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RE: Looking to install inside handrail

Rockler.com for woodworking parts. A backer would be one way to distribute the force of a handrail. In addition you might consider floor mounted brackets. Or both.
kalynzoo 11/29/16 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best Toad Braking System

I believe you will find that everyone has either the best or the worst system. I have the ReadyBrake. It is a surge system that does not require power from the RV or the toad. I like it.
kalynzoo 11/28/16 06:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ? about tow vehicle, need help

NO! Both FMCA (Family Moter Coach Association) and Moterhome Magazine publish yearly guides to towable vehicles. Archives for both are available on line. Many towables are year specific. Many automatic transmissions are not towable per the manufacture. Many manual transmission are not permitted to be towed without going beyond manufacturer specs. Another source for information in Remco Industries, they make kits that will make many non-towable cars towable. This topic is really complex, and a simple yes or no answer is really inappropriate. Good luck with your research.
kalynzoo 11/26/16 11:06pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Am I the only one here?

Find a different repair shop. Or, Find a mobile mechanic. I will not put up with having my coach "sunshined" during the repair process. JMHO
kalynzoo 11/25/16 06:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BIG thank you

Glad to hear. Thank you for posting.
kalynzoo 11/21/16 11:54pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: vhs to dvd

I have a small unit called a Diamond Industry VC500 One Touch Video Capture. I use it periodically, when I'm bored, to transfer family VHS to a hard drive, but it will also transfer to DVDs. The process is slow, as you must watch the VHS as it transferes, or at least be close by as is makes sub-chapters periodically. Also, many store bought VHS tapes cannot be easily copied. It works ok to preserve family VHS which I find are already deteriorating. Besides, as I make the copies it fills us with good memories of the children and grandchildren growing up.
kalynzoo 11/21/16 08:10am Technology Corner
RE: Salesperson Switcharoo!

Many dealerships no long work on the old traditional straight commission salesperson. Good, bad, or indifferent, the concept of the sale team is becoming more prevalent. On advantage to the purchaser is that the buyer can walk away and later return with the salesman not in fear of loosing the commission. I have no idea if this is the case with your purchase, but it might not be rat situation. I too would not expect to drive an RV off the lot in perfect condition. Even new, there might be a grease spot. Even arriving early, and getting a promise to have the coach fit and trim, I think I would make arrangements (at least in my mind)to stay at a local hotel, just in case.
kalynzoo 11/20/16 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: California Highway 5 northbound surfacing conditions

Just drove that route in the car. Much of the 5 was resurfaced recently, however the right lane seems to have pocked already. I can't image that the contractor got away with this work, but this is California. Anyway, it is not as bad as before, but still not wonderful. If your going into Stockton there is still a bunch of construction all around the 4. The problem with taking the 99 is that there are so many on ramps all along the way. Driving in the right lane you must constantly adjust speed as cars and truck enter and exit the freeway. I'd still take the 5. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 11/17/16 11:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Roadside Assistance Towing vs Actual Assistance??

When I had CoachNet, the jacks were stuck down in a Campground in Oregon. It took them hours to find a technician to come out. Actually, I found the technician through the campground and CoachNet made the arrangements. CN said I would have to pay $50 for the service call. It took the tech a few hours and a lot of work to get me up and running safely. Nobody had told him about $50. I gladly paid his fee for his excellent, clean, work in a tight dirty environment. A couple of years later, the jacks stuck again at the end of an FMCA Rally. All the tech guys had already left. Good Sam, my new roadside assistance company, sent out a truck service company with hydraulic experience. There was no fee to raise the jacks. There would have been a fee to make repairs. I opted to drive the 120 miles home. Side note: I traded in the coach...not for the jacks, but I found this one which we like better.
kalynzoo 11/17/16 11:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Warranty or not??

I would fix it myself. On a new RV I would write the manufacturer and tell them about the flaw, what I found and how I affected a repair. If they wish to reimburse you for your efforts so much the better. The extended warranty will have a $50 to 100 deductible. The repair should be less than that. The dealer, who you are not comfortable with, will keep the RV to a couple of weeks until some general tech has time to make a repair, and perhaps repair rather than replacing the offending wood. I'd guess that there was a void in the X grade plywood. Replacing with a nice grade Baltic ply will certainly be an improvement you can be comfortable with. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 11/13/16 09:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Disneyland RV park?

