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RE: Dually Valve Stems

I’m basically using the same setup as Klutchdust. One way valve caps and extended dual head air chucks BUT for my dualies, I can’t use the style chuck pictured. There are two types of dual head chucks (that I know of), one that is straight with the rear facing chuck angled (pictured) and another that has both chucks at an angle. Mine is the latter. Because of different wheel and extention configurations, I don’t think there is one solution that will fit all. Norm I have standard valve stems, I installed valve stem caps that cover the stem yet allow air to go into the tire and use long reach air chuck and tire gauge. No problem. Add a drop of paint pen on the rim where the inside stem is so you know where it is. https://i.imgur.com/ZzLrWdYl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/K6KSD28l.jpg
F1bNorm 01/16/20 01:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: E350 trickle charge

Thanks for the responses! Been using a 10watt solar panel on the coach batteries and it works really well. 10w isn’t enough to keep up while camping, but is fine for maintaining charge while in storage. The panel sits on the dash and is plugged into one of the coach outlets. I tried it on the chassis, through the dash and it didn’t seem to be working. I thought there might be a diode in the circuit. It is a very tight fit for the plug so maybe I wasn’t making contact, or I didn’t wait long enough to see an increase in voltage. 10w isn’t very much juice! I’ll try again and report back. Thanks! Norm
F1bNorm 09/15/19 11:41pm Class C Motorhomes
E350 trickle charge

The 2006 Ford E350 has live (key removed) cigarette lighter (2) sockets in the dash. Shouldn’t I be able to trickle charge the chassis battery through that outlet? Thanks!
F1bNorm 09/11/19 09:28pm Class C Motorhomes
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
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