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RE: Ford C-Max

One of the software upgrades was to increase mileage by raising the mph the electric motors ran to before they shut off for the gas engine. The electric motors use to cut out at about 65mph but now go up to around 75mph before they cut out. The other did something with the cruise feature making it more efficient. Yes we got the $1000 also and was more than happy to take it. When we purchased our expectations were just 37mph because more of our driving in on freeway than city streets. C-Max gets better mileage on city streets. And we go down grade to the big city and uphill with a wind in our faces on the way home. Wind comes up in the afternoon so no help with the mileage going into the city. With the updates we are averaging 41mpg with mostly AZ freeway driving & speeds. One of the software upgrades had to do with airbags. There has been about 4 thus far and we were called for two more due now but have not had time to take the car in. With the slow computer systems at our dealer it takes up to 4 hours for a software update. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/22/14 06:27pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Ford C-Max

The updates only minimized phantom energy use & increased mileage for the most part. The C-Max and all other hybrids are just computers on wheels. They can not turn off total energy usage when not being driven. Our dealer has told us the battery is sized with the expectation of being driven within 3 days to keep the battery charged. We were sick once for over a week and the battery went dead sitting in the garage. When you are towing the key is on with a much higher energy usage thus draining the battery. There is a larger battery that can be installed but our dealer said they were not authorized by the factory to do the replacement. We will when the current battery reaches the end of its life. Also, on our rig, the charge line will not recharge the battery in the C-Max after it has gone dead. Had this happen once but had the charger with us and once I charged the battery overnight we had no problem on the next leg of the trip. Also remember this is not a Deep Cycle battery so every time the battery goes dead the battery does not charge back to the previous higher level. Each time the life of the battery is killed a little bit. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/22/14 10:38am Dinghy Towing
How full is your Mexico Campground? Vacancies?

So by this time each year the Campgrounds' long-term campers have mostly arrived. So how full is your campground? How many vacancies? rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/21/14 09:44am RVing in Mexico and South America
One reason to RV Mexico!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2iEyQThr6k rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/20/14 06:15pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Peso Tanking?

Yeah we have a few of those old pesos. Maybe they will be collector items someday and regain 25% of the value :W. :B rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/18/14 02:42pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Dish Network on Mexico West Coast

Anyone pick up a Dish Network signal & how far down were you on the West Coast of the Mainland? With a normal house mount dish, in the past we were only able to get down to San Carlos. Beyond we used a 6' dish we carried in the Toyhauler but the Motorhome does not have that kind of room. So has there been any improvement or is it worse? Thanks, rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/16/14 05:36am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Ford C-Max

Yup we have a charge line on ours but still carry a 12v charger just in case. Don't need a diode on ours since our tow vehicle is 12/24v diesel. Little battery in C-Max will never pull the juice away from the 2 diesel batteries. Our plug on the MH is 7 pin and the C-Max is 5 pin. You can purchase 7 to 5 pin cords or plug adapter online at RV supply house. We use a cord that was purchased online. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/15/14 05:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: What GPS to buy

We also have a Garmin Nuvi - can't remember the number, but it has all of North America. The accuracy is pretty good, but several times I have been prompted to turn where there is no road, plus going south from Oaxaca I was apparently driving cross-country even though that part of the highway has been there at least since 2006. just use caution and, of course, it's better if you check any unsure places on Google Earth and on a map before the gps gets you in a tight spot. There is a recent addition to causes of death and it's called "death by gps", as in the Canadians who got stranded on a Nevada backroad ! RYV Good information for everyone that uses a GPS. Double check any unsure places using Google Earth and a map before you get into a tight spot. X2 rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/11/14 05:29pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: RV Tourism in Mexico

Believe it or not we have the very same fear thing happen here in Southern AZ. Silly!!!!!!!!!!!!!! rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/10/14 03:32pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: What GPS to buy

Just bought the Garmin Nuvi 2757 at Walmart for $187, http://www.walmart.com/ip/Garmin-nuvi-2757LM-7-GPS-Unit-with-Free-Lifetime-Maps-of-North-America/22960507 . If in stock, local Walmart will match the online price. The price is lower than their Cyber Monday price. Thus far very pleased! rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/10/14 03:27pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Arizona - easiest place to return vehicle permit?

