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RE: Flat Towing Lincoln Navigator with Driveshaft Disconnect

According to the systems engineer I spoke with at Ford and a colleague of mine in the driveline supplier industry, the REMCO DSC should be a suitable way to make the Lincoln flat-towable. The engineers couldn't see a way it would be harmful to the vehicle, nor really any different than driving it down the road, so long as the t-case was in 4x2 and the transmission was in neutral, AND of course the rear driveshaft was disconnected. Depending on what other vehicle we purchase, we may end up installing the DSC and trying the flat tow this summer. I'll revisit this post and provide an update if I install one and let you all know how it worked out.
SuperBus 02/27/20 05:27am Dinghy Towing
RE: Flat Towing Lincoln Navigator with Driveshaft Disconnect

All, I do appreciate the responses but they're off the mark. Yes, the Navigator is available in 4WD, and yes mine is 4WD. I was a bit indirect in my first response in an effort to be polite but I did talk with REMCO as Superior Drive is REMCO. The idea of a disconnect, as you probably know, is to resolve the issue of the driveshaft being engaged with the transmission/t-case, when this is an issue with the transmission/t-case design when being back-driven by the d/s. REMCO/DSC confirmed, as the t-case in the Navigator can be selected to 2H (thus decoupling the trans from the front d/s), AND the rear driveshaft can be disconnected from the t-case with their device, the issue is theoretically solved. The question of my original post is has anyone done this and did it work as intended? It's okay if no one knows the answer - obviously I don't. Like I said I can find out - Detroit is "small town" and I am fairly certain I can find the responsible engineer(s) at Ford through one or two degrees of separation. Just thought I would inquire here in the community. Thanks again.
SuperBus 02/20/20 07:25pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Flat Towing Lincoln Navigator with Driveshaft Disconnect

Check with REMCO WallyNM, thank you. However, it is worth noting that Superior is in one way or another a part of REMCO - so essentially I have spoken with REMCO.
SuperBus 02/20/20 04:08pm Dinghy Towing
Flat Towing Lincoln Navigator with Driveshaft Disconnect

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SuperBus 02/20/20 11:06am Class A Motorhomes
Flat Towing Lincoln Navigator with Driveshaft Disconnect

Hello, I'd like to see if anyone is flat towing a 2015 - 2017 Lincoln Navigator (previous generation) or its sister, the Expedition using a driveshaft disconnect. We purchased ours (MY2017) before we bought our coach last year. As equipped, it is not flat towable as the transfer case does not have a neutral position. I recently recalled that Superior Driveline makes a driveshaft disconnect and spoke with one of their specialist relating to my application. I was told, and it seems reasonable, that since I do have an actual 2H position in the t-case that disconnecting the rear driveshaft with their product would be a viable solution to my problem. Working in the automotive industry I will also reach out to my contacts at Ford, but I am also curious if anyone has done this already without (or with!) issues. As I can anticipate some "helpful" responses, please note I will not be selling it and am also in the midst of purchasing another vehicle which for darn sure will be flat towable. It would just be nice to also have the utility and size of the Navigator available with us on trips where it would be needed, or at least desirable, as the next vehicle doesn't "need" to be a another full size SUV. That would just be irresponsible ;) Thanks!
SuperBus 02/20/20 11:06am Dinghy Towing
RE: Pennsylvania Route Recommendations

REally depends on whether your leaving from the north East Coast or the mid-Atlantic East Coast. Tolls on the Turnpike are the main issue. We'd be coming in across from the Boston area/portion of the coast. Pardon my lack of geographic vocabulary, not sure which part of the coast that is officially referred as.
SuperBus 02/19/20 06:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pennsylvania Route Recommendations

Thanks for the helpful recommendations everyone! Since it was only vaguely inferred in my opening post, for clarity we are passing through on the way home from an east coast destination and will be stopping late afternoon mid state for the night and getting back on the road in the morning. Nonetheless, it sure seems like there is a lot to do outside of the two most famous options (Gettysburg and Hershey's) which we plan on devoting time to on a future trip.
SuperBus 02/13/20 10:36am Roads and Routes
Pennsylvania Route Recommendations

I am looking for recommendations on interesting routes to cross Pennsylvania from east to west with a nice overnight stop somewhere in the middle of the state. We're traveling with children ages 4 - 11, so parks with activities for them in the late afternoon and evening would be welcomed. We're pretty flexible with routes in terms of where they cross the state (north, south, middle). We'll be traveling in a 45' class A with a vehicle in tow. The trip is planned for late summer.
SuperBus 02/12/20 11:00am Roads and Routes
RE: Letting diesel rv sit for 3 months

Regarding the question on your generator, Cummins Onan recommends running their generators under load for 30 minutes every month, if not in regular use.
SuperBus 12/15/19 06:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: used Ventana, good, bad, ugly?

