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 on: March 25, 2017, 08:14:15 pm 
Started by Two Hams in a Can - Last post by jfcaramagno
My decades of motorcycle camping prompt me to mention that bungees and not good hold downs for cargo. They are elastic and can stretch out letting the load underneath escape. They also have hooks on the ends and if the hook gets loose, it can take an eye out. I switched to straps with secure attachments on the ends like ROK straps which have a short piece of elastic material in the strap the provides just a little give for tightening down on the load.

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 on: March 25, 2017, 07:59:30 pm 
Started by jatrax - Last post by Pax
And these days, almost all auto manuals are available online.

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 on: March 25, 2017, 07:57:07 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by Pax
I don't recall offhand, but will check when I get to the PC.  I'm pretty sure it was a direct replacement size.   I don't often vear from the norm and try to do my own engineering.

    - Mike

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 on: March 25, 2017, 07:54:05 pm 
Started by Pax - Last post by jimmer
Just curious,  what length did you go with  ?

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 on: March 25, 2017, 07:36:31 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by Big Green Machine
We have the same problem...large patch of flaking on the passenger headrest. No hair or petroleum products ever used. Possible basis for a class action...? Not thrilled with the idea of spending thousands on replacement seats or repairs.

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 on: March 25, 2017, 06:20:26 pm 
Started by jatrax - Last post by ron-n-toni
We were in Avon Park,  Florida in our 2016 2351. Three spots down comes a brand new 2910 4x4. Chuck and Judy from Michigan.  DW said no, no, no.  I  said " but honey, we need one".  Yeah, she won.

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 on: March 25, 2017, 05:50:36 pm 
Started by Two Hams in a Can - Last post by ron.dittmer
A number of motor home owners, especially those with shorter rigs, resort to one of those types of carriers.  My brother has one for his 22 foot long Starflyte.  I have teased him that he suffers from 2-foot-itis.  He really likes his hitch carrier.  He did find a water-tight storage tote, a "Rubbermaid" type-of thing that fit it quite well.  He holds it down with bunge cords.  He also uses a large zippered water-tight bag that he has also used.  I don't know which is his favorite.

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 on: March 25, 2017, 05:37:25 pm 
Started by jatrax - Last post by jatrax
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Whether a Liberty or other button-controlled vehicle, being an electronic push button, make sure it stays in neutral when the engine is shut off and the steering wheel is unlocked for towing.  Who knows how it was designed.
For the Liberty the information came from a number of people who have been towing them for years, so I feel comfortable that the system used there works.

For other brands / models, yes, the owner manual is the only source to trust when buying.

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 on: March 25, 2017, 03:46:01 pm 
Started by jatrax - Last post by Two Hams in a Can
Well, in mid April we will head to Baytown, TX via St. Louis (Casino Queen), Norman, OK, Lake Whitney SP, TX, Fredricksburg, TX (WWII Museum of The Pacific), Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX then Baytown.  We'll keep an eye out for you.   Wink

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 on: March 25, 2017, 03:04:58 pm 
Started by jatrax - Last post by ron.dittmer
One thing I did find out is that later Jeep Liberty's do not have the mechanical lever transfer case like you said, but they do have a push button that puts the transfer case in neutral.  So while I, like you, would prefer a mechanical lever they can be towed using the push button to put the transfer case in neutral.  Assuming the correct engine / transmission combination of course.
Whether a Liberty or other button-controlled vehicle, being an electronic push button, make sure it stays in neutral when the engine is shut off and the steering wheel is unlocked for towing.  Who knows how it was designed.  Maybe when you shut off the engine and it starts to roll, it jumps back into a gear so the vehicle does not run away when parked.  There so many safeguards in vehicles these days.  A soft copy of the 2nd generation Liberty owners manual might be available on-line.  See if you can find it and read about how that neutral position works.

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