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RE: Let’s talk about that great Grand Design build quality

Molex “press together” connector https://www.granddesignowners.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=16926&d=1545786585 STAY CLASSY GDRV! Way to instill confidence for your customers. Hiding this behind the coroplast so the customer won’t see it is a BRILLIANT strategy.
jim1521 03/20/19 07:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Let’s talk about that great Grand Design build quality

Yeah, those are power cables laying directly on a slide...https://www.granddesignowners.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=16914&d=1545757967 https://www.granddesignowners.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=16915&d=1545758033
jim1521 03/20/19 07:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Let’s talk about that great Grand Design build quality

How they replace tie wraps LOL Expanding foam! Dangle the wires and then blast ‘em with foam. After all, that foam will last forever, right? https://www.granddesignowners.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=16912&d=1545755577 https://www.granddesignowners.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=16913&d=1545755594
jim1521 03/20/19 07:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Let’s talk about that great Grand Design build quality

https://www.granddesignowners.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=16893&d=1545685948 Yeah, those are wirenuts. https://www.granddesignowners.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=16894&d=1545688486
jim1521 03/20/19 07:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Let’s talk about that great Grand Design build quality

Unless you are member of that forum, you can't see any pics.Let me see what I can do https://www.granddesignowners.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=16890&d=1545674750
jim1521 03/20/19 06:24pm Travel Trailers
Let’s talk about that great Grand Design build quality

I own a 2016 Grand Design Reflection 313RLTS. I’m a member of the GDRV Owner’s forum. We’ve all heard about how GDRV is supposedly better than the Thor’s, Forest River’s, Jayco’s etc. well folks, I’ve had enough. I’m ripping off this bandaid and going to expose them for what they are. Keep in mind - none of these are pictures of my RV, but I’m willing to bet that EVERY one of them could be mine. I’m pointing you to a specific link on the owners forum. You decide. GDRV: This must make you very proud... https://www.granddesignowners.com/forum/showthread.php/21147-Rear-Underbelly-Stuff
jim1521 03/20/19 05:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tolls in Florida

You will regret traveling on Florida toll roads without having a SunPass. I believe they cost $10 and the convenience is well worth it. Many of the toll roads no longer have manned toll booths - which means you get the bill in the mail - plus I'm sure some administrative fee.
jim1521 02/23/19 11:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: Leaving a trailer year round in the US.

If the trailer was Americans registered it would be no issue, it’s not though. I think the part folks are skipping over here is that the reason you can cross the border without paying any taxes or duty is because of an exemption that “personal possessions” can cross the border free because they will LEAVING with that person, just like your luggage or anything else you brought, I.E. cameras, phone, jewelry. If it doesn’t leave the country with the tourist when they leave, it’s considered to be IMPORTED into the US. Likewise, it’s technically illegal for a Canadian insurance company to sell insurance in the US as they’re not licensed to do so. That might a claim a ticklish matter. Not true. My sister-in-law has a winter home in Zypherhills, FL. They have plenty of personal things things that they brought from home in Fort Erie (clothes, dishes, etc). Works exactly the same way when we take stuff to our Fort Erie home from down here.
jim1521 02/10/19 04:13pm Snowbirds
RE: Leaving a trailer year round in the US.

This article sums it up pretty well. Not illegal; you just need to make sure you’ve got it insured here with a US company. https://www.primelinkinsurance.ca/blog/how-insure-rv-or-motorhome-when-you-take-it-south If you leave your Canadian license tags on it - and they’re current - then no one is going to question whether you’re “importing” it into the US. It’s only here temporarily - no definition of “temporary”. You fully intend to take it back home - eventually. Keep it tagged Canadian and you’re fine.
jim1521 02/10/19 04:02pm Snowbirds
RE: Any other gas stations giving rv's gas discounts like Pilot?

Seven cents off Pilot Or Flying J ain't a lot since they are 40 to 60 cents higher than other stations in my travel area ! Pretty much agree. The local Pilot and Love’s are charging $3.01/gallon for diesel, whereas the station right next to them is $2.82/gallon
jim1521 02/10/19 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving a trailer year round in the US.

Yes, you should be able to leave your RV here in FL. It does NOT have to be registered in FL, but it must have a current/valid registration from your province. Insurance too. Many RV parks down here have storage lots at their sites, and trailers are left here year round in storage.
jim1521 02/10/19 07:19am Snowbirds
RE: Orlando to Fort Meyers to Fort Lauderdale - repair shops?

Did you try a Dodge/Ram dealership? I know I hate to point you towards a dealer, but that would be your one-stop shopping for what you need done.
jim1521 01/30/19 07:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New to RV’ing need advice

Shoals, Don't be discouraged. As a SCUBA diver, we're always taught "Plan the dive, and dive the plan". In other words, take your time to think through what you're going to do, how you're going to do it, what are the risks involved, what the rewards you expect, and what is Plan B if Plan A goes off the rails. Once you've done that, THEN sit down and think about executing on the plan. DAILY LIFE QUESTIONS What is the school system like? What is the crime rate like in the area? What is the neighborhood like (inside AND outside the park)? How many kids live in the area? How far is it to work? What is the cost of living like in the area? How far do the kids have to travel to school? What about new doctors/dentists? 5 YEAR BUSINESS PLAN Where do expect to be financially in 5 years? When do you want/expect to be out of the RV? MAINTAINING THE RV Are you handy with tools? Can you fix things yourself? Do you have the time and tools to fix things yourself? If you can answer YES to those questions, consider buying a used (1-4 years old) 5th wheel. It will be much easier to sell a 5th wheel than it will be to sell a Park model (see 5 Year Business Plan above). Let's start there. I'd like to see you succeed. This would be a good model to look at: 2015 Montana 356BH
jim1521 01/07/19 09:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Happy New Year everyone! Some reflections..

It was a comfortable feeling reading through all of the posts on this thread. There's one common theme throughout: We're all older and wiser. We've gleaned a great deal of experience throughout our years. We partied hard back in the sixties and seventies, survived it, and can now reflect back and look at our grand kids. They have NO IDEA that grandma and grandpa rocked on. To them, we were born old, kind, and wise. We've learned to slow it down - sometimes on purpose, sometimes not - we've buried some friends this past year, and we appreciate what that means. (Geez, I'm reading what I'm writing here, and I've become my father LOL). So let's have a really good 2019. I'm appreciating every day as best I can. Not gonna wait 'til the last minute to start appreciating - I'm 63 and gonna get a head start on it. Happy New Year.
jim1521 01/01/19 04:16pm General RVing Issues
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