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RE: Mice, Bugs and Other Unwanted Guests

First of all the opening you found around your power cord, is one of MANY holes they can get in from. water inlets, electrical ins and outs etc., from the manuf cutting holes wider than needed and not filling them up. Go out at night and turn the lights on inside your RV and then crawl underneath. You will be surprised at the light show and just how many 'light holes' you will find under your RV!!! Then get yourself a can of "Pestblock Great Stuff" which expands and fill all the openings. http://greatstuff.dow.com/image/greatstuffnew/can-4.png http://greatstuff.dow.com/product/pestblock.htm
rockhillmanor 06/27/17 06:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newbie- we bought a lemon! Delamination issues

Wow. Thanks for all the quick responses. The paper work did say as is. I am planning to give the dealship a call to see what they have to say. X2 I would DEFINITELY let them know. Do NOT call them. It gives them the opportunity to blow you off too easily. GO down there with pictures etc. and better yet bring the RV with you. Face to face with them with all the damage is the best way to go. They don't know unless you show them. The owner that traded it in could have, and most likely, lied about the condition and all the damage. Who knows once you show the dealership all the damage he might right then and there take it back from you to save his reputation and/or license! **> Point out to him that visual outside damage is one thing but with the discovered issues with the toilet, water heater, and water pump not working, that makes this RV unable to be used as for what it was sold for. Good Luck hope you get some restitution from your dilemma. Let us know how it goes. :C
rockhillmanor 06/27/17 06:27am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: NJ Mobile RV Repair

Does anyone know of any mobile RV repair persons who serve NJ? Some limited searching has not found any. The easiest and best way to find a good RV mobile repair guy is to find the nearest CG near you and call and ask the owner and/or mgr of the CG who 'they' use for RV Mobile Repair. You will find the best one in your area that way. These guys do not have to advertise. They have so much work servicing their local CG's. They usually just leave their cards at CG offices and the owner of the CG will know which ones are the best.
rockhillmanor 06/27/17 12:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie- we bought a lemon! Delamination issues

Did it say "as-is" on the contract? If it did sadly you have no recourse. IMHO since so many of the appliance type items leak and do not work I would go first back to the dealership with a 'printed' list of all the damages and broken water lines. Then if you don't get any action from them take that printed list to your local chamber of commerce and file the report with them and whoever issued the license for that used car lot in your town. Regarding the delam. Just leave it, it doesn't affect the use of the RV. I had mine delam from roof leak. Fixed roof leak and after sitting in the sun a few days the delam went back flat. Regarding the toilet, water pump, and heater all leaking? Sounds like the previous owner did not winterize the RV and all of them froze and/or all the water lines leading to them froze from water left in the lines during freezing temps. IMHO because of all the above broken items, I would take that camper right back to that dealership and ask for your money back. Making sure you tell them of your intentions of reporting him for lying to you. That is an awful lot of work and money to have to spend on your first RV. Give it a try to get them to take it back.
rockhillmanor 06/27/17 12:53am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: informed delivery

I'm still stuck on the fact that when in Florida.....you pay for 'overnight' mail that takes '2 days'. AND the postal clerk tells you that up front that it will take 2 days! :R When I lived in Wisconsin I could send an overnight mail to 'anywhere' in the US and it would get there the next day. So what's up with Florida mail?
rockhillmanor 06/27/17 12:30am Technology Corner
RE: Proper way to hand crank out Roadtrek awning?

That bracket AND the where the awning arms attaches to the side of the RV are common places they pull away from. I would seriously check the bottom brackets on the side of the RV too. I lived thru a tornado in a CG where the awning ripped before I could get it in. Replaced the awning and on my way. Only to find out months later the bolts along the bottom had come loose too and the awning repair guy did not see it. Common symptom is having to lift the arm to seat on the top means loose lower bolts. Want to know how you know if the bolts of the awning arms on the side of your RV are loose?........water on the rug INSIDE every time it rains. And that takes 2 repair guys to figure out where the water is coming from. If the top bolts where loose the previous owner could have a had weather incident also. Drive longer screws into top and CHECK those bottom bolts too. Because most are attached at the floor level, the flooring is plywood and separates, the screws holes may be too big. Then you have to put a metal plate inside to hook it up to.
rockhillmanor 06/26/17 09:56am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Cash rebates taxed?

