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RE: Just my opinion

Here's my scenario. About 14 years ago I bought my last camper. I financed at 4.2 percent. I kept the "cash" invested. Over the 12 year life of that loan my "cash" earned over 7 percent average annualized return. I am ahead about 5 percent per year. Paying cash forme would have been dumb. your math works except you haven't taken risk into the equation. risk that your income stream will slip or disappear; risk that something else in life will rear its ugly head necessitating a change. risk. my wife and I were "normal" for a long time. car loans; RV loan, this loan, that loan. then, as Dave Ramsey would call us, we became weird. we paid off the house, started paying cash for cars and yes, we saved, saved, saved for what will likely be our last MH and paid cash for it. the other end of that stick is save, invest, save and then invest more. live beneath your means so later you can pretty much do as you please.
rk911 04/18/17 07:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: rv parks near Carlsbad cavern

Like to find a pull through lot as I will be driving 37 ft with motorcycle trailer. avoid the White City RV park and motel!! filthy place. the last, and only, time we were there they allowed horses to roam freely and horses being horses do what all of God's creatures do...and they did it everywhere. and i mean everywhere. Brantley Lake state park is exquisite but they may not have many, or any, pull thrus.
rk911 04/18/17 11:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vacuum cleaners

Most of us don't have a central vacuum system in our rigs. What make/model vacuum cleaner do you use? We have a dog. Our Grand Design has vinyl flooring in most of it, the bedroom and slide is carpeted. Thanks we used to carry an upright dirt devil. 10 or 12 amp draw and did an adequate job with dog hair.
rk911 04/17/17 08:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ceiling Air Cond Filters

If yours are the sponge type filters, those very thin sponge things, just run water through them from the back side so the dust falls off with the flow of water. I wring them out by hand with my fist (one hand), and then put them back. They are not perfectly dry, they are still damp, but they dry out very fast once air starts passing through them. I've been doing this for the last 15 years and it hasn't hurt any air conditioners I've owned yet (in the camper or window air conditioners in a house either). thanks. I have those same filters. and thanks to the other posters I now have a source for the material. think i'll order one piece and keep it in reserve. appreciate all of the help.
rk911 04/16/17 07:06pm Tech Issues
RE: Ceiling Air Cond Filters

You blow/vacuum them out and I also wash them in water to get all residual dirt out. Those are the ONLY filters in both the AC and furnace system. Furnace systems use no filters. Doug so no filters on the roof, ok. how dry do the ceiling filters need to be before putting them back in place?
rk911 04/16/17 03:27pm Tech Issues
Ceiling Air Cond Filters

2016 Itasca Suncruiser 38Q. we have two roof AC units and on the ceiling of the coach there are 6-cold air returns each of which has a small round filter. I've pulled each of their frame and dry-cleaned them using my hand to beat out the accumulated dust and then re-inserted them into the frame and replaced the entire assembly into the ceiling. question: is this the best way to clean these filters? can they also be cleaned by running them under a stream of water? if yes, how dry must they be before returning them to their frame and ceiling? if the filters become damaged where can I find replacements? the Winnebago owners manual is silent on these questions? question: are filters also located in the units on the roof? where would the filter(s) be for the heating system? thanks.
rk911 04/16/17 02:59pm Tech Issues
RE: Legally avoiding California Sales Tax

...I see no problem in setting up a Montana LLC (or even Oregon) and just staying out of the state for the year... you may not see a problem with this but Sacramento may. being aggressive in paying only those taxes which you legitimately owe is one thing but most taxing bodies take a dim view of tax avoidance. I would research the heck out of forming a Montana LLC (or any state for that matter) before I pulled that trigger and my research would include an hour with a good tax atty in California. I suspect you're gonna find that this is a pay me now or pay me later situation. good luck.
rk911 04/16/17 01:50pm Class A Motorhomes

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rk911 04/15/17 09:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why assume I like your music

...Along this same line, what are manufacturers thinking when they put outside speakers on RV's as standard equipment? Grrrrr..... THAT is an excellent question. did anyone see this Going RV show a few weeks back where the husband's top priority when shopping for a new 5er was outside speakers? his top priority!! oh yeah, I want to be camped next to him. when I'm outside reading or people-backing-into-their-space watching and I have my portable radio on I always walk away at least 1-campsite on either side and across the road to see if I can hear it. it seems the Golden Rule is no longer being taught.
rk911 04/15/17 04:04pm General RVing Issues
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rk911 04/15/17 12:17pm Tech Issues
RE: PDI today

congratulations! tell us about it.
rk911 04/14/17 05:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Almost gave up my Dish service

I keep notes of conversations with Dish, starting and STOPPING the service especially. Had a couple times it didn't get stopped correctly... just an aside...when we want to stop the service we just don't pay the bill for the upcoming month. that stops the service dead in it's tracks. no need to talk with anyone. fyi.
rk911 04/14/17 11:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Many say get FL mail service, but which one do you have?

