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RE: No Warranty on your RV? Don't buy new?

You say “you bought a very old boat and wish you had a warranty on it”. How old is very old? Most of not all warranty companies will not offer a warranty on older vehicles. When it comes to boats, how old is old? Not talking trailer boats here. A 10 year old well maintained cruising boat 30' plus is considered young. Sure, you can buy a basket case dirt cheap but it will cost tens of thousands before the bottom gets wet again. One of my all-time favourite boat names was seen on such a boat. "DEBT FINDER"
Veebyes 12/12/19 06:18am Beginning RVing
RE: No Warranty on your RV? Don't buy new?

"I know who's slept in my bed, who's used the kitchen and appliances, and for the most part who's put what down the toilet." I love excuses like that for paying tens of thousands more for a new unit. I guess these buyers have never slept in a hotel, never used a public restroom & never been to a restaurant. They must be relations of Howard Hughes.
Veebyes 12/12/19 06:12am Beginning RVing
RE: No Warranty on your RV? Don't buy new?

Boats & RVs are somewhat similar. Both are full of third party stuff which can be had from all kinds of aftermarket sources. Boaters seem to be more self-sufficient. It has been a few years since anyone got off a boat to walk for help. Whatever happens the boater has to deal with it. JMO but buying a very old anything is not a good idea, unless you like to spend money & constantly be fixing things. I am in the lightly used, still relatively new club. Doesn't matter. Boats or RVs. Either way the first owner gets to face all of the new unit issues &, in boats especially, pays for all of the add ons that simply must be had. After a year or two he discovers that he has bought the wrong boat/RV again, wants out because the latest & greatest something else has caught his eye. This is where the person who has done the research steps in & gets something almost very new for a steal of a price because somebody else ate the biggest hit on depreciation. In 38 years I have bought 5 boats. Two were new. Both rare & fore very specific reasons. Three used at 1 year old, 4 years old & 6 years old. Not much of a different story for the RV. Multiple years of research then the waiting game for the right model to pop up. Got lucky & got it. Only 6 months old. Truck & trailer together. The new buyer had bought a huge mistake & wanted out. Bottom line, know what you want. No compromises. Be prepared to go a great distance to get it. Don't buy new but get as new as can be found.
Veebyes 12/11/19 03:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: Snake Repellent Testing - Advice

Whoops! When I first saw the thread title my mind went to RV dealerships.
Veebyes 12/10/19 06:02am Beginning RVing
RE: You don't need it.

Soooooo....you mean I don't need to carry that spare trailer axle around with me?Just one? Just one. But for a few years I was carrying around a couple brake drums & brake plates as well. Right now I have spare truck brake pads bought for an Alaskan trip recently. No such thing as next day delivery if you are in the wilds of Canada. No such thing as Autozone anywhere within many days driving either. The carry my own spares boater in me is still very much alive.
Veebyes 12/09/19 08:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling Alone

Not something I want to think about. We are very much a team, right down to the dumping chores. The subject has come up from time to time. What if? My suggestion to her is to keep at it. Downsize to a comphy class B & keep at it. When minor technical things go wrong she is not helpless. Many years of being a boat woman & many more years of passing tools & being involved in all repairs have put her in a good position to go it alone. She is the social butterfly & very quick to make new friends in CGs so she would adapt to solo very quickly.
Veebyes 12/09/19 04:30pm RV Lifestyle
RE: You don't need it.

Soooooo....you mean I don't need to carry that spare trailer axle around with me?
Veebyes 12/09/19 03:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hobbies in the off season?

Just finished this model of the USS Constitution. I began the project at the start of 2018. During a fall 2018 RV trip, I made a stop in Boston to visit the actual ship to check on a few details. Great work Roy. Have you been to the maritime museum at Newport News, VA.? Fantastic ship model room. The last thing I do in winter is touch the RV. It is stored almost 700 miles away. No chance of even seeing it. Winter means home maintenance & anything else that needs doing. Am in the process of re decking my 14' Maritime Skiff followed by hopefully getting the engine out of my 32' Albin.
Veebyes 12/08/19 03:50pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Best Water Pump

I am a firm believer that if you carry a new spare pump you will never need it. Don't know what brand I have but since 2009 it has pumped tens of thousands of gallons issue free. 1800 nights worth at least. We use CG water only to refill the water tank. Yes, the pump can be heard. I like it that way. If there is a leak in the system, never, the cycling of the pump will let me know about it. I don't understand the desire to have an especially quiet pump.
Veebyes 12/08/19 03:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Worst RV Brand List

Didn't see the defunct Western RV/Alpenlite on there. Not that it is trouble free. 2006 until they went bust they used the same frame manufacturer as so many other builders. That is where the bulk of the issues have been.
Veebyes 12/08/19 03:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Baltimore area campground

