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  1. I recently sold my 2009 Chevy HHR. It towed beautifully. Following the instructions in the owner's manual, I pulled fuse #8, put it in neutral and kept the steering wheel unlocked. The manual said I could tow it any distance as long as I stayed below 65 mph. Never had any problems with it. That being said, they change transmissions all the time so you have to make sure the owner's manual says it's okay to tow 4 down. Check the January issue of FMCA magazine to see what it says also. Motorhome Magazine also published Towing Guides towing four wheels down - FMCA Below is the section for the 2016 line of Chevys. It says your Sonic can be towed 4 down after removing the fuse for the "Discrete Logic Ignition Switch" the instrument panel fuse block to prevent a battery drain. Also, the vehicle should be run at the beginning of each day and for 5 minutes at each RV fuel stop during the day. Don't take these instructions as gospel though - the owner's manual is the final word on what needs to be done to tow your car.
  2. I've been towing for well over 30 years (I can't remember anymore when I started). I've always wired in a diode kit behind the taillights of the towed. Never had any problems. I run a four wire cable from the front bumper to the taillights and do my splicing there. The diodes have worked perfectly and never caused any problems. Sure, it's a hassle to get the wire from the front to the back under the carpeting but you'll have that problem no matter which solution you use. On toweds with separate brake and turn signal lights, I just tie the stop/turn wire from the MH to the stop lights. The taillight wire can use the same bulb also. Up to now, all the bulbs on my toweds have been standard incandescent type but I doubt if LED bulbs would cause any problems.
  3. I've been using the same ReadyBrake for over 20 years with several different toweds and love it. It's simple, easy to connect/disconnect and fully proportional. It's met all my needs and expectations. I use it with a Blu-Ox towbar though. I ran a wire from the brake lights on the towed to an LED light on the dash so I know when the brakes are being applied and when they're released. It might take a couple of tries to get the cable length correct but after that, you're good to go. I also added the break-away cable for safety sake.
  4. What I'd do is cut out the damaged material as best you can and seal it with a can or two of "Flex Seal". Then cover it with some aluminum flashing (it comes in a roll about 10 inches wide - available a Lowes and probably HD) secured in place real well. Finish up with another coating of Flex Seal. For some reason, it always seems to be the inner dual that blows. Be sure not to run your tires more than 7 years - that's when blows are much more common. Been there, done that.
  5. What year? Have you tried the "CHF" (Cheap Handling Fix) moving the links on both swaybars closer to the axle? That fixes the roll. Originally my MH felt top heavy especially when rounding a corner. The CHF took all that out at no cost except for the labor but you should also replace the swaybar bushings because the original bushings won't hold up to the added strain. I replaced the stiff OEM Bilstein shocks on my 2004 F53 with Koni FSD shocks and have been a lot happier with the ride. The tar strips on many highways are brutal these days. Arizona likes to put up signs announcing "Rough Road" ahead instead of shaving them off.
  6. I connect to the Moxie just like any other WiFi hotspot. Never used WPS. I went into setup on the device I wanted to connect (my phone or TV) and scanned for available networks. After finding the Moxie, I connected to it and was asked for the WiFi password. Once I entered the password, the device connected to the Moxie's signal with no problem. That's the same way I've always connected to WiFi hotspots. Nothing's different with the Moxie. As a side note, I like to rename the SID (the name of the WiFi signal I connect to) to something different than the default the manufacturer chose.
  7. That article says it was written about 2-1/2 years ago in February of 2020. We should be seeing some results very soon. Has anyone heard anything about Dish & T-Mobile or Boost?
  8. I've come across an unlimited phone, data & text offer from Visible https://www.visible.com/plans/ Get Visible for $30/mo, all-in. Or for a few bucks more ($45), Visible+ gives you 5G Ultra Wideband, an even more premium network experience and global reach. I don't see a "hotspot" mentioned - just using your phone as a hotspot. I like the prices and figure on moving my phones from Verizon to Visible to save a few dollars. I actually wanted to have a mobile hotspot on a different carrier so I wouldn't have all my eggs in one basket when camping in remote areas. None of the carriers can guarantee a good signal everywhere we all like to go. What kind of network speed will I get with Visible? Do you slow down my data based on how much I use? Important Information about Visible’s Broadband Internet Access Services Let's see if your phone works on our network I'd love to hear about the experiences of anyone using this carrier.
  9. There's not many RV salvage yards around the country but not knowing where you're located, I won't try to guess which one may be close to you. The more information you supply, the better the responses you get will be.
  10. Today I used the Moxee in a strong signal area and ran a speedtest - 12mb up and down. Much better than it does at my house. I can't say I'll stay with it if I find what I figure is a better deal. I'm not done looking around.
  11. Those are the speeds I got when I tried my new Moxie here at my house in Eureka, MO just west St Louis about 1/2 south of I-44. Years ago, my work phone was through AT&T and I kept it into retirement - until it kept dropping calls. When I complained, I was told there were no plans to improve service in the area and I should go with another provider. When I asked if they'd let me out of my contract, the answer was no. I went with Sprint and now Verizon and haven't had any trouble. In my opinion none of the providers are good all over. You just have to find one that works for you. I'm shopping around to see what else is available. I don't have any loyalty to any of them.
  12. Of course the other way would be to try it and see if it works. Be sure to reply with your findings.
  13. Down in the lower right corner on that section is a link to the fine print. It's a two year commitment and full price is due if you cancel. The big thing I noticed was the requirement to have a "qualifying voice line" or the price doubles. "Video streaming at up to 1.5Mbps (no streaming for wearables) may affect speed of video downloads" Also read about the upfront costs - paying the sales tax which in my area is about 10% of the $336 cost of the Inseego and a few others might mean around $100 or more to start. Just a couple of stumbling blocks there. If you check it out, let us know what you find out.
  14. I go to that page you provided the link for but can't find any mention of 100Gb for 50/mo plan. The plans on that page are for phones.
  15. Have you tried looking at the "owner's manual" for how it should be towed. That's the best place for factual information.
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