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RE: What happened to

I always thought that “Sam” looked like a goof ball. Never put the sticker on anything. https://i.imgur.com/uFIqogOl.jpg
WVcampground 10/30/19 08:14am General RVing Issues
RE: What happened to

I cannot begin to tell you how much I hope that is true. The fat white guy might have been a great logo in the 50s, but in today's world it is a huge turn off. Good Sam sends us a great bit of marketing materials and any with Fat White Sam immediately gets filed in the circular file. The Good Sam universe already spends waaaay too much in marketing dollars chasing the Redneck White Guy (all the NASCAR sponsorships). The potential RV market is goes much beyond Bubba and Friends. Very true. Businesses need to change with the times or be left in the dust. Even the Big Boy restaurant chain downsized their fat white boy mascot, acknowledging people's desire for healthier food choices. LOL, Bob's Big Boy, the holy grail of health food. :S
WVcampground 10/30/19 07:57am General RVing Issues
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

Of the 49 National Parks in the lower 48 only 8 have full hookup sites and another 8 have sites with electric, leaving 33 with no camping at all - twenty one feet will limit you and you will soon grow to regret your decision We have visited 31 or the 49 in the last 10 years Do you mean 21' is too long or too small? Way too small I know plenty of people with trailers of @ that size or smaller and they get by just fine, even at national parks. Not everyone needs or wants something like this to go camping. https://i.imgur.com/q4Txffql.jpg
WVcampground 10/30/19 07:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Starlink supposedly will be available in 2020

Article We will have to wait and see. And I am not sure they will target the RV market, at least not yet. But there is a glimmer of hope. When Starlink gets online the Satellite TV for RV's are going to die fast. Internet offers so much more on TV programs and movies that direct TV and Dish wont be able to offer plus you will have internet where ever you go. 18 months and counting... :E LOL. When they put Dish Network, DTV/AT&T, and all the cable companies out of business do you realize what they will be able to charge for that service? Or are all the independent and network affiliated channels all going to graciously not look for fees because it'sElon Musk? 18 months and counting before you'll be paying out the wazoo.
WVcampground 10/30/19 05:10am Technology Corner
RE: Is it a fiver or class a or c?

Super C5er POS edition. The rear fender skirt is awesome. No self respecting redneck would be caught dead in that thing.
WVcampground 10/30/19 05:00am General RVing Issues
RE: What happened to

Wow!! Deja Vu! I have one of those shirts, identical to that. I don't wear it often either. I also have 2 T shirts, and a couple ball caps, all with the same logo. Nice! :) And I may as well add, like you, not for sale. :BSelling stuff on this site is against the rules, so they had to stop selling stuff I guess. So how come I still have the old logo? I can log on to the Good Sam RV Club Member website. Then they should take down the links to insurance and CW RV sales. I'd guess the Profit could not make enough profit from T shirts lol. Maybe you're special and thats why you still have the old logo? Are you fat, white, and middle aged?:B
WVcampground 10/30/19 04:56am General RVing Issues
RE: What happened to

I cannot begin to tell you how much I hope that is true. The fat white guy might have been a great logo in the 50s, but in today's world it is a huge turn off. Good Sam sends us a great bit of marketing materials and any with Fat White Sam immediately gets filed in the circular file. The Good Sam universe already spends waaaay too much in marketing dollars chasing the Redneck White Guy (all the NASCAR sponsorships). The potential RV market is goes much beyond Bubba and Friends. Gotta have diversity. Maybe they'll put RuPaul on there. They can cover about 3 bases going that route.Would you be more or less likely to patronize a business that did use RuPaul as their mascot? I would visit it more, honest answer. And I am a fat redneck middle aged heterosexual white guy that watches Nascar. I bought some Dicor the other day. The fact that their front man is a fat middle aged fat bald white guy named Rudy who looks sort of creepy did not factor into the purchase decision.
WVcampground 10/30/19 01:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Mysteries of RV design

The best is the transition from woven cloth upholstery to pleather. That trend started @ 2011/2012. Driven solely by cost. You do not typically get an option if you wanted to pay an up charge. Even if it was available you would now get something resembling cloth woven by Hop Sing, and made from cow hair and rice stalks thanks to LCI.
WVcampground 10/30/19 01:36am General RVing Issues
RE: 07 Coachmen Cross Country interior light cover ???

Sounds like they direct sourced them straight from China, pre-recession. Most likely not even in business any more. I think you're SOL. I looked up that company, found a street address in Zeeland MI. Zoomed in on G earth and the name on the sign is a different company. I'd buy a new LED fixture that is large enough to cover the footprint and be done with it
WVcampground 10/29/19 03:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What happened to

I cannot begin to tell you how much I hope that is true. The fat white guy might have been a great logo in the 50s, but in today's world it is a huge turn off. Good Sam sends us a great bit of marketing materials and any with Fat White Sam immediately gets filed in the circular file. The Good Sam universe already spends waaaay too much in marketing dollars chasing the Redneck White Guy (all the NASCAR sponsorships). The potential RV market is goes much beyond Bubba and Friends. Gotta have diversity. Maybe they'll put RuPaul on there. They can cover about 3 bases going that route.
WVcampground 10/29/19 02:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: What happened to

