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RE: Social Security question/ help please if you know

One reason to start drawing your social security pension earlier is you could be dead by the time you draw the max you can draw!... is there a max??
rk911 09/25/14 01:25pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Social Security question/ help please if you know

I think people need to quit thinking about all this break even magic. If you can afford to wait then wait and get more. If you cant afford to wait then start taking it when you can. Should the posters respond to the original poster's questions? Tom first off it's not magic, it's math. and secondly, knowing and understanding your options is a part of good financial planning.
rk911 09/25/14 12:46pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Social Security question/ help please if you know

we both took our SS early at age 62. the males in my family tend to die early so that was a factor in my decision. I also did the math via a simple excel spreadsheet and found that my breakeven point was somewhere in my 80's. we are both comfortable with the decision. ask yourself: do you need the money? I mean "need" the money? can you live your desired lifestyle without it.?how is your general health? any chronic issues that might tend to shorten it? if "yes" to either I would consider taking SS early.
rk911 09/24/14 06:15pm RV Lifestyle
RE: HELP! Insurance expiring Oct 1st

I was wondering if anybody takes the time to read the policies from the different companies. From my policy with Nat. Gen.: What types of affiliates and non-affiliated third parties do we share information about you with? Financial service providers, such as, credit card issuers insurance companies and insurance agents. Non-financial companies, such as credit reporting agencies, manufactures, motor vehicle dealers, retailers, direct marketers, telecommunications companies, airlines and publishers. (it goes on) All I wanted was insurance, not my info going out all over. federal law requires customers be notified of the company's privacy policy annually. virtually all of the notifications I receive provide a method...usually a call to an 800-number answered by a robot...to opt-out of information sharing. I would argue that it should be an opt-in process but opt-out is better than nothing.
rk911 09/24/14 06:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: NPS Drone Ban

What makes a drone different than an RC plane or helicopter? Most of these so called drones are no different in design and are operated within line of sight. I think the gov't is using this as an excuse to come up with new regulations that aren't needed. A true drone is operated remotely and guided via GPS (and typically carry hellfire missles). Classifying a hobby aircraft as a drone is a stretch. I don't even think FPV aircraft wouldn't fit the drone classification unless we're just going by the looks of the aircraft and not the actual function. precisely.
rk911 09/24/14 12:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Don't believe everything you read on the Internet

there just can't be anyone stupid enough to do that, can there?
rk911 09/24/14 12:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: HELP! Insurance expiring Oct 1st

My insurance is expiring Oct. 1st. The premium is $744 annual with Progressive. $500 deductable and a $30000 agreeded value. Sure seems high. Who do you recommend? Good Sam? Alstate? Any help appreciated. if you're not fulltiming it would be worth your time to get a quote from state farm.
rk911 09/24/14 12:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: CW $59 install (read the fine print)

If you don't like it, move on and don't shop there. Very simple. precisely. when we need RV supplied we shop at CW...most of the time.
rk911 09/22/14 05:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: CW $59 install (read the fine print)

That's been discussed here before. Seems that most of the time that $59 hits just over a hundred bucks. More of Marcus Lemois deceptive marketing. how is it deceptive if the additional fee is spelled out in the ad?
rk911 09/22/14 01:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Annoying neighbor

this reminds me of Velma Melmac, a character in the old comic strip Travels With Farley. Velma parked her RV in Yosemite every year and spent her time battling nature by vacuuming the nature trails, etc.
rk911 09/21/14 02:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mobile Banking Just curious?

How many of you use mobile banking, smart phone to make check deposits by taking a picture of your check and depositing it to your account without ever leaving your house or RV? Any problems? I just started using the feature and love it, Saves gas and waiting in long lines and I can make deposits from 1000's of miles away. all of our income...pension checks and SS...are direct deposited into out account. no need for paper checks anymore. I still get random paper checks from our retirement business. then unless you can arrange to have them switched to direct deposit you're doing the next best thing. continued good luck.
rk911 09/20/14 07:12am Technology Corner
RE: Mobile Banking Just curious?

How many of you use mobile banking, smart phone to make check deposits by taking a picture of your check and depositing it to your account without ever leaving your house or RV? Any problems? I just started using the feature and love it, Saves gas and waiting in long lines and I can make deposits from 1000's of miles away. all of our income...pension checks and SS...are direct deposited into out account. no need for paper checks anymore.
rk911 09/20/14 07:01am Technology Corner
RE: Unleashed dogs in campgrounds: A solution

...When out hiking the leash comes off. Never had a problem. Should I leash my dog there too? I have mixed thoughts on this. absolutely. you won't have a problem until you do.
rk911 09/15/14 03:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dead Colorado Hitchiker

This poor little guy dropped out when DH took down some of the underbelly today. Looks like he was there for a while. He was pretty crispy. Picked him up in Colorado with the coach last year. Guess he is the culprit in the little tiny poopies I found when we installed the EMS in the basement. Thought it was mouse poops, but apparently, it was from this little chipmunk. RIP http://i59.tinypic.com/wwadd3.jpg width=675 any ID on him? was it chip or dale?
rk911 09/14/14 05:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Learned something new about camping....

