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RE: Smoothie Recipes

Mallard's Peachy Thingy,,, 3/4 cup of peach flavored vodka 1/4 cup of peach schnapps 1/4 cup of Malibu rum 1 can of minute maid frozen peach concentrate 6 cups of ice Blend the whole she-bang up in the blender until smooth,,,,and have at it!!! Red Green: If life gives you lemons, throw em' into a quart of vodka.
MPI_Mallard 10/15/19 07:09am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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MPI_Mallard 10/07/19 10:33am Fifth-Wheels
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For the last while now several topics in this forum are showing this message,,,,, We're sorry. An error has occurred. We are unable to process your request due to an error with our site. If you receive this message again, we may be experiencing some system difficulties. An email has been sent to our development staff to diagnose the problem. Once again, we apologize for this inconvenience. I can only assume that the employees at the Kissimmee camping world store is handling things now,,,,
MPI_Mallard 10/07/19 10:33am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Slide floor mushing,,,

you wouldn't have their number,,,
MPI_Mallard 08/20/19 11:45am Fifth-Wheels
Slide floor mushing,,,

Well thanks to the dealer who installed the awning on my 12' slide by not caulking the holes on the lower mounts I found that my left front corner of my slide-out floor has delaminated. Anyone had to deal with this and what did you do? Also does anyone know the Amish repair guy that CC now uses neat Topeka IN? Thanks in advance!
MPI_Mallard 08/18/19 10:15am Fifth-Wheels
Sorry,,, Another Tire Post,,,,,LOL

OK,, I presently have four Goodyear G614 RST (235/85 R16) tires on my CC Daydreamer and six Michelin LT235-80R17 #01569 load range e's on my truck,,, they are now five years old and I'm thinking of replacing the whole she-bang (so they don't go bang),,, but I'm getting mixed signals from the manufactures and the dealers! as far as the Goodyear's they have been a great tire and only have about 15.000 miles on them and the dealer is saying replace but Goodyear is saying they should be OK for another few years! now the one tire shop I've been dealing with suggested I put on Sailun ST235 89R16 G/14P S637 as a alternative to the Goodyear's on the fiver' and BFG E10 COM T/A A/S2 235/80R17's on the truck. I know there are some smart tire guy's out there that can give me good advise on this situation and thank you all in advance!!! Red Green: We now come to the part of the show called "If it ain't broke, you're not trying!"
MPI_Mallard 07/03/19 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic Elite Slide Topper

I have five dometic awning shield's on my fiver and the one the dealer installed on my slide has the powder coating flaking off at both ends, I'm in the process of replacing the two awnings and three slide toppers so I called dometic and asked them if they would replace the shield that the paint was failing and was flat out told no as it was out of warranty. it's obviously a case of shotty prep at the powder coating shop and as i'm about to spend a couple of thousand dollars on more dometic awnings you'd thik they would look after this shield,,, not! So I'll simply re-paint the shield myself, get the awnings from Tough Topp and never spend one dime with them again! Red Green; Do a good job and they'll tell ten people,,, Do a bad job and my wife will tell a hundred,,,,
MPI_Mallard 04/24/19 08:49am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Awning trouble.. Please help!

Get a matching plug from your hardware store and hook it up to a 12V car battery now where the motor is on the tube you then can power the motor directly by-passing the switch/wiring and such then work your way backwards. mine was a result of the half-azzzed shotty workmanship of our local CC dealer in Harrow who installed the awning,,, I wish I had taken pictures,,, they basically used cheapo-fillip wire connectors without any protection from the weather so after finding the fault I re-did things properly and have been good-to-go since! Another friend's dometic awning went as well and it turned out that the supply wire that ran up the awning arm had broke at the upper elbow from being bent repeatedly sorta' like a coat hanger, easy fix. Red Green: All it takes is a little imagination , some mechanical ability, and neighbors who mind their own business.
MPI_Mallard 04/23/19 07:43am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mallard Reaction.....

It's actually spelled "The Maillard reaction",,,,,,,
MPI_Mallard 04/20/19 06:46am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Kissimmie Store/Rotten Customer Service!

