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RE: full-timing and credit rating

Selling a house and going full time should not adversely affect your credit. A good place to check and monitor your credit for free; https://www.creditkarma.com/ You can play with different hypothetical changes and see the effect on your score. The site for federally mandated free credit reports (does not include FICO score); https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action I recommend that everyone should place a credit freeze on your account at each of the three reporting agencies. At most it will cost you $30 depending on state of residence. It is the only way to be guaranteed to prevent id theft and can easily be thawed at any time. Monitoring services are a waste of money and not worth having even if free. For info; http://www.clarkhoward.com/credit-freeze-and-thaw-guide
beemerphile1 09/04/15 06:44am Full-time RVing
RE: Electrical Assistance

Replace the fuse holder or pinch the contacts together so it holds the fuse tight.
beemerphile1 09/03/15 06:14am Tech Issues
RE: my brand new TT falling apart...

TT manufacturers do have problems maintaining quality construction. However, the manufacturers rely on the dealer performing quality control in the PDI before RV is delivered to the customer. Many dealers cut corners and fall on their face providing a thorough PDI. A quality dealer makes a huge difference and I would be leery about taking it back to a dealer that failed the PDI.
beemerphile1 09/02/15 11:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking for the part # of the Test switch

Any electronics store can sell you the correct momentary rocker switch. It doesn't have to be exactly the same brand and model.
beemerphile1 09/01/15 12:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: HEX KEY

oddupton WHAT SIZE ??????? It was answered two days ago in your other thread.
beemerphile1 09/01/15 07:28am Tech Issues
RE: 30 Amp Fuse Question

...It is a 10 gauge wire. It is wired directly into the positive battery cable. When the fuse is blown, nothing works at all.... This does not compute. If all the info you are giving us is correct, your RV was built incorrectly. A 55 amp converter should not be connected to 10 gauge wire and a 30 amp fuse. Clarify this; Is this fuse feeding the entire RV? It sounds like that is what you are saying. Old-Biscuit seems to believe it is only feeding the slide motor. Which is it?
beemerphile1 09/01/15 07:01am Travel Trailers
RE: 30 Amp Fuse Question

I'm guessing it is the wrong size fuse. You have a 55 amp converter and there is no way you should have a 30 amp fuse at the battery. Just charging the battery when low will burn the fuse trying to charge at 55 amps. The size of the fuse is determined by the wire size. Tell us what gauge wire you have between the battery and converter. The FUSE is an in-line fuse on 12V DC to slideout motor........has nothing to do with converter charging etc. 30A fuse should be correct size for that motor OP......... Find mfg. of slideout and model number. Then check on-line for manual. It will list AMP size. That is your assumption, the OP does not state that the fuse supplies only the slide motor. Without further information we are all guessing.
beemerphile1 08/31/15 01:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: 30 Amp Fuse Question

I'm guessing it is the wrong size fuse. You have a 55 amp converter and there is no way you should have a 30 amp fuse at the battery. Just charging the battery when low will burn the fuse trying to charge at 55 amps. The size of the fuse is determined by the wire size. Tell us what gauge wire you have between the battery and converter.
beemerphile1 08/31/15 06:41am Travel Trailers
RE: tech podcast Pink Flamingo RV Radio

1 post, joined yesterday and promoting a podcast. Hmmmm It is suspicious.
beemerphile1 08/27/15 11:36am Tech Issues
RE: GPS with backup camera

I don't know that a GPS/backup camera exists but if it does I wouldn't want it. It will probably be expensive and what do you do when half of it malfunctions? I use an $85 TomTom GPS and have a $65 wireless backup camera system. They are independent of each other and I consider them to be disposable when the day comes that they malfunction.
beemerphile1 08/26/15 10:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Self PDI or PRO?

