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RE: Senior pass increase

Not sure where all the stories with different dates are coming from but the FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR begins 1 Oct. Most changes are effective that date for accounting/audit-ability purposes. And yes, we are working hard to make every process audit-ability and financially safe and smart.
wannavolunteerFT 06/23/17 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Questions about selling

when I sold Mom's, buyer brought cash.. They came and looked, said they wanted and left $40K cash and took title. Left MH and came back a week later, bought toad, so brought more cash and took both vehicles and title.
wannavolunteerFT 06/23/17 04:43pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can a total RV newbie be a campground host?

Not sure how many state park host positions are on volunteer.gov, but many of the state parks have info or listings on their website. I would say if you have done the jobs that you say you have, you can learn many of the basics quickly. Most of the host type work you would do, would be basic common sense. I had a host help me get my awning shut and ziptied closed when the arm got bent during a storm. Many years later, at the same park, a host helped me catch the water that was in sewer hose, when I discovered the sewer connection was stopped up. (I didn't have a bucket without a hole in it)
wannavolunteerFT 06/18/17 05:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: Roaming Rvers -Bald Ridge Campground July 7th -July 9,2017

would love to join you guys but heading to Raleigh (and taking Mom) for my new granddaughter's christening the weekend before and then to Myrtle Beach to introduce both granddaughters (now 4 and 6 mos) to RV camping later in July. If I don't get the chance to see you before, hoping to make Don Carter in Nov. Since it is Veteran's Day weekend, I should have a 4 day weekend.
wannavolunteerFT 06/07/17 08:29am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: 5 minutes and in ER

My mom was doing last minute load of stuff into their RV just before leaving to meet me. Several hours after I expected them, I got a call from my dad. She had stumbled down house steps and with her arms full of stuff to go in MH, ran into the side at full speed. Didn't break anything she had, but smashed her finger between the stuff and side of RV. split her finger open and turned her wedding ring into an oval. took the ER over an hour to cut her wide wedding band off. They still came camping.. she said she could sit around doing nothing at state park as easily as she could at home.
wannavolunteerFT 06/04/17 06:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lookin for FW w/ kitchen on drive side& windows on camp side

I can't add anything as to 5er's with this type floorplan, except to say I feel your pain. I am looking for a Class A with the same thing, driver's side kitchen and windows on campsite side. I have found no way until I look at floorplan or pictures to know. However, I have gotten pretty good and guessing by looking at windows in first couple of pics. I have begun making a list of floorplans that have the driver side kitchen.
wannavolunteerFT 06/03/17 11:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Savannah GA area CG

I wanna ask a specific question for those that mentioned Hardeville. Is is somewhere that a single female would be comfortable in TT? for an overnight? I am not scary, but just don't want to go anywhere too much like city. I usually camp in state parks or COE
wannavolunteerFT 06/01/17 03:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Edisto beach State park

kerrlakeroo, thanks for suggesting Myrtle Beach State Park. It is a little further north than I wanted to go, but they had sites available for the week, and it appears walking to beach from campsite is doable (even with 4yr old and 8mo old). Made my reservations today. Just couldn't make my DD drive 8 hrs with two babies and dog, for us to then make 3 hour drive to beach. Now she just has 3-4 hour drive.. and I have the long one. Now to figure the best way to get there.. and where to stop overnight enroute
wannavolunteerFT 06/01/17 02:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Edisto beach State park

kerrlakeroo, looking for a beach park and Edisto had sites available during the time we can meet. Any suggestions for beach campgrounds along the SC coast. DD is in NC and I am in S GA, so SC would be middle ground and easier drive for DD.
wannavolunteerFT 05/28/17 07:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Edisto beach State park

considering a trip to Edisto Beach in July, will be meeting DD and 2 DGD (4yr old and 8 mo old) along with their Dog. I know beach campground is still closed. My question is how far is walk to beach from Live Oak section. I can't really tell. Not sure the map is to scale. Is it too far carrying 4 yr old and her stuff along with baby and stuff? will likely leave dog in AC while we are on beach, so it needs to be close enough we can go back and forth without it being a major undertaking. currently have reservations in FL at ST Joseph Penisula, but considering move to SC to make trip easier on DD.
wannavolunteerFT 05/28/17 12:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Obbessive Compulsive Dumpers?

I dump black, dump gray and then disconnect and load hose back into the carrier. use baby wipe on hands and I am good to go. My mom was with me back in March and realized for the first time I didn't wash out the sewer hose. She said my dad always did. I explained that my gray water is pretty clean, so I figured it washed it out enough. By the way, I wash dishes in dish pan and that water goes into toilet and black tank.
wannavolunteerFT 05/23/17 04:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newbie here Looking for a light weight TT for 5 suggestions?

