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RE: Steering problem...looking for ideas/causes

Like I said in my original reply to your comment "They told me that something happened", which could have been some sort of pothole hit, curb hit, fell off the edge of the roadway onto a low shoulder, ran over something solid ("gator" or other road debris), all sorts of possible causes for a catastrophic front end failure. Ask them what the "something happened" was. I called it "front end stress" in my prior post, but I meant they may have hit something and damaged the steering system.
MDKMDK 09/10/23 05:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Steering problem...looking for ideas/causes

No idea on repair costs. Vehicle/parts/mechanic specific.
MDKMDK 09/10/23 06:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Steering problem...looking for ideas/causes

Ball joint or tie rod failure. Solid pothole hit or curb or other front end stress may be the root cause.
MDKMDK 09/09/23 07:29pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help 2011 Itasca Cambria 30C

Check that the coach/house battery switch is "enabled" (coach batteries are "enabled"). Usually near/in the stepwell, near the side entry door. If not, consult the Owner Manual if you have one, or go to the manufacturer's website and download.
MDKMDK 09/02/23 05:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fundy Trail Parkway

The Cabot Trail is worth the drive to Cape Breton. There are many outstanding viewpoints along the way, but there are also some steep grades and tight turns, that a larger motorhome would find "challenging". I saw a few larger motorhomes trying it, and recall wishing them "good luck" as we passed them in our Roadtrek. Baddeck is a good base location to explore the rest of Cape Breton. There are some smallish cafes and fooderies along the various routes. Fuel is generally available along the trail, but will be pricey, and some stations will have shorter hours of operation, so best to run on the top half of the tank where possible. When you cross out of the lower half of the province across the swing bridge and the Canso Causeway into Port Hawkesbury, keep a lookout for bald eagles. They sometimes nest on tall trees, and power and communications towers along the canal. You may see osprey nests as well. They've built special platforms for nesting for them along the highways. If you like big boats, check out the ferry docks in North Sydney. Take your time, and enjoy the views, it will be memorable. If you do decide to visit the southern end of Nova Scotia, there's Peggy's Cove, and right near it, the roadside memorial for the passengers and crew on Swissair Flight 111 that crashed there in 1998. Lots of other less infamous historical sites throughout the province.
MDKMDK 08/14/23 09:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fundy Trail Parkway

I did Hopewell Cape (Rocks) in a Sunstar 26HE 6 years ago, and don't recall any problems. Not exactly the Fundy Trail Parkway, but best I can do for anecdotal experience. I would probably not do the Cabot Trail in anything bigger than a Class B van, which I've done 3 or 4 times in a Class B van.
MDKMDK 08/14/23 10:04am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: best twin bed floorplan class C's

Fill in the wants, and see what fits your specs, and then hit the RV Trader and see what fits the price range. I have a 2018 Navion 24V on a 2017 MB Sprinter cab chassis and it's been fine. Maintenance intervals for oil changes and stuff are longer than gassers, so that keeps them closer in costs, and I'm in Canada and diesel is cheaper here than gasoline, another perk, and my fuel mileage is almost double most gassers, again a perk. I tow a Wrangler 4 door with it. If you're familiar with diesels, and don't fear them, I've had both and love the Sprinter over the other gas options. Twin beds, separate lav and sleeping area, galley and living room. Price on used might be your only problem. I see them holding their value on the RV sales sites.
MDKMDK 08/09/23 06:52pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Prepaid Gift Cards/Certificates

Amazon. Online, simple, millions of things they can use it for.
MDKMDK 08/08/23 07:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: The joys of a totaled RV. (yes really)

Sometimes good things emerge from the bad, somewhere downstream.
MDKMDK 08/05/23 08:49am Around the Campfire
RE: J D Power RV values question

I see a few comparables here... Why not just decide what it's worth to you, and ask a little more? If you start high, and the right buyer comes along you ight get high. If you start low, you usually get low or lower.
MDKMDK 07/28/23 11:21am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Customer Service

Is this cable TV service affiliated with Thousand Trails? Are they a TT sub-contractor at that park? Have you ever used them before? Different results? Maybe this was just a lesson learned? Might be better/easier/safer/more reliable next time, to use campground wifi to stream TV from the internet. You're probably paying for it (wifi) anyway.
MDKMDK 07/24/23 06:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Is this normal?

