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RE: Weight Police is in trouble now

This is a Safetyhitch...it has self contained, hydraulic disc brakes. It uses a three point attaching undermount hitch on the vehicle, so the only place it pivots is at the pin...meaning it is an extension of the TV, not a double tow...check out the website and the videos before jumping to conclusions. The owner says it's a 3/4 ton but I'm not sure if it's diesel. www.automatedsafetyhitch.com
kakampers 08/30/14 03:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting your mail

Remember to use temporary forwarding order with USPS, and let it expire or cancel it when you return home...do not, I repeat, DO NOT put in a change order back to the original address....your mail will end up In a "LOOP" that is hard to stop....20 years experience in the Postal Service fixing these kinds of mistakes!
kakampers 08/24/14 07:00am RV Lifestyle
RE: What is really deductible?

Yes...you can deduct loan interest as a first or second home, as long as it has full sleeping, kitchen and bath facilities. Did it for many years as our second home...now that it's our first home we actually take standard deduction as it works out better for us. Don't have enough deductions anymore...
kakampers 08/24/14 06:51am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First time out -Ouch!

There is a sensor on the fan up on the roof...clean it off and it should work...ours did the same thing....
kakampers 08/24/14 06:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: South Dakota Mail Forwarding Service

We've been using MyHomeAdress for over 15 years. Friendly folks to deal with and never a problem. X2...nine years....
kakampers 08/23/14 12:45pm Full-time RVing
RE: Help solve my mystery? Couple weeks out of warranty

We had the same issue and upgraded our re-settable breaker to 80 amps...never had another problem.
kakampers 08/19/14 04:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Laundry and the full timer

I think the OP made it abundantly clear the WANT an onboard W/D...they were asking what kind? There are other options other than Splendide...we have Whirlpool stackables that work great. We full time and I wash usually once a week, four loads, easily handled while puttering around the house. As far as propane, I've not seen anyone do this, but it should be possible, as it usually only involves changing the orafice for LP instead of natural gas. In our rig the W/D is directly above the propane tank so it should be fairly easy to run the line. If you go this route let us know how it works out.
kakampers 08/19/14 01:59pm Full-time RVing
RE: Sell House to Buy 5ver and Truck

We've been fulltime for 9 years...have bought three new units in that time and NEVER had a issue obtaining financing. We just bought a new unit in December of 2012. We have an address in SD through our mail forwarding service. That is the address we give and we never mention we are fulltimers...only supply the necessary info...
kakampers 08/19/14 01:47pm Full-time RVing
RE: Coach Registration by State - Question

We found when we went fulltime that SD fit us best....the process is simple. Contact a mail forwarding agency. We use My Home Address in Emery...they will handle registering all of your vehicles, etc. You will have to show up to obtain your drivers license, but I think you have six months to get that accomplished. Health Insurance is not an issue for us as we have it through DH's retirement...I do understand that obtaining insurance can be challenging, but the forwarding service can usually help with that also
kakampers 08/19/14 01:43pm Full-time RVing
RE: 5rv with the highest R factors

Our Heartland Landmark has stayed quite comfortable down to -6 degrees, with nothing freezing inside or out. Spent quite a few days this past January in temps from just above freezing to just below...insulation and cold weather prep worked great.
kakampers 08/18/14 10:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide keep stopping when retracting

If they stop for a few seconds and then move again, maybe stop again, move again then it is most likely the auto reset circuit breaker something like this. You may hear a clicking sound just before it will restart. Usually happens on extending also. Inexpensive and easy to replace. Available at RV parts stores and many auto parts stores. Look in the front storage compartment. Likely you will find two of them, one for the slides and one for everything else. Look on the side for the amp rating. And as mentioned above, join the MOC forum for all things Montana. X2...we upgraded ours to an 80 amp breaker....
kakampers 08/16/14 11:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Well!!! Huh?

