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RE: Just ended my work/trip... Started with a hit/run

Filing a report is the right thing to do. Just for the reasons the poster indicated. Not incidentally the original poster did a hell of job on the emergency repairs.
Homer 01/25/15 03:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rudest dealer ever

Been there done that just as you did.
Homer 01/21/15 09:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping World Internet Bully

Go into your tool box and block their address. My spam filter does not do a good job of screening at all.
Homer 01/21/15 06:56am Camping World Accessories
RE: Rudest dealer ever

I think they should have sold him the part he wanted, cash. Saturday is a prime day to do maintenance on RV's. Anyone that assails a customer is a fool, regardless of whether they are closed or not. I would return to that dealership on their next open day and have a talk with the manager. I walked into my bank on MLK day, I forgot about the holiday, they had left the doors unlocked. Two cops and a manager greeted me about half way through the lobby. They did not holler at me or threaten me or try to belittle me. They calmly explained the bank was closed and apologized for the open doors. Why the cops were at the bank I have no idea, don't care. I left the building, they locked the doors episode over. It could have been a serious situation.
Homer 01/21/15 06:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Rude buyer towards sales person - seeing the other side

It is the same old story. Buy low and sell high. If the margin cannot be negotiated to where you are comfortable with it, WALK. RV's are like sand on a beach, they are every where. Keep in mind he the, dealer does have to make a profit and cover his expenses. In the end you are the decider.
Homer 01/18/15 08:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Who's Looking Out for Our Interests?

Pitch X 2
Homer 01/17/15 08:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Who's Looking Out for Our Interests?

4X4 Dodger, my compliments on a well constructed critique of the RV hobby and its quality control or lack of. Consumer Reports would be my choice to grade the industry, but I don't think it will happen, sorry to say. Right now these forums are about as close as we are going to get to informing the buying public. Even then, blind loyalty and herd mentality will render these impotent. The real answer will lie in foreign involvement with a quality product at a reasonable price. The time is ripe to gut the domestic RV manufacturers ambivalence much like the Japanese and Koreans did our auto industry.
Homer 01/16/15 02:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Noisy kids, drunks,rude people, dog dung

Loud boisterous parties held by clubs, groups of friends. They seem to feel they have the right to annoy other campers, who are trying to enjoy the peace and quiet of the outdoors. I have been at this camping thing for many many years and it just seems to get worse with each new generation.
Homer 01/08/15 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Just Suppose

To the O/P as to whether he could afford the kind of unit built to his quality expectations. Automobiles went through this transition in this country, then foreign companies showed them it could be done. Now you can buy a good quality automobile from almost any manufacturer. On the top of that you can afford it, as there is little difference in model for model pricing.
Homer 01/07/15 01:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just Suppose

If you have taken factory tours you can readily see why so many problems crop up. Some of course are much better than others. I well remember my tour of "Travel Supreme". They check and re-checked everthing. They had a roving inspector who randomly picked units to give them a tough inspection. No I never owned a Travel Supreme. If someone got behind or had a problem on the line. The line stopped and every one working on that rig at that time helped solve the problem. They also used good materials and design to make a quality rig. At another major manufacturer, (speed), was all that counted. I saw workers run screws through thin walls. The screws missed the framing all together. The work floor was a junk yard, as was the general working area. When we finally got to the final inspection area it was a joke. They plugged in power just long enough to see if lights or motors started. Then unplugged them for shipment to dealer. I saw wrinkles in the graphics on the outside of the trailer. Wood chips all over the inside of the trailer. I noted that there was substantial warp in the wall right at the entry door. You could see daylight through it. I asked about it and was told the dealer would fix any problems.
Homer 01/07/15 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Record Low Temps in the Keys

How Low???
Homer 01/05/15 12:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: The Future of RVing

C-Bears - I think your posting nailed it. Chances are good that is what really triggered this sudden over supply and drop in prices. The states and the Fed's want a higher gas tax, getting it with high prices was dicey. Now they could ram it through with out much flaming. Then of course the price of oil will go back up and you and I are scammed again. I understand the need for large amounts of money for infrastructure repair, but first lets take the waste out our present programs. When one looks around you and realize the amount of fuel being utilized by all the internal combustion engines, it appears we should have an endless supply of money available.
Homer 12/24/14 09:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Air Springs

Run extensions on the air fitting to a point on the coach where you do not even need to much more than bend over. How long will they last? open ended question. As long as they work use them, when they quit - replace them. Just be happy you have them, they are worth their weight in gold.
Homer 12/24/14 07:29am General RVing Issues
RE: The Future of RVing

I see a different power (drive) system for motor homes. More on the diesel/electric like the railroads use. I see also more rear mounted engines. I see campgrounds with the exception of Mega Corps going out of business. I see hotel/motel companies getting involved in the RV campground business. All of which could benefit the average RVer of tomorrow. There are few campers left as defined when I started over 40 years ago. It is a different hobby. We used to worry about trannys and engines, today they worry about TV and Internet hook ups.
Homer 12/22/14 12:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best WiFi Extender for RV?

I have been advised by some pretty savvy people that there is nothing that will correct a poor signal given out by the c/g. So many variables that can/will interfere with WIFI signals. Same is true for hotel/motels, unless wired for WIFI. I have tried a couple of extenders with absolutely no success at all.
Homer 12/21/14 09:10am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Vacation Rental Trade for Transporting Used RV?

The outfit you are wanting to get to in New Braunfels Tx. will come and pick up your rig. I have dealt with them previously and highly recommend their company.
Homer 12/19/14 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Crazy Accident

bmet2000 X 2.It just makes sense to do this. Whats more there should be a policeman at the merge point to keep things orderly. Traffic moves a lot better this way.
Homer 12/19/14 11:20am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Vacation Rental Trade for Transporting Used RV?

There are companies that will furnish bonded drivers to transport any type of vehicle to a destination. Turning your rig over to unknown people in my estimation is far too risky. An RV is not a common vehicle, it needs some one who has some knowledge of many different systems, propane, proper electrical hook ups, on and on. Then as noted by o/p's the liability issue is immense. Check with a local RV dealer of some size, they usually know of individuals that will drive for so much a mile, but they are responsible.
Homer 12/19/14 06:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Stanley Steamer

I would personally recommend the dry method. I always used it and it does a first class job. No waiting to use RV afterwards. One never knows what kind of cheap pad, (if any), RV Manft's use under carpet. Mold spores are always present. The cost is about the same. Another approach to this (which is much less costly), is use the "Resolve" dry carpet cleaner, brush it in, let it set for a hour and vacuum it up.It does a great job on pet stains. Resolve is available in any Grocery store, or Wal-Mart.
Homer 12/18/14 08:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Maintenance RV or not? What is your style?

I do a aircraft type SOAP check which consist of a walk around. Check tire pressures often, fluids, make sure it is clean. I do not touch any bolts or screws other than check battery cables. Once a year I will check the lug nuts with a torque wrench. After 40 years, so good, no down time on the road.
Homer 12/01/14 02:37pm General RVing Issues
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