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RE: Question on buying a TT in Florida

To those who answered; Do you know for a fact that it is not in accordance with Florida Law? I agree with your comments, but would like to find out if he is lying or telling the truth Jack L
NanciL 11/04/17 08:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Going to Florida

I can't help you up north, but living in NC and knowing I-77, I can tell you that it is a hit or miss thing on I-77 You can have 75 degree weather and you can have snow and ice, and the big problem with the snow or ice, is once you get down out of the mountains the road people don't have a clue how to handle it. One time in December we had snow covered roads all the way to Columbia and there were cars and trucks off both sides of the road. Just pay attention to the weather reports and plan by them. Jack L
NanciL 11/04/17 06:38am Snowbirds
RE: Rodanthe, NC then south in January

No, you are not crazy ! Just keep in mind that you might hit summer like weather or weather in the upper thirties. Every year on our trip to Key Largo we try to do a week or so in the Everglades or the Springs Area of Florida. Jack L
NanciL 11/03/17 10:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Downsizing and simplifying

I did similar, but not the same. At age 81 last year I decided I didn't want to haul a large trailer any more, but we still wanted to snow bird. We lucked out and found a deal that we couldn't refuse on a RV lot in Key Largo, FL. We then sold our travel trailer, and bought a new longer and bigger one that we had hauled in and installed permanently. Then we bought a tiny old used PUP in excellent condition that we use to commute to and from the Keys as well as an occasional week at a state park. Right now we are happy campers, Jack L
NanciL 11/02/17 06:57am Travel Trailers
RE: best chainsaws

I heat with wood and do all my cutting with Stihl. I have one with a 20 inch bar and one with a 16 and like them both I like how that little one starts on the rebound when you ease the rope up. I also have a Stihl weed trimmer. I find if I service them yearly they operate perfectly. I also sharpen the chain at the end of each day, which makes it easy on the engine Jack L
NanciL 11/01/17 02:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: I think that I will pass on this !

Years ago driving through NASCAR country in the boondocks of NC we went by an old single wide with junk all around it and out close to the road there was a beat up old junked car that had just been painted light blue. There was a big sign on it that said, "IT'S A BOY" Jack L
NanciL 11/01/17 07:15am Around the Campfire
RE: Sales agreement

You actually had to think about the right thing to do? No Crow, I didn't. I said that as a joke Sorry you took it wrong. I decided a long time ago that when I left this world, I wanted to go out with a smile on my face Jack L
NanciL 11/01/17 07:02am General RVing Issues
Question on buying a TT in Florida

I would like to find out from any one who has bought a new travel trailer in Florida if it is state law that the dealer must allow a PDI. I was told this by a salesman and that is why they can charge for it. Truth or false ?
NanciL 11/01/17 06:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Sales agreement

To all of you who are worried about me getting screwed. I am not worrying about it. This will be the second trailer I bought from them, and after Irma wrecked many trailers, I sent a lot of business their way, and I am getting a very good deal on this trailer. Jack L
NanciL 10/31/17 04:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Florida Campground: Spring Break 2018 Girls 6 and 8

Wekiwa springs state park ( Near Apopka) and Blue Springs State Park ( Orange city). X's Two ! They would be perfect Jack L
NanciL 10/31/17 02:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Sales agreement

A month ago we decided to buy a particular new trailer from a dealer, but they had to order it from the factory since the only one they had on the lot was already sold. The dealer is a long distance from us, so we did all the bickering and bantering in regards to pricing and extras via e-mail, and we gave a 5k deposit. Yesterday we got the schedule when it would leave the plant, when it would arrive, etc but they said they would want full payment before it left the plant. That was fine with us, but I said I would hold back an amount until after I did the PDI and took delivery. They agreed and sent a purchase agreement with the various items and then the final cost and we were to send a check for the amount. My wife was just about to write the check when she discovered that in their addition they made a $2000 mistake in our favor. Needless to say, I had the devil on one shoulder, and the good angel on my other shoulder The good angel won out and now we are waiting to hear back from the dealer. I just hope the trailer isn't a lemon like our last one! Jack L
NanciL 10/31/17 02:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fall Color

Here in the high country of NC it has been the worst year for color in the 30 years that we have lived here. It seems like 90 percent of the leaves just dried up and fell off or got blown off in all the high winds we have been having. There are few Carolina Maples that have a bit of color, but that is it Jack L
NanciL 10/31/17 03:56am Around the Campfire
RE: handheld GPS unit

