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RE: Just lost another one

I just renewed by GSRA for three years. There was no auto-renew. The gal on the phone did talk me into a new Travel Guide. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 05/10/16 07:53pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Full Timers: Anyone make any home made bread or BakedGoods?

There are plenty of books on the subject. (novels) One Second After, and Lucifer's Hammer often considered classic by some critics. There was a time when I considered preparation. I am now of the age where I think a few (very few) years in advance. Best to you and yours, and Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 05/09/16 11:16am Full-time RVing
RE: making reservations

I always make reservations when we intend to stop at a destination type park where availability might be a problem. While on the road, heading toward a destination, we will use the cell phone to call stops for the evening to reserve a spot. That way if we arrive after the office has closed we have a map and spot waiting for us. Often, in planning a trip, I will anticipate a few possible evening stopping points, often 50 miles apart, and have a list of phone numbers for available parks along the way. Then at noonish we can anticipate how far we will travel by about 4pm, or whatever. Just our way, Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 05/08/16 09:55pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Good Roadside Assistance

The roadside assistance is only as good as the "contract" facility in your area. Some are great, some, as you have found, are horrible. I had a bad experience with CoachNet not finding service in my area of need, so I now have Good Sam. Hope I never need them. At just over $100/year it is just comfort insurance. If a good provider cannot be found then you already found the next option of calling a local service provider yourself. As noted, many insurance policies also include roadside assistance. I guess I really have 3 different insurance options, as I have Good Sam, and Extended Warranty with assistance, and my insurance has a number. And if all else fails, I have a cell phone and Google. Happy Trails
kalynzoo 05/08/16 09:49pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: How do they stay in business?

Guess you can't complain on this site....Oh, you can complain. Just don't expect sympathy from everyone. Life goes on. It's much about personal choices we each make. :@ Yup
kalynzoo 05/08/16 12:59pm Camping World Accessories
RE: How do they stay in business?

He needed it, they had it. Shipping is another issue. It could go in an envelop for less than a dollar, but then a few less than honest customers would claim an item was never received...and it only takes a few, and they are out there. So it must be shipped Priority, FedEx, or UPS. The item must be boxed and an employee must supervise the shipping. But for the purchaser it is easy, call and have it shipped, so there is no realization of the costs involved in this process. If you can get it cheaper, Great, do so, and brag. If CW finds sales diminishing it may adjust policy to meet competition. But blaming CW for the cost of doing business just does not seem fair.
kalynzoo 05/08/16 10:37am Camping World Accessories
RE: Road side assistance

True of every (to my knowledge) roadside assistance program. They limit you to 2 or three calls a year or your out.
kalynzoo 05/05/16 04:46pm Good Sam Insurance
RE: Camping World sale emails

You should probably be a bit more specific. I personally have never experienced a price problem with my local CW. Was an e-mail sent with an error in the pricing? If so, I would expect an apology, not an unreasonable discount. If ordered on-line, is it price plus shipping? Are we talking sales tax? Guess I'm just a bit confused by the post/rant. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 04/24/16 05:41pm Good Sam Club
RE: Camping World "Something big is coming soon"

Anyone remember the signs along the road for "THE THING". Kept teasing you as you drove highway 66. Guess we will just have to wait until we get there to see what it is. :)
kalynzoo 04/24/16 05:36pm Good Sam Club
RE: Camping in Washington, Oregon, Northern California

Reasonable prices? A value judgment different to all of us. These suggestions may be expensive to some, but I personally feel they deliver an excellent resort or location. Strictly personal experience here: Rest-A-While on the Olympic Peninsular highway 101, fantastic scenery. Petaluma KOA, excellent location to San Francisco, gem of a KOA. Benbow Resort KOA in Garberville, excellent location for the Redwoods, resort setting. Hope this helps.
kalynzoo 04/24/16 03:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Beware Fleetwood

A few RVs back we had a Pace Arrow. Excellent coach, reasonably problem free, and we enjoyed it for many years. The company did reorganize during the RV depression, so you might be dealing with old company vs new company...sort of like the GM thing. When you say you purchased a 4 month old coach, were you the first owner. Lack of manuals would be a dealer issue not a Fleetwood issue. But we are here to read your rant, so feel free to vent your frustrations. Hope things get better, and Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 04/21/16 05:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Does the Tow Dolly have a tag and insurance?

