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Old 05-08-2014, 07:53 PM   #15415
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Martin and all,

Here's a list by state of the towing laws. This should settle the issue of supplemental braking.

http://www.readybrake.com/state_laws.html

Some states say 1500 pounds. Is that the weight of the vehicle and it's contents? I imagine it is. My car only weighs 1480# , but there's more than 20# of stuff in it. A LOT more. It has become the overflow or keep it safe from Sena trailer.

Not that it matters, I have a ReadyBrake Elite towbar that has the braking built into it.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:15 PM   #15416
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My family came from NC. At least that is what we have found so far. Wow that would be something if we all cousins. Maybe that explains the kindred spirit.
I believe my name was miss translated from the original Native American tongue, it really should be Rockafeller!
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:19 PM   #15417
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:29 PM   #15418
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Edit - or is it Rockefeller Catfish Clinton
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:39 PM   #15419
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[...]What I'm using is basically a generic cable set and diode kit supplied by Demco. At the rear, the plan was to splice that cable set into the tail lights using the diodes (to prevent back feed). I'm a bit concerned, however, that this arrangement, when used in conjunction with a supplementary brake, may cause a problem with turn signals in that the Jeep brake light (which operates with the ignition OFF) will override the turn signal sent back by the coach.[...]

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Martin, I believe all vehicles brake lights and flashers work when ignition is off. Maybe not so for the turn signals. On my present MKX I have the Diodes. On the 2007 Saturn I had I was given the option of diodes or separate lights. I opted for the separate light bulbs. New holes are drilled in the present light holder and bulbs are installed. Wires, of course have to be run separately. If you are not sure the diodes will work, additional bulbs would do the trick.
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Old 05-08-2014, 10:58 PM   #15420
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Martin and all,

Here's a list by state of the towing laws. This should settle the issue of supplemental braking.

State Towing Laws for RVs

Some states say 1500 pounds. Is that the weight of the vehicle and it's contents? I imagine it is. My car only weighs 1480# , but there's more than 20# of stuff in it. A LOT more. It has become the overflow or keep it safe from Sena trailer.

Not that it matters, I have a ReadyBrake Elite towbar that has the braking built into it.
Found it hard to believe it is legal to ride in a travel trailer or 5th wheeler in my state and Missouri....
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:06 PM   #15421
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Hi Sarah - Long time no speak!

Yes, I'm currently involved in getting our brand new Jeep Cherokee fitted up for toad duties. I have the Demco Baseplate(s) in stock and am waiting for my bust wrist to gain some strength and motion (and lose pain!) before taking down the front fascia and bolting them in. In the meantime, with Sue's help, I've run a flat 4-wire cable set from the engine compartment, through the firewall, under the door sills and into a small compartment under the trunk floor.

I looked up 'CoolTech Harness' and this seems to be specifically for Wranglers. What I'm using is basically a generic cable set and diode kit supplied by Demco. At the rear, the plan was to splice that cable set into the tail lights using the diodes (to prevent back feed). I'm a bit concerned, however, that this arrangement, when used in conjunction with a supplementary brake, may cause a problem with turn signals in that the Jeep brake light (which operates with the ignition OFF) will override the turn signal sent back by the coach.

I didn't have this problem on the Wrangler as I fitted 2 large LED turn/brake/tail lights into the back bumper. I would like to do the same on the Cherokee but there aren't any nice flat vertical surfaces. Decision on what approach to take is pending.

At the front, the umbilical between the coach and the Jeep is a flex coil 7-pin to 6-pin cable which will, apart from the lighting circuits, carry a constant 12v feed that will maintain the Jeep's battery charge.

No decision yet on the brand of supplementary brake. Would you believe, some Mutant here (who shall remain nameless) does not believe it necessary!

Best regards,

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Okay Martin for the record I never said it wasn't necessary! I do have a brake buddy but didn't bring it to GC . Also for the record, in Texas you can tow up to 4500 lbs without brake assist. I would normally take my brake buddy on long trips especially out of state but forgot it on GC trip. Now I'm out of the closet! LOL
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Old 05-08-2014, 11:54 PM   #15422
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I love this... Great beginnings...... Thanks for sharing....




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Diane; Glad to see you up and about so fast

Sue: Love that start on the orchid...be sure to post when done. Love that color!
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Diane; Glad to see you up and about so fast

Sue: Love that start on the orchid...be sure to post when done. Love that color!

Thanks! I plan to have fun with it, and I like it so far. If it's at all like the first flower, it will be between 20 and 40 hours to completion. Keeps me off the street.

Cheers!
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:03 AM   #15424
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Update. Looks Like I will be getting out Saturday morning and sent along with remaining meds and scripts for 30 days. They will make an appointment with my PC Dr and I will get new scripts from him. They told me they would schedule an appointment with the ENT Dr from the hospital.

I'm going to chew my PC Dr out. He talked me into a pneumonia shot and billed my insurance something like $133. Lot of good that did.

Still have to do some PT and swallowing exercises before they let me walk. They will transport me home and I don't have to have anyone baby sitting me. GF reminded me I don't have a house key and will lend me hers.

They will send someone over on Sunday with supplies and training. Don't know when I will get Sadie home. No biggie; She'll just lay around on the couch and sleep. She still loves me.

I spoke to the Dr in charge of this place about the delay in getting my meds and it worked. Got them right on time. Will probably only work for that one nurse. He still didn't sign the lorazapam script for some reason. Been sitting there for several days. I asked to up the strength of the Roxicet pain meds and he was reluctant. (Only taking 5/325). He was afraid I would end up back in the hospital.

Thanks for alll the support, ohms and prayers. Hope to be eating by mouth soon. Not sure how that is going to go.

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Thanks for alll the support, ohms and prayers. Hope to be eating by mouth soon. Not sure how that is going to go.

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Why, Mike... It's going to go just fine,... as fine as it was before getting the pneumonia stuff anyway! Put it out there and think about it positively and see it in your mind as you desire it to be.... (can't make it any worse anyway..LOL!) Have a mutanstick night!
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They say I aspirate everything I take by mouth. I think I do with thin liquids, but not cream soups and ice creams. Will be more careful and pay attention as I eat.
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Diane; Glad to see you up and about so fast

Sue: Love that start on the orchid...be sure to post when done. Love that color!

Thanks Cindy, im kinda in and out... Couldnt sleep so got uo and now im sleepy


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Found it hard to believe it is legal to ride in a travel trailer or 5th wheeler in my state and Missouri....
There are LOTS of states that allow being inside a travel trailer or 5th wheel while being towed.

Personally aside from feeling unsafe and being wagged back and forth to death, I wouldn't do it!
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