It's amazing how quickly plans can change...We both retired from our "real" jobs almost 10 years ago and hit the road with only our measly retirements. Didn't take long to realize we needed to generate income or go sit still somewhere. For six years we ran our own business that took us all over the country...when that stopped being lucrative, we found a job doing gas line leak surveys which paid us to travel to different locations on their dime while earning a salary, and now we are doing private security...the travel is considerably less, but we have less than two years to SS and the "plan" is to completely retire at that time and finally do the traveling we invisioned....we'll see how that plan pans out!! At least we have managed to stay on the road and continue to be full timers.
kakampers 08/14/14 01:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rv financing companies

Good Sam=Essex Credit=Bank of the West. They beat my Credit Union by 3%, and the financing was completed in three days! I inquired at Good Sam, was referred to Essex for the paperwork, and make payments to Bank of the We4st. Pain free! I did the same thing here, with Good Sam/Essex/Bank of the West. Originally financed by trailer through my Credit Union, and then went in to renegotiate the interest rate. They basically told me they were getting out of the RV finance business and wouldn't give me a better rate, even though I've been a customer for years and certainly had the credit scores for their best rate. Did the on-line thing with Good Sam, got approved at a APR that was several percentage points lower than my CU, and within 2 weeks closed on the financing. Now making my payments to Bank of the West. Only drawback for them is, unless you have an account with them other than the loan, you can't make on-line payments, so I end up having to write a check once a month. If your bank has a bill payer service you can pay them through it...we use BOA and pay our Bank of the West RV loan using the billpayer service....
kakampers 08/10/14 07:18am General RVing Issues
RE: 2002 Big sky montana 3670 missing fridge and stove

Any rv fridge and stove that fits the opening will work...does not have to be OEM.
kakampers 08/09/14 10:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: People never cease to surprise me

And just think...they have children. Their lineage will live on and on..... LOL! Now that's a scary thought...
kakampers 08/05/14 02:35am RV Lifestyle
RE: Money making on the road

We did gas line leak surveying for two years till DH had open heart surgery. Worked for a company called Southern Cross Corp...they paid to train us then they pay your expenses from job location to job location. They pay a salary plus per diem and vehicle usage while on the job...great job for a young person who doesn't mind working outside and can walk miles a day over varying terrain.
kakampers 08/02/14 07:20am Full-time RVing
RE: Montana a Lemon?

8 of the 11 problems there is no way you would catch in a PDI. Most of them weren't a problem at that time. Let's not make this sound like it's the buyers fault. There is no excuse for poor quality workmanship, and the blame goes squarely on the shoulders of the manufacturer's. X2 !! Love the RV manufacture apologists as well as those that always offer the always very helpful "I have one of those and have never had a problem" comments. I can't for the life of me understand why it's OK to spend $30,000 and up and then find on the first trip out that plumbing was connected backwards or leaks, trim falls off the wall, cabinets pulling off the wall, etc and sit back in wonderment why others complain about the shoddy manufacturing. Heck...I bought a brand new model home...third day in it cranked up my new washing machine....heard a strange noise from the basement, ran downstairs to a totally flooded laundry room. Plumber had installed the check valve backwards in the drain for the washer! Had a punch list longer than any I've ever had on a RV...
kakampers 07/29/14 03:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Was I Wrong? (Long Story)

Actually, here's the real issue. He says he's training his young pup, and your dog is a distraction. When I took my dog to obedience training, one of the first things they did was introduce her to numerous other dogs, for purposes of socialization, and continued training in the presence of numerous other dogs. The guy is really missing a wonderful opportunity to properly train his dog! Maybe he could work on his socialization skills, too.... Bingo!!
kakampers 07/29/14 12:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Tornado hits Cherrystone Campground in Virginia

kdenneny....OMG! I saw the pics you referred to earlier....the trailer frame and the slide on top of debris. To say the least God was looking down on the majority of those of you who experienced this. I am so sorry this had to happen and will keep you all in my prayers. Best of luck going forward. My prayers go out to the family of the couple who were lost....
kakampers 07/25/14 07:21pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Help with picking an insurance carrier

I have National General on our truck and car through Good Sam. Be careful...we are in a battle with them right now. Our brand new car was backed into in a parking lot and the person left...we have a $3,500 repair with a $500 deductible. They are refusing to pay for a new fender which is buckled...they want to repair it and we are standing our ground. Will NOT except a shoddy repair on a car I've made two payments on!! Needless to say when this is over we will be looking for a different insurance carrier for our vehicles.
kakampers 07/21/14 08:33am Full-time RVing
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