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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,590
    stever said:

    @jipster, I kind of feel that way this morning after talking to my body shop. B)

    I need some "security" guidance too.

    After taking delivery of my fixed van, I noticed that the sliding door doesn't fit. They've adjusted it once and I told them to keep trying. I'm worried about structural stability and safety. There was no obvious damage to the door. When closed the top seams aren't "flush" with the roof and it's obvious when you look, especially when compared to the right side slider.

    What say the peanut gallery?


    The rear quarter panel still has some dents in it too!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,361
    stever said:

    Thanks, afaik they did not remove the door. It's not flush all the way across the top. I saw the van after the body work was done and before they repainted the panel and the door was on. More pics here.

    The adjuster is the body shop; they do the estimate and the insurance company decides whether it's a total or repairable. Good idea about asking for another adjuster, since the shop won't be impartial.

    I never heard of the, "The adjuster is the body shop". You are right about that not being impartial. That's why you should contact your insurance company to see how they can help you.

    FWIW, the sliding doors on Son #1's '08 Town and Country seem to always give him fits. He took it to the dealer a couple of times and they "fixed it" but the "fix" only lasted a week or two at the most. I thought it was "fixed" when the 2 of us gave it a try. That seemed to work for the longest time, a couple years IIRC, then it acted up again. My Son did the next "fix" by himself and never had a problem after that.

    I'd offer to come out and help, but with my track record, it probably won't be permanent and I don't want you bad-mouthing me in here about that or worse yet, hiking my dues. :'(

    So, get out a couple wrenches and "fix it" yourself.

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '12 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,590

    driver100 said:

    I need some guidance. No, not on how to live my life guidance.....some ideas of a home-type security system.

    On New Years Day my wife organized a potluck dinner for our community in Florida. I helped run the auction which was very successful and we had a lot of laughs. Sold handbags and made up that they were Gucci or Coach. Had some imported coffee mugs.....imported from China.

    Anyway, we raised $215 toward a security camera. We don't get too many incidences here but, it would be nice to have a record of who comes in and leaves. The camera would be attached to the clubhouse, and it would record cars as they enter and leave. I see some cameras don't need wiring, that would be a plus. What do I look for as far as performance etc.? Is there a particularly good model? How much does a decent one cost? Let me know if there is a particular one on amazon...that would be a way we could order it. We do have a handyman and some residents who can install it.

    Any suggestions are welcome.

    Should be careful of those wireless cameras. I hear a talented hacker can end up watching you with your own equipment.

    Why not try putting up a sign like this:



    That would scare me off!

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,590
    murphydog said:

    driver100 said:

    I need some guidance. No, not on how to live my life guidance.....some ideas of a home-type security system.

    On New Years Day my wife organized a potluck dinner for our community in Florida. I helped run the auction which was very successful and we had a lot of laughs. Sold handbags and made up that they were Gucci or Coach. Had some imported coffee mugs.....imported from China.

    Anyway, we raised $215 toward a security camera. We don't get too many incidences here but, it would be nice to have a record of who comes in and leaves. The camera would be attached to the clubhouse, and it would record cars as they enter and leave. I see some cameras don't need wiring, that would be a plus. What do I look for as far as performance etc.? Is there a particularly good model? How much does a decent one cost? Let me know if there is a particular one on amazon...that would be a way we could order it. We do have a handyman and some residents who can install it.

    Any suggestions are welcome.

    I just installed an outdoor nest cam. Camera cost ~ $199 and rolling 10 days of video storage is $100/year.

    Pros:
    Very clear HD video
    Captures sound as well and allows me to speak to people at my door
    Camera and video feed can be shared with others
    Video data available anywhere your smartphone/tablet or computer have web access
    Super simple app design and video access
    Alerts to my phone when somebody comes to my porch

    Cons:
    Wired - Cable can be cut by proactive bad guy/girl
    Cost (though IMHO totally worth it!)
    Good info murphydog, much appreciated.

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  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,361
    driver100 said:

    jmonroe said:

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    nyccarguy said:

    Craig - Happy New Year my friend! I'm glad you are back. I don't care if you are @isellhondas, @isellhondas4, or @deathtrapavalon02 - as long as you post!

    Thank you for your kind words! It's a good feeling to be back!
    I think it is an imposter, isell was never that polite.

    What have you done with the original isell? :o
    Go ahead and tick me off and the "old" isellhondas will reappear!
    You are sounding like that famous girl........Sybil.

    She is the one who had 16 different personalities.

    (That was one of the 1st books I sold when I became a book rep)
    Well that sort of explains some of the mood swings you have shown in here. I never knew there was an osmosis effect from peddling books.

