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RE: Personalized plates

The bus has TARD1S because it's bigger on the inside. ;) The View has OTHR CAR
AprilWhine 07/23/14 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My 2009 is now a 2008 according to California DMV

This is an easy one because I had the same problem when moving from AZ to FL. In your case, contact Winnebago and ask for a "Certificate of Origin". It will explain to DMV that your coach was a 2009 built upon a 2008 chassis. The VIN of the chassis will still show it as a 2008 but the letter will be all that is needed to get a correct title. For those with coaches built by companies that are no longer in business then this documentation is near impossible to acquire. Thanks!
AprilWhine 07/21/14 08:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: BMW X5 35d as tow vehicle

One thing that isn't well known is that the BMW X5, built in Greenville SC, is the #1 exported vehicle made in the USA.
AprilWhine 07/13/14 04:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: WE WON THE LOTTERY!, We are moving the US and buying an RV!

Welcome! For your rig, I suggest something slightly larger than 20'. I have a Sprinter based class C that is 24' and I think you might like it. Take a look at the Winnebago View/Itasca Navion floor plans, some are more usable than others. You haven't mentioned a towed car, but the Mini is ideal! I tow an 08 Clubman and it's dead easy. Just hook and go, don't even need to leave a key in the ignition. Here's a picture taken last year, we were in line for the ferry across the Yukon River at Dawson City YT http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v706/AprilWhine/Travel/2013%20Alaska/2013-07-09093553_zps4e0626f9.jpg
AprilWhine 07/10/14 11:43am Beginning RVing
RE: You can't fix stupid

Had to take a road trip by car last week. A Prevost MH towing a 7 series BMW 4 down passed me like I was parked. I sped up just to see how fast He was going. Twenty seven MPH over the speed limit! That right,102 miles per hour! If the driver of the Prevost reads this post, I want to give you two thumbs down!!! Troll post and you guys are feeding him till he's nice and fat. ;) 1. There is no base plate made for a BMW 7 series, only the 3 series and the Mini Cooper can be flat towed. 2. As a Prevost owner and driver, I know they are geared to be over-the-road busses. I have a Detroit Series 60 engine, 475 hp and 1400 ft/lbs of torque. I have plenty of power but with the gearing, I'm at redline near 80 mph. So basically, the OP started a Prevost envy thread and you guys all fell for it. LOL :B
AprilWhine 07/01/14 10:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Stopping Overnight

When traveling in the bus, we like to overnight at WalMarts. A big reason is because there's room to turn this rig around. ;) But we have not and never will park overnight at a truck stop. I agree with the OP and leave those for working truck drivers. But it is irritating to see trucks in the RV parking when a rest area has separate areas for each.
AprilWhine 06/27/14 09:51am Beginning RVing
RE: Santa Fe NM RV Parks

Remember, early October is the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque. It will impact all the nearby RV parks.
AprilWhine 06/23/14 11:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Unfare pricing practices

Sorry, but that is why I don't buy extended warranties. You pay a lot and receive a little. X100 Better to put the cost of any extended warranty in a bank account calls "unexpected stuff". Learned my lesson about extended warranties as a naive young woman with my first car. Paid money I couldn't afford because I needed a reliable car and didn't know first thing about fixing one. Car broke, warranty denied because of something in the fine print, I rode the bus to work for six months. But I learned my lesson: took some auto repair courses at the local community college and have never bought an extended warranty again. This should not have to be said, but extended warranty sellers are in the business to make money. Buying a policy for a 17 year old RV and expecting to get service like a new car warranty is naive.
AprilWhine 06/17/14 12:21am Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: To drive or not to drive - That is the question?

I can drive all of our vehicles, including the 45' bus. But hubby is a very bad passenger, so I let him do most of the driving. As we've traveled around, I see more women who do not drive their rig than I see ones that do.
AprilWhine 06/11/14 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Thoughts on the Palazzo

I may be wrong but I don't think that anyone who can just eat $50k and call it a learning experience is in any position to understand the OP's dilemma. So Is a $150,000 brand new MH that can't be used or expected not to be operational after warranty expiration due to structural issues is a smart decision to hold onto? When the slides stop working altogether after the warranty, repair cost for that and all the other issues could easily cost $50,000 in repairs, which would need to be done before you even take a depreciation loss ( $50,000) trying to sell it or trade it in. et2 has it right. OP is already going to eat the loss, I am just counseling him to not waste precious time in a lost cause. Thor is not going to give him his money back because it would set a precedent they can not afford. Whether the OP can afford the loss or not doesn't matter, it's money he's already spent.
AprilWhine 06/10/14 10:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: My Thoughts on the Palazzo

If anyone is willing to give me 50 ~ 60K I will gladly get rid of the Palazzo today. OP should eat the loss and attribute it to education. ;) Trade his Thor for an older model with superior build quality and quit moaning. He isn't hurting Thor, only himself and his family. How much would you pay for more years of RVing in good health? He's throwing them away by tilting the Thor windmill. We bought a new DP in 2008 and were unhappy with the build quality. To be clear, it would have suited most people's purpose but we tend to travel more in a year than average. We took the loss and traded it for the bus in my sig in 2010.
AprilWhine 06/07/14 09:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Campground = low income housing???

