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RE: Bought a 2015 GMC crewcab for a toad

Not to be a safety ninny, but I think your truck is heavier than the hitch capacity on your Tiffin. It looks like the truck weighs 5600# and the Allegro Red's hitch is rated at 5000#.
kjburns 10/09/15 07:48pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Motorola Droid Turbo

I got one for my wife a few months ago. She loves the battery life. There have been no sim card problems.
kjburns 08/18/15 08:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Sharp microwave/convec oven, "59 second" problem

Another DIY victory for the good guys. Thanks for sharing. A lot times, we tend to throw in the towel and replace something when we can easily fix it for a lot less.
kjburns 08/03/15 10:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing an automatic car with all 4 wheels on the ground?

There are lots of cars with automatics that can be flat towed. Pretty much all of them are from domestic manufacturers. I've towed a few Jeeps and currently tow a 2014 Ford Focus Titanium. The Focus requires the negative cable being disconnected, but a simple disconnect switch makes that a 10 second operation. It's very easy to hook up and go.
kjburns 07/22/15 11:20pm Dinghy Towing
RE: What has happened to Winnebago Quality?

I went from a 2011 Winnebago Tour with few issues to a 2015 HR Vacationer that was a disaster. Like wine, I think there are certain vintages when things are good. The QC disaster seems to be a product of the recovery from the recession. My 2011 Tour was built during the recession when people were working to keep their jobs. My 2015 HR was built after the recession when they were rushing junk out the door. I dumped it for a 2006 Tiffin...that actually works. It's refreshing. I need to replace the fan in the bathroom, but that's it.
kjburns 07/22/15 12:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2014 Ford Focus auto transmission

I tow a 2014 Focus Titanium. We installed a negative cable disconnect switch. It does reset the trip computer, but that's about it. So far, there are no issues to report with the car or towing it.
kjburns 07/17/15 09:17pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Ready Brake

We are about to follow the same path to tow our 2014 Ford Focus. The problem with the Focus is that the last step in hooking up is to unhook the battery so their onboard computer will not try to change gears while towing. I just had our 2014 Focus setup for towing with the Ready Brute Elite tow bar and braking. It's very easy to get on the road now. Installing a negative disconnect switch makes disconnecting the negative battery cable a job that takes seconds. Pop the hood, turn the knob to disconnect the cable and drop the hood.
kjburns 07/16/15 12:49am Dinghy Towing
RE: Cost to Outfit for Dinghy Towing

Thanks everyone for the detailed input...I'm going to shop around more, and will report back what I end up spending. $6k just seemed way too high. It is way too high. The most I've spent on setup was maybe $3500 for setting up the motorhome and toad from scratch. The $6,000 price must include their kid's college education fund :)
kjburns 05/11/15 12:22am Dinghy Towing
RE: 2015 Cadillac SRX, Lincoln MKX or MKZ

The 2014 dinghy guide on Motorhome magazine doesn't show any Cadillacs being towable. The MKX and MKZ with the 3.7l V-6 are towable in either FWD or AWD. The MKZ hybrid is also shown as towable. Personally, I would lean toward the MKZ as both a daily driver and a toad. Bear in mind that I don't have any experience with any of these cars. I'm just going by what I've read.
kjburns 05/10/15 11:37pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing a Prius

Almost any FWD car can be towed on a dolly. What is Toyota saying?
kjburns 05/10/15 11:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Schwintek slides

Yours work? Both of our living room slides have failed on a 2015 HR Vacationer. We're under warranty so I think we're okay.
kjburns 04/24/15 11:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problems towing a Ford Focus

Is anyone having trouble towing a 2012 Ford Focus with 6 speed transmission? Manufacture date: 04/11. If not, what am I doing wrong? Any help greatly appreciated!! What kind of trouble are you having? How are you setting it up for towing? It's impossible to say what you're doing wrong if you don't post what you're doing.
kjburns 03/24/15 12:00am Dinghy Towing
RE: Dish

MV 3500 in-motion dome will support 2 Direct tv receivers, are you saying it will only support 1 HD Dish Receiver? It will probably feed two receivers, but the secondary receiver will not be able to run channels on another satellite. If the primary receiver is on 129W, the other receiver will only get the channels on that satellite. In-motion antennas only have one LNB, meaning they only "see" one satellite at a time. Open face antennas like the Trav'ler pick up all three satellites at once so all receivers can run any channel.
kjburns 02/09/15 11:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2 speed transfer case

Remco seems to indicate that it is towable, but you'll want to verify that.
kjburns 01/25/15 11:10pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Bath and half with double sinks

The 2015 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 36DBT has this layout. We just bought one about a month ago. http://www.rvguide.com/specs/sites/rv/images/data/floorplan/2015_HolidayRambler_Vacationer_36DBT.jpg
kjburns 01/24/15 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Big rig parks in seatle,wa. Area

Anacortes is a short ferry ride away from Everett, I've stayed at Pioneer Trails Rv Resort and would do so again. Nice spot and great people. I agree, it's nice place to stay and not too far north of Seattle.
kjburns 01/18/15 12:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best type of vehicle to tow behind a motorhome

If you're thinking about new trucks, I'd take a look at the 2015 Chevy and GMC. With 4x4 models, the transfer case neutral setting is what matters. Typically, the RWD trucks are not towable, nor are those without neutral for the transfer case.
kjburns 01/17/15 11:16pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Sold Diesel thinking about a gasser

We just did the same thing, going from a 2011 Tour 42QD to a HR Vacationer 36DBT. The main motivation was the license and insurance costs were running $7400/year and now they're less than half of that. We floor plan that includes a half bath, washer & dryer and good living room space. After a couple of trips, we're happy with the move. Of course, the downsides are known. The ride is rougher and there is a lot of engine noise when climbing or descending. Those items are pretty minor and we knew that going in. The coach drives well and it fits our use.
kjburns 01/07/15 08:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A Gasser and Mountain Travel

I also have an F-53 and tow/haul does work well. Elevation isn't the culprit, it's the grades. I've done some 8% in the area near Salt River Canyon to GLobe and it only takes a minimal amount of braking to keep speed under control. I never felt I was close to the brakes becoming ineffective. The V-10 winds up to 5000 RPM and sounds like I'm driving a Cup car at times, but it does work.
kjburns 01/06/15 09:54pm Class A Motorhomes

I would reconsider bundling services. Satellite internet should be your last option if cell, cable and DSL are unavailable. Phone service is a matter of choice. Many choose to go cell only and forget about a land line. That leaves TV and Dish will serve you well in the RV and home.
kjburns 01/04/15 10:52pm Technology Corner
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