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RE: DEF fuel additive for diesel Sprinter

Topic: DEF fuel additive for diesel Sprinter Posted By: MYTACO on 05/25/15 06:57pm We just bought a LTV Unity MB with the diesel Mercedes Sprinter. Can anyone tell me how often I would need to top off the DEF--or how long I should expect the tank to last? We are planning a rather lengthy road trip next month...and I would rather not carry the 2+ gallon if I don't need it. Just so we are all on the same page...DEF stands for "Diesel Exhaust Fluid". It is NOT a fuel additive!!!! You put it in your diesel tank and you're gonna have problems...big problems. Ron
lanerd 05/25/15 09:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fan-tastic Vent

What kind of tool is a Fox and Hound? I am always looking for a tool that will help me track down wiring problems. Never heard of this one. Fox & Hound
lanerd 05/25/15 12:19pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric

If not a GFI breaker tripped, you may have another circuit breaker on your converter/inverter. Usually they are small push button type. Ron
lanerd 05/25/15 11:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many people has asked why you bought an RV?

How many people has asked you why you bought an RV and how many has told you that its a waste of money and you did not need it? my 87 year old mother told me I did not need it and it was a waste of money, and what was your response to it? First question: None Second question: I have no response to your mother telling you that you did not need it. :W
lanerd 05/25/15 11:35am RV Lifestyle
RE: Help - 2005 Fleetwood Excursion C7 350 Cat Belt question?

On my previous mh (Safari with CAT C7 330), the belt broke. I naturally called CAT and they gave me a part number, but also informed me that sometimes the coach mfg changes them to accommodate different accessories. So I also called Monaco and they gave me a different part number. So when the tech came out to replace the belt, he brought both belts and guess what? Neither of them fit. However, he found the broken belt and took it to NAPA and got a replacement of the same size that did fit. Just saying... Ron
lanerd 05/25/15 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Traveling N on hwy 89 from 395 going into Lk Tahoe.

89 off of 395 going north is probably not your best bet. Haven't been over it in years, but I don't think it's changed much. I would not take my rig over that highway. If Tahoe is your destination, why not continue on 395 to hwy 50? Ron
lanerd 05/25/15 11:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Sisters Oregon to Salem

It's a dandy drive .... as long as you proceed on Highway 20 to Salem, and don't take Highway 22 on to Albany .... that one has a stretch that is somewhat steep and full of tight curves.... we did not find that pleasant in our 30 foot motor home a few years ago. Still, we've been on worse. Highway 22 to Salem was delightful. This is confusing. 20 doesn't go to Salem...22 does. And 22 doesn't go to Albany...20 does. The one with lots of curves and steep road is 20...not 22. But, you last sentence is spot on....Highway 22 to Salem was delightful. So for the OP...22 to Salem is a good highway. We take this route at least twice a year with our 43' motorhome and toad. Ron
lanerd 05/23/15 08:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: chicken and dairy products into Canada

This is from an earlier thread on the poultry ban. It lists specific states from which poultry products are banned. http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/imports/travellers/restriction-on-imports/eng/1421341696172/1421341727507 Read it, thanks. However, it has no mention of frozen chicken. I'll have to assume that since it is still "raw", that it can't be brought across. thanks, Ron
lanerd 05/18/15 10:32am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: chicken and dairy products into Canada

What about frozen chicken? As for the dog food....is it raw chicken (and by products) that is in the ingredients? Ron
lanerd 05/17/15 04:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Debris on roof of bumpouts

Great idea....but what is a "bump-out"? :h Just kidding, we all know you mean slide out, but I gotta admit I've never heard them called that before. New one on me. ;) Ron
lanerd 05/17/15 04:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class A MH vs 5th wheel/pu truck

We've owned both.....though we prefer the 5er for the both of us because of the roominess, for you I'm thinking a Class A is best. It DOES take two of us to hook up the rig. :) I don't agree that hooking up the car is as much work as hooking up a car. You can move the hitch around to fit on the RV...whereas, the 5er requires you to be dang near accurate for hitching...while going backwards!!!!! I can connect/disconnect my toad in less than 3 minutes...by my self. Connect the two arms, umbilical cable, and breakaway cable and I'm done. The car doesn't even have to be straight or a definite distance from the mh. Leveling on a Class A is done from inside. A single push of a button and down they go. Another push of the button and the slides go out. And another push of a button and the Sat antenna goes up. Connecting outside utilities is the same procedure as is any other rv. During bad weather you better believe I'm glad I have a class A. However, if going to stay in one spot for a longer period of time, I would much rather have a large 5er...but I'd sure hate to have to drive that dually around to the grocery store or exploring. Our toad is small enough to go just about anywhere with 4 occupants and get 30 mpg doing it. Ron
lanerd 05/17/15 04:11pm Full-time RVing
RE: vehicle weight ration to trailer weight?

