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RE: Going from West of Boston to Andrews Air Force Base

RVER I am not as familiar with the northern part of your route but most of my adult life was spent in the Baltimore/ Washington area. You won't go wrong going the 301 route but miss it all going out to Harrisburg.
ferndaleflyer 09/30/22 07:46am Roads and Routes
RE: Going from West of Boston to Andrews Air Force Base

81 t0 83 at Harrisburg--83 S to 695 west to 295 (BW Parkway to 95 S to Andrews. Better yet, 95 to Del memorial bridge and hit 301 S to rt 50 west to 95-495 S to Andrews. That going to 70 is probably 60-70 mi out of the way.
ferndaleflyer 09/29/22 06:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Two blow outs in one day

As usual my actual experience is questioned BUT. That trailer has for several years had 235X75X15 Goodyear Wrangler tires on it, I just walked out there to make sure, with 40 PSI of air in them. I don't know what pai is. This is a 1999 Pace 32ft enclosed car trailer that weighs about 14,000lbs loaded and I have towed it all over the country like this. I also have a 20ft Featherlite with the same tire, air pressure, etc on it although it is lighter. I am not asking anyone to agree, just saying what has worked for me for a long time. Carry on and safe travels.
ferndaleflyer 09/26/22 01:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Two blow outs in one day

Sorry about all the tire trouble. I have been towing trailers for over 60 years and can count my flats on one hand other than one trailer that blew out 9 in one summer. I got rid of that problem by selling the trailer. I have a 99 tri axle that I bought new and have had one tire separate and cut one down on a toll booth curb and it has been towed way over 100,000mi. It has 235-75-15 tires on it from Wal-Mart. 2 things I do that may help you all some. 1-I check the air before I start out and every time I stop and run 40psi of air and 2-I never tow the trailer when it is not level or very close. When the nose is up the back tires are carrying most of the weight and when it is down most of the weight is on the front. Some may not agree but this has worked for me for many years.
ferndaleflyer 09/25/22 08:03pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Queston on towing Smart Car

Now that makes sense---
ferndaleflyer 09/22/22 12:35pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Queston on towing Smart Car

Darryl I have a 14 and have probably towed it more than the '09. I also just a month or so ago got rid of a 16 that I also towed some. Someone wanted it more than I did and I didn't need 3 of them.....Tom says he disconnects his battery so I am sure he got that info somewhere and I was just curious as to what other OWNERS were doing.
ferndaleflyer 09/21/22 08:46pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Queston on towing Smart Car

Well like I said, between the 2 cars I have probably towed 60,000mi and all I ever did was put it in neutral--never unhooked the battery--and have never had any problems. Just got home last night after towing 1400mi. But today someone said that the battery should be unhooked. My manual says only to put it in neutral if towing 4 down or with the front wheels lifted. I was just trying to see what others have done. Unhooking the battery is no big deal if its the thing to do. Manual is not very clear. Thanks Tom
ferndaleflyer 09/21/22 02:56pm Dinghy Towing
Queston on towing Smart Car

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ferndaleflyer 09/21/22 01:00pm Forum Posting Help and Support
Queston on towing Smart Car

We have a 2009 and a 2014 Smart Car and have probably combined towed them 60,000mi on a dolly in neutral with never a problem. Today someone told DW that we could not do that as it would ruin either the transmission or the motor. I need not hear from anyone without actual experience but all we could find out years ago said it was ok to do it the way we have all these years. So, what do actual owners say.
ferndaleflyer 09/21/22 01:00pm Dinghy Towing
RE: PA Turnpike-worse in US?

I think they finished it in 1951 or so and was to be paid for by tolls in 10 years. Been a long 10 years I would say. As for the condition of the road, only thing close to that bad is I-10 in Louisiana.
ferndaleflyer 09/21/22 12:37pm Roads and Routes
My Coach Net experience tonight.

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ferndaleflyer 09/14/22 07:40pm Forum Posting Help and Support
My Coach Net experience tonight.

Short story: I tow a Smart car on a dolly. Tonight while loading I ran the front wheels over the front of the dolly. Coach Net denied to help me saying it was an “accident” and was not covered. A towing service wanted $200 to help. Oh well, a nice young fellow stopped and helped me and In about 5min we had it on the dolly correctly. So much for help from Coach Net.
ferndaleflyer 09/14/22 07:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: NC I95 towable crash near Kenly

As we were heading North up I 77 Sat Dw noted how many trailer of all types were not level, nose up. Not only unsafe but allows most of the weight to be carried on the rear axel. Are people really that ignorant?
ferndaleflyer 09/12/22 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: current diesel fuel pricing

I got diesel Sat in NC for $3.91. I am now in WV and it is $4.79. Leaving here for Cleveland will see how this goes up that way, oh, gas was & $2.99 in NC
ferndaleflyer 09/12/22 06:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Repair Price

I just had my F-350 diesel A/C done at an independent shop using a Ford factory kit he got from local dealer here in NC. $843.00. Those big city labor costs haven't got here yet and they don't use flat rate price either. $65 per hour for the actual time to do the job.
ferndaleflyer 09/09/22 04:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Observation--newer trucks tow fivers a bit nose high

And with the nose higher the rear tires on the trailer are now carrying most of the weight. With any kind of trailer, 5th wheel, goose neck, bumper pull, I always try to get it as level as possible, especially ones with 3 axels.
ferndaleflyer 09/09/22 03:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Stops Catalytic Converter thefts! (inexpensive method)

Here in the country I have 4 vehicles outside with the keys in them including my DP. Been that way for years--But that long driveway only has one way out and that little black box on the gate pole will let me know if you choose to come in and I switch on the flood lights--HELLO!
ferndaleflyer 09/06/22 06:57pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Stops Catalytic Converter thefts! (inexpensive method)

Glad you understand NamMedevac. But here we don't live in apartments and our laws and judges are pretty tolerant of protecting ones property, but I understand your reluctance on the left coast. But you don't have to kill or hurt them, the sound of the round whizzing by and the gravel flying is usually enough to make them leave empty handed. LOL
ferndaleflyer 09/06/22 08:35am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Stops Catalytic Converter thefts! (inexpensive method)

I notice the reluctance to shoot a thief comes from the west coast---around here I carry all the time and if a thief wants to test my resolve, I feel sorry for him. You got to stand for something!
ferndaleflyer 09/05/22 06:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Bedroom door comes open during travel.

In March I offered how mine worked. Several thousand miles since and still never had a door come open.
ferndaleflyer 08/30/22 06:31pm Fifth-Wheels
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