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RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

I sold one of my Classic cars and the man drove down from North Carolina and paid me $56,000 in cash. I also have bought cars in different parts of the country and cash is the easiest/only way to buy something from a private party that will not take a check or credit card. Wire transfers cannot be done unless you have made prior arrangements with your bank, in person, before you left. In any case, it is not against the law to carry any amount of cash in your RV as long as you do not try to leave the USA. There is also no law that says that you have to put your money in a bank, or even have a bank account. This is just to warn you of what may happen as you travel.It's very dangerous to deal in large sums of cash. BTW, you're not correct on the seizure issue - it happens every day in every State, Do not carry around large sums - whatever that number is to you that you don't wish to have seized legally by LE.
Skid Row Joe 08/29/15 07:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: FL with out reservations

We have been going to the RGV and AZ the last number of years. We are thinking it's about time to go to FL again. It's been some time since we were there and would like to travel around a bit. Will we have a major problem getting a site for a week or a month at a time in January, February and March?Yes. The time to commit is now.
Skid Row Joe 08/29/15 06:56pm Snowbirds
RE: Riding Mower

Cub Cadets are ALL imported now, and of lesser quality. Go with John Deere or Kubota. Preferably their diesels. I love mine. ;) :B
Skid Row Joe 08/19/15 11:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: moving from one state to another

And fully disconnect from CA. Notify CA DMV of new State Residency/Vehicle Registration within 10 days DO NOT ASSUME..that when you register vehicle in other state that CA DMV will be notified. IF not they will continue to send renewals and add fines/penalties. Send letter to State Franchise Tax Board that you are no longer a resident of CA on such and such date, have no financial ties with CA and will file as partial-year resident.Not necessary. All anyone has to do is establish their new claim of legal residency by spending 6-months or more in the new State of Residency, versus their previous State. There's no reason to cut all ties with the previous State - none whatsoever. I've moved 6-times and still have ties to 3 other States because of bank accounts, and properties owned.
Skid Row Joe 08/19/15 11:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: No water in bathroom but there is water in the kitchen

Remove bathroom sink faucet aerator and then turn faucet on.....clean aeratorUh......not possible, since there's no water flow at all from either hot or cold. OP: Unscrew the water lines under the sink and then see if you've got any water flow whatsoever. Chances are it's either clogged lines, or, closed valves. Good Luck!
Skid Row Joe 08/19/15 11:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Towing without a car braking system??

