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Everything posted by wayne77590

  1. Yes, I would have done that also as it seems good. I own a 2013 Lincoln MKX and prior to that a 2007 Saturn Vue. I have an Air Force One braking system. It is a piston attached to the brake pedal actuated through a control by the air brakes on the coach being applied. For both of those vehicles i have mentioned I have had batteries that would deplete to an unacceptable voltage for starting the vehicle. Under each circumstance we were in hilly country and I always have the engine brake/exhaust brake on. When the coach is braking by foot pedal or exhaust brake the brakes on the TOAD are applied and in hill country this can be excessive. I started avoiding the battery issue by stopping every 2 to 2-1/2 hours, starting the car and letting it run for 5 minutes. I did not have that problem. As the battery ages by years it seems that it will deplete a lot faster. I know travel with a "Jump Start" that is about the size of 3 packs of cigarettes laid side by side and puts out 800 amp with the lithium batteries. I've not had to use it yet, but I'm in relatively flat country. The manual I have says to run the engine every 4 hours - but that is to long for me. Besides it gives me time to stretch the legs and yawn a little.
  2. My WInnebago is programmed that way. Not with just the engine running but engine running and/or emergency brake off or in gear and the jacks will retract. It's a safety issue.
  3. That might fill me up. And don't forget, I'm in shape. Round is a shape!
  4. DD, I noticed on the battery picture that charging is 14.4 volts. I'm ignorant so is that what our converters put out?
  5. Also watch out for dielectric absorption. Dormant capacitors can recharge themselves. Maybe not to a degree of intense electrical short but will definitely surprise you. Watch out when you take the new capacitors out of the package, although dielectric absorption is more strongly related to a capacitor that has been charged for a long time.
  6. Joe, it was this one Jim linked. It was so easy. I first called them because I want an expedited reply and just general questions. I then filled out the application and submitted it. I called them back to tell them it was submitted. Later in the day they called me for some additional information not on the application including SSN. SSN is needed in case of litigation later on. Or so stated. Jim, what oil company was the discount at?
  7. We have taken it from Amarillo area. A few bumps here or there but okay. It is 10 degrees cooler than I-10 or I-20. As you get to Kingman, AZ and points west until the Coast it will be hot, I mean it will be hot, this time of year.
  8. I think they are all pretty standard with a 14" opening. Besides the electrical hook-ups the seal that comes with them is important. You don't want to compress them all the way. Check with someone that knows more than I do.
  9. Know anyone nearby with a fork lift? Even a bucket loader.
  10. p.s., the journey is the destination, enjoy the journey. Don't forget that being retired means you don't have to get everything done in one day. Being retired is difficult. You never know when you are finished.
  11. Consider all of the people posting that they have experienced good customer service with BO. I'll bet if you take a poll there would be more favorable results FOR BO than negative. Consider all the alternatives given to you and just don't purchase Blue Ox Products. You'll be happy and those of us getting good CS will be happy.
  12. Right across the street from the Alamo is "The River Walk." Take the boat ride. Also, the Alamo is one of the "Missions." Take a half day or more to visit the missions on the mission trail.
  13. Alv is posting on other forums the same information. Seems like just a slam at BO,
  14. Had my previous BO for 10 years without a problem. New one , well I just wanted a new one, had been in service since 2017 and about 7000 miles with no problem. My coiled cable is BO and has been in service 11 years and is still working and coiling very well. I have not had any problems with customer service when I contacted them with information requests, and replacement plugs for the snap in bar.
  15. Well let me know when you'll be there and I'll put the burgers, sausage or hot dogs on. We'll be there starting on the 15th of Aug. and leave on the 5th of Sept.
  16. Carl, no one around the permanent address to forward it to you? BTW, if you take that route keep in touch. We leave Thur. for Rising Sun, IN., (3 weeks) then to Escapee park, Racoon Valley, TN, (two weeks) then Redstone Arsenal, AL for about 1 week. Don't know where after that. COME ON DOWN!
  17. Good thing you are not in New Hampshire Kay, 53 feet total there.
  18. Wow Kay, many states have a total length limit of 60 feet and some even less, then they state 40 foot length for a motorhome. My MH is 43 feet, and with the car puts me at 58.6 feet, then there is the tow bar. A 45 foot MH would be over the 60' mark towing a typical vehicle. Then there is the total length 60 feet and MH can only be 40 feet, Screwy laws,
  19. We have almost a sister, 2015 Winnebago Tour 42Qd. We have had it since 2017 after Hurricane Harvey ate our other one. We are thoroughly enjoying it. Yes, like any RV we have had some minor problems but nothing serious.
  20. Richard, I went on someone's recommendation and really wasn't worried about $7.50. No other reason. Also they have been extremely helpful in any communications I have had with them. When concerned about the sticker then sent along with the transponder they said to not use the sticker and just transfer the transponder from MH to car. When I questioned them that my profile showed 2 axles and I have 3 they said not to worry about it as the transponder will make the corrections. Very easy customer service to work with.,
  21. I purchased the NC EZPass transponder. Cost was $7.50 then you populate the account with a CC. The NC EZ pass is good for 18 states, North Carolina; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Kentucky; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; Virginia; and West Virginia. If you are traveling in other states you would need different transponders. p.s., I live in Texas and getting the NC EAPass was easy by phone.
  22. I have progressive and have had it for 11 years. For the first 5 year of a new purchase they will replace the MH from the same manufacturer. After 5 years they will pay me what I paid for it. I lost my 2008 MH to Hurricane Harvey. Progressive had not trouble paying me what I paid for it. Gave me a good down-payment on the one I have now. Insurance is only good if something happens and you have to use it. In my case, stuff happened and I was extremely glad I had it. The payout from the insurance company exceeded what I paid in. Yes, it could have gone the other way. Why do we have any insurance? Just in case. Personally, I'd do it all over again and get full replacement cost. I have it now also.
  23. I'll start searching these suggestions this evening, thanks. Keep 'em coming. I tried a few already and no availability, even in the middle of September.
  24. Most definitely. I unknowingly drove 11 miles with one rear dual flat. Doesn't matter the miles but the one that was not flat had a zipper blowout shortly thereafter. With that blowout and only driving 1/4 mile I replaced both.
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