In Calif the dolly is not a trailer, as the car has the tag...many DMV people don't realize this so you must bring it to the attention of the desk, instead you get a special sticker (usually used for farm equipment, etc) and it is good for 2 to 5 years (not sure). My RV coverage includes towables.
kalynzoo 04/21/16 10:07am Dinghy Towing
RE: Does the Tow Dolly have a tag and insurance?

In Calif the dolly is not a trailer, as the car has the tag...many DMV people don't realize this so you must bring it to the attention of the desk, instead you get a special sticker (usually used for farm equipment, etc) and it is good for 2 to 5 years (not sure). My RV coverage includes towables.
kalynzoo 04/21/16 10:05am Dinghy Towing
RE: How do you choose where to buy?

It must be the RV you want...right floor plan, right accessories, just everything, or almost everything, right. As for service, consider that you will never bring it back to the dealer for service, you might, but consider you will not. If it breaks on vacation you will need it fixed on vacation. If it is warranty, you will take to a warranty shop (lots of places can fix the frig, the oven, the water pump...even a mobile technician might get permission to fix a warranty problem. Besides, do not take it off the lot until any noticeable problem is fixed...none of this "we will fix it on your next service visit"...fix it now or no deal. With this in mind, negotiate be best price. Is it worth driving 2 hours for $100, maybe not, but how about for $1000. Good luck, and Happy Trails
kalynzoo 04/19/16 11:17pm Beginning RVing
RE: Roadside assistance-Coach-Net or Good Sam

As long as you never need them, Both are great. When you do need them, it will depend entirely on the contract station in your vicinity. Both will make the necessary calls. Both will connect you with a technician who will read to you the manual you probably have in your hand. Reading the many years of complaints posted about both, the rants were either about inefficient contract stations, or the ranter did not understand the limits of Emergency Roadside Assistance. Personally, I used Coachnet once and they couldn't find a provider in my location who would respond in less than 24 hours, and it was a weekday on highway 101 in Washington. I used Good Sam twice, the service was acceptable, both times in and around large cities. (that represents 3 calls in 24 years, closest about 2 years apart...not bad for luck). Anyway, Happy Trails, and my you never need ERA.
kalynzoo 04/19/16 03:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Buying fuel with credit card

I think where you find this practice it is because of the policy of the credit card (cc) company or the intermediary. It is common to see signs posted at hotels notifying that a charge against the anticipated costs will be placed on the credit card and may last a few days after departure. Same is true when purchasing diesel on the CC at many locations. You could use multiple CC at the point of purchase. One card until the pump stops, then the second card, and often you can use the first card again. That way you will only be charged for the fuel dispensed. Or, if purchasing inside, instead of saying "a fill up" specify a dollar amount less than you really need. You won't top off, but you will not have a carry over charge. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 04/18/16 06:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Repair or replace fridge?

I had the coils replaced on my previous Norcold 1200. It worked well after the repair and I had no further issues.
kalynzoo 04/16/16 01:02pm Tech Issues
RE: Range Backsplash

Very Nice. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 04/16/16 12:59pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: When is it too windy?

We've been in Laughlin when it was so windy we could literally and honestly not open the MH door because of wind pressure. The last few days have been rather windy (I won't say exceptionally, because our winds are rather normal) but the wind is supposed to stop today and tomorrow 4/17/16 is supposed to be beautiful. I'd wait for tomorrow if you can. If you must travel, unhooking the toad really is of no help. Just plan on driving slower since your speed plus the wind speed is often cumulative. Driving 45mph on the Pearblossum Highway with a head wind of 40mph will make the awning slap back and forth...I've seen a few actually pull out and be damaged on the road. The worst/dangerous portion will be on the 1-15 between Victorville and Riverside, as you go over the mountain sudden gusts appear between the ridges, this is the area where big rigs are often flipped. So even if you are careful and slow you need to be aware of the box next to you. Be careful, and Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 04/16/16 11:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow bar

ReadyBrake (love the easy hookup and go) with a Demco light weight towbar. I had the towbar first, so I just added the ReadyBrake attachment. If I were to purchase new equipment I would just get the ReadyBrake Towbar unit. I don't remember what baseplate the shop used but it doesn't matter as ReadyBrake (and many other towbars) permit changing of the end coupling to match lots of brands.
kalynzoo 04/14/16 07:27pm Class A Motorhomes
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