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Buying A New RV in US?

Anyone know what's involved in buying a new RV (5th Wheel) in the US and importing it into Canada? Even with the low Cdn $, it's still a good deal. Just wondering what kind of issues I might run into because it's not CSA approved? Anybody been there - done that? What should I be aware of? Thanks!
vwsportbug 03/06/15 03:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: not so fantastic vent

This is a stupid question, but have you bothered to call the factory? Fantastic Fan is the poster child for what customer service is supposed to be. They used to be but not so much anymore since they were bought out by Atwood. I just had excellent service on my Fantastic Vent from the factory back in December. Replaced the damaged parts under warranty on a 8 year old RV! I was amazed and delighted with Fantastic Vent's service. Don't know where the "not so much anymore" comment is coming from but my experience was great! Give the factory customer service folks a chance and I'll bet they fix you up!!!
vwsportbug 02/08/15 07:54pm General RVing Issues
Restringing Day/Nite Shades - Grommet?

I have a couple of Day/Nite shades that need restringing and I have never been able to get the new grommets that come with the restring kit to fit back into the grommet hole. Is there a secret in how to replace the grommets? Hope someone can help.
vwsportbug 02/07/15 07:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone recommend an LED TV with variable audio line-out

Any TV with a headphone jack should allow you to do this. Just get the headphone jack on one end of the connecting cord and RCA jacks on the other end to connect to your sound system. It won't be DVD quality sound but I find it perfectly acceptable in my system.
vwsportbug 02/05/15 04:57pm Technology Corner
RE: A solution to watch movies on TV with no DVD or wifi needed

If you are purchasing a new TV with this in mind, be careful that the TV you buy has the capability to play movies thru it's USB port. A couple of mine will only support MP3 files on their USB. A third one works fine with movies.
vwsportbug 11/20/14 09:21am Technology Corner
Thank You Fantastic Vent for Great Customer Service!

The lift mechanism died on the Fantastic Vent in my '06 Carriage Cameo last week. I tried getting some repair advice and parts at my local Camping World store but they didn't carry the necessary parts in stock and would have to order them in for me and I wasn't sure what parts I would need. Rather than order/wait for parts, I decided to call Fantastic Vent direct to see if they could tell me what parts I needed and how to go about the repair. Imagine my surprise when their very helpful customer service representative advised me that my vent was still under warranty and that she would send me the replacement parts and a repair diagram free of charge! I only had to pay for the shipping cost. Now that was GREAT SERVICE! If only more RV companies and suppliers would offer warranties and service like this. I will definitely choose Fantastic Vent products on any future purchases! Thank you Fantastic Vent!!!
vwsportbug 11/17/14 08:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Fogged window glasses in MH...

We have had Hehr windows in out rig since 2000. Never a problem. They make a high quality product. Expensive, but quality. Hehr windows Hehr Windows have their problems too! First 2 of mine that went foggy were replaced free of charge at the 6 year mark (I just had to pay for installation at a local installer). I now have 2 more Hehr windows that have gone bad in my Carriage 5th wheel. Will be stopping in at Suncoast Designers in October on my way south this year. Hehr won't replace these latest ones under warranty and the replacement cost is $460/window. I think Hehr may have had a problem with their windows in the 2005/2006 timeframe - seen lots of people complaining about them in RVs of that vintage.
vwsportbug 09/11/14 12:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fantastic fan not working

My Fantastic Fan vent cover lift mechanism just stopped working. How difficult is the repair if you receive replacement lift mechanism from Fantastic Fan? I see a few screws on the lower side of the turn knob. Are these all I will need to remove in order to replace the lift mechanism? Hope somebody here has done this before and can walk me through the process. Thanks in advance.
vwsportbug 08/26/14 06:07pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Time to Install New Tires - Evergreen Brand?

Oh man! I'm the original poster here on this thread and I really didn't want to get FLAMED which is why I requested only responses from people with some actual experience. I'm like everybody else - I will do my "due diligence" before I buy a new unknown brand. I recall my father buying Michelin tires back in the '60's when no one had ever heard of them either! Every company starts somewhere and this company could be the next Michelin for all I know (or, it seems, anyone else on here knows). If I don't get good reports on these tires, I won't be buying them so please don't try to lecture me from your high horse about something you know nothing about!
vwsportbug 06/26/14 06:05pm Tow Vehicles
Time to Install New Tires - Evergreen Brand?

I have to install 6 new tires on my tow vehicle within the next month or two and the best deal I've found is on a brand called "Evergreen" which I've never heard of before. Does anyone have any experience with this tire manufacturer? Are their tires any good? I'm sure they are made in China but the price is $300 lower than for any other brand (so $50 each). Please respond only if you have any actual experience with this tire brand. Thanks
vwsportbug 06/26/14 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Mice in Fifth Wheel

I put dcon in mine one year, and the mice and dcon dissapeared, but when we went camping the next spring, and opened our lawn chair bags, they were full of dcon the mice had brought all the way to the storage bay. Ha. That happened to me one time. I kept buying more and more dcon. Couldn't figure out how I could have so many mice. A few days later I opened up my BBQ and it was half full of dcon. Who was poisoning who?
vwsportbug 05/21/14 07:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Really?

And then, when you get to the RV park, you don't need a golf cart to drive around in. You can just use the Smart car. It's about the same size.....
vwsportbug 05/06/14 06:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Latest and Greatest WiFi Booster?

Google "Ideaworks WIFI Antenna". This antenna works for me in a situation like you describe (1/4 mile distance, wooded area, etc.). Inexpensive to purchase too!
vwsportbug 05/06/14 05:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Rot repair

Is it my imagination or are we seeing a real up-tick in new members having just bought/thinking about buying/etc; rigs with existing rot and needing advise on how to repair? yes we are seeing more of these. they buy and then come on here and ask instead of doing it the right way. bumpy OK. I'll bite. What is the "right" way?
vwsportbug 05/06/14 05:41pm General RVing Issues
Laptop Hinge Problem

The hinge on my MSI laptop has virtually seized up and is starting to pull the screen apart on one side every time I try to close it. Also causes the screen to flicker on/off whenever it gets moved. I tried a couple drops of 3 in 1 oil to see if that would help but didn't seem to. Can hinges be fixed or do I need to leave it open for the rest of it's life? Any tips???
vwsportbug 04/18/14 03:02pm Technology Corner
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