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RE: Extended Warranty: Why do I need it?

I will be in the minority here. I normally do not get the extended warranties but I did get it with my current rig. I got it because it has a residential fridge which will not fit through the door should it need replacing. Also, it has the hydraulic leveling system. Well about 2+ yrs after buying it, the slides started to malfunction and literally started coming out while driving on the highway. fast forward to me calling dealer and them telling me it was about 3 months before I could bring it in but because I had an extended warranty I could take it anyplace I wanted. I found a repair place in Toledo and dropped the trailer off 2 weeks later. @ weeks after that, the rig was fixed and the bill was over $3000.00. I paid a small deductible. So this time it worked for me. All in all, I saved over a grand. The does not mean I am sold on the warranties. If I had a simpler trailer, like I used to, then no I would not have gotten the warranty. The best thing I can say is to look at what you have in there that can go bad and what the replacement cost might be. Air conditioning units, 2-way refrigerators, water heaters can all be replaced without costing a fortune. The warranty company was easy to deal with. I must have gotten lucky. I feel the same way. I had neve bought an extended warranty ( service plan) for anything. But, after my new coach was in the shop for over 6 months of the first year , I bought one. It was under $4k for 7 years. They replaced 2 roof ac units, repaired my dash AC, replaced 3 slide out motors, replaced the washing machine, replaced the slide out seals, replaced the Oasis control board, repaired the residential refer, replaced the in dash stereo/navigation system ... and the list goes on. It paid for itself, plus. An additional benefit is that I really had no worries or concerns... I knew the most I'd pay for a trip to the shop was my $100 deductible. fast forward... my 7 year coverage expired earlier this year... I shopped around for a new policy, but they were all prohibitively expensive. Well, on our most recent trip, I had a fan gear box fail along with the fan clutch... that was almost $5k out of pocket... but still less then what they wanted for a new policy.
JoeH 09/23/21 05:21am Beginning RVing
RE: refer cooling fan

When we had an absorption refrig, I put a fan inside the refrigerator and one outside in the tubing/vent area. They really helped. I used computer fans \
JoeH 09/18/21 07:46am Tech Issues
RE: Garmin gps / used with good Sam trip planner

I have been using good Sam trip planner for years. Five years ago when I hit the road Good Sam put its name on a Rand McNally gps to go with their software. The combination worked great for me. I had trips in trip planner with 27 stops. Then they decided to change their trip planner software and pair it up to a Garmin gps. I like the software enough that I am about to buy a Garmin GPS My question is anyone using this software and if you are which Garmin gps are you using. I hope someone finds how to do this as I also would be in line to buy a GPS that would take the GS trip planner info. Right now, I print it off, then manually enter it into my indash gps.
JoeH 09/03/21 08:00am General RVing Issues
RE: General Sherman Giant Tree

Gouldings RV park in Monument Valley is a good stopping place. FHU and they have tours hosted by native Americans that take you on land and to sights that is otherwise not accessible to the general public.
JoeH 08/27/21 06:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: old diesel fuel in tank

I live in Florida with our heat and humidity. I left my diesel pickup sit for a bit over 2 years. When I went to start it, no problem. I drove it to the nearest station, topped off the tank and I was good to go. Never had any issues. Now if you are still concerned, one option is to get a fuel polisher to come over and clear your fuel. Since you are in Michigan, there will probably be some fuel polishing companies on the lake that can come over and take care of it. Here are some in Michigan from Google. Good Luck
JoeH 08/22/21 05:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Label Your Hoses!!

... and do you really think that if there was a label on it that they would have read it ?
JoeH 08/21/21 07:16am General RVing Issues
RE: Who Tows a VAN 4 down ?

You might need a van with rear wheel soccer mom vans. Then you would have to put a Remco driveshaft disconnect on it. That's what I was thinking--- getting an older RWD van and putting in a driveshaft disconnect. I was looking at Astro vans ( online only so far) , but the door opening/roof height isn't adequate unless I find a custom van with raised roof.
JoeH 08/17/21 05:42am Dinghy Towing
Who Tows a VAN 4 down ?

