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RE: Help/ Fresh Water Tank

An R V Tech came out and discovered there were two forty-five gallon tanks but only one was damaged so he pulled out the damaged tank and replumed the undamaged tank to supply water to the Bus. The damaged tank blew apart and split almost a third of the way down the top. Now I have one 45 gal of fresh water on board instead of 90. That should work fine.
howdy35 03/25/21 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: honda

The last Honda year that can be towed four down is the 2014 model year. All newer Hondas have the CVT transmission and cannot be towed without damaging the transmission. There are other models that can be towed such as the Equinox, some Fords and of course Jeeps among others. Check the Dingy Towing Guides and I would always want to check the cars manual which is in the glove box Good luck on your quest. Safe travels. Arnold
howdy35 03/11/21 07:41am Dinghy Towing
RE: Too old to drive ?

I am now 81 and we are full timing in our MH. I believe I will continue driving as long as I am comfortable in all traffic situations. Key for me is to always be aware of my surroundings and don't get in a bind with the traffic. We want to continue to enjoy the road in a safe manner. Each individual must decide whether you can travel safely and by your driving skills keep all others on the road with you safe also. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 03/06/21 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help/ Fresh Water Tank

(way2roll) That's a good one. A bit of humor is good for the soul. Thanks for the post. Of all that could happen, we are Blessed
howdy35 02/18/21 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help/ Fresh Water Tank

We are full time in our RV and the fresh water tank was being used in place of the supply hose which froze up. I was not aware the fresh water tank was not receiving enough heat since it is forward of the last heated bay from the steps to the generator. Anyway, what is done is done and nothing can happen to repair/replace it until it gets warmer. Once it warms up, I can hook up the hose again and try to look at the damage. My thanks to schlep1967 for the info on replacement tanks. I have started an insurance report and will await their help with the solution. Just another hiccup. Arnold
howdy35 02/18/21 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
Help/ Fresh Water Tank

Late afternoon yesterday at 5 degrees above zero I heard a loud bang and observed a great amount of water pouring out from under the RV. Despite having two 1500 watt heaters and two fans circulating heat in the basement, I'm afraid my fresh water tank has bit the dust. Too cold now to check but I need your help. I am quite certain I will be trying to find a replacement but that may not be possible for a 1999 National Tradewinds 7370. Has anyone any ideas and what about a fiberglass repair? I'm not sure how I might get it out or what the heck I am going to do. This will be a fun project. For those of you who might be interested, I will post solution. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 02/16/21 09:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Heated bays

Supposed to get down to 0 here tomorrow night. I am using a 1500K heater with a fan to move air in the bay. I am trusting that will be sufficient. I would not be concerned about 27 degrees since my bay usually stays about 5-7 degrees warmer than the outside temp. Best to you Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 02/13/21 04:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Window fog

Had my two front side windows repaired by RV Fog Doc in Searcy Arkansas. Pulled up the night before and they took the coach in at 8 and had it out by 3. Price was $529.00. I am happy with results. Someday I may get others done but front side windows were making it difficult to see out of side mirrors so I chose to have them worked on first. Call them, tell them what you are driving and they will give you a pretty close ball park estimate. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 02/05/21 03:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need new 245/70R19.5 tires, Thnking Sumitomo?

I would check around again for price. I had 6 Sumitomos 245/75/22.5 put on in 2018 for $1860 out the door (mounting, balancing and tax included). $2700 for a smaller tire seem a bit high. Best of luck. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 01/26/21 01:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need new 245/70R19.5 tires, Thnking Sumitomo?

I am running Sumitomo all around on my Bus and have been very happy with them They ride well and handle the road fine. They were also the best price of all the tires I looked at this time. I have also run Toyo which I liked. For me, price helps make the choice and I steer away from Goodyear because of harsh ride and Michelin because of price. Just my opinion. Happy Travels Arnold
howdy35 01/23/21 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trion V10

When I owned 99 Bounder with a V10, I drove it over 35,000 miles including trips to Florida, Texas, Iowa, Colorado, Washington and Alaska. That is to say it took us over hill and dale without nary a whimper. True, in the mountains, it would really wind up going up some of those passes but never gave us any moments of concern. The guy on the radio may have been talking of one isolated incident with a V10, but that could be the case with any engine or vehicle. I believe the vast majority of owners of the V10 engine will say they are very reliable. If I were looking for an RV with a V10 and I liked the floor plan, and everything else checked out, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. That's my story and I am sticking to it Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 01/11/21 02:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad or No Toad ?- Grand Canyon road trip in a 23' class A

I personally would take a towed, but my thought is, "What would you pull with an older motorhome that would be light enough to pull in the western mountains?" You would certainly have to be selective to get something light enough to pull and be able to stop it. Also the suggestion about unhooking and driving the toad up long passes is a good idea with that unit. . Best of luck on the choice you make and I hope you will have a great trip. It would be interesting if you posted what you did and how it went. Happy travels Arnold
howdy35 12/14/20 06:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A motorhomes with a Ford V10 Chassis

Back in 2002 we were traveling in a 1999 Bounder and for three years drove it from Texas to Florida to Alaska and all over the western Rockies while pulling toad. She huffed and puffed and screamed up every mountain but I never had any problem with the engine. I did change the oil to Amsoil right after I bought it and was quite happy with the V10. If someone is feeding you a line about the suspected reliability of the engine, I wouldn't buy it. Happy travels, Arnold
howdy35 12/06/20 07:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: car towing

I am towing a 2014 Honda CRV which is the last year Honda that can be towed four down. In 2015 Honda changed to the CVT transmission which cannot be towed without considerable damage. So a Honda up thru 2014 can be towed four down. Hope this helps. Happy Travels. Arnold
howdy35 11/23/20 05:25pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Power gear levelers

Find your Jack reservoir and check to see if the fluid level is low. Low fluid level can give you the kind of problem you are posting. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 11/21/20 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: when to use "econo mode" on Allison 5 speed tranny?

On my Tradewinds, running in economy mode causes the transmission to NOT downshift out of 6th gear on gradual grades as early or often as it does when NOT running in economy mode. That occurs when running with cruise control on which I use as often as I can. I think that early shift down to 5th which requires the RPM to go up could have something to do with mileage but cannot substantiate that because I almost always run with economy mode engaged. When I am in the mountains, I obviously do not run with cruise control or put the transmission in economy mode. All that to say these are only my observations which don't prove anything. It's just what I do. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 10/24/20 10:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remove Back Tv

Replaced both front and back TV in my Tradewinds. Cableguy is right. Just remove the frame and the rest is easy. There may be some wood plugs in the frame to remove first. Best of luck. Happy travels. Arnold ,
howdy35 10/24/20 10:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tow vehicle

Flat towing is so much easier than towing a trailer and having to deal with it at the RV Park. Another solution would be to trade that nice Outback for something else you might like and flat tow it. Flat towing is simple. Deciding what to flat tow is hard. Best to you in your decision. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 10/24/20 10:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2020 chevy equinox LT

If you search "Chevy Equinox", you will find lots of information that is helpful. You might check with "Executive" I see he is towing a 2014 Equinox. Happy travels Arnold
howdy35 09/22/20 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tradewinds 2001 model 7390

I have a 99 Tradewinds and had a similar problem after having some service done on my unit. I found a cable had not been reconnected and had nothing showing when I got off shore power. After checking battery water and charge on each battery, check to see that the cables are on correctly and tight. If you are not sure of cable hookup, check google, utube for help. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 09/14/20 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
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