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RE: TSD Diesel Fuel Discount Program

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There is no way any retail fuel station can offer 40 cent a gallon off their retail prices. There isn't that much mark up in fuel. There just plain isn't. Some will argue that the retail price is artificially priced too high to support that deep a discount. If that were the case, then their only customers would be the discount card holders. There is a gimmick here, I assure you.
DownTheAvenue 07/19/19 09:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago vs Tiffin

Ford vs. Chevrolet. Which is better?
DownTheAvenue 07/19/19 08:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class C rear end sag and banging!

You should consider adding Sumo Springs. They can do wonders!
DownTheAvenue 07/16/19 06:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Current GM / Chevy Reliability

Consumer Reports lists the Toyota Tundra as the most reliable new truck, and the Chevrolet and GMC as in the top five least reliable truck.
DownTheAvenue 07/16/19 02:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help!!! Frame broke

WOW! I am so sorry you are having to deal with this. I wonder if you can find protable truck scales somewhere or have it towed to a truck scale. I must tell you, however, if your statement that you could haul 500 lbs. of cargo, and you had 250 lbs. of water on board, you were probably overloaded.
DownTheAvenue 07/15/19 07:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Long Term RV Repairs

No repair should take a month or two. ............ But how many times have you seen someone here post about their RV being in the shop for x months waiting for repairs to be made? And the repair shop would not put it in their queue unless they left it at their shop? Easy to say just find another shop. But likely easier said than done depending on location. When I was full timing, I waited while repairs were done. Even had an axle replaced. For that I found a Dexter axle dealer, which was a utility trailer dealer, not a RV dealer. You are right, many dealers want you to leave your RV for months while they work on others. That is not a dealer that a full timer can do business with. But there are many dealers and service centers who do recognize the unique requirements of full timers and are willing to accommodate them.
DownTheAvenue 07/15/19 04:27pm Full-time RVing
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

(Incidentally, the suggestion that current always goes up when voltage goes down is absolutely incorrect for many loads. Electric motors and motor-driven equipment is a rather complicated case; the current may go up, down, or stay the same, at least within some reasonable range of voltages. If the voltage drops low enough, the current will of necessity go down; otherwise you'd have the air conditioner etc. consuming inifinte current when unplugged with the generator off! For resistance heaters and incandescent lights, the current (and hence power consumed) drops as voltage drops.) In other words, Ohm's Law is not a fact. WOW! I did not know that. Thanks for posting this new relevation! Ohm's law is a description of how many, but certainly not all, things behave electrically. Ideal resistors follow Ohm's law; practical physical resistors (including such things as wires and fuses) come very close indeed to the ideal, over a wide range of voltages and currents. Of course, for things that follow Ohm's law, the current is proportional to the applied voltage, and so goes down as the voltage drops. Things like semiconductors and motors under load and incandescent lights are not ohmic, some very much so, and for them the relation of current to voltage is different and generally more complicated. Ohm's law can still be used in some circumstances as a handy analysis tool, perhaps only under fairly closely defined circumstances. In other words, it's still useful at times to treat such non-ohmic things as their equivalent resistances at some specified operating conditions. I am not an electrical engineer, are you? However, I have several advanced degrees and did do a little study about what you posted, as well as removing a few cob webs from my brain where I did study the science and physics of electricity obtaining an advanced degree, and I cannot support anything you posted. I would appreciate your citing sources so I can better educate myself. Without any citations, I have to assume you are merely an armchair critic without any qualifications.
DownTheAvenue 07/15/19 02:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Long Term RV Repairs

No repair should take a month or two. How long does it actually take to repair an appliance, or other RV components? Hours or maybe two days if a complicate slide out repair. Maybe 4 or 5 days if extensive body work and paint. So, worst case scenario is you would be in a hoel for a few days. Many shops will let you stay on premises while work is done, or wait in the lobby for a few hours while the work is done.
DownTheAvenue 07/15/19 02:30pm Full-time RVing
RE: Need new water heater question

Don't really understand what you are asking... water heater comes with both electric and propane systems included. Use your existing electric hookup, the included 12v will take care of the propane. What can't you understand? His tank is leaking, but the gas and electric part of the water heater works. He asked can he just buy a new tank instead of a whoe new water heater. Seems simple to me.
DownTheAvenue 07/14/19 02:38pm Tech Issues
RE: This is why we can't have nice things.

Everone cheered when the RV industry sales were at record levels after the Great Recession. Now the cheers have faded when the cpnsequence of more people RVing is felt, here, on National lands. The idea of designated campgrounds with for fee sites solves the problem, and I am for it!
DownTheAvenue 07/14/19 02:35pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

(Incidentally, the suggestion that current always goes up when voltage goes down is absolutely incorrect for many loads. Electric motors and motor-driven equipment is a rather complicated case; the current may go up, down, or stay the same, at least within some reasonable range of voltages. If the voltage drops low enough, the current will of necessity go down; otherwise you'd have the air conditioner etc. consuming inifinte current when unplugged with the generator off! For resistance heaters and incandescent lights, the current (and hence power consumed) drops as voltage drops.) In other words, Ohm's Law is not a fact. WOW! I did not know that. Thanks for posting this new relevation!
DownTheAvenue 07/13/19 02:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good Sam poor road side assist

I have found almost everything that Camping World has from Amazon for often a better price, faster shipping, and stellar customer service.
DownTheAvenue 07/13/19 07:49am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Campground Breakers - EDITED

