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Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-15-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,336
Posted By Sarz272000
The dealers have made mucho dinero over the last...

The dealers have made mucho dinero over the last 2 years….they sold all their units at high profit without needing inventory sales to get rid of undesirable units.

Manufacturers are limited to a...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 08-03-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,336
Posted By Sarz272000
Hope they keep buying…couple years there will be...

Hope they keep buying…couple years there will be thousands for sale….

Also, hard to get reservations!

We are looking to move. You think RV prices are high!! Housing is ridiculous.
...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-25-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,097
Posted By Sarz272000
I agree. Trailblazer is best kept secret toad...

I agree. Trailblazer is best kept secret toad ever!! Feels much larger than it is. Chevy did a great job on it! Roof racks are now available thru Chevy.

Ron

PS: You should consider adding...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-24-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,097
Posted By Sarz272000
Sorry you are having trouble. The RM disconnect...

Sorry you are having trouble. The RM disconnect seems to be a via solution. I am not comfortable with it because it leaves a situation where if the RM terminals are touched to the chassis...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-15-2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,097
Posted By Sarz272000
We sold our motorhome and did not finish setting...

We sold our motorhome and did not finish setting up the Trailblazer.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-10-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,437
Posted By Sarz272000
Dave Thanks for your input. After looking...

Dave
Thanks for your input. After looking further at the F-150 I agree it might be too close to its limit to pull the ORV. This is kinda crazy but I saw a GMC Savanna 3/4 ton passenger van with...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-09-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,437
Posted By Sarz272000
Good suggestion on the slide topper. What kind...

Good suggestion on the slide topper. What kind of slide is on the Outdoors RV? I kinda like the Outdoors RV 21DBS. Looks like it could be pulled by the 2021 F-150.

Ron
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-09-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,437
Posted By Sarz272000
Nobody has mentioned slide mechanism preferences....

Nobody has mentioned slide mechanism preferences. Not much documentation on them in brochures, but it is high on the list to me. The slides with exposed tracks raise the hair on the back of my...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-07-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,886
Posted By Sarz272000
Thanks for sharing. That is a good layout for...

Thanks for sharing. That is a good layout for long term stays. The bath is large and floor space is very big. How is the mattress comfort? Why is microwave junk?

For 2021 looks like...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-07-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,437
Posted By Sarz272000
Thanks for Rockwood update. They look like a...

Thanks for Rockwood update. They look like a good option. I don’t like the fact that some models like, 2204S, block the refrigerator when traveling. I do like the angled shower and dislike the...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-07-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 965
Posted By Sarz272000
I like the Winn 2204S with twin beds. However,...

I like the Winn 2204S with twin beds. However, it appears the refrigerator is not accessible with the slide closed. Deal breaker for me. Need access to refrigerator while on the road for lunch.
...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-02-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Sarz272000
The permanent propane detectors have a finite...

The permanent propane detectors have a finite install life. Once it is energized it should be replaced every 6-7 years. It will beep to remind you. There should be an install date on the detector....
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 02-01-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Sarz272000
Here is one you could install permanently. It...

Here is one you could install permanently. It requires 120v. I am sure that are some that use 12volts. They could identify gas when you are sleeping. The hand held detector could then be used to...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-12-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,935
Posted By Sarz272000
The Grand Design RV looks like a great choice. ...

The Grand Design RV looks like a great choice. The only concern is having a refrigerator and pantry in the slide. Lance 2445 owners have had issues with the slide not able to handle the weight with...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-04-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,077
Posted By Sarz272000
How is the ride on the Tiffin or Newmar? Did you...

How is the ride on the Tiffin or Newmar? Did you consider liquid springs (LS) to soften the ride on your Class A?

My dream Class A gas coach would be to ride like the DP. Thus the interest in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-15-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Sarz272000
Windshield Cover For Toad

Any recommendations for a windshield cover for a toad during travel. Not interested in deflectors installed in front of vehicle.

Thanks

Ron
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-27-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By Sarz272000
The exhaust from the RV would kill...

The exhaust from the RV would kill them.....silently.

Ron S
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-01-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,112
Posted By Sarz272000
Check out the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. Only...

