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Everything posted by carlpeterson

  1. My neighbor just took out a washer-dryer out of his RV. Good shape, will give it to some one that can use and will come get it. He lives in Pearland, Tx. Name is Bruce Hughs,409-392-1862. He is going on a trip soon. You may call me. Carl Peterson, 832-385-3760.
  2. tybutler- I am facing the same decision you made about flying. I'm 83 and about to give up flying because I don't enjoy it like I used to. MY 172XP is up for sale, but haven't given up on RVing yet.
  3. I have a RV cover that I bought for my 30ft. Fleetwood Flair. Good shape. Used less than a year. If you want it, its free U pay the shipping. Carl Peterson 8323853760
  4. Brett- thanks for your in depth answer to all technical questions. We all appreciate your answers. Carl Peterson
  5. I have stayed twice at the Pecan Park Riverside- 50 Squirrel Run- 512-396-0070. Would stay there again. good access to San Marcos.
  6. Doesn't surprise me. Honda made no effort to replace a failed transmission on my 2011 fit that failed while being towed. Simply said no even though it was still in warranty.
  7. bilcain, Thanks for the info. I'm still fighting. I like the Fit for a dinghy, but if I can't tow it, I'll get something else. I have also written to Hotline of Motorhome about this also.
  8. Follow up on my problem. Last week a Honda rep. called and asked what I thought would be a fair settlement. I said lets spit the $2000.0 bill since I contend that I followed correct towing procedures, they said that can't be verified. He thought that was fair, but called yesterday and said that the claim had been denied. I will never buy another Honda for a dinghy. My suggestion, if you buy make sure the dealer will back up any warranty claims. I didn't have the option of going to my dealer since it happened on a trip. The Honda Dealer in San Marcos said he would support my position, but apparently crumbled when Honda called. Buyer Beware.
  9. See my entry on Honda Fit transmission failure.
  10. Just spent a week at Ft Meade in MD. Good park.
  11. I think their response was generic. They asked how can I prove I followed the instructions. My response was in my first post, but unless Honda changes their response to this, I will never buy another Honda, because their warranties appear to be worthless. I have followed check lists for 60 years, so I know I did the correct procedures before leaving. Besides, my wife always checks me also.
  12. My refrigerator worked fine before all the recalls which I faithfully followed. Started having problems immediately. Last time a mobile RV repairman took all the wiring off and I'm back to the original configuration and It works fine. If it goes up in flames, at least the refrigerator will be cold. I'm not suggesting that any of you should so the same.
  13. I have a 2011 Honda Fit which suffered a transmission failure after towing to San Marcos Texas well withing the 8hr procedure for towing. The warranty is 5 yrs. and 50,000.00 miles, I only had 43,000.00miles. Honda refused coverage because they said proper pretowing procedures were not followed. I have been flying safely for 60 years so I follow checklists religiously, so I assured them that I went through the proper procedure before towing. I felt obligated to make all owners and potential owners aware of this, and have written all RV organizations that I belong to. I told Honda I was doing this, and would follow up with results, good or bad. So far, all bad. The Honda dealer in San Marcos originally said the warranty should apply, but later changed their story after American Honda turned down the warranty. I will follow up with any updates.
  14. Brett- I opened up the back where the burner and exhaust tube are, all I saw was a black cylinder. I guess the burner is inside, but couldn't figure out how to get to it.
  15. thanks Brett, I'll try it today. Hope to meet you someday.
  16. I have a 2006 Gas Safari Simba 33ft. with a Norcold Lrm 1200 refrigerator. Works on AC OK, but not on LP. There is gas in the line because the stove works okay. On LP, sometimes it lights, but won't stay on. I've seen this problem on other forums but can't find it. Any suggestions on what to try will be appreciated.
  17. I posted a comment on an article I started in 2012 on Norcold 1200. In short, my refrig quit last weekend just before a trip. It was the red light on the safety recall and I couldn't wire around it like previous switches. Trip cancelled. Called a repair man and he wired around it, and I'm leaving it that way. The only problem I've had is with the 3 or 4 recall switches I had installed and considerable time waiting for it to be repaired. Never had a problem before the recall episode. Norcold really screwed this one up. Brett, are you going to get after me?
  18. I started this topic back in 2012 on my Norcold 1200Lrim refrigerator. The fridge had always worked good until the recall switch was put in. I was able to go around it successfully because I was on a trip with the fridge full. I since have had two more switches install and this past weekend it failed also. Trip canceled. I called a mobile RV tech. and he wired around it, and checked for normal operation. That's the way I am going to leave it, regardless of all the warnings from Norcold. The Technician said he's never seen a problem doing this. It's the way it was designed. I'm not recommending any one else to do this, but I'll keep this topic updated. BTW, the last recall switch was fairly complicated, so I had to call someone to help me go around it. Brett- are you going to get after me?
  19. I have a 33ft. Safari Simba gas and has been insured by USAA for several years. They also allow me to put it in the storage mode to save when I'm not using it.
  20. I have been using my DirecTV receiver for years in my motorhome, beach house in Louisianna, farm in MN. with no major problems. When I encounter a problem, I call DirectTV, and ask for technical support and they have always been able to help me fix the problem, great support.
  21. gdroke- I also have a Safari Simba (2006). Very happy with it, I run the refrig. on propane when traveling. no problems so far. You probably have a Norcold 1200 refrig. If you do, you may want to check some recent topics of another recall for this model. Norcold says not to use the refrig. until you have the recall done.
  22. My earlier reply didn't get posted, in summary, I'm not going to get this one as the first recall more than a year ago took 3 trips to get a good part.. I'll take my chances. Brett you will probably not agree.
  23. The first two parts of the last recall were bad, Probably the same will happen with this one. right now my frig is working, so I'll take my chances. The nearest dealer to me is 20 miles, 2 round trips would be at least $25.00 of gas plus half a day. I will try to get the part sent to me.
  24. I've had good service from Strouhal Tires on 288 south of Houston, RV Masters in west Houston can fix anything, and are very reliable. (713-461-2300) Talk to Kelly or Gloria, the owners, or Orlando the service manager.
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