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RE: Need help on my power windows that are broke!

It seems unlikely that both windows would get broken wires at the same time. Get a multi-meter and check that fuse. Seems to me it almost has to be something electrical. Possibly if someone tried to roll one down with ice on it, the fuse blew. Also... google the year/model of truck plus "rear windows won't roll down". It's amazing how much you can find out that way.
coolmom42 03/02/15 09:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Night Lights

Very nice-looking! And the video clip is so right about the problems with other types of night lights.
coolmom42 03/02/15 09:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: ? Memory Foam Mattress Question

I used one with my memory foam mattress for a couple of years. (Until the blanket died.) I didn't see any issues. You will have low heat from the blanket, and a couple of layers of sheets between the blanket and the memory foam.
coolmom42 03/01/15 10:58am Beginning RVing
RE: What a day! Bad accident on the way to get TT

50 years of driving in upstate NY with 31 of them being on the road eight to ten hours a day for work taught me one thing. Ain't squat you gonna do on black ice. Most winters I made it through unscathed ,but there was more than one that bit me. Let off the gas ease on the gas tweak the wheel hold it still,none of that matters. Any minute change in the equilibrium of your vehicle is all it takes to start spinning. Experience definitely helps,but sure isn't a cure all! Yep. I got caught in freezing rain once, with studded snow tires I was crawling along steadily at 20 mph, on the Blue Grass Parkway in central KY. A semi with chains passed me. The pressure wave off the truck was enough to throw me into a low-speed spin. I wound up in the median, not stuck because of the ice, but buried to the axles in mud. Sat there a few minutes and the salt truck came by. Shortly after that everyone was moving well. Except I was stuck (along with about 50 other people in a 10 mile stretch). Wrecker came along, pulled me out, I went on my way BEHIND the salt truck.
coolmom42 02/28/15 11:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Total Newbie Curious About Aliners

For the money.... you can get a very nice small full height trailer camper. No set up, and a shower.... much easier. ExBF & I looked at the A-liners and decided they were way overpriced for what you got.
coolmom42 02/28/15 08:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Can you leave the keys in without draining the batteries?

Yes you can and you may or may not drain the battery. Depends on the position of the ignition switch. Was it in the off position or ACC position? Exactly.
coolmom42 02/23/15 05:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roof Repair - where to start?

Welcome to the Forum... You wrote: "they said they could give me a good neighbor discount. " FREE would be too much money. They should pay you to haul it away. If you need a project, why not mow the lawn or plant a garden. Seriously, the above advice you have gotten about "running" is good advice. This.
coolmom42 02/21/15 07:48pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Is this a match

You should be OK, but I would suggest that you get rid of the passenger car tires on the truck and fit it up with LT (Light Truck) radials of the same or the next wider size. The stiffer sidewalls will greatly improve handling when towing. I agree.
coolmom42 02/21/15 07:47pm Beginning RVing
RE: Llightweight TT to tow with Toyota Sequoia-Passport 2890RL?

Sounds like a good combo but you WILL need a good sway control/weight distribution hitch, and a good brake controller.
coolmom42 02/21/15 07:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hole in grey water tank

I would remove the valve, which you are going to do anyway, and let the tank contents run out on a sloped area. Then get some boards & jacks as suggested above and put the tank back in place. Then replace the valve.
coolmom42 02/21/15 07:40pm Tech Issues
RE: de winterizing

You will need to leave it winterized unless it is stored in a heated building. I can't imagine how you've gotten by without it in the past. Make sure the water heater bypass is set so that water goes into the water heater. You will also want to sanitize the system. There are numerous threads here on how to do that.
coolmom42 02/21/15 07:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Update on Nashville Officer killed by Motorhome