Brakes. (a) Every motor vehicle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop such vehicle or vehicles, and such brakes shall be maintained in good working order and shall conform to regulations provided in this section. (b) Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1330, s. 39. (c) Every motor vehicle when operated on a highway shall be equipped with brakes adequate to control the movement of and to stop and hold such vehicle, and shall have all originally equipped brakes in good working order, including two separate means of applying the brakes. If these two separate means of applying the brakes are connected in any way, they shall be so constructed that failure of any one part of the operating mechanism shall not leave the motor vehicle without brakes. (d) Every motorcycle and every motor-driven cycle when operated upon a highway shall be equipped with at least one brake which may be operated by hand or foot. (e) Motor trucks and tractor-trucks with semitrailers attached shall be capable of stopping on a dry, hard, approximately level highway free from loose material at a speed of 20 miles per hour within the following distances: Thirty feet with both hand and service brake applied simultaneously and 50 feet when either is applied separately, except that vehicles maintained and operated permanently for the transportation of property and which were registered in this or any other state or district prior to August, 1929, shall be capable of stopping on a dry, hard, approximately level highway free from loose material at a speed of 20 miles per hour within a distance of 50 feet with both hand and service brake applied simultaneously, and within a distance of 75 feet when either applied separately. (e1) Every motor truck and truck-tractor with semitrailer attached, shall be equipped with brakes acting on all wheels, except trucks and truck-tractors having three or more axles need not have brakes on the front wheels if manufactured prior to July 25, 1980. However, such trucks and truck-tractors must be capable of complying with the performance requirements of G.S. 20-124(e). (f) Every semitrailer, or trailer, or separate vehicle, attached by a drawbar or coupling to a towing vehicle, and having a gross weight of two tons, and all house trailers of 1,000 pounds gross weight or more, shall be equipped with brakes controlled or operated by the driver of the towing vehicle, which shall conform to the specifications set forth in subsection (e) of this section and shall be of a type approved by the Commissioner. It shall be unlawful for any person or corporation engaged in the business of selling house trailers at wholesale or retail to sell or offer for sale any house trailer which is not equipped with the brakes required by this subsection. This subsection shall not apply to house trailers being used as dwellings, or to house trailers not intended to be used or towed on public highways and roads. This subsection shall not apply to house trailers with a manufacturer's certificate of origin dated prior to December 31, 1974. (g) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a trailer when used by a farmer, a farmer's tenant, agent, or employee if the trailer is exempt from registration by the provisions of G.S. 20-51. This exemption does not apply to trailers that are equipped with brakes from the manufacturer and that are manufactured after October 1, 2009. (h) From and after July 1, 1955, no person shall sell or offer for sale for use in motor vehicle brake systems in this State any hydraulic brake fluid of a type and brand other than those approved by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. From and after January 1, 1970, no person shall sell or offer for sale in motor vehicle brake systems any brake lining of a type or brand other than those approved by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Violation of the provisions of this subsection shall constitute a Class 2 misdemeanor. (1937, c. 407, s. 87; 1953, c. 1316, s. 2; 1955, c. 1275; 1959, c. 990; 1965, c. 1031; 1967, c. 1188; 1969, cc. 787, 866; 1973, c. 1203; c. 1330, s. 39; 1993, c. 539, s. 359; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 2009-376, ss. 10, 11.)" Note Subsection (f): "Every semitrailer, or trailer, or separate vehicle,... having a gross weight of two tons..." This is the only law I have found in my research that could be said to specifically address towed vehicles. Note that such a combination of vehicles must still comply with the provisions of Subsection (e), which is a braking performance standard such as that set by FMVSS! So if I understand the legal req's brakes are only needed on a towed vehicle weighing more than 4000 lbs. Is that your interpretation? A very, very dangerous situation, all things considered. #4,000 pounds down without brakes is a very large problem. I certainly wouldn't do it. :S
Skid Row Joe 08/19/15 11:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing without a car braking system??

The biggest problem in addition to the loonger braking distances, is that towing any 4-down vehicle without aux. brakes in a panic stop would put major stress on your tow bar and hitch mount. This is the equally big problem. Don't do it, just because your DP has 8-down air-brakes and a Jake-brake system. The towed vehicle without brakes is a huge problem, folks!
Skid Row Joe 08/19/15 11:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Test Drove 2 DP's this weekend... and an earthquake...lol

Sun roof? Just what an RV needs.Done right, they're pretty nice!
Skid Row Joe 08/19/15 10:45pm Class A Motorhomes

The hinge is separate on that- I've replaced a ton of hinges, but never the door. Are you sure that's what you need? He didn't like the price of the door wait till he sees the price for the hingesAll in all, $93.00 isn't a bad price. Might be better off buying a new refer and using the old one for a parts donor.
Skid Row Joe 08/19/15 12:42am Tech Issues

Possible RV salvage yard item. Could take hours to track one down, then it may not fit or is damaged when you receive it.;)
Skid Row Joe 08/19/15 12:37am Tech Issues
RE: Test Drove 2 DP's this weekend... and an earthquake...lol

