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RE: Absolutely Gorgeous Carriage

We have several friends that did the same with both their Travel Supremes....unbelievable how new they can look!
kakampers 07/25/15 05:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: steps & deck

We bought a set of these. Best money we have spent. X2..
kakampers 07/19/15 10:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: CheapHeat Add on for Propane Furnace

We have several friends who have installed Cheap Heat and they swear by them. We will probably be installing one, hopefully prior to the coming winter.... We were at Rolling Retreats in January and it was COLD. They had a MobileSuites about the size we were looking at in the shop. I am sure it was freezing or below in the RV. Alicia turned on the Cheap Heat and the rig was cozy in a matter of a few minutes. That sold me! We normally used a couple Dyson Heaters and a small heater in the basement to mostly keep the floor warm in our last RV. Don't look forward to the winter but will be happy to set stat to a temp and have it maintained! Nothing heats better and more even than forced air....plus it will get the radiator out of my living room...;)...looking forward to the upgrade!
kakampers 07/18/15 03:11pm Full-time RVing
RE: A great reason to check everything B-4 a trip

Another reason for A TPMS...always turn ours on day before we leave....
kakampers 07/18/15 07:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Found a definite cure for mice...

Yep...haven't seen a mouse since we acquired a cat last year...
kakampers 07/15/15 01:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Virginia Roll Call (Just for Fun)

May be there shortly if this job offer pans out...VA beach area.
kakampers 07/14/15 01:47am RV Lifestyle
RE: Anyone using the port-a-deck steps?

We have a set too! Very well made and makes getting in and out easy...even for our old dog!
kakampers 07/14/15 01:32am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where are the women RVers?

I too am female...I do not spend as much time on here as in the past. Mainly it is due to the snide, sniping nasty remarks and the fact, that even though I am somewhat technically knowledgeable about RV's, my gender has been, in a few instances used to shall I say "talk down to me"...as though I haven't a clue. I tend to go where my input is valued, not snubbed...jmho...
kakampers 07/11/15 08:21am RV Lifestyle
RE: CheapHeat Add on for Propane Furnace

We have several friends who have installed Cheap Heat and they swear by them. We will probably be installing one, hopefully prior to the coming winter....
kakampers 07/10/15 02:13pm Full-time RVing
RE: Coming back off the road

We've been full time for over ten years...our "exit plan" is a little different than most. We purchased (paid cash) an RV lot with a fully functional coach house in a 55+, RV based community. It is lock and leave, no maintenance required...we use it currently as our winter destination and can rent it out when not using it, so it pays for itself (taxes and maintenance dues). This gives us a home base while we continue to full time without the headaches of a traditional home...in addition, it has risen considerably in value since we bought it...as evidenced by sales of other lots around us...so it's been a sound investment. When we are done traveling, for whatever reason, we will park our RV there and live out the rest of our lives for less than $400 a month...can't find a decent apartment for that!
kakampers 07/05/15 07:47am Full-time RVing
RE: Need for exit plan?

There are all kinds of ways to have an "exit plan".... We own a fully paid for RV lot, with a fully functional coach house on it, in a high end RV community. We did finance our RV...should something happen that we could no longer travel, we will park the RV on our lot and live out our days there. We would have to pay to live somewhere.... Our RV payment and maintenance of the !ot is WAY less than it would cost to live elsewhere in an apartment or assisted living. Best of both worlds in our way of thinking...to each his own!
kakampers 07/05/15 07:24am RV Lifestyle
RE: LCI Question

With level up all legs work in unison....this keeps frame level and square. When we hook up I use button on front of fiver to move landing gear...Once on truck I hit auto retract to lift four rear legs...had it since 2009 never had a problem doing it the way LCI instructs.
kakampers 07/04/15 02:09pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Other State Registration

"If an Idaho resident buys a vehicle outside of the state, use tax is due (with credit given for taxes paid to another state) on the fair market value at the time it enters Idaho." What if the vehicle never enters Idaho? As I previously stated, YES, you CAN register a newly purchased vehicle in another state, but you may have to keep it out of your home state forever! I have done it twice, buying vehicles from CA dealers. Since the dealer is the DMV registration agent for the state, the dealer title clerk MUST collect the sales tax, and register the vehicle to the new owner. They did that, and the paperwork was made out in my name, with my Montana address! Yes, as soon as I got home, I had to transfer the title to Montana and get the proper Montana registration. BUT, if I had never brought either of those vehicles home, I could have driven them with the CA plates for the full time I owned them! Private party purchases in CA are entirely different. the seller hands the buyer the paperwork, and the buyer takes care of registering and paying the tax. If the final transfer is done in another state (where there is not tax), no tax is paid. I have done that twice in CA, too. One of th0ose was a Nevada car, but the sale took place in CA and the title transfer was done in MT. This you can do legally...he wants to take it home to Idaho...that's where it becomes Illegal....
kakampers 07/04/15 06:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Other State Registration

