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RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

It gets worse than this, if you read the entire article you will learn about the convenience store owner in NC that regularly made deposits just under the $10K threshold where the bank has to file an SAR (Suspicious Activity Report). The government swooped in and confiscated his company bank account and then wanted him to settle out of court if they returned half of the money. Bottom line: Law Enforcement working for the state or federal government participates in (regrettably lawful) confiscation of private citizens funds with little recourse for the citizens. I was going to recommend writing your elected officials to stop this disgusting practice, but then I remembered they are all on their August "break" before resuming their 3 day work weeks in our nation's capital. We the citizens need to pay closer attention to what is being done in this country. I assure you there is more to that story. There are a million cash businesses in this country that generate these types of SARS and CTRS every day. For the government to go in and seize his money there had to have been evidence he was doing something illegal, even if it was only income tax evasion. As I said before, all of this is fine and I do not disagree, BUT, he was NOT charged and NOT convicted of any crime for THIS traffic stop. Why wasn't HIS property returned immediately? The court ruled that he should get his money back, and the locals are still resisting. Maybe he is/was a drug dealer but apparently nobody could prove it so until they can, isn't he is just another citizen. Do you figure Nevada cops operate under different laws, and should punish people without any evidence to their guilt other than their own gut feeling. You mentioned about the bank filing a SAR. That is correct and guess who determines what is a suspicious activity......your friendly banker. That is why I had no problem making the large cash deposit or withdrawing large amounts. My bank was used to my activities and nothing was reported as suspicious.
rgatijnet1 08/30/15 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

I sold one of my Classic cars and the man drove down from North Carolina and paid me $56,000 in cash. I also have bought cars in different parts of the country and cash is the easiest/only way to buy something from a private party that will not take a check or credit card. Wire transfers cannot be done unless you have made prior arrangements with your bank, in person, before you left. In any case, it is not against the law to carry any amount of cash in your RV as long as you do not try to leave the USA. There is also no law that says that you have to put your money in a bank, or even have a bank account. This is just to warn you of what may happen as you travel.It's very dangerous to deal in large sums of cash. BTW, you're not correct on the seizure issue - it happens every day in every State, Do not carry around large sums - whatever that number is to you that you don't wish to have seized legally by LE. I agree, it is dangerous, but that does not make it illegal. Also please tell me how law enforcement could legally seize the money that I received for selling my Classic car if I was carrying it with me, which I did do for a period of time. I should add that during a search of my coach, if I was on my way to Maryland, where my Son lives, I may be transporting several pistols, several rifles, and a few thousand rounds of ammo. I understand that it happens and I understand the comment from a former officer that taking the profit from criminal activities is a good tool to use but how does that justify the police doing it to everyone that they suspect may be committing a crime because they are found to be carrying a large amount of cash?
rgatijnet1 08/30/15 04:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

The judges decision on this case is available on line. The search was conducted with a search warrant. Also located during the search were "pay-owe" sheets. The pay-owe sheets are not described in the ruling, but what those are is basically financial records that drug dealers keep of their customers and who owes what. Normally hand written on a piece of paper and in many cases very easy to tell what they are referring to. The case was overturned because the Supreme Court made a ruling after this case was initiated that changed the rules on law enforcement detentions during a traffic stop. So in the opinion of the Judge, what the cops did may have been legal at the time they did it, but after the Supreme Court ruling after the fact, it was no longer legal. The subject in question refused to answer questions about the source of the money. He worked selling paddle boards for a company in Maui, according to him. All of that is all fine and dandy, BUT, he was NOT convicted of any crime because of this stop. Can you give me one good reason why ANYONE should ever have to prove where they got the money they are carrying? Isn't it still INNOCENT until proven guilty? Please state the law that limits the amount of cash that you can carry? Please state the law that requires you to prove that the money you are carrying was legally earned? People squirrel away cash for all kinds of reason. I know my parents had several thousand in cash hidden in their house that we found after they had passed. How do you prove where that money came from? Why should you have to? I understand that the guy probably was a drug dealer and that he may have had numerous previous convictions but isn't it part of the law that EACH infraction is judged separately and that a persons previous criminal activity is not supposed to influence a courts ruling on the current case? It sounds like the officers ASSUMED he was guilty of something and then set about trying to fabricate reasons to support their assumptions. The court agreed with the defendant and the locals still do not want to abide by the court's ruling and return the money. As the story headline states, he was NEVER charged with a crime, so obviously he was never convicted of a crime in this case, in spite of the police officer's best efforts.
rgatijnet1 08/30/15 04:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

