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RE: Warranty Claim Denied

Can you try going to another Ford dealer? Seems like the majority of issues people have with "warranty work" is related to the dealership managers/owners, not the manufacturer, no matter if it is GM, Ford, VW, BMW, etc. My local Ford dealership is very good about warranty work and repairs in general... they aren't cheap, but they are straight forward about what they are doing.
Tvov 10/24/14 05:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: New to the site

My TT has two tall and narrow closets - one for hanging stuff and one that is divided by a shelf. I found the tall "hanging" closet in our TT to be useless, so I added two shelves inside it. That leaves 5 "cubbies"... Myself, mom, son and daughter each get a cubby for clothes, last cubby is for bathroom towels. Shelves are very basic - I used building glue (may have been Liquid Nails) to attach strips of wood to the walls of the closet, then cut plywood to fit and sit on the wood strips. I coated the plywood with a couple layers of polyurethane. We put plates and some cooking utensils in the camper's oven. We rarely use the oven, so it acts as good storage. Obviously you have to remember to remove anything in the oven before lighting it!
Tvov 10/22/14 05:13am Travel Trailers
RE: ......

You are serious about trying to attract a bear to your house? If a bear gets used to finding food at your house, it will actively look for food even if you don't leave any out - meaning it will go through doors. Virtually every time a state Department of Environmental Protection (or Wildlife) has to come to a property to euthanize a "nuisance bear" it is because someone started to feed the bear. Best way to get a bear killed is to feed it. Please enjoy wildlife, but from a distance. Let wildlife be wild.
Tvov 10/22/14 04:56am RV Pet Stop
RE: Propane furnace battery usage

Thick comforters for sleeping! Or just take a sleeping bag and open it up to use as a comforter. Personally, I love sleeping in a cool to cold camper. Wake up in the morning, start the percolator coffee maker on the stove, and camper warms right up. Or - you can do hot water for tea or hot chocolate! On our TT, the furnace fan seems to use more power than the vent fan in the bathroom - or is just less efficient, not sure which (or maybe both). Remember to crack window(s) and roof vent open a bit for venting!! Don't seal up the camper - venting will cut down on condensation, and will give you some fresh air.
Tvov 10/21/14 05:26am Beginning RVing
RE: The 1959 Ford Thames campervan restoration begins.

Great update, and good luck with the house!
Tvov 10/21/14 05:07am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Do you use an outside TV?

No TV allowed while camping. When our kids were young we had a "no electronics" rule. They got so used to it that when they got older they just didn't miss the gadgets. Anyway... Rare for us to want to watch something, but we bring a laptop when we think we might want to. We have small speakers to plug into the laptop if necessary - the laptops built in speakers are almost too quiet outside. We are mostly DVD watching, so I don't know how cable hookup would work (or if it can).
Tvov 10/20/14 06:39am Technology Corner
RE: Gas detector saved my bacon... Whoa!!! I'm Thankful!

I hate to say this, but some of what you are describing - "But for whatever reason, last night my senses were dull. My taster was off too, and even this morning still. Everything tasted bland when I know it wasn't." - might be a mild case of CO (carbon monoxide) affects.
Tvov 10/17/14 07:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Travel during the Fall on the East Coast

Thanks for the info and suggestions. Here is another weather related and "newby" question; as someone who lives in CA, we mostly deal with earthquakes. So what do Rv'ers do when you hear about potential or actual tornadoes and some of these severe storms? Again thanks for any input. Tornadoes are very rare, not really something to worry about. Even severe storms are almost something to look forward to as "fun"... as my wife would say, "Cool! thunderstorm is coming!". Having said that... You will have plenty of warning if a Nor'easter (really bad thunderstorm, kinda like a weak 2 or 3 day hurricane) or an actual hurricane is coming. It is not real common for bad storms, but mostly it is "batten down the hatches", pull in your outside chairs, and sit it out while drinking hot chocolate. A really bad storm may have campground managers / rangers telling people to come into campground buildings for shelter. For a hurricane, campgrounds that are on or within sight of the coast/shore may be evacuated. Again, this is not common at all! I don't think you have to worry about it for a leaf peeping trip!
Tvov 10/17/14 07:23am Roads and Routes
RE: Travel during the Fall on the East Coast

Many private, full hookup campgrounds in New England close at the beginning of October, and/or Columbus day weekend (mid October). In Connecticut, some of the state parks are open until the end of October, but not a lot of full hookup sites (most CT state parks don't have full hookups). It can be difficult to "plan" on prime leaf peeping weeks - kinda like fishing, it was always best last week or will be next week! lol As posted, you can start up in Maine and work your way down.
Tvov 10/16/14 04:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Side work while in camp

