Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Search
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'DownTheAvenue' found 246 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 13  
Prev  |  Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Should I get the extended service plan

The reality is what you will likely experience is repairs on items not covered by that warranty. Engine gaskets, alternator and power steering pump, and items other than "internally lubricated" engine parts. Likewise with the transmission. Having said that, you own a 5 year old heavy duty vehicle with 113,000 miles on the clock. It would be very tempting to purchase. Before you do, read and understand the actual policy, not the sales brochure. Many times you have significant requirements to get them to pay. Often you are responsible to take it to their repair facility which can be hundreds, if not thousands, of miles away. A wrecker bill could far exceed the cost of repair. Also, understand this is an insurance policy, not a warranty. Are in a financial position to pay for a repair that may cost several thousand? Or if you had to make a several thousand dollar repair would that put your RV out of service until you could save up that money? Remember you never insure anything that you can easily replace yourself. That is why you buy insurance for your house but not your toaster!
DownTheAvenue 04/22/20 01:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Shore Power Question -- (15A+30A=45A)

They are near worthless, as they will not work if the 15 amp outlet is GFI protected, which they all are required to be. This answer is correct. Newer codes require GFCI outlets. And this device will not work with a GFCI since the common neutral almost guarantees the currents thru the two separate hot outlets will not balance with the neutrals back thru the respective outlet neutrals. Might work in an older campground that has not been upgraded to GFCI. YUP! This is correct!
DownTheAvenue 04/20/20 09:10am General RVing Issues
RE: In What World Does Jeep Live?

There are very few times when leasing a vehicle makes any sense. Leasing a vehicle to use for recreational towing and off roading is at the top of the list for no sense whatsoever. The OP should find a nice used vehicle and then adapt it for towing. Taking a new vehicle and adapting it for towing costs thousands of dollars, and then removing the equipment will cost that same amount. It will equate to about $100 a month over a 36 month lease. That will be on top of the initial payment at the beginning of the lease and the monthly lease payment. Using the OP's best lease offer of $4000 initial payment equals $111 per month, the monthly lease payment of $229 is now $340 per month. Add the $100 monthly for adding and removing towing equipment, you are now at $440 a month. At the end of his 36 month lease, he will have thrown $15840 away!
DownTheAvenue 04/17/20 07:43am Dinghy Towing
RE: Extended warranty. What are your thoughts

1. Read the actually policy, not the sales brochure, so you know and understand what is and is not covered. 2. Buy the policy from a reputable 3rd party or better yet from the original manufacturer. Many "warranty" companies are pure scams that collect a lot of money for their policies and then quietly go out of business making your policy worthless. 3. These policies are huge profit centers for whomever is selling them, so if a dealer or other person is pressuring you to buy, understand they are looking after their wallet and not yours. 4. Understand these are insurance policies and you never buy insurance for something you can easily replace on your own. That is why you buy insurance on your house but not on your toaster. 5. Know that these policies are carefully written to exclude wear items and items that frequently fail, as they have access to the million of repair orders written to know what breaks and what doesn't. 6. Understand the reimbursement procedure. Often you must receive authorization before any repairs begin, repairs must be at an approved facility, and often an inspector must inspect any parts before they are replaced. That inspector may have 60 days or more to make an inspection.
DownTheAvenue 04/10/20 07:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Insurance

Don't know if this applies to anyone else but since we have put all trips on hold until possibly the fall and our camper is parked on our property, I cancelled the insurance policy on the camper. I will initiate a new one once we get to travel again. Our policy was good through 31 August so we are getting a reimbursement. Of course I don't know what your RV is worth, whether you have a loan on it, or what you financial situation is. Having said that, canceling comprehensive insurance may be a mistake, as it covers fire, theft, vandalism, wind storm, and similar peril not related to accident while on the road and liability. If you have a loan where the RV is collateral, the lender requires you maintain insurance to protect them, and they will take out a policy that is outrageously expensive and add that cost to your loan balance.
DownTheAvenue 04/06/20 12:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Arizona forced residency - coronavirus non travel?

