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Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller???

Need to tow a trailer with electric brakes behind our 2016 Winnebago Journey. Ran across the Curt Echo Wireless Trailer Brake Controller on etrailer.com Called and talked with them and this seems almost too good to be true. But etrailer assured me it was as simple as Curt says it is. Price is a little more than a good brake controller and the required pigtail to plug into the Freightliner chassis. Comments please!
Thunder Mountain 03/02/20 05:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Installing a slide out room in an existing coach

Don't want to dis the OP, but why would you want to do a mod like this unless you have an unlimited budget not to mention patience. Slides engineered, factory built and installed can be problematic enough. All the systems that have to be modified and integrated has got to be a huge undertaking. I just can't see paying to do this unless you are starting with a Prevost or Marathon and have the previously unlimited budget. Wonder how long the mod would take? I would sure be asking for a 12 month warranty to boot.
Thunder Mountain 02/24/20 05:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grand Lake, CO from the west

40 year resident of Colorado and RVer since 2003. Not many roads we haven't been on in the mountains. There is only one real way for this route, and it is an easy drive in my opinion. Enjoy the drive: US50 to Poncha Springs, US285 to I70, take CO9 from Dillion to Kremling, then US40 to US34 to Grand Lake. I'm sure other Colorado road warriors will chime in. Yes, you will have to do Monarch and Freemont Passes, but neither are white knuckle.
Thunder Mountain 02/23/20 06:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Where do full timers go out west to escape the heat?

There are hundreds of places in the PNW that do not require reservations. ONce you have seen the NPs, head out into the hinterlands I really like the eastern Cascades the best of all. Do you have any specific suggestions?
Thunder Mountain 02/06/20 05:27pm Full-time RVing
RE: Where do full timers go out west to escape the heat?

Thanks for all the suggestions. The Pacific NW is definitely on our target list. We understand reservations ahead of time will be required. We are trying to establish a long term routine such as we have when snowbirding in the winter from Colorado to Arizona.
Thunder Mountain 02/06/20 07:01am Full-time RVing
RE: Where do full timers go out west to escape the heat?

Yes, along the coast is a great idea. Also try to stay above 5,000 ft. Avoid the basins between the west coast mountain ranges and the Rockies. The Great Lakes area can be nice most of the summer. And the Appalacian's or east coast. Believe it or not, but everything I've experienced and seen on forums is that the campgrounds on the east coast are more crowded than the west coast in the summer. A lot more families and kids out of school. Try to make a plan, and hopefully be able to reserve Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends. Reservations are not that essential in may places the rest of the year, if you are willing to dry camp a few days. Every year about this time, those of us from Texas see many threads about the best places to camp in Texas in the summer. For most Texans, the best place to be in the summer is Colorado. Don't want anything to do with places east of the Mississippi. We know all about Texas fleeing to Colorado. Wife's family started vacationing there in the 1890s!
Thunder Mountain 02/05/20 08:43am Full-time RVing
Where do full timers go out west to escape the heat?

Ok... We are not full timers but thought this might be a good place to post our question. We are actually snowbirds but have sold our house in Colorado and are moving to Arizona. So, we will be leaving the summer heat for at least 4 months a year. As 40 year residents of Colorado, we know where to escape the summer heat in Colorado such as Buena Vista, Ouray, Silverton and Lake City. Looking for advice of places out west to go to. We have a Jeep, ATV and our feet to explore back country places. Some very limited boondocking is ok. Really want to stay away from places like the Tetons, Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Have explored around Lander, Cody and Dubois Wyoming. We are virgins to Oregon, Washington, Idaho and most of Montana. Might want to stay up to a month in a single place. Thanks in advance! Private messages welcome.
Thunder Mountain 02/05/20 07:30am Full-time RVing
RE: The Trinity Site

The Trinity Site is on my bucket list.
Thunder Mountain 01/16/20 06:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mail Service? What's available?

We have a do everything UPS/FEDEX, copy, pack etc. business in our small town. She also offers a service for snowbirds where she picks up your mail at the PO, sorts out the junk and puts the rest in a Priority envelope and sends it where you ask. She charges $15 per month plus forwarding postage. Works great for us since we move around to various locations during the winter. She saves all the junk for us to look at when we return home in the spring. You might try calling around where you live.
Thunder Mountain 01/10/20 06:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pets and National Parks

For years we've used crates as a method of house breaking our dogs and a place to sleep at night. The crates become a secure quiet place for them as they grow up. We often crate our fur balls and leave them for 6-7 hours. We pull the shades, turn on the a/c or fan to block outside noises. Fellow campers have told us that they never make a peep. Nothing worse than have a little yapper running back and forth on the dash barking at everything that comes by.
Thunder Mountain 01/10/20 10:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Odd thing happening.

