Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Search
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'Sjm9911' found 462 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 24  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: towing a popup with 2008 Odyssey - assorted questions

Please understand the vast majority of participants here, myself included, tow almost exclusively with heavy duty pickup trucks. Their opinions of smaller vehicle tow capabilities are tempered by what they currently use to tow. They will tell you WHAT THEY WOULD NOT DO, not necessarily what can/should not be done. see my profile, i've been here a long time. Someone on rv.net knows the answers to my questions. I thought about posting in the popup forum but then i figured i'd find people here who had graduated from a minivan to a real TV. None of the towing guides mention any sort of tow package for the odyssey. They all just say "3500 lb" And a lot people say it's a really great TV for a minivan. My hunch is that the 3500 lb limit is more about handling than about the power train. I posted the info, and its in the owners manual. I know like 4 people that tow with the odyssey. And depending on the year, it says it needs the cooler. The people that tow with them are on the pop up site. You can ask there, but will get the same answer. Or you can just look up the old threads on it. It can be a great tow vehicle for the right pop up. Have fun.
Sjm9911 12/06/21 05:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: towing a popup with 2008 Odyssey - assorted questions

https://letstowthat.com/honda-odyssey-towing-capacities/ Looked it up for you, you need the trans cooler etc for the 3500 lb capacity. Check the vehical per the chart.
Sjm9911 12/06/21 03:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: towing a popup with 2008 Odyssey - assorted questions

You would need a break controller and most have upgraded cooling systems added. Addtionally, bump stops or air bags to correct the sag. And ot depends on the weight of the pop up. Go lighter and not with the 3500 lb ones. Lots tow with them, but with the added mods listed.
Sjm9911 12/06/21 09:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

Brown outs happen when demand exceads supply. Yes, in theory its not a burden. But as people and componies switch to solar without the storage capacity, you have less voltage avalable at night. Couple that with a heat wave and eceryone required to have e vehicals by a certain date, and fazing out of fossil fule electricity, coupled with the draw of the e vehicals , it could be a disaster. Its not just one thing that drives this, its a myriad of things. Untill they have stable and ample supply of energy at night they will continue, as they allready are to rely on fossil fules.
Sjm9911 12/05/21 10:18am General RVing Issues
RE: 6.6 GM. Gas

That works too! Lol. But I am serious about the millage,14.2 average over the last 400 miles. So, I do half highway and half city. Thats dictated by where I live. If the site was easier to post a pic, i would. The towing was averaged, over the last disney trip. So, 1200? Miles each way. It will also depend on the driver and if you ride the brakes I guess. But its a real figure. As close as I can tell. So I'm wondering here. I don't use the dashboard computer to get my mileage. I take the miles driven, divided by the fuel used in gallons. How do you guys calculate your actual mileage? For me, i use the dash, i have a 36 gallon tank. I was at e, but not at the get fule now light, my truck took 36 gallons. So its hard to tell what you used also. Both are just rough gauges in my opinion. I will say, the truck gets about the same as my 2012 sierra, and I think both were better then my 2014 JKU.
Sjm9911 12/05/21 09:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: KOA Installing EV Chargers

I think hes talking about cal having to not shudder the natural gas power plants that were supost to go offline. This is because the alternative fules can't keep up with demand. Texas was a diffrent thing entirely. They cut voltage off to the back up power plants as they were not put on the essential power list. There are way more reasons then those. So not overloaded per say, just bad planning. Disclamer, i dont live in eaother state. And , staying closer to the ev thread point , i have sceen people rent campsites just to charge there EV for a day at a state park. And this place was crowded, so they had to reserve way in advance. I thought it was strange for a car to just park and plug in for the day and night. Maybe they had a camper elsewhere in the campground, but I didnt see the people to ask.
Sjm9911 12/05/21 08:10am General RVing Issues
RE: need help, lost keys

Just checked again, it looks like the fobs are way cheaper Now, like 75 $ see if you can get a place to clone it.
Sjm9911 12/05/21 05:18am Tech Issues
RE: need help, lost keys

I dont know how the new ones work( i should get a 3rd) . But on the old ones you could make a 3rd if you had 2 fobs. If not they say they have to reboot the computer and program both. Some places said they could clone the first fob, a little cheaper. But it would only work as the orginal one and not give presets or alow you to make a 3rd. The new ones with the keys inside are more money. I think I looked when i bought the truck and the fob alone with a blank key and unprogramed was like 320.
Sjm9911 12/05/21 05:07am Tech Issues
RE: 6.6 GM. Gas

