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RE: Extended Service Plan

Has anyone purchased the extended service plan? If so what is your opinion of this coverage. It is a financial black hole for the RVers with a high probability of little $$$ return. Too many fine print exceptions!!! Start a little nest egg of your own and put it in the bank.
djgarcia 01/22/17 12:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: G rated trailer tires

If one were to consider G-rated tires, I would suggest taking the time to purchase G-rated tires with an "all-steel" carcass vs. G-rated tires with only a steel belted tread and polyester sidewalls. Agreed a poor quality G rated tire is still a poor quality tire.THe G rating does not somehow make a poor tire a quality tire. There are good quality E rated tires and good quality G rated tires. Get a quality tire with a load rating that meets your needs. Your question is making it more confusing than it needs to be. X2!!
djgarcia 01/21/17 09:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: G rated trailer tires

Go with the "G" rated tire! Inexpensive G rated tires is an oxymoron:):):) I like Good Year "G" rated 614 tires.
djgarcia 01/20/17 11:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trailer buying - need good resale value

Buy a Lance TT, they have a very high resale value! X1! Try to buy a used Lance TT and you find it is almost impossible!
djgarcia 01/20/17 11:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trailer buying - need good resale value

buying use trailer--- IMHO-- Pick out the trailer that meets your needs BUT before you buy it, take your potential trailer to a trusted RV repair shop and pay $200 to have your mechanic go completely through the trailer and check it from front to back, including all the systems to see what kind of shape the trailer is in and more importantly what has to be repaired and how much would it cost$$$$$$
djgarcia 01/20/17 07:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Locked out?

If you had GS Emergency Roadside Service, I suspect they would have sent out a lock smith to unlock your trailer.
djgarcia 01/20/17 06:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Locked out?

Spare key hidden near the.... I have a magnet key box on the inside of my propane tank for the trailer. My truck key in a magnet box inside a hidden metal spot.
djgarcia 01/19/17 11:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Issues towing 36 or 37 foot TT?

Wife and I are considering the Jayco 32TSBH or 32RBTS which means a 36 or 37 foot TT. I am curious if it will be possible to pull this length without any sway issues? TV will be a 3/4 ton diesel and I would be willing to get whatever hitch necessary to prevent sway. (If such hitch exists) Thanks Tim Take a look at the Reese Dual Cam hitch!. Best I ever used.
djgarcia 01/19/17 05:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Los Angeles to Mt Rushmore

700 miles a day sounds like gruesome marathon:(:(:( plus you will need a good massage on your tester every night:):) Alternative, fly there!
djgarcia 01/17/17 08:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: 3/4 ton payload vs. towing capacity

As you pointed out, there is little price difference between a 3/4 and a 1 ton p/u. They don't drive any different. I see no sensible reason to get a 3/4 ton truck. If you plan to drive out west you will soon know why people get a diesel when you are going up a 12 percent grade. The diesel will pull the 5ver up with no trouble, the gasser will bog down and you'll be going up at 35 or 40 mph if you are lucky. Gassers also get awful fuel mileage especially when towing. X1, another vote for 1 ton /3500 and diesel. In all the mountains in calif. pulling a 35' 5th wheel, I get 14mpg:) I am also partial to the manual 6 speed and the exhaust brake system. I would also suggest you look into installing a replacement fuel tank that is larger than the original. I had a 60 gal. auxiliary tank installed in th exact same location as the original by Transfer Flow in Chico ca. but there are other mfg. as well. It is nice to not have to worry about finding a diesel fuel station and being able to look for the best priced fuel:)
djgarcia 01/16/17 06:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Arizona (AZDOT) posts new tags for fuel pumps

Dennis ----Ariz. fuel tax I appreciate your efforts on behalf of all the RVers buying fuel in Ariz. I travel in Ariz. every winter with my diesel RV truck. I wonder how many other RVers are aware of this additional fuel tax???
djgarcia 01/14/17 07:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shower wont drain

Ok now yet another issue that I have no clue why this would be happening....took a shower this am and shower did not drain first time ever...what would cause this...I closed my grey tanks yesterday as we are having a bit warmer weather and will try to drain the frozen black tank as it warms. Why would the shower not be draining? sinks and toilet working fine...anyone? I am guess the drain hoses for sink and shower are not the same and possibly the drain hose from shower could be frozen? please advise if you can Had this happen last year. The RV repair guy removed the silver screen and put a toilet plunger over the opening and pushed up and down. Then he removed any debris in the opening. Solved the problem.
djgarcia 01/10/17 09:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: C B Radio Help

CB-- I use channel 17 and 19. 1. "breaker, breaker on 17 or 19"--- this is asking permission to talk on the channel, so you don't step on some one else talking. 2. If I am heading south bound, I will ask the north bound truckers "what did you leave behind you" 3. If I am north bound , " " " " " ask south bound truckers the same question. 4. I always ask or report the exit marker number of event that is going on i.e. wreck, blocked land or location of "Bear".
djgarcia 01/05/17 08:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Advanced trip planning? Yes or no?

