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RE: Progressive Insurance

In over 12 years with Progressive, we have had 2 claims, One for an awning ripped off on the road and the other absolutely my fault for denting a bumper attempting to pull in too tight in a parking lot. Although I had pictures of the damage to their vehicle and 2 independent shops quoted less than $1K in repair costs (still excessive in my opinion) Progressive paid off to the tune of $2900. They did not raise my already fair rates) 'Nuff said.
noplace2 08/22/14 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hot Water Heater

I just wish I could turn my HOUSE water heater off & on so easily as in flipping a switch! You can do it one of 2 ways: 1) Install an inline switch at the heater. It is not difficult. 2) Just flip its' breaker. Have done one or the other in every home I've owned.
noplace2 08/21/14 06:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Hot Water Heater

Entropy always wins. All water is hot, unless it is at absolute zero. It really will not matter one way or the other. You forgot to add, "to me".
noplace2 08/20/14 12:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hot Water Heater

Fulltime for 13+ years. Only on when we need it to be for showers. Heat water on stove for dishes. Aside the monetary issue, keeping the tank hot will wear it, and the heating components faster, probably not an issue for those who don't live in their rigs, although I've always done the same in every sticks and bricks I've owned. And BTW, it's a water heater, not a HOT water heater. That would be silly :)
noplace2 08/20/14 10:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Do Ice Cubes in the Black Tank Really Work?

It never ceases to amaze me that so many respondents never read beyond the initial post. Please curb yourself until you have read what other people have had to say. Too difficult for you? Shut your fingers!. "noplace2" is in never-never amazing ceasing land. Yeah - so - take a hike! Chill! Get a life! Shut your fingers! (Now that's harsh talk - don't let children see it! Mods and/or Admin may have to take action!) Without reading, you're getting noplace fast....or is that half-fast?..:R ~ you have been blocked
noplace2 08/19/14 10:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: External Speakers, do you really want them ?

I don't think you could live in any apartment building I've been in... So, we can't - make noise - have dogs that pee and poop - turn on lights - have a fire that smokes - have kids that do things kids do Now I know why camping is sooooooo much fun :) :) :) You can do ANY of those things during quiet hours (excepting the pet poop) THAT will land it back on your porch) Seriously, in 13 years fulltiming I've had to do this 8 times, all "stuff" within my site. Imagine their surprise? When they thought that "quiet time" exempted their precious pooches :) There are posted quiet hours in most campgrounds Those posted hours are there for a reason. If you wish to make significant noise between the "after" times, go somewhere else or shut down the noise. I am in no way a contentious person. A "live and let live" lifestyle pervades, but I will not allow you to encroach. Ever. And live in an apartment building? Please kill me now!!
noplace2 08/19/14 09:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do Ice Cubes in the Black Tank Really Work?

It never ceases to amaze me that so many respondents never read beyond the initial post. Please curb yourself until you have read what other people have had to say. Too difficult for you? Shut your fingers!
noplace2 08/19/14 03:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: External Speakers, do you really want them ?

My 'C' came from the factory with an outside "entertainment" center. I've never opened it in 10 years, so I looked. Two speakers, a phone jack, 2 outlets to plug in more speakers, a 12v power plug, antenna connection and (2) 120V outlets. Oh sure, now that you've discovered it, you're going to bother everyone around you for the next year! :B
noplace2 08/19/14 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: External Speakers, do you really want them ?

And therein lies another rub. YOUR idea of what is "respective" volume could be vastly decibels higher than what your neighbor can hear. We've been fulltiming for over 13 years and we don't normally site ourselves where anyone would care. If we do, we always ask them if our music/TV is too loud. We can pump 400 watts RMS into 5 speakers that can and do take it. Would we do that in a "campground"?, Never. Duh. Unless someone next to us REALLY ******* us off. Just a matter of common courtesy that isn't so common anymore. An aside: We were in Alaska and asked by a gentleman adjacent to us to please turn off our TV. Reason? He was audiotaping eagles mating. We won't address whatever other problems he might have been having :) And yet again, I cannot emphasize more how wonderful wireless headphones can be. I sat and read an entire book outside today while listening to Darryl Hall%Company, Diana Krall and Pharell Williams in full fidelity with bass pumpin' sound WAY better than any external indoor or outdoor speakers and didn't bother a soul. It's a win-win folks.
noplace2 08/18/14 05:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do Ice Cubes in the Black Tank Really Work?