I don't understand. How can you ration out the weight of the vehicle to the trailer? :h
lanerd 05/17/15 08:38am Toy Haulers
RE: Newmar Ventana diesel pusher

What year...what size? A couple of years ago, we were interested in the 43' Ventana, but the lack of an ISL engine (which the new ones have now), location of television, and lack of over head cabinet space on the passenger side...made us look elsewhere. However, that said, Newmar makes an excellent coach and if you (he) is satisfied with it, that's all that matters. The comfort drive is a big plus. Ron
lanerd 05/16/15 05:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: You just cannot fix stupid

One has to wonder why it is that people either ignore signage or figure it's just not really dangerous...right honey? Gary Haupt Ever try driving down the freeway (or just about any highway) at the speed limit? You will be the slowest one out there. Speed limit sign? What speed limit sign... Ron
lanerd 05/16/15 05:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roadmaster or Blue Ox?

I understand. The owner's manual should take precedence over all other information. But the difference between an Enclave and a Jeep is night and day. If you're satisfied with the Jeep, that's all that matters. Posted By: bclan6 on 05/15/15 05:28pm What are the general rules of knowing if a vehicle needs a lube pump? I know there is something I need to have installed if it's rear wheel drive. Is the lube pump for automatic vehicles? Typically, all FWD vehicles that can NOT be towed 4-down will require a lube pump. All RWD vehicles that can NOT be towed 4-down will require a "driveshaft disconnect". The best way to determine if a vehicle can be towed 4-down or what is required to modify it so that it can.... can be found by going to REMCO and plugging in the year, make, mode of the vehicle you are interest in. Give it a shot and see how it works. Ron
lanerd 05/16/15 04:53pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Best Place to Purchase a Base Plate

Just purchased the baseplate your needing as I also have a 2014 CR-V. Blue Ox baseplate was $395.00. No shipping cost, customer service with Etrailer is great. Arrive within 4 days, from Mo. to NV. You could have bought the same thing at Amazon for $336.00 and free shipping.
lanerd 05/16/15 04:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you or don't you?

I think your friends are not that experienced and are giving you bad info. There is no reason not to use the toilet as designed or else it never would have been included in the trailer in the first place. There are "procedures" required of the toilet's use to insure a well working system that is basically maintenance free. Adding water prior to using, adding water when using, and lots of water when dumping. That's all you need. Chemicals are just a waste of $$. Ron
lanerd 05/16/15 10:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Place to Purchase a Base Plate

Craigslist for anything used, then eBay. For new, I've found than Amazon will typically have the lowest price over any of the "rv stores"...physical store or on-line store. Ron
lanerd 05/16/15 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roadmaster or Blue Ox?

The op mentioned Buick Enclave / Chevy Traverse. I have an Enclave and per manual and dealer this is needed. Not that I have anything against GM, I love my Enclave. The procedure to tow it 4 down is much more complicated. Hummm... quoting from Motorhome's 2015 towing guide for the Chevy Traverse: "Remove 15 amp ECM fuse, the 15 amp On Star fuse and 50 amp BATT1 fuse. Run vehicle at the beginning of each day and at each rv fuel stop for aboout 5 minutes." It also states the same wording for the GMC Arcadia and Buick Enclave No mention of a lube pump requirement.
lanerd 05/15/15 06:18pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Window Tint

In most states (maybe all of them), tinting the windshield is forbidden. I think they do allow a small strip across the top to help with sun glare...but nothing directly in front of the driver. Think sun glasses.... Ron NOT true ! there is a limit called the AS1 line - you're NOT supposed to go below that AS1 line. I'm sorry, exactly what part is not true?:h Ron My apologies - I stand corrected. I missed where you said small strip across the top Apology accepted. Ron
lanerd 05/15/15 06:07pm Class A Motorhomes
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