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RE: Rent my RV out as a business. Insurance needed?

My son has rented a couple different MH's from a place that actually rents out other people's rigs. The people provided no insurance, as such, and my son had to fill out some kind of short term insurance that he bought on the spot. My son clearly assumed all responsibility for any damage to the MH's and for liability. The place also rented trailers with the same kind of understanding. How does your son know the owner or rental company did not have liability insurance to protect them from your son or other liability? Hertz has the option to purchase insurance through them when you rent a car. And I guarantee they still have a corporate liability policy in place.
mich800 02/26/15 01:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ram ecodiesel problems?

After doing a little research with a buddy of mine that was thinking of buying a new Ram with the ecodiesel... I thought they were doing pretty good? This was just some of the highlights. I think if anyone was going to be getting one of these I'd wait for a while until they get it sorted out. I can't help wonder what happened to the Edmunds long term tester, cp 4.2? Edmunds long term tester ->Ram ecodiesel on the hook Fuel system replacement -> Major fuel system problem No idea what went wrong here, but we will find out. Fumes in the cab making people sick -> ecodiesel makes me sick There was/is an exhaust tube that can split. An new design has fixed that issue. No smells in my 2015, all the one I have seen are 2014 trucks and are being addressed. 2014 ram 1500 ecodiesel in cab exhaust smells explained This guy is the same clown that posted he switched to Ram because his Ford 150 EB X2 were junk, along with his two GM/Chevy trucks. Now his Ram is junk, he is a self claimed expert that is nothing more than a hack. Note the next two "issues" are from the same "fuel system export" idit. Upset owner with quality issues -> poor quality Blowby -> Blowby video The Eco diesel is not having anymore issues then the Ford Ecoboost did when it first came out. Oh and BTW I know of at least five Ram Eco diesels that have been bought back by Ram without ever having to go to court. So at least Ram is taking care of their customers! Don That might be one way to shade the issue of lemons. But I am not sure I would consider that a proud statistic. Are these individuals you heard about through work or the internet or do you know them personally? Were they all due to the same issue if you know? I have not heard of any issues so Fiat is doing a good job keeping this under the radar and fixing as they go.
mich800 02/26/15 05:33am Tow Vehicles

From the Parkit 360 website..... Surface types will either increase traction or decrease traction. Parkit360 designed the power dolly to easily change wheel width and height depending on the surface conditions. When on grass or gravel we suggest upgrading to the Snow Hog tires as they will gain best traction due to their knobby tread. Turf surfaces our wide turf tires work great. The standard 4" wide turf tires work great on clean hard surface Did you specify the correct tires for gravel surfaces? I saw that as well. The website shows some pretty aggressive tires that should work just fine in gravel.
mich800 02/23/15 02:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jacksonville Sheriff's office seized property auction

Nice! But it is now 10 years old. It is not allowed in some resorts!!! There is nothing wrong with a 10 year old rig and if the price is right, its really a good deal, it might be cheap enough to get new tires, and have a qualified mechanic go through it and you'll have a new rig for a minimum price. You could have it detailed while your at it. LOl The Resorts that don't allow rigs over 10 years just use that as a reason not to let trashy RVs in, and you might not want to use their parking lot sites anyway. Another good deal is to buy repos. We bought a really fine 2005 5th wheel for under $5000 and it needed a new hot water heater, and some major cleaning. It looks brand new. Says minimum bid $175k. Not sure how good a deal this is.
mich800 02/23/15 12:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling With the Propane On

What happens when you are sitting in the park with your propane on and a leak happens? The same thing you would if you were in a campground. Turn the gas off and locate the leak or have a qualified tech perform the repair.
mich800 02/23/15 09:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling With the Propane On

40 degrees is considered the cut off where bacteria will grow more rapidly. Uh, by whom and to what relative degree. No pun intended. The FDA. From what I remember reading if your food gets above 40 degrees for more than a couple hours that is when the risk increases. Not that the food will instantly go bad but that is where the chance of bacteria growth increases. Edit. I looked it back up and here a a couple links. http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm253954.htm http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm093704.htm Also, I was not suggesting what you do is bad. Just putting the information out there for discussion.
mich800 02/23/15 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling With the Propane On

14 years of fulltime traveling. The propane is always off while we're enroute. Just makes sense. We've done checks over 6 hours (a record day for us) with the ambient temps in the mid 80's and have seen the refrig temp rise from 38F to a whopping 41F. Yowzzaa! Keep the thing closed. You'll be fine. OR, run the reefer on propane and believe what you will anyway. Happy travels. 40 degrees is considered the cut off where bacteria will grow more rapidly. So as long as you know it was not above 40 for too long you should be fine.
mich800 02/23/15 06:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Strange rating system

Was the vinyl flooring like that when you went there or is this a "break it you buy it" situation? :)
mich800 02/21/15 03:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: IPHONE 6 (battery usage)

