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RE: road side assistance

It is the same run around when calling and complaining as I paid my bill then receive a notice that it is due I have the new card and the check was cashed and when we call get a runaround thinking about dropping it and going back to something else, you would think after 8 years and never using it at least they would check on the payment and not keep yelling that it is still due. Another issue, if you have the "Travel Assist plan" through Good Sam and need to use the policy be sure when you call to tell them specifically the name of the Plan you have. When I 1st called I was told that my policy was NOT IN EFFECT and they had no policy with my name. I called the GS customer service and they called and the company back east and straighted out the problem.
djgarcia 03/30/17 09:49am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Longest time before emptying black tank?

I'm posting here as I figure most full timers or boondockers have 5th wheels. I have a 21' Toyhauler with 58 gal holding tanks and keep it on my 5 acre lot as I develop and build. I have a water supply and can dump the Grey on the ground but I only spend 1-2 nights a week in it and only use the toilet in the morning and once or twice at night as I water the trees when I'm outside working. I could probably go a couple of months before filling it but curious if there is a point where it gets nasty. I haven't noticed and smell or issues so I'll wait until I take it camping and dump before bringing it back up. Thanks. While normal RVing in various sites and RV parks, I can go 8-10 days before dumping. My concern in your situation is the possibility of developing the dreaded solid poop pyramid and then be faced with not being able to dump. RV toilets/tanks need sufficient water to avoid having your tank plug up. What do your black tank gauges indicate. you might consider having your tank pumped out.
djgarcia 03/30/17 12:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Extended Warranty or Not

Most new trailers/5th wheels come with a full 1 yr. warranty from the mfg. I figured that if I didn't have any major serious repairs within that yr. I didn't see the value of paying $2500 for the extended warranty. There are too many loop holes, exceptions, conditions that have to been met for the Extended warranty to pay off.
djgarcia 03/30/17 12:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Changing flat tire

Changing flat tires is not in my job description:) I just dial my cell phone for Good Sam Emergency Road Service.!!!!!
djgarcia 03/29/17 08:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Lot...buy or rent

We will be spending our winters in Florida near Titusville - Cocoa area to be close to family in the winter months. We are thinking about buying a lot in The Great Outdoors RV and Golf Resort. What is your feelings about buying vs. renting? 1. If you are going to " snow bird" for at least 6 or months a year, then buying might be of interest. 2. First make sure the RV park you are considering has absolutely every amenity you want and need. If possible talk to as many people already in the park so you get a true picture of how the owners/management/staff support and treat the RVers in the park. 3. If buying, make sure you know exactly what all the year round fees are. Will they let you rent out your lot when you are not there? 4. If you are only Snow Birding 3 to 4 months a year, I would just rent. If you leave a deposit a year in advance you can usally get the site. 5. My reservation about buying is now you will feel committed to go every year. It also depends on your health conditions and age, will these factors limit your stays or travel?
djgarcia 03/29/17 07:02pm Snowbirds
RE: Reese DC question

Be sure and use white lithium grease on all the parts that rub against metal. White lithium does not leave black grease marks on your hands or pants.
djgarcia 03/29/17 06:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dodge Ram 3500 Bigger Fuel tank

Titian fuel tanks? Will Titian mail one of there auxiliary fuel tanks to any state?
djgarcia 03/29/17 08:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Reese DC question

I`ve only popped one once. turning around at the end of my street. the truck and trailer were almost touching. otherwise it should never pop off in normal driving. I don't even remove them when backing into a campsite. Best system out there for me! X1, used the DC for 11 yrs. on a 32' TT and never had a problem. Great sway control in almost accident type situations. A car had a flat and then swerved into the rear of my truck, my truck traveled from the far right hand lane to the outside of the left lane. the truck and trailer just make a big "S" pattern and then straightened right up as I pulled back into the right lane to stop and inspect for damage. I felt I had complete control at all times.
djgarcia 03/29/17 06:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Dodge Ram 3500 Bigger Fuel tank

My 2014 Ram 3500 has a 31 gal fuel tank. My first trip I find I'm continually looking for gas stations as I have a range of 300 miles before I need to fill up quite frustrating. I would like to install a larger tank 50-60 gal would making it less stressful. Anybody make the change? Do you stay with dealer installed Ram tank or is there a better option. I don't want to put a portable one in the box. Any idea on the approx cost. I have a 55 gal. tank on my 3500 truck. It fits in the same place the original stock location after you take out your original 31 gal. tank. I have had 3 Transfer Flow auxiliary tanks installed ove the years. Quality of work is outstanding. They will mail an auxiliary tank and give you the name of a qualified installer in your area if you are unable to go to Chico Ca.
djgarcia 03/28/17 06:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin Tire Issue

2016 Itasca Suncruiser 38Q-U1 with Michelin 255/80R 22.5 XRV tires on both axles. The MH has 11,000+ mostly interstate miles on it. After pulling into our current park a few days ago the parking assistance noticed that the two front axle tires were severely worn on the outer edge Both of our previous MHs had Goodyear tires with which we were very happy and gave us excellent service and miles. I. Since I had good service from Goodyear I am leaning towards the G670s but the shop says while they will sell them to me they will not warrant them. I have had great service with no issues with the GY G670 tires. I am not sure I understand the dealers position of no warranty for the GY tires. The warranty is provided by the Good Year mfg. not the dealer. The dealer's job is to send a problem tire back to the Good Year tire Co. and then install a new GY G670, balanced and new metal stems at no cost to you!! I would not buy the tires from dealer but rather find another dealer to buy the tires from!!!! "I'll sell you a tire but will not warranty the tire" NOT!!!!! Stay away from this dealer:) Call Good Year Mfg. customer service and ask for a recommendation of a local dealer in your area. I have bought the GY G670 tires from Big O Tires in Surprise, Ariz. - We're currently in Phoenix (Mesa) until mid-April and have spoken with Robert's Tires and will be speaking with Danny's Big Rig Resort in the next couple of days. Does anyone have any experience with either shop or have any other dealer recommendations that deal in 22.5-inch tires? Thanks for reading.
djgarcia 03/21/17 09:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Route from Sacramento, Ca to Medford, Or

