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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing Yesterday, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 89
Posted By mlorlomoski
I don't make it a habit of constantly roaring...

I don't make it a habit of constantly roaring along at 75 but towing between 65 and 70 with our 07 Element (same engine and tranny as the CRV) I haven't had any issues at all. Just make sure to...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-24-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,526
Posted By mlorlomoski
80 gallon tank, 7.5 mpg towing. Pretty good for...

80 gallon tank, 7.5 mpg towing. Pretty good for an 8.1 Vortec. Way better than our last class c, E450 Coachmen Freelander. 52 gallons and never better than 7 mpg from the V10. Plus the tranny...
Forum: Full-Timers 04-18-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By mlorlomoski
Check out Moose River Campground just east of St...

Check out Moose River Campground just east of St Johnsbury, VT on Route 2. Centrally located between the Green and White Mountains. We discovered it 2 years ago and were so impressed we got a...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-20-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By mlorlomoski
Those appear to be fresh water lines, the waste...

Those appear to be fresh water lines, the waste lines are a much bigger diameter and are black. They also would not be routed under the bed. You can probably re-route them but you do need to track...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-01-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By mlorlomoski
Our old 2010 Freelander did the same thing. It...

Our old 2010 Freelander did the same thing. It was the clearance lights and around the tops of the windows on the sides of the front cap. Finally got the problem solved and then dumped it for our...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-16-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,311
Posted By mlorlomoski
We've towed 3 Miata's, a 1992, 1995 and our...

We've towed 3 Miata's, a 1992, 1995 and our current 2000, all 5 speeds. Never had an issue and the base plates were a piece of cake to install on all 3. Unless you need room for more than 2 people...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-10-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By mlorlomoski
Check this place out....

Check this place out. www.ultrarvproducts.com/Ultrapower. They have a product listed for the C5500 Kodiak.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-22-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,029
Posted By mlorlomoski
2007 Jayco 33DS, Chevy C5500 Kodiak with 8.1 and...

2007 Jayco 33DS, Chevy C5500 Kodiak with 8.1 and Allison tranny. Overall great condition.
Got it last February right before the excrement hit the rotary appliance. 15k miles. 43K cash money off...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-18-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,095
Posted By mlorlomoski
I'd find this show to be a lot more interesting...

I'd find this show to be a lot more interesting if they were shopping for used units, you know, something reasonably affordable. On most of these I've seen I'd just tell the sales person you have...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-31-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,993
Posted By mlorlomoski
We have Toyo's on ours since spring. Took about...

We have Toyo's on ours since spring. Took about 750 miles for the stink to dissipate. But they're great tires otherwise. Rather strange smell too, kind of like rubber and charcoal mixed with the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-26-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,669
Posted By mlorlomoski
X2, sounds like a shot chassis battery to me.

X2, sounds like a shot chassis battery to me.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-21-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
Posted By mlorlomoski
We have towed a 1992, a 1995 and currently a...

We have towed a 1992, a 1995 and currently a 2000. Base plate installation is a piece of cake (they replace the front tow hooks). Just leave it in neutral (manuals only, you can't tow an...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 10-15-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,701
Posted By mlorlomoski
We currently have a 2007 Jayco 33DS Greyhawk...

We currently have a 2007 Jayco 33DS Greyhawk super c with the 8.1 and we previously owned a 2006 Chevy Silverado 3500 dually with the Duramax (towing a 40' 5th wheel) And I'll say this........I...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-28-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By mlorlomoski
Easiest way would be to look at the power cord,...

Easiest way would be to look at the power cord, there's a big difference between the 2 types, the 50 amp will be considerably larger in diameter and the pedestal end will look like its cousin, a...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-23-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By mlorlomoski
Sounds like the retract spring is broken. Did...

Sounds like the retract spring is broken. Did you release the lever at the right end of the roller tube before trying to extend the awning? There should have been a distinct ratcheting (click)...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-09-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By mlorlomoski
Ours is sitting out in the driveway waiting for...

Ours is sitting out in the driveway waiting for it's next trip in 2 weeks. That'll be 5 for this season even considering the current situation!
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-06-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By mlorlomoski
Big tolls though.........................