Check out the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. Only weighs 3400 lbs and is very big inside. I am setting mine up to four down tow. Have to disconnect battery. Speed limited to 70 mph. No limit on miles...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-22-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,699
Posted By Sarz272000
I like those lights. How many hours do you get...

I like those lights. How many hours do you get out of the batteries?

Thanks

Ron
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-21-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,097
Posted By Sarz272000
FYI Went to Chevy dealer and worked with a...

FYI
Went to Chevy dealer and worked with a service technician. He said owners manual procedure to dinghy tow 2021 Trailblazer is wrong. He said should put vehicle in Service mode instead of...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-14-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,097
Posted By Sarz272000
Have you decided where to get a base plate...

Have you decided where to get a base plate installed? GRV is a certified Blue Ox installer.

Ron
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-14-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,097
Posted By Sarz272000
Bydnar DO NOT lock doors before...

Bydnar

DO NOT lock doors before disconnecting the battery. You'll not be able to open the door to open the hood to reconnect the battery without going through the dead battery process of unlocking...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-14-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,097
Posted By Sarz272000
Update I talked to Chevy technical assistance...

Update
I talked to Chevy technical assistance and they confirmed I can’t shift into neutral per owners manual procedure. They created a ticket. I have appointment with dealer next Monday to review...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-10-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,699
Posted By Sarz272000
RV Tow Lights

I am setting up a 2021 Trailblazer for four down. I am torn between using magnetic tow lights or getting the blue ox diode kit installed. I am leery about tapping into the new vehicle electrical...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-05-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,097
Posted By Sarz272000
D Sorry for my tardiness. We just got back...

D

Sorry for my tardiness. We just got back from Ludington SP.
I just purchased a Trailblazer as well. I cannot shift to neutral either. I might take it to Chevy dealer to see what they say. ...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-12-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,724
Posted By Sarz272000
Thanks for these tips. Always nice to have extra...

Thanks for these tips. Always nice to have extra jump battery. Eliminates needs for charge line.

Do you find these cumbersome? Any problem powering Patriot brake system all day?

Thanks
...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-08-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,063
Posted By Sarz272000
2020 Cherokee Trailhawk with turbo and tow...

2020 Cherokee Trailhawk with turbo and tow package are a rare breed. I only found one on dealer lot within 150 miles of me. Forget trying to find that with the Elite package.

Used 2019 are not...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-07-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,063
Posted By Sarz272000
Cherokee spark plugs require replacement at...

Cherokee spark plugs require replacement at 60,000 miles. It also requires synthetic oil. Thanks for bringing these items up.

Ron S
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-07-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,063
Posted By Sarz272000
Here is some I do on the 150 pound reduction. ...

Here is some I do on the 150 pound reduction. Looks like it was replaced with stNdRd equipment. So no weight change btw 6 and 4 cylinders. The savings would have been nice.
...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-06-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,063
Posted By Sarz272000
Jeep Cherokee 6 cylinder or 4 cylinder turbo?

I want to buy a Trailhawk for a toad. I am considering the 4 cylinder turbo. I drove the 6 cylinder and didn’t seem to have the pep I wanted. The turbo is 150 pounds lighter.
1)Any experience...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-07-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Sarz272000
Forget the Blazer. One has to start it every...

Forget the Blazer. One has to start it every fuel stop that means opening hood and connecting battery, then disconnecting when done. My luck has it will be raining hard every time I do that!

I...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-06-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Sarz272000
Anyone four down tow 2020 Blazer

Seems the procedure for 2020 Blazer four down towing has changed.

1. Position the vehicle to be towed and secure it to the towing vehicle.
2. Put the vehicle in N (Neutral).
3. Shut the engine...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-04-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,097
Posted By Sarz272000
Thanks for the excellent pictures and...

Thanks for the excellent pictures and explanation. I am definitely considering buying one.
1) what brake system are you using?
2) Did you install charge line? Do you think that would be a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-04-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,097
Posted By Sarz272000
Bydnar Thank you for the update on your...

Bydnar
Thank you for the update on your Trailblazer. It is an awesome vehicle. Perfect for what I want and towable. But the battery disconnect is what kept me from purchasing one. As you...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-26-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Sarz272000
Ok you got my attention. I reread the owners...

