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RE: Plastic trim on Dodge Roadtrek Simplicity Motorhome

The plastic trim often discolors with age. There is a spray can paint made especially for plastic.
DownTheAvenue 01/20/20 07:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Portland Oregon Parks question

If you don't currently own an RV, then you would be very wise to rent housing close to your work. Owning an RV has a learning curve, and the very close quarters can strain even a good relationship.
DownTheAvenue 01/20/20 07:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Traveling through the Appalachian Mountains

Your problem is not the mountains but your set up. The Nissan Frontier is not much truck to be towing a 27 foot travel trailer. I would not be happy towing with that set up cross the street let alone on the highways. In my opinion it is not a safe set up.
DownTheAvenue 01/18/20 02:07pm Beginning RVing
RE: Camping World Get Best Price button

The foolery is not over. They will also want thousands for the delivery inspection and set up, another thousand for documentation fees, and although illegal will want thousands if you do not finance through them. Camping World did you favor, just buy from someone else.
DownTheAvenue 01/18/20 01:58pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Lemon camper

We never really recieved good service at the West Chester Stoltzfus either.I would bypass the dealer and contact KZ yourself for help in this matter, but even tho it's hard be nice when you contact them remember you need their help. Explain everything to them and even be ready to possibly take it back to the factory we had friends recieve help on their Durango Gold 5th wheel and it was even after the warranty ran out/ I know your upset but being nice when asking for help will go a lot farther then mentioning a lawyer, good luck and keep us posted. This is very good advice. I am an attorney, and not knowing your state's laws and the circumstances of your situation, I can't even say if you have any grounds at all. It is completely possible that you could easily prevail in an action or would be summarily dismissed after the first filing. Regardless, your upfront legal costs could easily exceed the cost of the RV without any certainty of the outcome. I always tell people in situations like you seemingly have is to try to work it out yourself. Be businesslike, and present your case to the manufacturer in an objective manner without criticizing either their dealer or manufacturing processes. The first time you threaten to engage in any legal action you will shut the door completely with the manufacturer. If you use the same tone you used in your post with the manufacturer, you will fail. While you may have every right to be upset, using anger as a negotiating strategy when you are basically asking them for a favor will fail. On another note, it appears you were not a well informed buyer. You apparently bought third party "warranties" (it sounds like two actually) that often have little value. Then your expectation of these valueless warranties may have been unrealistic as you probably relied on the salespersons explanation rather than reading and understanding the policy for yourself. It also appears that you are not equipped to make routine repairs and adjustments to the RV yourself. I saw posted once the phrase, "To own a RV you either need to be real handy fixing things or real handy at writing checks."
DownTheAvenue 01/12/20 07:49am Travel Trailers
RE: VAN CAMPER COVERSION

Just don’t forget, you have to get that 120 volt service inspected. Doing so before you close it up will be a lot easier (read cheaper) to do. Ditto if you install a fixed propane system and or plumbing. Interesting point. Who would be qualified to do these inspections? Gary JaxDad is from Canada. There is no requirement in the States for any inspections. However, any portable propane tank(s) may be inspected by a refiller to ensure the service date has not expired.
DownTheAvenue 12/11/19 07:44am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: VAN CAMPER COVERSION

Romex 12/2 with ground in flex tubing
DownTheAvenue 12/10/19 08:29pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 15 Amp Service

This is just an issue of assumption conservation. You can run one heavy consumer of electricity at a time. The microwave with everything else off. A space heater with everything else turned off. I have done this for years at my brother's house. I use a 10 gauge extension cord and run the converter to keep the batteries charged and run a space heater constantly with it set to a 750 watt setting. I watch TV, make coffee in the morning, and keep the batteries charged without issue. I heat water on propane and keep the refrigerator on gas. Never a problem.
DownTheAvenue 12/02/19 06:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bringing dog from Mexico to Canada, driving.

I think I would research the web sites of both the United States and Canada for my answers rather than rely on anonymous posters from any internet forum for answers.
DownTheAvenue 12/01/19 07:51pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Dealing with pet passing while on the road

My Marley, at age 9, became suddenly quite ill in Southern Virginia while I was returning from a volunteer summer position in New Hampshire. I stopped at a campground, unhooked my trailer and found the vet they suggested. That vet was unable to treat her, but referred me to a cardiologist vet in the next city who waited on me to arrive after hours. We were not able to save her, despite significant interventions, so I said good bye to her in a strange city. They put her in a nice box so I could return home with her. I traveled with complete vet records that aided greatly in immediate care as some tests were not necessary. You are at the mercy of people to guide you during a crisis, whether it is for the dog, yourself, or even your RV. Being prepared with records and whatever knowledge you have is all you can do. I was lucky to find very caring, compassionate people who not only cared for Marley, but me was well.I am forever grateful.
DownTheAvenue 12/01/19 07:46pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Inspection with GoodSam RV Financing

Always get your own comprehensive inspection. A finance company's inspection will be minimal just assuring the RV exists, the VIN matches what is on the loan documents, and it is not some abandoned derelict RV. They don't care if the plumbing leaks or if the A/C or refrigerator works.
DownTheAvenue 11/18/19 07:16pm Beginning RVing
RE: Large dog

I have traveled with Golden Retrievers all over North America including a 3 month trip to Alaska in a Class B conversion van. I had absolutely no problems whatsoever. Of course, there are always some things that I did not do because I did not want to be away from the RV that long. But those few sacrifices are nothing compared to what my dog gave me in return.
DownTheAvenue 11/18/19 07:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Time to hang up the keys...(consignment ?)