My phone discharges overnight if I forget to disable my "map my walk" app. Perhaps you have some app that is using up your battery. I have found this out as well. Not necessarily with this app but I have some apps that use the location services and they do not always stop this function after you close the app. On my older iphone you can tell is location services is active if you have the little triangle/compass pointer icon active in the phone. If it is it will constantly be looking for and updating your location. FYI, gasbuddy is one that does not always unhook location services when closed.
mich800 02/21/15 07:35am Technology Corner
RE: So light a child can remove it from the truck

So would it require safety chains?. yes and no.. in states that call it a gooseneck, cause it has a ball, yes. in states that call it a fw, no. Andersen sells a chain kit. I think $70 I saw on their site. That is what I was wondering. Is it safe to assume the definition of FW or gooseneck for that matter is ambiguous enough that it is open to interpretation. I guess I never really thought about it as I just thought fw = kingpin and gooseneck = ball.
mich800 02/21/15 07:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: So light a child can remove it from the truck

What am I missing here? A lifted goose neck isn't going to work for my pin box. It's not considered a GN, due to the ball being elevated approx. 18" or so off the deck of the truck bed and the way the Andersen is constructed, the weight is distributed across the frame of the Andersen Ultimate 5th wheel hitch....There is a video that will explain it best....watch it, and believe you'll see why it's considered a 5er hitch and not a GN So would it require safety chains?.
mich800 02/21/15 06:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: More Pictures of RAM Air Ride Suspension

You need to get down there and do some detailing on that drive shaft. :)
mich800 02/19/15 01:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins - $11k for 200k miles?

I would be looking for a truck from an area that does not use salt on the roads. Ca, Texas, southern states. I would be watching for cancer if buying local in Wisconsin! Mileage is not a killer if the truck was maintained. 4X2 is one reason the price is lower also. We bought our 2001 4.5 years ago 4X4 5 speed for a bit more than that with 234,000 miles, we are currently have 279,000 miles and still pulling strong. I agree. You still need to evaluate the engine/trans but it is all the other little things that will eat you up in costs. And I would not worry about whether it had a fifth wheel hitch installed. That is what these vehicles were made to do. You will severely limit your options if you weed out any 3/4 ton on up truck that may have towed/hauled something in the past.
mich800 02/19/15 10:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tow Capacity Comparisons For 2015 Trucks

You must realize GVWR may be set lower to accommodate marketing segments or commercial use. Identically configured trucks can have different ratings (many examples have been cited before). Diligence in researching and configuring your purchase can give you more capacity than the numbers reflect. If you read any of "Title 49 CFR 571 FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS," GVWR is all about braking capacity as well as the capacity of tires and rims. I have not found any other listed safety requirement for GVWR. It is what it is, and I think it would be unwise to presume otherwise. That would be the maximum allowed. That does not mean the oem's are rating their vehicles all the way up to this standard.
mich800 02/18/15 02:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Our New Truck

Can't tell from the pics. Is there something that locates the rear axle to help prevent axle wrap with the lighter springs? Found this. I think this answers the axle wrap question. http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab265/mich800/rear-suspension.jpg
mich800 02/17/15 05:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Hemi 6.4 Ram vs Ford 6.2 (gas)

Here's a video of the '14 models 0-60 performance. Link No offense but as soon as I see a reviewer (magazine, etc) mention 0 to 60 times when reviewing HD trucks, I immediately dismiss them. The difference between all of them is so minor and so unimportant to actually towing something that it is meaningless. When someone is contemplating the purchase of a real HD truck, pretty much everything else is more important. No offense taken... but a 0-60 is a means (but not limited to)to demonstrate a powertrains ability to put power to the wheels. So we take the average locomotive and a Ferrari and do 0-60. The Ferrari wins so it must be the better at towing. No, you would compare two trains of different design or makes.
mich800 02/17/15 05:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Our New Truck

Congrats on the new truck. It'll be interesting if the 2 leaf springs will control axle wrap when pulling heavy loads. Didn't see this post. I was curious as well.
mich800 02/17/15 04:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Our New Truck

Can't tell from the pics. Is there something that locates the rear axle to help prevent axle wrap with the lighter springs?
mich800 02/17/15 04:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: What was Ram thinking

Ah the Ford guys bashing Ram, the Ram Guys bashing Ford, yadda yadda yadda. I guess it is fairly entertaining...:B Hey i'm bashing RAM for the aZZ ugly grille and tailgate. That is winter on RV.net. Funny how a tread about one mfg's new design eventually morphs into "wait, the brand I don't like is ugly too".
mich800 02/17/15 04:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Financing

As long as you have equity I see no reason refinancing should be a problem. The maximum term you can borrow from a 401k is 5 years. Personally, I would do what it takes to refi and payback the 401k unless you are very comfortable in your job. If you leave that job or get let go that is a taxable event.
mich800 02/16/15 08:56am General RVing Issues
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