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RE: Relocation / Temp living in RV

Temporary living in a RV has hidden costs you have not mentioned. Lot rent will be $500 plus depending on the location and quality of the park. You will pay for electricity on monthly lot rents, which will be $60 to $200 monthly. Trying to keep a RV comfortably cool in the summer in Florida may be a challenge. Feeding quarters into a coin laundry can add up quickly- expect about $10.00 weekly! Unexpected repairs and maintenance issues on a very used RV can also add up quickly. You may be lucky and have nothing. An over burdened A/C unit that fails will be $800 to $1000. The same for the refrigerator and water heater. Before you commit to a RV for temporary living, you should check with apartments, corporate housing, and other temporary housing options. You may find pets do not pose that much of an obstacle.
DownTheAvenue 08/25/19 01:02pm Full-time RVing
RE: Yet another "Is this generator a good one" thread

I appreciate the thoughtful comments about a cheap generator as opposed to a Honda. For many, the price of the Honda is out of reach. So, they buy a cheap brand and are forced to discard it when it breaks with no parts or service available. That is the risk when the cheap product is purchased. Using real poverty as an example, a reason people cannot rise from poverty is they are, because of price, trapped into buying inferior products that don't last only to prematurely replace that inferior product with another to repeat the cycle. Buying a quality product with a higher initial price is ultimately cheaper than buying multiple cheaper inferior products. I wonder if the premium generator brands may ultimately be a cheaper investment.
DownTheAvenue 08/24/19 09:32am Tech Issues
RE: Yet another "Is this generator a good one" thread

It is an off brand Chinese import that will have no customer support, service, or parts availability. Whenever any small problem develops, you will have to fix it yourself. Whenever any big problem develops that you cannot fix yourself, you will just have to throw this one in the trash. "The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten."
DownTheAvenue 08/23/19 08:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Looking for dog breed the travels well while Rving

While certain breeds have a predisposition to certain behaviors, every dog is an individual. More critical than the breed is the dog's socialization very early in life to different situations. A dog who only wet in the car to the vet every 6 months may learn the car equals a bad experience, but a dog that went everywhere in the car and always had a good experience will probably like the car. Adopting an older dog from a quality rescue will tell you more about a dog, especially if you foster to adopt.
DownTheAvenue 08/23/19 07:13pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Traveling through Canada with Dogs

I always travel with my dog's complete medical history, as it proved invaluable when my 8 year golden succumbed to a terminal ruptured tumor 500 miles from home. That being said, I have crossed back and forth many times with different dogs over many years and only once was I asked about a rabies inoculation. I showed the Canadian Officer the rabies tag and he was satisfied. I can tell you the Canadians are so much more pleasant than the Americans at the border.
DownTheAvenue 08/22/19 09:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New Grey Wolf, freezer working fridge isn't

Be sure your are reasonable level, as the refrigerator will not function well off level and will eventually fail. It does take at leats 6 to 8 hours for the refrigerator section to cool down; less time for the freezer section. Do not put anything not already frozen or chilled into the freezer or refrigerator while you are getting it to cool down. That just takes longer.
DownTheAvenue 08/17/19 08:43am Tech Issues
RE: Yipping little dogs!! Ugh!!

"I had to laugh at this. How in the world could you possibly know what the campground rules are where the OP is camped?" Seriously? :h Having never been to any campground where barking/yappy dogs were permitted I assume it was not permitted where the OP was. :S Jees! Lighten up! It was a play on words. And if had read the rest of my post you would realize I was in complete agreement with the poster. Maybe a size larger underwear could help, too!
DownTheAvenue 08/15/19 06:36am RV Pet Stop
RE: Yipping little dogs!! Ugh!!

There is no need to speak with the person as I'm sure they know fully well their yappy dogs are an annoyance. Go right to whomever is incharge and complain. Let's be real here, does anyone really think the owners don't know or haven't been told before their dogs are a nuisance? Odds are they just don't care! Of course they know their dogs are barking. And they probably don't care. But the first step is to have a friendly chat. You may hear, " I am so sorry I did not realize they were bothering you. I will keep them quieter." Or you may hear, "I rented this site and really don't care if they bother you. If you don't like it move to another site." What is wrong with being friendly?
DownTheAvenue 08/14/19 11:00am RV Pet Stop
RE: Nash 17k

I owned a 2007 Nash 29V. It was solid and very well insulated. But it was heavy.
DownTheAvenue 08/14/19 09:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Theft from dealership

That reflects poorly on the individuals but not on the company they worked for.
DownTheAvenue 08/14/19 09:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Yipping little dogs!! Ugh!!

