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RE: Road Rage...Help

Two thumbs up for Bluegrass. Love my XM radio, Bluegrass and XM Classics, get in the slow lane, cruise on 65, and keep her between the lines.
vjstangelo 11/11/16 06:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Uninformed buyers-Rant

We recently sold.our TT on Craigslist after we purchased our Class A. To be frank, we knew the unit had issues and we priced it accordingly. Even at what we considered to be our bottom line price, we did come down even a bit more just to more it and no longer be pestered with the numerous calls and showings. Granted we were only asking about $3000 but the tire kickers and those whose attitude was they were going to do us a favor by taking it off our hands for half that price drove us crazy. We endured daily showings for 2 weeks until sold. Wouldn't want to do it again.
vjstangelo 11/07/16 07:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Vista 30 vs Thor Ace 30.1

I'll add just one more thing to this thread. My comment was to get the unit with 2 AC units, and here's a good example why. Here we are on vacation and the front AC on our new to us 2012 Vista died (no cooling). Would be the end of the trip save for the back AC. The MOHO is 33 ft and the AC is 13.5K BTU. Daytime temps here in FL are 85F. Inside temp with 1 AC is 72F. We will finish our trip and get her fixed. I researched the Coleman RVP units (the one I have) with R410 are not very reliable, lucky me. It would've been awful to drive 600 miles and have this happen without a backup AC.
vjstangelo 10/27/16 08:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bikes on ladder

Thanks to all for the thoughts. My camping bike is well worn and dirt would make it look nicer. :)
vjstangelo 10/27/16 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best route to Florida in January

Get on US 29 south in Charlottesville, divided road all the way to Greensboro, NC.
vjstangelo 10/26/16 02:03pm Snowbirds
RE: Bikes on ladder

Effy, can you pm me a link for the hitch receiver version that works for you?
vjstangelo 10/26/16 01:32pm Class A Motorhomes
Bikes on ladder

Is it advisable to hang bikes on the ladder of a Class A? It would be 2 bikes: DW and mine.
vjstangelo 10/26/16 12:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 2016 ram 3500 dully??? gaser or diesel???

Gads! 12K more? Jeez. But, if you think you would regret not, getting the diesel, I would swallow hard and ante up. My last metric for decisions is usually imagining in a year, would I have regrets not doing _______.
vjstangelo 10/26/16 10:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 ram 3500 dully??? gaser or diesel???

FWIW, I have 1 truck, 2005 Excursion with the V10. We used it to tow a 7000 GVW TT. The weak link in that setup was the transmission (4R100). I know because my new Winnebago has the Torqshift and that transmission is a dream to drive (extra gears, tow haul downshifting). Me thinks that the newer gassers with the latest transmissions and gearing will work wonders compared to the older units like my EX. To me it comes down to transmission and gearing, not gas vs diesel. The power and torque generated don't amount to much if it is not efficiently transmitted.
vjstangelo 10/26/16 09:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Supplemental Brake for Toad Recomendation

My vote for RVi as well. We bought the optional tire pressure monitors which track pressure and temperature of the wheel through the cab controller. It is portable so I can move to any other tow vehicle easy as pie.
vjstangelo 10/26/16 08:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 Power, effectivity

Nice set up to timmac. Curious as to why you trailer the Wrangler and not tow 4 down.
vjstangelo 10/26/16 06:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Vista 30 vs Thor Ace 30.1

If the Winnebago has 2 AC units, I would go with that motorhome.
vjstangelo 10/16/16 06:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I'm torn, buy or not to buy

Oops, my bad. No real opinion then, it's just a gas vs diesel preference.
vjstangelo 10/12/16 06:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing 2013 Honda CR-v

We have a 2011 with regular radio/CD combo (no navigation). We run a RVi aux brake. I turn off the radio but don't pull fuse. The battery has never died, but we run the motor every 8 hours per the manual.
vjstangelo 10/12/16 06:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I'm torn, buy or not to buy

Does your truck use DEF? Does the 2016 (probably yes)? If it were me I would stuck with yours if your 2011 is non_DEF.
vjstangelo 10/12/16 06:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Large RV insurance trouble

Geico was very reasonable for us.
vjstangelo 08/09/16 03:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Beware Pilot in NJ

I am the OP. This one has really taken off. I never bothered to call the Pilot back because in hindsight, based on comments by others in the thread, I realized it would be a fruitless waste of time. My reason for posting was that one really needs to be vigilant at this full serve facility and don't assume your selection will be honored. WRT premium fuel, there is little doubt in my mind that petroleum manufacturer's make a larger profit selling "Premium" when compared to "Regular". If this were not true, the manufacturer's would not be attempting to convince me via advertising to select Premium. I have no proof of this, but I suspect that the fuel attendants receive some sort of bonus at the end of the day for up-selling Premium. Up-selling was a common practice in the service industry where I worked while in college, pizza delivery. Suggest selling of extra cheese and cokes was expected: "Would you like extra cheese or cokes with that?". In closing, I don't think it was a simple mistake/oversight. Let the buyer beware...
vjstangelo 08/09/16 03:27pm Class A Motorhomes
Beware Pilot in NJ

On the way home from the NE we stopped at the Pilot along I78 in West Clinton,NJ. I don't come this way often, and forgot that one cannot self_serve gasoline in NJ. Anyway, I dutifully pulled up as the attendant directed, passed him my card, and said clearly "$50 regular unleaded". At some point I walked down to the pump which had stopped. I was asked if I wanted a receipt and I stated yes. When I pulled away, I looked at the receipt and it clearly showed he had put in premium unleaded which was about 60 cents a gallon more than regular. Since we were already away from the station which by the way was packed, I just moved along. I even tipped the guy before I noticed the receipt. My advice in NJ is watch the attendant like a hawk to ensure your the selection is honored. I feel like this is a racket at this Pilot and intend to call the Manager Monday.
vjstangelo 08/07/16 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing Capacity of Ford Explorer

Um, I would not be so quick to listen to the weight police. There are any number of TT's that can be towed with your vehicle. Our family started with a 2000 KIWI hybrid which we towed with an Olds Silhouette minivan. With the factory tow package the tow rating was 3500#, and the trailer was 2700# dry. We towed it for 3 years all around the east coast, Canada to Florida. Note that I had the Reese Dual Cam WD bars which were a great addition. We finally upgraded to a larger TT and at that time moved up to a truck body tow vehicle. If you are near Hershey, mosey over to the RV show there in September. I'm sure there is some ultra light that will fit your needs.
vjstangelo 07/31/16 07:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Goodbye to our Beast- a 1973 Sportscoach

Agreed. It should be the other guy's insurance settling with you, not your insurance company, that is provided they other folks in the wrong had a policy in effect. I would already have a lawyer on tap, because the insurance company will surely try to minimize their costs. Given your injures, and future pain and suffering, you should sue for their policy maximum. That should bring them to the bargaining table with a reasonable compensation for your motorhome.
vjstangelo 07/23/16 10:33am Class A Motorhomes
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