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RE: Class A Insurance - Options

I've had Progressive for the past 10 years, and they have gone up about $100 a year on me each of the past three years. Paying about $1200 a year now for max collision and liability coverage, plus trip interruption, alternate lodging, towing and roadside assistance. Actual Cash Value (ACV) is set a $70K, which is above my actual RV loan payoff. I usually call them every other year and adjust my ACV, which I consider my RV loan payoff rounded up to the next thousand. That will drop my annual cost $120-$150, keeping me around the $950 to $1100 a year range. Progressive has a 5 year disappearing deductible feature, which saved me $1000 when I had an accident and busted up the rear cap in 2010. I'm now back to zero deductible since that accident.
eadeal55 06/18/15 11:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Motorhome registration in Nv

VA will get you for both an annual "personal property tax", and also for State Income Tax. My Bounder's assessed value last year was $25,240, on which I paid $378 tax ($1.50 on a hundred) plus a $35 license fee. Annual vehicle registration (tags) is $46.00, and there is a $16 annual inspection fee.
eadeal55 06/16/15 07:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: F53 chassis extended warranty

We bought a 5yr/60k mile "service contract" on the Bounder just before the original 3/36 powertrain warranty from Ford expired. Never had to use it for the powertrain. That 2nd generation 310hp V-10 has been flawless in 36K plus miles, and I just had it checked by a mechanic friend using his scan tool during a 40 mile trip back to the house, and every parameter was well within norms. As for the service contract, it did replace the cooling coil on the fridge, one of the leveling jacks, a roof air and the AC/DC Converter. About $3500 worth of repair bills for the initial contract cost of $1500, and about $600 in deductibles. Service contract expired in early 2013, and all the quotes for an annual contract were around $1200, so for the past 2+ years I've been saving my money and covering repair cost out of pocket. To date have only had a main slide gear fail, which cost $750 to repair, but I know as the Bounder gets older, more things will break, and I just have to reason with myself over $1200+ annual cost of a service contract, or keeping that $1200 and covering repairs out of pocket. I'm sure a major system failure/$4-5K repair will have me second guessing myself.
eadeal55 06/15/15 02:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How long until your holding tanks are full?

Once a year I get me a $1 bottle of Pine-Sol cleaner and a 20lb bag of ice. Put the Pine-sol in the black tank, fill with about 3-5 gal of water and dump in the ice. Then I take off on a trip that I know will be about 2-3 hours driving time, and I try to "slosh" the black tank during turns. For me, that keeps my black tank clean and the indicator pretty much accurate.
eadeal55 06/15/15 01:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ever had your mirrors hit by a pasing truck?

Smacked mirrors with a broken down semi truck sitting in the right lane of a three lane city street. Rush hour, and I should have waited to leave the house, but wanted to get to the campground before dark. Semi truck was angled about 10 deg. out from the curb, and by the time I rolled up on it at 35 mph, I couldn't get over to the left, so off went my passenger side mirror. Mirror hit the side of the coach twice before bouncing into the right lane and shattering...throwing big chunks right into the grill of the F150 who had been behind me, but had sped up and moved into the right lane. Mirror and housing nothing but small pieces after that. Finally got stopped a few hundred yards later. F150 kept going...guess he didn't care. Semi truck was empty, flashers on. Looked at the left mirror and it was cracked. Older crack because it had dirt in it. Black scuff on the exterior chrome was all I could see I did. I left a note and said I had hit the mirror. Never heard anything back. Replaced my mirror/head with a new one from Ryder Fleet Truck parts...$150 delivered to my door 3 days later. Backing into my campsite in the dark was challenging, but got it done.
eadeal55 06/07/15 04:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need more cooling

Close the front and side curtains. Can even get an exterior sunscreen for front greenhouse. We set a big floor fan on the doghouse console, and open the front air dump vents, so that pushes the cold air across the front salon area floor. Our rear air does good at keeping the hall and bedroom cool.
eadeal55 06/07/15 03:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Velvac Mirror

http://www.ryderfleetproducts.com/van-and-pick-up-mirror-heads-c-9462 this link will take you to the site where I purchased the Velvac mirror I broke off backing into a tree lined site. The shaft between the mirror head and RV bracket is scored so it will break off there instead of ripping the arm off the motorhome. I think I paid about $125 shipped to my door, and it took all of 5 min to replace.
eadeal55 05/17/15 02:51pm Class A Motorhomes
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