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RE: Stuck on road with very slow response time?

Based on my experience, absolutely not normal. You don't mention where you are, or where assistance must travel from. I do know that when I called the first question is: are you safe in a safe place. With a one year old you should be able to accurately say that you are not in a safe location for the child. Hope all ends well, if not satisfactory.
kalynzoo 07/01/14 06:38pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Confused about dealer response to order inquiry

Find a dealer who wants your business.
kalynzoo 07/01/14 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
A positive experience with GS

I wanted (needed) the metal folding step shown in the current Camping World advertisement. Finding time to drive to the CW store was becoming problematic, so I decided to order on-line, adding a few items to reach the free shipping option (which I significantly exceeded). Delivery was noted to be 7-10 days, and I really wanted the supplies in about 14 days. My order was placed on Saturday, I received a notice that it was shipped on Monday, and I received the entire order today, Tuesday. I could not ask for better service. Thank you Camping World.
kalynzoo 07/01/14 04:13pm Camping World Accessories
RE: Good Sams Roadside assistance

I'm just guessing, but I don't think you mean roadside assistance, I believe you are talking about the extended warranty. I do have an extended warranty, not GS, and I have had many different companies extended warranties over the years. All require prior authorization before the work is done, and this usually is only available during "normal business hours." Of course the company needs to verify the VIN number, mileage, ownership, etc, otherwise anyone could use your policy for their vehicle. If you are really writing about roadside assistance, you made it to a service facility, therefore GS would have no responsibility. JMHO
kalynzoo 07/01/14 04:07pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Towing with a car caddy

I used a KarKaddy II for over 25 years without a problem, towing a variety of cars, large and small. The Kaddy does not have a suspension since the vehicle being transported uses it's suspension for stability. I would hook the safety chains over the frame when the car did not have tow rings. But the safety chains are loose, meant for a break-away situation, not as a tie-down. The tire tie-downs are tight, allowing the car to bounce freely during travel. Not that I question your mechanic, especial if he is a friend but; I have been told that dirt on the shocks means I need new shocks, I need brakes since I only have 20% left, and corrosion on the battery cable is a sign I need a new battery. Some of these guys work on commission. Get a second opinion. As for the back getting the full affect of the bumps....guess you better not drive the streets of Los Angeles, Some of the potholes are so big you could park a Smart Car in them.
kalynzoo 06/28/14 11:25am Dinghy Towing
RE: oh rats! guess this was a mistake!

Not sure where you are now, but the people at Camping World Portland/Wilsonville were fantastic when we had an on the road hydraulic jack failure. I would certainly recommend that location for expert repair or advice. Good Luck
kalynzoo 06/28/14 10:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hells Angels Rally in Cody, WY while we're Hosting nearby

Camped next to a Biker Club a month or so ago as there was a major rally at Laughlin. Nicest bunch of people, and fun to be with. Think of all the bad things people say about us motorhomers driving down the road, dumping along the side, fouling the rivers and lakes, living at Walmart. Enjoy the company, you might be surprised to learn that many are professionals, enjoying a day away from the office.
kalynzoo 06/27/14 03:17pm Workamping Forum
RE: flying J

Flying J is on my list of good places to stop. With a gas MH and toad I find the RV lane to have a definite advantage, propane is convenient and I have always found the facilities clean. That said, often I have found that Flying J shares the offramp with other large fueling stations, and a quick drive around before pulling in finds the other stations to be either less crowded or have easier access. An example: Traveling on the I-5 in California at the intersection of the 12, North of Stockton, The 76 truck stop has much easier access and egress than Flying J across the street. As for price or loyalty clubs, I look for convenience, even a dime a gallon becomes less significant when added to the cost of a two week family vacation. OK, a dimes a lot, but the difference is usually pennies. JMHO
kalynzoo 06/26/14 03:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RV Frig again

The Norcold 1200 quit on me again. Last time it was the safety "wort", this time it was corrosion on the motherboard connections. Luckily, we are between trips, so the frig only contained sealed bottles and cans of products that do not really require refrigeration. This brings up my suggestion, and issue with RV refrigerators. When there is a problem they often give off a beeping sound...which cannot be heard outside. If there is a power problem, the just go dark, without warning. Since many people use their RV's for recreational purposes, and not for full timing, how about an APP (or something) that gives a remote warning when the frig temperature comes into question. Just and idea for anyone who as the ability to put this together. If it is already on the market, please give me a heads up.
kalynzoo 06/26/14 03:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What Happens When You Drop This in Your Freshwater Tank ?

