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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
RE: Rambler Admiral vs Coachmen Mirada -- Advice

HR
Ro646a 08/23/14 08:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ink stain on leather

Many many years ago I was an office machine repairman we used lemon extract to remove marks from ball point pens. It worked like a charm every time. It might be worth a try.
Ro646a 08/21/14 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Financing Survey

No
Ro646a 08/18/14 11:49am Beginning RVing
RE: Dometic Penguin 2 stops running after a few minutes

UPDATE: Well, I got the new transfer switch and installed it. It was a very simple job. Unfortunately it didn't correct the problem with my A/C unit, and now I have another problem. Now my generator will not stay running. It starts right up and only runs as long as I hold the starter switch down. The transfer switch installation was very simple. I even checked every connection three times when I finished. I have wired things a thousand times more complicated than that in my life with no problems. I'm a former licensed electrician, but this has me baffled. The generator worked fine on our last trip two weeks ago. I already checked the fuse and circuit breakers on the outside of the generator next to the start switch, and I checked the coolant and oil levels. I also had a friend hold the start switch down while I checked for voltage output and there is no voltage on the generator terminals at the transfer switch. My generator is a Guardian Quietpact 7500 75D diesel model. Any advice? Thanks in advance. Roland
Ro646a 08/03/14 03:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic Penguin 2 stops running after a few minutes

Well I opened up the automatic transfer switch yesterday to check connections, etc. All the connections were tight and there was no obvious evidence of a problem, although the contacts were pitted on the generator side of the relay. I ordered a new transfer switch, but I doubt that it was giving me any trouble, since it is on the power cord side that I am having issues when running my rear A/C unit. Doug, You seem to be pretty knowledgeable about the Penguin II. Can you tell me how I would be able to identify whether or not my unit has the 12 to 5 button conversion kit? I have the 5 button thermostat controlling both my original Penguin unit up front and my "new" Penguin II unit in the rear. Thank you for the clarification, Doug. I have not received the replacement transfer switch yet. When I get the new one installed I'll check everything and report back. Thanks again for the assistance. :) One thing that may be a clue here, is that although I am able to select either unit 1 or unit 2 using the zone button, both number 1 and 2 are always visible on the display. I don't recall seeing both unit numbers displayed at the same time on the same style 5 button thermostat in my old Dutch Star, with the 2 Penguin units. Any thoughts? And thanks for all the assistance from all of you so far. Roland You will see both zones. The one that is "active" will flash. I made a mistake on my original post. IF you have a regular AC, no Heat Pump, you may not need the 12 to 5 conversion. The only ones I have done were Penguin 2 HP's. But, the 12 button regular board cannot communicate correctly with the 5 button system. ON the 12 button Board, you will see 2 soldered spade terminals to one side with the White neutral wire on one of them. There may be a white wire on both. The 5 button does NOT have those side by side Neutral spades on the board. According to Dometic, if you try to use a 12 button with a 5 button wall CCC you will get a "EE" error code. The 12 button ALL the low voltage quick connects are on the END of the board. The 5 button board these quick connects face straight up on the board. SO, if no EE code they installed the 12 to 5 board, but may have connected it incorrectly. Doug
Ro646a 07/30/14 09:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New RV, Pitted wheels??

The aluminum wheels on my 11 year old coach still shine brightly with no pits.
Ro646a 07/29/14 05:03am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Our new to us Country Coach

Very nice! :)
Ro646a 07/29/14 04:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic Penguin 2 stops running after a few minutes

Well I opened up the automatic transfer switch yesterday to check connections, etc. All the connections were tight and there was no obvious evidence of a problem, although the contacts were pitted on the generator side of the relay. I ordered a new transfer switch, but I doubt that it was giving me any trouble, since it is on the power cord side that I am having issues when running my rear A/C unit. Doug, You seem to be pretty knowledgeable about the Penguin II. Can you tell me how I would be able to identify whether or not my unit has the 12 to 5 button conversion kit? I have the 5 button thermostat controlling both my original Penguin unit up front and my "new" Penguin II unit in the rear. One thing that may be a clue here, is that although I am able to select either unit 1 or unit 2 using the zone button, both number 1 and 2 are always visible on the display. I don't recall seeing both unit numbers displayed at the same time on the same style 5 button thermostat in my old Dutch Star, with the 2 Penguin units. Any thoughts? And thanks for all the assistance from all of you so far. Roland
Ro646a 07/29/14 04:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic Penguin 2 stops running after a few minutes

Doug, I somehow missed your post....good information...Thank you....I'll update and report back tomorrow if the rain stops.
Ro646a 07/27/14 10:27am Class A Motorhomes
Dometic Penguin 2 stops running after a few minutes

My motorhome has 2 rooftop A/C units. The rear unit it a Dometic Penguin 2 A/C unit that was replaced about a year ago, before I bought the motor home. If I run it on shore power the fan cuts off after about 10 or 15 minutes and the compressor keeps running. If I run the fan only it will run all day. I have 114 volts and 228 volts at the motor home on shore power at my home. If I run the generator it will run all day without any problem. The front unit is the original Penguin unit and it runs just fine all the time. Has anyone experienced anything like this? Any thoughts as to what the problem might be? Thanks in advance. Roland
Ro646a 07/26/14 07:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin LTX M/S tread seperation

Three years ago I put a brand new set of Michelins with 3 month old DOT codes on our former motor home. I took good car of them and kept them covered. 18 months later they all had sidewall cracks and one had tread separation. Michelin would do nothing about it. I ended up throwing them away and bought new tires from a different manufacturer.
Ro646a 07/13/14 05:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Opinions on Suzuki Samurai or equivalent for a toad?

A 4wd Suzuki Grand Vitara or Chevy Tracker make excellent four down tow cars. Very light and great to tow. We just used a regular Stowmaster 5000. No special equipment needed as long as it is 4wd. We have had three of these cars (4WD V6 automatics). They are excellent tow cars.
Ro646a 07/11/14 08:22pm Dinghy Towing
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