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RE: 2015 Honda Fit

We've been towing our Escape Hybrid with CVT for 6 years, so I'd disagree with the blanket statement that CVT's can't be towed. It seems to be a matter of design. You have to check the owners manual.
kyhawk 06/30/14 10:52am Dinghy Towing
RE: C Max Towing in key off position

You can say that again. (This is an unnecessary post to check my current status)
kyhawk 05/18/14 08:13am Dinghy Towing
RE: cumberland parkway or another route?

80 is also no problem. It has some hills, but no big curves. Easy to run the speed limit.
kyhawk 04/14/14 10:50am Roads and Routes
RE: Ford Escape & other options

I believe that even with the Remco Tranny pump that some Escape owners have still had issues with tranny failure before and after the so called cut off date. Since you like the Escape that much, you might want to look for an Escape Hybrid. We have a fully loaded 2012 4WD Escape Hybrid Limited which is great. As you already know, it is quiet and comfortable plus it tows well. Nothing to do but turn key to accessory and put it in neutral. Towing speed limit is 75 mph and you don't have to run it thru any tranny circulation procedures. Also NYC has been using the FEH in cabs and they have routinely been going over 300,000 miles with any drivetrain or battery issues. We love our Escape Hybrid too. Sad that Ford no longer makes it.
kyhawk 04/09/14 09:26am Dinghy Towing
RE: Pondering Interstate Highways

I-74 is another off and on interstate. It comes from the west and ends in Cincinnati, then it picks up in North Carolina. No idea how it makes that jump. Also the NC segment seems to run north and south, at least the part I drove.
kyhawk 03/12/14 09:04am Roads and Routes
RE: walmart

I bet that if this thread was about the parking area at Cracker Barrel or Camping World, it would have dies after one page. Nothing like the name "Walmart" to get a....ah, spirited debate going. The plural of die is dice, not dies.
kyhawk 03/04/14 09:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Another inconsiderate RVer rant

OMG! It's warm enough at night to have your windows open?
kyhawk 02/19/14 09:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Automatic trannys four down

Kyhawk, you say in your email that any 4x4 with transfer can be towed 4 down ,is that for sure on all of them, I am trying to find if anyone has done that with a Nissan xterra and had no problems, I hve done that with acouple other cars I had andit worked ok, but before I do it with my xterre I would like to hear from someone that has done. Not me! I only posted about our Escape Hybrid, and did no E-mails.
kyhawk 02/13/14 10:40am Dinghy Towing
RE: Automatic trannys four down

There is no automatic transmission car (other than 4x4 with neutral in the transfer case) that does not have to be periodically run to relubricate. There are few manual transmission cars that don't have to periodically run for lubrication. If you make that a requirement, almost nothing is towable. Hehe, you need to do more research before making statements like this. :) Ford's Fusion hybrid and Cmax hybrid works exactly that way - Flat tow it all you want up to 70 mph, no need to ever stop and crank the engine to relubricate. The eCVT transmission keeps itself lubricated just fine. 'Tis why I said in previous post, that IMO these vehicles are some of the easiest, most simple automatic tranny vehicles to tow. Will Our Escape hybrid works the same way. Too bad they no longer make it.
kyhawk 02/11/14 09:04am Dinghy Towing
RE: Automatic trannys four down

The OP had a weight limit of 3,500 pounds.
kyhawk 02/09/14 09:05am Dinghy Towing
RE: Automatic trannys four down

Our Escape Hybrid works great, but they quit making it about 2 years ago and it may be a little too heavy for you (3,600 according to Ford). The Ford C-Max hybrid and Fusion hybrid seem to work the same way and should be lighter, but I have no personal experience.
kyhawk 02/07/14 10:39am Dinghy Towing
RE: Theodore Roosevelt Nat'l Park

We stayed in the Medora Campground and did the North unit as a day trip. It was only about 70 miles up the road, and we felt like we covered the whole unit pretty well. If you like to hike that probably isn't enough, but it was a good day for us. The North unit is interesting, but not that different from the South unit.
kyhawk 01/21/14 09:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Quartzsite

In a day or two you will see only small coyotes and snakes. Why only small coyotes? Where do the big ones go?
kyhawk 01/21/14 08:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Smokey Mountains Trip in April- May.

Rich Mtn Road is gravel and one-way to the border of the park. It's a slow drive, but very easy. After you get to the park border it's paved and two-way, and has hairpin curves as you go down the mountain. Since it's narrow, that part is actually harder to drive than the gravel, but still not too bad. Just take your time. It takes us about an hour from start to finish.
kyhawk 01/17/14 10:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lug nut tightening

Four of the five TTs we've owned never loosened the lugs. One TT did loosen them, and they needed to be snugged up about every 500 miles. Until you have some history with the unit, it's better to be watchful.
kyhawk 12/31/13 11:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Military/DoD Are you active duty, retired or a veteran?

Drafted, got sent to Nam, got out. The army is a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there. X2
kyhawk 12/08/13 08:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Wife wanted to drive new car for one hour,s0*^#$)*&

Nah, he means stockers, as in not optioned out. Probably upset at being outed as a troll. :) I thought a stocker was someone who puts stock on the shelves in a store?
kyhawk 11/29/13 09:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Cover the unit vs running the engine / generator

kyhawk - Thanks for the comments. I'm always looking for a good recommendation. If you don't mind, who do you use for service to inspect your roof? We use Colerain RV, mostly because we purchased the unit there. Don't know how their prices compare with other places, but they've always done good work for us.
kyhawk 11/16/13 08:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cover the unit vs running the engine / generator

Since we live in the same area as the OP, I'll add our experience. We've never covered our RVs, and have never had a problem with the roofs. We do get them inspected yearly and resealed if necessary. We drive the MH once a month and run the generator monthly. So far the weather has never been bad enough to keep us from our monthly run. I do add stabilizer to the gas during the winter since we don't fill up as often.
kyhawk 11/15/13 11:10am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gator Attack- Never seen one before:::::

OP stated he was driving his toad?????????? Do they take LT tires?
kyhawk 08/29/13 09:17am General RVing Issues
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