Can't think of the name offhand, never stayed there, but there is a KOA just off of I97 about 8 miles S of BWI. If you don't need to be going into the city everyday there are a couple of decent state parks across the Bay Bridge. Tuckahoe SP a few miles E of Denton a little off of 404 & Martinak SP immediately S of Denton. Martinak is our favourite. Quiet. 6 minutes from a Walmart. 5 minutes from a Food Lion. An Autozone & strip mall all 6 minutes away. Laundry & restaurants in Denton. It is our first stop coming out of storage at the beginning of a trip & our last stop before going into storage at the end. Traffic on the Bay Bridge can be horrendous. Don't be eastbound on a Friday or westbound on a Sunday. Weekdays avoid it normal rush hour times as you would around any major city. Once across the bridge the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake is a whole nuther world. The further down the DELMARVA you go & the further from the few major roads the further back in time you go. They even talk like Olde English over there.
Veebyes 12/06/19 05:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: After oxidation removal what next if anything?

Agree, you need to know the difference between one product & another. The multi purpose cleaner waxes don't last. They are great for getting light oxidation off but for protection that lasts a sealant of some type needs to be used. There are plenty good ones out there. My product of choice is Meguires Flagship. This comes from many many years of saltwater kept boats before the RV came along. It helps also if you have the right weapons, tools, for the job. Mine is a Makita polisher. One heavy brute of a machine but very effective.
Veebyes 12/06/19 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Harvest Host users

Not being able to get much information on HH without joining is a pain but nevertheless I joined today & spent a couple of hours digging around here & there. We are not wine drinkers but wine does not seem to be the only commodity at many winerys. Provided the weather is not too cold or too hot no power suits us just fine. We have lots of operating windows. Being off the beaten track suits us just fine too. We generally make a real effort to avoid the interstates & often travel for hours & not see another RV on the roads we frequent. We are CG walkers so meeting & chatting with people is the norm for us. The 24 hour booking window works for us as well since we seldom make reservations except maybe for weekends. The one night policy is mildly concerning but a policy is only a policy. We are perfectly capable of dry camping for more than one night. If we are welcome for more than one, so much the better. I am a big fan of taking pictures of old barns & machinery, something you can't do when flying by at 65mph. We are really looking forward to putting the HH membership to use next year. Has to beat Walmart camping by a long way. Much cheaper too.
Veebyes 12/05/19 04:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Who has sold everything and started rving for life

Are you currently a RVer? If so, have you spent long periods of time in it? Don't be like the couple that we bought our truck & trailer from. They had never so much as gone on a camping trip or rented a RV when they decided RVing fulltime was a good idea. They sold what was apparently a beautiful mountaintop home & bought new an upmarket 5er & a 3500 dually to pull it. Well over $100,000.00 on what seemed like a good idea at the time. Six months later, in September, they wanted OUT in the worst way. The lifestyle was not for them. Almost three months of trying to sell before we came along & bought truck & trailer for about $20,000 LESS than what the MSRP was on the trailer only. No negotiation. That is what this couple was asking. They had just committed on buying another house. Don't be like them. Know what you are getting into.
Veebyes 12/05/19 07:56am RV Lifestyle
RE: 4-Corners

It has been some years but I do recall that we left wondering why we had spent so much time out & back on a dead end road for basically nothing but a silly picture or two.
Veebyes 12/04/19 06:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gas station guide

In more than 200,000 miles I doubt if I can count on my fingers the number of times that I have needed reverse to get into or out of a fuel station while hooked up to our 34' 5er. It is simply a non issue, & we rarely use the big truck stop stations. Cheaper fuel can usually be found less than a 1/2 mile further from the exit. Stay away from old stations in the center of small towns.
Veebyes 12/04/19 05:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV storage - how much room is needed?

Looking at it through the eyes of a 35' 5er owner it looks to be loads of room. In my indoor storage situation there is a little bit of hook that has to be done inside the building. No big deal with a good spotter using a radio or hand signals.
Veebyes 12/02/19 07:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Flattest routes from GA To Nashville,TN

I am waiting to see what the guys of the Rocky Mountain states & westwards have to say about difficult grades.
Veebyes 11/30/19 07:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: jack pads

I use these for our fifth and come in many sizes Footing Pads Dan I don't doubt the effectiveness of those things but one can buy a whole pile of damaged but perfectly suitable wood for the price of those.
Veebyes 11/30/19 07:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: pressure washers

Yes you can change the pressure very easily. It is as simple as not holding the nozzle so close to the work. Another important trick is to always keep moving. Worst thing you can do with a powerful washer is to blast a stubborn bit of dirt without a sweeping motion. Get a scrubber to remove whatever won't come off easily with the washer.
Veebyes 11/30/19 07:19pm Beginning RVing
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