Do not confuse legal to drive with thetype of rig you are towing. Just because you can double tow in some states does not grant you the right to do so in all states. Checking with a lawyer in that state is really the only answer.
I'm also a retired LEO and a former insurance adjuster and this is a good question as it's not a completely black and white answer here. Generally speaking the owner of the RV and his insurance is responsible for any loss like this. But the dealership leaving the door unlocked adds a twist to it. Does it make the dealership 100% responsible? Probably not. But I sure as heck would be asking them to at least pay my deductible. I'm sure the RV owners insurance will make an attempt to subrogate against the RV dealer insurance, but that is something that shouldn't concern the policy holder, unless the dealership refuses to pay the deductible. In that case your insurance company will also attempt to collect the deductible from the dealers insurance as well.
This is a good answer. The twist also comes from the liability laws of the state. When we had our MH stolen off an RV Repair shop lot, the only security requirement in WA was to lock the door, which they had viseo of them doing. No fence/gate was required. We had to go through our insurance
In this case, I would think that the dealer would assist in making it right, as not locking the MH would add to their liability, for not properly securing.
Have you thought of calling the state AG, BBB or Insurance commission?
Click on it. It replaces a standard outlet and has the stepdown to the USB built in. I know it is not what was orriginally asked for but sometimes options are available.
If you want standard 12v, this will not do it. Like others have said,, you will need a full converter in the middle and not just a socket.
If part of your decision is that you want a 5th wheel for the layout than go for it. If you are looking solely at saving money, others have said it. You will loose far more on the first year of your new rigs. Maybe those that are telling you that you will loose money after 10 years is because the trade in value has a tipping point, which may be 10 years at which it might take a larger drop than at 9 or 11 years but it is still much less than depreciation on new. If you are going to trade in in the next couple of years, that is a consideration or you can drive the wheels off of it.
The problem with turning the TV on when cold is possible moisture condensation. It applies more to bringing a cold TV into a warm place and turning it on before it has warmed up.
Spot on. It should be warmed to well above freezing for several (4+) hours before powering on.
Living in the south, I use my ice maker a lot and never have to winterize. If you need to winterize, just remove the lines from the solonoid and most of the water will gravity drain from the ice maker line and valve. You should be fine then.
Just don't forget to reconnect it next spring before you turn the water on.
I believe this is the method I will use.
If you go this method, I would then cycle the ice maker to open the tube for complete draining.
We do the following.
When winterizing the MH I just leave the ice maker on until I get pink slush. I can't get good access to the back of it to jump the solenoid as the owners manual states.
In the spring when I de-winterize I also sanitze, again I turn the ice maker on until I get clear ice. Do the same again when I flush out the chlorine. Takes time but our camping season finishes long before the freezing cold sets in.
Please do listen to some that are being "judgemental". People use judgement every day of their lives. Most have experience you could use. Requiring a specific answer will never work, on a forum especially, or in person, if someone believes you may want to rethink your idea. You are going to use your own judgement, based on others experience, opinions and advice. That includes weak, slow bandwidth at a CG, how streaming affects that available bandwidth (or how you might affect your fellow campers) and the use od a data plan.
As many have said, it is not because of signal but limited bandwidth (or it could also be a high latency). If a CG has a limited bandwidth and you try to take up 25% of that in streaming, you and your fellow campers will reap the consequences. That is why I take an SD (or USB) stick with movies on it. HD/H264 MP4 movies will average 1.5-2.5GB depending on the resolution you use. Red Box is a great resource. With these you do not worry about the video pausing to buffer the stream or if the neighbor cannot get to FB or email.
So many get all wrapped up into the fact that it is legal, because many states are just catching up to the loop hole, not seen. Fine. OK. So it is legal to avoid taxes and a Montana LLC may be a mechanism to do that. And many promote not paying one more penny in taxes than necessary. Got it. Now look at yourself as a part of a community.
