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RE: RV toilet paper

We’ve used Costco TP forever! Like Dave says, use plenty of water so it can slosh around in the tank. This is for any TP! The only downside with Costco is if you run out while on the road, you’re going to have to use another brand or find a place to store that huge package! Norm
F1bNorm 08/06/19 03:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Towing a Honda CRV

I have the same problem. My solution was to add a battery cut out. See: https://www.amazon.com/Post-Battery-Master-Disconnect-Switch/dp/B001N729FS/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2MZQYP8XQUICI&keywords=battery+disconnect&qid=1564867364&s=gateway&sprefix=Battery+di%2Caps%2C214&sr=8-4 Note: the CRV battery post is smaller than standard, so you might need a shim. See: https://www.amazon.com/Schumacher-BAF-2-positive-negative-batteries/dp/B0060YI0YS/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Battery+shim&qid=1564867989&s=gateway&sr=8-1 We use the valet key when towing, attached to it is a 3x5 card with the tranny routine and the radio reset code. Norm
F1bNorm 08/03/19 03:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Recommended Tow Set-Ups (Brands) for the Toad

X2 No brake box sitting on the drivers side floor. Your base plates will be dependent on your vehicle. We use Blue ox baseplates but have the Ready Brute Elite tow bars with integrated surge brakes. I really like these bars, everything is mechanical so there is nothing electrical or pneumatic to fail on the braking system. And the brakes are built into the bars so there is no installing/uninstalling the brake system like on a lot of other brands and it's not invasive to the vehicle. Takes about a minute to hook everything up from start to finish. Super easy. They were a little more expensive than some other brands, but when you consider the brakes are built in, but they are comparable to a set of bars and additional brake system, so in the end it's a wash. We tow a CRV. ready brute bars
F1bNorm 07/03/19 01:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tow Bar In or Tow Bar Out?

Bought myReady Brute w/built in brake around 2009. Wonder if the vintage makes a difference? Check with NSA? Norm
F1bNorm 03/23/19 08:12pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow Bar In or Tow Bar Out?

Okay, you made me look. My Ready Brute tow bar does not lock in the forward position. The locking pin does drop, but does not engage. If the bar did lock in both positions, I would think in certain conditions you could lock one bar in and the other out, which would not be good! Try yours and report back. Norm
F1bNorm 03/22/19 02:58pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 4 seatbelts NOT facing sideways

Our ‘06 Winn Aspect 23b, a B+, has 6 lap belts in addition to the driver and passenger cab seats. 2 facing forward and 2 facing rear at the dinette and 2 on the side couch. Does not have anchor clips for current child seats. See: http://library.rvusa.com/brochure/06Aspectbro.pdf Norm
F1bNorm 03/19/19 04:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How useful is a Toad?

The test to see if we wanted to tow our CRV was to have my wife follow the MH to a favorite campground. We decided it was nice to have the car, so we set it up to tow. Depending on the destination or distance we now have the option to tow or not. Towing: freedom to sight see, not have to store stuff in the camper to move, CRV has room for extra gear, mate can go off on their own (unless you don't mind sitting outside of quilt stores). Not towing: Better gas mileage (about 1 MPG), easier to maneuver (you can't back up with a towd), no speed limit restriction for towing (CA-55MPH). If you set-up your CRV, we are happy with the ReadyBrute system. I suggest you include a battery charge line. Norm A plus for towing whether a TC or small MH is that you can carry extra stuff in the towd.
F1bNorm 03/04/19 10:55am Dinghy Towing
RE: Motorcycle trailer for Class C

I have and use both a trailer and a rack. Here's my take: Rack- Plus: Easy to use. No speed restriction (CA trailer 55MPH max). No fuss backing up. Neg: Exposed to elements, less secure (theft), affects handling Tips: Get one with a channel, not the ladder type. To ease loading, use a long ramp or load from a curb. Cargo Trailer (enclosed)- Plus: contents are out of sight and out of the elements. Can carry more stuff, gas can, BBQ, bicycles etc. Tows easily. Can be used at home to store same items. Neg: Backing is tricky, should have a backup camera, small trailer cannot be seen while towing. Another set of wheels/tires to care for (do get a trailer with full size 15" wheels). Speed restriction for trailers in some states. Tips: do not get a cheap HF trailer. Install a bike chock and tie down eyes. Norm
F1bNorm 02/27/19 02:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Step down in Class C

We have an ‘06 Winnebago Aspect, E350 chassis. It has an entertainment center over the cab and the step down is about an inch. Norm
F1bNorm 02/22/19 05:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Other than RMNP, what can u do in Denver area?

