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RE: Tire and Wheel Warrant issue - Unhappy

OH NO!!! you threw the tire away, they,ll need that for warrenty inspection. While you may think that is funny, I am almost absolutely positive that the OP didn't. Rubbing salt (even if it is supposed to be 'funny' salt) in the wounds of others doesn't come across as caring about the misfortunes of others...just saying. You can take it how ever you want.
BadgerMcAdams 02/26/21 07:53am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Leaf Spring Replacement

If the springs are basically in good condition, and they are just a bit flat from the years of use, one possibility is to have them re-arched. MANY years ago, I worked at a truck repair company in Amarillo Texas called Tow Brothers. (NOT a recommendation for them, Hell, I don't even know if they are still in business, this was 36 years ago) They did just about every kind of work on truck and trailer suspensions. One of the things they did was take old tired springs, disassemble them, and re-arch them to factory specs. As I said, this isn't an endorsement for the company, but a possibility of repair if you need your springs redone. I am sure that there are many places across the U.S. that will do this for a much cheaper price than buying new. Just a suggestion, your mileage may vary...
BadgerMcAdams 02/12/21 08:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Denial on claim - need someone from GS to contact me

If they want to claim that a blown head gasket is a pre-existing condition, they in effect, then COULD claim that ANY failure of ANY part on any RV no matter the type is a Pre-Existing condition. "Well, it was going to or could possibly have broken down eventually, so therefore it was a pre-existing condition that finally came to fruition. Claim Denied."
BadgerMcAdams 01/19/21 07:42am Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: Poor Sales and Service policies

When I was active duty, the fighter squadrons would have to periodically pull a bird into the hanger for a phase inspection. The in-depth ones would involve pulling all the removable panels off the plane to inspect it internally and to make sure that there were no problems. From time to time, if a jet was in the Phase Dock, and another jet needed a Widget NOW, they would take the widget from the Phase Jet, put it on the other jet, then order the new replacement widget to go on the Phase Jet when it was being put back together. From the sound of your issue, to me anyway, it sounds as if CW is using some of their trailers as K-BALL (for Cannibalized) trailers. Say they have two trailers like the one you purchased. Someone came in and bought the first one before you, but there were some problems with it. The mechanics go out to the 2nd trailer, remove parts needed, and put them on the 1st trailer...But then don't order the replacement parts to go back on the 2nd trailer. You come along and buy the 2nd trailer later, and after you start looking, you find stuff missing, broke, etc...You tell them about it, and they say, "Oh, yeah, we'll get right on it and order those things to fix you up." But they never do, because if they are caught K-Balling one trailer to fix another, they will get in trouble from the manufacturer. So they put you off, tell you that things are in the mail, etc... While this is all speculation on my part, but I know it has to happen...It does in the military Every Single Day. Why should the civilian world be any different. Just my two cents worth, your mileage may vary, see dealer for details...
BadgerMcAdams 12/01/20 08:44am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Don’t Use TSD Fuel Card In Oregon

Oregon is terrible that way. I pay $17 per year just to paddle my kayak. I need a "water access permit". It's getting to the point, where they are going to start an OOU tax...Oregon Oxygen Use Tax. Guess I shouldn't say that too loud, you never know who's listening.
BadgerMcAdams 11/18/20 09:03am RV Lifestyle
RE: Beaux Bridge Camping World

If the location is close by the OP, they could drive by to look to see if they are doing remodeling, or if there are signs saying "We are Done" on the door. If the OP isn't close by, then asking Corporate is a valid question. If I were Corporate, I would gladly let a potential customer know if that location has been downsized or is being remodeled, but there is Location X over here that can meet their needs, or they can use Online retailing.
BadgerMcAdams 09/16/20 10:19am Camping World Accessories
RE: About to buy Rebuilt TT (previous salvage) Please help!

