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RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

I really think you need to think.................... Hunker where you can. We are in northern Michigan leaving the Detroit area was a no brainer. We left Florida early this year as the handwriting was on the wall. We didn't need anyone to tell us to look out for our own safety. We stayed far from the people in our RV park for over a week before leaving. We studied the Inet and learned of the failing of our government and realized they were either in denial or were interested in other things than the American people. Bottom line it is your family and your neighbors this will not last forever so hunker down and stay hunkered till this leaves or is considered safe by the CDC not the current government The boat IS the hunkering down. Staying in Florida I have 36 unavoidable exposures to public areas over the next 6 months. Going to the boat I have 9, including 7 stops for fuel in the way up. So the safe move is the boat. The risky move is staying in Florida. I'm actually really glad a lot of people don't understand this or the boat would probably be stolen already. Lol We've been on self quarantine for 3 weeks here already. Florida is just starting to pop off with Covid-19. It'll get a lot worse before it gets better. NY will have run its course by mid summer probably.
HadEnough 03/28/20 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Hard to explain but anything larger than a car is prohibited by ordinance. It's a very urban area. I've got away with it here and there but they weren't happy about it. And we need to leave it for the summer. So storing it elsewhere or just taking the pickup are the only actual options. If all goes back to semi-normal, they'll be very upset I left it there. Still probably worth a call. I doubt they are going to be going crazy on ordinance enforcement and if you have a decent relationship, good chance they are understanding. Once things go back to semi-normal, go back, drop the rig off in storage and you can head back out to anchorage. I'm not suggesting leave it without getting the OK first. Doesn't hurt to ask. PS: We lived on our boat for 11yrs and if you ask nicely, we've always been amazed how accommodating people can be even if it's not strictly within the rules. Yes, I've been actively and continuously (except when RVing) lived aboard and cruised for about 15 years too. The thing is, they don't enforce the rules. The lgovernment has jurisdiction over their parking lot. They do the enforcement. Not a small town situation. In any case, the virus exposure risk goes way up if we are making multiple trips to the marina. As someone with an underlying lung condition, I'm not willing to go back and forth on public transportation to move the RV a second time. Too risky. It'll be more safe to just go directly into the boat and come back at the end of the summer if all is well by then. The more I analyze the situation, the better the pickup truck only plan is looking purely from a safety standpoint.
HadEnough 03/26/20 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

An interesting article about Nantucket. I can see why the gentleman was quick to tell me to stay the heck out. They're already overrun. https://nypost.com/2020/03/25/the-wealthy-flee-to-nantucket-a-medical-desert-during-coronavirus-lockdown/
HadEnough 03/25/20 12:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Yes. It’s my only vehicle. They yell at me all the time about it. They don’t like it parked there. Do you have a bad relationship with the marina? Assuming it's a good relationship, giving them a call and explaining your situation and assuring them that as soon as the all clear comes through, you will be back and get the truck out, may be all that's needed as no one is likely hanging out at the marina otherwise and using the parking. Hard to explain but anything larger than a car is prohibited by ordinance. It's a very urban area. I've got away with it here and there but they weren't happy about it. And we need to leave it for the summer. So storing it elsewhere or just taking the pickup are the only actual options. If all goes back to semi-normal, they'll be very upset I left it there.
HadEnough 03/25/20 06:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

I have no knowledge about other areas closing their areas to the traveling public BUT last Tuesday here in my county the officials closed our county to all outsiders from entering OR passing through. They have check points set up on all the highways leading into the county. Seeing as how there are thousands of counties, cities, towns, etc. it may be possible that others have restricted their areas to all public travel from outsiders also. This would be the only concern I would have at the present if using due diligence to follow CDCs recommendations to avoid contact with other people and protect oneself from possible contamination by using hand protection, refusing to touch face and wash hands before and after touching surfaces to prevent spreading any virus and wearing a mast if coughing or sneezing. Trucks stops and gas stations are necessary businesses and I would not be concerned about finding fuel. I always work of the top half of a tank so that allows plenty room to find fuel. If your boat is your home and you were not able to drive there what would be the prospect of hiring someone from Florida to deliver you by water in their boat? Thanks for that info. Certainly would be crazy to be going down 95 in NC and have a roadblock. I'm assuming they didn't cut off the interstate? Boats aren't like RVs. The fastest ones move about the speed of a bicycle. Lol. It's not as simple as just getting a ride up. Going without stopping to sleep, 24 hours a day, could take 12 days in each direction. And that's not even possible.
HadEnough 03/24/20 06:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Sorry to those who can't take some humor. This virus has scared far too many people (snowflakes?). Were you all this scared in 2009 when the H1N1 killed 12,468 people in the US and there were 60 million reported cases? As I recall nothing much happened during that pandemic, no panic, no empty store shelves, no stay at home orders, no closed businesses, no nothing. Yet this new virus comes along, which isn't a fraction as deadly as the H1N1 and everyone is losing their minds. Maybe we've gotten too soft. At this point, if you don't understand the difference between H1N1 or the reasoning behind the current shut down. I won't waste my time trying to explain. You can just continue with your comedy routine. Except absolutely no one is laughing. His material needs a lot of work.
HadEnough 03/24/20 05:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Don't know, but is it worth contacting a carrier and getting sick. Life is short. This will pass eventually. That’s kind of why we want to do it. So we don’t have contact with people
HadEnough 03/24/20 02:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

