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Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 04-06-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By wanderso
So I guess you can take it with you to heaven if...

So I guess you can take it with you to heaven if itís an RV. :)
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 03-17-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By wanderso
I have a utility trailer with a rear gate/ramp...

I have a utility trailer with a rear gate/ramp like that and we sometimes take it camping with us. Hmm...tempting. :)
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-11-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,986
Posted By wanderso
Some Jayco Class C RVs had a J Ride suspension...

Some Jayco Class C RVs had a J Ride suspension which basically meant they did some suspension upgrades already. I am driving a 2004 Coachmen Concord 235SO (25 foot) on a Ford E450 Chassis. Other...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-10-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,924
Posted By wanderso
Best Replacement Battery?

When replacing the starter battery, Iíve had a habit of selecting AGM (absorbed glass mat) batteries as the new battery rather than a standard flooded cell one. AGMs donít off gas at the same rate of...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-17-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By wanderso
What I suggest is that you use the charge wire...

What I suggest is that you use the charge wire from the motorhome to charge the Jeep battery rather than connect to the EvenBrake. Roadmaster sells one and there are also DC to DC chargers that are...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-17-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By wanderso
These are all so helpful stories of real life...

These are all so helpful stories of real life use. Thank you all so very much. Keep them coming!
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 02-17-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 21,485
Posted By wanderso
The worlds first Electric RV is coming!

Yep. Just like us and many who I know in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Getting into state parks can be especially challenging on weekends west of the Cascade mountains and Central Oregon. Quite...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 02-17-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 21,485
Posted By wanderso
Granted, but hence why I recommend to study it to...

Granted, but hence why I recommend to study it to confirm. Meant 150 each way. Oops. Certainly true that extended summer trips are often further away. I know a lot of people in our area who do 3-4...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 02-16-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 21,485
Posted By wanderso
I think the RV and transportation industry should...

I think the RV and transportation industry should take things in incremental steps.

1. Get the EV manufacturers to support 4 down flat towing of ALL EVs. Mandate it if we must, just like airbags...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-16-2021, 10:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,764
Posted By wanderso
Great background and reasoning for higher rated...

Great background and reasoning for higher rated as you suggest.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-16-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,215
Posted By wanderso
Rvi Brake 2 and 3 experiences or solving Brake Buddy movement

Iím considering the RVi 2 (used one for sale) or RViBrake 3. This is for our 2015 Chevy Sonic, using a Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain Tow bar. I tested a used Brake Buddy Vantage Select yesterday and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-12-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,261
Posted By wanderso
Gas Class A Drop Receiver hitch

Itís expensive, but Iíve not found any other drop receivers that also have a hole at the same height as the receiver on the Motorhome, are extra strong, and donít angle out even further for length...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-09-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,575
Posted By wanderso
I used to park our 2003 Chinook Concourse next...

I used to park our 2003 Chinook Concourse next door to an Earthcruiser https://earthcruiser.com 4x4 Motorhome. It was a sweet setup designed at a height that it could fit in a cargo container and be...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-09-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By wanderso
Thanks. Great to hear! While I ended up selling...

Thanks. Great to hear! While I ended up selling it, it would be awesome to see your setup of how you routed it through the engine compartment and to the front bumper.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-09-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By wanderso
Thanks all for the input. I called the Portland...

Thanks all for the input. I called the Portland area dealers more than once and unfortunately none returned my calls after talking to the service department. Called one multiple times. Still no call...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-06-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By wanderso
Update - I got the baseplates installed. I...

Update - I got the baseplates installed. I investigated further and the routing is just too tight in my case for the cable. Purchased a good only-used-once last fall Roadmaster Falcon 2 All Terrain...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-06-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,261
Posted By wanderso
How many receiver holes is your GenY? They have...

How many receiver holes is your GenY? They have a 3 hole, 5 inch drop version. This puts the top hole at existing hitch height, with two holes immediately below that level.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-06-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,575
Posted By wanderso
QuadVan In Portland will also convert used, which...

