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RE: My dad thought he was a goner

My bet is not enough tongue weight. Get the whole combination weighed starting with the tow` vehicle unhooked, total weight, then front axle, then rear axle. Then the trailer by itself, then the trailer axle, then the tongue by itself. Post these results and you will get the right answer from many experts here on the forum. You need 10 to 15 percent of the trailer total weight to be on the tongue. Tongue weight
othertonka 04/23/15 04:19pm Towing
RE: Flat Towing Makes my Tires Noisy

I had the same problem on my 2002 CRV with Michelins, they cupped especialy the front ones and became very noisy. I now have perllis and they have not cupped. Keeping track of the mileage towed, rotate them about every 4000 towed miles and they smoothe out some.
othertonka 04/22/15 10:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: How to Hook Up to Cable TV in RV parks

You need a length of coax cable to go from the outlet at the electric pedestal and to the inlet on your TT. Usually 10 ft will work But could be more is needed if your inlet is not near your service panel. I carry a 10 footer and a couple of shorter ones along with a couple of double male barrel connectors to hook them together. Then go to your TV remote and set your input to cable. usually at RV parks cable you don't have to do a SCAN but if the stations don't come in, then do a scan.
othertonka 04/22/15 09:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: California Campfire Permit Online

I don't believe you need a permit for an established campground. "Campfire Permits are designed for use on federally controlled lands including those falling under the US Forest Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Land Management, and private lands that are the property of another person. On private lands you must also have written permission from the landowner for campfire use." Quote from Cal Fire. So if you boondock in Calif, you might need a permit if you use fire outdoors. The only time I have ever had a permit was when backpacking in a national forest. Just food for thought.
othertonka 04/20/15 03:11pm Toy Haulers
RE: How do you use hydaulic levelers?

My procedure for power gear jacks is to first set up your MH with a set of Hoppy Calibrated levels, first leveling the MH with a long carpenters level front to back and side to side. Then fasten the hoppy's to the MH so they are indicating perfectly level, one level indicating front to rear, mine is inside on the drivers side wall where I can see it from the drivers seat, and the second level somewhere indicating side to side, either on the dash or other side to side suitable surface. Fasten them so they read level. Now to use them park in your site, look at the front to rear level and determine whether which end is the lowest, say for example the front end is low. Then operate the front jacks (Low end) and raise the front just until the level bubble is one half bubble past level, stop, now operate the rear jacks until the level bubble just comes back to level, stop, you are now level front to back. now determine which side is low and operate the rear low side jack (Power gear has that feature) until the side to side level bubble comes back to the middle level position. You are now level side to side. stop and turn the switch OFF. done. Of course this is a procedure to use on pretty level sites. if the site is way off level, you might have to use boards under the low end tires to get it a little closer to level before using the jacks. The calibrated level bubbles show how far out of level you are in inches. for example the front could be 2 inches out of level and the bubble will indicate that. This gives you an idea if you can level the MH in that position with out running out of jack extension before you actually start the job. By doing the low end first you usually end up with the jacks actually doing some lifting and not just being extended and running out of lift. I use pads under the jacks for soft spots to increase the pad surface size. Calibrated levels
othertonka 04/16/15 03:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water coming OUT the IN

Your city water inlet has a check valve in it that when working right allows water to enter the system when hooked up with a hose to a city water source. And then it works to close off the flow of water from coming out of the inlet when you use the water pump. The inlet needs to be replaced. Here is a link of what it looks like Water inlet check valve
othertonka 04/13/15 09:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What is this under my epdm roof????

Probably a lump of left over putty that that the workers did not see and just covered it over with the roofing material. If there is no break or slit over the bump, I would leave it alone, mark it some how so you or someone else can see it and do not step on it. Not worth cutting a hole to get it out then you have a sure repair/patch job to accomplish which will be sure to create a leak. Leave it alone is my advice.
othertonka 04/13/15 09:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: interior light

if the ceiling light also has a switch, try it in both positions why you try the up front toggle in both positions. Could be the light was ON and someone turned it off at the light fixture. If that does not work look for a 12 v blade type fuse. It could be in or near the main breaker panel.
othertonka 04/13/15 05:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Cabinet Door Fix

These are like 6' tall doors. If you have any links to hardware, it would be appreciated. Are you sure that it is a 6' (six foot door)? How does a 6 foot door have room to lift UP??? A picture would be nice. I recommend the lifts at camping world for a door that lifts up. Let us know if they are 6 foot.
othertonka 04/11/15 05:47pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Broken Storage Door Latches

You can buy latches for Fleetwood cargo doors here. Cargo door latches They should be fastened to the door with 2 metal screws. Put some outward pressure on the latch as you unscrew the screws and they should come undone. There should be no nuts on the inside. You need to take the cover off on the inside center of the door that holds the center opener handle and remove the screws that hold the handle in place and then slip the latch rods off of the handle, then remove the 2 screws on the latch and the latch comes out with the whole rod attached to the latch. Insert the rod into the new latch and feed the rod back into the inside of the door and install the screws back into the new latch and then slip the rod back into the opener handle. Do both sides if needed. No need to try and dismantle any of the door. Good luck I have done 4 latches on my 2004 Fleetwood southwind.
othertonka 04/10/15 09:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What the Heck is this