Making advance RV reservations-- Can some one help me understand how making reservations in any way alters or restricts anyone from being a free spirit, wandering any where they want, when ever they want??? I think that I am missing or not fully understanding the reservation issue. Thats what the "cancellation button" was made for, just check the cancellation policy when you make the reservations. Just wondering:):):)
djgarcia 01/04/17 08:59am Full-time RVing
RE: Jack snapping noises

Lippert recommends any of 3 fluids, 2 of which I believe are available from Amazon. Torco RFF Grade 15 Maxima Fork Oil Grade 15 Caterpillar Hydraulic Oil Additive 1U-9891 ^^^^^^ What they said ! ! ! X2, I went to my local Catapiller Dealer to buy my additive fluid.
djgarcia 01/04/17 08:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jack snapping noises

Thx for the info. I've thought about taller blocks... perhaps that's next on my list of "must haves" Contact Lippert Hydrolics, based on my experience and others who had the same problem, the solution is not having taller blocks but rather adding the Hydrolic additive per Lippert's instructions.
djgarcia 01/04/17 08:24am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Jack snapping noises

My leveling Jacks seem to make popping noises whether we're moving around inside or not. My neighbor said that there is a fluid additive or a different hydraulic fluid that will stop this activity. He's not sure as to specifics though. Question: Has anyone had a similar experience? Any solution recommendations? Thx Yes!!!!!! You need add 1 or 2 qts. of "Caterpillar Hydrolic Additive 1U-9891 fluid (about $35 a quart) AFTER you have drained 1 or 2 qts. from your hydraulic jack system. If your popping stops with 0nly 1 qt. then do not add the second qt., if it continues then add the second qt. Contact Lippert Components Inc. "www.lci1.com/customerservice" or 547-537-8900 or warranty@lci1.com Lippert issued a noticifaction addressing the problem with the popping sounds in Lippert Leveling system. The popping sounds are the result of outdoor temperature changes. I only needed 1 quart and popping sounds went away and have not had to add any more additive. The popping nosies drove me nuts until I found the solution to the issue.
djgarcia 01/04/17 08:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about crossing with expired 10yr permit

We haven't driven across the border in the RV for a few years, and our 10 yr permit expired in November. But we're planning to cross the border this Friday (Jan 6) at Nogales. I'm hoping we can do whatever we have to do to process the expired permit at the same time we apply for the new one, but I expect it might not be that easy. So I'm hoping someone can shed some light on what we might expect. Also, I have a different passport (and number) than the one we used to for the original (now expired) permit. I don't have the old passport, but I have a copy of my application for the new passport that matches me to the old number as well. Hoping that will be enough proof. I did search and found a record of our old permit on that SHCP site someone posted a few months ago. So we're in the database. Anyone have experience with this scenario? - - "Get all your paper work completed BEFORE you cross the border:)
djgarcia 01/03/17 03:04pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Advanced trip planning? Yes or no?

How much advance reservations to most of you do? As RVing becomes more popular, are parks becoming more difficult to get in to? Do you plan every move ahead of time? Or do you prefer to wing it and press your luck? It's a tough balance between spontaneity and spending the night in the parking lot of a Flying J. Old chinese proverb : Lack of advance planning-- you have every thing to loose and nothing to gain"
djgarcia 01/03/17 12:24pm Full-time RVing
RE: Emergency Severe Weather Notifications

Spent six hours plus last night in Severe Thunderstorms and Tornado Watches and Warnings. I know I can purchase a stationary Weather Radio and I still might BUT I am traveling out of state and it is difficult to find out current county location and re-program the radio everytime we stop. Anyone found a solution? Yes, buy a Midland weather radio. It will give your notifications of severe weather in surrounding counties and can battery operated.
djgarcia 01/03/17 09:31am General RVing Issues
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