We stayed at Anaheim RV park many years ago. Forgetting the expense, as would be expected up close and personal with Disneyland, I remember it as nothing more than a full hookup parking lot. Neither park lay in neighborhoods where you would want your daughter to play outside the RV without immediate supervision. The public school across the street was noisy starting early in the morning, which is probably OK since you will be waking early to start at Disneyland when it opens. I believe both have shuttles. You might look into Uber since the last shuttle home is shortly after the park closes but the Disney World shopping area is open later...or so this used to be. Both parks are safe, clean parks in the middle of a city and the amenities are not really important because it is assumed you will be a tourist. Pick one, don't expect much, and enjoy the vacation where Dreams come true.
kalynzoo 11/13/16 06:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wondering about safety in Mexico once Trump becomes Prez

I think I would be more concerned with going to Oakland, California.
kalynzoo 11/10/16 10:14am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: mobile mechanic

I would call a local short term campground, like KOA, and ask if they have a recommendation. Usually they will not keep cards of technicians who gather complaints. I've always been lucky with campground recommended mobile technicians. Good luck, and Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 11/09/16 10:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Good Service

Great to hear. We had a fantastic experience at Camping World Portland Watsonville. We crawled in just before closing and they stayed late to get us back on the road. I owe them. I still bring a box of donuts when we pass through Portland. That said, I won't go to my local CW in Valencia. They don't answer the phone. Glad all was wonderful.
kalynzoo 11/08/16 10:45pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Puerto Vallarta - Guadalajara Help please

Go to the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens. What a fantastic day we had walking around the place. Lush vegetation, open air butterfly gardens, lovely landscape, and a really good lunch restaurant. It is definitely worth a visit.
kalynzoo 11/08/16 07:06pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hwy 97 in Northern Oregon - No gas

I seldom let my tank go below half. Even if there were to be a fuel stop there is nothing to say it will fit an RV with a toad or an towable RV. At half a tank I'm ready for a rest stop and walk around anyway. Happy Trails
kalynzoo 11/08/16 11:38am Roads and Routes
RE: Crossing at Lukeville?

Thank you all.
kalynzoo 11/07/16 09:37pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Crossing at Lukeville?

It's been about 5 years, but we are vacationing again in Puerto Penasco in late January. Our 3 RV group will be crossing at Lukeville and heading to The Reef. The plan is to cross the border around noon or 1Pm, probably driving from Blythe or Salome to Lukeville as the first hop. Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated. Just don't know what to expect or what is required at the crossing. Thanks for all comments.
kalynzoo 11/07/16 01:14pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Best San Francisco to Palm Springs Route?

From Vallejo take the 680 to the 580 to the 5. Just make sure you plan to miss morning rush hour. Heading South there is no toll going over the 680 bridge. Really nothing to see on the 5 and once South of Coalinga there really isn't a decent campground. Almond Tree is at least green for an overnight at Coalinga if you wish. So choices: Take the 46 from the 5 to the 101 and stop around Paso Robles. Wine Country RV is highly recommended (been there too) and you can spend a day wine tasting, or driving out to Morro Bay. South on the 101 you pass Flying Flags RV in Beulton, (Solvang) a great place to stop and visit. Once near LA either on the 5 or the 101 find the fastest route to the 210 to skirt the city...you will still get lots of traffic. Heading South Temecula is a great stop. Pechange RV resort and casino is a favorite, there are other RV resorts in the area. From there, it is about 2 hours to Palm Springs, not many miles but often plenty of traffic.
kalynzoo 10/30/16 03:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dialysis on the road

I found one of the Facebook sites: WELCOME to the Home Dialyzors United (HDU) GROUP! Here you may share, ask questions and discuss issues. Even if you need a place to vent (dialysis related in a healthy manner, know that you will have found a safe haven here. Although the HDU group has a large membership of home dialysis patients and care partners we focus on supporting and providing information as well as sharing individual experiences in the following areas: CKD (Chronic kidney disease of any
kalynzoo 10/28/16 11:41pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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