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RE: How many of you use other brand Service Shops ?

For 40+ years I have used a mobile mechanic (many of them) or local independent shops. With the shops, I would bring in the RV, have them diagnose and order parts, and bring it back when they are ready to work on it. My few experiences with dealers after purchase have usually resulted in the RV getting a lot of sunshine waiting for parts.
kalynzoo 09/20/16 05:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

Pulling a 70 year old toad might be a problem, it should probably be in or on a trailer.....Age is relative. Some people should not be driving at 50, some should never drive. I have met 80 year olds who drive just fine.
kalynzoo 09/20/16 10:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Route: Palmdale to San Diego, avoiding LA

I personally try to avoid the Cajon Pass so the 138 to the 15 would not be my choice. For me, 14 to 210 to the 15 works fine, it is a bit longer but usually has less traffic. You can still get into a mess on the 210 around Santa Anita. Once on the 210, if it jams up, you can take the 605 to the 10 or the 5 as alternates. But I usually just stick with the 210. I really dislike the drive south from the LA area to San Diego as there are so many choke points along the way. Good Luck.
kalynzoo 09/19/16 06:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: small animals

I lived in Tucson in the last 60's. We made a trail of baking soda and boric acid powder across and behind all our cabinets. We always put our socks in our shoes when we went to bed. We always flipped the covers down before pulling the covers up. And we still had bugs.
kalynzoo 09/18/16 02:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Does tire pressure drastically affect crosswind stability?

We drive the SoCal gusty winds all the time. Gusts can often exceed 60mph. There are plenty of photos of big rigs on their side on the Cajon Pass. I've driven on a head wind that made my awning vibrate on the rig. The answer is not in tire pressure, it is speed. Just slow down. Sometime you might have to drop you speed to the 40-45mph range. Think back to high school physics, you have the vectors of your speed plus the angular velocity of the wind.( or something like that, it's been a long time since high school physics). Anyway, slow down and enjoy the drive.
kalynzoo 09/15/16 10:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Toilet Treatment

Living in SoCal, where daytime temps often exceed 100, I have found the Thexford with formalin to be most effective. When traveling to campgrounds with septic systems I will often skip treatments to avoid adding formaldehyde to their tanks, but when staying home, or at a resort with sewers I stick to the blue stuff.
kalynzoo 09/15/16 11:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Keeping Resridential Refrigerator Doors Closed

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTQ5WDU1Nw==/z/TwAAAOSwdsFUN757/$_1.JPG width=300 http://i58.tinypic.com/snfl8m.jpg width=500 What a beautiful idea. I applaud you.
kalynzoo 09/13/16 02:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to install small safe?

Just remember that the safe will keep "honest" people out. It will stop the petty thief. If someone thinks there are valuables available they may do a great deal of damage trying to steal the safe. You can hide the safe under the couch, in the back of the closet, in the back of a compartment, but that makes it harder to access. Personally, I follow the KISS principle. Keep it simple (insert your own appropriate word).
kalynzoo 09/11/16 11:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Toad &a brake assist

YES! Especially the brake-away safety function. Baseplates, towbars, hitches fail, my baseplate did. You truly remember the day your toad passes you on the road.
kalynzoo 09/11/16 09:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grand Canyon to Malibu Beach

Half way points: As suggested earlier, I really like a night or two in Las Vegas. That still leaves 281 miles to the San Fernando Valley, so about 310 miles to Malibu. Calico Ghost Town KOA is right off the 15 near Barstow. It is large, and kept very nice. It is a dirt and gravel campground. We've stayed there many years ago when we used to take the kids to Calico, but we still drive by it regularly and it is still well kept. From Calico to Malibu will be perhaps a 3 hour drive, depending again on traffic once you hit the city.
kalynzoo 09/08/16 10:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing a 24' enclosed trailer

A previous motorhome was a 38fter with a 454. We towed a mid-sized olds wagon on a towdolly and almost all of our trips were through the western mountains. I think you will be ok however don't expect any speed going up hill in the mountains. If I remember correctly, I drove the steeper grades in 2nd and 3rd at 35 to 40 mpg or less, and sucked fuel. A 5k hitch was pretty standard. I bet a good hitch shop can rate it for you. Get good brakes on the trailer, I believe required in Canada, because the disk brakes on the motorhome just won't cut it on the mountains.
kalynzoo 09/07/16 07:11pm Towing
RE: Grand Canyon to Malibu Beach

