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  1. is a 2018-19 pathfinder good for towing a 6000 pound travel trailer
  2. This travel vlog has a little bit of everything. RVing in a dispersed camping area often brings unwanted critters. We finally catch a mouse in our fifth wheel and have an eventful travel day. The day starts off with an unwanted mouse in our fifth wheel. We try to keep a clean and secure house but they still find a way in. Then it's time to move on, stopping at an RV dump station along the way. We provide some tips when dumping your RV and filling your freshwater. Picking a VERY remote RV boondocking location might have been a bad idea, when we arrive the spot is taken! We hope you enjoy
  3. Ok, I have a Volvo 670 we had 17" of snow dumped on us, took front end loader and moved snow for about 5 hours. Wanted to move truck to clean around it and tires just spun. found tow hook but no pins, being on a farm I found something that would work as a pin temporarily. So now i am doubting whether tow hook is right, and I know I definitely need a pin. Does anyone have pictures, and where to buy these items at? It was a long day, and didn't like having my own highway through hell episode just outside the front door of my house trying to pull the truck with the tractor. Tractor d
  4. In this video we are sharing some knowledge. If you like to tow your 5th wheel or travel trailer and still off-road, prerun, or 4x4, this might be helpful! We install Daystar airbag cradles, this cool system allows your truck or SUV to have full suspension travel and still tow heavy loads. We had previously ripped out one of our airbags due to the airbag limiting our droop travel. Now that issue is solved and we can still tow heavy loads. If you have any questiong please let us know!
  5. We have a Brake Buddy for Sale. $400 with remote. We live in Arizona. imaginethatsr@gmail.com
  6. We are considering purchasing a truck with a popup truck camper as a tow vehicle. We are considering the popup style truck camper because of weight and the lower profile. Does anyone have an experience towing such a truck camper? We have a 40-foot Phaeton.
  7. Hi and thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions! My husband and I have a 22' travel trailer, 3200 lbs dry. I don't know the GVWR since it's a trailer from the 80s and I can't find this information about it (but I'm assuming 5000 might be a safe estimate?)! We're looking to buy a tow vehicle for it; this will be for full-timing in the trailer. We've already done a lot of research and read lots of opinions, but it seems like much of the advice is geared towards folks hauling larger trailers. We started out thinking about trying to tow with an SUV, but read some scary stories of
  8. I’ve been doing research on moving to an RV lifestyle when I retire (~ 18 months). I pretty much know what RV I’m going to buy, but the truck is still an uncertainty. The things I do know is that it will be a diesel, crew cab and long box….all of those are certainties. So as background, to start, I expect that we will be RVing only during the Ohio winters, but transitioning to full-time based on the first year or two of experiences. To those means, I have developed an extensive list of things we will be taking. I’ve gone as far as to weigh them (or acquire their weight), determine whe
  9. Anyone tow with a HDT? Going to buy our truck today and have been looking at the newer F450's. Will the F450 require bags to tow a mobile suite? I know trucks but I know nothing about diesels or HDT's. Would rather have the HDT to sit higher and all the benefits of pulling/stopping our rig but don't know anything about manufactures, milage, etc... We will be traveling rvers living full time. Thanks for any input.
  10. I have a 2015 short bed F350 single axle. Looking to buy a 5th wheel UVW of 10,570 and GVWR of 13,996. Ford towing guide shows 15,700lb capacity. King Pin Wgt of 2,090. Am I too close to capacity and will my truck struggle? It is the 6.7L Diesel. 3.55 axle ratio. Should I get air bags as well? Also, is there much difference in towing a 35' 6" vs. 38' trailer? Should I get an automatic sliding hitch or a manual slider? New to 5th wheel trailering....
