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RE: Home Base

My plans are to do as jnharley, I plan to sell the house as I have no intention to move back to the town I live in now. My children have no plans to move back to their hometown. I will do what I need to create a RV pad on our family farm. My brother and a nicer town with good medical are about 30 miles away. and I will have a 'safe' place to hideout whenever I want.
wannavolunteerFT 07/24/15 03:57pm Full-time RVing
RE: Winter season

I think the comment "oh Gee. First discussion in a long time" actually meant Great, we actually can chat about workkamping. Ads for help are closed immediately by moderator, because some folks couldn't play nice and always put down the pay, the location, or something that made this area full of very negative posts.. as far as you original question, I can't help as I am near your posted location, and haven't stayed in RV long term in winter. (A few nights only)
wannavolunteerFT 07/22/15 06:07pm Workamping Forum
RE: Buying New, but 2-3 Years Old Already

I bought one that was over a year old, but new and got the full warranty. One thing I did negotiate is a roof treatment, when it was convenient for me about six months later.
wannavolunteerFT 07/22/15 04:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water "Proofing" 30 amp Connections

When I stopped on way home after Christmas, it rained all night and in the morning where my primary cord, plugged into the extension, it was almost impossible to get apart and the plastic was almost melted in spots. I then began to research and ended up buying a SOCKit Box. It comes in different sizes with gaskets and notches for cords. I wasn't sure which side was best, so I decided to buy larger for the minor difference in cost. I have used it at home for the last two months, with thunderstorms several times a week and it has worked great. I usually try to push it up under something (like edge of trailer) to add an extra layer of protection mainly from my lawn guy. Noticed the other day it was out in open, but still doing fine.
wannavolunteerFT 07/21/15 02:24pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Had to use GSRA yesterday

I have had to call Good Sam several different times over the years. The longest time was when My son's car quit on him on I85 at an exit that closest towns were 30+ miles away and large towns were over 100. It was Sunday afternoon and raining and it took about 2 hours for tow to get there. customer assistance had to find a place to take car and a tow truck. Truck had to come 40 miles to get to dead car. Lady was very apologetic that it took so long, but it worked out, because then son didn't have to wait on corner for me to get there to pick him up. He had a flat tire on same car and couldn't get lugs to break loose, so called for assistance and truck was there in less than 30 minutes and he was about 15 miles outside of town where we live. I will pay the GSRA costs (platinum level) and know it is GSRA's job to find someone. I don't have to spend hours trying to find someone. I can let them deal with it.. I also have used the technical assistance to help trouble shoot an electrical issue on a holiday weekend.
wannavolunteerFT 07/20/15 07:57pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Options between stops - SE USA

you mentioned AL and FL specifically, but I will tell you GA does not accept overnights in rest areas.. that being said, if you stop for weather, etc.. I don't think a LEO would really push you to get on the road. Unless there is something specific going on, I think most of the time, you could call and find a place to stop, even with your GSD. Remember there are lots of options in the SE. State Parks, COE parks, National Parks and Forests, and a large variety of private parks.
wannavolunteerFT 07/18/15 08:59pm Full-time RVing
RE: Bent awning roller

Mine had to be replaced.
wannavolunteerFT 07/09/15 12:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Pleasant surprize

I stayed there last year at Christmas while visiting DD and DGD nearby. I don't think there is any size limit, just must be self contained. There are sewer connections, along with water and electric, but no bathhouses. Planning to stay there again for Christmas this year.
wannavolunteerFT 07/03/15 12:14pm General RVing Issues
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
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