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RE: tow vehicle

looking at a 2014 chec silverado with the 5.3 echo boost engine Ok, I know I'm a real dummy when it comes to things like this, but I don't believe I've ever heard of a "2014 chec silverado with the 5.3 echo boost engine" before. I naturally assume you mean a Chevy Silverado with the 5.3 v8, but does it now have an "echo boost". Do you mean "eco boost" like Ford's 3.5L V6 eco boost...ie: turbocharged? I'm confused.:h Ron
lanerd 04/22/14 05:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Renewal of Road Service

Boy did you post in the wrong forum....a Senior member too! Go up to the top of the page and click on the little down arrow in the "jump to forum" button area. This will pull down a list and at the very top you will see: "Good Sam Roadside Assistance". Click on that and then click on "GO". This will take you to the correct forum where you can post your question again and get an answer directly from Good Sam. Or, wait a few minutes and the Moderator will move your post for you. Good luck Ron
lanerd 04/22/14 08:59am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Loud Pickups

If your youth was anything like mine...yeah, this is payback for your past sins. I grew up in a small town and some of us guys had cars that we modified the exhaust with headers that could be opened for the drag strip. We thought it was great fun to drive up and down the residential streets, late at night, with our headers open. So now I'm punished every time I go out on the street as some young squirt pulls up next to me with his base woofers blasting out a beat that causes my dentures to vibrate and hearing aids pop outta my ears. I just smile and drive on.... Ron
lanerd 04/21/14 01:01pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Voyager Backup Camera

Check with This Company. They did real good by me. Ron
lanerd 04/21/14 12:42pm Technology Corner
RE: iPad won't connect to remembered wifi

We're having a similar problem. our iPad worked off of our home wifi for about a year and even printed to our HP wireless printer. One day, the printer jammed and in the process of clearing the printer, somehow the iPad lost the ability to use the printer. It will show the printer when looking at what wifi's are available, but when you go to print, it says no printer available. We have tried everything from resetting both the iPad and the printer, to removing and reinstalling ePrint and several things inbetween. Nothing works. We now have to send an email to our laptop (HP) and let it send to the printer for printing... PITA. We finally just gave up. Ron
lanerd 04/21/14 08:22am Technology Corner
RE: Breakdown on a holiday!

They stated that they "lost one". My guess, it wasn't torqued right??? Hummm.... and it happen to other jeep owners too? That's some coincidence. Good on you to be able to diagnose and repair on the spot. My kinda guy. Ron
lanerd 04/20/14 05:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: tank rinse install gone bad

Plug the hole and make a new one.
lanerd 04/20/14 04:55pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: FYI... Found a nice 12vdc air compressor at Costco

lanerd 04/20/14 04:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: 30 Amp Confusion

I couldn't get it to post with tinypic.com, but here is a clicky to the picture the OP made. Clicky
lanerd 04/19/14 05:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Tehachapi pass

Just to be clear... when others say it is only a two lane road.... what they are referring to is two lanes going each way. Speed limit is 65 (55 for towing) and there are a couple of 55 mph curves. And actually, Tehachapi is just under 4000'. Ron
lanerd 04/19/14 10:43am Roads and Routes
RE: How About California?

California can be awesome but everything is very expensive (lived there for 50 years). The state parks are almost all $35 a night and they only discount geezers $2. Gas is the highest in the lower 48 and the cost of everything else, like groceries is much higher than here in Arizona (not sure about the rest of the country). :C do they even discount for non-resident geezers? bumpy Yep, took my $2 discount and invested wisely. :B What about the Golden Age Passport?
lanerd 04/19/14 09:41am Snowbirds
RE: Made the Step Up to a Pusher

Welcome to the wonderful world of Phaetons.... congratulations! When you come down the Oregon coast, be sure to stop at Pacific Shores in Newport and say hi. There is a northwest Tiffin club that you might be interested in joining....lots of small rallies with other Tiffin owners who are wonderful people to spend some time with. If interested, let me know. Ron
lanerd 04/19/14 09:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Have you ever seen someone checking tire pressures?

Yep, count me in as one who uses my TPMS to check my tires each morning and about every 1/2 hour while on the road. No TPMS? Then checking air pressure first thing in the morning before you head out is a good thing.....but....it does nothing for a slow leak when you pick up a nail or something while on the road. Ron
lanerd 04/19/14 09:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tehachapi pass

It's not too bad. It's just like any other mountain pass. Don't let your rig overheat. Gear down and pull at a speed your truck likes. Stay in the slow lane unless it's absolutely necessary to pass a really slow vehicle. If you do need to pass, make sure you have plenty of room if you are going at a slower speed. Some of the cars pull the pass at 75-80 mph, so you won't give them a lot of time to react if you change lanes at a slow speed. Hundreds of RVs and big rigs make the climb daily, and you shouldn't have a problem at all. Jim....the OP is going North, not South. Going from the high desert to Tehachapi is just a minor climb. OP, From Tehachapi to the valley floor is almost 95% down hill with a couple of short 6% grades. Typically shifting down one or two gears is more than enough to keep your speed down. As mentioned, 126 to 101 is a good alternative. Hope this helps Ron
lanerd 04/18/14 06:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best equalizer anti sway hitch

