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RE: leveling during overnight stops

so appreciate the many quick replies. I just could imagine having to get out and disconnect the toad, but have never used MH levelers. (My TT requires manual leveling and usually disconnecting from truck.) rgatijnet1, thanks for telling me the toad will move if it needs to. Didn't think about that, although it makes sense. As I said, far away from my realm of experience. I am trying to learn as much as I can in order to make the best decisions when I start spending lots of money on making this change.
wannavolunteerFT 05/29/16 12:52pm Class A Motorhomes
leveling during overnight stops

I have been following Class A forum for a while, as I plan to move from my TT I love to a Class A in 2-3 years to travel fulltime for a while. I suddenly had a question that I have never seen addressed, and don't have a clue about. When you make an overnight stop and you have a four-wheel down toad, do you disconnect toad before you use auto-levelers? I have driven my parents Class C with 4wheel down toad and didn't disconnect, but they didn't have auto-levelers. Their class C was small and just leveled by parking as level as possible (and using blocks if needed). I am looking at a 34-38 ft Class A, so I imagine finding a level spot without having to use auto-levelers would be more difficult. since I will primarily by myself, I don't see doing much parking lot overnights, and wonder if I need to disconnect toad. Part of the appeal of the Class A is being able to stop and stay overnight without having to get out of vehicle and connect/disconnect if weather is bad or I am just too darn tired.
wannavolunteerFT 05/29/16 12:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mulling over full-time RVing, with 2 cats

Qathe, A couple of things come to mind when I read your comments.. One... Do you really want to drive something that normally gets 8 1/2 miles per gallon in Atlanta Rush Hour traffic??... when you are moving so slowly you get gallons per mile Two.. You mention parking under an overhang; do you know how high the bottom of the overhang is? Most RV's are over 10ft high, and some are a good bit higher. Three.. there is no RV that is resistant to GA heat and humidity, without running AC constantly... You say you work for the Humane Society... ask the folks you work with about leaving any animal in a car during the summer.. They will be sending the county to take your cats from you, if they think you are leaving them in a tin box with no AC. You MUST have a power source for AC in the late spring through mid fall, if you are going to leave any living thing in an RV during the day.
wannavolunteerFT 04/29/16 08:08pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Five days to launch!

How in the world will you be able to concentrate on the meeting? I find as I get closer and closer to time to pull out, I have a harder time concentrating at work. I want to be gone. and I like my job, just ready to get out and see the world. Have a great trip and share. I try to follow some folks as they make big trips to get ideas on how to make that big of a trip. I would love to be able to head out for the NE; like you I am a long ways away from Nova Scotia.
wannavolunteerFT 04/23/16 06:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Rear kitchens = porpoising?

I am on my second rear kitchen TT, only issues I have had were if I didn't pack things well. Actually the cabinet I have the biggest issues with is the one over the slide. I don't want to pack it too heavy, so I have to add paper towels to fill extra space. I do work to load my storage bays in front of trailer, so that I have sufficient tongue weight for easy towing. My grill, tool bag, outside table and chairs and I am good there.
wannavolunteerFT 04/20/16 11:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mexico Wanderer Thread

great!!! now somebody tell me what is a cheap-o-watt?
wannavolunteerFT 04/19/16 05:44pm Tech Issues
RE: California Work Camping question

RV daytrader... that list is all consuming.. not everyone will do everything on the list... and some parks don't require cleaning bathrooms, etc.. GA has paid employees to clean bathrooms in most.. the host might stock extra supplies or notify park personnel if there was need to clean off schedule.. exterior cleaning only includes picking up trash from campsites, if someone leaves it when they leave site.
wannavolunteerFT 04/17/16 05:56pm Workamping Forum
RE: Estate Sale Costs

thanks to everyone who commented... our plan is currently as follows.. Move Mom (in 3 weeks, yikes!!) Have mover lined up and scheduled. One week later, the last of the things family will take will be picked up (My children have to come from out of state around school and work schedules). during that week and weekend, we will work to get additional things to MOM as she determines she needs them. Release house to estate sale guy.. He said it would take approx 3 weeks for his crew to clear house, attic, sheds etc and prep for estate sale. List house with realtor approx 1 week before sale.. to take advantage of estate sale advertising. Hopefully by Memorial Day, I will be in RV somewhere hiding from the world and chaos of this adventure.
wannavolunteerFT 04/09/16 07:33am Full-time RVing
RE: prep or orientation fees

when I bought my current TT and traded in 10 yr old smaller TT, I negotiated based on "out the door" price... I really didn't care how he reported it on paper.. just how much money I needed to give him (and ask the bank for).. bank officer actually commented that sales price and amount of money I was asking for was significantly lower than NADA value.
wannavolunteerFT 04/03/16 09:51am General RVing Issues
Estate Sale Costs

Not fulltiming yet, but currently helping my mom downsize from 3 bdrm house that she has been in over 50 years to a small 1 bedroom apt. Many folks on here have suggested estate sales to ease the downsizing. I know of only one person in my mom's hometown who handles complete estate sales. He has told us, we will rent dumpster, he will clean out, sort, price and sale everything.. for 30% of proceeds.. does this sound like a reasonable rate? I am planning to use this as a preview of my own downsizing to full=time in about 3 years. I will know what I am doing hopefully at that time. Also any suggestions on helping mom, go through the things she needs to, without getting too wrapped around the history of every item in the house? Or will having history of things make sales easier? How much "help" do the estate sale folks really need?
wannavolunteerFT 03/20/16 05:17pm Full-time RVing
RE: Georgia as domicile?

