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RE: Great Montana Park

Nice spacious park. A bit of drive to the entrance of Glacier NP, but lots to see on the way.
hhornig 08/28/16 09:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2017 View/Navion 24G

We have had our 2016 View 24G for about 8 months now and are fairly pleased with it. The 2/3-1/3 split bed works best it the 1/3 is at the foot. You can hold the whole thing together with a mattress pad and fitted sheet. When you are ready to pull in the slide you just flip up the 1/3 on top. As someone said the heat pump is noisy and so is the furnace. The 2017's may have the Truma Combi system which gives tankless hot water and is much quieter. I know they were putting them in the ERA's. We haven't used the outside speakers or the booster seats yet. One thing the 24G gives you is more counter space and a nice, but small pantry. The grey water tank has to be pumped out, consequently when winterizing, it takes a couple of extra gallons of antifreeze to winterize the pump. The hot water heater by-pass which won't be a problem if there is a Truma Combi is behind the wardrobe drawer which is a pita to remove. Also be aware if you are carrying anything on a luggage rack hitch, it must be low enough for the rear slide to go over it. I would order one again. We would get the aluminum rims, an upgrade fantastic fan with a rain cover, the Truma Combi furnace hot water heater and I would get rid of the overhead large vent, if that is possible. Also, if it is possible I would have the rear bed platform hinged so you wouldn't have to be Houdini to access items stored under the bed.
hhornig 08/28/16 08:51pm Class C Motorhomes
Omaha, NE to Bar Harbor, ME

Some friends of mine were asking about our trip 10 years ago. Besides a bad memory, I am sure there are better recommendations which are more current. Please give us your recommendations for good campgrounds, free campgrounds, low tolls and great things to see on the way and once in the Bar Harbor area.
hhornig 08/21/16 02:31pm Roads and Routes
Interstate 80/Chicago by-pass

Going east, what is the best way to by-pass the Chicago area from I-80 back to I-80.
hhornig 08/21/16 02:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: Lube Pump Pros and Cons

Just wondering, without starting a major debate, why do you keep buying vehicles that need modification in order to be towed when, you can buy several makes and models that are authorized by many manufacturers to be FLAT towed? Yeah, Toyotas for quite some time, have had a pretty good rep for dependability. But, again, there's other Manufacturers with reputable-dependable flat towable cars. Honda CRV comes to mind. That is unless it's a '15 and newer. Jeep wrangler, anything primarily around '90 and later that's the 4WD models. Anyway, just wondering why you'd do that when it makes it harder to set up and, there's more to go wrong while you're towing. Scott I can't speak for anyone else of course, but when we were ready to start towing, we already had our very reliable 2002 RAV4 and really liked it as a daily driver. Given that, it was cheaper to just add the Remco pump than it was to trade it in on something else. When we wanted to update to a newer car, we found that our existing pump and tow setup could be swapped right over to a new 2011 RAV4 Sport that we liked except for the base plate. So that's what we did. Since I did all the labor, our only direct towing expense for the swap was the new base plate and probably a dozen or so wire ties. I should also mention that our 2002 RAV4 has had less than $300 in actual repairs since new, and we still use it as a second car when we're at our Adirondack vacation cottage. Our daughters also borrow it at times when their vehicles need to go in for service. I like the Rav4, but would guess that it close to the CR-V in weight. It is interesting to note that Remco does not recommend a Lube pump for the newer Rav4s.
hhornig 08/12/16 07:21am Dinghy Towing
RE: Lube Pump Pros and Cons

Just wondering, without starting a major debate, why do you keep buying vehicles that need modification in order to be towed when, you can buy several makes and models that are authorized by many manufacturers to be FLAT towed? Yeah, Toyotas for quite some time, have had a pretty good rep for dependability. But, again, there's other Manufacturers with reputable-dependable flat towable cars. Honda CRV comes to mind. That is unless it's a '15 and newer. Jeep wrangler, anything primarily around '90 and later that's the 4WD models. Anyway, just wondering why you'd do that when it makes it harder to set up and, there's more to go wrong while you're towing. Scott I like the reliability of Toyotas and I am looking at the Yaris which saves me a lot of weight over the ones you mentioned.
hhornig 08/12/16 07:17am Dinghy Towing
RE: Is Having GPS In The Radio Worth The Time and Money?

