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Update your computer systems

Please update your computer systems. Over the years there have been issues after issues that relate to your systems. Whether it has to do with peoples memberships or something as simple as customers information. I've had a couple times where a service manager had a hard time finding my rig in their system. Then just in the last couple of weeks, Thor notified me of a recall and said to get with my dealer. They even gave me the recall number which I passed on. The local CW service center had trouble finding the info. They said that when they put in my VIN in the system, that no recalls show up. However, when I log onto the GS Club members page and go to the "Sam Alert" section, it shows the recall right there. I suspect they have the wrong VIN (which is scary in a way). But it seems like there are band aids put over band aids on your systems....It has to be able to be brought up to speed and simpler.
wbwood 02/24/17 10:13am Camping World Service and Installation
Awning Recall

This is not new information, but I wanted to pass on an awning recall for certain 2013-2014 Thor RV's. (List in the link). I was just made aware of this by Thor when I inquired about something else. If you have one of the units and have trouble with your RV dealer finding it, go through Thor. Camping World of Statesville kept telling me they couldn't find it. I forwarded the correspondence from Thor to them and they got in touch with Thor and finally figured it out. Not sure what the issue was. I suspect they had my VIN wrong...but am not sure. I only say that because they have had issues with finding my info in the past when I've been in there.
wbwood 02/24/17 10:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Every regret your small TT?

I'm referring to those that buy a unit and think they will only camp a certain way (i.e. only in resorts or full hook ups). Over time, many change their attitude over how they camp. What they think they would never do one day, they end up doing it later. Not all RV's are good for all situations (in the way they were built). One who goes into a resort setting is not worried about size as mostly any size unit will fit. However, if they decide to go more rustic to places where site sizes are limited, then they could have an issue. It also goes with tank sizes, batteries, solar, etc....
wbwood 02/24/17 08:56am Beginning RVing
RE: Golf carts

4 - 12's are cheaper to replace than 6 - 8's...
wbwood 02/24/17 06:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Every regret your small TT?

....and whatever you decide on, will end up not being the right choice. Things change. Your camping habits may change. What you think you might not want to do today, you may in a couple years.
wbwood 02/24/17 06:00am Beginning RVing
RE: Driving on beach in outer banks

Here's some footage of the beach. This is at Oregon Inlet. There's vehicle access to the beach next to the campground. Which campground? Oregon Inlet Campground
wbwood 02/24/17 05:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Every regret your small TT?

Many people go from smaller to larger and then later on decide on going back to the smaller as they realize they don't need as much room, can tow easier, usually cheaper and can get into more campsites. Minimalism...
wbwood 02/23/17 08:42am Beginning RVing
RE: Huntington Beach State Park, SC, Question

We were there 3 years ago over Christmas. They do have some sewer hookups,just beware they are all out in the open. They also have a 3 lane dump station of you can't get a sewer site. All the other sites have water and electric.We preferred the W&E because some of them were more secluded.They have a nice small camp store with WIFI and a great ranger program.Be sure to visit Atallaya, the home of the Huntingtons. In Murrel's Inlet,we enjoyed Drinkin Jacks for dinner.http://www.huntingtonbeachstatepark.net/atalaya.html Drunkin Jacks is good, but be prepared for a long wait or get there when they first open up (around 4pm I think). That was our go to place until several years ago when we discovered Bubba's Fish Shack in Surfside Beach. Easier to get in to and much cheaper.
wbwood 02/23/17 07:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: City And Fresh Water Fill

On my new 2017 Coleman 300qt Toy Hauler the city and fresh water fill are on the right side of the trailer near the door! First time I have ever seen that. So, I will have to run a hose under the trailer to connect to the city water supply... I guess they must have had their reasons but just seems strange. I checked, the sewer is on the left side....Whew! The TT we used to own and the motorhome we currently own the freshwater is on the passenger side. The city water is on the driver side.
wbwood 02/23/17 07:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Driving on beach in outer banks

Here's some footage of the beach. This is at Oregon Inlet. There's vehicle access to the beach next to the campground.
wbwood 02/22/17 05:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ashville RV Parks and CG.

