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RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

SS was never intended to provide a living pension. Just a supplement to personal resources. Going to get much worse before it improves. Free food and free living makes for lazy folks with idle time for doing things they should not be doing. Be good if they required regular community service in order to earn the right for those benefits. What did he say? free? lazy? earn? benefits? FYI, I worked for over 40 years and those "benefits" were stolen from my paycheck under federal law supported by the people of this country. The total of what I and my employer "for I" paid into Social Security is around a half million dollars without interest added. If the government writes me a check for that amount plus interest then they can cancel the program and I'll take care of myself. Steve
DallasSteve 11/18/19 12:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question for full timers...

To the OP: Do you want that with or without depreciation? I had a poster here argue that if you never plan to sell your rig then there is no depreciation.
DallasSteve 10/06/19 11:05pm Full-time RVing
RE: I Think I'm Outta Here

Illegal procedure on JusBud. To play this game the rules are you can't just throw up links to entire threads.
DallasSteve 10/06/19 04:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: I Think I'm Outta Here

You guys check in here on a daily basis? I hope I never get that boredUh, you just posted on a thread where basically you have nothing helpful to say. Wow, what do you do when you are bored? I come in here and post nothing helpful to say Just like every post in this thread like yours and 99% of the other posts in this forum I just come here for the entertainment and silly replies See? it's working lol 99% are not helpful? I have learned a lot from the posts on this forum. I have a game we can play. I'll find 1 post that is helpful for every 99 posts you find that are not helpful.
DallasSteve 10/06/19 02:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: I Think I'm Outta Here

I check in here from time to time and there is not much new. The other RV forums that I frequent are very very busy. MM. So what are the other busy RV forums that you frequent?
DallasSteve 10/05/19 09:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: water water everywhere but not a drop to drink!

Your thread title reminded me of the song Waterproof by Sparks. "Water, water everywhere, but not a drop on me" YouTube: Sparks - Waterproof
DallasSteve 10/01/19 08:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Downsizing Complete

Ro n Joe Thanks for the tip. I picked a company that would give us a Texas address, because I'm not ready to give up my Texas "citizenship" yet. It seems to be a pretty good state for retirement domicile, but I like Florida, too. One of the nice things about Texas, besides no income tax, is that your retirement accounts have more protection from creditors than some states, and annuities, too, I think, although I don't have one. Florida may have similar protections. I have arrived in my wife's home country and we are giving that a try for now, but wherever I go I will always be Dallas Steve because after all, that's where I was born. Regards, Steve
DallasSteve 09/29/19 05:22pm Full-time RVing
Downsizing Complete

My wife and I have completed downsizing in preparation for a future transition to full-time RVing. Our initial plan is to spend this Winter in Latin America (I'm retired now) and then return to start the RV adventure next Spring. However, if we like life down South a lot we may stay longer and put full-time RVing on hold. All of our possessions are now in a 5 X 5 storage unit and 4 suitcases. I used Facebook Marketplace to sell all of our furniture. We didn't get a lot, but it was old furniture and mostly cheap to begin with so I was satisfied that we got something and didn't have to pay someone to haul it away. If we return to sticks and bricks someday I want to get new, better furniture. Facebook Marketplace seems to be a more effective website for selling things than Craigslist now. Craigslist has never tried to improve its website and I predict it won't last much longer. I finished the final step in my downsizing about 2 hours ago. I sold my Subaru Crosstrek to CarMax. We will Uber our way to the airport. I was surprised that CarMax gave me what I thought was a reasonable offer. It was probably a thousand or two less that I could get selling it to an individual, but I don't want that process and I can afford to eat the difference. My plan is to get a motorhome when we return and I can't flat tow a Crosstrek (with automatic) so it was not in my future plans. I'm feeling a lot more relaxed now, but still a little nervous about these big changes. Steve
DallasSteve 09/26/19 12:39pm Full-time RVing
RE: Locast.org Service

