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RE: Texas?!? I'm shocked.

OP, you moving here or just bashing Texas ? The inspection costs a whole whopping $14 . We also require an upgrade to your DL if your RV's gvwr or combined gvwr exceeds 26001 lbs. No, certainly not bashing. Just ran across it and it seemed so.....UnTexan to me. Wondering how they slipped that one by you all. I imagine that it aint the money, its the aggravation of it all. Unless you like giving money to gov and taking time from your off time to do a gov HoneyDo. Glad we don't do it in my state- hope you all can get it changed there. Also the OP was to give out the link for state comparisons from AAA since you asked my motivation.
CFerguson 06/25/19 05:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Texas?!? I'm shocked.

My interpretations is it's about the money. Here in Tn you have to register a canoe or a log if you are going to use it in the water and a boater safety course is mandatory as is flotation devices, and a list of things. In the fifties though the eighties who would ever have thought of this. It is, "there ought to be a law," its about the children, it is about safety and the tally is over a hundred dollars. And hunting and fishing licenses for deer and trout too approaching 200.00 and what does it get more Rangers to make sure your paperwork is in order....and trails and such for bird watchers etc who don't pay any of the freight. Sorry drifted a bit off subject but it iss all about the money. Exactly. Give em time and they'll think of a thousand more ways to get their greedy hands into your pocket. For the children. For safety. For whatever tugs at your heart strings. The gov is like the House in vegas- the more cash that passes thru the system, the more 'off the top' goes to those in control.
CFerguson 06/25/19 02:48pm General RVing Issues
Texas?!? I'm shocked.

"...An annual safety inspection is required as a prerequisite to registering a vehicle. Valid out-of-state safety inspection certificates will not be honored on vehicles that are required to be registered. Every motor vehicle, trailer, pole trailer, or mobile home registered in the state must be inspected at an inspection station or by an inspector annually...." I didn't know TX had an annual inspection requirement for anything. Last I knew, some metro areas had smog inspection requirements, but never this. I had always classified TX as one of the Freedom States. eta: oops, forgot the link: https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/emissions-inspection/
CFerguson 06/25/19 10:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Nashville, TN

During the day you are correct about driving and parking. At night or weekends for sporting events or concerts, it isn't bad at all. But I wouldn't drive an RV in it anytime. +1 on the bus, then Uber if needed.
CFerguson 06/25/19 10:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Shopping for travel trailer. I need help, please

I gave up with that guy. I suspect he was just jerking me around. Thanks for your assistance though. I gave it my absolute best and I'm taking this as working out for the best. That's what I was going to advise. If you get that aggravated with someone that early in the sales process, he probably isn't someone you want to deal with at all.
CFerguson 06/24/19 05:57am Travel Trailers
RE: What type of insulation?

Maybe get a pro to install expanding spray foam. Advantage of completely waterproof if you do it right.
CFerguson 06/24/19 05:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Camco RV Wall Clock

Just about Everything from Camco is junk. +1. Camco means Disposable in some Asian language iirc.
CFerguson 06/24/19 05:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Paying for public campgrounds

Cash. Mark the bills if you are worried that someone will claim you didnt pay. We've never had a problem. I'd be uneasy about leaving a thief my name, address, and bank routing # with a check.
CFerguson 06/24/19 05:45am RV Lifestyle
RE: Slide out, store in, or out?

Another vote for IN. Same reasons already mentioned.
CFerguson 06/24/19 05:43am Tech Issues
RE: Virginia I -81 corrider gas tax.

I agree about tolls. But why not make the tax state wide instead of just I-81? I-95 and I-64 have a lot of traffic too. Because the politicians live in the east. The less populated western part of VA is what they think of as 'flyover country' + they hope to mainly gain revenue from out of staters on I81. What they will get is western VA small business revenue loss (and subsequent closings) in that corridor as people intentionally begin to fill up outside the state and don't stop as much off of I81. And if you think a good portion of any additional tax isn't going into some politician's pocket, there's always some famous properties in the real estate market you can invest in.
CFerguson 06/24/19 05:39am Roads and Routes
RE: Who has used LifeStraw......?

