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  1. Gee, I didn't know we had rules to keep out the fluff and get right to the point of the story???
  2. Brett: I agree that if you have family or friends to drive your coach home that would be the way to go.. For those few like me that don't, it would certainly be a good idea to consider who the driver or the company is and what their record is. Manholt: If all you got was that I was speeding, I guess you missed the point.
  3. Just got back from a motorcycle trip from Colorado to California and back. On the way back while on I40 near Needles California, we had a rare occurrence. While we were riding at about 80-82 mph, we saw in our rear view mirror a large vehicle fast approaching in the fast lane. Very shortly we were passed by a 40 ft DP of some brand and year and he was doing about 90-95 mph. Windows open, curtains and shades blowing in the breeze and it appeared he was by himself. At the time I thought how goofy this guy was and he must be in one big hurry to get somewhere fast. That night we talked about it and it occurred to me this guy may have been providing a ferry or transport service to someone that owned the coach. And that got me to thinking about our FMCA insurance. If we had a medical emergency and had to have the coach driven back home by someone, what are the chances that our coach would be treated the same way? I know none of us would want our coach treated in such a fashion, not to mention the hazard he was being to himself and others on the road!!! Would you long time members weigh in on this?
  4. We had the same problem. After all was done, it turned out that the last rv park we were at had galvanized water pipes. When we hooked up and turned the water valve on, a big slug of rust had evidently came out of the pipe, went thru our hose and plugged the screen at the water inlet fitting , completely shutting off the water supply. Took it apart, cleaned the screen, and everything okay.
  5. Herman, I did look at the route suggested, but have not been that way yet. With your recommendation, we may try that way, weather permitting.. Seems to look like one of the shortest routes. And I will honk really LOUD! Butler, thanks for the reminder on safety and the ever present "get-there-itus". Having flown for quite a few years, I am well aware of that deadly syndrome, having a few close calls because of it. Happy New Year to all!!!
  6. Yes, we will be having a very short weather window to sneak out of our mountain valley and down across Raton Pass, so we will definitely be checking the weather closely. We know that this time of year the conditions can change in minutes! I did consider going down I-25 to I-10 which would get us into warmer weather sooner, but that does add quite a few miles. But, the weather will dictate which route we take. Thanks for the suggestions.
  7. Going from Pueblo, CO to Sarasota, FL in about 2 weeks. We usually take 87 to Amarillo, 287 to Wichita Falls, 82 to Sherman, 69 to I-20 to Shreveport,49 south to I-10. I know a bunch of you have traveled this area and was wondering if there is a better selection for routes and roads. 44 ft Newmar with tag, towing pickup with Harley in the back. Thanks
  8. Thanks to all for their input. I was trying to stay away from adding a sound bar due to no good place to put it, but may have to rethink that. I also did not really want or need to mount the new tv on an articulating arm. The current cabinet location is okay and it would look better with the tv mounted inside the cabinet like the old one. More head scratching to do before diving in!
  9. We are wanting to replace our old, front, heavy tube type TV with a modern flat screen. Went to Best Buy to look at the new ones and gather sizing information. We found out the new TV's have little tiny speakers on the bottom or sides of the TV. When the new TV gets mounted inside the old TV cabinet, the speakers will be inside the cabinet. What does everyone now do to get decent sound from the new flat screens?
  10. Same here. Had a major problem with the little buggers, bought Freshcab and oil of peppermint, now no mice.
  11. Herman, We just changed our toad from Jeep Grand Cherokee to Ford F150 2013. Ours is 4 wheel drive and has the 4 down tow info in the manual. The dealer told me it started in 2011 and as far as he knows, all the 150s with 4 wheel drive has it. Sure makes it easy to hookup and go!!!
  12. If you have the 4 wheel drive and the switch on the dash to engage 4 wheel mode, the owners manual says switch from 2 wheel mode to 4 wheel mode 5 times in seven seconds and you will see a message on the display that it is in neutral mode.
  13. Just 20 miles south of Pueblo is another Koa that is much better than the one in Pueblo. Right on the east side of I25 at the exit with high ground and great views of the mountains including Green Horn Mountain. And, as Herman says, we are the town of Hero's! I70 west to Limon Colorado is good, then Hwy 24 into Colorado Springs to pick up I25 south. 24 is kinda bumpy right now, but keep it to 55 and it's not too bad. We are 25 miles southwest of Pueblo and have a hookup in the driveway at our house (elec & water) for those that are willing to travel a little ways off the interstate. Stop on your way there and back again. You definitely want to see Royal Gorge, Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, Bishops Castle, and a whole bunch of others!! Safe Travels!
  14. We use the RVI brake system and we like it. Easy to set up, no issues with power drain, transferable to another vehicle easily (which we just did). It is an initeria system so there is just a fraction of lag when you apply the DP brakes to when the towed brakes engage, but we like it.
  15. Wow, that is a bunch of work. I know as I spent a whole lot of time back when I had our Monaco looking for a few hard to find parts. Wish I had this list back then, but now it will go into the coach for future use. Thanks very much to Les Doll!!!!
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