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by dlandersson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: And the water keeps going up
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: And the water keeps going up

Here's what the future holds ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEp382HIisE Our inland reservoir was forced to hold flood waters last summer to protect downstream interests. By the first week in July, we were 12' above normal. One more rain raised the level to the point that docks in the marina cou...
by dlandersson
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 78
Views: 4406

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

They are also very safe. And pretty comfortable for trips. My next tow beast will likely be a Highlander or an ML 350 (has coil suspension). 8) Mercedes is a double edge sword. Fantastic vehicle, super reliable, but when stuff breaks it's expensive. Sales guy told me the Highlander is the largest mo...
by dlandersson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 78
Views: 4406

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

I'm looking at the Highlanders, 4Runners, and Sequoias. Don't get me wrong, I like my GL450 a lot, but at 153,000 miles, I'm not sure how much I trust it. Just replaced the front airmatic shocks (can the rear be far behind? And when they go, you basically can't drive the vehicle over 25 mph). Even u...
by dlandersson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 78
Views: 4406

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

and..


BOAT wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:31 am
The Japanese vehicles always get the best mileage. They are the most popular too.

I am old fashioned - I will only drive American and European cars. :( That does not leave a lot of choices.
by dlandersson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 78
Views: 4406

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

I found this of interest


BOAT wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:31 am
The Japanese vehicles always get the best mileage. They are the most popular too.

I am old fashioned - I will only drive American and European cars. :( That does not leave a lot of choices.
by dlandersson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 78
Views: 4406

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

I have the GL450. It's nice, but any time there's a problem, it's not cheap. In town mileage is 14 mpg with 19 on the hwy. :P If you get one, insist on a factory installed tow system , most of the aftermarkert ones are for 3,000 lbs and do not work with the SAM. Plan B is to buy the Mercedes two pac...
by dlandersson
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Destinations, Clubs, Events and Venues
Topic: Chicago Boat, RV and Sail show 9 - 13 Jan 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1621

Re: Chicago Boat, RV and Sail show 9 - 13 Jan 2019

I will be there today (adult) and Saturday (with my kids). 8)

Message me if you want to meet up. :P
by dlandersson
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 78
Views: 4406

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

Yes they are. Mine is hitting 153,000 miles and I'm thinking it's time to switch to a Highlander. Scoty Kilmer says nice things about them. 8) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qro1CQu1AT8&t=2s I think the best SUV we tested all around was the Mercedes. That's what mastreb uses - but it's EXPENSIVE. W...
by dlandersson
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 78
Views: 4406

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

I've been looking at the Highlander. Not very many have a tow assembly? :| The tech on these new vehicles is amazing. That's probably why the pathfinder can obtain 6,000lb tow capacity. It seems like a good choice. I have towed our Mac (dual axle) with the Highlander. It's rated at 5,000lbs. Speeds ...
by dlandersson
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Trailers & Towing
Topic: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?
Replies: 78
Views: 4406

Re: is this forum for "trailers & towing" only or can we talk about tow vehicles?

I had a 98 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I'd avoid the newer ones, they have little in common with the old Jeep except the name. 8) BOAT I am looking at 2015-ish Grand Cherokees right now. Would you recommend? Looking at ditching my truck (F-150) which goes against all my rules regarding always owning a truc...
by dlandersson
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Shore power cord
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: Shore power cord

Ditto 8) 50 ft is long, but 25 ft wouldn’t make it to the power pedestal in my marina. Many times when traveling I’ve been glad it wasn’t short. I just coil the extra either in the cockpit, or around a lifeline stanchion. My shore power connection is just forward of the cockpit, on the port side, wh...
by dlandersson
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: 26M fuel tank
Replies: 24
Views: 1381

Re: 26M fuel tank

I ue the 6 gal. tanks also, but I have a 2 gal. gas can I use to fill them. I find that I use perhaps 20 gal all summer. 8) I have 4-6 gal. plastic tanks. The nice thing about them is I can take them out to fill them and at the end of the year I can remove them to drain them into my car. I use 1 for...
by dlandersson
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Discussion about Traveller's, Heel, and something I am confused about
Replies: 11
Views: 524

Re: Discussion about Traveller's, Heel, and something I am confused about

Here's the thing - you have to be 10% smarter than whatever device you are dealing with. You and I are out of luck. :P