My suggestion is to look at actual weight stickers on TT's that you are interested in before you go too far. I found many have weights in brochure that are drastically different from what actually have sitting on the lot. This means you may have drastically different carrying capacity from originally published. Read stickers carefully, some manufacturers include propane weight and some don't. As far as tow capacity, I would recommend you use the Gross weight, not dry weight, as you will never see the dry weight, you will always have stuff in the trailer.
wannavolunteerFT 05/06/17 08:33am Travel Trailers
RE: Lessons learned with RV-ing to date (2017)

Dutchmen Sport, I am always connected to shore power (except if i stop and go in TT midway during a day's drive). I changed to LED's because they are so much cooler. I am a reader and at night felt like I was burning my scalp with reading light on. Also it scares me leaving those lights on when I out, since they get so hot. LED's just don't create heat. Also great here in the deep south where we are already having days in the 90's.
wannavolunteerFT 05/01/17 03:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Your Tales Please Automatic Awning vs Manual

i had a fairly long manual one on my TT, and as a Short person traveling alone, it was difficult to open and close. Several times I managed to loose the ribbon in the awning and roll it up in it. Then I had to find someone else and an additional ladder to climb to either end to manually roll the awning out. I converted to a crank type. Cost me slightly over $200 at RV show, for someone to come to my site and install conversion. Took the guys about 45 minutes and they adjusted my top rail so that awning rolled straight. Now it is a piece of cake.
wannavolunteerFT 04/22/17 01:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: mail address/physical address in different states

thank you all for comments.. Old-Biscuit you are correct, the family property has not had regular USPS mail service in over 30 years. I could get it set up there, but it is rural and not a secure place to have mail delivered when I was away. Even when my grandparents lived there 40+ years ago, they had mail delivered to local PO Box so that they didn't have to worry about it. There is a physical address, that I am sure I could actually get from the county tax office. gafidler, the suggestion of using my brother might be an alternative for some, but as he has his own issues, plus will be closest to respond if something happens with Mom, I would rather not burden him. (Besides he is not very technically literate... it would take days to get him to scan and email something if I needed it LOL.)
wannavolunteerFT 04/22/17 01:09pm Full-time RVing
RE: mail address/physical address in different states

sdianel, do you use UPS services? I don't know anyone who has used them except for mailing stuff out. There is a UPS store in the town I live now (where I plan to leave as soon as possible). But there is also a UPS store about a mile from my brother's house and 10-15 miles from my mom, so same state and closer to property I plan to claim as home.
wannavolunteerFT 04/22/17 10:44am Full-time RVing
RE: Vacations for those with limited mobility

when I went with my Mom (she was 78 at the time), we rented a scooter from a company referred by cruise line. They delivered to our cabin on ship, and picked up from there when we left. Maybe concierge at hotel where you plan to stay can provide rental suggestions for assistance. Also likely to be able to provide suggestions for tours/trips that are workable for limited mobility. As a separate comment, had 3 meniscus repair surgeries between 40-50 (yes I am a klutz), and the number one recommended therapy was walking... doing exercises from PT and walking. I was released for return to full activity by 3 mos (except jumping and running type activities).
wannavolunteerFT 04/22/17 09:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Look at my captain chair repairs

I bookmarked the website, but hope I remember it if I need when I find my next RV
wannavolunteerFT 04/22/17 08:39am Class A Motorhomes
mail address/physical address in different states

As I am beginning to plan to move to FTing in a couple of years, I am struggling with the decision on mail services. Most I see limit have only a couple of state addresses. I am currently a lifelong Georgia resident, and don't have a real reason to change, as Georgia exempts retirement income from income taxes. My family owns a small timber farm that currently has no one residing on it, and I am planning to make that my "home base". It is about 30 miles from my mother, who will likely need more assistance as she ages and my only sibling. Neither of my children plan to live within hundreds of miles of the area, so are not close to be able to help. Does anyone have a home/residence address in one state and a mailing address in another? Would I be better off for simplicity sake moving my residence to FL using one of the mail services? I don't see a huge advantage tax wise, but am thinking more in terms of dealing with banks, government agencies etc if I have a mail address one place and an actual physical locations in another state -- or even miles away in the same state?
wannavolunteerFT 04/22/17 08:25am Full-time RVing
RE: People who pull with a 1/2 ton

my trailer is a little heavier.. 5200 dry weight..6800 max loaded, so still under my tow capabilities. mainly flat land towing. I choose to stay with 1/2 ton truck as it would have to be my daily driver too. I did when I first got the truck feel a little squiqqly feeling, but have figured it out. My truck has P series tires with a soft sidewall. It makes it a very good riding vehicle for my daily commute, but lacking a little for towing. I discovered that adding air to the rear truck tires (from recommended 35 to 42ish) made the truck feel a lot firmer when I have the trailer in tow. When I bought new tires, decided to go back with same tires, since I put a lot more miles commuting that towing. do some research on tires and weights and make your decision based on what YOU need and want, not what the "forum gurus" say you need. Not trying to talk bad about these folks cause they have been very helpful to me, but sometimes the answers don't really fit.
wannavolunteerFT 04/17/17 03:17pm Travel Trailers
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