These forums encourage higher numbers of posts - even by the definition of " new members" etc. it should not take 50 posts to lose new member status (said the new member who joined in '04. You should be a "member" after a few useful posts, and a full or senior member after many helpful posts. Add a feature so members can declare a post was helpful, and then add up how helpful folks are being. It would be good to know at a glance how helpful other members consider a poster.
Encourage the right behaviour.
Maybe soon I will be a real member :-(
Travelling with the wife and two kids (16and14)...
5th: '08 Colorado 29BHDS (10-11,000 lbs wet)
TV : '04 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Duramax/Allison Crew Cab
Some people don't accept disagreements well. Just because someone disagrees with you, and tells you so, doesn't make them a know-it-all. They have as much right to their opinion, and the right to defend it, as you do.
p people that will not post the model and serial number.
Of what value is a serial number ?
The full model and serial number.
Will tell me when it was made.
What options it left the factory with.
What print I need for checking things out.
What readings I should look for. When checking each item.
Which manual to look for.
What performance specs to look for.
Most of all.It tells me that I am looking at the same unit. That the customer is asking about. So that I don't give out the wrong answer and put someone in danger.
I'm sure in some cases the Ser# is relevant. But for portable generators, inverters, batteries, TVs, pumps.... and the like, it's not. I guess it depends what product we're talking about.
The MAIN thing is, You can NEVER post too much info if YOU want your problem fixed. To put it in perspective from a Experianced RV Tech---My RV will not start, WHAT is the problem??? You know what, there will be 20 posts in 2 days on what people think is the problem and NONE have any idea what they are talking about. Because there is NO info on what the problem is and NO facts on Year/Model/Brand and what it does NOT do. I LIKE to help, but I HATE when I post to the OP, post the Brand/Year/Model/ appliance Model and S/n and they NEVER respond, but do respond to other posts that are way out there on a supposed fix. Doug. Below is a current post that proves my case.
"I have searched all over the van and have found breakers but no fuses. I flipped the breakers back and forth (all were turned on, including the breaker found on the generator itself) and the microwave kicked on. So, assuming it was fixed, I head out camping and go to turn the AC on and and nothing. I flipped the breakers back and forth and nothing happens this time...
Being that this is an intermittent problem do you guys think I have a loose wire somewhere? If this does not work I am considering taking it to an RV shop, but I really really dont want to do that!