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RE: Newbie Fifth Wheel Buyers...Need advice

Might work, I dono. I can tell you have back-up plans (multiple). A significant number for folk that try full-timing discover it isn't for them. If they sold their house and/or other investments (that go up with time) to buy an RV that only decreases in value.....
n7bsn 01/25/15 08:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Narrowed my search down to these two trailers.

I'd tend to the JayCo, but saying that I would also buy something even better. A lot depends on your personal budget. With deep pockets, a New Horizon is certainly possible. That being said, shallow pockets would mean a used RV. Even then a used Excel by Peterson or a rig by NuWa.
n7bsn 01/25/15 08:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ferry Reservation Question

Don't be surprised if the slots you want are already sold out.
n7bsn 01/25/15 08:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: States with no tax on private party purchase?

I looked it up to help you review it : www.wsdot.gov/Projects/Funding/2005 TPA stands for Transportation Partnership Program Annual Fee. It started in 2005 and runs until 2021. Fee of $75.00 per Motorhome to bring in 130 million. It's so nice being a unwilling partner! If you don't like the taxes and fees passed by the legislature move to Arizona (or some other state). This taxes were passed by majority vote in the legislature. Voted on by legislators you voted for (or against). BTW. I didn't meed to lookup what the TPA was, I already knew
n7bsn 01/24/15 11:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: States with no tax on private party purchase?

I can show you the receipt from my registration and yes I'm aware that Kitsap County does not pay for the light regional rail tax system! This has nothing to do with the regional Light Rail! This was another back room deal separate from regional rail. It's called a TPA look it up! I had to pay $75.00 extra on my tabs and I believe it runs for 5 years . The TPA's in Washington State do not require a majority vote from the legislature, it's a yea or nay from the transportation committee! I'm surprised your not paying it or aware of it! Yes the TPA you are referring to is an annual $75 fee on Motorhomes. No I'm not paying it, it's a "weight fee" on Motorhomes, not trailers. Although light-trucks did get a increased "weight fee" in the same package and a (smaller) weight fee on passenger vehicles. Yes it was passed in 2005 and certainly NOT running for only 5 years. In fact the exact wording is "...rail, ferry, transit, freight, and local transportation projects across the state between 2005 and 2021" The OP was asking about SALES Tax, not annual fees, so you are now tossing out some kind of red-herring. Yes private sales don't pay a "sales" tax they pay a"use" tax at the time they register the vehicle.
n7bsn 01/24/15 11:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: States with no tax on private party purchase?

Washington State, but the tax the heck out of you at registration time (tabs)! We have to chip in and help pay for light rail and possibly coming next is State Parks? Em, no You a "use tax" that is the local commercial sales tax at the time you register the vehicle Plus the other taxes, like light rail, which you wouldn't pay Kitsap is not included in the regional light rail tax
n7bsn 01/23/15 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rv ownership in the land of HOA's

Another issue you might run into is "waiting lists". Some of the best storage lots are full-up. If you could get by with "seasonal" storage, many State/County Fairgrounds rent the barns out for RV/Boat storage in winter. Price also varies but security, "covered", etc. Locally the cheapest place's gate is open Mon-Sat from 8 to 8. But open means open, anyone can drive in at any time. Some friends wanted covered storage, had been "wait-listed" for several years, then found out a mutual friend was the grand-daughter of the owner, they had a covered slot the next month.
n7bsn 01/22/15 07:42pm Beginning RVing
RE: Internet on the road

Pay or Free often depends on how remote the campground, more "rural" ones tend to be pay. Most of the time pay is $1/day/device. More and more campground are implementing some method of "bandwidth" control. The intent it to all e-mail, general surfing, maybe a little you-tube video but block/limit/slow attempts to watch full-length movies, TV-Shows, intensive interactive multi-player games, etc.
n7bsn 01/22/15 05:41pm Beginning RVing
RE: F-150 to tow a light 5th - do I need HD cargo option?

