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RE: Diminshed Value Claims

Carfax is but one tool a consumer can use. KBB etc that provide valuation based on vehicle condition miles etc, is another. When you use the two together, the valuation is provided based on the condition and accident record of the vehicle. Together, along with other things, allow the consumer to be more informed. The fact still remains, vehicles that have been involved in an accident, are typically valued at less than ones that have not. If the consumer wants to ignore that, or over look it because he/she loves the vehicle, that's their prerogative. Mike
Walaby 09/21/19 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New trailer came off hitch!!

Guess that's the added benefit of the Blue Ox Sway Pro WD hitch. Lifting tongue and rear of TV with the tongue jack to hook up the bars. You have to lift it fairly high, so if the ball was gonna pop loose, it would do it while hooking up. If it happened to me once, I would follow ependydad's comments, and lift tongue up every time to make sure Im connected properly. Takes minimal amount of time, and sure would ease my mind. Mike
Walaby 09/16/19 07:07pm Beginning RVing
RE: Roll over

That's one of the reasons I drive slowly. See nowhere in article or follow up where speed (fast or slow) was even mentioned. Glad no serious injuries. I think the proper oil was used, but the issue, but chose regular vice synthetic oil to save money. Always buy and use synthetic oil, because you never know what will happen. And, as momma always said, where clean underwear, just in case you get into a car wreck. Mike
Walaby 09/15/19 10:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Diminshed Value Claims

Good points about RV's not being documented like automobiles. Will certainly make it harder to go through a diminished value claim process. Add to that, we don't know how old the RV is that OP has. Agreed at some point, based on age, accident history doesn't have an impact. We also don't know how much damage was made by the truck backing into the OP's RV. One might assume it is primarily cosmetic, given the slow speed. My one and only DV payment that I received was less than $500 on a two year old vehicle. Mike
Walaby 09/15/19 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diminshed Value Claims

Diminished value, I believe, might be looked at differently, depending on what state you live in. Here in Georgia, it's virtually automatic. Don't have to ask for it. My car was hit (not my fault), other drivers insurance company paid, no problem. Received a check about two weeks after the repair. Never had to ask for it. And yes, two vehicles of equal quality, one accident free, the other with reported accident, the value of the accident free vehicle will be higher. Higher trade in, higher resale, etc.. As far as private sellers having to disclose all accidents (by law), have no clue how people can make this stuff up and believe it. Mike
Walaby 09/14/19 08:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Terrible Trucks

In Debt Up to My Eyeballs So, re-reading the OP, I was not aware motor vehicles can be financed as long as a house. I know RV's, can, but never knew trucks or cars could be. I would agree, that's insane. But, financing a new truck for a standard period of time, along the lines of 3-5 years is way different. It would be great if everyone could afford to pay cash like the OP, but let's face it, the number of folks who can actually do that are way way small. I'll never begrudge someone from financing a "toy" or a new vehicle if that's what they choose to do with their money. If they feel comfortable doing it, like JAC1982 does than I pat them on the back. Just because one finances something doesn't mean they are irresponsible. Mike
Walaby 09/13/19 01:48pm Beginning RVing
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

Well, I guess even RV.net is no longer color blind. I do not care if you are red, yellow, green, purple, or any blend thereof... if you want to camp, go camp. If you don't want to camp, don't. Is the next step quota's? Only "x" percentage of a campground can be occupied by a single ethnic group at any time? Affirmative action for RVers. SMH in disgust. Mike
Walaby 09/11/19 03:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

The ole 1/2, 3/4 1 ton designations no longer apply.......haven't for YEARS What does apply is 'CLASS' Ratings GVWR Ranges define CLASS Class I-------up to 6000# Class II--------up to 10,000# Class III----------up to 14,000# GVWR minus UVW equals Payload For ME........I go by Axle/Tire Load Ratings to determine WHAT Can I Tow? ^^^^^This^^^^^
Walaby 09/10/19 07:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodyear Endurance long term review.

One was reported awhile back on ForestRiverForums. Mike This one? 7 pages and nothing other than he posted his date code. Tireman9 even asked for pics. "Quote: Originally Posted by Mac549 View Post WOW, Sitting in the campground. Under 400 miles on my NEW GOODYEAR ENDURANCE tires. I hear a sound like air escaping from a tire. Low and behold my brand new Goodyear tire is going flat. We have been parked here for 5 days. No idea why the side wall gave way. Thank goodness we were not on the road. Very disappointed. Nearest Discount Tire is 200 miles away.. I thought I did my homework????" "If the sidewall failed, you probably ran it against a curb" Yep, that's the one I would assume. A good reason why I pay little attention to any tire threads / posts on RV forums, good, bad, or indifferent. Just this weekend I was sitting stopped behind someone waiting to make a left on a two lane highway. Some dunce pulling a small TT decided waiting was not for him, so he moves right crossing the white line onto the shoulder which was sort of wide, and passed the two people behind me, myself, and the guy turning left on the right while we were all stopped. He did so at speed, around 40 mph, and I heard all the debris he kicked up pepper my truck as he went by, and seen it flying around too. Wanna bet if he had a tire issue down the road a mile or two from that debris it would not be his fault, but the tires fault? Yeah, think it was probably that one. Im not saying I agree with the post, just that I recalled one (and only one) post from the negative perspective. I had GY Endurance on my previous TT, and they performed great. Only had them for about a year and a half though. I plan on replacing my current tires on my current 5er with GY Endurance as well. Mike
Walaby 09/09/19 01:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: building new campground