The Hammond Candy factory tour was fun. https://hammondscandies.com/products/hammonds-factory-tour Favorite of my wife, https://www.rmqm.org/Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in nearby Golden, CO. We stayed at/liked the Cherry Creek Campground Norm
F1bNorm 01/06/19 12:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chaser vs. Dinghy

We currently chase, tow and rent. If traveling from campground to campground, we often do both tow and chase. It’s nice to have the option. We started rving with a TT, so we always had a vehicle to sight see in. When we switched to a C, we missed being able to hop in the car and go to town. Sight seeing with the MH was not always easy. Especially finding parking in downtown areas. The test was to have my wife drive our CRV behind the camper. Liked having the car so we set it up to tow. A down side to using a chaser is most campgrounds charge an extra car fee if you drive the car in. If you tow it it’s considered a trailer and no extra fee. We do a few extended trips, say 4000+ miles and usually with a single destination, on those trips we rent a car. A lot depends on where you are going and what you are going to do upon arrival. Money wise it’s a wash. Towing, it costs us a mile or two per gallon, but we make it up by the higher MPG when sight seeing in the toad. Our CRV is smaller/lighter than a typical TT and for the most part, an easy tow, except you can’t backup. I say try using a chase car for a few trips and then decide. There is no perfect answer, just more choices! Norm
F1bNorm 01/02/19 01:01pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Readybrute elite

We have the same set-up, RB Elite and a CRV. If hooking up solo, I prop one arm on top of the tool tote we use to carry cables, cords and misc hardware. See: Tote bag The added height on the opposite side makes that part of the job pretty easy. If we're talking about installing the towbar in the receiver. I have a routine for that, too. It's stored a ways from the MH so I put it on another HF product - Hand cart It sits with the front bar pointing forward and the bar latch engaged so it rocks on the platform. When I get to the MH, I rock it back so the T bar just enters the receiver. It's then easy to lift the two arms and slide it the rest of the way in. The biggest hassle for me is getting the locking hitch pin in because of the bodywork near the hitch receiver.
F1bNorm 10/29/18 01:13am Dinghy Towing
RE: In search of a small Class C

We have a Winnebago Aspect 23d and we have been happy with it. It’s slightly narrower 7’11”than other C’s. Actually a B+. No cab over, but with a slide. It’s on a e350 chassis with a V10. Mileage 9-10 mpg. Downside for us is you have to make the bed daily, but we’ve gotten used to it. See: https://winnebagoind.com/resources/brochure/2006/06-Aspect-bro.pdf This model was only avail 3 years, 05-07. Looks like current value is around 20k. Norm
F1bNorm 09/26/18 06:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Does anyone know about Goodyear air bags ??

Operator manuals for Winnebago are online. Check: https://winnebagoind.com/resources/manuals/operatormanuals.php These didn’t come in the coach Gotcha! Thought you meant the manuals didn’t come with the coach! Norm
F1bNorm 09/23/18 10:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where do you place your inside level?

When we first got our Ford powered Winny, I went out to an empty shopping center parking lot. Leveled the coach with a carpenters level. Checked several spots, fridge freezer, kitchen counter and floor. All were pretty close. I then took a round bullet level, mine has 3 holes, tapped the holes for 3 set screws (#4 or#6), stuck apiece of doubleslded foam tape on the bottom. Stuck it on the engine doghouse next to the cup holder and where I could see it from the drivers seat. Turned the set screws until it read level. Now I drive into a camp site, watching the level and stop when the bubble is centered or closest to center. If leveling blocks are needed, mine are 3 tiered. I watch the level and stop on the appropriate step. Beats getting in and out of the drivers seat to check level or asking DW for directions! A variation on this same procedure. Get the coach level and if you are lucky, you can set your phone with a level app on your console/ cup holder and it will show level. Once correct spot for the phone is located, place the phone in the same spot each time you park. Norm
F1bNorm 09/23/18 03:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Does anyone know about Goodyear air bags ??

I have heard that a minimum amount of air is required. My Winn has Firestone air bags and the manual says a min of 20 psi. Norm
F1bNorm 09/22/18 01:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Does anyone know about Goodyear air bags ??

One of the nice features of Winnebago products is the online support. Model and year specific Manuals, electrical schematics, parts, and even the original sales brochures are just an Internet click away! Norm
F1bNorm 09/22/18 01:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Does anyone know about Goodyear air bags ??

Operator manuals for Winnebago are online. Check: https://winnebagoind.com/resources/manuals/operatormanuals.php
F1bNorm 09/22/18 12:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Barker Vent Stick

If the knob has ears like the photo, maybe cut notches in a stick or piece of pvc pipe? Or a tool like this: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Orbit-Silver-Water-Shut-off-Curb-Key/3424624?cm_mmc=SCE_PLA-_-RoughPlumbingElectrical-_-Irrigation-_-3424624:Orbit&CAWELAID=&kpid=3424624&CAGPSPN=pla&store_code=1555&k_clickID=59111762-eeb5-4e9b-9f57-7daa14862698&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7sz7r7W73QIVE2p-Ch0qFwcJEAQYGCABEgKByPD_BwE Norm
F1bNorm 09/14/18 03:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Keeping cool while boondocking

We’ve had good luck with the 5” battery powered O2Cool fans. They are quiet and will run several nights on 2 D cells on the low setting. Get one for each person so there is no fighting over where it’s pointed. https://www.amazon.com/O2COOL-Portable-Desktop-Circulation-Battery/dp/B001B16VT6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1535506811&sr=8-4&keywords=o2cool%2Bfan&th=1 Norm We just finished a July/ August trip in the Midwest. We had AC available and ran it in the daytime. The AC was too noisy to run at night and preferred to open windows and use the little fans. We used to use very quiet 12v computer muffin fans but the O2Cools were just as quiet, energy efficient and stable enough to sit on the bed next to your pillow. Works for us! Norm
F1bNorm 08/29/18 02:02pm Travel Trailers
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