as of now... DE, SE PA, ( Philly and lemon its surrounding areas) NJ, NY are all " shelter in place" . . I am sure you can travel through, as the highways are still open. BUT the question is, will anything be open once yi get there.. The part of NJ your speaking of has been hit real hard . . . I don’t really need anything to be open when I arrive. Just the highway. I pull off the highway into the marina and it’s electronic access to get to the boat. There are no people involved. The only hitch might be if the RV storage place is no longer open. Do you need to bring the rv? Just drive through and get on the boat. That’s exactly what we are thinking at this point. We can store it down here in Florida and take the pickup by itself. Truck camper, so we could detach it and leave it behind. It will be a rough drive. About 20 hours. Can’t sleep at a hotel in between with all of our stuff in the back of the pick up truck or it will probably be gone in the morning. Would it be too much attention just to leave it in the truck parked in the marina? Yes. It’s my only vehicle. They yell at me all the time about it. They don’t like it parked there.
HadEnough 03/24/20 08:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

as of now... DE, SE PA, ( Philly and lemon its surrounding areas) NJ, NY are all " shelter in place" . . I am sure you can travel through, as the highways are still open. BUT the question is, will anything be open once yi get there.. The part of NJ your speaking of has been hit real hard . . . I don’t really need anything to be open when I arrive. Just the highway. I pull off the highway into the marina and it’s electronic access to get to the boat. There are no people involved. The only hitch might be if the RV storage place is no longer open. Do you need to bring the rv? Just drive through and get on the boat. That’s exactly what we are thinking at this point. We can store it down here in Florida and take the pickup by itself. Truck camper, so we could detach it and leave it behind. It will be a rough drive. About 20 hours. Can’t sleep at a hotel in between with all of our stuff in the back of the pick up truck or it will probably be gone in the morning.
HadEnough 03/24/20 07:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Thanks for the information. I have an underlying health issue with lungs that means I'll be one of the dead ones if I catch it. So, I'll be making this trip without human contact. I don't even plan to take change back from the toll booths And will wear my construction respirator at any time I'm outside like to pump fuel. Probably going to wear disposable gloves outside too AND remove them after being outside the vehicle as well as wash hands. I already have most of my canned goods so it's not a worry if they are out currently while everyone else is stocking up. A little low on uht milk, but milk isn't necessary. It's a luxury. Gas stations and toll booths are the dangers. If the RV storage place is not open we may need to store it down here and just leave the pickup truck at the Marina for the summer. The trip up will be a lot less comfortable and our stuff will be exposed to rain. We'd have to sleep in the pickup a couple mins during the non stop driving too. But these are difficult times.
HadEnough 03/24/20 04:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

NY is emptying the prisons to make room for the people violating the stay at home rules. I'd stay at home and not chance it. Can you imagine the storage fees for your RV while you're in the pokey? Why are you pulling his leg? He's asking what he believes to be a serious question. You are obviously are not in one of these shut down areas. Their is enough anxiety and angst without creating more for fun. It's ok. Nobody is listening to this guy. Lol
HadEnough 03/23/20 07:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

I guess you have a pretty big boat. Mine was a trawler with full sized fridge and freezer plus a freezer in the laz, and big water and holding tanks, so we could spend a month on board if we were to forego fresh veggies and milk. Seriously, how long are you going to live on your boat without interacting with other people and probably adding to their problems. Where I live they just closed our island to non full time residents because our hospital and first responders are at winter staffing levels and can’t handle the summer people who want to come and hide out. Instead of riding this out at home you would just be adding to the problem, as fun a solution as it may seem to be. Dave Home is the boat (and the RV). Yeah. It's 50 ft. 350 gallons water. Enough Diesel to run the northern lights generator for a couple months at anchor. Canned vegetables. Not my first rodeo. I'm a boat guy with an RV. Not the other way around. I'll need to go get groceries and Diesel once every 6 week or so. And I definitely won't be buying them in Nantucket. Bad harbor, poor food selection, etc. So don't worry. Won't be spending any time there. Best resources are on the mainland. So we'll go out to get provisions less than anyone on shelter in place and stay home orders. Much less. We can quarantine longer than anyone on land. Veggies are canned and milk is UHT
HadEnough 03/23/20 07:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

