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Old 07-24-2020, 01:43 PM   #21
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I saw one where a guy was ranting about a “piece of crap” brand of motorhome. Therefore; everything of that brand was and they would fall apart as you’re going down the road. He had one 15 years ago. So you only should buy the brand he does. I just shake my Head.
Reading this thread I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who smiles at some of these.
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Old 07-24-2020, 02:20 PM   #23
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Nissan CVT transmissions. Pretty much any model any year. Have a 2010 Murano with 145,000 miles. So far so good.
This is a good one. I hear people say that CVT's are nothing but trouble waiting to happen and are an abomination to all mankind and autos alike. I have had cars with CVTs. Nothing wrong with them. Did what it is designed to do. Actually it is a good idea to keep the car as close to max power for the longest period of time on a smaller engine.

It is fun to listen to people complain how the "automatic transmission" won't shift.
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Old 07-24-2020, 04:38 PM   #24
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This is a good one. I hear people say that CVT's are nothing but trouble waiting to happen and are an abomination to all mankind and autos alike. I have had cars with CVTs. Nothing wrong with them. Did what it is designed to do. Actually it is a good idea to keep the car as close to max power for the longest period of time on a smaller engine.

It is fun to listen to people complain how the "automatic transmission" won't shift.
Had it on a hybrid Camry and a Prius. Kept both for over 130k miles. Never a glitch.
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My mechanic said Chevy Cruizes are only good for 100K before big trouble............I wish that I had listened to him.... and he's a big Chevy guy.....


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Old 07-24-2020, 06:33 PM   #27
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Its always interchangeable among the "big three", but my favorite is the "my brother is a mechanic" guy, and "the only vehicles he works on are (whatever brand I dont drive)". Therefore no one should ever buy (other brand).

The other thing that I find humorous, is the only people who ever have issues with China Bombs, are the people who are otherwise perfect. Every china bomb nightmare starts with "I always check the air pressure every 7 minutes, I have never hit a curb or pothole, I have never exceeded 52.01 mph..." You get the idea. Whenever we occasionally go over a bump or small curb or something, I always chuckle and say, "at least now I wont have a blow out"
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I was told China Bomb tires would explode instantly........ I have owned 25-30 and no blow outs.
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Old 07-24-2020, 07:38 PM   #29
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2011 Polaris 400HO ranger. Love Turf mode as it doesn't tear up the grass around the cabin if it's muddy. Never had an issue.
Huh... I never even knew Polaris MADE a 400 ranger... Much less as soon as 2011. I though it was 150 (kids) and then the 570. Looking into it, they make a 500 now too.


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Old 07-24-2020, 08:01 PM   #30
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Nissan CVT transmissions. Pretty much any model any year. Have a 2010 Murano with 145,000 miles. So far so good.
CVT's weren't all that bad if you followed the instructions for maintenance and used proper fluid.

A lot of people (customers, service people, and mechanics) often thought they didn't need to read the book and just did things like they always used to, or were told by their granddad, uncle, friend, cousin, beer drinking buddy).
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Old 07-24-2020, 08:09 PM   #31
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CVT's weren't all that bad if you followed the instructions for maintenance and used proper fluid.

A lot of people (customers, service people, and mechanics) often thought they didn't need to read the book and just did things like they always used to, or were told by their granddad, uncle, friend, cousin, beer drinking buddy).
That works both ways. My 2007 Rav4 manual specifically said the trans fluid and filter were good for life. Well... apparently Toyota engineers never counted on anyone driving them for 275K miles. If I would have gone against the manual and changed them at say 150k, I'd probably still be driving that thing.

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I was told China Bomb tires would explode instantly........ I have owned 25-30 and no blow outs.
They all explode at 66 mph.
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There's been a lot of talk about China Bombs lately, and that got me thinking...

In EVERY SINGLE forum I have been on for various things I own or have owned, there is always one thing that stands out as the "ticking time bomb" that people advocate needs to be dealt with immediately.

For my Polaris General it was the "turf mode"
For my 6.5 GM Diesel it was the "Pump Driver Module"
For my Coleman PUP it was "Roof Delamination"
For my 7.3 Ford Diesel it was "Crank Position Sensor"
For my Rockwood camper it was "China Bombs"
For my GMC Terrain it was "Auto Stop feature"
For my Ram Diesel it the "DEF system"
For the wifes Buick Cascada its "Non-Europe ECM programming"
For my sons Mazda 626 it was "Timing belt idlers"
and on and on and on.

And the funny thing is, not once (except for the 626) did I get bit by any of those supposed time-bombs that would ruin my very existence.

It was so bad with the Polaris 'turf mode' thing that when ever anyone came on the board with a "hi, I'm new here" they were immediately set on by 5-6 guy telling them they HAD to remove the turf mode or else they were in for big repair bills. It really turned a lot of guys off to that board, and that machine.

Anyone know of any other things where people are convinced there is something like a ticking bomb in it that has to be changed or else?

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I had the "China Bombs". Three, THREE blew in one trip. Properly inflated and not overloaded. That particular issue is one that I wished I'd known about before it happened.
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I had the "China Bombs". Three, THREE blew in one trip. Properly inflated and not overloaded. That particular issue is one that I wished I'd known about before it happened.
The so-called "China Bombs" is an amusing topic. I was caught up in the "lather" about them too. The latest trailer we have came fully equipped with the offending tires. They were fine except one wouldn't hold air. Every morning it was down 12 lbs without fail. We completed our trip, and discovered the leaker had a flaw and that another two were starting to delaminate, so I replaced them all with Carlisle ST trailer tires. Speed rating of the old tires: 65 mph max. Speed rating on the Carlisles was 79 mph. Feeling smug and self-righteous, I was checking my new treasures and discovered they were - - - MADE IN CHINA! Oh the irony!
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Speaking of first model year vehicles. We bought a 2000 Nissan Xterra and it was probably one of the best vehicles we ever owned. Drove it for 10 years then gave it to our daughter who just sold it less than a year ago and it's still on the road today. Hardly any issues with it for 20 years and paint still looked new and it sat in the sun it's whole life. My wife wishes we still had it.
Used to believe in the first year vehicle theory. In 2009 Kawasaki introduced the return of the Voyager cruiser motorcycle. Really nothing like the original except for reliability and cruiser comforts. Was hoping for the remake to be built off the 2000 cc . Comes out as a 1700. I was a little disappointed but loved everything else about the bike. Turns out to be one of the least maintenance required bikes I ever owned. I usually research everything before a purchase, but something new with no history lm sure was not released without endurance testing. Not so much luck with the Chevy Vega though Grrr !
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Huh... I never even knew Polaris MADE a 400 ranger... Much less as soon as 2011. I though it was 150 (kids) and then the 570. Looking into it, they make a 500 now too.





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Iím pretty sure he meant 500... they did make 400s, but I think they were all 2cycle. I have been out of the ATV deal for many years.
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Either negligence or ignorance! One or the other is when The Bomb goes off. The timing will coincide with inconvenience. 🤔
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I was told China Bomb tires would explode instantly........ I have owned 25-30 and no blow outs.

No it's 2 minutes after you've checked the inflation.
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It's a ticking TIME BOMB!!!!!

I have spent over 700 days in around 175 campgrounds and have never once seen anyone checking their tire pressure.
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