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Old 03-01-2015, 07:42 PM   #21
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At the speed of jeep....

you may want to watch someone with a newer JK toad with blue ox set up. I can't speak to road master but I would guess they are about the same.

40" from coach bumper.
Set emergency brake.
JK transfer in netural, tranny in park, key out.
Flip the tow bar down.
Hook two pins.
Hook two saftey chains.
Plug in one plug.
Release emergency brake.

Add two minutes if you add the patriot brake.
Push seat back.
Grab the pedal with the spring clip.
Move seat up.
Plug it into the 12 volt.

May have taken longer to type this...

Not trying to sell anyone anything, but it takes me longer to bag 4 of those pesky chairs when we break camp.

The bad side of a toad is that I get itchy when DW pulls in for gas. It goes like this:
Watch how tight you are turning.
DW - I got it, I got it.
Ok, just wanted to remind you.
DW - I wonder if I am too close, will you check?
Your fine just straighten the wheel about a 1/4 turn.
DW- Which way?
Away from the direction you'r tuning.
DW- Well if you are going to tellme how to drive then you do it.
You'r ok. Just watch your mirror.
DW- Which one...

Glad we only fuel one a day on the road.....
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:50 PM   #22
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The bad side of a toad is that I get itchy when DW pulls in for gas. It goes like this:
Watch how tight you are turning.
DW - I got it, I got it.
Ok, just wanted to remind you.
DW - I wonder if I am too close, will you check?
Your fine just straighten the wheel about a 1/4 turn.
DW- Which way?
Away from the direction you'r tuning.
DW- Well if you are going to tellme how to drive then you do it.
You'r ok. Just watch your mirror.
DW- Which one...

Glad we only fuel one a day on the road.....
sound normal
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:02 PM   #23
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I don't believe age has anything to do with it. It's health. Some folks take care of their body and are blessed with good health far into retirement. Some folks are just the opposite. I am the later and will be grateful just to make it to "retirement".
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:37 AM   #24
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Started with tent in the 1960's, popup late 1970's, class c motorhome 2003, bought new 2014 class c year and a half ago. Pull a toad. Now ages 69 and 73, hoping for at least 10 more years or more of RVing. Right now seem to do fine having a class c and hooking up the toad, even though we aren't getting any younger. It's all determination !
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:25 PM   #25
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:39 PM   #26
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Not to step on any toes but I am really curious to hear from my older RVing brothers and sisters as to how your age affects your camping activities. I am 57 with a retirement plan of 62. Based on how I've slowed down the last few years I cannot help but ask myself if I will still enjoy hitching up and traveling as much as I do now. Will there come a time when a Class A replaces the 5ver?? I think we all have to admit there is a certain amount of hard work that goes into RVing.
How about it? Any insight or opinion when your age becomes a real factor in these great activities we all love?
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Bought new RV (Sunseeker 2300) when I turned 78! Age is not a limiting factor as much as health and fitness. In the last few years I did the canyons of Utah, South Rim GC and others. I try to cycle as much as I can fit in. Ski downhill and cross-country. I am slowing down though but that's no surprise, you just have to push harder within your limits. Don't be stupid, don't be lazy, and you'll be fine.
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Low 60s here, and tow a 28.5' travel trailer. Looking to upgrade to a 5th wheel when the missus retires in about a year.
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... don't be lazy, and you'll be fine.
But lazy is easier and more fun and not nearly as tiring!
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:54 PM   #29
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Low 60's ,still 2 more years before we take off to travel. I bought new 5er to travel in. 6 point leveler makes it a lot easier. DW said that we will have to keep the house for when we cant do rving full time. I think she's wrong!!
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70 and still enjoy camping(if ya call this camping) Look forward to a fuel stop to stretch or pull in to a rest area for the same reason. Do not want to HAVE to stop pull'n my trailer.
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