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RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

Just say sorry, I will find another buyer.
BB_TX 11/11/19 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Today is Veterans Day and Remembrance Day

My flag flies 24/7/365 lighted at night to honor those who served and to honor our country.
BB_TX 11/11/19 08:33am RV Lifestyle
RE: Sticker shock

Here is an idea. Why don't you guys who obviously know everything about how these service shops should be run, start your own. You will obviously be rich nearly overnight and us dummies will never have to wait to make an appointment again while we enjoy your cheap prices!:R Exactly. Unless you have owned a business you have no idea the multitude of overhead costs that must be covered by means of the income you collect before you can even think about a profit for yourself. I think the biggest issue most people have is the "estimate" price that shops give... it rarely includes all the add-ons, such as "shop rags" and disposal fees. So if you are given an estimate of $500 for mechanical work, then have it done, you end up paying like $650 due to add-ons and fees. That is what upsets / annoys most people. Guess it depends on where you take it. Had my truck in to my Ford dealer for some work last week. Service advisor told me over the phone what it would cost. Picked it up next day and invoice as exactly what he said. That has always been the case.
BB_TX 11/09/19 01:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Sticker shock

Here is an idea. Why don't you guys who obviously know everything about how these service shops should be run, start your own. You will obviously be rich nearly overnight and us dummies will never have to wait to make an appointment again while we enjoy your cheap prices!:R Exactly. Unless you have owned a business you have no idea the multitude of overhead costs that must be covered by means of the income you collect before you can even think about a profit for yourself.
BB_TX 11/09/19 09:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rear Hitch Bike Rack for Travel Trailer

Agree with above. Have been behind many TTs and 5ers with rear bike racks. Some ride smoothly. Some bounce violently. And there have been a number of posts on here and other sites about the hitch and/or bike rack failing and either dragging the bike(s) or losing them altogether. I suspect most people with rear bike racks have no idea what is going on back there unless they have taken a highway test drive and had some one watch from behind to see.
BB_TX 11/08/19 02:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: winterizing black tank flush with air

Yes, it will just blow that water into the black tank.
BB_TX 11/08/19 08:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dont discuss GS

I have seen, in the past, that once the OP's question is answered, the topic is closed. Unfortunately, GS, GSRA, etc, the canned response send us your contact information, or here's a phone number to call. I suppose that's the answer for the OP, so the topic is closed. Yes, it doesn't leave much room for additional discussion, but consider, ... the question is directed to the GSRA team, not to those of us using the forum. In essense, the OP's question was answered. If we want a good lively discussion, then the question should not be directed to the GSRA team, rather... something like ... "What does everyone think about GSRA and what has been your experience with XXX?" Something like that will generate conversation and should not call for a "closed topic" scenario. Well, that my 2 cents anyway! I agree. It does not benefit anyone, including the OP or GS, to continue the thread. The resolution is handled off line as it should be.
BB_TX 11/07/19 11:09am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Are RV shows worth it?

The shows typically have a few models of a lot of different manufacturers. And a few models of each type, MH, TT, 5er, PUP, etc. A large dealer will typically have a few different brands, but likely more floorplans of each brand. And some dealers specialize in MHs, some in TTs, some in 5ers, etc. So it is really a matter of what you want to see, a few samples of a lot of manufacturers, or more samples of manufacturers that you are primarily interested in, a specific type RV, or a random sample of multiple types of RV.
BB_TX 11/07/19 08:51am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Sticker shock

Reasonable? Yes, as dealers have a huge overhead with their large facilities and associated building overhead costs (utilities, taxes, insurance, maintenance, etc.) and all their personnel besides just the mechanic's salaries. (service advisors, parts personnel, people taking payments and doing paperwork, cleanup personnel, supervisors/managers, etc). And salaries are much higher than the basic hourly rate when you add in the employment taxes that must be paid and the hours for vacations and holidays that are paid for no work performed. Those costs are easy to overlook when wondering why they charge so much. Unless you have owned a business yourself and know the facts of owning one it is easy to accuse someone of overcharging. Just a fact of life.
BB_TX 11/07/19 08:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bizarre text this morning at 1:48

Has happened to me more than once and never leaving home area. Get a text message that is a reply to a message that I had not yet received. Then some time later, maybe hours, I would get the original text message.
BB_TX 11/07/19 08:27am RV Pet Stop
RE: 5th wheel clearance

6" is better. Running a little nose high is not a problem.
BB_TX 11/07/19 08:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: Dodge concept retro truck

This one?
BB_TX 10/30/19 01:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Colorado campground for next summer

South central CO is also a beautiful area. South Fork, Creede, Pagosa Springs, Durango, can be reached without any significant climbs. Lake City area is also beautiful but requires crossing some mountain passes, but good for a day trip if in the area. Lots of RV parks in the area.
BB_TX 10/30/19 09:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Route suggestions please!