as of now... DE, SE PA, ( Philly and lemon its surrounding areas) NJ, NY are all " shelter in place" . . I am sure you can travel through, as the highways are still open. BUT the question is, will anything be open once yi get there.. The part of NJ your speaking of has been hit real hard . . . I don’t really need anything to be open when I arrive. Just the highway. I pull off the highway into the marina and it’s electronic access to get to the boat. There are no people involved. The only hitch might be if the RV storage place is no longer open.
HadEnough 03/23/20 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

And good call about making sure my RV storage place is open. I was so focused on all of the other logistics that I wasn’t really thinking about that part.
HadEnough 03/23/20 07:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

I think I would stay away from NY too. Most of the cases in NJ, up to 2,844 today, are in north Jersey which is just a suburb of NY really. That’s where the boat is. North Jersey. Just across the river from the city.
HadEnough 03/23/20 06:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

Yeah, I’m not very excited about going there, but I can pretty much go there without having any contact with other people. We can get all of our supplies down here that we need on the boat, and takeoff on the boat. The only human contact I would have is dropping the RV off into storage in Northern New Jersey and taking an Uber back to the boat. After that, literally no human contact. So that is maybe two or three people. Total.
HadEnough 03/23/20 06:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

We would prefer to go to the boat, but if not, we will just stay here in Florida. Just trying to understand what the actual situation is. From people who have experienced it.
HadEnough 03/23/20 06:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

I’m pretty sure people on here might know. I assume some people might have had to move their RV from Florida back to their house up north? I saw a ton of them on the highway heading north here. Even Canadians. Somebody here must have done this.
HadEnough 03/23/20 06:39pm General RVing Issues
Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

We are thinking of heading to our boat for the summer in the epicenter of the virus. Taking it away from there and quarantining ourselves on it for the summer. We are in Florida and are looking at going to NYC. Delaware, for example, has a stay at home order. Can we drive through Delaware then store the RV in NJ or should we expect to be stopped? I don't understand how this all works for travelers as it's all worded to people living in houses.
HadEnough 03/23/20 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class a toy haulers that can fit a smart car

Any reason why you want to buy an RV with so much space dedicated to a car when you could tow it and have the space for other things? Not trying to be Crass, just curious as to why you want the smart car actually in the RV instead of behind it. Also considerations to the GVWR would need to be looked at. I’m with you. The GVWRbis exactly why I'm asking here. I figure people know of some with a good payload capacity in the garage. I don't want to tow because of the way we travel. We full time. We don't use campgrounds. Just not our thing. So we don't want to be unhooking towing gear every time we need to go on an appointment or into a city center. A travel trailer would almost work, but you can't leave a travel trailer places for the day. Looks bad. Leaving a class a for the day isn't a big deal. So I need to go on meetings in places you can't easily get an RV into. This means the big rig stays in the suburbs and I drive the smart car into the city. I want to be able to come and go fairly easily. Playing Devil's advocate here, I can unhook our CRV in about 30 seconds using our ready elite tow bar setup, 60 seconds if I am taking my time, and be ready to go. In a Toy hauler, making sure you are on level ground, opening the back ramps/wall to the RV, unstrapping the car from the bottom of the "garage" backing down the ramps, closing it all back up, and everything else I don't know about putting a car in the back of an RV, seems considerably more difficult and time consuming than flat towing - hooking an unhooking. The cost for otherwise unusable space of a toy hauler vs flat towing seems like you are losing a lot of floor space you could otherwise use or buy a smaller RV. Maybe I am missing something. There are reasons that most people flat tow and very, very few people put car in a toy hauler. As far as a trailer, I would think hooking and unhooking a trailer is more cumbersome than either method with a MH. Good points. What happens to the towing gear when you are unhooking the toad? Where does that go? Is it heavy? If it's 30 seconds and I don't have to put away a bunch of heavy tow bars and stuff, I may be looking at this all wrong. The flat tow toad may be right. Is it huge headache to constantly be towing a car? I feel like not being able to back up when you are full timing around is big issue. Like you might get stuck in tight spits. Yes, fear of towing something I can't see is an issue.
HadEnough 02/13/20 06:34pm Class A Motorhomes
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