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  1. FMCA Member Sign

    Mine doesn't have a ladder either so I used the thin 3M outside double sided tape for the FMCA and my GS lifetime member plaques.
  2. ISX Cummins engines

    Never mind already answered this earlier.
  3. New Sterling is 8,000#'s. No change in the bar, just higher strength safety cables. Several Blue Ox failures being reported on other forums. The knuckle/ball breaks. Blue Ox claims their is no problem but the failure pictures say otherwise. I have yet to see one RoadMaster failure that was due to the bar itself breaking. I did see one that the bracket bolts worked loose and the owner didn't check them as required.
  4. Super Singles

    Newmar tested them some years back, they must have decided the singles weren't worth the cost or something as they still use duals. Some of the construction trucks here use them on their pups, but not the towing rig.
  5. Using The Michelin Advantage Program.

    Why not? My CC has aluminum rims even on the inside duals. But I do have a real problem as my tag and front are 10" wide rims for the 365/70 tires, the drive axle has 4-9½" rims. Just used the Advantage program for 4-315/80's and 4-365/70's and saved over $1,700 from list.
  6. 2004 Honda Odyssey

    Wish I could! Always enjoy talking to you. Cindy died in August and I still have the almost 17 yr old grandson with me so can't travel much yet due to school.
  7. Yet Another Tire pressure Question

    Brett, that's what I'm going to be doing if I get to traveling more. Bought a TPMS for the DSDP and still have it, the Magna has a SmarTire system and I just had all new tires and sensors installed. Just bought a '14 CR-V to tow. Since Cindy died in August I need all the help I can get!
  8. 2004 Honda Odyssey

    Brett: They used to, or at least did, when we bought the '05 in Dec of '04. That's why I got it in writing that the '05 was towable four down since the '04's were sold out by then. I did get the drop hitch in Phoenix after we met at the one campground. I was towing the Ody then on the way to the GS rally .
  9. 2004 Honda Odyssey

    We bought our '05 Ody EX-L specifically to tow four down. Got it in writing on Honda letterhead that it was approved for towing behind a motorhome. Had RoadMaster set it up for towing. After a short while I started seeing posts on the internet that it was not towable. After some "discussion" involving Honda and OR and CA AG's office Honda wrote us a check for over $2,200, which I used to buy a KK-460 dolly and used it for a couple years. After talking with owners of different years of Ody's I went back to towing it four down. I have at least 40,000 miles on it towing and 108,000 on the odometer with not one bit of trouble (well, did forget to release the parking brake once!). Still driving it and has only had the trans fluid changed a couple times. Have friends and '10 Ody and they've towed it more miles than I have with the '05. They also have had no problems associated with four down towing.
  10. Two Burner Propane Stove Top

    About and hour ago I got finished replacing my Princess propane two burner cooktop with a two hob True Induction cooktop. The Princess cooktop was the only propane in the rig and had only a 5.5 gal tank. Took me days to safely burn off the 4 gal or so it contained. I bought a portable unit at Wal*Mart for just less than $40 that came with a frypan to try out. I have gas in the stick house and the induction unit is much faster and controllable.
  11. ISX Cummins engines

    Lots of rigs are built in a different year as are cars. Doesn't matter, the ISX is a 2007 EPA CM-871 DOHC unit. Cummins has come out with new heads, valves, ECM programming and turbo to correct the problem. Cummins guaranteed, in writing, that we had the latest parts in ours. And I don't think much of Winnebago buying out Bob Lee, one of the main distinctions of the CC line was the DynoMax chassis. I don't think Winnebago will bring that back. Would put the cost of my rig up over $1,000,000 now.
  12. I guess I'm going to find out! My wife of almost 30 years died 6½ weeks ago and I'm getting the MH ready for a few trips this fall. Still have the DW's grandson with me and he's in HS so have to work around his schedule.
  13. Trading A Country Coach For A Cornerstone

    Check the engine section for "dropped valve in #6". My ISX has done it twice, once at 14,000 and again at 45,000 (2,500 after we bought the rig). The first time it was under warranty and the bill shows $14,000 cost. Mine was for $33,000 with Cummins paying $10,400 of it. It's also had three turbo's (two under warranty) and two DPF's )one under warranty). When it runs it runs very well, no problems getting on a freeway even at 50,000#'s and towing an add'l 4,500#'s. Mileage was consistent at 7.6 mpg although now it's down some due to the new pistons and liners. Cummins knows there's a problem with the 600 and 650 HP 2007 EPA (dual overhead cam) engines and has a new head, valves, turbo and programming to cure it. I sure hope so as I can't afford to pay for another dropped valve!
  14. ISX Cummins engines

    Our ISX 650 has dropped a valve in # 6 twice, first time at 14,000 miles under warranty for the first owner. Then it did it a second time at 45,000 miles after buying the rig 2,500 miles earlier. So far it's gone through three turbos and two DPF's. The engine repair was over $33,000 and Cummins did pick up $10,400 of it but still.... Engine is strong when running and I certainly don't get in anybody's way getting on a freeway.
  15. Litter Box Idea For Our Cats

    We have seven cats that go with us. Litter box is in the shower when parked. I scoop at least twice a day or more often depending on a "sniff" test! Here are three of ours. These are Japanese Bobtails, the one on the right at the windshield is on her first trip in the MH.