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RE: Broke down on the road, what's your insurance experience?

Your going to get answers all over the board with this one. I have National General for insurance Good Sam for Roadside Assistance and have had good luck with them. Twice with my RV and twice with my personal vehicles. With Good Sam you contact a call center ( number is on your card ) and give them your situation. They then contact a local tow company to come help you. Wait times may vary based on your location and how busy the tow company is. You pay for the tow and submit receipt for reimbursement. I know you have an RV Rider on your policy, but double check to make sure it covers your specific vehicle. Good Sam switched up RV plans a few years back and the cheapest plan did not cover Motorhomes but covered tow trailers for roadside coverage. It was all over the forums and I think they finally got it figured out. Some RV riders do not include roadside service for RVs, from what I have learned here on the forums that’s why I say to double check your policy. If you don’t have cell service, then that’s a whole different problem. I always have a tow vehicle with me so I can go get help or cell service if needed.
fyrflie 12/21/21 10:55am General RVing Issues
RE: fantastic fan just stopped

My fan does the same thing. Right next to the speed control is a screw in fuse holder. Over time, my fuse holder springs started to lose tension and create an intermittent connection. To fix this you need to stretch out those springs a little and reinstall the fuse. This worked for mine. Maybe yours is the same.
fyrflie 12/08/21 02:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Windshield gasket leak

The rubber gasket at the top of the windshield over the dash on the driver's side has a slow leak. How do I address this? If your windshield is glued in place like a lot are, the gasket is just a trim piece. You can take some windshield sealant, available at most auto part stores, pull the rubber back and squeeze the sealant into the suspected leak area. During my recent windshield replacement, It was amazing at how many voids ( lack of sealant) there were on all sides of the windshield. Overall poor quality workmanship from Fleetwood.
fyrflie 10/26/21 08:28am Tech Issues
RE: WINDSHIELDS ... for older Class As ? ......

RV Glass Solutions is a sister company of Coach Glass, arguably the largest supplier of OEM specialty vehicle glass in the US. Just had my windshield replaced by them. 2001 Fleetwood Flair. They were very easy to deal with and they even found a mobile installer that came to my home.
fyrflie 10/23/21 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cell service at Trailer Village Grand Canyon?

I have a picture, from many years ago, our teenage son walking along the south rim trail texting. All I could do was shake my head and continue on. How about calling the park itself. They may be able to give you some valid information regarding cell service in the park.
fyrflie 10/20/21 10:57am Technology Corner
RE: iPad for Gaia maps?

I recently bought a Garmin GPS receiver and used it with my iPad. Works great. My iPad is not cellular capable and does not have the internal GPS receiver. That’s why I went with the external receiver. And now I can actually see the map while driving. Finding a mounting location was the biggest challenge.
fyrflie 10/08/21 10:22am Technology Corner
RE: Need Tires

I’m happy with my Sumitomo’s.
fyrflie 10/02/21 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Radial Tire Valve Core Failures

Although I have not had a valve core failure, I have had 4 of the six valve stems leak and while trying to tighten the nut to stop the leak, the threads strip out. All of these valve stems are from Les Schwab. Cheap Chinese junk is what they sell. I have had nothing but bad luck with their products and in my hometown store, horrible workmanship. No more Les Schwab for me.
fyrflie 09/30/21 09:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CA SMOG Testing: Anyone Have Trouble w/Non-CA Class A?

Start here
fyrflie 09/22/21 10:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Breaker panel label

Turn it off and see what doesn’t work. Then you will know.
fyrflie 09/18/21 10:21am Tech Issues
RE: Tire Failure

My local Les Schwab store does horrible work and they use cheap Chinese valve stems and wheel weights. Had a set of their trailer tires seperate after less than a 1000 miles of service.
fyrflie 09/08/21 09:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Decals cracking!

When I did mine I used a combination of heat gun, plastic razor blades, goo gone and a rubber eraser wheel. The eraser wheel worked the best and left the least amount of residue behind to deal with. Remember, you may have some ghosting of the decals left after removal and may not be able to polish that out. I chose to use the ghost images left as templates and painted the graphics back on using automotive paint. It is simply a tedious job. Good luck.
fyrflie 09/04/21 09:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Traveling west now with fires

This link has most of the highway cameras out west that will give you a real time look at where your going.
fyrflie 08/13/21 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel Mileage on 8.1 Workhorse

I have a 60 gallon tank and use 6 mpg as my baseline mileage. Looking for fuel and beer around 300 miles.
fyrflie 07/23/21 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV navigation systemsl

Going to try to use my iPad for navigation. Just got a Garmin stand alone GPS device that connects to my iPad via Bluetooth. Then use any navigation app you want. I am using All this without the need for cell service or a $400 gps device.
fyrflie 07/22/21 09:06am Technology Corner
RE: Fuel Mileage on 8.1 Workhorse

2001 Fleetwood Flair 32 foot with 2000 Jeep Wrangler tow vehicle. June 2021 trip from California to Tennessee and back. 5700 miles. 6.8 - 8.5 mpg @ 70 mph most of the time
fyrflie 07/22/21 08:55am Class A Motorhomes
Portable Kennel fan

Has anybody found or used a reasonably priced kennel fan? Specifically a 12 volt system. Not interested in battery powered units. Everything I can find ranges from $160 to $200.
fyrflie 07/16/21 10:04am RV Pet Stop
RE: Receiver Hitch for Trailer

You might be able to get some ideas from Lippert. Mounting the rack in multiple places on the bumper could be enough to spread out the load and be a doable solution. Good luck
fyrflie 06/18/21 07:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Solar Panels This is just one of multiple places to look to answer your question. But, rather than build a system just for the RV, why not look into building a true off-grid power system.
fyrflie 05/27/21 09:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: British couple buying an RV in the US

Do not buy in California. The base tax rate may be 7.25% but will vary by county or city. The city I live in has a sales tax rate of 9.25%. Smog laws are strict but don’t limit you as to what you buy as long as the vehicle can pass the smog inspection. Sounds like a great adventure. Good luck.
fyrflie 05/11/21 09:00am Beginning RVing
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