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Brake light help

I have a 1993 Honda DRX that is setup to tow 4 down. I used this forum several years ago to determine how to set up brake light system using diodes (I think the wiring suggestion required 5 diodes - but then again maybe three). My issue is every time I drive the car and hit the brakes - the brake light stay on. The only way to turn off is to physically take off the power side of the battery. Any help or ideas in fixing this problem?
KO 03/29/15 10:39am Dinghy Towing
RE: Uncomfortable Trip I-10 Arizona to New orleans

Last year, traveling west on I-10 in LA the ride was rough. When DD and I stopped for the night at camp ground, the campground guide asked what was wrong with our bed room window. It was shattered. He said they see several instances of this a year. Assuming it was from road.
KO 03/20/15 10:41am Roads and Routes
RE: Buying a CR-V for a Toad

Was a news flash to next door lady. She was told by Honda sales rep that the 2015 CR-V is towable 4 down. It is NOT. You must use a tow dolly or trailer for 2015 Honda CR-V.
KO 03/20/15 10:34am Dinghy Towing
RE: the palms yuma

A nice park but a bit on the expensive side. They have concerts there often during the snowbird season but it seems they are trying to "sell" th elots vice renting overnight. But yes they are still there.
KO 03/20/15 10:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ft. Desoto

Ft. Desoto is a great stay. I have staryed there several times. I usually stay for about 10 days. If you have dogs - it is one of the best dog runs I have ever been too! They can run and play in water on the beach. Many weekends have races (bike/runner). Beaches are nice. There is a somewhat small but convient store in campground. I have a kayak and take it as it is great paddling. Enjoy.
KO 03/18/15 10:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing a 2015 Honda CR-V "four down"

I also discovered the problem about towing a 2015 Honda CRV - yesterday. I was getting ready to put a tow kit on my car when the Lady told me you can't tow 4 down. She said it is the Feds who mandated all new cars sold after 2017 must have at least 32MPG. In order to make this happpen - Constant Velocity Transmissions (CVT) are being installed. CVT cannot be towed or lub pump installed to get around it. I guess I am buying a tow dolly...
KO 03/18/15 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bounder

I have an 06 Turbo Diesel with about 55,000. I have been acting like a snow bird for last 6 years with it - living full time for 3 months at a time (Mar-May and Sep - Nov). I drive it from Tampa FL to Yuma AZ. I had a coolant probelm on the road and I had to ge service. I have replaced Batteries - but overall nice vehicle. I would buy another one.
KO 03/12/15 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I 10 in Texas

I drive round trip on I-10 from Florida to Yuma AZ 2 times a year (job thing!). I have a 38 ft and toad and usually driving solo. I HATE Houston! I plan trip to be in Houston on Saturday or Sunday morning. That puts me in San Antonio around 11:00 - so yo kill 2 birds with ons stone. On one occasion I hit Houston at 4:00 A.M. - that worked also!
KO 03/07/15 07:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Football Junky...but hate DirecTV

My problem with DirectTV is when I am not using the RV for several months. I am required to call DirectTV and purchase the cheapest TV package they have ($29.95) per month for each month I am not using it. If I don't do that, they will require me to start another 2 year contract each time I start to use the RV again. I believe the NFL package is around $250 per season - but it is a decent service - if you like football.
KO 09/04/14 04:34pm Beginning RVing
RE: Austin, TX to Orlando, FL

My travel speed is also about 62 MPH. I drive a 38' Class A diesel. I find I do have to stop every 2.5 to 3 hours to stretch and walk the dog. Weather can be severe in the gulf coast and may slow or stop your travel. There is a KOA right off I-10 at the Milton FL exit which is just east of Pensacola. They have a pool so kids can go jump in and burn some energy. The campgrounds do seem to get a bit harder to find in the AL, MS and LA states. They are there but typically further from interstate. Houston traffiic will definitly slow your average speed down. The trip can be done as you planned - but it will make for some long days. When I drive my car (not the RV) I make Tampa to CA in 2.5 days but that is 14 hour days behind the wheel.
KO 08/27/14 10:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Diagnostic Charges

Thanks for quick turn around. It must be covered as you all have replaced the black box 3 times but I had to pay for the diagnostics this time.
KO 08/25/14 10:11am Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: Austin, TX to Orlando, FL