WEnt to a show here in California, and sat inside a few of the upper price DP's. The first one was a Winnebago...Holly Molly! we just had an earthquake as I am Typing this! I heard this rumble and then the house started shaking. Cat's ran around like WTH is going on. Only lasted about 10 seconds. Probably around a 4.5... Anyway, the Winnebago Grand Tour had app 10,000 miles and looked nice, had a Tag, app 43',IFS, 2014 It had the sun roof above the drivers seat. So, i get in start driving, and i can barely hold a conversation with all the rattles going on.. I mean it was so bad that within 5 minutes of the drive i turned around. I couldn't wait to get out of it... and the List price...$329,500 Then, we saw a Tiffin Phaeton, that was also used about 40' Single axle, 2014, DP, with app 2000 miles on it. the salesman said it had Pinch rolled walls, the are the best in the industry...? It only had the cummins 380hp 1050 torque, and solid front axle. It was newer and didn't rattle so much, but it seemed the power was lacking. I left kinda dissapointed that RV's will always drive terrible...? I really hope something out there will drive better, not have so many rattles, and feels a bit tighter. Dont get me wrong i understand that RV's will rattle and those items can be fixed, but for a first drive i left unimpressed... I forgot which one, but one had the MAXUM chassis. It seemed like both were on some type of freight-liner chasis. with 4 or 6 airbags. the saleman said that we not want the inside and outside bags because the front tire is right there and could pop the airbag...? He also said that he wouldn't take a Monaco if they gave it to him for free.. Something about thers no one there to service them I have hope that Newmar, or CC, or pre 2007 Monaco, or...?? will feel tighter, and have some quality engineering done.It all depends on what you want, and what you're willing to pay for any given coach. You've got a lot of narrowing down to do and shopping is the only way you can do it sensibly. Two different coach models from the same manufacturer will drive and sound differently. Like I said, you're a long ways off from any decision. I would definitely avoid the units waay out of your geographic area. Too many pitfalls buying an RV from waay across the Country.;)
Skid Row Joe 08/18/15 11:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Newbie Introduction

Skid Row Joe 08/17/15 03:24am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Why must wifi be so bad

To the OP: Sometimes slow-loading is thought to be a too crowded bandwidth, when actually all it is is your Internet WiFi signal is sporadic. Would suggest you invest in a JefaTech WiFi signal power-boost that slots into the side of your laptop. I've got such good WiFi signals even in my homebase that I don't have to subscribe to Internet service - between that and my Smart Phone with Internet cell service as part of the plan.
Skid Row Joe 08/17/15 02:08am Technology Corner
RE: Towing without a car braking system??

How does all this apply to a tow dolly?Depends. If your tow dolly has auxiliary brakes, then no sweat. If not? You better look into them pronto, if I were you.
Skid Row Joe 08/16/15 12:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing without a car braking system??

I've got one and always will for a simple reason: Liability: Should I ever be involved in a serious accident (my fault or not) I don't want to be in court explaining why I didn't meet the states or Canadian requirements. It also helps with an unexpected sudden braking situation and also ensures I meet the requirements during my travels. Your liability goes well beyond what you've mentioned here. With or without towed vehicle auxiliary brakes may or may not have anything to do with your liability in all likelihood. If you're driving a big rig and a towed, you really ought to have something called; an umbrella liability policy for a minimum of two million dollars. Very few of us (but certainly several) can write a check for one million dollars or more beyond a court judgment against us, so I'd advise you to get that umbrella policy ASAP.
Skid Row Joe 08/16/15 12:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing without a car braking system??

My late husband and I towed a Blazer with our Foretravel DP for years without auxiliary brakes.Not advisable - then or now. Too many pitfalls doing w/o towed brake systems.
Skid Row Joe 08/16/15 12:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crows under attack

Not pets but we've got a lot of crows lately, eating the corn for the deer. A few days ago I saw what might be a Golden Eagle. Wings swept back and hooked beak. It went after the crows, on the ground, twice as I sat on the porch. Today as I was leaving a smaller version with not such great plumage dove after two groups of crows. It appears she/the/he have trained their young'n to hunt. Don't know if they got one the last time or today. I've got bunches of other photos, of birds,turkeys, and deer but I haven't figured out how to post them.Sounds like survival of the fittest at work. I'd leave well enough alone.
Skid Row Joe 08/16/15 12:47am RV Pet Stop
RE: Women Going Solo in an RV?

