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RE: Purchasing land to live on in DC area - zoning questions

Can't advise on zoning laws a thousand miles away, but have fun in the winter.
2012Coleman 07/01/20 05:51am Beginning RVing
RE: Required signing waiver of responsibilty

So the guy working on your roof falls off and want's to sue your homeowners policy for his injuries - you avoid this by making sure he has the correct credentials and insurance since why would you want to pay for this? Campground is doing the same thing - not sure why it is an imposition to sign it. Would you sue the CG if you got hurt there? Or would your insurance cover it?
2012Coleman 06/30/20 12:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Should I connect my sewer line when camping?

I usually don't hook it up until I need to, then leave it hooked up. But IMO, it's not a good idea to leave the gray water valve open. Why? Because even though you may be wiping dishes/pans out with paper towels before washing in the sink, there is still food waste that will sit on the bottom of your tank when the water runs out. Better to let it sit/float in water - besides, how big of a deal is it to open a dump valve when the tank is full? We use paper plates a lot but still use paper towels to wipe out pans before washing. Secondly, when leaving camp, it is a good idea to dump the black tank first, then the gray which will rinse the hose of any particles that will be left behind.
2012Coleman 06/30/20 12:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: Extreme Mold & Water Damage: I need help!

Good to see that you don't let the crab-apples spoil your resolve. Use this link to post pictures: http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=1
2012Coleman 06/30/20 12:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tacoma for an F150

We found a 2018 F150 in really good shape with integrated trailer brakes and trailer backup assist. We had enough value in the tacoma to put down a decent down payment and my payments will be less than what I'm paying now for the smaller truck. So we'll have a solid and safe tow vehicle. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to help me out with this. Missed this - good deal - happy camping!
2012Coleman 06/30/20 09:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: RV Dealers on Florida and Southern Georgia

I purchased from General RV in Orange Park FL. Had a great no pressure salesman who happily took us around to visit any unit we mentioned an interest in - gave us bottled water, and didn't strand us in the middle of nowhere. His name is David Joiner - still works there AFAIK. I believe there is a General RV in Ocala. I'm overall satisfied with the sale and service after the sale. Unfortunately they don't seem to deal in anything that is over a couple years old. I might go and talk with them, though.I checked their website - seems like a few options you may find interesting - didn't include Ocala and Tampa - check those too.
2012Coleman 06/26/20 08:55am Beginning RVing
RE: 2020 F250XL 6.2 V8

I was in the OP's position when we decided to purchase a fifth wheel. I knew which one I wanted and it weighs about 12K. Bought a 2017 Ram 3/4 ton with the 6.4 hemi - payload was awesome, added the pucks, plopped in a B&W Companion and off I went. Reasons for buying the gasser included listening to friends and family saying I didn't need the diesel, being afraid of stuff that could go wrong, expensive maintenance -the whole gamut. Brought it while still owning the old Coleman and dragged it around from storage to home, and one last trip. Really nice towing. Bought the new fiver and went on our first trip. Truck was very capable, but the constant roaring in the high RPM bands even up overpasses really gets to me - did with my old truck too - thought it would be different - it wasn't. Fast forward 5 more trips and I was ready to be out of it - looked at all the used apps for the same thing, a few years old truck with a diesel - I'm stuck on the Ram - sorry Fish, plus my dad worked there for 35 years so I got the A plan - which dealers in non automotive producing states really hate. I ended up seeing my present truck - a 2018 Ram 3500 with the Aisin and CTD at a dealership, got the deal I wanted for the trade, and man o man, it just rolls up those hills barely peaking 2k RPM and it eats bridges for lunch - it just goes. There is truly nothing like it. I took the west belt of 295 coming home from a trip so I could blast up the Dames Point Bridge and use the exhaust brake coming down the other side - with one hand on the wheel. I stash money in a savings account specifically for maintenance as the oil changes do cost more, but at 22K miles, I'm only on the second one. And don't go for the 250 if possible - friend bought an Alpine - tows it with a 2017 F25 he got at Auto Nation. He showed me pictures hooked up and was distressed on how much the rear sagged - so he put air bags on. Good luck in your search.
2012Coleman 06/25/20 01:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do most parks check/copy your ID? (Victims of ID theft)

