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RE: MH accident in gas station!

Obviously, the motorhome driver made some serious mistakes. However, that's got to be some of the worst tow trucking I've ever seen.
hohenwald48 10/11/19 06:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Key West question

Do this - Seaplane to Dry Tortugas worth every penny.
hohenwald48 04/14/19 07:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tow Bar In or Tow Bar Out?

I suppose the vintage might matter. Mine's probably a 2016/17 vintage. I bought it off Craigslist so not sure. I guess it really doesn't matter. The reason I started the thread is just out of curiosity based on what I saw one morning. Maybe I didn't even see what I thought I saw. :) It was early and I was just up to my second cup of coffee. :) My Ready Brute Elite will definitely lock in either position and the instructions even state to unlock the red latches to extend the arms. They also warn to only tow in the extended position.
hohenwald48 03/24/19 10:22am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow Bar In or Tow Bar Out?

OK Norm, you made me go look again too. My Ready Brute DOES lock in the retracted (forward) position and it locks solid enough so that I can not cause it to extend (rearward) by pulling on the clevis. Might not lock well enough to tow with but I'll test that on Monday when we leave this CG and I'll report back. I suspect I will be able to tow with it locked forward. Of course, it locks in the extended position too.
hohenwald48 03/23/19 07:35am Dinghy Towing
RE: Noisy Fireplace

I had the same problem. Opened the unit and the shaft with the mirrors that make the fake flame is about 1/8" diameter and just turns in a hole punched in a piece of sheet metal. Added a little silicone grease and so far so good.
hohenwald48 03/22/19 07:15pm Tech Issues
RE: I got lied to...

As with any insurance, underwriting requirements change. I suspect the reps told you what was true at the time you asked the question. Your claims history will be figured into the underwriting classification too so that may have had an impact.
hohenwald48 03/22/19 06:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: ? Loaded Dinghy Ques

Might be the kayaks and not the toad that they were talking about. If plastic kayaks are left on the roof long term (as in full time RVing) without some sun protection the UV rays will eventually cause the plastic to deteriorate. Kind of need to know the context of the picture you saw. Most all toad's are loaded to some extent. Mine is really loaded. Probably 500-600 pounds of junk in there.
hohenwald48 03/22/19 06:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Motor home tire pressure

I'm not 100% sure (maybe like 99.99%), but I don't think it matters who's pressure chart you use. I think as long as you are looking at a chart with the correct tire size and load range then all charts will be the same for any given weight. So it's not necessary to find the specific tire manufacturers chart. However, in these days of Google and the internet that shouldn't be too hard to find.
hohenwald48 03/21/19 06:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Bar In or Tow Bar Out?

but WHY would anyone want to tow with the arms locked in the retracted position? wouldn’t that shorten the gap between the MH and toad increasing the possibility of damage to both during a turn? Yeah, that's why I asked, thought maybe there was something going on I hadn't heard before. I think if I towed with my arms locked in the retracted position things would still work just fine and there would be plenty of clearance. I always lock mine by backing the toad instead of pulling the motorhome forward. Just easier since the toad door is right there and the motorhome door is way up front. :)
hohenwald48 03/21/19 06:09am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow Bar In or Tow Bar Out?

connecting IS part of what you're asking. IMO what matters is *verifying* that the arms ARE locked prior to departure. easiest way to do this if traveling with someone is, after connecting the toad, to pull forward a short distance while someone watches to ensure the arms lock. if traveling alone pull forward a short distance, connect the toad and then back up the toad a short distance to lock the arms. So it doesn't matter if the arms are locked in the extended position or if the arms are locked in the retracted position when you tow? Only matters that they are locked in one position or the other? If that's the case, does it tow any better in the retracted position (shorter) or the extended (longer) position? They only lock in the extended position I know that's not true of all tow bars and I'm not sure it's true of all Blue Ox tow bars.
hohenwald48 03/20/19 11:18am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow Bar In or Tow Bar Out?

locked in the retracted position?? never heard of that. is that even possible? I guess I don't know. Hence, the question. :) Maybe they were different kinds of tow bars and not Blue Ox but a lot of folks drove off with them locked in the retracted position while pulling the car. Some Blue Ox documentation seems to indicate some models can be locked extended or retracted. I know my Ready Brute Elite tow bar can be locked in either position. At least you understood my question. Seems a lot of folks don't understand what I'm asking.
hohenwald48 03/20/19 11:12am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow Bar In or Tow Bar Out?

connecting IS part of what you're asking. IMO what matters is *verifying* that the arms ARE locked prior to departure. easiest way to do this if traveling with someone is, after connecting the toad, to pull forward a short distance while someone watches to ensure the arms lock. if traveling alone pull forward a short distance, connect the toad and then back up the toad a short distance to lock the arms. So it doesn't matter if the arms are locked in the extended position or if the arms are locked in the retracted position when you tow? Only matters that they are locked in one position or the other? If that's the case, does it tow any better in the retracted position (shorter) or the extended (longer) position?
hohenwald48 03/19/19 08:10am Dinghy Towing
RE: Tow Bar In or Tow Bar Out?

