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RE: RV driver charged in fatal accident in Tennessee

I don't believe you get an accurate perception of what really happened. I know what happened. He ran over an officer on duty while 100's or thousands of cars did not. The only real question is was he doing anything out of the ordinary. If he was traveling the same speed as the rest of the traffic, then the rest of the traffic is just as guilty as he is. NO!! The rest of the traffic did not kill a policeman on duty.So you have concluded that his speed was not a problem. So where is the criminal act? At what physical point did he become a criminal? You must pinpoint the moment in time when he acted criminally. You do understand the death of the officer was only a byproduct of what preceded it.\ My guess is that the prosecution will show that the criminal act occurred when the driver of the RV did not pull over to merge with other traffic, or stop in his lane. The RV driver admitted that he saw the signs saying that the lanes were blocked but he made a conscious decision to stay in those lanes until he killed the officer. The decision was out of the ordinary for what the other drivers were doing at that time and that is what the Grand Jury decided when they decided to indict him for RECKLESS homicide, instead of some lessor offense like careless driving, failure to yield, etc.
rgatijnet1 12/19/14 05:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV driver charged in fatal accident in Tennessee

The Grand Jury determined that he was negligent and should be punished. Now, a court trial and a jury will examine the facts and assess an appropriate punishment if he is found guilty. That is the way our judicial system works. It is not punishment for the sake of punishment. It is punishment for committing a crime, if he is found guilty of reckless homicide, a felony. A grand jury only determines whether or not they agree there is sufficient evidence to warrant an indictment. They do not determine guilt or negligence. That job belongs to a judge or jury that sees all of the evidence, not just the limited evidence presented by the prosecutor to secure the indictment. That is pretty much exactly what I said. The Grand Jury does determine there is sufficient evidence/guilt for a trial and they determined that there was a sufficient amount of negligence on the driver's part to go before a judge and jury to decide his guilt and punishment. If the Grand Jury determined that he was not negligent, in other words, completely innocent, they would not have returned an indictment of reckless homicide, of which the prosecution feels they can get a conviction. The fact that they are going for reckless homicide, instead of a lessor offense, indicates that they had quite a bit of evidence pointing to his guilt. The legal cost to defend this charge will be enormous.
rgatijnet1 12/18/14 03:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RV driver charged in fatal accident in Tennessee

There was a lot of discussion when this accident happened back in May in Nashville, TN. Lots of speculation about who was at fault. After months of investigation, the driver of the RV has been charged. As with any accident there are no winners in this situation. One life was lost and another life is probably ruined. Be careful out there during the Holidays and beyond. Motor home driver charged
rgatijnet1 12/18/14 10:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The death of a motorhome

Unfortunately I see the same thing happening every time we travel. Due to the economy, a lot of people have been forced out of their brick home and in to travel trailers and motor homes. In most every RV park were we have stayed, there are a lot of extended permanent residents. They are not there for a season or a few months, and then on to another location. They are living there for an indefinite period of time which in some cases has already exceeded a few years. The RV they are living in will not move until their financial situation turns around. There was one RV park that we saw that had so many permanent residents that the school bus stopped there to pick up the children. In the meantime, the motor home or travel trailer is just rotting away on the exterior, while still providing a place to live for people that have no other place to go.
rgatijnet1 12/18/14 05:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: ABS Light

When the ABS light stays on, you DO NOT have ABS. Your brakes will still work, but the anti-lock feature is off. IN other words, your wheels can lock up and skid.
rgatijnet1 12/17/14 06:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: triview backup camera

Voyager makes a great system and mine cost me around $600 for a complete 3 camera system with their 7" monitor. Hook-up was easy and I was able to use my existing back-up camera cable and running the two front side view cameras was easy. I love the system and it does provide a higher level of safety.
rgatijnet1 12/17/14 02:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ABS Light

Each wheel sensor has only one wire with two contacts. Just disconnect the connector, which is usually within two feet of the sensor itself and measure the resistance of each wheel sensor with an ohmmeter. A good wheel sensor will read between 800 and 1200 ohms. A bad one will usually read either zero ohms or infinity, as in an open circuit.
rgatijnet1 12/17/14 10:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: good places to look for used RVs

One of the advantages of living in an area without too many RV's for sale is that it gives a serious buyer the upper hand in a negotiation. Fewer buyers means lower prices. The disadvantage is that you also have a smaller inventory of RV's that are for sale. I would determine EXACTLY what type of RV you want, and then do a nationwide search using Craig'slist, eBay, etc. Then you can choose one that is in good condition and within your price range. Going to a dealer, or an area, with a large number of buyers just means that you MAY pay more.
rgatijnet1 12/17/14 08:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pioneer GPS/Radio Replacement

Here is repair service: Pioneer repair
rgatijnet1 12/13/14 02:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: No lights in bathroom

If they are fluorescent lights you may have a switch on the light fixture itself, in addition to the wall switch. If the switch on the light fixture is turned off, the wall switch will not turn the lights on.
rgatijnet1 12/13/14 05:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do you like your jacknife sofa?

