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RE: odd camper

The top photo is probably real as there are photos of other similar VW vans on the web. There is even a VW bug that has a fifth wheel hitch on the roof that pulls a small fifth wheel trailer. But as already mentioned, the interior photo is a new Airstream trailer.
msmith1199 04/16/18 04:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jacks down lightcame on

Low hydraulic fluid level can cause it.
msmith1199 04/13/18 08:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Goodyear Tire Deaths for RVs

10 years? I thought the industry standard was 5 years? I have Toyo's on my RV now that are six years old. Against my better judgment I went ahead and replaced the front tires a few weeks ago. I decided the run the rears a few more years. I've put less than 25k miles on the tires and I store my motorhome indoors. Do you think the rear tires are good for at least 4 more years?
msmith1199 04/09/18 11:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Insurance wtf???

You are paying too much for for your Home at $2500 a year for a 200k House - You need to seriously shop around for both. I have a 2008 Gulf Stream 40Ft on Freightliner Chassis runs about $1200 Per year - which is about $400 per year higher than my homeowners policy on my $350K house - Through Allstate - Good Luck Shopping He lives in Biloxi you live in Sacramento. When was the last time a Hurricane hit Sacramento?
msmith1199 04/09/18 11:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Insurance wtf???

Getting ready to close a deal on a 2008 Winnebago Journey 39z. Calling around getting quotes for insurance. Comprehensive and liability of course. I'm getting quotes between $2000 and $2500 a year. That's what i pay for homeowners insurance on $200k of home, $150k in out buildings plus contents. What are yall paying? Yeah, that's expensive but the reason it's more than your house is because you aren't driving your house down the freeway. Your motorhome is probably at 50 times greater risk than your house.
msmith1199 04/09/18 11:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 80mph gusts wind ..ripped off half roof

Is the OP still around? Unless I missed it, I don't see where he told us the final outcome on his claim with Progressive?
msmith1199 04/08/18 10:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Goodyear Tire Deaths for RVs

OK, What is the purpose? The LAST tire was made in 2003. In the BEST case, the tires were outdated in 2013, but really 2010/11. Which means, this is a NON story. It died(pun) when the last operational tire should have been gone by 2011 at the latest. There should be NONE of these tires anywhere on the road and NONE at a Goodyear Retailer. Doug The article says the number of deaths are counted through 2015. So somebody was still running them. But at least Goodyear has a defense for blowouts after 2008.
msmith1199 04/08/18 10:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind damage to slide topper

We only have the aluminum cover on the main awning. The slides have full awnings, but no aluminum covers. Ours is a Monaco. Don't know if they make them for the shorter awnings or not. They make them because all of the awnings on my windows have them and they are all shorter than the slides.
msmith1199 04/08/18 06:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind damage to slide topper

The main reason I want the aluminum is because it appears the covers will help if I get into strong winds again. None of the awnings with the covers had problems, only the biggest slide topper without it.
msmith1199 04/07/18 09:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind damage to slide topper

I did finally get a chance to get up and look at the toppers and noticed the material is getting old and does have sign of cracking. So I'm just going to go ahead and replaced the fabric on all three toppers. I've watched the YouTube videos and it doesn't look that complicated. For anybody who has changed these before, my three toppers don't have the aluminum cover so the fabric is just exposed to the elements when rolled up. That's a little odd as my main awning along with all the window awnings do have the aluminum cover. I don't know why National RV cheaped out on the slide toppers. Anyway, I looked at the most recommended company for replacing the topper fabric and they tell you how to measure and you are supposed to tell them if you have the aluminum cover or not. What I want to do is include the aliminum cover with the new fabric. Has anybody added the aliminum covers that didn't have them before? I assume they will work with the exsiting hardware? I'll call the company that sells the fabric on Monday and see what they say.
msmith1199 04/07/18 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flat tow a 4WD Colorado PU

It can be done and the procedure is in the owners manual. I can't be more helpful than that as when I did all the research I bought a Jeep Wrangler instead of the Colorado so never got to tow one. You can view the owners manuals online.
msmith1199 04/06/18 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Burning man?

