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RE: Negotiating Trade-In

Seems to me that if you don't want to sell yourself, take the Camping World offer and go to whatever dealer you want to with a $15,500 down payment. The dealer doesn't care what the NADA value is. They are only concerned with what they can actually sell it for. It all ends up being a shell game. They agree to give you another $1,500 for your trade and then don't come off the price as much. It doesn't matter which you negotiate first. If you negotiate the trade-in price and they give you more for it, they don't come off of the price as much to account for the extra value of the trade. If you negotiate the price first and they come off of the price more, then they don't give you as much for your trade. Remember that it is a business transaction. The dealer has decided how much they need from the deal and will not likely dip below that without some other outside incentive coming into the mix. The other option is decide what you are willing to pay for the new unit including your trade and negotiate from the bottom line. For me, the only number that really matters is what I have to pay for the new unit. Then the dealer can put whatever number they want on whatever line as long as the out-the-door price is what you are happy with. You didn't indicate if you have a loan balance on the current TT, but that could certainly weigh into the mix if you are trying to cover the balance as a part of the deal. I still think it makes bottom line negotiation easier because they still have to figure in the payoff with the deal.
p220sigman 01/28/22 05:23am General RVing Issues
RE: 2022 Bronco Raptor Debut

The new Broncos are Jeep killers. :) I hope so. Maybe the Jeep prices will moderate some and I can get the Jeep I want. The Bronco Raptor is awesome, but will be WWWWAAAYYYYY out of my price range.
p220sigman 01/26/22 07:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pricing on used rv...bargaining etc

As you continue looking, always keep in mind that this is a business transaction. In actuality, you have all of the power in this deal as you have the money that they want and you can simply walk away. Unfortunately, you really have no way of truly knowing what they have in a used unit. I am much more likely to make a low-ball offer on a used item for this reason. I don't know that I would have offered 50 on the unit they had, but I probably would have offered 60 with the goal of buying around 75-80. If they get insulted and don't want to sell to me, so be it. They aren't selling unicorns and I just move on. I've never failed to buy a vehicle/camper that I wanted. Also, I only deal in out-the-door price. For me, it makes the transaction easier and ultimately, it is the only number that matters to me since it is what I have to pay. Good luck in your search.
p220sigman 01/25/22 05:39am General RVing Issues
RE: pocket knife

I carry and have carried a pocket knife for years for utility purposes and I carry other knives for other purposes. At any time I'm outside the house, I always have at least 2 knives.
p220sigman 01/23/22 05:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: black mold

I too would move on. I think you will be buying a problem otherwise. Without even considering the mold issue (which would be enough for me to move on), there could be significant water intrusion elsewhere that you aren't seeing. When water starts leaking, it can make its way to many areas not directly associated with the leak.
p220sigman 01/20/22 07:48am General RVing Issues

I'd be curious to know what the real infection numbers are. Just in my little world, in the past month I know of 9 people who presumably had covid, but only one actually did an official test. One other did a home test that was positive. So there are 8 who are not counted in the numbers just in my immediate circle. All were in close proximity for an extended period of time and all had similar symptoms. Thankfully all were very mild cold/flu-like symptoms and all have since fully recovered. As side note, all were vaccinated and 6 of the nine had boosters within the past 2 months.
p220sigman 01/20/22 07:45am Around the Campfire

Your experience was much like mine and my wife's. I'm curious at what point it ceases to be a vaccine and becomes a treatment. Based on what we are seeing now, the vaccine doesn't appear to be very effective in preventing one from getting covid, at least not the current variant, it just lessens the severity of the illness. That would seem to be more akin to a treatment rather than a vaccine. Vaccinated, but no boosters yet. Our illness was relatively recent and our doctor has recommended no booster for another month.
p220sigman 01/05/22 02:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bought a second truck.

At the rate you are going, it will be new! I think it is a great looking truck. I'm glad it didn't end up rotting away in some field.
p220sigman 12/21/21 05:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Antifreeze in transmission 2010 Duramax??

Not that I really care about your peeing contest, but when I look at Rock Auto for a '15 Ram 3500 with the 6.7 diesel engine, and look at the trans fluid cooler lines, there is a cooler in the picture. They list a fluid cooler and it looks like the one in the replacement cooler lines picture... Back to your contest.
p220sigman 12/19/21 08:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: New GMC 2500 Wont Engage Trailer Brakes

I agree that I wouldn't have taken it back from them with the , "Sorry, can't figure it out and fix it" decision. With you taking it back, the time you have it with the brake issue still going likely isn't counting towards the time it is down for repairs under most lemon laws.
p220sigman 12/15/21 07:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: towing a popup with 2008 Odyssey - assorted questions