QuadVan In Portland will also convert used, which is nice.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-04-2021, 10:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,575
Posted By wanderso
Which 22' to 24' Class C suits these wants/needs?

You might consider Quadvan in Portland to do the conversion. Oregon has no sales tax and there are ample RVs for sale here. https://quadvan.com

I think their approach to 4x4 is a solid solution...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-03-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By wanderso
Great feedback. NSA is suggesting on smaller...

Great feedback. NSA is suggesting on smaller cars like the Sonic to go down towards under the car immediately after the firewall rather than attempting to snake it through the main engine...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-03-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By wanderso
Mfgs are missing out, they should support EV tow 4 down

Curb weight doesnít necessarily rule out options.

Chevy Bolt 3,563
Nissan Leaf 3,433 - 3,853
Kia Niro EV 3,854
Kia Soul EV 3,289

Just some examples of manufacturers chose to make them 4...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-02-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,261
Posted By wanderso
Roadmaster shares that it places added stresses...

Roadmaster shares that it places added stresses on the tow bar, reducing its life (and potential damage to the RV itself) if it is more than 3 inches too high or too low. I suspect the greater...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-02-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,071
Posted By wanderso
2015 Sonic - help me decide by Friday 2/5 - NSA Ready Brute, RVi3, or Brake Buddy

Ok - Need help deciding based on your experiences, especially if any of you have done an install of an NSA Ready Brute surge braking setup on a Chevy Sonic or Chevy Cruise (same/similar drive...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,335
Posted By wanderso
Correct Ron. It was my 05 Chinook and it had no...

Correct Ron. It was my 05 Chinook and it had no rear sway bar prior to installing.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-30-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By wanderso
Ok - so it took until yesterday for Oregon DMV to...

Ok - so it took until yesterday for Oregon DMV to finally register and title our 2015 Sonic, so I will be prepping it to tow 4 down in the next few weeks. I purchased a Ready Brute tow bar (used)...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,575
Posted By wanderso
How new does it need to be? Are you ok with...

How new does it need to be? Are you ok with crawling into a cabover bunk?

I've always owned under under 25 feet. The last two (2008 Winnebago View 24.5 feet) and 2004 Coachmen Concourse have a...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,335
Posted By wanderso
I added a Hellwig rear sway bar to an E350...

I added a Hellwig rear sway bar to an E350 Chinook Concourse I used to own and it made a huge difference in reducing sway. It did not make the ride any more harsh. I added Sumos to my 2008 Winnebago...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-30-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,375
Posted By wanderso
I found a console from an older E-series at a...

I found a console from an older E-series at a wrecking yard, cleaned and painted it, and installed in our 2004 Class C. I would prefer that the cup holders themselves were deeper, but Iím content...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-30-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By wanderso
All very good points. What is interesting though...

All very good points. What is interesting though is that none of the manufacturers appear have a desire to talk to RVers with this need. The market may be small, but it still is an influential group...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-30-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,564
Posted By wanderso
Mfgs are missing out, they should support EV tow 4 down

To me, it seems like an electric vehicle, flat towed, would be an ideal option. Chargeable at a campground pedestal, regenerative braking that could be used and truly benefit on long hills, and the...
Forum: Going Green 01-28-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 25,797
Posted By wanderso
Inexpensive Chins Lithium battery worth trying or stick with Battleborn?

Thank you all for the thoughtful posts. I decided to go one last time with a single flooded lead acid battery (Trojan SC 225) for now while I take time to upgrade the converter, wiring, DC to DC...
Forum: Going Green 01-24-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 25,797
Posted By wanderso
Thank you for this. I did remember watching a...

Thank you for this. I did remember watching a couple of his videos a long time back and had lost the link. I'll take a peek again.
Forum: Going Green 01-24-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 25,797
Posted By wanderso
Great feedback. I agree in err to safety and...