I think PC killed the halo star! You might be correct. It's not proper to have a fat middle age white guy, that sort of looks like Fred Flintstone, as your figurehead in 2019. :S :B
WVcampground 10/29/19 02:25pm General RVing Issues
What happened to

What happened to this guy? https://i.imgur.com/2Fojijnl.jpg He seems to have been replaced by, https://i.imgur.com/1ACI0k6l.png Could it be a precursor to? https://i.imgur.com/tWVXLNjl.jpg
WVcampground 10/29/19 11:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Netflix forces newer TVs

I wish I could buy a non smart tv. I just want a tuner and 4-5 HDMI ports. Easy, don't setup the wifi / connect to a network. The smart TV is now a dumb TV.
WVcampground 10/29/19 08:43am Technology Corner
RE: Netflix forces newer TVs

At some point in time you just have to bite the bullet and dump the trusty Magnavox :B https://i.imgur.com/OMVzCF5l.jpg
WVcampground 10/29/19 07:36am Technology Corner
RE: Doom for the RV industry???

Sounds like they were yanked around and it literally took an excessive amount of time to address. Similar to automobiles, if they fix things in a timely manner, it's not covered by lemon laws but if it gets crazy, it is. Lemon laws vary state to state, but in general, factory representatives (dealers) are given a certain number of attempts to repair an issue. Also there is a limited number of days that the vehicle can be away from the customer. If either are exceeded, it is a "lemon" and must be re-purchased from the customer at full price. I am sure, every major auto manufacturer has had to "buy back" vehicles. In all case they are repaired and resold, typically with full disclosure and with the full factory warranty "clock" reset to zero. IMHO, it about time this gets applied to RVs ! This does not have anything to do with "Lemon Laws". What the Illinois Supreme Court ruled is that under the Illinois adoption of the Uniform Commercial Code, under two circumstances a buyer can "Revoke Acceptance" of the sale. From the horses mouth; We agree with this interpretation. The plain language of the statute evinces the General Assembly’s intention to allow a buyer to revoke acceptance of a substantially impaired commercial unit under two separate and distinct circumstances. The first circumstance is when the buyer knows of the nonconformity, the buyer accepts the nonconforming unit with a reasonable assumption that the nonconformity will be cured, and the seller fails to seasonably cure it. 810 ILCS 5/2-608(1)(a) (West 2014). The second is when the buyer accepts the nonconforming unit without knowledge of the nonconformity and either the nonconformity was difficult to discover or the seller assured her that the unit conformed to the specifications. Id. § 2-608(1)(b). ¶ 14 Both situations contemplate a nonconformity that substantially impairs the unit’s value to the buyer. Where they diverge is in the buyer’s expectation. The first contemplates a buyer who accepts a nonconforming unit and expects the seller to cure the nonconformity. When she does not get that cure seasonably, she can revoke her acceptance. The second contemplates a buyer who accepts what she believes to be a conforming unit. When she does not get that conforming unit, she can revoke her acceptance. Because we find this language plain and because subsection (1)(b) does not require that a buyer give the seller an opportunity to cure, we need not consider the requirements of other statutes that defendant argues are analogous. This ruling is not specific to RV's. It supposedly can be applied to any type of vehicle, a new home, a TV, a can of beans, or a roll of toilet paper that your finger poked through. It will be interesting to see how it all shakes out. As I said before it all comes down to if a state adopted the UCC including the specific section / article of the UCC which is under Article 2. A state could adopt the entire code, a single article, or even a single clause / sentence. Its no different than a building code. You can bet your rear end that the RVIA, RVDA, Palomino RV (Forest River) are going to provide the funds necessary to appeal this ruling. I would assume to Federal Court and maybe even to the SCOTUS eventually but I'm not an attorney so not sure, maybe one of the members here that is can chime in? Stay tuned, for about 10 years, because this ruling took 5 years to shake out.
WVcampground 10/29/19 06:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Buckling bronco!

I kind of forced it one notch up and might be lifting a little the back of the tow vehicle. And you wonder why it's Buckling? Is your TV front wheel drive? If not get one, then force it up a smidge more and take the rear wheels off!:B https://i.imgur.com/I0aGvc8l.jpg
WVcampground 10/28/19 12:35pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buckling bronco!

