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RE: Lewis and Lewis as insurers. Yes or No?

We used LyL last Winter Trip! We had no problems or claims,so can't say anything negative about them. Bear in mind they are just one of many Agencies that Represent Mexican Insurance Companies, as with any Sales Company..Insurance or otherwise they offer several programs with different Deductibles,Shop Labor Rates ,Coverage Areas Etc. When purchasing Your Insurance Policy ask questions and buy the options that make sense to You! As an example ..a higher deductible will save You money on the premium,but can You afford to run up Your Credit Card or pull funds from your Bank easily if You need to? Shop Rates are generally much higher to have Your Vehicle repaired in the USA than in Mexico..You will find that there are Good and Bad Repair places in Both Countries! The choice is of course Yours and paying extra for higher USA Shop Rates will at least guarantee that the Repairs will be carried out in a Shop where You will be able to converse with someone in English and if specific parts are required they are easier to obtain. I'm sure that You are already aware of most of these variables ,but there are many who don't do their homework !
robatthelake 06/09/15 09:47am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Ferry Costs to Vancouver Island

We also prefer to use the Sidney Anacortes Route when heading off the Island Southbound ,as it is convenient for Us! Coming back on, or if heading to Vancouver or Further East We "Pay the Piper" !
robatthelake 06/07/15 09:54am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Bent axle upgrade

Sounds like You may be overloaded! We had a Brand New 37 Foot Fifth Wheel Toy Hauler back in 2000 that chewed through the Front Tires at an alarming rate. We suspected a bent Axle. It turned out that All of the suspension components "except the Axles "were the problem ! Springs Shackles,Bolts,Bushings and whatever that Y shaped device is called were just too flimsy ,Even the Spring Hangers were too light for the intended use! Once We replaced all the Small Stuff and started to Load and weigh properly the Tire problem went away! We also upgraded to better Tires as the Originals were pretty poor!
robatthelake 06/07/15 09:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Cup holder for couch?

If You really want to "Stick " things to an RV Wall I recommend using Shoe Goo! which is a type of GOOP that sticks everything to everything! You can use a small wood screw to hold the item in place while the Goo! Cures! Clean the Surfaces to be stuck together with a little Alcohol...Cheap Vodka works well as it contains no Oil and You can always sip on any that doesn't get used for cleaning!
robatthelake 06/07/15 09:17am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: jack removal

If You Pinch off the Hose with a pair of Vicegrip type pliers You will lose less Fluid!
robatthelake 06/06/15 09:58pm Tech Issues
RE: Mr Moro's

That is great news , however until highway 15 is totally reconstructed it will be tough to get many takers. Add in Ridiculous Tolls and Higher Fuel Prices in Mexico vs the USA. We will be heading East to Texas before going South into Mexico for the next few Years! better Roads, Cheaper Fuel and Fewer Tolls is The main reason in My Humble opinion! So overall, food, lodging, exchange rate, etc---how much more do you think it will cost to stay in the States? I won't be staying in the USA ,just taking a different route to reach Our primary Mexican Destination! My concern is mostly about the deplorable Road Conditions and excessive Tolls on the West Coast Route! Once the Roads are brought up to decent condition I will again take another look at Highway 15 from Nogales to Guadalahara for sure!
robatthelake 06/05/15 08:30pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Issues hooking up fuse bypass on 2014 CR V

They really located that Fuse box in an tough to get to location.I guess they figured none would ever need replacing or intended to make it difficult so that the dealership could make a few extra bucks! Back to the Switch wiring issue. I made my own switch harness by soldering a dual 18 ga Wire to a Deliberately blown Fuse ! Hot glued the exposed parts to prevent a possibility of a short circuit. Then connected a new Mini Fuse holder to one side of a simple Toggle Switch at the other end of the wires which was installed on the dash. At that point I plugged the assembly into the fuse panel!
robatthelake 06/02/15 03:46pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Plumbing Water Stream Issue?

You lay have a problem with the screen being plugged on Your water pump! That's the first place that I would look! Other causes of poor Water Flow from Hot Taps at least is the Winterizing Valve being turned or seized!
robatthelake 05/31/15 06:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Pusher speedometer 5mph at rest?

