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RE: Pink Flamingos

there was an article about him and the pink flamingos on "Sunday Morning" on CBS this morning, I guess because he passed this week.
wannavolunteerFT 06/28/15 09:14am RV Lifestyle
RE: Coming back off the road

I am closer to retirement than OP, and my plan is similar to yours, sell house and use part of proceeds to help with MH purchase. My exit plan does not include buying another house. As Dutch suggested, I will not want the hassle of owning another home to maintain and pay taxes on. My retirement income should be sufficient to pay rent on an apt somewhere, and I have invested in a long-term care insurance policy if/when I may require more care. My children do not live in the town where I am now, and I don't expect either to return to their hometown. My brother and his wife live about 100 miles away, and my mother plans to move to their town in the next few years. So I have no reason to return here, and can rent whereever I decide to land after I full-time for hopefully 10-15 years.
wannavolunteerFT 06/26/15 07:36am Full-time RVing
RE: Firestone Vs Michelins

A quick thought for you to check with Ford for your tires. Apparently they have low price guarantee, and they actually did have the lowest price when I purchased Michelins earlier in the year. And a rebate too.
wannavolunteerFT 06/18/15 04:59pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Asheville North Carolina

I vote for Biltmore also, just give yourself plenty of time. They closed before I was ready to leave. Looked at house. it is self guided tour (with a headset) so you can stop where you want to look more. walked the gardens, went in the shops, did the winery tour and tasting, and spent all day and wished for more time.
wannavolunteerFT 06/18/15 04:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Pad Ideas

The concrete and septic tank companies sell a paver that is thicker than the standard paver you buy at the home store. They are a bit more expensive, but I determined I could get six for under $100. I don't remember the exact price, but I am just waiting to get someone to help me level and dig them in. I tried doing that with regular pavers and they weren't as perfectly level as I had hoped and they cracked when I backed onto them at an angle. I figure 4" will handle the weight much better. Otherwise I don't put anything on the ground under my trailer. When I moved into this house, there had been gravel at the side and it was a real pain cutting grass where there was still gravel mixed in with the grass. As I don't plan in staying in the house for more than 4-5 years more, I don't see investing more money in the yard, that won't come back when I sell.
wannavolunteerFT 06/17/15 04:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Suggestions on camer

Since I usually travel alone it is all but imperative for me to have one. I bought the Voyager Backup system from camping world. I know some on this forum say other places are cheaper, but I think the sale price is the best you will find. The wireless camera does need a power source so has to be connected to one of the 12V power lines. Mine is tied to an interior light on the center rear wall. It has worked great for four years, until I cracked the housing backing it into a tree limb. Yes depth perception can be tricky. Anyhow, as soon as I get a few spare dollars, I will order another camera and be back in business.
wannavolunteerFT 06/16/15 04:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rant - looking for a travel trailer

one warning... before you buy a trailer... look at the actual sticker on the trailer. I discovered the published weight of my trailer was about 200 lbs less that the actual weight. I figure a lot of the difference is the 2 propane cylinders (55lbs each) and the battery, all of which add to the tongue weight. I have not weighed for tongue weight, but know the sticker says it includes these things.
wannavolunteerFT 06/16/15 04:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keeping parked vehicle cool

For my TT that sits in the sun, I use reflectix in windows and have trailer plugged in. since I have 30 amp available, I set AC on about 90. Prior to having 30 amp installed, I would still plug in and run vent fans.
wannavolunteerFT 06/16/15 06:08am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Solved: Help with Jayco screen door slider replacement

can you cut one of the retrofits down a little to make it work.. yes I know they are expensive, but buying s "standard" size and trimming might be less than getting one the exact size you need. Maybe you could call Jayco and they could provide a source. I know my dealer has ordered directly from Jayco for some things.
wannavolunteerFT 06/11/15 07:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cup holder for couch?

gloriebkj, I would love to see the pics. My jackknife sofa doesn't have arms and I have been trying to come up with something to use at end on the raised floor part of the slide. Your idea might work to put by my sofa.. I like the idea of folding out of way when not needed.
wannavolunteerFT 06/07/15 10:46am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Wrong Motorhome

Funny that you want to get rid of your MH for those things that you don't like -- I am looking at buying a similar floorplan, and then changing the same things. I can buy a slightly used MH in this floorplan and change bunks to office/craft room and accept that changing jacknife to sofa/loveseat with recliners is likely, and still stay within my budget and get a MH for fulltiming that suits MY needs/wants.
wannavolunteerFT 06/07/15 08:51am General RVing Issues
RE: How do I pick the right RV for my family?

