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RE: Insurance

I had them decades ago for car insurance and had a problem, but that probably is irrelevant now. However, they use misleading advertising for car insurance which would make me stay away.
Popsie 04/20/15 07:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: two questions

Some Velcro tape on the bottom of your cushions would probably do the trick. Try the wide tape, and put two on the bottom of each cushion running from front to back. If it doesn't work you can take it off.
Popsie 04/10/15 06:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toyo vs. Hankook tires

Had a TOYO blowout. We have Firestone (made in USA) now. YMMV
Popsie 04/08/15 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: iPad Update

When an update is available, I first do a backup with iTunes before installing the update. That way, if some problem comes with the new update, I can drop back to the previous version by restoring from iTunes.
Popsie 03/13/15 09:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Yookartik sofa

We store a lot of stuff under our sofa, which wouldn't be possible with this design - so it's a NO for me.
Popsie 02/28/15 07:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Funny Story

Not quite the same maybe, but some years back I bought a new station wagon and traded in my sedan. I paid with my trade-in and a loan from my credit union. I had a signed contract, got a temporary paper license plate, and took the wagon home. When the paper license plate was a few days from expiration, I went back to the dealer and they were closed down. I went to the DMV, and after a few run arounds, I learned that the bank that financed the dealer's inventory had foreclosed, and now owned by station wagon. I was given another temporary plate and registration, and I had to keep renewing that until the legal matters were resolved (almost a year) before I finally got a metal license plate and normal registration. The credit union was very supportive, but the DMV acted like I had the plague. Apparently my trade in was sold at auction.
Popsie 02/24/15 06:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Mail Forwarding Delay

We are in Tucson now. Using USPS tracking, I will find a status that says that the package has arrived. In fact, it has arrived in Tucson, but apparently Tucson mail is sent to Phoenix to be sorted and then sent back to Tucson to be delivered (or something crazy like that - I learned this at the Post Office, but they weren't very clear about what was going on). So the actual delivery may be days after the online tracking system says delivered. Also, the guy at the Post Office said that if you send something like a birthday card or invitation to a neighbor on your street, it may take days or a week before it is actually delivered depending on the backlog at Phoenix - which is processing the mail for a lot of Arizona towns and cities. I also have been told that all Colorado Springs mail is routed through Denver to be sorted for delivery. I assume this scheme is being used in many places. This is supposedly being done to cut costs. Another side effect is a reduction in the number of counter workers at local post offices leading to longer delays sending or picking up mail. Also, the personnel cuts are done based on how long a person has been with the Post Office (union rule apparently) which means that the person at the counter to "serve" you may be really good at delivery, but not so good at going through all the Post Office gobbledy gook to send mail overseas etc- which helps to back up the lines. Are any other members here running into these delays?
Popsie 02/24/15 05:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping World Quality

Hmmmm ....: Why is it then - if quality coming out of China can be "all over the map" depending directly upon the specs of the company/distributor ordering the manufacture of it - that in contrast, products coming from Germany are almost universally of good quality? Could it be that there is some kind of "national culture", or other related thing going on with the personnel and workers within the German industrial complex that helps quality along? If there is ... then I prefer products sourced from such places with that magic ingredient that helps quality along. I'm not sure that the Chinese industrial complex contains the national culture, or whatever other things, necessary to put together products like Germany does ... regardless of the build-specs imposed.We lived in West Germany for a number of years. There was definitely a "national culture" - imagine everyone cleaning the sidewalk and street in front of their home, workers in factories having great pride in the quality of their work, etc. However, when the wall came down there was an influx of East Germans who had lived under socialism who lacked the "national culture". Germany is still working to regain their culture, but I doubt that it will ever return to what it was before.
Popsie 02/20/15 08:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tucson Area Suggestions??

Last year at this time I stayed a couple of days at a resort South of Tucson. I think it was at exit 267 on I-10.....It was a gated place that had anything you could think of on site. I don't recall the name of it but they did have plenty of room and treated us real good. I was 45ft towing a enclosed car trailer and didn't have to unhook. Pull through sites with lots of room.I suspect you are referring to Voyager at exit 270. The only RV Park by exit 267 is Crazy Horse, and it doesn't have that much in the way of amenities or charm.
Popsie 02/19/15 03:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: what are the most common things that break?

