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Dry rot on recreational vehicle
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by Don Stec, FEBRUARY 9, 2017



With all the rain this year, the stage is set for a major production of a fungus that attacks wood, it is known as dry rot.  Surprisingly, many owners do not know that wood is often used in the structure of their RV.  That includes motor homes, travel trailers, truck overhead campers and boats.  Many owners know their motor home...
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Tire sudden sidewall failure
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by Don Stec, JANUARY 6, 2017



Well,  winter is upon us again in the North State and it looks like it will bring plenty of rain and snow to the mountains.  With the weather, I also expect to see collisions caused by what drivers describe as - “a blowout” of a tire.  This is typical every winter as vehicles get out of control on the slippery...
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Vehicle repair scam
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by Don Stec, DECEMBER 11, 2016



From time to time I warn people about scams that occur with vehicle repairs.  When the economy is poor the scams become more prevalent. They also show up during the Christmas Holidays.  People are more susceptible at this time of year to the needs of others and more generous to help those in need.  Especially if the person is trying...
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​Winter Driving - Avoid a Speeding Ticket
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by Don Stec, NOVEMBER 14, 2016



Every winter at the collision repair center I talk to drivers that received a speeding ticket after they had a collision. During the course of writing the repair estimate, the driver will often explain what happened leading to the accident. Then they will describe the ticket they received. “I was driving at the posted speed limit and the cop cited...
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Fiberglass repair mistakes
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by Don Stec, OCTOBER 13, 2016



There are many products advertised to the boat (and home and auto) owner for fiberglass repair. Unfortunately far too many products simply “stick” to fiberglass. By using the word “stick” I mean, a product that only adheres to the surface of fiberglass. An example would be glue or caulking. When applied to a crack or hole, it is surface attached....
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