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nomad297

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Posted: 08/01/14 05:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is so much to learn here, at RV.net, and it seems that most new members' posts are asking for advice. I know it's not just the new members who need help from time-to-time, because there is always something to learn when it comes to RVs.

What would you consider the most valuable or important thing you have learned here? Was there a particular member or members responsible for your solution?

My most valuable lesson was that ST tires should not be driven at speeds over their maximum rating of 65mph. I had no idea until I started reading this forum. There was no particular member who made me aware of this -- it was many, many members.

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First thing down when setting up camp, wheel chocks.

Last thing up when breaking camp, wheel chocks.


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Posted: 08/01/14 05:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've found that most good experiences are the result of previous bad experiences. And most of them have happened to somebody else first. And since we don't use our real names we admit to our mistakes right here.
I'd like to take a moment to thank many of you posters for warning me about things that I'm sure I would have done.


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Buy a decent surge protector and use it!


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Blue ox "Bedsaver" does what it says, save your bed. I did learn the hard way.


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Posted: 08/01/14 06:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can't pick one post or person cause so many helped me, but I love the cg review and info section the most. People give first hand info about the cg when I ask a specific question. that helps me so much!
Their experiences/advice are wonderful when booking a cg.

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Posted: 08/01/14 06:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

nomad297 wrote:

. What would you consider the most valuable or important thing you have learned here?

Was there a particular member or members responsible for your solution?



That no matter what facts you lay out, what official sources you quote, some people will not only stick to their (wrong) opinions, and a select few will even go so far as to make accusations that you are part of some sort of evil conspiracy rather than acknowledge that they were wrong.

Just recently I've seen this several times to the point where the wrong party advocated illegal behaviour.

Shouldn't be too surprising I guess. Everyday I see people nearly start a road rage incident when someone honks at them because they were doing something stupid or careless.

Vet Man

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Some good advise may be incorrect. Lots of good advice.


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It's not so much what I learned(and I've learned TONS),but the confidence I gained to chop into my NEW camper and mod it to make it more usable and to make repairs myself so they are done right and not the cheapest fastest way.


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....... that the age of your RV tires is critical and how to tell when they were manufactured. Even though the tread looks good and without any visible signs, your tires are deteriorating from the inside out.


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