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RE: What manufacturers will this recession bring down?

One thing none of you have mentioned; Many people have discovered what jobs need to be done for society to function. And because all wealth is based on work, these workers might demand their share of the economy. We may see a surge in unions, and a big rise in the pay of the lowest paid workers. Customers with money in their pocket is any businesses most valuable asset. Not all wealth is based on work. Contrary, most wealth is redistributed among the wealthy in the market. When unemployment is up and people without jobs need to pay rent, they will take a lesser paying job to keep the wheels moving. They certainly aren't going to hold out for a Union job. In the short term, what will happen is the exact opposite of what you are proposing. Jobless people aren't in a position to demand anything and competition for jobs will go to the lowest bidder. When unemployment is low and candidates are more scarce - only then does the potential employee have any power to demand anything.
way2roll 04/05/20 07:40am Around the Campfire
RE: 4700 generac generator cutting off

What's the error code when it stops? That will tell you what the issue is.
way2roll 04/05/20 06:32am Tech Issues
RE: Replacement for Onan 4000

I would say that the folks that do not exercise their genny with no issues are just lucky and the minority. We have a whole house generator, wired to it's own sub panel etc. It starts itself up weekly and runs 2 minutes without a load and then 15 minutes with a load and then removes the load and shuts down a minute later. Why do you think the engineers designed it to do that? Personally I want to know that my things are going to work when I need them to. And that means periodically running them and proper maintenance. Storing them for months on end without doing anything is rolling the dice. That's my opinion of course and YMMV. Maintenance aside, do I want to know in the spring while prepping for a trip that mice have chewed a fuel line or wire? Or do I want to know that when I have time to fix it? Put simply if you don't properly maintain things and ensure they work the risk of failure when you need it increases exponentially.
way2roll 04/04/20 08:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: What manufacturers will this recession bring down?

Not sure what RV manufacturers it will bring down if any. There's only a handful left after the major ones have gobbled up or merged with the smaller ones. There will be significant impact to the RV business though for sure. Rv's are typically considered a luxury item for those with disposable cash, so I expect sales to drop the remainder of 2020 and into 2021 and the used market will get saturated as people try to get out from under their RV's. There's already talk in my old hometown of a lot of restaurants and small businesses that are already feeling too much of a crunch and will never open their doors again. I expect this will be the case across the country. And all those businesses have employees. And all those employees are consumers. I sit back in amazement that in the span of 2 months, a virus of all things could be such a wrecking ball through the global economy. This will get worse before it gets better. Loan forgiveness and stimulus checks are very short term band aids.
way2roll 04/04/20 07:13am Around the Campfire
RE: Buyers market?

In terms of recovery and markets we are in uncharted territory. This is not like 2007 when business failure caused the issues. Are economy was deliberately shut down for health reasons. There will be payment forgiveness and lots of amnesty. This is a good point, but the unemployment rate is theorized at an actual 14%, expected to reach 19% in the US. The 4.4% is the worse 2 month drop since 1975. 177,000 furloughs that will probably turn into a 3 month or longer break from work. While there may be loan forgiveness to some extent I suspect people will focus on repaying their mortgage as a primary goal and let the RV's go to repossession. The smart people with temporary layoffs will offload themselves if they can, trying to salvage their credit score. This will be at firesale levels, I predict. The rest will go to the auctions but that will take time to start seeing. We made a reasonable (I think, given the situation) offer, only 13% lower than the advertised price and the RV dealership who was offering the unit on consignment wouldn't even push the offer to the owner. That, to me is criminal. I would bet that owner would be glad to accept a 13% discount to have cash in hand. We are paying cash. Now we are playing the waiting game and I suspect we will prevail, eventually. While the consignment dealer is in it for profit I agree that any offer should be presented. Keep in mind though that the actual owner is also paying the consignment dealer 10% if not more in addition to your reduced offer.
way2roll 04/03/20 12:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What meal to cook next

So far this week; Grilled shrimp with sauteed garlic and kale, grilled NY strip with baked potato, Gnocchi, and last night was breakfast for dinner - scrambled eggs, waffles and hash browns. I think tonight is blackened Salmon and roasted brussel sprouts with a balsamic glaze. Next week, who knows. One night will be pizza from scratch.
way2roll 04/03/20 09:42am Around the Campfire
RE: Replacement for Onan 4000

A maintenance free generator (or any RV, or anything RV related) doesn't exist. While it is true you can keep buying generators to avoid doing maintenance on them, it's not very cost effective. Like I said before, not trying to be snarky, but if you don't have the time to take care of it, don't use your Rv except a few times a year, you could probably save a ton of money and aggravation not owning one and renting instead. As you are finding out, not maintaining your RV leads to problems. Those problems lead to more time and money you already said you don't have and an RV that is depreciated greater than it should be if you ever decide to sell. Good luck. Back on track, I would find a cheaper place to work on your genset, fix it, and learn how to maintain it. I know you said you don't have the time, but look at the time and money you are going to spend now. It's much greater than the time it takes to do preventive maintenance.
way2roll 04/03/20 06:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jensen 212T Radio Problem

I just want to find a better one that will fit right in and hook up with no problems. Size should be a double din. Shop around on Crutchfield and give them a call. Tell them what you have and that you want a plug and play replacement. They will tell you the models that will work. Then you can either order from them or do some comparison shopping. I will say that the people at Crutchfield know what they are doing. I've ordered a few things from them and they always supply installation instructions as well ans any wiring harnesses to make the install easier. Amazon won't do that.
way2roll 04/02/20 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jensen 212T Radio Problem

