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RE: Warning for Blue Ox base plates on Honda CR-Vs

It isn’t only the Blue Ox Brand that has questionable design issues! We have an Excalibar by Demco Tow Bar and Baseplate which separated from the front of our 2007 Honda CRV! In our case I chocked it up partially to the inability to check the various bolts to see if any were becoming loose. And the attachment design of the baseplate. The Base Plate and Hitch assembly always felt secure and towed well for about 40,000 Miles. Then during a slow turn while proceeding left at a Stop sign with a loud rendering of metal the entire Base Plate and lower Plastic Bodywork tore off . The only thing connecting the car to the Motorhome was one extra cable that I had attached to the tie down ring on the Honda and the safety chain loop on the Motorhome. I have photos but am unable to post them to this website! The design flaw is that the Baseplate was not properly designed to utilize the Hondas Bumper mounting points but rather was attached to the Sheet metal of the unibody ! From what I have read this same issue has occurred on other makes of vehicles that are unibody.
DS Canuck 05/16/22 07:33pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Road from PV to Barra de Navidad

Ok so we have been down here in mexico since November! Highway 200 south of PV is in decent shape all the way through to Melaque.There are a few unfinished areas so be aware. Hwy 80 from Melaque to Villa Corona is terrible lots of tight turns and huge potholes on much of it! Autopista 54D which runs from Manzanillo up to Guadalajara is in good shape but has tolls which are not the bargain they were 2 years ago! There are still plenty of us down here and lots of newbies this season,but yes the traffic is less than in years past! Obviously COVID has had an affect . Interestingly since we came down in the late fall the Tolls have increased along with The price of Fuel. We have elected to bypass several sections of 15D on the way north. The Libre sections that are available through Sinaloa are a bit slower but in very good shape .
DS Canuck 03/26/22 09:44pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Screws backing out

Keep in mind that Stainless Screws are not flexible and may snap off if stressed!
DS Canuck 06/14/21 11:03am Tech Issues
RE: What's the best way to get RV anti-freeze out of system.

The good news is that the pink stuff you used is non toxic and will eventually become so diluted it will not be noticeable! I no longer use antifreeze ,I just drain everything and blow the lines out with compressed air! A compact tire inflator works fine ! I have used the same method to clear our Lawn sprinkler system and drain the water from our home plumbing when taking a winter vacation!
DS Canuck 06/14/21 10:56am Tech Issues
RE: Paneling catching on slide

When the trim around the edges of our slide started binding and pulling loose I used a saw to cut the bottoms off. I then discovered that the cause of the issue was that the rollers under the slide were wearing out which caused the slide to drop shift and bind. Trimming the wood wasn’t necessary , replacing the rollers solved the problem and reattaching the loose trim required double sided carpet tape to hold it in place.
DS Canuck 06/14/21 10:50am Tech Issues
RE: How to match light oak finish on replaced interior wood

Following some of today’s home show trends it seems like anything goes when redecorating rooms. That said I prefer having that warm oak finish whenever possible and have used a stain called golden oak that works quite well in our Dutch Star!.
DS Canuck 06/14/21 10:44am Tech Issues
RE: Can I use any 50 amp extension cord?

Other than using the Air Conditioner I rarely have had to use a 50 Amp outlet .I do have a 30 Amp cord which does occasionally see some use in an RV park but for the most part I find a heavy duty 15 amp extension cord works fine for lights ,fridge and even the microwave oven!
DS Canuck 06/14/21 10:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sewer smell

.fill the traps with freshwater and insert plugs in the drains. Lay a plastic or rubber sheet on the shower drain after filling that drain !weight it down with anything heavy!
DS Canuck 06/09/21 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is Facebook killing this site?

I stopped using Facebook for various reasons. As far as this forum is concerned I also quit using it because I was unable to change my password myself! Naturally all my history has vanished which doesn’t really bother me as anything posted here is really only useful if it’s recent!. I learn much more from you folks than I teach !
DS Canuck 06/03/21 11:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Looking for TPMS Recommendation

I wonder if having a TPMS causes fewer physical inspections of the tires? Are we becoming too dependent on electronics . Tires blow out without any warning and while properly inflated. I believe that it is more important to physically inspect my tires checking for bulges and scuff marks as well as pressure and loose lug nuts. Done as a part of each Pretrip checklist before setting off each day . The old school thumping of the tires with a club or hammer tells a lot about finding signs of trouble before anything serious develops particularly if you have duallies. Just saying !
DS Canuck 05/30/21 05:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Kwickie step problems

I’m finding that I need to lubricate my old steps more frequently!
DS Canuck 05/30/21 04:37pm Tech Issues
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