Contact the CG hosts or Rangers. Yapping dogs are not allowed.... I had to laugh at this. How in the world could you possibly know what the campground rules are where the OP is camped? However, your point is well taken and correct! Regardless of whatever the rules are any disruptive behavior should not have to tollerated by others. A nice, friendly chat with the neighbors should be first, then a complaint to the management. However, sometimes it is just better to live and let live if the annoyance is not worth the potential confrontation.
DownTheAvenue 08/14/19 09:29am RV Pet Stop
RE: need a trailer that is low to the ground

One word- AIRSTREAM.
DownTheAvenue 08/12/19 06:50am Travel Trailers
RE: 2011 Open Range Roamer RF316RLS

Why buy a unit with a known major defect? There are plenty of RV's out there that don;t have such a major problem. The frame is the foundation of the RV, if it is faulty, the whole RV can be destroyed! Keep looking.
DownTheAvenue 08/11/19 01:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: AC question

It depends on the unit. My four-door Norcold uses about 7 kwh/day when it's on electric in moderate conditions. In the summer in South Texas, it will be running close to 24 hours/day, which would be about 10 kwh/day. $0.15 per kwh is the national average. At 7 kwh per day equals $31.50 per month At 10 kwh per day equals $45.00 per month
DownTheAvenue 08/10/19 06:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Extended Warranty Not Covering Parts Cost

***Update*** So good news. Good Sams has agreed to pay the parts difference in whole leaving me with only the deductible, hourly rate overage and taxes. I know some of the comments here have been negative and sure I had to make a couple of calls but Good Sams made it good for me as I'm sure they do for others. Overall I'm happy with the outcome and sure glad they stepped up to the plate on this one. Thanks again to all! I am very happy for and glad this worked out. Your situation does beg the question, why did they not pay what they should have to start with? One could easily interpret that they are at best inept and worst deceitful. But what! This is Good Sam... inept and deceitful are part of the business model.
DownTheAvenue 08/09/19 09:22am Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: Light switch

Turns off the audio. That way you can have it on while getting ready for bed and even lying down, and just rech over to turn off rather than having to get out of bed to turn off.
DownTheAvenue 08/09/19 07:29am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Extended Warranty Not Covering Parts Cost

You have learned a valuable lesson, and hopefully others will also learn as well. When selling these extended warranties, which by the way have massive profits for the dealer and salesperson, the brochure and sales pitch make it sound like winning the lottery. You are experiencing the reality. Thay have more excuses, hoops to jump through, terms and conditions tht the warranty looses most of its value. I have to wonder that without the warranty restrictions you could have used another shop that was more competent, and charged a lower price on the parts and maybe labor. In the end, with your $4000 co-pay and the money you are paying for that warranty you probably could have just paid for the repairs yourself and be money ahead.
DownTheAvenue 08/09/19 07:22am Good Sam Extended Service Plan
RE: dog food for old dog

I have BSL 2 lab work training and experience (testing human blood and serum samples). When your job entails developing new tests for biomarkers in human blood and serum samples you learn about pathogens and minimizing exposure risks. You can read about the 4 bsl levels here https://consteril.com/biosafety-levels-difference/ PhD in chemistry 25 years work experience as a research scientist at a biotech firm that develops, manufactures, and sells 100s of diagnostic tests used by pharmaceutical companies in drug development and research foundations for investigating human diseases. Enough expertise for you? Somebody's underwear is a little too tight! Actually I would say his responses have been very well thought out. He obviously has the knowledge to defend his position and may be the most educated poster on this topic. There is lots of unwarranted push back on a raw diet. Good to see someone so educated share his thoughts. Oh no, having an advanced degree myself, I appreciate an educated response. Its just that Mr. Bionic Man self promoted and was snarky, which was uncalled for. Others who responded in the thread most certainly don't have expertise, just anecdotal comments.
DownTheAvenue 08/08/19 08:13am RV Pet Stop
RE: DPF Delete Recommendations for Dodge Cummins

Leave it alone. You probably would never recoup in fuel savings for the cost of the delete. The engine already has 215k miles on it, and you will just cuse problems.
DownTheAvenue 08/08/19 08:04am Tech Issues
RE: dog food for old dog

I have BSL 2 lab work training and experience (testing human blood and serum samples). When your job entails developing new tests for biomarkers in human blood and serum samples you learn about pathogens and minimizing exposure risks. You can read about the 4 bsl levels here https://consteril.com/biosafety-levels-difference/ PhD in chemistry 25 years work experience as a research scientist at a biotech firm that develops, manufactures, and sells 100s of diagnostic tests used by pharmaceutical companies in drug development and research foundations for investigating human diseases. Enough expertise for you? Somebody's underwear is a little too tight!
DownTheAvenue 08/07/19 07:27pm RV Pet Stop
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