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RE: Minnesota to Florida via the Smokies

Its only 14 miles from Knoxville to the Pidgen Forge turn off. Go to one of the campgrounds that has access to the trolly, most do. Ride the trolly all over gatlinburg and Pidgen Forge even goes out to Dollywood. Rent a car for a day and travel through the park over to Cherokee,I think its about 31 miles. You can drive your rv through but it would be more like work than a vacation. You will need several days to take it all in. Once you get the "lay of the land" you can drive back from Fl. to see it all you really need a toad.
blknomad 07/28/14 07:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: NC road conditions

Ditto what Skylark said. Once you hit 23-74 you can go to maggy or Cherokee. From maggy over Soco gap to cherokee should be avoided unless you are in your toad. 74 between maggy and the cherokee turn off has several campgrounds but I like Stone Bridge in maggy.
blknomad 07/24/14 06:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing with a car caddy

Ditto what 911 said, run away from that con artist. I've towed on my car katty for years and never had a problem. Am towing a Rav 4 2wd now with no problems and I use a steel cable hung from the frame to loosly hook my safety chains.
blknomad 06/28/14 04:23pm Dinghy Towing
RE: RV parks in Gatlinburg/Sevierville area

We've tried several different rv parks in that area as we go down at last once a year. We have settled on River View rv park. Great place for real world rv camping. flat as a pancake and you don't have to drag the rv through all that traffic. Check it out.
blknomad 06/20/14 04:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: St. Louis

Thanks but I will be going north to south If that helps
blknomad 05/28/14 07:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dolly recommendations please...

I have a demco car caddy and have pulled it behind 2 class As and pulled 2 different cars. Now You can back it up a few feet if you miss the pump, I have never ran aux lights just the lights on the dolly. I have never had to store my dolly away from my site most of the time I use a pull through. The fist car had struts run to the front of the frame so I could hook safety chains on one knee, after I traded and got a new toad it was all plastic and I soon got tired of laying down to hook chains. now I have a steel cable that runs from the frame to just under the front bumper and I hook themby just bending a little. Be sure to go with surge brakes that way you can pull it with another vehicle. Never had a problem with straps but I docheck at every stop. Safe Travels
blknomad 05/28/14 07:28am Dinghy Towing
St. Louis

I plan on doing the Great River Road top to bottom later this year in a class a towing. Looks like the real headache will be getting through St. Louis. Any suggestions would be appreciated except the usual BS, and you know who you are.
blknomad 05/28/14 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
Great River Road

I've read a little about the trip but it seems to change routes and go through little towns. Don't really mind this but would like to know if it is worth it? I'll be in a class A towing.
blknomad 05/25/14 05:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Improve Sightseer Handling?

Look up the CHF. This is where you change the position of the swaybar bolts. Best thing you can do and its free.
blknomad 05/13/14 05:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow dolly question

I'd like to add some more but Sez is spot on. I've been towing a Demco kar kattie for 6 years and never had a problem. I'm on 2nd moho and 2nd toad, same dolly. I did replace the straps because first toad had 14in tires and new has 17in.
blknomad 04/27/14 07:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Narchez Trace

Thank you for all the good information. Looking forward to taking this trip. Safe travels to all!
blknomad 04/26/14 06:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Warranty work at Camping World-Roanoke, VA

Still no word on the window. Thank you CW
blknomad 04/23/14 05:54pm Camping World Service and Installation
Narchez Trace

I would like to travel the Parkway in the next couple of weeks.I will be traveling in a 36ft gasser towing. Any info about camogrounds, fuel stops, do's and don'ts and don't miss.
blknomad 04/23/14 07:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Dolly Sways

