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  1. On the road, I occasionally camp at a site with poor or limited cell reception. Since i get on the internet via my laptop using my smart phone and PDAnet, this is important. I am interested in what brands others are using to boost their cell signal. I am on Verizon.
  2. While visiting another forum, there was a discussion about using Mop & Glow instead of wax on the exterior of a MH. This seems much easier than wax and buff. Does anyone have an opinion on this?
  3. This is a very good question and I hope my comments are helpful. We had a 30' fifth wheel and now have a 30' Class B+ MH with 3 slides, so the total lengths are the same. We travel with just my wife, me and a 50lb dog. We travel with a toad using a complete Roadmaster set up. Fifth wheel--more room. With a 5th wheel, we had 30' of living space, with the MH, one must deduct from the 30' the cabin space. The 5th wheel had much more countertop (Kitchen) space than the MH which we find only 1 person can work in the kitchen at the same time. The 5th wheel had a combination tub/shower, whereas the MH has a shower only. We don't mind not having a tub, but the shower is so small, my wife cannot bend over to shave her legs. Although the bedroom of the MH has a bedroom slide, it is smaller with no end tables that leaves us no place to put our coffee cups in the morning when we read our papers (electronically). This is an annoyance, but not a real problem. MH--The MH is much easier to maneuver, both driving and in RV Parks. The MH also is not as high as the 5th wheel, so we are less concerned about low bridges. Since ours is a B+, not a C, we have much less outside storage. I found this less of a problem than I thought I would have. It turns out I was carry much more seldom used stuff in the 5th wheel than i needed. It seems like the more space you have, you find a way to fill it up. With 2 slides in the living room, it is very spacious. With the MH, it is much easier to go to the bathroom or kitchen, however, we never do that while driving. This would be very dangerous should an accident occur or evasive driving needed. Setup at campsites is much easier. We find disconnecting the toad is very quick and easy, especially with the Roadmaster setup. If you go with a MH and need a toad, you will need to be very careful selecting a tow vehicle. We had to sell our low mileage '07 Camry Hybrid and purchased a Ford Focus. All this being said, we are happy with our MH, but, being a guy, i really miss not having a truck around the house.
  4. I have done this for years. First with a 5th wheel and now with a B+. My MH did not come with a quick disconnect, so I had one installed. You will need to remove the regulator on the grill as you will use the one on your propane tank.
  5. We have a 30' class B+ with a Ford V10 engine and am considering installing a Banks system. I am curious what others have experienced who have installed this system.
  6. At last resort, I would recommend telling Roadmaster technical support you would like to talk to Mike Cannon. Mike is the developer of all the braking systems at Roadmaster. Technical support told me Roadmaster does not make a braking system for the 2012 Focus. I put a post on the forum for an alternative to a Focus, stating that the Invisibrake cannot be uses on the Focus. To my surprise, Mike Cannon reply to my inquiry on the forum stating his position and that they can put an Invisibrake on the Focus. Point being, he was very helpful. I purchased everything i needed to connect the Focus to a MH, and found Roadmaster a great group of people to work with. Lucky for me, I live in Vancouver, WA, and their site is just down the road.
  7. We purchased a 2012 Focus a few months ago and have towed it only about 750 miles so far. What I like about the Focus is it's procedure simplicity. The requirement of disconnecting the batter concerned me also. While at Roadmaster, (I live in the same town as their headquarters), I spoke with Mike Cannon who happens to be the developer of all Roadmaster braking systems. He recommended a Battery Brain and gave me a remote. All I do is push a button on the remote and the battery is disconnected. Can't get any simpler than that. The cost was $277 installed.
  8. i just installed an Invisibrake by Roadmaster. Seems to work great-easy company to work with. This systems is good if you plan to keep your toad a while as you cannot move it from one toad to another easily. The nice thing about it is there is nothing to do, no box to remove, no brake pedal attachment to have to remove.
  9. I have not heard of the RVi brake system, but i just installed an Invisabrake by Roadmaster. With this system, there is no "brake in a box", or actually anything to do. Simply connect your toad, go through the steps your toad needs for towing, and go. BTW-I found Roadmaster's support great.
  10. I am a GM guy that had to go Ford. Needed a small-light weight, automatic. There are few options-we went with a Focus. 1. How many miles do you typically dinghy tow your vehicle yearly?--5-8,000 2. What is the total tow mileage you have on your vehicle now? 2,200 3. What is the total tow mileage you expect to put on the vehicle before you upgrade to a new vehicle? 100,000+ 4. When towing, what is the average amount of time between stops? (be it restroom or fuel)? ~3 hours 5. How often do you stop for a period of 10 min or more? (be it restroom, stretch, eat, fuel)? ~2 6. What is your preferred cruising speed?--55 to 60 7. Do you use a rock shield? Yes 8. Where does the rock shield mount (bumper,towbar,dinghy, or... so what type)? Car Bracket-Roadmaster Guardian
  11. The simple and easiest solution is to not put it on your RV.
  12. Brett, I am interested in what you are saying about NOT putting blocks under the rear wheels of a class C. That makes sense, but what does one do with this type of rig if you have to raise one side of the coach? I have been using those orange, interlocking blocks Camping World sells. Your thoughts are appreciated.
  13. I had the exact same problem with a 30' B+. I installed a recommendation Roadmaster made which included a rear sway bar and something else I can't remember the name of (I am on the road). This is my first trip since I had the work done and my rig drives the way I would expect it. Call them and explain your symptoms. If possible, try to talk to a guy named Wayne. He is responsible for their suspension products.
  14. Thanks to those who are helping. Our MH is 6 months old, so the seals are good, although I did check to be sure the door is adjusted properly. Here are answers to some of your questions: I have the frig set on 3 or 4. The ice is building up on the back and floor of the freezer and sometimes on the sides. The frig fins are fine. I have not checked the ambient level-good thought. any more ideas would be helpful.
  15. We have a Monaco B+ with a Norcold refrigerator. It seems like I need to defrost it ever couple of days as ice builds up. I would think this would be a refrigerator problem, but our earlier RV, a 5th wheel, had the same problem. This makes me think the problem is me, not the refrigerator. I am at a lost to figure out what i am doing wrong. I think filling the refrigerator full, like my wife likes to do, probably adds to the problem. I did put a fan in the refrigerator compartment, but still have the problem. Any ideas out there?
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