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RE: banking when full timing

We fulltimed for 15 years using Wells Fargo. Never had a problem. Did online banking. Dale
Scottiemom 11/10/20 04:04am Full-time RVing
RE: 30 foot limit

ItsyRV said it best. We fulltimed for 15 years in a 40' motorhome. Never had any trouble finding spots. Yes, there are some campgrounds that cannot accommodate the larger rigs. Be glad they tell you that up front. Too many times I've heard, "We just had a 40-er in here last week" only to find out we couldn't fit. Typically older campgrounds and state parks cannot always accommodate, but you just have to do your research. Once you find a potential park, look it up on Google Maps and look at the satellite view. That will help. Dale
Scottiemom 11/09/20 02:58am Class C Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Well, it didn't work out with the dog. She is 12 or 13 and her owner was a man. On our walks, she would run to any man she saw thinking that he was her owner. That was sad. She peed in the house multiple times. Panted non stop and kept me up all night. She is being kept by the owner's son and his 11 year old daughter loves Molly, so she will be back in a safe place. Most of all, I didn't realize that I "wasn't ready" for a dog just yet. As if there is such a thing. Dale
Scottiemom 11/09/20 02:47am RV Pet Stop
RE: Finally had enough with Atwood electric jacks

We replaced the ATwoods on our 2006 Phaeton last year. We went with the Big Foot system. They said part of the problem with the Atwoods on the Tiffins is that Tiffin went with too light of a jack. The BigFoots I think are at 17,500 each. They worked beautifully and there is a toll free service number stamped right on the controller which is answered 24/7. . . or so I'm told. I did get a live person the one time I called. Dale
Scottiemom 11/08/20 04:39am Tech Issues
RE: Moving on up... to the mountains!

Beautiful home, Desert Captain. Enjoy!
Scottiemom 11/07/20 03:18am General RVing Issues
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I have so enjoyed this thread, Richard, and what you have done for animals. I am looking to adopt a dog and really wanted a Scottie, which is what Terry wanted. But yesterday I saw a flyer at our park for a long haired dachshund whose elderly owner had died. She's in foster care but can't stay there. She is 13 but has no health issues at the present. I know that makes her an old dog, but she needs a home. And our standard Doxie we had at home lived to be 18! So I have decided to call about her. God bless you Richard for all you have done for dogs. Dale
Scottiemom 11/06/20 04:17am RV Pet Stop
RE: Teacher's Pet

I'm discovering there is more in a 40 foot motorhome than there is in my 28x60 home. I go out and bag and box stuff up and bring it in the house. Early morning or late evening, I start going through the stuff and sorting/putting it away. There is a lot of satellite stuff and I won't be using that. Terry was a master at anything electronic, including the Dish system, but I can't do any of that. I will be happy with cable for sure. And in a motorhome, I will get by with an antenna and DVD's. All the cupboards in the bedroom are emptied. . . now for under the bed. I will have to have the neighbor guy help me lift the bed. The new memory foam makes that difficult for me. Bathroom medicine cabinets are empty. A lot of "loose" stuff sitting around is out. Haven't started on the basement, but we had pared that down from our fulltiming days. Getting some feedback on prices and have someone who appears to be really interested and they are here in Florida. Today is another day. Dale
Scottiemom 11/02/20 03:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Teacher's Pet

Please pace yourself and don't be too hasty. It would be easy to get taken advantage of while dealing with your grief. Get advice from others that you trust, so often we hear stories of widows being swindled. I lost a girlfriend to cancer in 1992 and later realized I was in a fog for over a year after. Just something to think about, Wish you well. Thank you for the heads up. I have no intention of falling "victim" to anyone. My son is here in Florida as well and I can call on him if needed. Dale
Scottiemom 10/31/20 03:40am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jesse has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

So very sorry for your loss. Losing a family member is never easy, even when we know it's best for them. Prayers for healing, especially for Jake. Dale
Scottiemom 10/31/20 03:31am RV Pet Stop
RE: Teacher's Pet

Charles in GA On my way back to Florida a week or so ago, at my first stop, I neglected to pull my power cord. Drove almost out of the park when I realized it so I returned to my site. Box was fine, but as I put my cord away, I saw I had bent the prongs. I got out some tools, but was unable to bend them back. So I moved on and when I arrived at my site for the next night, I asked the site escort to wait just a minute. I told him I had had a mishap the night before and needed some help with my plug. I handed it to him along with the tools. He was extremely gracious and it took him no time to straighten the prongs and plug it in. Forever grateful to him. I taped a note to my door that night to make sure I pulled the plug. LOL Things are certainly different without the love of my life with me. We were married for 49 years. But I am doing okay, working at getting the motorhome emptied so I can put her up for sale. Everyone sales used DP's in good condition are hot items right now. I certainly hope so. Dale
Scottiemom 10/30/20 05:02am Class C Motorhomes
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

That's pretty cool, Burch. Your dogs are stars! I'm doing okay. Trying to get the big motorhome emptied so I can put it up for sale. Everyone sales coach, especially older ones in good shape, are hot items right now. Sure hope so. Contemplating selling the toad as well. Dale
Scottiemom 10/30/20 04:48am RV Pet Stop
RE: Medicare Questions

Everyone eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits is also eligible for Medicare after a 24-month qualifying period. The first 24 months of disability benefit entitlement is the waiting period for Medicare coverage. Be sure not to drop her off your plan. This was what the rule was when my DH received total disability. It was TWO YEARS before he became eligible. So you still need insurance to cover those 24 months. I don't know if that is still the rule, but we continued our private health insurance for him until he qualified for Medicare. DAle
Scottiemom 10/26/20 03:47am Full-time RVing
RE: Buying from a private party

