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RE: Running HDMI cable

Our MH uses a 4X4 HDMI Matrix Switcher that converts HDMI to 2 Cat 6 cables then back to HDMI. It works fantastic and all of the sources get to be in one cabinet - Dish receiver, Roku, DVD, etc and through the switcher that HDMI signal is sent to any of 4 TVs. From any TV you select your source, and the IR remotes work through the switcher as well. Kind of like the old COAX switchers, but true HDMI throughout the coach using Cat 6 pairs instead of the limitations on length using HDMI.
Mile High 08/19/16 01:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow protection

We purchased the car shield with our Blue Ox tow bar. Ours is a plastic shield that stands up straight and folds in half when not is use. I am not sure they have it any more. It works - no chips in 4 years and many thousands of miles. I tried to find one "Kargard" and its still on Amazon, but Blue Ox replaced it with Kargard II which is a mesh weave type. I was going to get it, but in turns it uses the MH to collapse gas shocks on each side then when you straighten out is resumes its rectangular form. It would actually rub on the paint of mine, and not real thrilled about that. They say it is soft and not a lot of pressure, but the rear is the first thing that catches all the dirt and it would be grinding dirt into my paint.
Mile High 08/18/16 11:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Tire Blow and Roll-over

I guess like anti-lock brakes compensating for our natural reaction to lock up the brakes, MHs need something that automatically floors it when you get a blowout, because that is probably going to be the last thing my instincts are going to let me do.
Mile High 08/15/16 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow protection

For years, I've been using a bra on my Silverado when towing. I wax the hood before a trip and put a piece of black electrical tape in two spots where it rubs. You do have to take it off and clean it and behind it. I decided to try something new. I bought some of the clear carpet protector with sticky on one at Home Depot. 18" x 100' roll. I attached it to the front edge of the truck and stretched it across the front like saran wrap. I took the truck on a 100 mile trip and found a couple of issues. It wasn't as thick as I would like it and it was too sticky and didn't come off as easily as I liked. I decided I had stumbled onto something and could possibly make a better product if I could find a company that made the material I wanted. I decided, before I started counting my millions, I better check the internet. Sure enough, there is a company making the product called "Road Wrap". It comes in two sizes, 18" x 100' and 6" x 100' which is just their larger roll cut with a saw. It's sold on Amazon as a Prime product. I've tried it on three trips now, currently on a 7K trip. It's got just the right amount of stickum and is thicker than the product from Home Depot. I can leave it on for several days and even cut a hole in the center for radiator airflow. So far, it's doing a good job. When I get to my destination, I just peel it off and throw it away. People say you have to have something thick, but that's not really true, most of the rocks and debris are just glancing off and are not direct impacts. The plastic is plenty dense to protect the paint. It's like an easily removable 3M film that comes on the front of coaches. A watched a guy peel that off of his 5th wheel in the campsite. Says he does it for bugs. I'd have to try it to see how much of a hassle it was before deciding if it was a benefit.
Mile High 08/15/16 10:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Tire Blow and Roll-over

I was thinking about this video coming down through Oregon on some stretches of Highway 20. Not only is there absolutely no shoulder, the road is elevated about 5'. There would not be much room for error, and no sliding in the grass like the guy in the video. It would just plain hurt! In fact, there isn't even any room to pull over. If I broke down, it would occupy most of the lane.
Mile High 08/14/16 02:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grand Canyon camp grounds

Depends a bit on the size of your RV. There is a privately (Vendor) operated campground WITHIN the Park itself. but they state "nothing over XX Feet" and they are NOT kidding. I took my car through that campground. NOT my 38' Class A.. and some of the places were tight for the CAR. There are several CG's outside the park as well. I'm sure that was Trailer Village - they are the only Vendor operated RV park within the National Park. They run the lodge and the RV park, kind of like Lake Powell.
Mile High 08/14/16 11:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Tire Blow and Roll-over

I can't find it now, but I read the article about that roll-over, and the couple were elderly and walked away with minor injuries. The Driver said it caught him completely off guard. The article also credited the cable barrier for preventing him from crossing into oncoming traffic. Saw this video about how to handle a blowout - All good info, but I honestly don't think I would automatically react the way they recommend. Nevada Test Center Don't know about the article you read but the cable barriers DID NOT prevent him from crossing in to oncoming traffic. If you click on my link above you will see that the coach ended up on it's side, with the truck, and it had slid all of the way across the oncoming lanes and stopped in the curb lane. It was fortunate that there was no traffic in the opposite direction at the time when the RV was sliding over. Just saying what I read - wasn't there, don't care. Found it by the way - it was actually a quote from the State Patrol, so take it for what it is worth. Huffington Post Just my own personal opinion, I don't think that the cable barrier was beneficial. Actually, I think that the cable barrier caused the motorhome to flip and go into oncoming traffic. As I mentioned earlier, the guy driving the motorhome had it under control when he was in the middle of the median. The cable caught something under the motorhome causing it to flip. If you have any interest, start the video and do a 'frame by frame' look, I think the barrier caused more problems than it helped. Be safe out there! MM. I would kind of agree with you. There are a lot of politics around the cable barriers, as the manufacturers are really pushing for them and the jurisdictions with the highway test sections were under pressure for positive results - all my opinion and perception of course. I personally get a "tingly neck" looking over at those and thinking about if I had to ram through them out of control in my regular car.
Mile High 08/14/16 11:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Tire Blow and Roll-over