If you have decided to get out of RVing altogether, then selling it on consignment is wise. Craigslist is difficult at best with the scammers and unqualified. PPL Motorhomes in Texas is the best place to sell on consignment. However, if you still want to RV, why don't you consider trading the motorhome for a Class B van conversion. AS easy to drive as a car, yet still a real RV!
DownTheAvenue 11/16/19 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: stopping point/overnight camp between Ohio & Fort Wilderness

Stone Mountain, Atlanta GA. I drove it from the NW Chicago suburbs. Only stopping for food and gas. That's 14 hours. So from OH it shouldn't be too bad. We stayed at the Forsyth KOA when coming home. It was a decent place, no complaints. Stone MTN is the better choice. Stone Mountain is nice, but is on the other side of Atlanta from their route through town and through some of the worst traffic Atlanta has to offer. They could be well south of Atlanta by not taking this detour in the same time it would take just to get to Stone Mountain. I went through on a Friday afternoon. And yes there is traffic but not what I see in Chicago expressways. I’ll take Atlanta Friday rush our over Chicago rush hour any day. And it’s only about 30-40 minutes out of the way, well worth the extra time! You were very lucky, indeed. Usually from 4 to 6 PM it is over an hour and very often closer to 2 hours!
DownTheAvenue 11/15/19 02:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Family Reunion ideas around Paducah, KY

The horse park is about 300 miles from Paducah Actually, they are 255 miles apart. However, with family members coming as far away as Iowa, perhaps a location with great things to do for all ages and interests may make a more memorable family reunion and while the different location may make for more driving for some, maybe others will benefit from driving less.
DownTheAvenue 11/15/19 01:41pm Family Camping
RE: Family Reunion ideas around Paducah, KY

Lexington, KY has a great campground at the Horse Park and there is lots to do around Lexington. Just Google it.
DownTheAvenue 11/15/19 08:01am Family Camping
RE: stopping point/overnight camp between Ohio & Fort Wilderness

Stone Mountain, Atlanta GA. I drove it from the NW Chicago suburbs. Only stopping for food and gas. That's 14 hours. So from OH it shouldn't be too bad. We stayed at the Forsyth KOA when coming home. It was a decent place, no complaints. Stone MTN is the better choice. Stone Mountain is nice, but is on the other side of Atlanta from their route through town and through some of the worst traffic Atlanta has to offer. They could be well south of Atlanta by not taking this detour in the same time it would take just to get to Stone Mountain.
DownTheAvenue 11/13/19 04:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do you think a front cargo rack is too dangerous?

I've had a basket type one on my van for a while, but it has seen very, very little freeway speed driving. Mostly slow roads. An engineer friend saw it yesterday and said he thought it was extremely dangerous, because at freeway speed it could potentially set up a wobble, twist itself off, and end up underneath the front of the van. I suppose what your engineer friend said is certainly possible, but to him I would ask what about all the snow plows installed on pick up trucks? A front rack can be very safe, or it could be a disaster waiting to happen. If what you have is stout, well made, and at or below its design capacity, then it is perfectly safe. The speed of the vehicle to which anything mounted on the front has little to do with the safety. His ascertain seems to be something flimsy is ok at low speeds but not at high speeds. That makes no sense.
DownTheAvenue 11/13/19 04:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

I am an attorney, and I can tell you a limited power of attorney is a routine process so that a financial institution or even a vehicle dealer can process all the paperwork required for the DMV. There is nothing to be concerned about. The last time you traded a car on a new one I bet you signed the same thing. It is just a document they want to check off their list. The chances are good they will not need it, but if there is an error somewhere with your title and a new document needs to be signed to get a new title and the seller already has his money and is gone, then the lender may find themselves without collateral on the loan.
DownTheAvenue 11/13/19 04:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: stopping point/overnight camp between Ohio & Fort Wilderness

If it were me, I would prefer to get south of Atlanta the first night. Otherwise, you will either have to plan to get through Atlanta before 7 AM, or either be in the rush hour or be late enough to miss the rush (and then get to Disney way after dark). South of Atlanta, there are two state parks not far off the I-75, High Falls in Jackson and and Indian Springs in Flovilla. Also in Jackson is Forest Glen Estates RV Park. As already mentioned, there is a KOA in Forsyth. In Macon, is Lake Tobesofkee Park. Further south is Insterstate RV Park in Byron. Going further south there are many, many campgrounds.
DownTheAvenue 11/12/19 08:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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