Saturday, June 10, 2017

Firestone

Day 31

Air Springs


7am - We have been searching for a solution to Little Honda's hitch and leveling problems for a very long time. Just last Thursday we spent several hours driving all over the Portland area visiting spring and suspension shops. At the end of that day, the conclusion was clear. There was no solution for a 2013 Honda FIT.

This morning we visited online the Firestone Ride-Rite website. You may view that website yourself by clicking [Here]. We found EXACTLY what we were looking for! A suspension system for a 2013 Honda FIT. Our Little Honda!

What all of those spring and suspension shops informed us was not available, is actually available!

What is the lesson for us to learn here?: Never give up!



2pm - Order of things to be done
1. Replace our Curt hitch
When we were first learning to tow Scampy, it appears
that the Curt hitch was torqued. This caused the hitch to
slightly turn downward. Before the Firestone Ride-Rite
system is installed, we want the hitch replaced.

2. Install the Firestone Ride-Rite system
We visited a Les Schwab place in Beaverton. They are 
authorized to install Ride-Rite.


7pm - Playing with Boid
Baby Boid loves to hear other Budgies singing on YouTube videos.

Boid is pretty tame. In the morning when he receives fresh seeds and fresh water, he lets me pet him and hold him in my hand!

Boid getting his pic taken









Nite Camp Location Map

Elevation: 193 feet











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19 comments:

  1. "Experts" are often wrong. Especially Weathermen, doctors and mechanics. The internet is a wonderful tool

    Good job George!

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    1. Hi Andrew,

      You bring up a good point about "So-called experts!"

      George


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  2. Wonder if one of those would fit in the seat of my pants ?

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    1. Hi Freebird,

      Yes! It would!!

      George

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  3. I tried suspension shops years ago and nobody wants to do air bags, but found you can get them on line and some rv parts stores.
    Good luck.

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    1. Hi OAT,

      You are referring to your times in the Olden Days? Things may be quite a bit different in the Now A Days!

      Thank you sooooo much for your "Good luck" sent
      my way! 😎

      George

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    2. Yes they are better now on the Now A days. hope it works out for you≥

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  4. Ever seen the La Kunn "C" RV, just interesting? They say it sleeps four but they are Japanese. Oh yea, steering wheel is on "wrong" side too!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wprR0M03WRg

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    1. Hi Moto,

      You like? Maybe buy one.

      Come around and show it off to me.

      George

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  5. And as a bonus, Oregon has no sales tax!

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    1. Hi Croft,

      That is sooooo right! No sales tax here in Oregon! 😎

      George


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  6. George, I had Ride Rites installed on my Chevy pickup in 1978!
    I needed to level the truck for a heavy Lance camper. Amazing that they are still in business which says a lot.

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    1. Hi Rick,

      Could it be that Firestone bought Ride-Rite?

      George

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  7. Now you're cooking, George!

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    1. Hi Drew,
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      Gotta love it!

      Goes to show. If you quit trying, you usually cannot win!

      We on the Scampy RV Team seem to keep trying. Even when some have lost the faith! We hang in there like grim death!

      George


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  8. I have Firestone air-ride suspension on my camper van with a control in the cab so I can adjust on the fly. I did not know they make them for small cars. This seems like a workable solution. Great tenacity on your search.

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    1. Hi Steve,

      Thank you sooooo much for your "Great tenacity" compliment!

      George


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  9. Hi George!
    Glad things are turning around! How long do you plan on staying in the Portland area? I'm about an hour & a half away from you. Maybe I could stop by? Would love to meet you.
    Let me know if that might be possible.
    "Cheers!"
    -Tom L.

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    1. Hi Tom,

      Mostly I stay around Beaverton. I make Camps on the street.

      You could send me an Email.

      GERSHONBENDANIEL AT GMAIL.COM

      George

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