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Old 06-30-2018, 09:40 PM   #11
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I have met SoPokeís three puppies, and yes, I believe they would.
ahhh the good memories... of Ellie, Ned and Oliver tearing all over your yard, chasing everything in sight!!! and of the grand hospitality that Mark gave us.

BTW... When are you heading out West???
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:21 AM   #12
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RetiredLEO......I have a 2011 Honda CR-V automatic which can be flat-towed. I've been pricing tow bar/braking assemblies/install. Expect to pay around $4,500. I happen to like the Roadmaster tow bar, with their permanently mounted brake gizmo that is installed in the CR-V. However, a dealer was pushing me to the Blue Ox, another good brand that many people use. Roadmaster has built-in wiring channels that keep the various wires from having to be wrapped around the tow bar, for a neater look. RM also has an optional safety shield that mounts in front of the toad hood.
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:36 AM   #13
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Steve, we are heading out next Saturday. It will take us a few weeks to get to New Mexico as we have stops along the way. I’ll reach out to you as we get closer. I am thinking Colorado and/or Utah after Labor Day.
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:00 PM   #14
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Steve, we are heading out next Saturday. It will take us a few weeks to get to New Mexico as we have stops along the way. Iíll reach out to you as we get closer. I am thinking Colorado and/or Utah after Labor Day.
Awesome!!!
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Old 07-08-2018, 09:03 PM   #15
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RetiredLEO......I have a 2011 Honda CR-V automatic which can be flat-towed. I've been pricing tow bar/braking assemblies/install. Expect to pay around $4,500. I happen to like the Roadmaster tow bar, with their permanently mounted brake gizmo that is installed in the CR-V. However, a dealer was pushing me to the Blue Ox, another good brand that many people use. Roadmaster has built-in wiring channels that keep the various wires from having to be wrapped around the tow bar, for a neater look. RM also has an optional safety shield that mounts in front of the toad hood.
Hi Dave T, I may have responded in another thread already. When I was getting ready to set my Cherokee up to tow, I called several dealers. What I found is they all seemed to charge ALOT and of course each said their system was "way better" than all of the competition. You need to make that decision yourself based on features and price. Spend time on etrailer and their video reviews. Helpful stuff here. In fact, consider talking to a reputable car mechanic or body shop rather than an RV dealer. 99% of the installation for towing is car related and quite frankly, I was NOT that impressed with the dealers I spoke with. I went with Blue Ox base plates because they are essentially invisible on my 2016 Trailhawk, but that was a personal preference. I went with Ready Brake, mostly because I liked the idea of a "surge brake"...again a personal preference. Plus, doing the install myself I was about $1700 all in for all of the parts. It took me a long day to remove the front bumper facias and such. This is why I suggest an automotive mechanic that you trust as they will know how to follow instructions on installing your base plates and likely everything else you need. Now...if you really like and trust your RV service department I am not dissing them, I just try and think outside of the box where it will save me a dime and keep the quality as good or better than conventional means. You have some great reputable dealers on the West side of the state, so please shop several and get lots of references from other local RVers you know.

Hope to meet you on the road one of these days. I was stationed in the Navy at Whidbey so very familiar with Mount Vernon. (well....as it was 40 years ago anyway.)
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:05 PM   #16
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New class c owner

Had our new class c now for almost two months. After owning two travel trailers the motorhome makes it much easier on the wife , since i now have back issues, neuropathy, joint deterioration issues with severe arthritis and bone density concerns, that is enough crap to mention. I can just take my time to load food and some clothes and away we go pretty much now that we have things stocked up and figured most everything out.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:14 PM   #17
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We have owned them all, each type of travel unit has its good and bad points. But we are now on our 3rd C class. I cannot kneel so I sit on the ground or a stool to do anything that
needs to be done when I can not stand up. A C class seems to be the best option for us.
We never flat tow but pull a small trailer with motorcycles. Look around and choose what you think will work for you. But don't wait forever as we all arn't getting any younger. We
are retired and spend about 6 months a year in our unit.
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