As a comparison, at least in terms of a stopover location, here's a campground that is about 5-6 miles off the interestate http://www.benchmarkrv.net/index.html I've stayed there once on my way to Texas, and plan on staying there again on my Christmas Texas trip. It's $30 per night, but with Good Sams, I think it was $25 or $28 Concrete pads... all pull through's, Full Hook Up including cable and wifi. Now, if you have a 50 amp rig, there is a slight up charge, EVEN if you say you will use the 30 amp plug. It was only a couple bucks, no big deal really. It's a decent place to stop over night. Fairly close to the freeway. So, I would say comparable to what OP might be thinking. Just an example of what you might want to be prepared to offer/plan for. Didn't take up a lot of room. Two rows if I remember correctly. Mike
Walaby 09/08/19 07:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Goodyear Endurance long term review.

One was reported awhile back on ForestRiverForums. Mike
Walaby 09/08/19 06:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Terrible Trucks

This isn't the first post that Jayco expressed his opinion on how others spend their money. Notice he hasn't come back either to participate in the discussion. Just more pot stirring. I have no need, plan, or desire to discuss my personal financial decisions with anyone on the inter-web. Nor do I care how anyone else spends their money. Mike
Walaby 09/07/19 07:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: OREGON STATE PARKS RANT

I suspect it's not that they "don't care", but probably don't have the resources to stay open. As mentioned, many state parks operate at a deficit, or right on the raggedy edge of that, so likely it's a cost savings/cost avoidance issue. There are some state parks here in Northern Georgia that stay open late into the winter, but are unmanned. There's a honor system box where you are supposed to pay cash and drop in a slot. Can't help but wonder how many people try to rip them off by not paying. Mike
Walaby 09/03/19 09:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NEW TRUCK!!!

Ummmm. Must be like buying a fancy luxury car; Mercedes, BMW. I won't ask you personally and don't want to know, but I'm wondering how many young folks buy and finance these things for a hundred years. Oh, I dunno.. maybe this one for example? WTFC Mike
Walaby 09/03/19 07:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Late check out

You had permission, they were there early. Had THEY obeyed the CG's guidelines, they'd never know you were there. I agree, Not Your Problem. So, if OP is correct, and there is no check in time in the campground rules, then the new occupant wasn't necessarily there "early"... can't be early if there's no specific time in the rules. My last trip to Gulf Shores State Park, I had to ask for a late departure. Needed a replacement tire on the wifes Acura. Grand daughter curbed it and tore the sidewall. Park was accommodating and we were gone by 1 PM. Mike
Walaby 09/03/19 06:50pm RV Lifestyle
RE: NEW TRUCK!!!

Some of you guys just continue to crack me up. Who gives a ratzass how someone pays for their truck, their RV, their hot tub, or any other damm thing they want to buy. They don't owe you, me, or anyone else an explanation at all. I don't care if you are someone who is a millionaire, or if you're someone who is barely making minimum payments. Its nunmydamnbusiness. I also don't care if you're the smartest investor in the world it matters not. Someone will undoubtedly tell me "I must care, becuase Im commenting". No, Im commenting because all you self rightous people looking down on someone because they financed their vehicle. I do care enough to tell your self centered self you can KMA. Yeah, I'm sure I'll be censored, but some of y'all really just need to STFU. Congrats OP on your purchase. Im sure you will enjoy it for years to come. Mike
Walaby 09/03/19 06:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bradd and Hall Furniture

Thanks for the inputs. I'd sure like to find a dealer who has RV's that has their furniture installed. That way I could just check it out by "going RV shopping" (grin). Elkhart is a 800 mile trip for me. Not horrible. Two full days and I could make it. Just wish there was an easier option. Maybe I will call them and find out if they have their stuff installed in new campers, and if so, what brands/models. Scottiemom.. I think I checked out Best, but maybe not. I'll check again. Thanks My biggest thing, is wife needs the couch to be FIRM. We had a great set in our previous RV, and it was actually Thomas Payne! Only problem it was a model being discontinued. Couch wouldn't fit in our new RV, so we couldn't swap. Mike
Walaby 09/01/19 08:18am General RVing Issues
Bradd and Hall Furniture

Anyone have any pieces of furniture, or experience with Bradd and Hall RV furniture? Looking to replace my THomas Payne Couch and Theater seating. Just not as comfortable as I'd like. Been looking at stuff at local furniture stores, but nothing I like will fit. Looked at RecPro, but just worried about comfort. Mostly good feedback though The Bradd and Hall stuff "looks" more comfortable, and lots of covering choices. Also is much more expensive than the RecPro. Im willing to pay the price, but I don't want to order, only to find out it's uncomfortable. Then I have to pay shipping back PLUS 15% restock fee. No showrooms anywhere except Elkhart In. THanks in advance for any input. If anyone has any other ideas, Im all ears. My theater seating space is max 66" and couch is 70" Thanks Mike
Walaby 08/31/19 03:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sink covers on or off

We used to leave them on. Then one trip over exceptionally rough roads, one bounced out and gouged the floor. Now, DW puts them away. Mike
Walaby 08/25/19 05:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: what defines a 3/4 ton?

I believe nomenclature came from back in the day when it actually referred to the payload of the different classes (or at least relatively close payload). Trucks have progressed beyond that, but the name still lingers on. Mike
Walaby 08/23/19 07:54pm Tow Vehicles
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