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RE: Atlanta Traffic

wwc, good luck on getting your shackle fixed without causing delay in your trip. Hope your trip through ATL is completely uneventful. I understand your concerns as I have towed through and driven through/around numerous times, and I still get anxious. My DD & SIL lived there for a few years, and I always had them help me make routing/timing decisions. for those who posted on my sidetrack question. thanks.. I think I will wait and leave Columbus around 6 or later. should get me to 285/75 on Northside after most of rush hour.
wannavolunteerFT 04/15/14 04:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Bedroom slide Window - Headboard Solution

my parents had that problem in the MH, including accidentally hitting the emergency latch and opening the window late at night a couple of times. They ended up getting a piece of plexiglass that they pushed in at the head between the mattress and the wall. it went in front of valance so it could be easily removed in an emergency, but stayed put to keep pillows, etc from pushing against window.
wannavolunteerFT 04/13/14 07:09pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: some questions mileage truck size

My 2010 F150 got 9.8 mpg a few weeks ago, pulling my 28 ft Jayflight with about the same weight.. Yellow sticker weight including full propane is 5202. This trip was only across the state so all flatland driving. My truck has 5.4L V8 and 4.10 gear ratio... Oh I forgot the trip home was very windy... wind advisories almost all 200 miles home.
wannavolunteerFT 04/13/14 04:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gray/black dump system - am I nuts?

it would be a problem for me, because I sometimes camp where I can dump grey water on the ground.. if I run it with long hose away from campsite and into nearby stand of timber. I would not dump black tank into the timber.. oh yeah, I am also careful about what I dump in grey tanks.. I wash dishes in dishpan and that water gets dumped into toilet. I have helped a friend dump a new to them RV with some really stinky grey water... (they had too tanks and didn't realize it until we were trying to figure out the system)
wannavolunteerFT 04/13/14 04:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: St. George Island fl. campground

You will have bugs in almost all FL state parks (at least I did, in everyone I have been in). Some sites are worse than others, even within a single park or campground loop. Now saying that does not mean that state parks are bad places, I much prefer them over the commercial parks I have stayed in. I love the remote, wooded (or shrubbed) sites most state parks have, so I tend to chose them for places to visit. I always laugh when I read the reviews that give a state park a bad review because there are bugs. Bugs are part of the entire south and you just can't escape them sometimes.
wannavolunteerFT 04/13/14 08:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Single traveler

as a single traveler I have not had issues with folks in the campground. Even when i needed some help, I didn't have a problem getting someone to help. In a hotel, I find myself getting strange looks because I speak to people when I meet them in the hall. comes from doing it in campgrounds/RV parks. It's funny that people seem so surprised and scared to reply or even make eye contact. That being said, I am a bit more wary in a hotel, even a nice one, than in most places I have taken the RV. The main thing as a single traveler with a TT, I tend to plan more for my stops. Hopefully once I move to a MH, where I can get up and leave easier in emergency, I will be comfortable being more spontaneous traveling and stopping.
wannavolunteerFT 04/13/14 07:27am Beginning RVing
RE: I don't know much about workamping but....

Not sure how your park does elec, but you might offer site with elec being paid by workkampers and few hours of work. some folks might be interested in having site free and pay their own electric, to work less hours. I know I will be fulltiming and doing workkamping in a few years, and don't intend to work over 30 hours a week and actually prefer less. I am not retiring from a career where I make much more per hour to go to another full time job. I will likely do more volunteer hosting with state and natl parks, so that the hours are more likely what I prefer.
wannavolunteerFT 04/13/14 07:06am Workamping Forum
RE: Camera systems

I have this oneand it is a real comfort when switching lanes.. It took a little work to get the angle set where it works for me, but I also use it for backing. for those that wonder, I have a 28 ft TT and full size p/u. I have mine wired to hot wire so it is always on, not dependent on having lights on and connected, so it works even after I disconnect truck. Have pulled over 50 ft from TT and still got a picture.
wannavolunteerFT 04/13/14 06:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Patio awning question

I had the spring removed from my carefree and converted to a crank like this... for a short person traveling alone it is much easier to use... even my 23 yr old DS said it was easier than fighting the spring loaded thing.. If your spring is broken, you may want to consider this.. guys came on site and did this for me in less than 30 minutes.. FYI, I knew it was much better for them to do rather than me, since I am not so good on ladders and am old enough it HURTS if I fall.
wannavolunteerFT 04/06/14 04:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: Atlanta Traffic

okay, I am going to pick those of you who travel it more frequently than I do... what time on Friday afternoon/evening will traffic begin to move again.. I will be coming in on I85 SB, and only need to get to US41 & 285... or I75 and exit 258.. I am going up for a seminar and am staying near Cumberland Mall... yes, in a hotel.. so I won't be towing, just in my truck. maybe I can borrow Jim's mannequin so I can use HOV lanes.
wannavolunteerFT 04/06/14 03:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: How to pack a TT