there is a mail service that has offices in Atlanta, that can provide you with a physical address, but like was warned earlier, taxes that are locally based are higher in Atlanta. Traveling Mailboxes.. is the company.. UPS centers also provide mail service, and there is one in every town that is medium sized or larger. I will stay with GA when I start fulltiming, but am not sure who I will use for my mail. I will use family farm for my permanent address. Very Very low cost county... actually one of poorest in state.
wannavolunteerFT 03/20/16 05:01pm Full-time RVing
RE: Roaming RVers-March 11-13 2016 F D Roosevelt State Park, GA

thanks for the pictures.. and most of all thanks to everyone for their help in making sure the weekend was great... I really love how all in our group pitch in and help, so no one is over-burdened as host. It makes hosting a pleasure.
wannavolunteerFT 03/19/16 06:20am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Carefree of Colorado awnings

I converted my carefree awning from spring to crank, love the mod as it is much easier for one person to work. My awning was large enough, I couldn't hold the pull strip in the center and flip the release at the same time. I ended up letting it slip and roll up in the awning a couple of times, and had to find help to get it back open. Conversion kit is on carefree site. Also, I found the carefree awning more complicated to work than the previous brand I had. Maybe because it was different, but I am happier with the crank mod.
wannavolunteerFT 03/18/16 07:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roaming RVers-March 11-13 2016 F D Roosevelt State Park, GA

Several of us are here. Site 513 is where the party is!
wannavolunteerFT 03/10/16 02:37pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Roaming RVers-March 11-13 2016 F D Roosevelt State Park, GA

Luis, sorry your friends are not "rain friendly" but having camped in a tent in the rain, I can certainly understand. See you soon.
wannavolunteerFT 03/09/16 05:50am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: FMCA Rally

I plan to head up for the day. Not a member of FMCA as I have a TT now. Going to look at MH's as I hope to trade up in the next couple of years. Are there any don't miss seminars? for a long time RV'er, but Class A wannabe?
wannavolunteerFT 03/08/16 09:35am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Roaming RVers-March 11-13 2016 F D Roosevelt State Park, GA

It is almost time. Mom and I will be in the park on Thursday afternoon. I hope to get the site in Loop 5 closest to the picnic pavilion. I will post my site number after I arrive on Thursday. For food, I have the following: Friday night Grab-n-Growl: WannaVolunteer – Deviled Potatoes (potato skins) Jakesjaunts - Tuna sliders and chips or veggies and dip. GottaRunGottaCamp - spinach dip Chock Full O Nuts -sub sandwiches, chips, and choc chip cookies Atl John – tbd Saturday breakfast: WannaVolunteer – Hash Browns, Coffee, creamer Jakesjaunts Biscuits and gravy. Coffee pot. GottaRunGottaCamp - waffle iron waffles & eggs Chock Full O Nuts - warmed applesauce cake, cereal & milk Atl John - Cheese grit casserole Sat night: Wanna Volunteer – corned beef Jakesjaunts - corned beef(thinking of doing it in crock pot!) GottaRunGottaCamp - fried cabbage with smoked sausage & a dessert Chock Full O Nuts - vegetable beef soup (a take-off on Irish stew, without the lamb) Atl John - Dill potatoes and deviled eggs See you soon. Don't forget your green.
wannavolunteerFT 03/06/16 11:14am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: camping near Athens GA

Bulldog Park in Athens will rent sites outside of football season. I had checked on staying there a couple of years ago. I don't remember the price as we ended up in Savannah instead. I think there are some restrictions on age, size or something. My 28ft TT that is less than 5 years old made the grade, so I didn't worry about it much. I am usually a state park person, but would suggest you consider staying in Athens, if you are going to be with your son most of the time. It will be nice not to drive back to RV late after dinner and other activities in Athens. Edited to add "Go Dawgs! woof woof woof"
wannavolunteerFT 03/02/16 04:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dad looking for family's first camper. Bunk vs. Rear living

I don't know if your boys are interested in tent/or small out building, but it does make it nice for adults. Several years ago, we put a storage shed on a lot in FL and camped in it when we were fishing in the area. I will say if you think they are going to prefer sleeping in the camper, get a bunkhouse. I have a trailer that I love the floorplan when it is just me. I bought it for just me. My kids are grown and out on their own. The few times my son traveled with me, he pitched his tent. Now the last few times I have gone in the trailer, my mother has joined me. She insists on sleeping on the sofa, but I have no "me" time to get up and have coffee. It does make things a bit strained when we are trying to get out and get going. She and I stayed in TT for a week visiting my DD and DGD, and the trailer got entirely too small without us each having our own area.
wannavolunteerFT 02/28/16 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Televisions and towing??? On mount or on bed??

Mine is mounted on an extendable, swivel mount. the mount did tend to let it creep out a bit as I traveled, so I now have 4 cup hooks and 2 bungee cords that I criss-cross over it to keep it secure while traveling.
wannavolunteerFT 02/28/16 03:47pm Travel Trailers
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