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RE: Any 80mph PLUS - class Aers still on here ?

Ford V-10's are limited to 75MPH unless coasting down hill. Don't know when that started. Fast RV drivers are like bold pilots.
hohenwald48 10/15/21 01:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you always need an RV Park ? .....

Short answer to your question is simply "yes". The reason is "for more gracious living." If I'm boondocking it's either because I'm broke down or everything is full and I didn't make a reservation.
hohenwald48 10/15/21 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Let’s hear your best MPG and driving style ?

Back in the old days, folks tracked fuel mileage as a method to monitor the health of their engines and as a means to detect problems early on. With the advent of computer monitoring systems in all engines these days that is no longer necessary. I know nobody who has a motorhome or large modern RV who would would ever make a trip go/no go decision based on fuel mileage. Since most of us have no intention of making our travel plans around fuel mileage and the fact that it is no longer necessary for maintenance purposes, most of us simply don't bother or care what our mileage is. Regarding shopping for price, I doubt very many folks do that to any great extent. I'm more likely to use the stations that appears the easiest to get in and out than I am to use the one with the cheapest price. The fact of the matter is that, other than for bragging purposes, fuel mileage just doesn't matter. By the way, I get half a tank between fill ups. That's about as accurate as I can get. ;)
hohenwald48 10/15/21 01:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Windshield sunscreen

I got a windshield cover and covers for my mirrors, 10 additional windows and 4 wheel covers from ShadePro. The total package cost less than just a single Magnashade windshield cover. Using a ladder to install them is not the big deal a lot of folks make it out to be. Takes me about 10 minutes to install everything.
hohenwald48 10/12/21 06:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone else run out of diesel ?

The goal of any method is to eliminate all air from the fuel circuit. There are several mechanisms used to achieve that goal. Attempting to pressurize the system without allowing an escape for the captured air will likely not be successful.
hohenwald48 10/12/21 06:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2015 Ford Focus flat tow damage

After reading all the post . It looks like if you have a unibody car you are on your own when you have any base plate installed to it . The only sure way is not to tow a unibody unless you you know the stresses points on your car . A full frame car would be the best way to go . How many cars are still made that way, with a full frame, flat towable, and fit within the 5k towing limit many have? Unless you want a small SUV or pickup, I’m thinking, none. Flat towable vehicles are getting more and more scarce for sure. However, even the Focus can be towed flat with a properly designed and installed tow bar. Your experience shows that not all tow bars are properly designed and installed.
hohenwald48 10/10/21 11:42am Dinghy Towing
RE: What is too hot

I have no idea what temp would be considered high. Of course it would vary based on many changing conditions. I just look for all to be in the same general area. If one was noticeably higher than the rest I'd investigate the reason.
hohenwald48 10/09/21 11:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2015 Ford Focus flat tow damage

I went back and looked at the pictures posted by the OP. I think they are on page 2. At any rate, if you look at the first picture, at the bottom of what I suppose is a box frame member, it looks like there is a saw cut in the frame metal. Am I just looking at it funny?
hohenwald48 10/06/21 11:21am Dinghy Towing
RE: ATWOOD WATER HEATER WON'T SHUT OFF

Check the water temp with a thermometer. "Water got really hot" is not very specific. RV water heaters get significantly hotter than the water heater in your home. A 6 gallon tank will take about 30 minutes to heat up a tank full. A little longer would not be surprising.
hohenwald48 10/05/21 11:20am Travel Trailers
50A Power Cord Reel

I managed to acquire a brand new 50A Glendenning power cord reel. You pull the cord out to connect then push the button to wind it back in on departure. It's probably going to cost around $50 in parts to install it. I've managed 22 years without a power reel. Is it worth going thru the effort to DIY install? Just looking for opinions.
hohenwald48 10/05/21 11:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Motor home side yard cover

Sounds to me that you are in an HOA area. There is no other way "neighbors" could make it come down otherwise if the city OK'ed it. More details on your situation? Agree. If the city approves construction then a complaining neighbor can't make you take it down. It's either legal or it's not.
hohenwald48 10/05/21 10:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2015 Ford Focus flat tow damage