We towed a Pup with a Sienna for years. Loaded for travel, it was right at 3500. The Sienna was a great tow vehicle for it. It did come stock with a trans cooler so I didn't have to deal with that. Your daughter will need to confirm if her van has a trans cooler or not. I did add airbags to the rear springs. Unfortunately, this is the downside of using a minivan for towing. They are designed to carry people in comfort so the rear suspension is soft. Unless the Pup is pretty light, you will want to have your daughter upgrade the rear suspension with bags (if available) or some other spring support. No, it does not increase the towing/carrying capacity, just helps the van not sag as much. The bags also helped a lot when we had the bike rack on the van with the bikes so the hitch didn't drag on every driveway. As has been mentioned, she will need a brake controller and likely a seven pin plug installed. I also echo the sway control as well. While I never had any sway issues, I did use a friction sway control. Not the best option, but pretty much all that was available for towing with the van. I don't remember if you mentioned it, but obviously she will need a 2" receiver installed. One thing she may want to consider unless she plans to continue to tow in the future, she may can rent something that will tow it for about the same cost as she is going to spend getting the van set up, especially if she has to pay someone to add a trans cooler. It can be done with the van safely as long as the Pup is not too big.
p220sigman 12/06/21 07:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone use a battery operated blower?

Not a bad plan if the mower works for you. I replaced my gas push mower with an electric and love it. The electric is half the weight of the gas powered one and does a great job. The only place the gas was better was if I let the grass get really high. The electric has to work harder and it is slower going. It still cuts it, just takes longer. Then there is the added benefit of not having to get gas before mowing and having the smell in the shed.
p220sigman 11/19/21 05:52am Tech Issues
RE: Anyone use a battery operated blower?

I have a Ryobi 40V handheld model that works very well. It easily works as well as the old corded electric one I had for blowing of the roof of the sticks and bricks home. I really bought it for the battery so I would have an extra for my mower. I could by a replacement battery for $149 and the blower with battery was on sale for $179.
p220sigman 11/18/21 08:18am Tech Issues
RE: Can't imagine a world without internal combustion engines

Finding an unbiased researcher truly presents the dilemma for any issue, be it electric vehicles, climate change, or vaccines. When you can't trust that the researcher who is being paid large sums of money by companies/individuals will draw a conclusion contrary to the beliefs/interests of the financiers and you can't trust the research who is being paid large sums of money by a government to draw a conclusion contrary to the beliefs/interests of the government, where do you turn? Unfortunately, we are at a point where you can't even ask questions contrary to popular belief or you are labeled or just completely dismissed. Ironically, most ideas that do not want to stand up to questions are probably ones that cannot stand up to questions. I just try to read as much raw data on subjects as I can and make observations of people/groups making claims and draw my own conclusions.
p220sigman 11/17/21 12:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Question about gray water...?

Our Pup drains the sink out of a fitting on the side. I added a tee to create an air break with a piece of pipe going down to a 5 gallon jerry can. When it is full, I either dump it in sewer inlet (we mostly camp where there are full-hookups) or the toilet of the bath house if there are no hook-ups/dump station. Like others, we use mostly disposable items and for a normal weekend camping trip, only have to dump at the end of the weekend. Most of our gray water is from washing hands.
p220sigman 10/20/21 02:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Coal-Rolling Teen Pickup Truck Driver Hits Six Cyclists

The problem is that the good ole' boys weren't riding the bicycles... The driver absolutely should be held accountable. This hit pretty close to home for me (no pun intended). I have a friend who has been in the hospital for more than three weeks now, one in ICU, after being struck while riding his bike. He had multiple broken bones including both legs, one ankle, pelvis, ribs and one arm plus internal injuries and bleeding. He was riding legally and on the far right side of the roadway. He has had five surgeries so far including an emergency surgery the day of the crash. They have already said he will likely need several more surgeries. He will not walk again until at least Christmas and may not ever walk normally again. There was no indication it was intentional on the part of the driver or that they were trying to intimidate my friend and was likely just inattention. I say all of this to say please pay attention and watch for cyclist. As I taught my kids, even if you are in the right or have the right of way, always avoid a crash if possible.
p220sigman 10/20/21 09:57am Around the Campfire
RE: In a quandary

Obviously it is a decision that only you can make based on your circumstances. For me, I'm moving forward living my life. My wife, who works from home, is fully vaccinated, wore her mask religiously when around others, and used hand sanitizer like we had stock in it, still got COVID last month. I am fully vaccinated and wore my mask too, also had it afterwards. We have no idea where she got it. By the time we realized she had it, I had it. Fortunately, both of us had mild cases even with me having an underlying medical condition and fully recovered with no lasting effects. I share this to say that you can take all the precautions and still get exposed/sick. While I don't advocate going around licking door knobs, take sensible precautions and you will very likely be fine.
p220sigman 10/18/21 08:03am Around the Campfire
RE: This WRONG on so many levels...!

That is pretty much wrong on every level...
p220sigman 10/14/21 11:14am Around the Campfire
RE: A richer man !

It is a light controlled intersection with crosswalks. It is just very busy and some drivers are not very attentive. I would probably run across (with the crossing light of course) if I had to cross there as well.
p220sigman 10/04/21 07:16am Around the Campfire
RE: weight question

The poor guy is going to end up with a pop-up camper after this thread. Someone will still say he needs a dually...:D
p220sigman 09/21/21 01:08pm Tow Vehicles
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