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  1. I purchased a new 2018 HDT truck in Florida. I currently have my MDT truck insured with Good Sam. They say that I can only get liability coverage as they have a moratorium on all vehicles in the State of Florida. I called the Florida State Insurance Commissioner and he suggested that I change Insurance Companies. My Good Sam insurance underwriting company is Integon Preferred Insurance company, so don't suggest them. If anyone out there has a different insurance company than Good Sam please let me know. My new class 7 Freightliner is sitting on the dealers lot and I don't want to drive it without full coverage. I am going to change all of my Good and useless Sam policies over to another company when I find one.
  2. Hi All - here we go again; we got to the Virginia International Raceway near Danville/Alton in Va. and we are pretty sure the turbo is going on the 2003 dually F350. We've got the 37' toy hauler, but more importantly two old German Shepherds besides my husband and myself. We'll know tomorrow if someone from our area of SC is going to drive up to at least pick us up and get us ( or me and the 2 dogs)home; Husband will talk to track, but pretty sure we will have to move the trailer as we are in a full hook up and this is a busy busy track. I have not a clue what is going to all happen - none of it good, I imagine, but wondering is there anyone in the area of VA/NC that we cld park the trailer if we have to get it out? Just putting feelers out at this point; any suggestions certainly welcome. Thank you, Mary
  3. Ok, I've read everything that I could get my hands on regarding house batteries and 12v systems. I'm currently living full time (as of October 27) in a 1992 Mallard Sprinter that I bought used off of Craigslist. I have attended the Escapees Bootcamp, and thought that I had gotten my answer, but now I'm confused again. Should I be able to charge my phone in one of the 110 outlets from the house batteries? Or will they only run the 12v lights? I have no RV experience, and I'm not super handy when it comes to home/auto maintenance. I'm trying to learn, and forums have been super helpful. My basic question is: what can I expect to run off my house batteries? The reason I'm asking is because I've had quite the adventure trying to make sure that all of my systems were working properly, and some have influenced others, as you can imagine. When we first purchased the coach, the owner walked me through the systems, and I figured that it was mostly all common sense. I may have been a little starry eyed at the idea of finally finding a rig in my price range, available in the timeframe in which I required it. So everything *appeared* to be working. Once we hit the road, we spent the first weekend at a state park with electrical and water hookups -- learning how all that worked the first time was easy. Even had no issue dumping black and gray water the first time. Then we finally hit the open road, and had to spend one night in a Walmart parking lot. Much to my surprise, nothing seemed to be able to run off the house batteries. No lights, no water, nothing. To further complicate matters, I couldn't get the generator to start. So I thought there was an issue with the genny, and made an appointment to get it looked at. We continued our trip, confining our stays to places that had hookups. Over the course of time, and online research, I read that the engine alternator should be charging the house batteries, as well as shore power. Since we've been driving for a week, and hooking up to shore, I thought that the battery MUST be charged, and tried it again. No luck, but on a whim I tried to start the generator again. Chugging for a bit adn then VROOM it starts! Scratching my head and shrugging my shoulders, I cancel the appointment to have the genny looked at. It has not been a problem since, but I still don't understand the battery situation. It appears to be new, but I haven't gotten it tested yet. I'm far from home, and not even sure where or how to get it tested. An RV tech checking out my furnace touched it with a 12v tester and it lit up, so I'm guessing there is power in there. I should mention that the panel of lights that shows the charge level of the battery, as well as the fill level of our tanks is also on the fritz. When plugged into shore power, it shows the battery at full charge, but the moment we unplug it shows "L" which I'm guessing means Low = discharged. Sorry this post got so long, I'm hoping someone out there will take the time to read it and answer my question. Will the plugs in the rig work off the batteries? or only while plugged into shore power or off the generator?
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