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RE: Have the Police stopped enforcing our traffic laws?

I think it depends on your point of view. If you were the guy who just got stopped and given a ticket, your opinion might be that they are being too strict.
thgoodman 12/07/14 12:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Nitrogen option but only on two tires ? ? ?

I'm very particular about my tires. I ALWAYS use the 20:80 blend.
thgoodman 10/28/14 12:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Hankook or Firestone 22.5????

Don't know what you're driving but for this exercise, let's assume a motor home. I prefer Hankook but I can't get them in my size so my advice isn't 1st hand. Just a few things to look out for: 1) Regardless of what tires are on your MH now, weigh it again with it loaded up the way you travel (fuel, cargo, water, etc,) Weighing each wheel position is best but weighing each axle will work. 2) Check the load rating on the tires (remember, duals are different then single but not by 2X). Make sure they are rated to carry the loads you travel with. 3) Check the tire specs for rim size and spacing between each tire in the duel set. If you are going to use your old wheels, mske sure they are the correct size.
thgoodman 10/20/14 02:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Broken heated Mirror

Northwest RV Supply : when I stopped by Northwest RV Supply last summer, they had a pretty good selection on surplus Velvac mirrors and parts. Everything from individual glass parts to castings. Also, major sub-assemblies and complete mirrors. Prices were reasonable. (866) 678-7467 The guys there were very helpful and knew their interchange stuff. I bought a used base casting for my mirror and repaired the mirror myself.
thgoodman 10/06/14 10:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Parts for Rear View Mirrors

when I stopped by Northwest RV Supply last summer, they had a pretty good selection on surplus Velvac mirrors and parts. Everything from individual glass parts to castings. Also, major sub-assemblies and complete mirrors. Prices were reasonable. (866) 678-7467 The guys there were very helpful and knew their interchange stuff. I bought a used base casting for my mirror and repaired the mirror myself.
thgoodman 10/06/14 10:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where to value RV

Go to eBay and check completed auctions. This is the best way to see what something actually sold for rather than what somebody is asking for an RV. If you want to compare values, take the completed auction price on eBay and compare that to what NADA says or what any of the other books say. You will find that very few RV's actually sell on eBay and those that do usually sell at the actual retail value, which is lower than what most owners realize. Thanks for the tip on eBay. I'm not a regular user of eBay so could you post the URL to the "completed auction price" page or are they noy compiled? Thanks
thgoodman 10/03/14 10:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Where to value RV

A valid price for anything is one that a willing seller and a willing buyer agree on and make the transaction. The PPL lists fit that model. The buying guides (NADA, Kelley, etc) use a formula to establish a value. I don't know what the formula is but they are not based on recent sales.
thgoodman 10/03/14 09:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to figure out “Used” DP Coach Prices?

2x on what Gemert said. A valid price for anything is one that a willing seller and a willing buyer agree on and make the transaction. The PPL lists fit that model. The buying guides (NADA, Kelley, etc) use a formula to establish a value. I don't know what the formula is but they are not based on recent sales.
thgoodman 09/18/14 08:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: A/B Switch for Sat/Cable

Yup. Got one from Radio Shack a long time ago. Works great.
thgoodman 09/04/14 09:02am Technology Corner
RE: M.P.G.

OK, 2006 Beaver Patriot Thunder 44' w/tag, 525hp, 13 liter Cat engine w/ no mods, 47000lbs (weighed) with tow'd, 60 - 65 mph freeway driving, cruise control, economy setting on Alison transmission. I don't seem to do as well as other guys on here with similar equipment. I get 4 - 5 MPG, slightly better on flat roads, slightly worse in the mountains. Bottom line: I wouldn't have any other MH so I live with the mileage.
thgoodman 08/11/14 10:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV appraisal service

Take a look at PPL's website for the selling prices of all RVs they have sold in the last 2 years. Also, I googled RV Appraisal Services and looked at some of the listings on there. Most seem to only look an NADA or Kelly and give you a number. You could do that yourself.
thgoodman 07/29/14 09:07am Class A Motorhomes
Explain DOT Tire Certification