Could it be sensing the turntable going around? Try turning it off and see what happens.
Thunder Mountain 01/10/20 07:20am Tech Issues
RE: Micro/Convection Oven techniques---how you cooking?

In addition to the microwave, we have a counter top toaster/convection oven and a Nuwave stand alone induction. I also converted the three burner gas stove to a two place induction cook top. The stand alone induction allows us to cook messy stuff like bacon or as smelly food such as fish outside. We don't like the convection function on the microwave hence the counter top convection. Oh yes, almost forgot the outside gas grill and the instant pot.
Thunder Mountain 01/05/20 07:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Planning on pulling Cottonwood Pass Colorado

Cottonwood Pass (County Rd 306) underwent a two year upgrade. From the Summit east Chaffee County widened the shoulders and repaved. There are a number of tight hairpin curves that require paying attention, but improvements made them much better. There are a couple of steep but short downgrades which require watching your speed. On the west side of the pass Gunnison County completely relocated the roadbed straightening out the nasty hairpins just below the pass. The rest of the road was widened and paved. It was previously gravel all the way to Taylor Reservoir. Like the east side the west side road is fairly steep immediately below the pass. Enjoy the drive.
Thunder Mountain 01/03/20 07:10am Roads and Routes
RE: water heater

What happened was....I had the electric portion on....and the water was to hot to make the propane fire up. Run the waterthru the taps till I used a lot of hot water which then got cool enough to let the propane fire up. Dumb me!!! Thanks for sharing the "solution". I'll file that one away in the data banks. Hopefully I can remember it if ever needed.
Thunder Mountain 12/26/19 06:59am Tech Issues
RE: Washing clothes while underway

Done it a few times with no issues.
Thunder Mountain 12/25/19 06:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish TV

The difference in the portable and the travler , besides being able to get out From under trees and rain fade on small reflector portables is in the tuners abilities . The Wally tuner in particular , opens up a second tuner inside with the travler. with a added hard drive , It allows you to record/ watch two program channels at a time ...4 if you purchase and attach the over the air dongle. The travler also allows you to use the “Hopper” 16 tuner home receiver should you want to. It doesn’t work with any dome portable . the travler also allows you you use multiple independent tuners that can be totally independent of Each other. Domes don’t offer that independent tuning. As they are locked to just one satellite at a time and Dish uses 3 Thanks for saving me some time answering the OP's question. We have a Tailgator in our small travel trailer. It works great with a few caveats. Any time you have a power interruption such as shutting of the generator while boondocking, the Tailgator has to go through it full scan, switch check etc. when the power is turned on. This takes about 10 minutes. We carry 100' of wire to avoid tree issues. We try to keep the Tailgator off the ground in campgrounds because it becomes a "target" for dogs. With the Tailgator you are somewhat limited as to receiver choices. For our needs in the small trailer, the Tailgator work satisfactorily. We have a Travler in our MH. I converted it to accept a Hopper 3 by adding a power inserter and node. Instructions are available on line. Dish says not to us a Hopper in a RV mainly because of possible damage to the hard drive. On line instructions just tell you to unplug it while in transit if you have an inverter or generator running. We like the Prime Time recording feature of the Hopper so we can ditch the commercials. The only drawback is trees blocking the dish a few times. I do see lots of folks using the Pathway but have no knowledge of them. I would avoid the portable manual dish setup. I hated trying to find the birds. Of course back then we didn't have phone satellite locating apps.
Thunder Mountain 12/23/19 08:58am Technology Corner
RE: 2006 MONACO CAMELOT 42DSQ SLIDE CONTROLLER BOARD

Did you try eBay or Amazon?
Thunder Mountain 12/16/19 05:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 4-Corners

There is much to see and do in the Four Corners area but nothing worth seeing or doing at the Four Corners "monument". It is a rip off joke. We've probably spent at least 12 months of time in the Four Corners area hiking, four wheeling, going to museums, national parks, Monument Valley, etc. But we only visited Four Corners once.
Thunder Mountain 12/04/19 07:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Online Catalog Problem

AMAZON, cheaper,faster and easy return if needed. Bingo! Haven't ordered anything from CW in years.
Thunder Mountain 11/28/19 07:16am Camping World Accessories
RE: Los Algodones dentist?

I have used Drs. Camacho. It was a husband and wife but the kids are doing most of the work now. They are about directly across from the turnstile when crossing the border. You of course have to follow the sidewalk thru beside the bathrooms, then cross the street and go back north. There is another dental office just north of Dr. Camacho and then a restaurant we really like. Thanks! I know exactly where that is. I'll keep them in mind.
Thunder Mountain 11/12/19 05:40pm Snowbirds
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