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RE: Tow dolly or not?

There are pros and cons to towing with a dolly. I towed for some time. Here is what I found: 1. Parking the dolly when space wasn't long enough. Unless the ground was really level,it was very hard, or impossible to move the dolly. I finally installed a receiver on my car so I could move the dolly around. 2. It does take a lot of effort to load/unload the dolly because you have to have enough room to drive onto it straight and need to tie everything down. 3. You may need auxiliary wiring for tail/back up and turn signal lights, depending on length of the car. Some states require lighting if the vehicle extends more than 3' from taillights on the dolly. I wired my vehicle to accept a plug-in for lighting. I towed once with external lights and did damage paint. 4. Must have brakes on the dolly, depending on weight. I would guess that vehicle is heavy enough to require them. 5. The biggest thing for me was parking. Many, many of the RV park spaces were not long enough for my 36' DP, tow dolly and toad. I always had a hassle with that. 6. If you can't tow 4 down, then a dolly is the way to do it. I never had a sway issue because the hitch was installed properly at right height for towing,
Leeblev 04/18/22 11:12am Dinghy Towing
RE: Air brake issues

I had this happen to me on my 2001 Newmar Kountry Star w. Cummins on a Freightliner chassis. What I found out was the microprocessor for the rear air tank became faulty and caused the guage to go to zero, setting off my alarm and scaring the ----- out of me. it would return to normal pressure and do it again and again. Freightliner replaced the processor. When I took it to Freightliner, I had 90000+ on the odometer. When I picked my rig up, it had 46000 on it. The problem was that the microprocessors for the rear air tank, dash and engine (where mileage is stored) miscommunicated and put 45000 on the odometer. Neither Freightliner or Cummins could legally restore the mileage because of federal regulations. Solution? Sticker on door noting to add 44000 miles to the reading on the odometer. Both techs knew how and could fix the problem but legally could not because they didn't want to loose their license. Know and check your mileage before leaving the facility.
Leeblev 04/13/22 04:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Selling RV, urgent help needed on proper process California

I recently sold my DP MH on RV Trader. You need to make sure that you immediately, by computer, fill out a release of liability form on the DMV website. You possibly will have to do a smog test before reregistering it. I just found out that diesel propelled vehicles now have to have a smog test upon sale. I have no idea where that is done at. If I were you, I would go to DMV with the new owner to ensure immediate xfer. If not, that release of liability is very important. hope it helps Lee
Leeblev 04/05/22 12:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: How To Tear Off Your Truck Camper Jack Made Easy

I had a 36' Diesel MH and I tried to turn into a gas station pump lane one day. Could not see the 3' pole protecting the pump and managed to trash two storage bay doors on the left side. My fault! My mirrors are adjustable and I should have aimed the left one down to see the pole. Unfortunately, I was distracted by a 4 wheeler not allowing me to enter the lane. Still, my fault and I paid the $2500 repair price. I must say that I paid much closer attention to my surroundings after that!
Leeblev 03/03/22 11:22am Truck Campers
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