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RE: Dealer Services

Out the door price is all that matters. I bought a used car for my son some time ago. Agreed to price, then they tacked on the add-on's (doc fee). I told them I don't give a **** if the doc fee is $7499 and the car's price is a $1, write it up however you want, but Im not paying a penny more than $7500 out the door. They reduced the price of the car accordingly. Camping world here is full of themselves with fees. I'll never deal with them. Mike
Walaby 04/03/22 07:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Holy Chutzpa on the Surcharges Batman

I think you need to contact the Department of motor vehicles in the state where that dealer needs to be de-licensed. With 30 dealerships, I highly doubt they are doing anything illegal to warrant de-licensing. I agree these additive costs are ridiculous though. Run Forrest Run Mike
Walaby 02/23/22 08:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mobely / 3G shut down????

My Mobley is 4G LTE It also stays on all the time.. and always has for years. Mike
Walaby 02/17/22 06:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

First with green wins, every time. Get the second folks cell and call them if it sells. They can turn around. This is a Jack AZZ move. If YOU say to someone that you will wait for them after you speak to them and there is an agreed upon time to meet and you sell it out from under them that is Chicken ShnitZ. But that's not what the OP suggested. Actually it is Copied from original post We have another buyer who contacted us over a week ago when we were out of town. We told him when we get back we'll contact him and he plans on coming tomorrow. He lives about 4 hours away. So, yes, he made contact and the individual said he would come tomorrow. I think it's safe to assume this was agreed to by the OP. Mike
Walaby 02/01/22 08:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: New study on Neutering/Spaying

Don't have licensing in Georgia. Don't recall it in Washington state when I was there, but that was like 40+ years ago. On the age for spay/neutering, my vet told me today that my Chocolate Lab pup can be spayed at 8 months. We will follow vets advice unless Dturm has a different recommendation. Mike
Walaby 01/31/22 05:40pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

I had a similar situation, although not an RV, just a $100 tractor implement. Called the guy - he said it was still available. He said he was out of town, but would be back on a certain day, and I could come see it then. I left my name and number. He said he would call me when he got back, or if he got back early. Called him that morning he was due in and he said it was sold. To me, that's just inherently wrong. Man either lied that he was out of town, or lied to me about calling me early. Or just flat lied period. I didn't get upset about $100 tractor implement but it just proved to me once again that a mans word doesn't mean much to alot of people. Which is a shame. Mike
Walaby 01/30/22 08:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Reservations at federal parks

The site is operated by Booz, Allen, Hamilton. I suspect that's who takes the hit on credit charge fees. Nope, that's not who takes the hit. Actual Fact: whoever brings the money to the transaction pays the piper. Always. Doesn't matter who appears to take it, the cash ALWAYS actually comes out of the hide of the person forking over money. The fee can easily be hidden in the cost of the item/service, but it is in there. Always. Agreed. There is ZERO (only because I can't go below ZERO) chance that Booz Allen Hamilton pays the credit card transaction fee. Either prices increased to cover the rate. Or the GOV made the decision it's cheaper this way. Rest assured if it was the latter (lower employee costs), at some point in the future, the prices will most definitely increase, and it will be included in the cost, rounded up to make it a nice even number that people can feel good about. Mike
Walaby 01/29/22 08:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

We had a potential buyer of our RV call yesterday and then look at/drive the rig today. He indicated he was interested but had to discuss with wife. They live less than an hour away. We have another buyer who contacted us over a week ago when we were out of town. We told him when we get back we'll contact him and he plans on coming tomorrow. He lives about 4 hours away. Both individuals know we have someone else interested. If the local buyer should call and make an offer after the buyer who is 4 hours away has left to come to us, how should we handle the situation? First one to make an offer? First one where we have deposit in hand? Should we have a bidding war? As OP stated, he told 4 hour away guy he would contact him when they return and the guy 4 hours away plans on coming tomorrow (which is today). If local guy makes an offer, I believe OP still owes 4 hour guy a shot, especially since the scenario he paints is 4 hour guy is on his way. He promised him a chance to look at it, so he should honor his promise. If local buyer makes an offer for full price, I would explain the situation to local buyer, and show him Im an honest guy, and if the roles were reversed, I would treat him in the same manner. Most people would appreciate that. If local buyer makes offer anything less than full price, I'd tell him another guy is on the way, and I owe him the look. Once 4 hour guy gets there, I would tell him I have an offer, and whether it was full price or less (not what the actual offer is if less). At that point, whoever negotiates the best deal gets it, in my opinion. That way, local guy gets a shot. 4 hour guy gets a shot. And if it ends up a bidding war, so be it. I still disagree that first one with cash gets it, at least in this scenario. OP made a promise to 4 hour guy. That should be honored in my opinion (and in the opinion of some others here). ScottieMom - I remember your posting about your situation. I think you handled yours as best as it could be handled, albeit it was a royal PITA. Will be interesting to see how this ends up and how OP handles it. Mike
Walaby 01/29/22 08:19am General RVing Issues
RE: How heavy on a srw crew cab f350 3.5 with godzilla

I assume 4600 is total payload, not all on rear axle. Mike
Walaby 01/29/22 08:05am Truck Campers
RE: Multiple Buyers. Who gets the RV?

