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RE: Wasp repellent

Well, maybe it's just me, but if there is any way I can keep from killing a human, I will. A blast of hornet spray in the face will totally incapacitate that person.
lanerd 08/15/17 01:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Opinions on Best Automatic small SUV

Anyone have experience with the Buick Envision?' Isn't that the one made in China?
lanerd 08/15/17 01:00pm Dinghy Towing
RE: CA to AZ via Nevada

We live on the Eastern side of the Sierras and have taken 89 in our car. I do not think I would want to take my motorhome over that road. The road itself is good, but there are steep grades, sharp turns, and drop offs. Ron
lanerd 08/10/17 05:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Battery discpnnect switch

"ON" is as it describes.... if the disconnect is off, there's no connection to them so therefore can't be charged.
lanerd 08/10/17 05:48pm Tech Issues
RE: List of towed (toad) vehicles

There are many with auto trans that can be towed. Obviously the most popular is the Jeep (different models). Coming in second is probably the 2014 and below Honda CRV. From there the list gets quite dispersed. Check my signature for mine. Ron
lanerd 08/10/17 05:46pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Cable driven slide

Neither. The cables only need to be adjusted if the cable is too slack and you are having problems extending or retracting the slides. They are NOT for height adjustment of the slide itself. Putting a jack under the slide is potentially dangerous. If your trailer should lose its support for any reason, the jack will cause sever damage to the slide. If it were me, I would have the dealer look at it and have a certified technician adjust the slide for height. More than likely, they will do nothing and say the slight dip is normal. Ron
lanerd 08/10/17 05:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Opinions on Best Automatic small SUV

2014 (or earlier) CRV. Or as mentioned... Chevy equinox or GMC Terrain. Ron
lanerd 08/04/17 12:58pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Opinions on Best Automatic small SUV

2014 (or earlier) CRV. Or as mentioned... Chevy equinox or GMC Terrain.
lanerd 08/04/17 12:57pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Wasp repellent

This brings to mind for me that we keep the 25' wasp sprayer around for personal protection instead of taking our gun(s) with us. Can you imagine what a shot of this would do to a person? Ron
lanerd 08/04/17 12:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane Refill

Just remove the tank and go to any propane retailer (gas stations usually have them) and get it refilled. Exchanging at your local market will cost you about twice what it would cost if you just refiled your own. Ron
lanerd 08/04/17 12:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cleaning the black water tank

If you are stationary for a week or so and have access to outside facilities, I would fill the tank and put in some rid-x or other stuff like it and let it set for several days. If you are traveling, drain the tank as much as possible and then put several gallons of clean water back into it (using the toilet since your rinse is plugged up). Add to that water a cup or two of liquid laundry detergent and a 1/2 cup of Calgon water softener. Drive to you next destination and the sloshing motion of the rv will help remove stuff that has stuck to the walls of the tank (and sensors). At your destination, drain the tank and fill and drain again (hopefully the rinser will be working...if not use the toilet again) and drain once more. Add several gallons and use as you normally would. If this hasn't corrected your problem, do it again the next time you travel. I do this EVERY time I travel and my tank works as design, sensors operate perfectly, and I never have any odors in the mh. Give it a shot... Ron
lanerd 08/02/17 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: costco batterys

Last winter my transfer switch failed. The six 6v batteries subsequently also failed over a period of about three weeks from being drawn down to less than 1v. I replaced all six with the Costco Interstate GC2 batteries at $83 each. We don't do any boon docking so our 12v needs are minimal and these batteries should last many years. Just for general info for you....Not only is this your second post on this subject but also you received some good answers on your first post. In addition the "Forum Technical Support" forum is for those having problems with the forum itself, not for problems with rv's. Being new, it's understandable you not knowing the correct procedures here. No big deal.:W Ron
lanerd 07/29/17 06:10pm Forum Technical Support
RE: DW is over the moon about this mod

I did something similar but used individual LED clusters that have a motion detector to turn them on. I fixed them to the ceiling of each cabinet with velcro. The clusters are powered by three AA batteries that last most of the summer (depends if the grand daughter leaves the cabinet door open or not) Ron
lanerd 07/29/17 06:06pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water hose - Sewer hose - Pressure regulator.

