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RE: Maximum Driving Length and License

Tom/Barb if you choose to believe you can tow your fiver with bass boat behind it in NY because it is legal where you live go ahead and do it. Enjoy the fine and trouble of breaking your tow and moving it in two moves instead of one. Just don't complain to me that I told you to do it! Triple hookups are a bit different aren't they. They are illegal in my home state too. that means they are illegal in any state I go to. So when I'm legal in my state, I should be in any state. Please note I said "IF" :C in my example of triple hookup. Just taking one example of different rules of the road, not specific to your state. :R
xctraveler 09/13/17 03:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maximum Driving Length and License

Tom/Barb if you choose to believe you can tow your fiver with bass boat behind it in NY because it is legal where you live go ahead and do it. Enjoy the fine and trouble of breaking your tow and moving it in two moves instead of one. Just don't complain to me that I told you to do it!
xctraveler 09/13/17 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maximum Driving Length and License

Tom/Barb, I don't know of any ICC law that states that home state laws override individual State laws. 43 years and over 3 million miles commercial driving experience, each state and province and province has their own laws and regulations. Anecdotal stories are well and good, however because you got away with something doesn't mean it is legal. Many people get away with doing illegal things however don't have an accident, because the first thing any Insurance Co is going to look for is a way of getting out of paying. Don in all those miles, have you ever seen a sign at the state line "vehicles over XX' stay out" ? Actually very near every state border there is a weigh scale and truck inspection station for commercial vehicles. I have seen many trucks pulled to the side in those stops as we go by. Can't vouch for specific reason, but don't be overweight as a commercial vehicle for the state you are entering.
xctraveler 09/12/17 08:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maximum Driving Length and License

Wa. state,, 75' any single vehicle or in combination. No special license or endorsement required. for private coaches. OKay, then why did I have questions about how to cover a load in a bulk carrier? sure didn't seem relevant to driving an RV.
xctraveler 09/10/17 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach Net vs Good Sam

17 years with CN and they have been there when I needed them and always treated me well. Plan on staying with them. Have no GS stories cause I never used 'em. Thus no comment on GS
xctraveler 09/10/17 07:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford 6.8 serpentine belt

Call Dodge Tech support - or any Dodge Service department with your VIN. They should be able to get the correct part number for you. Here are two numbers I found no idea if they are 24/7 or workdays only. Dodge (800-423-6343) 800-4ADodge RAM (866-726-4636) 866-RAM-INFO For future, buy 2! keep a spare. We have a fresh spare with us at all times. Cheap insurance - Freightliner recommends that for their chassis.
xctraveler 09/10/17 07:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVers and disaster relief -- experiences & recommendations?

FMCA has at least one chapter devoted to Habitat for Humanity and there is another that is focused on disaster relief, can't find their name right off the bat.
xctraveler 09/10/17 07:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Maximum Driving Length and License

Texas also requires a Cl B license to register a vehicle that weighs more than 26,001 pounds. The written is indeed the CDL written, the driving is far simpler. I know because I did it in Polk County, the home of Escapees and the most RV friendly place you will find for full timers.
xctraveler 09/10/17 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New MH - battery drain question

I remember coming into the coach sometime in the last year and finding no 12v where I expected. First stop was panic, "Now What!" next was some trouble shooting as suggested in my first post. Finally I remembered there is a 12v on off switch called a "Salesman's Switch" by the door. It has no use to me as one who lives on his coach. It cuts off a lot of 12v - lights and refrigerator mostly so when a salesman leaves the coach on the lot he doesn't have to go through and find all the light switches to turn them off to save the battery for the next walk through. Still don't know how it got turned off.
xctraveler 09/10/17 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New MH - battery drain question

Battery Boost will cross connect your house batteries to the engine to provide a jump start in the event the engine battery is dead. It may also permit you to use the engine battery bank to fire the generator. The Auxiliary on/off disconnects most of your draws from the house batteries when it is off - note MOST. To totally eliminate phantom draws you may need to disconnect the batteries at the terminal. As for showing 0 v on the house batteries. you should start with something simple like taking a volt meter and checking across the battery terminals. If that shows 0 you have a serious problem. If that shows reasonable voltage it indicates your gauge or some other item is the problem. Obviously if you don't have lights in the coach with the switch on it is also a sure sign there is no power coming from the battery bank to the system, but it still might be something other than the batteries.
xctraveler 08/21/17 06:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone travel with an LVAD heart pump?

