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RE: Dingy towing VW Beatle, stick

Toad'ing any of the manual transmission 99.5 thru 2004 VW MK-V platforms (Jetta, Beattles, etc.) is OK, mine is a 2002 Jetta TDI. Be aware that the TIME to install Roadmaster Tow Brackets takes a couple hours longer than Roadmaster's estimate.
JohnQ 04/14/14 11:54am Dinghy Towing
RE: Satellite TV reception?

No problem with DirecTv (SD - 18" Round Antenna) on the northern end of Vancouver Island (Port McNeil, BC). And that included getting the Seattle Locals Spot Beam.
JohnQ 04/11/14 06:09pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Recliner Shopping & Customer Service

Brad And Hall, in particular George & Stephine. My coach only had a sofa & one recliner swivel rocker when we bought it. Always wanted to get a second Flexsteel Recliner in color matching Ultraleather. Then I was struck with a rare auto-immune disease, CIDP. I have rehab'ed since where I can get into and out of the coach and safely drive it. But for me to get into and out of "Low" seat heights, i.e., recliners, they have to be stable, no swivel and no rocking. What an Odessy of Recliner shopping with companies acting like they don't need the business, especially in today's economy. In particular Flexsteel & their retailers -- Shame on Them! One morning I was reading one of my RV magazines and I saw Brad and Hall advertisement. I checked out their website which further peaked my interest. So I called their 1-800 phone number & got ahold of "George!!!" Lucky me, old school Customer Service oriented gentleman. I explained to George my medical situation and Flexsteel Ultraleather Recliner needs ($1,450+++). He asked if I had looked at the "Other Recliners" on their Website, in particular Amish built Lambright, I had not, which I very quickly DID!!! Geesh, $300 - $400 Cheaper which appealed to me. In talking to George, he assured me of the quality of the Amish Built Lambright and that it was one of their better selling chairs. He sold me. The next problem was Ultraleather texture & color matching to my existing 15 year old Flexsteel recliner. My better half & I wound up turning the flexsteel upside down and cut a small sample out and sent it to George at Brad and Hall. Within 5 business days we received a call from Stephine (George's Helper) who did the color match. Again, Customer Servive in the highest, Stephine explain each chair is made to order and would take about 4 weeks to make, and 1 week to ship out here to the west coast. Arrived yesterday exacting on time, very well packed/boxed for shipping, with No Damage. I am more than impressed with the quality and workmanship and design of the Lambright Recliner. As well as the Old School Customer Service of George & Stephine at Brad and Hall. You just don't see that anymore.
JohnQ 03/26/14 11:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Portland, Oregon

I'm looking for an RV park just south of Portland; any recommendations? See Above
JohnQ 03/26/14 10:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Portland, Oregon

If you don't mind $20/night water/power hookups, easy on/off access from I-205 hwy 99 exit, Willemette River view, and only 12 miles south of the PDX downtown area (hwy 43 West Linn/Lake Oswego), try the Clackamas County Park, Clackamette Park, google it.
JohnQ 03/19/14 05:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northern Vancouver Island

Try Alder Bay Resort & Marina just south of Port McNeil. Probably the Best Deal on the entire Island. Their Website -- http://www.alderbayresort.com/
JohnQ 03/19/14 05:43pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Jetta Dingy Questions

Well, we tow both a 2002 VW TDI Jetta 5 speed manual transmission and a 2004 Explorer Limited. The Exploder needs a brake system but I don't think the Jetta does due to weighing around 2,350 pounds. Since I had to get a braking system for the Exploder, I got a Roadmaster Even Brake System. My Safari does not have Air Brakes, just hydraulics, so "Air Based Systems" were out. For the Jetta, I did have to get an optional Jetta brake pedal clamp and a different length pedal rod for the Evan Brake box. Bottom line -- pain in the you know what to setup, so I have only used it twice on the Jetta.
JohnQ 03/19/14 05:23pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Satellite radio antenna

What type of roof is your coach. My Safari has a Filon/Fiberglass roof. My Sat Radio antenna just sits on top of the TV/Entertainment cabinet. Signal passes through just fine.
JohnQ 03/19/14 04:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good Sam "TRIP IMPORT" (RVND 7725)

Highly suspected a "Monetary Catch."
JohnQ 02/08/14 09:03am Technology Corner
RE: Good Sam "TRIP IMPORT" (RVND 7725)

I have a RM 7710 (love it!!!) and was wondering if the New Good Sam Trip Planning software is compatible with the 7710????
JohnQ 02/06/14 11:10am Technology Corner
RE: Rand McNally 5510 / 7710 External Antenna

