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RE: Air Ride Pin Box

Bought a use "Trailair" pin box. There is no paperwork and I can't find a chart at manufacturer website. I am trying to find out the proper amount of air pressure. My hitch weight is about 2000 lbs. Thanks SARGE I generally use about 80lbs. of air pressure or fill until the frame is level with the white line.
MarkTwain 07/14/19 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help finding Roadside assistance & benefit plan for me

I have health issues and while I'm doing okay I know that in the back of my wife's mind is what would happen if I took ill while traveling. We travel with Chevy truck and 5th wheel. I am looking for the best plan that would provide roadside assistance AND have my truck and 5th wheel returned to my home if I am not able to drive due to a medical condition. My wife will not and can not drive while towing the 5th wheel. We are going to Disney this fall from Pennsylvania and have several trips planned this summer. I want to get something in place so if something were to happen there is a game plan in place and to minimize any worry for her. Is there anyone that has actually used any programs benefit to return their RV to home? How did it work out and would you recommend them? Why or why not. I want to make traveling enjoyable and I know that if I address this my wife will feel so much better. Thank you in advance for your assistance! Dave Good Sam offers the Travel Assist program in addtion to the GS Road Side Assistance.Went into the hospital while RVing out of state. contacted GS who then contacted thte hospital and Doctors. They were very helpful.they were going to fly me home, send a professional driver to drive my truck and 5th wheel from Ariz. to Calif. Fortunately, I reovered and didn't need the services. Ask GS to send you a brochure to get all the information.
MarkTwain 07/13/19 08:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Issue with trailer brakes, need guidance

Look at the trailer brake manual for your trailer brake switch or call the manufacture of your electrical switch and ask for customer service/tech support.
MarkTwain 07/07/19 10:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Leaving Trailer Hooked Up

I would probably leave the front and rear jacks about 2 to 3" off the ground to avoid any possible damage to your jacks or frame in case of further tremors/quakes. This will still allow to the trailer to move with additional tremors. To additional weight, I would fill the fresh tank.
MarkTwain 07/07/19 10:08am Travel Trailers
RE: Trip from West Coast around the US

Link | Quote | Edit | Print | Notify Moderator Planning a trip from Wash St to the East coast then south to Florida return the Southen coast and up thru Ca to Washington. Driving 40' Pusher with toad. Any suggestions on best way to see the eastern states ( park the coach and explore in the toad)? Want to see Niagra Falls, Nova Scotia. Maine and states south. Concerns are size of coach with congestion don't want to add to the problem. Tunnels appear that may cause a problem with propane on board. Not apposed to parking the Motorhome and doing B&Bs for short stays. Any suggestions on how to make the most of the trip will be greatly appreciated. Plans are to leave Wa Labor Day weekend. Thanks in advance once you park your RV at a RV park, try to use public transportation, tour buses, subways, trains etc. as much as possible. Figure out the cities,towns you will be staying for your trip then go on line and research all the public/private transportation around each of the cities.
MarkTwain 07/06/19 09:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Starter will not turn over

your batteries are 14teen years old???? Buy new batteries every 5 years, you are on borrowed time after that??
MarkTwain 07/01/19 03:44pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Roadside Assistance problem

Your first mistake was choosing Good Sam for your road side assistance. Your second was breaking down. I have had Good Sam in the past and never looked back after I changed to Coach-Net. Help enlighten all of us GS RVers! Tell us how their Road Side plan is better than GS.
MarkTwain 06/30/19 03:20pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Roadside Assistance problem

