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RE: Will Your Next Tow Vehicle be Electric?

I met a guy in South Carolina last year who was towing about a 20' trailer with a Tesla. I spoke with him, and he said the Tesla worked just great. He traveled back and forth between Montreal and Florida. He new where the charging stations were along the way, and traveled 100 to 150 miles a day and had no problems. He thought it was the only way to go. Ed Headington
eheading 05/23/20 03:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Kia Soul as a dinghy

That owner's manual certainly doesn't leave any doubt as to Kia's instructions on towing behind an RV.
eheading 04/28/20 08:31am Dinghy Towing
RE: slide out lights

What do you mean by slideout lights? Are you talking about internal or external lights???
eheading 04/08/20 05:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ramco Mirror - unable to remove

What I do is loosen the large bolt under the mirror. Then I put a nut inside a socket with an extender on it. The nut inside forces the socket to sit on the bolt head not the mirror. Then I smack the extender with a hammer, and for me, the mirror pops up. Then I just remove the bolt, and lift out the mirror and unplug the electrical connections. Ed
eheading 02/23/20 05:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: problem with electric water heater-Fixed but new problem

Make sure your outside faucet is turned off. We had a similar problem years ago and this was the problem. If the faucet is turned on, but the wand is off, the hot water can get diluted with cold water through the faucet. Probably not your problem, but worth checking. Ed Headington
eheading 02/16/20 03:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6.7 cummins HP

We have the 340 hp Cummins 6.7 liter engine and have been VERY happy with it. The 2000 series transmission may not have the capacity of the 3000 one, but we have had no trouble towing a 2800 lb. car over 48000 miles. And in addition it is the smoothest Allison transmission I have ever had. An Allison tech told me that it is not just because it is newer, but they actually are smoother shifting. Regarding power, what I have learned is that this engine holds it max torque to over 2700 rpm, so it is governed at that rpm instead of the typical 2200-2400 rpm. This means that I can climb a hill at speeds up to 60 mph in 4th gear. Because of this I have found that I can climb mountains as well or better than our last motorhome with the 9 liter, 400 hp CAT engine in it. In summary, we are VERY pleased with that engine and transmission.
eheading 01/16/20 05:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing a Miata ND

Thanks for the clarification on model years and their notation, Tim. Also good info on the 5 speed transmissions. I have had a suspicion that the person who had all the trouble was doing something wrong, your answer kind of confirms it. Ed
eheading 09/10/19 06:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Towing a Miata ND

Forgive my ignorance but is a Miata ND? Regarding towing, we towed a 1999 Miata with a 6 speed manual transmission and never had a problem. I heard of some folks who towed one with a 5 speed manual though, and they had all kinds of transmission problems, so I concluded that 6 speeds are okay, but 5 speeds aren't. Ed
eheading 09/05/19 08:39am Dinghy Towing
RE: Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railway - Southern Rockies

Yeah we have never taken the Durango-Silverton railroad. We never knew we were going to be Durango soon enough to get reservations. We did take the Cumbres Toltec railway a few years ago. We traveled from Antonito to Chama and then took the bus back to Antonito. All in all a fun day. Clearly one of the best train rides we have taken.
eheading 08/30/19 12:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Flat towing a Mini Cooper

We towed a '14 Mini Cooper roadster with manual steering and no steering wheel lock. We could turn the ignition completely off and tow it. No fuses to pull, no worries. Worked like a champ. I was told that "BMW did not recommend towing" the MINI. My strong belief is that this answer is based on the fact that they have never tested if for towing. I have talked with many people who tow them though, with no problems. I have to suspect that Blue Ox and Roadmaster, makers of towing commitment agree with this assumption since they make the baseplate for the MINI. I was considering buying a Mitsubish car a couple of years ago, and that factory said DO NOT FLAT TOW. And, Blue Ox and Roadmaster do not make a baseplate for that car. That is my experience for what it worth (not much!!)
eheading 08/27/19 05:22pm Dinghy Towing
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