After 13 years on our Class A diesel - half full time, half half time: Problems in order of annoyance: first plumbing; second electrical (12v and 120v); third appliances (furnaces, water heater, microwave, cooktop); fourth maintenance of engine, chassis, generator; and fifth furnishings including flooring. What burns my toast is having a problem that I will have to buy something (tools/parts/etc.) to accomplish the fix when the needed tools and parts are sitting in my storage but have been left behind. Therefore, I carry a half a dozen tool boxes plus lots of parts. Having to buy stuff not only costs money, it can cost a lot of time especially if you need something that isn't readily available where you happen to be when you need it (especially on our Alaska trips). Fortunately, we have plenty of space and weight carrying capacity to carry stuff we might not need.
Popsie 02/17/15 10:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping World Quality

Only slightly out of date: How much of US consumables are made in China? -- look at the pie chart! Also note that the Chinese buy many goods for themselves from lower-developed countries because they are cheaper than Chinese made. These lower-priced items could show up in products shipped to the US as long as the US purchaser agrees.
Popsie 02/17/15 09:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Front View Camera-anyone else use one?

snip I also did not realize that so many State are now clamping down on windshield mounts for devices. When I was younger the local PD in Va, were hard on anything on the windshield or rear-view mirror. I guess it has come full circle again. http://blog.proclipusa.com/are-suction-cup-windshield-mounts-legal-in-your-state/ The cabinetry at the front of our RV (holds TV and other stuff) hangs down more than a foot below the top of the front windshield. It would be easy to mount a camera on the back of the cabinet (i.e. toward the forward direction of RV travel) without either touching the windshield, blocking the driver's visibility, or using a suction cup. I could also see mounting a camera on a stand affixed to the dashboard behind the instrument cluster which would also not touch the windshield, block the driver's view, nor use a suction cup. Does anyone know if either of these setups would be considered to violate the suction cup mount restrictions imposed by a number of states? (or where to look for that info?)
Popsie 02/14/15 03:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: AC knocked while crossing door?

The next time you are going in or out, make a visual inspection of the door before moving your unit to assure that the door really is where you need it to be. As the driver, YOU are responsible for making the clearance.
Popsie 02/11/15 05:55am Tech Issues
RE: Snarkiness

(Rant) What is it with so many people that in answer to someone's legitimate question all they can do is reply snarky, with no positive contribution to the question/discussion? This isn't something limited to this forum, or RVing. I see it in all the forums and message boards I visit and it's getting worse and worser year by year. Yes, I said that, worse and worser.An easy thing to do is to create your own filters to avoid reading stuff from posters you don't care for. When you come across a post you don't care for, click on the poster's name, then click block.
Popsie 02/02/15 02:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Frozen pipes

For the leak behind the water heater (been there), I had success by removing the water heater then re-plumbing to avoid the problem joints (I think joints are where most RV plumbing leaks come from). You can also bypass the bad plumbing by running new lines yourself. Consider flexible Pex, and use good fittings like sharkbite.
Popsie 02/02/15 02:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Baseplate installation Honda Element - Easy?

It's likely that even if you remove the baseplate, there will be signs that it was there (like bolt holes) which the dealer can see are not stock. I'm guessing that those signs could be an issue if a warranty issue came up. Using a tow dolly might be the best way to hide your usage from your dealer.
Popsie 01/29/15 11:25am Dinghy Towing
RE: Question for the electricians out there.

If you want to be open to changes in the future, you might want to consider a perimeter cable tray around your garage.
Popsie 01/28/15 02:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Breakaway car

All the RVers that have questions of why they need a braking system and why a break away cable now have a good photo of why. This is only the photo. Wait until the law suites start. Why no braking system? Why no brake away cable?That's why you need insurance - including an umbrella liability policy.
Popsie 01/27/15 09:56am Dinghy Towing
RE: If I install Air Tabs & Solid Aero Hubcaps will I get 10 mpg

A belly pan will do the most to reduce drag compared to tabs and hubcaps. One rule of thumb is that 50 % of aerodynamic drag comes from the underneath of the vehicle. Another rule of thumb is that aerodynamic drag increases with the square of the speed, so your best and easiest way to improve mileage is to slow down.
Popsie 01/27/15 05:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Financing an older MH

Well in order to get a home equity loan, You must own a HOME. If you rent. Or if you own a mobile home, you can not obtain a home equity loan. Yes it is very hard to get a loan for an older RV.Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to borrow from a 401K, a vintage car, jewelry, etc. etc.
Popsie 01/25/15 09:12pm Class A Motorhomes
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