Since you are a military family, don't forget to check out military campgrounds. They have some great locations managed by local MWR's, and not all are directly on base. You might even consider staying at the one on your base as your first outing, to learn how to work things in a location that you are comfortable with. You will have active duty and retired military people camping there that will be glad to help a new RV'er out.
wannavolunteerFT 06/07/15 08:12am Beginning RVing
RE: Time for a new one opinions on our choice

Love my Jayco, I have only had one issue that needed warranty repair that was fixed quickly. Mine is now 4 years old and I have had no other problems that were not brought on by my error. Until I decided to go to MH, when I go fulltime, I had thought the exact model you bought would be perfect for me when i go fulltime. Love the floorplan as it seems quite large and homey.
wannavolunteerFT 06/07/15 07:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Not Again , ag statioins

Florida is a bit overboard for ag inspections for trucks. My uncle used to travel to Indian River area each year around Christmas to buy fruit for entire family. Usually my Dad would go with him. Dad offered to drive his pickup with homemade camper top, but my uncle told him that FL would require any kind of truck if they had any fruit at all to stop for AG inspection, but not a car. They would have that Buick loaded down with fruit, and never had to go through inspection. This was long ago, when trucks weren't something everybody had. Guess things haven't changed too much. Checking trucks is common.
wannavolunteerFT 06/07/15 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Sway bars

I read several things that said over about 25 feet you should go to two sway bars. I am currently towing a 28ft trailer with one. I am using them same hitch I had with 24ft trailer and when talking with my dealer (I do trust him) he said I would be okay with just one. To change to two, I would have had to buy a new hitch head to have the second connection, and so I took his advice to try with just one before I invested more money. With the WD set up right and rear tires on truck aired up to stiffen a bit, as long as I keep my speed reasonable (under about 60-62) I have had absolutely no issues with sway. So I will keep just one, and save my money to use buying gas to be able to travel.
wannavolunteerFT 06/07/15 07:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Where to purchase Jayco 27RLS

I can't comment on the dealer in Tampa, but I can give you the name of my Jayco dealer. It is Team RV in Albany, GA. A lot closer than Tampa, and has always been great to work with. Anthony, the owner, sold and did service work for my parents with their various MHs over the years, and did service work on my older TT prior to my Jayco purchase. He was great in getting Jayco to replace my cracked vent (only repair I have needed due to trailer itself in four years). He was also great in dealing with my insurance when I wrecked awning from letting too much rain build up on it during sudden storm. He doesn't show the model you asked about on his website, but as he has a small business, it doesn't always get updated quickly. I am sure if he doesn't have one and you find you can do business with him, he will get you one. After I looked at my trailer on the lot, I did all my negotiation for amount by email. I gave him a price for what I wanted, and he came back with a reasonable counteroffer, and I was sold. He suggested using a local credit union for financing and their rates were indeed lower. He also agreed to install "extras" I bought from him that day for free. I put vent covers on both vents and a big level on the front that day. He installed the rear back up camera I bought from camping world, and asked me to let him price anything else before I bought from CW, as he would do his best to match their price. He and his staff are always willing to answer my questions and work with me to be sure I am still happy with my trailer. If you go, tell him Judy (Jayflight 24RKS) sent you.
wannavolunteerFT 06/07/15 07:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Why did you stop full time rving?

Dadio, do you have plans for the kitchens that you plan? Is it truly going to be outdoor kitchen? or will it have an indoor component? Other than the fact that I hope to do something indoor instead of outdoor, I have a similar idea for a piece of long held family property.
wannavolunteerFT 06/01/15 11:09am RV Lifestyle
RE: First time RV

Do you think the person that gave it to you would take the time to help you learn how things work? Things like lighting the pilot lights are not terribly difficult, but most do have a trick to them. I would try to find someone in the area who can help you learn some of those basics. Now that you are an owner, you will start noticing the other RV's in your neighborhood, on your commute to work, or at your local WalMart. Another option, is if you join Good Sam, they have a program called StandBy Sams, to help people in the area. I am sure there are several in your area, one of them might be willing to meet you and go through the basics for set up and break down.
wannavolunteerFT 05/31/15 04:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tips for long trip with travel trailer?

Good luck on making the trip with two small children. Be prepared for it to take much longer than you expect. That will be two long days for the children. I sure hope you have lots to keep them busy while riding, and plan stops where they can run around and work some excess energy off. Remember you may not be able to pull into that McD's with the playground easily. Consider stopping somewhere besides WalMart, so the kiddos can play. My DD is heading this way with her toddler and mentioned the last trip that should have taken 2 1/2 hours required 4 stops as the little one was very unhappy riding.
wannavolunteerFT 05/22/15 04:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Atlanta holiday weekend traffic

I wouldn't do it on Friday (today) if you can avoid it. It will be busy all day, and I75 South leaving town will be impossible. Sat or Sun probably no worse than any other day.
wannavolunteerFT 05/22/15 04:12am Travel Trailers
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