Big tolls though.........................
Forum: Just Conversation 09-06-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,807
Posted By mlorlomoski
Somewhere Walter Cronkite is rolling over in his...

Somewhere Walter Cronkite is rolling over in his grave, man do I miss him and his brethern from the past.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-04-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,162
Posted By mlorlomoski
+2 on this route, stay away from 84 through CT at...

+2 on this route, stay away from 84 through CT at all costs, Hartford and Waterbury are absolute nightmares unless you're traveling in the middle of the night ( and with Waterbury even that doesn't...
Forum: Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-03-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,727
Posted By mlorlomoski
+2 on the ignition switch!

+2 on the ignition switch!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-24-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,238
Posted By mlorlomoski
As a CT resident my question would be....why...

As a CT resident my question would be....why would anyone WANT to stay here for 90 days? And I live here! Should have stayed in Maine back in the 80's when I got out of the Air Force instead of...
Forum: Country Coach Owners Forum 08-24-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By mlorlomoski
Put them on the front of our Jayco and after...

Put them on the front of our Jayco and after taking 2 trips I will say they made a huge difference in getting rid of a vibration we had at around 65 mph.
Hardest part of the install was lifting...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-20-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,105
Posted By mlorlomoski
I have an EZ Pass commercial account from Maine,...

I have an EZ Pass commercial account from Maine, they require the same thing as PA. It has to have a commercial account but it's really no big deal. It's because of the weight of the vehicle. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 08-14-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By mlorlomoski
I keep the house batteries and the chassis...

I keep the house batteries and the chassis battery on Battery Tenders all the time. Battery Tenders will not over charge due to their circuitry and the way I look at it it's that much less work the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-10-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By mlorlomoski
Find a good used Honda Fit or CRV. As long as...

Find a good used Honda Fit or CRV. As long as you go earlier than 2014 (pre-CVT transmission, I believe) either can be towed with the automatic if you follow the procedure in the owners manual. As...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 08-10-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By mlorlomoski
Here's another option. Take Rt.9 across to...

Here's another option. Take Rt.9 across to Brattleboro, Vt. Jump on I 91N and take it up to Rt. 302E at Wells River. Follow Rt. 302E all the way to I 95 in Portland, Me. This takes you on a...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-22-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By mlorlomoski
That makes it seem that it's a low point drain...

That makes it seem that it's a low point drain valve. If it is then if you put in a straight piece and eliminate the valve you might have water constantly running out of wherever the other end of...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-22-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By mlorlomoski
X2 - that's a water shut-off valve alright. If...

X2 - that's a water shut-off valve alright. If it's developed a drip it probably needs to be replaced. Something you can pick-up at Home Depot or Lowes.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-21-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,328
Posted By mlorlomoski
I've got my own story about GS Roadside which I...

I've got my own story about GS Roadside which I won't get in to here but suffice to say I dealt with them one time (towing issue on the Winnebago Vectra we no longer own) and promptly switched to...
Forum: Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 07-15-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,924
Posted By mlorlomoski
I had a 1995 Damon Hornet class C with a Ford 460...

I had a 1995 Damon Hornet class C with a Ford 460 that made the exact same racket, it was the A/C clutch that had given up the ghost.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-03-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,129
Posted By mlorlomoski
KOA has had this cancellation fee for years. I...

KOA has had this cancellation fee for years. I have had great results with changing dates rather than cancelling reservations, no fees. I have had to change 3 trip reservations I made in January...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-01-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By mlorlomoski
I know the Lake George RV Park is taking...

I know the Lake George RV Park is taking reservations as I made one yesterday for the last week of June with no problem. Try going directly to the place you want to go and see if that works.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-31-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By mlorlomoski
2008 Fit, towed as long as 13 hrs. in one day...

2008 Fit, towed as long as 13 hrs. in one day with no issues at all. As stated just make sure the lights and radio are off. Of course, we use magnetic tow lights with the wiring run to a 4 flat...
Forum: Just Conversation 05-26-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,610
Posted By mlorlomoski
Traveling back and forth across the country as my...