I would like to see a standard where anything called an RV Park or Campground had to have less than 30% full time residents.
AprilWhine 06/04/14 02:01pm RV Lifestyle
RE: 2 men shot - confrontation at campground

Guns + Alcohol - cleaning the gene pool since ~1630 :B
AprilWhine 05/27/14 12:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: ROLL CALL! Atlantic Canada and Maritimes 2014

Thanks Smitty :)
AprilWhine 05/25/14 12:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Young Age/High Mileage or Old Age/Low Mileage MH???

The two motorhomes in my sig were both bought with high mileage. Hubby prefers an engine that hasn't sat around with the rubber rotting. The bus has a Detroit 60, mileage was 220,000 when we purchased it and is significantly higher now. ;) Bought in 2010, we have had no problems. The Winnebago View in my sig is a Sprinter based class C. We purchased it last year with 150,000 miles and after hubby checked it out, we drove it on an Alaskan caravan adding another 10,000+ miles. So don't be afraid of a few miles, you're not looking at a 1956 Chevy. ;)
AprilWhine 05/25/14 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ROLL CALL! Atlantic Canada and Maritimes 2014

We plan on buying a prepaid phone after we enter Canada this time.
AprilWhine 05/25/14 10:25am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: ROLL CALL! Atlantic Canada and Maritimes 2014

We are finally ready to leave Nevada! Fuzzy's solar installation is completed and tested! First stop is three days at the Grand Canyon, then headed generally NE.
AprilWhine 05/25/14 12:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: ROLL CALL! Atlantic Canada and Maritimes 2014

I'm new to this site. I have to say, the idea of traveling up instead of across sounds good to me! I have the whole summer to play. I would love to visit Alaska, too, and perhaps see an aurora. Do folks travel together? I'm a single woman and that would be so great... Little Kopit gave you good advice, but I wanted to add to it. People sometimes group up and travel together for a while. When we met lizzie last year in AK, if we hadn't been in a commercial caravan we would have followed along with them for a bit. So just be open to the idea as you talk to people. :)
AprilWhine 05/25/14 12:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Disabled Parking Permits

This topic of HC permit miss use Does seem to come up frequent enough with passionate folks jumping in. We all see folks at the check out using food stamps to purchase the equivalent of lobster and fili mignon(spelling?) ... I can give an example of why a prosperous looking person might be using food stamps. ;) When I visited my grandmother, I would always run errands for her. Occasionally, she would ask if I would pick up something for a friend of hers too. Many of the older ladies at her extended care facility were income challenged and used food stamps. I felt a little funny about using their food stamps to buy their groceries, but no one ever challenged me. I've also seen blatant HC abuse. A young family in a wheel chair lift van parks and they all get out and run into the store. Obviously the one needing the wheelchair wasn't with them that day. An electrician doing a service call parks his van, with HC hang tag, in the HC spot at the entrance. While I was waiting, I saw him make several trips to the van carrying tools and equipment. I can understand why he would want a spot near the entrance but that was not what the HC was for. A former husband's friend picked us up at the airport. She bragged that she borrowed her mother's HC tag to get a closer parking spot and to avoid the parking fee. Where I used to work, a secretary used her husband's tag to park in the HC spot and was mad when someone with a legitimate tag would beat her to the only HC spot. etc... I would never confront someone about their use of a HC spot but I will vote for laws making it harder to get a tag and support tighter enforcement of HC parking rules.
AprilWhine 05/24/14 04:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: "Pet" = dog

IMO: The pet fee is in place to pay for any damage/mess from pets, and to pay for those dog waste bags that the campgrounds provide. Also, it goes toward maintaining a fenced dog run,(if the CG has one). An inside cat would not be applicable. I agree, but I am also willing to bet that when you check into most campgrounds and mention a cat, you will be charged the "pet"fee. I have two old, indoor only cats. When I check into a campground, if they ask about pets I reply "I do not have any dogs." Have not paid a pet fee yet. There is a park in MI we where we stayed a few years ago. It says on their website "no pets." We wanted to stay there so I called and talked to the manager, explained my cats never leave the coach. She was very nice, explained the rule applies to outside pets only. It's in place because it's a family park with lots of children. Dog owners in the past hadn't been conscientious about picking up after their dogs, creating unsanitary conditions for the children at play. So now, any pet that poops outside is banned.
AprilWhine 05/24/14 12:32pm RV Pet Stop
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