For some reasion the wheels are not aligned properly. Why did you have to buy a new hitch? With the dolly hooked up on level ground, measure the distance between the inside at the front of the tires then measure the distance between the rear of the tire. There should be anoticeable difference. Because of driveway considerations,I have to tow my dolly 5mi before I load the toad. Never had a problem with sway or lowered the air pressure from 50psi. I use the same hitch on 35ft Itasca as I did on 30ft Winney.
blknomad 04/19/14 05:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Dolly Sways

Yes,yes,yes and yes the tow hitch height has everything to do with the way the dolly tracks. Tow dollies, trailers, utility trailers with axels are made with a certain amount of "tow in" just like your car when aligned will have the front wheels towed in to be self centering. If you are absolutely sure your ball hitch is the proper height and there is no adjustment on the dolly to set tow in then you will have to get a welding shop or a frame shop to heat the dolly axel and bend it to have proper tow in.
blknomad 04/15/14 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
Warranty work at Camping World-Roanoke, VA

I purchased a new 2014 Itasca Sunstar in Aug. 2013. After a couple of trips we had several issues that needed attention. The seal in the emergency window in the living area broke and the window is foggy. The rear commode seal was leaking, a screw in a valance needed to be fixed and the vinyl strap that holds the pocket door broke. On March 31, I called the service dept. to schedule an appt. I spoke to someone in service and was told that I could be there early in the morning on April 3 and they would take a look at it. I arrived around 8 a.m. on April 3rd to find that there was no record of my having an appointment. The service mgr. assured me his employees did not make mistakes although my cell phone showed the time and date we called. He said they would take a picture of the window but he could not order any parts unless we left our motorhome on their lot until the work was completed. He said it might be 6/7 weeks before the window came in. The technician came out and made a list of everything that needed to be repaired and after considerable "conversation" with service it was decided that I could take my RV home and they would order the window and do the other repairs when it came in. On April 7/8 I got a call from a lady in service telling me they had ordered the window but it was on back order and would not be here until April 21. I asked when they could do the other repairs and she looked and said we are pretty much open for this Friday. It was agreed that I would return for the other repairs and that I would be there first thing on Fri. morning. I arrived at 8 a.m. today and the service tech promptly came out and took our RV into the service bay. After a couple of hours he came out along with the shop coordinator and said the toilet had been repaired and they would do the other repairs when we come back for the window. I asked him about the door and his reply was " I twisted a bungee cord and attached it to the door" until you come back again. That's 82 miles x 2 trips and all we have is a bungee cord! At this point in time I am not a happy camper!! Oh, and the service mgr.said I'd have to leave the RV for several days for the glue around the new window to dry. The service tech laughed and said "it's an emergency window, pop one out, pop the new one in and drive away." On neither visit were we given any paperwork for work order. If things progress as I fear, the window won't be here on the 21st and there will be no record of my ever being there!
blknomad 04/11/14 05:34pm Camping World Service and Installation
What do you carry for protection?

I have a carry permit and carry a 12 gauge made for home invasion. Just wonder who else is "packin"
blknomad 04/10/14 07:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slideout noise while underway

I don't know about anyones "expierence" but I will tell you this, dry rubber will squeak. And the second poster hit the nail squarly on the head. My 2014 Itasca started the same rubbing noise 10 miles from home on first trip out. Stopped at camping world and tech came out with exactly same can and a ladder sprayed it on, rubbed it around and squeak was gone. Tech even gave me the can of spray. Some people try to complicate things to impress us with their knowledge, but it usually has the opposite effect.
blknomad 02/27/14 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
Best route

Right now I'm in a campground in Bushnell Fl. just off I-75 I would like to go to Daytona now tht the race is over and go back up I-95. Now , what is the best way across??
blknomad 02/25/14 08:12am Class A Motorhomes
TV question

I just got a new 2014 Itasca that has a Jenson tv in the bedroom. When I run a channel scan for the air antena, it comes up with RF CH and a number plus found and a number. Now question is what does the RF CH mean? Is it more channels and how do you access them?
blknomad 02/17/14 04:39am Class A Motorhomes
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