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RE: You Can't Do That

beelbill, that was one well written rant! x 2 very entertaining :) I will say, beelbill, that there are definitely insurance companies that cover fulltimers and I highly recommend u look into it further, if you haven't already. Fulltiming coverage offers liability coverage, similar to a homeowners policy. Sue
soos 06/29/15 10:39pm Full-time RVing
RE: So, we decided to keep our truck camper

We LOVE having both a TC and a 5th wheel. We have been full time in the 5th wheel for 6 years, and bought the TC to go to Alaska last summer. We still use it a lot- very flexible way to travel. We are hanging out in Coconino NF in the camper right now. We are finally building a winter home in AZ and anticipate the TC will continue to see a lot of use. Sue.
soos 06/29/15 10:17pm Truck Campers
RE: 2009 Keystone Everest

Set up and tear down are pretty easy with a 5th wheel. My only concern would be the hitch- checking it and latching it etc. Also, we had a 2009 Everest and we had to move the recliners to bring the slide in, and man, let me tell you, they were HEAVY.
soos 06/22/15 11:47pm Fifth-Wheels

I won't bash...but, time will tell if the quality and the support will be the same going forward as it has been in the past - since they've been bought out. Well now, that doesn't make any sense at all. Thor bought out Airstream years ago and I've heard nothing but great things about the continued good quality of the Airstream ( not that I want one,,,,,) Just because Thor buys something doesn't mean the quality will go down the tubes.
soos 06/21/15 11:00pm Fifth-Wheels

4 years and going strong with our DRV. Do people have issues with them, yup, some do. But this is one company that certainly stands behind their product...In My Experience
soos 06/20/15 11:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Newbie.. Opinions needed

If you DO end up buying a 5th wheel, some brands to consider are Teton, NuWa HitchHiker, Excel, Lifestyles, Carriage and DRV. Those are some of the higher end, better built units, IMO. Some are out of business so you need to look at used, but " out of business" doesn't mean they weren't a quality unit. No Fifth wheel is really great at surviving bitter cold but those would be the best. I would Not put Jayco in the same category. As mentioned, look into winter RV living and see what works for others, and I would look at fulltiming forums such as Escapees, you'll get info from more people who live in their RVs full time.
soos 06/17/15 11:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Boondocking near Flagstaff

N 35 22.530 W 111 34.477 Spent the night there last night, on the way towards Prescott. its free, in the national forest, near Sunset Crater, close to the main road.
soos 06/11/15 12:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A map of my 540 campsites for the last 9 years

Thanks for the map Sir. I will be sure to check out the place near Kaibab lake near Williams Az. That's a area I really enjoy. We just spent 4 nights in Kaibab NF near Williams. GREAT boondocking there! So many great sites- here is one : 35.16283167995062,-112.12656911472988
soos 06/11/15 12:08am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Municipal Campground/RV Park reservation discrepancy.

So, something's up with their system, if they thought they could charge me for something I didn't agree to purchase. Well, not to quibble, but you DID agree to purchase when you made the call to make a reservation. You asked them to reserve a spot for you, which they did. It is not the norm to have a verbalized "hold for late arrival". RVers arrive at all hours as a matter of course. Whether you gave a credit card number or not is immaterial in determining whether a reservation is made. You said you would be there. Period. Moving on, I don't see anything to be gained by complaining about the manager to his superiors. as you said, he's been there for 10 years. thats not likely to change. What would you gain besides letting off steam? If he figures out you complained, realistically it could effect your future stays at that campground. It shouldn't, but that doesn't mean it won't. My two cents- life is short- let it go and move on.
soos 06/07/15 11:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Municipal Campground/RV Park reservation discrepancy.

...What would you do?...I would have called and cancelled the reservation as soon as I knew I was not going to make it to that park. If you expect a space to be held for you without a deposit, you owe them the courtesy of a call when you realize that you will not be there even it they do not have the means to charge you. X 2
soos 06/07/15 06:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bogus campsite reservations

Yes, even being willing to book a FL Keys campground 11 months in advance doesn't guarantee you a site. We tried to book it one year but we were on the WEST coast at the time, so we had to both get up at 4:45 AM and get both smartphones, the ipad, and the computer ready to push the "book now" button at exactly 5 am. After trying for months, we were successful only once. It was a lot of work because we had to look at and decide the night before which site to "go for" the next morning. We then checked 2-4 times a day for Months, looking for cancelations. Got a few days that way, but overall? Not worth the hassle. Sue
soos 06/05/15 10:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What is it with campgrounds nowadays?

I have had the "last spot" conversation several times when trying to make a same day reservation. My thinking is that they assume I am calling numerous places and they want to make sure my money goes in Their wallet.
soos 05/29/15 05:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which 5th Wheel for Full Timeing

With the demise of Carriage and now Excel. The purchase of DRV I am not sure who's left that builds a true full timing unit. Is Lifestyle the new cream of the crop? I understand the custom builders like Spacecraft and New Horizons are around, but who is actually claiming their units are made for full time use Just because DRV was purchased a few months ago does not mean their rigs are no longer designed for fulltiming. At least at this point they have not change how the units are built.
soos 05/26/15 11:32pm Full-time RVing
RE: Diesel Availability, Dempster and Dalton Highways?

As mentioned, make sure you fuel up at Coldfoot. Here's my blogpost on our trip down the Dalton. We spent 5 days on that road. It was one of the highlights of our trip and yes, we put our foot in the Arctic Ocean :) Dalton Hwy
soos 05/21/15 12:20am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Why did you stop full time rving?

We went full time in 2009 in our early 50s when hubby was offered a retirement package. We figured it was a good chance to see the country. We thought we'd do it for a year or two, so put some of our stuff in storage. We enjoyed the lifestyle a lot and are technically still fulltimers, but we are building a house in AZ, where we usually spend the winters. The house will be in Havasu because we are boaters at heart and there is a great lake here. Why? As I said we are boaters and want to spend more time on the water, but mostly hubby ran out of projects to do and misses his tools. We will still travel most of the time, and the house will have 3 FHU sites for friends :)
soos 05/20/15 11:10pm RV Lifestyle
RE: How do you travel with a cat??

We live in a 5th wheel but bought a truck camper to go to Alaska last summer. Our cat spent 5 months in the camper with us on that trip. Here's HIS opinion of our Alaska trip My Alaska Trip- by Dozer He always goes out on a leash and only when we are sitting outside. It took him a while to get used to it, but he did, because its the only way he gets to go out. He doesn't care for truck travel much but again, he gets used to it. He is always in a carrier in the truck. We do keep an eye out for off leash dogs. Dozer is not afraid of them and will actually stalk them, especially small ones, but I don't take any chances.
soos 05/09/15 06:51pm Truck Campers

Here the stuff we did in Big Bend. two of the hikes are not listed on the park maps, to keep visitation to a minimum. Big Bend blog posts PS I recommend staying in Study Butte. We stay at the Big Bend resort Rv park. Its closer to most of the "attractions" than the campground inside the park and its near Terlingua which is a really cool town that actually has some decent restaurants.
soos 04/09/15 12:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: still traveling ?

I have a friend who is a full timer who travels solo. He is about 85 years old. He is just now packing up to make a trek from New Mexico to South Carolina.
soos 04/01/15 11:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ready cash

We carried several hundred dollars cash. Just before coming back into the US for the last time, we spent most of the leftovers putting fuel in the truck, eating out, etc. we had a fair amount of trouble with our debit card. we had not told chase we were going to Canada. Even after we did, we had issues. Sue
soos 03/26/15 11:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: National parks visited?

37 of the 59 actual national parks.
soos 03/24/15 12:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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