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RE: What is MISSING from your RV Park?

Don't use the "SARDINE " MODEL when designing the location of RV sites. Many RV parks are physically designed based on economic profits V.S. designing the RV parks to maximize the pleasure and enjoyment of RVers.
MarkTwain 03/29/20 11:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV living and registering child for 1st grade.

I am wondering if this is possible and if so, how people do this? I am pretty sure I saw kids getting picked up and dropped off by the school bus at our last campground.. If you have a house with no wheels, you’re good. If you’re deemed homeless, you’re good. In between those two, you’re a non-resident and must be rejected! Lol When you take your daughter to enroll in school, just give them the address of your RV Park. It is not the schools business that you live in an RV. 2nd. choice just ask school to enroll your child in "Independent Study" where you can home school or just enroll your child in the "Home School Program".
MarkTwain 03/25/20 12:16am General RVing Issues
RE: New DISH equipment to sell, husband died

Last fall my husband and I switched from DirecTv to DISH because DirecTv was making changes to their RV programming. We also use satellite in our home in FL so we have been using that since October. When we signed up with DISH, we were talked into buying the equipment for the RV because it was on sale. We could turn it on when we traveled in the summer. It was a great plan except that he died suddenly in February. I was the driver but I cannot go RVing by myself. He was my navigator. I would appreciate suggestions of how to sell this new equipment, boxes never opened. It is a Wally and an HDTV Indoor Over the Air Antenna with Dual USB adapter. DISH will not take them back because it has been so many months since we purchased them. They said the warranty would not be activated until the equipment was installed in the RV. Check around with some of your local RV shops. Call Dish customer service and ask to speak a manager/supervisor.
MarkTwain 03/24/20 03:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Any hints about why my tire leaking?

Trailer has been in storage lot in Florida for 3 months, want to leave the state tomorrow so yesterday I checked systems out and was pleased to learn that all 4 trailer tires were still at 50# as required and didn’t need inflation. When I was putting the plastic valve cap back on it seemed like I turned it too far and popped the top of the cap...I did not move the trailer at all yesterday. When I went down this am to hook up, that tire was flat. (Just wanted to emphasize that the trailer and tire was NOT moved yesterday). I have reinflated the tire twice and it slowly leaks. I have done the soap suds routine and there is no evidence of leaking (bubbling air) through the valve stem. I don’t have the jack to change the tire myself and haven’t been able to get any road service to come out...needless to say we won’t be leaving Florida tomorrow morning as planned. Just wondering if any readers can help me diagnose the likely source of the air leak.Thanks. Make sure you have metal stems in your tires.
MarkTwain 03/22/20 02:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie looking for advice!

Price would be OK for a garage kept trailer, but they are rare. Since it has a few years on it, and likely stored outdoors, there will be some degradation of exterior surfaces. You need to inspect the roof, caulking and all soft parts for aging. Water intrusion is common and will destroy a trailer quickly, so check everywhere for stains and soft spots. If you find anything that is suspect, do not buy. Appliances and most everything that can be easily removed can be repaired, but rot in the roof, floor and walls should be thought of as terminal cancer. The one thing that I don't like about that particular trailer is that it is big with small water tanks. X1, Small tanks especially the gray tank(shower and dish water) can be negatively effecting your trips. Black should be at least 40 gallons, you can always bring extra 1 gallon plastic containers of fresh water. I always carry two 1 gallon containers of water in the shower to use to flush the toilet when you are on the road.
MarkTwain 03/16/20 07:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Very disappointed with Good Sam

Thank you for the post Mark Twain. As with other social media forums Good Sam does its best to respond to complaints or concerns and obtain the information necessary to contact the member and address their concerns. Good Sam posts when a resolution has been made and thanks the member for advising us of the issues in addition to giving Good Sam the opportunity to correct the them and attempt to resolve them to the members satisfaction. In the interest of the members privacy we do not post the resolution but the OP/member can post the details of their resolution if they choose to. Thank you again and I hope this provides some clarity. Zach Good Sam Roadside Assistance Really?? I have NEVER seen a post on what happened. All we ever see is please PM me, Ella X1, I agree 100% with your comment!!!!!!!
MarkTwain 03/15/20 05:00pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Very disappointed with Good Sam

Thank you for the post Mark Twain. As with other social media forums Good Sam does its best to respond to complaints or concerns and obtain the information necessary to contact the member and address their concerns. Good Sam posts when a resolution has been made and thanks the member for advising us of the issues in addition to giving Good Sam the opportunity to correct the them and attempt to resolve them to the members satisfaction. In the interest of the members privacy we do not post the resolution but the OP/member can post the details of their resolution if they choose to. Thank you again and I hope this provides some clarity. Zach Good Sam Roadside Assistance Zach, Thank you for responding so promptly. I understand the privacy issues. The posted resolution does not need to have names or any identifying information.
MarkTwain 03/14/20 10:13am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Very disappointed with Good Sam