I can't find it now, but I read the article about that roll-over, and the couple were elderly and walked away with minor injuries. The Driver said it caught him completely off guard. The article also credited the cable barrier for preventing him from crossing into oncoming traffic. Saw this video about how to handle a blowout - All good info, but I honestly don't think I would automatically react the way they recommend. Nevada Test Center Don't know about the article you read but the cable barriers DID NOT prevent him from crossing in to oncoming traffic. If you click on my link above you will see that the coach ended up on it's side, with the truck, and it had slid all of the way across the oncoming lanes and stopped in the curb lane. It was fortunate that there was no traffic in the opposite direction at the time when the RV was sliding over. Just saying what I read - wasn't there, don't care. Found it by the way - it was actually a quote from the State Patrol, so take it for what it is worth. Huffington Post
Mile High 08/14/16 09:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Tire Blow and Roll-over

I can't find it now, but I read the article about that roll-over, and the couple were elderly and walked away with minor injuries. The Driver said it caught him completely off guard. The article also credited the cable barrier for preventing him from crossing into oncoming traffic. Saw this video about how to handle a blowout - All good info, but I honestly don't think I would automatically react the way they recommend. Nevada Test Center
Mile High 08/14/16 09:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow protection

The Blue Ox KarGard II looks pretty sophisticated. I chatted with a guy at camp that had one and he likes it for his Silverado behind his Tiffen. After watching the video from E-Trailer, I'm a little concerned that it will strike the painted bumper on the motorhome in turns. The video has it striking a large metal bumper. I can't tell how low it will sit yet. (PS - 362.00 Amazon) Blue Ox Video
Mile High 08/13/16 10:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do you adjust the rear ride height on air suspension

Just learned a little about that hazard the other day when a tow truck driver hooked up supplemental air to mine from his truck, and drove it up on blocks, before he got under there to disconnect the drive shaft. I would have not thought of that hazard.
Mile High 08/13/16 08:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grand Canyon camp grounds

From the pics, it doesn't look like much has changed, - lots of overgrown trees that extend out into the drives. What we had trouble with was the turns at the end of the drives. I had trouble with a 30' travel trailer when I was there. I don't think I could fit through the drive in the second picture with what I have now unless I really didn't care about paint. I'm just saying - like I said I haven't been there for a while. As with any park, plan your entry and exit.
Mile High 08/13/16 08:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grand Canyon camp grounds

Last time I was in Trailer Village, it had some tight turns with trees in the campground. That was quite a few years ago, maybe it is better now.
Mile High 08/12/16 09:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Life on the road in DP

On a 10 year old unit, its a **** shoot, as they may have traded it because they finished their journey, or the coach was starting to break down a lot and the last problem that broke the camels back stayed with it when they traded it. Used and well used can work - just check it out thoroughly.
Mile High 08/11/16 10:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: outside window molding

I think that was white originally, not black.
Mile High 08/09/16 07:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Truck Camper as towed?

I don't know enough about your capacity to even make comment, but will mention I had two 4-Wheel pop ups over the years and they were a nice TC. Mine even fit in the garage. To put in a bump for Colorado - this is their version, which was always a good competitor to 4-wheel - at times even better. Hallmark
Mile High 08/09/16 12:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: outside window molding

Windows Defender here :B ........it is for windows anyway
Mile High 08/09/16 12:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diesel engine failure?

Wonder how many of those diesel failures were chipped.
Mile High 08/01/16 08:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campsite Length Restrictions for MH

At 43' we are noticing over the last few months that I fill a pull-through (diagonal type) quick and no room for the Toad. Pullouts seem to work better for us.
Mile High 07/31/16 01:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: outside storage bins

Coming from a 5er, this Winnie has a cavernous basement that is all one open area, but every door is hinged to the side because it is under a slide and a pain to get to. I'm already tired of bending over all the time and bashing my head. We have a giant sliding tray that helps, and a freezer on a sliding tray, but still a pain. When parked in front of the house, the side hinged doors swing way out into the street, or over the sidewalk, another thing I didn't think about. Just my early observations.
Mile High 07/31/16 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
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