Ok you got my attention. I reread the owners manual procedure to tow four down. I was hung up on the charge line. It is really easy to prepare for four down. No battery disconnect or fuses to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-26-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Sarz272000
Thanks for your feedback. I agree. Too much...

Thanks for your feedback. I agree. Too much weight, too close to limit can only cause problems.

I looked at the Equinox. I liked the vehicle. I did not like that one was required to have a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-25-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Sarz272000
2020 Chevy Traverse Four Down

Considering four down using 2020 Chevy Traverse. I figure weight will be about 4600-4700 lbs with bikes and kayaks. I have Ford E-450 Class C with V-10 engine with 5000 lbs tow capacity. I only...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-24-2020, 05:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,124
Posted By Sarz272000
2021 Chevy Trailblazer has 7.5 inches ground...

2021 Chevy Trailblazer has 7.5 inches ground clearance and an off road version. Buick Encore GX is sister model. Both could be good options to Jeeps. Base plate coming for Trailblazer in August. ...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-19-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,097
Posted By Sarz272000
Good suggestion. I confirmed with Roadmaster...

Good suggestion. I confirmed with Roadmaster their disconnect switch will work. It uses the positive terminal. Seems like a robust piece of equipment and will make it easy to tow. I also saw that...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-19-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 18,097
Posted By Sarz272000
2021 Chevy Trailblazer as a Toad

The new 2021 Chevy Trailblazer can be used as a toad. Only limited to 70mph. Do not have to run vehicle at fuel stop. My only concern is one has to disconnect negative battery cable and isolate it...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-08-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Sarz272000
There are 4 fuses. So need 3 bypasses, I think.

There are 4 fuses. So need 3 bypasses, I think.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-07-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Sarz272000
Thanks for your reply. If I have to install...

Thanks for your reply. If I have to install fuses to start the Sonic while filling up the RV in the road then I will cross it off my list of possible toads. I might have to get the dealership to...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-07-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Sarz272000
2020 Chevy Sonic Question

Here are instructions from owners manual to hook up 2020 Sonic as toad with keyless access.

When dinghy towing a vehicle with an automatic transmission, the vehicle should be run at the beginning...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-01-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Sarz272000
Thanks ETnRvr. Did you install the BX8869 Tail...

Thanks ETnRvr. Did you install the BX8869 Tail Light Wiring Kit? I don’t really like splicing into lights. I would consider something like ...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-01-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By Sarz272000
Easy Ford Ranger Baseplate Install?

Looked up base plate for 2020 Ford Ranger and noticed after looking at instructions it seems really easy to install. No removal of front bumper....just remove tow hooks.

Base Plate...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-11-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By Sarz272000
2019/2020 Chevy Traverse Weight

Considering 2020 Chevy Traverse Premier as a toad. I am limited to 5000lbs with a Ford V10 on the E450 chassis. I found a weight online at about 4375lb. Adding couple hundred pounds for options and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-11-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 27,174
Posted By Sarz272000
Here is a paste from 2020 Traverse online owners...

Here is a paste from 2020 Traverse online owners manual. It says to reinstall fuses but never indicates fuses have to be pulled. Not sure what that means. Also appears you push button to release...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-02-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,212
Posted By Sarz272000
Mjeffrey Thanks for feedback on your Escape....

Mjeffrey
Thanks for feedback on your Escape. Very helpful info. Seems like you have to sit in vehicle when you run engine at stops. That doesn’t sound convenient or fun. Hopefully you can find a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-19-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,095
Posted By Sarz272000
Thanks I would start the vehicle and run for...

Thanks

I would start the vehicle and run for recommended time and shut off before I started this procedure. Do you agree?

I would also expect there to be some indicator or light that confirms...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-19-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,095
Posted By Sarz272000
2020 Chevy Blazer Toad Prep Procedure Changed

2020 Blazer Toad Procedure changed. Requires button to be pushed. Doesn’t say what button does?

Anyone have any experience with Blazer as toad? 2019? 2020? Good? Bad?

Thanks

Ron

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