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RE: palm springs CA area

We Willl be staying at Caliente Springs for the third time next week. Its in Desert Hot Springs. 2 huge pools, 4 hot tubs, all different temperatures, all fed by hot springs :) Sue
soos 12/19/14 11:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: S&B preperations

Check with your homeowners Insurance. Many have a clause that says after 30 days of being empty it is considered to be abandoned and your insurance is affected or cancelled. Here is just one of the articles that pops up when you search "insuring vacant homes" insuring vacant home
soos 12/17/14 09:27am Full-time RVing
RE: Getting started for full timeing!

don't leave "finding an address for fulltiming" for the last minute. Its easier if you have it several months in advance, and switch everything over to it to make sure nothing falls thru the cracks. Sue
soos 12/17/14 09:19am Full-time RVing
RE: Arches NP

It depends on if you also plan on seeing nearby Canyonlands NP Dead Horse Point SP Natural Bridges NM Capital Reef NP Zion NP Bryce Canyon NP Grand Staircase Escalante NP If none of the above, then 3-4 days. I would at LEAST check out Canyonlands and Dead Horse because they are close by. Canyonland has some breathtaking viewpoints that aren't a long hike. My favorite was Capital Reef, but thats because we ARE avid hikers. Great hiking there. Also, if you can get there by driving on Rte 12, do it, and plan lots of extra time for pulling over to oooh and aaaah over the views. Sue
soos 12/16/14 02:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Full time rig

Where I bought my Flagstaff, the service department head said that even DRV was not 'supported' for full-timing (they sell DRV also - but I didn't win the lottery, so they were out of my price range) . DRV absolutely supports their units for full time living. As you allude to, at that price point, they assume that many of their customers will be living in their units, and design/build//warranty their product assumng that kind of use. New ones even come with dish washers and garbage disposals, not that I want or need either one. The heavy duty frames on these rigs Withstand a lot of use. Our 3 year old "home" has been towed over 30,000 miles and shows no wear and tear.
soos 12/13/14 09:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: Full time rig

DRV says right on their website and in the brochure that their units are designed for Full Time Living.
soos 12/12/14 11:19pm Beginning RVing
RE: Full time rig

And if you are buying new, many rigs are not warrantied for full time living, so if you say you are living in it full time, it voids the warranty. Sue
soos 12/09/14 10:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: Big Bend National Park

we just came from there after a 10 day visit. we have been there 5 times and Love it! Most of the things to see are on the western side, so we stay in Study Butte/Terlingua at the Big Bend resort. Just don't expect a real resort. ideas: Be sure to eat at Starlight Theatre- great food, live music, happy hour= $1 tacos and $2 Margaritas. take the Ross Maxwel scenic Dr. visit the hot springs. its easier to wear your suit, as there isn't a great place to change. the spring is right next to the rio grande. really neat. short hike- Chisos Basin loop trail This time we went across the border to Boquillas and had a great time. that was yesterday. I havent even blogged about it yet but here are the rest of my Big Bend posts. Big Bend If you have any specific questions let me know.
soos 12/05/14 11:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fishing Bridge Yellowstone

We had a 33' FW in a site they claimed could hold a 35' RV. We had just enough room to back in with no room to spare and we still wonder how a 35' would have fit. There are some campgrounds that will allow for wiggle room, but it is our experience that FB isn't one of them. If they say it will hold up to 35' then you can be pretty sure that length would be stretching it to the limit. Now perhaps some lucky person will tell you that wasn't their experience, but it was ours and most everyone we met there had same observation. They mean what they advertise. We were there in June and Aug of this year. x2
soos 12/03/14 11:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Full timers (?)

Sounds like a fine plan. We planned on traveling full time for a year or two, to see the country and 5 years later we are still at it, and we don't stop for months at a time- we are almost always on the move. If you get addicted to the lifestyle you can always sell the house later if you want. Sue
soos 12/03/14 11:18pm Full-time RVing
RE: Fulltimer Insurance

I also use National Interstate, but have only been with them for less then 2 years. Got it through Miller's in Oregon. As someone else stated Miller's is very RV friendly and is an independent agency. Make sure you tell the insurance company that you are full-timers. It makes a difference. If you don't, you could get quoted the wrong rate and maybe find out you're not covered if you have a claim. The difference is that your rig is used all the time when full-timing as opposed to maybe just weekends during the summer and fall and the rest of the time, it's in storage. So it's logical the rate will be higher. But part of the reason for the higher price is the liability coverage that comes with a full timer policy. It is similar to the liability coverage you would have if you had a homeowners policy.
soos 11/28/14 08:49pm Full-time RVing
RE: Fulltimer Insurance

I had National Interstate for years. No claims. They kept raising my rates significantly each year and finally just got too expensive for us. Thank the Texas Insurance Commission for that. We used SD as Domicile---looked into changing our address to TX. National Interstate asked if we were sure we wanted to do that. WHY? Insurance rate TX vs SD--------doubled on truck and 50% increase on 5vr. Are you keeping TX residency? Except when we had National Interstate IN TX and the price went up, we shopped around and got a significantly lower price- and we were still in TX so that reason didn't hold true for us. Sue
soos 11/26/14 09:43pm Full-time RVing
RE: Is it time for less Marcus

interesting discussion. LOL! Love the show, by the way.
soos 11/19/14 11:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: So where will you be???

