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Ford Fiesta

Just wondering how the Ford Fiesta works to be flat towed behind a motor home. Especially with auto trans. What's the procedure? Does the model matter. Does the Fiesta seem to be a pretty good car in it's own right? Can the high performance, ST be flat towed?
Jayco-noslide 10/20/16 06:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: what happened to taking pride in your work

It's too bad that Honda and Toyota don't start making RV's like they did cars many years ago. Better quality might force present manufacturers to improve. Would they cost more? Maybe, but the cars didn't.
Jayco-noslide 10/20/16 06:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: what happened to taking pride in your work

If cars, SUV's were made like RV's we would laugh and not buy.
Jayco-noslide 10/17/16 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Class A advice

For me it would be an easy decision- the Winnebago. Old, reliable company which has any part you need for any year. Also, we toured the factory.
Jayco-noslide 10/17/16 02:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Miserable

I think you have every right to demand a stop to the noise and the owner has a responsibility to stop it, whatever it takes. Just imagine such a noise coming from some other source and there would be no question that it is disturbing the peace. For example, what if I stood in my yard and screeched and howled. Police would be there in no time. Don't put up with it. The source of the noise is not your problem.
Jayco-noslide 10/17/16 01:57pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Cold Weather RVing

Personally, I wouldn't do it in mid-Jan. We live in west central Il. "Normal" Jan. temp. is one thing but 15 or 20 below zero is a possibility. As long as you are using the coach and have the furnace on you might avoid freezing everything but your dump valves will freeze and you may not find any dump stations anyway. If you hook to city water your hose will freeze. Once we got caught having to camp at around 5 degrees and all of the above happened even though nothing inside the coach froze. All of the potable water faucets in the campground froze solid. There will be few if any campgrounds open though some private ones are. We go from here to Florida in Jan. and I leave the RV winterized until several hundred miles south and use water out of jugs.
Jayco-noslide 10/13/16 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: dinghy or trailer

When considering what you can or can't tow remember that it's not just about the tow bar, suspension, etc. but just as important is what the weight does to your ability to accelerate, pull up grades and stop. Even with my 2700 lb. Sonic, the difference between towing it and nothing is striking. With nothing the big ole Class C feels like a sports car. Don't let anyone tell you "oh, I don't even know it's back there".
Jayco-noslide 10/13/16 09:36am Dinghy Towing
RE: What is your longest term of ownership???

We kept a used 25 ft. Jayco 5th wheel 10 years before going to our present 30 ft. Class C. Trading RV's is very expensive because they depreciate like crazy. Like a car but worse and larger dollar amounts.
Jayco-noslide 10/07/16 09:17am Fifth-Wheels
RE: South Western Campgrounds

I might avoid campgrounds real close to the border and campgrounds which may have a lot of permanent residents (anywhere) but otherwise I wouldn't worry at all. Tex., Az and Ca have lots of nice state park campgrounds.
Jayco-noslide 10/07/16 09:15am Snowbirds
RE: Fueling up on trips

You're right about the problem but one learns how to plan and cope. You just have to not let the tank get much below a half and slow way down and check out the situation before you pull in. If in doubt, pass and go to the next one. I try to find an outside pump with a fool proof escape route. In addition to the problems mentioned I also have to look out for little hills because I have a 4 in. drop hitch on the MH and will drag easily.Personally I don't think it would be worth trading to a diesel because of the issues.
Jayco-noslide 10/07/16 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: dinghy or trailer

I have a 30 ft. Class C and tow a 2012 Chevy Sonic 4 wheels down. My son has a larger Class A and tows a Ford Escape on a dolly. We both agree that the tow bar/flat towing is better but both have their stressful aspects. My Blue Ox tow bar cost $1000 but its pretty easy and can just stay on the motor home with a cover when not in use. Never have to worry about where to store in in the campground or at home. Biggest problem is that you can not back up with either arrangement. Maybe a few inches with the dolly and none with the tow bar. Towing is a necessary hassle. Personally, I would stick with very small, light weight dinghys. The weight difference between my Chevy and a truck would be around 2000 lbs. My MH isn't rated to tow anything near that heavy and the little Chevy is enough of a load when it comes to accelerating and stopping.
Jayco-noslide 10/07/16 09:04am Dinghy Towing
RE: Open or closed

I leave both valves closed and don't even have the sewer hose connected. Then when the tanks are near full, I hook up and dump. My theory is that it's better to get all that water flow at once to flush out the tanks and I don't have to worry about the sewer hose sealing to the one in the ground, etc.
Jayco-noslide 10/07/16 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: 1st RV Purchase

Someone in a campground said "I don't care how big a Class A motor home is, it's for 2 people." Some C's are better.
Jayco-noslide 10/06/16 09:42am Beginning RVing
RE: 4 down towable

Whatever you consider towing, look in the manual to see if it specifically addresses being towed behind a MH. My 2012 Chevy Sonic is very clear about it. I wouldn't take anyone's word for it.
Jayco-noslide 10/06/16 09:39am Class A Motorhomes
Propane tank problem

Have a 2002 30 ft. Itasca Class C MH. I have a half tank of propane and want to go ahead and get it full and ready for snowbirding in Jan. However, 2 propane dispensing places have been unable to get a seal when they attach to the MH tank so it leaks and they are unable to fill. So, I'm thinking there is a problem with the service valve on the MH. Having a problem finding some place to repair it so far. Anyone else have this problem and solution? Winnebago factory says the tank has to be taken out, emptied, etc.
Jayco-noslide 10/06/16 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: Filling medicine prescriptions while traveling

I have used an urgent care for blood draw but it seems to be about the same as a hospital lab. I now am set up to do my own finger stick and call in the INR number once a week. This is GREAT for any of you in this position. It's less painful, easy and insurance pays. I can even adjust my own dosage of warfarin.
Jayco-noslide 10/06/16 09:20am Full-time RVing
RE: Toads

Don't forget to consider the weight of the toad .Can you drive a stick? Really increases the choices. Just make sure you confirm the towability of the toad. My Chevy Sonic spells it out right in the manual that it is flat towable and what needs to be done.
Jayco-noslide 10/04/16 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: When do you winterize?

Stuff won't freeze if you are using it and have some heat but if it's just sitting unused you risk freezing if it gets into the 20's for hours. So, I winterize when the forecast shows below 30 at night. If I wanted to use it after a short freeze spell I would push it a little and run an electric heater during the 20's period.
Jayco-noslide 10/04/16 09:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Buying new vs used

The best financial choice is used. Why- Up front cost is lower. The steepest part of depreciation has already occurred. New ones can be and often are just as problematic as new (yes, there is a warranty on new but for how long and it isn't much good out in the middle of nowhere with no authorized dealer near). You can still get pretty much what you want. Don't be fooled into thinking they will sell you a new one for used price.
Jayco-noslide 10/04/16 09:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Filling medicine prescriptions while traveling

It's a challenge. I have 2 meds which are controlled substances which require a paper prescription for every refill. On top of that, I have to get blood drawn once a month and get the result faxed to my Dr. Half of the time, the lab says they faxed it and my Dr says he didn't get it requiring me to intervene and get it done. Enough of my problems. I used to use a local super market pharmacy which doesn't exist in the south so now I've switched to Walgreens because, at least, they seem to be everywhere. But I still think the account has to be switched to the pharmacy you are using even though you would think they would be linked by computer. Haven't had a chance yet to test Walgreens away. Really it's not a huge problem. It's just not fast because they always have to call the previous pharmacy.
Jayco-noslide 10/04/16 09:32am Full-time RVing
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