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RE: Lube Pump for Dinghy Towing

We've towed two different toads (both RAV4's) for a total of over 40,000 miles using the same REMCO lube pump. We've had zero transmission or pump problems with either toad, except for a broken shift cable in the older RAV that wasn't pump related of course. The older 2002 RAV (30,000+ miles in tow) is still in daily service as our "spare" car, while the newer 2011 RAV (10,000+ miles in tow) is our current toad. I did the installations on both cars.
Dutch_12078 05/29/15 08:12pm Dinghy Towing
RE: What is it with campgrounds nowadays?

I've rarely had a bad experience at a KOA park, although certainly some where better than others, just as other parks are. A few years back, we had to cancel a KOA reservation on the day we were scheduled to arrive due to a death in the family. When I called, the desk clerk was extremely apologetic that the computer system would not let her refund the first night's payment, since that would violate the refund policy. I assured her I was aware of the policy when I called, and the charge was expected. A few days later, we received a very nice condolence card from the park owner, along with a coupon for two nights stay in their park, or one night in any other KOA. Now that's good customer relations.
Dutch_12078 05/29/15 08:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: tire pressure gauges

Tire gauges that read to 150-160 PSI are easy to find if you search on "Truck tire gauge".
Dutch_12078 05/29/15 07:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can I jump start my toad from my motor home?

I carry a battery charger on board the coach that I can use with an extension cord from either the site power stanchion or from the coach's outside outlet, using the on board generator if necessary.
Dutch_12078 05/29/15 07:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Warped Awning Roller

I've had good luck straightening a few bent (not kinked!) awning tubes over the years. My technique calls for supporting both ends of the tube on ladders high enough to leave some slack in the fabric with the bend on top. Then I just grab the center of the tube from each side with my hands spread a bit, and hang my body weight down until the tube passes just a little below straight before letting go. Depending on the length and severity of the bend, I may even bounce a little if needed, being careful not to over do it. I use a string to check the tube as I go. I've never destroyed a tube doing this, although it hasn't always been completely successful either. Even in those cases though, it was significantly improved, allowing the awning to roll up normally. It costs nothing to try...
Dutch_12078 05/29/15 07:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to fill water without gravity fill?

The check valve shown between the tank and the pump is part of the pump. My setup looks like the drawing except that the fill valve simply bypasses the pump and connects the selected fill source to the bottom suction port. The tank drain valve uses the same port. The only other port in the tank is the vent at the top.
Dutch_12078 05/29/15 02:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Floor Wax on coach coming off

I used Dep High Gloss Floor wax I believe, blue gallon bottle from Home Depot. Did not even think of floor wax removal. I used a spot that had come off without any prep and I could see the streaks from the old to the new. I will pry wax removal. Thanks. Make sure you buy the stripper that's made for the brand and type floor product you applied.
Dutch_12078 05/29/15 02:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: door lock

I got stuck in mine a while back and I could feel the latch working when I pulled the handle. The problem was that one of the extra studs above and below the striker had had unscrewed itself with road vibrations and was interfering with the door frame. Fortunately, it had not gone very far and after using the fire escape I was able to pry the door frame out enough to get the door open and remove the stud. Yeah, I've seen that happen as well, only fortunately, just enough to cause a bind that could be overcome with a bit of extra opening effort. Reinstalling the stud with Loctite thread locker cured the problem. If the OP gave us a little more information, we could likely be more helpful in addressing his specific problem.
Dutch_12078 05/29/15 09:14am Class A Motorhomes

Question: I will be doing a lot of traveling and would like to know of weather alerts as I am driving down the road. With that in mind, I just ordered an Android Smartphone but would like input on a good app. I have GPS with bluetooth so I can answer hands free. Is there an app that I can have info.,via bluetooth, be announced over my Hands free device? thanks! We use the "iMap Weather Radio app on our Android phones. The alerts are user selectable and geo-located using your GPS. When a selected alert sounds, the related NOAA radio broadcast is played. If you're connected to a hands free device, the audio will play through that of course, just as it does for phone calls. I have not determined what happens when an alert sounds during a phone call though. I hope to never find that out!
Dutch_12078 05/29/15 07:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water heater temperature/pressure release valve