You're making some assumptions. You assume that all RV dealers do not know how to set up a WDH. You're assuming WDH manufacturers put instructions in with the product to just "get close". They could easily put in those instruction "visit a scale, weigh everything, and adjust following this procedure". You can go to a scale and adjust to your hearts content but then you need to load the RV and tow vehicle exactly the same every time you hit the road. If you're going to go to those extremes to get 100% dead on perfect, you need to have the weights 100% the same to maintain it at all times. Better add ballast as you burn off fuel somehow too. I did not assume anything about "all" RV dealers. I said "most". That is not an assumption but a fact that I have learned over the many years of towing and RVing. I agree with the statement about what they "...could easily put..." but they don't. My experience is that most RVers load pretty much the same way every time they go out. I know I usually did as did most of those I am friends with, and when the time came that I changed something major I weighed again. You know as well as I do that the last sentence about ballast is a trolling statement and not worth arguing against. I have no idea what your towing experience is but your statements make me believe that you have not done much towing with a travel trailer. If you had, then you would most likely agree with me that the only way to get your hitch set up correctly for the best possible towing experience is by weighing it and not by simply measuring fender clearances. Barney I was not trolling anything or anyone. But this scale foolishness is nothing but forum hogwash. If you need to have it so perfect that weighing a rig is required, then you need to walk the walk and account for changes in the weights in real time as they occur, or you defeated your time and effort spent at the scale. Someone needs to inform Cequent PP, Blue Ox, Equalizer, and a few others that they and their instructions are all wrong according to the experts at RVnet. The fact is you have hundreds of thousands of WDH's installed yearly and most of the time by RV and trailer dealers. They do not have or go to scales, and the RV towing public buying them gets by just fine for the most part. Like anything else some get setup incorrectly. I do not worry about a WDH because I do not use one, probably because of my limited towing experience. This BS that you need a scale to properly set one up is just that, BS. Nothing to argue about, I'm out.
WVcampground 10/28/19 11:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Sale of Direct TV to Dish TV

DirecTV is bleeding customers and it has very little to do with RVers. To get back on track, AT&T is banking on its new AT&T TV streaming service, which is different from AT&T TV Now despite having a nearly identical name. Unlike AT&T TV Now, AT&T TV has two-year contracts, prices that rise automatically after a year, fees for activation and early termination of service, a Regional Sports Fee, and "certain other additional fees and charges." ROFLMAO, That will save em for sure.
WVcampground 10/28/19 11:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Buckling bronco!

Snip... Scale numbers? I agree his setup is most likely the culprit but I have yet to see a manufacturer of a WDH tell you to go to scales to set one up. I also have yet to see an RV dealer take a rig to a CAT scale to set one up. It's done by measurements from a level surface, it's not a guess. There are several things wrong with this statement. First, the manufacturer has no idea what kind of trailer or truck his equipment is going to be used on and so gives generic information on how to set one up. This is designed to get you into the ball park and may often be ok for some users but not all. Second, The dealer is not going to spend the time necessary to properly set up the hitch because it takes too much time and time is money. Rarely do the generic setups get the WD exactly right for an optimal towing experience. Third, most dealers techs just go by the book and set the hitch up according to the directions or just "how they always do it". This, in most cases, is not the best set up for that particular combination of truck and trailer. Forth, The dealer cannot know exactly how the owner is going to load the trailer so cannot get the WD set properly. The only way to do that is scale the trailer. Which brings us to to the last part of your statement which is not accurate. Setting up the WD by using fender measurements is only a guess as to what is the best WD possible. Variations in spring movement and truck measurements make this method good for a "ball park" setting but to get it correct the only way is to measure the axle weights on a scale. This is very easy to do now that scales are all over the place in truck stops, waste disposal yards, landscaping yards, etc. I used to weigh every year on my way South for the winter to make sure I was within my trucks ratings and to check how well my WD was holding up. That can change with wearing of hitch parts in certain hitches Bottom line is that I would not trust the dealer to get the WD setup correct and would suggest to anyone that they should get scale weights if they are serious in setting up their trailer and truck to tow as well as it possibly can. Barney You're making some assumptions. You assume that all RV dealers do not know how to set up a WDH. You're assuming WDH manufacturers put instructions in with the product to just "get close". They could easily put in those instruction "visit a scale, weigh everything, and adjust following this procedure". You can go to a scale and adjust to your hearts content but then you need to load the RV and tow vehicle exactly the same every time you hit the road. If you're going to go to those extremes to get 100% dead on perfect, you need to have the weights 100% the same to maintain it at all times. Better add ballast as you burn off fuel somehow too.
WVcampground 10/28/19 10:10am Travel Trailers
RE: Frameless windows question

Frameless is sort of a misnomer as they still have a frame. The glass itself does not have a frame. I have not heard of many leaking issues and the ones I have heard of have been the clamp frame leaking due to bad installation, which is the same configuration as any RV window. The outside frame goes into the opening, the inside frame acts as a clamp when the screws are run in and tightened down. We have had them on the current and prior trailers we have owned, and never had a leak. They are also referred to as "bonded" windows. Because the hinge extrusion and operator channel are bonded to the glass panel with an adhesive. Here's the issues I have seen, had myself, or heard about. 1- There have been instances of the glass separating from the hinge extrusion due to adhesive failure and the glass panel falls off the trailer. 2- There have been issues of windows opening on their own while traveling down the highway, due to the cheap operator hardware used. 3- There have been issues with the operator arms breaking because they're cheap and chincy. 4- They only open about 3"-4" depending on the height of the glass, but it's easy to mod the cheap hardware to get them to open further to 6"-8", but your taking a chance with the cheap hardware. Once modded they really need treated with kid gloves. 5- Most, if not all are made by LCI, which goes a long way to explain why there are the first 3 issues.
WVcampground 10/28/19 09:53am General RVing Issues
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