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RE: Finance Recomendations

For those of you that chose to give me other alternatives, thank you but I really have already made decisions on financing the MH itself. I have researched many different options and have made this decision to finance it separately. There are tax implications and lots of other reasons why I have decided this is the best. I am planning to sell my S&B within the next year, and will likely pay off the MH with proceeds from the sale. For those who answered what I asked thank you so much for assuring me that Essex/Bank of the West is reasonable alternative to my credit union as their posted interest rates are 2.5% to 3% lower that my credit union. I will as recommended consider total loan costs for each.
wannavolunteerFT 03/18/18 07:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Finance Recomendations

mich800, at my age and shape, I don't have a lot that is of value in a barter situation (LOL)
wannavolunteerFT 03/18/18 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Finance Recomendations

Thom02099, do you know if there are charges for on-line payments? I am in the Southeast, and there are no Bank of the West locations within about 1000 miles of me.
wannavolunteerFT 03/18/18 10:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Purchasing rv without seeing in person

I am in the process of doing what you mentioned, except I am buying from individual. We have discussed the RV several times over email and I am hiring an inspector to do a deep RV and engine inspection. Yes it will cost me but less than flight, hotel and rental car to get to where RV is. I also don't have to take off work to do these inspections. I have been in new MH's of same floorplan and know it is the right floorplan for me. Really cool thing for me and my situation is seller is willing to deliver to an agreed upon location within a couple hundred miles of me. After talking to inspector for a time, I feel pretty comfortable with doing things this way. I am more scared about learning to drive the beast.
wannavolunteerFT 03/18/18 07:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finance Recomendations

Popsie, that is great that you were able to sell in such a short time. I am buying a "unicorn" of a motorhome. Only about 5-6 used ones for sale in the entire country (according to RV trader). I have found one at the price and age I want. I live in an area that is economically depressed still, the housing market is still very sluggish, so I know selling isn't likely to be quick. Also I have to work for another year, so I am trying to get all this banking stuff done while I am still employed and a homeowner.
wannavolunteerFT 03/18/18 07:02am General RVing Issues
Finance Recomendations

I am looking for recommendations to finance a pre-owned Class A. I am purchasing from an individual and am planning to finance for now. I will likely payoff when house is sold next year (unless it makes more financial and tax sense to invest at that time). I don't need all the advice on financing or paying cash.. that decision is made. I am looking at two sources of financing, both of which have advertised 3 or more percent less than my credit union. One is Essex Credit (a Division of Bank of West) and the other is Southeastern Finance. Has one ever used either? Looking for ease of process and customer service. Also I am curious what Southeastern (who says they don't finance full-timers) would do, if I sold the house and didn't pay off the load, just changed my address.
wannavolunteerFT 03/17/18 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roaming Rvers March Rally - Indian Springs State Park

so guys I won't make it there this weekend. Heading west to help Mom with some decisions on timber at farm (near Florence Marina). Sure hate I am missing this.. and the camper... trying to decide on new one, when none are anywhere near here.
wannavolunteerFT 03/09/18 03:51pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Thor v Forest River

Does it really have to be one or the other and maybe a little more research is in order? Yes, I know other brands have better reputations, I just sold a Jayco TT that I loved and was great quality, but I am struggling to find floorplans that meet my requirements. I am looking for a gas Class A that has the kitchen on the drivers side and free standing table that can be removed. I want to replace with small antique writing desk I have and a gate-leg type table that folds down much smaller, but can be opened for seating 4-6 people or for projects that require large flat workspace. I also hate using public washers and dryers, so washer/dryer connections are an absolute requirement. Oh yeah, since it is just me most of the time, I don't want or need a bath and a half. I would be open to a bunkhouse and removing the bunks (if they are not on driver side), but have found few bunkhouses with w/d connections, If you can come up with other floorplans that meet this requirement, that I can get for around $80K and no more than 5 years old, please let me know. Coachmen made a couple several years ago, but they seem to have been discontinued around 2012.
wannavolunteerFT 03/03/18 06:07pm Class A Motorhomes
Thor v Forest River

I have been researching and looking at GAS Class A's for a little over a year, and am ready to move ahead. I have narrowed down to two floorplans that meet my requirements. I know all RVs have good and bad issues. I am looking for information to help decide between Thor Challenger 37KT and Forest River Georgetown 378TS. To stay in my price range, I will be buying something in the 2012-2015 model years. I will be purchasing in the next 6 months (hopefully) and beginning to live in it full time in about a year. Between the two, what do you know about the manufacturer's build and sturdiness? Do either of them or Ford have a "bad year" I would need to avoid? Both seem to have same chassis, so it really is going to come down to the MH part of the rig. At what point, should I figure major appliances (furnace, water heater, etc) become an issue. I guess I just need to know that I am not making a huge mistake in choosing one of these, basing my decision on the floorplan that I think I can live with for a long time.
wannavolunteerFT 03/03/18 09:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Texas Class A road test question