I too did an experiment many years ago when I first heard of this "method". Being the inveterate skeptic that I am, I did the following: Put 5 gallons of water in a flat plastic bin. Bin in the shade with the ambient temperature at 81 and the water temp. at 78. Added a 10 lb bag of ice. It took precisely 4 minutes 17 seconds for ALL of the ice to melt and that with no agitation. Hardly enough time for most folks to get out of their driveways.
noplace2 08/18/14 12:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Getting your mail

Have your mail forwarded to a friend or relative. At whatever interval you agree upon, call that person, go through it to eliminate the junk and have them forward the remainder to wherever you wish via priority mail (USPS can provide you with prepaid priority envelopes which make this more convenient for your sender). If you don't know a specific address where you will be have them send it you via General Delivery to a post office in the town you will be near a week from then. Although 98% of P.O. will accept general delivery mail, a few do not. Best to call ahead to make sure. You will need ID when you pick up your mail. I suggested giving your sender 1 week notice, but in over 13 year of doing this fulltime we've only had priority mail take more than 3 days once and that was 5.
noplace2 08/18/14 09:11am RV Lifestyle
RE: External Speakers, do you really want them ?

Amen. Get wireless headphones and don't bother anyone else. My jazz would probably bother you as much as Metallica would bother me. BTW, I'm 63 and I "get" metal, just not hours on end and piped through tinny external speakers. As always, it's a matter of consideration for your neighbors, something that seems to have been lost in the "it's all about me" world.
noplace2 08/16/14 01:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: My first camping neighbor story to share!

No moaning? No groaning? Unheard of! Can't wait for the usual curmudgeons to show up. :)
noplace2 08/16/14 03:35am General RVing Issues
RE: The Reality of Full-Time?

Again, refer to my post a few above. We've been doing this happily and successfully for many years. Please do not let the naysayers get you down. There are always people who will denigrate the concept, largely because they never figured out how to do it correctly. You don't need "good luck". You need good planning. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to be debt free. If you don't owe anyone anything, everything else will fall comfortably in place.
noplace2 08/15/14 07:31pm Workamping Forum
RE: Awning Led Light Srip

Hey Mark, if you don't have anything constructive to say, say nothing! I did say something constructive and I'll say it again more slowly for those understandingly impaired. Outdoor lights of any description are intrusive. "Quiet hours" should include said lights. And you are correct, my comments aren't specifically responsive to the original question. I apologize. Now in our 14th year of fulltiming, noise (aural or visual) are peeves we avoid nearly always.
noplace2 08/14/14 08:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Awning Led Light Srip

Another thought: Turn the ******* things off!
noplace2 08/14/14 01:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tailgater and Local Stations

We're fulltimers so ours is always with us, but, why don't you just bring your DVR from home? The Tailgator only works with the reciever designed for it. Home dvr will not work. When we fulltimed and used a regular satellite dish we had to aim, we did sucessfully use a home type dvr. Perhaps I didn't make myself clear. Of course the Tailgater only works with a specific receiver (we have one), but THAT receiver can be be plugged in to ANY DVR. I'm speaking about independent DVR's not something that DISH provides (heaven forbid) And yes, we can record anything from the Tailgater. Thankfully, it's the only way I'll watch TV, exempt them there commercials!
noplace2 08/13/14 02:31am General RVing Issues
RE: The Reality of Full-Time?

We have been fulltime RV travelers (not sitting somewhere in one place in an RV for more than a month, and even that's rare) for over 13 years. My DW and I were sitting around a dwindling campfire 15 years ago, contemplating a return to the workaday life (me at 48, she at 44) and asking, "Why aren't we doing this all the time?" We started planning that day and were unencumbered by debt (never were), "stuff", or sentiment a bit over a year later. We were of modest means then and still are. Notice the lack of debt. That is absolutely key. And no, we aren't "want" for anything. Excepting caviar and lobster (we STILL do those occasionally) I defy you to name something that you have in your sticks and bricks that we don't have on board, AND can use in many places that most will never see. Don't let the naysayers get you down. We've traveled from Alaska to Central America and back again a few times on a budget that a few people have called me a liar about. And no, we don't live/travel in trailer trash. Live your dream. You're not getting any younger and you are definitely not getting out of this alive.
noplace2 08/13/14 02:17am Workamping Forum
RE: Tailgater and Local Stations

We're fulltimers so ours is always with us, but, why don't you just bring your DVR from home?
noplace2 08/12/14 06:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Favorite 'mindless' movie to zone out

That's easy. The original M*A*S*H
noplace2 07/18/14 07:57pm Around the Campfire
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