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RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

The natural progression is to step up to a new, 45' Prevost coach, when you're too old and decrepit to tow a trailer. My Dad stated that old people tow trailers. That was 40 years ago. My sights are set on a new 45' Prevost.... .
Skid Row Joe 02/05/18 08:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Born Free vs ??? Class C Coaches

Born Free Motorcoach, located in Humboldt, Iowa, shuttered it's doors and business May 2017.
Skid Row Joe 02/05/18 10:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: BORN FREE of Iowa sold to an investment firm in Des Moines.

Born Free Motorcoach in Humboldt, Iowa is shuttered. Reported to have run out of money, as the reason it closed in May 2017.
Skid Row Joe 02/05/18 10:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Las Vegas Mecum Motorcycle Auction

Vintage motorcycle auctions are miniscule niche markets.
Skid Row Joe 01/28/18 06:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Thinking about changing class A's

Two old saws come to mind: 1. Caskets don't come with pockets. 2. You don't want to be the richest guy in the graveyard, but it would be nice to be able to afford the price of admission. Like you implied, you are not getting any younger. Enjoy every day!!!! The OP did not mention $. Far from it.......
Skid Row Joe 01/28/18 06:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Thinking about changing class A's

Tropical, when we bought our '08 Dynasty in January '07 (taking delivery in April '07) we heard that Caterpillar was going to stop over-the-road engines. It's certainly their business and I know that people have many years of trouble free service with CAT engines. But, it makes me wonder about all the other companies that have over-come the hurdles with the new emission standards. It seems Volvo is the leader in OTR trucks/engines world-wide. CAT seems to be behind on R and D. I bet they will be scrambling when off-the-road equipment will be required to have pollution controls. Safe travels, MM.CAT, hasn't been an over the road trucking competitor for almost twenty years now. Cummins, is the clear American MH coach builder's choice for a very long time now.
Skid Row Joe 01/28/18 06:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ohio State Will Be In Final Four (4) If...

The SEC is on a dynasty roll in NCAA Football. The posers have all gone by the wayside. The SEC is so strong, ALL SEC members' fans now chant; "SEC," at collegiate events/games. Finally, the synergy of the SEC lives!!!
Skid Row Joe 01/28/18 06:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: new GMC 1500 2x4. No one needs 4x4 anyway

Alls you need in a 2WD PU, is posi-traction rear axle, Blizzaks, weight in the bed, and chains when necessary. I've never had any trouble getting around in Wintertime with any of my posi-traction Corvettes. Including my C7. .
Skid Row Joe 01/28/18 06:30pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ohio State Will Be In Final Four (4) If...

Toldja Alabama was going to take it all! Roll Tide Roll! :B
Skid Row Joe 01/27/18 10:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Thinking about changing class A's

I'll have to go with Doxie on this. I see it all the time at the RV shop. People come in with brand new units that need something fixed that wasn't done right at the factory. The dealer can't get them in for weeks because they're too busy fixing the units sold last moth and the new coach owner is leaving next week for Florida, with non-cancelable reservations all down the east coast. They end up paying us to fix their coach and negotiating with the dealer to reimburse them. And lest you think the it won't happen to a Newmar, we had one in last month, along with Tiffins that they couldn't get back to Red Bay and even Arlo Guthrie's Newell Bus. And they all say the same thing - "We bought new because we didn't want to deal with someone else's problems". There have been several threads recently about how low the quality of the new rigs is. With everyone and his brother buying coaches, the manufacturers are just blowing them out the door. You have a good coach that you love. You know how it was maintained. The only reason I'd consider buying another is to downsize because it will be easier for you to keep going on a smaller rig. We bought brand new twice before and had no problems with either until the second one and that didn't start for 14 years. I too, have had far fewer problems buying new. Some brands' warranties are not transferable anyway. Buy new if you can. Buy used and take your chances. Esp. when there's no warranty.
Skid Row Joe 01/27/18 10:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help convincing my wife to move to a cold state

People that say they want to live North, have never lived Up there yearound. I grew up 21 years with that in Nebraska and Minnesota. You would not last one Winter Up there. High taxes of all kinds up there will break you too. Move to the RGV, and RV North in the Summer. That's ideal.
Skid Row Joe 01/27/18 10:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: Help convincing my wife to move to a cold state

papperry2766, If you “both” want it, it’s very doable. I moved to Wyoming (a little town at 7000 feet) from near Baton Rouge in August of ‘85. That winter they set a 24 hour snow fall record, the main road from town(to Jackson) was closed for about 6 weeks, and I saw more 30 F and colder than any winter since. The move was the best thing I’ve ever done! Before moving here friends asked me “What are you going to do during the winter”? My answer, ” I can sit, looking out the window at falling snow, feeling sorry for myself, or.....think Hot d@&n I’m going skiing tomorrow”! To put into perspective.....it’s what you make of it! Well, one season out of two ain't bad. Perfect Summers at altitude, and no mosquitoes. Baton Rouge is tough most of the year on both accounts. Humidity that could kill ya! +10°F, in the winter is not an unknown temp. # there either!
Skid Row Joe 01/27/18 08:26am Around the Campfire
RE: Help convincing my wife to move to a cold state

Is living in a colder climate more of a young person's game? I'm 52 and she's almost 50. Are we (me) crazy for even considering this based on our age even though we have no physical limitations or ailments and are fairly healthy.You've already got the worst of both worlds; North Texas, too hot in the summertime, and, too cold in the winter time.
Skid Row Joe 01/27/18 08:17am Around the Campfire
List of shops that do the defogging, of RV windows?

My coach needs several windows done. I am located in the DFW region of Texas.
Skid Row Joe 01/26/18 11:06am Tech Issues
RE: Yahoo article on Walmart parking

I love both Yahoo and Walmart
Skid Row Joe 01/10/18 12:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for Class A - Newbie Needs Help

Team, Looking for a little wisdom and guidance here. I am leaning towards buying a used class A. I am new to the Class A scene and don;t know much about them. Hoping I could get some nuggets from you guys. From some research I have done, looks like Diesel Pusher is the way to go. Is that the consensus? What else should I consider when going used besides the obvious = records? Any brands I should stay away from? I am considering selling my house and buying an RV site and living in it. Goal is to simplify my life. So do I need to consider the age and length (park mandates)? Thanks! -MarkYou've got a lot of homework ahead of you. Good luck.
Skid Row Joe 01/07/18 07:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ohio State Will Be In Final Four (4) If...

Alabama will take it all! THIS!
Skid Row Joe 01/06/18 02:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Health Insurance Advice

For you and those 65 and over. My wife and I use a Medicare ADVANTAGE part C Blue Cross Blue Shield plan. Drugs included. Works great for us. We pay nothing besides our Part B SS deduction. Plus, we are refunded $6 each per month to our monthly SS. What a deal. "A type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you with all your Part A and Part B benefits. Medicare Advantage Plans include Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Private Fee-for-Service Plans, Special Needs Plans, and Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans. This sounds like what I'd be comfortable going with.
Skid Row Joe 01/06/18 02:25pm Around the Campfire
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
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