Is this a trend in North America or just here in Australia? More solo women hit the road Popular network for solo RV travellers experiences rapid growth as more women decide to go it alone Most caravan advertising is aimed at ‘grey nomad’ couples and families, but there's increasing evidence of a growing number of RV owners being female and ‘going solo’. Earlier this year TripAdvisor released findings from its global Women’s Travel Survey that revealed that as many as 81 per cent of Australian women were planning to travel solo in 2015. Lyn Rees, the president of one of the largest social and support groups for RV ‘singles’, the Solos’ Network run by the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia, says this trend is reflected in the club’s membership growth in recent years. “At the moment we’ve got between 700 and 800 members (of the Solo's Network),” Rees says. “I would say it has grown probably at least 30 per cent (over the past five years).” She cites various reasons for this, including ill-health or separation causing a break-up of existing RV ‘couples’, as well as more single women like herself finding the RV lifestyle an increasingly attractive alternative due to rising domestic living costs and the security and comfort offered by modern recreation vehicles. She says around half the members are either new to the RV lifestyle or are existing solo travellers that decide to join the group. Some are forced to travel alone because partners don’t want to come along, while others like herself, decide to live on the road full-time. Rees has travelled and lived in a Toyota Hiace campervan and currently a Mazda-based Winnebago motorhome for the past four years. She initially rented out her home but later sold it, and now relies on free camping and the hospitality of other solo travellers as well as her two daughters to stretch her savings. She says one downside of solo travel is having to pay the full overnight rate at caravan parks. “I do go to caravan parks sometimes but as a solo traveller we tend to get charged the same amount of money (as couples). You don’t get a discount for one person. “If they changed that and did a (reduced) rate for a solo traveller I would go to caravan parks more. “(But) as far as safety goes I’ve never had a problem since I’ve been travelling,” she says. “I never thought I’d be doing this,” she explains. “I just made up my mind one day… I’m working seven days a week and I was by myself… it’s the best thing I ever did, it’s an amazing lifestyle. “I must admit I don’t miss the home.” “We are definitely seeing more single women than we are single men,” Brittain says. “There seems to be a growth in women who want to travel and motorhomes are a safer option than caravanning, as if there are any security issues they can simply jump in the driver’s seat and drive away.” Also driving growth is the rise of ‘glamping’ social media sites aimed specifically at females and more general informational sites for solo travellers. However, she believes there’s a need for the RV industry to educate the new breed of female buyers, many of which have never used an RV before. “The single men who tend to buy motorhomes have been camping or RVing or caravanning prior. What we’re finding is the single women getting into the RV world often don’t have that level of experience. “(Some female buyers) have literally stepped out from behind a desk and don’t have those practical skills and we need to meet the gap in their knowledge. “We’re working with our sales network because it’s more about providing a more intensive handover process and also being very clear upfront in the sales process about what it is they want and where they’re going, and what they means in practical terms.” She says Sunliner is also "actively looking at our products and figuring out whether there are any tweaks and changes we can make to meet the unique needs of these people". Brittain says the rise in solo women travellers also reflects societal and cultural changes, including women living longer and becoming more independent in older age. “There are more and more people over the age of 55 who are single than there has been in previous generations,” she says. “But I think the romance of exploring and travelling is appealing to more and more women.” Steven Page, the general manager of Victorian Jayco dealer, Page Bros RV, is also seeing more single women buying caravans and motorhomes, particularly widows. He says it’s also increasingly popular for women to join with female friends and buy an RV together. Sunliner Motorhome http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsmuf2owex.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a186/RobRyan7/image.jpg1_zpsvwxn0jit.jpgI've never seen one of these. What do they have to do with female solo travelers anyway??? Where are they in North America.:h Post applies to Solo Women Rvers not any specific geographic location. Original article post from Australia:h Up here, "solo women" drive diesel-pushers!:W Post must only apply to Australia then. We don't drive on the wrong side, like ya'll do! Never seen a RV like that in the good Ole U.S.A. :B
Skid Row Joe 08/16/15 12:41am General RVing Issues
RE: New to towing vehicle with E-Z Pass question

Most toll roads I've been on charge an extra fee if you're hooked up. I become a 5 axle vehicle hooked up and pay a premium as opposed to a 3 axle AND 2 axle. In California it's about $12-15 more. All toll roads I've talked to, Fastrak in Cal and SunPass in Florida say to put the second transmitter in a bag and the sensors in the roadway will determine axle count....Dennis The problem is - you need more axles!!! :B
Skid Row Joe 08/16/15 12:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Before I buy the Sleek 4G

I'm running a Samsung Galaxy S4 4G LTE. Never any slowdowns.
Skid Row Joe 08/13/15 01:29pm Technology Corner
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