Fuel must be the big commodity now,need a zip code to buy it,but can go to walmart and never a question about the transaction. Even use the girlfriends card and never questioned.
And Walmart is one of the largest merchants often flagged for fraud with credit card companies. They are so large and do very little at the check out counter to discourage it.
I found out that in Calif. it is not required to enter your zip code to make a purchase. Got an email from AE after trying to enter several phoney ZCs. Called them and found out while it does help them track fradulant use of your card the real reason is the Vendor(in my case Valero) want it for market research. I eventually had to go in and swipe my AE card and then no zip code required.
I asked about Canadians, same thing don't have a ZC, go in and swipe your card. Not convienent but no ZC required.
Even if there is only a small chance they use the zip code to track fraud, I do it and don't mind it. I don't like privacy infringement if I am shopping and need to provide a phone number, but a zipcode on a gas tank doesn't wig me out. Why would you prefer to go into the store to swipe your card and take more time vs just entering a zip?
I don't care if a large part of the reason is market research. I have always worked in business myself, it isn't a crazy thing for businesses to want to track where their purchasers are coming from. It isn't like my privacy is invaded by a zip code. But I am pretty sure a big part of that zip code deal is to prevent fraud.
I am private to the 'nth degree, but I can't even see why someone would make something this simple a part of their privacy crusade.
Welcome to the forum. I'm just curious, if you get 5 or 10 positive responses for renting and 100+ against renting, will you still rent your rig?
I doubt you will get many positive answers on the forum, it's been discussed a few times. The vast majority , myself included, are against renting their RV.
Maybe you can contact Private Motorhome Rental or a similar outfit and ask for references from people who had positive experiences renting their motorhome.
Please, let us know what you decide. Enjoy your travels.
For some reason though it seems despite the fact that he might get a lot of "no don't do it" responses that should somehow be null and void according to some of the posts here simply because most say don't do it. I am not sure why that is because most know it is a liability and are just answering the question.
I personally would not do it. For the main reason of liability and the fact that I just don't loan or rent my rig, period. Take that as you will, or not. Just my opinion on it. If you (OP) can do your due diligence and find that renting it out will be more advantageous for you financially, then go for it. But definitely research this a lot before doing so.
Perhaps it is like Motels. They fill the worse sites. Unless you know the campground you don't know what sites to ask for.
Another perspective some campgrounds leave certain sites that are easy to get into and out of for over nighters. And some reserve spaces for them near entrances so they don't disturb campers there for more than one night. Nothing like being awakened at an ungodly hour by a diesel Freightliner towing a camper, blowing his tanks and taking forever to back into a sight site. Many times they get in late and leave early.
The CG might also do it to fill sites closer together first when it is more empty to make it easier on clean up staff, etc so they are not as scattered when they make their rounds. Restaurants fill up tables like this all the time. I have been out to eat countless times where the place is rather empty, but all of the patrons are at tables close together for convenience sake for the servers not having to run all over the place. Many newcomers to CG's just reserve whatever site is given to them by the office and dont question it.
Why would you think people would be any different with their dogs than with their cigarette butts, empty cans of chew, trash from McDonalds, empty water bottles, empty beer cans/bottles, dirty diapers, etc?
They aren't. But this happens to be a thread about dog poop.
A big pet peeve of mine as well.
Did you tell the CG hosts, or managers? If not. Do. They should be the ones to take care of it. Happens all the time, Dog people think everyone is lieing when told their yappin dog yaps. Many yappin dog owner's have been ask to pack, and leave.
As for inconsiderate owner's letting their dogs run loose, and "hump" other dogs, or lick other campers, and children. What IF the next one it goes after, Has little present for it in their pocket? ( more, and more do) Yes, It may be against the rules, but so is letting the dog run loose.
I agree. It might sound good in theory to confront the owners, but honestly we don't know how owners will react. I do not go on vacation to have to deal with a disgruntled neighbor who is upset that I am telling him his dear Fido barks all day. I will talk to the CG manager if I am near a camper who has a barking dog that is incessant.
