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Open checkbook 18 22.50%
Open toolbox 70 87.50%
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:44 AM   #29
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Toolbox. Unless it means taking apart the engine or transmission. Most other things, given time and internet access, I can usually fix.
This, especially when it comes to the interior, electrics, or upgrades to the coach.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:01 PM   #30
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I can not vote on this because the answer is the 3rd or 4th options

3: Both
4: It depends {x}

I am a rather skilled all around technician, Specialising in electrical/electronics I am comfortable with plumbing (Same as electric after all only not as shocking) and engine/drive traine work. having worked as a small engine mechanic and done everythign from minor tune ups to major overhauls on automotive engins.

But I do not have that kind of tool box with me.. So for the big box jobs... (Like replacing my 8.1 Vortec) I have to open the checkbook.. For my tool box can not do the job.. I know how.. It does not.
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:08 PM   #31
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Toolbox for me. In the 22 year 200k mile life of my mh it has only been in a shop for alignments. If the transmission ever fails, I will take it out and drive the unit to a shop for repairs.
My next major project will be applying a new epdm rubber roof. I have been shopping for the material at local building supply dealers that stock various mfgs of the material. They have large rolls and cut off what you need. Firestone makes epdm material which a friend that inspects building construction told me is the best epdm roofing made. Little more research and I will be ready to make the purchase.
Never have owned a diesel and don't really want to learn a new trade. However another good friend has been a mechanic for the city transit system for 30 years and he said he would enjoy showing me how to maintain it and be there for any big problems. Plus he has all the tools.
All my friends including myself went into various trades which certainly makes maintaining our belongings much easier.
According to the poll there are a lot of handy people out on the road.

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Old 05-03-2015, 08:10 PM   #32
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Least you could do is post the price , or offer to help with the payments.


EDIT: Oh back to topic ; tool box. I've even got the 600 ft.lb torque wrench & socket , for the lug nuts on Bruce's coach.
Sorry about that omission. Talked to the owner today, her Mom passed last month, so she is getting the place ready to sell. About a 2200sf home on 5 acres near Salida, Colorado along the Sangre de Cristo range. It will list for under $400K, not many list for under $500-750K with that much property near town.

I would love to help you with the payments, how about $1. per month? Of course, when the moho needs some work, it is negotiable.

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what part of Colorado rv pad come man details, details
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My property has an RV pad with full hookups, the neighbors does not. You could use mine while you fix up the place to your specs. Located near Salida, Colorado along the Sangre de Cristo range. Really nice. BTW, you are a mechanic, right?

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Old 05-03-2015, 09:07 PM   #34
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Tool Box

I do not like other people working on my stuff.

PS: when under warranty, I let them work on it. But, we all know, warranties are real short.
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Proving that the Most Dangerous Thing Ever is NOT a Pilot With His Own Toolbox

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When something goes wrong with your MH, do you open your checkbook or your toolbox?
Scratching holes in the sky for Uncle Sam, it sure was nice being able to call Maintenance and have them handle it.

But, I'd never be able to afford a 45' Class A if I had to reach for the checkbook every time. So, mark me down as "toolbox."

You USAF types will appreciate that we have our own 781 for the bus: to date, a whopping 70 writeups annually that need fixing. With three exceptions -- that was to install new tires, repack wheel bearings and replace intake valve solenoids -- I did it all.
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About a 2200sf home on 5 acres near Salida, Colorado along the Sangre de Cristo range. It will list for under $400K, not many list for under $500-750K with that much property near town.
I have been to Salida a few times, the last time was about 10 years ago and really enjoyed the area. Rolled into Salida in my mh after crossing Marshall Pass, driving on the old Rio Grande railroad grade. Summit of Marshall Pass was a fine boondocking area. Fairly remote up there and why I carry parts and tools. Hope to visit Colorado again this year, it has been too long.

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I have been to Salida a few times, the last time was about 10 years ago and really enjoyed the area. Rolled into Salida in my mh after crossing Marshall Pass, driving on the old Rio Grande railroad grade. Summit of Marshall Pass was a fine boondocking area. Fairly remote up there and why I carry parts and tools. Hope to visit Colorado again this year, it has been too long.

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Wifey loves it near the summit of Marshall Pass, lots of rockhounding in that area. A friend nearly froze to death this past winter when his snowmobile broke down there, and his cell did not work. Search and Rescue found in just in time when his wife reported him missing, thankfully before dark. Taught everybody a valuable lesson.

You must have a tough moho to get it thru that area, they have just started to get the roads back in shape recently after the winter. We love it here, so much to do.

Sorry for going off-topic, does the broke-down snowmobile count? He did break out his checkbook and make a very nice donation to the Search and Rescue team. So, maybe count his vote for the "Checkbook". . .

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How can there be a 89% -20% for the pole question?
Been to Colorado a few times.
Check book in most cases for me. Seriously it cost less then if work on it first.
I did install the flat screens and made the cabinets.
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How can there be a 89% -20% for the pole question?
Been to Colorado a few times.
Check book in most cases for me. Seriously it cost less then if work on it first.
I did install the flat screens and made the cabinets.
Some of us must have responded both - tool box AND check book. I know I did, As I noted before I do not crawl under the coach to fix things anymore, so checkbook. I do try to fix most things I can get at without the aforementioned crawling, hence toolbox.
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#1. Can it wait until I get home?
#2. Can I fix it?
#3. Do I even want to mess with it?
#4. Follow father's advice; Do what you do best and pay someone else to do what they do best.

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Tool box. Always have maintained and repaired my own vehicles. Retired mechanic, worked on natural gas engines, diesel generators, pumps, and what ever else it takes to move water.
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I always pull out the tool box first. There is vast amount of info on the web on how to fix things. I also call Freightliner, Thor, or Onan for information. Then after getting All the information, I then decide to go with the tool box or check book,
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