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post #16 of 27 Old 10-22-2013, 07:31 AM
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My 71 year old mother hitches, unhitches and tows behind her RV all by herself all over the country.
70 here, need to get my 69 year old wife to take over.


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post #17 of 27 Old 10-22-2013, 01:38 PM
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70 here, need to get my 69 year old wife to take over.
That would make you one of the couples that keeps her immensely entertained... you know the backup, level and setup routine where you get to see spousal communication at work!

We RV too - I tell my wife to just shutup and let me do it - much faster and easier than arguing (oops I mean communicating).


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Have found the easiest way is to let her park the RV(she does not dirve it, only park) with me directing(as you may know women are not good at directing)-no agruments! She does the slides and leveling(automatic).

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post #19 of 27 Old 10-26-2013, 07:55 AM
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I've flat towed 3 different Jeeps tens of thousands of miles behind my RV. They always stink after towing as do all cars after towing. Scared the hell out of me the first time. When towing road grime including tire dust, oil and grease accumulate on the exhaust and drive train. This is normally burned off while driving, but accumulates while towing. It is a common topic of conversation on rv forums.
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We RV too - I tell my wife to just shutup and let me do it - much faster and easier than arguing (oops I mean communicating).

Haha I'm glad I'm not the only one. My wife sucks at driving and giving direction. I had a pickup and truck camper and I just told her to go away when I loaded and unloaded it. She is less than useless when it comes to that stuff! Easier to do it myself and avoid getting frustrated.
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post #21 of 27 Old 10-26-2013, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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I've flat towed 3 different Jeeps tens of thousands of miles behind my RV. They always stink after towing as do all cars after towing. Scared the hell out of me the first time. When towing road grime including tire dust, oil and grease accumulate on the exhaust and drive train. This is normally burned off while driving, but accumulates while towing. It is a common topic of conversation on rv forums.
Except this was while the heep was being towed that smelled of burning awfulness, not after it was disengaged. It happen to keep smelling afterwards as well.

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post #22 of 27 Old 10-26-2013, 03:10 PM
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Except this was while the heep was being towed that smelled of burning awfulness, not after it was disengaged. It happen to keep smelling afterwards as well.
Once you get the nose for hot gear oil - it haunts you. The smoke (which is what you smell) is very sticky (just like the oil itself) and so will stay for a while...

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Right I'm just saying that it was "smelling" while it was being towed, hence it was burning something up whilst in motion as a toad and it hung around afterwards. It was not getting dirty or covered and then burnt off once the heep was under its own power again.

At any rate next time I haul it like that I will make sure its in a forward gear.

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I predict the early demise of your output bearing. Hope I'm wrong.
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post #25 of 27 Old 10-27-2013, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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One can only hope. More fuel to dump the heep.

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You **** it up by not reading up on how to flat tow and then trade it off. Precisely why I don't purchase used vehicles.
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post #27 of 27 Old 10-27-2013, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Nah, I disliked this POS before I towed it. It has been a pile of **** and problems since I bought it new in June, so please save your indignation.

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