When going to look at Classic Cars around the country, I have carried some cash also and I always stashed it in several locations around the coach. I NEVER put any in the safe that came in the coach when I bought it. That was too obvious.
rgatijnet1 08/29/15 05:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

There's two sides to every story. :W You are right, which is what happened when it went to court. Both sides gave their story and the court ORDERED the money returned to the rightful owner. Now the state does not want to abide by the court order nor do they want to pay the court costs. So yes there are two sides and the court determined who was right. :R
rgatijnet1 08/29/15 03:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

Taken from weekly newsletter RVtravel: "We reported some weeks back that a court had ordered Elko County, Nev., to return $167,000 seized from an RVer traveling through the state. Straughn Gorman was stopped by police, his vehicle sniffed by a drug-detecting dog. No hits, and Gorman was turned loose. Police stopped him again a few minutes later, this time found his money and confiscated it. Since Gorman had committed no crime, the court ordered his money returned. Not the end of the story — the U.S. attorney in Reno has asked the court to reconsider the decision. The state also wants to skip out on paying Gorman's legal fees — $153,000 worth." Sometimes I'm embarrassed to say I'm an American. Don't forget this important detail in my original link: "But his vehicle, computer, cellphone and the cash, stashed throughout the vehicle, were seized." It did not say how long it took him to get his motor home back. Imagine if you are a full timer and they just took your home, your phone, and all of your money.
rgatijnet1 08/29/15 03:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

I sold one of my Classic cars and the man drove down from North Carolina and paid me $56,000 in cash. I also have bought cars in different parts of the country and cash is the easiest/only way to buy something from a private party that will not take a check or credit card. Wire transfers cannot be done unless you have made prior arrangements with your bank, in person, before you left. In any case, it is not against the law to carry any amount of cash in your RV as long as you do not try to leave the USA. There is also no law that says that you have to put your money in a bank, or even have a bank account. This is just to warn you of what may happen as you travel.
rgatijnet1 08/29/15 03:30pm Class A Motorhomes
Stopped in motor home for going too slow on I-80

This just goes to show how things can escalate to a huge problem when you are just driving along minding your own business. Kinda hard to believe this goes on. Motor home stopped for going too slow
rgatijnet1 08/29/15 03:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Riding out a hurricane

Here is a good link to get storm info for your area. You are in Hardee County and as of now there is not much to worry about. You may get some rain and wind next week but probably less than 40 MPH winds and a few inches of rain. In Florida, during the Summer, this is pretty typical weather. If I were you I would sit tight, relax, and watch TV. No need to panic. Storm news Here is also a link to the Hardee County Emergency website that gives you a phone number to contact for special help if the need arises. Hardee County Emergency Management This is good advice. I too am non ambulatory. Friends have prepared us to move, although that is unlikely. We are near Panama City. My BIL, a meterologist, says the wind in our area will be ~ 20 mph. Here is the link for Bay County Emergency Management IF you need Emergency Transportation if things change with this or any other future storms. Bay County Emergency Management
rgatijnet1 08/29/15 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Firearms in RV's

For those of you that have chosen to exercise your freedom in the USA and legally carry a weapon, there are companies that provide an insurance similar to CoachNet to cover 100% of the legal costs(civil and criminal) if you legally have to use your weapon. The cost for this insurance is minimal and it gives you an 800 number to obtain legal consul anywhere in the USA 24/7. Just do an internet search. I do not leave home without it.
rgatijnet1 08/29/15 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Firearms in RV's

