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RE: Mirrors.. no one said we needed Mirrors

Well it appears some replies make it about themselves not the intended observations. Yes PU's come with a tow package with extended mirrors, others do not. Many SUV'S observed were smaller and narrower than the trailer they were towing without the aid of an extended mirror of some sort. The point is just be safe out there. If you get a chance to talk to a fellow RV'r newbie or veteran bring rear view mirrors into the mix and ask or give suggestions if prompted. It's just a safety issue to help protect each other. Not a my way or the highway rant.
blawless 08/27/22 10:24pm Towing
Mirrors.. no one said we needed Mirrors

This is a pet peeve that seems to be getting worse. While we headed home on Friday the weekend warriors were heading out to their various destinations. I passed by 65 travel trailers being pulled by SUV's, PU's and cars. Only one... Had proper towing mirrors. None of them could see passed the front of their trailers. It made it quite dangerous when they tried to change lanes. Then there were others that dealt with the poor visibility by putting the peddle to the metal and passed everything in sight not bothering with what was behind them. Most of them were commendable for having the proper sway bars etc. But missed the boat on extended mirrors. Is this something that no one told the newbies?
blawless 08/27/22 08:43am Towing
RE: Gas Class A

As was said earlier find the floor plan you like and then if its a gasser fine if a diesel fine. I have a 36' gasser and it has more storage than many diesels of the same size. Only one thing that wasn't mentioned regarding the diesel MH is the Air brakes. You will require an endorsement on your driver's license for the air brakes. This involves taking and passing air brake course before you can legally drive it. Which may or may not delay being able to drive it. In addition if you become sick etc.. (heaven forbid) while you're out and about does your significant other have the endorsement as well to be able to drive it home or to a safe location while on the road. This unfortunately never gets mentioned in any of the diesel vs gas MH debates.
blawless 08/12/22 08:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome captain seat covers

blawless 07/05/22 08:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome captain seat covers

There available at camping world.
blawless 07/05/22 07:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 5th wheel front tripod

I noticed no one has mentioned the safety factor. Besides being an additional motion support it also acts as a safety support if in the unlikely event the front jacks give way for any reason. (ie) soft ground, wash out, lock pin failure, vandalism etc...
blawless 06/22/22 05:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wiper Arm for Coachman 2006/2007 Mirada

For those who couldn't follow the link I sent, here is a cut and paste version. Coachmen Aurora (02-05) W/Wiper Repair Parts List. For anyone who has windshield wiper motor/assembly issues. My wipers stopped working on our rush home last March to get back across the Canadian border before the shutdown. My wiper motor over heated, and the wipers stopped or vice versa. Just before arriving home the signal lights quit as well. After a long knuckle busting search for the cause I finally got to the root of the problem. The root cause was a badly corroded wiper pivot shaft on the drivers side that seized causing the motor to overheat which in turn melted the wiper circuit control module mounted on the floor behind the brake pedal. The wiper fuse should have blown first but Coachmen used a 30 amp fuse in that slot instead of a 15 amp. Bad set up as the control module will melt before the fuse ever blows. It took a few weeks to determine all the parts numbers as Coachmen now Forest River have nothing on file as to what after market system was used. Here's the part list: 1. Wexco pivot shaft assembly #300657 2. Pantograph adapter dry #200241 3. Dayna pantograph wiper arm wet #200487N 4. Wexco Wiper motor #D103 5. Dorman wiper control module #906-151 (906151) pulse module. (This module controls everything attached to the wiper arm on the steering column, wipers, signals, W/washer pump and bright lights) Replaces a number of Ford part numbers no longer available. (ie) YC2Z17C476aa One other major issue..!!! These parts are not available or listed by our Canadian auto parts stores. So I had to order them from the States. With the exchange rate at $0.74 on the dollar it cost me an additional $300 plus shipping and brokerage fees. But hey... I now have working w/wipers just in time to park the MH for the winter till the border opens again. I hope these part numbers will help someone else out and save weeks of online searching. Happy Trails.
blawless 06/13/22 08:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wiper Arm for Coachman 2006/2007 Mirada

This is the post I made on the same issue, re replacement wiper arms et'al. Below is the link. https://www.irv2.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5469257 B.
blawless 06/13/22 05:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Starlink for RV's Just Released Announcement

Got the same email. The price has jumped significantly. For those who are on the waiting list, the monthly fee was $110(Cdn) per month to $140. Cost of equipment went from $649 to $759. Now an additional $50 for hub converter. For RV plan, it's $179(Cdn) monthly + equipment $759. If you want both RV and Home you have to buy two dishes and pay for two plans per month, $179 for RV and $140 for Home. That's $319/ month for internet. The difference with the RV plan is $30 a month more attributed to mobility. There is no guarantee of service availability or speed pending Home Plan congestion in the area. You may not be able to connect or be bumped and service is not guaranteed. You can just buy the RV plan for home use..But..if you live in a congested area and are on the waiting list you will not get service. You will have to drive/ move the dish to a remote area for service defeating the loophole of just one Dish and monthly plan. Basically think of the 4G/5G data plans except reversed, remote area no signal or only 2G. Big city 5G. It's turned into a rich man's service in remote areas, not an affordable high speed Internet connection to support unserviced rural areas at a comparative cost to lower income families.
blawless 05/24/22 02:50pm Technology Corner
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