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RE: Could 10 year tires really be safe?

Yes, you've said that many times, why you are saying it to me in some type of argumentative format is what's the mystery since I have said nothing other than a statement of legal fact.
msmith1199 05/25/16 10:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oshkosh Air Venture Camping?

I know several people have suggested staying off site, but the show is so much more enjoyable from your RV if you're right there at airfield. If you haven't been to the show, they have activities from sun up until well into the night. It's very nice to be able to go back to the RV to rest up for a few hours and then go back for more activities. We took our bikes and road them back and forth from the RV to the entrance gate. You can't take the bikes inside and once you're in you will walk several miles trying to see stuff. I went last year as a stop in a cross country drive to take a car back east for my parents. So we stayed in a hotel about 20 miles from the airshow and drove in three days in a row. It was still fun, but I sure was wishing I had the RV close by.
msmith1199 05/25/16 09:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oshkosh Air Venture Camping?

Make a reservation - hope it doesn't rain. Rain turns the dry camp fields into bogs. The year we went was just after a bad rain, and they sent us to a paved parking lot a mile or so away, and ran shuttle buses. In retrospect, that probably worked better for us than had we been parked on the grounds - no traffic jams when we wanted to go into town. If you like aircraft or just air shows, it's a must-go event. al It rained the time we went, several times, but we were parked on grass and it never was a problem for us.
msmith1199 05/24/16 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oshkosh Air Venture Camping?

I camped there with no reservations. They have full hookup sites and I'm sure those require reservation and you have to pay for the entire week. I didn't even try to get one of those. We just took an open space in the field. I think that was back in around 2009 when we did that. Back then they had on the webpage that as long as you wanted to use overflow camping to just show up as it never fills up. I don't see that on their website now, but they had thousands of acres of grass fields when I was there in 09 and there was space for probably 500 more RV in the field I parked in which was actually the last field in the line. But I think they even had other fields they could have opened if the one I was in filled up. We took our bikes with us and just road those to the gate everyday. They had a huge area for bike parking by one of the side gates.
msmith1199 05/24/16 09:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Could 10 year tires really be safe?

The damage caused to the RV when the tire blows out will far exceed the cost of the tire. I just completed the trip from hell in the RV with failure of 8 year old tires that have been stored indoors looked great and were name brand. I will never go past 6 years again. Damaged caused to the RV by a tire blowing out is covered by your comprehensive insurance. It will only cost you the price of your deductible. So let's not worry about killing ourselves or someone else, insurance will cover it??? :h But if we do live through it the weeks and weeks lost while repairs are being done won't be a hassle either. No worries, it's covered. Read too much into things often? Not at all. The cost of a blow out at highway speeds will cost far more than the deductible. I put a value on the time wasted by the side of the road and the time the MH is laid up for repairs. I also put a value on the potential of damage to someone else's property. I can't put a price on the potential for someone getting hurt or worse. Who is paying for the damage is the last thing on my mind. I made a factual statement about the damage caused to the RV from a blown out tire is covered by your insurance, specifically your comprehensive coverage which usually had a lower deductible. Everything else you brought up in there is all on you as I said none of it.
msmith1199 05/24/16 06:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: LA to South Lake Tahoe towing a boat

I just love the answers from the Californians!:B No road is too windy or too steep and they are all so used to a complete straight drop off at the edge of the road! Heck they are born there and been doing it since they could first drive so none of it is scary to them! Echo Summit was a pucker upper for sure with a MH towing for me. :W:W Here is a complete video of driving 50 from Placerville to Tahoe. Including Echo Summit. 62 miles in 6 minutes "time lapse" photography!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyX7SZMrhs4 :B As mountain passes go, Highway 50 is the second easiest pass over the entire Sierra-Nevada Range. The only easier pass is I-80. Californians don't even consider 50 a challenge.
msmith1199 05/22/16 09:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: LA to South Lake Tahoe towing a boat

Don't go up there today! It's snowing heavy.
msmith1199 05/20/16 09:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Could 10 year tires really be safe?

The damage caused to the RV when the tire blows out will far exceed the cost of the tire. I just completed the trip from hell in the RV with failure of 8 year old tires that have been stored indoors looked great and were name brand. I will never go past 6 years again. Damaged caused to the RV by a tire blowing out is covered by your comprehensive insurance. It will only cost you the price of your deductible. So let's not worry about killing ourselves or someone else, insurance will cover it??? :h But if we do live through it the weeks and weeks lost while repairs are being done won't be a hassle either. No worries, it's covered. Read too much into things often?
msmith1199 05/20/16 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Could 10 year tires really be safe?

Trish, to honestly answer your question yes or no your tires need to be broken down off the rim. By breaking them down off the rim your tires can be inspected for inside sidewall damage. Inside sidewall damage is the cause of many blowouts. After your tire expert inspects your tires he or she can make a intelligent decision. I've run tires on my RV with 10 years 2 different times by using this method. Maybe when people make statements like this, THEY should do research and find out HOW MUCH a Tire company will charge to break down 6 or 8 tires just to inspect. Then reinstall and balance. That may make a big difference in the decision if they are spending hundreds of dollars just to inspect. Also, I doubt ANY Tire Company or expert would state that those 7 year or older tires are SAFE to reinstall and go down the road. They would not be stupid enough to incur the liability of stating those tires are still good. EVEN if they made you sign a liability waiver, the lawyers would still hang them out to dry if something bad happened. Doug You did read the original post here didn't you? The OP stated, "We have taken it to get new tires now twice at the local truck/tire center and while I'm sure they would have loved to sell us tires, they keep inspecting them and telling us that they look great." So the entire point of the question was a tire store telling them the tires are still good.
msmith1199 05/19/16 08:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Could 10 year tires really be safe?

