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RE: Fun Town dealership

For those that believe what Larry Cad stated. YOU MUST BE THE DUMBEST PEOPLE ON EARTH. WHY WOULD YOU BUY AND SUPPORT WHAT YOU PERCEIVE AS AN INDUSTRY FULL OF CROOKS??????????????????????????????????????? Doug Hey Doug - My experience with my two purchases of new RVs was pretty close to what Larry described. Maybe that makes me dumb, but I think it's more a function of being inexperienced. It's not like new car purchases where we do it every few years. I bought a new RV from the dealer in 2004, and then I kind of got amnesia and kind of figured my first experience was a fluke. And then I bought a second one from them and my experience was even worse than the first time. Does this mean that the folks at my dealer were crooks? No, not at all. (Maybe they are, but I don't have any reason to call them crooked.) But they're certainly inept. I ran into the owner of the dealership in the parking lot and he struck up a conversation. He said that his #1 cost was real estate and it was killing him. I told him that he could clear out a ton of room if he stuck a boot in the butts of his service team (especially the service manager) and cleared out a bunch of these units that were sitting for warranty service. He looked at me like I was nuts, but I told him: 1. Bring the units in for an appointment and fix what you can and/or figure out what parts you need to order. 2. Send the customer home with his unit while you order parts. This way you don't have a bunch of dusty units sitting around taking up space. Plus the customers can actually get out and camp (if possible) while the parts are on order. 3. Schedule a second appointment when you know that the parts have shipped. 4. Bring the customer and the unit back for that appointment and hopefully finish the service while the customer waits or send the customer home and keep the unit for the day or two that it takes to actually do the service. This way the units awaiting warranty work are only on the lot for a day or two while they're doing the work. And those units shouldn't even be on the lot; they should be in the service bays getting fixed. He kind of shook his head and asked me "Have you ever even met my service crews? They could never pull that off." Regardless, I won't be back to that dealer again. I'll buy from someone else who isn't so inept.
dedmiston 11/30/22 10:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where to for Thanksgiving?

For the first time in at least 30 years, spent Thanksgiving at home rather than in the desert with the bikes/SxSs. Most of our group were going different directions this year, so the change was necessary. Gotta admit, it was nice not having to fight Thanksgiving traffic on the way home!!! Where do you like to ride? We like Spangler, Red Mountain, El Pasos area.
dedmiston 11/29/22 04:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV park "STANDARDS"

What park is 00000 and who is Lemonis? Marcus Lemonis is the CEO of Camping World / Good Sam and the benefactor of this site.
dedmiston 11/28/22 06:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Goodnight Irene, the party's over.

It feels like we've milked all the constructive conversation out of this thread that we could ever expect. I think shelbyfv said what most of us have been thinking, so let's sign off the conversation with his (her?) words... The forum rules are clear, no politics. Yet you don't miss a chance for a snipe. We shouldn't have any reason to know another member's politics, same as religion. I'm surprised the mods haven't already tossed you and your bro. Contribution seems minor compared to the drama y'all like to generate.
dedmiston 11/28/22 12:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Goodnight Irene, the party's over.

"MOD'S EDIT: Cleaned out some of the political stuff." Wow, an actual explanation? I'm shocked. Thanks. Usually it's an under the radar edit or simply a silent delete of the entire post. I've belonged to a fair number of forums and have never seen the type of moderation that happens here, where posts vanish into thin air with no apparent violation of anything. I'm quite sure a lot get deleted by some as it goes against their personal opinions and beliefs. To be fair, you started off pretty rough here, to the point where you got booted and had to restart with a new identity (which typically isn't permitted). You seem pretty intelligent to me and you strike me as a guy who knows when he's coloring outside the lines (like with your profile sig.). Most of the mods don't bother with an explanation for you since you probably already know better. Anyway, back to your topic...
dedmiston 11/28/22 11:20am General RVing Issues
RE: cross winds?

