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RE: Roof Vent Security

Locks keep honest people honest, a thief wants in he will get in. Kick door, pry doors, break windows, see them go through wall to get in a commercial building. Ever see videos of thief's falling trough ceilings?
Edd505 01/24/20 09:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Roof Vent Security

The only issue that I have heard about with a 12x12 roof vent, is when a black bear in a Montana CG choose that as his method of access into a truck camper. The opening was enlarged enough for access, and the TC was trashed and remained derelict in the CG. Don't leave smoked salmon exposed on the kitchen counter? That's funny as long as it wasn't mine.
Edd505 01/24/20 09:04pm Truck Campers
RE: Fifth wheel suspension maintenance

Routine inspections & the first sign of an issue up grade the suspension. We travel a lot, 10,000+ year so I put Morryde sre4000 & Morryde heavy duty shackle kit in. I can now grease the suspension and do not worry about worn nylon bushings, the replacements are bronze, 500-600 in parts.
Edd505 01/24/20 08:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: good Sam VS AARP.

Since this is an RV forum, I assume that the "AARP membership" being talked about is in relation to camping discounts. From another perspective, we have had AARP's (most comprehensive plans allowed in our state) health insurance supplement coverage for years in addition to our Medicare coverage. Whatever medical care the DW or myself require - we walk out of doctor's offices and hospitals owing $ZERO - due to Medicare plus AARP insurance coverage in combination. We are AARP fans because of their excellent supplemental health insurance offerings. Now .... with respect to camping discounts ... the most worthless campng membership we have is Passport America. RARELY do commecial campgrounds honor their supposed 50% discount - there's always some excuse at campgrounds as to why our Passport America isn't honored. What a waste. :( Pass Port Americas great if your traveling, maybe not for weekenders. I use it all the time going from state to state. $25 a year and not worth it? You need to read the notes for each camp ground, it's not like Good Sams, drive in and drop your card. Look up Stinson RV Campbell TX, found that one last year $40 a night PPA $20 with 3 day limit for full hook up 50 amp, that was $60 for three days. The owner was so nice I stopped going the opposite direction for another 3 days, so $240 normal was $120. I guess it depends on how you travel and if you read the notes. GS that $240 would have gotten me a whopping 10% or $24 discount, so which was the better card??
Edd505 01/24/20 08:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping World/The Profit

If the unit had prior warranty work done on it for whatever part and the part malfunctioned again warranty will kick it back because it was already done. Think about it. Why would a brand new RV on the lot need any warranty work on it???? Actually not true. While under the warranty period the item would be covered no matter how many times it failed. As to why it would need warranty work; parts fail even new ones. After bouncing around who knows where a flaky new part fails and needs replacing. The dealer does it before sale(which would be unusual but I guess it happens) to make it ready for sale. RV's not like cars, take the F350 to a Ford dealer and your covered for 50,000 miles. RV you take to the selling dealer (most times) and they do the work in hopes you will be back. If they stall long enough you get PO's and won't bring it back. Then there's the factory that does not keep inventory, they order as needed. You best bet on warranty is the manufacture, Suburban, Coleman, Norcold, MorRyde, Lippert ect. The manufacture installs this stuff in their box.
Edd505 01/24/20 08:03pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: North Whidbey Rv Park @ Oak Harbor,WA

Not always true or things have changed! On East side, we have had to get one for the toad. This is the same as in other states. Once you unhook a toad, you need the pass. I am hoping the the legislature passes the elimination of it! Washington has lost a lot of tourism because of it. Here we are paying taxes, gas tax and the discovery pass. Many on this side of the hills have stopped using state parks! He does not have a towed, he is in a TT. I have been to WA parks yearly and you drop you TT, 5W, or towed. Yes they give you a gate pass shows your camping in the park. The discovery pass is a state wide pass $30 for a year to help maintain the parks. Moses Lake may not need it, but I believe those are all privet CG's. You'll need it at Sun Lakes,Steam Boat Rock, Pot Holes etc. It's not just a western state issue. https://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/31/About-the-Pass BTW: they taxed me out, I'm liking 300+ days of sun, a lot lower cost of living, and No Inslee.
Edd505 01/24/20 07:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: lino cracked after cold spell

Try this link Link That's the tool. I have used it installing hardwood around fireplaces and cabinets, handy tool to have around for odd cuts.
Edd505 01/24/20 07:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping World/The Profit

As a past RV owner that did his homework, asked questions, read every form before signing, I'm here to say that one question I didn't think to ask was "Has there been any warranty work on the RV"? Camping Worlds profit my loss. I fought long and hard, wrote letters, made pleading phone calls and have realized that my health both physical and mental needs to rest. RV dealerships should have RVFax as do car dealers when buying a car and the consumer shouldn't have to ask for it. Warranty work is one of the money makers for dealerships I have found. Are they causing damages to an RV so that they can make their monthly quotas, so-called "trained" RV Techs causing damages for a paycheck? Don't buy, rent! Make money on warranty work??? https://i.imgur.com/EXpin8El.gif If they did we wouldn't have to fight to get warranty work done, it is a money loser. You really think the factory is going to pay $135 an hour?? That's the last posted price I saw in a CW. (also why I fix it my self)
Edd505 01/24/20 03:31pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Ironwood NM?

