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RE: Boondocking---sewer black and "gray"

I find a fill my gray tank much faster than my black.. Each are 35 gallon size. I have an use a tote for my gray when I camping without sewer connections. I had a small tote and it was a pain to make multiple trips for gray water. I now have one that is same size as gray tank, so other than having to deal with weight of getting it on truck hitch, it is much simpler. I have never filled my black (except running extra water on purpose to make it dump better), so haven't had to use tote for it. I have 90 gallon fresh water (and use filtered water for drinking and cooking) so can go a long time on it. I rarely camp without water, so can't give a true idea of that. The main place I camp without water, I don't generally stay more than a couple of days.. and I am so far in the boonies that showers aren't a priority.. until I get ready to leave and face civilization again.
wannavolunteerFT 03/26/17 06:48am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 2016 F150 Questions about Towing and Travel Trailer

I have an older F150 that has similar weight ratings.. I pull a Jayflight TT, that has 24 ft box, but a total length of 28ft. It has a gross max weight of 7000 and a dry weight of 5200.. I can tell the trailer is there and revs go up a bit on long or very steep hills, but not dangerously so. I do have a couple of suggestions as you look. Be sure you look at the actual stickers on any trailers you like. I found sometimes there is a BIG difference between the published dry weight in sales brochure and what the trailer actually weighs delivered to dealer. That published dry weight often doesn't include any accessories or options. The other thing is my truck has the P series tires mentioned previously and they do feel a little soft and squishy when towing. After much research, I learned to add about 5-10 pounds to rear tires when towing. (this is above the door sticker recommended rate - but below max on tire). This helped so much, that when I bought new tires, I chose to go back with the same tire. I use my truck as a daily driver and so for the many more days I make that commute to work, I prefer the softer ride. This decision was made after discussion with several tire companies and truck service companies.
wannavolunteerFT 03/25/17 08:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel trailer hitch

I only grease mine when I am trying to be sure trailer drops onto ball easily or comes off ball easier. I don't always get it perfectly aligned so a squirt of silicon will help it slide on easier. If I seems I have to jump up and down on tailgate of truck for it to come loose, I will give it a squirt.
wannavolunteerFT 03/25/17 08:43am Travel Trailers
RE: quick question

yes, I think people see a Motorhome and think you have money... but I don't think it truly affects a professional quote for service. As many have said, there are lots of costs involved in many trades beyond what you see up front. My son works for a tree service and has mentioned the amount of equipment they have (bucket trucks, dump trucks, excavators, and tons of smaller items). these trucks don't get very good gas mileage and have to travel to job site and be operated by skilled operators. expenses like workman's comp are unbelievable and then payroll cost to have the skilled operators show up to do dangerous work in all types of weather is also prohibitive.
wannavolunteerFT 03/25/17 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Things that I should get?

I have the same ladder as CB, but just store in pass through storage. I like that it is easy to get to location to use. As an over 50yr old female, I have found I can drag it to where I want, then stand up and spread out.. No real lifting.. and I feel it is sturdy enough for me to climb to clean slide tops and check things higher than I can reach.
wannavolunteerFT 03/08/17 09:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: hearing impaired rv owners

your challenges should be similar to ones you face in everyday life in a S&B, other than the added challenge of new places. I really think you could make modifications to a RV the same as you would a house. do you have a cell phone that will do captions? (not sure if they exist).. you may find making reservations at some places challenging (some parks don't do online reservations). communications with other people who don't understand hearing impairments will be your biggest challenge. I am sure you can get alarms with flashing lights, I would contact a good alarm installation company and talk to them about your needs. I know I had a second siren with flashing light put in mom's house after she set her alarm off several times without realizing and didn't hear phone calls because she hadn't put her hearing aids in when she got up.
wannavolunteerFT 03/04/17 08:15am Beginning RVing
RE: RVers don't like cats

My mom and dad carried there cat in their Class C. She was middle aged when they got her and she began traveling with them, so it took her a little time to get adjusted to a harness and leash for walks rather than just roaming. They were afraid of her wandering off and also understood the leash rule applied to her too. She would be going with Mom and I next weekend, except she started getting car sick about a year or two ago. Her favorite place to ride was on the bed looking out the window at the world go by.
wannavolunteerFT 03/02/17 04:50pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Dry weight published vs real weight

I think the OP was trying to point out the difference between the BROCHURE WEIGHT and the ACTUAL WEIGHT (YELLOW STICKER WEIGHT) and recommended using the GVWR when determining suitability of tow vehicle. This is something I have tried to point out to warn people if weights were close to look at actual weights and stickers to get true carrying capacity. MY TT weighs about 200 pounds more than brochure weight, which means I have 200 lbs less carrying capacity, and if I fill it with water then I am at 1000 lbs less than what the brochure suggests. Some lightweight units only have 1000 to 1200 lbs of carrying capacity, so an extra 200 lbs of accessories could mean not carrying water or not carrying something else. Thank goodness I have about 2000 lbs carrying capacity, so can carry 800 lbs of fresh water if I need/choose to.
wannavolunteerFT 02/25/17 01:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: Wow, just wow, The rv of my dreams

well it is in South GA, and down here, we are known for adapting things suit our needs and firmly believe in utilizing what we have on hand to make what we need. for those that mentioned inspections, GA doesn't require regular inspections (except metro-Atlanta for exhaust), but you can be written a ticket for an unsafe vehicle. As long as it runs without spewing too much black smoke, has appropriate mirrors, good windshields and side mirrors, some tread on tires, and brakes and wipers work it is fine. GA quit doing inspections years ago, as they determined that it was just a racket for inspectors and state didn't make enough off it as compared to cost of running the program. I know police officers that wanted to right tickets for unsafe vehicle and they had brand new inspection stickers, so couldn't. I had a dealer tell me my car needed tires but when I said okay, I will go get some elsewhere, they went ahead and put sticker good for a year on my car.
wannavolunteerFT 02/25/17 01:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Curbside or Streetside Kitchen?