Sounds like a great plan to make the best of a tough situation. I have known others who have chosen to continue to live and enjoy what they can while they can. I am impressed with how many people think they know how others should live their life. Go enjoy!
xctraveler 07/30/17 05:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Liberty Harbor RV (Jersey City) to Cape Cod

I-78W to the Garden State Parkway, to I-287 over the Tappan Zee. ($15 toll). From there you can stay on I-287 and pick up I-95. The construction is over in New Haven and the last few times I've been through there the traffic was reasonable. In your OP you said you didn't want to do the TZ Bridge, but the route you've proposed is almost double the distance as the above. You'll end up spending that $15 in fuel avoiding the toll. Another route is to take the TZ Bridge, I-684 to I-84, then I-691 to CT 66 to CT 9, and re-connect with I-95 in Old Lyme CT. This avoids the 2 lane portion of I-95 which is usually loaded with trucks trying to pass each other but governed at 65 MPH. From there, I-95 through Providence and pick up I-194, MA 25 over the Bourne Bridge. Getting ready to make the run tomorrow. I notice you refer to trucks governed to 65 mph. Not a real problem for me, we seldom exceed 63 MPH in the coach. Trucks may hate me :) GSP to TZ to 287 to 95 looks like our crawl. Fewer road changes and fewer miles. We drive in LA traffic, it takes a lot to really worry me. Besides, it's my wife on first shift. Wish us a pleasant drive, even if it is unlikely
xctraveler 07/10/17 03:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Liberty Harbor RV (Jersey City) to Cape Cod

Yes - no RVs or any kind or anything in tow on ANYTHING labeled "parkway" in New York State. I knew that, but I was thinking New Jersey didn't realize it was still a Pkwy when it entered NY, my bad.
xctraveler 07/02/17 03:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: Liberty Harbor RV (Jersey City) to Cape Cod

Wow! thank you all. Will definitely avoid Palisades Pkwy and take Garden State. I will have your alternatives in front of me when we survey actual traffic at departure. I expected to get excellent response here and I have, as always.
xctraveler 07/02/17 07:08am Roads and Routes
Liberty Harbor RV (Jersey City) to Cape Cod

I am looking for easiest Route with my Phaeton, towing. My best option looks to be Palisades Pkwy to 6 across the Bear Mountain Bridge and continue up 90 to I 84 to I 691 to I 91 to 2 to 395 to 195 in Providence and then on out. Obviously can't go through the tunnel into Manhattan even I were certifiable, have no desire to spend my inheritance crossing TZ Bridge not that Bear Mountain is a lot less and cannot drive on the Taconic Pkwy - low clearance and not legal. If anyone who drives this route has suggestions I am open. Plan to be doing this on Tuesday July 11. Traffic doesn't worry me too much. Am prepared to take my time.
xctraveler 07/01/17 12:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: I'd like your opinion

Our equipment never got that old, but we had an '04 Southwind that we put 110k miles on in 8 years. I performed every required service faithfully and was fully comfortable that I had done everything needed to have safe travels. Traded it only because the interior was shabby and a major refurb did not seem reasonable on a chassis that I thought was "only" good for another 90k miles. The replacement coach has 48,000 miles on it so far! Any trip that does not have an interesting failure is a blessing. We have had many, but only a couple stopped us for mare then a day. The most recent was a refrigerator failure we discovered upon returning to the coach after a 3 week trip overseas. Saturday afternoon at about 3 PM a began a search for help and by 8:30 pm that night the reefer was cooling! If you are near Blue Springs MO and have a failure call Athena Motorcoach and Jay will bail you out if it is possible.
xctraveler 06/17/17 01:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire monitoring system

Had TireTrakker for several years and got tired of false alarms and repeated failures. Really annoyed when they blamed me for using the wrong charger! Still have all the parts if anyone wants it. Now using TST 507 and very happy. It sounded off on both inner duals as we were crossing the desert on a 105 deg day. Temps were very high so I slowed down even more, below 60, and pulled over for a break in some shade to let them come down. Was glad when that day was behind me.
xctraveler 06/17/17 01:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How safe is the dealer with your stuff?

Navyskcs I feel your pain, but in this case CW is within reason, rare I know. Had you parked in any parking lot and been hit by any passing vehicle your recourse would be that person's insurance. I see no real difference in the CW parking lot, UNLESS the passing driver was a CW vehicle mover in which case of course they would be liable. Once CW takes possession of your vehicle and moves it about, it is their responsibility, but not before that. Please note IANAL (I am not a lawyer), I just play one for kicks now and then.
xctraveler 06/17/17 12:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leveling jacks question

My plastic lego blocks look like an elephant has been stomping on them :) I used to use 2x8x2' cut with a slant with barn door handles on the square end. after 12 years of continuous use they began to disintegrate. Never had them on my DP. A friend hung up his keys and gave me some square pads made from plywood and screwed & glued together and epoxy coated. They are things of beauty and will out live me. In reality don't overthink this, an 8 foot 2x8 cut into four boards will give you much of what you will need, add another cut into 8 1 foot boards will be into overkill, find a more level site, but if you have room to carry it you will sleep well at night. When they disintegrate just replace, its wood, not gold.
xctraveler 06/16/17 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leveling jacks question

I put "ultralevel hydraulic leveling system" in Google search and got a pdf of the manual you are looking for.
xctraveler 06/16/17 07:01am Class A Motorhomes
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