Scooby, save your breath. Back of the Pack knows everything about everything when it comes to CB radios and behind the wheel graduate level physics topics. But do we know why he bumped a thread from last July to enlighten us?
dedmiston 11/28/22 08:53am Towing
RE: Newbie - 36ft vs 41ft fifth wheel

What does the extra length really get you? In our 45 footer it gets us a garage to haul our off-road car and/or two queen beds for our kids. More square footage is pretty nice.
dedmiston 11/27/22 08:37pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 with stain above awning

It's hard to be certain from those photos, but it looks like your gutter might be leaking and causing a rust stain. Can you hit it with a garden hose and see if it drips or drains in that spot?
dedmiston 11/27/22 05:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Olympic National Park / Port Angeles

Hi via, Welcome to the forum. I don’t know that camp, but FCFS sounds risky that late in the day that time of year, even on a Sunday. I think you’d be better off getting reservations someplace else, especially if you only have one night. Is this part of a cross-country trip? Have fun.
dedmiston 11/27/22 11:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need help with route north

Welcome to the forum. I don’t have an answer for you, but welcome aboard.
dedmiston 11/27/22 09:17am Roads and Routes
RE: Where are you going?

Or do you have your secret spot? So where did you end up going? I’m thinking maybe Red Mountain for New Year.
dedmiston 11/26/22 12:17pm Toy Haulers
RE: Towing TAG with Forester

A tow tagging system is a way to track vehicles using GPS technology. A tow tag is a small device that attaches to the vehicle's frame or bumper. When activated, the device sends out a signal that can be picked up by a receiver mounted on the vehicle being tracked. Possibly, but totally irrelevant to this conversation. How is it hard for people to recognize spammers? Member not found.
dedmiston 11/25/22 10:28am Towing
RE: Where are you going?

No desert for us this year. hopefully one of your guests will bring some pumpkin pie for you! :) Plenty of dessert, but no desert.
dedmiston 11/24/22 05:09am Toy Haulers
RE: Where are you going?

I KNOW. I can't believe it. We're accidentally having twenty people over for Thanksgiving tomorrow, and most of them are staying over until Sunday. No desert for us this year.
dedmiston 11/23/22 11:16am Toy Haulers
RE: Where are you going?

We're staying home for the first time since 2004. Enjoy the desert without us. We're looking forward to the New Year trip though. Can't wait.
dedmiston 11/23/22 10:43am Toy Haulers
RE: Question for class A and C people with toads!

Our fiver is ~45' long, so we carry that much of everything in case the pedestal is too far away: * Shore power cord * Shore power extension * Two fresh water hoses * An extendable tank flush hose * A bunch of dump hoes I don't like connecting the dump hoses because it's a coin toss whether the couplers will leak, but luckily we don't have to use them very often.
dedmiston 11/23/22 09:56am General RVing Issues
RE: SPAM from a new “member”.

“Member not found.” He’s gone now.
dedmiston 11/23/22 07:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Where to for Thanksgiving?

My wife reminded me last night that I “volunteered” to help out with her office potluck today, so I got up early and baked five loaves of bread and made two pounds of butter. Good stuff. Did you actually make the butter ? I've seen articles about how to do it but, it is to difficult for me . It's probably the easiest thing I've ever made. Don't tell my ancestors. :B I poured a liter of heavy whipping cream into my wife's KitchenAid and turned it on. About eight minutes later I turned it off and drained off the liquids (kind of like buttermilk, except it's not cultured and not really buttermilk). Turned it back on and drained the liquids three or four more times until all of the butter was stuck inside the whisk and mixing it didn't make sense anymore. I squished it with a spatula to see if I could squeeze out any more liquid and then quit. Finally I put it into some cheesecloth to see if I could squeeze out any more liquid. It didn't yield any more liquids, but it formed it into a pretty ball. I called this "done" and put the ball into a crock bowl to take it to the potluck. I think I spent more effort washing the bowl than making the butter. I think the only easier task in the kitchen has been opening a beer. This fresh whipped butter tastes pretty amazing. I probably won't do this for our everyday butter because of the time to clean up, but I'll definitely do it every time I bake. And I wouldn't use this butter for other baking just because it seems too hard to measure it out for the recipes. Anyway, this is a very simple thing to do and I'm kind of mad at myself for not trying it sooner.
dedmiston 11/22/22 05:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to for Thanksgiving?

My wife reminded me last night that I “volunteered” to help out with her office potluck today, so I got up early and baked five loaves of bread and made two pounds of butter. Good stuff.
dedmiston 11/22/22 03:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to for Thanksgiving?

Staying home as usual with limited family, DW, DD, GD and GGD, while rest of the family in NY shovels out from latest snow storm. Sounds too cold for me, but lots to be thankful for.
dedmiston 11/21/22 11:24am General RVing Issues
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