I don't understand the question, the dealer does the PDI (pre-delivery inspection). The customer attends a walk through with a dealer's representative. You certainly could hire a pro to inspect a unit before purchase and it is particularly recommended for a used unit.
beemerphile1 08/26/15 06:23am Travel Trailers
RE: cruise control

The most common failure is the clock spring which requires removing the steering wheel.
beemerphile1 08/25/15 06:31am Beginning RVing
RE: So you are sitting by the fire, and you hear

Coyotes howling? Remember it is really dark. The only light in the campground is your fire. No street lights, no camper lights. The moon is behind the trees. they sound like they are really close. I mean REALLY close. So what do you do? AND your fire is too big to leave alone. I enjoy the evening including the sounds of nature.
beemerphile1 08/25/15 06:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Disconnected heater hose & engine high Temp ?

The line shouldn't be plugged. Typically the heater core is bypassed by extending the hose from the output port to the return port.
beemerphile1 08/24/15 11:28am Tech Issues
RE: Auto switch

Can't recommend a transfer switch but will point out an alternative. My trailer has a receptacle hard wired to the generator. I plug the shore power cord into the receptacle when I use generator power. Simple, low tech, and low cost.
beemerphile1 08/24/15 11:23am General RVing Issues
RE: When is overprice, a Rippoff ?

I can't remember ever taking an iten back for a refund because it was cheaper some where else, but I did a couple days ago at Napa Auto. I needed an auto part, and a wd40, so thought even tho the wd would be a buck+ more, I would just get it there. But looking at the over priced tag on the way out, I saw the outrageous price of $7.99 for the 8oz wd. So, out of curiosity, I stopped at another store 4 blocks away, and the exact same can was $3.69,......so I bought 2 for $7.38, returned the $7,99 can for a refund. The guy gladly gave me my 8 bucks back, and his attitude was, "he couldn't have cared less" Am I cheap, or did I just plain get ripped at Napa ? Needs no answer. In legalese, an advertised price is an "invitation for offer". You offered $7.99 and they accepted it as sufficient. How could that be a rip off? You weren't forced to buy it, that is not a rip off.
beemerphile1 08/21/15 07:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Broken valve cover E350

Isn't plastic wonderful in engine applications? I had a Grand Marquis 4.6L with a plastic intake manifold. When it failed the catalytic converter was destroyed by antifreeze in the exhaust. The manifold cost me $500 plus labor and the converter was $175 plus labor. When Mercury/Ford finally got around to issuing a service bulletin and financial compensation our car was outside the window for compensation.
beemerphile1 08/21/15 12:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Overnighting at a rest area

Original poster here. I'm not against using a Walmart but it's NOT my first choice. In fact, it's far down the line for me. I think Walmart's original idea was great... allow American travelers a free place to stay... so they can shop at Walmart while there. But over the years it's become a place for transients, and often they have long police records. I have close friends in law enforcement and they're constantly being called to Walmart to deal with all kinds of problems in the parking lot. Yeah as compared to rest areas that are populated by prostitutes and transients with criminal records. :)
beemerphile1 08/19/15 12:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: New! RVer Park Reviews Are Here!

You asked & we listened! Now, in addition to the Good Sam 10/10/10 rating system, RVers can write & read reviews written by other RVers on GoodSamClub.com. Share your RV park experiences—from favorite campsites and amenities to what to see and do in the area. The online review form lets you assign one- to five-star overall scores. After being screened for inappropriate content, each approved review will appear on the park’s information page, and the park’s average star rating will be displayed next to Good Sam’s Triple Rating. By posting your feedback, you’re helping fellow RV travelers make decisions about where to stay. It’s Easy! Follow these instructions at GoodSamClub.com/rvparkreviews Good Sam Club members and non-members can post reviews. Be among the first to share your experiences—write a review today! How much editing will be done by Good Sam? What exactly constitutes an "approved review"? I understand removing "inappropriate content" such as foul language and spam but if edited beyond that they will be worthless. Give the readers of the reviews credit for the ability to discern for themselves if a review is correct or not.
beemerphile1 08/19/15 11:51am Good Sam Club
RE: FOLLOW UP ON STRANGE EXPERIENCE

Let them total it and then buy it back for 10 - 15% of value. Fix it yourself.
beemerphile1 08/19/15 06:36am General RVing Issues
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