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Con or oesn't know his business

I posted last week or the week before about this. We thought we had heat pump problem. We called a Mobile Tech in Kingman, Az to repair the dining table and had him look at the heat pump. Told us he charged 65.00 an hour. Got here it was 85.00 an hour. Fixed the table and he pulled the intake of the het pump and separate one wire and put an ohm meter around it and announced the heat pump motor(s) WERE GOING BAD. he recorded only 6amps when it should be between nine and 12 amps. He tested the fan motor wire and 6 amps is normal. We had him look at replacing the rock guard which we damaged.Said he could fix it for 400.00 which is 10.00 more than an new one from the factory. We said we would get back to him on the heat pump. My wife asked him for the receipt and he told her to go on into the RV and he wold throw it in after her.SE DIDN'T TELL ME UNTIL AFTER THEY LEFT. Called him the next morning to demand the receipt and dress him down. He said she misunderstood him.Said he could replace the heat pump for a small amount out of pocket. Told him to go ahead. Oh! he charged us 185.00 to diagnose the heat pump. Total bill was 365.00 for 30 minutes total and no materials. he strung us along for another week and his Secretary showed up last Monday and took our Warranty and other info. Called him yesterday and he said it might be this Friday before he got the unit in and the price before he would tell us how much it would be. I gave him every benefit of a doubt til that point. Called another Mobile Tech close by.He just left and checked everything and found it all in working order. A light on computer desk was causing sensor to the heat pump to shut it off. He wrote us a diagnosis of no faults and signed it..and did n;t charge us a dime. This first Tech said he had owned a Revolution just like ours and knew all about it. Well,I'm getting old. And they like to prey on Elderly. And I/We almost got taken. I sent an email, not accusing him of anything but telling him,his service was not required. We emailed Good Sam's and not to accept any claims on our behalf from him. Person emailed back she would let the Claims Dept know. We will talk with them in the am and give them all the details. I'm not sure if this fellow would try something legal if I post his name or not. We do not have a receipt. Going to talk with the bank in the am and see if they will reverse the 185.00 at lest. Nothing Legendary about this Mobile Tech. Notorious maybe.
down home 10/16/19 05:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Batteries(new) supply power sporadically

What kind of batteries, Flooded cell? Did you ever charge them to full capacity once installed? If flooded cell did you check levels in batteries?
down home 10/16/19 03:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Modern Food?

Nothing quit like Service Station or7/11 cuisine! :)
down home 10/15/19 11:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: House Batteries are fully charged but acts like they are not

From what you have said I think it is the breakers or fusess or something has chewed the wires.
down home 10/15/19 08:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Modern Food?

We know we're getting old and times are changing but we can't seem to get really quality food at restaurants. Other than my DW's severe (and many) food allergies, 'home cooking' was the main reason for us owning a MH (two of them actually) in the first place. It doesn't even have to be anything fancy either, I'm just fine with a fried ham steak, some 'taters and veggies. There was some video that wet viral recently, shot by a kitchen worker at Panera, showing how they 'made' their famous Mac 'n' Cheese. Take bagged frozen single serving from freezer and drop in pot of boiling water, remove bag from water, cut bag open, pour into bowl, serve to customer. $7.95 ....... Employee's next post was that they'd been fired for posting video ..... Fancy foods is not my forte either. I don't have a sophisticated palate, I suppose, where the appearance and rarity or taste like Caviar is familiar though the taste makes the tongue recoil. Grand Ma cooked what she raised and canned or got out of the woods and basic foods familiar to Native Americans, cooked on a wood stove and done properly, Mc Donalds and all the others are not about competing against other establishments for Customers with quality and variety. Just like the VP of marketing for Marlin 1990 NRA meeting in Nashville," We are not in the business of building guns.We are in the business of making money." It has devolve now to the point of Global Monoplolies, Top Down Economics and Supply and demand is dead. You buy the reduced selection available at the price demanded or do without. Supply Side Economics even and especially in Fast Food Chains. Fin one with maybe a different flavor pkg, for a while. The best and most easily recognized of these monopolies are Soft Drinks!
down home 10/15/19 04:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Places To dine

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down home 10/15/19 11:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Modern Food?

