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RE: Camping World/The Profit

As a past RV owner that did his homework, asked questions, read every form before signing, I'm here to say that one question I didn't think to ask was "Has there been any warranty work on the RV"? Camping Worlds profit my loss. I fought long and hard, wrote letters, made pleading phone calls and have realized that my health both physical and mental needs to rest. RV dealerships should have RVFax as do car dealers when buying a car and the consumer shouldn't have to ask for it. Warranty work is one of the money makers for dealerships I have found. Are they causing damages to an RV so that they can make their monthly quotas, so-called "trained" RV Techs causing damages for a paycheck? Don't buy, rent! Also. remember. it was in a 70 MPH Cat 7 earthquake on it's way to the dealer.
Terryallan 01/24/20 08:03pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Camping World/The Profit

If the unit had prior warranty work done on it for whatever part and the part malfunctioned again warranty will kick it back because it was already done. Think about it. Why would a brand new RV on the lot need any warranty work on it???? Because they are not perfect. Just like a new car needs warranty work sometimes.
Terryallan 01/24/20 02:31pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Weight Distribution Hitch

We purchased a very slightly used trailer, Forest River Evo T2460RL. I am working on getting my head wrapped around all the differences from our previous experiences, you can see below what we were camping with. Currently our tow vehicle is 2016 F150 with tow package. One issue, weight distribution hitch. I purchased and installed Centerline TS hitch rated for 12,000 lbs. which is overkill for our trailer 7,800 dry weight, and installed per instructions. My question, is antisway bars are very noisy popping and squeaking with each turn, videos on u tube show this to be a quiet hitch. Height of brackets per instructions, truck lowered 1" front and back equally, bars are a little hard to put on even when raising the truck with trailer per instructions. Is this normal? Or do I have a problem with my installation? Thank you for your input. Truth. WD hitches make noise. They just do. and FYI. The springer bars are not anti sway bars. But sway control bars squeal in turns especially if they are wet
Terryallan 01/24/20 02:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

Here's a scenario....... Put about a dozen self driving cars on a highway somewhere in bumper to bumper moving traffic @ 60 mph, in a northeast snow squall, on the first Saturday of the month after the SS checks come in and all the BH's are heading out to the beautician and grocery store. Now interject 3 or 4 part time workers from Burger King who are driving 1987 Chevy Cavaliers with worn out brakes and bald tires into the mix, who are late for work. :B Now do the same test with human drivers doing 60mph in a snow squall. I'll bet the self driving cars would fare much better. Of course in reality, the system would force you to slow down as you are driving too fast for conditions. This is unlike the idiots who believe since they have a 4x4, they can continue to do 60mph in a white out. Or the self driving car would just stop because it could no longer read the road.
Terryallan 01/23/20 07:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

Here is my take. I like driving. If I want to pass another vehicle, or if I want to let another vehicle in. I want it to be my choice. If a truck comes over in my lane on the interstate. I want to be able to make the decision necessary to avoid it. If it be stopping, or changing lanes my self, or even hitting the medium. I also do not spend time beside a 18 wheeler. I want the control to quickly get past one, or let it go. Too much can happen beside one, and the computer hasn't seen what I have. So I'll just stay in control. Even when in cruise, I have the ability to be instantly in control. I like that. .. However I can see many people liking this. Lots of people today can't drive anyway. They just ride and guide, more like passengers. They don't have a clue what to do when the situation demands they stop being a passenger, and instantly be a driver
Terryallan 01/23/20 07:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cruise testing, I would be uncomfortable

When/if this technology hits tow vehicles how would you hitch up a trailer or 5er? What would happen if trailer sway occurred? A tire blow out or mechanical failure? I might not even being towing anymore by the time this technology makes it into heavy duty trucks. Just thought of something, no more speeding since you can't control the accelerator. Absolutely no reason to be in the cab of the truck you could go to bed in the RV and wake up at your destination (hopefully). you will wake at a destination for sure. Maybe not the one you want though
Terryallan 01/21/20 11:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Maximum length rig considerations

Like every thing else. You have to give to get. You want a longer RV, you limit the number of sites you can use. Want a larger choice of site. You limit the size of the RV. Life is full of choices. In our favorite CG on the Blue ridge Parkway. There are a very few sites our 30' TT will fit into. Next Tt if there is one. will be shorter.
Terryallan 01/21/20 11:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: The Verdic is in, New Ford 7.3 V-8 Gas mpg not so Great

Fuel mileage, and RVing do NOT belong in the same sentence. Gonna play. you got to pay.
Terryallan 01/21/20 10:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Check Me....I am OK with this set-up

Good to go. Let er run
Terryallan 01/20/20 07:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Traveling through the Appalachian Mountains