My question is who in the government is watching you that closely with a stop watch and calendar in hand declaring you a resident when your time is up? In these extraordinary times, I would not worry about it. Just stay until you feel safe traveling. Now if you stay two or three years, then......
DownTheAvenue 04/04/20 09:48am Snowbirds
RE: Rallys

Really? You really think that rallies will be scheduled when there is a pandemic killing thousands of people that spreads easily people to people? You really think rallies will be scheduled when businesses have been closed and church services closed to prevent the spread of this killer virus? You really think the public health authorities would allow a gathering hundreds if not thousand of people RV enthusiasts when they don't even allow anyone to eat at a dine in restaurant in much of the country. I don't know what to say or think about that! How far out should they be cancelled in your opinion as of March 26, 2020? A June B July C August D Forever Well, it looks like at least through August! Some parts of the country have not yet to begin their infection curve, so even August may be too early! So there!
DownTheAvenue 03/31/20 11:13am General RVing Issues
RE: I have a different kind of electrical problem

Male connector on the gen cord, maybe? ^^^THIS^^^ Nope! This is very standard for larger portable generators.
DownTheAvenue 03/31/20 11:08am Technology Corner
RE: Refinancing an RV

Call the lender who now has the loan on the RV. Ask what their current rate is. Then ask them to Lowery the rate or you will take the business elsewhere. Nothing to loose.
DownTheAvenue 03/27/20 07:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rallys

Really? You really think that rallies will be scheduled when there is a pandemic killing thousands of people that spreads easily people to people? You really think rallies will be scheduled when businesses have been closed and church services closed to prevent the spread of this killer virus? You really think the public health authorities would allow a gathering hundreds if not thousand of people RV enthusiasts when they don't even allow anyone to eat at a dine in restaurant in much of the country. I don't know what to say or think about that!
DownTheAvenue 03/26/20 07:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Tallulah Gorge SP, Georgia

No really steep grades at all. A little bit of a hill to climb at the entrance but is nothing, really.
DownTheAvenue 03/24/20 12:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flatulence causing CO/Propane detector alarm?

Smoke, carbon monoxide, and propane detectors all have a shelf life and false alarming could be caused in part by out of date detectors. Having said that passing gas is methane, and it may be closely related enough to propane to cause a detector to alarm.
DownTheAvenue 03/21/20 11:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Keys closed

I assume you mean the Florida Keys. You mean there is a road block at Homestead and no traffic or persons are allowed further south? You mean that everyone there is forced to leave? You know, a little more information, just a little effort on your part, would be helpful. Otherwise your post is useless.
DownTheAvenue 03/21/20 08:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wonderful campground

If you like the mountains and you want to be in a quite and very nice place check the Priest gulch campground near Rico Colorado.You will not be disappointed. Do you want to be in a quite and very nice campground or be in a quiet and very nice campground?
DownTheAvenue 03/15/20 08:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
New Mexico State Parks Suspend Overnight Camping

https://www.ktsm.com/local/new-mexico-state-parks-suspend-overnight-camping/?fbclid=IwAR3y7ykotYsqJW5l7T5asg0XKM7KjQgR5rZ3LcnFmZsFhtffBzCVfwgVtG4
DownTheAvenue 03/13/20 07:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Tampa, FL to Birmingham, AL - Sightseeing... What to do?

The Air Force Museum in Pensacola is world class. The Air Force museum in Warner Robbins Ga is also very good. Georgia Museum of Agriculture in Tifton Ga. which is an 19th century village and farm is good. Ocmulgee National Historical Park Macon Ga has Indian culture remnants from beginning the Ice Age.
DownTheAvenue 03/12/20 04:48pm Family Camping
RE: Water Heater Relief Device

The relief valve is doing its job and is functioning correctly. IT DOES NOT NEED REPLACING. As the water heats it expands. In the small RV system, there is little room for that expansion to be absorbed, so the water heater is supposed to have an air pocket that can be compressed by the expansion. Remember, air can be compressed, but water cannot. You can solve the leaking relief valve problem by doing three things: 1. install an expansion relief tank, 2. re-establish the air pocket in the water hater, or 3. merely open a hot water spigot (valve) in the RV.
DownTheAvenue 03/03/20 10:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Overnight stops (truck stops, etc) with shore power?

I know that some truck stops have evolved into full service overnight stops with power, heat, WiFi, etc for truckers. All for a fee of course. Not anymore! The company was "Idle Air" that provided air conditioning, heat, and internet access, but they went out of business years ago. Now, WiFi is common at almost every business stop along the highways, and is even offered by many car and truck manufacturers for on board WiFi. Many over the road trucks now have on board APU's that provide heat and air conditioning instead of idling the truck engine all night. However, there are no "hook ups" at almost every truck stop. Regardless, they would not be designed for RV's! If you want hook ups, why not just stop overnight at a RV park?
DownTheAvenue 02/29/20 08:24pm Beginning RVing
RE: Investing in "EcoPro Products" Protection

Buy a can of wax and do the exterior. Buy a can of Scotchgard for the interior fabric. Don't waste your money on the dealers product. THIS
DownTheAvenue 02/29/20 05:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Chattanooga TN

I Googled, "Things to do in Chattanooga" and found more reading and ideas than I can easily post here. I suggest you do the same. That way YOU can decide what interests YOU."
DownTheAvenue 02/27/20 07:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 13  
Prev  |  Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.