At least The Police will leave You alone ! Mine reads the other way at 55 on the Speedo the GPS says I'm going 58 !
robatthelake 05/31/15 11:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Alternative to Winegard Switch Box

If You are referring to the Switch Box to choose the input and output for the RG6 Cables ,they never were what I would call heavy duty devices. Of course Those are pretty much redundant with Today's HDMI connected systems! The only reason that We even still have one in Our Rig is that it is tucked away inside a cupboard ! I haven't used it in years!
robatthelake 05/31/15 10:52am Technology Corner
RE: Which class a motorhome came with a dt466 engine?

I can't think of a single Motorhome that had an International DT 466 !
robatthelake 05/30/15 11:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: particle board counter tops in a bathroom

If it's under warranty take it back. If not rip that cruddy stuff out and replace it with decent Marine Plywood and either a solid surface or Formica Top!
robatthelake 05/30/15 08:53pm Tech Issues
RE: how do I undo these hoses?

And after You do get them apart You will wonder how these can possibly hold the pressure,but they do a really good job! We use them all the time for quick connects for the RO System and the Watering lines to Our Small Garden. they come in a variety of sizes!
robatthelake 05/29/15 01:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Mr Moro's

That is great news , however until highway 15 is totally reconstructed it will be tough to get many takers. Add in Ridiculous Tolls and Higher Fuel Prices in Mexico vs the USA. We will be heading East to Texas before going South into Mexico for the next few Years! better Roads, Cheaper Fuel and Fewer Tolls is The main reason in My Humble opinion!
robatthelake 05/28/15 07:06pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Spare tire for Alaska trip ?

I question the safety of having a Spare Tire laying on the Roof?
robatthelake 05/22/15 12:32pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: ZEP with or without decals? Before or After?

I wish that I had taken a few photos,before during and after using the ZEP . Unfortunately I did not,but since I still have some of the Product I suppose that I could replicate the results for those who still think that it is the Cats Meow! I will not be doing so on My Rig or Boat However. So give Me some time to find something unimportant to ruin! To those who will tell You that preparation is the key to success ,They are quite Correct,but if You are going to go through the Hours of Prep time necessary to achieve a proper job ,why would You finish using a Product that was never intended to be used this way! Yes it does Put a shine back on the Faded Dull Surface,but it is only a temporary fix for a permanent problem! If You want a shiny paint job that will stand up to the elements ,have the unit painted with a good Clear Coat over the Base Colour!
robatthelake 05/21/15 04:16pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ZEP with or without decals? Before or After?

Do Not use ZEP ! It was never intended to be applied to an RV! I used it and have absolutely Ruined Both My Motorhome and Ski Boat! It is absolutely the wrong stuff to use period!
robatthelake 05/21/15 11:40am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Backing up with toad

I used to back up the Old Tracker /Roadmaster 5000 ,sometimes twenty or so feet! In a straight line it's not that hard ,but if The Combination is at any kind of an angle forget it Haven't tried with the CRV / Demco Excalibur. Can't imagine it's any different though!
robatthelake 05/21/15 11:34am Dinghy Towing
RE: Between Los Mochis and Ixtapa - Which place you prefer

Lots of choices here! It will ultimately be up to You and will also depend upon Your Taste in locations ! All have their Pluses and negatives ! You will have no problem a with a 34 Foot Rig. ours is 38 and there are plenty down here that are much longer than that! The Larger Rigs do have a more difficult time getting into some of the Places mentioned,but since that doesn't apply to You don't worry over it!
robatthelake 05/20/15 10:20pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Do you maintain a place in Mexico?: Housekeeping online

We are RVers so the answer is No We don't! That said there are a couple of RV Parks that actually offer House keepers who will come in and clean on a weekly basis! We might consider this when We reach the stage that It is too hard to keep things up Ourselves! As in all things ,where there are strangers on board We would be concerned about Valuables being absconded !
robatthelake 05/20/15 08:05pm RVing in Mexico and South America
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