I have been towing a pickup truck for many years.... put my motorcycle in the back and kayaks on a rack. I've been thinking about getting a van to tow four down to keep the bikes out of the weather. If you are towing a van, what do you have ?
JoeH 08/16/21 06:05am Dinghy Towing
RE: Window fog

Suncoast Designers in Hudson, FL repaired ours. WAY less money than new windows. Al Yes- they did one of ours last year and I'm stopping by there in a month to have them do 2 more. life time warranty too.
JoeH 08/15/21 05:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Another point is no one has to follow this or any other forum if it doesn't meet their needs "Follow" what, exactly? A topic about an RV which was obsolete at the time of the original post? C'mon, man. A 1983 RV is close to 4 DECADES old today, which goes to worn out systems, worn out power and drive train, worn out chassis components, and obsolete electronics. Anyone who thinks trying to "rehab" such a mechanical and technological train wreck (cost effectively) is either delusional, or smoking something the rest of us would like some of. Time to put a fork in it - it's DONE. I have "rehab"ed many old vehicles.... latest being a 95 year old Harley. Yes, it's old, worn out and built with obsolete components. That's what's great about it.
JoeH 08/15/21 05:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Just experienced our first Non-refundable campground

Just a week ago, I was making reservations and the CG I wanted to stay at had me sign an online form stating that I was aware and would abide by their no refund policy. I did sign it.
JoeH 08/14/21 05:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tow Bar connection to F150 Tow Hooks

The Blue Ox base plate for my F150 ( 2015) replaced the tow hooks. Just remove the tow hooks and bolt on the nubs for the tow bar attachment. No modification of anything on the F150 . Looking at the installation videos online I would have to remove a significant amount of the front bumper and grille assembly. Hence I’m interested in the setup that simply attaches to the factory mounted tow hooks. I've spent more time ( almost) just typing this response than it takes to remove the trim and bumper and replace, trim pops out , held in with plastic tabs, the bumper is held in with 6 bolts. remove the tow hooks, the base plate bolts into the space vacated by the hooks and the base plate has a couple supplemental bolts that you need to enlarge existing holes in the frame. It also has a safety cable. to wrap around the frame. Total time to install is maybe an hour ... and that includes a beer or two ! I installed mine in 2015 right after I bought the truck. I've towed 40,000+ miles. When you're done with that, then install your supplemental brake system. I went with an M&G. Probably took another hour or so to install. I installed diodes on my tail lights and ran wires along the frame to a round 4 connector I put by the base plate mounts.
JoeH 08/10/21 05:40am Dinghy Towing
RE: Stone Mountain campground

If you are in a large rig, stay by the loop by the pool. Larger/flatter sites
JoeH 08/09/21 05:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tow Bar connection to F150 Tow Hooks

The Blue Ox base plate for my F150 ( 2015) replaced the tow hooks. Just remove the tow hooks and bolt on the nubs for the tow bar attachment. No modification of anything on the F150 .
JoeH 08/09/21 05:46am Dinghy Towing
RE: Leveling Jack Pads/Slide Out Supports

I don't use either x2-- no need. Snap pads reduce clearance while on the road and only offer marginal increase in footprint. If you need to use pads, use wood of substantial size. Slide out supports are a recipe for diaster.
JoeH 08/08/21 05:08am Class A Motorhomes

You could try Atlanta South RV Resort. We stayed there and it was fine. We have stayed there a couple of times also... it's an OK place. Easy off/on I-75
JoeH 07/20/21 05:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oil Change Pump Extractor

I have a vacuum hand pump one I have to use on jet skis -- don't remember the brand... picked it up from Amazon.
JoeH 07/20/21 05:50am Tech Issues
RE: Article - Best Campground in Every State

I got a kick out of them listing Ginnie Springs as Florida's best. That place is and pretty much has always been a huge party place. For tenter's it's just go in there and pitch a tent where ever you want. Who knows who will camped right at your door later... it's a free for all. Lot's of fun back when I was in my 20's and partied all night long
JoeH 07/14/21 05:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: KOA And Love’s Travel Stops Team Up For New Campground

will be interesting... Love's are typically clean truckstops. KOA's are at the bottom rung of campsite cleanliness .
JoeH 07/14/21 05:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I have been a boater even longer than an RV'er. None of my boats have had aluminum holding tanks so I have no first hand experience but the forums , as expected, have proponents of aluminum tanks and foes of them. I'd say the vast majority fall into the second category claiming urine will have detrimental effects on the aluminum and welds. You might want to look a bladder tanks as a possibility.
JoeH 07/11/21 04:57am Class A Motorhomes
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