Central Lake RV'er, Thank you for your time and posting. I would first like to apologize for the problems and experience received with your recent request for service. If able will you please send a PM with your contact information. The information and post will be shared with our leadership Team for review and follow up. Thank you in advance, Mark Good Sam Customer Care Mark Good Sam Care Team, In order to present and demonstrate that Good Sam is a business whose primary goal is to provide and meet the GS Road Assistance needs of all RVers, I suggest that GS post the resolutions to the RV.net forum. The resolution should give a complete description of how the issue was resolved. The above post by GS Customer Care is an appreciated PR response but is incomplete. Just reading the above GS post leaves all RVers negatively questioning the quality of the GSRA services.
MarkTwain 03/14/20 08:58am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Very disappointed with Good Sam

We were on our way south for a quick breath of warm air on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 9 p.m. or so when the serpentine belt on our truck broke just 5 miles short of our destination for that night. We managed to coast into the Cherry Blossoms Pilot Travel Center at Exit 129 on I-75 south in Georgetown, KY, before totally losing power, where I called Good Sam. After giving the call center a great deal of information, it was determined that it would take several hours, if not all night, to get our truck and RV towed to a repair center, where because the next day was Sunday, we would have sat like chickens until the repair center opened up on Monday. An effort was made by Good Same to get a mobile mechanic to us that night, but after talking to the mechanic myself it was determined that the mechanic was 80 miles away and would not come out at all until Monday. And no, Good Sam would not tow us to a nearby motel-only to a repair center. And the call center operator said she could not locate a motel near a repair center, she wasn't authorized to do that. But she wouldn't tell us which repair shop Good Sam wanted to send us to, either, so we could look it up ourselves. I hung up the phone. We spent the night, which was cold, in our RV in the travel center and turned on the propane on the RV stove to keep warm. In the morning we were VERY fortunate to talk to an employee who was kind enough to contact another mobile mechanic who was right in the area, who went out of his way to get us back on the road and on schedule later that day. We will always be grateful to Shawn DeVaughn, the employee at that Pilot Travel Center. Without him we could very possibly still be there. I am very disappointed in Good Sam, to say the least, and will NOT be renewing my insurance next year...I had JUST renewed it for this year before this event occurred, if it had occurred a few weeks earlier, I would have saved myself $120. I recommend you call Good Sam customer service and ask to speak to a supervisor. Share your story and give the name of GS operator who did not help you. Your call was recorded and the supervision can go back and listen to the full discussion with the operator. Ask for some reimbursement for your time lost or any costs.
MarkTwain 03/13/20 09:38pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Montana 294RL for Single person fulltiming

Does anyone have any experience with Montana 5th Wheels? I'm looking at the subject model as the first time full-time situation for myself. My primary RV Spot will be at my ranch. I plan on possibly going south during winter. I'm retired at 47 so I might struggle to meet people my age in this lifestyle I'm assuming. I'd appreciate any insight any of you all can give me on Montana. Part of me still thinks I'm crazy to do this lol. I think I'm gonna love it. Heartland makes the Montana 5th wheel. My experience with Heartland has been positive with my 5th. wheel Big Horn since 2004. Are you going to buy new or used? If used, take the RV to a good Rv shop and have it fully checked out, before you buy it, to make sure there are no mechanical issues and have all systems fully checked to be functional. The $200 cost could save you future headaches. If tires are 5 years old, throw them away and replace them with a good "G" rated 10ply. Don't try to save money on tires. Repack all the bearings. Buy a Road Side Assistance plan. Cheap insurance when you break down and need a tow. I have Good Sam for the last 20 years. There are other plans. Join some local and national RV clubs to meet people and have the opportunity to travel with some other RV people
MarkTwain 03/12/20 10:13pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Another Problem with new computer

On a Mac computer, I go to SETTINGS then GENERAL then Reset your "net work settings. should work!
MarkTwain 03/05/20 03:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Thoughts on the 'need' factor of a main line surge protector

Folks who have them, have already convinced themselves that you must get one. Meanwhile, by my estimate the other 90% if us are getting along just fine without one. 90% of you are high risk gamblers Las Vegas loves gamblers like you:), because you trust that all RV parks owners/companies keep their parks 100% maintained all times i.e. electrical connections. If you believe that, I've got some property on this beautiful island, real cheap:). You have every thing to gain and nothing to loose buying a surge protector.
MarkTwain 03/04/20 03:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on the 'need' factor of a main line surge protector