It looks like customer service of old is rapidly on the decline, when we call customer service dedicated lines for help we are always put on hold forced to listen to their messages only to end up speaking to someone who either doesn't know their product or barely speaks English! I read an article a couple of years ago that all the big-box stores will be automated sooner than later and I'm seeing it now at home depot, Walmart with self-serve check-out lanes and I also had a bad experience with the newly acquired gander outdoors as well and my only defense to this trend is simply to boycott them. a real good example is here in St Cloud FL, we have all the big-box stores here plus a fairy useless new ace hardware but luckily we have a good old fashioned Handy Hardware store where your greeted when you walk in and will be helped with anything anytime by knowledgeable courteous staff,,, they get all my business! I think down the road things will get way worse than better.
MPI_Mallard 04/14/19 08:40am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Kissimmie Store/Rotten Customer Service!

Just got off the phone with the area sales manager a Vincent Davis, nice fellow, he saw the pics and agreed to refund my purchase and inform the CC buyers to look into the quality of these chairs so I'll buy new ones at our Canadian Tire store and move on. All in all though I'm neither impressed with the store or the run-around I received over four crummy lawn chairs.
MPI_Mallard 04/09/19 04:21pm Camping World Service and Installation
Kissimmie Store/Rotten Customer Service!

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MPI_Mallard 04/09/19 11:21am Good Sam Club
Kissimmie Store/Rotten Customer Service!

We bought four tall directors chairs for our bar from the Kissimmee Camping World store, the bottom folding foot rail on all four is failing due to shotty workmanship, I called CC customer service and was told flat out that the manufacturer offered no warranty and neither does Camping World and I should had purchased an extended warranty at the store,,,, for folding lawn chairs that are five odd months old,,,,, I then contacted a "Stacey" at CC's customer service and sent her photographs of them who pass me up to an "Ella" who passed me up to a "Brenda" who passed me up to a "Vincent Davis" who I was told at the Kissimmee Camping World store doesn't work there,,, and when I called CC's customer service line,, yet again,, was told by I forgot her name that Camping World will not replace these chairs as in their opinion there's nothin wrong with them,,, all four foot bars are failing at the fastener they pivot on and the holes they go through are elongating, my concern was that someone will step on them and have a fall to hard concrete and my reason for my complaint was two fold,,, get replacements and show Camping World the crummy way their supplier build the product they sell to it's customers! By the way the RV sales manager Jeff at the Kissimmee Camping World store saw the pictures and agreed with me that they should be replaced and would "beat-up on Bill the product manager" on my behalf as long as I bring my Cedar Creek Daydreamer fiver' over to trade in on a new fiver',, LOL,, these guy's wont look after $200+ worth of folding chairs and I'm going to buy a $100.000+ RV from them????
MPI_Mallard 04/09/19 11:21am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Is Roadside assistance worth it?

I have good sam too but i'm not impressed with their service, long waits on hold, press this and so on also unless i'm I was told wrong they choose their service company's by the lowest bidder and the last time I had them come out on a flat the poor guy wasn't equipped properly,,, this year i'm going with RV+CAA after hearing some really great remarks about them. One thing I do however that I would suggest is to be as well equipped as you can be, I always travel with a honda 3000 genny with a portercable 150psi max a compressor, 20 ton bottle jack, air tork gun,full mech. tools, torque wrench and most of all I wouldn't leave home without my TireMinder monitor set-up on all my tires, that little rig saved my bacon a few times already oh and check your insurance company and insist on road hazard coverage, you pop a tire on your fiver' the damage can be pretty expensive!!! Red Green: If life gives you lemons, throw 'em into a quart of vodka.
MPI_Mallard 03/24/19 10:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Air compressor for 115 psi

Had this one for years, stores neatly in my side bay,,,,click
MPI_Mallard 03/24/19 10:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone with Good Year G614s G rated can Help?

Mine are four years old now and look perfect, I have the whole set-up looked at yearly by my tire place and their take is as long as the tires aren't showing age/weather cracking or wear they are good-to-go so would they not still be viable after five years?
MPI_Mallard 03/06/19 09:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sad Development At Cedar Creek!