I was going to say what Crowe said. If you promised the guy 4 hours away a shot, you owe him the shot, within a reasonable time. Once you agree on a price with either one, and the individual commits, even with handshake only, in my mind, you honor that agreement. That's how I do it, and have done it in the past. You can tell the other guy (if both interested), that if person number one doesn't come through, you will call him. I've kept my word multiple times, even though someone else would offer me more for whatever I was selling. It's the right thing to do. Mike
Walaby 01/28/22 07:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Negotiating Trade-In

I think there's a number of variables in today's market that we haven't experienced in previous years. 1. Sales of new RV's continues to be hot. So, dealers less inclined to negotiate prices on new RV's. They still negotiate, but much harder to get the significant reductions from MSRP that have been routine in the past. 2. Hot market for used RV's. That plays to your advantage here in that as long as you ask a reasonable price for your RV, never a better time for private sale than now. 3. Inventory shortages. I don't know how it is lately, but there's been a real demand on inventory. So, makes finding a replacement harder. If it were me, I would consider selling it separately. Depending on what you can sell it for, you will offset most, if not all, of the tax benefits to trading in. Work up a small spreadsheet to figure the tax reduction on a 15K trade, and then make sure you sell it for at least that much over 15K. Will be a net increase to you. If it doesn't sell quickly, you can always still trade it in. Worth taking a shot. Mike
Walaby 01/28/22 08:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Dumb mistake

Im with the majority. Why take a chance for $20 bux or so of fuel. Question is how to dispose of it. Mike
Walaby 01/16/22 08:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: When is a purchase a purchase?

Purchaser owns it. When he signed the paperwork, he took delivery.. even if he didn't drive it off the lot. Willing to bet the dealership doesn't have it on their books anymore. VIN will point to a delivery with individuals name and it is now in custody of service department, not part of inventory or part of sales department. Mike
Walaby 01/12/22 08:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing capacity

Im sure that's a true statement. But SAE J2807 doesn't calculate payload. Mike
Walaby 01/07/22 02:45pm Towing
RE: Towing capacity

"one correction, 300 lbs of passengers are already accounted for in the payload capacity. Also some amount of hitch wt, maybe 100 lbs(?) is also accounted for." I don't think so... Payload usually does not include multiple passengers, just a 150# driver and half a tank of gas and does not address the WDH/weight. We do agree the OP has way more trailer than truck... :C Towing Capacity usually includes a 150lb driver and full fuel tank. Payload Capacity only includes the full fuel tank. The driver is considered as an Occupant and not factored into the Payload Capacity. Dan and Captain, SAE J2807 specifies 150 lb driver and 150 lb driver along with 100lbs of hitch equipment. All the OEM's have signed up to follow the standard. “Tow Vehicle Total Weight” (TVTW) for testing for ¾- and 1-ton trucks allocates 150 pounds for the driver, 150 pounds for a passenger, the weight of all tow package equipment, and 100 pounds of optional equipment (hitch ball, weight distribution bars, and such) split evenly between the front and rear axles. Motor Trend summary article on J2807 Cliky link Phil J2807 is the TESTING standard. It doesnt change how payload is calculated. J2807 TESTING, which all manufacturers have signed up to, merely establish the test conditions under which the vehicle must be able to pass a test in order to establish the Gross Combined Vehicle Weight (GCVW), which is the combined weight of trailer and tow vehicle. It is simply a standard test methodology to establish GCVW, nothing more. It did not/does not change how payload is calculated. Look at your yellow sticker. It says combined weight of ALL passengers and cargo must not exceed xxxx lbs. It does not say all passengers except one that weighs 150 lbs must not exceed. We all know towing a flat bed trailer with weight is far different than a RV and with an RV, one will likely exceed payload way before reaching their GCVW. Mike
Walaby 01/03/22 07:24am Towing
RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

Okay.. Don't know if that takes more stress off or not. They mount with either four or six bolts (can't remember and it's dark outside(, so not sure their position on the mount adds more stress or reduces stress. I don't think anyone is taking offense. I sure wasn't. Just saying you don't have to justify your decision to any of us. It's all good. Interesting though that no one else uses them. Maybe you'll start a trend. Mike
Walaby 12/31/21 07:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

Not sure I understand what you mean about setting the jacks at the same tow height. I would think you want the jacks to be fully retracted while towing, not set to the same towing height, but whatever works for you. Not sure what you mean about less to deal with either. Put down pads, initiate auto level. Done. You don't have to justify your decision to us. Enjoy. Mike
Walaby 12/31/21 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to prevent Keirig from freezing??

If it's cold enough for your Keurig to freeze while you are in the camper, with heater on (because it is cold), then can't help ya. If your RV is parked for the winter, take the Keurig home with you and keep it in your nice toasty home. Mike
Walaby 12/31/21 07:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Do you use EKON OX BLOX Trailer Jack Blocks

Heckuva lot more plastic options alot cheaper that work fine for the majority of us. I just use the Camco plastic lego squares. Work just fine and can get 10 for the half the price of one of your Ox Blox. To each there own I suppose. i haven't had any issues with my cheapo camco blocks for oh, I don't know, nearly 10 years. Mike
Walaby 12/29/21 08:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Camper basically chopped in half by tree

Holy cow. Crazy the lady was just thinking about getting up and sitting at the table. Wow. I just bought my son a new Porter Cable buffer. Think it will work? Mike
Walaby 12/28/21 07:42am Truck Campers
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