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16  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: December 21, 2013, 12:00:37 pm
Finally went and checked my tires, looks like I'm in the recall. Called my Ford dealer and they don't have a lift to handle the PC so they recommended a nearby RV repair station. Called them and they're checking into what they need to do but sounds like it will be painless.

I don't understand why they would need a lift. I used the RV jacks to raise one side at a time, and they used their axle jacks to pick up the tires enough to remove them. When they finished with one side, I raised the RV jacks; and then lowered the RV jacks on the other side. I don't think I would want them to lift the whole vehicle just to change tires. Sounds like your Ford dealer did the same as mine and passed on the problem to someone else.  nod
17  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: December 19, 2013, 12:43:16 pm
Just had 6 of mine replaced by TCI commercial tire center in Dothan, AL. Large bays and very professional-only took about an hour (three guys). They put the best balanced in front, but they all balanced with small weights. I had already replaced one tire so I had them put it as the spare. All-in-all one of the easiest recalls ever. No hassle, no paperwork and did it to my schedule.
18  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: December 16, 2013, 04:51:17 pm
Get ready for "somewhat" of a run around! In a recall situation the work that is done is paid for  by the manufacturer but evidently at a rate far under the going retail rate. My Ford dealer said I would have to make and appointment and they would pull the tire codes (will not take my word) and order the tires from Michelin.  This work  will be done at no charge to me.  In each case I had to educate the service managers to the recall since they had not heard anything officially from either Ford or Michelin.

My dealer (hadn't been paid for past work) referred me to Sears. I've been to three dealers; one passed and the other two are checking into the recall. It just came out Friday so we probably got the notice before they did. Per Michelin, the dealers will be paid $20 per tire to mount and balance which may work for them. The replacement tires will be LTX M/S 2(new and improved  Grin) LT 225/75R16. Nobody has given me any "warm and fuzzy" feelings-just hope they will do the job without it costing me anything. I've only got 4200 miles on them.
19  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Happy Holidays to everyone on: December 15, 2013, 08:04:24 pm
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. Happy Holidays to anyone that I missed.  Wink
20  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: December 15, 2013, 12:49:55 pm
Thanks for the notice! looks like I'm in it-just wish I had more miles on them.  Wink
21  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: What to do with an Fiamma Awning now that I have a new Electric Awning on: December 01, 2013, 11:48:34 am
Use it on your back porch or something similar??  Cheers
22  Main Forum / General Discussion / Tank heaters? on: December 01, 2013, 11:43:15 am
Do the tank heaters have thermostats? Do they work like heat tapes and can you leave them on when hooked to shore power? Thanks for any answers and Happy Holidays!
23  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Overnight Parking - Nontradional Campgrounds on: November 22, 2013, 11:06:49 am
When we were returning from our trip to Alaska, we decided to spend one night at a Walmart in Helena, MT and stock up. While setting up next to the only tree on the lot, we met a couple that had just bought a Class A and were waiting to get their title at the courthouse. They were a hoot to be around and we ended up staying three nights to keep them company. We cleared it with Walmart and ended up spending about $150 at the store (definitely not free camping  Grin).
24  Main Forum / Polls / Re: Any pets travel with you? on: November 22, 2013, 10:18:10 am
We travel with our mini poodle that doesn't shed and is hypo-allergenic (note for those with allergies or future prospects for our PC  Grin). When we had a Class A, Riley (our dog) sat (mostly slept) on my wife's lap. After we got the PC, I became concerned about the airbag doing some serious damage to him. I bought a safety harness and secured it to the lap belt on the sofa. It took Riley several trips to accept the new position but he now sleeps without any whining during the ride.  Smile

PS: Quite a surprise for both of us when I don't notice him on the top of the chair when I sit down.  LOL
25  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Jon Stewart comments on ObamaCare... on: November 20, 2013, 11:45:52 pm're a glutton for punishment!   LOL Wonder if I should give you a 'helpful' just for bravery?

 - Mike

Thanks! I'll bet it won't last long.  Wink
26  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Jon Stewart comments on ObamaCare... on: November 20, 2013, 11:12:53 pm

What the Hey, let's try for zero helpfuls!  Grin
27  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Coincidence? on: November 20, 2013, 10:34:20 pm
Shipper: I have a yet-to-be-used trailer I might just see if there is indeed a service team inside that trailer!  I'm sure a V10 could haul it, no?  -Mike

You might be able to tow it with a V8, but no problem with a V10.  Grin
28  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Bear Songs on: November 20, 2013, 07:46:57 pm
This mama grizzly was running toward the bells with her cubs close behind...
29  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Coincidence? on: November 20, 2013, 07:35:00 pm
Now don't be prejudice, that trailer might be the beginning of a great service team (if they can all fit inside)  Wink
30  Main Forum / Around the Campfire / Re: Just another opinion on the ObamaCare roll-out! on: November 20, 2013, 02:24:49 pm
Share your thoughts on the Helpful Ratings By Clicking Here and participate in the poll.

Done!  ThumbsUp

PS: Just this morning I've been up 1; then down 1 at least three times. Someone in the shadows is having fun yoyoing my ratings. Oh well, different strokes for different folks.  Grin
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