I absolutely love dogs. That said, I absolutely can't stand hearing a dog bark on end - whether i am at home or camping. I will make a complaint to the CG office if a neighbor has a dog they totally have no control of that they keep outside barking constantly. There is something about that constant bark that can grate the nerves. ANd it is bad pet ownership, because when we own dogs, we have a responsibility to neighbors be it at a CG or our own houses to keep them 'reasonably' quiet.
Hard to believe the number of post… Who knows why they would select the site they did, and IMHO what difference would it make… interactive map or not, they most likely had just as much of a reason and put just as much effort into their selection as everyone else and they are maybe wondering why you wanted the spot you reserved…
I don’t see this as a question that can be answered by anyone but the persons that selected the site let alone it being an issue… might be a conversation worth having once you meet them, maybe they have used the same site for years, maybe you beat them to the punch for the site they really wanted…
The best thing to do when selecting a site is expect someone is going to select the one next to you and make it a part of your selection process… if no one actually does then you can be pleasantly surprised to have the EXTRA privacy…
So agree with this. People reserve sites based on the ones they know they would want. They are not really thinking that there might be a family of ten nearby taking up the five adjacent sites. That is kind of crazy to think that people are really going to consider that when they just want a nice site and put their own research into which ones that are favorable to them.
The two family campers and a buddy's camper are all going to a local campground in about a week to kick off the season. There are about 75 full hook up sites there and 3 loops. Loop 1 has about 15 sites, Loop 2 has about 30 sites and loop 3 has about 20 sites. With those 75 total sites, only about 31 sites are actually reserved for when we're going so you can imagine how spaced out everyone is with it being less then 50% full. You can select what sites you want.
Anyway, we booked the end of loop 3 which has about 20 sites. Loop 3 consists of 2 rows of about 10 sites in each row. We booked the two sites at the very end of the loop so that you don't have anyone across from you as you walk out the trailer. The third camper that is coming with us is right next to us.
I just looked at the bookings for our days out there and found that the 3 sites next to us are reserved too. I don't get it. You have the entire CG open and you decide to book RIGHT next to other people? I mean, you couldn't at least give a one site spacer? I have no problem being next to people in the busy season but it's really the offseason now and we just wanted some peace, privacy and relaxation. To me, it's like you're standing at an empty wall of urinals and a guy walks in and uses the one right next to you.
I realize it's just a silly complaint but I just wanted to vent a little. lol
IF they were like me (the other people who booked) they have a list of favorite sites and when they called to see if they were available, they took it. Most don't look at the whole grand scheme of the CG first. I don't really compare this to the urinal analogy at all because when I call to book, I have sites that I know I like, and I just ask if they are available. Most are not looking to see where everyone else in the camp is booked because that can be a laborious conversation with the reservation clerk to see where everyone is if it is a large CG. I certainly don't go to the trouble of asking if there are multiple families in the surrounding sites (and most often the reservationist is not aware when you call who is traveling together, they just see booked sites). I expect there will be neighbors when I book so I don't worry about it. Much unlike the urinal when you can see at that moment who is occupying what.
My take on it is, as long as I get a site that I know I like, I am well aware I might have neighbors. That isn't a real biggie. It's not like I am an unruly or rude neighbor so they won't be bothered by my being there.
I was amazed to check the Apple support site and find that Vista is an OK operating system for iCloud. :-)
Take a look at the iCloud support site and see if it can help you solve your problem.
I searched the support communities section for "Bonjour Vista" and got a lot of hits. I did not read through any of the answers, but you should.
I know. I was surprised too that Vista is an OS that you can use icloud on. I have been checking the support communities, but most of the things they suggest I've tried and not working. Thanks for your response though!
I can't answer as to what "most people" do but I have always paid cash. Yes JayWalker2009, cash. I consider an RV to be a toy, if you aren't in a position to pay cash then you really can't afford it.
Totally disagree, and that is the kind of arrogant statement I was referring to when I wrote my first post. There are many ways to use financing to your advantage. It isn't our fault you don't know how to do that. And nope, won't be entering retirement in debt either. I dont think it is anyone's place to tell someone else what they can afford if you are not paying their bills.
This is the way we used to do it.
NO sway bar.
Nobody telling us we couldn't to that.
Nobody being in a panic because we were on the road.
They also didn't give out DUI's like they do now. But that doesn't mean that was the safest option to have more drunks on the road.