No...it's tax avoidance, which is perfectly legal. What you want to do is tax evasion...buying and keeping an RV in your home state without paying the taxes on it! It's only evasion if it's illegal, and apparently it's not. And I never said I want to do it. I said I was considering it as it was proposed to me and the OP merely asked for the downside of doing so. Just because a dealer says you can do it does not make it legal...it is definitely NOT legal.
kakampers 07/03/15 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Other State Registration

Whether you call it avoidance or evasion, I don't think it really matters. If you don't agree with the taxes your state collects, then move to a place with lower taxes or no taxes at all. You are living where you are for a reason. Obviously you like it. I know one thing, if you "avoid" paying your home state the taxes on something you bought in another state, then don't be surprised when you receive a tax bill from your home state. I know on the NC state tax paperwork that we file every year, there is a question where it asks if you bought anything out of state. States are really cracking down on getting what is theirs. What the OP mentioned is shady in my book. There is a big difference between avoidance and evasion....I avoid paying higher taxes in TX where I own property because I am a legal resident in SD....I legally do not stay in TX past their six month residency requirement so I legally don't have to register there...my property is vacation property under TX law. I do register my vehicles in SD, have my license there, and pay all subsequent taxes...but own no property there...we are true full timers. If I registered in SD and lived as a resident in TX, past their own state requirements, I would be evading there taxes and fees by not registering as a resident and registering my vehicles there. BTW, I do pay property taxes to TX on the property I own...the key is knowing the laws, abiding by them and paying only the taxes that I LEGALLY owe.
kakampers 07/03/15 03:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Other State Registration

Tax evasion is illegal. Tax avoidance is not just legal but encouraged. We own a house and rent it out in California so we DO pay income taxes on that... Now that our HOME is on wheels and we live wherever we are parked for the night we can be from wherever we want to be from. We legally avoid taxes by having a 'domicile' in South Dakota as well as drivers licenses, registrations, and we vote in South Dakota (a state with no income tax). There is no state income tax on our pensions in South Dakota. If we ever decide to make our house our home again we will make California our residence again and pay income taxes there again and pay the ridiculously high registration prices on our vehicles. Remember AVOIDANCE not EVASION! Brian Exactly! We do the same, except with have property in south TX, which is a vacation property...we are careful to not stay there longer than TX residency requirements allow...it is our winter getaway! Again, avoidance NOT evasion...
kakampers 07/03/15 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Other State Registration

Your OP asks if you can register your RV in New Mexico but "dock" (store) it in Idaho. That is different than John Kerry who registers AND docks his boat in Rhode Island. If he were to dock his boat in Massachusetts, then your analogy would be correct. It's still tax evasion, just like what I was considering. No...it's tax avoidance, which is perfectly legal. What you want to do is tax evasion...buying and keeping an RV in your home state without paying the taxes on it!
kakampers 07/03/15 07:42am General RVing Issues
RE: New Trailers

Well then I guess I'm glad I bought my Landmark and did a very extensive PDI at the dealer prior to taking delivery! The only thing that's happened to our unit in over two years is a defective ceiling fan and dump valve that starting leaking past....none of which was the manufacturer's fault, and were easily fixed by us after Heartland sent the parts directly to us! A few things to adjust, tighten, etc. here and there but nothing to even think about. Yep...really glad I bought my supposed "lip stick on pig" fifth wheel...LOL!
kakampers 06/28/15 07:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Leaving kids unattended in RV all day?

As far as I am concerned anyone taking young children camping depriving them of modern conveniences have questionable parenting skills. Child protective services should be called on every one of them. Looks like Michigan knows what is best for kids. News Story Hopefully my sarcasm does not go unnoticed. OMG!..this is what happens when people stick their nose in where it doesn't belong without knowing all the facts!
kakampers 06/28/15 03:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving kids unattended in RV all day?

Pay attention to Facts I did. Coolbreeze stated he's the one cooking dinner. Infers mom isn't home. Sometimes ya gotta read between the lines.Good for him, I am glad he is cooking dinner, however he is not the op in the CG. MYREDRACER is. You really do need to pay attention to facts and stop assuming. I am done here as there is no point in arguing with someone who has no idea whats going on. For real...LOL!
kakampers 06/28/15 10:47am General RVing Issues
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