Now there is another side of that penny. It is called tax burden redistribution. Communities, city, county, state and fed, all rely on taxes as income to support community needs/projects. What is that balance and how big the government is. I for one like small government but even with small government, we rely on the governoing agencies to maintain our community assets, like parks and roads. Now let's also assume that everyone buys everything through a Montana LLC (why should it be limited to RV. Seems that local storeds would be out of business and the roads would not get repaired. Yeah. I know that that is over kill for this scenario.
I'll get back on target. Where does the state get revenue it lost through this Montana LLC that was set up solely for the purpose of avoiding that tax. Why they up MY property or sales tax and in some states income tax. That means that the $12000 (more or less) sales tax burden that you avoided gets passed to all. Seems fair to me. I don't mind paying for what you avoided.
Now, those that look down on those that report possible "tax avoiders" might think that turning you in is fair. After all, you started it by avoidng your taxes, though legally, and passing on a tax increase to us.
I suggest that, like others have stated, if you do not like your tax structure, find a different place to live. Maybe an island unto yourself so you won't have a governing body and communal needs.
In economics, there is more than the tax the was not paid. There is how the government needs to get the needed funds.
Just because you can, does not mean you should.
Well, my jar of Orville's is depleted at this point. It was all popped stove top with oils that do not harm you, so no detrimental impact to health or well-being.
It has been quite an experience to see how many in this community will go to extreme lengths to prove that they are right and you are wrong.
So, go forward, call your Bank as you are delayed on your journey, show your I.D.'s, reveal your itineraries, get to your next destination with your pile of cash etc.
The insults were extraordinary...I was only try to give our folks some insight as to how the payment system works with the cards that most of us have in our wallet...won't attempt again.
BTW, after complaining to my Issure about denying my diesel purchase in SC in July, they approved my purchase last weekend in the Bahamas. That is what having a V or MC is all about.
You are after all the customer, the banks are the ones getting the revenue
There are no delays, if done right. There are minor delays if not. If done right, by notifying bank in advance of your travel route, you pay and go. If not, then a call to the bank to verify your transaction and update your rouote will be required. I did it this way, once. Took me 15-30 minutes to get it corrected and I was back on the road. For me, this is a minor inconvenience to the hassle of having my card cancelled, due to a compromise, and having it reissued. If I am on the road, I would rather the bank protect me than be without my cards, mid trip. I am happy that PFCU has their security that assists me, even though there may be minor (my perspective) inconveniences.
And yes, we all state the facts as we see them, to support what we believe to be right, and that includes your arguments.
A store requiring valid ID to verify the authorized user of a CC is a violation of my privacy?? I throw the red flag on this.
It is against both Visa and MC rules unless requested by the Cardholder. To effect this the Cardholder simply writes on the signature panel to check the identification of the user.
If a merchant requests a valid ID to honor the card as a method of payment, the Cardholder has the right to complain to Visa or MC.
Visa or MC will contact the merchant's Acquirer with the complaint. The Acquirer must investigate and notify the merchant that this is in violation of Visa or MC rules (which the merchant is contractually bound to obey).
If the merchant does not cease and decest, card acceptance privileges can be revoked by either V or MC.
The issue was not policy but the statement that is was a violation of privacy. I am a firm believer that every credit card presented needs to be accompanied by a pic ID. That is my policy. I do not believe it violates anyone's privacy, as you have already stated an ID as it is on a CC. You now simply present a valid Pic ID as proof that you are the card owner or the person authorized to use it.
Your option as per the V and MC rules, you simply write on the signature panel, request I.D.
However, you are certainly not required to do this per the Rules and Regualations of both V and MC.
Good news is that you can opt to do this, but it is entirely up to you.
It may be your policy, but it is not the policy of either Visa or MasterCard.
I will say it again. This is not a comment on V or MC policy. It is a comment on privacy. Privacy is not compromised by asking or demanding pic ID.