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Old 12-22-2005, 09:50 AM
MidwestDave
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Cool Risers Vs. Air lifts

The dealer that we are using suggested "Risers" to keep us from bottoming out on gas station driveways and other low clearence areas. What is the difference in Risers and air pillows? Anyone!!!
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Old 12-22-2005, 01:51 PM
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We were driving this Fall or rather canoeing. What you need to see in your mind's eye is a thunder shower, a hundred year down pour. If it was summer I could call it a frog strangler. Well, pulling the TM on the highway had gone fine until this mid-morning event. I will remember this, as should a rather smart reader, Good plan during a hard rain would be to pull over. Stopping your Minivan and TM as well as pulling off from a stop is in the red caution zone. I had before this time only driven in dry 80 degree conditions, my confidence in our rig was high. Good thing the costs of mistakes makes me vveerryy careful not to go too fast. First, the braking box really stops your rig, set the timing so that the TM slightly drags the van, keeping the wagon straight. The anti-sway bar, that I was told I didn't need, adds to keeping things in line. Once I'm on the road I tighten it rather stiff. Secondly, I need to learn more about the WDH. Because, I had the adjustment so that the center of gravity was not forward enough, as I gas the van it found it hard to get traction, front wheel drive. Two inches of water on the highway helps you know this. Gosh, it would be great to have a large TV, but it's nice to operate a fuel eco vehicle the other three hundred days of the year. Maybe the charm is having a wife next to you say, "Sweetheart I'm hungry, that looks like a good place, and now is the time to stop and eat lunch". After the sun appeared the rest of the trip was easy. Two hours late getting home, but no scratches, no claims and another family safe high adventure recorded. Hey, what about Snow and Ice , Ouuuu..... I bet it would make a good story.
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:35 AM
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Cool TM Vs. RoadTrek tuffness

Well I guess you just need to get the unit that works out best for you, as for me and DW ours will be TrailManor thank you
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:33 PM
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Most likely the TM has twice the room compared to truck campers. We need the space our TM has. That was pointed out by the wife. She says snow and ice is out anyhow. And a Van is cool. It can put a Camper too. My son tells me that.
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Old 02-28-2006, 06:19 AM
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Cool Up-Date on transmission cooler

I just spent several hours at our local transmission specialty shop. They have been in business since 1959. I had a transmission leak found by my oil change shop. It was a leak on the sol-box on the front of the tranny. It tells the tranny when to shift. After it was done and fluids and screens serviced I sat down with the owner and asked him about my concerns. he said to watch and listen for the tranny hunting for a gear when in overdrive.If

this is happening often then use 3 (PRND31) . The cooler is adequate under these circumstances. Watch the color of the tranny fliud.When its darked red it is time to change. All in all he said that my 2002-Dodge Grand Caravan 3.8 L
with tow package should do just fine! I consider this the ultimate blessing for the suitability of TV and it's towing features.

Midwest Dave
Quad Cities USA
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