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RE: Privacy issues with Good Sam Club - Why?? Closed

Perhaps I am wrong to interject in this conversation. I truly do not wish to be disrespectful to anyone's opinion. But I, and perhaps others, find the topic moot, as our privacy has been so compromised by the phone companies, catalog companies, and everyone we seem to come in contact with that my concern on this issue is rather minor. JMHO
kalynzoo 10/08/15 06:52pm Good Sam Club
RE: regular extension cord to run some appliances

I've done it before, HOWEVER: The vacuum can draw quite a bit, so I would use a separate extension for temporary items, like the vacuum, certainly for a heater, or a hair dryer. Use the 15amp cord only for the frig. If you draw too much the cord could get hot. I'm NOT an electrician, not even close. I'm only telling you what I did. When traveling and visiting friends we have parked by the barn and plugged into the 15am lamp circuit for the evening. We would run the Norcold on electric, the 12v lights, perhaps a fan, and otherwise keep things functioning without a problem. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 10/08/15 06:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad....4 wheels down

There a many custom shops, and small shops, that will refurbish your Tracker. Cost effective? But then my neighbor has been refurbishing really old Bentleys for years. Thinking back, I often regret selling my first car, a 57 Chevy, which was then just an old used car, and later selling my Olds 442. Who knew they would be classic. Happy Trails
kalynzoo 10/08/15 01:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: coach net or good Sam roadside service?

CoachNet HAS let me down, Good Sam hasn't had a chance to let me down yet. It just depends on the contract service provider closest to your location. Both are call centers who will send out the cheapest service provider they can find near you...sometimes not so near you. A great provider will give you great service, a poor provider will give you reason to rant on all the social media sites. JMHO Who is cheapest this week? An I hope you, I, we, never need to use their service as we will be traveling free from problems. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 10/06/15 11:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: wind

Physics: Wind direction as it reaches RV, 90degrees, 45degrees, etc. Center of gravity of RV, low high well balanced. In SoCal gusty winds in the 60mph range (Santa Ana Winds) are not unusual and seldom do we hear of a parked RV being blown over.
kalynzoo 10/05/15 06:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: No campground spots available, what to do?

Not sure what your requirements for a campground are, but there are Good Sam Campgrounds (found in the Good Sam or Trailer Life Books) KOA campgrounds found on KOA.com, and there is also RVparkreviews.com that list campgrounds by area. We always travel with our dogs but honestly your 200lb dog will be a major problem in finding a campground. Many campgrounds are restricted by their insurance policies (which are hard enough to maintain) and dogs will be limited to less than 20lbs. Some breed are also excluded. That's not to say you can't travel with the pets in the future, but you may have to do some serious planning, research, and make advance reservations to find facilities friendly to your needs. Good luck.
kalynzoo 10/04/15 10:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: Anyone check the temperature of their brakes

My tire monitor (Tire Protector USA...there are may companies)also monitors the temp. This summer when my aux brake got caught up I was warned when the temp was 180 and smoke was coming off the front brakes. No immediate damage, got to finish the vacation, but I needed a brake job on the Saturn when we got home. Going down the Grapevine (I-5 very long 6% grade) at the bottom you can smell everyones' brakes. I usually stop at the town at the bottom of the grade to let everything cool and take a little break myself, as it is about 1.5 hours from home. Just walking around the coach I can feel the heat. Not so much now with the engine brake, but for sure when I had the gas RV.
kalynzoo 10/04/15 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wheres a good place to stay Vacaville CA /outlet stores?

We travel there often as we have friends living in Vacaville. We enjoy our stay an Vineyard RV park on Midway Dr. There is a newer section with grass and fully paved roadway, it is back in, but very nice. Actually I prefer the more rustic preferred pull through sites near the pool and office. Earthen pads, brick patios, and nicely level. Very large dog run (huge) which is kept clean, again earthen with trees and doggie play ground. You get the idea, it is our choice. Next door is Midway RV park, we have never stayed there, but a drive thru on the way home one day keeps Vineyard as our first choice. While in Vacaville do go to Tahoe Joe's Steak House for dinner. Excellent casual dinning. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 10/04/15 11:04am General RVing Issues
RE: used rv mileage

My previous 12 year old motorhome had 80k miles, the previous 11 year old motorhome had 70k miles. My current 1 year old motorhome has 7k miles. All loving well cared for miles loaded with memories and fun.
kalynzoo 10/03/15 11:29am Beginning RVing
RE: California Coast

Enjoy, I would only suggest as your drive up the coast that at Morro Bay you unhook and take the van on a day trip up to Big Sur. Then return to Morro Bay area where you can hook up and take highway 101 on a very nice comfortable lovely drive up to Carmel. Then you can take highway 1 and or 101 (which come together in many places) all the up North. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 10/03/15 11:26am Beginning RVing
RE: Disappointed