I drive Tampa to Yuma 4 times a year (2 round trips). All the info provided is correct - especially the Mississippi River bridge being a PIA. I am not sure if Gulf Shores is your half way point or only stop enroute. If this is your only planned stop then the following comments apply. My first thought is I think you are a bit agressive on driving Orlando to Gulf Shores in 1 day. I usually drive Tampa to Pensacola on day 1 - though I could continue to drive but I stop around 4:00 PM. Not sure where you are coming from in the Texas Hill country but - San Antonio and Houston are absolute nitemares to drive! Especially if you hit them in or near rush hour traffic. I always time it so the first city I hit will be around 6:00 AM which makes the second city around 10:00 AM. If you do hit trafiic - I think Gulf Shores is way to agressive in one day. My most favorite rest stop in the U.S. is the Stenner Rest Stop on the Mississippi side of the Mississippi/Louisana state line. It has dump stations and wonderful parking for RV's.
KO 08/25/14 10:08am Roads and Routes
Diagnostic Charges

I recently had some work done on my electric awning. I have had this looked at 3 times in the past. Each time the "fix" was to replace the black box but within days it would stop working. The problem is - I was on the road for some time and was never able to take it back. This past week I had a guy come out and fix my awning as Yuma AZ has 108 degree heat and the awning is a nice fixture! Repair guy told me that the Good Sam Extended service does not pay for diagnostic time. If this is true - why is that? KO
KO 08/25/14 09:52am Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: Gas vs Diesel (I've read the FAQs!!)

I have nothing to add to the diesel climbing except my experience. I have driven my 38 ft 34,000 LB RV (powered by a CAT 330) on I-70 over Vail Pass towing my car. I think this is one of the hardest long climbs you will encounter on the intersate system. I had plenty of power going up and was passing many other vehicles. The other part I enjoy is the braking capability the Allison 6 speed transmission provides (not to mention the engine retard). I have learned to pay more attention to coming down then going up.
KO 05/08/14 09:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Holiday Rambler or Fleetwood

I would go after the 400 CAT as I know there is no DEF required. My CAT has given me no problmes. I think the Holiday has a better chassis but both are good vehicles. just my 2 cents... Which is worth about that!
KO 05/07/14 10:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CareFree Awning Stop Working .... Update & fixed

When I say it doesn't work - it does nothing. I know it will extend and retract as it does each time it comes back from repair but then a couple of days later - D-E-A-D! Again, I have had 4 of the black boxes replaced and I now have a handful of remotes.
KO 05/07/14 10:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finding a friendly place to fuel up.

Skyline Drive will be a nice drive. There are some tight curves. Tunnels can also get your blood pressure up as they can be tight - take them slow. Getting fuel is an important skill to get early on your RV career. You don't have a lot of time to figure it out as you approach a gas station. Do plan your departure! As someone else said - look for end fuel pumps - they are also the usual pumps that have the diesel. You can use the truck stop/plazas. They are usually a bit more expensive but to me well worth the expense due to ease of access. To use a truck lane, pull up to pump and then go inside and give them your CC or cash. They will ask you how much to authorize and give them a high number - that way you get filled. Go back out and full up your tank. Truck stops usually allow you to fill up from left or right side. You can also clean your windshield with the long handles window cleaners. Once vehicle is filled, move vehicle well forward so next truck can move in and start their fill up. Time is money to these guys. Once you have filled up and moved forward go inside and complete your transaction and then depart the truck lane. Have fun and god luck on trip.
KO 05/06/14 10:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CareFree Awning Stop Working .... Update & fixed

I have a 2006 with Carefree awning over side and another one over entrance door. Entrance door one works like a charm. The side awning has had its black box replaced 4 times and the dang thing still doesn't work. Never has and I guess never will. If someone does figure out a fix - I would sure like to know it as Lazy Days (Twice), RV World in Yuma AZ, and AL's RV Yuma cannot fix it so it works. When they do repair it - it works for about 1-2 days and then nothing... I have given up.
KO 05/06/14 10:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Along the Mexico border???

I make the trip from Yuma AZ to Tampa FL at least 4 times per year. Sometimes in 40 ft RV sometimes in a car. I drive Baton Rouge to Ft. Stockton in a car in one day and if in RV I stop in Kerrville TX. Ft. Stockton would be my target if I were you coming from Houston. Do fill up in Ft. Stockton as there is nothing until El Paso. Interstates are safe - no worries. Cell Tower connecting to Mexico is a non-problem with Verizon anywhere along route. Las Cruces NM has a really nice RV resort right off I-10 if you can make it that far. Big thing to watch out for is fuel. Don't let it get to low as it can be some distance between stops. Enjoy the trip.
KO 04/30/14 10:54am Roads and Routes
RE: Garmin RV 760 vs Rand McNally 7720

I wrote this review up on the RVND when I first got mine. RVND Review Hope this helps.
KO 04/25/14 10:20am Class A Motorhomes
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