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RE: Im Shopping for a used Travel Trailer

If you had offered me 50% of the asking price of any of the RV's I have sold, I would have been insulted and likely hung up on you. I have researched selling prices and NADA values of what I sold and priced accordingly. That being said I have seen a number of different types of RV's priced for load payoff rather than the true value. The TT that I traded in, I took a bit less than I could have gotten selling it myself, but I took less because it was worth it not to have to fool with selling. It was getting old and was about to need some serious maintenance done to it. Do your research and offer only slightly less than low retail NADA. When you input options, do not include any as the price guide includes most that comes on the unit standard. Also personalized options don't usually increase value. You can also check with a bank and they will give you the loan value.. a good starting point.
wannavolunteerFT 08/30/14 03:13pm Travel Trailers
RE: New cabinet install - major surgery

WOW!! beautiful work. I wish I had the skills (and tools) to do something like this. I plan to buy a Class A in a couple of years, and hope I can find someone with similar skills to do a couple of mods I want done to make it work for me as a FT home.
wannavolunteerFT 08/30/14 10:10am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: REtro Fitting Slam Latches to my 5'r

Hey Steakman, did you see the article in the latest issue of Trailer Life. they showed an installation of shocks on TT axles. Might provide the impetus to get going on that mod.
wannavolunteerFT 08/30/14 09:59am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Life - Flight type of insurance.....what do you do?

so I have looked at these different companies and they indicate they will arrange transportation including emergency air transportation, but without reading an entire contract, I can't tell if they will pay for an ambulance or air transport in an emergency. Say I call 911 for an illness, will they pay? I ask this as I was with my parents in Baton Rouge a few years ago, and my dad became sick. We called 911, and he was transported to hospital by ambulance. After a few days he was dismissed and we continued a revised version of our trip in MH. No air transport, no transfer of hospitals, no sending anyone home or to visit, just a simple 3 mile ambulance ride to hospital due to extremely high fever.
wannavolunteerFT 08/30/14 09:13am Full-time RVing
RE: Thinking of Full Timing for a Couple Years

I agree with John&Joey. If you go with the 5'ver, you can move from park to park in the area easily. You may find you like one better than the other for many different reasons. Extra amenities may be appealing at first, to discover you never use them. Or since you will have regular FT jobs, you may find the commute from one park is absolutely atrocious, but an easy trip from another. If I should ever decide to move to another area before I can retire, I will start in my TT, then decide on permanent (or more permanent) later. I know of a couple of people who moved to this area and lived in their 5'ver for months while deciding where to settle more permannetly. They lived in completely different type parks (less than 10 miles apart) but convenient to their FT jobs.
wannavolunteerFT 08/30/14 08:54am Full-time RVing
RE: Graffitti

Our community has an "art park" that anyone can utilize walls for their art. It is the remnants of an old building, with roofs removed and made safe for people to go through. About every 6 months or so, the walls are repainted white again, for people to start over sharing their creativity. Sad thing is this doesn't stop the gangs from tagging neighborhoods to claim them as their own. Most of the tagging we see in our area is gang signs and markings. some of what was on the MH in the original post looks a lot like the gang signs we see around here.. and we are a long way from BC, so I guess it really is true that gangs are everywhere.
wannavolunteerFT 08/30/14 07:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Dumb Propane tank question

are you sure they are the same size? My TT has 30lb cylinders and my grill has a 20lb cylinder. That could explain the difference, or it could just be the convenience and location to explain the difference. Even if they are different sizes, the connections are the same, just a shorter "bottle". I have used the smaller one when I ran out of gas in the larger one... didn't realize it was almost empty when I left home. Thank goodness I carry smaller one for grill, stove, lantern, etc.
wannavolunteerFT 08/29/14 04:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Interior Remodeling

Haven't got any experience, but on the new RV show sponsored by Lazy Days, a couple had their MH updated with some new cabinets etc at the shop there. I think it is filmed in FL, but there is a Lazy Days in Tuscon, maybe they could help. Either way, I would ask for references and call the people. See if they have any samples of their work that you can actually see the type drawers, or upholstery trim, etc. I know I would want to actually see something they had done.
wannavolunteerFT 08/29/14 04:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Inspection

Lowes sells a mold test kit, but I am not sure if it would work for what you have in mind.. I think it has to stay in place a couple of days. there are lots of companies that test and do abatement. Maybe you can find one that would test for you.
wannavolunteerFT 08/28/14 05:52pm Beginning RVing
RE: LOL What is a Dry/Wet bath

my grandparents had a wet bath in their late 60's model TT. the only thing I remember about the bath, was being told about the time in the Smokey Mountains in fall, my grandfather went in the bathroom and with his back to the shower controls managed to hit the cold water handle and was showered with cold mountain water. He was a big man with broad shoulders and couldn't reach the handle to shut the water off. My grandmother said TT was rocking and he was cussing and all she could do was laugh. Funny thing was he was cussing in Spanish so he didn't offend anyone as there weren't too many Cuban Spanish speakers outside of FL (and maybe NY) at the time. Well it just so happened the couple in the next site were Hispanic and came running to see what was wrong. They actually became friends with the couple and heard from them periodically for years.
wannavolunteerFT 08/26/14 07:19pm Beginning RVing
RE: Relocating south, heated tanks or not ?