I am a member of the club. My DW died unexpectedly last year. So I would offer these thoughts. I think it is good you are looking forward as to what you want to do next. I would say this, don't listen to closely to those who have never lost a spouse, no matter how well intentioned they don't really get it. For me, selling the MH was a very hard thing. I unloaded it and sold it by myself. I do not recommend that, as it was very painful. Looking back I would have put it on consignment, or at least had a friend or family member help. Way to many memories, way to much pain I think first order of business is get the class A sold. Then take a breath, look into your heart and let a few months pass. You will have a better idea of what you want to do. I have no advise on that. For me I decided, no motorhome for a few years. But each individual is different I wish you the best, hang in there, it does get better with time Thank you so much for your thoughts. My Mom is still alive (and kickin) at 95, having lost my Dad 4 years ago. She has been a big help to me. And I have 3 other close friends suffering similarly. . . one just lost her husband 6 months ago. I am going to try and sell the big motorhome. I still have the little one and plan to do some camping with friends in our community. I'm done towing. . . had to have help hooking/unhooking the toad. Just no strength in my arthritic hands. And I am done fueling at truck stops. Three trips into the building today to get it prepaid, then she never reset the pump, so another trip. . . then to get my final receipt. . . I am so done with that. I want to have a motorhome because I plan to visit my Mom and sister in Indiana when I can and I don't do motels well. I want like a van camper with a macerator to simplify the sewer. Won't be fulltiming anymore. Have a nice house here in Florida. I made it here today after 3 days on the road from Virginia. Friends helped me pull in under the port and all is well. Taking my time emptying it. I know some people that put theirs on consignment and that wasn't as smooth as they liked, but it did work. May do that. The lady across the street whose husband died 2 months ago sold her Roadtrek in less than 2 weeks. Have plenty of time and right now my plate is full, so I will do what I can when I can. No need to punish myself getting things done. Thanks again for your comments and all the others who have commented. You've all helped. Dale
Scottiemom 10/24/20 03:45pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Thank you Richard. Terry told the nurse hours before his death that he had fought the good fight. He told me he just couldn't go on like this anymore. He was tired and wanted to sleep. He had developed peritonitis and then went into septic shock. There was no coming back. I hope the medicines they are giving you will help with your Parkinson's. There are still fun things you and Sue can do that don't involve an RV. God bless you and take care of yourself. Dale
Scottiemom 10/24/20 02:48pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Buying from a private party

Since you will be in Florida, if you are near Gainesville, there is a good dependable dealer called Sunshine State who has mainly Class B's. Of course they like to sell new, but they get lots of trade-ins. Good service department and for sales, I would talk to Nick. Probably a good place to check out a few different options. Good Luck! Thank you for the info! Gainesville is 115 miles away, not too far to go look! Thanks for the reference! I'll be through there tomorrow, but won't be stopping, but I will check it out sometime. Just landed in Jacksonville at the KOA. Spending the night, then home tomorrow. Been a long ride alone. Dale
Scottiemom 10/23/20 12:16pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Buying from a private party

Thank you all for your responses. A lot to think about. I have to first get home. Drove the first leg today. Tomorrow I will be at the Jacksonville KOA, then home from there. Really can't do too much till I get there. Thanks again. It's given me a little something different to think about right now. Dale
Scottiemom 10/22/20 02:55pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Buying from a private party

Since nobody has asked the obvious question, I'll do so. What make, model, and mileage is this particular B? It's a 2016 Coach House Arriva with 12,500 on the MB diesel engine. It's not the molded type box like you see on the Platinums. My Phaeton is a Cat diesel, but I know nothing about the MB diesel. Are they reliable? Dale
Scottiemom 10/22/20 05:14am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Buying from a private party

Sorry for your loss. Depending on how recent it was, I'd suggest maybe waiting a bit before you make any big decisions. Going from a 40' A to a B is a huge difference. I might suggest renting one for a trip just to see the difference. Also depending on you situation, I might think about looking at selling the A while prices are up, and buying something else when prices settle some. Thank you for the suggestions. I also have a B+. It is an R-Vision Trail-Lite 22 1/2 foot B+ we bought to take to Alaska. We liked her so much that we kept her and have used her multiple times. She is waiting patiently for me to get back home. My thoughts were to empty the Phaeton and sell her, then when I find the layout I want, I will be selling the little one. I have numerous people who have asked us to let them know when we are ready to sell her because she is in really great shape and low miles. I want to go a little newer and a different layout which is why I am looking. Adjusting to the size will be no problem. Dale
Scottiemom 10/22/20 05:12am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Buying from a private party

Nada is a good resource, but demand is thru the roof due to COVID. Dealer inventory is at an all time low and the factories can't keep up with demand. The flip side is that you can ask a premium price for your RV too, so it's all relative. RV Trader website is a good resource, you can look up the make/model B that you are looking at locally and see what other similar ones are selling for around the US. You should also run your class A thru NADA as well and get an idea of what they say it's worth, then look up your model on RV Trader and see what they are selling for. That should give you some idea if the seller's "asking premium" is reasonable in this market. Never hurts to go look at it, if you like it, offer what you think it's worth. There are a lot of variables like low mileage, stored indoors, new tires, transferrable warranty, luxury upgrades, etc., that may justify the asking price. I have the printout on my Class A Phaeton. Thanks for the suggestions. Dale
Scottiemom 10/22/20 05:07am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Buying from a private party

take a friend or two with you,thats pushing the price of a new one. My son is willing to go. Dale
Scottiemom 10/22/20 05:06am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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