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Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-02-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 41,088
Posted By CT-camper
If I am understanding the question correctly - we...

If I am understanding the question correctly - we ran a bracket across the front of the base of the seat - a simple flat piece that spanned the seat based; it mounted to the seat, not the floor. The...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 02-24-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,302
Posted By CT-camper
We have a 2019 Bay Star 3014. The only redo we...

We have a 2019 Bay Star 3014. The only redo we would 'do' would be the residential fridge instead of the Norcold - so you are in good shape. This will help on hot summer days.

The only specials we...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-03-2021, 05:31 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 41,088
Posted By CT-camper
My dealer installed the bracket (and everything...

My dealer installed the bracket (and everything else including baseplate and charger) in the 2020 Ford Escape hybrid and the RVI3 break has worked quite well. No lock ups or issues w the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-25-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 41,088
Posted By CT-camper
I will try to IM you later, after work - I have...

I will try to IM you later, after work - I have to look up the invoice to confirm - it's not cheap but was worth it for me.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-25-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 41,088
Posted By CT-camper
I agree with Jeffrey - I would not use a battery...

I agree with Jeffrey - I would not use a battery disconnect w a hybrid these days. I still believe installing a battery tender/charger as part of the pkg is the best approach - IMHO.
good luck!
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-21-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 41,088
Posted By CT-camper
As I noted somewhere above some time ago, I...

As I noted somewhere above some time ago, I bought the 2020 Escape Hybrid Titanium model when it first came out. I had the Blue Ox baseplate and RVI brake system and RVI battery charger installed by...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-04-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,747
Posted By CT-camper
If memory serves me correctly, you should get a...

If memory serves me correctly, you should get a prompt to walk you through the process to completion, so to speak.
That said, I always feel a bit nervous (is it really in tow mode?); but when...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-05-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By CT-camper
Wow. Amazing that you folks could/would jump in...

Wow.
Amazing that you folks could/would jump in and diagnose and help so readily, including the diagrams.

Just happened to catch this thread - nice job!
Gotta love the forum and the folks who...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-02-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,880
Posted By CT-camper
We are closing out our second season with a 2019...

We are closing out our second season with a 2019 Bay Star 3014 - I hope I don't jinx myself - we've had no real issues.

Did have a problem with water heater first day - it was a loose wire and the...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-31-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,747
Posted By CT-camper
Fully agree - it's simple and easy and tows well....

Fully agree - it's simple and easy and tows well.
I highly recommend the RVi charger and a proper install for problem free (no dead batteries) towing.

The manual suggest starting the engine and...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-25-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 41,088
Posted By CT-camper
My Newmar dealer did my entire set up for my 2020...

My Newmar dealer did my entire set up for my 2020 Ford Escape hybrid shortly after the blue ox baseplates were released. They are not a large dealer by any means but have done hundreds of baseplates...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 07-01-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 41,088
Posted By CT-camper
I've been towing my 2020 Escape, using RVi...

I've been towing my 2020 Escape, using RVi charger (recommended by my dealer) and RVi brake with NO issues.

Since late April, I've had 3 trips totaling 2500 miles, including 1 week on road just...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-28-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,949
Posted By CT-camper
Check out the new 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid; AWD,...

Check out the new 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid; AWD, great mileage and flat towable. Putting it in neutral tow takes 20 seconds - no transfer case manipulations - easy peasy. Can tow up to 70 mph. They...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 04-07-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 41,088
Posted By CT-camper
A great little mid-priced car - so far so good....

A great little mid-priced car - so far so good. 2700 miles. If it holds up over time, then that will be great. It has plenty of pep and get up and go when I need it, including on highway - a pleasant...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 03-01-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 41,088
Posted By CT-camper
Yes, Roadmaster has a baseplate and, unlike Blue...

Yes, Roadmaster has a baseplate and, unlike Blue Ox (last I looked) it is showing on their website when you search for the Vehicle. Still, both companies have them in production. My Newmar dealer...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-31-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,708
Posted By CT-camper
I feel like this has been improved/fixed based on...

I feel like this has been improved/fixed based on reading other comments and my experience as a tall person who needs leg room and back support.

I've only put 2200 miles on mine with the family,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-31-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,708
Posted By CT-camper
I feel like this has been improved/fixed based on...

I feel like this has been improved/fixed based on reading other comments and my experience.

I've only put 2200 miles on mine with the family, and I keep waiting to find that I hate how it handles...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-31-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 41,088
Posted By CT-camper
Good news and congrats! I appreciate the...

Good news and congrats!

I appreciate the fact that it was built for your Titanium - with the extra sensors and active cruise; that's the model I just bought so it's the final piece to the puzzle,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-30-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,708
Posted By CT-camper
**autocorrect typo: "pay the upcharge"

**autocorrect typo: "pay the upcharge"
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-30-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,708
Posted By CT-camper
We ordered/bought a 2019, new, 3014 last June and...

We ordered/bought a 2019, new, 3014 last June and we really like it.

The only quick point I will make now is that we went with the Norco (e.g. No-Cold) refrigerator; and on the few road trips...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-24-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,751
Posted By CT-camper
:D Ummmm.....let's make that the 3.5 L V6...