    As for your security problem, I can't help with that other than to suggest that you otta grab a book on that subject and see what happens. :o

    jmonroe
    You mean like an "Idiots Guide to Security Cameras"
    I take that as an insult. :@
    You should. :p

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '12 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,590
    edited January 2017

    I am looking at the Ring stick-up cam myself. It is $199 for the camera plus an additional $49 for a plug-in Solar Powered charger for the battery that can be mounted alongside of it. The cost is similar annually and doesn't require running power. Reviews seem to indicate that even in cloudy environments, the solar panel does a great job of keeping it fully charged all the time.

    Planning to get two - one for the front walkway and one over the garage doors that covers the courtyard between the other properties in my sub-development.

    Also, apparently if it is stolen and caught on video, Ring will replace it.

    Over 1200 reviews and 4 stars.....looks impressive.
    And, I could buy a matching shirt:



    (no horizontal stripes)


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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 32,851
    I remember one of the issues with our 1995 Voyager was a sliding door that tended to not fit tight enough. first time it happened, we were on a trip, and as we drove the "door ajar" alarm kept freaking out. Man, that was annoying. Got out a few times and slammed it shut, which helped temporarily. Went in a few times to be adjusted.

    just one of the many issues that van had. And why I traded it at 3 YO for a Quest (which happened to be right when I found and joined these forums).

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,361
    driver100 said:


    I am looking at the Ring stick-up cam myself. It is $199 for the camera plus an additional $49 for a plug-in Solar Powered charger for the battery that can be mounted alongside of it. The cost is similar annually and doesn't require running power. Reviews seem to indicate that even in cloudy environments, the solar panel does a great job of keeping it fully charged all the time.

    Planning to get two - one for the front walkway and one over the garage doors that covers the courtyard between the other properties in my sub-development.

    Also, apparently if it is stolen and caught on video, Ring will replace it.

    Over 1200 reviews and 4 stars.....looks impressive.
    And, I could buy a matching shirt:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41H3xyW1qVL._AC_US200_.jpg
    They have a deluxe model that has horizontal stripes. ;)

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '12 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • fintailfintail Posts: 47,888
    Something about hating SUVs was also big. Inconsiderate Drivers was the best, and yeah, there were some who would just troll there for a response, usually the stubborn old LLC type. Most fun thread in Edmunds history. I had someone on a random car forum ask me if I was "fintail" from Edmunds based on that thread.
    tjc78 said:

    I joined over 10 years ago and even then there were many more "spirited" discussions. The old Midsize sedan board and "mainstream large sedan" boards come to mind. Inconsiderate drivers was another one.

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,590
    jmonroe said:

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe said:

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    nyccarguy said:

    Craig - Happy New Year my friend! I'm glad you are back. I don't care if you are @isellhondas, @isellhondas4, or @deathtrapavalon02 - as long as you post!

    Thank you for your kind words! It's a good feeling to be back!
    I think it is an imposter, isell was never that polite.

    What have you done with the original isell? :o
    Go ahead and tick me off and the "old" isellhondas will reappear!
    You are sounding like that famous girl........Sybil.

    She is the one who had 16 different personalities.

    (That was one of the 1st books I sold when I became a book rep)
    Well that sort of explains some of the mood swings you have shown in here. I never knew there was an osmosis effect from peddling books.

    As for your security problem, I can't help with that other than to suggest that you otta grab a book on that subject and see what happens. :o

    jmonroe
    You mean like an "Idiots Guide to Security Cameras"
    I take that as an insult. :@
    You should. :p

    jmonroe
    I was going to say something about "The Idiots Guide to Waxing and Polishing", but, I am much to kind and polite to do that :D (better use a smiley face)

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  • berriberri Posts: 10,040
    Stever, if you are getting the runaround, definitely get on the insurance company.

    As for the forums getting mellower, maybe it is partially because vehicles are getting more generic. There are some exceptions, but for many there really isn't much to argue about these days, or at least enough to get worked up about.
  • jmonroejmonroe Pittsburgh areaPosts: 8,361
    driver100 said:

    jmonroe said:

    driver100 said:

    jmonroe said:

    driver100 said:

    driver100 said:

    nyccarguy said:

    Craig - Happy New Year my friend! I'm glad you are back. I don't care if you are @isellhondas, @isellhondas4, or @deathtrapavalon02 - as long as you post!

    Thank you for your kind words! It's a good feeling to be back!
    I think it is an imposter, isell was never that polite.

    What have you done with the original isell? :o
    Go ahead and tick me off and the "old" isellhondas will reappear!
    You are sounding like that famous girl........Sybil.

