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RE: Rodent damage

This works, leave your hood open, not all the way, but enough , maybe twelve inches or so. There is no place for the mice to hide, and they won't chew the wiring, we do this in remote campsites, it works.
36guy 02/08/20 03:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Doom for the RV industry???

I think what gets me is the poor quality during the build process, most of it are very simple fixes to stop the warranty issues later down the line. My latest rv was near $50 thousand, and in no way compares to a 50 thousand dollar car. It should, in every way, take wiring for example, instead of making a loom and fastening it for quality, wires are strung loosely through the underbelly with no protection, look like hell and are easily damaged later. Cabinets are the same, my front closet wall is coming apart in a unit that is a year old, poor fit, no glue and stapled together. Generally, my unit is nice, but welds on the chassis are poor, two springs have gone flat, although the manufacturer has bent over backward to repair these issues, they should not happen in the first place, in general, I think the rv industry needs to put out better products that rarely see the repair dept of a dealership.
36guy 11/23/19 12:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Frame and tie down damage from unmarked speedbump.

Clearly, the speed bump was put there to slow people who drive too fast down, it looks like a narrow street, you shouldn't be going fast enough to launch the camper in the air. Chalk it up to **** happens, fix the damage and slow down.
36guy 09/30/19 05:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Grand Design after sale warranty treatment

I would, but don't know how....
36guy 09/18/19 10:50am Travel Trailers
Grand Design after sale warranty treatment

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36guy 09/18/19 08:57am Forum Posting Help and Support
Grand Design after sale warranty treatment

We bought an Imagine 2600RB last september, 13 months ago, thrilled with the trailer. Life got in the way, we were only able to use it twice in the following year, this last trip I thought I had a bent axle, as the trailer didn't sit level or look right, a quick stop at the dealer we bought it from determined no bent axle, so we continued on, total mileage around 3000 kilometers, (2000 miles)and after much measuring, found a spring flattening out, which led to the spring beside it flattening as well. Apparently, an issue with Dexter axles and springs, and not uncommon. An email to Grand Design resulted in a request from them to contact Dexter, which I did, and the results were less than satisfactory, them asking me to fill out the warranty form as the spring was only warranted for a year, and I was a month over, and....they wanted me to ship the spring so they could examine it before issuing a replacement. I live in a small town in British Columbia, got any idea what that would cost me? Yeah, right, like thats gonna happen. So, another email to Grand Design, talked to the same VERY nice woman, VERY helpful, who tells me what she thinks of Dexters policy, and tells me four new springs and hardware will be sent to the dealer nearest me, and I could install them, I run a hot rod shop, so she would trust me to install them as per their specifications. Just like that, no hassle, no problems, she says, send her pics of the damage and Grand Design would ensure I was taken care of. As a result, they've earned a customer for life, and my son has completed a deal on the same unit as a result of their actions. No, I don't work for them. Its a genuine relief to deal with companies that stand behind their products.
36guy 09/18/19 08:57am Travel Trailers
RE: British Columbia, Canada

I agree with Gary, don't take the coke, you'll cheat yourself of the other, more stunning places in bc, and better, more scenic hiways. The coke is a 4 lane, all up hill till the top, then all downhill to the bottom hiway, A truly hard pull that will test your tow vehicle, and drink a ton of fuel. Hiway to hell is much over hyped, lots of the footage is shot on other hiways here, most of the locals don't take that route, its a straight shot from here to there, all 4 lane, all business, there are far better choices. Not being negative here, I'm trying to assist you in having a truly enjoyable trip through our world, if you gotta come far, you should at least see the best we have to offer.
36guy 08/23/19 08:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Towing speed

55-60 tops for me, the thing I missed in every post on this topic is the ability to stop, or avoid an encounter on the road. Many of you know, many don't, electric brakes aren't the most reliable or best method for a panic stop,and I don't push my rig to that point. I have enough power to tow fast as I want, but a lifetime of driving truck and very fast cars teaches one to understand how quickly things get out of hand at speed.
36guy 08/09/19 10:15pm Towing
RE: Weight distribution systems, which one is best?

I tow with a husky setup, always pulled a fifth till this unit, an Imagine 29 footer. I took the time to read and understand the hitch manufacturer's instructions, and couldn't be happier with the results,when I bought the trailer, the dealership mounted the hitch and showed me how it worked, but it was set up wrong. I read and followed directions in my driveway, can't believe the difference in how it pulls after me setting up the hitch and bars the way husky recommends. Education is important.
36guy 07/23/19 10:31pm Towing
RE: This is why we can't have nice things.

Well, this fits nicely into my pet peeve, RV'ers who pull the valves as soon as they get out of the campground or onto the gravel road.I've personally seen pigs do this three times, and I'd like to have caught them, but was hooked up, so couldn't leave. I don't understand what people like that are thinking......
36guy 07/14/19 04:47pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Gas TV for a year long trip

If you're gonna sit in it for a year, get a diesel, you may as well enjoy the drive, a gasser is work compared to the diesel.
36guy 07/12/19 08:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Endurance failure

I gotta say, I read tire posts with interest, I been towing 40 years, carry an infrared gun, I have never had a tire failure on the road or off road in all that time. I pay attention to my units, watch where I go, where the trailer tracks, all on st tires. I also think the majority of rv'ers have similar experiences. I'm also passed on the 4 lanes by younger guys pulling way too fast with way too much weight behind them, incurring tire failures often. As usual, they blame the tires, rather than their own driving habits.
36guy 07/09/19 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking into a 2017 Grand Design

I bought an Imagine last year, got nothing but good to say about Grand Design.
36guy 07/05/19 11:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Black Water Tank Treatments

Soon as I dump the tank, I pour 5 gallons of water back into the black tank, and a package of septic tank treatment, costs only pennies at every supermarket everywhere.The tank always has enzyme in it, helps keep the tank clean, I've found no odour over the last forty years, keeps the dreaded poop pile gone, and is always in there, bugs happily eating away. To each his own.
36guy 07/05/19 11:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Vancouver BC on BC 3 East to Idaho

Gorgeous trip, absolutely beautiful scenery, and fantastic roads, you'll be glad you did it.
36guy 06/27/19 04:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: Starting to trace a "short" in my running lights

I went through this exact same thing, checked every light, drove me crazy. Pull the belly pan along the driver side all the way to the back corner,just enough you can follow the wiring harness. Mine was worn through where the wires went around a corner to the rear of the trailer, staring me in the face. Bet you have the same issue.
36guy 06/27/19 04:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Boarder crossing insanity - CBP gone crazy...

I have had more than one negative encounter on the canadian side at the Nighthawk crossing in BC, there is a guy working there who really thinks highly of himself. We have been nice, played by the rules, we have been argumentive when needed, I can tell you, the guy can be a real jerk. Every time we've crossed back into BC there, we've had an issue, every time there has been no violations and finally, we've gotten so we'll cross at Osoyoos just to avoid this jerk. Last time we crossed there I asked him politely if he had problems with his neck, he asked why, and I told him his head was beginning to not fit on his shoulders. A dirty look later we were on our way.
36guy 05/22/19 10:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: What brands of Travel Trailers are NEW & Quality

I'm looking at my new Imagine through the window right now. Grand Design is a new company under the parent of Winnebago, I've owned rv's for forty years now, my last one an 05 cougar fifth, put out by the same people that formed Grand Design, back then they formed Keystone and before Thor bought the company, they put out a fine product. I was impressed enough to buy my Imagine, and so far, it has been a fantastic trailer, I had my cougar 13 years trouble free and I expect this Imagine to be the same or better.
36guy 05/11/19 04:23pm Travel Trailers
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