Does anyone have information about the upgrade radio JRV9000R replacement for the JRT 212T? Replacing a Jensen with a Jensen? Some reviews indicate a lot of the same problems. For about the same money you could get a Pioneer, Kenwood or Sony. I mean, if you are going to replace it, why not replace it with a reputable brand?
way2roll 04/02/20 08:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement for Onan 4000

Your problem is that you have a 5 year old generator that only has 80 hours on it. That's not even one full day a year. Gensets need to be run - a lot and under load. At this point it should have a few hundred hours. It's better to run a generator 24/7 than let them sit not running at all. Hard to tell what's wrong with it since it doesn't get used. But your Onan was built for your RV. It's sized properly and fits in the bin, all the wiring is set up as well as fuel lines etc. I would get it fixed rather than buy another generator. Otherwise you have a lot more work to do, like where to put the new one, wiring it up, fuel supply, ventilation and exhaust, etc etc. The root problem is lack of use and maintenance. I don't see how buying another generator will fix that problem. Do you even need a generator? Seems like you don't use the one you have. Not trying to be snarky. But fixing this one will likely be cheaper and easier than buying another one and getting that to work in your rv. On edit: I reviewed a few of your other posts an it seems like you have an RV that only gets used 1 or 2 times a year. As a result you are having issues due to lack of use. RV's - like anything else - like to be used or they start to have problems. Have you considered that you may actually be spending more money addressing things from lack of use than selling it and renting an RV for the 1 or 2 times a year? Again, not trying to be snarky, just a thought.
way2roll 04/02/20 08:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jensen 212T Radio Problem

It does have power to the radio and I did try the reset button. I read on a Forum that there is an upgrade radio I can get. I have and appt at Alpine House to have it checked out on Apr 14th. Still need some clarifying info, like what year, is this a camera/radio? If it's just a radio there are thousands of replacements in any price range. If it's a camera/radio, there are still lots of upgrade options to choose. I got my Pioneer from Crutchfield. Their customer service is amazing at finding plug and play replacements if you tell them what you have now. Again, I had the exact same issue with my Jensen and so had several others when I asked about it on another forum. Initially it was under warranty and Jensen replaced it. in 6 mos the replacement failed. They are junk. The solution - replace it with a better model. There is no "fix" for your current radio - at least one that's cheaper than just replacing it with a better one.
way2roll 04/02/20 07:52am Class A Motorhomes
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way2roll 04/02/20 05:44am Beginning RVing
RE: Storing with levelers down?

This was in the Class A forum but it's the same principle. Jacks in storage question
way2roll 04/01/20 11:46am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jensen 212T Radio Problem

What year is it? The Jensen radios are junk. Years ago on another MH it had a Jensen radio/camera. I had similar issues as yours, it would come back and then go dead - always at the worst time. I replaced with it with a good name brand. I think either Sony or Pioneer. The Camera/radios are pretty plug and play.
way2roll 04/01/20 06:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Socks again

All lost socks return as Tupperware lids.
way2roll 03/31/20 04:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Which motorhome to buy

Thank you to all who have commented on my post. We have a floor plan we like but it was a Thor ACE and I'm concerned about the quality and the fact that it only has one a/c unit. We are in central Florida and it was difficult to get it to cool down and its only April. The newer models have 50 amp with 2 ac's . I am not sure what year they started adding the second AC.
way2roll 03/31/20 10:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Which motorhome to buy

No one can tell you what you should buy. It's a bit like asking what car you should buy. Way too many variables and it's something you'll need to figure out for yourself. The first place to start is floor plan. Find one - or a few, that you like and think fits your needs. Then find MH's that have that floor plan. But even that depends on what your needs/wants are. Do you want something smaller to get into state and national parks, something bigger for longer camp times, solar, do you cook a lot, outdoor kitchen, raised rail, more storage, what size tanks, residential refer, washing machine, etc etc. The list goes on and on. As far as brands, while it's true that some brands have better quality than others coming off the line, in the used market it may come down to how well it was taken care of. A high end MH with a lot of miles not well taken care is no bargain. Unless you are handy and want a great deal on a fixer-upper. You can find deals in used MH and avoid a lot of depreciation but finding what you want in the condition you want for the price you want is the hunting part. Start by going to shows and large dealer lots and tour a lot of MH's. Once you start narrowing down what you think you need, spend a LOT of time in them, visualize living day to day, driving, what's it like with the slides in, etc.
way2roll 03/31/20 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newmar 2021 model info (a front end diesel?)

I think it's a typo. Any information I could find says that it will be on the 2020 updated F53 chassis. Dealers meetings usually happen around the end of March - early April. Given everything going on that is likely not to happen, unless it's virtual. Most info on new models starts trickling out in May. Again, with this pandemic I'd be surprised if any production is going on at all right now. Dealer/Consumer demand has to be pretty low.
way2roll 03/30/20 01:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: water pump problems

Check the in line screen cover. Those little clear plastic covers can crack when frozen despite having rv antifreeze in the lines. Ask me how I know.
way2roll 03/30/20 01:09pm Tech Issues
RE: People suck

Here's a tip for you. People are hoarding dog food too. We went to buy some of the blue bag we buy at Costco. Sold out. We are now mixing rice in with what we have left to stretch it out until we can get another bag. I recall reading many years ago that half the dog food being sold in NJ was going to human consumption. I think at the time it was during some sort of financial crisis. I wouldn't be surprised if a similar thing takes place during these dire times. Dog food won't kill you. I remember, as a kid, I sampled some canned dog food. It was actually pretty tasty. But I didn't make a habit of it. :) Had a friend once that sauteed canned dog food with rice and said it was pretty tasty. Of course it was 3am after a party....
way2roll 03/30/20 10:05am Around the Campfire
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