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RE: Anyone been turned away from campground for older rig?

I think that the criteria should be if or not the unit is paid for!
Sea Dog 03/23/15 03:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving house unattended

If I'm leaving for more than a week: Unplug and turn off everything except fridge. Also furnace if it's winter. Shut off water. Have the post office hold the mail until I get back. Notify the one neighbor we have. That's about it. IMPORTANT: This may seem extreme, but stop posting on Internet sites, especially social media like Facebook and Twitter, that you're leaving. Criminals frequently check these for people saying they're leaving for certain times. Then they rob them blind. Pics on your account often have locations embedded. And social media sites track where your posting from. A lot of criminals that didn't pass high school know how to figure out your location. Just a tip. I run across this weekly during peak vacation times in my job. This one about no saying that you are leaving always makes me laugh. We live in a small town and have gone south each winter for over twenty five years. Everyone knows this, and beginning about August, start asking when we are leaving. We only disconnect the phone, computer, and Tvs. The heat, gas and water stay on.
Sea Dog 03/15/15 08:23am Beginning RVing
RE: Curious on the social aspect of rv'ing

Since we first started looking into RVing and then in the past four years that we have been RVing, we had and keep hearing about how friendly RVers are. How people wave to each other and say hello. How welcoming RVers in a campground will be. It has been our experience that this is the rare exception other than the norm. We wave - very rarely does anyone wave back. We say hello and we are ignored. Maybe it is the East Coast that is the exception, but we have yet to find this comradely among RVers that gets talked about. My wife keeps asking me where are all of these friendly people that you keep telling me about at the campgrounds. You travel in a Road Trek which costs more than many class A motor homes. Perception is everything, trade for a forty foot bus and you will be surprised how many suddenly want to become your friend! Also, avoid KOAs, I have found that the elitist syndrome is deeply ingrained in the personality of those who stay in a KOA.
Sea Dog 03/13/15 09:11am Beginning RVing
RE: Extra 12 volt battery

Why not something like this? http://www.atgstores.com/generators/sunpentown-tg-1000ca-1000w-20-hp-gasoline-generator-with-carb_5299399.html?af=2615&cse=2615&gclid=CJCayMOxo8QCFWdo7AodikIAmg&gclsrc=aw.ds
Sea Dog 03/12/15 11:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Curious on the social aspect of rv'ing

In RVing, as with boating, there are many snobs. If you have less than a new forty footer, lots of luck starting a conversation or becoming friendly with the "Bus" people! This winter, we have had a couple staying across from us in a cargo trailer. Bed in the center, port a pottie, no windows. Nicest folks in the world, most people in the campground take one look at the trailer and make no effort to become acquainted. Sad way to live, looking down ones nose at others!
Sea Dog 03/12/15 10:55am Beginning RVing
RE: Financial advisors

I deal with RBC Securities. I trust my financial advisor(s) without question. Very few people have the expertise to understand the many different financial options. I know that I am not one of them. Each month, I receive a statement showing the activity of the past month. Twice a year, I receive an in depth breakdown of my financial picture. It is interesting to look back through these semi annual statements and see how my net worth slowly buy surely increases from year to year!
Sea Dog 03/05/15 08:52am Around the Campfire
RE: Is anybody in Van, BC headed to scottsdale area after xmas?

Wishing your wife the best!
Sea Dog 12/14/14 08:45am Snowbirds
RE: Loaning Trailer to Friend -- UPDATE

We have a fiver permanently set up in Florida. We leave the keys with a person who checks it occasionally. A couple of years ago, during the summer, she called asking if we would consider allowing people who were coming in for a funereal to use our trailer for a couple of days. Of course we said yes. When we got down in the fall, the trailer was neat as a pin and a nice thank you note was on the table, We still have no clue who these folks were. Would we do it again? Sure, why not?
Sea Dog 10/13/14 09:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Too much stuff

Our house is packed to the rafters. There are school books from sixty years ago, Stuff our kids made in grade school. my sons bow and arrows from when he was about ten. We could easily stock the average yard sale from one room and never miss it gone. My wife is still sorting through her mothers stuff, she died fourteen years ago!
Sea Dog 09/28/14 11:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Retire: give it all up at 58 and RV?

It must be sad to be saddled with a job that you cannot wait to retire from!
Sea Dog 09/20/14 09:45am Beginning RVing
RE: Arrogance Personified

Actually, the guy asked a good question. Are we jealous of those with a Lear jet or a huge sail boat.
Sea Dog 08/29/14 02:09pm General RVing Issues
Please help me decide

On my new Motor Home. http://www.cbsnews.com/media/7-incredible-multimillion-dollar-motorhomes/15/ Sorry, the link begins at the end.
Sea Dog 08/28/14 02:07pm General RVing Issues
A peeve of mine.

Driving on two lane roads with our classC, I make it a habit to pull over if I get five or six vehicles behind me. It is very rare, almost never happens, that drivers whom I went out of my way to help, ever toot their horn or wave. Strange that the truckers have time to blink their clearance lights when you signal that it is OK to cut back in, others, I guess are too self important to indulge in a simple courtesy!
Sea Dog 08/26/14 04:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Financing Survey

The borrowers always try to justify taking out a loan. I have never heard anyone making excuses for paying cash.
Sea Dog 08/25/14 09:58am Beginning RVing
RE: Financing Survey

The people with bucks that I know pay cash whenever possible. Maybe that is why they have bucks!
Sea Dog 08/24/14 06:22am Beginning RVing
RE: Financing Survey

As I have not paid a penny in interest in over forty years on private purchases, I guess I do not get it.
Sea Dog 08/23/14 11:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Financing Survey

I am always amused by those who claim that they can make more on investments than they pay out in interest. Something like those who claim to come out as a winner from casinos. On a one shot deal, maybe, long term, no way! Otherwise, every financial institution in the land would have collapsed long ago!
Sea Dog 08/23/14 09:17am Beginning RVing
RE: lifetime of chassis batteries?

I have owned my class C for fourteen years. The starting battery was in there when I got it. I put the unit in storage Oct 1 Start it again late April. It has never failed to turn over and promptly start.
Sea Dog 08/22/14 03:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What's the purpose of this black tank fitting?

It is for draining your full grey tank out onto the grass, after dark, when no one is looking.
Sea Dog 08/03/14 05:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mid Life Crisis Or Just Ready To Live?

Hi. You are fifty? To-day is my fifty first wedding anniversary. I am sorry that you are receiving so many negative replies. You sound to me that you have experience going with the flow. My advice is to give it a shot. What is the worse that can happen, you will end up again with your parents? As to your son, I can see your feelings about him being without companions of his own age, however Skype is a wonderful invention, he may not be as lonely as you think. Do remember that in four years or less, your son will either be working or in school. At that time, do you want to be seeing the country at your own pace, or still at home listening to your parents talk about the old days. So, in summation give it a shot. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
Sea Dog 08/03/14 01:26pm Full-time RVing
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