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Old 02-26-2014, 02:59 PM   #1
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Love this site and hate it too.

So many great people on here with tons of knowledge. I love knowing that when I have a problem our just a question there is typically someone that can help.
With that said this site freaks me out at times. I honestly get stressed as I read about some peoples problems and start to wonder if my coach is minutes away from breaking down or lightening my wallet.
I guess that why I love reading the latest modification thread. Typically all good stuff and great ideas.
Anyway I guess my point was to just say thanks to everyone for sharing in a great hobby and the information you bring to this site. Even with the posts that make me wonder if I am forgetting something our will soon have the same problems as others, I am so happy knowing that on any trip at any time I could have a problem and the answer is typically just a post away.

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Old 02-26-2014, 03:07 PM   #2
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You know what they say, "poop happens". All you can do is maintain it as much as you can. If something is going to break, and it will, there is nothing you can do. Enjoy it. To me, having issues and having to repair them, it part of the experience.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:28 PM   #3
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This site gets me in trouble, I find there are items I never knew about that now I can't live without. HAHAHA!! I use the bad stories as a general warning, they often have a similarity no matter the make.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:20 PM   #4
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:23 PM   #5
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Worrying about what may happen tomorrow will surely dampen your enjoyment of today. From a worrier.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:22 PM   #6
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Lots of info,
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:51 PM   #7
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good advice

concur... good advice and interesting comments.

one last thing.
don't worry about tomorrow. tomorrow will take care of itself.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:00 PM   #8
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I've learned so much here that were it not for reading about other people's problems, solutions, maintenance advise, and preventions... I would have been in a world of hurt and overwhelming costs myself...
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:03 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Kro1957 View Post
don't worry about tomorrow. tomorrow will take care of itself.
Or it will take care of you!
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:22 AM   #11
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I understand the OP's feelings, I used to spend a lot of time on a Duramax diesel forum.
I sleep better at night now that I only visit it for problems I am actually experiencing or want helpful insight on a maintenance or upgrade issue. According to the forum I am on borrowed time with my injectors and have been for the last 80,000 miles or so. I know they will fail eventually , but what mechanical thing wont? I stopped worrying about it when I stopped reading horror stories.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:45 AM   #12
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Having had my fair share of RV roadside breakdowns and time-consuming, expensive repairs, I frankly enjoy reading about other peoples issues as I can commiserate with them and realize that I'm not the only one who's waited 4 hours on the side of an interstate waiting for a tow truck or blown a tire in no-where's-ville, Nebraska.

Breakdowns are an inevitable part of RV life. I'm driving a 40-foot truck chassis with an entire house built on top of it with all the comforts of home plus dragging a toad. Something is bound to go wrong. You prepare for what you can anticipate, be ready to fix things on the fly, and be flexible enough to plan around events that are out of your control.

Some how, this driving-on-the-edge lifestyle is enjoyable!
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:30 AM   #13
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Just another thing to do

Injectors went out last year on way home. Insurance picked up two of them and we replaced the other 4 to that tune of $498.00 each. Spent three days on a Cummins lot but got to tell you they were dam nice to us which made my wife and the two cats a lot better to live with. I would camp Cummins campground again.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:23 PM   #14
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I understand what the OP is saying about hearing about others experiences and wondering what may happen. What I've done is read this forum and learn what happened to others and how they corrected problems. As a result of this I've learned about EternaBond tape, Trac-Bars, Transynd Tranny fluid, correct radiator fluid, coach weighing, FMCA tire program, CoachNet, Serpentine Belt number, radiator hose numbers, $1.91 NAPA wipers that are regular $22, and many many more items. I learned all this and used all of the above due to this forum.

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