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RE: Stockton to Bakersfield(Arvin) 99 or I5

99 has had a lot of work done and is fine.
msmith1199 09/18/14 09:43am Roads and Routes
RE: problem with dealer noit getting work done--byers remorse

I don't believe your interpretation of the law is correct Sam. The deal is done when the papers are signed whether you take it off the lot or not. I can't imagine any state has a law that says anything different. Now if you can prove actual fraud in the sale their are legal steps you can take, but absent fraud, once the papers are signed and the money exchanged, it's your vehicle.
msmith1199 09/18/14 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: problem with dealer noit getting work done--byers remorse

RV dealers are nothing like car dealers. Car dealers make their money on repeat business so they bend over backwards with customer service. Many RV dealers get their money and then don't give a rats rump about you. I bought my RV brand new and didn't get to take it home for almost a month. What was so frustrating is the issues were just little minor things but through a comedy of errors they just couldn't get everything done. I contacted the factory (National) to complain about the dealer and eventually the factory agreed to pay my first month's payment for me if I signed a non-disclosure letter which I did. But now their bankrupt and gone so I don't think the letter is valid. So I was happy with National, but the service department at the dealer was no good at all. But too your question, it's your motorhome now. The only way to get out of it is to sell it. I'm sure the dealer would be happy to buy it back from you for probably 60% of what you paid for it.
msmith1199 09/17/14 10:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Starbucks intimidates me

... But McDonalds coffees and specialty coffee drinks are not much cheaper than Starbucks. ....In most McDonalds in New England a medium sized ice coffee is $1.00 and much better than Dunkin Donuts which is almost 3x the price. Oh, and DD fills the cup with ice and a tiny bit of coffee, McDonalds understands "light ice". :) McDonalds hot coffee at $1.00 is really good too. :B Yeah, I noticed they now have their coffee on the dollar menu. But I just went through the drive through and got an ice tea and their large mocha drinks are $3.29. That's only about a buck cheaper than Starbucks Mocha drink.
msmith1199 09/17/14 08:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Stockton to Bakersfield(Arvin) 99 or I5

I5 is torn up in Stockton, but there is construction on 99 too. I normally take 99 down the valley simply because 5 is such a boring drive.
msmith1199 09/17/14 05:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: GPS units - Garmin or ?

I will tell you I used to be a Garmin person until I got a Magellan, now I only have Magellan's. All GPS's seem to have their little quirks at times. The reason I went with Magellan is because I used it for law enforcement work and it's so much easier to search for addresses the way Magellan works.
msmith1199 09/17/14 05:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Starbucks intimidates me

Gosh, somebody must like their coffee. We do....but, We stopped going because at every one of them, the line was practically out the door...or was out the door. Isn't that a Yogi Berra line? "Nobody goes to that place anymore because it's always so crowded!"
msmith1199 09/17/14 04:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tire Age Question For My Neighbor

The sky is falling!!! Everybody is going to die if you run your tires over five years!!
msmith1199 09/17/14 04:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Age Question For My Neighbor

et2, you should replace your tires every year then. If every five years is safe then ever year must be safer so if you really love your family and don't want to kill, you should buy new tires every single year.
msmith1199 09/17/14 03:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Starbucks intimidates me

About 15 years ago we had a display booth inside a mall for a show. Across the isle was a Starbucks. Thought I would try it to see if all this hype about them was true. Got a plain old regular coffee. $5.00!!!! The coffee wasn't that good either. It was a three time experience. My first, My last, and My only. 15 years ago a plain regular cup of coffee was $5??? Starbucks is expensive for everything but even today a regular sized coffee is under $2. Their large size specialty drinks average about $4.65. You must have ordered something in a gold plated cup. Don't know what is now, but that was what the price was then. Plus the coffee was not special at all. That is why I never forgot it. It may have been $4.60 to $4.99 but it was in the $5.00 range. I think you were looking at a specialty coffee drink and not the price for just a regular cup of coffee.
msmith1199 09/17/14 03:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Stewart Case to Go Before Grand Jury

It takes nothing to indict someone so don't be shocked when they do. Most grand juries give the prosecutor what they want & leave it up the lawyers to sort it out. Grand jury proceedings are much more relaxed than normal court room proceedings. There is no judge present and frequently there are no lawyers except for the prosecutor. This is not a true statement. That's an old myth about indicting a ham sandwich. In fact most cases taken by a prosecutor to the grand jury do get indictments. That is because in the proper use of the grand jury (not in politics like this case) a prosecutor is not going to take a case before the grand jury unless he knows he has the evidence to support an indictment. A trained lawyer/prosecutor doesn't look at a case and say, "Gee I don't know if I have enough evidence, I think I'll take it to a panel of common citizens who have no legal background and see if they think my case is good or not." A prosecutor knows they have the case and they go to the grand jury and 98% of the time the grand jury agrees and indicts. It's just like the ACLU and other groups pointing out how judges almost never refuse to sign search warrants that the police bring them. The reason for that is that any police officer smart enough to write a search warrant also knows what is required to obtain that warrant. If they don't have the evidence they don't take it to the judge until they do. That's why they almost all get signed.
msmith1199 09/17/14 12:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: Stewart Case to Go Before Grand Jury