Great feedback. I agree in err to safety and expect that the less expensive battery will have some shortcuts in that regard. A benefit of having an external BMS in my situation would allow me to...
Forum: Going Green 01-24-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 25,797
Posted By wanderso
Thanks. I was at the RV today for the monthly run...

Thanks. I was at the RV today for the monthly run of the generator and found that it is actually wired to the chassis battery for starting. We've just had this particular RV for just over a year. I...
Forum: Going Green 01-24-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 25,797
Posted By wanderso
Good point on the generator. Another item to...

Good point on the generator. Another item to investigate.
Forum: Going Green 01-24-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,085
Posted By wanderso
I see that you chose the non isolating model. In...

I see that you chose the non isolating model. In most motorhomes of my vintage (2004) designed for flooded cell lead acid, the setup runs cabling from the coach battery and charging system and...
Forum: Going Green 01-23-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 25,797
Posted By wanderso
Inexpensive Chinese Lithium battery worth trying or stick with Battleborn?

Amazon sells an off brand lithium deep cycle battery. $539 for 100AH; $899 for 200AH; $1299 for 300AH. A Battleborn is $899 for 100AH. There is no question that the Battleborn is a better built...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-21-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By wanderso
Could also be a bad 12 volt converter / charger...

Could also be a bad 12 volt converter / charger that is over charging the batteries.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-21-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,078
Posted By wanderso
Why aren't Ford Transit Motorhomes more Popular?

Several good answers here on why the transit thus far is less popular. Another reason vs the Ford E-series is that E series can also be a wider house than the transit or sprinter. That allows for...
Forum: RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 01-16-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,516
Posted By wanderso
Borrowed a rickety old Jayco tent trailer from a...

Borrowed a rickety old Jayco tent trailer from a friend to camp alone with my wife for a weekend. First time using it. Set it all up with no issues. Went to bed. Rolled over in the middle of the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-26-2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,148
Posted By wanderso
Did you tow your 2013 auto with the ready brute ?

Did you tow your 2013 auto with the ready brute ?
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-06-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,861
Posted By wanderso
For sure no if it is an automatic.

For sure no if it is an automatic.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-05-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By wanderso
Thank you very much for the replies. I will be...

Thank you very much for the replies. I will be ordering the baseplates in a few days and have a message in to NSA on the clevis and cabling.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-30-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By wanderso
Ready Brute Tow bar and blue ox or RoadMaster base plates Chevy Sonic 2015

I am purchasing a 2015 Sonic LT for towing 4 down. I used to tow a 2003 Chevy Tracker with a RoadMaster setup that included the Even Brake supplemental braking system.

I have purchased a barely...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 11-16-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,786
Posted By wanderso
Iíve owned two of the E-Series and presently an...

Iíve owned two of the E-Series and presently an E450 chassis class c. Iíve also owned a Winnebago View on the Sprinter 3500 chassis and a Chevy 3500 chassis. The E450 has been just fine and...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-09-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By wanderso
As an alternative to theater seats, as long as...

As an alternative to theater seats, as long as there isnít a furnace or water tanks under it, you could also consider a fold down couch in that same space as the dinette. The couch will still have...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-09-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,944
Posted By wanderso
I live in the Pacific Northwest as well....

I live in the Pacific Northwest as well. Typically I winterize by the end of October and de-winterize the 3rd week of March. That doesnít stop us from camping or day trips in the other months if...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-28-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By wanderso
True on the Honda. Some of these Kei Cars do...

True on the Honda. Some of these Kei
Cars do have manual transmissions.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 09-27-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By wanderso
Honda N Box Flash would be a great toad

Weighs about 2,000 pounds, versatile, small toad, but with good interior room. Too bad they donít sell in the US, but are available in many other countries for about $16,000 USD.
...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-25-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,473
Posted By wanderso
Check and see if Landmark Ford in Tigard will do...

Check and see if Landmark Ford in Tigard will do it. They service UPS vans that are about the same size as your class C.
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