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RE: pet fees?

Pet fees are common. Sadly, many pet owners feel that their pet's poop is too good to pick up. Parks put out pet bags, they maintain dog runs, some go as far has having you sign a waver that if your pet poops and you don't pick it up you will be charged a fine or be evicted. Still, even at the nicest parks you can often find dog poop that has not yet been policed. Therefore, the park must give an employee the lovely job of picking up poop, they must fill the poop bag holders, rake the runs, and maintain extra liability insurance since they allow dogs on the property. Guess that is why we pay extra for each animal. JMHO
kalynzoo 10/06/14 11:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pulling breaker when towing.

In my Saturn pulling the fuse isolates most of the systems that would draw down the car battery. Before I installed an extension to a remote fuse under the dash I would occasional be lazy and not pull the fuse for short trips. True, there was no problem as the battery could easily handle the one or two hour draw. However, once, either because the battery was weak or I left the radio on or whatever, I stopped to find the car battery "dead". After that experience I made the fuse extension and ran it to the dash. I see in the RV magazines that you can now purchase a similar product with a switch. I just shorted out a 30amp fuse, soldered an appropriate wire to the test points on the fuse, put the wires through the firewall of the car, and placed a new 30amp fuse in line. Jerry Built but it works for me. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 10/05/14 12:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: RV Parking + Cabins or Yurts - South Yellowstone area

We stayed at West Yellowstone KOA. Lovely campground with cabins. After leaving West Yellowstone we drove through the park to Jackson and stayed at The Virginian. A clean gravel park behind a older but well kept two story hotel. RV guest have access to hotel facilities of pool and laundry and snack bar. Right in the center of Jackson. I recommend both.
kalynzoo 10/04/14 06:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Extended warranty

You paint with a very broad brush. To date, the policy I have from Wholesalewarranties.com has been trouble free. I did have one claim rejected, but I knew in advance that is was not covered, but submitted anyway just in case I missed something. The claims I felt should be covered were always covered without a problem. That said, when I purchased my car I was talked into the paint/interior protection plan by the dealer. When I tried to make a claim getting coverage was next to impossible, so I gave up. It would have required taking the car to a detail shop first at my expense to see if it could be cleaned off, then going to one of the "recommended" shops to file the claim, none even close to being local. The dealer was no help, they just sell the product, and of course, they no longer sell "that brand" product. So I understand your frustration, but some warranties seem ok. Depends on the company. JMHO
kalynzoo 10/03/14 02:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to value RV

I'm about to trade in my gas rig. My experience so far has been take low NADA and subtract about a third. I see similar units on the lot for about NADA. Gives the dealer 1/3 profit margin but they must assume the detailing and find qualified buyers.
kalynzoo 10/02/14 04:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: North or South Rim

Guess it all depends on what you love in sightseeing. The South Rim is the tourist attraction. Lots of well marked viewing areas, walking paths, rest areas. If you basecamp in Williams you will be about 1hr easy drive from the park entrance. From the basecamp you can visit Flagstaff, Sedonna, Sunset Crater, and the historic town of Williams. We stay at the Williams KOA Circle of Pines. Since we are not really into hiking anymore, and at the elevation of the Grand Canyon even walking is strenuous, We prefer the South Rim. One of my kids and family who love hiking the back trails and wilderness enjoy the North Rim. I have no personal experience there. Enjoy.
kalynzoo 10/02/14 04:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Am I seeking the impossible?

Although the Class C almost always comes with a cabover configuration I have seen a few where the cabover was used as a storage entertainment center. Not sure if this was custom or factory work, but it was lovely. Front cabinets and large TV. The Pomona RV show is this month, might be a nice day trip.
kalynzoo 10/02/14 12:45pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Acton, CA KOA - AVOID

They rented out for a wedding so you will never stay there again and we should all avoid the place? Was it clean safe friendly level with easy access? JMHO
kalynzoo 10/01/14 10:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Question on the Cummins 340

I'm about to make a bid on an Allegro Red 38ft. In my 30 plus years of RVing I have always owned a gas rig. My question for Allegro owners is: Is the Cummins 340 engine sufficient to handle the mountains of the West? How heavy a toad do you pull with your Allegro? It is a beautiful MH, and the floorplan fits my family's needs. Thanks in advance for your responses. Gary
kalynzoo 09/29/14 09:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extended Warranties - Are they worth it?