Look on page 5 of manual. I wouldn't want this in a silverware drawer! Sealand Traveler manual This is the right answer, take it to the bank. Click on his link and scroll down to page 5 and see the tool in use. Cleans the seal so the toilet bowl will hold water. And don't store it back in the silverware drawer, store it in the bathroom. Use it quite often for best results. I do.
othertonka 04/10/15 01:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Light over kitchen sink not working

I would look near the inside of the entry door for a switch. That is where a lot of manufactures locate entry light switches. Just a guess
othertonka 04/04/15 08:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Towing a Honda CRV

thank you "othertonka" that is just my manual says but the other people say to pull a fuse ,so I don't have to pull any fuse. I will print out your post so I have it to follow Thank You On my 2002 CRV I don't have to pull a fuse but I have installed a charge wire from the MH back to the CRV and the MH alternater keeps the CRV battery charged while towing. I believe the fuse pulling is for the later year models that have navigation units or for people using a Brake buddy or other braking device that uses the CRV battery to power it. I also make sure the radio and heater/AC blower motor are off when towing.
othertonka 04/04/15 04:47pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing a Honda CRV

You need to look in the Honda owners manual index for "towing behind a motorhome" go to that page in the manual and read the instructions and follow it as written. And you do this after you get all hooked up with the tow bar. with the engine running and gear shift in PARK, foot on brake, shift to reverse, then to Neutral, then to Drive, then to 2nd, then to 1st, then back up to 2nd, then up to Drive, then up to Neutral and stop there. let the engine run for 3 minutes and then shut the ignition off one notch which leaves the steering in the unlocked position. Good for 8 hours but IF I am traveling all day I will usually repeat the procedure at lunch time just to make sure the tranny remains lubricated. Do this at the start of every day you are towing. One hint if at any time you go past neutral on the way shifting upward, start the procedure all over again to put the tranny in the towing position. Its all in the manual, read it. Towed my CRV over 40,000 miles, no problems.
othertonka 04/04/15 04:09pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 12 v DC power battery dim but display says full

I second the idea of getting and using a good volt meter instead of that light display. Also that switch you are talking about is probably bad, which can be most of your problems. Replace the switch. The switch usually needs to be ON for the convertor to charge your battery. A fully charged battery should read 12.6 volts with your new meter.
othertonka 04/04/15 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Power Gear Living Room Slide Adjustment

If power gear, put slide out and use some kind of marker and count and mark every five teeth on the RACK. Then when you come to the gear, see that both gears are meshing in the same rack tooth, it is called checking the timing. For example mine were 2 teeth off, one gear was meshed at, for example meshed with rack tooth 31 and the other side was meshed tooth 29. When the slide comes in, the one side hit the wall first about 2 teeth sooner then the other side. If it is off you just have to drive the shear pin out of the gear, slide the gear to the side, then move the slide in or out by hand and slip the gear back into the proper mesh at the same mark as the opposite gear. Put the pin back in. You are now back in TIME, test and see what happens. When mine was new the dealer had to remove the slide to repair something and when they put it back in they got it out of time. I fixed it myself instead of driving 30 miles back to the dealer.
othertonka 04/01/15 09:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Costco Auto Program

I did not go through Costco but have bought 2 cars through the AAA program The dealer also had the Cosco program and a Internet program. The way it worked was you contacted the AAA and they told me who the dealer was and the salesmans name to contact. you then called the salesman with the programmed and made an appointment, picked out the vehicle you wanted and he gave me the price, No haggle, take it or leave it. It was about a $3000 savings which was fine with me. Signed the papers and drove home with a new Honda Accord. The thing with this program is no haggling so do your homework and decide what price you are willing to accept. Don't know how the RV program works but the car program is great as far as I am concerned., I don't like the haggle part of buying.
othertonka 03/30/15 03:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dopeslapping myself

Not vehicle related but I just got my lap top back from having a new hard drive installed and I wanted to put my Logitech wireless mouse back on. I plugged the USB adapter in and it said device recognized but the mouse did not respond. so I tried a new battery, no results. Tried a different USB, still no good. Went to bed and next morning tried again, and I turned the mouse over and noticed I forgot to turn the switch ON, Turned it ON and it worked like it was supposed to, DUH Can't take those brain vacations to many times. felt like a fool
othertonka 03/28/15 03:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The end all thread on class A gas mpg with v10

There is no way to measure accurate MPG if you are using a scan gauge to figure your mileage or if you run theGen set which uses the gas from your tank.. Also when filling up, how do you know if you are topping off to the same level each time you fill when each shut off nozzle shuts off at a different level. I can usually squeeze in 2 more gallons after the shutoff occurs but do you do this every time you fill? also I have recorded 20 MPG on the scan gauge going down hill but that is only accurate for that part of the trip. So it is what it is or what ever you tell us that you want us to believe . Happy RV ing
othertonka 03/19/15 12:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canceling SiriusXM

I cancelled the trial subscription on my new car and all I got from them was several phone calls, I have caller ID and did not answer any of he calls. Then got several offers by mail with offers as low as $ 4.00 a month, then a few EMails which I deleted. They can only bother you if YOU let them. If I was traveling all the time I would probably get it again
othertonka 03/16/15 07:51pm Technology Corner
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