That's too far a drive for me, but it can be done. I would, and have, headed north at Kingman, Arizona to Las Vegas. It is a very nice mostly divided highway and with the bridge you no longer have to cross the Dam. Then head west on the I-15. Take the I-15 to the 210 West to catch the 405 to Malibu. Mileage wise it is a long drive. If you hit traffic it becomes a very long drive. Sunday from LV to LA can be horrible. If you hit rush hour on the 210 you will crawl for a long way, but the chance is less than the other inbound freeways. The 405 over the Santa Monica Mountains to the coast is usually packed, and often worse than packed. We usually plan on an hour to 1.5 hr drive from our home to LAX, 30 miles away. Personally, I'd do Grand Canyon to Las Vegas. Enjoy the evening. Then head for the coast early on a weekday morning, reaching the 210 about noon to 1pm. Enjoy.
kalynzoo 09/06/16 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RVVillage, why?

This morning I signed up on a new peer-to-peer website noted in the FMCA magazine: RVILLAGE.com it is not associated with FMCA When I first entered the address in the browser I incorrectly typed "RVvillage.com. This lead me to a CampingWorld sponsored page, perhaps just a held address. Personal, I find this disingenuous. I guess there are lots of "holding" companies who would sit on the address until someone pays a ransom, so perhaps CW is doing the RVing world a favor. I guess it all depends on intent.
kalynzoo 09/03/16 01:21pm Good Sam Club
RE: ReadyBrake Failure Coupler

Wow, thank you NSA for the clarification. I too am a happy ReadyBrake user, and with my new motorhome I purchased replacement cables from NSA to install in the new towcar. (new car new cables, just seemed like a good idea). I found the gal at NSA most helpful when making the purchase. Again, thank you for your public reply. I trust your customer, the originator of the post, will work with NSA to reach a reasonable outcome.
kalynzoo 09/02/16 11:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ReadyBrake Failure Coupler

Having once had a baseplate fail and watched my Saturn slowly pass by my motorhome (luckily on a back road with no traffic at the time) I would not take a chance. Personally, since I like the ReadyBrake, I would have NSA send out the new piece ASAP. Then I would document the problem with the old piece, and again request a refund. If an agreeable settlement can't be reached, I would write to the NTSB, the Motorhome Magazine Hot line, FMCA hot line, and anyone who will listen, and perhaps look for a small claims settlement. (difficult because of state lines). But most important, get yourself safe so you can continue to have fun.
kalynzoo 09/01/16 04:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ReadyBrake Failure Coupler

Drifter, what was the brand name of your tow system! The reason I asked is so others may check there system. Glad to hear everything turned out O.K. and you got off the road safely. As he wrote in the subject line, "ReadyBrake". But ReadyBrake makes the Brut, and it also sells an inline unit that fits other brand towbars. I use a ReadyBrake with a Demco bar. Also would like to know what part is at fault?
kalynzoo 09/01/16 10:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: GFCI Keeps Tripping

One other thought: GFI outlets can go bad. I'm not an electrician and I have no idea how to test the outlet, but before you start replacing big things maybe have an electrician check the outlet. Just saying.
kalynzoo 08/30/16 11:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Membership Renewal Problems

Its all about the employees in any customer driven business.
kalynzoo 08/29/16 04:47pm Good Sam Club
RE: where are the rainforests in Oregon

Just up the road from Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsular. It is a lovely trip. Highway 101 in that area is two lanes but well traveled and last time we went well maintained. Lots of nice places to visit, like Squim, and our favorite, Rest-A-While RV park on the Hood River Canal. Enjoy
kalynzoo 08/28/16 02:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tow Kits for TOAD

After doing much research on baseplates for my Explorer I went to my local well known, trusted hitch shop to arrange for purchase and instillation. He said nice but how about. To make the story short, this man knows his business, has been around for many years, he was the one going to do the install, so I took his suggestion. If your doing the work yourself, it's a whole different story. But just saying.
kalynzoo 08/27/16 05:08pm Class C Motorhomes
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