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RE: Solar Tax Credits

I would definitely seek the help of a tax attorney or accountant... went to the govt website which directed to this website. It states "The following applies to the 3 product categories below: Tax Credit:30% of cost with no upper limitExpires:December 31, 2016Details:Existing homes & new construction qualify. Both principal residences and second homes qualify. Rentals do not qualify." When you click on the "principle residences" link it states "What is a "principal residence?" The tax credit for energy efficiency is available for improvements made to a home that you own and use as your "principal residence." This is the home where you live most of the time. A temporary absence due to special circumstances, such as illness, education, business, military service, or vacation will not change your principal residence. The home must be in the United States. It can include a house, houseboat, mobile home, cooperative apartment, condominium, and a manufactured home. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The law (Section 25C(c)(1)(A)) specifies: such component is installed in or on a dwelling unit located in the United States and owned and used by the taxpayer as the taxpayer's principal residence" I would definitely seek legal hepl with them using the terms dwelling and what signifies a "mobile home". My thoughts are that a dwelling is a home structure and that a mobile home is not an RV. But that's just how I would interpret it. I agree with n7bsn...
wbwood 07/27/14 03:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Surprise for hubby, help with numbers.

I agree with the others...kind of tight and probably best to let the hubby pick one out. And stay out of it. Becuase if anythign happens, the finger will be pointed towards you.
wbwood 07/27/14 03:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Problem with website?

Have never heard of Avast and had to look it up. Either way, it works on my heavily guarded (antivirus/spam/etc) work computer.
wbwood 07/27/14 03:18pm Good Sam Club
RE: Flying J Ripoff

My RV PLUS card works great.... swipe, enter pin #, look and see that the price has dropped on pump, fill up, get receipt and go.. Last fill up $3.19 gal. Same here...My RV Plus card works every time with its 7 cents off and my swipe and save card works with 3 cents off. But I wouldn't call them "substantial" savings. When you put your card in and give the pin, it should automatically reset the price on the pump. If you don't see it change, then don't pump. Go inside and inquire. Not saying that all the Flying J/Pilots work flawlessly, but I've used my cards at about 10 or so of them and they all work as they should. But again, pay attention to what your doing.... As far as other stations being cheaper, when we get off at an exit with a Flying J, we look around to see if there are any other stations that will be cheaper after our discount and that they are also an easy in and out with an RV and right there. None of been cheaper and given the fact of the RV lanes and it being easier there, the small savings is really insignificant.
wbwood 07/27/14 03:16pm Good Sam Club
RE: North GA Campground Fall 2014

We had no trouble with a 35' long TT at unicoi. You may if you you go all the way around to the "Laurel Ridge "area and loop around to the "Big Brook Spur" area (FHU). But if you turn down into the FHU area (that road is 2-way up until the circle going into "Hickory Hollow (walk in campsites), you will be able to back in easily without a hard turn. http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j331/brianwood69/Helen%20Georgia/2010-06-26-134646.jpg
wbwood 07/27/14 03:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Finding fresh water.

We always pull to the Michigan Nascar race with a full tank of water. We've hauled much further than that with a full tank too. It comes from our home so we know the source. If it's hot you'll want all the water you can take. I agree that it probably makes minimal difference in fuel costs. Probably about the cost of a 12-pack. Is that a 12 pack of beer? Because if it is, it's priceless...lol
wbwood 07/27/14 02:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lake Lanier GA COE campgrounds Sep 6 season date?

bigbullelk, some of the campgrounds on Lake Thurmond/Clasrks Hill Lake over near Augusta are open later...I think one or two of them are open year round. Winfield started a pilot program this year with golf carts also. Thanks, wbwood. Was looking for something really close to home for a couple of quick weekends in the fall in between some of the long trips we have planned. I will keep those in mind for future reference. Only 2-3 hrs away, depending on which side of Atlanta you are on.
wbwood 07/27/14 02:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Brand quality. Winnebago a clear winner for class C and A?

I wouldn't Winnebago at the top. As stated, manufacturers make many different levels of coaches. And each coach is different. One person could buy a coach from the crapiest manufacturer and not have an issue, while another could spend a butt load of money on a coach that is high on the charts, but it could be a lemon. We bought a Thor Chateau (pic in my signature) last year. We have been over all pleased with it. No major issues. Slide motors and water pump replaced under warranty. The braking on one slide motor was not holding very well. Slide would release maybe a quarter inch, but gasket would still be secure enough. Thor replaced both motors for good measure. We didn't realize it but our low point drain had a very slow leak. The water pump would burp about once on hour or two. Looked for leaks, but couldn't find any. Dealership found it at the low point drain on the outside. Replaced it and Thor had them replace the pump with a new one. Again for good measure. And when they replaced it, the tech secured it better to where it was quiter. Now a coworker bought a Winnie Class C earlier this year. He said his generator is loud like its loose (maybe missing bolt, I don't know). He also complained that he didn't have hardly any electrical outlets in the living area and was going to see about getting more added. A couple years ago he had na Itasca Class A and seemed to be happy with it.
wbwood 07/27/14 09:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Free Wi-Fi??

Point is don't advertise free wifi if you don't have it. Bait and switch has a long tradition. Technically it's free...just that the limits are not posted.
wbwood 07/27/14 09:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Finding fresh water.