I live in south GA, but our temp is usually not much warmer than MB. I used my TT off and on all winter last year as guest housing. I did disconnect the Fresh water hose and use water from the tank, the nights it was really cold. Over Christmas holidays, my DD & SIL used the trailer and we just kept heat at a level suitable for my 6 month old granddaughter and didn't have to worry about tanks. When I stayed in the trailer, I kept temp a little lower. Other times, when freezing weather was predicted, I just kept the heat on at about 50-55. My tanks are only heated by the fact that the ducts are just above the tanks, but the bottom is enclosed.
wannavolunteerFT 08/26/14 06:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: What If's and Favorites

I have a Jay Flight that I absolutely love. Love the fact that it has a ton of storage and I love the floorplan. Only thing I don't care for is the jack knife sofa. It isn't the most comfortable for sitting, but I will admit since I mounted TV on swivel, adjustable bracket I can get more comfortable watching TV. I also bought an ottoman so I can prop my feet easily. (I rarely sit with my feet down for long). Consider how many people will be in trailer regularly? Do you need a master bedroom that is separate from rest of trailer? I personally will not buy another RV that you have to walk through the trailer to get from master bed to bathroom. My mid-20's son joins me occasionally and I hate to walk through where he is sleeping in the middle of the night. I want my privacy like master bath in S&B. I see lots of folks that buy bunkhouses for grandkids to go with them, but will they really go enough to make it worth the space that can be used for other things?
wannavolunteerFT 08/26/14 06:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Design Layout - Individual Space Class A Resort

Ivylog mentioned the 30 degree angle would make pulling in difficult, but he forgot to say make backing out difficult and even beyond the capabilities of some folks. I wouldn't want to try it, if it is as close to straight in as I visualize it.
wannavolunteerFT 08/26/14 06:23pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for a solution to carry leveling and jack blocks

another vote for Anderson levelers, they are a bit heavier than lynx blocks, but much easier than stacking blocks of any kind. I do keep lynx blocks for under stabilizers. Lynx blocks stay in front storage in the bags that they come in. For anderson levelers, I have found the easiest thing to do is put them in floorboard of backseat, behind driver. Take them out from wheels as I pull out, and put them under wheels when I get where I am going.
wannavolunteerFT 08/24/14 03:19pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Humidity

go to the dollar store and buy damp rid... buy the kind with the little buckets... (only $2-$3 a bucket) and sit them out.. when they are half full of water, replace.. also keep ac running to help. Although I don't FT, I keep my TT plugged in and AC on mid 80's with several of the damp rid buckets in it. I have not had problems with mold. Keeping the air circulating is critical along with moisture capture. and yes, we have high humidity and high temps.. it was 99 degrees here yesterday with humidity enough to make heat index be 108
wannavolunteerFT 08/24/14 02:30pm Full-time RVing
RE: Florida Gulf Coast Spots

Tyndall AFB Fam Camp.. on the bay... but you need to check for space, I think they are often full in Winter..
wannavolunteerFT 08/24/14 02:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVing with a newborn

My granddaughter turned 1 month old in my TT. this after a long flight from WI to TX and four nights in hotel while her Moma attended a conference. then a flight into GA and 5 nights in TT (it was parked in my yard, so house was available too). That being said, I have to agree with poster that toddler was more difficult. I made the trip to TX to conference with my DD to babysit and a one year old in a hotel is much more difficult.
wannavolunteerFT 08/24/14 08:54am Family Camping
RE: Other Work aming sites

lostdog, that is my plan, only volunteer positions without the "bottom line" mentality. just a few more years with DoD and I hope to be in the position you are.
wannavolunteerFT 08/24/14 08:24am Workamping Forum
RE: Weight Distribution bar - using a pipe ... ?

okay, I do the lifting with the tongue jack (electric no less), but I still have to use pipe because my hands aren't strong enough to fully lift the brackets even with NO weight on them.
wannavolunteerFT 08/24/14 08:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Frustrated with Starcraft AR-ONE 14RB - At Dealer

Not sure where in GA you are located or what dealer you are using, but if you are interested, I can recommend my dealer. He is a small dealer, owned by an RV'er who has always been great about educating me and helping me learn how to use my TT and how to take care of it. Let me know and I will post here or PM with the info.
wannavolunteerFT 08/24/14 08:12am Travel Trailers
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