The area gets pretty popular during that time of the year, so early reservations is a must. Momma Gerties upper section is real nice. Last year we stayed at Mountain Stream in Marion NC. Nice place but the road to the campground is not for the faint of heart. Mountain Stream is a pretty park, but we had a negative experience there with the owners. And it wasn't just us. My old boss , his wife and grandkids weee here at the same time and experienced the same thing. Needless to say, if you are just a couple, then it might work out for you.
wbwood 02/22/17 05:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sanitize or replace old camper fresh water holding tank?

replace the tank
wbwood 02/20/17 11:57am Beginning RVing
RE: Full time travel trailer

We are planning to full time it in another year and of course we can't decide class a,class c or travel trailer in 24-28 ft size My question is does anyone know of a travel trailer that can take the life of a full timer constantly moving across country.A lot of the ones Insee don't look like hey can hold up Thanks That's opening a can of worms. Only YOU can decide what is right for you. You are going to get what you pay for. What your needs are will make the determination. It's really 6 in one, half dozen other type of thing.....
wbwood 02/20/17 11:56am Beginning RVing
RE: Newbie needs purchase advise

I'm concerned about that is was listed a month earlier for $3000 more. It could of been just a little dangle the bait and see what bites thing. and then we will reduce the price closer to it's actual value and make it look like we are really giving someone a deal. If NADA says $5300, then I definitely would not go over $5500. I would start with $4500 or so.
wbwood 02/20/17 11:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Driving on beach in outer banks

When we were there last summer, we saw a mixture of vehicles. Anything from SUV's to big jacked up trucks. The big trucks were the ones having the most difficult time. As mentioned about the permit, there are other requirements that you must have certain items when driving on the beach. I agree about the soft sand. It was very difficult for us to even walk on. I will look through our video files. I might have some video of the beach around the Oregon Inlet campground, where we stayed.
wbwood 02/20/17 11:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ashville RV Parks and CG.

We've stayed at Curtis Creek CampgroundCurtis Creek Campground. It's a Forest Service campground. No hookups. Vault toilets and access to water. $7/night. Beautiful location about 30 minutes from Asheville.
wbwood 02/20/17 11:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Used class c

I agree with others. A new one is not going to be that much more (or at least what you should be able to get it for). If you are buying used to save money or perhaps have a lower budget, then you should really look beyond a couple years old and go at least 5 years or more. The savings will be significant, meaning you can get more for your money. The problem with buying a newer one (few years old) is that people owe not much less than what they paid for it. If they paid $70k 2 years ago, then they probably still owe between $65-68k today. Now of course, they could of put $10k down. But the private party book value is not going to be close to what they paid for it (and don't even bother to see what a dealer will give you for it). While they may have put $10k down, they aren't going to get that money back. At least not all of it. They more than likely will lose around half off it. The fact is that RV's lose value. Pretty quickly at the beginning and then around 10 years or so they start to start losing less at slower rate. We have owned 2 pop ups, a TT and now a Class C. We bought all of them new with exception of one of the pop ups. And the one that we bought used, I got a really good deal on and ended up trading it in with our TT for our Class C. The dealer gave us twice what we bought the pop up for. Good used pop ups are hard to find and people are wanting crazy prices for their crappy ones. I watched the listings for about a month on craigslist and jumped on the one we bought as soon as I hit. Made an offer a little lower than what they were asking and they accepted. Worked out good. We had intentions of using the pop up, but before we could use it, we decided to trade up. I could of easily sold it on my own for about 2.5 of what we paid for it, especially if I would of waited for warmer weather.
wbwood 02/19/17 06:12am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Newbie to Dinghy towing....which dolly?

After almost 4 years with my current MH, I finally got off the fence and ordered an Acme tow dolly with surge brakes, just this past Wed. Not looking forward to towing a car, although I've towed boats a number of times with previous motorhomes, it should be nice to have a smaller vehicle wherever we stop. :B We think you will like it. Towing a car is easy. The hard part is remembering that it's back there.
wbwood 02/19/17 04:56am Dinghy Towing
RE: Horrendous smell and pink water coming out of FW tank

There's nothing wrong with putting antifreeze in the fresh water tank. Many manufacturers even list it as one of the ways to winterize your unit. I just wouldn't leave excess sitting in the tank after you run it through the lines. Drain the excess out through your low point drain if there is any. It should hurt with it in the lines of tank for 3-6 months. Run water through it afterwards until it's gone. If you are one that drinks from the water lines (we are not), then I would recommend sanitizing it at least once or twice. With a reported smell, it sounds like water or something else has sat for a long period of time. With only 4000 miles on a 4 year old unit, I would imagine that it hasn't been used in a while.
wbwood 02/18/17 01:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Paying in full before delivery???

They are more than likely full of BS. Using pressure techniques. There is obviously something in it for them. I would of told them that you stick with the original agreement or the deal is off. It's their fault if they lose out on something they already agreed to. Unless of course there was a communication breakdown somewhere.
wbwood 02/18/17 12:52pm General RVing Issues
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