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RE: Anyone install base plate on 2020 Escape hybrid

Nice job Mike, which model Escape did you get the gas version or the hybrid. I was looking at the hybrid and plug in hybrid which are towable also. Hey Gary how you been? I ended up with a 2020 Titanium Hybrid. I must admit I kinda miss my Wrangler but the technology and fuel mileage is much better. I really like my sons 2021 Rav4 Hybrid if it were towable I would have got one.
mike brez 05/07/21 10:36am Dinghy Towing
RE: Quick connect LP fitting won't work with standard gas grill?

I have a large three burner camp chef stove. I removed the regulator on stove added a quick disconnect. Then added a tee with a valve and disconnect on my rv propane after the regulator. Works great no more lugging around a 10gal propane tank. https://i.imgur.com/cRazfdDl.jpg
mike brez 05/04/21 06:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Blue Ox Tru Center

Oops did a Curt 2 inch hitch also. https://i.imgur.com/yOehIobl.jpg
mike brez 05/02/21 08:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blue Ox Tru Center

Ok Called Blue Ox they have no parts and they do not support the Tru Center. Called Decco lady was asking if I just called about the solenoid. Someone else just called looking for the same. They make them to order said she would put a rush on it maybe two weeks. I ordered two looks like the weak link. I personally will never buy anything Blue Ox after this pos Tru Center. Just picked up a new 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid that I need a base plate,trailer hitch and wire harness and down the line some sort of auxiliary brake and new tow bar. One thing for sure none of it will be from them. Well they discontinued it, so I can see why they would have no parts. its a good system. I wouldn't give up on them. Well base plate and wire harness installed. All Roadmaster parts. Most likely up grade my 18 year old brake buddy and Demco Aluminator tow bar with something Blue Ox doesn’t make. Lol https://i.imgur.com/kMxyM3il.jpg https://i.imgur.com/1FahodZl.jpg
mike brez 05/02/21 04:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone install base plate on 2020 Escape hybrid

All done and wired up. Took about 7 hours. Wired tail lights with diodes and ran a charge line after hearing of a few dead batteries after towing. https://i.imgur.com/HtjstAcl.jpg
mike brez 05/01/21 04:59pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Anyone install base plate on 2020 Escape hybrid

Well you did great. This is about three hours in and a few beers Friday after work. Hopefully I can complete it and the tail light wiring today(Saturday) and won’t need a Uber ride to work Monday lol. https://i.imgur.com/jnfycNKl.jpg
mike brez 05/01/21 06:23am Dinghy Towing
RE: Turbo goes out at 37,000 miles

Easy fix I did mine last year. This place is awesome to get turbo. https://i.imgur.com/Lq6oTQvl.jpg
mike brez 04/27/21 05:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Operating BlueOx Tru Center

From manual Operating Instructions With these TruCenter™ models, (TC35270 & TC35160) the operator has the ability to adjust the length or center point of the TruCenter™ unit. If the vehicle tends to pull to one side, the operator needs to push the TruCenter™ switch and hold it in while turning the steering wheel in the direction that makes the vehicle follow a straight path. Then, release the switch. For example, if encountering a high crosswind, depress the switch while correcting the vehicle’s course by turning the steering wheel into the wind. Only turn the steering wheel enough to make the vehicle follow a straight path down the road. When the wind stops push the button, steer the coach so it is going straight and release the button. CAUTION: The switch activates a solenoid that, if activated too long, causes permanent damage to the solenoid. The timer relay is properly set at the factory and the switch on it should not be altered. Altering standard factory setting will cause improper function of TruCenter™ and/ or permanent damage to the solenoid. Although a timer relay is installed to protect the solenoid, we recommend NOT activating the solenoid for periods longer than 5 to 10 seconds at a time. It is better to make multiple, fine adjustments than to hold the switch and try to align in one, time-consuming operation. NOTE: The adjustment button only allows the adjustment to be made with the steering wheel. It activates an adjustable gas spring, but the actual adjustment must be made by manually turning the steering wheel to the desired position. All of that is correct. Now read the part above that where it talks about installing it so that it is at the neutral setting from the factory. If the installation was not exact, you will fight the alignment every time you drive. The method I described was to set the neutral position during installation, which is why I mentioned jacking the tires up to do it. Once I set mine for the proper neutral setting as it came from the factory, I very seldom have to push the button. By very seldom, I mean maybe once a month when out in the Great Plains during high cross winds. that is the way i set mine up when i first installed it. i do play with the switch every so often. i installed a foot operated switch
mike brez 04/26/21 12:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blue Ox Tru Center