I've towed two different 5er's with a regular F150, but both were lighter then the ones you are talking about. You also need to be careful as the pin-weight most dealers and builders quote is dry-empty, not wet-loaded.
n7bsn 01/22/15 05:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Rudest dealer ever

I worked in the old times of NAPA, when every parts store was open until noon on Saturday and closed on Sundays. Note: Well known that every parts store in town was open 8:00 a.m. until noon. ... The local NAPA's are open 7 days a week.
n7bsn 01/21/15 06:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rudest dealer ever

.. The town fathers, or councils, the town's residents protests, etc. (continuing the off-topic) I know at least one town that did that and the "big box" stores didn't fight it in court. All they did was build out of town, just out of town. When the town realized it was missing out on the tax revenue, they incorporated the stores. Either way, people are going to shop for price and service. All banning big box stores does is cause people to go to where they are for the (usually) lower prices.
n7bsn 01/21/15 10:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Rudest dealer ever

Wow, what an attitude. One of the local RV places I deal with wants their parts person to have two days off, so they are closed Sunday and Monday. That way they make the Saturday sales to people that work Mon-Fri
n7bsn 01/21/15 07:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Different question about Yellowstone

Em, rain is almost always a possibility, thundershowers in the summer also. Not having a roof would be, ah, wet.
n7bsn 01/17/15 10:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hooking and unhooking?

Another issue is roll, if the truck or trailer "roll", and the other vehicle doesn't (it only takes a fraction of an inch) the wrong way, the king-pin and be a little bound against the mechanism that you need to release the king-pin. Normally all you have to do is put the landing gear down, start the truck and put the transmission from park to neutral and back to park. I see this most often when say the trailer is level and the truck is slightly pitched. I also see this more often with my PullRite then I did with a fixed hitch Under the worst case I have to un-pin the hitch head from the truck and use the landing gear to raise the head off the truck, this finally releases enough tension on the king-pin. Oh, ya, I think to off-straight number for the PullRite is 15degrees.
n7bsn 01/17/15 06:27pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: New to Full Timing - Picking a Trailer

At your price, you are looking at used only. As rigs become older, who made them becomes less and less important, and how well maintained they are becomes more and more important. Consider the "rating" of any model you look at. Rigs that are "rated" for Full-Time or Snow-Bird will generally have better upholstery, carpet, etc then a model, from the same manufacturer, that is only rated for "vacation" or "weekend". Several of the builder you have listed make models that are rated for "full-time" and models rated for "vacation", the two models will have the same floor plan, but vastly different wearability.
n7bsn 01/14/15 07:55pm Full-time RVing
RE: Utah Itinerary

Edge of Cedars SP and the nearby Dinosaur Museum are certainly worth a day. The SP Museum has the largest collection of south-west pottery there is. I agree that Gooseneck is not worth two days. We stopped there on the way from Bluff to Monument Valley and a couple hours was about all we needed.
n7bsn 01/14/15 07:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Thunder RV La Grande, OR

We have only dealt with them on small items, but they have a solid rep for (reasonably) honest.
n7bsn 01/13/15 08:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Route from Salt Lake City to Moab-with 5th wheel

Spanish Fork through Price to Green River to Moab is the route to take. Over half of the route between Spanish Fork and Price is multi lane. Road does get a little twisty on the downhill coming in to Price. There is no reason whatsoever to go down to Cove Fort and take I-70 directly from I-15. Agreed Fine road, much commercial traffic on that route, no reason to avoid it
n7bsn 01/13/15 03:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Furnace Burner

RV furnace tech is at about the level of home furnaces from 1970s. No really, you waste something like 30 to 40% of you heat with them. Unlike modern home furnaces that are 90+%
n7bsn 01/13/15 12:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Eliminating one grey tank?

You probably don't want to hire a "plumber", as they often don't understand the oddities of RVs, hire a -GOOD- RV Tech
n7bsn 01/13/15 12:00pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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