Traveling back and forth across the country as my father got transferred to different Air Force bases during the 60's and 70's with my 2 younger brothers and sister jammed in a Chevy Kingswood wagon...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 05-26-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,892
Posted By mlorlomoski
Used some of the spray on white to seal the roof...

Used some of the spray on white to seal the roof on an old travel trailer we were using for storage that had roof leaks. Didn't last 6 months before it failed. Sun exposure killed it.........
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-22-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,285
Posted By mlorlomoski
Watch what the Hartford does on renewals. They...

Watch what the Hartford does on renewals. They start off reasonable and then start jacking it up on each renewal. They did it to us, both our mothers and some other people we know. We got it...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 05-11-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,093
Posted By mlorlomoski
And another useless thread has gone completely...

And another useless thread has gone completely off the rails.........................................
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 04-13-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,196
Posted By mlorlomoski
We found and bought a Jayco 33DS Greyhawk Super C...

We found and bought a Jayco 33DS Greyhawk Super C on the Chevy C5500 chassis, 496 gas V8. Excellent build quality and a huge difference from our 2010 Coachmen 30QB V10 on the Ford F450 chassis! No...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 04-05-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,705
Posted By mlorlomoski
Lo and behold another thread devolves into...

Lo and behold another thread devolves into nastiness. This is becoming all too common an occurrence in any thread that has anything to do with the virus. Chill people!
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 04-01-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By mlorlomoski
Aside from having to re-stock the larder the only...

Aside from having to re-stock the larder the only time I've left the yard in the last 2 weeks was the 40 mile ride I took on my Goldwing today (not stopping anywhere, just riding) If the bug can...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 04-01-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,796
Posted By mlorlomoski
I would venture to say that the safest sailors...

I would venture to say that the safest sailors are on the subs that haven't made any port calls in the last 2 or 3 months.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-30-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,007
Posted By mlorlomoski
After reading through all of this all I've got to...

After reading through all of this all I've got to say is that if you lose someone to this virus than it doesn't matter a one wit what the overall mortality rate is because at that point it's...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-30-2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 43,374
Posted By mlorlomoski
CNN reported today that the governor of Vermont...

CNN reported today that the governor of Vermont has closed all campgrounds, motels and hotels to all except emergency personnel. I just changed my April campground reservations from April to August,...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-27-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,685
Posted By mlorlomoski
The 30' Coachmen class C we just traded got...

The 30' Coachmen class C we just traded got between 6 and 8 mpg, usually averaged around 7 in general driving. The 5 star tune we installed improved the shifting greatly but didn't do anything for...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-26-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By mlorlomoski
Don't believe everything you read, no matter who...

Don't believe everything you read, no matter who it's from. Watch what's going on in your area. One of my friends mothers was just admitted with this. Kinda brings it home for real when it's...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-24-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,813
Posted By mlorlomoski
CT is take-out or pick-up only for the...

CT is take-out or pick-up only for the foreseeable future.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-17-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,616
Posted By mlorlomoski
We've got a 2008 Fit, manual trans. that we flat...

We've got a 2008 Fit, manual trans. that we flat tow with a Roadmaster tow bar and baseplates we got from E Trailer. Real easy to install if you're the least bit mechanically inclined, excellent...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-15-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,971
Posted By mlorlomoski
Here's what we've got : 2000 Mazda Miata - 93k,...

Here's what we've got : 2000 Mazda Miata - 93k, 2008 Honda Fit - 135K, 2012 Honda Ridgeline - 102k. All running great and easy to maintain. I wouldn't hesitate to take off on a long cross country...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-15-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,807
Posted By mlorlomoski
In our part of CT it's as low as $2.15, down .20...

In our part of CT it's as low as $2.15, down .20 in the last few days. Considering CT is usually one of the pricier states in New England this is pretty amazing.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 03-14-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 19,118
Posted By mlorlomoski
These are the same stupid people that always have...

These are the same stupid people that always have to rush out and buy bread, milk and eggs every time 2" of snow is predicted. What are they going to do, make french toast??? And of all things, what...
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