    She is the one who had 16 different personalities.

    (That was one of the 1st books I sold when I became a book rep)
    Well that sort of explains some of the mood swings you have shown in here. I never knew there was an osmosis effect from peddling books.

    As for your security problem, I can't help with that other than to suggest that you otta grab a book on that subject and see what happens. :o

    jmonroe
    You mean like an "Idiots Guide to Security Cameras"
    I take that as an insult. :@
    You should. :p

    jmonroe
    I was going to say something about "The Idiots Guide to Waxing and Polishing", but, I am much to kind and polite to do that :D (better use a smiley face)
    I'm the one that wrote that book. Intended for guys like you. I didn't even know it was still in circulation. If you have it, keep it. It's in the right hands.

    I'm more polite, you get 2 smiley faces, :D :D and you'll get another one if you don't screw up the instructions in my book. :D

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis V8 with Ultimate Package and '12 Legacy Limited 6 cyl

  • berriberri Posts: 10,040
    ...laugh your cares away B)
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 8,656
    fintail said:

    Something about hating SUVs was also big. Inconsiderate Drivers was the best, and yeah, there were some who would just troll there for a response, usually the stubborn old LLC type. Most fun thread in Edmunds history. I had someone on a random car forum ask me if I was "fintail" from Edmunds based on that thread.

    tjc78 said:

    I joined over 10 years ago and even then there were many more "spirited" discussions. The old Midsize sedan board and "mainstream large sedan" boards come to mind. Inconsiderate drivers was another one.

    I've been on other forums and seen some of our regulars handles. I'm the same handle on any forum I join.

    Forgot about the SUV forum.

    2017 Buick Enclave / 2017 Hyundai Elantra

  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited January 2017
    driver100 said:

    stever said:

    @jipster, I kind of feel that way this morning after talking to my body shop. B)

    I need some "security" guidance too.

    After taking delivery of my fixed van, I noticed that the sliding door doesn't fit. They've adjusted it once and I told them to keep trying. I'm worried about structural stability and safety. There was no obvious damage to the door. When closed the top seams aren't "flush" with the roof and it's obvious when you look, especially when compared to the right side slider.

    What say the peanut gallery?

    The rear quarter panel still has some dents in it too!

    Lol, that was the before pic.

    The actual bodywork looks good, at least from 10'. But I don't know what I'm looking for.

  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,184
    stever said:

    @jipster, I kind of feel that way this morning after talking to my body shop. B)

    I need some "security" guidance too.

    After taking delivery of my fixed van, I noticed that the sliding door doesn't fit. They've adjusted it once and I told them to keep trying. I'm worried about structural stability and safety. There was no obvious damage to the door. When closed the top seams aren't "flush" with the roof and it's obvious when you look, especially when compared to the right side slider.

    What say the peanut gallery?


    The other day the insurance company called to follow up on the wife's accident to let us know that the other driver and their insurance accepted 100% liability and to get a little info to get our deductible "refunded" from the other insurance company. (Money in my account in less than 2 min). When she asked if I had any other concerns, I mentioned that since the primary physical damage was to the right front suspension, I was going to be keeping an eye out for unusual tire wear, even though the alignment after bent part replacement is "within specs". She told me if anything comes up to let them know and the authorized shop where the work was done will take care of it and it would be covered. I'm not really expecting any issue, but I'll feel better once I get another 5k on the car and get to the next tire rotation and see nothing out of the ordinary.

    Hey, after my deer incident and the wife getting hit 4.5 weeks later, the adjuster and I are on a first name basis. :)

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  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    edited January 2017
    Yeah, this place has a warranty on the work too.

    But it would help if they'd do the work in the first place and it's irritating that they let me have the van back when it should have been pretty obvious to a body shop that the door was out of whack.

    I need to retire so I'd have time to go camp out on their lawn and compose some registered letters to the insurance company about good faith and our safety. :p
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZPosts: 4,591
    edited January 2017
    tjc78 said:

    I joined over 10 years ago and even then there were many more "spirited" discussions. The old Midsize sedan board and "mainstream large sedan" boards come to mind. Inconsiderate drivers was another one.

    Mostly, people have left, and few, if any, new ones have replaced them. There is a core of people who persist, and here we are.

    I often get the impression that Edmunds would just as soon we all went away, but, as always, I could be wrong.