Here is what I suspect happened. It was very hot outside, so the A/C units were working harder, thus drawing more amps. Your A/C units are 12 years old, and as they age they often start drawing more amps. Since it was hot outside, everyone else also had their A/C's going full blast, which taxed the system dropping the voltage somewhat but not enough to trip your PI unit. The lower the volts, the higher the amps. The actual plug in the park pedestal could be a little worn creating a connection with your coach that was not the best. The combination of all of this, not just one thing, caused the breaker to trip as it detected an overload.
DownTheAvenue 07/13/19 07:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Onan hot hot hot

One thing to think about is that the generator should be disconnected from any load and run to cool off before shutting down. Shutting it down immediately while under load just makes more heat to be dissipated.
DownTheAvenue 07/12/19 09:05am Tech Issues
RE: Was rear ended on the highway

State laws differ but as an attorney I can tell you the at fault driver and his or her insurance company has the obligation to make you "whole," that is to pay for repairs or the cost of replacing whatever is damaged beyond a financially feasible repair. They also have to supply substitute transportation (rental vehicle) and, if you were living in the RV, substitute housing. They also are responsible for any medical expenses you have and pay for the pain and suffering you endure before you heal. If your injuries are such you never fully recover, then the award could be substantial. Your insurance should not even be involved unless the at fault driver has no insurance or is underunsured, and you have uninsured or underinsured coverage. With all due respect, you seem unsure how to procede and an insurance adjuster for the at fault driver could take advantage and get you to sign away most of your recoverable damages. Remember, that adjuster's job is to mitigate as much as possible the damages they have to pay for. They are not your friend. You would be very wise to consider hiring an attorney to represent you, especially if you have any injuries. Be selective when hiring an attorney. I mostly agree but I do not agree about not involving your own insurance, unless it's a policy that dings you even if they fully recover. The few times we've been hit our insurance company took care of everything. We even recovered our deductibles. But this may depend on your policy. It certainly can't hurt to ask your agent. That said, being that it sounds like there are injuries, I agree about the wisdom of consulting an attorney. State laws differ, but involving your insurance simply means they will pay up to your poicy limits and then try to collect from the at fault driver's insurance. The problem with this is two fold; first, the claim goes against your insurance and can be used to increase premiums, and second, you have eliminated any claim for pain and suffering as your insurance will not pay that to their insured- only actual loss. You can agree or disagree but unless you have legal expertise like I have, perhaps a learned response carries more weight.
DownTheAvenue 07/11/19 04:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Opinion on Resort Fees ?

Resort fees are just a way to increase profits without raining a daily rate. Hotels do this, too. The RV park considers what is the best price point for daily rate and charges that, but then adds on a resort fee that actually raises the daily rate. Example, the daily rate is $36.95. Maybe you find that rate acceptable and consider staying there. But in the small type is the $5 daily resort fee, which makes the rate actually $41.95. You may say the daily rate of $41.95 is too much and move on!
DownTheAvenue 07/11/19 12:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Was rear ended on the highway

State laws differ but as an attorney I can tell you the at fault driver and his or her insurance company has the obligation to make you "whole," that is to pay for repairs or the cost of replacing whatever is damaged beyond a financially feasible repair. They also have to supply substitute transportation (rental vehicle) and, if you were living in the RV, substitute housing. They also are responsible for any medical expenses you have and pay for the pain and suffering you endure before you heal. If your injuries are such you never fully recover, then the award could be substantial. Your insurance should not even be involved unless the at fault driver has no insurance or is underunsured, and you have uninsured or underinsured coverage. With all due respect, you seem unsure how to procede and an insurance adjuster for the at fault driver could take advantage and get you to sign away most of your recoverable damages. Remember, that adjuster's job is to mitigate as much as possible the damages they have to pay for. They are not your friend. You would be very wise to consider hiring an attorney to represent you, especially if you have any injuries. Be selective when hiring an attorney.
DownTheAvenue 07/11/19 12:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do I call the repair service or tow service first?

Call the repair shop first telling them what the problem is and be sure they will accept the Jeep. Then find a place where you can be comfortable for several hours. Then call Good Sam roadside assistance and be prepared to be hung up on at least once, argue that your roadside assistance does cover towing the Jeep, being put on hold for at least 45 minutes, talking to an off-shore call center where the agent barely speaks English, being told that there is no towing service available, being told they will only tow it to Bubba's Shade Tree Garage, and ulitmately finding your on tow service. Then come back here and complain about the poor service so Ella can ask for your contact information to never be heard from again.
DownTheAvenue 07/10/19 07:15am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Upper, lower, and heater hose replacement

The reality is that belts and hoses last considerably longer than they did even in the 1980's and 1990's, but all it takes is one pinhole to leave you stranded who knows where! If you have not yet done so, it is time for a coolant change, so swapping out the belts and hoses may provide you with a lot peace of mind. One thng to be certain is that there are a lot of cheap after market auto parts that have flooded the market, so be wise and specify OEM parts. Some cheap hoses available from 3rd party (read Chinese) suppliers may be worse than your existing hoses.
DownTheAvenue 07/08/19 04:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Oxford, Alabama

Why bother with Camping World? PPL Motorhomes has a staff of knowledgeable personell, Amazon uually has whatever you want, and most independent RV stores can get you anything you want with staff willing to help.
DownTheAvenue 07/08/19 07:12am Camping World Accessories
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