I realize this is an older thread but figured I'd add my two cents anyhow. Within my family we've owned close to ten Newmars. Regardless of age or model, they've all been exceptional. As mentioned above, and supported by my own experience, they are built differently and if maintained will last as long as you care to own them.
SuperBus 11/18/19 11:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: More campers than parks

The same issue is prevalent here in Michigan. The summer season is obviously the worst, and the fall is surprisingly busy too. This isn't an issue everywhere of course with some parts much harder to get into than others. Getting a site in Ludington State Park for example is similar to getting tickets to a popular concert. Once the 6 month window opens, just start clicking and take what you get, if you get something. It took a friend of ours two years to get in. As also posted in this thread, I too think it may be a mid term issue. RV'ing is very popular currently, more so than it has been in many years. If there is indeed an economic "slow-down" around the corner, many people will reconsider this lifestyle and its requisite expenditures.
SuperBus 10/31/19 11:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Winter Storage - Cover at Home or Store at Indoor Facillity?

You could also look into buying one or two enclosed car trailers to store the classic cars in for this winter. Then when you are done with the trailers, you can sell them. Spot on. We purchased a 24' ATC car hauler earlier this year, and one of the cars is going in there. The other will go into my garage, as was also suggested.
SuperBus 10/29/19 09:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winter Storage - Cover at Home or Store at Indoor Facillity?

I vote for building your own garage for it. Winter isn't here yet, I'd say you'd still have time to get a pole building up before the snow falls. Time find a contractor or get building it yourself. BTW, ours is in a heated garage and its awesome. We haven't winterized since 2001. OP stated he lives in a suburban area and can't build his own barn. You missed where he posted; My father might have space in his barn, but then we'd need to find new homes for two co-owned classic vehicles, which would be easier to do I guess, but would just move the problem to those vehicles from the bus. Long term (i.e. next year) I may build another barn on his property to solve this issue, so I guess I need only be concerned with one season of the coach being under a cover. With that noted, I still content there is time to get a pole barn up and weather tight this year. Well, after some discussion this morning, we have decided to find the two classics a new winter home and get the bus in the existing barn for this winter. Once the thaw is out, I'll start putting poles in the ground for a bus only garage. Seems like the verdict is still out on the covers. I will probably get one made anyhow, as its possible I'll need to pull the bus out a week here and there while we fiddle with a multitude of other projects this winter, and I am sure I will have other temporary uses for it in the future, when having it in the new barn isn't reasonable for whatever reason.
SuperBus 10/27/19 12:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winter Storage - Cover at Home or Store at Indoor Facillity?

I think your best bet is to drive it to Florida and stay with it during the Michigan winter! I like the sound of that. Unfortunately, I still work (and will be for a while yet) so here in Michigan it will stay :(
SuperBus 10/26/19 07:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winter Storage - Cover at Home or Store at Indoor Facillity?

I guess putting in your own barn isn’t an option? We did but it is for a 24’ Sprinter so the door is only 12’ tall and the barn 30’ deep. I use to keep our Country Coach under a cover in a windy area and it had a soft underside and never hurt the coach, but there were always things jutting from the coach trying to wear spots of the cover. My CC was a 36 and that was a bit of a chore to handle the cover, I’m not sure a 45 would be much fun to put on, off and store. Dave Dave, if there was an award for a fast and useful response, you'd win it! Unfortunately no, I do not have my own barn available. I live in a suburban area and don't have the room available to build an appropriately sized barn. My father might have space in his barn, but then we'd need to find new homes for two co-owned classic vehicles, which would be easier to do I guess, but would just move the problem to those vehicles from the bus. Long term (i.e. next year) I may build another barn on his property to solve this issue, so I guess I need only be concerned with one season of the coach being under a cover.
SuperBus 10/26/19 06:58am Class A Motorhomes
Winter Storage - Cover at Home or Store at Indoor Facillity?

