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721  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 09, 2011, 10:24:52 pm
I use the Draw-Tite J-Pin Stabilization Pin and Barrel Lockset.  It locks everything together; there is no waggle. Here is a link with good pictures and video.

http://www.etrailer.com/Locks,Hitch-Accessories/Draw-Tite/63201.html


Barry
722  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tow bar alighnment on: July 09, 2011, 10:06:43 pm
I took this from the owner's manual for the Sterling All Terrain Roadmaster tow bar.  Also checked the Blackhawk 2 and Falcon it was the same.


"Towing with a motorhome-mounted tow bar which has an upward or downward slope puts undue strain on the entire towing system. For that reason, do not tow if the tow bar is not within the Safe Zone no more than three inches above or below level.  Towing a vehicle with a tow bar that is not within the Safe Zone will result in significant wear and tear on the tow bar and brackets, significant wear and tear on the vehicles suspension and frame, and the eventual failure of the towing system.

To determine if the tow bar is within the Safe Zone first, connect the motorhome and towed vehicle on level ground. Next, measure the distance from the center of the motorhome receiver down to the ground. Then, measure the distance from the center of one of the base pins down to the ground.

Compare these two measurements. To be within the Safe Zone, they cannot be more than three inches apart if the base pin is above or below the motorhome hitch receiver. See Figure 18.  If the tow bar is not within the Safe Zone, you must purchase a hitch accessory to raise or lower the hitch receiver. ROADMASTER has three accessories available Hi-Low Hitches, Hi-Low Drops, and Dual Hitch Receivers which will raise or lower the hitch receiver from two to 10 inches, depending on the model.  Towing with the tow bar more than three inches above or below level will void the ROADMASTER warranty."

Here is the link to the owner's manual.

http://roadmasterinc.com/pdf/85-3326-06.pdf

Here is a link to Hitch Accessories for roadmaster.  There are several manufacturers and many suppliers with a wide range of prices.

http://roadmasterinc.com/products/accessories/hitch/index.html


Barry
723  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Shelf Liner on: July 06, 2011, 04:49:21 pm
Judi,

Still waiting for a delivery date on the PC.  We think another couple of weeks. 
We have our first reservation for the winter in Florida scheduled for 12/31 at W.P. Franklin.  We really enjoy the COE parks.  Hopefully we can get together this winter.


Sue 
724  Main Forum / General Discussion / Shelf Liner on: July 06, 2011, 11:30:25 am
I was wondering what different products you use to line the shelves in the PC.  I have used a product like grip it shelf liner that I bought at bed, bath and beyond but it did not have a smooth top and items would stick to it and pull out the shelf liner when I pulled out an item.  I did not care for this.  Looking for ideas.  Thanks

Sue 
725  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: (auto drain rocker arm switch) opens valve for macerator on: July 05, 2011, 07:16:18 pm
Connie

We mounted a 21" Samsung flat screen TV in our 2008 2350 with no problem.  We did find that there was some movement of the TV on rough roads so I added a shock absorber  to the bottom edge of the TV.    The shock absorber was a wooden dowel inside a piece of foam pipe insulation and this made the bottom of the TV tight against the back board .  We then attached this to the bottom of the TV and it worked out great for us.  We did have to cut access holes in the back board for the hookups.   This is the mount we used
http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-PT632-Mount-Displays-Black/dp/B00155RH5K/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1309902718&sr=8-22

Barry
726  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: fiber glass roof on: July 03, 2011, 04:23:42 pm
Tom

We have friends that wash their motorhome all the time in what us old timers call the quarter car wash (which is now $1.75).  I use the following simple go/no go measurement on the entry, exit and the wash arm.  I am 6 ft and  if I stand flat footed with my arm extended over my head and a yardstick in my hand the tip of the yardstick is around 10'4".  This provides me the necessary go/no go measurement.

Barry
727  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: fiber glass roof on: June 27, 2011, 09:43:29 am
Billy;

Every time we return from a trip I hand wash the PC with Blue Coral car wash.  This includes the fiberglass roof.  Also, I make sure any sap, leaves, bird droppings, stains etc are removed and everything else on the roof is clean before I put it back in the garage waiting for our next trip.

Barry
728  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Problems getting cool enough on really hot days on: June 25, 2011, 12:37:30 pm
When we were in Vegas and Zion it was 100+.  We found that positioning the air conditioner vents to the down position helped somewhat.   They were originally positioned straight and all the cool air was directed at the roof.  Once we moved them to point to the floor it got much cooler.  We also cover our cab windows with the 90% sun screen fabric and many times we do not even run the AC.  Here is a link to the sun screens we added.  http://phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php?topic=159.0

Barry
729  Main Forum / Polls / Re: camping chairs on: June 24, 2011, 04:03:09 pm
David - Thanks for starting this thread
Tom   - Thanks for the tip on the Xpress Lounger

We had been looking for more compact but comfortable camping chairs for several years.  After reading the comments about the Xpress Lounger we did some additional research and found they received great reviews.  We also tried to find a local store that had them in stock.  The only store we found that had them in stock was 50 miles away.  To make a short story long we ordered two chairs sight unseen.  This is not our normal practice but this time it worked out great.  Many thanks for the tip!!!

Barry
730  Main Forum / General Discussion / Sebastian Inlet on: June 22, 2011, 06:43:59 pm
George and Judi,

How was your trip to Sebastian Inlet?  Any more info on the propane pressure?

Barry and Sue
731  Main Forum / Polls / Re: camping chairs on: June 21, 2011, 09:34:19 pm
David

We order two XPRESS Lounge Chairs by GCI from AMAZON.COM last week and received them today.  They look good and feel even better.  At $39.99 each with free shipping they weren't cheap but it was better than Camping World.  The chairs fold and unfold easily and the construction looks very good.

http://www.amazon.com/GCI-Outdoor-Xpress-Lounger-Directors/dp/B0026VQC0I/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1308705873&sr=8-3-fkmr0

Barry
732  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: 2004 Oven in a 2011 RV? on: June 19, 2011, 12:27:38 pm
JDW,

     Did you ever get this oven problem resolved?  Just wondering.
733  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Propane Pressure Help on: June 19, 2011, 09:17:52 am
A friend of ours had the same issue on his RV and he had inadvertently turned the propane off at the tank.  If your unit was in storage maybe someone shut it off!
734  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: keyless entry for our 2008 2900 PC on: June 17, 2011, 03:44:46 pm
Just a thought.  As an alternative to a FOB have you considered a wireless KEYPAD?  It mounts to the PC and has all the functionality of a FOB without having to carry it around. We had it on an F150 and it worked great, no need to carry keys to the beach.

Manufacturer  Part Number:  7L2Z-14A626-BA

Barry
735  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Why Jeep Liberty? on: June 08, 2011, 04:17:42 pm
I have used a Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar for 3 years and it has performed flawlessly.  Also, Blue Ox stands behind their product.  The Aladdin tow bars are going to be rated at 7,500lbs on those that ship after 1/1/11.

Another thing to consider is if you want to store the tow bar on the back of your PC or on the front of your jeep when not in use.

All the major bands should perform well.

Barry
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