Thanks to all replies on my post! Wow, a lot of really good and useful information to consider, reconsider, and let sink in. We have family in NE Ohio but would also like to travel to or back from Michigan. All of you are right about the mountains scaring us (!) but just want to be prepared as much as possible. We have found the best advise comes from seasoned RVers! Thanks for taking the time to look up our specs and investigating. I think it sounds like we should get more truck to avoid most problems. We've always worried a little about the smaller sized Nissan. It pulls higher rpms frequently towing just smaller grades around Columbia, mid-state SC! Could anyone suggest good reading materials so we can learn more about RV towing, grades etc? Never seen a lot of reading material abut towing. Most learn by experience, and advice. like when mountain towing. NEVER start down the mountain in a gear higher than the one it took to go up, lower is better,. Now when looking at trucks. check out the towing capacity of it BEFORE you buy it. Just because it looks like the one sitting beside of it, doesn't meant it is. If you buy new. the engine, GVWR, and rear gear are listed on the window sticker. There can be as much as 1000lb difference in GVWR between 2 identical trucks sitting side by side. The higher the GVWR the better, and the lower the rear gear the better for towing. There can be as much as 7000lb difference in the towing capacity between a 3.15 rear gear, and a 3.73 rear gear. With the 3.73 having the higher tow capacity. So when you buy. Make sure you get what you need. If you buy used. there are also ways to find the rear gear ratio, and towing capacity. Do your homework.
Terryallan 01/19/20 09:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: Why do I still look at my tankl level gauges?

DSDP Don, I have to think if a 40 or more gallon black tank only lasts 2.5 days, you need to cut down on the beer. ?? I was thinking something similar. For two of us, 33 gallons is about 5 days. My TT sleeps 10. I'm lucky to make 2 full days. Plus I have told them all to use plenty of water
Terryallan 01/18/20 05:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling through the Appalachian Mountains

What is the best route to tow a Wildwood Extra Lite, 27' from Myrtle Beach to Ohio? I do not want to travel Rt77 through W Virginia. We are somewhat newbies (1 1/2 yrs) but have traveled a lot in upstate SC and GA mountains and SC/NC lines. The mountains are holding us back !!! Advise appreciated! We have a 2019 Nissan Frontier You can run 26 to 75 but you will still have to go over the mountain. and if mountains are your problem. Maybe you shouldn't go. I-26, I-40, I77. ALL have mountain grades to climb. Maybe there is a way thru Pennsylvania or such that is flatter.
Terryallan 01/18/20 05:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: good Sam VS AARP.

Thanks guy. Yes I remember them AND Obamacare. not good
Terryallan 01/17/20 01:53pm General RVing Issues
good Sam VS AARP.

So which do you think would serve you better if you were old enough to use one, or both. Good Sam is good for "some" CGs, and AARP is good for "some" CGs. But AARP is good for some motels. So just wondering which y'all would prefer.
Terryallan 01/16/20 01:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roof Vent Security

If they want in bad enough to climb up on the roof, and break thru the vent. Doors aren't going to stop them.
Terryallan 01/16/20 01:33pm Truck Campers
RE: to the group that has got loud amp music going(Quartzsite)

Rock on baby! Either that or let your wheels do the turning and move. There is to much desert to put up with loud music it's country music. yuk lol To me. Music is much more preferred than Generators. A generator is so nerve grating. If it is drowning out the Generators. Good to go.
Terryallan 01/16/20 07:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

For us it's pretty simple. DW won't use campground provided showers, and will only use their toilets if it's because we are away from the camper - and that reality means the kids never go acclimated to such things either. So, hookups quickly become a necessity for us. We will frequently do an overnight on the road using nothing but electric, and we will sometimes do a couple of weekend nights at a site with only water and electric (dumping as we leave). More than 2 nights, however, and we absolutely need sewer for our style of camping. As others said before, that's the blessing of it all...to each his/her own! Just wondering. Do you use the CG pools? Because if the bathhouse is too dirty. the pool is as well. same people take care of both.
Terryallan 01/14/20 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

We do all kinds. As former popup campers. We learned to camp for a few days with water, electricity, or sewer for a few nights. Wit lanterns, and a water bladder. We do just fine.
Terryallan 01/14/20 11:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Low cargo carrying capacity rant

That’s fine, Terry, but in the West you’ll need to pass up some really beautiful dry campgrounds if your fresh water tank is empty. Camp restrooms are usually ok...my TT’s shower, potty and sink is close, never has a waiting line, no one rushes me and it’s always clean. but I'm lazy. I don't want to go to the dump station. I'd just as soon use the CG facilities. My fresh water tank hasn't had water in it since I bought the TT 7 years ago.
Terryallan 01/13/20 06:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Low cargo carrying capacity rant

Terry, 760 pounds, a third of the available cargo limit, will be taken by 93 gallons of fresh water! Add propane and batteries... I don't carry fresh water. When we go to a CG with out hookups. I have a large jug that I fill with water and set on the picnic table. Usually lasts a day and a half, and we use the CG restrooms. In this part of the country. there isn't a whole lot of places where you can just pull out and camp. All the NPs have water stations in the CGs. I'm sure it is different where there are places that have dispersed camping.
Terryallan 01/11/20 08:38pm Fifth-Wheels
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