1975 I think e stopped for the first time at a Cracker Barrel north of Knoxville. Cracker Barrel was still operated by the original Owner of the Company. All around was mostly woods then. The food is what would now be labeled grade A fancy. Can't find it now. No one grows vegetables like green beans to maturity nor ripeness where they are full of flavor.They harvest them small and beans inside pods not fully formed let alone ripe, in most cases. But they endure the rough treatment of tens of tons in trucks and handling of equipment at plants,plus they have a shorter growing season that way and can plant something else. It is the same with all our vegetables in some regards. Oh an the food was hot and tasty and plenty of it and heated plates too, I believe. 3.70+ or some such figure for the two of us plus our 3year old daughter. There are no Mom and Pops, anywhere around our home. On the mountain there are two but not that great. And they al serve the same cheapened canned or frozen foods. There has to be exceptions but I haven't found one. In Missouri ate at a coupe of Amish or Mennonite operate restaurants, far better than the supposed Amish restaurant in Hastings Kansas. Food excelled and service was quick and price modest in comparison to Chain maximized profitability food. As far as buying fresh food to prepare. Tn during Alexander and another Governor tenure placed sales taxes on foods grown or raised and sold by the Farmers, and there is no longer any true Farmers Markets in Middle and East Tn. We use to buy bushels of green beans and so forth, and kennebeck potatoes 5.00 for 50 lbs. It all goes to monopoly and top down economy control and rules.that is outside the rules.
down home 10/15/19 11:46am General RVing Issues
I want something different!

If I owned a restaurant I would call it Something Different. We sell no burgers! I'm tired of burgers, and chicken and meatloaf, and fried taters, and not ripe green beans, and flat maters, and everything else. Can't find fish inland as good fish is 23.00 to 25.00 a lb minimum. I haven't eaten rabbit in a long time. Don't even see them often anymore. Squirrels and Venison are good but we're RVing and not much opportunity to hunt them. Even all vegetable meals sound good if we could find ripe, quality produce. We have eaten enough at Cracker Barrel to pay of the national debt! But now they have been bought aqain and raised prices and the green beans are full of sticks and stems, one out of two visits and lack any flavor except what is added. And they quit serving root beer in the frosted mugs and several old favorite dishes. So I want something different, that we cook or some restaurant cooks for us.
down home 10/14/19 11:46pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Strange Tales From The Road

Last month in Texas we had the fourth emergency with our toad 2300.00 this time. Water pump on Edge was leaking almost as much as my pocketbook. Hooked up on Saturday. They came to pick up my wife to get the car at the Dealer, while I watch the coach. Not the best area.. While waiting a Fellow,sitting nearby in his car came up and was talking about being saved. He asked how I was,and so on. He had seen me hobbling around the coach, cleaning the hitch parts,while waiting n wife to bring our toad back. And he proceeded to start to talk about time travel and a criminal,in prison escaping execution by power of the mind being utilized to travel back to before the crime and not committing it. A lot more little details in the tale but....how did he get such a tale out of the Bible? I listed to the old man,who was not as old as me,with curious anticipation of how he would weave his tale The mind is a powerful thing, true, but he was a month early for this Halloween story.
down home 10/14/19 11:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Pickle on My Entry Door Grab Handle

Our heat pumps are not loud enough to be noticed on the outside.If you listen closely you can hear some white noise.
down home 10/14/19 01:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Those with portable surge protector

We don't keep ours at home but did a few years ago. Had another service panel and box installed. Everything was fine on our end. We moved a couple miles away.We have lost two TVs a bunch of light bulbs, a radio, an I think something else due to surges from people hitting poles, lightning hitting sub station, and transformers and other causes. Yes I would use one.
down home 10/13/19 07:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Main Heat Pump buuumr on heat

Doesn't do it on cool.
down home 10/12/19 10:11am Tech Issues
Main Heat Pump buuumr on heat

Our main or primary heat pump, started a noise like buuuum on heat the other night and still does it until the compressor cuts out. How bad is it and can I fix it?
down home 10/11/19 11:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