I guess I wasn't clear. Wasn't wondering about how to connect but was wondering how to tow, Some folks drove off with the arms locked in and some folks drove off with the arms locked out. I was wondering which way is correct.
hohenwald48 03/19/19 06:59am Dinghy Towing
Tow Bar In or Tow Bar Out?

Where I'm sitting in this RV park just happens to be the place where everybody connects their toad on the way out. I get to watch 6-12 folks connect up every morning. Blue Ox tow bars seem to be the most popular. However, about half the Blue Ox users latch the arms extended and half latch them compressed before they take off. Does it matter or are half the folks doing it wrong?
hohenwald48 03/18/19 03:20pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Very Quick Jeep Wrangler question

Your best resource is always the owners manual. That's probably accurate for towing but there have been many errors published in Wrangler owners manuals over the last several years. Like Ronald Reagan said, "trust, but verify".
hohenwald48 03/17/19 03:59pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Running the residential refrigerator on the inverter

Ditto what Doug said. I used to own a 2001 Monaco Knight and what he said is exactly correct. Except, on mine the outlet was labeled "Icemaker" and not "inverter".
hohenwald48 03/17/19 08:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Handling characteristics of MH.s

. . . the Class A has a 208” wheelbase and a 55 degree wheel cut the Class A is much more maneuverable. Add to the fact that the class A has a short 3” front overhang and a short 3’ rear overhang. . . Something doesn't compute. A 413" long motorhome on a 208" wheelbase has to have 205" (17+ feet) of overhang somewhere. If it has 3" on the front and 36" on the rear, where'd the other 166" (13+ feet) go? Maybe I'm just reading things wrong. Wouldn't be the first time. :)
hohenwald48 03/12/19 11:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Monaco 2008-10 class a diesel 38-40 ft

Don't know anything specific but that whole 2006-2010 time frame is a little sketchy. Many manufacturers going in and out of business being bought and sold, merging one with the other. Also the already mentioned diesel engine transitions and changes. Not to say everything in that time frame is bad. I had a 2007 National RV motorhome and it was the best motorhome I've ever had. Just be careful and do your homework.
hohenwald48 03/12/19 11:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Water leak from fresh water tank

Sounds like the pipe your referring to is your overflow tube for your freshwater tank. It's possible that your City water fill valve may be malfunctioning and allowing a small amount of water to bypass into your freshwater tank overfilling slowly to the point of it seeping out the overflow. Also, the check valve built in to your water pump can go bad and allow water back into your FW tank when on city water. The best way to tell if either of these is your problem is to totally drain your Fresh tank and then monitor your guages when connected to city water and see if the tank is slowly rising, or just leave the valve open to your freswater drain and watch for a slow drip while connected to city water. Both ways will verify you have water feeding back while on city water. The way I read the OP he is having trouble with water leaking OUT of the FW tank. Not water leaking IN to the FW tank. Am I reading it wrong? I don't have your particular model motorhome and I am not specifically familiar with it but it does sound like a failed or open tank drain valve to me. Possibly the fitting where the tank drain is connected to the tank.
hohenwald48 03/12/19 11:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing weight limit

Get a 10k hitch installed. there may be more to it than just changing the hitch. for one the brakes on your MH are engineered for the GVWR of the MH, not the MH plus the toad. if you decide to do this please consult with a professional who can properly advise you. Don't toads and trailers have their own brake systems and as a result do not use any of the towing vehicle brake capacity? sure they do. but unless there is an intentional hookup between the MH and toad the towed vehicle's brakes are not used. we've been towing our jeeps since 2003. in order to be able to activate the jeep's brakes while towing we needed to install an auxillisry brake system in the jeeps. in short when i step on the brakes in the MH i get a progressive and proportional braking of the jeep. without that aux. system the towed vehicle is just dead weight. So, a properly connected toad (trailer) will have no impact on the stopping ability of the towing vehicle. I thought you were saying that towing capacity was limited because ". . . for one the brakes on your MH are engineered for the GVWR of the MH, not the MH plus the toad." If the toad (trailer) has it's own brakes then the towing vehicles brakes don't need to be engineered for the GVWR of the MH plus the toad. Correct?
hohenwald48 02/20/19 08:40pm Class A Motorhomes
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