I'm researching tire prices for a set of 295/80R 22.5 tires. The prices vary "all over the place" from the "junk" Chinese brands to $800-$900 for American brands like Goodyear. When someone posts on here asking for tire recommendations, the responses are like wise "all over the place". Things like poor workmanship, cheap untrained labor, inferior materials are mentioned, especially for foreign brands. It's all very confusing to me. How much latitude is there in the DOT tire spec? What is the difference in the $200.00 tire and the $900.00 tire if they are both certified under the same spec? There are LOTS of opinions posted on here. They vary wildly. Where can I get straight answers?
thgoodman 07/28/14 11:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Route 66

Just a few more comments from us: We found some of the fore mentioned RT66 books very nice and some kinda' lacking. Look at a few before you buy. We found Meteor Creator quite UNDERwhelming and very overpriced. YMMV Take a look at Walnut Canyon National Monument. You can walk down into the canyon and walk through the cliff dwellings. Just East of Flagstaff and South of I-40
thgoodman 07/08/14 01:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pocket Door… Never More!

I had the same problem. I took it to my regular RV repair guy and the repair was so simple that I was kicking myself in the @$$ for not thinking of it myself and saving a few bucks. In my case the track goes all the way to the back end of the pocket so there is no space at the end of the track (this is important). He measured the distance from the floor to the bottom of the track and made a 1" x 1/4" piece of wood that went all the way from the floor to push up against the track for vertical support and glued it in place using panel cement. Now, the vertical support is the weight baring structure and not the screws through the track into the ceiling. Hope I've explained this clearly. We've had no trouble in the 2 years since he fixed it. PM me if you need more explanation.
thgoodman 07/07/14 03:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Microsoft Streets and Trips coming to end of life

Recent exchange between S&T user group members and S&T Product Manager from a dedicated GPS site. .... interesting.
thgoodman 07/04/14 06:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Microsoft Streets and Trips coming to end of life

Delorme Street Atlas is head and shoulders above Microsoft Streets and Trips. We have both and upgrade at each new release but seldom use the Microsoft Streets. Only get each new release of it because my wife likes it for some things but I don't like it at all. We have had every version of Delorme Street Atlas and also Topo since the first back in the 1990's. So easy to use and gives so much more local info and detail than Microsoft Streets. Now I will save money since I'll only have to upgrade the Delorme. Does the Delorme have a GPS feature that works going down the road like S&T without internet access. If I have to replace S&T I would like something that functions on a PC because of the large display but I don't have reliable internet access going down the road. S&T will run stand alone but still has the GPS functional.
thgoodman 07/03/14 11:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Tom Sawyer RV Park on the Mississippi

Been there. Done that. Loved it!! We had reservations for 2 nights but when we got there, we liked it so much, we extended to a week.
thgoodman 07/03/14 10:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Genie??

I'm running Genie on 3 TVs in my 45' motor home now. I've had it since they 1st came out (1 - 2 yrs ago ?). Best entertainment investment FOR ME in a long time. Don't miss any of my shows, can time shift, combine that with Distant Network Service (both coasts). I don't want to hear from anyone about why am I not out enjoying the great doors instead of stuck in front of my TV. I like what I like and you like you like. Why do you think Baskin Robbins makes 31 flavors?
thgoodman 06/29/14 04:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Diesel Prices

I am going out this am to find some diesel for the new truck, thinking anything under $3.95 a bargain. Let me ask a secondary question. How often do you need DEF (first time I've had this ). Do you add every 1000 miles? Several stations here in West Michigan are at $3.85 right now. Saw one at $3.75 earlier this week $3.73 here S E of Cleveland OH
thgoodman 06/29/14 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Length of MH Restriction??

We've never lost an opportunity because of our length (45') but we've worked in a few parks where it was very difficult to get in and out. The good thing is, once your in, the sites we've had have been pretty nice.
thgoodman 06/19/14 10:11am Workamping Forum
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