I gave away our Flexsteel jacknife couch because it was so uncomfortable I could not bring myself to sell it.
rgatijnet1 12/12/14 02:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Now where do we go?

The safety issue in NO is the same as with any other place you may want to visit. Be aware of what is going on around you at all times. The fact that someone visited NO before, has zero bearing on what is going on today, or when you get there. The NO police force actually has 500 LESS officers now than they did a few years back. There are crimes in the French Quarter. In fact, Bourbon street has more crimes committed in it's short length than any other street in NO. Most of those crimes are petty offenses, like pick-pockets, theft, or simple assault. There have been three murders in the French Quarter so far this year. Basically all you have to do is search the NO news sources(newspapers and TV stations) for current 2014 news and you can educate yourself. As long as you use a little common sense and remain aware of what is going on so that you can avoid bad encounters, you should be fine.
rgatijnet1 12/12/14 11:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Now where do we go?

I just went to Neighborhoodscout.com and it gave New Orleans LA 10 out of 100 for crime. It gave Clearwater FL an 11. If the OP is scared of crime he better not go bacck home to Clearwater. I love New Orleans and have never seen crime happen there. Here is a map of the murders in New Orleans so far this year. Pretty high so I am guessing that your rating is way out of date. There were so many dots that I couldn't count them all. Clearwater, FL has had 3 murders this year. http://www.nola.com/crime/murders/
rgatijnet1 12/11/14 06:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newbie from Scotland looking to Tour USA Canada

We have friends from New Zealand that traveled here, bought a used Class A, and spend about 2-3 months out of the year touring the USA. When they go back to NZ, they just put the coach in to storage, and then start their new adventure where they left off on the last trip. Their plan is to sell the RV when they are finished touring the USA.
rgatijnet1 12/11/14 06:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing our first Class A and depreciation

Looking at depreciation another way.....any other method of traveling, either by boat, airplane, rental car, train, etc, is 100% money in the toilet. You do not get any of your money back for any hotel bills or restaurant meals. If you want to travel, RVing is the ONLY way that you can recoup some of your expenses. I don't think you recoup any money by rving, its just more fun and convenient for some. I would much rather sleep in my MH than a hotel I said that you could recoup SOME of your expenses. I don't know of anyone that has given their RV away for nothing. If they sell it for any money at all, they have just recouped SOME of their expenses, as opposed to the 100% loss of any other way of traveling.
rgatijnet1 12/10/14 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Brake Job (front)

That very same advice works for any vehicle that rolls and has brakes. Glad you got her figured out. I bet your calipers wont lock up now. Keep in mind that you have at least one rubber hose on your rear axle that comes from the main line to the coupler that splits to the two rear wheel steel brake lines. It is just as old as the others and it gets flexed every time the rear axles bounces.
rgatijnet1 12/10/14 03:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Purchasing our first Class A and depreciation

Looking at depreciation another way.....any other method of traveling, either by boat, airplane, rental car, train, etc, is 100% money in the toilet. You do not get any of your money back for any hotel bills or restaurant meals. If you want to travel, RVing is the ONLY way that you can recoup some of your expenses.
rgatijnet1 12/10/14 03:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire pressure monitor

There are so many different types out there that you need to decide what works best for you. Most tire sensors have to be removed to add air. Some allow you to add air with the tire sensor in place, which is more convenient, but more expensive. If the sensors for your duals are placed on braided valve extenders, the temperature readings will be inaccurate. Some systems have an extra cost amplifier that helps allow the sensors placed on your toad to be monitored. I am not sure about interference between existing built-in sensors on newer vehicles and an additional sensor screwed on to the valve stem. It may not interfere with some and may cause problems with others. The TPMS systems that have tried are not that accurate. I use a balancing inflation system for my duals and my front tires. Even tho both tires are connected together and inflated to the exact same tire pressure at the same time, the TPMS would report pressure differences of up to 3 psi with one system and 5 psi with another system. As the recent posting about a "blowout" indicated, since his tire never deflated, you would have gotten no warning that the tread was about to peel off on a dual. The sensor at the end of the braided inflation extension would have prevented the temperature reading from being accurate, especially during cool weather. I stopped using them because of inaccuracies and false alarms.
rgatijnet1 12/09/14 03:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another Blowout!

This is a perfect example of why some of us, that have the room, carry an unmounted spare tire with us. It eliminates a lot of hassle and ERS has no problem changing our tires right on the side of the road.
rgatijnet1 12/09/14 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway question

Is height a problem? Tunnel Heigths Tunnel heights are measured at the outside "fog line" we traveled the entire length with a 13' 4" fiver without any trouble. I would be more worried about the weather than anything else, they close the parkway when snow is in the air. There are a few nice year round campgrounds in the Asheville area. Did you look at the chart? It clearly says the MINIMUM heights at the edge of the road. I have no doubt that you made it through with a 13'+ fiver but I also think that you need to be aware of what could happen if an oncoming vehicle forces you to drive near the edge of the road.
rgatijnet1 12/09/14 08:11am Class A Motorhomes
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