Ok Called Blue Ox they have no parts and they do not support the Tru Center. Called Decco lady was asking if I just called about the solenoid. Someone else just called looking for the same. They make them to order said she would put a rush on it maybe two weeks. I ordered two looks like the weak link. I personally will never buy anything Blue Ox after this pos Tru Center. Just picked up a new 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid that I need a base plate,trailer hitch and wire harness and down the line some sort of auxiliary brake and new tow bar. One thing for sure none of it will be from them. Well they discontinued it, so I can see why they would have no parts. its a good system. I wouldn't give up on them. IDK may be I was expecting a little to much. Looks like I have a $1200 boat anchor. I have a Demco Aluminiator tow bar that has been discontinued for years and can still get parts.
mike brez 04/26/21 10:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blue Ox Tru Center

Ok Called Blue Ox they have no parts and they do not support the Tru Center. Called Decco lady was asking if I just called about the solenoid. Someone else just called looking for the same. They make them to order said she would put a rush on it maybe two weeks. I ordered two looks like the weak link. I personally will never buy anything Blue Ox after this pos Tru Center. Just picked up a new 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid that I need a base plate,trailer hitch and wire harness and down the line some sort of auxiliary brake and new tow bar. One thing for sure none of it will be from them.
mike brez 04/26/21 09:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Operating BlueOx Tru Center

From manual Operating Instructions With these TruCenter™ models, (TC35270 & TC35160) the operator has the ability to adjust the length or center point of the TruCenter™ unit. If the vehicle tends to pull to one side, the operator needs to push the TruCenter™ switch and hold it in while turning the steering wheel in the direction that makes the vehicle follow a straight path. Then, release the switch. For example, if encountering a high crosswind, depress the switch while correcting the vehicle’s course by turning the steering wheel into the wind. Only turn the steering wheel enough to make the vehicle follow a straight path down the road. When the wind stops push the button, steer the coach so it is going straight and release the button. CAUTION: The switch activates a solenoid that, if activated too long, causes permanent damage to the solenoid. The timer relay is properly set at the factory and the switch on it should not be altered. Altering standard factory setting will cause improper function of TruCenter™ and/ or permanent damage to the solenoid. Although a timer relay is installed to protect the solenoid, we recommend NOT activating the solenoid for periods longer than 5 to 10 seconds at a time. It is better to make multiple, fine adjustments than to hold the switch and try to align in one, time-consuming operation. NOTE: The adjustment button only allows the adjustment to be made with the steering wheel. It activates an adjustable gas spring, but the actual adjustment must be made by manually turning the steering wheel to the desired position.
mike brez 04/26/21 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Operating BlueOx Tru Center

Pretty much that is the way it works. Except it only goes back to center after shutting off the ignition. That is if it’s wired correctly to a keyed hot. I never held the button for over three to five seconds. With the key in the on position press button and you should hear a click sound from the solenoid.
mike brez 04/25/21 07:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blue Ox Tru Center

Here is the right part. Solenoid Looks like you have to wait a month to have it shipped. I saw that one then it had a different part number on it in the picture and the end is not the same. I guess they may have just put up a generic picture of one. Will be calling them also.
mike brez 04/25/21 06:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blue Ox Tru Center

Yes I think that will be my first call. This is what is in it. https://i.imgur.com/hVExZ1xl.jpg
mike brez 04/25/21 01:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blue Ox Tru Center

Maybe this will help: Tru-Center Solenoid. Thank you. I read that yesterday but I can’t seem to find that solenoid anywhere on line. I’m going to make some calls tomorrow.
mike brez 04/25/21 12:29pm Class A Motorhomes
Blue Ox Tru Center

Has anyone repaired their Tru Center? Solenoid is shot and don’t see a replacement for it.
mike brez 04/25/21 11:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone install base plate on 2020 Escape hybrid

What make towbar/baseplate setup are you using? Roadmaster RM39FR baseplate with a Demco Aluminator tow bar.
mike brez 04/17/21 04:44pm Dinghy Towing
Anyone install base plate on 2020 Escape hybrid

Base plate on the way. Was wondering if anyone installed one? Looking for some tips or tricks. Haven’t seen a video of one being installed on it.
mike brez 04/17/21 08:00am Dinghy Towing
RE: What constitutes a "new" tire?

Anyone throwing away good tires because they passed some magic age, I'll take them! im getting rid of six 10 year old samsons 275/70/22.5 next Tuesday. the new tires were born 4820 and im ok with that
mike brez 04/14/21 10:36am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Vehicle Brakes

I'm not exactly sure what "carbon-fiber ceramic pads" are, but that's what the PowerStop Z36 brake pad/rotor package comes with and so far after almost 3 years, they are performing great! Zero brake dust, stops very well, have not warped the rotors like the OEM ones did after a couple of years. Good luck! Mitch https://i.imgur.com/XG8H0uzm.jpg?1 just put the z36 on my wrangler
mike brez 03/12/21 04:21am General RVing Issues
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