bumpy, thanks for mentioning the safety during driving situation. I had never thought of that. I currently have a TT.. and have driven a Class C a good bit, I used mirrors and rear view camera. Never thought about seeing out that side while driving. oh yeah, it had a curbside kitchen, so seeing out wasn't an option. for those that have mentioned the floor, I will look at that. I haven't gone in any of the floorplans I am leaning towards, just know that the ones I was in that had curbside kitchen felt closed in to me, especially those with center living room and entertainment center. I am looking at gas MH's in the 36-38 ft range and hope to find something a couple of years old. Right now my favored floorplans are Georgetown 378TS, Thor Challenger 37KT, and Coachmen Encounter 36KS. I am hoping to go sit in some soon, just have to travel several hundred miles to see any of them.
wannavolunteerFT 02/18/17 08:39am Class A Motorhomes
Curbside or Streetside Kitchen?

As I am beginning to narrow down floorplans for my full-time MH, I see lots of Class A's have kitchen on Curbside. Seems to me that having view blocked on a large portion of that wall would be at cross purposed with looking out your windows. those of you with the kitchen on curbside, do you find you miss looking out at your "own" patio? Do you enjoy looking out the windows at your neighbors (or your sewer hookup)? I really think I would much prefer having kitchen on streetside (driver's side) and more windows on curbside/patio side. Is this something that is an issue? I plan to full-time for a number of years. Right now, I prefer more rustic state park like sites, but know some places that may not be an option. Either way, wouldn't you want your best view from LR/DR to be out across your own patio?
wannavolunteerFT 02/17/17 02:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Full timer mail

amberfiretj02, will they send to another UPS store for you to pick up there? I think saying to send it to a store in XXX town would sometimes be better than trying to give them a specific location to receive shipment.
wannavolunteerFT 02/17/17 10:43am Full-time RVing
RE: Your opinion wanted, no seriously ... mail?

so do any of you use a mailing address that is drastically different from your "domicile"? I plan to use our family farm address - new location for me, but same state - as my domicile, but as it is in a very rural area there are limited mail services nearby (one UPS store about 45 miles away). Do I need to stick to same state or will it cause problems?
wannavolunteerFT 02/17/17 10:24am Full-time RVing
RE: Live in Georgia; register in Georgia?

I work with numerous folks who have moved from NC to GA and from discussions with them, there doesn't seem to be a big enough difference in cost, to make it worth risking the consequences of breaking the law. GA is easy to register a new vehicle in, even private party sales.
wannavolunteerFT 02/17/17 07:58am Beginning RVing
RE: About to retire but need some advice

Let's don't beat Bob up for bringing up a dissenting opinion. It started a great discussion and got different viewpoints across. He was not rude (although originally I thought his comment a bit "high and mighty") and he considered other peoples viewpoint. So great sharing of ideas.... This is what I go to this forum for. New ideas and discussion.
wannavolunteerFT 02/17/17 07:44am Workamping Forum
RE: So what are your plans for 2017?

planning a beach trip with DD and DGD's (4 and 6 mo) for July.. Weekend trips have had a kink thrown in them as my work schedule is changing, but I will still get some in. Just not sure how far I will be able to go. Considering trading TT for fulltime Class A during the year sometime. Thinking it will be easier to trade and then sell house, than be frantically looking for MH and closing on house, moving etc.
wannavolunteerFT 02/12/17 06:37am RV Lifestyle
RE: Is this Site Declining and losing Members?

Several people have mentioned the use of FB groups as growing. I have joined a number, but have found that on this forum, we have more knowledgeable people willing to help others. More of the FB groups have people that seem to have absolutely NO IDEA of anything to do with an RV, and everybody else saying just go for it with no clue as to the reality. I see lots of really off the wall questions that people are jumping into things without doing any research and on this forum, most posters tend to recommend going slowly and doing research. Different types of folks? I have a tendency to research anything to death before I go forward.
wannavolunteerFT 02/05/17 12:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roaming RVers Stephen Foster park. 3-5 Feb 2017

well guys, I didn't want to do this, but I have to cancel. Just cancelled my reservation, so RVnewbie if you want to extend through Sat, maybe you can get my site.. Site #40.. you can call and check. Those of you who don't know, A large long track tornado went through south GA on 22 Jan staying on the ground for over 70 miles. Not only was the Marine Base where I work hit, the actual building I work in was hit. Not destroyed but damaged. We have just gotten back into the building with generator power. We have intermittent network/internet via hot spots as of today. I know they are changing up work schedules and trying to function in that kind of environment is exhausting. I am not sure yet if I need to work Friday and I have had no time/energy to prepare for this trip so I am going to stay home and rest this weekend. We are all just thankful it happened on Sunday and not a weekday afternoon as there would likely have been deaths there on the base as well as other industries nearby. I know a few people that had homes or property damaged, but none of the injured or killed. I thank the good Lord for my blessings and do what I can to get us back to normal work as quickly as possible
wannavolunteerFT 02/01/17 03:51pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings

the yellow sticker should say... mine for my TT says full propane, empty water tanks.
wannavolunteerFT 01/28/17 02:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tornado Warning

here you go... CMCDAR thanks for the link... I was just so overwhelmed by seeing the devastation that I couldn't think clearly to do some type link or look at the pictures anymore. My place of employment was hit and I have had to go through some of these areas and it is just heartbreaking.
wannavolunteerFT 01/28/17 01:41pm Class A Motorhomes
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