Big Bend National Park :)
soos 11/19/14 11:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

We took our truck camper all the way up the Dalton to Prudhoe Bay. It took us 5 days round trip from Fairbanks, and was one of the highlights of our summer. I would NOT take a trailer or motorhome up there. You can dip your foot in the Arctic ocean but it has to be on a tour bus and arranged 24 hrs in advance for security reasons. Arctic Circle was Blah, but Prudhoe Bay was cool, as was the drive up there. We didn't do the Dempster but I wish we had. Oh and anyone who wants to see the Northern lights, make sure you stay until the end of August. Was one of the highlights of my LIFE.
soos 11/19/14 11:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Salt Creek RV Park Port Angeles, Wash

We stayed there this summer but just overnight. it was an easy pull thru site. lots of older, permanent residents and it sure isn't a resort but it was ok. they do not take credit cards. We had to find the work camper and go to her rig to pay. there aren't many options in that area. We would stay there again if we needed to. Sue
soos 11/16/14 10:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best Listing of RV Parks?

X3 for Allstays app. they also have a website if you want to check it out. Allstays.com Sue
soos 11/13/14 11:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Trip Planning

Heads up. If your planning on driving through west Texas, you won't find an RV Park space on I-20 between Van Horn & Abilene because of the oil field workers. And most of the way across rte 10 as well. oh, and X2 on the Allstays app. Best app ever. has rest areas, campgrounds, truck stops, low bridges, stores such as Walmart, Costco, cabelas, and so much more
soos 11/13/14 11:14pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Is there RV parking to see the Alamo?

my vote is for Travelers World. we are staying there now, will take the bus (across the street) into the city.
soos 11/11/14 09:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trailer Tires

Quoted from The Tire Rack: incidently, its also a good place to shop for tires. Key info: ST tires are only rated to 65 MPH. There are differences in the driving requirements between the tires on your trailer and those on the car or light truck you used to tow it. Therefore there are distinct differences between the way trailer tires and tow vehicle tires are engineered. Your tow vehicle is a leader, which means traction is a key focus in the design of its tires. Traction allows your tow vehicle to accelerate down the road, turn around the corner and brake to a stop. Another important consideration is tow vehicle tires are designed for ride comfort, which is achieved in part by allowing their sidewalls to flex. Your trailer is a follower, which often makes tire sidewall flexing a negative. Sidewall flexing on trailers, especially those with a high center of gravity (enclosed/travel trailers) or that carry heavy loads, is a primary cause of trailer sway. Typical passenger radial tires with flexible sidewalls can accentuate trailer sway problems. The stiffer sidewalls and higher operating pressures common with Special Trailer (ST) designated tires help reduce trailer sway. Also consider that Special Trailer (ST), as well as Light Truck (LT) tires are fully rated for trailer applications. This means ST- and LT-sized tires can carry the full weight rating branded on the sidewalls when used on a trailer. However when P-metric or Euro-metric tires are used on a trailer, the load capacity branded on the sidewalls must be reduced by 9%. This means P-metric or Euro-metric tires with a maximum branded load rating of 1,874 lbs. for use on a car is only rated to carry 1,705 lbs. when used on a trailer. Comparing the load capacities of a pair of tires of the same dimensions fitted to a single axle trailer, ST225/75R15 Load Range C-sized tires inflated to their maximum of 50 psi provide 4,300 lbs. of load capacity, where P225/75R15 Standard Load-sized tires inflated to their maximum of 35 psi would be limited to 3,410 lbs. of load capacity, a total reduction of 890 pounds. Trailers will be more stable and pull better on tires designed specifically for trailer use. Since Special Trailer (ST) tires are constructed with heavier duty materials, they are tougher than typical passenger vehicle tires. This is a plus because trailer suspension systems are generally stiffer and less sophisticated than automotive suspension systems. Special Trailer (ST) Tire Speed Ratings Industry standards dictate tires with the ST designation are speed rated to 65 MPH (104 km/h) under normal inflation and load conditions. However Goodyear Marathon and Power King Towmax STR tires featuring the ST size designation may be used at speeds between 66 and 75 mph (106 and 121 km/h) by increasing their cold inflation pressure by 10 psi (69 kPa) above the recommended pressure for the rated maximum load.
soos 11/08/14 09:36pm Fifth-Wheels
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