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Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-01-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,056
Posted By ealmasy
The title of the article isn't "Can I tow This...

The title of the article isn't "Can I tow This Trailer with That Truck?". Most vehicles are not trucks.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-01-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,056
Posted By ealmasy
As far as I can tell, many (perhaps most)...

As far as I can tell, many (perhaps most) vehicles do not have an official published "Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating".
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-28-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By ealmasy
Sure, tech ages, and bleeding-edge tech can be...

Sure, tech ages, and bleeding-edge tech can be unreliable, but there are things you can do to proactively "futureproof" when building any living or working space, like building in wirings ducts, so...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-26-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By ealmasy
Thank you for the additional insights, Andy! ...

Thank you for the additional insights, Andy! We'll likely try this route, and hope the border opens up sooner rather than later.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-24-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By ealmasy
Andy was nice enough to send me a photo of the...

Andy was nice enough to send me a photo of the reinforcement they do for the Q7 receiver, but I have not yet found a shop in our area that can and will do the work.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-24-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By ealmasy
Thank you for the suggestion – definitely an...

Thank you for the suggestion – definitely an interesting idea. The shipping options I've found online have all been focused on much longer distances, but it seems like it should be easier to arrange...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 04-23-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,921
Posted By ealmasy
Wow – nice visual documentation of...

Wow – nice visual documentation of problem+solution!

Teflon tape is amazing.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-23-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By ealmasy
I don't think so – you have to have written proof...

I don't think so – you have to have written proof that your reason for crossing is not optional. And even if you can convince them to let you across, a 14-day quarantine period is required once...
Forum: On The Road... 04-22-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,318
Posted By ealmasy
Here in WI, for the past year most state park RV...

Here in WI, for the past year most state park RV sites seem to have been getting booked solid shortly after becoming available.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-21-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By ealmasy
Exactly this. I love the idea of the ProPride...

Exactly this. I love the idea of the ProPride and Hensley, but then discovered that the ProPride 3P itself weighs somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 lbs. :blink:
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-21-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By ealmasy
Yeah, the tongue weight is definitely the main...

Yeah, the tongue weight is definitely the main concern. With the Power Plus (lithium) package on the trailer, on paper it's possibly actually under the 10% threshold for the Q7, but in practice it's...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-21-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By ealmasy
That's the scaled-back 2.0L four-cylinder version...

That's the scaled-back 2.0L four-cylinder version of the Q7. Here's the 2021 Audi equivalent to what I (and, I'm guessing, thewarden) have:
https://pdf.audi.com/audicode/ANX4CSW7
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-21-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By ealmasy
The Audi Q7 actually has a towing capacity of...

The Audi Q7 actually has a towing capacity of 7,700 lbs like the Cayenne, and a similar wheelbase. In many ways, they're almost identical.

https://www.edmunds.com/audi/q7/2018/features-specs/...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-21-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By ealmasy
I don't doubt you're right about air suspension...

I don't doubt you're right about air suspension not directly correlating with the strength of the hitch receiver, but my impression has been that air suspension can affect how much the WD hitch has...
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-21-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,477
Posted By ealmasy
Both nice upgrades! Exactly the sort of...

Both nice upgrades! Exactly the sort of incremental but substantive improvements you would hope for in an in-between year.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-20-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By ealmasy
Our Audi Q7 is a 2018 w/ towing package. We're...

Our Audi Q7 is a 2018 w/ towing package. We're basing the need for reinforcement on advice from Andy (from Can-Am), and on accounts from others with Q7's with similar-sized trailers, who have said...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-20-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By ealmasy
:lol: Point taken. But are they handy with a...

:lol: Point taken. But are they handy with a welder? :)
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-20-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By ealmasy
Question US Towing Experts

We have an Audi Q7 and want to use it to pull a FC 27FB. Can anyone recommend towing experts in the US, ideally in the midwest, who might be able to help us with reinforcing the hitch receiver?
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Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 04-19-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,477
Posted By ealmasy
Wishlists are interesting and fun, but has anyone...

Wishlists are interesting and fun, but has anyone seen anything about what changes are actually slated for the 2022 models? At this point in the year it seems like they should be all finalized.
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-30-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By ealmasy
Aha – thank you for the clarification! I hadn't...

Aha – thank you for the clarification! I hadn't even considered a setup like this to improve access to local/campground wifi. Nice solution!
Forum: Computers, Internet & Satellite 03-30-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By ealmasy
Apologies if I'm just being dense here, but could...

Apologies if I'm just being dense here, but could you clarify the use case? Are you bringing an internet connection into your Airstream via another route (e.g. a hotspot), and then want to share...
Forum: Our Community 03-29-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,033
Posted By ealmasy
We're going to be picking up our new FC 27FB...

We're going to be picking up our new FC 27FB soon, and looking for a place to park it when not in use, so this is a topic of great interest. :) FWIW, below is the overview I've gathered from this...
Forum: Boondocking 03-15-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,634
Posted By ealmasy
It sounds like there may be a fair amount of...

It sounds like there may be a fair amount of variability in how scenic or otherwise pleasant various HH locations are. Does HH have any sort of member reviews or comments on their site, to get an...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 02-24-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,240
Posted By ealmasy
We walked through both a 28RB and a 27FB. Though...

We walked through both a 28RB and a 27FB. Though the separate seating and table on the 28 is nice, it has less kitchen space and the storage space seemed not as convenient. But what really sold us...
Forum: COVID-19 Discussion Zone 09-14-2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,940
Posted By ealmasy
The above article says that Airstream sales were...

The above article says that Airstream sales were down 30% in April and then up 11% in May (versus 2019).

More recently, this RVIA article (https://www.rvia.org/news-insights/rv-shipments-54-july)...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-13-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,846
Posted By ealmasy
Thank you for the insights! We're excited about...

Thank you for the insights! We're excited about getting an AS, but don't have use for a pickup or large SUV otherwise, so the tow vehicle suitability issue is a big concern. We considered the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-10-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,846
Posted By ealmasy
Question Did you learn any more from this? We're trying...

Did you learn any more from this? We're trying to figure out whether we can tow a Caravel 22FB with a 2020 Highlander, and getting very mixed messages – everything from "absolutely NOT" to "yes,...
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