And depending on the size of the tank, driving with it full or empty will not make that much of a difference in fuel mileage if that's what you are worried about. For instance, our 30 gallons at around 260lbs will not make much difference. If you are towing and you are your limits, then that's another issue.
wbwood 07/27/14 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Finding fresh water.

Don't fill the tank. It isn't like you're staying a week. That will take care of the bathroom. For drinking water and coffee and cooking, buy a few gallon jugs of drinking water at your local grocery store. They're cheap. I would think that would depend on the size of the fresh water tank. Ours is 30 gallons and we would go through that in a weekend with 3 of us. That's using it for showers, toilet and washing dishes (maybe a pot or pan here and there).
wbwood 07/27/14 09:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: North GA Campground Fall 2014

We like Unicoi State Park in Helen, Georgia....not all sites are FHU.... you have to specify...If you are going in October, be aware that Octoberfest will be going on there in Helen (alpine german village like).
wbwood 07/27/14 09:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lake Lanier GA COE campgrounds Sep 6 season date?

bigbullelk, some of the campgrounds on Lake Thurmond/Clasrks Hill Lake over near Augusta are open later...I think one or two of them are open year round. Winfield started a pilot program this year with golf carts also.
wbwood 07/27/14 07:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Coach financing

It still comes down to the three C's. A great credit score and no or limited means to repay will still be declined in many instances. But if you have a good credit score, down payment, acceptable debt coverage and source of repayment income you should not have any issue obtaining a loan. Depends on the company.... Back in 2010, we were looking at TT's at a show. Saw one we liked. Was priced at I think $22k. We had $5k to put down. Did the paperwork and wrote a check. Didn't hear anything for a few days. Called the delaership to see what was up. They said that they were trying to get a hold of me (lie as they had 3 phone numbers for us) and that the finance company wanted me to call them. Red flag! They didn't even have their own finance person. So I called the finance company. They had us believing our credit was terrible. Only way they could finance us was for a much higher rate....in the teens! Told them no. Called the dealership and told them the deal was off and to send us our check back, which they did. We decided that a used pop up will have to be in our future and set out to look for one. Was at a CW looking at their used units and a salesman came up and started talking to us. One thing led to another and we told him our story. He said it was BS and that they could get just about anyone financed for under 8.9%. Especially when they have a down payment like we did. So, we took the 15 minutes and filled out some paperwork. They ran our credit and told us the finance company was truly full of it. We ended up buying a much nicer, bigger and more expensive TT that day from them. We traded in the TT last year for a Class C with them and got a great deal. But the year before that, we tried and they wouldn't budge. Tried to tell us we had to have a certain amount down, but last year we didn't. Just depends on the day, the banks and the underwear the dealership owner put on that day.
wbwood 07/27/14 07:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Coach financing

Home equity line of credit... They are currently around 3.5% right now. No RV financing is going to touch that interest... True, the interest on e ELOC is a bit lower, I think we got 5.3% from Bank of the West but the downside to the line of credit is the RV is now tied to the house. Yep...could end up losing both your homes...
wbwood 07/27/14 07:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Campground pricing.

We just took a road trip. Just driving our truck, not with the TT. Got good MPG of about 18. Motels were expensive. Got a couple of good deals but some were outragous in price. Went this option because of gas prices. Now to my question. Anyone have a good estimate of the average night rate of regular campgrounds, not state or federal places? Trying to questimate our next trip and see what is the better option price wise. (Oh the camper we know is more comfortable!) That's a loaded question....what type of hotels did you stay in? There's a difference from a Motel 6 and the Ritz Carlton. Also depends on your location and the ammenities you get and/or want. If you are talking private campgrounds in a non-tourist area, I would say $40-45 night average is a safe bet. If it costs $25 and is a private campground (and I'm not using something like Passport America with it's 50% off), then I probably do not want to stay there. Not always the case, but true most of the time. But we always make reservations. We rely heavily on reviews and pictures.
wbwood 07/27/14 06:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Free Wi-Fi??

Name the campground..... We stayed at Mountain Stream RV Park in Marion, NC a couple years ago. Upon checking in, the lady went over all the rules with me and then handed me a list of them. She then asked me if we were going to use internet. I told her we might. She handed me a paper with a username and password. They were specific to my site. She then told me to not go on facebook, youtube or watch any movies on it because they use satellite internet and its tied into their business computers. And if too much bandwidth is used, then their ISP will shut it off for 24 hrs, thus affecting their business computers. What a sorry way to run a business. Why would you even tie your business computers in with this? Just don't offer internet. Or even better, set up a computer in the office and block everything you don't want people to do. We never even bothered with it. Staying there was the worse camping experience we've ever experienced. And it all had to do with the people running it. Was a pretty little park, such a shame.
wbwood 07/27/14 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Lake Lanier GA COE campgrounds Sep 6 season date?

Looks like what it says to me...I know some of the COE parks have changed up their dates due to budget, but I agree that it seems a bit early. Call them and ask. Perhaps a typo.
wbwood 07/27/14 06:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Finding fresh water.

Sometimes they will have trucks come around with water....you might be able to purchase it from them. They normally have pump trucks that come around to dump your tanks also. Also, call the track and ask them this question. They deal with thousands and thousands of campers every year.
wbwood 07/27/14 06:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tubing in western NC or VA - Jellystone Campgrounds?

Coworker did some tubing up on the New River recently. Said he really enjoyed it.
wbwood 07/26/14 09:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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