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RE: Fair price for tt?

We just bought a new 37 foot Forest River Wildwood. the MSRP was something like 35,000. The salesman said he could get the price down to 27,000. That night we sat down and decided that our highest price would be 25,000. The next day we went back and asked what his lowest price would be, and he said I told you 27,000. We said that was way too high and he wanted to know what we thought the price would be. We told him 22,000, and he said that was too low, he could come down to 26,000. We said that was too high and offered to come up to 23,000. After more dickering and him going back and forth to the owner, we ended up with a final sale price out the door of 24,500. I was surprised at how much leeway they had to dicker with. We were happy and he was happy I think you can get your dealer to come way down a lot more. jack L
NanciL 07/28/16 07:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: Florida Camping: Where are your spots in the Sunshine State?

As NCwriter says: Get a copy of the Florida State Parks magazine. You can get them at the visitor centers. They list all their state parks, and give a bit of information about each There are too many good ones to list them all, but a couple of our favorites are in the Keys: Bahia Honda SP In north Florida Stephen Foster Folk Cultural Center SP In Central Florida Myakka river SP or Hillsboro river SP or Rainbow Springs Jack L
NanciL 07/28/16 05:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Electric brake question

I am not sure if this helps or not, since I have the easy lube wheel bearing and don't take the outer drum off to repack the bearings. I am not sure how it acts with the drum off, since I always adjust mine through the slot with the drum on. Adjusting mine with a screw driver through the slot, there is no slop in the adjusting. I have to put a tad of pressure on the screw driver to adjust it in either direction. jack L
NanciL 07/28/16 04:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Awning use @ beach???

We winter in the Florida keys in the state parks for five months every year. All I do is check the weather forecast for each day. I check how hard the wind will be blowing and what direction and either keep it down or up according to that. If it is "iffy" I just keep it rolled up In fifteen years of RV'ing I have seen too many ruined ones on peoples Rv's who don't pay attention to the wind Jack L
NanciL 07/28/16 04:29am Travel Trailers
RE: What do you do if you find money...?

I would keep it, unless I saw someone who was looking around and then I would ask them if they lost anything. If they said they just lost a five dollar bill, I would give it to them. jack L
NanciL 07/27/16 07:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Some info to pass on """UPDATE UPDATE"""

That stuff is the biggest rip off going. I used it the joints of my aluminum gutters that were leaking. I wire brushed them and cleaned them prior to spraying them with it. The very first rain storm they leaked just as bad as before. I would never ever use it again for any thing Jack L
NanciL 07/27/16 04:45am General RVing Issues
RE: How much wiggle room on a new trailer?

What we did. We recently bought a brand new 37 footer. We were not going to buy for another year, but we just happened to find a trailer that had the exact layout that we wanted. After getting the dealers "bottom price" we sat down that night and decided what our high end would be and if we couldn't get it for that we would just walk. The next day we went back and offered 5K below his "bottom price". He countered with 1K below his "bottom price". We countered with 1K above our first offer which was 1K below his last offer. He said that was as low as he would go. We thank him and said that was a tad too high and walked out the door. Before we got to our truck he came running out and said Ok. The final out door price was $500 lower then the price our goal was, and we are happy owners of our new trailer. I think the key is to have a reasonable figure as to what you want to pay, and make up your mind that you are not going any higher. Then stick with it and what ever the outcome, you are a winner. We bought our last two new vehicles the same way. Jack L
NanciL 07/27/16 04:38am Travel Trailers
RE: buying older TT...as tiny home

