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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
which park

I would like to stay in central florida for a couple weeks and need a nice clean, roomey campground. I've tried to use campground reviews and every thing must be a dump or I'm doing it wrong. Don't care to go see micky, more of a fles market guy. Need good wifi to stay in contact back home. cable would be nice Have good toad so I don't mind driving a little. all quick replies appreciated Thanks
blknomad 02/09/14 05:40pm Class A Motorhomes
Turned Away

I just left my local Ford dealer after they refused to service my F-53 ford mo ho on the grounds that it was too big. Now ths is not a old time Mom and Pop dealer, this is a dealer with multipal brands. My question is what if would no longer move? What if it was a major warrenty issue and not just an oil change? Is there no recorse? Whar would you do?
blknomad 01/29/14 01:01pm Class A Motorhomes
how Much?

How much do you normally pay to have your oil and filter changed in an F-53 gasser and where do you normally have it done?
blknomad 01/20/14 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
demco brakes

Has anyone here ever put new brake shoes on a demco dolly? Is there something asross the counter say from NAPA that will work??
blknomad 12/30/13 04:59pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Newbie needs advice on buying

I'm with Mike brez go look ar winneybago- Itasca coaches. I just bought a 2014 Itasca and only problem was squeak in slide seal and fireplace problem which was solved within days. First trip to Maine came home reloaded then to Alabama. All this since Aug 27.
blknomad 12/10/13 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnibago Vista 27N?????

You cannot beat winneybago. We just bought an Itasca Sunstar 35f. The Sunstar is the Itasca version of the Vista. This is the 2nd Winney moho we have owned and we love it. The main thing is for mom to like the floor plan. We owned a 30ft with only one air conditioner and never had any problems with cooling. As far as 30amps go, no problems there either. Don't let that entry level crapola sway you. Entry level means it doesen't have all the bells and whistles that the higher end coaches have, its still a winney.
blknomad 11/25/13 03:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: car dollys

I have a demco dolly with surge brakes and love it. I used it with 2 different cars and 2 different motorhomes and I love it. Don't let these nasayers scare you off. After nearly 50 thousand miles I have had only 2 things to cause trouble once a light was replaced and when I traded toads I had to upgrade to 17in wheel straps. I do not have any extra lights just whats on the dolly itself. I do check my straps at every stop and on occasion have had to hit them a notch but they have never come loose. Main thing is make sure reciever is the correct heigth for your dolly, thats kinda important to keep from wearing out your tires. O yea and when its raining DW follows me around with a big umbrella and when I have to Kneel down on the ground a big beach towel comes in handy. Load that thing and hit the road.
blknomad 11/19/13 11:31am Dinghy Towing
RE: 38 ' gas chassis

I have a 2014 Itasca sunstar 35f. Did the swaybar mod as soon as I got it in driveway. the F-53 will actually turn sharper than my old P-30 workhorse. I tow a Rav 4 on a demco dolley and have no problems. I do travel light and only carry at most 1/3 tank of water. I'm guessing that at 37 ft you are getting the 37f, You will love the the extra bath room.
blknomad 11/02/13 05:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fireplace

I think Rinorider hit the nail. Every thing works as its suppose to, the sim. fire glows up and down the remote works and there is nothing wrong with the outlet. Its just the heat side of the unit. Just wanted to know if I was the only one who has had a problem.
blknomad 10/23/13 06:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fireplace

Called factory that made fireplace for winneybago and went through their test over phone every thing comes on fine then hrater part cuts off and accent light starts blink and heater side cuts off.Factory sent a new heater motor that was here when I got home from Main. Havent replaced yet may take it to dealer and let them do it. Just wanted to know if I was the only who has had problems??
blknomad 10/22/13 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes

I have a new 2014 itasca that has a simulated fireplace that quit working 50 milesfrom camping world. Has anyone had problems with one of these things? Camping world is playing dumb which I find not uncommon. If you have one and had problems what was your fix? Thanks
blknomad 10/21/13 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of buying this... your thoughts

Buy the damn thing the price is about right and when you get here they may nock off a little. Main thing is spend a few nights camping in the lot or very close by and make sure "everything" works and works right. Learn how to read the birth date on tires and if they are over 3 yrs old tell the salesman that is a deal breaker. What type of tow dolley are you going to use? I like my Demco with surge brakes. If the dolly has lights that is all you need, no tags or extra lights on the car. I would suggest you get a road service such as Good Sams. Its about $80 and if you have one flat its paid for. You will need some camping club books to help locate camp grounds.I like Passport America, you can check it out, a lot of half price camping. Also get a book called "Next Exit" and learn how the exits and mile markers work on the interstates and above all HAVE FUN.
blknomad 10/17/13 03:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: titleing in fla

We are part-timers. I have family in Florida and I winter there for 5 or 6 mos a year. Virginia law says that I pay personal proper tax in the locality where my vehicle is garged or parked on January l. While I maintain a residence in Virginia, my vehicles are in Florida on January l. The remainer of the year we are traveling with occasional visit to Virginia for medical care. I am not trying to evade taxation. Forida's sales tax is quite a big more than Virginia's. I assume Florida accepts Good Sam Insurance coverage on RV's??
blknomad 10/08/13 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
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