I use some smaller plastic bins in my overhead cabinets, mainly because the lightweight plastic stuff didn't seem to stay put. They never opened the cabinet, but I would sometimes have an avalanche of plastic cups, bowls and pitchers when I would open the door. I also found some plastic boxes marked book boxes that work great in my pantry. They are wide enough for a paperback book, and nearly 2 feet long.. works as a slide out so I can get to canned/boxed stuff in pantry and find what I am looking for. the only time I have had a problem with my fridge leaking, is when I accidentally left an open cup of water in fridge as I headed home. I intended to put it in truck with me, but forgot it during the last walk through.
wannavolunteerFT 04/06/14 12:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Selling of MH (Decision-Decision)

Roy, you might want to wait a bit... Not sure how long it has been since you lost your wife, but grief counselors advise not making major life change decisions for at least a year... and some folks need longer.. also it is a likely easier to keep what you have than replace it, if you sell and then regret the sell.
wannavolunteerFT 04/05/14 11:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Got bad news today re: DH

Chock, praying for you and Kitt. You really impress me with your strength and resilience in dealing with all that you have been dealt over the years. I hope getting your TT set up seasonal will allow you a chance to enjoy. I will be in your area in a little over a month. I will PM just before to see how you are and if you are up to getting together for a bit.
wannavolunteerFT 04/05/14 11:44am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Is .22mag snake shot enough for moccasins?

For those of you that are talking about rattlesnakes, we have some LARGE ones here in the south and yes they can strike from a long way off, but his real concern will be a water moccasin or cottonmouth. They are aggressive, love wet areas, and don't give any warning. I would not plan to do the cleanup work like OP was talking about without snake boots, tools to move trash (besides hands), and a good snake gun of some type.
wannavolunteerFT 04/05/14 11:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Outside Storage Access

I would definitely be interested if you were closer, but I am afraid shipping would be prohibitive, even with free for actual item.
wannavolunteerFT 04/05/14 11:12am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: COE Volunteers Needed in Alabama

Wish I was retired already now, I would definitely consider. Have stayed at Foscue Park and it was great.
wannavolunteerFT 04/03/14 01:37pm Workamping Forum
RE: Ford Focus and Fiesta as Toad and in general - feedback

For the fiesta, that requires disconnecting the battery, could you put a battery disconnect switch? Lots of folks put them on boats and TT's, so why not put on car, to make it easier than having to make actual connection/disconnection.
wannavolunteerFT 04/01/14 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Got bad news today re: DH

Chock, my prayers are with you and your entire family. I won't say I begin to understand all you feel as I haven't been in your situation, but I will say my heart aches for you and your family and I wish I could make it better for you. If you go to Cleveland, maybe you can rent a small class C to travel in. My dad got sick while I was traveling with him and my mom in their class c. I think the hospital released him to travel home when they did because they knew he would be traveling where he could lay down (we made dinette into bed for him to ride) and that we could take it easy and he didn't have to get in and out for the trip. I would ask if insurance would pay for cost of RV. At very least, it might be considered medical transportation costs to deduct off taxes. (You know I am not an attorney, so check with a tax professional before you take my advice). My main point is that traveling in a MH may be a much more advisable way to travel with his medical issues. I know the MH made travel possible for my parents, when flying or driving and staying in a hotel would not have been.
wannavolunteerFT 04/01/14 03:49pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Jayco vs. Other brands experiences?

I had a coachmen TT prior to my current Jayco, and I think the Jayco is a bit better made. Now it is 12 years newer, so many of the things that were standard on the Jayco were not standard on any TT back when my coachmen was made. I do like the look of the Jayco over some of the others... the way the dinette and cabinets are designed just doesn't look as "cheap" as some of the others. I would consider another brand if I were looking, but I would be sure I was comparing apples to apples. I never want to try to light a waterheater at 7 in the morning when it is below freezing, I never want to have to go outside and switch over the propane tank in the middle of the night. Yes these are some things that I had to do with my previous one and tend to color my view of that brand. floorplan and amenities are important. I also had a great dealer . he was honest and worked with me on price and being sure I got what I really wanted. My Jayco never went in for any type warranty work... only because I did dumb things that required repair. or because I wanted a mod done that I couldn't do (like a rear view camera mounted on trailer)
wannavolunteerFT 03/31/14 04:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Last of P series gone

so what brand did you put? my 2010 F150 has 265/60/18 Michelin P's on it, and I am ready to shop for new NON P tires. I was undecided until yesterday and I had to pull in the wind. The already soft feel was too soft to be comfortable, so I know I am going to an LT or E series. Just have to decide what.
wannavolunteerFT 03/31/14 03:52pm Tow Vehicles
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