Back in the day, don't know if they can still legally do it, but... Walking into the finance department at a dealership could be deadly. They got commissions on the loans they secured. And additionally on the % rate they applied. If you were a "Payment" buyer. Meaning the only thing that mattered to you financially was what payment you had to make monthly. They could come up with some creative loans that had outrageous interest rates. The finance department at a car dealership is a room you should avoid at all costs. There is some VERY creative financing and high pressure sales going on in there.
rockhillmanor 06/26/17 09:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Refrigerator still not working.

We checked all the breakers, the fridge has power the fan is running. It's only pulling 3 amps of power on the power panel. The motorhome is setting level. If the fan is running and it is not cold. CHECK your coach battery. Fridge thermostat needs strong 12 volt to work. It can't turn on if there is low voltage 12v.. The fridge WILL run without 12v but it can not turn the thermostat on to make it cold. Been there done that I had every repair known to man suggested when I had that same problem. ONE forum member told me to check the battery. I had bad convertor which in turn did not supply constant 12 volt. You are forgetting. IF the 12 volt fan is running, then there is enough 12 volt power to operate the refer 12 volt controls. Refer controls are millivolt. The fan is full 12 volt operation. WHY check the battery? If the Power Converter is to spec, the refer will have 12 volts. Doug Mine was a REAL weird situation. The repair guy would check the convertor and it registered where it should. Put the tester on, it hit the right number and he took tester off. Deemed the converter working. Only after going thru 3 repair guys did "I" figure it out. If you left the tester on the convertor longer you could see it was spiking WAY over what it is supposed to be putting out and it was ultimately boiling the batteries when it was in the spike mode. One of the capacitors has a hole in it like it was shot with a 22. BUT it still kept working only could not regulate it self. This alone was the cause for the fridge not working AND the a/c. Both would come on but when it hit the temp set could not come back on. Repair guys all said I needed a new a/c and fridge. :R Replaced converter, replaced boiled battery and 8 years later still have the same fridge and a/c that are working just fine.
rockhillmanor 06/26/17 09:33am Tech Issues
RE: Total Eclipse of the Sun will jam CG's!

My interest in a solar eclipse went into the toilet when as a little kid I found out you could not just look at it. :R Then they gave me a little box to look in backwards that simply showed a small gray shadow of a circle slowly being covered. What a bummer for a kid. :(This is true of a partial eclipse, not a total eclipse. With a total eclipse you can look directly at it after the solar disk is completely covered, but not until. Thank you. I did not know that! :C
rockhillmanor 06/26/17 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Switching to 4-flat towing

Blue ox here for over 10 years. Check the vehicles manual to see HOW you must tow your toad. When deciding which braking system to use? If I had 'do overs', I would NOT use the Brake Buddy type that you have to hook up to your brake pedal where you have to get on your knees to shove that darn thing in between the seat and brake pedal and then adjust it, etc, etc. And reverse process upon arrival. I found it to be a REAL pain literally in the back! Research or use forum members suggestion on the type of newer braking/tow system that is automatic and all in one. Good Luck. You will be very happy you switched from dolly to 4-down!
rockhillmanor 06/26/17 05:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 1st snowbird winter in AZ--Renting home furnished

It is always interesting to see how the nay-sayers love to get into bursting somebody's bubble. This is an RV forum. Look for legal advice, information about rental insurance and liability elsewhere. If all of this stuff were true, nobody would ever rent anything, anywhere. Since 1962 we have had rental property of all kinds; apartments, townhouses, single-family dwellings, beach cottages, and seasonals. We consult our CPA, our insurance agent, our attorney, and we are up-to-date on the tax codes that apply to us. We deal with the "emotional" aspects ourselves. This is not rocket science. The OP sounds like a thoughtful person who has sense enough to work through whether or not he wants to rent his home.lizzie You, my friend, have missed the whole point. The OP posted about renting his personal home where he has and will continue to live. Not an investment property. Actually he will be, in essence, time sharing his personal home with a tenant. Since this is a RV forum, like you remind us, why are you posting about rental property you have owned? The OP needs to make an informed decision. It is a viable concept and many successfully do it. But the issues need to be addressed. X2 A fellow RV'er asked a question. Preparing for our first winter in AZ......Renting home fully furnished for 6 to 9 months... Any advice welcome. Rv'ers who have rented answered and shared their knowledge,experience, and offered their advice. I for one went into rentals without having anyone advise me of the pitfalls. All I can say is renting out your home and/or rental property is not for the faint at heart. And especially if it is short term personal home and you plan to return to live in it.
rockhillmanor 06/26/17 04:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Total Eclipse of the Sun will jam CG's!

