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RE: 34/35' diesel pusher question. Newbie

We downsized from a 41' to a 34' motorhome and have been very happy. It may not do quite as well as the 41' in a cross wind, but it is more than acceptable. We have been very happy with ours and have put over 41,000 miles on it. Ed Headington
eheading 05/23/19 07:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 260 hp?

We have a 34' Newmar Ventana LE with the 340 HP 5.9 liter Cummins engine, and the 6 speed 2500 series Allison transmission. I love the combination. The transmission is the smoothest shifting of the 5 Allison's I have had, and I can climb hills as well as our 41' Revolution with the 400 hp 9 liter CAT engine. In my opinion, one reason it does well on hills is that it is governed at 2800 rpm instead of 2400. Regading the 260 hp, we had a 36' Monaco back in the 90's with the 230 5.9 liter Cummins, and lived in it for over 2 years. We were very happy with the performance of that coach. The weight on that was about what you quote for the Expedition you are looking at. Ed Headington
eheading 03/14/19 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tow a mini?

We had a 2015 MINI roadster that we towed over 15000 miles. I concluded that the reason BMW says they "don't recommend towing' it is that they had not tested it. We had no problems. At the time we got theirs, Roadmaster didn't have a baseplate for the roadster, but Blue Ox did, so we used that. Never had any problems. Another nice feature on ours was that it did not have a locking steering wheel. This meant that we could turn the ignition off, take out the key, and tow away. Nice. Ed Headington
eheading 03/14/19 02:30pm Dinghy Towing
RE: New Dinghy

Glad you came out "whole" through all of your turmoil. I believe you will be happy with the Toyota. We actually tow a 2018 Corolla SE 4 wheels down (has a 6 speed manual transmission). Tows beautifully and I love driving it (of course I love a manual transmission). So enjoy it, they are sure dependable cars!!! Ed Headington
eheading 02/26/19 12:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: New RV- need Roadside Assistance??

I wouldn't leave home without roadside assistance. In fact a few weeks ago I couldn't even leave home!!! Pulled the motorhome out of its RV garage and got stuck in the mud in our yard!!! Called my FMCA insurance number, they immediately dispatched the biggest truck you ever saw from 40 miles away. I think it could have towed our house if I had wanted it to. He came, winched out our motorhome - no charge! Ed
eheading 02/20/19 03:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Full Wall slide dependability

We have a bottom of the line Newmar diesel, a 34' Ventana LE. It has a full slide on the driver's side. We actually could not have our floorplan without the full slide. We have traveled over 40,000 miles now and only had one problem. We had an obstruction at one end of the slide when we extended it. Not good. However, the good news is that after about a 10 minute call with Newmar technicians, everything was realigned and working fine again. I cannot speak for other manufacturers, or for the new hydraulic slides on more expensive Newmar motorhomes, but for the Newmar electric slides, I would NOT hesitate to buy another unit with a full slide again. All of the theoretical analysis that has been presented on this thread has been very interesting, but actually owning one and using it in the real world is the real test - and ours has certainly exceeded our expectations. Ed Headington 2013 Newmar Ventana LE
eheading 11/23/18 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2002 Tracker; Setting up to Tow

We towed a 2004 Tracker for 9 years and over 50,000 miles and loved it. If you are going to use separate bulbs for lights, where are you going to mount them?? There is no room in the tail light fixtures to add an additional bulb. I had wanted to go that route also, but had to use the diodes since there was no room for an additional bulb. Regarding the key and the ignition. If you turn the engine off and move the key to the full off position, our Tracker did not lock the steering wheel unless you removed the key. So we always left the key in the "locked off" position with the key still in the ignition. Ed Headington
eheading 10/06/18 12:14pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Coach Net or just use my insurance

We have FMCA roadside assist. Haven't used it yet. We also have Progressive insurance on our motorhome. We like Progressive and have good service with the insurance and a good rate. However, one year we decided to just use the Progressive roadside assist. During that year we blew out a rear air bag on our diesel motorhome in LA. We had a very bad experience with Progressive. When finally a tow truck came after 3-4 hours, we had already gotten another tow service to buy another air bag for us, and was on the way back to install it. The Progressive tow truck explained that Progressive would not pay the going rate for towing. So, what happened in our case was that after an hour the tow company got a better offer and dropped us. We were not happy with that. We then dropped the Progressive roadside service and just kept the insurance and returned to Coach Net, and eventually to FMCA Roadside assist. Ed Headington
eheading 09/27/18 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Loading the new motor home

We went from a 41'motorhome to a 34' motorhome a few years ago. We found a lot of things we didn't need!!! And after 4 years, I really haven't missed them. Ed Headington
eheading 09/20/18 05:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing a Mini Cooper

We towed our 2015 MINI Cooper roadster with a 2" drop hitch. Worked just fine. Ed Headington
eheading 09/09/18 04:02pm Dinghy Towing
Roadmaster tow brackets

I don't know if most of you know that Roadmaster now has a version of their tow brackets that does not have the big cross bar they have long been known for. I recently got one for our 2018 Toyota Corolla. It is almost identical to the little brackets protruding from the grille that come with the Blue Ox bracket - except the ends are compatible with Roadmaster towbars. I developed a fondness for the simple brackets when we had our Mini Cooper and the only bracket I could get was the Blue Ox one. Now I don't need an adapters for my Falcon All Terrain towbar. Ed Headington
eheading 08/22/18 02:59pm Dinghy Towing
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