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RE: Extended warranty

Some you're not given a choice, like Auto, Home, even health now or pay the Gov I somewhat agree, but consider this -- Do you carry absolute bare minimums of coverage only to meet the legal requirements? Probably not, and if not, you are making the conscious decision that "something's going to break" or "something's going to go wrong" and you're setting and paying for limits to cover your 'gamble' ...... am I right?
A1ARealtorRick 10/30/20 01:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Was looking ar a small A

Adding to what the others have said, Damon is not exactly known as building the best quality RV's by a long shot. Probably a good idea to keep looking.
A1ARealtorRick 10/30/20 06:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Extended warranty

I'm against buying extended warranties. How much is that going to cost? Put that money aside for IF you need it and collect the interest, buying it is betting somethings going to break. Most everything that can break can be bought for $1000 +/- plus labor. Buying new warranty should have everything fixed before it runs out. If you are a DYI type you'll save a lot more. OP wasn't soliciting opinions on extended service contracts (yes, they're service contracts, not warranties -- warranties are only issued by the original vehicle manufacturer). Also, with the line of thinking that you're "betting something's going to break" the same could be said for any kind of insurance we 'gamble' with -- homeowners, auto, life, health, etc. Honestly, don't we buy these coverages hoping we're never going to have to use them -- I sure do!
A1ARealtorRick 10/30/20 06:32am General RVing Issues
RE: 1967 Terry key

Have a locksmith re-key it (just like if you were buying a house), or change the assembly out for a new one.
A1ARealtorRick 10/29/20 12:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Should I get a new Tow Vehicle or a Bigger Gas Tank?

Keep what you've got, in that you should be stopping every couple of hours anyway. You need to get out, stretch your legs, rejuvenate a bit -- you'll be a safer, more alert driver as a result. Even if you don't need a restroom break, you need a break to move around.
A1ARealtorRick 10/29/20 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: made up own towing system

wish I did my wife aways yells that I forget it all the time. Without punctuation this post can be read two different ways :W
A1ARealtorRick 10/28/20 12:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: State Farm Insurance coverage for roof water damage

I would be very surprised if they did. Too easy to claim "poor maintenance". most likely it was "poor maintenance". bumpy Jumping to conclusions. OP didn't say what type of water damage or how it occurred. I don't see much point in asking here-call State Farm and ask. Your policy may differ from others. I don't understand why people just don't go to the source to get accurate information. Maybe he DID contact State Farm and they declined the claim, and that's why he's asking. No need to 'jump to conclusions' here, right? :C
A1ARealtorRick 10/28/20 11:11am General RVing Issues
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

Engines with an odd number of cylinders are inherently rougher than those with an even number of cylinders. Google it. Funny how the complaint changes when the poor logic is pointed out. So they won't be able to climb a hill because the engine runs rougher? You need to re-read my posts. Did I say anything about hill climbing?? I think not. Got anything else to needlessly spar about?
A1ARealtorRick 10/28/20 05:43am Dinghy Towing
RE: Christmas vacation

They all sound great. We just got back from pigeon forge, and we are going to be in Hurricane Mills koa at thanksgiving. There’s a possibility that we will be going to Austin Tx for Christmas but are looking for a back up plan. Right now we are leaning towards either Branson or Chattanooga. In 2018 the crime rate in Chattanooga was 2.2 times the national average. Makes Branson look even better!
A1ARealtorRick 10/28/20 05:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: made up own towing system

Homemade stuff scares me. Huge liability exposure IMO.
A1ARealtorRick 10/27/20 11:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Christmas vacation

Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg
A1ARealtorRick 10/27/20 11:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Whats up in Charleston?

I don't have current information on Charleston specifically, but if it were me I'd try to stay put for a while. With Covid numbers increasing again, I would definitely err on the side of caution. Regardless of what some people might say, this thing is as real as it gets.
A1ARealtorRick 10/27/20 11:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

My point was the same number of cylinders -- three. Period. That's all. And, I DO have a clue, after having been in the automobile business for 30 years. I know that 3 = 3, regardless of anything else. So based on your expert experience, the Cumins 5.9 diesel is a weak engine because a lot of 1980's minivans had weak V6 engines. 6 = 6 regardless of anything else by your logic. No need to put words in my mouth. I was SIMPLY stating that the number of cylinders was identical. Why the issue? The 3-cylinder in the Bronco Sport is a 3-cylinder. What's so hard to understand about that?? Where did I say anything about weakness? (other than hp and torque ratings of the Bronco Sport 3-cylinder). However, I never compared those ratings to 3-cylinder engines of the past. If all you want to do is argue for sport, PM me and we can take it from there. I didn't put words into your mouth. I expanded on your logic to show the fallacy in complaining that it's only 3 cylinders. Why is it a big deal that it's 3 cylinders? Engines with an odd number of cylinders are inherently rougher than those with an even number of cylinders. Google it.
A1ARealtorRick 10/26/20 10:57am Dinghy Towing
RE: RV Furnature ???