So my plan is to buy a TT (5th wheel or bumper pull) that I will basically park full time on my mothers property and live in as my residence. I will T off her well water, run electric from her service panel, and dig my own little homemade septic system. And will essentially live for free. We are both in the house flipping business together and her and her husband are in 70's and not getting any younger. I have a 8x20 shed to store much of my stuff in...along with her basement if needed. thanks for reading and any feedback will be appreciated Seems obvious to me your first concern should be whether this plan to park a trailer on your mother's property and live in it full time as you would a house is even legal. Should we presume you've already done this considering you're in the house flipping business? Not much point in proceeding any further with the idea if you're in contravention of any local regulations or bylaws. ;) To answer the questions about code ... There is very little code here in the backwoods of western NC...loose zoning laws and so on. I come from Florida and am constantly amazed at what I see here. We have looked at homes to flip and found no record of septic systems and asked neighbors and been informed most of the homes along that stretch just dump into the river ! and sure enough would go look down the bank of the river and see the pipe sticking out. Absolutely crazy stuff. my mom is a real estate broker and we are fully aware of what is allowed and what is not...and careful to no get her or her license into trouble. I am not sure what county you are in, but I am in western NC and you are wrong. They are very strict on codes. It is just people violating them and not getting caught. Last month they had the electric company shut off the electric meter on a young couple down the road from us, because they were living in a brand new shed that they had inspected as a "storage shed" My advice to you, is don't put things in print here that might come back to haunt you. If you don't believe me go check with your county building inspector and your county health inspector. Jack L
NanciL 07/25/16 05:12am Beginning RVing
RE: buying older TT...as tiny home

So my plan is to buy a TT (5th wheel or bumper pull) that I will basically park full time on my mothers property and live in as my residence. I will T off her well water, run electric from her service panel, and dig my own little homemade septic system. And will essentially live for free. We are both in the house flipping business together and her and her husband are in 70's and not getting any younger. I have a 8x20 shed to store much of my stuff in...along with her basement if needed. thanks for reading and any feedback will be appreciated Seems obvious to me your first concern should be whether this plan to park a trailer on your mother's property and live in it full time as you would a house is even legal. Should we presume you've already done this considering you're in the house flipping business? Not much point in proceeding any further with the idea if you're in contravention of any local regulations or bylaws. ;) To answer the questions about code ... There is very little code here in the backwoods of western NC...loose zoning laws and so on. I come from Florida and am constantly amazed at what I see here. We have looked at homes to flip and found no record of septic systems and asked neighbors and been informed most of the homes along that stretch just dump into the river ! and sure enough would go look down the bank of the river and see the pipe sticking out. Absolutely crazy stuff. my mom is a real estate broker and we are fully aware of what is allowed and what is not...and careful to no get her or her license into trouble. I am not sure what county you are in, but I am in western NC and you are wrong. They are very strict on codes. It is just people violating them and not getting caught. Last month they had the electric company shut off the electric meter on a young couple down the road from us, because they were living in a brand new shed that they had inspected as a "storage shed" My advice to you, is don't put things in print here that might come back to haunt you. If you don't believe me go check with your county building inspector and your county health inspector. Jack L
NanciL 07/25/16 05:11am Beginning RVing
RE: Bringing kayaks camping

I carry two 18 foot sea kayaks and one 17 foot canoe on the roof of my pick up. I have a cap on it and have two Yakima cross bars on it and one on the cab roof. This lets me slide them on from the back, but then I can put them with the overhang in front over the hood so they won't hit the trailer on turns. Jack L
NanciL 07/25/16 04:59am Travel Trailers
RE: What do you do to your house?

We live in the cold high mountains of NC and snow bird for 5 months every winter in Florida. I shut my water off and drain the entire system. You need low point drains for this. Any place where there is the slightest sag that doesn't drain is liable to freeze and break, (from experience) Shut off and drain your water heater I then put antifreeze in all the traps. Make sure all your faucets are open The day we leave, I spray the entire house with spider spray. Otherwise you'll have a house full of spiders when you return. We have never had a problem with the dish washer or washing machine. Evidently their sumps are made frost proof. Make sure anything you have that will hold water is disconnected and emptied (like filters, etc) Jack L
NanciL 07/24/16 04:44am Snowbirds
RE: buying older TT...as tiny home