Obviously Someone dropped the ball! However, I still have Good Sam as I received lack of service experience with the other Big Two (Coachnet and AAA)over my 30+ years of casual RVing. (yes I hold a grudge). Anyway, after sitting on the road for an unreasonable time I think I would look up a local service provider (truck service/towing service/etc)and call myself and pay the fair just to save the vacation. Again over the years I have had a few instances where I had something fixed at my own expense rather than waiting for warranty prior authorization (ok nothing real expensive). Still, Somebody dropped the ball and I hope GS gets it straightened out before I need their service. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 10/02/15 10:49am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Scenic and Adventerous roads around the Redwoods

We toured some of the Redwoods with the grandchildren this summer. I would suggest basecamping at Benbow RV KOA. It is a lovely resort with a 4 or 5 star restaurant at the Benbow Inn (I say 5 star, excellent food and service) adjoining golf course (if your into that thing). Located in Garberville. This will give you close access to the historic Redwood drive area, with the drive through tree, the cabin on wheels, Mystery Forest, all that tourist stuff from childhood newsreels. The road is accessible but narrow, so you will want to take the car. Both my wife and I have mobility disabilities, and we never had a problem visiting all these touristy spots. Enjoy, and Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 09/29/15 05:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dumping without a Sewer Hose

As it hits the ditch or field I never really see the need for a hose. I put a lot of water in so it shoots out as far as possible and it keeps it away from the road. No need to waste my gray water for flushing the hose so I use it on my lawn when I get home. Love your sarcasm...you're joking right? Anyway, in California our water problem is getting so great we dump through cheese-cloth. Put the solids in the trash and recycle all the water for our lawns. (Yes, more sarcasm)
kalynzoo 09/28/15 10:15am General RVing Issues
RE: What Is the California Delta?

The Delta is an agricultural area east of San Francisco and south/west of Sacramento. There are many lovely parks all along the many rivers and inlets which make up the Delta region. San Francisco is a good hour away by care, at least, with traffic I would almost plan on a 2 hour drive to the tourist areas. Because there really are no straight shot roads to Sacramento it too is about an hours drive. For an extended stay it is a lovely area, but remember, winters can be wet (by California standards) in that region, and an El Nino is predicted for this winter. If you are just planning to vacation and visit the Bay area there are many closer regions that would make the visit more convenient. Petaluma KOA or Pasifica RV are both lovely parks. Near Napa we like Vineyard RV in Vacaville. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 09/25/15 10:29am Snowbirds
RE: RVing with two service dogs at RV parks

There is a Facebook organization ProBoneO which is specific for service animal handlers and owners. Just peer to peer information on a monitored site. We travel everywhere with my wife's service dog, a standard poodle. We have never been questioned in the USA but we have needed to justify the animal when traveling outside to other countries. So here is what we did...not required by anyone, but how we handled the situation: We used a private trainer who worked with us for the first year. We documented in a letter the name and references for the trainer. We have a letter from the veterinarian that the poodle is a service dog under her care, as when we cross borders, north or south, we need a current health certificate. My wife's ophthalmologist wrote a letter documenting her visual impairment and the need for a service animal. Naturally the poodle has a vest and a dog tag. All documents are available when we travel, and they have also been copied in miniature format on business card stock and they are attached to the dogs vest. Again, we have never had a problem. None of the above is required by law. However, with all this documentation I doubt the RV park would try to enforce a restriction. Also, even though I am not required to pay a fee for a service dog I do not complain if I am charged $2 a day, especially if the facility has a well maintained dog run. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 09/24/15 06:33pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: RVing with two service dogs at RV parks

I think that you will have a difficult time convincing an official, either governmental or corporate, that a 5 month old puppy qualifies as a service dog in training. JMHO
kalynzoo 09/24/15 01:46pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: replacement oven hinges nonexistent

Try http://colawrvsalvage.com/
kalynzoo 09/23/15 09:41am Tech Issues
RE: Route 66 Travels?

We did Los Angeles to Oklahoma City then up to Branson. A wonder trip. Most of the time you are on I-40 but there are many Route 66 by-passes to take you to many of the historic towns. Definitely worth the trips.
kalynzoo 09/22/15 10:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Drive Through or Around Yellowstone

The roads through Yellowstone are very accessible and easy to travel in a motorhome. The East West route is traveled regularly by large trucks. In West Yellowstone we stayed at the KOA. Excellent campground, indoor pool, our premium spot had a large patio with clean concrete table, and a wooden adult swing lounge. I'm sure we will return when the grandkids are older and we repeat that trip.
kalynzoo 09/22/15 02:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Towing heavy with a gas MH

Many years ago when we had one of our gas motorhomes (can't remember if it was the V10 or the 8.1)I saw a gas MH driving into the RV park in the Colorado Rockies pulling a full size van. We've always limited ourselves to a small wagon (pre-suv days). So Wow, I went over to start a conversation and see how they got along towing the van. Anyway, they were just pulling into the RV park from the shop a few miles down the road since they had to have the transmission on the RV replaced...burned it out. They were going to have to drive the rest of the vacation in tandem. Anyway, I'd advise against.
kalynzoo 09/21/15 06:24pm Dinghy Towing
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