Originally Posted by joshuajim
Just because a person who owns a Class A replies to a trailer post , that does not mean that they did not own a trailer in the past.
If a poster needs an answer that applies specifically to their year, make and model RV, then they need to go tho their dealer and pay the $$$.
I'll be more specific as to what happens and why it creates bad feelings.
A new owner of a PUP or A-frame is trying to understand why his battery is flat so often. An owner of a larger RV, not realizing the thread is under PUP or A-Frames, pipes in and tells him to use the disconnect switch to disconnect the battery when in storage. Another tells him to turn off the dehumidify circuit on his fridge to save power. As most (but not all) know, PUPs and A-frames do not have battery disconnect switches unless an owner installs one. And the fridges draw zero DC power when run on propane. And the fridges do not have automatic ignition on propane, so if the flame blows while driving the fridge stops cooling.
In another case, a new PUP owner was asking about dealing with his awning in high winds. Lots of advice from larger RV owners about using power retraction system (PUP roof can't take the stress or weight) or staking down the awning real securely (can over-stress the roof lift system and make the canvas not fit right).
I always thought that that is what these forums are for - to share information. The problem is and remains how to prevent wrong information from being presented as gospel. I see no easy solution other than to keep my mouth shut unless I really know what I'm talking about. Even then, when I do make an error, I need to say so to prevent somebody from acting on bad info.
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