I live in western NC. I think you will have trouble getting an electrical service with "a home dug septic system" The regulations are with a trailer; prior to getting an electric service you must have a properly approved septic system. This requires obtaining a permit. Then the board of health inspector comes out and does perk tests and tells you where the septic system has to be located. After that you must have a licensed septic tank installer do the work and that has to be inspected. Once all that is done, you can apply for the electric permit. jack L
NanciL 07/24/16 04:31am Beginning RVing
RE: Water pump

When we are in the trailer, I'll leave it on. If we are heading out for the day, I'll turn it off. Jack L
NanciL 07/23/16 04:08am Beginning RVing
RE: Woman and Tattoos

I don't like them and to me it cheapens the person that has them. Jack L
NanciL 07/21/16 05:10am Around the Campfire
RE: having children

The other night I saw on Americas Funniest videos: They were interviewing this couple who were celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary, and the old guy was asked how his love life was. He was silent for a minute and then said: "I don't know because I haven't tried anything in a couple of years" Jack L
NanciL 07/17/16 03:43am Around the Campfire
RE: How do you protect your surge suppressor

Mine is a Progressive. It has been in gully washing rain storms and I have never had a problem with it. We are snow birds and it is exposed to off and on rain storms for five months a year Jack L
NanciL 07/16/16 03:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Pull-Along vs.5th Wheel

Plenty of extra space in the truck bed especially if you have a cap on it. Also can carry canoes or kayaks on the truck roof jack L
NanciL 07/15/16 04:41am Beginning RVing
RE: Newbie looking for Travel Trailer Ratings

Wouldn't it be wiser to base it on what floor plan you are looking for. We recently purchased a new trailer, and based our purchase on the floor plan that we wanted. When we were looking we found one that was absolutely the exact plan that we wanted. The dealer then showed us the highest quality one he had on the lot which would have been absolutely useless to us. We have been trailing for 15 years, and I have seen good and bad in just about every make. It appears that Air Stream is the quality one, but I would never even want one. Every time I go in one it seems too dark inside, and the cabinet space is affected by the curve of the roof. Jack L
NanciL 07/13/16 05:10am Beginning RVing
RE: Hauling a big trailer for only a couple of miles ?

I'm surprised people will say no problem when they have no idea what the tongue weight is or what that truck is capable of or how it's equipped. If he's been towing a 5K lb TT, maybe it's a 1/2 ton. New 37' trailer could have a tongue weight up around 1500 lbs and receiver and WDH rating could be significantly exceeded. His existing spring bars aren't going to transfer much wt. back onto the steer axle. Accidents can anytime, anywhere, at any speed. I'd say no. I would tell the dealer your truck isn't capable and you're having trouble finding someone to tow it and it may be a couple of weeks before you find a tow. They won't want it hanging around very long and it could be gone by tomorrow. My DW would have made them do it as part of the purchase contract. Kind of my thoughts also.. Sounds to me like it could be one of those "Hold my Beer" testosterone type moments that ultimately bites them in the behind.. But interestingly enough, 4 pages and I don't think the OP has put up any specs of the truck or trailer.. I didn't put any specs out, because then I would have twenty pages of replies with all kinds of more questions. The simple question was "would you or wouldn't you" based on what I originally wrote Jack L
NanciL 07/13/16 04:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Hauling a big trailer for only a couple of miles ?

Can you back out of the purchase? Our dealer delivered our 5th wheel to our permanent site 150 miles away. I told them delivery or no deal. Why on earth would I want to do that when I got the best deal that I could on the same floor plan looking all over the country ? Not only that, but we purchased it last October, and he is storing it, (negotiated it in the purchase) for a full year for zip. I could very easily have them haul it in, but my thoughts are if I do it myself, I can get it right where I want it to the inch, which is very important. Jack L
NanciL 07/12/16 04:46pm Travel Trailers
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