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RE: car towing

I am towing a 2014 Honda CRV which is the last year Honda that can be towed four down. In 2015 Honda changed to the CVT transmission which cannot be towed without considerable damage. So a Honda up thru 2014 can be towed four down. Hope this helps. Happy Travels. Arnold
howdy35 11/23/20 05:25pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Power gear levelers

Find your Jack reservoir and check to see if the fluid level is low. Low fluid level can give you the kind of problem you are posting. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 11/21/20 05:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: when to use "econo mode" on Allison 5 speed tranny?

On my Tradewinds, running in economy mode causes the transmission to NOT downshift out of 6th gear on gradual grades as early or often as it does when NOT running in economy mode. That occurs when running with cruise control on which I use as often as I can. I think that early shift down to 5th which requires the RPM to go up could have something to do with mileage but cannot substantiate that because I almost always run with economy mode engaged. When I am in the mountains, I obviously do not run with cruise control or put the transmission in economy mode. All that to say these are only my observations which don't prove anything. It's just what I do. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 10/24/20 10:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Remove Back Tv

Replaced both front and back TV in my Tradewinds. Cableguy is right. Just remove the frame and the rest is easy. There may be some wood plugs in the frame to remove first. Best of luck. Happy travels. Arnold ,
howdy35 10/24/20 10:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: tow vehicle

Flat towing is so much easier than towing a trailer and having to deal with it at the RV Park. Another solution would be to trade that nice Outback for something else you might like and flat tow it. Flat towing is simple. Deciding what to flat tow is hard. Best to you in your decision. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 10/24/20 10:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2020 chevy equinox LT

If you search "Chevy Equinox", you will find lots of information that is helpful. You might check with "Executive" I see he is towing a 2014 Equinox. Happy travels Arnold
howdy35 09/22/20 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tradewinds 2001 model 7390

I have a 99 Tradewinds and had a similar problem after having some service done on my unit. I found a cable had not been reconnected and had nothing showing when I got off shore power. After checking battery water and charge on each battery, check to see that the cables are on correctly and tight. If you are not sure of cable hookup, check google, utube for help. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 09/14/20 07:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dinghy Towing

You better check your owners manual to see if that car can be towed four wheels down. It was my thought that anything newer than a 2014 Honda could not be towed because of the CVT transmission. You may have a standard but you didn't say. I pulled a 2000 Honda Accord behind a Bounder all over the Rocky Mountains back in 2002 without towed brakes or a Break-a-way system. I probably was fortunate to not have any problems. If I were doing it now, I would have some kind of braking system at least on the car. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 08/10/20 11:40am Dinghy Towing
RE: Class A Tire Recommendation

Over the past 20 years I have run Toyo and Sumitoma and have been happy with both of them. I shopped around for best price but have never used Hankook although I have heard good things about them. Just put on 6 new Sunitomas for $1860.00 out the door so I believe, if you shop around, you can find a better deal on tires. As far as the tie rods and other front end work, I would recommend another shop for evaluation. Back in the day I drove a 1999 Bounder 68,000 miles without any front end work. Just sayin. Best to you in your quest. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 08/06/20 07:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dometic awning

There are several good u tube videos on changing out the unit. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 07/29/20 06:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: TIRES 22,5

I have run Toyo and Sumitoma. Have been happy with the ride from both and they are reasonably priced. Just put on 6 Sumitomas for $1860.00 out the door. Have run them about 3000 miles and am very happy with how they ride. As was already mentioned, tires usually age out before they wear out unless you travel an awfully lot. Good luck on your quest. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 07/23/20 04:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: flat towing a toad

Because of the change in transmission, the last model year a Honda can be towed is a 2014. 2015 and any newer Honda cannot be safely towed. Over the past 20 years we have towed a 2000 Honda Accord, a 2001 Honda Odyssey and (2) 2014 Honda CRVs. I hope you find something that works as well for you. Happy travels
howdy35 07/23/20 04:02pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Ford V10

Back in the day I had a 1999 35 ft Bounder that I pulled a 2000 Honda Accord with. Tripped all over the Rockies and never doubted the ability of the coach to get to the top. Yes the V10 likes the RPM going up and she screams like a scalded dog, but she always hauled it to the top. I was never in a hurry and flashers on if down to 40 and enjoy the scenery. That engine is rock solid and can stand the RPM if you can stand the noise. Just a thought. Safe journey. Arnold
howdy35 07/12/20 12:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newer Coach

Ivylog, Thanks for the reply. It's in the price range I could afford.
howdy35 06/27/20 04:31pm Class A Motorhomes
Newer Coach

Looking to upgrade to a newer Safari Zanzibar which has a washer/dryer and fiberglass roof. Anyone out there have info on that particular brand of coach? Thanks
howdy35 06/27/20 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: need new tires

We have used Hankook, Toyo and Sumitoma tires in the past 20 years and have been happy with each. I do not care for Goodyear because, in my opinion, they ride too harshly and Michelin because they are too expensive for me.. Look for any of these brands at the best price mounted, balanced and out the door. Best of luck in your selection. Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 05/26/20 07:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH models with the fewest slides

We are full-timing in a 37ft. 1999 National Tradewinds with one slide (couch and dinette). We've owned it since 2003 and have traveled to all 48 lower states, Canada and Alaska and have never thought the coach was not adequate for our needs. Wishing you success in your search. Happy travels. Arrnold
howdy35 05/20/20 08:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Time to replace windshield /side curtains

My wife bought some similar material as the old curtains and cut and sewed new ones for our Bus. They look great. The cost for the new ones was much less than buying them from CW,
howdy35 05/03/20 07:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice on Campgrounds

Thanks for your input. You all have been most helpful. It is nice to get info from someone who "Has been there and done that". Happy travels. Arnold
howdy35 02/22/20 10:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dinghy Towing guide

I am towing the last model year Honda CR-V that can be flat towed. That is a 2014 model. In 2015 they changed to the CV transmission which CANNOT be flat towed. Hope this clears up the CR-V information about towing it as a dingy. Arnold
howdy35 02/20/20 06:35pm Dinghy Towing
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