  11. SOLD RVibrake2 - This is an excellent and easy to use auxiliary braking system. It is the smallest and easiest to use for flat towing a car behind an RV. . Unlike other portable braking systems, RVibrake2's housing pushes against the floor pan (the rise in the floor where the driver’s seat is mounted) in the tow vehicle instead of the soft seat when activating. This allowed RVibrake2 to be designed as small as possible making RVibrake2 easy to install and easy to stow. (15% thinner than the original RVibrake). We bought it 2 years ago for $1050, and have used it for 2 month-long trip
  12. The Owners Manual PLUS the Motorhome Dinghy Towing Guide BOTH say you can tow the 2010 Honda CRV AWD four down dinghy style and I am considering purchasing one, but looking for any personal experiences and advice prior to making a final decision. Thanks in advance John T
  13. Considering towing a Ford F150 behind a Class A Diesel. Anyone doing it and if so what are the pro's and con's of doing so? Also the Coach will be in the 35' to 40' range
  14. Still a year away from take off. After looking at trailers and deciding the approximate size and weight that we would want to tow, we used that information to select our tow vehicle, a 2016 Chevy Siliverado 4WD Flex Fuel 4.10 Standard Bed which tows up to 13k conventional and 14k 5th wheel. I will be spending some time at a local hitch place checking out options but I would appreciate hearing from those of you who tow both types of hitches. Right now I am feeling "long" with just the truck, before adding a trailer. We won't be getting a trailer until probably early spring next year so
  15. I'm looking for something to tow 4 down behind my class c winnie. I can trade a 2006 Toyota Sienna if that sounds interesting. The only criteria is that it has 3 seatbelts in the back. Ready to tow would be awesome. Oh and inexpensive! email me at: escuelaviejaadventures at gmail bit.ly/autismroadtrip
  16. I have a Smart fortwo cabriolet for sale with 37,000 miles on it. It's been taken very good care of and is in excellent condition. The wheels have been upgraded, stereo added, tinted windows and has air conditioning. I live in Castle Rock, CO and if interested, please call Josh at 303-594-6970.
  17. I am selling my 2012 Smart Car fortwo Cabriolet. It has 37,000 miles on it and has air, stereo, tinted windows and upgraded wheels. It's in great shape, never smoked in, interior is perfect and needs a new home. Looking for $8,000 for it. Please call Josh with questions @ 303-549-6970. I live in Castle Rock, CO.
  18. In my research, I've been obsessing over weight. No, not MY weight (different issue, wrong forum), but weights and weight ratings of 5th wheels and the payload & towing capacity of trucks. I've been doing some math and wanted to run some numbers by the members here to make sure I'm not out in left field. To set expectations, I'm the kind of guy who likes to over-engineer things. I like to design in cushion, or buffer, into things to keep away from problems and stay within safety margins. I don't like to take chances with things that are important to me. This tendency definitely applies i
  19. I am shopping for a 30-35ft class A motor home. Plan on going full time.My question is I am driving a 2011 Ford Fusion, is this too much car? Should I get something smaller? Ten years ago we had a 1994 30ft Brave & pulled a Toyota with no problems at all. We were not ready to go full time & my wife's 5 kids all wanted to use it,so I sold it. Sorry I sold it but knew it would not last long in other's hands. I have learned a lot from this group & look forward the road ahead. Thank you & Happy Motoring.George Lewis Charlotte NC
  20. So we are narrowing our RV purchase to a 31 ft class C, we wanted a smaller RV (26) so we wouldn't have to tow but realized it wouldn't have the storage we need. We found out that our Honda CR-V is perfect for towing. We were getting ready to sell both our cars. Our question is how difficult or inconvenient is it to not have a tow vehicle with you. Are they absolutely necessary or only a convenience? And how difficult is it to tow a vehicle when neither one of us has experience driving an RV? As a side note, we notice many full timers drive Class A are they inherently better than a class
  21. Have a Stowmaster tow bar made by Roadmaster which we no longer use. Works fine. Comes with cover. Rides on front of vehicle Location is Ocala, FL Asking $300. New ones go for $495 at CW. Email rbroockmann@yahoo.com or call or text 816-456-8372.
  22. My wife and I just took the plunge last week and purchased our first RV. It's a lovely 2015 Jayco Precept 31ul. (on a side note, it drives like a car, WOW) Anyway, I am a photographer and videographer I have no interest in spending all my time in an RV park. To that end I really would like to bring our Jeep 4 door wrangler with us. I have been quoted a couple of grand to get a Blue Ox tow bar solution that seems very well thought of and I am happy to proceed. That said I realized after a little research that if I were to purchase an 18 ft car hauler trail for about a third more, I would
  23. Hi, I am a new member and was planning to full time in a Scamp 13 towed by a Subaru Forester. Do you all think I would be OK pulling a Scamp 13 with a tow capacity of 1500 pounds , or should I sell the Forester? Thanka
  24. WinIrene

    Towing

    We recently traded our class c motorhome for a 29 foot class a. We have a jeep that we towed behind the class c with no problem and want to know if we need to get an brake system for the new motorhome. Anyone know?
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