You know you can opt for cheap, but you'll be replacing often and the cost will eventually exceed that of the more expensive units that will last much longer. I would not get any hose of lesser quality than the Rhino...there are others that are more expensive and more secure from leaks. I would not get any regulator of lesser quality than the adjustable type shown above. The in-line "restrictors" limit you to 40 lbs and are prone to fail. I would not get any drinking water hose of lesser quality than the blue 5/8" non-kinking Camco or Valterra hoses. You will most definitely pay more initially for these items, but in the long run you will pay less as they will last much longer than the cheap stuff. You've already paid a small fortune for your rv, no need to cheap out now. My 2 cents.. Ron
lanerd 07/27/17 01:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Road signs in UT

I think it means slower than the current traffic speed. Which means trucks, motor homes, and old geezers like me. Just came back from SLC on I-15 and I-84....both have 80 mph limits of which I tried (in my toad...not mh) to stay right at 80. At least 75% of the traffic was going faster than me, the other 25% were trucks that are limited to 70 mph. No matter what the speed limit is, most will always driver faster....make it 120mph and you'll find most will be doing 130. Ron
lanerd 07/27/17 11:45am Towing
RE: Good Sam Travel Assist...SMOK'N DEAL!

FMCA has a Medical Emergency program that is part of their membership and my membership only costs me $50/year...less if I sign up for multiple years. Might want to compare the two programs. Ron I thought FMCA was only for motorized not trailers. When did they start accepting members with trailers? Sorry, I did not think to check if the OP was towing or driving. My bad.:o But yes, I suspect in the very near future, FMCA will be opened up to towables.:C Ron
lanerd 07/26/17 05:09pm Good Sam Club
RE: Laarning lots- what else do I need?

What about a braking system? I'm betting your chassis requires one when towing over 1K. I think you're confused on this subject. The type of chassis you have has nothing to do with having a toad braking system. The type of chassis does indeed have a tow weight limit plus a hitch weight limit. However, supplemental brakes are typically a state requirement where some have a "trailer" weight limit that requires supplemental brakes and may consider your toad as a "trailer". In other states they have a distance/speed stopping requirement that if you exceed requires toad supplements braking. Also, as previously mentioned, the OP is getting the ReadyBrute Elite tow bar which has a built in surge braking system...therefore no additional toad braking devices are required. Hope this makes it a little more understandable. Ron Not confused at all. Every chassis has a rating as to how much it can tow without a braking system and most are set to 1K. Has nothig to do with state law. Has only to do with the chassis manufacturers rated ability to stop a towed load. 4 down vs. Dolly vs. Conventional trailer doesn't matter either. I have owned several motor homes with each a different chassis. I have yet to see anywhere in the specifications, owner's manual, or chassis manual where it states that it is rated for how much it can tow without a braking system. Can you point out to me where I might find this info? thanks, Ron
lanerd 07/26/17 05:06pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Laarning lots- what else do I need?

I've always used diodes. Simple and effective. Ron
lanerd 07/22/17 07:56pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Laarning lots- what else do I need?

What about a braking system? I'm betting your chassis requires one when towing over 1K. I think you're confused on this subject. The type of chassis you have has nothing to do with having a toad braking system. The type of chassis does indeed have a tow weight limit plus a hitch weight limit. However, supplemental brakes are typically a state requirement where some have a "trailer" weight limit that requires supplemental brakes and may consider your toad as a "trailer". In other states they have a distance/speed stopping requirement that if you exceed requires toad supplements braking. Also, as previously mentioned, the OP is getting the ReadyBrute Elite tow bar which has a built in surge braking system...therefore no additional toad braking devices are required. Hope this makes it a little more understandable. Ron
lanerd 07/22/17 02:55pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Laarning lots- what else do I need?

The only other thing you'll need are a light hookup, umbilical cord (with connectors) and safety cables (or chains). You've made a good choice with the ReadyBrute. Ron
lanerd 07/22/17 07:42am Dinghy Towing
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