Ok, used a diffeent link. And that worked.
Sjm9911 12/04/21 06:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.6 GM. Gas

https://i.imgur.com/sX5u2DYl.jpg
Sjm9911 12/04/21 06:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.6 GM. Gas

Still getting "The following problems were encountered while processing your request: > Your message contains invalid formatting. Please use the toolbar provided to ensure proper formatting. Then i used every icon on the toolbar, and nothing but the same response.
Sjm9911 12/04/21 06:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.6 GM. Gas

See if that worked. The 15 best, i have no idea what that means. Might be for a set period? Not sure. I do know i clocked the miles in the smaller range and I got around 12 around town. So with that , and the roughly 50/ 50 highway and city , it should be about 16 highway and 12 city. Or I'm getting better then 12 city and a little less on the highway. But I dont think thats right. Its 6 of one, or half dozen of the other. And ignore the high mpg , i was taking the picture while driving so was coasting downhill.
Sjm9911 12/04/21 06:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.6 GM. Gas

I also think having street tires help also, so not oversized aggressive treads. Like in idaD ram picture.
Sjm9911 12/04/21 04:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.6 GM. Gas

That works too! Lol. But I am serious about the millage,14.2 average over the last 400 miles. So, I do half highway and half city. Thats dictated by where I live. If the site was easier to post a pic, i would. The towing was averaged, over the last disney trip. So, 1200? Miles each way. It will also depend on the driver and if you ride the brakes I guess. But its a real figure. As close as I can tell.
Sjm9911 12/04/21 04:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.6 GM. Gas

16 hyway not towing, at speeds of 75 to 80. 11 towing a 6k trailor at 65-70. 12 around town. That seems pretty optimistic. Nice way of putting, what many of us were thinking! Jerry I'm thinking something now. Take a guess what it is:B
Sjm9911 12/03/21 07:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.6 GM. Gas

16 hyway not towing, at speeds of 75 to 80. 11 towing a 6k trailor at 65-70. 12 around town. That seems pretty optimistic. Not really, it might be 14 or 15 highway. Hard to tell as I have to drive in town to get to the highway. And my normal ride to work is only like 30 miles, half of that is in town. I have 22 k miles on the truck already. Half is probably towing. Towing is almost the same as around town.
Sjm9911 12/03/21 07:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas Engine - Fill It Up

Mostly, you get used to it. If on hyways, there are usally choices. You learn to choose wisely. A few times it was an issue with me, once when someone else blocked my forward lane and parked where I needed to turn. Another time , and this was me not paying attention, I pulled into a city during rush hour. There was no where to pull into a station without blocking a street, or coming close to hitting people rushing home from work, so I went back on the road and got off a few exits down. Just dont wait untill your on e to get gas. And , first trip I learned to never take the truck lanes. Some states have the rest stops for trucks only go to diesel pumps, and then stright back on the hyway. Who knew?
Sjm9911 12/02/21 03:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Half ton towing

You can find some stuff thats perfectly fine for a half ton truck. I found that large inclines, and accelerating were way slower then I wanted. It was doable, but not fun. The kicker for me was the small gas tank on long trips. After nj to fl , i got a 2500 and never looked back. Millage is similer but the tank is huge, so a lot less stopping for gas.for some , this isnt a problem. But add small kids and it will kill a trip fast. Between stopping for food, gas , bathroom/stretching. It seemed we were stopping every hour.
Sjm9911 12/02/21 07:22am Travel Trailers
RE: 6.6 GM. Gas

16 hyway not towing, at speeds of 75 to 80. 11 towing a 6k trailor at 65-70. 12 around town.
Sjm9911 11/28/21 06:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cassette toilet/shower

I have a cassette in my TC. I think it is the berries, no sewer slinky to deal with and it has its own flush water. I'll never have a black water tank again. So would a setup like this not have any grey tank? And if it does, how is it drained? Set ups like this are common in pop ups, so no grey water holding tank. You take a waste tote with you and fill that. You learn to conserve water and use the confert stations if you have no hook ups. The cassett is like a bigger portable toilet with its own tank. There really good as people stated. Of you have hook ups, you run an adapter hose to the sewer line and make sure you put a bend in it for a trap. If you have a shower, they are usally on opposite sides and each has a seprate hook up. So you join them, or move the original line. Most dont use the showers.
Sjm9911 11/26/21 08:10am Truck Campers
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 24  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.