I am all for nostalgia, but not everything that is done today is necessarily worse than it was back in 'the good old days".
How many years do most people finance their new trailer for ?
The rates are reallly low now, under 5%, so would it make sence to
go longer term and pay extra if you have it but not over commit on larger payment in shorter term?
You will probably get a lot of "I only pay cash" responses on this forum. I always find it hard to believe that all of these people buy their rigs outright, but that is what the bulk claim. For some reason people think it is a sign of weakness to finance anything (and/or admit they finance it). Must be nice to be so wealthy. ;-) I am sure some have paid with cash but again, hard to believe the large number here that I see say this.
I did finance mine, and don't remember the rate as that was quite awhile back, however, I would go with the best rate and shortest plan option.
I have an iPhone, an iPad, and a PC. The PC is my main computer use at home and is a desktop. It is running windows vista (ugh). I am trying to install Apple iCloud on the PC so that when I am on the road camping the pictures, music, etc that I download on the road will be able to have easy access on my pc, and vice versa when I download on the pc first. The problem I am having when I try to install icloud is an error that reads:
"Service Bonjour Service could not be installed. Verify that you have sufficient priveleges to install system services"
I did some searching on the net to see if I could find an answer, but so far haven't found one that works. I disabled my Windows firewall temporarily thinking that might be my issue. It isn't, or at least turning it off still isn't allowing me to install iCloud. I am the administrator of this PC and am not logged into any other user on this. I am logged in as the main account/administrator. This has happened before with other situations in the past and it seems really stupid to me since I only have one account and that is the main user, i.e. me, and I should be the admin.
I even tried to download the file and run it by right clicking and choosing the 'run as administrator' option, but still got an error that the installer ran into errors and could not finish.
Anyone else run into this problem before, and if so, what did you do to resolve it?
Has anyone run into this? Any suggestions?
As has already been stated if you use a lot of water there is no need to be duped into RV toilet paper. Holding tanks are not septic systems.
Personally I use Scott but if I am out I will use whatever the camp store happens to sell that is NON rv because the RV type is way too expensive and not useful.
Someone could have taken out the couch and replaced it with a chair. I did that to my own Fleetwood back in 2000 and then sold it. The person who bought it from me knew I took it out, but if it was sold again someone else could have thought that was factory that way since I replaced the couch with a flexsteel recliner that matched the interior.
Maybe this one will work.
That has the locking mechanism. Forgot to mention it need to tiltf too.
I hope someone finds one for you. I'd like to get one of these for my TV as well. I have found that the newer flat screens tend to need to be tilted when they are mounted high (which mine needs to be in the bedroom) to be able to see them the most clearly.
I don't have an e-reader but have contemplated getting one because a laptop or a computer is not a very user friendly reading device - in other words it does not simulate a book well enough for me to use it exclusively for reading books. There is a glare on the screen and it isn't easy to hold like a book. I don't even like the iPad for a reader. I have loaded the kindle app on it, and the glare makes it difficult to read downloaded books in many lighting situations. The paper white by kindle or even the Nook version is far better as a book simulator as there is no glare.
So I guess in answer to your question the bulk of the buyers of Nook and Kindle are avid book readers and a computer or laptop is not a great simulation in most cases. I use my iPad for MANY thigns and now that I have it, woulnd't want to be without it, but it is not a good Ereader subsitute in my opinion. I have tried but the glare is very distracting in many situations (like reading outside, or during daytime with a nearby window).
For others, they like technology and enjoy having a variety of platforms. I have GPS on my smartphone, but I like a bigger screen so I bought a separate GPS with a larger screen so as to not kill my eyes. SOme might call it a waste of money, but its my money and I don't like my phone's GPS. It's like asking why someone with a travel trailer why would they ever buy a fifth wheel or a MH since they already have a TT that works just fine for camping. Simply put, they just wanted something different. Reasons will vary from person to person.
Once my husband treated his work boots with grease and put them in the oven on "real low" to soak the grease up...for a few minutes...until I came home from work and he was outside playing with his backhoe.
We had dinner that night in the restaurant across from Sears, while waiting for them to load our new stove in the back of the truck :B
NOw that one takes the cake. First time I heard of this one! LOL