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RE: Was rear ended on the highway

Can a lawyer help with getting a trailer totaled? After all this time you still haven't talked to an attorney ? The person that hit you and their insurance are laughing their a#% off that you are letting them tell you what they are going to do to you . While I may have put it more diplomatically, I couldn't agree more. While I hope they can repair the damage as though it never happened, that is probably the least likely outcome you could experience. I mean no offense, really, but you are letting an adjuster who, most likely, gets a bonus for settling a case for less than the expected amount tell you what is going to happen to your property that his insured damaged. If you will not seek legal advice please stop asking for it here. RichH
aguablanco 08/01/19 10:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: 1st time boondocking and could not get our AC to work

Above 5000' my Champion, which is carbureted, has issues. Called Champion and they sent me a new jet that is needed for use at altitude. Installed it this year and no problems so far even at 7000'. RichH
aguablanco 07/30/19 11:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Was rear ended on the highway

You might want to work into the conversation with the adjuster the fact you have GAP insurance and you are upside down. He may take mercy on you (and realize you come out net the same with a low retail settlement as you would with a high retail settlement). That could be a win/win for both you and the insurance company. For the GAP insurance provider, not so much. Be sure to do your research on the GAP insurance before you do anything. You don't want a problem to arise. Anybody out there think this is a bad idea?? Asking for assistance from someone, or some company, whose only purpose is to get rid of the problem as inexpensively as possible seems like desperation to me, and it will most likely be taken as weakness by them. You cannot rely on "The kindness of strangers" in this situation. Why let them use the GAP insurance you paid for to limit their liability? While I see myself as a fair person, and I am certain you see yourself as one also, why should you be concerned with allowing them a win? Their insured rear ended you! Let them take responsibility and resolve the matter to your benefit and approval. You may also seek the advice of a Private Adjuster in place of an attorney. I would be in my insurance agents office letting them know that I am not happy with their current level of representation and would be asking them to step up to the plate and make certain that I am made whole for my entire loss including, loss of use, full repair or replacement, medical costs and whatever else you have been denied because of the negligence of the at fault driver. One doesn't have to be rude to be made whole, but being assertive is almost always necessary. BTW, I agree with others who have said the $1000 estimate on the truck seems low. There will, most likely, be issues down the road and you will not want to deal with them when they surface. And neither will any insurance company. RichH Not an attorney but been in a few accidents in my life.
aguablanco 07/24/19 10:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Does anyone make 'em anymore?

The only fridge I know of with no electrical requirement is usually called a cooler. Just add ice and, presto, cold food. Seriously, a nice cargo trailer with 2 batteries will run an RV fridge for at least a few days without solar. Since you won't be using electric for anything else, and the trailer will be bare bones, you could install more than 2 batteries and extend your stay. RichH
aguablanco 07/11/19 02:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Opinion on Resort Fees ?

It is an easy way to raise the rates without actually showing that they raised the rates. How many RV parks could realistically be called a resort? How many have resort like features, pool, hot tub, nice clubhouse with activities etc.? Since the resort fee is rarely, if ever, published along with their daily rates I will consider this an extremely dishonest practice. RichH
aguablanco 07/11/19 12:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lithium Ion Submarine Batteries

The also have developed a ship that has no engine and moves along the surface with wind power ;) ;) Probably works in a fashion similar to my solar clothes dryer. LOL RichH
aguablanco 06/25/19 04:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Have I Made A Mistake.....

It almost certainly is a harbinger of the future if even 10% of the posts about CW are true. I am pretty sure the percentage is higher than that though. Keep in mind that you have a bank involved and they have likely already funded the loan so you are an owner until you sell. Nothing personal because I read all the time on these forums where people want to return the RV for a myriad of reasons. People have to realize that they didn't buy a pair of shoes and the fact is there is a signed contract somewhere. It takes all parties of a contract to void it, not just the buyer. RichH
aguablanco 06/25/19 04:10pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Extending RV short queen bed

I did the same extension a bit differently. I actually took off and repurposed the original 1/4" plywood base that raised up and replaced it with 1/2" plywood with the new length. No legs. I also added new struts to lift the added weight of the new memory foam mattress. Yours looks good and is definitely strong enough. RichH
aguablanco 06/25/19 04:02pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: whether you like him or not Marcus is standing for the flag

"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." Samuel Johnson 1775
aguablanco 05/23/19 10:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Attack of the Blob!