Hello Four Winds Guy, I'm sorry to hear about your poor service. That is not what you should expect. Please send a private message with your member number and phone number so that I can follow-up with you directly. Thanks, David Good Sam Hello David, Glad to hear You and and GS directly respond to GS members with Road side assistance issues. As a GS member for 30 years I am overall pleased with GS Road Side Assistance. BUT, I have had about 7 incidents that were communication issues with GS personal when calling good Sam for Road Side assistance. The good Sam staff personal answering the call 1. was rude and not pleasant to deal with 2. Gave me false information as to what specific services GS would provide 3. Did not understand the nature of my problem and did not resolve my problem. i.e. rear spring broke on trailer with 2 axles, tires came together and trailer could not be move, GS personal told be to use a rope to tie up the broken axle and drive to a service center for repairs or just to a RV shop and buy a new spring and install it on a Sunday. i.e. driving up I-5 in northern calif. my clutch quit working and I just pulled my 5th wheel and truck into a calif. Rest stop. Called GS RSA was told "GS told me they would NOT tow BOTH my 5TH WHEEL AND TRUCK, because they were not on I-5 and I would have to pay my own tow cost!!! " that is just the policy of GS RSA" I asked to speak to speak to her supervisor and was told he was not available but would call me back. I never got a call back. I paid the tow cost $854.. I called GS customer service the next day and was told me the GS lady was totally wrong and to fill out a complaint GS form for a total refund. I got the refund in 5 days. these are samples of my past issues. BOTTOM LINE!!! Good Sam needs to re evauate and develop an all new training programs for all their employees and constantly monitor and evaluate employee performance. Great examples of Good Sam failings. The bottom line is Camping World, Good Sam, and now Gander Mountain is all about revenue generation with no regard on how it impacts the customer. Cheap, ill trained employees at the call center resulted in your experiences, but Good Sam would rather you have a bad experience than pay and train qualified employees at the call center. Who is Gander Mountain? What is the best approach,stragety plan of action that wil address these issue with Good Sam? Start a campain, plan to inform all RVers for the need for all RVers to cancel all their policies!!! What is it going to take to get Good Sam to correct and resolve all these issues??
MarkTwain 06/30/19 09:47am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Northern Lite campers No Black Tank Clean out

Newbie here. I am very close to purchasing a new truck camper. Wifey and I have narrowed it down to the Northern Lite 10-2 or the Bigfoot 25c10.6. Mostly leaning toward the NL. However i have noticed that the NL does not have a black tank clean out system where the Bigfoot does. Keith at NL tells me that it is not necessary if you use the proper chemicals. Any thoughts or experiences? Thank You A black clean out system is always needed!!!!! Does Keith RV, he sounds like a Sales man not an experienced RVer:):):) The only alternative solution is a dump 5 gallons of water into the toilet every time you empty your black tank. Kind of a pain in the A_ _:)
MarkTwain 06/29/19 06:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Roadside Assistance problem

Hello Four Winds Guy, I'm sorry to hear about your poor service. That is not what you should expect. Please send a private message with your member number and phone number so that I can follow-up with you directly. Thanks, David Good Sam Hello David, Glad to hear You and and GS directly respond to GS members with Road side assistance issues. As a GS member for 30 years I am overall pleased with GS Road Side Assistance. BUT, I have had about 7 incidents that were communication issues with GS personal when calling good Sam for Road Side assistance. The good Sam staff personal answering the call 1. was rude and not pleasant to deal with 2. Gave me false information as to what specific services GS would provide 3. Did not understand the nature of my problem and did not resolve my problem. i.e. rear spring broke on trailer with 2 axles, tires came together and trailer could not be move, GS personal told be to use a rope to tie up the broken axle and drive to a service center for repairs or just to a RV shop and buy a new spring and install it on a Sunday. i.e. driving up I-5 in northern calif. my clutch quit working and I just pulled my 5th wheel and truck into a calif. Rest stop. Called GS RSA was told "GS told me they would NOT tow BOTH my 5TH WHEEL AND TRUCK, because they were not on I-5 and I would have to pay my own tow cost!!! " that is just the policy of GS RSA" I asked to speak to speak to her supervisor and was told he was not available but would call me back. I never got a call back. I paid the tow cost $854.. I called GS customer service the next day and was told me the GS lady was totally wrong and to fill out a complaint GS form for a total refund. I got the refund in 5 days. these are samples of my past issues. BOTTOM LINE!!! Good Sam needs to re evauate and develop an all new training programs for all their employees and constantly monitor and evaluate employee performanced.
MarkTwain 06/29/19 05:44pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Inexpensive Garmin GPS

