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RetiredRealtorRick

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Posted: 11/24/21 03:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dedmiston wrote:

Going from Canada to Baja on their shakedown trip was pretty ambitious.

At least they came away with good stories to tell.


"ambitious" is one word you could use, however I can think of other, more accurate words.


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Regarding cupbords and refrigerator/freezer doors... Make sure they are firmly latched and consider a retainer strap of some kind for the fridge/freezer.

On my rig I ran a cargo strap from a cupbord door (Washer/dryer cabinet only I did not have those so it was the pantry) across the front of the fridge to insure it stayed closed.

Doors either got hook & Eye locks or tied closed or for a couple cupboard I used hinges. Took the pin out and put em on the moving edge of the door. Pinned those doors stayed CLOSED no question about it.


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Posted: 11/25/21 07:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

they bought the unit it good faith. Too bad the RV industry is piecework.


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Posted: 11/25/21 08:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

my kind of people.unplanned trip = adventure.life's too short to play it safe all the time.we have yet to "plan" a trip in the last 20 years and we're still undeafeated.


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Posted: 11/25/21 10:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, IMO there's "unplanned" and then there's "clueless". Pretty obvious which category this lot fall into.

How many people would be so forgiving, if this bunch had ended up at a dead end after blindly following their GPS?


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Posted: 11/25/21 10:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A great attitude!

But they and their equipment where ill prepared for the journey. A little more time spent getting prepared would have saved them thousands of dollars and given them more time to enjoy their trip.

Learning the hard way, it has it's pro's and con's.


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dodge guy wrote:

Shamrock is down at the bottom as far as quality. And sitting in a a field unused isn’t any good either. Combine that with cold weather where you can’t test many of the systems before a several thousand mile trip and you get this story.

Research and preparedness goes a long way.


Actually Shamrock hybrids(twin of the Rockwood Roo)are one of the top 3 hybrid brands out there. There is no higher quality hybrid, than Jayco and Roo/Shamrock. And Jayco stopped making hybrids last year.
So now, Shamrock/Roo hybrids are the highest quality hybrids made.


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