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RE: Dolly tow a 2017 CR-V

If I were to use a tow dolly I've always felt that a Demco would be the best. Dusty
Dusty R 02/27/17 06:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Carrying a canoe on the roof??

http://i.imgur.com/nfj4wRNl.jpg This is my roof rack for carrying my 17' 47 lb. kevlar canoe. There is a pair of these, the second is in the back ground. The risers are wood from 2x4's cut out using a 3-1/2" hole saw, they are 2 tall. I've inserted stainless 1/4" carriage bolts. The 2 pieces are epoxied together and to the fiber glass roof. The metal pieces are scrap aluminum awing arms. I used 4 risers on each for 2 reasons, 1 it gives me some adjustment between the 2 carriers, 2 it eliminates side twisting. Also I use a piece of Unistrut temporarily fastened to the top of the ladder, with pipe clamps, when I drag my canoe up and down. Clear as mud? Have a question? just ask. Dusty
Dusty R 02/25/17 11:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you carry a jack? If so what kind.

To get the wheel loose try loosen the lug nuts maybe one turn then drive your mh a few feet, that will loosen the wheel.
Dusty R 02/23/17 07:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you carry a jack? If so what kind.

Something else to be considered while we discuss jacks... Do you have a safety jack stand or are you willing to bet your life on the jack alone? I will not crawl under any vehicle that is lifted-supported by just a jack. If it fails and you are underneath the rig bad things are going to happen quickly. While rare, jacks do fail, had a 6 ton model that jacked the coach up just fine and then immediately began to slip back down {a seal had dried out and was leaking hydraulic fluid}. My new jack is an 8 ton bottle style. There's no need to crawl under the vehicle while it's supported by the jack when changing a tire, so jack stands are unnecessary for that particular case. Still, the advice to never do so is spot-on. At least my motorhome has sufficient clearance underneath for me to crawl around relatively easily without jacking it up. My Honda Fit is quite a different matter. Lacking a jack stand, properly laid up cribbing is a viable alternative. (It's worth noting that many jack stand weight ratings are per pair. A set of six ton jack stands are usually rated at three tons apiece and would be marginal or insufficient for the back axle of many class C's.) You may not have to "crawl" per se to be exposed to disaster should a jack fail. Pulling that inner dually off you will probably be head and shoulders inside of the wheel well pulling, jerking and shaking the rig.... do yourself a favor and always use a jack stand {of the appropriate rating}. :C That is why I added a remote hand pump to my hydraulic jack. I still have to crawl under to place the jack. But I'm out to the side when pumping the jack up. Dusty
Dusty R 02/23/17 03:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you carry a jack? If so what kind.

We have a hydraulic jack that I added a remote pump to. It sure is nice to be able to be able to jack up a rear wheel kneeling beside out mh rather than laying under it. Some where on the inter-net I found how to convert the jack. Dusty
Dusty R 02/23/17 06:00am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cool gadgets

I like to carry a radiant thermometer to check tires at rest stops.
Dusty R 02/22/17 03:29pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tow Vehicle 7-Way Plug Emulator

For my flat bed trailer I just turn on the parking lights and the 4 way flashers, that gets every thing except the brakes. I check them as I pull away.
Dusty R 02/22/17 08:08am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Another use for the motorhome

Many, many years ago I was working on a construction product next to a jr. high school. I was amazed at the number of kids that were being dropped of to school in small mhs. Dusty
Dusty R 02/22/17 08:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nut and Bolt or Self Tapping Screw?

Maybe heat it with a torch then bend it. Dusty
Dusty R 02/20/17 09:38am Tech Issues
RE: Hand Held Air inflators

I have couple of 12volt air compressors that I carry in car and mh. They are slow so I get the ones that you can set to turn off when they reach the pressure needed. Dusty
Dusty R 02/20/17 09:32am Tech Issues
RE: E series engine doghouse

Seems like i heard once that there were 3 different doghouse covers that were used. Dusty
Dusty R 02/19/17 06:57am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone

How hard is it to get a camping spot in Sept. after school has started? Dusty
Dusty R 02/16/17 06:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: A question of filtering poor propane.

I houses it is common to install a drip leg right before the appliance- this is for LP or natural gas. On an RV it's not too easy though. More than common, they are required by most codes. Dusty
Dusty R 02/15/17 06:38am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ew, that smell...

I've heard of the vent pipe falling down to where the bottom of it is sitting on the bottom of the tank. I wonder if maybe yours fell down a little ways ? Dusty
Dusty R 02/13/17 09:18am Tech Issues
RE: roof rack

We are on our second Itasca with a fiber glass roof. Neither one of them has a roof rack. On both of them I epoxied a carrier for my 17' kevlar canoe, It weights 47 lb.. Dusty
Dusty R 02/11/17 03:24pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sheet Metal Screws vs. Wood Screws

I do a little duct work/heating. I like to use self piercing screws, up through 26ga. when the sheet metal heaver than that I go to self drilling screws. Dusty
Dusty R 02/08/17 04:40pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Used Class C

A vented gas furnace will dry things out. But an unvented gas heater will add moisture to the space it is heating. Dusty
Dusty R 02/08/17 04:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Front Seat That Swivels Upgrade W/Pic

Our 2016 Itasca Spirit 27Q came with swivel seats. The problem is the coach floor is 3-1/2 inches higher than the cab seats. We are living in it for the winter, so I raised them for now. They will need to go back down before we leave for home. Dusty
Dusty R 02/06/17 06:39am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Metal stem

As stated above. Duels should be kept together in pairs.
Dusty R 02/04/17 05:48am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Water heater recovery time?

We ar at Zepherhills, East and North of Tampa. Dusty
Dusty R 02/02/17 07:29pm Tech Issues
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