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RE: where to get a used chair lift

trying to figure out the quote option............ADA generally covers public accommodation requirements for businesses. I have not known it to provide financial resources to requesting individuals. Medicade and medicare do provide durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers and occasionally scooters. The rules for provision are limiting and intrusive. I have found that if I need a solution for my wife, purchasing directly from a supplier without aid of Medicare/insurance is expeditious and in most cases cheaper
traveylin 05/03/17 08:27am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: where to get a used chair lift

I assume your search for used one is saving money. Your dad's situation (I am sorry to hear that) may be covered by ADA (American Disabilities Act). I'm not familiar with your area about getting this government aid but here in CA., it seems relatively hassle-free in getting this help. It is probably because a lot of them are made locally. There are even brand new vans that are stripped to bare chassis where lift chairs are customized according to the person's need. This is presidential act that covers all Americans not just Californians. Signed by George W. Probably, for the price of a used one you would probably pay a small portion for a brand new unit because the government subsidizes this expense. . .you may even get it free. Look under government services for agencies that might be able to help. All the best
traveylin 05/03/17 08:18am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: base plate for toad is bent

Using a toad with unibody construction is a typical starting point that leads to unsafe conditions. The sheet metal used to form the body flexes at base plate attachment points and work hardens leading to failure. A breakaway break system is a Band-Aid on a bad situation. Purchase a toad with a real frame to bolt your base plate on and avoid most of your breakaway problems
traveylin 05/01/17 07:48am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Follow up from Meemaw and Pop pop?

A new rig is not going to be as defect free as the car we are used to purchasing. The car is high volume assembly line, The MH is one off being assembled from field to fit system suppliers. Not unlike buying a large boat where sea trials are expected. A better shot at defect free would be to purchase a one year old used MH where the bugs have been worked out. Read the fine print on your retail purchase contract regardless of who you buy it from and you will see lots of boilerplate to protect the suppliers not the eventual owners
traveylin 04/25/17 08:33am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Awning Replacement - Easy/Hard?

Just finished doing the awning replacement this evening. It is a two man job but real easy after watching the u tube videos.
traveylin 04/19/17 07:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why assume I like your music

Classical Puerto Rican music is defined as preamplification. Neighbor in Ponce twice a year would have a late night party with music that shook the concrete walls of my house. Chucking ripe mangos across the fence helped communication a little.
traveylin 04/17/17 02:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Drivers unaware you are pulling a Toad

First trip to Alaska south of Anchorage to Homer there is a long stretch without much passing capability and we were stuck behind a class A with toad for 15-20 miles. Road was still 2 lane coming to a town and class a makes a rapid stop for a gas station pulls in and leaves the toad on the highway. Our class c breaks worked well. The gasoline tanker behind us slid by to the left in a cloud of tire smoke. Lots of laundry work. When pulling a toad, ya gotta clear the highway when pulling off
traveylin 04/16/17 07:43am Dinghy Towing
RE: Why assume I like your music

Never had a problem with Canadians playing their music to loud in the Idaho, Montana, state/federal campgrounds up near the border Of course all useful spots were booked up computer wise 364 days in advance and an wandering traveler could not get a spot in July and August
traveylin 04/16/17 07:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Batwing directional handle

I look at the direction the other campers are using,,,,average,,,,and point mine in that direction. The wife will judge wither or not it needs additional tuning and instruct me accordingly. Very simple. A design improvement that could add value would be an interlock that prevents dummies from getting on the highway with it in the up position. Many campgrounds address this with an exit sign cautioning to lower antenna and take wife and children with you.
traveylin 04/16/17 07:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why assume I like your music

Tradition for the Hispanic community in south texas is to gather at the state parks with large extended family groups. Music, barbeque, partying is what it is all about. Rules require no visible alcoholic containers. I think it is great that the large families come together. I avoid state parks on Easter holidays
traveylin 04/15/17 07:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Couch out the door

I removed my foldout couch, one person job, it disassembles very easily After 6 year the pleather fabric had completely crumbled. I found a house recliner that swiveled to replace it. Used two 1by6 oak boards to adapt the couch hold down to the recliner as it was mounted on the slideout. Completed job is several times stronger than the original couch.
traveylin 04/15/17 07:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Our best trip yet... southern Utah!

Moab in late summer is an annual late summer stop for us. High clearance 4 wheel drive toad allows use of the offroad trails around Moab which are the best. If your toad won't work, rent a allterrian for a day . its worth it
traveylin 04/13/17 04:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Tires & Alignment

Alignment that came from the MH manufacture chewed up the front tires in 15000 miles. A full truck service company alignment has my tires looking good after the next 50000. Either trust the truck alignment co. to do complete work or go elsewhere. Do not tell them how to do there work unless you have operated the alignment machine yourself.
traveylin 04/12/17 07:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Recommendations for Class A windshield replacement

I always carry two windshield repair kits and try to fix within 1 hr of a rock strike. Can generally reduce exposure by staying up with the traffic flow. but stuff still happens.
traveylin 04/12/17 07:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Is 70 the age to stop towing

no
traveylin 04/11/17 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Changing taillights out to LED's

Bumpy is my buddy go easy.. Changing out stop, running lites should be no issue. Left/right turn signals do require sufficient voltage drop to operate the blinker thingey. Leds sometime do not do it
traveylin 04/10/17 07:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Utilization measure for class a use

My favorite song is by ABBA, I much prefer the Mama Mia version, Title is "when all is said and done". the metrics that allow wise decisions are not to employ accountants, but rather to help provide the resources that support a rich life as long as we can run. The rving life is fantastic. Do not stop moving.
traveylin 04/06/17 08:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Utilization measure for class a use

As President of a Dun and Bradstreet billion dollar rated company, sweeping up the remains following a govt inspired market shift. I found that loosing less $ can be just as inspiring as running a for profit making more $. Motor home could be similar
traveylin 04/06/17 03:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Utilization measure for class a use

Some responses.... We live in the MH about 85 nights per year, generally going north west, twice to Anchorage. There is no interest in the Hotel approach to travel, I did that for 20 years and really do not like humping bags. The 1.47 is a purchase/capital metric only. Gas usage for 7 mpg is .40 cent per mile depending on fracking success and the middle east. Northwest Canada it was 6$ a gallon. I target 35$ a night average campground and will pay 80 if I am tired or 6 in a national forest. Food costs are the same as with at home. Again why have metrics? Set direction and plan cash flow. This winter I have put six new tires, two front captain chairs, replace couch, air vents, awnings. Sounds like a lot, but its only 55cent per mile for this years usage. Good reinvestment. I applied similar metric analysis to a Hatteras lease versus buy some 15 years ago with the utilization factor being days away from dock. The lease option was magnitudes more dollar efficient to the extent that it fully supported first air fair to virgin islands when implemented each year. Good accounting data/spread sheets can be a useful underpinning for managing ones assets and if you like spread sheets keep doing them. I have found in every business that there is a short list of metrics for good control and as you are aware of them, surprises come less frequently.
traveylin 04/06/17 03:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grease soaked brakes, Will Lippert reimburse me?

Living on the coast, having some lubrication spread to the brakes is considered a good thing as it inhibits rotor rusting. I will coat the brake assembly with a heavy motor oil on my 8000 lb boat trailer several time a year. My 2011 Sienna has had two brake jobs in 6 years due to prevailing windward side rotor rust. The lubricant will evaporate quickly after 3-4 brake applications similar to what old style drums did after running in axle deep water and needed to be dryed
traveylin 04/05/17 08:28am General RVing Issues
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