So well put. I appreciate them verifying that I am the same person named on the card. Charles A large number of people print "Check ID" on the signature line of their credit card. I appreciate it anytime someone wants to see my ID when I use a card. Making a copy of ID is also common anytime you are renting or borrowing equipment. Otherwise, there is generally no need for copying identification. But stealing ID by starting with someone's driver's license is taking the long road seldom traveled. Your driver's license number doesn't give them access to much of anything. Your credit card number and the three digit verification code on the back of your card is much more valuable. Even then, you need a long line of dishonest people for a stick and brick business to be in the card stealing business. The management would either need to be in on it or not have any checks and balances in place. The card thief would need a way to monetize the number and whenever a number of different stolen cards are traced back to a single source, the RV Park in your example, the card companies and the police act quickly. Almost all ID theft occur electronically these days. Worrying about ID theft every time you make a purchase is much ado about nothing.I also agree with wapiticountry. I as a lot of people have experienced credit card theft. The only thing it causes is slight inconvenience when it happens because you have to be issued a new card. I have two credit cards just in case I need credit when one gets compromised. I or anyone else has never had to pay for charges they didn't make. You simply have to be vigilant and check your statements. Many cards these days also alert you if a large purchase was made - limit set by you, or a charge made without the card. I too am a victim of identity theft - of my social security number. I put a security hold with all credit issuers - experian, etc. Also, since someone tried to file my taxes for me initially, the IRS requires a pin number when filing taxes. I have to release the hold for credit checks for large purchases, but that is free and can be done online for a specific time period. For me, I don't mind showing my drivers license - I push back on anyone making a copy. If I did not like doing so, I'd use one of the many forms of ID already suggested. It's really not worth living your life in fear over - the prevalence of identity theft has actually made things tougher for those perpetrating it. There is a lot of support for this - find it and be sure you are taking the prescribed precautions if your identity has been compromised - Google is your friend.
2012Coleman 06/25/20 08:04am Beginning RVing
RE: Fighting zoning ordinances that hurt RV owners

Wow. I expected urbane, constructive comments on this board but have received a lot of disparaging remarks. Unbelievable. I expected more of an RV brotherhood here.I'm your neighbor, I like to keep chickens and hatch chicks. But dangit! people reported me to the HOA because (they say) my rooster wakes them up too early! I complained on my favorite chicken forum saying, it's not like I've got some big RV sitting in my driveway.... did I just type that? Anyway, got the same types of responses - so no chicken brotherhood for me. Moral of the story is that the restrictions most likely prohibit stuff that you wouldn't want to put up with - and if you say you wouldn't care, then you most likely would not have moved there. We took stock of the neighborhood we wanted to move into - saw RVs in driveways behind fences, checked the HOA covenants which said that and a few other things that were important to us were OK.
2012Coleman 06/25/20 06:01am Beginning RVing
RE: Life of a trailer slide out?

I would worry more about tires than a slide. Not sure what comes on the Lance, but buy a portable air compressor to keep them at max psi cold.
2012Coleman 06/25/20 05:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Honda 2200i or Honda 2200i Companion?

The companion has 1 "normal" 120v 20A outlet and 1 120v 30A twistlock outlet. You obviously can't pull 30 amps from it without having 2 generators in parallel. The "regular" Honda doesn't have the twistlock; instead it has a duplex 120v 20A outlet. Either will work if you don't need to plug in more than 1 thing.This is what confuses me - are you saying that even though the companion has the 30A outlet, I still need two in parallel to run a 30amp camper - stuff like microwave and AC? The 2200 may run some ACs if no other draw, and many microwaves, with no other draw. The reason it has the 30A connector, and is called the Companion, is it would normally be purchased as a 2nd gen, to be used with the regular 2200. JerryMakes sense - thanks
2012Coleman 06/24/20 06:17am Tech Issues
RE: RV Dealers on Florida and Southern Georgia

I purchased from General RV in Orange Park FL. Had a great no pressure salesman who happily took us around to visit any unit we mentioned an interest in - gave us bottled water, and didn't strand us in the middle of nowhere. His name is David Joiner - still works there AFAIK. I believe there is a General RV in Ocala. I'm overall satisfied with the sale and service after the sale.
2012Coleman 06/24/20 06:05am Beginning RVing
RE: Buying a TT

