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RE: Totaled vehicles...sometimes surprising.

I was in auto insurance salvage for thirty years .Today insurance companies are very afraid of the liability of turning a damaged auto back with a clean title . Fear of lawsuits are the reason . I was an auctioneer and worked for all the major salvage auctions. Also many companies may not have an adjuster in that vicinity so they hire a local contract adjuster, so the way that it is done here will have nothing to do with the way it is done there .Myself I have bought many salvage autos with good luck ,never had a problem . As said above insurance companies usually have a formula based on a percent of return .
wanderingbob 08/09/20 04:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Checking on Wheel Bearing Heat

On another forum a man said not to let them use the IR thermometers on your forehead when entering a business as they are removing your memory . His wife sent him to the store for bread and eggs , he came out with ice cream and a snickers .
wanderingbob 07/30/20 06:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roof Damage - Need Repair

I have nailed rips with brass carpet tacks and then covered tape and/or dicor self leveling . It has only lasted 7 years so far .
wanderingbob 07/30/20 05:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: What do you shut off when leaving for a trip

I really never thought about shutting any thing off ! I am lucky if I remember to lock the door ! Shutting water off makes sense !
wanderingbob 07/27/20 10:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Advance on Travel Trailer

You will quickly learn to back it , the fun starts when you switch to a longer or shorter trailer , you will have to learn all over again . And we all will be watchin !
wanderingbob 07/26/20 08:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: After one day, I am finished.....

I am only 76 yo , so I will be here for 20 or 30 years . So far so good !
wanderingbob 07/25/20 07:43am Around the Campfire
RE: The difference between males and females

Maybe you should think about keeping her ! We have been married 49 years and the closest my wife came to a a cuss word was when we were living on sailboat and a large fan fell through the hatch a caused her to go to emergency room for 5 stitches. When the fan hit her she said , " sugar ".
wanderingbob 07/25/20 06:54am Around the Campfire
RE: After one day, I am finished.....

Which is fake NEWS ? Fox said they knelled during the anthem , CNN and several others said they knelled during the opening ceremonies and stood for the anthem ! Who is correct ?
wanderingbob 07/25/20 06:49am Around the Campfire
RE: Converting a enclosed trailer to a RV TT

On web site " cheap RV living " there are many , many people that have done that , most for boondocking on BLM land in the west . Large flat roofs for solar , strong frames . If you buy new you can order with an RV side door , barn doors or drop ramp . I see that you are in Florida , there are several companies in Fitzgerald ,Georgia that make some nice ones , Google Fitzgerald Ga trailer sales and step back , there will many !
wanderingbob 07/23/20 12:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Biggish dog in pick up truck?

Leave the kids with grandma , take the dog , less trouble . The boys would probably like the dog in the seat with them .
wanderingbob 07/22/20 03:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: covid gettin close ! (Personal Experiences)

O.P. here , funeral canceled . Family was notified that several of attendants in hospital room tested positive , all present must self isolate ! I was 200 miles away so am not involved .
wanderingbob 07/20/20 01:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: New camper coming has nitrogen filled tires

The real problem with putting nitrogen in tires or anything is it unbalances the rest of the environment . Some times when I take a breath the ratio of oxy to nitrogen is out of balance and I think I have caught Covid 19 or the plague or sumptin . Please mark your vehicle that is got nitrogen and I will social distance . Seventy years ago I could run several miles and not get out of breath, now I get out of breath pushing the button on my lift chair . And it is all yus guys stealing nitrogen outta my air .
wanderingbob 07/17/20 06:20pm Travel Trailers
covid gettin close ! (Personal Experiences)

Two members of family have died from covid 19 . One I had not seen for 10 years , the other we saw once or twice a year ! I will be a pall bearer Tuesday , wearing a mask and maybe gloves !
wanderingbob 07/17/20 05:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: New camper coming has nitrogen filled tires

Think about it , it would be near impossible to purge a tire on a rim , could not be done even with a vacumn pump .So your empty tire is sitting there 100 per cent full of air , then they add a little nitrogen to bring it up to pressure . And then charge you or not !
wanderingbob 07/16/20 03:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV toilet paper

Less than 10% of T.P. is recycled !
wanderingbob 07/15/20 10:26am Beginning RVing
RE: Diesel Towing MPG With Ultralight Trailer

My neighbor yesterday was telling me how foolish it was to drive a diesel truck as we were riding down so he could buy a $ 400 ice chest . I guess we all just need to do what feels good !
wanderingbob 07/11/20 06:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Towing MPG With Ultralight Trailer

A lot of the extra cost to buy a diesel will be recouped when you sell or trade . A used 5 year old diesel will bring 4 or 5 thousand more than a gas truck , check comparable trucks on Blue book .
wanderingbob 07/11/20 06:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Towing MPG With Ultralight Trailer

My Ram 2500 will get 16 MPG at 62 MPH pulling a 4,000 lb TT .Not towing we get 19 or 20 . Any speed above 65 MPH towing will drop it to 13 MPG .
wanderingbob 07/11/20 06:32pm Tow Vehicles
A question for some older folks in Boston !

DID CHARLIE EVER GET OF OFF THAT TRAIN ? What did he do about restrictions because or Covid 19 ?
wanderingbob 07/11/20 10:27am Around the Campfire
RE: Travel Trailer Rubber Roof Blew Off

Been there , done that . Since I lost a roof 12 years ago we have had 5 RVs with fabric roofs . I now check my roof for " bubbles " , when I find one I drive brass carpet tacks down in loose area and cover with self leveling Dicor . Once I sliced with a razor knife and lapped over before the Dicor .
wanderingbob 07/11/20 08:52am Travel Trailers
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