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Old 03-23-2014, 07:00 PM   #31
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Why do you have to have a special invitation? It's open to any and all FR product owners.
No special invitation needed. Just that basically when we travel a distance it is to present seminars. A bit like The RV Doctor or Geeks On Tour or Mac the Fire Guy.
Just returned from 10 day trip to FMCA @ Perry, GA where I gave 5 seminars, so adding another event (Dates??) to our calender isn't in the budget since we are not full timers.
We have a full calender here at home with various projects such as my 51 Chevy P/U as well as giving Seminars on Genealogy in the area w/ 2 already on my calender.

Also have planned on repairing the water panel of the Coachmen Freelander and hoping to do a full paint to fix the defective graphics.




Don't think FR would like this example of their quality at the event.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:05 PM   #32
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No special invitation needed. Just that basically when we travel a distance it is to present seminars. A bit like The RV Doctor or Geeks On Tour or Mac the Fire Guy.
Just returned from 10 day trip to FMCA @ Perry, GA where I gave 5 seminars, so adding another event (Dates??) to our calender isn't in the budget since we are not full timers.
We have a full calender here at home with various projects such as my 51 Chevy P/U as well as giving Seminars on Genealogy in the area w/ 2 already on my calender.

Also have planned on repairing the water panel of the Coachmen Freelander and hoping to do a full paint to fix the defective graphics.
Don't think FR would like this example of their quality at the event.
Aug 3-9 and turn in a service request and let FR fix the decals for free.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:39 PM   #33
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Aug 3-9 and turn in a service request and let FR fix the decals for free.
If I'm reading Tireman9 correctly, he only attends rallies when he's paid to attend. A.K.A. "invite."
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:25 PM   #34
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If I'm reading Tireman9 correctly, he only attends rallies when he's paid to attend. A.K.A. "invite."

I wish. So far, I have only received discounts at some events. Given that I am serving as both "entertainment" and "educator" I don't feel this is unreasonable considering I am paying all the expenses out of my pocket. Bought a video projector & laptop lately?

Should a teacher at College lecture for free? How about the evening entertainment? Think they perform for free?

At large Genealogical Conferences it is not unusual for a speaker to receive travel, room & per dium plus a fee for each lecture given.

If however, I was presenting an "Infomercial" where I was selling or promoting a product for sale and was seeing income from sales that would be a different story. or if I had "sponsorship" from a large corporation like one of the tire companies I would expect the sponsor to pay my expenses.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:08 PM   #35
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I am fairly new to this lifestyle and on my outlook is that it reminds me of new cars in the 60's and 70's. When you bought them, you waited a couple of weeks to find all of the problems (that you expected to have) and then took them to the dealer to have them resolved. I agree that the industry as a whole does a very poor job of quality control.
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I wish. So far, I have only received discounts at some events. Given that I am serving as both "entertainment" and "educator" I don't feel this is unreasonable considering I am paying all the expenses out of my pocket. Bought a video projector & laptop lately?...
Yes, just bought a new Surface 2. So maybe you should forget about giving a lecture and just enjoy camping like the rest of us, (as my physics teacher always said" "Poor dumb civilians" that pay for it out of our own pocket.
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Back on topic

Why would an RV mfg think it was OK to require that the water pump would need to be cut out of the sub-floor frame for service?


Local Coachmen dealer said they probably have to cut the wood frame out and cut the pump mounting screws OR Remove the shower & tub then cut access hols in bath floor to get to the pump mounting screws.

So maybe Coachmen figures that I would just scrap the RV when the $70 pump wears out.
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