There is not such a thing as a "sure bet" on the weather anywhere in the country these days.
Of course there is, Hawaii comes to mine, and so does many other places. For some odd reason they all just cost more, wonder why? :B.
Eternabond probably wasn't in existence when Doug learned how to repair roofs. I doubt EB on a roof spot will diminish the value at all and if installed correctly, is probably stronger than the roof material. Get with the times Doug, EB is the new way to fix things and is cheaper than owners having to pay guys like you hundreds of dollars to do it the old way.
I use Eternabond. BUT, there is a RIGHT way and a WRONG way to do repairs. Yes, Eternabond was not around 34 years ago. But, it is NOT a wonder patch. So, YOU would be happy if your new car got a bad scratch on the paint and the dealer just either dabbled a touch up paint on it or put a similar colored patch of tape to cover it???? IF ANY of you went up on a roof and saw a bunch of Eternabond all over the scrapes and holes the owner caused, you would be happy to purchase that RV??? What do you think a Dealer does on a potential used trade in RV when he sees Eternabond patches on the roof???? What do you think the potential BUYER will think when he sees Eternabond patched on the roof? Insurance companies PAY to replace the complete roof just from one tear or hole, NOT just state "Eternabond it". Now, no insurance, then yes, Eternabond it. Doug
X2 what Doug said (or is that X3 ;) )
ET to me looks like junk, and I would steer clear of the rig unless the price was right.
The only exhaust vent I have goes to goes out through a louvered vent outside. Do I remove it to get to the exhaust hose?
Feel the door on the dryer, if it is warm then more then likely your exhaust is plugged. My Splendide uses cold water to dry, so I can't help on yours, but I'm guessing you'll have to pull the unit and disconnect the hose at the unit to see what you have to work with.
As someone else said call the company, they will have the correct answer for you.
The nice thing about spending months down here with all the good weather makes it easier to accept the upcoming week, with highs in the fifties.
As hard as it is to tell friends and family not to come here if all they have is a weeks vacation, I do. The weather simple is not consistent enough to gamble on if all you have is a hard earned week to enjoy.
Also if you have an RV that requires you to be outside most of the time to have a nice winter, then this isn't the place either. On the other hand, if you're here for a month or more, and have a place that allows some comfortable inside time, then south Texas is a pretty good setup. The hospitality and prices make up for the poor weather periods.
Currently snowbirding by the beach, will fly north for Christmas, then back on New Years. We'll either fall asleep to the ball dropping, or maybe go out with friends, too soon to know. Either way we'll be in the 5'ver falling asleep to the waves that evening.
... Temp in the high 70s and calm water with the dolphins performing on cue.
Try the Brownsville tour next time. Those dolphins are really well trained.
Right Now 74°F
Today HIGH 78°
Tonight LOW 70°
Margaritas $3 - 5
Lunch and Dinner specials from $5 - 15
Good neighbors, beach, fishing, Texas hospitality, and the love of a DW :W
What other reasons would you like?
I'm thinking many snowbird there, just not in RV's. If you have a S&B you can easily handle those temps during mid winter.
One of the nice things about RV'ing is finding little jewels of places that you can later buy something that is much more suited for the area.
Going to Mt Dora FL, can anyone reccommend a state campground in Mt. Dora ?
Mt. Dora is very nice, but there won't be any state parks there. Closes will be east of Ocala. If you're going to rent from a private park instead keep an eye on the lot widths, some of them run pretty tight in that area.
The bark of an ol bitty is all that is.
I noticed that in life when people have limited choices they seem to become bitter. Guessing the person would really like to have a more permanent structure in a nicer location, but can't afford it. Their frustration is coming out, why fuel it.
...snip... Does retired life ever get old?
Of course it does, everything gets old after awhile. Variety is the spice of life, as long as you keep variety in your life then you'll never be bored. That goes for your working life, retirement life, looooove life, etc...