I don't think it will effect anything unless it stays in the fill tube and then it would only slow down the fill rate a little. I would not worry about it. :) I can't think of a problem. If you think it could have caught in the fill tube, you might get a plastic drain cleaning rod from the big box hardware store...it looks like a flat plastic stick with fins down both sides...and see if you can catch the little sucker.
kalynzoo 06/20/14 11:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Provider of emergency roadside services via text?

My thoughts: First, the investment in new technologies by the call centers would probably result in a significant increase in annual costs to the consumer. Second, I really want to know I am speaking with a person who understands my immediate problem, in English, and I am not receiving a computer generated reply. JMHO
kalynzoo 06/19/14 11:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Comprehensive KOA Reservation System?

What a cool idea. You should send a note and suggestion to KOA.com To date, except for one 4th of July request to San Diego I have never been turned away from a KOA. Guess I've been lucky.
kalynzoo 06/10/14 10:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jury duty summons while on a long trip

The summons from the Los Angeles Courts, at least mine, required that you complete the phone registration before you could apply for any changes. If this really concerns you, since it is almost impossible to call the courts, a trip to Van Nuys or Chatsworth to talk with the court clerk about procedures might ease your mind.
kalynzoo 06/08/14 05:14pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Buyer beware at Camping World Stores...

When you compared the two pumps were they the same, with the exception of the number, or were they a different series (output, vibration level, etc)? Did you bring this matter up with the store manager? Just wondering.
kalynzoo 06/08/14 05:05pm Camping World Accessories
RE: Washer and Dryer use?

We have a Splendide and use the Splendide detergent....very small amount.
kalynzoo 06/07/14 02:55pm Beginning RVing
RE: Camping World got me again

Yes, when a charge is in error and not corrected IMMEDIATELY I call the credit card company and place a dispute. Historically everything is cleared up in short order. People make mistakes.
kalynzoo 06/05/14 02:01pm Camping World Accessories
RE: Whats everyone using for Toad braking

ReadyBrake. It has a surge unit on the towbar and pulls a cable connected to the brake peddle. No battery connection needed. No air pressure to maintain. Just a physical link between the towbar and the toad. It works well for me.
kalynzoo 05/31/14 09:30pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Coach Net - You decide

In reality both Coachnet and GoodSam are call centers. If they link you with a great service station the service will be great. If you are not in a contract area or the service people are lazy/non-responsive you will be dissatisfied. When I called CoachNet with a hydraulic jack problem they connected me with a phone technician who read the same manual I had in my had to me. No help at all. Then they tried to find a mobile mechanic up in the Port Angeles area of Washington on highway 101. They ended up sending a home (brick and mortar type home) handyman who was helpful as we read the manual together, he did the hard work, and we released the fluid port, the jacks came up, and we added some more fluid. If I was not working with him and if I did not have the manual I think he would have been useless. Oh, and I was told I would have to pay $50 for the call...he was not informed of this payment schedule, and I happily paid his fee of $60/hr or $120 to get back on the road. I then canceled CoachNet. I now have Good Sam. When I called them in Indio on a Sunday afternoon they found a Motorhome/Big Rig commercial mobile service to come out. It took them about 20 minutes to locate an appropriate service. The truck would take about 2 hours to reach me as it was on a prior call. As luck would have it, fellow RVers on site were able to fix the problem long before the truck arrived, and we cancelled the call before the driver was inconvenienced. But, I was pleased with Good Sam's response, so I will keep them...for now. JMHO
kalynzoo 05/31/14 02:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extended warranty?

I have and have always maintained an extended warranty. For a comparison, try Wholesalewarranties.com. That said: What is the difference between gas and diesel. When the display on my gas MH went out the repair was over $1,000. Basement air, frig, the many computer systems involved in power plant management, each and all could be costly to repair. When repairs are needed, who do you call, who do you trust? With the extended warranty I go to an authorized shop, or use my choice, but I can call the warranty company if repairs are not satisfactory. (I actually did that once many years ago, and they intervened to have the work done to my satisfaction.) JMHO
kalynzoo 05/29/14 10:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: roadside sucks

I dropped CoachNet because they left me longer than that on highway 101 in Washington, on a weekday. The reality is that no matter how good the salesperson sounds or the brochure reads, the Big Three contract out for towing and repair services, and it is a matter of luck as to how good the service will be in a given area. Hope your truck comes soon. Happier Trails.
kalynzoo 05/27/14 05:32pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
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