Call Garmin and ask for the lowest priced GPS or what GPS is on sale??
MarkTwain 06/26/19 06:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Roadside Assistance Question

The annual cost of the Good Sam Roadside Assistance plan must be keep in perspective. i.e. One of my GS tows would have cost me $1200, another tow would have cost me 900$ if I would not have had the GS Roadside assistance plan. If the inital and annual cost of the GS tow plan is not finanically affordable, then just take your chances and pay out of pocket for all your tow costs when you break down. 4
MarkTwain 06/25/19 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roadside Assistance Question

I have had Good Sam Roadside assistance for 30 yrs. They have always resolved any road side issues over the years. Batteries, flat tires, loading up my whole trailer on to a 60' flat bed trailer twice, towing both my 5th. wheel and truck at the same time. Have there been any issues, yes but usually just minor delays by a few tow trucks and some Good Sam staff who were not fully trained and fully informed. My last issue was pulling into a Calif. Rest Area because my clutch went bad, disabling my truck. The female Good Sam representive told me that because I didn't have my truck and trailer on the actual Interstate Hwy. that GS would only tow my truck but not my 5th wheel which would I would have to leave in the Rest Area and pay for my owing towing. I called GS customer service and filed a complaint. as directed. He told me the female agent was WRONG and was POORLY trained . 2 weeks later GS sent me a check for the total tow I had to pay for, $850:):) I always buy the Premium Plan for assistance AND Emergency Evacuation for health issues( GS will send a truck driver to drive your RV home and will pay for flight cost for the person with health needs. And GS camping for the 10% discounts
MarkTwain 06/25/19 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Baja Seasons RV Park near Ensenada: anyone? anyone?

Ensenada is too busy and commerical for me and to many "gringos" :):), I prefer San Felepi.
MarkTwain 06/23/19 03:54pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: progressive industries ems-pt30x E3 error code

Pretty new to the RV world and my progressive industries ems-pt30x has been gibving an E3 error code at the last couple of parks. Can these four parks all be wired wrong? And they are in 3 different states. Any suggestions? And no I don't have a voltage meter, even if I knew how to use one properly. Call progressive tech support. You may have a defective surge protector.
MarkTwain 06/15/19 04:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: What happens when you reset a computer?

I was going to try resetting my computer but wasn't sure what would happen. Having a problem going to bookmarked sites. Before resetting a computer, make sure you do a complete back up on an external harddrive. Then if you lose any data, programs etc. you can back them up.
MarkTwain 06/14/19 03:06pm Technology Corner
RE: Lance 945 tank capacities

Lance Call Lance in Lancaster calif.
MarkTwain 06/09/19 06:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Need new cell phones

I personally like iPhones due to their simplicity and solid hardware. Tech support is outstanding for Apple iPhones & Lap tops. I have 7/24 support via phone or chat room. I especially like the "screen share" feature where I can permit tech support to temporarly take control of my computer in order to resolve any issues. This feature is much more efficient and less frustrating for me.
MarkTwain 06/06/19 07:05am Technology Corner
RE: Warranty service disaster, please help!

Getting your RV repaired! 1. Hire a lawyer. Give him the phone numbers of all the customer service of the manufactures of parts that need repairs. 2. Send the lawyer letter to each of the manufactures. 3. Find another RV repair shop to fix all your repairs. I would never go back to the dealer that you bought the rig from, even if it cost me $$$$. 4. Contact "Trailer Life" magazine and ask to act in your behalf to get your repairs completed.
MarkTwain 06/04/19 09:07pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: MCCS Camp Pendleton

Hi all, we have a trip planned at Camp Pendleton and were taking our travel trailer there. We are leaving from Tucson and it will be a long and exciting trip. Any advice? Road tips, Marine Base etiquette, etc.. Make your reservations NOW!!!
MarkTwain 06/04/19 02:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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