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RE: waco to branson help

I frequently drive from STL to DAL area. I have been using the US69 route for over 40 years without any issues. Definitely the fastest route.
haddy1 07/21/17 05:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Towing 2008 Wrangler JK

IMO, the "easiest way" is to have a competent mechanic remove/disable the steering lock. Once that is done, there will be no need to leave the key in the ignition ever again! Just something t6o think about... I tried this approach. Good luck in finding one that will do it. On the earlier models, removing the pin is a diy job. On the newer ones, it's a lot more complicated. I know, I tried.
haddy1 07/20/17 04:04pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing 2008 Wrangler JK

Do any of you even bother to read what the OP posted. He states that his vehicle still has the locking steering, so he can't tow without the switch being on. "Being on" means that the battery will be drained no matter what braking system he has.
haddy1 07/20/17 10:33am Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing 2008 Wrangler JK

There is a fuse (60a I believe) with a t-handle in the TIPM. The fuse is labled IOD (ignition off draw). Pull it and you will be good to go. Utility outlet will still be powered and you will not lose any radio presets. Only the clock will have to be reset.
haddy1 07/19/17 10:57pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2003 Itasca DP does not always start

At one time I owned a 2003 Winnebago DP. As I recall, some owners had an issue with the ignition switch. Also, there are 2 or 3 relays mounted on the chassis near the starter that have had issues as well.
haddy1 06/11/17 12:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 550 between Ouray, Silverton, and Durango

FWIW, UPS and other carriers send their semis over 550 every day, weather permitting.
haddy1 05/30/17 01:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: SpeedCo Council Bluffs IA

The water separator used on many FL chassis is not as common as other filters and there are some variations that fit the WS but don't have the correct electrical connections. They tell me that the FL installed water separator is also used on many Volvo trucks. That being said, I always carry spare WS filters as well as a spare plastic bowl.
haddy1 05/30/17 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Light switch

Electrically it does the same thing. Not really an issue with 12 volts. By convention all switches and fuses are on the positive side so I recommend staying with that. It is not uncommon to find a switch that completes a circuit on the ground side in automotive applications. Many door switches as well as fan speed switches work that way.
haddy1 05/30/17 01:10pm Tech Issues

That's where my outside TV plugs in.
haddy1 05/20/17 12:52pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Disconnect Process Wrangler JK

I have that issue with my 2007 Wrangler. The best solution is to roll the Wrangler slightly while applying pressure to the shifter. FWIW, those shifter parts are not the best and are known to fail, so don't push too hard.
haddy1 05/20/17 12:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Constant breakage. Tiring.

I have had an RV of some sort since 1977. In that time I can't recall a trip that didn't require breaking out my tool box for something.
haddy1 05/18/17 12:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water Heater noise and odd wiring

FWIW, if you ever need to replace that thermal breaker, make sure that it is oriented the same as your picture. If it's not installed "away" from the burner, it will blow unnecessarily.
haddy1 03/26/17 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: DEF Usage 2014 Tiffin Red with Cummins Diesel

50 to 1 is a good rule of thumb. ie: One gallon of DEF for every 50 gallons of diesel burned. If you are really concerned about running short, pick up a couple of containers at Walmart (about $8 for 2 1/2 gallons).
haddy1 03/25/17 04:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quick connect water inlets

The main reason most use a quick connect is the difficulty of attaching the hose to the RV. I have always removed the hose part from the hose and inserted it into the RV part. That way, your existing plug can be used to seal the opening and the hose ends can be connected to each other for storage.
haddy1 03/23/17 06:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help jacking up an older Tioga

At one time I owned the same coach on a Chevy chassis. Rear axle only with a floor or bottle jack. Definitely not on anything that Fleetwood added.
haddy1 03/17/17 02:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: JK Wrangler towed flat wiring

Pretty close to upgrading to a 2013 Wrangler to tow flat. I heard Mopar makes one, but terrible instructions. I hear Cool Tech, but don't understand why it needs a battery disconnect, and I see Hopkins makes one that just integrates with the tailight harness and isolates with diodes (Hopkins 56200) which I assume doesn't power the front running lights. Any advise on the wiring harness? A 2013 doesn't need a battery disconnect unless you don't want the brake lights on the Wrangler to override the turn signals. You can prevent that issue by pulling the M51 (brake light) fuse. On earlier models there was no "unlocked, not on" position on the ignition switch. Thus you needed a disconnect or needed to pull the 60a IOD fuse. Be aware that some have had damage to their TIPM ($700) using the CT harness.
haddy1 02/26/17 06:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best route from Hollister, Ca north to Santa Rosa, Ca

Option 1, your rig is too big to haul through town, pay the toll. Been there, Done that. Our 5er is 37'. Travelon X1, Going through SF would be a night mare especially when you have other options. I have done it once and yes it is doable but in opinion for the typical RVers who has not taken that route and unfamiliar of what to expect, it would not be my choice. IMHO 19th. Ave is not too bad. Many have attempted to follow 101 through the city. That is a BIG mistake.
haddy1 02/15/17 02:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best route from Hollister, Ca north to Santa Rosa, Ca

Northbound, go through SF on 19th Ave to the GG bridge. The buses and trucks do it every day. The lights on 19th ave are timed so if you can get "in sync" you might have to stop only a couple of times. If going south, use 580 and the east bay route. I've done this many times with trailers and motorhomes pulling a toad.
haddy1 02/15/17 10:17am Roads and Routes
RE: Bad Safe-T-Alert CO/LP detector

I have never had one of those pieces of junk last over about 18 months. I have installed a separate RV rated CO detector and will depend on my nose for any gas leak. After all, that's why they put the odorizer in the propane. If you are one of the unlucky ones that have a detector that shuts down your gas system every time you use a spray can, I feel for you.
haddy1 02/15/17 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Summer trip to Missouri and Arkansas - advice/recommendation

We decided to shorten our St. Louis stay and will stay at Casino Queen or Cahokia RV Parque instead of Sundermeier. While not overly excited about the campground, we don't plan to be there except to sleep. We will be out in St. Louis for 2 days to see the attractions and move on. St. Charles looks nice but we are cutting that out and stopping for 2 days at Johnson Shut Ins on our way to Table Rock. I am thinking we will be outside Branson for the 4th so we can move to Mountain View after that for 5 days or so around a weekend. I am looking into the 4th celebrations now. As for staying at Casino Queen or Cahokia RV Parque, I have done lots of reading and have not really read that anyone felt unsafe there. So, while the area is not the best and referred to earlier as a "war zone", I was surprised to not read more about safety concerns. Thanks for all the info and suggestions, it really is a huge help to us!!!! If 186 murders last year in a city of 200,000 is not enough to convince you it's a "war zone", you are both blind and deaf. The governors wife was held up at gunpoint less than one month ago. Enjoy your visit and be smart about when and where you go.
haddy1 01/21/17 10:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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