Staying the weekend at Hoffmaster SP near Muskegon. Picked a nice enough site, in the dark of coarse. Parking under an Oak tree is a noisy affair with an aluminum roof. It's so quiet here from the inside it sounds like golf balls being dropped on the roof. :B here at the house there are many, many oak trees on and around the property. since early august it's been like living in berlin in 1944 when the 8th air force was flying bombing missions. :)
rk911 09/14/14 04:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Contact/address list in GMail

A few days ago we lost our computer to a lightning storm and have had to purchase a new laptop with Windows 8. While my computer guy was able to recover a fair amount of data from the old hard drive, one thing I haven't been able to locate is the address book I kept in Outlook. About a year ago (or more) I was able to import the contacts into gmail when I got a gmail account. I know that these are on my phone--but I can't figure out where I can find them in gmail so I can develop a new contact list for my computer. Any ideas? It may be something simple but my "old" mind sure as heck can't find them. Thanks for any suggestions. the outlook address book is part of the *.PST file (* being the name as in sample.pst) but suggest you use this google search maybe this will also help.
rk911 09/11/14 04:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Synch MS Outlook calendar, with Android and iPad calendar

I have a problem and it is RV related because I want to use my phone calendar on the road instead of lugging along my laptop. I want to maintain my 2003 MS Outlook calendar and automatically synch it with my Android calendar and my wife's iPad calendar. I use Gmail and have been using the Google calendar to accomplish this. I would enter an appointment in Outlook and it would synch with Google calendar and then to the others. But Google has blocked the synching program so that no longer works. I suppose that I am a victim of the Microsoft Google wars. Google is trying to force me to the cloud and their calendar program exclusively. I don't want to do that because the cloud is not always available when traveling. One option is to switch everything to Apple. I don't want to do that because it would be expensive and I worry about the thousands of documents I have created with Microsoft programs. Has anybody found a way to accomplish what I want now that Google has abandoned me? yes. I use Companionlink to keep calendar data synced between our 2-iPhones, 1-iPad and Microsoft outlook 2007. give a look at the web and then give them a call. great folks to work with. and I have no connection to the company.
rk911 09/11/14 04:09pm Technology Corner
RE: Beware cheap short cuts

My signature TV is a 'Work tuck'. No fancy trim, rubber floors, etc. and no computerized driver information display. Trying to get mileage figures I used the gadget shown here to connect with an app on my tablet. http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDI5WDUwMA==/z/EH4AAOSwEK9T-apO/$_12.JPG height=200 width=300 It worked fairly well but what it also did on two separate occasions was to throw the ECM in the truck into a coma. The biggest PITA was the transmission refused to come out of 1st gear. Had to stop; shut down; disconnect the battery; put it all back together and start again. After the 2nd time I suspected the wiz-bang gadget and pulled it. Hasn't happened since. Lesson learned - I suppose there's a reason folks recommend the ScanGuage and not this thing. :S Stu thanks but I simply do the math when we fill-up.
rk911 09/09/14 07:13am Technology Corner
RE: 50 amp service

Hello everyone: We have a 40 ft Tiffen Phaeton Motorhome. We are plugged into 50 amp service but our AC voltage indicator inside MH is only at 110. Any ideas as to what is wrong? I know this is kind of vague but we are "vague" when it comes to electricity :) Thanks Vikki and Rick nominal voltage will always be 110-120.
rk911 09/08/14 02:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question for real life experts

Can a 2010 Nissan Frontier wt 3692 be safely towed by a Class C Forest River, powered by F-450 V-10 engine. The Nissan is a 4 cylinder manual transmission. Motorhome hitch is rated 5000lbs and tongue wt limit of 500 lbs. you need to first know if the Nissan can be flat towed. if it can there is virtually no tongue weight involved. next, you need to know weights and weight ratings for the MH. GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is the total weight the MH chassis can support, including itself. the GVWR is broken down into gross axle weight ratings for each axle (GAWR). The sum of the GAWR's is usually the GVWR. GCWR: Gross Combination Weight Rating is the total weight the MH can propel including itself. The difference between the GCWR and the GVWR is not the maximum amount of weight the MH can safely tow. in general, the maximum amount of weight you can safely tow will be the lesser of the following: * the GCWR (gross combination weight rating) of the MH minus the actual weight of the MH as it is loaded for travel (includes fuel, fresh water, food, clothing, people, pets, supplies, etc.) * the weight rating of your tow bar * the weight rating of your hitch this is why it's vital to know what your MH weighs as it is loaded and configure for travel before choosing a toad. Your MH will not collapse if it is overloaded but you will experience handling issues as well as longer braking distances and accelerated wear on suspension, brakes, steering, etc.
rk911 09/05/14 11:29am Dinghy Towing
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