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Battery question

My batteries are reaching the end of their good useful life and I am wondering whether to replace them with two 6 volt rather than two 12 volt ones? Would I have to change my inverter, I have a 2012 Jayco HT with no plans to get rid of it. Would the 6 volt ones give me a bit more reserve and more re-charges, are they worth the additional money? I have no plans on going solar, just wanting help with this decision.
jalichty 02/16/18 10:29am Tech Issues
RE: Question....about retirement...

Retired at 63.5 and have enjoyed every minute of it. Have a wonderful wife who retired the same time, we fish much of the summer and travel as much as possible, to to the East coast to see family in SC, friends in NC and Florida, stopped by Pennsylvania this year to see another friend. Will be going back to SC to house sit for a week in March and then to New Orleans to meet son, wife and four grandkids while they are on spring break. Then,we get to take a trip to Rome, hop a ship and go around to Amsterdam for a 2 1/2 week trip. This will mess up early fishing and garden planting, but we will live with it. Only limited by money availability. Also go to professional football games a couple times a year. Life is good, but it is only as good as you make it.
jalichty 02/15/18 03:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Outdoor kitchen in Yellowstone (bears)?

Bumpyroad, almost all real campgrounds have dumpsters for your garbage. As for greasy dishwater, we just send our washwater down the sink and into the gray water tank, to be dumped when we leave the campground. If you are washing dishes outside in a pan, most of the campgrounds usually have a sink at the bathroom area where a person can dump that type of stuff.
jalichty 02/14/18 11:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lite or Light?

Our weight sticker showed a delivered weight of 7,200+ pounds giving us a total weight of around 2,700 pounds. We have never even come close to that total weight and don't tow with a full fresh water tank. Looking at the Jayco site the other day, it appeared to me that most of the HT line had a CCC of 1,750 to over 2,000 pounds.
jalichty 02/11/18 11:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lite or Light?

Probably in conjunction with the increase in towing and carrying capabilities of 1/2 ton trucks on the market today. My 26.5 RLS makes my 3/4 ton GMC squat a grand total of one inch when I drop the FW down and pull up the legs. It has a total weight capacity of 9,950 pounds which I believe most 1/2 tons could capably carry.
jalichty 02/09/18 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Lite or Light?

TurnThePage, I find your comment about the Jayco "lite" line a bit confusing. I bought a Jayco Eagle HT 26.5 RLS, 30' long, in 2012 and follow the Jayco on their site as well as on a owners' site as well and it seems to me that Jayco is still selling the HT line, so what do you mean by "that lite line has dried up now"? Maybe I am misunderstanding what you are saying and I am talking about "light" and Jayco previously has "lite" line.
jalichty 02/09/18 09:01am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Our Next Trip: Wyoming Roaming

There are a couple of campgrounds in Lander, but Sleeping Bear is the nicest one, not very large, but situated on top of a hill overlooking Lander and the Wind River mountains to the west. It's full service campground and the number is 307-332-5159 if you decide to stay around Lander.
jalichty 02/06/18 12:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need advice 5th wheel size

We bought a Jayco HT 26.5 RLS in 2012, it is almost exactly 30' long with two slide-outs, a wardrobe in the bedroom and one for the couch and dining area in the main area. Total weight capacity is 9,950 and I don't believe we have ever gotten that high. However, we put a 19' boat behind it, when going camping and fishing, that weighs right at 3,500 pounds. Our truck, a 2102 GMC DA combo has no trouble towing this package and averages almost 12 mpg going and coming from our camping and fishing trip. We towed it to California and back to see Yosemite, Sequoia, friends in Palm Desert, up to Zion and then back home, about 2,800 miles and got 12 mpg overall for the whole trip. This FW is not a bunkhouse, but Jayco does sell one in the HT line as noted above. Not necessarily a full-timing package, but we have found it to be great for our uses. Usually one week or so at the lake with the FW and we have no problems with it. Enjoy your search, that's the most exciting part of the journey.
jalichty 02/06/18 12:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Our Next Trip: Wyoming Roaming

Glad to hear that, really love our little town and it does have some interesting stuff around it.
jalichty 02/05/18 01:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Building a trailer receiver/hitch to tow behind fifth wheel

We had our Jayco HT 26.5 RLS modified with a professionally done hitch right after we bought it with very heavy duty square tubing, welded to the frame which had been reinforced about five feet forward towards the axles. I am unable to attach pictures but, if you want some, I can send them to you. Send me a private email address and I'll get them sent to you. We tow a Crestliner Super Hawk 1900 boat and trailer attached to our hitch and, when we weighed it last year, the package weighed over 3,500 pounds.
jalichty 02/05/18 11:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Our Next Trip: Wyoming Roaming

Might also consider the area around Lander, near the Windriver Mountains. Sinks Canyon, about 6 miles out of town is a beautiful place with the Sinks, where the river disappears into a cavern and then reappears about 1/4 mile downstream into a pond that has many large fish in it that you can feed, just not fish for them. Then up the switchbacks over the loop road to South Pass and over to Atlantic City, Wyoming not New Jersey, and South Pass City, which was once considered for the Capital of the State. Then you can go out to the Red Desert, the largest un-fenced area in the country along with wonderful vistas and wild horses galore. Then full circle to the Sweetwater. While in the Red Desert you can see the remnants of the Morman, Pony Express, Oregon and other trails that brought thousands of folks from the east out west. Then, once back in Lander, you can take the highway north to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and drop down to Cody for more wonderful sightseeing. Hope you have a great trip.
jalichty 02/03/18 08:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help convincing my wife to move to a cold state

