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  1. "Last September, I pulled into a rest stop outside Springfield, IL. Someone knocked on my door and it was the Illinois Dept. of Revenue. " Illinois has serious money issues and I think you are part of their solution. Your LLC was all they needed to ticket you and the $1000 was felt to be low enough that you'd just pay. Only a lawyer can assist you in this case.
  2. Our 03 Camelot uses Silverado headlight assemblies. I bought LED replacement lamps from M4 Products. Replaced both low and high beams. Wow, what a wonderful difference.
  3. REV does have them. You need to be a bit persistent to get the right person to look for them. Before they closed the Oregon call center, I was able to get mine. They do have them, the newer folks don't have a clue how to get to them and they need to have the time to find them (they are electronic file by the way).
  4. Demco Excalibar with over 70,000 miles now, is what we have. Rebuilt it 2 years ago (new bolts, seals and boots. All welds fully checked) and it has been totally trouble free.
  5. 2 1/2 years on our Amish unit and it is great! I had ours done in Shipshwana by JC Refrigeration (Owns Dutch Aire).
  6. I moved to FMCA from Good Sam due to the pricing. I also had issues at Camping World and want try someone else. I also switched to FMCA (Nationwide) for our coach insurance. Progressive kept going up on price. About a $400/yr savings.
  7. I had excellent service from Shock Warehouse. They also had the best pricing for my needs.
  8. In my 35 years as a firefighter and 15+ as an EMT and my wife as an life long RN, we have seen the results of someones bad behavior way too much. We both now carry and also avoid anything that looks questionable. My advice is if you carry, get training (never stop training), practice, learn what your weapon will do and always, always know what is behind the threat. By the way, you will get arrested and held until things are sorted out. It is so sad we have to be prepared like this now days, but it is the current reality.
  9. Yes, All older Monaco, Holiday Ramblers had a poor lower corner design for slides. If you go to Talinrv.com, Chris Throgmortin has done a lot of research into the problem (owns a Holiday Rambler) and has a fix. Go watch his videos and you’ll get an understanding of the problem. He also sells replacement corner plates to correct the problem. I did all my slides before I had issues. Did the work myself using his kits.
  10. Installed Bilsteins and it was not the worst job. 3 hours for the front, 4 hours for rear and the ride is excellent from a 2 hour test drive! No more banging over pavement patches or uneven pavement. Best $650 spent (SHOCK WAREHOUSE). That is for 8 shocks. Tip for anyone deciding to tackle it themselves and have the stud top: mount get a nut splitter and just crease the nut, you don't need to split it. Every top stud nut spun right off with my short handle rachet. Also it is tight under there! I am only 160# and found that I just don't bend as well as I use to!
  11. Last year I had Chris T. of Talin Mfg measure our coach for some replacement awnings while at the Rambli'n Pushers MS rally in 2016. He also inspected our slides. The bedroom slide was in need of some recaulking, but otherwise in good shape. We did discuss the Guardian Plates being something for the future. I did order and install them late summer 2016 for the Bedroom slide. I had Chris measure the living room slide at the 2017 MS rally as well as the bedroom slide for the plates for the rollers since there was signs of some wear from the rollers. I also wanted to be proactive and prevent problems. I put about 8 hours into the work over 2 days. I finished installing everything last week and was an fairly simple job if you have good mechanical skills. Key things: This will eliminate any chance of slide floor rot that Monaco products are susceptible to. They look very good and give things a fresh updated look. The slides are actually quieter with the Guardian plates when moving in or out! They also run much smoother and sound as if the motor is having an easier time moving things. I highly recommend them! I also found out as I worked on the install that I have one of the Monaco experimental flush floor slides with rollers after the lift blocks instead of a glide bar.
  12. Gander Mountain was always higher priced than Cabella's or Bass Pro when I went there. Been a few years since I last went in one, same thing for Camping World.
  13. jwj14, is it an AWD Edge? We tow our 2007 AWD Edge without any issues at all. Our procedure is the same as the above "Start the engine and allow it to run for five minutes at the beginning of each day and every six hours thereafter. With the engine running and your foot on the brake, shift into position D and then into position R before shifting back into position N." I do know that some of the front wheel drive Edges were not flat towable because they had a different transmission that the AWD ones.
  14. It's a perfect fit! I have found Gander overpriced and their service sucked on a Warranty issue. I'll take Bass Pro or Cabellas any day!
  15. You'll love the ARP control. Works very well and I am glad I put it in.
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