As a follow up, I've always had good luck with Good Sam ERS, over 15 years, whether I'm local or on the road when the problem arises. Locally, they use one of the best towing outfits in Ontario, Canada. Preferred Towing in Sarnia, and they're the same company that appears on the TV show "Heavy Rescue 401". I've used them here twice for dead battery need a boost situations, and both times Collin (owner's son) was the driver. Quick response, friendly service, and no hassles.
MDKMDK 07/15/23 07:06pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Is this normal?

Most roadside assistance outfits have good days, and bad. It's not fun, but it happens. I don't do cheering up.
MDKMDK 07/15/23 02:04pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: How do I fix carburetor / exhaust system on top of engine?

Agree with Tyler and sadie. Get it to a repair shop (or GM dealer) before you do irreparable damage.
MDKMDK 06/30/23 10:47am Class C Motorhomes
RE: '15 Coachmen Class C Roof Construction (layer diagrams)?

It would be safer to wait for the manufacturer to get back to you with accurate engineering info. They do take a few days in most cases. Supplying them with the VIN and or manufacturer's unit id usually helps them respond, based on your exact unit.
MDKMDK 06/28/23 04:53am Class C Motorhomes
RE: '15 Coachmen Class C Roof Construction (layer diagrams)?

Have you contacted Coachmen RV? They still exist. They might know.
MDKMDK 06/28/23 04:31am Class C Motorhomes
RE: First Trip through Canada & into Alaska - Many Questions!

Honestly, pulling a 7+ ton fiver, with a gas powered pickup truck, would be the last way I'd try the Alaska journey. Too many possible points of failure. Rent a class C motorhome, instead. We did it in a B van (Roadtrek) and there were many possible points of failure for us. Thankfully, none happened, except a windshield replacement on the way back.
MDKMDK 06/26/23 09:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: First Trip through Canada & into Alaska - Many Questions!

One more thing comes to mind, based on our 2016 trip up and back along Hwy 97 (AlCan Hwy). Travel speeds, road conditions, and construction zones. There will be places along the AlCan that will be under construction, and you may see some unpredictable delays. Many stretches of the construction zones use "pilot cars/trucks" besides "flag people" to guide you through it, and at these stretches speeds can be slow, and distances can be long. We hit a few that were miles long, and dead slow due to the road conditions. Some was loose gravel, some bordering on mud. That was during the daylight hours. After dark, if you choose to drive then, you may be "your own pilot car" at times, so be aware, most construction zones were only manned during daylight hours. Also, frost heaves along the roads are common, particularly north and west of Whitehorse, and were often marked with little flags or painted stakes. Go slow through/over these places. Lastly, don't expect to be traveling at freeway speeds, even though the speed limit signage might allow it. Don't assume because it says 80 or 90 or 100 kph that you can safely do that speed. Be prepared to take your time. There are (in Canada) highway and road conditions websites (511?) with maps, that will show where you can expect to find construction and delays. Some of them are here...
MDKMDK 06/26/23 07:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: First Trip through Canada & into Alaska - Many Questions!

About cell phone coverage and towers. For emergency calls/contact. Check with your US cell phone service provider, and ask about Canadian roaming, and who they partner with for coverage in Canada. If they pair up with Bell/Telus, you should have some sparse connectivity between Dawson Creek, BC and Tok, AK. If they are partnered with Rogers, you'll be pretty much offline for that same stretch of highway. Rogers has few if any towers in that area along the AlCan Highway.When we did the AlCan in 2016, we had to get a Virgin Mobile SIM card in Whitehorse, YT to get coverage along there. Map of cell towers....
MDKMDK 06/24/23 11:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Norcold fridge error

You could try these guys. I think one of them is or used to be "TheNorcoldGuy" operating out of Michigan, but this website suggests Florida. Ask them about it. I used The Norcold Guy a few years back for some replacement parts and they were very helpful and quick to respond.
MDKMDK 06/24/23 10:25am Class C Motorhomes
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