Which service do you recommend. How long will they HOLD your mail. Do you use the open/scan feature---security concerns? Contracts? Any month to month or is 6 months the general minimum? Thanks in advance! we're not full time but are gone for 3-months at a time. we opted to try a slightly different option for our mail during our spring trip we rented a box at our local UPS Store for $20 p/m and have our mail forwarded there. whatever mail doesn't it in the box is set aside for us. when we're ready to have mail sent to us we call, give them the address, they package it up (less the obvious junk mail flyers) and send it to us for the price of the packaging and postage. so far, so good.
rk911 04/13/17 12:04pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Converting a Traveler from Dish to Direct

x4???? You don't have to have the Hopper...I do very well with my 211K with a drive attached for a DVR...while I would like to do some more recording....I don't sweat it and that's not the reason I'm out with the motorhome anyway...with so many online options like HULU...I get what my wife needs and then I am happy watching a game outside while sitting with the babies...I know the HOPPER is a bit more complicated but I won't pay extra for it...although dish did make a modification that some of the older units will no longer find the satellites. we have Dish's ViP 422k dual sat receiver/DVR being fed by our roof mounted Winegard Trav'ler. we get sats 110/119/129, HD and SD and locals in whatever area we're in. in dual mode we can record two programs (one on each TV) and watch a 3rd recording. don't recall the capacity but it's a ton of space...more than we'd ever use or need. if you have the Hopper and that's the issue it's a lot easier (and less $$) to switch out the receiver.
rk911 04/12/17 07:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recommendations for Class A windshield replacement

Hello, ...Our RV insurance company, State Farm, does not cover glass... are you sure? we have State Farm and glass coverage is part of our comprehensive coverage. we've had 3-windshields on two different motorhomes replaced thru State Farm. beyond that I'd call one or two RV dealers in your area and see who they use and go from there. or contact Safelight. good luck.
rk911 04/12/17 05:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Converting a Traveler from Dish to Direct

What NEW interface issues are you talking about??? We've had Dish for 20+ years in the S&B, and 5 years in the RV with no issues. X2 ???? X3 ????? as well
rk911 04/12/17 05:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flying J?

Do Flying J locations accept Visa? Or do you HAVE to have their card? FJ accepts all major credit cards for payment but be advised that you may run into $ limitations when pumping fuel, typically $100. that means a second swipe of the same or different card if you pay at the pump. and that's not just a FJ issue you may encounter that at most fuel stops. we have the https://www.rvpluscard.com/ProgramDetails/ which has no limit as described and gives a discount on gas to boot. this is a charge card and not a credit card. balances are deducted in full from your bank account monthly.
rk911 04/10/17 04:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Winter area

How is southern Utah in the winter? not nearly warm enogh, IMO. St. George climate data to get climate data for nearly any location just google... climate data for xxx where xxx is the location name.
rk911 04/09/17 09:24pm Snowbirds
RE: Painting or Coating the Floor of an RV Garage

i've wanted to paint/ coat my garage floor for some time now but wonder what the point would be since it's just gonna get soiled by oil, gas, dirty salty slush in the winter, black streaks from rubber tires and more. just how well does the paint/coating hold up to the above and more importantly how easily are those substances cleaned/removed from the painted or coated surface?
rk911 04/06/17 05:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad

"what should one consider" The "toad" weight your RV will allow has to always be the first consideration. absolutely! i was remiss in not mentioning that. you need to know and understand the various weight ratings and actual axle weights of your fully loaded and ready to travel MH before purchasing a toad. the amount of weight you can safely tow will be the lesser of the following: - the gross combination weight rating of the MH minus the actual weight of the MH as it is loaded and configured for travel (the sum of the gross weight on each axle). - the weight rating of your hitch - the weight rating of your tow bar
rk911 04/06/17 02:27pm Class A Motorhomes
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