Around $20 for basic model. Transforms dirty water into drinking water......allegedly. Dang near collapsed my eardrums trying to get an appreciable stream of water thru one. Threw it away. Katadyn is my answer.
CFerguson 06/24/19 05:32am Around the Campfire
RE: I40 NC to TN

CFerguson 06/23/19 09:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Keyless locks

aliexpress honest? Really? You know they used to sell (and may still) counterfeit us coins....
CFerguson 06/22/19 12:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: mild rant, contractors and repair folks

That about sums it up right there. Just as a customer never really knows how the work will turn out... the contractor never knows what they are stepping into. Walk a mile in the contractors boots before you are too hard on them. True dat. All I can do is hold up my end of the deal. After that whether its good or bad, I spread my experience as widely as I can to let others know. Works for both sides.
CFerguson 06/22/19 12:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Virginia I -81 corrider gas tax.

I chuckle at the sheep in this thread that think the process that got us into this mess is the same process that will get us out of this mess. The process is CONTROLLED by those nailing us to the wall. Only the names change- party + candidate. And no, I don't have an answer. But I think our grandchildren will live in a worse place than we live in now. And sorry to the OP for diverting off the politician enrichment act that started this thread.
CFerguson 06/22/19 12:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: Virginia I -81 corrider gas tax.

Lotta Pollyannas in this thread.
CFerguson 06/21/19 08:36am Roads and Routes
RE: mild rant, contractors and repair folks

I understand that things happen but in today's age of cell phones theres no excuse for not calling when you know you cant make it or will be late. I called out a small local garage door outfit to give them a chance once when a spring broke. Family company- father and 2 adult sons (30 somethings) show up. Did fine job, very personable. We talked a bit about my old and noisy garage door opener. I have put them in myself and family for decades but they had one in stock that I liked and we agreed on a price. This was a Friday afternoon. They said son will be here tomorrow to switch the openers out. I said no need, Monday is fine. No, he'll be here tomorrow. Really, this one works albeit noisy and Monday is fine. No No we insist on tomorrow. OK then, tomorrow it is. So I sat around all Saturday with no worker, no call, nothing. Saturday night I went to HomeD and bought a superquiet unit and installed it. Monday NIGHT daddy calls me to apologize. No prob, job is done, thanks for the call. I could tell he was going to ream the son after he got off the phone with me.
CFerguson 06/21/19 08:35am General RVing Issues
RE: New - Buying a Tralier - No Clue What I'm Doing

big difference between pulling your camper to the campground and towing AND carrying ALL of your stuff. I don't know about you but I leave a ton of stuff at home when I go camping given its only temporary. If I was living out of my rig I would need way more than I bring and that's without all the extras to make being on the road long term possible. Tools alone would use a few hundred lbs as would the battery setup. I see no way this is cheaper than a reasonable apartment in a reasonable part of the country Apparently you travel a LOT heavier than I do. Realize too that the OP seems to be willing to stay in one place. Wish he would come back and kick around all the ideas expressed, but I still think Workamping may be a good option for him. Spend a few hours a day doing chores leaving him time for his regular internet work- cuts out the biggest recurring expenses (site, utilities, gasoline).If he has to work two jobs to pay the rent (workcamping) then he is still a "RentSlave". Sometimes folks have to work more than 1 job (albeit even a part time one) to get what they want. Life can be unfair. I personally had to work 80 hours a week during crunch times and have lived my life emotionally scarred from the experience. (not) I wish OP would come back and discuss some of our ideas so we could better tailor our responses.
CFerguson 06/19/19 10:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Virginia I -81 corrider gas tax.

I agree that we should all vote. But wouldn't it be nice if there was actually a CHOICE between Tweedledum and Tweedledumber? Both parties are Tax + Spend. Only difference is who they try to shift the taxes onto. I do fear for today's young'uns.
CFerguson 06/19/19 10:37am Roads and Routes
RE: Upset with Bass Pro mail order

Anybody else remember the first thing they ordered delivered to their home? How was the service? omg. Too many years ago. Probably something from the back of a comic book.
CFerguson 06/19/19 10:22am Around the Campfire
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