I recently dropped my coach off at a local indoor storage facility - a first for me. In past years I had a barn of a friend available but he has moved and I no longer have that option. A few days have passed and I feel very uneasy about it being more or less completely in the hands of the site owner. It has nothing to do with the owner in particular, just the fact that it is his building, the facility is subject to his maintenance and upkeep and his security choices - all that which determines whether or not my coach comes out the way it went in at the end of March 2020. To further intensify my unease, he mentioned he might need it moved in a few weeks when the last of his customers bring their coaches in, and said "I think I could move it"; its a 45' London Aire. I told him to call me and I'll be there in a heartbeat to move it myself. When parking it he didn't instill to much confidence based on how he directed me into the rather tight space. I'm pretty sure he was trying to tear a mirror off a Mountain Aire with the back of my bus. Thank goodness my sister was there to direct me in too. Then he talked of fire due to bad battery tenders at other automotive storage facilities. Yikes. My only other viable option is to get a cover made and keep it outdoors this winter. It would be subject to snow and wind and everything else Michigan has to offer in our 6 month "season" of winter. I am not thrilled about this option either as it means I'll have to monitor the cover, clean the occasional 12" of snow of the roof, etc. I am also concerned about the wind cycling the cover on the exterior - potentially inducing scratching. Due to a run in with a palm leaf/branch in Naples, I have some scratches to buff/compound out anyway next year, so maybe this isn't a huge deal as long as the cover wouldn't do a number on my finish. Due to my coach's length, I would need to do something like this: Once again I have written a novella, my apologies. Anyhow, I am interested in the opinions and better yet experiences of anyone who has used a cover. I need to pull my bus from the indoor facility by Monday if I chose to do so, before it gets buried behind several other coaches that are coming in after the weekend. Thanks! I did search the forum and only found this result. I hope I can get a bit more feedback than this poor guy...
SuperBus 10/26/19 06:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pickle on My Entry Door Grab Handle

SuperBus, I have the solution; I will take one for the team and trade our mint 1 owner Kountry Star for your London Aire. And seeing as I'm such a team player, I won't even charge you for the swap. Please let me know how you'd like to move ahead with this and we'll make it happen. :B :B :B Am I helpful? :h Can he keep the pickle???....:W....Dennis Bruce, I'd recommend before we finalize the trade you closely inspect the paint and chrome in the area of the grab handle - there could be some damage due to the vinegar exposure! With regards to the pickle, I almost felt bad for them. It was a horrible pickle, at least by my preference. I like them crisp - this one was soggy and pale. So needless to say it was thrown off into the nearby brush for a less scrutinous creature.
SuperBus 10/15/19 10:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pickle on My Entry Door Grab Handle

It could have simply been a game of "how close can I get to their motorhome with them inside and not noticing". The pickle tells you that someone made it all the way to your RV door without you noticing. Or there is this: Pickles on Highway Maybe you are on to something! I didn't catch if there were Missouri plates on any nearby vehicles. After they broke camp they left the empty pickle jar. We ended up taking it to a recycling bin in the park - I am sure they meant to do that themselves and just forgot. I must also say this thread ended up being pretty entertaining. I have a feeling it will turn into an ongoing joke within my circle of fellow campers.
SuperBus 10/15/19 10:40am Class A Motorhomes
Pickle on My Entry Door Grab Handle

I wasn't sure which section of the forum was "correct" for this topic, but this section seems to be a good fit. I'm curious if someone can help me understand a recent experience in a state campground. The morning after our first night there I went outside to enjoy some coffee. As I started to head back in to warm up my cup, I noticed there was a pickle on top of the bottom bracket for my grab handle! I promptly removed it and later did a bit of Google searching trying to understand what that was all about. The first few search results when pieced together seemed to indicate it has to do with an ugly motorhome. Apparently there is an infamous green motorhome referred to as the Pickle, and then there were some results for Ugly RV contests. I have a 45' London Aire, which I think is safe to say is not ugly to the majority of people. However, when we pulled in Friday night I could over hear a lot of comments from several sites - but I'm not sure what they were saying. It could be that they didn't appreciate our rig for one reason or another. We were with three other families and we were on one end of the group. Out site was next to one of the few empty sites that night, and on the other side of that was a large group of tents. We did have the heat pumps running at night, which aren't really loud, but do emit some level of noise. Later Saturday, my kids did spy an empty pickle jar in the empty site, awfully close to one of the tents. That might have been completely coincidental. Anyway, I am curious if anyone else has had this experience or knows someone who has? I'd also be interested in your thoughts if it was indeed meant to indicate someone really disliked the appearance of our coach or was it more of a sign that we weren't appreciated in general. Perhaps it was just a couple of kids being silly. Other than the fact it was just an inconsiderate thing to do, I'm not bothered by it, more so curious as to why.
SuperBus 10/14/19 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2 Years with a Older Class A

Many just defer needed maintenance and upgrades for the next owner! My personal experience is that the above is true more than anything else. Initial quality, ongoing maintenance (or lack thereof), and duty cycle/usage define the costs over time. Most everything I have had to replace would be considered regular replacement items (batteries for example). In this case I have an all electric coach and the batteries were well beyond the point of replacement when I purchased the unit. This was absolutely a deferred item by the previous owner as the cost was not insignificant. I think it is very important to consider motorhomes are both vehicles and homes, with the problems and maintenance of both with the complications and disadvantages of something that moves, built at relatively low volumes (which increases cost saving pressure for the manufacturer), and most things need to be downsized from their residential counterparts which also has a unique set of challenges. This just sets up the situation that we all know - owning a class A is not an inexpensive venture.
SuperBus 10/11/19 09:43am Class A Motorhomes
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