Not knowing exactly what is in that tank I would take no chances and replace it ASAP. I would also do my best to replace the suction line as well. As was said earlier, " Life is too short." Could be shorter or less comfortable if you don't do this right. RichH
aguablanco 04/06/19 07:47am Travel Trailers
First Tow Trip Report

Finally got to tow the 6000# trailer ~1000 last week and I am ecstatic! I owned a 2012 Silverado 1500 5.3 2WD prior to the EcoDiesel and while it pulled okay the mileage was never above 10.1 mpg and most of the time in the low 9's. I also cringed every time I went up a grade as the engine needed over 3000 rpm to maintain ~40 mph on anything over a 3%-4% grade. Not wanting a 2500 for a daily driver my friend suggested that I investigate the EcoD and I have to say it was the best truck buying tip I have ever received. Left Phoenix, AZ around 12:15 PM after the wife got off work last Monday. Had about 3/4 tank of fuel and decided to see if I could make it the 150 miles to Quartzsite and refuel there. Made with 1/4 tank to spare and filled up to continue to Indio, CA for an overnighter. Even after being stuck in a traffic jam for 2.5 hours between Blythe and a bit past Desert Center. I averaged 16.6 mpg. Fortunately the winds were light and the route fairly flat which I am sure helped a great deal. Tuesday morning took off for Mojave, CA and had to climb Cajon Pass, 5%-6%, grade which tops out around 4600'. The EcoD never stuttered and climbed that hill at 55 mph and ~2250 rpm with absolutely no problem. Trans never got above 178* while oil and coolant stayed around 224*. Finally reached Mojave and was amazed to discover that I had averaged 15.4 mpg from Phoenix. BTW, I bought 9 gallons of diesel there with the intention of getting back to Quartzsite, and cheaper diesel, without buying more in California. Spent the week at Bequinox which is the Burning Man Los Angeles regional event. Headed home Sunday morning and knew I would get good mileage coming down Cajon Pass and wasn't disappointed. Averaged 17.3 back to Indio. Made it to Quartzsite with less that a quarter tank so I didn't have to buy any more fuel in California. This truck just blows me away. It hauls the trailer like it isn't even there and never strains on the grades. The truck is also very stable when towing. I have the Curt 10,000# WDH with 1000# bars and I use the cheapo Harbor Freight friction anti-sway bars. We were never pushed around by trucks or wind on the trip. The driving was so much more relaxed and comfortable than my Silverado it was hard to believe. I should add that I did install the Air-Lift 1000# air bags on this truck for stability and run them at 34 psi. My biggest take away is the mileage. Considering that diesel has been about 10% more than gas, and I am getting around 60% better mileage, with less stress, this has been the best vehicle purchase I have ever made. Can't wait for the burn in Colorado and the chance to see how the rig handles Raton Pass in June.
aguablanco 03/28/19 01:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Carbon fiber TT

I can find everything but the price. RichH
aguablanco 03/13/19 03:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: drain pipe to protect awning

I use two pices of plasic gutter from HD Living in AZ I have considered this. Do you ahve any pictures? RichH
aguablanco 02/18/19 07:13am Travel Trailers
RE: History of the Grand Canyon

100th anniversary of the Canyon and 150th anniversary of Powell this year. Doing my 8th river trip there in April. Ives seems the fool today. Someone needs to shepherd this treasure and I trust government more than corporations.
aguablanco 02/13/19 06:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F-150 Diesel

I will never buy the first generation of anything. When doing so the buyers become the test dummy working out all of the bugs that engineering missed. Better to have a unit 1 or 2 generations old that has all of the bugs worked out. RichH
aguablanco 02/12/19 10:49am Tow Vehicles
RE: Running your propane Refrigerators while traveling?

We're all going to die! Well, sooner or later anyway. And, most likely, not as a result of driving with the propane on. Of all the discussions we have on this forum, this one is the most tedious to me. It is very simple, don't run propane in transit, and possibly lose a fridge of food. Run the fridge and have cold beverages when you arrive at your destination. I choose to take the "chance" and keep the fridge cold. At least I am less likely to get a food borne illness. RichH
aguablanco 01/01/19 09:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Replace Dometic Tstat

Doug, Thsnks for the info, I really appreciate it. RichH
aguablanco 11/28/18 09:37pm Tech Issues
Replace Dometic Tstat

I currently have a Dometic Digital tstat and want to replace it with a Honeywell digital. The dometic only has 3 wires and I am now confused. Anyone have any info that might help? Thanks, RichH
aguablanco 11/27/18 08:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Dodge EcoDiesel

Well, here's the update.I did purchase the Ecodiesel. As I said earlier I tow 5-6k per year and I didn't want a 3/4 ton, or bigger, for a daily driver. While I wasn't towing today I got 23 mpg going up to 7000' from 1400'. Over on the Ram1500diesel forum they all extol the virtues of this set up. I really appreciate conversation that has taken place her. My thanks to everyone that contributed. I won't be towing for a couple of months but when I do I will start a thread to share my observations. Again, thanks for the info, it really helped. RichH
aguablanco 10/23/18 10:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel warranty?

I would think that a little research on your part would find answers to your question. Why don't you visit each manufacturer of the product with a diesel engine you have interest in (I assume it is a pick up truck)? I am quite sure the manufacturer's website touts their warranty! He is doing research. If you didn't want to help why reply? RichH
aguablanco 10/18/18 08:54pm Truck Campers
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