A campground we have frequented for decades, we love a fire out front of the coach near the lake, in the cool of the evening and night. The Loons hollering early,Squirrels running around. Trouble is I can't take much of a good thing, Build the fire out large oak and hickory and I might make it two hours but probably not once the fire is crackling, stars sparkllng overhead and my eyes refuse to stay open. If I can find one again a hammock with a rain cover or whatever overhead and a couple of warm blankets, and I'll sleep by the fire. If I was younger might do it on the ground again.
down home 10/11/19 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Places To dine

We ate at the airport today. Quiet only four other customers. I had the fish sandwich fora change.Sandwiches were it. The Breakfast was better but it was 2:00. Food, unremarkable but good setting and good service. We had to go to VA ER in Prescott and didn't get a chance to look around.It is about 100 miles from here. They get more rain. Lots of greenery and some small lakes and nicer more upscale area. We ill go to the Hot Rod Cafe in a day or two. the Lodge in the state park maybe later and check out the BBQ.
down home 10/11/19 06:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

Grand Pa told me about when Tn instituted speed limits, in 1955. Up til then it was reasonable and safe or some such, outside of town limits. They theory was adopted to set speed limits at 85% of what the average speed was in an area. Porch Sitters didn't like cars whizzing by at 40 or 55 or 65. They relished the days not long before when cars usually drove 15 mph to 30 moh because roads were not that good and cars not that powerful The reason he said was the small town and other Law saw a way to make some money to pay for police and fire. the 85%rule is ridiculous. Reason says you set the speed limit at what the average speed is plus a bit more, unless you are a control freak and also want to use human nature and want to make money writing tickets. Case in point of the ridiculous logic used is when they inflicted the national 55mh speed limit. It had been 75 in Tn on Interstates and 65 on State Roads. If you drove 90, or 15 over the 75 mph limit it was considered reckless driving. When it was 55 if you drove 15mph over the 55 limit or 70 mph it was labeled reckless driving. That defies logic and reason. Reasonable and prudent should be the rule,and ticket issued to persons driving 10 mph under in the left lane and other regulations to harmonize traffic flow.
down home 10/11/19 06:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to eat a onion ring

Went to the airport Inn, not the name whle out here RVing in the desert. Wife got onion rings, I got fries. I ate one of her onion rings and encountered the ubiquitous problem. Take a bit and the onioot as the glaxzesn ring nside the breading comes loose at one ed in your teeth the other end flops down over your lip and chin and o course hot as the blazes. So I know my teeth are in the correct palce, due to an overhaul several years ago. So how do you eat them? A pair of scissors without the point ends so you won't cut your nose or trim nose hairs, Or do you use your pocket knife, or face down suck it n like a noodle. And what do you do with the empty fried shell? Or...has anyone got a receipt they share with the world wher the breadign and onion will stay together????? I've has a similar problem. I try to slice them in pieces with a knife. It sometimes works, sometimes not. No offense, but, your post is a little had to understand. Where you drunk when you wrote it ???? I have nerve damage to some fingers and especially the left hand and sometimes keys hit one finger or the other hand hit before the other even when struck in the proper sequence, plus the print is hard to see. So sometimes don't cath it and correct it. Thank you
down home 10/11/19 06:19pm Around the Campfire
How to eat a onion ring

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down home 10/11/19 05:09pm General RVing Issues
How to eat a onion ring

Went to the airport Inn, not the name whle out here RVing in the desert. Wife got onion rings, I got fries. I ate one of her onion rings and encountered the ubiquitous problem. Take a bit and the onioot as the glaxzesn ring nside the breading comes loose at one ed in your teeth the other end flops down over your lip and chin and o course hot as the blazes. So I know my teeth are in the correct palce, due to an overhaul several years ago. So how do you eat them? A pair of scissors without the point ends so you won't cut your nose or trim nose hairs, Or do you use your pocket knife, or face down suck it n like a noodle. And what do you do with the empty fried shell? Or...has anyone got a receipt they share with the world wher the breadign and onion will stay together?????
down home 10/11/19 05:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Blizzard hits plains states and PNW

Might help if you read the article and not just post. Spokane WA got 3.3" with a full blow blizzard predicted date Oct 9 2019. You read?
down home 10/10/19 11:06pm General RVing Issues
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