The real question is how will you keep variety in retirement? You can only golf so much, fish so much, drink so much, and travel so much. If you think traveling will never get old then do it non stop for awhile. All of a sudden no matter where you are, there you are. It's no different then traveling during your work life (except it costs more and is more enjoyable) after awhile it loses it's shine.
Yes I get bored in retirement, but I would never go back to 40+ hours a week. My life is fuller now, but you have to work at keeping it that way.
Two feet, is that all you got:R. If you want real snow leave that banana belt city of London, Ont and head up north to Houghton, Michigan where the real lumber jacks live.
I was there during the record of355 inches It started snowing and didn't stop for over 30 days. Never did spill a drop of beer either.
Ahhh... Brings back memories. My freshman year at Tech was '64-'65 when we got 268". I got a job clearing hockey coach John MacInnes' driveway every morning. Every morning!...
You know, I still can't figure out how those pretty boys stuck us with the silver in hockey. :W :B
Go to a big box store and ask for a $40 whole house Watts water pressure regulator. No need for a gauge, other then for looks, and it's just one more thing to get plugged with debris.
I took that whole house unit, and then worked it into a whole house water filter with adapters to two 10 foot white hoses to use at the parks. Works like a champ and has never plugged on me. Prior to this setup I had one of those cute little regulators with the gauge and house ends. That lasted for about 6 months of snow birding until the unit plugged and stopped regulating the pressure. I would never recommend that unit to anyone.
Highest water pressure that was noted at a park was 160psi. I would hate to have one of those smaller regulators at that park.
Here's an intangible one that can't be advertised till you show up and see for yourself ... liked minded neighbors. Like they say "birds of a feather, flock together."
The park we're currently calling our winter digs is also one of the worst parks we've ever stayed at. No laundry, no wifi, no pool, no hot tub, sandburs everywhere, clean but run down bathrooms, etc... To top it all off we're also paying 100-200 dollars more then other parks just 5 miles away. Why, well because of the location and those that are in the park and enjoy this location as much as we do.
TaterSR, sorry to hear all of your troubles. Honestly, I don't think you're alone in your feelings. I always tell everyone that snowbirding is not all "rainbows and sunshine."
I think the big trick to being a mobile RV snowbird is to STAY MOBILE. It takes awhile to figure this stuff out. I know one couple that raced down south, then sat in a park for five months (to get a cheaper rate), hated it, and has never snowbird again. They had a very limited take on the lifestyle, but drew a major conclusion.
Staying mobile, not rushing down and back, and not staying any longer then a month in any one place (unless you really want too) will give you a much larger view of the parks out there, the states, the people, and the lifestyle.
We were lucky, we had a very good first year out. If it wasn't for that I'm sure we would have gave up long ago.
Seems like we have liked minded ideas. Took me awhile to figure out what a "pied-à-terre" was. It has been awhile since I had to use French, but it is a perfect term to use in this case (and a tricky way to spread the French language.:C)
Since you're in the RGV I'm guessing you may have seen the news cast on La Barca, MX.If I was younger, smarter, and faster that stuff wouldn't bother me so much, but at this age it does, so my world has now shrunken.
I think our intent is to have a winter "pied-à-terre" and pick up a very small 5'ver and 3/4 ton gasser to use on the snowbird shoulder season. The RGV does make sense since it is in the middle of the US allowing easy access all along I40 and south. I don't have to worry about time in the US, just the health care costs :S
Good luck on your plans, and I hope you get to par take in our Thanksgiving tradition today.
Think we got the last of it till Jan/Feb. They're showing 80's coming up here shortly. Then I'll be crying how a single 13.5 BTU AC can't keep the 5'ver cool.
Never been to Costa Rica, but have been to Aruba a few times. Not such a bad idea of yours. I met a lot of Canadians that go to Aruba for the winter. I'm guessing all of the Dutch ABC Islands would make for a good winter home.
The hardest part is holding up the heavy caliper and getting the key and spring started to install them. I think I'll try to figure out a way to hold the caliper up with one of the scissor jacks I use to stabilize the motor home.
Not sure what you got going on there, but sometimes you can wire up the caliper so as to take the weight off of the hose.