In this case NM=National Monument....heh. Not New Mexico. Seems as if few visit the place from the lack of responses. :B Likely why I had not heard of it. :D
Edd505 01/24/20 01:44pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: lino cracked after cold spell

If you want to replace sheet vinyl yourself and worried about screwing up all the cuts in a small area just get some of this paper or similar and make a template. No need for a professional. Maybe cut a little big and trim. https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blue-Hawk-Builder-s-Paper-1-Pack-Paper-3-ft-x-140-ft-Drop-Cloth/50265367 I have done that before in small baths. Probably could find some nice vinyl remnants ( roll ends )pretty cheap. Just check, some of the better vinyls are not supposed to be glued all over, depends on the backing. I am sold on the new vinyl planking but not sure how it would do in really cold climates. Luckily we don't have hat issue. It's called a couture gauge, $10-$15 exact shape. Try word floors around a rock fire place, plank floors around cabinets. https://www.lowes.com/pd/General-Tools-Instruments-6-in-Stainless-Steel-Contour-Gauge/1016371?cm_mmc=shp-_-c-_-prd-_-tol-_-google-_-lia-_-216-_-specialtyhandtools-_-1016371-_-0&store_code=2755&placeholder=null&gclid=EAIaIQobChMItLCRsIid5wIVKx6tBh1RNAR-EAQYASABEgIR4_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
Edd505 01/24/20 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: North Whidbey Rv Park @ Oak Harbor,WA

I lived there 25 years the state parks fill fast so make a reservation way ahead, like 6 months. The entire island a tourist destination. Oak Harbor City beach has closed camping. You will have Deception Pass SP, Ebey SP, Ft Casy SP, South Whidbey SP, and a little known Rhododendron Park just south of Coupeville. Rodi park is the better if you want to boondock, just basic sites with vault toilets, easy to miss watch the right side entrance is kind of hidden. https://www.islandcountywa.gov/PublicWorks/Parks/Pages/rhododendron-park.aspx As the sign at the base said: Pardon our noise, it's the sound of freedom.
Edd505 01/24/20 01:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 12 volt problems

Look for a circuit breaker near the battery and make sure it's passing power https://i.imgur.com/orUWPfdl.jpg
Edd505 01/24/20 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Splendide XC Combo oiling our clothes?

We have been concerned about the oil spots on our lighter colored clothes and wondering where we got them. Our latest wash cycle oil spotted the back of my favorite white shirt and I know it had to be from the washer. Any ideas? Bob We have found that fabric softener often leaves a deposit on the clothes. We got tired of having to rewash clothes so we stopped using Downey or anything and just use some dryer balls for static control, if necessary. PS We have been using our Splendide for 5 years now. About 3 years with ours and the dryer sheets were leaving spots, so wife switched to liquid.
Edd505 01/23/20 07:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping World Get Best Price button

Google 12 gallon Suburban Water heater, multi under $600, best $480 with free shipping, CW $1002. Who would you deal with???
Edd505 01/23/20 07:05pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: good Sam VS AARP.

Lately I've found more parks that give a veterans discount. We're at a Georgia State Park right now that gave us both a seniors and veterans discount in the form of a refund on our prepaid reservation. Some parks have asked for a veterans photo ID card such as a VA Health Identification card or the new Veterans Identification Card. The VIC info can be found at the link below: How to apply for a Veteran ID Card I have found a few that give veteran discounts. Our president has signed a bill that lets service connect disable veterans to use commissary, exchange and recreation facilities. https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/67974/commissary-military-service-exchange-mwr-access-extended-veterans-beginning-january/
Edd505 01/22/20 08:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Survey for online reservation vs old school phone and email

I use both online and phone. If I am going to a popular area I try and make a reservation. When I do this I like to see a map of the CG & which spaces are available. When traveling we use a camping app and wife calls a CG in the are we hope to stop for the night. This gives us flexibility to find something if the place we call is full. When looking for over night I just want a space with power & water in a safe area. I check reviews before calling. I know I'll find at least one who posts all bad, just can't please everyone.
Edd505 01/22/20 07:58pm Beginning RVing
RE: Ironwood NM?

Ironwood New Mexico? I live here and never heard of it, whats near there??
Edd505 01/22/20 07:35pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: What would cause this on a slide out?

If serious I doubt the dealer will let you take it on a test drive. Find a reputable Mobile RV tech and pay him to look at it. If it a simple adjust men he should be able to tell you, if not you just saved thousands to find a good one. Spending that much a hundred to be sure is a really small %.
Edd505 01/22/20 07:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wolf Creek Pass vs. Coal Bank & Molas Passes

Wolf Creek is not an issue I run that both ways with relatives in Alamosa & Durango pulling my 35ft 5W. We drove to Silverton from Durango last year on a day trip. Really enjoyed town but that road is narrow and has many really sharp turns, I did see several RV's. I would take my 5W and plan on plenty of time to get there, it will be a really slow trip. https://i.imgur.com/T3VLOCfl.jpg Wolf Creek early Oct heading to Alamosa 4" at the summit, watch the weather!!
Edd505 01/22/20 06:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Turning your truck like a skid steer

one word = useless
Edd505 01/22/20 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
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