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61  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Flat towing on: May 28, 2016, 06:58:06 am
The fall rally is at Cherry Hill Campground, College Park, Maryland, just north of Washington DC, in September. You have until June 15th to register or pay a penalty.
62  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Direct TV home hd receiver on: May 27, 2016, 05:37:57 pm
I think you can do that but you will lose your local channels when you travel out of your area. The locals are beamed to just your area. You will not get the local channels where you are traveling into.
It does not cost any thing to try it at home, so go for it.
63  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cherokee Trailhawk Recall on: May 18, 2016, 07:03:04 am
Thanks Paul. Like you we got our Trailhawk when they first came out. Our dealer had to go get it from another dealer down in Va. Then we took it to a guy like your guy in Gettysburg, Pa. whom I have worked with for many many years. I told him what I got and he told me what to have done. Everything looked nice when they were done so I didn't ask to many question either. Everything has worked as I wanted.

I would be interested in your findings after the test. I might try it myself, if I can remember to do it.
64  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cherokee Trailhawk Recall on: May 17, 2016, 05:43:38 pm
Paul how do you handle the tail lights and turn signals? Will you be running the head lights on your PC all day, thus running the tail lights also? What will happen if it is raining and you need to turn on all your lights? Do you ever travel after dark?
65  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Cherokee Trailhawk Recall on: May 17, 2016, 07:37:40 am
I am 100% like Paul. I just got back from a 1200 mile trip to Michigan and their really bad roads with out any problems.
Yes I do have the hot wire from the PC to the toad connected to the Trailhawk's battery. It was done when the SMI brake system was installed. At the same time they hooked the Trailhawk's taillights/turn signals to the PC. I don't have to worry about the battery running down.

Like Paul said, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." 
66  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Dvd player won't turn on on: May 16, 2016, 07:04:01 am
Call Carol at the factory. She might be able to help you with the problem or get you a new one, generaly cheaper than you can get it.
67  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shocks on: May 14, 2016, 04:18:39 pm
Sorry for stealing your tread.
68  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shocks on: May 12, 2016, 08:10:17 am
Polish Prince,

    Two days ago I drove from Frankenmuth, Mi to Zeeland, Mi. The only way you are likly to get a smooth ride on your Michigan roads is to upgrade to a hovercraft.  rolling on the floor

    Boy, do I hate your Michigan left turns. For those of you that don't know what that is, instead of making a left turn at a traffic light, you have to make a right turn, drive about a half mile to a u-turn and come back to the traffic light. That way Michigan gets twice as much traffic going through a intersection/traffic light. Plus instead of turning in front of stopped traffic, you get to make a u-turn in front of oncoming moving traffic, sometimes at high speed. Lots of fun when driving a PC while towing a jeep. Maybe someone can explain why this is better than just turning left at a traffic light. They do allow left turns , just not at some traffic ligths.
pulling hair out pulling hair out pulling hair out

69  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: questions to ask during walk-through of new PC on: April 25, 2016, 03:20:44 pm
I would suggest that you check into a campground with full hook ups. Staying outside the gate will not let you check very much. The water at the factory is really bad, heavy with iron. Just check the sink in the factory bathroom. I would not put it into my water tank. Unless you have a sewer hookup, you can not dump, check out the sani con system. Turn on the water heater, stove and microwave.

During the walk thru check every thing, open and close every door, drawer, window and roof vent. If you got the jacks, try them out. My last PC I forgot to check them and I drove all the way down to Indianalopis before I found them missing. I had to return the next day to get them. Take your bath towel rods and toilet paper holder with you and they will install them where ever you want them.

The Elkhart Campground is very close to the factory and a lot of stores, including Lowes and Mandlas (sp). 
70  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: House battery's on: April 23, 2016, 12:16:31 pm
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71  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Question About Toad Hookup on: April 23, 2016, 09:24:49 am
Hi

    I use a 4 inch riser with two "Quite hitch" like these. http://www.amazon.com/Roadmaster-061-Quiet-Hitch/dp/B00C5TA2QQ I put one on each end of the riser. My Blue Ox cables are long enough to handle the added length.
 
    I also use four matching  (same key number) lacking pins. The Trailhawk is not coming off by it self or while I am away from the rig eating lunch, if you know what I mean.

    When I had the SMI Plug-n-Play barking system installed in the Trailhawk, they also hooked up the tail lights and ran a hot wire from the PC plug to the battery. I don't have to worry about running down the Trailhawk's  battery even after driving for days and nights.

    There is a recall on the Jeep Cherokee for 4 down towing.  I don't know if it is also for the Trailhawk and We have not received a recall notice yet.

    I drive a Grand Cherokee while we tow my wife has the Trailhawk. We love them both.

 Cheers
72  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: A couple of hot water heater questions on: April 10, 2016, 07:35:05 am
JJ that is a very interesting and useful post. Thank you. ThankYou
73  Main Forum / General Discussion / Which Trip Planning software for 2016? on: April 07, 2016, 03:53:02 pm
Which trip planning software do you plan on using for 2016?

What about route planning?

I have been using Trips and streets 2013 and really like it but it is not being updated anymore. I am not happy using google maps or earth for planning more than going from point A to point B. Apple maps are not any better.
74  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Our Sparky's last trip on: April 05, 2016, 05:49:03 pm
So so sorry to hear this. I know and feel the pain you are going throuh right now. I hope he has fun playing with all my pass fur babies, and every one elses fur babies that have also crossed over the rainbow bridge.

 Cry Cry SadDog
75  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Factory Visit and Stabilizer Question on: April 02, 2016, 03:19:58 pm
I put Bilstein heavy duty shocks on my 2012 2552 and they helped a lot. I also put the Blue Ox steering bar on and it helped a little more. I think the safe-t-plus would help even more. You must remeber that you are driving a large wind catcher and some correction will always be needed. You should of notice the trailer moving around behind you in strong winds.

The only issue I have heard of about the safe-t-plus is that it has to be adjusted for the type of road you are driving on in your area, ie the crown in the road. It it is set for a flat highway then driven on two lane back roads, you will be turning to the left all the time. Safe-t-plus has a web site with great videos about their product and how they should be installed.
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