In southern Texas the hill country around Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Bandera (cowboy capital of the world) area is interesting. In Fredericksburg, a neat old German town, there is the National Museum of the Pacific War, a very well done museum. And if you like wine there is the wine country trail with a very large number of wineries. Then over to San Antonio, and the Riverwalk, Alamo, Spanish mission trail, mercado, Buckhorn Saloon/Texas Ranger museum are worth a visit. The Sonora Caverns in Sonora, TX are a National Natural Landmark are reputed to be very beautiful but I have not been there, yet. I live in north Texas so I am sure there are those who live in southern TX that can give you more ideas.
BB_TX 10/28/19 01:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Building RV park near McKinney TX, what would you want most?

One thing in your favor. RV parks in this area seem to stay full to near full year round. Since this is not a real tourist destination I assume most are permanent or long term residents. The RV park on 75 in Melissa just north of McKinney appears to be always full. A new RV park recently built on 380 east of McKinney between Farmersville and Greenville began filling up quickly. There are numerous smaller RV parks on various other highways and farm to market roads around McKinney that seem to stay full to mostly full. Must be a lot of demand in the area. Locating on US 75 would give access to the transient traffic thru the area plus access to the more permanent customers in the area.
BB_TX 10/25/19 07:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Antifreeze

I buy the rv antifreeze with the propylene glycol. Flush it well in the spring and no bad taste. Same here. Have never used anything but the propylene glycol type and never an issue with taste or odor. Have heard the same thing about seals and alcohol and decided not to take the chance. Cost differential is really not a big deal.
BB_TX 10/25/19 06:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Building RV park near McKinney TX, what would you want most?

We have stayed a many RV parks that had long term and short term guest and never had any problem or concern about them. Those did have separation between the groups but nothing more than minimal separation, sometimes just the other side of one common street. BUT. In all those cases the long term sites were neat, well kept, and did not look a lot different than those of us passing thru other than a few obvious things like maybe a deck, patio, flower gardens, etc. Good management I guess. Room between sites is important. Level sites. Good, preferably paved, roads. Mix of pull thru and back in. Each has fans. Concrete pads are great. More so if that includes a patio. Shade trees, especially in Texas. Good Wi-Fi is great and hard to find in an RV park. We only use our own bathrooms so can’t comment there.
BB_TX 10/24/19 07:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dog Attack

"I don't understand. He has never done that before."
BB_TX 10/23/19 07:55am Beginning RVing
RE: tires/snow rating / not worry? / chains are solution?

Don’t know what you are planning to tow, but if 20” wheels are an option, the 20” tires typically have a higher load rating than the 18”.
BB_TX 10/22/19 01:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cuts to the Senior discount coming?

Lower-income people, retired or otherwise, will ALWAYS be able to afford LESS. Just imagine how expensive the essentials are for low-income people, compared to how cheap these same essentials are for high-income people. It's even more striking the older you get. I'm all for giving senior citizens a break. If only it were that simple. Seniors and non seniors alike come in all economic brackets. There are retirees fortunate enough to receive defined pensions and/or have substantial sums tucked away in 401k retirement plans or IRAs. And there are seniors less fortunate who must scrape by on nothing but SSA payments. With most somewhere in the middle. Likewise there are younger people making little more than minimum wage and others with high level income jobs with little to worry about financially. And again, most somewhere in the middle. Offering discounts to seniors simply because they are seniors and not offering the same to lower income people is, in a sense, a form of discrimination against that low income group. I have no qualms about accepting senior discounts when available. And I ask if they are available when I can. But I consider it a privilege extended, not something that is owed me for living past 65.
BB_TX 10/22/19 07:58am General RVing Issues
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