Well, the 5510 arrived yesterday. Got it out of the shipping box (and in my living room), powered it up, and almost immediately it acquired the necessary satellites for GPS positioning (WOW). I am a Happy Camper, again 3 cheers for Rand McNally.
JohnQ 01/31/14 11:41am Technology Corner
RE: Rand McNally 5510 / 7710 External Antenna

Got ahold of Rand and they told me to mail it in (RMA Process). Took a week + of bad weather back east to get to their RMA facility in Richmond, KY. Within a week a replacement unit is shipping back to me. Three cheers for Rand.
JohnQ 01/25/14 10:02am Technology Corner
RE: 2014 Annual Comanche Invasion of Vancouver Island

Port Angeles (OlyPen) & the Coho will escape, Yipeeee!
JohnQ 01/15/14 06:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Rand McNally 5510 / 7710 External Antenna

After an exasperating phone call to Rand McNally, the so-called "Technical Expert" there suggested a Company call Diesel Boss (Trucker Site) which I Did & ordered the correct antenna (quick & easy)!! - http://www.dieselboss.com/mount_for_gps.htm?token=EC-04M838909V399823X First one on the page for $21.95 + couple of bucks shipping.
JohnQ 12/23/13 10:10am Technology Corner
Rand McNally 5510 / 7710 External Antenna

I have a RVND 7710 in the coach & like it so well that I bought it's smaller brother, the RVND 5510 for the Ford Explorer Toad. Have NOT been able to lock onto any GPS satellites & believe the problem is the Metallic black dots embedded in the windshield. I see that both units have external GPS antenna ports. Does anyone know what GPS external antennas are compatible? And what is the correct external antenna connector it is??? I think it is a MMCX? Male or female???? Anyone have & use an external antenna, what's the Make & model, and where did you get it??? Rand McNally Website/Store is totally useless.
JohnQ 12/22/13 04:54pm Technology Corner
RE: COMPLETE: Fluorescent to LED Conversion

Would it be possible to get a close up pic of the regulator & what was soldered to what????
JohnQ 12/16/13 09:08pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: COMPLETE: Fluorescent to LED Conversion

Great Thread - Thx!!!! Just ordered the parts from FleaBay.
JohnQ 12/10/13 11:14am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2014 Comanche Invasion of Vancouver Island

So us OlyPen'ers escaped an incursion on your return trip?????
JohnQ 11/09/13 11:16am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Safari or Monaco

I would also (STRONGLY) suggest going to either Yahoo Safari Motorhome website downloadable File section ( http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/SafariCoaches/files/ ) and go towards the bottom and down load the Used MH Checklist PDF. We used it when we shopped for motohomes. It is probably the BEST checklist I have ever saw/used.
JohnQ 10/05/13 10:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Step cover stopped working

My Safari with a similar Step Cover also broke. I did locate a alternate to the factory Bimba Air Ram that operates the cover. Here is the posting from another website: "Second, the step slide cover. Well the air ram is toast, bent beyond repair. Here's some interesting info. It is a Bimba FR-0420-DPW and a new replacement has been located and will be here in 7 to 10 days (the bain of the Olympic Peninsula). And choke choke choke, $194.00 plus shipping. What can I say besides "Captive Safari Bus Driver?" About two weeks ago I posted about my AirHorn & Step Slide Cover problems. Well, the AirHorn Problem is solved. Second, the step slide cover. Well the air ram is toast, bent beyond repair. Here's some interesting info. It is a Bimba FR-0420-DPW and a new replacement has been located and will be here in 7 to 10 days (the bain of the Olympic Peninsula). And choke choke choke, $194.00 plus shipping. What can I say besides "Captive Safari Bus Driver?" Since it has been about the estimated time of "Parts Delivery" from Eugene area Monaco, I called Eric's in Sequim to see if the Bimbo has shown up yet. I got the DREADED BACKORDER reply. I have since prowled the internet for a Bimbo, er I mean a Bimba FR-0420-DPW pnuematic cylinder. No Luck. I seem to remember a couple of years back when I had my first step slide cover problem in the Norgren air solenoid valve. You helped thru a relative (foggy memory on my part) get an alternative norgren value part number that works great. Could you possibly tap into that resource again and help with an alternative to the BimBo problem, or a secret source for them (pppppplllleeeaaasssseeee - that's me whining)???" Norgren is a pneumatic cylinder manufacturer in Ohio. They have a web presence, just google it. Their website has a 1-800 telephone number. They is a great company to do business with and will help you out identifying the correct part number for your Monaco application for about 1/3 the cost thru Monaco and/or Bimba.
JohnQ 09/14/13 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
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