Like I said, Ford designed the chassis and specified the welds to hold the body panels, doors, bumpers and other components, in place under normal use. The owner, in conjunction with the baseplate installer and manufacturer endeavored to modify the vehicle to serve a function not considered by the Ford design engineers. Any failure of a vehicle caused by an unauthorized modification is the responsibility of the person making the modification. Ford has no control over how you decided to mount the tow bar. :R According to your logic, if I decided to mount a 5th wheel hitch on the roof of a Camry and pull a 40' 5th wheel around, Toyota should be responsible if the roof couldn't handle the stress As to the transmission, based on post #1 I thought this was a thread about a tow bar failure.The reason i posted this post was to make aware this could happen to anybody that tow a Ford Focus . I purchased this car because Ford said it can be flat towed as stated on page 185 of owners manual. And roarmaster base plate will work on this car per instructions . As a consumer who can you believe ? The only way this could be avoided is to have a full frame car . Or a better engineered tow bar baseplate. When they provide the little short safety cable to go from the baseplate to some other location on the vehicle that should raise a red flag. Thanks for making everyone aware that Roadmaster makes a sub standard baseplate for the Focus. Maybe other Focus owners should consider other baseplate manufacturers.
hohenwald48 10/04/21 04:36pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 2015 Ford Focus flat tow damage

Like I said, Ford designed the chassis and specified the welds to hold the body panels, doors, bumpers and other components, in place under normal use. The owner, in conjunction with the baseplate installer and manufacturer endeavored to modify the vehicle to serve a function not considered by the Ford design engineers. Any failure of a vehicle caused by an unauthorized modification is the responsibility of the person making the modification. Ford has no control over how you decided to mount the tow bar. :R According to your logic, if I decided to mount a 5th wheel hitch on the roof of a Camry and pull a 40' 5th wheel around, Toyota should be responsible if the roof couldn't handle the stress As to the transmission, based on post #1 I thought this was a thread about a tow bar failure.
hohenwald48 10/04/21 11:05am Dinghy Towing
RE: I'm actually in favor of high cancelation fees....

None of these suggestions will ever come to pass. RV park owners and managers are only interested in filling the park and they make the park reservation rules. As long as they can get every spot paid for they don't care if anyone ever actually shows up. They don't really care about any inconvenience you might incur as a result of holes in their reservation systems.
hohenwald48 10/03/21 07:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2015 Ford Focus flat tow damage

Actually, I think fault lies with the baseplate manufacturer, the installer or with the vehicle owner. They're the ones who designed and installed a baseplate to an insufficiently strong point on the vehicle frame. Like someone said, if the baseplate manufacturer designed the baseplate to bolt to the license plate bracket, who's fault would it be when the license plate bracket pulled off? Several years ago some baseplate manufacturer (don't remember who) designed a baseplate for a Wrangler that bolted on to the lower front air dam bracket. Several folks had issues with that but it certainly wasn't Jeeps fault. When you bolt something on to a vehicle, it's your responsibility to make sure it's bolted to something that can handle the load. Ford did nothing wrong here. They designed a frame to hold on the front panels of a car they built. I doubt they ever certified the baseplate design. They did say the car could be towed 4 down but they likely never said you could bolt a towbar in that location. And Ford doesn't make the decision as to who can bring a class action lawsuit. :S
hohenwald48 09/27/21 05:40pm Dinghy Towing
RE: HarvestHost......anyone using it?

We've been members of Harvest Host for 2 1/2 years and haven't stayed at one yet. I just gotta have my 50A service and it seems that a lot of the HH sites prohibit generators. Air conditioning has value where I come from. If they expect you to spend $20 bucks when you stay at a HH I'll likely continue to pay a little more and get a FHU site in a RV park. Not everything suits everybody.
hohenwald48 09/25/21 04:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gen-set Troubles

Is it flashing any trouble codes? Fuel filters and fuel pumps go bad often and are cheap to replace.
hohenwald48 09/25/21 04:14pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wiring Short only under shore power

I'd check and see what the charge source output voltage is. Also, make sure the charge source hasn't gotten itself in the EQUALIZE mode somehow. And make sure your charge source is set for the type of batteries you actually have.
hohenwald48 09/25/21 04:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jeep toad ?

If you're just looking for something to tow and knock around on the trails, I'd look for a TJ 1997-2006. I think they're the simplest and most practical off road of any Wranglers. If you're looking for a little more room and comfort then some of the newer pre 2018 JKU's would be my choice. I likely would not look and any of the early JKU's as several years had the "new design" bugs still in them. Towing just about any Wrangler is a no brainer. Some differences between years but they're all pretty easy to tow.
hohenwald48 09/25/21 03:58pm Dinghy Towing
RE: New AC

From what I've heard lately about air conditioner availability, I'd probably buy the first one I could find in stock and make it work.:)
hohenwald48 09/25/21 03:51pm Class A Motorhomes
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