And if you have to renew your passport the tracking of the 10 year permit will be lost in Mexico's system. The 10 year permit is issued on your passport # and in USA (don't know in Canada) when you renew your passport it will have a new #. Therefore you can get another 10 year permit should you want to return to Mexico later in a different RV. Of course maybe someday this little loophole may close. I would go to briansue's location if possible. Nogales is a PITA to cross & return. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/05/14 12:48pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: 1 night in Deming, NM where to stay?

On the East side of Walmart is a Big K (old Kmart). We stay in their parking lot as it is quieter & the lights are turned down. Have been doing it annually for nearly 10 years. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 12/04/14 05:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Tourism in Mexico

I'm dismayed at the undercurrent tone on Mexico forums, which I just started re-frequenting this autumn. Prior to my last stint, pre-2006, the negative posts were from people who had never been to Mexico and we always dismissed them - and our own experience of Mexico & the warm Mexican people did not correspond to any of the fear-based comments we read. We were usually the ones who dispelled the pervasive-violence-&-corruption myths about Mexico. But now I see Mexico-partial names I recognize from 8 years ago expressing unease. We are reconsidering Mexico as a destination this Christmas - & not due to cost. I believe that it is not so much an undercurrent but an information current of some of us with repeated experience of traveling in Mexico attempting to provide more informed views of present day Mexico. It is not the Mexico of even a few years ago. Much has changed and not for the good. Even with that said; if the weather in the Southwest turns cold this winter we will be headed SOB. But it will cost more & be more of a hassle to enjoy what we enjoyed years past. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 11/29/14 02:57pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: The buzz on Pemex

Here is a great site by MexicoMike, http://www.mexicomike.com/database/runner/public/mx_fuel_prices_list.php. He keeps it current monthly with all conversions. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 11/29/14 07:28am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Full-timer taking Airstream into Mexico - Help!

With what has been going on in Baja you won't have to worry long, it will be cleaned out while you are not there. http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=76099#pid944497 http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=76343 http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=76307#pid947230 http://fulano.info/forum/thread-14086.html rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 11/28/14 04:57pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Video Streaming-Opinions

We have a Roku 2 & Roku 3 that we use in our brick & motar home via a landline. Service is great! We tried using them for a year on the road via our Verizon modem & RV park wifi service. After a year of lesser quality service & using up our Verizon Data plan we have returned to our Dish box & Trav'ler when on the road in the motorhome. Cost was less using Dish for TV and our Verizon modem for the computers than trying to run everything thu the modem & Roku. Now this was in the last year before they started changing data limits so the economics may have changed a bit. But for us the bottom line is the Roku is for home and the Dish box is for the road. Easier & better quality on the road with Dish & Trav'ler. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 11/26/14 05:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Full-timer taking Airstream into Mexico - Help!

Note: per Baja Nomads. I have just tried to sign onto the forum a couple times in the last 2 days and cannot access it. Seems they are having some internet problems? So, I have a question.... HAS ANYONE ELSE BEEN ABLE TO SIGN ONTO BAJA NOMADS TODAY OR YESTERDAY? THANKS. They are updating the software, had not been for years. They posted a message on their Facebook Nomad site. Will have it back up ASAP. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 11/26/14 02:46pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Traveling I-10 in mid-December

Have driven the route a couple of times with our MH. No clearance problem at the tunnel. Just drive the speed you are comfortable with when going thu the tunnel. One grade with possible snow at the CO/NM border. Watch the weather and cross in good weather. El Paso & Houston easiest to travel thu Sunday morning. Plenty of places to stop at long the way. Did find the East Coast truckers were not friendly towards RVs, IMHO. Got pulled over once by a Alabama Good Old Boy, just checking us out. Found it funny, two older persons in a MH pulling a car trailer with a BMW. Still not sure what he wanted. Let us go after questioning if we had guns on board and what kind. When we drove the route in a car years back, everything was closed on Xmas so make sure you have a place to stay, fuel and food. Weather can turn cold/cool until you get to mid-Florida. WE did enjoy the trip each time. rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 11/25/14 04:10pm Roads and Routes
Weather Channel releases Winter Forecast

http://www.weather.com/storms/winter/news/winter-forecast-extended-long-range Southwest is looking good! rocmoc n AZ/Mexico
rocmoc 11/23/14 05:38pm Snowbirds
RE: Colima volcano erupting

Really cool. It was smoking when we went pass a couple years back. It was a rare clear day when you could see the peak. Youtube has some videos of the current eruption, that is what they called it! rocmoc n AZ
rocmoc 11/23/14 02:19pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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