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RE: Transition from TT to Class C

My own situation is odd. I not only went up from a TT to a MH but decided to keep my TV and buy a toad as well (after two and half years). And I live alone! I wanted more flexibility for camping and/or visiting friends in far away places and the MH provided more opportunity for that. I'd rather have my Mobile Man Cave in a friend's driveway or at curbside for my own privacy at times. Yes, I probably could have bought a 5er and upgraded TV for a lot less than a MH and without the additional hassles of vehicle maintenance. However, it has worked for me. My insurance is negotiable and my three vehicles now have less wear and tear collectively. Everyone has a different reason for trading up or downsizing.
Robocop 03/25/14 07:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Michelin Tire Recall - How Long To Get Replacement Tires?

I think accidents or blocking traffic are a different situation. I'm thinking a disabled vehicle on the shoulder out of traffic. Without knowing what the regulations are for any other controlled access roadway I can only then state that the NJTPK Commission would not allow AAA to respond. Period. I was in a safe place, albeit in between 6 lanes of travel in a cross over. Friends had a wheel fall off and axle damage on the PA Turnpike and their situation was more serious of course. The PA Turnpike Commission sent out a roll back tow for a 32' Class C. That caused damage to the frame as well as issues to the interior. Clearly a heavy duty tow was needed.
Robocop 02/22/14 07:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Michelin Tire Recall - How Long To Get Replacement Tires?

Can someone post what tires are being recalled? I put new Michleins on my Cl C about 18 months ago. Thanks. LTX M/S LT 225/75R16 115/112R LRE DOT SEQUENCE - B3JH AKEX DOT PRODUCTION PERIODS 0210-2512
Robocop 02/22/14 07:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Michelin Tire Recall - How Long To Get Replacement Tires?

I do not want to hijack the thread but I believe the issue is not which roadside assistance one has. Controlled access roadways are private roads and as such the entities which manage them require specific insurance/permit/licensing requirements and mandate who is able to respond. In my jurisdiction when a crash occurs and a vehicle requires a tow or if not in a crash but disabled in the middle of the road creating exigent circumstances, the PD calls for a tow from a specific list of insured/licensed operators and not AAA, Good Sam or Coach Net for example if we were talking RVs. I don't relish making that call and often get quite an earful.
Robocop 02/22/14 07:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: CRV as a tow vehicle

Agreed that a CR-V is definitely negotiable on unpaved road conditions.
Robocop 02/22/14 01:04pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Michelin Tire Recall - How Long To Get Replacement Tires?

I never win PowerBall but I got lucky on this one. My numbers were close, but no cigar. I can't remember the last recall on any of the three vehicles currently owned that I did not have to respond to. However, within one year I did have two flat tires on the MH and one would have been catastrophic were it not for Tire Minder alerting me to the sudden loss. When was the last time you found your metal tire valve had loosened up and fallen off on the NJTPK just south of the GW Bridge in the pouring rain during morning rush hour? Ugh. I learned quite a few things that day to include AAA cannot respond to a controlled access roadway. Good luck to all getting their tires replaced.
Robocop 02/22/14 12:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Snow on roof

Have you ever seen your local dealers removing snow from their RV roofs? I haven't. :h That was so funny I almost fell off the roof of the MH while shoveling it. Nah. The sun will do that just fine. Solar energy works for me!
Robocop 02/15/14 10:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome EZ-Pass and towing a trailer

Prior to the MH, I never had an issue with EZ Pass towing my HTT while using EZ Pass lanes. I have never been able to understand the NY State of mind (thank you Billy Joel!) when my NY friends always talk about having that additional transponder for a trailer. When I zip through NY it has never been an issue. One EZ Pass for me and the toad. It does get pricey for sure. Ah, the cost of having a good time!
Robocop 02/07/14 07:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: class c

My conundrum was I live alone, love my 2002 F150 with only 95K and no dents or rust, but did not want a smaller toad that was more like a roller skate, in spite of it being lightweight. My CR-V was the right price, clean one owner and allowed for much storage and passenger comfort should I ever have passengers! But for now, I load it up with wood and every other week switch my vehicles to keep both mechanically healthy. Another cool thing is if I cannot get a ride to the mechanic or back when either one needs to be worked on, the RV excepted since the toad was bought for that purpose, I just tow the toad with the truck! Works just fine with the wiring umbilical and tow bar.
Robocop 02/06/14 06:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Transmission clunk

I often wondered what else I could do to prevent that 'clunk' but now I can sleep at night knowing we all have it!
Robocop 02/06/14 05:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Day to day maintenance

