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RE: surge or electric brakes

Get surge brakes and don't believe the stuff about not being able to back up. I have pulled a Demco Kar Katty for 7 years behind 2 motor homes with 2 different cars and never had a problem. Just hook load and go. There are people who put a lot of negative info on here because they bought a cheap dolly or they never learned how to use one. And no you don't have to have extra lights. I have pulled my dolly in every state except Alaska and Nebraska without a problem. Buy a good Demco with surge brakes and forget it.
blknomad 06/29/15 05:50am Dinghy Towing
RE: New to tow dollys

I have towed with a dolly for 7 years, its Demco car katty with surge brakes. Since the workhorse chassis takes a lot of leg to stop, I know I've owned one, I would get a dolly with surge brakes. If you can find a demco I promise you that you will be glad you did. Especially when that thing helps you steer out of a tight gas stop. Just my 2 cents
blknomad 06/14/15 01:21pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tips on travel 81 south, VA, 40 to 75

I have no idea how these people got to WV when the op was going south. Being from Va I have driven these roads many times and there is little to be concerned about. The traffic gets a little thick between Staunton and Wytheville but that's about it. Knoxville and Chattanooga a little thick but nothing you haven't seen. P.S. Don't use I-64 it doesn't go to Alabama.
blknomad 06/01/15 06:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Two Dolly Questions ???

I have read several of these post of people who are downing the use of tow dollies and I'm pretty sure I know what you are doing. First, tow dollies as are trailer axels are made with a certain amount of caster and toe-in so it will self center after a turn same as a car. If your receiver is not the proper height it won't track straight. Second, If your straps get loose, you didn't put them on properly. I may have to add a click to the strap ratchet but not often. Third, How do you hook up your 4 down in the rain? The tow bar pins, the safety cables, the light wire, how long do you have to idle and run through the gears to oil the trans? How often do you stop to do this? Did you pull the fuse? Install brake controller? Must be Magic. Fourth, I can back my dolly and car just as far as you can your 4 down. Finally, DW and I can load our car and strap it less than 10min. and unload it in 2min. If you decide to go with a tow dolly, get a good one It will be cheaper than having nice car butchered to install tow hooks and having to buy a brake controller. Sorry I had to vent.
blknomad 05/13/15 04:27pm Class A Motorhomes
Best way to Macanak mi

Leaving Roanoke va area headed to mackinaw mi and it looks a little confusing through Columbus. Anyone know anything better??
blknomad 05/05/15 07:20am Class A Motorhomes
couch fix

I recently posted about the couch in my 36ft Itasca. The only reply I got was to replace the couch. Now if I decide to replace this thing will the slide support the added weight?? Has any one done this on a similar coach??
blknomad 05/04/15 04:55pm Class A Motorhomes
couch fix

I have a 2014 Itasca sunstar that we purchased new. I really like this coach with one exception. The couch is a piece of crap. The springs are very week and sag so much that after a while I get a pain in the, well you know the rest. This is one of those with the end that slides out but I never use that. Has any one else suffered with this and what did you do to correct it?? Thanks
blknomad 04/26/15 06:33am Class A Motorhomes
carry out antenna

With direct tv box, what is the best carry out and why. Just do not want to drill holes in 2014 roof. Thanks
blknomad 04/19/15 06:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground in Amish Of Ohio

Scenic Hills is your best bet. Stayed there in late august in a 37footer towing. They have a newer section on the backside with lots of room just remember the Amish don't watch any tv so carry your dish. Lehman's hardware is a can't miss as is Hershberger's farm and bakery in Millersburg.
blknomad 03/02/15 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Feedback on 2015 Winnebago Vista 35F

You are right that ford is a noisy beast. You can purchase an insolation blanket for the dog house that may help. I guess I really travel light as the over head storage over the dash is only used for sat dish box and cap collection.
blknomad 02/21/15 06:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grand Canyon without a toad?

There is a problem finding a place to park as there is only a few hundred spots and thousands trying to get one. best bet is stay in Williams or park at the train station in Williams then ride the train to the canyon. Then ride the shuttles to all the vantage points.
blknomad 02/21/15 06:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Feedback on 2015 Winnebago Vista 35F

I have an Itasca Sunstar 35F and am very happy with it. The first thing is to do the cheep handling fix. This is where you reposition the arms on the swaybars both front and rear. As far as driving comfort, my legs give out and need to be stretched about every couple of 100 miles but I'm a 67 year old diabetic. The power drivers seat is great once you find the sweet spot. When it comes to the radio, we never use it but it is too far away for the driver to use.At first I didn't like the rear view monitor location but you get use to it. The sofa is not the most comfortable thing I have ever seen but it is passable. I can't comment on the over head bunk as we do not have one, its just grammy and me. You will love the electric water heater and that big shower. We have not used a bathhouse since we got this moho. Ours has the fire place under the tv and its great to knock the chill off on a cool morning but you have to reprogram the thing every time you un plug same as channel search on tv. Gas mileage is around 7.5 but I am usually at speed limit or above. I don't use the auto level as it is jerky and leaves it to high off the ground. When it comes to storage I don't carry a lot of stuff but I think it has tons of room. Its not a high end gasser but I like it.
blknomad 02/20/15 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Dolly Tow Unlockable Sterring Wheel Car

The OP said he had the alignment checked, Did they check the alignment on the rear axel? Vehicles that are front wheel drive must have the rear aligned. I am not familiar with the vehicle but if its an independent rear it definitely needs to be aligned and if its a straight axel something is bent. Its like pulling a wagon, the rear wheels will follow the front unless something is wrong with the rear wheels.
blknomad 02/11/15 06:21am Dinghy Towing
RE: Drinking Water

Come on people, $.58 a gallon at walley world.
blknomad 02/10/15 05:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Dolly Tow Unlockable Sterring Wheel Car

I have dolly towed 2 different cars on an older Demco and have never had a problem like this in 6 years and 60k miles. Take that chevy to a competent frame shop, tell them what its doing and let them set the toe-in on the rear axel. If that thing is not running straight and true something is wrong with the car. Get someone to drive it down a straight road and see if it "dog tracks" or runs in a straight line.
blknomad 02/06/15 12:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Reservations en route to FL from VA on 95, late Jan 2015?

We like Pecan Park just north of Jacksonville. Its right off I-95 maybe 1/2 mile. If you're there on a weekend the flea market is nice. This is a nicer than average park and makes a nice stopover.
blknomad 11/14/14 04:56am Snowbirds
storeing

I need to store my moho for about 2 months around the Jacksonville Fl area. Any suggestions?
blknomad 10/05/14 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: fireplace

I think you misunderstood, what happens is after a new motor heater is installed it works for a while then it quits working. they have sent a 3rd blower but I'm tired of taking it apart to replace it.
blknomad 09/15/14 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: fireplace

I think running a propane line to a heater in those close quarters is a little much. I'd just like to know if any one has replaced the -"electric" fire place with a different "electric" fire place and what did you use??
blknomad 09/15/14 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
fireplace

I have a 2014 Itasca Sunstar 35f. I really like the coach for DW and I but the fireplace under the TV is a real piece of crap. Have installed second blower-heater motor for second time now its bit the dust. I like the heat part to knock the chill of on a cool morning. Surely I am not the only one with this problem. I would like to install a different wall mount type fire place and wonder if anyone has done this before?? Thanks
blknomad 09/14/14 06:07pm Class A Motorhomes
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