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About PAylor

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  • Birthday 12/16/1951

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    Fernandina Beach, FL
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    Golf, golf, golf! Of course rving! And I love my precious doggies.

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  1. Hi all, We have a 40 foot Augusta Ambition fifth wheel. We have a progressive industries power management system which has a read out of power in and out. The power is divided between two lines. Of course we keep the power output under 50 amps. Should we also try to keep each line under 25 amps? On occasion one line has gone over 25 amps with no breakers blowing but I wasn't sure it was good to do. Thanks in advance!
  2. Hi all, I like the idea of front living rooms with the duel slides. Seems like you sacrifice some room in the bedroom in the rear but we spend more time in the living room anyway. Anyone out there have any thoughts or opinions? Thanks!
  3. Traveling with bananas part 2

    Glad to put your mind at rest!
  4. Would love to have input- We purchased our fifth wheel last November. We have had three previous fifth wheels and are experienced Rvers. Also we have done extensive plumbing and electrical work to all our rigs. This was a custom high end unit. The manufacuturer was purchased and merged with another company during the final weeks of the assembly of our unit. We have never had an Rv with so many problems, many major dangerous problems. At this point the company has been great about taking care of all repairs. The warranty runs out in November. I really do think that this unit was caught in the chaos of the transition. The things that we've found makes it clear that there was no quality control. I want the company to extend the warranty past a year. I don't want to take legal action unless I have to. Based on Rv industry newsletters I know my problem isn't unique.
  5. Thanks for all the input on my first request. I know you are all anxious to know what I consider to be the ultimate way to travel and preserve those precious bananas. Here it is- After the bananas reach your desired ripeness separate them from their bunch. Wrap the end in saran warp (got this trick online). Then gently lay them on a towel in the the fridge. It's a bit of work but it seems to work for me.
  6. Hi all, I know this sounds inane but I am tired of throwing away food! We are on the road. I love to have a banana every day. One day of travel bruises my bananas terribly. I have tried to put them in a padded chair, on the carpet on the floor, nestled in towels and they always get bruises from the shaking of our fifth wheel. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  7. Hi all, The hubby and I have a difference of opinion and I would love input. We have a new fifth wheel that is still under warranty. I don't want to say it's a lemon but we have had it in the shop several times. The manufacturer has taken care of everything but it's still a hassle. Anyhow the A/C quit working. We took it to the service center and of course they couldn't find anything wrong. So we had to pay the bill. Got it home, packed to leave on a trip and turned on the A/C. After letting it run for two days the A/C cut out again. Took it back (after canceling our vacation-grrrr!) and they were able to find that the Dometic thermostat was bad. Of course we didn't pay for that repair. I think the repair shop is responsible for the first bill. I feel like they didn't do enough to find the problem. Hubby thinks Dometic is. He contacted the dealer requesting they contact Dometic. One thing I am sure of is that we're not responsible!
  8. Hi all, We purchased a new fifth wheel that doesn't have carpeting in the living room. It is so much easier to keep clean! But I am noticing scratch lines in the tile floor where the slide out rolls over the tile. I'm sure there must be others without carpet that don't have this trouble. It has to be something wrong with the rollers the slide out is seated on, right? It's still under warranty and the company has been great. Thanks in advance for input/advice.
  9. RVing with cancer

    Hi all, My hubby and I have had so many exciting adventures over the past 8 years in our RV; national parks, Alaska, Canada, family and friends. He was just diagnosed with myloplastic syndrome (MDS), a kind of leukemia. The only cure is bone marrow transplant. He is asymptomatic and very healthy now. His treatment plan is weekly shots and observation. We will reassess his health in June. If he stays stable I would like to do some travel. This will involve coordinating doctors on our travels to give him his weekly shots. Also this disease can turns very quickly so it may require we both have to fly home and leave the RV. I'm sure there are other people who have had health problems and continue to travel. I would love to hear experiences, suggestions and resources. Also would love to know what our.options are if we do have to leave the RV in terms of storage and transport. I think this is emotionally important for both of us. We love traveling.
  10. Hi all, We picked up our new fifth wheel in Elkhart. We live in Florida. It's a lovely RV but as always there are some repairs that are needed. Some are minor. Some must be repaired before we take it on the road the beginning of January. It has been in the repair shop for two weeks. At this point no repairs have begun. I am told that the manufacturer need more information on the costs before they approve. So other than calling everyone involved every day until work begins what other legal avenue do I have? I would love suggestions on some options. And I know I'm not the only one who has experienced this. Thanks in advance!
  11. We are very excited to be going to settlement on Monday on an Ambition fifth wheel made by Augusta. Last Tuesday I found out the Augusta had merged with The RV Factory. There has been lots of confusion in the whole process beginning with the fact that they didn't notify us, I had to chase them down. There were changes of location for settlement. Uncertainty about the settlement date. The whole thing has left us feeling very unsettled. We feel like the RV we're getting is a good one but we've always been concerned with warranty and service since we live so far from the factory. The company will have their warranty folks there to answer our questions. Would welcome any advice on other considerations we should discuss at settlement.
  12. Thanks so much for all the input! What I didn't mention is that putting in a wall oven will cost about $2000 more and I'll loose counter space (it's a small kitchen). And I really don't cook a lot.
  13. Hi all, I would live to get opinions about a remodeling project on our house. We travel in our fifth wheel for at least six months out of a year. I only use the convection/microwave oven and cooktop in food preparation. We also eat out a lot. We have a townhouse with a small kitchen that we plan on remodeling. Our lifestyle is much the same at home eat out a lot, not much cooking. I want to do the same thing in house as I have in the rv- no oven, just microwave/convection. I would love to hear opinions on the feasibility of this plan. It's works in the rv so why not is my opinion. What do you think?
  14. We just replaced the valve for the fourth or fifth time, can't remember. My husband is able to do the work. There is a major design flaw there. Anderson is always very nice. And they continue to replace it even though we're out of warranty. The good news is that after all that we don't think it did harm the water pump. Even better news is that we have ordered a new RV that doesn't have the Anderson valve. Just two months until we pick it up!
  15. Hi all, We are considering a new fifth wheel. We love the one we have but it's time to get something new. We are looking at one that has a residential refrigerator and induction cooktop. Very fancy but don't know if it fits our lifestyle. Mostly we don't know if it's possible to use it on 30 amps. When we are on 30 amp now we turn our refrigerator to lp and are very careful with power. Anyone out there have experience with residential refrigerator and 30 amp? Thanks in advance!