Forget the dry weight. Not particularly accurate and not particularly useful. Ditto with the tow rating. It’s not useful for pulling a big box through the air. Use the gross weight of the trailer. Take 13% of that for an idea of max tongue weight and add 100 pounds for a WDH. Find the payload sticker on the driver’s door jamb. Then do the math.X2 - looked up the specs for your intended TT: UVW 5956 + CCC 1724 * .013 = a tongue weight of 960 lbs. Sure, you may not load 1724 lbs of stuff, but if your calculating instead of getting actual weights, that's the way to go. So wack off 960 lbs of payload from the start. Add another 100 for the WDH, add the weight of the occupants of the cab, and then the stuff your most likely going to put in the bed. Does your hitch receiver have a rating sticker? Did you look at the sticker in the drivers side door jamb that says weight of cargo and passengers not to exceed xxxx lbs? What is that number? Airbags don't increase payload,
2012Coleman 06/24/20 05:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Dogs allowed in camping world

Just get him a vest that says "Service Animal" - like the one I saw at Lowes the other day taking a cr@p behind a pallet while the owner pretended to be reading a packing label.
2012Coleman 06/24/20 05:24am Camping World Accessories
RE: Honda 2200i or Honda 2200i Companion?

The companion has 1 "normal" 120v 20A outlet and 1 120v 30A twistlock outlet. You obviously can't pull 30 amps from it without having 2 generators in parallel. The "regular" Honda doesn't have the twistlock; instead it has a duplex 120v 20A outlet. Either will work if you don't need to plug in more than 1 thing.This is what confuses me - are you saying that even though the companion has the 30A outlet, I still need two in parallel to run a 30amp camper - stuff like microwave and AC?
2012Coleman 06/24/20 05:21am Tech Issues
RE: Do useless gifts bug you like they bug me?

I simply sent my wife a "gift suggestion" text with a picture of what I would like - and on Fathers day, there it was, sitting on the table with a card propped up against it - a bottle of my favorite brand of Bourbon.
2012Coleman 06/23/20 07:51am Around the Campfire
RE: new RV purchase advice

So it's coming together. 2016 Lance 1685 - GVWR 5500. (I seriously doubt two of us will load it up above 5000 lbs total). The trailer comes with stabilizing hitch that should help. Car I am waiting to pick up will be 2016 MB GLE 350. That has towing capacity of 7200 lbs. It already has a factory hitch and wiring (7 pin round plug at the back). I bought the Curt wireless controller that will plug in at the back of car and the trailer wiring will plug into the controller so no plugging the controller at the front. I would have done it except the small 4 pin connector that goes from standard controllers to specific car plug would not come in time. This wireless one if works well allows to be used on any other car with 7 pin plug. I went with the above car because it would save us $400 one way flight 2 ppl. $1000 for U-Haul. That's $1400 right there. Eventually I have to buy a car and if no hitch, MB is complicated to install hitch (saw video) so another $500-600 to get it installed. Only negative about above plan is it's going to be 2800 miles round trip. Previously, you stated: So we ended up purchasing used 2017 Starcraft 16KS that was in perfect condition. It's bit on smaller side (perfect for 2, tight for 4). GVWR 3790 lbs. Factory weight with propane tank (but no other liquids) = 3045 lbs. Cargo weight/Payload = 745 lbs. This should be OK for my 03-MDX that has two rating of 4500lb. This is temporary for next 2-3 years till I purchase a better tow vehicle and next trailer. So what did you get -the Lance or the Starcraft?
2012Coleman 06/23/20 07:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Backing that trailer into a tight campsite..

I always try and do the Swoop technique I think they call it when ever possible. This is the one you are thinking of, works well.I use "The Scoop" with much success. The trick not mentioned in the video is to have your spotter tell you when the corner of your TT is aligned with the right edge of the space your backing into. Once you start backing, you will be able to see easily. I back my fifth wheel into my driveway from a residential street and don't even run over the grass. The other tip to consider is to start "The Scoop" from as close to the right side of the road as possible. Point the TV towards the site entrance like shown in the video. https://i.imgur.com/7rATEY9l.png
2012Coleman 06/23/20 06:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Without getting political....

Could have been returning the first pitch thrown by what's his name being returned for a big three pointer...
2012Coleman 06/19/20 05:40am Around the Campfire
RE: Without getting political....

Chicken/egg question. Do parents get their kids to play sports because they enjoy watching pros, or watch pros do what kids want to do? As a vet that believes in democracy, it bothers me when I compare the percentage of people that know who had a home run in the last Super Bowl, but don't know who represents them in their state legislature. I think the country would be better if starting about 3rd grade kids started voting about classroom policies. (Teacher veto of course) The next generation could grow up understanding there are more important things in the world than what guys in a field do with a ball. I'm not sure anyone could tell you who made a home run in the last Super Bowl...
2012Coleman 06/18/20 12:25pm Around the Campfire
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