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RE: Who pulls what toad behind their class C?

We have a class "C" Bengal Tiger (The Tardis). We are towing a Smartcar on a trailer built for the Smartcar. You don't even know it's behind you until you look at the rear camera. Towing on a trailer VS 4 on the ground allows us to back up when necessary. The Smartcar can be towed with 4 on the ground but to me it puts a lot of ware & tare on such a small vehicle. The cost of the trailer VS tow bar, break activator & toad mods is almost tit-for-tat. http://i.imgur.com/QxXmBwJl.jpg Those things plus the SmartCar crack me up. I doubt I could even get in one but they are a total hoot to see. EDIT: I see that IS a Smart Car...thought it was another of those teeny tiny auto's smart cars are designed for a person who is 6 feet 4 inches (193 cm) tall. This is my toad: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7796511834_89e23e1c6c_z.jpg
gotsmart 10/20/14 05:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Safe-T-Plus Steering Control

jmccen58, can you direct me to the research done on the Ford alignment by Harvard? I tried on this site, but was not successful. Where can I find it? Thx. List of Harvard's post on Alignment- www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/search/parms/sw%7B%20alignment%7D%7Ckm%7Bexact%7D%7Ckl%7Bm%7D%7Cfm%7B%7D%7Cpd%7B366%7D%7Cma%7BHarvard%7D/sr/1.cfm http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24635911/gotomsg/24806450.cfm#24806450 created links.
gotsmart 10/11/14 03:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Window fan (s)?

I was more concerned about the roof warranty. A roof vent would be fantastic. I can almost bet that keystone wants the dealer to install it. So. You don't care if Keystone says they want a dealer to install it. You really just want confirmation that the roof has been framed to receive a vent. Now if you call Keystone and they say that the roof is structured to receive a vent then ask them if you can have any RV service center or mobile RV service install a vent in that location in the roof without voiding the MFG warranty - AND they say yes - then your all set. They wanted $500 for an electrical outlet. I can't imagine a roof vent. I could diy it, if I can keep my warranty. You'd be cutting a hole in the roof that may have already been reinforced at the factory to receive a vent. Instead of trying to divine the legalize of the MFG warranty and getting all confused about what is or is not covered, I'd call Keystone and get them to tell me.
gotsmart 10/08/14 01:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Window fan (s)?

Contact Keystone and ask them if the roof of your particular Summerland is framed for an optional roof vent over the bed - if there currently isn't one. If the framing is already there then adding a roof vent will be very easy.
gotsmart 10/07/14 07:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Adapting a Portable Grill for RV Propane Use

Camco sells the adapter kit. Don't know if it is compatible with all grills. Was this the adapter that you are referring to? Camco 59903 Propane Quick-Connect Fitting - 1/4" NPT x Full Flow Male Plug http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/314HWNEqEWL._SY450_.jpg
gotsmart 10/06/14 11:10pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Heater?

I resumed my search this fall and found what I think meets all my requirements: .... Crane convection heater This has two switches, each for a 750W coil, you can turn or either or both. You can turn the fan on (for quick heat up) or off (for overnight quiet). Also has a timer and thermostat. It's the size of an attache case, so it fits neatly in the storage area and the heater elements are protected as they're not exposed. Available in white, red, or black exterior It's available at Amazon, Lowe's, Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, Sears, Walmart, Walgreens and a number of other places if you want one too. :) Happy The heater does not have a GFI plug. If you're not going to plug it into a GFI outlet I recommend getting one of these. I found it for much less $$ at walmart. You wrote: 19' travel trailer, non-hybrid, no slide outs. I have a few smaller heaters, ceramic box, parabolic reflector, and forced air. Concerns are * something falling on it during the night and either overheating or shutting down <=== then a heater that also has an anti-tipping switch that shuts it off should it fall over would be recommended. ....
gotsmart 09/25/14 03:49pm Beginning RVing
RE: Smart steering

The smart fortwo does not have a steering column that locks - even when the ignition key is removed.
gotsmart 09/24/14 12:25am Dinghy Towing
RE: RV Repair facilities near Lincoln City?

I've used Mike's RV Repair several times when staying at Neskowin Creek RV Resort eight miles north of Lincoln City. Mike has a mobile service. He is very good. Note: Mike does not work on the chassis. He only works on the house. Mike's RV Repair 1550 SE 14th Street #16 Lincoln City, OR 97367 (541) 921-2331 cell: (541) 234-6521
gotsmart 09/19/14 12:35am General RVing Issues
RE: What C's have 25' widebody plans like this?

gotsmart 09/05/14 08:11pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Triton V-10 Maintenance

When I had all 10 spark plugs replaced at 112,894 (9 May 2013) the mechanic told me that he replaces the plugs and boots. He said that the coil packs, which are about $75 USD each, only need to be replaced when they fail. My coil packs would good and none required replacing. I was out the door for $304.60 USD
gotsmart 09/05/14 07:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need to completely regroup,looking for a toad for Fleetwood

2009 smart fortwo Passion. A towbar setup and a $20 battery disconnect switch is all that is needed for flat towing. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/8000530271_f7e75f69cb_z.jpg
gotsmart 08/24/14 10:48pm Dinghy Towing
RE: thinking aobut going solo

2,200 lbs! meh. :p Try flat towing a smart car - curb weight is only 1,800 lbs https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7796511834_89e23e1c6c_z.jpg
gotsmart 08/18/14 08:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: What do you tow behind your Motorhome?