It did get posted back in November and the topic was quickly closed down. I feel for the guy and what he's going through, but I think the evidence is pretty clear the motorhome driver was in the wrong. And then he made some statements right after the accident he probably shouldn't have made trying to blame others. That's a time when it's best to remain silent. I seriously doubt his punishment will be severe. I can't see a judge sending him to jail. Yep it was pretty clear the driver was going way too fast for the traffic conditions. He was also so inattentive or reckless that he didn't see or heed flashing lights from all manner of emergency vehicles on the scene. His excuses of a "blind curve" were clearly BS, especially to anyone who is familiar with the area. I expect he will get a revoked license and probation. He clearly is not responsible/competent enough to be driving, much less driving a large motor home.
coolmom42 02/21/15 07:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Warning - Firearm Carriers - Avoid New Jersey

Seems to be a lack of clear thinking people along with Draconian laws giving New Jersey it's problems. Maybe, but if the guy had put the gun where it wasn't accessible by he or any passengers there would be no story. Yeah, it's an antique. But cops aren't really trained to tell the difference between antique guns and modern guns. And irrespective of age they're all designed to inflict harm, right? NJ's highways are popular for drug traffickers passing through the state - typically from south to north. They have guns. Cops' jobs are perilous. Simple rules minimize their risk. Reading through the article it seemed the guy had a bit of an attitude and was dealt with accordingly. I travel to the Poconos a lot. I pass the memorial for NJ State Trooper Philip Lamonaco every time. Executed by drug dealers during a traffic stop. http://www.odmp.org/officer/7835-trooper-philip-joseph-lamonaco If you're passing through the state in an RV the chances you'll be stopped are slim to none. If you do get stopped, make sure you're abiding by the rules. It's not hard. Thank you for bringing some common sense to this issue. Follow the rules. Don't cop an attitude with a cop. If you have problems with these 2 guidelines, you probably shouldn't have fire arms in your possession.
coolmom42 02/19/15 10:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Good Match?

Add a good integrated WD/sway control hitch and you should get a positive experience with that combination. This. It's a good combo. A Equal-i-zer brand hitch would be perfect with it. Your truck has plenty of wheel base length to keep the trailer from being the "tail wagging the dog." You do not need an uber-expensive setup like the Hensley.
coolmom42 02/19/15 10:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Will the camper make the trip?

Chances are that you will have zero problems travelling. Use some common sense & you will be fine. Stop early enough in the day to get set up where you are staying. Setting up in the dark in a strange place is no fun. About 6-7 hours/day towing is all you want, max. That will easily get you 300 miles. Don't worry about taking every tiny thing you MIGHT need. There are Walmarts & Targets all over this great land, ready to fill your needs! Do take a notepad to jot down things you think of as they come up. Also good for writing down campground info.
coolmom42 02/19/15 10:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Glacier national park

I agree, stay on the east side if possible. Much less crowded, nice little town of East Glacier. Two Medicine is a very nice campground.
coolmom42 02/18/15 09:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fastline me on RV LED's

LEDTRAILERLIGHTS.COM has a great selection of replacement lights & fixtures. Brightness is the same & color is only slightly cooler than an incandescent.
coolmom42 02/18/15 09:49am Tech Issues
RE: Grand Teton backcountry camping in RV

Not going to happen in Grand Teton. From the park website: Camping is not permitted within the park along roadsides, in overlooks or in parking areas. Backcountry camping in Grand Teton You are more likely to find what you want in the Teton National Forest.
coolmom42 02/15/15 09:29pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Nashville, TN Attractions

Would reservations be needed in a Tennessee in the middle to end of April?Where in TN? And for what?
coolmom42 02/15/15 06:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Nashville, TN Attractions

Without knowing what their likes/dislikes are, it's hard to see. Trip Advisor is a great site to find different types of things to do. Nashville is rich in music, history, art & natural beauty. They should stay away of areas in the northwest quadrant of the city---bounded basically by I-40 west of downtown and I-65 to the north. A lot of it is industrial, a lot of it is drug-infested gang territory. Some areas to the southeast of downtown are mixed in terms of safety, there's not much there to see anyway. Generally exercise common sense as in any sizable city.
coolmom42 02/15/15 06:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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