Monday, October 17, 2016

Hitch




Little Honda Hitch Day


7:30am - This morning, Little Honda has an appointment at A&B Hitch in the nearby City of Hesperia. A towing hitch is being installed.

There have been quite a few suggestions in our comments and in email, about alternatives to the Twayler/Scampy plan. Also, warnings about using Little Honda as a tow vehicle for Scampy.

We have not just cast these comments and warnings aside. Our plans, although extremely attractive and exciting, are not yet cast in stone.


6pm - Hitch pic
While down at the hitch place, I talked about a brake controller. After we pick up Scampy, the plan is to return here and check out installing a controller.

Click pic to enlarge



7:30pm - Changed my archive format
My archive format now lists by the month. The archive is at the far right side.

If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the monthly list, to the very last month, you may easily find my very first Blogger post in May, 2003.


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22 comments:

  1. Whatever they are they will be exciting !

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    1. Hi OAT,

      Yes! And I don't even have Scampy on The Team yet.

      I'm sooooo excited now. How will that excitement will grow, and to what limit, on our first forest camping trip?

      Tioga George

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  2. I have noticed some of the Debbie Downers comments so I did the same as you probably did, Googled "Honda Fit" and "Towing". Yes Honda USA recommends against it but the same vehicle in other countries gives it a 1000 pound towing capacity. I think your fellow Americans are just a little over cautious.

    You will have to watch your loading and you might be a little under powered on hills but the world is not going to end if you tow Scampy. You will find out soon enough if it is going to work.

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    1. Hi Croft,

      Fear is a contagious item. Fear may easily turn a wonderful experience into a sad time. During the years of my travels with
      MsTioga, there were warnings arriving.
      Especially during our 7-fulltime years in Mexico.

      I will not let the fears of others, turn my plans aside.

      And, as you comment:
      "You will find out soon enough if it is going to work."

      Thank you,
      Tioga George


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  3. Have you had the Scamp weighed, trip ready, to see what weight you are dealing with?

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    1. Hi Ed and Carol,

      No. I intend to do weighing on the day that I pick Scampy up.

      Tioga George


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  4. Consider a transmission cooler. Cheap and will protect the tranny especially on hill climbs.

    Your friend, Florida Mike

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    1. Hi Friend Mike,

      You are a Reader who has been with me for sooooo many years! Thank you for that.

      Thank you also, for your transmission cooler recommendation.

      George

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  5. Have you considered a very light weight pop up?

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    1. Hi Nick,

      Actually, I went straight from a camping tent, not stopping anywhere along the way, and landed on Scampy.

      Looked at them at Bobbie Combs RV where I bought Twayler.

      Tioga George


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  6. Or a teardrop? I think they are even lighter than a scamp. No bathroom, but better than your tent.

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    1. Hi Grandma,

      Yes, I looked at, and considered a teardrop. I gotta tell you, I am a Scampy fan! 😍

      Tioga George


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  7. George, you and I are both gezzers, we need our bathrooms in our units!

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    1. Hi David,

      Yes! We old geezers love headroom. A real toilet. A nice shower. A kitchen. And especially, a way to keep warm when it's real cold during the nite time!

      Tioga George


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  8. Thank you for the Archive upgrade, George. I'd love to read your blog from the beginning and this will make it so much easier and convenient. So what if you find out the Fit will be iffy as a tow vehicle. You've got the money to buy a bigger tow vehicle..."problem" solved.

    Only 7 more days until the big reveal. I'm so happy for you, George.

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    1. Hi Judy,

      I just stumbled on to that Archive monthly gadget. For many years, Blogger did not offer this gadget. And I had to prepare one myself. Each month, day by day!

      If Little Honda does not do good as a tow vehicle for Scampy, I'll get a tow vehicle that will do the job.

      Tioga Geoge

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  9. What a great adventure ahead! Life is what one makes it and you sure are headed for adventures. Better to seek than to sit and wait for something to appear!

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  10. George, when I use chrome, I can not make a comment but when I use firefox, I can make a comment sometimes. Isn't that funny?

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    1. Hi Janet,

      Me too! When I attempt to reply to comments with Chrome, the reply does NOT post! So, I use Safari to reply to your comments.

      Tioga George

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    2. Hmm.. posting this using Chrome on my Linux laptop. I have also successfully posted with Chrome from my Windows 10 desktop. In fact every comment I have ever made is from Chrome and I always check to see if they got through.

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  11. We have always traveled underpowered. Right now we are pulling a Coleman trailer (3800 towing weight--with stuff removed 3200) with a Ford Escape (rated at 3500). We get comments all the time. Hills can cause overheating issues. When you travel up a mountain watch the heat gauge. When it starts to move upward, slow down. Maybe Fit will need a rest going up the mountains, but it sure can be done.

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    1. Hi again, Janet,

      One of the first things that I will do after I begin to tow Scampy, is to get Scampy weighed. The weight should be around 1,400 pounds.

      I'm going to see how Little Honda tows Scampy, before I make any changes.

      Tioga George


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