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Johno02 12/04/19 05:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blue Ox Tow Bar

Part of the deal when we traded for our last toad update. The dealership had to install the tow plates and wiring free to seal the trade. They did it! I provided the two plates.
Johno02 12/04/19 05:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas station guide

Ours is 30', with a toad hanging out behind. We use a lot of Walmarts, and haven't found one yet that we couldn't get into or out of. I always try for one of the end pumps, but most times we can use others. Worst situation so far (15 years) was the whole troup of yardworkers that filled the tank, then everyone went into the McDonalds to get breakfast and left the truck at the pump. I had gotten boxed in, and with a toad, could not back out. So, I just went in and got my breakfast sandwich also. Gas terminal attendant watched, so I asked if he would ask them to move so I could get out of the drive at least, and he acted like I has asked him to kill or insult someone. So, when I did get to the pump, I had the entire side of the three pump island and one drive lane blocked, so I put in $20 worth of gas, washed the windshield, checked everything, then went to another place and filled up the rest of the 75 gallon tank.
Johno02 12/03/19 03:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: 15 Amp Service

What part of the Country are you going to?? Just remember that a 15 Amp circuit is the same as the wall outlets in one room of your house. If you are staying south, use normal winterizing, but do not try to use an electric heater to heat the rig. NoACs, hair dryers, very limited microwave, no electric heaters, fridge and Water heater on gas, and remember that converter that provides 12V stuff and battery charging pull pretty heavy also.
Johno02 12/02/19 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Voice Controlled Travel Trailer

HAL was just a bit to the left of IBM....
Johno02 12/02/19 05:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: digital photo storage

Google photos??
Johno02 12/02/19 05:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: "Balancing" motorhome heating systems.

WE have found that a small fan at one end of the coach really helps to circulate and distribute both heat and cooling.
Johno02 12/02/19 09:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Laser cane for Parkinson's

Have not seen one, but should not be hard to rig one with a laser pointer and a bit of tape, maybe a bit of plastic foam for support, shape as need to point laser right, then tape it all together.
Johno02 12/01/19 09:51pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: What jack to have onboard for roadside tire changes?

Actually, if you have a leveling system on your coach, use that. I normally do not recommend ever raising the real wheels off the ground, but I do know that it can be done. during the one rear tire blowout we have had, I called my emergence road service to come change it for me. I asked the service person "my jacks or yours", we used mine, then he put a jackstand under the axle for safety, and we lowered onto it. With a dual axle, I don't know. He said that he actually felt better about my jacks than his!
Johno02 12/01/19 06:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: dumping tanks

About 10-15 miles, so we always dump and flush well before coming back home. Our home sewer connections are far away on the other side of the house, so there is no option.
Johno02 11/28/19 07:12pm Truck Campers
RE: Quiet side of the Smokies

Even the quiet side is getting a lot noisier than it used to be. We enjoy the Townsend area.
Johno02 11/27/19 09:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hydraulics??

Slides and jacks all work off the same pump. Check for voltage at the pump, could be a bad pump motor.
Johno02 11/27/19 08:33pm Tech Issues
RE: pressure washers

Works great if used carefully.
Johno02 11/27/19 06:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: Upgrade V-10 to Turbo?

On the older (2005 and before), the turbo addition was a good thing. With the new (after 2005, its wasted money. Mine has never failed to get us and the toad where we wanted to go.
Johno02 11/27/19 12:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dash camera recommendations

Only recommendation from here is to get an extra SD card to go with it. In case of an incident, remove and store the installed card, and replace with the new one so that the camera continues working. This was a hint from a friend that had an opportunity to need the recorded video.
Johno02 11/27/19 10:54am Tech Issues
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

Yes, I agree that if you know in advance where you are going, you can download the maps to whatever device, and then will have them when you are off-network. My problem is I rarely know in advance where we are going, and when we get lost, a stand-alone still knows where we are and sometimes will tell us how to get back. But, again, you still have to have access to the GPS satellites, and occasionally they can hide from you. BTW, we bought our first one after being out in the toad after dark, then could not find our way back to the campground. Lucky, we found a local cop running radar on a dark road, and even he did not know where the campground was. BUT, he did have a book of state-issued maps in his trunk, and we worked it out. Went out an bought a GPS the next day. Not to see where we were going, but how to get BACK!!!
Johno02 11/26/19 07:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

In a few, rare cases, the downloaded maps might be more accurate than a stand-alone, IF the downloaded version happens to show recent road construction and changes. But don't depend on that to be true, because they all use the same map databases that do not get instant changes applied very often. I have heard that there are only one or two actual map databases, and they are shared by all.
Johno02 11/26/19 01:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Built in vs. Stand-alone GPS?

Not sure about the in-dash units, but the big advantage to stand-alones is that the stand-alones (usually) have the maps loaded into the unit itself, rather than having to download from a satellite or internet. Like someone else said, Google, or a cell phone is great, IF you have cell or internet service. If not, it is just a useless hunk of junk. And with most stand-alones, after a bit you can download and install new, up-to-date maps. And, a good, current printed atlas can be a trip-saver! Spend a lot less and get a good 7" unit that is easy to use!
Johno02 11/26/19 01:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Repairs and Upgrades

It does seem that those of us that can do a few simple things for ourselves are becoming fewer and fewer. However, it is a fact that I cannot do a lot of things that used to be simple, and it is really hard to find someone that has both the know-how and ability to simple repairs and fixes. But, with the DW and I together, we can still manage pretty well for ourselves. For example, DW found new plumbing fixtures(on sale cheap) that she liked much better than the ones installed in the MH, so we(she)just climbed under the cabinets, and we replaced with the new ones.
Johno02 11/24/19 08:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2nd to Wrangler what are the best toad options?

Can't get them anymore, but we still have a 2011 HHR as a toad. Requires no mods except installation of the tow plates, remove one fuse (inside) or install a switch. hook up and tow. Usually takes us less that a minute to hook up or disconnect. Lots of miles showing, and about half as much not showing.
Johno02 11/20/19 05:51pm Dinghy Towing
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