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RE: How many people has asked why you bought an RV?

the only question I have ever received regarding the MH is at the gas pumps. Q: "What's it take to fill that thing?" My answer: "You don't want to know."
dieharder 05/26/15 07:05am RV Lifestyle
RE: Winnebago customer notification letter

I actually prefer Eternabond over new sealant.
dieharder 05/26/15 06:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome Crash 5/11/2015

Whether it would have helped or not, this is why I like to stick at 55mph. Would seem to have given him a little bit of extra time to react. Even an extra fraction of a second could have helped him regain control or possibly avoid the rollover. Depending on the traffic around me, if an 18 wheeler or other RV is passing me, I'll even get of the gas for a second or two while they're doing it to get them by me quicker in the event this happens to them. I've been through a steering tire blowout and it's really hard to go against the instinct to mash the brake and I can see where someone might make that mistake. Wouldn't want to have that happen while they're beside me.
dieharder 05/12/15 10:06am General RVing Issues
RE: NFL punishes PATS/Brady

If I were Bob Kraft, I would threaten to not field a team for the first 4 games. Given other recent penalties handed out by the league for various infractions, this is over the top. Heard of Bountygate?
dieharder 05/12/15 09:29am Around the Campfire
RE: LEAST amount of questions at crossing?

Funniest crossing I ever had was when a group of 5 of us from work went to attend a Buffalo Bills game. Myself, in my 30's at the time, two 50-somethings close to retirement and, two of our African-Canadian colleagues. Coming back, we hit the border, meet a blonde female border agent and present our documents. No offense intended to blondes and/or females. She quickly looks over our documents. Where you coming from? "Bills game." Where you going? "Back home to Ottawa." You from the same family? I was stunned... I honestly couldn't answer her, just stared. Really not sure if she was trying to be funny or not, so I just couldn't burst out laughing, although I really wanted to. She looked at us, handed the documents back and just said "I guess not." I'm positive that she heard us roaring as we drove away...
dieharder 05/11/15 06:48am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I always find backing INTO a spot in a parking lot a hell of a lot easier than backing out of one. As you're pulling up to the spot you just need to worry about what's coming your way and behind you. Once you crank the wheel to take up most of the row, they stop. Then you can back in without having to worry about keeping your head on a swivel trying to back out. Either that or park far enough away from the entrance to find 2 spots to use as a drive-through so there's no backing at all. The issue is other's impatience. They see someone having a bit of a slow go at it and they figure that they'd rather get around you than wait, not realizing that no one can see all directions at the same time.
dieharder 05/08/15 11:11am RV Pet Stop
RE: Closed posts

Well - I have been following the responses to Dianne's 'new' rules. The sub heading of this forum says "The place where experienced and novice workampers might share their thoughts and discuss issues" It seems that thoughts and discussions are no longer allowed so that dub - heading should be dropped/changed to reflect the new rules!???? Is there not a discussion going on right here?
dieharder 05/01/15 06:50am Workamping Forum
RE: Closed posts

While I too appreciate the efforts of the Moderators I feel in this case and a few others they jump too fast to close a post. We are all adults presumably here and a little back and forth debate isnt going to hurt anyone. In fact it can be enlightening. In the case of job postings comments aimed at the possible drawbacks of the financial aspect of the offer could help someone re think a possible mistake and should not be taken as idle criticism. There are some really awful positions posted at times. (financially speaking) People are still free to make their own judgments and act accordingly. I for one would appreciate less Nanny-ism and a bit more tolerance of debate and criticism. I do not need to be protected from those that may disagree with me. However Spam, Foul language, personal attacks, racial, sexual and other clearly offensive comments should be banned. This is what I would hope the moderators would concentrate on. It all depends on whether you actually want employers to continue to post here in the forum or not. Some people only came here to post about how this isn't "paying" enough. These people who are only here to******all over these opportunities make employers feel unwelcome and not want to post here anymore. People frequenting here will miss out. I would say this: Any employer with a "real" position that is properly paid, and honest description of the benefits and requirements will not be put off by a few bad comments. People are able to make up their own minds. However those employers who are looking for people to put into positions where the flow of benefit is mostly to the employer and who are unmasked here probably wont be back and that is a good thing. I continue to maintain that there needs to be less concern over disagreement and a few snarky comments and more concern about spam and clearly bad behaviour. Any employer who posts to a forum like this should be aware that there will be a few who post negative comments. I dont think the employers need any more protection than I do... The problem there is that "properly paid" is not the same for everyone. What I might consider so, you might not. Too many people here expected things to be offered on their level and posted negatively on each and every offer that didn't meet their standards. It's workamping, not a job. If someone's expecting compensation to the tune of, say, $9/hour, it's pretty fair to assume that they're probably looking in the wrong place. But that doesn't deter them from adding their deuce in reply. Before this decision was made, if you had a dollar for every time the moderator had to write something like "...if you don't like the offer, move on..." on a post in this forum, you could have a brand spanking new pusher. One shouldn't need to defend an offer they make, but it was necessary way too often here. When it gets to that point, they'll just take their offers elsewhere.
dieharder 04/29/15 07:41am Workamping Forum
RE: Rv Park Admission Fee

I don't believe I've ever been to a park that DOESN'T charge a visitor fee.
dieharder 04/20/15 04:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Closed posts

While I too appreciate the efforts of the Moderators I feel in this case and a few others they jump too fast to close a post. We are all adults presumably here and a little back and forth debate isnt going to hurt anyone. In fact it can be enlightening. In the case of job postings comments aimed at the possible drawbacks of the financial aspect of the offer could help someone re think a possible mistake and should not be taken as idle criticism. There are some really awful positions posted at times. (financially speaking) People are still free to make their own judgments and act accordingly. I for one would appreciate less Nanny-ism and a bit more tolerance of debate and criticism. I do not need to be protected from those that may disagree with me. However Spam, Foul language, personal attacks, racial, sexual and other clearly offensive comments should be banned. This is what I would hope the moderators would concentrate on. It all depends on whether you actually want employers to continue to post here in the forum or not. Some people only came here to post about how this isn't "paying" enough. These people who are only here to******all over these opportunities make employers feel unwelcome and not want to post here anymore. People frequenting here will miss out.
dieharder 04/20/15 03:39pm Workamping Forum
RE: How do you use hydaulic levelers?