The 3" probe TPR is interchangeable with the 4" probe. The only requirement is that the probe be immersed in the top 6" of water, and that's a tank design criteria. The last time I bought a TPR, the store had two different brands in the same bin, one with a 3" probe, the other with a 3.75" probe. 3 to 4 inch TPR probes are standard in most installations. 8" probes are used in top port installations where no side port is available, and 1" probes are sometimes used in small under-counter point of use heaters.
Dutch_12078 05/29/15 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to fill water without gravity fill?

When I relocated the water pump in our Landau shortly after buying it, I also added a suction fill setup that can be used for both winterizing and adding water to the fresh tank. The three way valve at the pump is used to select the suction hose as the pump inlet, and the normal fill valve on the panel is used to select fill or winterize. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3fis0m4We3Y/VPudT93GkLI/AAAAAAAAsik/Vg2-BcrwX-g/s640/2014-09-27%25252013.40.56.jpg width=400
Dutch_12078 05/28/15 06:23pm Tech Issues
RE: Freezer forming ice on walls

The freezer is what cools the refrigerator. If the refer is cool enough, then turn it down a little at a time and then some of the ice should slowly disappear in the refrigerator. If you don't want to turn the refer down, then you have to either live with the ice or install a fan to circulate the air better in the refer. Sometimes if you keep your top shelf in the refer too full it can prevent the cold from going downwards to the bottom of the refer. Bill The OP is asking about frost in the freezer, not the fridge section.
Dutch_12078 05/28/15 06:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Any problems on any of these getting a good signal from the toad? Looking on E-bay some of the brands offer a signal booster. Will I need that too? Best bet is to try the system as is first. You can always add the repeater later if needed.
Dutch_12078 05/28/15 05:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Survey-How do you reserve?

We don't make many reservations, usually winging it, but when we do we reserve online whenever the option is available.
Dutch_12078 05/28/15 11:44am General RVing Issues
RE: door lock

Sort of a known problem on a lot of RV doors that use the Trimark handle. The pot metal breaks inside and the latch must be drilled out to open the door. Many people ONLY use the dead bolt portion of the lock and do not use the other lock that controls the door handle. If you have access to the inside of the RV by other means, the Trimark lock can be released without drilling.
Dutch_12078 05/28/15 11:35am Class A Motorhomes

I have the "iMap Weather Radio" app on my Android phone. It alerts based on my current location, and the many alerts/alarms are user selectable. It also plays the NOAA broadcasts for the selected alarms.
Dutch_12078 05/28/15 11:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

I have a TST 507 system and am very satisfied with it. I did not get the pass-thru sensors, opting for the standard sensors instead. The user replaceable batteries last about year, and only cost around $0.50 each. I previously had a TST 510 system with non-user replaceable batteries, and that one also worked well. When the sensors finally started failing at around 6 years, TST offered me a great deal on replacing it with the 507 system rather than having the 510 sensors updated. Super customer service!
Dutch_12078 05/28/15 11:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: That spare tire

I have a TPMS sensor on the spare. The display shows it as a third axle with one wheel.
Dutch_12078 05/28/15 06:52am Tech Issues
RE: Adirondack Mountain Camping

One of our favorite stops in the Adirondacks is "The Wild Center" in Tupper Lake, NY. Fascinating live displays, nature trails, and other features.
Dutch_12078 05/28/15 06:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Had my first blowout this past weekend

When using a TPMS on duals, with the extended valve stem, the temperature reading of the tire is almost useless. The temperature it senses is way too low to be of any use in determining if the tire is overheating. The temperature on my inner duals go up in sync with the outer duals, even though the readings are different. The relative changes are what I monitor, not the specific readings. My inner duals usually read higher than the outers while underway, but that's as expected.
Dutch_12078 05/27/15 11:18am Class A Motorhomes
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