Bought a new RV with Rand McNally GPS in the radio. I usually use my iPhone because it is easier and always up-to-date.
hhornig 08/11/16 07:39pm Class C Motorhomes
Lube Pump Pros and Cons

I am looking at towing a small Toyota with an automatic transmission. The website I was looking at recommends using a Lube Pump kit. The Toyota dealer is dead set against it and insists I use a manual transmission. It was the same situation when I bought my Tacoma and they were against using a drive-shaft disconnect. I have had good success with that for over 10 years. I would like to hear your experience with a Lube Pump, good or bad.
hhornig 08/11/16 07:15pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Will a RV GPS Help ?

My new coach has a Rand McNally and my old coach had a Garmin. I now use an iPhone because it is so simple and always current.
hhornig 04/27/16 08:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Ford Transit or Mercedes Sprinter

I just put 5K on a Winnebago View and I found that it was as easy to drive as a pickup. Seats are comfortable enough to drive all day. It has plenty of zip and power. The German controls take some getting used to, but over all I think it is a good chassis. I have not driven a Transit to compare.
hhornig 04/27/16 07:44pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yuma to Apache Junction

Take I10 to Gila Bend then take 238 to Maricopa then 347 to I 10 then to 202 to 60 and 60 to Apache Junction X2....This is the way I go back and forth. Are these roads decent or do we bounce everything out of our cabinets?
hhornig 01/02/16 07:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: No water from fresh water tank

Thanks for the help. The winterizing valve was not positioned correctly and the check valve to the city water line leaked. Works fine now.
hhornig 01/02/16 03:08pm Tech Issues
Yuma to Apache Junction

Looking at Google Maps it appears there are some short cuts on secondary roads, vs taking I-8 to I-10. Does anyone have any recommendations. We will be traveling on Sunday afternoon.
hhornig 01/02/16 02:50pm Roads and Routes
No water from fresh water tank

Maybe I am overlooking something simple, but when I turn on the pump for fresh water on a 2016 Winnebago View 24G I get very little to no flow and no pressure. I took the pump input and hooked a tube into a bucket of water and ran a tube out. Good flow and when the output was capped off the pressure switch worked. No signs of leak anywhere. Any suggestions?
hhornig 12/26/15 06:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Trip Planning: The Perfect Family Trip 2016!

I just came across your thread and had to add my two cents. Have you ever heard of Ash Falls. It is an active fossil dig near Royal Nebraska. Ash Falls was created by the eruption of Yellowstone and the ash suffocated a lot of animals at a water hole there. It is very educational and it gives you an interesting insight into the power of the volcano that lies beneath Yellowstone. The route to Ash Falls is not too much out of the way and you can camp at Neligh City Park which is pretty close. Last time I was there camping fees were $12 for full hookup with free WiFi.
hhornig 11/30/15 08:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Reflections on 6 Months of RV Research! ;)

Dean, When we first started camping with a TC, I noticed several big TT would come out on Friday afternoon, plug in there camper, turn on the A/C and we wouldn't see them until Sunday morning when they were packing up to go home. Now that isn't much of a weekend getaway as far as I am concerned. Your Casita will be crowded enough that you will be forced to enjoy the great outdoors. I would recommend joining a local camping club. Then you can sit around the campfire and talk about your next camper or how you pulled away from a campsite while still plugged in. There are lots of experiences to share. Have fun.
hhornig 11/30/15 07:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Reflections on 6 Months of RV Research! ;)

After reading through 13 pages of this thread I noticed the focus was on purchasing a mh which turned out to be a TT. The analysis was good; however, there was little focus on a goal for which the camper was to be used, i.e. fishing, traveling, socializing or just escaping the city for the weekend. We started out with a TC so we could pull a fishing boat. It worked out great, but sitting all day while it rained in a dinette area was very uncomfortable. Later as the grandchildren out grew the need for fishing we started to travel the country and moved up to a Class A. It was great while we were parked, but as pointed out in several posts pulling a toad has its limitations. We still want to tour the country, but feel a Class C will allow us to travel without a toad most of the time, but will be able to pull a toad in times when we want to park down south. Our choice is a Itasca Navion 24G. I am now trying to downsize from the A.
hhornig 11/29/15 08:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing Car on a Trailer

You are limited to pull through campsites as the Miata probably can't move the trailer around. After 1 year of pulling a trailer and having the hassle of finding a parking space for a trailer and the time it took to tie it down, I gave up and went to 4 wheels down.
hhornig 11/29/15 07:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: View/Navion Grey Water Pump-Freeze Protected???

I have been reading other postings and the slowness of the pump is a complaint.
hhornig 11/25/15 04:10pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Winter Camping in a View or Navion

Thanks for the input. Is the pump for the grey water protected from freezing?
hhornig 11/25/15 01:02pm Class C Motorhomes
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