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Sterling towbar lock malfunction?

Has anyone ever had a Roadmaster Sterling towbar unlock itself and then relock while you were on the road? We have a Sterling towbar that we have used for the past 7 years without any issues. Today, after going around a series of tight turns and very hilly terrain, I heard some loud clunks and felt a couple of hard jolts while braking and going forward. In my back-up camera it appeared as though the tow bar arms were not of equal length for a few seconds, but it was not a clear image. When I stopped, everything appeared normal. Has anyone had their towbar release and re-lock itself? I don't know what else the problem could have been. Everything appears normal now.
Ro646a 06/03/15 04:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Class A through/around Cleveland?

Thanks, both of you, for the advice. I'll go ahead and follow the route through Cleveland. Best regards
Ro646a 06/02/15 03:23pm Roads and Routes
Class A through/around Cleveland?

Tomorrow we are leaving the Detroit area to go to the Thousand Islands New York area. I have not been through there in a few years, but I think I recall some signs on I90 directing trucks to take a certain route that seemed to take us right through Clevelend. We followed the trucks through, thinking it was safe for overheard clearances, etc., but I hated driving through Cleveland. Can anyone advise me as to whether there is a viable alternate route that we can safely take with our 39 foot diesel pusher? We don't have the necessary credentials to take a Canadian route. Thanks in advance.
Ro646a 06/02/15 01:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bear Tooth Highway

Back in 2011, due to mindlessly taking instructions from our GPS unit, we found ourselves on the Beartooth in our Ford V10 powered 35 foot Gas Dutch Star, pulling our Chevy Tracker. In retrospect it was the most thrilling and beautiful adventure we ever had in our RVs, but Scary, scary, scary. We made it OK, thankfully, and I want to do it again in a car some day, but I would never be crazy enough to try again in a motor home.
Ro646a 06/02/15 01:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: What is your toad of choice?

04 Chevy Tracker SUV V6 4X4
Ro646a 04/13/15 07:11pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Passed on a used coach today, did I make the right decision?

You made the right decision.
Ro646a 03/22/15 09:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: DP Search

Vector - you are on the right track, don't give up and don't lessen your standards. X2 I have bought 3 nice clean, we'll cared for motor homes over the years. It just took patience. I took good care of them myself and when I was ready to upgrade I was able to sell each of them within a week for my asking price. I still have my 3rd one. It is 12 years old, but still looks new.
Ro646a 03/10/15 08:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Detoit to Las Vegas in March

If you check the weather and get a couple of fair days, you could take I-75 to Louisville, KY, I-65 to Nashville, TN, I-40 west to Kingman, AZ, and US93 to LV. This looks like a good possibility for me. I'm going to watch the weather forecasts closely and see if we can make it work with the RV instead of flying. I'm retired, so I don't have a firm window of time that I need to adhere to. Thank you all for your help.
Ro646a 02/16/15 08:44pm Roads and Routes
Detoit to Las Vegas in March

We are planning to take a trip from our home outside Detroit, MI to Las Vegas in March. At this time we are planning to fly, but I'd much rather take the motor home. Am I correct in assuming that it would be unwise due to weather concerns to try to make that trip so early in the year in the RV, or is there a route that would be viable?
Ro646a 02/16/15 02:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: looking for a vehicle to tow.

The Chevy Trackers make excellent tow cars. We have had three of them. The latest model available would be a 2004 model. That was the last year they made them. The V6 4wd models have good power and are towable with an automatic transmission. Our current Tracker has 160,000 miles and still runs like a top.
Ro646a 01/27/15 04:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: new to us motorhome

If you are buying a full body paint coach of that vintage be sure to check the dark colors for any signs of crazing or checking of the paint. Many manufacturers had the same problem. I think I read somewhere that Winnebago did not have that issue, but I'm not sure. It might be worth your while to look into this.
Ro646a 01/26/15 04:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fumoto / V-10

I usually punch a hole is the bottom of the oil filter with a screw driver to drain the filter before I unscrew it. It makes it much easier to control where the oil goes.
Ro646a 12/06/14 12:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Protecting the toad from rocks

double post sorry
Ro646a 10/15/14 07:04pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Protecting the toad from rocks

I have towed my Tracker, and two other Trackers before I got this one (a total of 40,000 miles) with no damage.
Ro646a 10/15/14 07:04pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Will 32 gallons of propane last 2 weeks in this weather?

Thanks for the replies. I always have filled up my propane tank at the corner station by my house and never paid much attention to other places where I could buy it before. I'm hoping that I won't have to disconnect once we get set up in Connecticut for 10 days. Maybe I'll be lucky and we'll have enough gas to last. I think I'll leave the extra tank at home. Thank you all for the input. Roland
Ro646a 10/08/14 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How does a Brake Buddy to the motorhome?

I just went to the website that Bobbo gave and got the manual for it. Thank you so much for all of your quick responses. I had no idea it I'm good to go now. Thanks again guys! :)
Ro646a 10/08/14 09:39am Dinghy Towing
How does a Brake Buddy to the motorhome?

A friend of mine who sold her motorhome a couple of years ago when her husband died gave me their used Brake Buddy for free. There are no instructions included, but there is what appears to be a small transmitter that would plug into a 12 volt socket in the motorhome. I don't understand how this is to be connected to a receive a braking signal from the motorhome. Do I need something to connect to the motor home's brake light switch? I am currently using a Ready Brake, but if I later buy a new toad I may use the Brake Buddy instead.
Ro646a 10/08/14 09:10am Dinghy Towing
Will 32 gallons of propane last 2 weeks in this weather?

We are leaving on a 2 week trip to Connecticut this weekend, and this will be the coldest weather we have travelled in with the motor home. Is it likely that my 32 gallon tank of propane will be able to heat my 39 foot 3 slide motor home for that long without a refill? We will use the propane to operate the furnace, run the refrigerator while on the road for about 24 hours of driving, and do some limited cooking. We won't use gas to heat water. If it won't, is it safe to carry an extra tank of propane secured in my cargo bay? I have the proper apparatus to connect an extra tank while sitting. Any advice would be appreciated.
Ro646a 10/08/14 08:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: toad

an old Tracker needs manual hubs to be able to tow it. don't know what year that changed. bumpy I have had a 2000, a 2002 and a 2004. All of them were v6 4x4 automatic SUV models. None of those had manual hubs. All that is necessary is to put the trans in park, the transfer case in neutral and go. If you leave the key in the ignition without pulling it out after turning off the engine, the steering column remains unlocked, so it can be towed or steered with the key turned off.
Ro646a 09/29/14 09:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: toad

the best is one that has towing instructions in the owner's manual. with no need for adapters, lube pumps, drive shaft disconnects. bumpy If you are not looking to buy new, the Chevy tracker meets these requirements. The SUV 4X4 models are great little cars that go anywhere. They quit making them in 04, though, so you can't get a new one.
Ro646a 09/28/14 05:00pm Class C Motorhomes
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