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RE: 36' gasser towing a 4600 pound mini van

Willald, Thank you for your insight. The van in question is my 2012 Town and country Limited. I would have to have a lube pump installed, and I'm familiar with the rest of the requirements for towing. I'm mostly concerned about home taxing that load will be on the 310 HP V10. Thanks again
Ro646a 08/07/15 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 36' gasser towing a 4600 pound mini van

Thanks guys. I'm all up to speed on vehicle loading and towing capacities, having owned 4 other motorhomes. I was just curious about the performance of the motorhome when loaded to near full capacity. Thanks for the comments and advice.
Ro646a 08/04/15 07:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 36' gasser towing a 4600 pound mini van

Thank you all for the advice. I'm going to go ahead and set my van up for towing..Best regards to all
Ro646a 08/04/15 06:42pm Class A Motorhomes
36' gasser towing a 4600 pound mini van

Has anyone towed a 4600 pound mini van through mountains with a 36' class A gasser with the 310 HP Ford V10? We towed our Chevy Tracker over all kinds of mountains with our former 35' gasser, but I'm afraid towing the van might be a little too much. I sold my diesel pusher and my Tracker, thinking I was done with RVing, but I got the bug again when I came across a beautiful low mileage 2003 Southwind with the 310 HP Ford V10 and I bought it. I would like to tow my van, but I'm afraid it might be too heavy. Any advice would be welcomed.
Ro646a 08/04/15 05:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is anyone towing a Chrysler minivan?

Thank you busyguy for your input. I wonder if anyone has put a lube pump on a later model T&C with the 6 speed transmission. I read somewhere that there might be problems using the Remco pump on the 2008 and newer models with the 6 speed trans.
Ro646a 08/03/15 05:26pm Dinghy Towing
Is anyone towing a Chrysler minivan?

I just bought a really nice 2008 Town and Country Limited. I know that the owner's manual says that it is not towable 4 down, but Remco offers a lube pump and other items needed for towing that vehicle. Does anyone have any experience towing one of these with a transmission lube pump installed? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Ro646a 08/03/15 02:10pm Dinghy Towing
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
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