No offense to the op, but I could never see myself complaining about the factory not telling me how to remove a refrigerator on a 12 year old unit, or not selling me things that are sold elsewhere. As others have stated, you need to find a good mobile rv tech, or dealer, if you can't make the repairs yourself. Actually Gary I do most repairs/maintenance myself and here in Florida finding a good "on-site" RV tech is impossible period! One of the great things about owning a Cedar Creek was the after-the-sale support I got which translates into dollars and grief saved in the long run, my buddy next door has an electrical issue with his coach and can't find anyone here that can do diagnostics just replacement artists! My fiver' costed over $90+K which isn't chicken feed and asking the proper way to remove a heavy refrigerator out of a cabinet 18" above the floor against a wall was not a big ask but warren and the big-wigs figured out that we customers don't need that support when we can simply buy a new rig,,, Red Green: Be generous with the duct tape, you know; spare the duct tape, spoil the job.
MPI_Mallard 02/09/19 09:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV refrigerator vs residential refrigerator

I have a Amana residential with icemaker in my fiver and love it however there are limitations that need to be looked at so,,, Pros; -costs, if it crapps out it's cheaper/easier to replace than an rv fridge. -they have more interior space/bigger freezers. -the icemaker is simply a must, #3.50 for a bag of ice, please,,, -they simply work better. Cons; -they aren't great for off-roading/boondocking as they use a lot of energy. In our situation we go from our lot in Ontario to our lot in Florida with the occasional trip in the summer, I have a bank of four 6V deep cycle golf-cart batteries which give me a lot of juice for in-transit travelling also I have a Honda 3000 genny for overnighting. As far as the installation goes Cedar Creek only mounted two small wood blocks in front of the front wheels and that has done the job well as long as we have had the fiver' however I don't drive like a lunatic so someone going into rough terrain might have issues. Red Green: "Vegetarian" is an old Indian word meaning "I don't hunt so good."
MPI_Mallard 02/03/19 10:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Great older fifth wheels

I wouldn't get rid of my 07' Cedar Creek Daydreamer for anything out there!! However,,,,, It's not that it was the best fiver ever produced, it's been back to the factory twice, once to re-apply the clear-coat that flaked off like leaves from a maple the a second time to re-build the forward deck that was flexing like a gull's wing! Now mind you both those failures were due to out-side contractors/suppliers that produced sub-standard quality(especially Lippert)and in CC's defense they handled the repairs terrifically for us at no charge (but from now on the level of after-the-sale customer service will no longer be there and it'll be the dealership that will handle that from now on,, yay)! In addition due to a lightning strike a few years ago almost everything electric had to be replaced (watch out for those "cheapo fillipo" surge protectors guyz) so as of now that fiver' still draws attention from passers by, the level of craftsmanship in the interior is still better than I've seen elsewhere and the layout has been perfect for me and Frau Bl├╝cher over the last 11+ years of full-timing/snow-birding, tows like a dream (thanks to the trailair and center-point air ride system that yes I've had to rebuild already no thanks to Lippert's idea of quality control)and partly due to CC's built-in quality and me doing everything else I can't see any reason to buy a new fiver! it's funny but back in my sailing dayz I met George Hinterholler who owned Niagara Yachts who told me that his own used boats were his worst competition,,, I wonder if he told the rv manufactures that as it would explain a lot of the lousy quality I've seen out there,,,,, https://i.imgur.com/H5IEANHl.jpg Red Green: Nothing bugs a handyman more than a stripper that works too slow.
MPI_Mallard 02/02/19 09:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sad Development At Cedar Creek!

Well they finally called me today and had no idea how to pull the fridge,,, I get that with things winding down the company wants to tighten up their collective boot-straps but I believe that excellent customer service when times get bad are what can keep sales up but I'm no wizz-bang like warren buffet so after this I guess I'll be keeping my 07' as there's no point in spending a lot of money on a fair weather outfit,,, good bye cedar Creek,, nice knowin' ya' Red Green: Every mall has three things the same: clothes, stores and benches for the husbands to sit on.
MPI_Mallard 01/31/19 10:17am Fifth-Wheels
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