The orginial poster has tires than are 2006 or probably 2007 for the birth date.
This would concern me.
chevman PS I was a carpenter not a tire salesman.
Uh oh. Larry, I think you're writing that my tires are old, but not sure. But then, that brings up a question I was about to ask.
My tires are about 5 years old, and I have less than 2000 miles on them. Seriously, I put less than 25 miles on them a year because of where I store the 5ver and where I park it while camping.
The tires have always been covered and on those yellow plastic things from CW (to keep it off the pavement where I park).
The tires look in good shape and I can't see anything wrong with them.
I don't have plans to change my towing situation or camping set up.
Do I need to change the tires out for general principle, or is this situation unique and they can go beyond the ''5 year rule?''
Wow thanks for the replies. Haven't looked at the A/C but could just need cleaning. That'll happen this Summer. Think the control board on the gen might be the problem.
For the record, I would not attempt to sell this C without both gen/A/C being in working order. This isn't a money issue. I can afford repairs or replacements on both.
It's more the maintenance issues. Oil changes, running both units, knowing the C will sit for months without being used -- and no I can't have the units run while it's in storage.
I'll have to give this more thought.
Both stopped working about the same time in Baja last year. I was gung-ho about fixing and selling the Class C when I returned home -- and not sure of selling right now or fixing the problems. Maintained both for a long time then got lazy and the salt air at the beach didn't help things.
Question is this: since I don't travel needing either of these things, should I just let them stay broken until a time I plan to sell? I think a new Onan 4k would run at least $2k at CW.
Can't think of a reason either would be a problem as they are. Not running.
If I believe the ''reviews'' on The Auto Place, they do quality work at high prices. The location in Boulder might be a benefit for some but it isn't for me. My Class C is half way between Mountain States and Auto Place.
Stopped by and talked with Paul who was at the counter of Auto Place. I asked first about an oil change for a Toyota Highlander and he said $49. That's in the ballpark for a car.
Next, I asked about an oil change for my 25' Class C and he said $125. That's down $25 from what I was told on the phone couple days ago. I asked why the amount was so high and Paul said ''there's a lot of work involved-- it's more effort.''
I asked if there was anything else involved and he said ''an RV is quite heavy and it takes a special lift.'' He said it takes a solid hour to do the change.
I changed the oil recently for the first time and it took about 20 minutes. It was not a problem.
It's not illegal to charge high prices and if I can help it, I like to avoid them.
Mountain State is charging $70 for the oil change. That's competitive, to me.
Checked with Mountain States in Denver and not sure what I'll do. Called the Auto Place and decided in advance that if they were fair with an oil change, I'd go with them. They quoted $150 which is outrageous. Fortunately I do my own and will do the diff as well.
Their explanation was that at least an hour would be spent on the vehicle ('02 Lazy Daze) and there's a list of things they'd check out. That would be great if I needed that service, but I don't.
Told Mountain States I probably needed serious brake work and she quoted $800-$900. No idea brakes were so expensive.
Still might go to Auto Place as a lot of people have written they are HONEST. I like that word.
Other than 60 Minutes, I hadn't heard about scams so I must be out of touch. AND too trusting. Although my first incident made me think. And the guy in Williams, AZ wasn't all that good at scamming. I'm less trusting now. Paid couple hundred dollars for the lesson too. Think my white hair gives me away.
Thanks for all the sharing, guys. Thought I was the only one with the problem here.