:D Ummmm.....let's make that the 3.5 L V6 EcoBoost.......I'll miss the rumble! :angel:
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-24-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,751
Posted By CT-camper
Just so you know - i confirmed that it does come...

Just so you know - i confirmed that it does come with a spare tire, at least the Titanium; i saw the battery thing you mention in one version - but again, I asked about and was shown, the spare tire...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-22-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,751
Posted By CT-camper
Yes - and based on calls with RoadMaster, they...

Yes - and based on calls with RoadMaster, they have their design in with engineering undergoing final tests for approval; meaning, they hope to have a final decision about if it's technically...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-05-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By CT-camper
Actually we do have the house filter - we are...

Actually we do have the house filter - we are quite fussy about our water. However, I'm pretty sure the filter is bypassed when filling the water tank. I believe the filter is plumbed such that it...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-04-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,751
Posted By CT-camper
I found similar information - along with evidence...

I found similar information - along with evidence that the previous generation of Escapes had been updated by Ford as NOT flat towable after initially being defined as towable -- which would then...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-04-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,751
Posted By CT-camper
Good to know - actually, it's critical...

Good to know - actually, it's critical information. I was not aware so this does put a damper on things. I'll try to follow up directly with tow bar mfg'rs during the week as their websites do not...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-03-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By CT-camper
We relay on a well - still, my Baystar fills in...

We relay on a well - still, my Baystar fills in 19 minutes or less; During the summer, since it was new, I timed it so I could set it and forget it; at 19 min it was overflowing.

I only wish...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 01-03-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,751
Posted By CT-camper
I've looked at/driven the 2020 Escape Titanium...

I've looked at/driven the 2020 Escape Titanium AWD - which is a hybrid and am thinking of taking the plunge.

AND - the dealership has confirmed, via Ford, that it is indeed flat-towable. They...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-12-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,751
Posted By CT-camper
yes - no manual tranny - all automatic - that...

yes - no manual tranny - all automatic - that was just a mis-write. :banghead:
Again, the 2019 Focus was towable, even as a hybrid.
And the 2020 information on the Ford site at least indicates...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-11-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,751
Posted By CT-camper
well - you are correct! Now I don't know where i...

well - you are correct! Now I don't know where i got the AWD part - perhaps a different site or I simply cannot read.

Either way, from my perspective, I thought this was the most clearly...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-11-2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,751
Posted By CT-camper
Regarding your question about the 2020 Escape -...

Regarding your question about the 2020 Escape - see the link above that was posted. I found it very useful. You have to do some digging but you can find the section where Ford addresses towing...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 12-06-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,751
Posted By CT-camper
This thread just made my day and I agree that...

This thread just made my day and I agree that these posts should have received more attention. I've been seeking a new, flat-towable hybrid that I can drive daily and yet tow when RV-ing. Almost...
Forum: Northeast Region 07-08-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,941
Posted By CT-camper
I agree we need more specifics to really help,...

I agree we need more specifics to really help, but I will say that, looking in the CT area, if your rig is truly 30 feet (not longer) then you have loads of options - Google is your friend; be sure...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-24-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,307
Posted By CT-camper
Yes, this is a helpful and appreciated review. I...

Yes, this is a helpful and appreciated review. I appreciate all the comments about how its held up and also the size. I love the big DPs and the folks who drive them but I just wanted something...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 05-23-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By CT-camper
Getting Serious: 2019 Bay Star 3014: VIN, Serial Number and ship date

Got the call a week or 2 ago.

VIN, Newmar serial number, and a ship date of June 6. It's almost a reality!

And a week ahead of schedule.

So am busy sifting through the forum, assembling...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-09-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,343
Posted By CT-camper
And can I just add? We are true Disney Fans -...

And can I just add?
We are true Disney Fans - DVC all the way. So yeah, you can do this. And from what I've seen on this forum, the Fort Wilderness RV sites are top notch.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-09-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,343
Posted By CT-camper
So we are mostly new to RV-ing beyond a rental...

So we are mostly new to RV-ing beyond a rental unit - and have booked a family trip for early July from SW Connecticut to central Ohio for a camping gathering with my siblings (we take ownership of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 05-06-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By CT-camper
Indeed! And I've found this to be a hugely...

Indeed!
And I've found this to be a hugely helpful forum; lots of knowledgeable folks willing to put their learnings out there for the use of others. I've learned everything I'd hoped to and more...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 04-20-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,292
Posted By CT-camper
Here's my perspective. I have a 2019 Bay Star...

Here's my perspective. I have a 2019 Bay Star 3014 on order (since March) and am pretty sure it has no lift pump. The unit I looked at was the 3014 Bay Star Sport which is similar to the Bay Star but...
Forum: New Member Check-In 04-20-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By CT-camper
Greetings from SW Connecticut

Greetings All -
I've learned much here during the winter and have finally pulled the trigger and joined - perhaps I can give back at some point. Experienced camper but mostly new to RV-ing. Family...
Forum: Test Your Changes 04-20-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By CT-camper
Another test

Will the sig line show up?
Forum: Test Your Changes 04-20-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By CT-camper
test

This is a test.
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