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RE: Mountain driving and towing with a gas class A

I have driven over just about every paved mountain pass in CO. While my 09 Ford 22000# rig and 4000# toad can make it just fine and slow, I prefer to unhook and let the DW follow. Only takes 5 min on each side and doesn't push the vehicles so hard. Adds 10 minutes per pass to my drive and a whole lot of peace of mind. So I get there 10-20 minutes behind you, you will be set up and greet me with a cocktail!
roam1 07/16/14 11:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind sensor awnings?

Mine works great Retracted at least a dozen times in 4 years
roam1 07/03/14 08:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiny Holes in Awning

I use sail repair tape Buy from a marine store Lasts for years
roam1 07/01/14 06:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finally 2014 Cherokee base plate install

odd, I installed my blue ox baseplate in my trailhawk and no drilling was required in the frame I used to use the magnetic tow lights, but have switched to using the existing lights with diodes. It is so much more convenient and no risk of scratching the paint. The only way to wire tow lights for the 2014 Cherokee is diodes. I'm not splicing into the cars electrical system no matter how safe others claim it to be. I don't need more electrical problems causing warranty issues. The wireless lights take about as much time to connect. The lights I purchased don't just have rubbed boots. They're sealed to the magnets. They weren't cheap, but built real nice. I purchased the Rc 1 independent lights. http://www.bladestowright.com/cart/ecom-catshow/Wireless_Lightbars.html
roam1 06/09/14 08:38pm Dinghy Towing
RE: GMC Rollover in movie

What else would you expect when you put it on cruise control and go in the back and join the party????? lesson learned: don't carry bowling balls, scorpions, and Ron Burgandy!!!
roam1 12/23/13 08:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Am I Getting Ready to Buy A Lemon?

even if it isn't a lemon, do you want to take it back to that dealer for warranty.........odds are good that there will be warranty items after you take it home.......make sure you price that in if you will not be returning to that dealer for warranty repair....
roam1 12/23/13 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Too tall

I am often seen driving the streets of my small town on the wrong side of the road due to the many branches that reach out and scratch my rig! I have to go out of my way through the maze......to get home safe!:)
roam1 12/21/13 07:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wheelbase to length ratio. What does it mean?

That is just a guideline Usually higher is better
roam1 12/15/13 07:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why no rear window in Holiday Rambler?

Fixed rear window and side windows that open for cross ventilation are a must have for me. We spend a lot of time in the mountains with beautiful views, sounds , and temps. Sometimes we wake up at the beach with a view of the ocean...... Few times I was sick for a week in bed, the rear window was a blessing. After 20 years of RVing with a rear window, I'm stuck in my ways....:S:D
roam1 12/15/13 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Problem with Progressive Dynamic Converter

My coach batteries are two 6v wet cell hooked in series. I have measured the voltage at several locations. Directly on the terminal posts, at the terminal on the electrical control module (marked coach), as well as the output terminals of the converter. I have also measured the electrolyte with a hydrometer to determine the level of charge. I have the plug in wizard to monitor the battery voltage and switch to the various charge modes. I have also removed the converter and hooked it direct to a partially charged battery and measured the voltage at the converter with and without the battery load. Without the battery connected I get around 13.8 vdc with a digital meter. When I connect the battery, the voltage drops below 12 vdc. I can hook up a simple 12v automobile charger to the coach batteries and get favorable results (the batteries charge) The simple fact remains, the converter is most likely faulty; both the original and the replacement. I am pleased to know others are not experiencing the same problem with the Progressive Dynamic unit. I was probably unfortunate to get two bad ones in a row. My new converter will arrive in a few days and pass on the results. Thanks for all your comments. what you describe sounds correct with a partially discharged battery. 13.5 with no load, 12V when partially discharged battery connected, did you measure current when you hooked up the partially discharged battery? it takes a while to bring the voltage up on a discharged battery
roam1 12/11/13 06:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries discharging

buy a multi meter with clamp on ac/dc current capability, learn to use it, you will save yourself lots of money and time in your future!
roam1 12/11/13 06:35am Class A Motorhomes
Thor 2010 step mount failed