They are worth it for me! On a previous MH it covered a transmission rebuild and a frig problem. On this MH it repaired the basement air twice, a new cooling coil in the Norcold, and repair of HWH jacks. After the air cond repair, after a few months without much use, the unit started making noise. The dealer said it was a new problem...the warranty company checked and said it was the same thing it had just paid for...the dealer apologized for an error and fixed it without charge. Contact Wholesalewarranties.com. They offer an assortment of products and act as agents if you have a claim.
kalynzoo 09/28/14 03:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: 1st time using Coach-Net

Glad it worked for you. My experience was that the CN tech was reading the same HWH owners manual that I had in my hands. They could not find a mobile tech to come out on the weekday. A tow truck could not come until the following day...this was on a weekday in the summer on highway 101 in Washington. I found my own mobile tech through the RV park. And I now have Good Sam. Will it be any better??? Whatever. Anyway, glad your back on the road and Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 09/25/14 01:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black tank overflow !!!

My children borrowed my MH for a fun week last year. Daughter called me to check the hookups, and said there was no water pressure in sink.???? While talking about it she screamed the toilet was overflowing!!!! Yup, she hooked the water up to the black flush line. No damage other than to her pride. They still borrow the MH regularly. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 09/25/14 11:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Any "must haves" for camping with kids?

A sense of humor, a sense of adventure, and lots of patience. That said, a few good astronomy charts creates some exciting evenings. There are a few good easy to read books on different cultural views of the stars. The American Indians have their own star stories. Also a calendar of satellite passes makes viewing for satellites a fun evening activity. We always gave each of the children a small storage box and a blank photo-type album, so they could collect memories and put together a travel log during the drive. Patience is a must, as you cannot send the kids out to play on the highway. You just have to create a firewall from the noise and conversation. Also, they must understand that there is no tattling, we are a team, we work together, and it is nobodies fault. Enjoy, create lasting memories, and Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 09/24/14 02:58pm Family Camping
RE: Salt Lake City KOA

I've stayed there 4 or 5 times, most recently this summer. It is a wonderful in city campground. Lots of shade, large sites, clean pool, spotless bathrooms and laundry. A very large park with adjacent long term park making it nice for walking or biking. Central location to Salt Lake City, with the Temple Square just a few miles away. If you have time consider a few hours at Temple Square to walk through the gardens. Brio's restaurant in the shopping center across from Temple Square was excellent. If you have an extra day take the drive to Antelope Island. But as for Salt Lake City KOA I offer my highest recommendation to the park and to the employees.
kalynzoo 09/24/14 10:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stupid question about filling tires

Pete's Tire is in your area, they are regularly at the FMCA Rallies. They have several locations and they are mobile. I'd give them a call for suggestions. Mobile Tire Repair is also in Irvine. I have no knowledge of the company, but they may assist and at least get you started with a company for other services. FMCA is having a Western Area Rally in January in Indio. Even if your not the club type of people (we certainly aren't) the rallies are fun and informative.
kalynzoo 09/23/14 06:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone: what's the big deal about it?

Different people have different concepts of fantastic. This individualism is as it should be. Personally I could spent two weeks at yellowstone and if you add in Jackson three weeks would be fun.
kalynzoo 09/21/14 03:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: flooded rv

Call the insurance company and use one of their authorized shops, at least the insurance company and the shop will have a history together. Depending on your policy, totaling might not be a great idea, as you may only receive current book value. How did the area become flooded? Was there negligence? Perhaps a discussion with an attorney would be appropriate? Best of luck.
kalynzoo 09/21/14 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Leave frig on?

When I'm level I leave the Norcold 1200 frig on 24/7. Since I'm almost always level it has been on most of the time for the last 9 years.
kalynzoo 09/20/14 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A - Why so limited windows?

I totally agree with the original post. Why so few windows in the newer Class A. In our current Adventurer we have windows on both sides, so in a recent trip to Yellowstone we could say to the grandchildren: "look at the train, or look at the eagle, etc." The passenger was not glued to the I-pad because there was so much fantastic scenery to see along the way. Looking for a new MH most have been ruled out because the kitchen side has no windows at all. There are a few models that meet our requirements, very few, and time will tell if one will soon be ours.
kalynzoo 09/20/14 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is the best Tow Bar

Everyone thinks they one they chose is the best. My best is a Demco lite. It is only about 25lb. It has worked well for the last 9 years. This year the rubber seals were wearing so I called the company for parts, they offered to completely refurbish without cost if I pay the shipping to them. What a deal. It was returned all nice and shiny. I use a ReadyBrake with my Saturn, and ReadyBrake makes a complete towbar system, the ReadyBrut, which also looks like a nice combo. Then at the FMCA rallies, Towmaster is usually around, and they check all the towmaster equipment in the park and do necessary adjustments. Hopes this helps.
kalynzoo 09/19/14 06:19pm Class A Motorhomes
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