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We are heading out on Saturday.
Ro646a 10/08/15 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to RVing...have a question

I stand corrected, Chuckftboy. I misunderstood the OP.
Ro646a 10/02/15 08:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New to RVing...have a question

Don't do it. Shop carefully for a GENTLY used higher end model from a FUSSY OWNER. You can have a nicer RV while saving big money.
Ro646a 10/02/15 02:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake Buddy won't stay put

Thanks again for all of your support on this topic. I came up with a solution. I duplicated Bumpy's solution and built a small device out of plywood that braces against the seat and covered it with carpeting to protect the interior trim. It works perfect now. Thanks one more time to all who offered assistance. Roland
Ro646a 09/16/15 12:23pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Brake Buddy won't stay put

Thank you all for your information. I see that the main problem I had was that I didn't move the seat forward to hold it in the right place. I'll try again tomorrow to get it right. Thanks again....
Ro646a 09/15/15 02:53pm Dinghy Towing
Brake Buddy won't stay put

I recently bought a Jeep Liberty to tow behind my motorhome. I used to tow a Chevy Tracker with a Ready brake system. This time I bought a used Brake Buddy to use in the Liberty. Today I tried to set it up for the first time. Whenever I hit the test button it jumps all over the place. It does not hit the seat squarely no matter how I position the back stop, and when it releases it jumps off the floor and goes toward the brake pedal(I mean it pulls itself to the brake pedal instead of pushing it). I followed the directions, but I must be doing something wrong. Any comments? Thanks in advance.
Ro646a 09/14/15 07:33pm Dinghy Towing
RE: I think I ruptured my fresh water tank

I'm the OP on this thread. Thank you all for your comments and advice. I ended up pulling out both tanks. I pressurized them both with air and found no leaks. What I did find was the drain pipe was just VERY loosely turned into the threaded port on the front tank. I was unable to see where it connected to the tank to see if that was where the leak was. Hard to explain, but apparently it was never tightened at the factory and only the pipe dope was keeping it from leaking until I accidentally overfilled the tanks and put an excessive amount of pressure on the system. Anyway.....I was able to fix it myself. Thankfully!! :) :)
Ro646a 09/10/15 08:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: I think I ruptured my fresh water tank

Thanks for all the comments. I have the rear tank out now and it is fine. I don't know how to post a picture.....but the leak is not from the top of either tank, nor is it from any of the hose connections. The water seems to be emanating from somewhere mid point along the driver's side of the front tank, where I can't see. It holds water up to about the 3/4 mark. Thank again.... Oh...and unfortunately, now that I have the rear tank out I can see that the front tank is about twice as long as the rear and is the full width between the frame rails.....so I will not be able to maneuver it out the small access hole where I removed the rear tank.......This does not look good.
Ro646a 09/05/15 11:50am General RVing Issues
RE: I think I ruptured my fresh water tank

Thank you guys for your suggestions. This morning I got under the RV with both front slides out. I was able to locate a removable panel on the side of the water tank compartment. Inside I see a small tank about 30 to 36 inches long connected with a hose at the bottom to another tank to the front of it. The fresh water fill hose is connected at this end. I can't see enough to know whether there are two more tanks or one more tank. About 9 or 10 feet forward of this tank, through my front cargo bay door there is a small hole where I can see the front end of another fresh water tank, where the drain valve attaches. That 30 to 36 inch rear tank that is visible can easily be removed through the access panel that I have open without any problem, but I wonder whether the tank or tanks ahead of it will fit through the same hole??? Has anyone else with a 2003 Southwind 36B or something similar had any experience with this? I have taken a number of pictures by sliding my digital camera around the tank to see that all of the connections on top of the visible part of the tank are intact and dry. My next move is to drain the tanks and start trying to remove them.
Ro646a 09/05/15 08:59am General RVing Issues
I think I ruptured my fresh water tank

I think I really caused a big problem for myself today. This is my recently purchased 5th motor home, but I never had a problem like this before. Each of my other motor homes had an overflow on their fresh water tanks. This morning I connected my hose to the water tank fill port and waited to see water coming out of an overflow under the RV when the tank was full. Apparently this one (2003 Southwind 36B) is different. I doesn't have an overflow. When I checked to see if the tank was full I heard a slight popping noise followed by water coming out of seams around the tank enclosure under the RV. Now I don't know how I can access the tank to see what needs to be done to make a repair. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
Ro646a 09/04/15 07:14pm General RVing Issues
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
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