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RE: Tow Truck Policy Update from Good Sam

Howdy! Coach Net! The only thing CN has asked when they have sent out a tow truck which has been on a number of occasions is where do you want it towed to? “Happy Trails” Chiefneon Thanks!
ReneeG 08/07/20 07:09am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
Tow Truck Policy Update from Good Sam

Weeks back, I posted this topic: This morning we had to call to order a tow truck for one of our vehicles. We have the Platinum Roadside Assistance and have been customers for 15 years. We have always serviced our vehicle at a specific dealership and in this case, it had to go back to the dealership due to a possible problem with the way the oil filter was seated the last time the oil was changed. When we started it, oil leaked all over. When we called, we asked to tow it to the dealership, but they wanted to tow it to the nearest repair facility which happens to be WalMart! That's ridiculous! Because we have to go to the dealer, it's an extra $45!!! We asked what happens if WalMart does not have the parts needed to deal with the repair since they are not a Jeep dealership. She said it would then need to be towed to the dealership. We asked, who pays for that tow? She said, we would still have to pay the extra $45 since they are not the nearest facility. Why does there have to be this extra layer of complexity? Our dealership is 11.5 miles away and WalMart is 1.5 miles away. I submitted a claim for reimbursement and yesterday, we received a check in the mail reimbursing us the $45. Good job Good Sam. Thank you!!! An additional note: After I posted this, I checked if the WalMart repair facility was even open. It wasn't due to Covid19. I stated this in the claim.
ReneeG 08/06/20 01:44pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Bighorn National Forest - Hwy 14 or Hwy 16?

We've driven both. In my opinion, they are both scenic. Hwy 16 is more rolling hills, so much our sofa shifted while driving this route! Hwy 14 is more mountainous and high elevation forest. We towed up it with a smaller trailer and were fine, but passed a Class A that ran off the side, so take it easy and slow.
ReneeG 08/06/20 07:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How does RV Insurance work? How to get around my Catch-22?

I didn't think you needed a special RV license to drive one, but I found this guide online.
ReneeG 08/06/20 07:04am Beginning RVing
RE: Just about dropped it!

^^^ That's the problem... you have to do something for it to lock around the kingpin if you've locked the jaws open. A better design would unlock when you pull the lever and lock when you back into the kingpin. Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate my B&W Companion, but, it could be improved. This is what the TrailerSaver does.
ReneeG 08/04/20 10:37am Fifth-Wheels
RE: sat dish

We tried to go the tripod route, but we could never master getting the satellites. Hubby said that camping is for relaxing and not fighting this thing, so we got the Dish Trav'ler roof mounted and have never looked back. Yes, we have to pick where we camp and even with trees sometimes you can get a signal through them, and sometimes we don't get a signal at all, so we do other things. It works for us.
ReneeG 08/03/20 08:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Just about dropped it!

Another for the TrailerSaver with the Holland Binkley head. You have to have the latch in the 9 o'clock to hitch and when the jaws shut, you know it. A check of the latch and if it's in the 8 o'clock position, you know it's locked. You also have to check the pin in front of the the hitch for position.
ReneeG 08/02/20 10:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need damage advice

It could be covered but you may run into a denial due to the timing. When you first noticed any damage, that was when you should have had it evaluated. They may claim all subsequent damages were due to your own negligence and improper care by continuing to use the RV. Agree.
ReneeG 07/31/20 03:49pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Zion to Grand Tetons trip (part 2 )

Love the pics! We love that area and go as often as we can. This may be the year to do it again due to Covid19 and the low crowds.
ReneeG 07/31/20 11:46am Toy Haulers
RE: Need damage advice

Call your insurance company, it may be under comprehensive. We did significant damage to one side of our unit due to a tread separation in a tire and insurance paid $5k in damages and all under comprehensive.
ReneeG 07/31/20 11:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rodents coming in through engine compartment.....

You might also want to try Mouse Free. This was recommended to us by the tent camper canvas company when we called them for patching material due to mice getting in. Not cheap, but you treat your rig twice a year and it's completely safe. Great support from the company too. Well, we sprayed it all under our popup so time will tell if it was worth it.
ReneeG 07/30/20 11:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Inverter on or off

With our solar setup, we turn off the inverter if we are not using the solar system. In other words, it's off until we need to watch TV or use the outlets. While the inverter is off the system is charging and storing energy. We found that by leaving on the inverter, which we did for years, our batteries were not keeping up. Now that we've wised up, we have plenty of power when needed. When we're home and plugged in, our inverter is still off and yes, it still charges. As you noted, when we are en route, we turn on the inverter and the fridge runs on solar while we're traveling. If it's cloudy and doesn't charge adequately, we turn off the fridge and rely on ice to keep it cold till we stop and turn on propane. We do not have a residential fridge.
ReneeG 07/29/20 10:19am Tech Issues
RE: Our Zion National park trip

What a great trip report and I loved your commentary!!!
ReneeG 07/29/20 10:17am Toy Haulers
RE: Bumper pull versus fifth wheel

This is just my opinion, but I just can't wrap by brain around pulling a 5er with a 1/2-ton, 6-cylinder (269 lb. ft. of torque) truck. Plus (and maybe this is just me) I always like to see dual rear wheels under a 5th wheel. Personally, I'd stick with a bumper pull. Agree or get the bigger truck as mentioned.
ReneeG 07/27/20 07:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Saying good bye to a old friend..Our Lance 815

Great trips! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing the new one.
ReneeG 07/26/20 06:39pm Truck Campers
RE: What do you shut off when leaving for a trip

Any trip, whether it's 4 days or 2 weeks, we shut off water to the washing machine, to the ice maker, all the toilets, and set the thermostat down. We have a tankless water heater so we don't worry about that. Fridge is emptied of fresh items. Son comes by and checks on things for us.
ReneeG 07/26/20 06:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: what is the diff between towing cap & 5th wheel towing cap

Definitely has to be a misprint. We have a 2011 F350 DRW crew cab, 4x4: Conventional towing - 17,500 Fifth Wheel towing - 21,300
ReneeG 07/22/20 01:25pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diverticulitis

Good news! Congratulations.
ReneeG 07/22/20 08:30am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Yellowstone Bridge Bay

We've camped at Bridge Bay, but it was at the end of the season and we just drove in, no prior reservations. At the time we had a 25' travel trailer. They assigned us a roadside site, where you park parallel to the road. There were back in sites and we saw several fifth wheels there, big ones. If you look at pictures online of this campground, you'll see big Class A's in the area up front. Call them. *Note - sign up at It's a great reference site. Search for Bridge Bay and you'll see 50 + photos of the CG.
ReneeG 07/22/20 08:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone

There are plenty of FS and out of the way campgrounds just on the outside that you shouldn't even think of this.
ReneeG 07/20/20 02:18pm Class C Motorhomes
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