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RE: Health Insurance Advice

I was specifically told by SS that 100% of time and expenses in the hospital is covered. I suppose this wasn't true. Thank you for the link!
Skid Row Joe 11/06/17 01:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: Thinking of a pusher

Guess its Winnebago bashing day - we have had two Winnebago's purchased new in the last 9 years - Zero roof problems - Note the owners manual says to check the caulking every year which I do The moderator Bruce had many posts on the only other post I can find this year - he seems to have a axe to grind? I would have no hesitation on buying a Winnebago coach, myself. What I'd like to know is what is this maintenance all about specific only to Winnebagos?
Skid Row Joe 11/06/17 01:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thinking of a pusher

Actually Winnie wouldn't be on my list to consider due to their roof design. Their method of attachment and required maintenance - and what potentially happens if there is a breakdown in the required maintenance, is something that would have me looking elsewhere. Please feel free to do a search and see if it's something you're OK with. Many are. With that said, I also wouldn't get too hung up on needing to be a "one piece fiberglass roof". Just because it's fiberglass doesn't mean it's quality. Some of the fiberglass that is installed is virtually paper thin. Keep in mind, fiberglass also breaks down over time, and the thinner it is the faster it breaks down. Our MH has a BriteTek roof. This is our 3rd one with BriteTek, I would order another without hesitation. When we ordered our current MH a one piece fiberglass roof was available, based on our prior experience with BriteTek we chose it over fiberglass. BriteTek is NOT a rubber roof, it is a synthetic membrane. Newmar uses the BriteTek brand, many others simply call theirs a TPO roof. There are differences between TPOs as well. We've had rubber as well, on both a MH and TT. I would not consider anything with a true EPDM rubber roof. As far as the MH itself, most us a laminate construction, a few use hung wall. If it is laminated it can delaminate. Hung wall can't. Those using hung wall are Monaco/Holiday Rambler, Newmar, and Travel Supreme/Entegra. We have owned a delaminating MH and I have worked on delaminating motorhomes and TTs. Unless you're getting into a true bus builder, for my money I will pick hung wall construction every time. ^^^^ What type maintenance?
Skid Row Joe 11/06/17 01:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Health Insurance Advice

Now that I'm Medicare age, what gap insurance coverage/s do I need from the marketplace? I am getting 100% of my in-hospital costs covered by Medicare. How are you not having to pay your Medicare deductible ? There is no deductible when in hospital care.
Skid Row Joe 11/06/17 11:09am Around the Campfire
RE: Extended Service Plan

I just wanted to share my recent experience with Camping World and the purchase of my 2018 Montana. I have purchased 3 campers from the same sales person that I trust. With my most recent purchase signing papers with the finance guy he of course presented the extended service plan options. He was very friendly until I informed him of my desire to not purchase any of the options. He then became visibly upset, and very cold towards my wife and I. He turned a very exciting moment for us purchasing a top of the line Montana, into one that was very uncomfortable. I manage sales people in a much more sophisticated industry, and if he had been my employee he would be without a job treating a customer in this fashion. I understand he is “selling” these things, but when a customer chooses not to buy you don’t try to strong arm people, or treat them disrespectively. This will be my last purchase from Camping World. He was obviously from the old school car salesmen mentality. Bully and pressure to try to make a sale. In other words a loser... Identify this individual's behavior to the store General Manager, and Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World. The attitude of this individual needs to be rectified by Camping World.
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 06:30pm Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: Ohio State Will Be In Final Four (4) If...

Alabama will take it all!
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 06:13pm Around the Campfire
RE: US 281 SB thru San Antonio

Guys: Is this a good route thru SA direct to I-37? Or would I do better to take the longer 410 loop to I-37. Rig is 41' Class A with CR-v toad. All replies are appreciated! Thanks!Absolutely yes! US 281 is perfect going South through San Antonio to I-37.
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 06:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: If money were no problem

I would upgrade to a newer turbodiesel powered HD (Heavy Duty) tow vehicle.
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 06:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New one on me

Note to self: check propane tank mounts. Good advise!
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 05:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: OK, Washer and Dryer in your RV...Do you use them?