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,609
    driver100 said:


    You mean like an "Idiots Guide to Security Cameras"
    I take that as an insult. :@

    Here you go:

    http://www.dummies.com/home-garden/home-security/


    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6, 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass S Holiday Coupe

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,590
    ab348 said:

    driver100 said:


    You mean like an "Idiots Guide to Security Cameras"
    I take that as an insult. :@

    Here you go:

    http://www.dummies.com/home-garden/home-security/


    lol...that;s it....or this:

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,184

    tjc78 said:

    I joined over 10 years ago and even then there were many more "spirited" discussions. The old Midsize sedan board and "mainstream large sedan" boards come to mind. Inconsiderate drivers was another one.

    Mostly, people have left, and few, if any, new ones have replaced them. There is a core of people who persist, and here we are.

    I often get the impression that Edmunds would just as soon we all went away, but, as always, I could be wrong.

    Could be Short Attention Span Theater, or maybe the 140 character "Twitter effect" :) Everything seems to be like Rocket Mortgage now - push button, get mortgage (yea, that's how it works) - but our CONVERSATIONS here are waaay better than a lot of what passes for message boards/forums/communities out there. After all, between all of us, we've done and know EVERYTHING, right? B)

    At the very least, we're savvy enough to know where to look it up!!

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,590
    edited January 2017
    And then there is this for JM....it is number 17 million in Amazon the rankings....I have never seen a book with so few copies sold.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 25,931
    tjc78 said:
    Something about hating SUVs was also big. Inconsiderate Drivers was the best, and yeah, there were some who would just troll there for a response, usually the stubborn old LLC type. Most fun thread in Edmunds history. I had someone on a random car forum ask me if I was "fintail" from Edmunds based on that thread.
    I joined over 10 years ago and even then there were many more "spirited" discussions. The old Midsize sedan board and "mainstream large sedan" boards come to mind. Inconsiderate drivers was another one.
    I've been on other forums and seen some of our regulars handles. I'm the same handle on any forum I join. Forgot about the SUV forum.
    I also use the same name everywhere, although I have learned to cap the Q to avoid people addressing me as gbrozen. 

    Oh, I certainly remember the SUV thread. Almost drove me out of here. There was one poster, I don't remember the name, who would post disparaging remarks about suvs and their owners, I'd make a logical argument that he'd actually concede to, but then go back to his old ways the next day. After maybe a half dozen times of this circle, I unsubscribed.

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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 9,184
    Hey, just ran across a road it might be fun to drive. Road to Tianmen Cave in China


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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Posts: 23,476
    edited January 2017
    I'd much rather drive the road than ride the cables way above the ground! I can feel my toes curling with the sensation of height in that picture. I had enough trouble with the short tram ride up the hillside at Altoona, PA, and
    Horseshoe Curve on the railroad there. LOL

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 13,713
    @driver100, You should just stand at the gate and take everyone's picture :)
    2017 Ford Fusion SE 2017 Ford F-150 Limited
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,590
    PF_Flyer said:

    Hey, just ran across a road it might be fun to drive. Road to Tianmen Cave in China


    I can just hear my GPS....veer to the right, wooooooow, sharp left, move to the right...now sharp right, move to the left, TURN TURN TURN TO THE LEFT NOW - Ok straighten out and move to the right.................

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moPosts: 24,590
    edited January 2017

    @driver100, You should just stand at the gate and take everyone's picture :)

    lol.....but, I am thinking the security camera will have two purposes.
    1) Act as a security camera so we might catch bad guys one day,
    and,
    2)We can get rid of the speed bump at the stop sign and just fine people $25 if they don't stop. Could be a big revenue producer.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • houdini1houdini1 Kansas City areaPosts: 7,909
    edited January 2017
    fintail said:

    Something about hating SUVs was also big. Inconsiderate Drivers was the best, and yeah, there were some who would just troll there for a response, usually the stubborn old LLC type. Most fun thread in Edmunds history. I had someone on a random car forum ask me if I was "fintail" from Edmunds based on that thread.

    tjc78 said:

    I joined over 10 years ago and even then there were many more "spirited" discussions. The old Midsize sedan board and "mainstream large sedan" boards come to mind. Inconsiderate drivers was another one.

    AHHH, the old Luxury Lounge. Man did I have a ton of fun on that one a few years ago !! That one has to be Steves' all time favorite forum.

    2013 LX 570 2016 LS 460

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaPosts: 10,609
    Thinking back to Ye Olden Days of the forums here, one of my favorites was the Pontiac Aztek forum, especially just before and for a year or so after its introduction. Holy cow, that was hilarious. The mods were deleting stuff left and right.

    Then of course we had the dark days of the Great Granularity Grind, when existing forums were broken up into minute topics. That was so bad I actually got banned from the topic regarding the Forums themselves, but thankfully not the rest of it. IIRC I called out some now long-departed bigwig for claiming the move to granularity resulted in increased traffic. Good times.

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