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RE: 5th Wheel Insurance questions

We have Nationwide on vehicles and homes but they don't want to insure RVs or motorcycles. For the RVs and motorcycle, we have Progressive.
beemerphile1 08/23/19 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV rentals

Unless you had a contract and they broke the contract I don't understand the complaint. They are practicing demand based pricing, when demand is down they charge less and when demand is up they charge more. Same thing airlines and lots of other businesses do, I even read that movie theaters are trying out demand pricing.
beemerphile1 08/23/19 06:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Standby Sams

You asked essentially the same thing a month ago and got no official response. I would suggest you ask it in the "Good Sam Club" section rather than "General RVing Issues". The staff seems to monitor that section although you'll likely only get a canned answer.
beemerphile1 08/22/19 07:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Just checking.....

Daves not here. Remember that bit?
beemerphile1 08/22/19 07:10pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Removing Silicone caulk

Acetone Will acetone take off the paint? It's painted aluminum. Sure will, years ago I was cleaning the roof with acetone and didn't notice some ran down the wall, took the paint off immediately.
beemerphile1 08/22/19 07:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Fiberglass Nose fading

RVs from that era commonly had the fading problem. Many RVs now have painted caps. The only real fix for the faded ones is to paint them. Buffing and waxing is only temporary.
beemerphile1 08/21/19 08:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Converter Consumption

When on a metered site, I switch the converter off and let the solar take care of everything 12vdc. Never measured the converter consumption though.
beemerphile1 08/19/19 07:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Volts and Dehumidifier

Try to not go below 50 percent. http://www.marxrv.com/12volt/voltchart1.gif
beemerphile1 08/18/19 08:11pm Tech Issues
RE: How Sad

Off topic, but ... I see absolutely no use for debit cards ... except maybe for maintaining convenience if one's credit is so bad that they can't qualify for a credit card. If you don't like having high interest credit "on the books for very long" ... then just pay off your credit card('s) balance(s) every month. Even if you're a pay-it-off-every-month kind of person, a credit card's high limit at the very least can function as an instance source of funds to use for unforseen financial emergencies, like: 1. Emergency repairs on one's stick house. 2. Emergency repairs of one's RV when on a trip. 3. Emergency medi-vac transportation and/or medical treatment a long way from home until you can work it out sometime later with your insurance company to pay for it. i.e. Our motorhome's transmission once blew as were going to meet traveling friends to begin a major RV trip together. We needed a remanufactured transmission installed ASAP at a cost of over $5500 dollars. No way do we keep that much cash around or that much in our checking account. They had the transmission ordered and installed the next day ... so I just pulled out the credit card to no-hassle cover it, and off we went on the trip with our friends. Those same traveling friends as above also had to replace their RV's transmission while they were with us on a trip a long way from home. They merely pulled out their credit card to cover it and we both continued our our trip in the two RVs. IMHO even at their high interest rates - large balances on credit cards due to the servicing of emergencies accrue so little interest until a quick payoff later - that it makes it well worth it to have access to a credit card to use in otherwise stressful financial situations. FWIW, we even use a credit card heavily each month for regular living expenses so as to build up hundreds of dollars in cash rewards of 5% on gas, 3% on groceries, and 1% on all other purchases. So you are saying that heavy credit card use causes transmission failure? :B
beemerphile1 08/18/19 08:06pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Escapees?

Great club, far better than the current Good Sam Club. Escapees are run for the members, Good Sam is run for the benefit of the corporation. We've stayed at most of the Escapee parks, you will see all kinds of camping, tents, vans, trailers, and MH. The Escapees also offer lots of services that are beneficial to the membership. Great magazine also. Just join for a year, if you don't like them, don't renew.
beemerphile1 08/18/19 07:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer brakes stop working when headlights are on

I agree about it probably being a ground issue. Did you test the resistance from the ground wire in the umbilical and the frame? Look underneath and check/clean/reattach all the ground connections on the frame. How about the truck side? Is it grounded to the frame somewhere in the rear?
beemerphile1 08/17/19 08:53pm Tech Issues
RE: Outdoor GFCI outlet trips when using electric cooktop

Ok guys . So .i pluged mine into a regular plug. My bad ... How many campers or tenters plug an extention cord into the 15a plug on the pedistal (that is not a gfci ) and run griddles ,kettles and coffee makers off that . I would be very suspicious of a campground that has such an outdated electrical system the the 15/20a receptacles are not GFCI protected. I haven't seen that for ages.
beemerphile1 08/16/19 08:39pm Tech Issues
RE: Do we or don't we?

I retired at 62 and am now 64. I made certain to have adequate savings before retiring so that a low income qualifies me for free insurance thru the Health Exchange (Obamacare). I won't tap my retirement 401K until I'm 65 and qualify for Medicare. With the Affordable Care act (Obamacare) 401k withdrawals count as income. Unfortunately if you haven't planned ahead such as getting debt free and saving cash, you're stuck working. Just because you need to work doesn't mean you are stuck in your current job. Reinvent yourself, start a business, be creative.
beemerphile1 08/15/19 09:18pm Full-time RVing
RE: Ways to Save on Fuel at Pilot Flying J

You need to swipe your credit card first. It then asks for your loyalty card. We just follow the pump instructions. Swipe our VISA CC, then our GoodSam card. Yep, that's what the pump says to do; swipe your payment card first followed by the GS card. But seems many get it wrong. Yep, Pilot/Flying J is backwards compared to many others.
beemerphile1 08/15/19 08:58pm Good Sam Club
RE: Know RV or campers association...

...Now I think I would have better results with volunteering and adding my voice to the national and two national park-national forest specific organization I'm affiliated.... I would love to see more people volunteer. I've been a NPS VIP (volunteer in park) since the year before I retired. The park service is very appreciative of those that volunteer. In fact, the NPS would collapse without the volunteer workforce.
beemerphile1 08/15/19 08:56pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: camera

Wyze cam, cheap, works well. https://www.wyze.com/
beemerphile1 08/13/19 07:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Know RV or campers association...

Don't know of any RV organization that covers those bases. Be careful of environmental organizations. A group like the Sierra Club would prefer to ban RVs from public land and only allow hikers/backpackers.
beemerphile1 08/13/19 07:49pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 2006 Grayhawk Ford e450 v-10: Power increase

The point being made is increasing output of a gas engine is expensive and complicated. Things that simply increase horsepower will actually make it perform worse as an RV, it isn't a race car. You need torque, not horsepower. More air flow like with a turbo would work well but cost thousands.
beemerphile1 08/13/19 07:43pm Tech Issues
RE: "leaking" fridge has caused trim to start rotting

Knowing brand and model of refrigerator would go a long ways in trying to give advice.
beemerphile1 08/13/19 02:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Service and Repair??????????????

There is a severe shortage of RV service techs and now is peak season. It isn't surprising that you aren't getting the service you hoped for.
beemerphile1 08/13/19 02:29pm General RVing Issues
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