I believe a surge protector is mandatory equipment. I used a pedestal type that has some diagnostics on it. It saved us several times from miswired pedestals. I now have a hardwired EMS and really like the info it displays. Both are Progressive Industries, made in the U.S. Progressive Industries surge protectors provide the greatest protection for your RV. A side by side comparison of various Surge Protectors from different companies will reveal the greater protection by P I surge protectors. Always plug your surge protector into your electric source BEFORE you connect to your RV.
MarkTwain 03/04/20 09:42am Travel Trailers
RE: weather radio

I like the C CRANE radios... They are kinda expensive sometimes... Check them out online These are very high quality radios and very sensitive... Great receptions of NOAA stations etc,,, Roy Ken C Crane !!!!! Great tech support in addition:)
MarkTwain 03/01/20 09:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: I5 Bakersfield to Redding

I don't know where you are going on the Oregon coast. Having done all the routes to Brookings at the south end of the Oregon coast, and guessing you want to see the entire Oregon coast; also not knowing what equipment/experience you have; personally I would take I5 to W/B US 299 in Oregon and take US 101 North along the Oregon coast. The downside of that is you miss the northern California coast/Redwoods NP, but with the exception of an about 20 mile stretch of 299 in California it is an easier drive. My opinion. It would appear that the 5 would be the way to go, We have a stop in Chico to visit a friend. I’m thinking the 299 w would be my best bet off the 5, the pass from Redding to Medford could be iffy and we will be slowing down to hang around in the redwoods. We don’t have any solid plans until the middle of May on the central coast. Be sure and check the road conditions and any road construction project on 299 from Redding to 101 before to heading out. Alternative route, hwy. 20 out of colusa to 101. RV friendly.
MarkTwain 03/01/20 10:21am Roads and Routes
RE: I5 Bakersfield to Redding

Will be driving up the valley to the Oregon coast in a few weeks and was wondering which was the better road surface, the 5 or the 99 ? 99 is overall the best of worst, neither are perfect. With 99 you trade road surface with greater traffic. At Sacramento switch to I-5. Then go west on Hwy. 20 at Colusa over to 101. Not clear about your "going to Redding" and then going up to Oregon?? Not a route I would take during the winter months. I-5 just north of Redding has been closed down twice this year:(
MarkTwain 02/29/20 07:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Thank you Good Sam

X1! on GS roadside assistance program. Have had a few issues but they ended up being the result of miscommunication.and or experienced agents at GS lacking appropriate training and giving wrong information. Recently I had to pull into a Ca. state rest area with my 5th wheel due to clutch not working. GS agent told me because I was not right on the side of the road on I-5, GS would only tow my truck or 5th wheel but NOT both. I called a local tow truck who towed both to my home town 40 miles away. $850. I called GS customer service and talked with a supervisor who said " the agent was totally wrong". He sent me a claim form and within 1 week I had a check for $850 and an apology. He said he would meet with the agent and would retrain her or terminate her.:):):) A couple of my tows required the trailer to be loaded on a flatbed trailer due to rear springs breaking. 1 tow was 40 miles to a service center, GS paid for the $1250 tow and nothing out my pocket:):):)
MarkTwain 02/27/20 09:26am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Macbook browser issue

Just looking if anyone has seen this before. I will try and seek out an answer on computer dedicated forum if no one has any ideas. Daughters Macbook pro. Less than one year old. Suddenly today every website we load gives a "net::err_cert_revoked" message and you cannot navigate to the site. This is for any website and occurs with Chrome or Safari. So I am guessing not a cookie or cache issue. As far as I know no new software installs or downloads and worked last night. Connected to home wifi and no one else is having issues connecting. I am not up on Apple but it sounds like an issue between the wifi connection and the browser. What settings am I missing to check? 1. Call apple tech support. 1-800-694-7466. Ask them to do a screen share after you describe the problem. Did you buy the tech support when you bought the Mac.? 2 .Save yourself headaches and take the computer to the nearest Apple store. 3. Go to your settings and do a reset on your internet services or do a HARD SHUT DOWN which will reset all your internet services to defalut or original settings.
MarkTwain 02/26/20 09:20pm Technology Corner
RV Parks in the Pismo Beach area on the central coast

This topic has been moved to another forum. You can read it here: 30043964
MarkTwain 02/19/20 08:29pm Roads and Routes
RV Parks in the Pismo Beach area on the central coast

Looking for your favorite RV Parks in the Pismo Beach area or near by towns. Thanks
MarkTwain 02/19/20 08:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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