What about the possibility of having them professionally reupholstered? If they're showing substantial wear, you'll definitely want to reupholster or replace them. Many buyers get turned off by unsightly furniture when buying used (as they do with unsightly car interiors). The perception is (although usually unwarranted) that if the furniture is that worn out, how worn out is the rest of the RV?
A1ARealtorRick 10/26/20 10:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

My point was the same number of cylinders -- three. Period. That's all. And, I DO have a clue, after having been in the automobile business for 30 years. I know that 3 = 3, regardless of anything else. So based on your expert experience, the Cumins 5.9 diesel is a weak engine because a lot of 1980's minivans had weak V6 engines. 6 = 6 regardless of anything else by your logic. No need to put words in my mouth. I was SIMPLY stating that the number of cylinders was identical. Why the issue? The 3-cylinder in the Bronco Sport is a 3-cylinder. What's so hard to understand about that?? Where did I say anything about weakness? (other than hp and torque ratings of the Bronco Sport 3-cylinder). However, I never compared those ratings to 3-cylinder engines of the past. If all you want to do is argue for sport, PM me and we can take it from there.
A1ARealtorRick 10/26/20 06:16am Dinghy Towing
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

Quote: "It is the Ford ecoboost line (ie: turbo version), so not exactly the same as the old geo metro." It IS exactly the same when it comes to number of cylinders. That was my point. A 30yr old 3 cylinder naturally aspirated design vs a modern turbo charged 3 cylinder....If you think that is the same, you haven't got a clue. Also, 197hp and 213ft-lb of torque which the turbo can generate at 1200rpm...that should be plenty for most users. Then again, most buyers will never show it anything worse than a dirt road. My point was the same number of cylinders -- three. Period. That's all. And, I DO have a clue, after having been in the automobile business for 30 years. I know that 3 = 3, regardless of anything else. Thanks for your 'contribution' to this post :C Oh, BTW, your hp and torque ratings are wrong for the standard engine in the base Bronco Sport.
A1ARealtorRick 10/25/20 03:21pm Dinghy Towing
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

Have you actually driven one to experience the performance or lack of it? Earlier this year I was looking for something to replace a 2010 Ford Expedition. The only engine choice in the 2020 Expedition was a 3.5 liter V6. I couldn't believe it would have any power or torque compared to the 5.4 liter V8 in the 2010 model. After a short drive I was amazed. The 3.5 has twin turbos and far out performs the older 5.4 in all around performance, acceleration, and fuel economy. Nope, haven't driven one, but numbers speak for themselves. Just like the numbers on the 5.4 vs. the 3.5 EcoBoost, which are as follows: 5.4 was 310 hp and 365 lb ft of torque. 3.5 EcoBoost is 375 hp and 470 lb ft of torque Well, no wonder it far outperformed the 5.4!!!! Surely you were aware of the vast difference in hp and torque before you compared them.
A1ARealtorRick 10/25/20 10:49am Dinghy Towing
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

Oh, and speaking of getting out of rough conditions, I wonder how that 3-banger will fare with a whopping 190 lb ft of torque? (almost identical to that of a new 4-cylinder Camry!!)People planning on taking their Bronco Sport into "rough conditions" will be buying the Badlands or First Edition which are the only two models with the larger engine and the twin clutch rear. Dave I agree that they SHOULD be buying those, but with 4-wheel drive standard on even the base model, WILL they be buying those??
A1ARealtorRick 10/25/20 08:43am Dinghy Towing
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

It is funny to watch all the old guys with rose colored glasses going on about the old bronco. My brother had one and it wasn't long before he had a few tow straps for it. Not because it got stuck in rough conditions...but because they held the body together. Too funny. I was going to have the same response. Years ago I remember asking my boss why he got rid of his Bronco. His response? Because the rust couldn’t hold my weight anymore. I do find it funny that someone can claim something is a piece of junk when it not only isn’t being sold now, only reserved, and they haven’t even started production assembly. Must be clairvoyant! :b:b Dave Production is actually scheduled to start tomorrow (October 26) at a Ford plant in Mexico. Already on AutoTrader dealers are advertising a total of 234 Bronco Sport models, complete with VIN's. As for the rust-bucket older Bronco's, is the reference to the big Bronco or the Bronco II? Just curious. Two totally different animals.
A1ARealtorRick 10/25/20 08:42am Dinghy Towing
RE: comfortable ride in an one ton dually??

Time to go to a Class A. Then, she not only has the comfort of the seat and the fantastic view through a huge windshield, but also the option of getting up and moving around when necessary (something no pickup can offer). My wife has a bad back and the ability to move around a little as needed makes her life a lot better. Face it, no pickup is going to ride like a Volvo!
A1ARealtorRick 10/25/20 07:45am Fifth-Wheels
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