How To Cut The Cord But Keep Live TV & DVR For $10/month Dutch Have you used this with Locast? Will it allow you to schedule future programs to record? That would be just about perfect for me. I may give it a try. I haven't tried it, Steve, since I'm not in Locast coverage areas often enough to justify it. Fitzy's DVR service gets mixed reviews, and I think one of the problems is the lack of guide coverage far enough out for planning recordings. Fitzy keeps making improvements though, so hopefully that'll change at some point. Dutch I cut the cord again and I'm using Locast with the Fitzy TV you suggested. So far I like it. You mention not always being in the coverage area. I'm planning to leave the state but still want to watch my local channels. Do you think they will block me? It's probably a stupid law. Can I get around that by using something like a VPN? Still, I may not be able to use a VPN on my phone where I have Fitzy. It doesn't look like their is a Fitzy for a Windows computer.
DallasSteve 09/18/19 05:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Chevy, Ford... going into electric trucks.

I'm not sure how trucks will be affected, but I saw a Forbes article a week ago predicting that electric vehicles are on the verge of driving oil companies out of business. They forecast that (in a few years) the cost of oil would have to drop to $10 a barrel to remain competitive with renewable energy. We'll see. Forbes knows more about it than I do.
DallasSteve 09/14/19 09:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Kiplinger: 13 Reasons You'll Regret An RV In Retirement

TechWriter You wrote "Unless you have cash to spare, I don't suggest full timing for anyone under 65 who has to purchase their own individual health insurance." How is that any worse than being retired and not yet reached 65 and not living in an RV? Does living in a house or apartment give you some magic solution to health care? I don't think the RV or living in it full time is the problem. If you don't move anywhere, there shouldn't be a difference. In fact you could move to a state with better health care coverage. However, the Kiplinger article was about full timing and moving around: "why not sell the house, buy a recreational vehicle and see the country?" OK, That makes sense. I think what you're saying is really "Unless you have cash to spare, I don't suggest full timing and traveling a lot for anyone under 65 who has to purchase their own individual health insurance." For me (63) I may live in Latin America until 65 and then come back to full time on Medicare (which I hear is still somewhat problematic).
DallasSteve 09/01/19 08:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Kiplinger: 13 Reasons You'll Regret An RV In Retirement

TechWriter You wrote "Unless you have cash to spare, I don't suggest full timing for anyone under 65 who has to purchase their own individual health insurance." How is that any worse than being retired and not yet reached 65 and not living in an RV? Does living in a house or apartment give you some magic solution to health care? I don't think the RV or living in it full time is the problem.
DallasSteve 08/31/19 03:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Kiplinger: 13 Reasons You'll Regret An RV In Retirement

Gibberish 3 Your RV Will Depreciate in Value maybe, maybe not, maybe you did not spend enough to matter. maybe you break even, maybe the depreciation is such a small amount after so many years that it is trivial, maybe you make money when you sell like I always do. You make some valid points, but I don't believe your take on number 3: "maybe you make money when you sell like I always do." Maybe you do, but I am very skeptical. I just don't believe that's a realistic plan. At least not for mere mortals like most of us. By the way, I always get the most beautiful woman and I never have to spend a dime on them. ;)
DallasSteve 08/30/19 11:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Kiplinger: 13 Reasons You'll Regret An RV In Retirement

The biggest flaw that I saw (maybe it’s just me) in the article .....was the assumption that retired RV’ers were “full timers” ! All points were valid, and something that should be considered. We as RV’ers know very well, about most/all of the items on the list. But, for someone “not” experienced in the RV picture, need to know these things. RV’s, like boats, are a “money pit”. ....especially, “if” you hire-out all maintenance! For some, the Nomadic, full time, lifestyle ....is perfect. While some are like me.....they can’t give-up the “sticks and bricks”! As “part-timers”, when we have to give-up the RV.....we still have a paid-for home awaiting our return. memtb I plan to go full time for a few years to see the country in retirement. Ultimately I may find a place I like and get back into "sticks and bricks", but I don't want to retire in Dallas. I've said it before: It's a nice place to work, but I wouldn't want to live here. :C When I was a kid it was much better, but Big D has gotten way too big for me.
DallasSteve 08/30/19 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Don’t know anything

