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RE: Flat towing 2014 Ford Taurus

Towing the FIT is the same. Turn engine off but leave steering wheel unlocked. That means you have to leave the key in the car. Don't forget to release the parking brake. The first time I towed the FIT, I drove 6 miles with the parking brake partially engaged. Asked wife if she released it as we were going down the freeway. She said "Didn't You?" Really hot brakes but no damage luckily. Be sure to turn radio off and the air conditioner or you will have a dead battery by the time you arrive at your destination.
1rickw 12/16/14 10:22am Dinghy Towing
RE: Digame' abt Towing pls

I made the mistake of going down the wrong road once, but it only took 5 minutes for us to unhook toad, turn around and re-hook up toad. Not too bad. Just be careful of where you turn off.
1rickw 12/02/14 09:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Who pulls what toad behind their class C?

2012 Honda Fit Sport/Automatic Trans. I understand the new Fits cannot be towed 4 down if it is an Automatic. Something about the new type of transmission. I believe the Fit weighs just under 2500 pounds.
1rickw 10/17/14 11:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV Ovens, hate them, love them, or just meh?

I use an air-bake cookie tray over the burner. The Temps are usually perfect. I set the temp and time and ALWAYS comes out right. Without the cookie tray, everything burns.
1rickw 09/25/14 10:03am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: LP gas leak detector sounding alert.

Dropping an open bottle of wine right next to it will set it off.
1rickw 09/17/14 06:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone tow a 33ft bumper pull up Route 1 California coast

Our first motorhome trip in 2003 (26ft Class C/No toad) was from Half Moon Bay to South of San Simeon. I would never do that again. The DW kept telling me to "ride on the dots" as she was looking right over the edge for 60+ miles.
1rickw 09/13/14 09:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone ever go to Burning Man?

Already lived through the 60's. I don't have to revisit.
1rickw 09/02/14 09:43am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Need new portable BBQ

Weber-Q, of course.
1rickw 09/02/14 09:39am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What do you put in your beds...sheets?

We have been using a Travasak now for over 10 years. Here is a link from amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Travasak-Evergreen-Microsuede-System-Comforter/dp/B008GPIA58/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
1rickw 08/04/14 07:32pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Bubbling Toilet

OR, Yes I did and this solved it for good. Sometimes stuff gets stuck down there. Reach your arm down the hole as far as you can. When down to the max feel around for anything chunky. Grab it and squeeze it between your fingers until it gets smaller then dump some water in it (After you pull your arm out of coarse}. Do this once a month for regular maintenance. Wash your hands before cooking. I do have a self help video available. Hope this helps. I really hope the guy doesn't think you are serious! :)
1rickw 07/18/14 08:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What would stop you from RVing Mexico?

1rickw 07/07/14 09:42am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Soliciting calls on home phone.

We get at least 3 calls a day. Some I answer just to be able to say "Go Away". Now about half of the calls are from Contractors. We don't have Nomorerobos available here. I have called ATT and they cannot/will not block calls unless it is a known number. If I redial the number, it alway states that the number is not in service. They must steal numbers and use them once. At least I can block certain callers on my Cell.
1rickw 07/03/14 06:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Resume sample for work camping

Just Kidding But..... Since he worked at a Nuclear Power Plant, he could double as one of the Street Lamps in the campground!!! Remember, Just Kidding~~~
1rickw 06/22/14 10:18am Workamping Forum
RE: First night out, one issue ???

Maybe start the AC early morning. It will help a bit. Also, with any vents or windows open, you are sucking the hot air into the trailer and making the AC work harder. I found this out after running mine that way for 9 years until a friend said to close everything. Seemed to work better. We are going for a week next month to Jackson Calif, where the temps will be in the 90's. Fortunately, we will be at a Casino, so we can go into the air conditioned building.
1rickw 06/21/14 09:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: 12 volt lights dimming ?

I had the same problem. My converter also ruined the batteries. They would boil over and I would have to add water every week. Had a large spot of battery acid on my driveway. New converter, new batteries....All is good for the last year.
1rickw 06/13/14 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: how often do you actually use your onan generators

Just a couple of times in 10 years. Ours now has about 92 hours on it. That is mainly from turning it on for an hour or so every other month just to run it in our driveway. I like to know that it will run if the power at the house goes out, since I got rid of my small honda gen that was used for that purpose.
1rickw 05/26/14 09:45am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: CA permanent plates

I had a Coleman PU some years back. I had the permanent plates on it. Had to pay a fee every 5 years. This is from California.
1rickw 05/22/14 03:14pm Toy Haulers
RE: Can smell mold but can't find it

It took me at least a year to figure out where the moldy smell was coming from in our Class C. Then one day, I noticed water dripping on the outside corner. Turned out that the fill hose attached to the fresh water tank had a crack. The tank was under the dinette bench. Had to have it removed and fixed. All is good so far. I placed one of those "Cinnamon Brooms" in the corner behind the bench to get rid of the smell. Now it smells like cinnamon buns. YUM.
1rickw 04/17/14 10:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Campgrounds around Portland

The one in Wilsonville is "Pheasant Ridge RV Park". Nice place. About 15 miles or so from Portland. Large shopping center across road that includes restaurants, Costco etc. It is right off of Hwy 5.
1rickw 04/09/14 06:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV parks in San Jose

I would be a bit leery of this RV "Park". It is really a Trailer park. If you look at it on satellite in Google maps, you can see what looks like mostly live-in spots. If you want a really nice RV park south of San Jose, you might want to check out Betabel RV park. It is a bit south of San Jose on Hwy 101. It is close to Hollister/San Juan Bautista. We have been there several times.
1rickw 04/09/14 05:29pm Class C Motorhomes
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