Hello All, We are planning a trip from Sacramento, California to Medford, Oregon. It looks like I-5 might be the best route, but I wanted to check with the forum to see if anyone had any better suggestions. One thing I don't like about the I-5 route is that it looks like I would have to climb to 4000 feet twice during the 295 mile drive. I'm pulling a 40' 5er with a 2014 Ram 3500 dually 6.7L diesel. Thanks for any suggestions! Mark Mark, I-5 is the most direct route and the road is good all the way. An alternative but longer route would be I-5 to Hwy. 20 to 101 to 199 back to I-5. A little more senic route but quite a bit longer an no real mts. to climb. Are you going in the winter months? If so, buy some chains and do not start without checking the Ca. DOT for road conditions. The Siskiyous Mt.is 4000 ft. but is a good road and not a real long climb. It starts near the Oregon state line. Your truck will do just fine, just gear it down when you start to climb. I tow a 35 ft. 5th wheel with a Dodge 3500 and 6 spd. tranny. I can usually maintain between 40-50mph all the way to the top. Be aware of slow trucks in the lane next to the right lane. They will have their flashers on all the way to the top. Getting stuck behind one will cause you to loose your speed and it is dificult to make up. Going down the other side is a fairly steady drop. Go down the same speed you went up. Make sure your Exhaust Brake is on and working. I stay at approx. 35mph all the way down. Ashland is worth a visit. If you are going further north, stay at the 7 Feathers RV park in Canyonville. Great park and not that expensive.
djgarcia 03/21/17 05:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Downsizing trailers, need opinions

My wife and I have given this a lot of thought and we have decided to sell our Jayco 26BH for a smaller unit. There are 3 of us and we'd like a small bunkhouse. ! Take a look a some of the smaller Lance trailers.
djgarcia 03/21/17 08:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Another LA traffic (210) question....

A follow up question or 2......... I know this is a vague almost unanswerable question, but if I make this drive mid-week around 9-10 am what sort of drive time am I looking at between Redlands and the 5? Also is it best to jump up to 210 that far east? Thanks for all your input! Take the 210. Avoid the workers going to work in the morning between 7 to 10 am and the workers going home from 4 to 7 PM. Barring any accidents your drive time should be the normal time line depending how fast you drive.
djgarcia 03/20/17 03:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Another LA traffic (210) question....

I'll be driving my MH with toad through northern LA on the 210 west bound to the 5 north. Are MH's required to use the Truck Lane for his transition? I would assume so since I'm driving a truck chassis....... Thanks Not required to stay in the truck lane but I tend to find a truck going about the speed I normally drive. Because there are so many idiots on So. Calif. freeways, a truck will give me the additional buffer zone for any idiot doing a dumb driving move in front of the truck. The trucks also act as wind buffers if any winds kick up.
djgarcia 03/20/17 03:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Help with tires

Sorry about that, my current tires ar 225/75-r15, load range c. My gvwr is 9847. I'm not sure if I should go with st or lt tires. Doesn't seem to be a lot of reputable brands with a 15 inch wheel for lt tires. I'm not sure about the axles Suggest LT "D" or "E" rated tires depending on how much tire room you have.
djgarcia 03/20/17 09:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help with tires

I bought a 2016 flagstaff 8528rlikws which has some crappy power touring tires on it. I'm looking at the Maxxis tires or open to any other suggestions. I've done lots of reading but getting overwhelmed with all the options. Thanks Good Year 640 "G"rated tires LT. Good trailer tires and great warranty.
djgarcia 03/20/17 12:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Advice Needed for West Coast Trip

I too plan to take a trip TO Oregon and Washington in the summer.According with the people here is better to stay home.I don't think that will be that bad some where I will find a spot to accommodate me.Mountains side are too very busy? GO! Go! Start making as many reservations along your RV route TODAY! Trying to fly by the seat of your pants to make reservations as you travel is an invitation for frustration and disaster:(:(:(
djgarcia 03/18/17 07:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Advice Needed for West Coast Trip

No one said it's better to stay home. The OP asked for advice on his upcoming trip, advice has been forthcoming based on experience from the people who have done it. Most of the advice has been that it will be crowded and busy, which it will be. I'm sure you've noticed on your previous trips that the PCR is busy as heck in the summer. If the summer is the only time there is available so be it. Of course if I lived in Texas I'd be anxious to leave too. :) Do it! It is a great trip!. Yes summer is the high season for both states but START MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW!!!
djgarcia 03/18/17 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blue Boy

Making our first trip to Alaska this year. This forum has been a great help. We will be taking our 34' 5th wheel. My question is should I take along the blue boy? John Are you referring to a blue boy hadicaped plack or a dump blue boy?
djgarcia 03/18/17 07:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Advice Needed for West Coast Trip

The Sun Rise RV Park in Santa Barbara is a good example of why one should use the Good Sam RV Parks web site or their Book version to look at the ratings and the general information for each park. This RV Park is right next to the 101 Freeway which is constantly loud with traffic. The park sites are small. I was going to stay there once when all the ocean state parks were full but changed my mind after looking.
djgarcia 03/18/17 08:32am General RVing Issues
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