My interest in a solar eclipse went into the toilet when as a little kid I found out you could not just look at it. :R Then they gave me a little box to look in backwards that simply showed a small gray shadow of a circle slowly being covered. What a bummer for a kid. :(
rockhillmanor 06/26/17 03:58am General RVing Issues
RE: informed delivery

Informed mail wouldn't have helped me. When Rv'ing I am not able to check mail everyday. And since I only had Sprint and storage bill sent to po box monthly. That would be 2 letters per month, I figured there wouldn't be a problem not picking it up regularly. Well unknown to me the post office CLOSED my po box because Good Sam had over loaded it up 'daily' with all their junk mail. Add insult to injury I could not reopen my po box unless I went there in person. Still think Good Sam should have had to pay for my expenses to travel 2,500 miles both ways to open my closed po box that THEIR copious junk mail caused.
rockhillmanor 06/25/17 10:11am Technology Corner
RE: Refrigerator still not working.

We checked all the breakers, the fridge has power the fan is running. It's only pulling 3 amps of power on the power panel. The motorhome is setting level. If the fan is running and it is not cold. CHECK your coach battery. Fridge thermostat needs strong 12 volt to work. It can't turn on if there is low voltage 12v.. The fridge WILL run without 12v but it can not turn the thermostat on to make it cold. Been there done that I had every repair known to man suggested when I had that same problem. ONE forum member told me to check the battery. I had bad convertor which in turn did not supply constant 12 volt.
rockhillmanor 06/25/17 09:50am Tech Issues
RE: Cash rebates taxed?

I hit the road full time withOUT any credit cards. I have paid cash for everything including my MH, Toad and even just recently a winter home in Florida! Haven't paid any taxes on anything. Don't need to establish credit if you have the money. Establishing credit to "Borrow" money you do NOT have is well.....you know the saying about proper planning. 8 years and counting and I still do not have any credit cards.:C
rockhillmanor 06/25/17 09:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Total Eclipse of the Sun will jam CG's!

yup X2 I certainly couldn't see taking any kind of long trip to be in the ideal spot to just look at the sun being covered. :R They say most of the people from out of the country that come here for it will be from China. Go figure! Hope the influx of all those lookie lou eclipse worshipers doesn't affect our RV'ers that are planning vacation trips to those areas though.
rockhillmanor 06/25/17 09:22am General RVing Issues
Total Eclipse of the Sun will jam CG's!

Where will you be on August 21? They are expecting eclipse crazy people from all over the world to travel to the US where the best spot to view the eclipse is! That will mean resorts and CG's are going to fill up fast. The best spots do center around many of the more popular summer destinations for us RV'ers. ""Eclipse-chasers from around the world will head to viewing spots August 21, joining millions of Americans to witness this incredible natural phenomenon"" ""Plenty of hotel rooms and camping sites have sold out, but we still found a few with availability. "" https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53c358b6e4b01b8adb4d5870/t/57a76bc6cd0f687aa2295c57/1470589946411/USAtopten_1500px.jpg?format=750w https://www.greatamericaneclipse.com/best-places-to-view/ http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/where-to-see-total-solar-eclipse-2017/index.html :Bhttp://i50.tinypic.com/t9fr5h.gif:B
rockhillmanor 06/25/17 08:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Your favorite driving music?

Zip and zero. First time out in my first MH I had the radio cranked for quite some time driving down a long stretch of boring road. Got to my destination and went back to the bedroom to let the cat out of his crate and his eyes were rolled back in his head!! I didn't know that there were 2 speakers above the bed right where his crate was. Now if I turn the radio on he starts howling. :B
rockhillmanor 06/25/17 08:14am RV Lifestyle
RE: Water heater

If you can hear the clicking of it trying to light and it won't? It could be as simple as turning the stove on and lighting it first to get the propane flowing.
rockhillmanor 06/25/17 08:09am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cash rebates taxed?

Taking the cash was just a bad idea he said. And of course I find this out in the middle of signing all the paperwork, so I just used the rebates to discount the cost of the truck. Not a big deal really. The oldest trick in the book at dealerships. And always pulled 'after' you have signed the contract and are sitting in the finance mgr office. And BTW the deal the salesman offered you already had that discount figured in before you ever left his office for the finance office. So sadly you didn't get any better of a deal. They plan on buyers not wanting to pay so-called taxes on their cash rebate.
rockhillmanor 06/25/17 08:05am General RVing Issues
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