Honestly? Okay, let me go to a junk yard and get a car that was in just a minor fender bender. I'll knock the dents out, maybe replace a fender or two, shoot some paint on it, and PRESTO!!! Here is a car for you! It retails at 14,999 but I'll sell it to you for oh...$7,500. How can you go wrong with this?!? 1) It will come with a Salvage or Restored Salvage Title. This is to indicate that at one time, this vehicle was wrecked to the point of being considered not worth repairing. The insurance company wrote it off, saying that the cost to repair the vehicle would probably be more that it is worth. It is considered Salvage, which means Junk. 2) That Salvage or Restored Salvage title will make it VERY hard for you to insure the item. Insurance companies MIGHT insure the item, but your premiums are going to be 2 to 5 times higher than those for an undamaged item. The insurance company can look at the records of the item and see the notes/information for the item's damage to which you may not have access. 3) IF BY CHANCE, an insurance company will cover it, I would be willing to bet that there will be several provisions added to the policy stating that ANY future claims of damage, not resulting from a NEW accident, will not be covered and you get to eat the repair costs. 4) If in the future, you find a better trailer that meets every single need you want and decide to use this one as a trade in...Yeah, that probably won't happen. The dealer is going to either see the Salvage Title, or do a CARFAX type search for you trailer using the VIN number, and see that this trailer has a past. They will then tell you that they can't take your trade. 5) If you decide to sell it in a private sale, the second the purchaser sees that Salvage Title, they are going to start asking LOTS of questions about it. Odds are you are not going to sell it, or will, but for an extremely reduced price. 6) That $4,000 dollars saved on the purchase of a WRECKED trailer? You will be lucky if you don't spend that and more chasing repairs and problems that were either not caught by the Salvage Crew who "repaired" the trailer, or one day, you and your family will be hauling that trailer down the highway when it catastrophically fails. Then you have not only your insurance to deal with, but possibly the insurance company of the other vehicle(s) that were hit or damaged by your trailer when it disintegrated at 65 mph. I'm pretty sure that that $4,000 dollars won't do squat in trying to cover the damages. It is up to it or not. But I don't think there has been a single person on here so far that has said, HEY GO FOR IT!!! There are a lot of years of experience gathered here on this forum, telling you that this isn't a great idea...I'd take their advice. Yes, this is the trailer of your dreams, but it could become your absolutely worst nightmare.
BadgerMcAdams 09/01/20 09:14am Travel Trailers
RE: New trailer heating options

The only downside for a Mr. Buddy type heater is that they put out a lot of moisture from the burning propane. Take precautions that you let the trailer "dry out" during the day.
BadgerMcAdams 08/21/20 09:36am Travel Trailers
RE: TT Insurance

One thing to remember about insurance is where you live makes a difference as to what you get charged. And that even applies in the same city location. Years ago when I moved to Arizona because Uncle Sam decided I needed to experience the fun of 110+ summers, I moved into an apartment located in Glendale Arizona. My vehicle insurance went up quite a bit from where I was living in Texas (Amarillo to be specific). After a year or so, I was able to get a nice place that was much closer to the base (8 miles). I went to the insurance guy (Jake from State Farm), and told them that I was in a new place. They banged and hammered on the keyboard, and Surprise!!! My rate dropped $150.00 over a 6 month period. I asked why, and was told that since I had moved into a "Safer" zip code, my insurance rate was dropped. It had nothing to do with my age (I was 30 at the time), my health, my credit rating...Nothing but the fact that I had moved 8 miles into a different zip code. The other day I was looking at trailers and went to the Progressive site to get a guesstimated quote...$121 a year. I couldn't gripe about that. Didn't get the trailer, but it was nice to know that at least the insurance wouldn't bend me over the barrel. Your Mileage May Differ...See Dealer for Details.
BadgerMcAdams 08/18/20 08:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Roadside Non-Assistance

Lwiddis, So you think that if you pay for a service you shouldn't receive that service? Use to much and it may be cancelled next year, but to not receive the service you paid for? Me thinks you're wrong!! Unfortunately Catrider, that is the way of Good Sam and others like them. They want you to pay for their services and hope that you don't use them. There have been several people on here who posted that they paid for the service, some for many years, and never used it. Then when they actually need it due to the misfortunes of the road, they get the call or letter telling them, "We are sorry that you have chosen not to renew your roadside assistance plan with us...blahblahblah". I know of two people who had GEICO insurance when I was active duty who were in accidents, and shortly thereafter, were notified that they were no longer eligible for GEICO coverage. Insurance companies (no matter who runs it) are hoping that you will pay them every month/year to keep coverage and never need it. In the event that you do, they will then try and find a way to cut you loose when you get expensive...expensive meaning any amount. Cutting into their profit is not a good thing, and they don't give a flying hoot about matter what they say.
BadgerMcAdams 07/22/20 09:02am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Shipping on Purchases at Camping World

That's because 'Free Shipping' cuts into 'The Profit'
BadgerMcAdams 05/15/20 09:19am Good Sam Club
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