Check your fluid level. If the fluid is low, the jack could still extract but might not provide much strength.
dieharder 04/16/15 09:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad Customer Service

Being almost pounced on by the closest salesperson the instant I walk onto a lot is a huge turn off for me. However, at some point, it's not bad practice for one to come out and let their presence known, at least to be the one to stake claim on my sale. A couple of hours - a little much if you ask me. Don't follow me around, but at least pop by so say that they noticed me and they're there if I need anything. If they're not interested in the sell, I'm not terribly interested in the buy unless there is a fantastic deal to be had.
dieharder 04/16/15 07:19am General RVing Issues
RE: The mint should make hollow pennies

We're getting a 5 dollar coin soon enough too....
dieharder 04/15/15 07:54am Around the Campfire
RE: So confused I was stranded

Maybe it's just me, but doesn't sound like a connection thing to me at all. I'm going to say that your inverter is probably bad or the in-line fuse blown. You ran the genny for 2 days, then started the RV, turned it off and then kept the genny running. Maybe you had just enough juice left in the batteries to turn the engine over the first time, but not enough to get it going the second time. If the inverter isn't getting juice to the batteries, the generator slowly drains them, much like the car engine would if your alternator stopped working. If all your batteries, including you chassis battery, are in series, they'll all drain and not just the house batteries.
dieharder 04/14/15 11:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is your toad of choice?

'10 HHR
dieharder 04/13/15 09:27am Dinghy Towing
RE: CoachNet changes??

Coach net left us hanging and refused to pay for service call or a tow when we ran over a retread in the road. It wrapped around our genny exhaust and bent it so it was rubbing on the road. Still no explanation why. I have since dropped them and gone to GS. We'll see how that goes. I'm pretty sure no roadside assistance would be out to help you for bent generator exhaust and pay for it. I'll beg to differ with that. GS plan does not have any restrictions like that. Heck they even cover any other vehicle I happen to be riding in. They covered a mechanic to come to my then house for bad batteries. I was just out of hospital and couldn't put the new batteries in myself, but I had to move the MH for some other repairs. Batteries effect the running of the vehicle, no? Does the generator exhaust? It's like calling them to say your microwave isn't working. They MIGHT send a tech out to look at it, but it certainly won't be on their dime because it does not effect the operation of the vehicle or cause it to be inoperable. The generator was wedged under the motor home. It also broke an air line. The compressor could keep up with the leak but you can't drive with an exhaust pipe dragging on the ground. They couldn't even find someone to respond (on my dime) in less than 2 hours. I found one on google who came out in 30 minutes with a saws all and removed the pipe so I could be on my way. I can't believe they would not help in this situation. "Ran over a retread and damaged an air line" is an awful lot different than "Ran over a retread and bent my generator exhaust". Did you neglect to mention that to them, much like you neglected to mention that in your first post here? Regardless of how the damage occurred, if it was just the bent generator pipe dragging, I wouldn't expect a roadside assistance to help you and pay for it because it absolutely does not disable the motorhome in the least. You get that thing cut, like you did, and move on.
dieharder 04/10/15 04:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CoachNet changes??

Coach net left us hanging and refused to pay for service call or a tow when we ran over a retread in the road. It wrapped around our genny exhaust and bent it so it was rubbing on the road. Still no explanation why. I have since dropped them and gone to GS. We'll see how that goes. I'm pretty sure no roadside assistance would be out to help you for bent generator exhaust and pay for it. I'll beg to differ with that. GS plan does not have any restrictions like that. Heck they even cover any other vehicle I happen to be riding in. They covered a mechanic to come to my then house for bad batteries. I was just out of hospital and couldn't put the new batteries in myself, but I had to move the MH for some other repairs. Batteries effect the running of the vehicle, no? Does the generator exhaust? It's like calling them to say your microwave isn't working. They MIGHT send a tech out to look at it, but it certainly won't be on their dime because it does not effect the operation of the vehicle or cause it to be inoperable.
dieharder 04/09/15 08:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: CoachNet changes??

Coach net left us hanging and refused to pay for service call or a tow when we ran over a retread in the road. It wrapped around our genny exhaust and bent it so it was rubbing on the road. Still no explanation why. I have since dropped them and gone to GS. We'll see how that goes. I'm pretty sure no roadside assistance would be out to help you for bent generator exhaust and pay for it.
dieharder 04/09/15 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pink stuff vs Air pressure - The Verdict

I've used air the last couple of years, and many nights get down to -30 celsuis here, even worse with wind chill. No issues.
dieharder 04/09/15 08:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: post closed

The reason posts are closed here is because there are too many people who overvalue their 2 cents. Someone makes a post offering a site for Y hours, guaranteed someone will pipe in right away with their calculator in hand saying that, since their site costs X amount on their website and they want Y hours, they're only "paying" the person Z dollars/hour instead of just minding their own business and letting someone else decide whether they want to take the offer or not. It discourages people from offering up jobs here, which undermines the purpose of this forum.
dieharder 04/09/15 07:25pm Workamping Forum
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