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RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

I really hate to skip this summber since I've already booked a few trips. Plus we got this TT mainly try to take kid travel during COVID, and NOW is when we really need it. I seriously doubt that you could get it fixed soon, even before the end of Summer/start of Fall, even if they started today. RV repair shops are busy, they'd have to order parts, it's a huge job to even attempt to fix it. I seriously doubt that you can find a reputable RV repair shop that would even take on the job, due to liability reasons. I used to run auto repair shops, and I would never rebuild a totaled out unit, whether car, truck, van or RV. The owner will never be happy, it's almost impossible to to rebuild something to the owners expectations. It's a battle the shop would regret. In my opinion only, I think it's best to take the insurance money and look for another unit. Best wishes to you, and good luck.
OkieGene 05/29/21 01:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: 1 month old TT totaled?

Well at least you weren't hurt in the incident. It's my opinion based on my observations that often times the damage gets even worse when the tow truck company rights the trailer back on its wheels. Some tow truck/wrecker companies are more conscientious and have more patience and experience and tools/equipment to get things back upright. Some are outright jerks and they tear the **** out of the rig righting it. I'm thinking especially of a well known and popular tow truck/wrecker service on the West Coast who has a YouTube channel. You can see for yourself how they just destroy many things they touch. And no, I'm not going to name them, you can probably find them on your own. It's not just an eye opener, it's a jaw dropper to see them work.
OkieGene 05/28/21 09:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Auxiliary fuel tank

Go to Transfer Flow dot com and run your truck through the options. You might be able to get a larger tank to replace the one you have now, or one to sit under the truck bed somewhere. They also have a lot options for an in-bed tank, anything from a fuel only tank to one that shares space with a toolbox. .
OkieGene 05/27/21 04:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: So many choices!

Set aside for a moment the thoughts of the trailer. Pick your dealer carefully! The sales department will be all smiles and glad handing you. The after sales service department is far more important than you realize. Don't buy from a scummy dealership, check for referrals and internet and BBB ratings and reviews. Ignore those that are only talking about how great their buying experience was. That's a one time only impression. If other folks RV's are in the service department for 3,4,5 months or longer "waiting for parts", go on down the road. If other peoples comment that their RV was trashed, damaged, stolen from, etc, go on down the road. The brand, of course, is important, but you have to have after purchase support and some dealers just are horrible. .
OkieGene 05/24/21 10:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Strange noise from engine..."Whirling" sound

I'm not trying to be a smartass, but you might consider investing in a Shop Manual for that year engine. Also check Youtube, there are tons and tons of videos to fix just about anything. Best wishes to you. .
OkieGene 05/19/21 09:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Where are the camper salvage yards?

Colaw RV Sales and Colaw RV Salvage in Carthage MO, which is next door to Joplin MO. They're Huuuuge! Check them out on the internet and give them a call. Make sure you call Colaw RV Salvage and not the RV Sales Dept. Good luck to you. .
OkieGene 05/19/21 09:25pm Truck Campers
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

^^^^^^^^ "do is give you a better chance to hoard fuel." ^^^^^^^^^^^ That wasn't very nice, was it? No need to get snarky. I'm thinking of those people who have a small fuel tank in their rig and can't get to another station to get fuel. What the heck is wrong with that?
OkieGene 05/11/21 12:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Benefit of extra fuel tank.

For those of you who couldn't see the benefit of extra fuel, look today at gas stations in the Eastern US. Due to the Colonial Pipeline issue, what is happening to those who need fuel and are unable to get it? Let alone paying the increased cost of fuel if they can get some. Anyone? Anyone> Bueller??? Bueller???
OkieGene 05/11/21 09:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV.net Truck Camper Forum for 20 Years

January of 2004 for me, can't believe it's been that long. That's what, 17 years and 4 months? I've seen a lot of changes over the years here on RV dot net.
OkieGene 05/10/21 12:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Oklahoma Turnpike info

Go to the source: www.pikepass.com and find out the facts to your question.
OkieGene 04/22/21 03:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Autopay anyway!

I've heard mention of a credit card that you can create a temporary one time only virtual number. No company or anyone ever sees your actual credit card number. You create this virtual number one time use only for use with a specific vendor and specific one time purchase. That's all I know about this, check it out and let us know. EDIT: Looks like Capital One has this.
OkieGene 03/01/21 09:33am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Locked Out!

VERY VERY VERY gently tap on the lock area with a rubber hammer while you apply some pressure to the key. Is this another product made by the infamous Sum Ting Wong chinese factory???
OkieGene 02/25/21 10:51am Tech Issues
RE: Running a generator to exercise it when there's shore power?

Start up, let warm up 5 minutes. Turn on loads to exercise generator for 30 minutes. Shut load off. Let idle 7 minutes to cool down. Shut off. Go have a beer.
OkieGene 02/23/21 09:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping near water in AZ

Just curious, are you in or near Green Valley AZ? I'm looking for at least a winter home there, if not a full time residence. I have several friends who live part time to full time in Green Valley/Sahuarita and one near Vail. Thanks!
OkieGene 02/07/21 10:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Small Grills

For the Blackstone 17 and 22 inch units, there are videos of people going to the Dollar Tree Stores and buying their $1.00 grill scraper/foodshovel/whatchamacallums. Buy enough to make a nice windbread, they fit very well. I can't think of the right word, but if you chop up some vegetables you can use these things to scoop up what you just did. They look like stainless steel doohickeys. Hope that made some sense. EDIT: These things Dohickeys $1 each at Dollar Tree.
OkieGene 02/05/21 07:18pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Small Grills

If you get a Blackstone, skip the 17 inch and go directly to the 22 inch. The 17 works fine, but the 22 inch has 2 knobs and 2 burners, so you can cook 2 things at different temperatures. You can cook eggs on one side, for example, and pancakes on the other side. Plus, with the 22 inch, the grill surface gets up to temp pretty much 99.5% all over the grill, giving you more consistent heat and thus cooking. The 17 can't do that, you will have cold spots in areas, which will screw up your cooking. Unless you're a caveman and will eat anything anyway it's prepared. Trust me on this. Get the 22 inch.
OkieGene 02/02/21 09:21pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Dishes for RV

Corelle. White. They're light weight and hard to break. Very durable. Buy a basic set and look at the a la carte singles to round it out. White always looks good. If you need to add to your set at a later date this is so easy, in Corelle white is white. Eazy Peazy. .
OkieGene 02/02/21 09:08pm Beginning RVing
RE: Taco Soup

I grew up eating Frito Chili Pie, which is chili with slightly crushed Fritos. Add a dollop of sour cream, onion, Hatch green chilies, whatever you like. I just ate the last frozen container I had in the freezer, time to make up another big batch in a few days.
OkieGene 01/27/21 11:05pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Meds on the road.

Leave your existing insurance and meds and pharmacy relationship as a going concern, don't mess with it. There is another way to get sufficient meds to augment or supplement your existing situation. Depending on your meds, Costco Pharmacy sells them at a low price, and Costco also accepts GoodRx to lower the cost further. A 90 day from your regular pharmacy, a 90 day from Costco, BOOM! You've got a 6 month supply. I just asked my Doc for a duplicate script for me to carry into Costco and just paid cash for the meds. Simple and easy peace of mind.
OkieGene 12/29/20 10:47pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: V6 Silverados

Yes, it most certainly can. Of course you must be going downhill only. .
OkieGene 12/29/20 10:40pm Tow Vehicles
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