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RE: Flat towing a Mini Cooper

Fiat 500. You can get the operators manual, on line, for any vehicle you are thinking of and read the section on Recreational Towing. There are other on-line resources out there for towed vehicle info, but I like the owner's manual. Depending on the car value (and warranty), violation of the towing recommendations of the manufacturere will likely void any warranty. I have also seen Minis in tow, some flat and some on dollies.
phil-t 08/23/19 06:14pm Dinghy Towing
RE: A new forum PLEASE

There is a "PET" forum.
phil-t 08/23/19 04:33am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Emergency escape thoughts...

Window punch tool will not break the front windshield, nor any other laminated glass window. It will crack the glass but not shatter it, like it does a one layer tempered glass window, such as side windows in autos. WE carry a four foot folding, lightweight aluminum step ladder inside the motorhome. Have done that since we experienced a faulty exit step and had to climb out and into the MH a few times. I suppose it would work to get to the "top" windows if the MH was on it's side.
phil-t 08/19/19 06:15am Class A Motorhomes
Ways to Save on Fuel at Pilot Flying J

We have not found a Pilot or Flying J that allows scanning the goodsam membership card for the $.05 discount, yet. Are we missing something. We scan the card, displays says see the clerk, we go in and prepay (PIA). We have traveled accross the US twice in two years.
phil-t 08/14/19 06:45am Good Sam Club
RE: Good Sam Trip Planner

They are waiting for everyone to bail out so they can not have it any longer. Gave up last year and moved to Garmin RV model w/Basecamp.
phil-t 08/06/19 06:54pm Good Sam Club
RE: Who really cares about what forum a thread is in?

I often see responses along the lines of "why did you post on this forum rather than that forum" or 'this belongs in "X" forum, or "you will get more responses posting in this forum instead" . Personally, I never check individual forums to see what is going on. I look at the "Active" search and occasionally the "Newest". Then I scroll thru to see if anything looks interesting. What forum it comes out of is meaningless to me. Do you "mix" all your silverware into one drawer? JK Do you ever search for info on this site? If you do, and limit the forums searched, you may find more of you are looking for. Organization of posts is important to the ways some of use this site.
phil-t 07/28/19 02:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Weather Station

The Internet-based weather solutions aren't always an option . . . like my current screaming 40 - 60 kbps Canadian connection. Besides, I want to know conditions at ground zero. This, I don't like those online apps at all. Good for forcasts but not your current location. I know someone that uses the Davis Weatherlink and it is great.
phil-t 07/28/19 05:22am Technology Corner
GoodSam RA

Well, after reading all the negative comments here; I am going to give my experience from a year ago. GoodSam Roadside Assistance called at about 1PM on a Saturday because I had a rear inside tire blowout, I made it a mile to a rest area and called. Less than one hour later I was back on the road with my spare tire installed. Don't know that I could have done any better on my own if I had all the tools. Anyways, I know folks don't generally post their good experiences so I decided to. I'm sure there are circumstances where problems can occur. Good luck to all you folks out there.
phil-t 07/25/19 05:30pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: F-53 tires

We bought a 2010 F53 with original tires and took off on a 2k mile round trip. Had an inside dual blowout. No damage to the MH. Pulled into a nearby rest stop and called Roadside Assist. We had a spare on board and were back moving in less than an hour. Those miles were the last that set of tires saw. There was some minor cracking in the base of the tread grooves. If youk now the history, and upkeep (air pressure) of your tires from day one, (I DID NOT) I believe it can be a totally different deal. Close inspection and proper air pressure and I'm looking to get 10 yras. from my new Toyos.
phil-t 07/24/19 01:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Using Propane while traveling in BC - Not Legal

I think I will just ignore that rule/law and take my chances.
phil-t 07/14/19 06:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: 2017 Honda CR-V flat towable?

Go Honda web site and look up owner's manual, it's the ultimate authority of towing, for most any vehicle.
phil-t 06/24/19 10:20am Dinghy Towing
RE: How do I add a pic to my post?

You need to host your images somewhere, like google photos, get the link and when you post it the image will show. There are other "free" hosting services, just google for some and make a choice.
phil-t 06/21/19 05:16pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Alexandria Bay NY to Burlington,VT

We just left Boothbay Harbor area. I have a sister that lives there in Bayville, on the coast; she put in a parking spot for our ClassA.:) If you like traveling interstates, I-89 south in VT is a great highway, not a ton of traffic until you hit Concord and 93, take 101 to 95 and head north, all decent roads. Most of the local roads around that area are OK but a bit twisty and up and down. Cabelas, just off 95 at Scarboro has a dump sation and water, if needed. If the dump station is not unlocked, go inside and ask for the code.
phil-t 06/16/19 05:54am Roads and Routes
RE: Alexandria Bay NY to Burlington,VT

We live in Ogdensburg, NY, on Rt.37 (35 mi. north of the Bay. Often travel to VT, NH,MA, and ME via Burlington, VT. 37 is a decent road with no problems for your rig. 37 and 11 to Rouses Pt, to Swanton, VT and south on I89. Google Maps will plot you a couple of options, they are all good, except that one of them will take you to Plattsburg, NY and the Champlain Ferry. You can do that if you want, we only use the ferry if driving the car. RV goes through Rouses Pt. Ask any questions you might have. Good luck in your travels.
phil-t 06/16/19 02:40am Roads and Routes
RE: Question for Class A owners.

Any vehicle presents it's own particular repair requirements. Front engine Class As (like the Ford 53) is no different. Just find a repair facility that works on them (there are many). I do my own mechanic work on my F53 and find things relatively easy. Either from underneath or remove the engine cover and work from the top.
phil-t 06/14/19 04:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Boondocker converters vs.Progressive converters?

I replace my stock converter 2 years ago when I upgraded the 2 NAPA junk 12v house batteries to 4 6V EGC2s, with a Boondocker BD1260C (60 Amp 4-Stage Converter/Charger). It has been flawless, No battery "cooking" and charging is spot on.
phil-t 06/07/19 06:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire question?

I often see experts on here saying that if you have one flat you should change all four because of the "overloading" that occurs on the other three. I am putting on new brakes, how do I jack it up so that additional stress won't be transferred to the "off" tires? What makes you think they are experts? If your tires are old, look at the DOT code, like 8 years; I would consider replacing them all. Going down the road, with humps and bumps and turns, you will transfer more load to tires then jacking ever will.
phil-t 06/07/19 11:33am General RVing Issues
RE: North Carolina Rout 26 to Charleston

We have been on that route a few times in the last 3 years. Always a decent trip, decent road surfaces. Some hill decents, going south, but very managable. Wonderful views of the Smokeys.
phil-t 06/07/19 04:14am Roads and Routes
RE: towbar problems

Here's video that shows you how to disconnect. After watching that video, I'm glad I've got Blue Ox equipment. Not all Roadmaster equipment is of that design. :)
phil-t 06/01/19 06:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Using EZ Pass while towing

I think it depends on the state where purchased. In NY, we have 2 passes for the MH. One for travel with MH, alone; and one for travel with the MH while towing. The one we have in the toad needs to come down and in protective bag. NY has a pass specifically for RVs. (better rate). I find it odd that different states have different pass requirements,when the passes are used in multiple states.
phil-t 05/28/19 03:01am Dinghy Towing
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