Wyoming is a great place to retire, at least according to various sites out there. Very low taxes on citizens overall with no state income tax, fairly low sales tax (none on food or drugs), fairly low property taxes and not a whole lot of people. Two towns with over 50,000 residents and the rest of them are pretty small. We were born and grew up in Lander, next to the Windriver Mountains, then moved to Casper in the middle of the state, Denver for nine years, with a short time in Connecticut for work in New York City, back to Denver and then back to Casper for 28 years before coming back to Lander to retire. Casper and Cheyenne have large hospitals, with Casper having two privately-owned ones that apparently provide very good care as well. Cheyenne has a large hospital and is right on the border with Colorado and about 60 miles from Fort Collins. If you want to ski, then Jackson has a very good hospital and world-class skiing at Snow King, Jackson Hole Ski Area and Targhee over the pass. However, unless you have a bunch of money with no purpose, Jackson is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. Summers rarely reach over 100 degrees and the springs and falls are usually very mild. Winter, however, can be a bit on the cold side with temps down to 30 to 40 below. The nice thing is that we have fairly low humidity, both summer and winter. Fishing is pretty much close by wherever you would choose to live and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are not too far away, unless you live in the far southeast corner of the state. If you can't guess, we love Wyoming and the lack of people. Would never choose to live in a city like Denver with all the people and the horrendous traffic at all hours of the day, all week.
jalichty 01/27/18 12:01pm Around the Campfire

We stayed at Emerald Desert in Palm Desert about three years ago and it was a very pleasant experience. Very clean, nice pools and workout areas. Only downside was the sound from the trains that went through once in a while. Not a big deal as we were a ways from them. Very nicely maintained area and close to everything in the Palm Springs area. The Living Desert museum is a wonderful place to visit and make sure you take the tram to the mountaintop.
jalichty 01/27/18 11:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question about knee replacement for those that have one.

My neighbor across the street had his first knee replaced about three and one/half years ago and was back as work as a coal mine mechanic within three months, lots of bending and being on knees. Second knee was about a year and one/half ago and he was home walking around two days after the surgery and the following Wednesday, about five days after surgery, his wife had to go out and take the lawnmower out of his hands. Guy's an animal and worked out every day, both before and after the surgery, as well as therapy. He had his done about two years apart. The last one was done about six months before he retired. He went downhill skiing about a month ago. I'm sure he had some pain, but nothing he couldn't stand as he didn't say anything about hurting too much.
jalichty 01/21/18 01:27pm Around the Campfire

Our State fee for our RV is $90 and the personal property tax is around $140 for a total of around $230, costs just about the same as our SUV, but the state fee is only $20 on the SUV.
jalichty 01/21/18 01:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ever done a 1031 Exchange?

If the land gets a step-up in basis due to the death, then you have long-term holding period on the day you get the land. Therefore, the gain would be long-term and taxed accordingly. I am not your accountant, but if the accountants says the basis gets stepped up on the distribution from the trust, then it is not a gift. If it's not a gift, but an inheritance, then your holding period is considered long-term when it comes out of the trust. Even if it was a gift, the holding period is long-term as long as the decedent owned it the requisite amount of time.
jalichty 01/15/18 01:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ever done a 1031 Exchange?

You would have the same holding period as your grandfather, but, since it appears to have been a gift, your basis would be the same as his rather than getting a step-up when he died, if I read your post correctly. As far as owning the land for a long or short time, that is somewhat irrevelant(sp) to the question. If the land was held personally, then it will not qualify for a 1031 exchange, regardless of the holding period. Check back with an accountant, not a 1031 agent, about the holding period and basis. 1031 agents are not necessarily schooled in the law and it is somewhat complex.
jalichty 01/13/18 08:54am Around the Campfire
RE: air miles credit card

X2 as to what 2012 Coleman said. In addition, when you get the card, most of them have bonus miles for spending within a specified period of time. When we got ours, we got a bunch of miles by paying for our insurance on cars and house within the appropriate time frame.
jalichty 01/11/18 03:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ever done a 1031 Exchange?

The rule for a 1031 exchange is property used in a trade or business or held for investment in exchange for property used in a trade or business or held for investment. That means a person could exchange bare land for improved land and utilize the 1031 rules. As far as the exchange agent charges, they would be much small than the $25,000 tax you are talking about. Was the land you now own somehow or other used in farming or some other ag business? If so, you could do an exchange and the property doesn't have to be the same size. I had a client many years ago who sold numerous parcels of his ranch and did 1031 exchanges for operating rental buildings. Only problem was the carryover basis, unimproved ranch land didn't have much basis to carry to the new property. Have you talked to a professional, like a CPA yet? If not, get on the phone as soon as possible to one and get some professional advice.
jalichty 01/11/18 03:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Social security question

My wife and I both got our 2.1%, more or less, for 2018. My increase covered the increase in Medicare Part B and D but my wife's did not so we ended up getting a bit less overall than 2017. However, I took a look at our total premiums for the Medicare Parts B and D and our supplement and our monthly premiums were about $662 per month on average. Based on what is going on with the private insurance market, it seems like this is a bit of a bargain. I got our notice from SS around the middle of December in the mail. Did you not get that notice?
jalichty 01/11/18 03:16pm Around the Campfire
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