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RE: To drive or to tow??

Further replies may be made here. Common newbie mistake. Multiple posts are not allowed without prior approval from the moderators or administration as per the Forum Rules agreed to when signing up.
LLeopold 03/27/14 11:11am Beginning RVing
RE: volunteer for Florida state park

Moved from Beginning RVing to obtain more informed responses.
LLeopold 03/04/14 11:31am Workamping Forum
RE: Federal Tax Question - CA

As a long time RVer in California, and having taken the H&R Block Tax Preparers course a few years ago (better than staying at a Holiday Inn Express!) and completing the course with a 96% (meaning that 4% of my answers would be wrong as compared to a study that was done that showed the IRS hot line folks got approximately 38% of the answers were wrong as compared to the publications - Source: http://www.gao.gov/products/GGD-90-36), applied and received a tax preparer ID, and I'm a beta-tester for TurboTax®, I think I am in a position to discuss tax ramifications and using TurboTax®. I'll even cite the federal and state tax publications to back up my response. I am, however *not* a certified public accountant, so take my credentials accordingly. Here's my response. You may deduct the California Vehicle License Fee portion of your registration as you would on your tow or other vehicle. You cannot deduct any other taxes or fees on your Schedule A (Source: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/faq/ivr/222.shtml). If you do not have the breakdown from your billing notice, you can get the information from the CA DMV's web site: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/FeeCalculatorWeb/vlfForm.do) You may deduct any interest on loans for your RV the way you would deduct mortgage interest on your home. You enter this on Schedule A as part of your mortgage interest deduction (Source: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p936/ar02.html, Qualified Home). You may not have received a Form 1098 from the lender, but you *can* (and should) request one by contacting them; otherwise, you can enter your interest in the TurboTax® worksheet (source: https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900976-form-1098-mortgage-interest-statement) and it will transfer to the Schedule A. That's it. Hope this helps.
LLeopold 03/04/14 10:10am Beginning RVing
RE: Travel Trailer Cover

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LLeopold 02/20/14 09:09am Beginning RVing
RE: Campground rates RVing on a budget

Since there is another thread on the same topic and it's been cited, no need for this one to continue.
LLeopold 01/20/14 05:32pm Beginning RVing
RE: Diamond Kote RV Protection ?????????

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LLeopold 10/29/13 04:38pm Beginning RVing
RE: ECO Coat Review

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LLeopold 09/18/13 06:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: internet access with a hot spot

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LLeopold 09/18/13 10:52am Beginning RVing
RE: Campsite Etiquette ...

LLeopold 08/25/13 11:44am Beginning RVing
RE: St. Lawrence River Trip

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LLeopold 08/20/13 09:08am Beginning RVing
RE: Double Haul rules in CA?

Only with a truck/fifth-wheel combination, one *can* tow one additional trailer (e.g. boat trailer) in California with a noncommercial Class A, B, or C license. The overall length (front bumper to tail of combination) cannot exceed 65' and in some locations 60' where posted. The double-tow reference in the manual refers to RVs such as Class A or C (or SUV, car, etc.) towing a boat, then something else; i.e. all ball hitches as opposed to king pin hitch then ball hitch thereafter. I checked into this when I went for my Restriction 42 endorsement at the DMV a few years ago. Hope this helps.
LLeopold 08/15/13 05:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Rear hitch boxes / carriers?

I had a Class IV hitch receiver professionally welded to the frame of my FW so that I could attach a cargo carrier that contains my generator and sound box. The cargo carrier could have just as easily been used for items such as folding chairs and the like. The cargo carrier came from Harbor Freight. http://mysite.verizon.net/res1amdv/PIC-0122a.jpg http://mysite.verizon.net/res1amdv/PIC-0120a.jpg http://mysite.verizon.net/res1amdv/PIC-0113a.jpg Just make sure that the items are tied down using bungees or ropes. Also, after adding the items, recheck your weight distribution at truck scales. The new weight at the rear had me redistribute items so that the hitch weight remained the same in the bed of my truck. I did not want to be rear-heavy. Hope this helps.
LLeopold 08/12/13 10:44am Beginning RVing
RE: Camping World really messes up or My RV Bummer

Moved from Beginning RVing to get Marcus' attention.
LLeopold 07/24/13 04:26pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Good Sam is really "BAD" SAM roadside assist !!

Moved from Beginning RVing...
LLeopold 07/08/13 04:34pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: roof

Remember that it really isn't caulk in the sense of latex caulk. Your roof is covered, most likely, with EPDM rubber, and the sealant around the fixtures and edges is Lap Sealant. There are two kinds of lap sealant - self-leveling and non-sagging. I just went through a roof reconditioning using a combination of Eternabond tape and Liquid Roof after finding water leaks in my FW where the lap sealant appeared to be ok (no surface cracks, but there were areas that had slightly separated from the rubber roof and water found its way down through the walls, the repair project is a different story). So, regardless of the condition of your roof and lap sealant, there is regular roof maintenance you should consider. First, try to keep your roof free from debris regularly by checking it before you go out if you're parked under a tree. It could be a simple as a quick visual check. Branches, twigs, etc. can poke holes in your roof if in the right place. Clean your roof twice a year or as needed. Dicor has an excellent video on this topic. Camping World has the products referenced in the video and repair the lap sealant as needed. I actually recommend that you consider applying Eternabond tape or equivalent over all the lap sealant areas as additional "insurance" against water intrusion. Hope this helps.
LLeopold 07/07/13 07:52am Beginning RVing

Time to close this thread (Was actually overdue). http://mysite.verizon.net/res1amdv/gburns.jpg
LLeopold 06/17/13 05:33am Beginning RVing
RE: How do tent people pack?

Hmmm. "Two Scout leaders, a cub scout, and a Boy Scout?" 10 essentials comes to mind, along with the packing lists found in every Boy Scout Handbook, Webelos Handbook (if your nine-year old Cub is a Webelos), and maybe the Fieldbook. These are what I still use when I tent camp as opposed to RVing. A big salute from an Eagle Scout and Chartered Org Rep still active in Scouting.
LLeopold 05/31/13 02:46pm Tent Camping
RE: Customer Service Asheville, NC Camping World Dealership

Moved from Beginning RVing to see if this needs to be addressed.
LLeopold 05/31/13 02:27pm Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Memorial Day dissapointment

I cleaned up a couple of posts and as long as there is no direct flaming, I'll let the thread stand. So far, so good. Remember, your constitutional rights (i.e. Freedom of Speech) only applies in limiting the government's interference. This is a private site with its own rules which may be found here.
LLeopold 05/28/13 02:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: Looking for a new Winnebago Era 70x

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LLeopold 05/19/13 07:19am Beginning RVing
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