I only winterized my ROO the first season I had it. I then made the decision that I would use it almost monthly through the winter. So, winterization then became draining the water lines and maintaining a low temp heat to keep things from freezing up. That worked for 5 years until I bought the MH. I figured if it worked for the ROO it would work for the Sunseeker and three winters later, it does. I still go camping every month and am always RTG for the most part. But in between I do drain the water lines and as others have suggested use space heaters to keep things from going totally polar. I have one heater in a cargo bay which opens to the underbelly and both black and gray tanks. That heater is on a temperature trigger that is used in exposed plumbing applications to turn on around 35 degrees. I have it set to stay on no more than necessary but it keeps much of the plumbing from ever freezing. In the coach itself the space heater normally is set to come on at 40 degrees. Keeping cabinet doors open in the kitchen and bathroom makes a difference. Even though MD is not exactly the Great White North I have yet to have any issues with freeze issues and we have experienced single digit temps a lot recently. I do an almost daily inspection of the rig to ensure that the heaters and any other electrical components are working properly. I also love just hanging out in the MH to tinker or spend the night so having an ambient heat source helps as well.
Robocop 01/22/14 02:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need opinions on Braking system

Of course one of the more popular responses is, just because you can does not mean you should. I would admit my BrakeBuddy rarely activates on any trip. However, when it does, I know I have either misjudged something or definitely needed it. As a crash investigator I would submit there is nothing worse than the "oh poop" exclamation and not being able to do anything about it. Proper planning beats poor performance.
Robocop 01/19/14 09:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Finally Made It! Retirement Day

Congrats! Looking forward to it myself. 438 days, but who's counting? All I need now is a co-pilot and/or a dog. Well, gotta ponder that one a bit more!
Robocop 01/17/14 10:16am RV Lifestyle
RE: C Coach with a CRV Toad..?

I love my CR-V more than I ever imagined when I purchased it in July. I really don't know it is behind me for the most part. My biggest dilemma is religiously alternating driving my F-150 and the Honda to keep them both running optimally. I suspect one could submit we need to drive our coaches more often as well!
Robocop 01/16/14 05:10pm Dinghy Towing
RE: RV Night

Wow! 443 days until I retire. Once I figure out what to do the following day, I want to be part of all that! LOL!
Robocop 01/12/14 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: windshield cover

Although I do like my ADCO cover, the magnets can be a PITA. I have never utilzied the roll down flaps for daylight purposes. However, I am a sworn believer in Reflectix from my HTT days and just as much in the MH. All but the three kitchen/dining area windows are always covered for the most part to keep the UV rays out and maintain whatever heat/air conditioning level I desire. And since having two large windows in the main sleep area it keeps all that unnecessary light from lamp posts and such as well as not allowing Mr. Sun to greet me too early in the AM. Easy to store as well.
Robocop 10/19/13 12:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: V10 and towing

Things I have learned since towing my CR-V the last two months. I defintely know it is back there. It has slowed me down both as a concientious driver and certainly from a weight/stopping distance point of view. The Brake Buddy rarely engages which surprised me as well. I am always by myself with a lot of "full-time" cargo. I no longer exceed a steady speed over 70, nor do I want to. It is a good tow at 65-70. However, I am disappointed when I am 'crawling' up the steeper inclines but let the engine do it's thing. The adjustment to all that is relative to having a toad has been good.
Robocop 10/19/13 11:53am Dinghy Towing
RE: What do you pull behind small class c ?

The original question posed is one or two of the most vexing questions I ever had to answer since buying my Sunseeker. The first being, why on Earth did I buy a Class C and not upgrade my truck and get a bigger TT? Dunno. Maybe because I just wanted to and the bank said okay. But could I 'survive' without a toad? Of course. I pack the MH with enough stuff to last weeks at a time. Many of my trips are with friends, so a gallon of milk or a ride to the diner for breakfast is no big deal either. However, I also camp a week at a time in the dead of winter when my friends are no longer in the mood for such folly and the likelihood of things going awry is more apparent. Also, there have been work related issues which I could not address personally without a toad. And finally, the observation of rockhillmanor. Breaking down on the road regardless of roadside insurance is a real PITA without an alternative transportation option. So, after 2 1/2 years, a Honda CR-V became one more vehicle in my driveway. Not the lightest toad but I have fun with it since it is a manual transmission. Yeah, now I have three vehicles which require insurance and maintenance and it is only me at home. But now I have options even when I am not camping.
Robocop 09/22/13 06:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How often do you use your built in generator?

I consider insurance, extended warranties and convenience almost one and the same at times. You may never need them but it is great when you do. I bought a portable 3500 genny years ago for home use but began to drag it along with the ROO for 14 day adventures at CGs that during summer storms had power issues. Never had to use it while camping. At home the portable has been used frequently and since I bought the MH, I have been without power two full weeks during natural disasters. Having a genny in the MH has always made me more comfortable if/when it is needed. Although I have not had an exigent need to use it on the road I have considered having AC power on demand for repairs or convenience is worth it. And moving to the MH at home during serious power outages and storms at Oh-dark-thirty is great.
Robocop 09/15/13 01:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Honda CR-V/Pilot

:S Had something to say but was on the wrong page!
Robocop 09/14/13 06:29pm Dinghy Towing
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