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RE: Lazy Days FL - Good Service Report

Quote - If you post this on www.rvservicereviews.com, a lot more people will see....... At your suggestion I went over there and there's just too much info they want me to provide.
phillyg 08/21/16 10:17am General RVing Issues
Lazy Days FL - Good Service Report

After hearing LD is good with selling but forgets you when you get service, I have a good report to share. Scheduled the Montana for a handful of warranty work. Told them I would be staying for the duration of the repairs but changed my mind since we live relatively close by. Checked in by service writer Samantha and the FW was in the bay two hours later. Some things could not be repaired in one day. RV tech Steve thoroughly explained what he needed to do, and one repair part had to be ordered. The part didn't arrive till the second week but I don't think that was LD's fault. The FW will have to go back to replace the cracked Corian counter because it, by itself, is a 10hr job and the countertop must be ordered. Overall, I give LD an A- so I'm very pleased. They could have gotten an A if they had given me a couple of calls to let me know the repair status rather than me having to call them. Regardless, I did NOT experience what others have complained about WRT being forgotten after the sale
phillyg 08/20/16 05:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: New truck, trailer height..

You look closer to perfect than most setups I've seen, including my own.
phillyg 08/18/16 04:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Busted Leaf Spring

Now, I'm going to make a rather broad statement here based on mostly anecdotal evidence. The guy who replaced my boat trailer springs told me not to expect to get more than three years out of the new pair in a salt water environment as they were Chinese steel, and if I opted for American steel, he could get springs from another source and they would last much longer but at much greater cost, and with a shipping delay. He went on to say we ship our steel scrap to the Chinese and they returned to us steel products that are not mfgrd. to American standards. I've researched this a bit and I suspect he told the truth. So, does anyone here think RV mfgrs. are using Chinese or American steel on our RVs?
phillyg 08/18/16 04:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: IKEA Mattresses

Ikea mattresses.......suck.
phillyg 08/18/16 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Possible hub failure

If it's one of the stamped pound in dust caps, sometimes they don't like to be replaced and you have to use a new one. Have you checked to make sure there is no wear on the axle, castle nut and inside of the dust cap that would indicate a hard part pushing the dust cap off? This.
phillyg 08/18/16 03:34pm Tech Issues
RE: inspection

Buyer pays for inspection, similar to buying a house or boat.
phillyg 08/16/16 07:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Getting New Tires -- Jack Up Points For Installers To Use?

I can't recall ever seeing a tire shop jack anywhere other than under the axle u-bolts. I've never done any damage or had a mishap doing the same.
phillyg 08/11/16 08:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Front receiver

I've never seen the type you've described. I assume you know there is probably a standard hitch receiver available for your truck?
phillyg 08/11/16 08:16pm Truck Campers
RE: RV Quality

If they built higher quality units they'd probably price many of us out of the market.
phillyg 08/11/16 08:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Advise Please

I don't think the type of flooring would affect resale, but if you do use laminate flooring make sure it looks high quality as some of it looks cheap.
phillyg 08/11/16 08:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Total knee replacement issues.

If you're a good candidate according to your doctor, I say go for it. Get up on it the day after surgery and exercise it. Do the rehab, diligently. Only problem I have is kneeling as it is a bit painful even, 10 years. post surgery.
phillyg 08/09/16 05:41pm Beginning RVing
RE: Reserve America policies

Wow, you're a tough crowd. My comment about the Durbs was to his cavalier attitude toward the OP and recommended $50 CANX fee. I'm almost afraid to say my DW and I were just discussing if we can make our John Pennekamp reservation in Sep. because of a family commitment. We're very disappointed, but of course we knew up front that FL/RA charges a one-night CANX fee and perhaps someone else can use the space.
phillyg 07/30/16 06:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Reserve America policies

I wish the cancellation fee were higher. People get on line and reserve all their contingency spots in case they might want to go, thus filling up the parks with unfulfilled reservations. Those who really want to stay are shut out even though sites will be ultimately available. They will cancel a few days in advance, pay a couple of bucks The site will go empty and a family that needs to plan ahead will stay home. Should be a $50 cancellation fee in my mind. Except it appears the OP isn't one of those folks to whom you refer. He tried to cancel a month in advance! You do realize some folks have bona fide reasons to have to cancel, don't you?
phillyg 07/27/16 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: How long can 5th wheel stayed hooked up...

No issues in my opinion. If it makes you feel better, extend the landing legs to take the weight off the TV.
phillyg 07/21/16 06:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electric awning - Don't like the durned thing! Rant!

I have a Dometic 9100 electric awning. I can't say it's better than my old manual and it's so high I'd need a ladder to attach lights or a patio shade to it. Yes, I can lower one arm a bit to dump water, but I'm limited since I have a slide directly under the awning that would chafe against the awning fabric. But, I knew all that before we purchased the FW so I'm not complaining.
phillyg 07/10/16 05:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Morryde Pinbox with Pullrite or Demco Hijacker Hitch

Okay, thanks for the replies. I was getting ready to order one of those two auto sliders and I certainly didn't want to give up the Morryde advanyage.
phillyg 07/10/16 04:42pm Towing
RE: Dometic toilet blocking in the down tube

It might just be a paper backup. I've had a similar problem twice now with the new Montana, and I've never used RV TP. Without a proper "tool" on hand, I turned off the water and found a convenient tree branch with a slight curve and stirred it around till I softened the mess, then ran a lot of water thru the toilet and it cleared. The first time I thought the pipe took a sharp bend and that was the scene of the blockage, but I think what I have is as RoyB showed. The second time I had three gurls, two women and me in the RV, and the TP just built up till it filled the downpipe. I obviously have to retrain the gurls (haha) or me keep a closer eye on it (yuck). I'm still not giving in to the RV TP "requirement" because I'm stubborn like that.
phillyg 07/10/16 10:52am General RVing Issues
RE: I think I made a mistake.

Everyone has different reactions. I will admit I sometimes get stressed finding a good fuel stop, and recently when my 4-yr old granddaughter had to go and there was no where convenient to stop. But, I felt the same with a 36' Class A with a toad. I don't think anyone else can say what's best for you.
phillyg 07/10/16 10:34am Class A Motorhomes
Morryde Pinbox with Pullrite or Demco Hijacker Hitch

For those using a Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker hitch with their respective capture plate, does the capture plate immobilize the Morryde anti-chucking feature, thus rendering it useless? I've looked at the installation guides for both plates and it sure looks like I'd have to install nylon blocks that "jam" or prevent movement in the pinbox.
phillyg 07/10/16 10:03am Towing
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