2009 smart fortwo Passion https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2854/11748965344_7300fa1f6b_z.jpg :B
gotsmart 07/28/14 10:20pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Converter on Four Winds Majestic 28A

Thanks Tenbear. Do you know if it can be unplugged? My friend is electro-sensitive, and looking at buying one .... You're kidding me? IMO, "electro-sensitive" and "RV" are 2 terms in conflict with each other. Forget unplugging the converter. An RV is a sardine can with AC and DC wiring running throughout it. Above you, below you, beside you - you're always only 2-3 feet from wiring. One might as well disconnect the house battery and never plug in the shore power cable into a pedestal, out of fear of bad power in the campground (a real possibility). BTW, you know the generator that's behind the left rear wheels? It's under the bed as well. The best part - when that Onan MQ 4000 is running and you're in bed... you won't need any quarters.
gotsmart 07/28/14 12:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wa. State people, What is here?

John Wayne Trail - Army West
gotsmart 07/27/14 12:46am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Buying a Rental Class C. How many of us out there? (Long)

CA does have the maintenance history. How long after the sale do they retain it? I don't know. I can tell you that you should make receiving a printed copy of the maintenance history a condition on the Purchase and Sale Agreement. The salesman that I dealt with was, in my opinion, a slime ball. He loved me until the point I signed the P&S and gave him the check. As soon as I drove the MH off of the lot he wanted nothing to do with me anymore. Calls went unanswered and when I got through he blew me off. It doesn't matter if it is CA or any other company. Don't pay in full until you receive everything that you asked for.
gotsmart 07/25/14 11:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: looking for a toad

I've seen a few Smart Cars being towed; they are "semi automatic" - you have to shift to change gears, .... Incorrect. A smart car is an "automated manual". It has a 5-speed manual transmission, but it does not have a clutch pedal. The computer does all of the shifting. It can be driven in manual mode or in automatic mode - and one can switch between the modes on the fly, at any speed. Automatic mode: You put the floor shifter in "D" and drive the car as if it has an automatic transmission. Manual mode: With the floor shifter in "D" you pull the floor shifter to the left. There is a "+" and a "-" on the shift console. Push the floor shifter forward "+" to upshift and pull it back "-" to downshift. Pushing the floor shifter to the right "D" will put the car back into Automatic mode. If the car is like mine and also has paddle shifters on the steering wheel you can ignore the floor shifter and switch between Automatic and Manual shifting using just the paddles. Left paddle is downshift, right paddle is upshift. Using either paddle will put the transmission in Manual mode. The indicator on the dashboard will change from "D" to 1/2/3/4/5 gear selection. Pressing and holding the right paddle until indicator on the dashboard changes to "D" (about 2.5 seconds) will put the car back in Automatic mode. Note: even when in Manual mode you're not doing the shifting. You're telling the computer that you want to upshift/downshift - and the computer then does it for you. My 2009 smart fortwo Passion has a curb weight of 1,806 lbs (US) and only requires a battery disconnect switch for flat towing.
gotsmart 07/25/14 07:14pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Buying a Rental Class C. How many of us out there? (Long)

BoxinTheCompass, I can't recall if anyone has mentioned it here, but El Monte RV gives you a brand new mattress when you purchase a new motorhome. Cruise America also provides a new mattress, as well as new tires on their motorhomes for sale.
gotsmart 07/25/14 06:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tires - Again - Still - Yet

I have Goodyear G949 RSA LT225/75R16 on my E450. They are dated 2010 and are holding up very well.
gotsmart 07/23/14 12:52am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Telescoping towbar

re: unhooking 1) When on an uphill slope, drive the toad about a quarter inch (or so) into the towbar - enough so that when you set the park brake on the toad that the toad doesn't rock backward enough to undo what you just did. 2) take the towbar's breaker bar to the release buttons on the towbar arms. the towbar arms should now easily release from the baseplate brackets. When the MH is on a downhill slope, repeat step 1) but put the toad in Reverse and back away from the towbar about a quarter inch in order to relieve the pressure on the baseplate brackets.
gotsmart 07/13/14 07:37pm Dinghy Towing
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