"accuracy and trees don't belong in the same sentence." Therein lies the rub: ALL of them depend upon getting a good, strong, clear signal from multiple satellites, and all of them lose signal strength under trees or when shielded by rocks or dirt or buildings. OK, last post from me. I have a Garmin Map 76CX. When you turn it on it gives the accuracy. Normally that is within ten or fifteen feet. I have all my property corners staked by a registered land surveyor. I have the waypoints for all of them. If I plug them into my GPS and do a "go to", It will take me right to them. The first el cheapo Garmin I had would not work under a tree canopy. I can walk under trees all day long with this one and it will not lose reception. All winter long in the Florida Keys, day after day we do not lose reception exploring under the dense mangrove canopy where you can't see the sky. Naturally it won't get reception in a tunnel, but we have been amazed at some of the places where it gets it. End of my comments ! Jack L
NanciL 10/30/17 09:21am Around the Campfire
RE: Roof level or inclinded towards front or rear for winter?

I keep my trailer in a barn, but if I kept it outside, I would want it draining off the back rather than on the front battery box and propane tanks. Jack L
NanciL 10/30/17 08:43am General RVing Issues
RE: First Time Winterizing - Did I Miss Anything?

I was debating going back with antifreeze, but I don't like the idea of having to flush it all out in less than two weeks. May be better safe than sorry... Suggestions of where the water pump may be hiding? It's annoying that all I got was a generic Keystones manual and not a model specific manual. They love to hide them and make them difficult to get to. Once you find it, if you are handy you might want to do some handy work and revise things so it is easier to get to. On one of my trailers it was behind a panel. I removed it, added some hinges and a small knob. On another, believe it or not it was under the sofa, so it took laying down to get to it. And on our last one, it was under the kitchen sink and I had to remove a panel beside a drawer to get to it. It sure would be nice if the designers of RV's owned one before they went to the drawing boards. Jack L
NanciL 10/30/17 08:28am Travel Trailers
RE: First Time Winterizing - Did I Miss Anything?

To me it is a complete waste of time to blow the system out and then use pink stuff too. All I ever have done in twenty years and three trailers is use the antifreeze. Drain the water heater, open the low point drains, and open all the faucets. When no more water comes out, close all the faucets, close the low point drains and by pass the water heater. Using the on board water pump and a separate tube connected to the intake of the water pump and the other end in a gallon of pink stuff, turn on the pump. Then one by one open each faucet until pink stuff flows out and then close it. Make sure to do the shower, and also flush the toilet until you see pink stuff. After that put a spoon full of pink into the city water connection (it protects the check valve.) The whole process takes about 20 minutes. The fresh water tank has it's own drain valve, and all you do to it is drain it. The black water tank and gray water tank just need to be drained. We always leave chemicals with a gallon or do of water in the black water tank when we are done. Jack L
NanciL 10/30/17 04:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Forever bypass hot water heater?

Sure. Drain it first and make sure the electrical switch and or breaker is turned off and then just leave it by passed. Jack L
NanciL 10/30/17 03:57am Travel Trailers
RE: handheld GPS unit

A hand held GPS may work very well in some instances. Flat wide open terrain for instance. Heavily Wooded, hilly terrain, all bets are off; and 1 meter accuracy is laughable. I am not sure what hand held you have, but it evidently is not a Garmin. We are at elevation 3200 feet and it will take us up or down to various points all within a few feet. By the way; we have ours set to feet which most of us here in the US go by. Jack L
NanciL 10/29/17 04:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Florida's Busy

You just struck the nerve to the reason we don't go to Florida anymore. We had the privilege of knowing old Florida before the sudden boom of retired people coming down along the east coast. For us Florida has been spoiled forever. Since hurricane Irma hasn't scared the newbie's away, I'm guessing that Florida will just keep getting overrun with people. It's no longer our cup of tea. "Old Florida" is still there. You just have to know where to go to find it. Jack L (Who has been enjoying south Florida for the past forty years)
NanciL 10/29/17 08:14am Snowbirds
RE: handheld GPS unit

We have a Garmin hand held and they are great. I have fifteen acres of forest with many turns and I have way points for every one of them. They are accurate to within about ten feet and the accuracy depends on your location. When you turn it on it will give you the accuracy. We primarily use ours for kayaking and canoeing and in the 300 mile "Everglades Challenge" my wife had our route plotted with waypoints for every turn. It was awesome through the pitch black night just following the route as well as in the day time. We have used ours in swamps, rivers, the ocean and in the Artic circle. (We have eight Garmins) jack L
NanciL 10/29/17 04:44am Around the Campfire
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