Campgrounds will probably have rules regarding doing pay work in the campground. We are weekenders, and probably wouldn't be interested in having any "work" done while camping - we are off exploring during the day, and want to relax at night. Campgrounds with seasonals might be a better place to think about.
Tvov 10/16/14 04:32am Workamping Forum
RE: Cool Mods - Thread restored 10/18/2012

Thanks tenbear, I should have said I dont want to add new outlets, just change one or two in the locations we charge our phones. This just showed up in my email. Here is how its done. That's a good idea.
Tvov 10/16/14 04:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

I don't think I've seen a Nissan setup that way... looks good!
Tvov 10/16/14 04:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Gas detector saved my bacon... Whoa!!! I'm Thankful!

Most propane gas leak detectors also shut off the propane valve when the detector is going off. You probably had the propane shut off while the detector was also sounding. (they do that) Good think it saved your life. Happy camping! Fred. I did not know that! Learn something new every day.
Tvov 10/15/14 05:31am General RVing Issues
RE: where to replace popup trailer tires?

Ask at your local repair garage. The guys at the independent shop I go to have campers themselves so are used to working on them. Tire price might be the same or even less than "discount" places... make sure when comparing prices you include mounting, fees, taxes, etc. Usually those great advertised tire prices you see from large stores are not the complete mounted price.
Tvov 10/15/14 04:58am Folding Trailers
RE: Trip Report: The Perfect Family Trip!

Great pictures!
Tvov 10/11/14 07:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need help selecting new Travel Trailer

brookside - thanks for posting that link to Taylor. I hadn't seen them before. Interesting models. Are they only sold direct? Yes, he does them per ordered. He has several "walk-thru" you tube videos of different trailers and no two are alike. They are more pricey but I noticed a 4-year warranty something rarely seen in the US. We are still considering one for our next TT. We got a quote of about $25,000 for a 24' with the adjustments and options we were interested in. We like that they don't use OSB which I detest and it is challenge to find a manufacturer here not using it. We have never seen one in person but we are in the central US so that is not surprising - we don't see anything here. Hope you find something that works and I know it is a challenge when it comes to TTs, so many 5th wheels anymore. I went to the website and watched a few of those videos. The 8' TT was pretty wild. I wonder how many of those he sells. I liked the 20' with the 2 big reclining chairs. Those look a lot like some older Sunlines that friends owned, especially with the mid-trailer bathroom layout.
Tvov 10/09/14 04:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Should where and how far we drive be a factor?

As for bearings, if you do the regular recommended maintenance you have nothing to worry about. For most trailers, once a year you should check/lube/repack the bearings, and that's it. If there is a local camper repair garage, or commercial trailer shop, nearby you can have them do the bearing maintenance. Even a small independent car repair shop might be happy to do it for you. Bearing failure is much rarer than tire failure, which isn't common itself. You might get the impression that people have issues with tires and bearings all the time because the internet forums, but remember that people only post and ask questions when they are having problems, not when everything goes right. Plenty of campers travel bazillions of miles with no issues. You might be getting into the area of "over thinking" this... relax, hook up the camper, and go camping!
Tvov 10/04/14 06:47am Travel Trailers
RE: Trip Report: The Perfect Family Trip!

Excellent!
Tvov 10/04/14 06:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: newbie,want to buy a old popup trailer,is it safe?

If it doesn't leak, even if the electrical and plumbing are not usable it will provide you with a mobile "tent" that keeps you off the ground. Friends get plenty of use with their popups whether or not they are using the plumbing and electric systems. If the refrig works, that is a bonus. Big thing is that the canvas is in good shape and doesn't leak. Then make sure the main roof is in good shape, AND that the raising and lowering system works dependably! If you can't raise, and then lower, the "popup" than it is not usable. You may want to replace the foam beds. A 1976 popup? That's just about 40 years old. If it is in excellent condition, then great, but just be careful with it!
Tvov 10/03/14 05:25am Beginning RVing
RE: Should where and how far we drive be a factor?

We've gone from Connecticut to Florida (Disney World) and back twice with our 21' TT without any issues. As 2112 posted, keep the air pressure correct and your speed 65mph or below. Actually, I cruise around 67mph... but that's me living dangerously! lol
Tvov 10/03/14 05:14am Travel Trailers
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