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RE: Six month limit for northerners?

PackerBacker is correct, most of our Canadian friends stay 6 months or nearly 6 months. Most have been coming south for years.
pawatt 10/20/16 06:38pm Snowbirds
RE: When do most of the Snowbirds head south???

Heading south in a couple of days for a 6 month stay.
pawatt 10/10/16 06:38pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Safety in the RGV

We have been in the Valley 14 seasons and regularly go out after dark, WalMart, HEB, DQ and even occasionally to the local bars and entertainment venue's. Really don't know why people would be fearful. Lots of places have far more crime than here. We are in the Mission, McAllen area.
pawatt 10/10/16 06:19pm Snowbirds
RE: Does anyone live off rental property while full timing?

You will pay a lot of taxes if you sell off. We use a propery management company. They do a good job and more than earn the 10 per cent of gross rent they charge. The best part is their access to carpenters, plumbers, electricians and whatever Handyman you may need.
pawatt 10/08/16 12:18pm Full-time RVing
RE: South Western Campgrounds

I might avoid campgrounds real close to the border and campgrounds which may have a lot of permanent residents (anywhere) but otherwise I wouldn't worry at all. Tex., Az and Ca have lots of nice state park campgrounds. We have wintered 2 miles from the border and the Rio Grande River in Texas the past 12 Winters with no issues, Love it and heading back this week for 6 months.
pawatt 10/07/16 01:23pm Snowbirds
RE: South Western Campgrounds

Violent crime statistics have most cities in Texas and Arizona Safer than Florida.
pawatt 10/06/16 06:49pm Snowbirds
RE: Staying south of 10 fm New Orleans to Texas: Possible?

You can travel the barrier islands much of the way, Texas ferries are free. Our friend did it with his 45 foot toy hauler. Roads are good.
pawatt 10/03/16 09:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Filling medicine prescriptions while traveling

We use Walgreens, they are nearly everywhere. Any one can access your prescriptions.
pawatt 10/03/16 09:14pm Full-time RVing
RE: Rent a House/Duplex Rather than RV??

I think you would miss the activities and socialization of an RV Park if renting a house or apartment.
pawatt 10/02/16 07:33pm Snowbirds
RE: Brief trip to Texas/RGV

We usually take 3 days from Brainerd and they are pretty long days.
pawatt 09/22/16 04:37pm Snowbirds
RE: Lake Superior Circle Tour TR (pic heavy)

It is a great scenic trip, we took 3 weeks to do it camping at dozens of parks right on the lake.
pawatt 09/21/16 10:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Was retirement for you a good or not so good choice?

Retired at age 53, poorer but Happy. Never regretted it for a minute. Have rved coast to coast and border to border and beyond. Keep so busy I seldom even have time to read a book.
pawatt 09/18/16 08:16pm General RVing Issues

In nearly 50 years of RVing I have never had tank sensors that worked well.
pawatt 09/18/16 11:02am Tech Issues
RE: Any special way to make a reservation at Desert Trails?

Well, after much hunting and clicking, I think it might be best for us to go back to 'plan A', which was to take three months to sample the entire area from Big Bend to Vegas, no reservations anywhere, spending a week or two at a few places of particular interest. Then, if we find an area and park we really like, consider spending the winter in 2018 or 19. I'm thinking we should be able to find places 'on the fly', although they might not always be the best available. Life is, after all, an adventure! Again, thanks for your suggestions. If you happen to see a big fiver and a red truck with Indiana plates, be sure to wave. Sounds like a very good plan.
pawatt 09/16/16 07:32pm Snowbirds
RE: Any special way to make a reservation at Desert Trails?

They likely prefer 3 - 5 month reservations. 1 month would be considered short term in a Snowbird Park. Some will not take Winter reservations of less than 3 months. However most parks will likely have openings if you just come down.
pawatt 09/16/16 04:14pm Snowbirds
RE: Where you going this Winter?

Mission Texas, Mid Oct. to Mid May.
pawatt 09/08/16 03:40pm Snowbirds
RE: Best brands for full time and cold weather living

I think it will be a very unpleasant experience anytime the weather is below 20 degrees or so.
pawatt 09/05/16 07:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mouse, Mice, Meese, Mousies and more

This has been discussed to death before. I'm a little surprised that a moderator is bringing it up yet again. ...... Just stimulating the discussion, and hey maybe someone found something that actually works.
pawatt 09/01/16 03:18pm General RVing Issues
Mouse, Mice, Meese, Mousies and more

It's Mouse season, what has been your most effective way to keep them out of your RV? We have tried it all with no luck, they built a really nice nest under our bed with Mouse Magic and dryer sheets. Have had fair luck in the past using lots of moth balls but wife couldn't stand the mothball smell. Have sealed every possible entry point I can find. Trapped 6 with good old fashioned spring mouse traps, all inside the RV. OK, lets hear what does and does not work for you.
pawatt 09/01/16 02:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Crippling insurance costs

Just curious, what is so special about age "71"? Also is there other key ages you need to worry about when it comes to health insurance. At age 71 the scale for premiums takes a drastic jump and continues to climb every year after. My wife turned 71 last November and her premium went from $6.75 per day to $9.36 per day and would go to $13.96 at age 76. Because of a pre-existing condition, my rate is 13.16 per day. For us to go to Texas for 180 days would cost $4053.50 cdn. Only hope is a lottery win. While that is a lot it is about 1/2 of what we paid before going on Medicare at age 65. Our health care cost is out of control but HMO CEO's seem to be doing quit well.
pawatt 08/25/16 08:26pm Snowbirds
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