This is simply a matter of politics. The DA doesn't want to make the decision himself to not prosecute because I'm sure the kid's family is putting pressure on him and there is media attention. The Grand Jury is made up of common citizens, just like a regular criminal jury. In high profile incidents like this it's common for the DA to go to the grand jury, knowing full well they won't indict, just so he can say he covered all his basis and it's not only him making the decision. If there was enough evidence to prove a crime was committed, then the prosecutor could have simply charge a crime without going through the Grand Jury.
msmith1199 09/17/14 12:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Starbucks intimidates me

Okay I can understand if you want to bash Starbucks if you don't like their coffee, but why is there a need to make up things that aren't true? Is it just because they're a big corporation and like people love to do to Walmart, we bash big corporations? Every Starbucks has a really large menu on the wall with nice large lettering that even I can read. If you just want a cup of coffee they have coffee in several different types, just like any specialty coffee shop. And the price of their plain ole coffee is comparable to any other specialty coffee shop. And their plain ole coffee tastes the same as the plain ole coffee at any other coffee shop. If you don't like specialty coffee shops that offer nice comfortable seating areas and Wi-Fi and things of that nature, then go to McDonalds. But McDonalds coffees and specialty coffee drinks are not much cheaper than Starbucks. If you can't figure out all the specialty type drinks and you are unable to read the menu, or you don't want to pay $4.65 for a specialty coffee drink, then don't buy one.
msmith1199 09/17/14 11:53am Around the Campfire
RE: Starbucks intimidates me

We went into a Starbucks once! never again. When we asked for coffee, they said what kind, we said 'ordinary' they said we dont have any 'ordinary' we have bla bla yada yada. WE left, didn't even get into the tall, grandee BS. BTW, I dont think Tim Hortons is anything like Starbucks. They sell real food at Timmies, not those 'sawdust' bars! Still prefer the new coffee at Mcd's over Timmies. The coffee is about the same but they have better cups! I've never been to a Starbucks that didn't have coffee. They generally refer to the ordinary coffee, as the house blend. But they have coffee.
msmith1199 09/17/14 11:46am Around the Campfire
RE: Starbucks intimidates me

About 15 years ago we had a display booth inside a mall for a show. Across the isle was a Starbucks. Thought I would try it to see if all this hype about them was true. Got a plain old regular coffee. $5.00!!!! The coffee wasn't that good either. It was a three time experience. My first, My last, and My only. 15 years ago a plain regular cup of coffee was $5??? Starbucks is expensive for everything but even today a regular sized coffee is under $2. Their large size specialty drinks average about $4.65. You must have ordered something in a gold plated cup.
msmith1199 09/17/14 11:43am Around the Campfire
RE: Tire Age Question For My Neighbor

Tires Posted in 2010 kind of interesting Run a TPMS and keep tires properly inflated. Low TP = HEAT = Tire failure Exactly! The vast majority of the tire failures people talk about are caused by improper tire pressures. A brand spanking new tire can blow out if the air pressure is not properly maintained.
msmith1199 09/17/14 11:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Age Question For My Neighbor

It sounds like your neighbor is interested and appreciates the good condition of the MH he's considering. Why jeopardize the whole thing on some (IMHO) very questionable tires. Why take the chance. Replace them and forget about it. If he's already trying to push the envelope on maintenance issues, maybe having a MH isn't the right thing for them. Mine will be replaced after six years no matter what - sooner if needed. Why take the chance? I can think of about 4000 good reasons ($$$) to take the chance. Well they are within the recommended replacement time frame. My wife's life and mine are worth more than a few ($$$). I think there are many people that feel the same way. You push the envelope you push your luck. You can't spend the money if your dead. If you don't have the money to maintain a MH you probably shouldn't own one. Manuals and maintenance intervals are there for a reason. If you're going to crash your motorhome and kill everybody inside when a rear tire blows, maybe you shouldn't own one!
msmith1199 09/17/14 09:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Age Question For My Neighbor

I don't know about you, but I carry insurance on my motorhome and comprehensive coverage which would fix such damage. I'm not spending $4000 every five years for tires because one "may blow" and "may reduce your motorhome to rubble." I did 8 years on the last set and none ever blew. The current set will likely outlast my ownership of the motorhome, but if not they'll stay on for 10 years unless I wear them out first.
msmith1199 09/16/14 10:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire Age Question For My Neighbor

A good friend has a 2008 Fleetwood Expedition. In July he was returning home from an extended trip he stopped in St George Utah for lunch. Upon returning to the coach he noted a large bump on the inside of left front tire, Goodyears. Of course he had all tires replaced before proceeding from St George. Although only six years old, the one tire was ready to blow, and he was extremely lucky to see the bubble before starting across the hot desert for home in So. Calif. Some are not so lucky. I replace my tires at six years of age, regardless of their appearance. A blowout on front or rear could cause major damage to coach or worse. One or two more years on a set of tires is just not worth the risk. You just cannot place a price on safety! You've got four tires on the rear. What could a blow out cause? Major damage? Really?
msmith1199 09/16/14 09:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fake nuts and left handed threads

I have a Freightliner chassis and my threads are not reversed on the fake nuts holding on the wheel liners, or the lug nuts either. Clockwise to tighten and counter to remove them. I only have two fake nuts per wheel liner. They aren't really fake, as they do screw onto the lug.
msmith1199 09/16/14 05:01pm Class A Motorhomes
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