Thank you for the answers. As mentioned I do not plan to bring my gun, pepper spray should do. So if I understand this right I can keep an unloaded gun in a locked belly bay while traveling and keep it inside when parked? There is not a standard answer for that question since each State has different laws. I would suggest that you buy this book each year to keep up with the varying laws of the States where you plan to travel. Travlers Giude to Firearm Laws.
rgatijnet1 08/29/15 09:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Firearms in RV's

He is wrong unless he has a concealed carry permit. When his vehicle is in motion, it is the same as an automobile and he can carry a weapon, as long as it is unloaded and stored in his basement compartment, the same as the trunk of his car. Once he is parked, and hooked up to the facilities, it is then considered a house and he can have the weapon at his side, while he is in the coach. As soon as he steps outside, he is illegal. As far as I know, there are only a couple of states now that will allow a non permit carrying individual to drive his RV with a gun at his side and Florida is NOT one of them.
rgatijnet1 08/29/15 09:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Riding out a hurricane

Here is a good link to get storm info for your area. You are in Hardee County and as of now there is not much to worry about. You may get some rain and wind next week but probably less than 40 MPH winds and a few inches of rain. In Florida, during the Summer, this is pretty typical weather. If I were you I would sit tight, relax, and watch TV. No need to panic. Storm news Here is also a link to the Hardee County Emergency website that gives you a phone number to contact for special help if the need arises. Hardee County Emergency Management
rgatijnet1 08/29/15 07:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Riding out a hurricane

Right now the storm is predicted to come up the West side of Florida, well out in to the Gulf of Mexico. We should get plenty of rain, which is not too different than what we have been getting for the past month. From past experience a storm like this, being on the East side, will deliver rainfall amount in the 3-4" of rain per hour, which is about equal to a typical Summer storm. Rainfall amounts in Florida can reach 10+" of rain in an hour and still not have any flooding problems unless it is for an extended period of time. We recently had some flooding in the low lying areas because of almost continuous rain in some parts for several days.
rgatijnet1 08/29/15 07:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: tire blow outs

The rear inner dual probably had a leak in the valve stem extension, which is pretty common.
rgatijnet1 08/28/15 01:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Some Days are just GREAT - Sun Set

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rgatijnet1 08/28/15 11:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: rusting out cargo bins

If you are having that problem with your storage bins, you can bet that your radiator is also rotting away from the Winter salt, etc. Aluminum does not do much better than steel in your environment and the aluminum in your radiator is not coated with anything.
rgatijnet1 08/28/15 10:06am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Riding out a hurricane

What coach we are talking about? I would put the engine side towards predicted winds. Don't think I would like to raise it on jacks, abut having them touching the ground might give you better comfort. Houses put plywood over the windows. You might try to strap some? Doesn't wind direction from a hurricane change as the storm passes? Yes, and the closer you are to the center, the more it changes.
rgatijnet1 08/28/15 09:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Levelers Up Or Down

I keep my levelers down. The purpose of this is to keep a lot of the coach weight off the tires when in storage. That's right it keeps a lot of the weight off of the tires and a lot of the weight off of the suspension. How many times have people posted on this forum about their sagging suspension springs? Why push it when it costs nothing to leave the levelers down. From the Michelin website: If tires are on a vehicle parked for a long period, the weight of the vehicle needs to be taken off the tires by jacking it up or removing the tires. Failure to do this may cause irreversible damage. Michelin tire care
rgatijnet1 08/28/15 09:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: $1300 for an inpsection?

I can't even fathom the COST of insurance the companies would have to carry if their inspectors DROVE the coach as part of the inspection process!!....Dennis My insurance covers anyone that drives any one of my vehicles if they have my permission. Excess liability is usually covered by the basic liability insurance company required by any business operating with a license. That's nice, Ron. BUT...the OP does NOT yet OWN the vehicle so they would NOT be covered even WITH YOUR PERMISSION....just sayin....Dennis I have to assume that the potential buyer would not even be allowed to do a complete inspection without the permission of the owner of the coach. The current owner can certainly refuse to allow anyone to drive HIS coach, but it is doubtful he would do that if he wants to sell it.
rgatijnet1 08/28/15 05:35am Class A Motorhomes
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