To me, it's so nice for laundry being done while you are doing something else in the coach (watching TV, cooking dinner, socializing outside, RV chores, etc.) MM.An inducement and testimony to have a coach that can handle a WD/
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 05:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing a large vehicle

yes but where do u put 11 kids? and he says there on a tight budget My opinion a decent older used prevost is still 150K or moreAn older used Prevost will break him financially. Also, their slides yield very little slide room. He's better off with his 15 passenger van and TT. BTW, older Prevosts can be had under $100,000.00. I doubt he's financially prepared for anything near that from reading his financial tightness.
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 05:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Health Insurance Advice

Now that I'm Medicare age, what gap insurance coverage/s do I need from the marketplace? I am getting 100% of my in-hospital costs covered by Medicare.
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 03:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ford Ecoboost to 6.2L Economy

Not sure if my truck is an outlier(16 Ram CTD 4x4 crewcab), but I certainly get a LOT better MPG's from the diesel in a 3/4 ton. People tend to downplay the mpg improvement, but going from 17mpg(which I think is optimistic) to 22+ unloaded is a 30% improvement. While towing I went from 8mpg to 12+mpg for a 50+% increase. I doubt I'll ever save money from the diesel option, but I won't lose much and I get to enjoy a nice quiet ride towing up and down the mountains! YMMV! Long story short, I see it as a large difference in MPG's between gas and diesel in HD trucks. These are my last 2 unloaded highway drives. First is from KY down to south Alabama and 2nd is the return trip. This drive is a lot of 65-70mph highways so mpg's are a bit better than pure interstate at 75. As a bonus, the first trip was started with a full tank exactly. 2nd trip started at almost full. The range for highway driving unloaded is nuts. Last picture was our family vacation from KS to TX and back with the 8500lb trailer attached the whole way. I usually get about 12-13, but caught a nice tailwind for the return trip.If you'll divide your miles traveled by hours, you can get your average speed (mph). You've also got to deduct the cost of DEF from your mpg.
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 03:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Uber expensive pickups...how much of a trend ?

I guess if you make several hundred thousand dollars a year it's no big deal to spend that kind of money and watch it disappear in depreciation over the next couple years. I just don't have that kind of discretionary income I guess.There's more to consider than the incomes of those that buy expensive pickups. There have been some very productive savers among American workers, past and present, regardless their incomes. Income, isn't wealth. Assets are wealth. Depreciation isn't as important as some think it is to many prodigious savers and wealth accumulators.
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 02:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sales agreement

The only non-refundable deposits are on special order units for you the consumer from the factory to the dealer. Then, it's understandable. I'll only put up a deposit on an in-stock item/unit, if it is fully refundable. I'm working on a new vehicle deal hundreds of miles from my homebase right now. If the sales rep says their deposit is non-refundable, I walk away from the deal. If they're not willing to hold the unit for 5 business days, with a deposit, then they can keep it. .
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 01:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Paying for health insurance

Medicare is the best insurance we have ever had. We were paying $1650.00 a month before we were old enough to qualify.Exactly. It costs you nothing, zero, zilch, nada while in the hospital. What costs in varying amounts are the costs when out of the hospital - depending on the coverage(s) you buy.
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 01:39pm Full-time RVing
RE: Paying for health insurance

As a Canadian, I am lucky to receive good medical care without any direct cost to my family. Yes, we pay higher taxes, but our nation's philosophy is that access to good education and health care should be a basic right for all citizens. The cost of your medical insurance premiums and deductibles astounds me. But unless the middleman of high profit insurance companies is eliminated, your system will not be fixed. Are you aware that the USA is the only western nation without universal health care coverage? Your "Medicare" for seniors is basically the system we have for all residents in Canada--with no deductibles. I know "socialism" is a nasty word in your country, but how is unbridled capitalism in the health care system serving the best interests of your citizens. We watch the ongoing debate on fixing Anerican health care in your political arena, with all the permutations, combinations, eliminations presented by all the special interest groups, but nothing ever gets fixed. Your citizens deserve better.We have Medicaid for the aged without assets. Everyone in the United States receives free healthcare, provided they have no assets - regardless their age. No one goes without healthcare here. Contrary to your misled beliefs.
Skid Row Joe 11/05/17 01:35pm Full-time RVing
RE: Sales agreement

Yeah, we put $1000 down on ours and went to Knoxville, Tennessee to check it out and pick it up. That was to hold it until we could get there to see it. We understood from the get-go that it was a non-refundable deposit. Luckily the 5th wheel was as we had expected, they fixed all the problems, nothing major, and we paid them.Never do a non-refundable deposit, on an in-stock item. Ever....big mistake.
Skid Row Joe 11/01/17 11:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: New at this

IF the propane system features/safety devices are not sufficient for safe operation of an LP Appliance while in transit I would not use it while stationary and asleep YES.....you can operate the fridge on propane while traveling Same for furnace (water heater also if there was a need for hot water at rest stops or immediately upon arrival) Propane appliances have safety interlocks and the propane system as safety features ---all of which truly minimize propane dangers. I always have my gas refer on when RVing. 24/7 Never a problem.
Skid Row Joe 11/01/17 10:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Downsizing and simplifying

So glad I never upsized.
Skid Row Joe 11/01/17 09:45pm Travel Trailers
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