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RE: Need advice for Rochester, MN

Thanks for great ideas. I never thought of the dog park. I know there is one south of downtown that we have been to before. I'll check out the Nature Center, too. Sounds interesting. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out. Thanks again. Tracy
Hikerdogs 11/25/20 06:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Need advice for Rochester, MN

When we travel to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, we always stay at Autumn Woods RV Park. In December, my husband has an appointment for just an X-ray so we're thinking that we'll take the car for a day trip and leave the RV in Madison, WI. Because we'll have the dogs with us, I'm looking for a place, like a city or county park, that will be open in December where I can wait in the car for a couple hours while my husband has his appointments. Can you recommend a park what will be open and the roads plowed? Thanks. Tracy
Hikerdogs 11/24/20 06:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

Have you actually driven one to experience the performance or lack of it? Earlier this year I was looking for something to replace a 2010 Ford Expedition. The only engine choice in the 2020 Expedition was a 3.5 liter V6. I couldn't believe it would have any power or torque compared to the 5.4 liter V8 in the 2010 model. After a short drive I was amazed. The 3.5 has twin turbos and far out performs the older 5.4 in all around performance, acceleration, and fuel economy.
Hikerdogs 10/25/20 09:17am Dinghy Towing
RE: Ford V10 vs Chevy Gas

2005 and up is fine for the v-10. Lots of power. Loves to be fueled up. I've done 3 sets of rear brakes in 120,000 miles--and I'm light footed on them. Apparently not as light footed as you could be. We put over 110,000 miles on our 2001 Adventurer and did one brake job at 75,000. We currently have over 50,000 miles on our 2013 Adventurer and the brakes are well over 50%.
Hikerdogs 10/25/20 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow Bar Age

We used our original RoadMaster Sterling (prior to the Sterling All Terrain) for over 14 years and 140,000 miles before it was destroyed in an accident. We would still be using it today if the Jeep we were towing hadn't been hit from behind.
Hikerdogs 08/09/20 02:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Disappointing test drive

FWIW - Ford's warranty includes an initial alignment on motorhomes, because the RV makes don't do it after the build-out. Unless things have changed in the last couple years Ford does not include an alignment as part of the warranty. Back in 1999 Ford stopped paying for alignments and alignment related problems. They do align the bare chassis before it leaves the Ford factory, but leave the responsibility for the final alignment of the completed motorhome to the body builder. In addition almost all body builders recommend an alignment once the vehicle is loaded for travel. Here's an excerpt from page 1.2 of the 2020 Vista owners manual Front Axle Tire Alignment We recommend you have the front suspension and steering alignment checked and adjusted after you have fully loaded the vehicle according to your needs. Thereafter have the alignment checked periodically to maintain visibility
Hikerdogs 07/07/20 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crash Guards on Towed

Could have posted this in several places but it applies to Motorhoem Owners in this case. Roadmaster did offer crash guards/brush guards that plugged int into the horns of the baseplate, but no more. They really didn't market them. We now have a 2019 Edge ST and it uses mounts that are roudn, and more like Blue ox perhaps. We have a lot of deer in our area, in our yard and even on the porches..and even a few cattle that get out from behind the fence..In Az we saw lots of Pronghorns and some hti by cars and Elk and Javelinas. I can buy a crash guard as used on patrol cars but...I would not be able to mount it, I believe without removing the Roadmaster base plate. I may bee wrong about this. Has anyone mounted a crash gaurd on their towed vehicle in particular a Ford Edge ST or know of equpmetn that can be used We've hti more than one deer and it is costly. I'm not sure what you're referring to when you make the statement "crash guards/brush guards that plugged into the horns of the baseplate". However they did offer the "Guardian Rock Shield". If this is what you're looking for it's still listed as a product on their website. They are available from etrailer, amazon, and many other retailers.
Hikerdogs 04/19/20 06:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Access to Grey Water Holding Tank

I don't think you really want to access either the black or grey tanks unless absolutely necessary. We had to do it in our 2001 Adventurer and it was a royal PITA. First off you have to remove a couple of the side panels. They're held in place by screws on a top and bottom flange. To get to the screws you have to remove the trim belt. Once the trim and panels are removed you have to remove a set of sheet metal panels between the main floor and the sub floor. Once the screws are removed you have to get a thin putty knife under the sheet metal and slowly break the caulking type seal. The sheet metal panels are thin and the glue/caulking is strong. It takes lots of patience to keep from destroying the panels. Once you gain access to the tanks you'll find there's very little room to work on them. You have to be a bit of a contortionist just to get to the plumbing connections. We had a leak where the fitting from the toilet meets the black tank. We didn't know it until we had driven about 250 miles and were pulling in the drive. As we went up the slope you could see black gummy crud dripping out the back of the motorhome. It took several hours to access the tanks, and another couple hours to flush out the smelly goo. Once everything was clean It was a real chore to get into the area and find the problem. Once we found the problem we quickly realized the repair was beyond our capabilities. We didn't have the tools or components to replace the broken connection to the tank. In the end we took the motorhome to the Forest City service center. Even though we had already gained access to the tanks it took the better part of a day to repair the connection. We stayed overnight and they leak tested and reinstalled the panels the following day. It's not a process I would wish to repeat. If we have a similar problem in the future the motorhome will go directly to Forest City.
Hikerdogs 03/28/20 06:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coleman Heat Pump blowing cold air

The roof AC units on some models are also heat pumps. As mentioned earlier the system is reversed when in the heat pump mode. If you get warm air for a short time then it turns cool or cold the evaporator is frosting over. There should be a temperature sensor stuck in the coil. When it senses the coil has frosted over it will shut down the compressor (fan will keep running) until the frost melts. Either the sensor is defective or it is no longer positioned properly. In most cases it's either a small probe wedged between the fins, or a button that's held to the side of the condensor with double sided tape.
Hikerdogs 02/27/20 06:57pm Class A Motorhomes
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