My problem is SWAY, what hitch would you long time campers recommend. I know you all won't agree on one type only, but if we can narrow it down to two or three it would be appreciated. I have read about the Andersen no-sway hitch, and the Equal-i-zer anti-sway hitch. Both are more in my price range, the Hensley hitch sounds great but is too expensive for my blood Thanks so much, Gary I went from a husky WD with one friction anti-sway bar to two anti-sway bars to a Reese Dual Cam and finally a Hensley. If I had gone with the Hensley first, it would have saved me the $$ i spent on the Husky, anti-sway bars, DC unit and replacement parts for the DC unit and would have paid for almost the full price of my Hensley. I found a used Hensley on eBay for about half the cost of a new one and used it for seven years before selling my TT. The difference in performance is night and day and made our trips so much more pleasant. Not only did the Hensley totally eliminate all sway problems, it is also very quiet and once you get use to it, much more easy to hook up and remove. Being friction devices, Dual Cam, Equal-izer only help to control sway, the Hensley eliminates it. You just spent thousands on your new Catalina, I can't believe that you would quibble over another couple thousand that would not only give you the absolute best system available but also increase your traveling safety. Think about it. Just how much is your families safety worth to you? Good luck in whatever you decide. Ron
lanerd 04/18/14 06:46pm Towing
RE: spare tire

If you have three different sizes, I suspect that you also have at least three different date codes. Making a big, long trip, you definitely want a good set of tires.....guessing they are ok is just taking a big chance. I think if it was me, I would purchase a complete new set and if you have sufficient storage, keep the best tire (of the same size as the new ones) for a spare. Most large MH's don't have spares due to the fact that the average person is not physically able to handle not only the weight of the tire/wheel, but also the capability to remove the lug nuts or to torque them down to 450 ftlbs. I would bet that 95% of large mh owners just have an emergency roadside assistance insurance (Good Sam, Coach Net, etc) and just have them bring a new tire (at your expense) to you when you have a blow out. In addition to having good tires, a TPMS is almost a necessity. Good luck Ron
lanerd 04/18/14 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: waxing

That's a good option for older rigs with very dull fiberglass. It's floor polish that has developed a big following with fiberglass rigs. Wouldn't use it on a new rig though. Why not?
lanerd 04/17/14 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: waxing

I use it on my roof (1 piece fiberglass) but haven't really tested it out yet as the mh has been in its garage all winter. We spend 5 months on the Oregon coast, so this summer will be a real test for it. Ron
lanerd 04/17/14 03:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: tow vehicle

I've notice that every once in a while, I get that same smell from my toad. Not sure what it could be. I always make sure my supplemental brake system is functioning correctly and I even have it adjusted a little loose. Sorry, can't help you. Ron ps.. You might get a better response in the "Dinghy" forum rather than the "class c". By the way, a "tow vehicle" is one doing the towing, i.e.: your motorhome.
lanerd 04/17/14 03:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Is Top of the World Hwy paved

It is paved from end to end. I remember there being a small rock wall on the low side that may stop a majority of vehicles from accessing unpaved ground. I think you're referring to "Going to the Sun Highway" in Glacier Park Mt. Top of the World Highway is from Dawson City Yukon to Chicken Alaska. To answer the OP's question...at one time the road was sorta paved on the Yukon side but once you get into Alaska, the road is all gravel and no, there are not many (if any) barriers on the side to keep you from going over. When we went on this highway (?) in 08, the Canadian side had a LOT of gravel parts with some pavement under the gravel.....no pavement on the U.S. side at all. The road is built up with gravel such that there basically (in many parts) no shoulder at all, in fact, the closer you get to the shoulder, the more unstable the gravel is...especially with a very heavy rig like a large DP. In addition, the road is used by logging and other large trucks that typically travel down the middle of the road at a higher rate of speed than I felt was safe. When a truck approached us, I would get over as far as I dared (usually about three or four feet from the edge) and stop and let the truck go by. Sometimes there wasn't much distance between our mirrors and was surprised we made it to Chicken with the mirrors intact. It's only about a 100 miles, but it will take about 6 hours to travel it, more if you like to pull out and sight see. We stayed overnight at Chicken (did a little panning and checking out the dredge) and then drove on to Tok the next day. The road from Chicken to Tok starts out gravel but within a few miles turns into pavement. Once we got to Tok, our mh and toad was tan or a dirty brown color. Took two hours to wash all the mud and dirt off of them. Tok RV Park has a wash area for rv's. My DW says she'll never go over that road again, but I felt it wasn't all that bad. Take it slow and easy and enjoy the sights. Ron
lanerd 04/16/14 03:04pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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