Dougcox20 Your title is a little frightening. What is your goal? Are you trying to live cheap or do you want to travel around the country or something else? Are you some tech worker who will need fast, reliable Internet to work on the road? Are you aware that if you park an RV in a cold or hot climate you will spend a lot of money to heat or cool it? And RV parks by the night can be more expensive than you might expect. Steve
DallasSteve 08/29/19 01:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Kiplinger: 13 Reasons You'll Regret An RV In Retirement

One other point should be made. The article was about regretting an RV purchase in retirement. If you're only going to use the RV 10 or 20 nights per year it is probably much cheaper to stay in hotels, or rent an RV. But the article talks about using the RV as a home to live in year round and I believe living in hotels year round will be much more expensive. I saw the TV report titled "Greed" from John Stossel about 10 years ago. He interviewed the wealthy owner of a Silicon Valley tech company I had never heard of. He asked the man how much money he had. The man replied "I have enough money that I don't have to spend 2 nights in the same city for the rest of my life, if I don't want to." With an RV I can say the same thing even though I'm not wealthy.
DallasSteve 08/29/19 10:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Kiplinger: 13 Reasons You'll Regret An RV In Retirement

$300 per day hotel, $35 for the site. 300 miles 30 gal diesel $90 resturant meal $40, food cos to prepare in MH $15. Get tired before reaching the hotel, pay for another room. MH pull in a lot and get some sleep. The maintenance cost of MH is high. So is air travel and hotels. Stay at the Best Western instead of the 4 Seasons and your numbers might be more believable. I was thinking the same thing. I said up front that hotel + restaurants aren't cheaper if you're taking extended trips like full-timers often do in an RV, but I don't have to use $300 per night hotels to prove that point. There are lots of hotels on the highways for $40 per night, but it adds up and you have to live out of a suitcase.
DallasSteve 08/29/19 09:35am General RVing Issues
Kiplinger: 13 Reasons You'll Regret An RV In Retirement

Kiplinger: 13 Reasons You'll Regret An RV In Retirement I saw this article yesterday. There's not much new here. They raise some valid points, but if you can afford an RV and want to travel the country extensively it's probably cheaper than hotels + restaurants (but not by much). Maybe the main plus to living in an RV is you get to take more of your life with you than just what you can pack in an SUV. And if you decide to park it in an RV park to live in it, it's cheaper than an apartment in Dallas. Steve
DallasSteve 08/28/19 10:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Do we or don't we?

Yes your right you don't have to work 5 more years before collecting S.S. at 67 vs early draw that is if you have the funds, but if one does not have enough funds and wants to retire at 62 they can and still earn up to $17,040 a year and still collect the full early/reduced amount before S.S is reduced $1 for every $2 earned over the $17,040 a year. I say work is overrated and one should retire as soon as they can if they can afford it.. Hence why I own a business and work 20 hours or less per week and earn 6 figures per year.. { I am still to young to draw early S.S } I will retire at 62 and collect my early/reduced S.S. full amount and still earn over $100,000 per year without any $$ penalties, ask me how I can do that.. :B Well, I wasn't going to ask, but my guess is that the $100,000 is what the IRS calls "unearned income", meaning it's something like dividends or interest or capital gains. Or maybe you defer the income in your business somehow.
DallasSteve 08/22/19 09:01pm Full-time RVing
RE: News of RV sales down leading indicator to a recession.

I think a recession would be hard on the Indians who brought their families here to take my jobs and forced me into retirement, but it wouldn't be a problem for me. Maybe the prices of new RVs would go down and campgrounds may not be so crowded.
DallasSteve 08/22/19 01:07pm General RVing Issues
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