Luckily I still consider my inner freak to be a good thing. We have a couple of friends who have been there and shared their experience verbally and by picture and it looks to be a fantastic event, unlike anything else. Who would not want to do that. Yes, the conditions can be terrible and even when it's good it's going to be dusty (review location!). To those who have been there, I am terribly jealous. It's absolutely a bucket list item for me. I even watched hours of the BM live video feed one year. I will have to see if the next one has a similar setup as I had forgotten about it until now. I guess it depends on how freaky you are comfortable with. I tend to draw the line at the public orgies. Actually, I draw the line a little before that..:)
msmith1199 04/06/18 08:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pacific Pride-Pioneer Fuel

What is their pricing structure? I'm looking for a cardlock solution that works for RV use. Pioneer Fuel charges I think 5 cents a gallon for providing the account and then you pay whatever the individual station owner charges. Normally it's always been about the same price or within a few cents of what the local prices. The problem is you don't know the price as it's not on the pump. If you want to know before you pump you have to call Pioneer fuel and they can look it up for you. I never did that before and just waited until I got my bill. Today's bill was a little of shock. As far as I know Pioneer is one of the few places where you can get a commercial cardlock account for a private motorhome that doesn't have a minimum purchase requirement. The other places that offer accounts for motorhome owners you have to purchase a minimum amount every month and most people wouldn't make the minimum year round. Really the only advantage to the cardlock is their locations are nice and big and usually you are the only one there when filling up. And they don't have a $50 or $100 limit on the pump so you can pump 100 gallons if you need to without resetting. I lived in California when I originally got the account and there was a Pacific Pride near the house and it was nice and big and none of the gas stations that had diesel were easy access. Now it's not that critical for me anymore so I won't be using the cardlock anymore.
msmith1199 04/06/18 08:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pacific Pride-Pioneer Fuel

Yup, that's one of the other ones. There are several places along that stretch that had the same price. I'm up in Reno but my motorhome is stored down there because I got a really good price on an indoor place. It was the perfect spot because of the Pacific Ride really close too, but that isn't going to work now. But those other stations are all big enough for easy access with the motorhome. The only problem is you have to restart the pump three times to get a fill up.
msmith1199 04/06/18 07:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pacific Pride-Pioneer Fuel

I"ve noticed it more in the past too, but never more than a few cents a gallon. No way in heck would I have used them if I knew it was going to be $3.47 a gallon. But I'm not going to call in every time I want fuel, so that will be the last I'll use it. I'll keep the card until they close my account for lack of use.
msmith1199 04/06/18 05:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Burning man?

Based on what I know of Burning Man, I think for the most part it's a freak fest. I doubt I'll be attending any time soon.
msmith1199 04/06/18 03:19pm Class A Motorhomes
Pacific Pride-Pioneer Fuel

Anybody have a Pacific Pride Account through Pioneer Fuel still? If you do, make sure you call them for current pricing before filling up. I just got my bill for last month and got charged $3.469 a gallon for diesel in Carson City last month. The regular commercial gas stations the next block over had diesel in the $2.70 price range. That's about .77 cent a gallon more for the convenience of using Pacific Pride and had I know there was that much difference, no way in heck would I have done it. Cost me over $57.00 more for 75 gallons! $3.469 is what you would have to pay in areas of California right now. In my past experience I have seen diesel prices a few cents cheaper at Pacific Pride and few cents more than the regular stations, but never a price difference this high.
msmith1199 04/06/18 03:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Burning man?

Why not just rent an RV of your choice and drive it there? Stay for as long as you want. Get there and return on YOUR terms not someone else. That's got to be cheaper than the price currently on the table. Maybe the owner has one heck of a view lot? I doubt it! Check the round trip flight price. It's not cheap. There is a dirt air strip at the Burning Man Festival. Does the ad mean pick up at Reno or 1/2 mile away from BM on the dry lake bed? Chum lee The round trip price for me is cheap. I can get there and back on one tank of gas. Or if I take the motor home there and back is a 1/3 of a tank of gas.
msmith1199 03/27/18 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: MOPAR lifetime warranty

I keep all my vehicles at least 8-10 years. On my last 3 vehicles, I purchased the extended warranties. I used the extended warranty once on a truck after the factory warranty ran out. The cost of the fix was way less than what I paid for the extended warranty. The only thing the extended warranty was good for (in my case) was piece of mind but I believe in most cases, it's a waste of money unless your vehicle is very problematic. X 2 I spent 35 years in the automotive industry and extended warranties are one of the most profitable things a dealer sells. They make as much or more profit on the extended warranty as they do on a new vehicle. Notice this is not just an extended warranty. I'm very familiar with extended warranties and the pitfalls. This is a "Lifetime" warranty that covers you for as long as you own your car. That means at 15 years old with 500,000 miles on the odometer you still have a complete bumper to bumper warranty on the vehicle. If you're the type of person who drives a car until it will drive no longer, you don't think you could get your money's worth and then some out of this warranty?
msmith1199 03/23/18 09:22pm Dinghy Towing
Burning man?

I was browsing Craigslist and came across this ad. Rent a 1996 Winnebago for the week at Burning Man (doesn't even say if tickets are included), for $10,000! But he'll give you a ride from the airport up to burning man for free, with the $10k rental. I don't know if it's a joke or if he can seriously get that much. I doubt the motorhome is even worth $10,000. I'm almost tempted to call and see if he gets this or not. Craigslist Ad
msmith1199 03/23/18 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
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