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RE: MH accident in gas station!

I wonder how many of the folks here clamoring for mandatory training and licensing actually had said training themselves? Some, Im sure, but I bet not all. Of course when they were learning, things were different. And the bit about getting an attorney? Please... Im guessing you have one on speed dial? Its amazing all the speculation. Mike
Walaby 10/13/19 07:14am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

Well said.. Thank you Retired JSO for your sacrifices. It's easy for people to ***** and moan about things from the comfort of their tidy little homes, and not have to put their selves in harms way day in and day out. Mike
Walaby 10/12/19 08:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Petit Jean State Park, Arkansas

I remember visiting Petit Jean in the 70's. Never forget as a youngin jumping and diving off the cliff. Im sure it was not as high as I remember it. I would love to visit it again another nearly 50 years later. Everytime someone mentions it, I think about trying to make it back. One of these days. Mike
Walaby 10/12/19 07:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

The funniest non-ticket speeding stop I had was quite a few years ago when a NY State trooper pulled me over for doing an actual 10 MPH over the limit. I knew he had me, so I was prepared to just accept the ticket and move on. He took my license and registration back to his car, and a couple of minutes later came back and started to hand them to me saying it was my lucky day because his pen ran out of ink. Without thinking, I pulled my pen out of my shirt pocket and handed it to him! He thanked me and headed back to his car again with my license and reg still in hand. About half way there, he stopped for moment and then turned around and came back. He started laughing and said he just couldn't bring himself to write me a ticket with my own pen and I should consider this a verbal warning to just take it a little slower. I thanked him and told him to keep the pen, I had more. :) Now THAT is hilarious. Mike
Walaby 10/12/19 07:01am General RVing Issues
RE: How to eat a onion ring

large one - squeeze it in half and bite through
Walaby 10/11/19 08:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: How to eat a onion ring

large one - squeeze it in half and bite through
Walaby 10/11/19 08:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

If you are out of state, you are an easier target. My wife was driving through a town in Va, with Georgia tags. She was "going with the flow of traffic", and got ticketed. Her first comment to me was "why did he single me out".. I said, "you are easy money... you're likely to not come back and fight". Besides, you were speeding, and you admit it, so pay the ticket. If there were "other cars", that were "speeding more than you", and they were locals, yeah.. you win. Easy target. OP joined Oct 3 to complain and won't be back. Mike
Walaby 10/11/19 06:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Time

Most people, when they have good luck with a particular brand of anything, they stick with it. Why not stay with Maxxis? Although I will say I had great luck with Goodyear Endurance on my previous RV.. and have heard alot of good about Sailuns. Mike
Walaby 10/06/19 07:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: You might be an RV if?

You might be an RVer if you freak out about exceeding payload by the weight of your Big Mac for lunch. Mike
Walaby 10/02/19 02:09pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Blackstone Griddle

I have the 17 inch one for the RV. Really like it. Use it alot. I use the 1lb bottles. I know it's more expensive, but they don't drive me crazy yet. Maybe in the future when I travel alot more (retirement). Mike
Walaby 09/30/19 12:52pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: RV Campground Question

I stayed at a campground that had propane piped to the sites, connected to a grill that was a permanent part of the site. Mike
Walaby 09/26/19 06:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Broken leaf spring

No way I would even consider it. You will lose that 2x4 in the most remote location, during a driving rain storm. Mike
Walaby 09/23/19 07:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diminshed Value Claims

Carfax is but one tool a consumer can use. KBB etc that provide valuation based on vehicle condition miles etc, is another. When you use the two together, the valuation is provided based on the condition and accident record of the vehicle. Together, along with other things, allow the consumer to be more informed. The fact still remains, vehicles that have been involved in an accident, are typically valued at less than ones that have not. If the consumer wants to ignore that, or over look it because he/she loves the vehicle, that's their prerogative. Mike
Walaby 09/21/19 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New trailer came off hitch!!

Guess that's the added benefit of the Blue Ox Sway Pro WD hitch. Lifting tongue and rear of TV with the tongue jack to hook up the bars. You have to lift it fairly high, so if the ball was gonna pop loose, it would do it while hooking up. If it happened to me once, I would follow ependydad's comments, and lift tongue up every time to make sure Im connected properly. Takes minimal amount of time, and sure would ease my mind. Mike
Walaby 09/16/19 07:07pm Beginning RVing
RE: Roll over

That's one of the reasons I drive slowly. See nowhere in article or follow up where speed (fast or slow) was even mentioned. Glad no serious injuries. I think the proper oil was used, but the issue, but chose regular vice synthetic oil to save money. Always buy and use synthetic oil, because you never know what will happen. And, as momma always said, where clean underwear, just in case you get into a car wreck. Mike
Walaby 09/15/19 10:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Diminshed Value Claims

Good points about RV's not being documented like automobiles. Will certainly make it harder to go through a diminished value claim process. Add to that, we don't know how old the RV is that OP has. Agreed at some point, based on age, accident history doesn't have an impact. We also don't know how much damage was made by the truck backing into the OP's RV. One might assume it is primarily cosmetic, given the slow speed. My one and only DV payment that I received was less than $500 on a two year old vehicle. Mike
Walaby 09/15/19 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diminshed Value Claims

Diminished value, I believe, might be looked at differently, depending on what state you live in. Here in Georgia, it's virtually automatic. Don't have to ask for it. My car was hit (not my fault), other drivers insurance company paid, no problem. Received a check about two weeks after the repair. Never had to ask for it. And yes, two vehicles of equal quality, one accident free, the other with reported accident, the value of the accident free vehicle will be higher. Higher trade in, higher resale, etc.. As far as private sellers having to disclose all accidents (by law), have no clue how people can make this stuff up and believe it. Mike
Walaby 09/14/19 08:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Terrible Trucks

In Debt Up to My Eyeballs So, re-reading the OP, I was not aware motor vehicles can be financed as long as a house. I know RV's, can, but never knew trucks or cars could be. I would agree, that's insane. But, financing a new truck for a standard period of time, along the lines of 3-5 years is way different. It would be great if everyone could afford to pay cash like the OP, but let's face it, the number of folks who can actually do that are way way small. I'll never begrudge someone from financing a "toy" or a new vehicle if that's what they choose to do with their money. If they feel comfortable doing it, like JAC1982 does than I pat them on the back. Just because one finances something doesn't mean they are irresponsible. Mike
Walaby 09/13/19 01:48pm Beginning RVing
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

Well, I guess even RV.net is no longer color blind. I do not care if you are red, yellow, green, purple, or any blend thereof... if you want to camp, go camp. If you don't want to camp, don't. Is the next step quota's? Only "x" percentage of a campground can be occupied by a single ethnic group at any time? Affirmative action for RVers. SMH in disgust. Mike
Walaby 09/11/19 03:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you really judge TV adequacy anymore?

The ole 1/2, 3/4 1 ton designations no longer apply.......haven't for YEARS What does apply is 'CLASS' Ratings GVWR Ranges define CLASS Class I-------up to 6000# Class II--------up to 10,000# Class III----------up to 14,000# GVWR minus UVW equals Payload For ME........I go by Axle/Tire Load Ratings to determine WHAT Can I Tow? ^^^^^This^^^^^
Walaby 09/10/19 07:30pm Tow Vehicles
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