Does no one else besides me, think parallel parking with a trailer of any type should not be expected? Is that really required? I wouldn't dare try to parallel park with a trailer, and prefer not doing it even with just my truck. Most times I would park easy and safely and walk a little extra distance.
wannavolunteerFT 03/03/18 07:18am Full-time RVing
RE: Roaming Rvers March Rally - Indian Springs State Park

Hi Guys, I may make it up for a few hours, but won't be camping. I will try for Saturday evening. No camping for me until I find a MH and learn to drive it because I have sold my TT. New owner is enjoying it this weekend.
wannavolunteerFT 03/03/18 07:12am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: What ladder do you keep in motorhome

I use this folding ladder. It folds down to 4-5" square and so is easier to manage moving around campsite. This link is Camping World, but it is available from Amazon and other retailers.
wannavolunteerFT 03/03/18 06:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: what to keep

I am selling TT to an individual who already has a TT, just smaller and is ready to move up. I will be buying MH, when I find what I want at the price I can afford (hopefully before end of year)
wannavolunteerFT 02/21/18 05:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: what to keep

ductape, no I am not going to replace the fresh water tank and all the piping, but I have more confidence that a simple sanitation will clean them, because they are less like to have been used for other purposes.. I am not sure the hose, which is a more porous material will sanitize the same. Call me a scardy cat, but I work for DoD and use to buy hoses, connectors for water purification units and potable water pumps and tanks.. never could find any company that would sanitize hoses with any type guarantee that it was actually clean.
wannavolunteerFT 02/21/18 05:21pm Class A Motorhomes
what to keep

I am selling my TT soon with plans to buy a Class A sometime this year. I am debating if I need to keep water hose, sewer hose and that type stuff or leave it with TT. Would you keep what you have? I know if and when I buy I will not want to use a water hose from someone else. Would it make sense to store at house somewhere for a few months up to six months and use them with new MH? What about wheel chocks and other essentials? What should I keep from TT to use in MH? not discussing linens, dishes, and that type stuff, just RV specific things.
wannavolunteerFT 02/21/18 04:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roaming RVers Feb Rally

I am home and dry inside.. Hope everyone else makes is safely home in the rain today. Had a great weekend. Enjoyed getting to know Sam and Christy. Lots of great food, fun and fellowship as always.. see you all soon.
wannavolunteerFT 02/04/18 12:23pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: water pump??

jerryjay11, thanks for the suggestion but I don't think it is ice.. The lowest it has been here for the last week was around 45. It was mid 60's yesterday when I was trying this. We have probably had no more than 20 hours total of freezing. I only used antifreeze this year, because I knew I would be out of state and couldn't turn on the heat the few nights temps would drop below freezing. I am in far South GA. Less than 60 miles from FL line. For the rest, I will try again... ensuring opening several faucets.
wannavolunteerFT 01/28/18 05:17pm General RVing Issues
water pump??

So yesterday, I went out to unwinterize TT and sanitize system. Pumped some clean water into system via hose to clean those lines. Used city water connection and flushed pink stuff from lines. Then filled tank with bleach and water. tried using pump later to run bleach water into lines and pump didn't seem to be doing much.. making some noise but not loud (even with cabinet open). turned it off and let it rest more. after letting water sit drained tank by low point drains and refilled tank. Pump still not moving water even to kitchen sink, discovered I didn't move tank bypass valve.. opened it up... still no water really moving. Is my pump dead? Should I try replacing it or something else? FYI, 2011 Jayco.. only used a few times.. it did pump pink stuff fine late December. Help... I need to use tank and pump in three weeks.. next week I will be using city water, so not an emergency, but I do have to get someone to help me reach the thing to hookup.. (I don't bend and stretch so well)
wannavolunteerFT 01/28/18 10:10am General RVing Issues
RE: uninsured moterist rant

what is so bad both for the OP's DD and so many of the rest of us, the driver who was breaking all the laws won't suffer for their criminal acts. The true victims will suffer, whether it is $500 or more or less. I was hit by an driver with a suspended license driving someone else's car. My insurance told me I can deal directly with the other insurance myself, or file with them and they would pay my costs less my deductible. If they got the other company to pay enough to refund my deductible they would. I spent many hours when I should have been working, getting estimates and dealing with insurance companies. And the driver of the car, drove after the accident, with a ticket from NC Highway Patrol. I was shocked they let him drive off with no license.
wannavolunteerFT 01/27/18 03:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roaming RVers Feb Rally

Good morning to all. So far I only see a few folks planning for this weekend. Let me know if I missed anyone. I have counted myself (and probably Mom) JakesJaunts ChristyTra(Christy and Sam) a cousin of mine (Carole and Jack) For menu I am planning: Friday: little Smokies Sat am: coffee, ham and biscuits Sat pm: chili
wannavolunteerFT 01/27/18 07:00am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
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