plenty...
Forum: CB & Ham Radio 11-26-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By CaptainSkip
Went cross country from Maine to Florida to...

Went cross country from Maine to Florida to California and back over the past year. No where near as much CB chatter as there was back in the 70's and 80's. Truckers seem to stay off the radio...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-10-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By CaptainSkip
Try an email to Mike Jankowski at FR. ...

Try an email to Mike Jankowski at FR. mjankowski@forestriverinc.com

Technically he handles Forester division warranty issues but he may be able to help you get the info you're looking for. I've...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-26-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By CaptainSkip
No, it wasn't lime. I've got that in my...

No, it wasn't lime. I've got that in my household water so I know what it looks like. The stuff that was plugging the nozzle looked like either very fine sawdust clumped together or wet cardboard,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-25-2016, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By CaptainSkip
Thanks all. There must have been some sawdust...

Thanks all. There must have been some sawdust that got into the line during construction then. I couldn't see how TP would migrate from the tank into the inside of the spray nozzle then coagulate. ...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 04-24-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 971
Posted By CaptainSkip
Black tank built in flush - input needed

Question for those of you with the built in black tank flush.

Mine never worked when I first got the motorhome. I took it back to the dealer where I bought it and had it repaired (200 mile round...
Forum: Forest River Owners Forum 12-25-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 736
Posted By CaptainSkip
Run it back to the dealer. Might be a loose...

Run it back to the dealer. Might be a loose connection or bad sensor. Let them deal with it, I had an issue with my black tank flush that I could have fixed, but let them do it in case the problem...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 10-01-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,485
Posted By CaptainSkip
Turtlewax Ice - doesn't leave any white residue,...

Turtlewax Ice - doesn't leave any white residue, easy on and easy off.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-21-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,788
Posted By CaptainSkip
Wow - if the tape will hold solar panels it...

Wow - if the tape will hold solar panels it should hold a 2lb radio. I've heard that the VHB series 3m tape is super strong. Did you get it at an auto supply store or somewhere else?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-20-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,788
Posted By CaptainSkip
Mount CB with 3m auto trim tape?

I'm planning on installing a CB in my Forester Class C (Chevy chassis).
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/photobucket/img_2752581_0_76ac80b9632be3ad286601137b7446ce.jpg

I'm looking at the Midland...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-10-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By CaptainSkip
Yup, full width. It's the flat part of the main...

Yup, full width. It's the flat part of the main coach body right behind the running boards/van nose that I'm talking about.
...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-08-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By CaptainSkip
Spray on stone guard?

Just got from the first road trip with my new Class C and noticed a bunch of chips in the paint on the lower part of the coach. It's the flat area facing forward that extends out from the van cab. ...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-05-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By CaptainSkip
I emailed all the campgrounds you mentioned and...

I emailed all the campgrounds you mentioned and Boyd's got right back to me. As my dates were flexible they were able to get me a site for the number of nights I was looking for in my date range in...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-04-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By CaptainSkip
25' long class C.

25' long class C.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-03-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,007
Posted By CaptainSkip
Florida keys in the winter?

I'm not interested in spending the entire winter, or even a month in the Keys. But, I would like to visit Key West at some point in the winter and stay in a campground in the vicinity for 2 or 3...
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