The electric 2-step that extends when we open the door was getting some "spring" to it and kind of felt like it was loose. I removed the step today and found the mount on one side broken off and the other side was cracked and bending down. It was very close to total failure. Looking at the steel where the step is mounted, it looks to small a gauge steel to support the 50 pound electric step and the weight of a 200 pound person stepping down. That is a lot of force cantilevered out on the bottom step. Not quite sure how to fix it yet, thinking weld will only hold as long as the original.... http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j427/1Gatorb8/P1030551_zpsf9ad1608.jpg http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j427/1Gatorb8/P1030552_zps6b4801af.jpg
roam1 12/10/13 07:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone flat towing a 2014 jeep cherokee yet?

I am in the process of purchasing a Cherokee 4x4 and here are a few things I've learned. When you go to the Jeep.com site to configure a vehicle it doesn't have all the color options available (for example it doesn't show Cashmere). I called Chrysler and they gave me this LINK which will give you a lot more detailed information regarding the packages and colors available. When you go to the site: Select Brands & Products Select Jeep > (model) (in this case Cherokee) Scroll down to the bottom of the right side menu. You should see two selections: Feature Availability & Specifications There are four models available: Sport, Latitude, Limited & Trail Hawk. The four cylinder engine is standard on all models, but the V6 option is only available on the Latitude, Limited & Trail Hawk In order to flat tow it has to have the Active Drive II transmission. It is not available on the Sport, but is an option (at $995) on the Latitude & Limited, and standard on the Trail Hawk. I test drove a four cylinder Latitude and a V6 Limited. The V6 is a $1,500 upgrade, and as a former street rodder, all I can say is it's well worth it. I spoke with Blue Ox on Friday and they told me they have a Limited and a Trail Hawk due in within the next week or so to design a base plate. It then goes to engineering for review and where installation procedures are written. They figured they would have their base plate officially ready around the middle of January. Good to know, thanks!
roam1 12/02/13 05:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone flat towing a 2014 jeep cherokee yet?

Not yet, DW is following me home till we get a baseplate. And, just a reminder, the manual says no dolly towing, go figure Page 537 of the owners manual says to can dolly tow the 2 wheel drive one with the front weels up Sorry, I meant the 4x4 trailhawk is a no on dolly
roam1 12/01/13 06:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone flat towing a 2014 jeep cherokee yet?

Not yet, DW is following me home till we get a baseplate. And, just a reminder, the manual says no dolly towing, go figure
roam1 12/01/13 04:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Did it... Caught the corner of the slide with my noggin!

Cracked my head a few times , nothing a rum drink didn't fix.... Cracked a tooth once, that took a trip to the dentist!:S
roam1 11/25/13 07:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I was an IDIOT for buying a Thor Palazzo!!!

Schwintek Systems have been problem prone from day one.......ain't got it right yet. Might be OK on a small slide but they are nothing but problems Rear motor, motor drive, drive rail or controller has failed on yours Wasn't Schwintek founded by the guys from Wayne's World? Sorry, I couldn't resist! Maybe CW would take your rig back and give you credit toward another of a different make, I would always feel that it would happen again after the warranty expired....
roam1 11/24/13 05:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I was an IDIOT for buying a Thor Palazzo!!!

I feel your pain Start raising heck at CW and demand another unit( different mfg!)
roam1 11/24/13 04:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New purchase Sales Tax

They are very sneaky!!! Funny, that's what they probably say about us! LOL
roam1 11/23/13 05:59am Class A Motorhomes
Hitch locking pin failure

Yesterday I removed my hitch ball mount and installed my tow bar. I installed the locking pin and lock. I gave the lock a yank with my hand to be sure the lock was secure. This was what I ended up with. The remaining parts fell off. I know I have a little rust / corrosion but was not expecting this! I will be removing all locking pins of this type from service. It doesn't have a name brand on it, only CCP on the key http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j427/1Gatorb8/P1030521_zps84aadd97.jpg http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j427/1Gatorb8/P1030522_zps2cdc72c7.jpg http://i1085.photobucket.com/albums/j427/1Gatorb8/P1030523_zps61d5db71.jpg
roam1 11/19/13 07:19am Dinghy Towing
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