The damage caused to the RV when the tire blows out will far exceed the cost of the tire. I just completed the trip from hell in the RV with failure of 8 year old tires that have been stored indoors looked great and were name brand. I will never go past 6 years again. Damaged caused to the RV by a tire blowing out is covered by your comprehensive insurance. It will only cost you the price of your deductible.
msmith1199 05/19/16 08:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Could 10 year tires really be safe?

If it were me, I'd replace the front tires and get some more use out of the rears.
msmith1199 05/18/16 09:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot water heater

Why would you need to heat hot water? Sorry - couldn't resist. Beat me to it... must be one of those REALLY fancy coaches... LOL! No offense to the OP. Your water heaters don't heat hot water? I've never had one that doesn't, unless it's broke. Of course they start by heating cold water, but once the water is hot my water keeps it hot by continually heating the "hot water" to make it hotter. Sorry, couldn't resist pointing that out. 110*F water is not hot...that is the temp RV water heaters start reheating so water heater actually heats warm water into hot water Once it's hot heating is stopped until again warm My hot tub water isn't that hot and yet they don't call it a warm tub.
msmith1199 05/18/16 08:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hot water heater

Why would you need to heat hot water? Sorry - couldn't resist. Beat me to it... must be one of those REALLY fancy coaches... LOL! No offense to the OP. Your water heaters don't heat hot water? I've never had one that doesn't, unless it's broke. Of course they start by heating cold water, but once the water is hot my water keeps it hot by continually heating the "hot water" to make it hotter. Sorry, couldn't resist pointing that out.
msmith1199 05/17/16 11:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: National Park Camping

Just curious, but you say you like "rural camping" but your question is about camping at National Parks. Although there are some rural National Parks, most National Parks are fairly well developed tourist type destinations. They would still be considered rural I guess, but if you go camping in many of them (Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Etc.) you'll be camping with thousands of other people. If you really like rural camping (as in remote away from the crowds) then you should look at National Forest and BLM campgrounds. And in many places on BLM or National Forest land you don't even need to be in a campground. You can just camp anywhere.
msmith1199 05/11/16 01:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome parked in driveway

Let us look at this for real: The answer is simply to park any RV in the back yard...BEHIND the house. It is then out of the way....and accessible. Problem solved. Yep, I'm sure that every RV owner has access to, and room, in their back yard. ;) Let's see, the distance from the back of my house to the LAKE is 25 feet. Perhaps I can get the City to fill in the lake. :B Then, of course, there are setback requirements and many homes in developed neighborhoods do not have enough room on either side of the house to drive an RV to the back yard. Then store your RV at an RV storage facility. Part of the checklist for anybody buying an RV is to factor in a legal place to park it. Did you read the original post? It was parked legally and now the community wants to change the rules. There may not be an RV storage facility in the area since this was not an issue before. There are RV storage places available to the OP. Storage
msmith1199 05/09/16 10:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome parked in driveway

Let us look at this for real: The answer is simply to park any RV in the back yard...BEHIND the house. It is then out of the way....and accessible. Problem solved. Yep, I'm sure that every RV owner has access to, and room, in their back yard. ;) Let's see, the distance from the back of my house to the LAKE is 25 feet. Perhaps I can get the City to fill in the lake. :B Then, of course, there are setback requirements and many homes in developed neighborhoods do not have enough room on either side of the house to drive an RV to the back yard. Then store your RV at an RV storage facility. Part of the checklist for anybody buying an RV is to factor in a legal place to park it.
msmith1199 05/09/16 07:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome parked in driveway

But once you allow city to dictate what you can or can't do on your property, there is no end.. Can you find me one single incorporated City in California (and probably any city in the US) that doesn't have a big giant book of ordinances about what you can or can't do on your property? Every thing from RV's in the front yard, to broken down cars, to laundry lines, to trash, to weeds, to running business, to parking cars on the grass, and the list goes on and on. If you want fewer rules, then don't live in a City, but even in the Country there will be rules. They just aren't as strictly enforced as most cities.
msmith1199 05/08/16 06:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome parked in driveway

I'm Ok with RVs and roach coaches(food trucks) to NOT be allowed to park in the street NOR front driveways. I'm Ok with with RVs allowed to be parked in the backyard if backyard has 6 ft perimeter fence. This helps to keep the neighborhood more appealing/attractive/valuable. Be careful, I was called a bigot for saying this same thing.
msmith1199 05/08/16 06:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome parked in driveway

Msmith1199 Maybe your comment is not bigotry, but it is offensive! You're offensive for being offended.
msmith1199 05/07/16 10:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome parked in driveway

Wow! Some of the comments border on bigotry. Trailer parks, some people cannot afford to live large like some of us. I wondering what other people think of RVers when we are out traveling?. Oh geez, why don't you read what I wrote again. I said I don't want my residential neighborhood to look like a trailer park. That is not bigotry. If you want to live in a trailer park or that's all you can afford then I'm fine with that, live in a trailer park. But don't turn a residential neighborhood of regular houses into a trailer park by having RV's parking in half the driveways.
msmith1199 05/07/16 09:30pm Class A Motorhomes
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