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RE: Volunteer camphost needed

May want to look at that again. We volunteer 8 months per year and always with state or federal agencies. These are not bartering arrangements. Look under IRS rules for volunteer regulations and you will find something different when volunteering with a non-profit. If you're trading work for a site with a profit oriented business that is bartering and taxable income. We have received a stipend from federal agencies and that is a reportable income. Can't find anything on the IRS site suggesting this and I've come across a few private websites that say the rules are no different. A non-profit may furnish housing and minimal compensation. Under IRS rules these are non taxable. Clothing specifically for the job, uniforms, safety equipment are non taxable. I don't know where you get your information but it certainly isn't from the IRS. Wife and I are starting our 23 volunteer gig. We each contribute 25 hrs a week. Those hours are valued by the IRS at $27.50, so we are donating $1,375 in value for a FHU site. Tell me I'm beating the Taxman. Then there are the 2500 miles we traveled to get here. Now the milage rate for volunteers is $0.14 per mile but then I don't get to take that because I'm a full-time RVer. We don't do this for a free site. When I was working I wrote a check I didn't have time to volunteer. Now I and the wife have the time and yes we volunteer at places we think will give us an enjoyable time on our off days. Do you have a link to the IRS rules you speak of? Of course, for most people looking to work camp to save (ie: barter) for a site, they aren't making enough for the IRS to care to chase them down. More an issue of flying under the radar as opposed to being strictly within the rules.
stickdog 05/09/21 11:48pm Workamping Forum
RE: Buy new now or wait until end of summer

$3.57 gal with GS discount at FLYING J. That will take the travel out of newbies. That wasn't the highest I paid in the last two weeks.
stickdog 05/09/21 10:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling around Lake Michigan

Sure why not. Plenty to see, are you planning taking I90, no reason to drop down South of where it intersects with I94 just acouple miles North take state 21 East to US 41 Green Bay and out to Door Country. Very popular vacation destination. Back off the peninsula and head up to the U.P. and Picture Rocks National Lakeshore. You can then cruise on over to Sault Ste Marie. Roll down I75 to cross the Mack bridge and pick up fudge and taffy to snack on. ?? Down in Dearborn is the Henry Ford Museum. Take a turn east where I75 runs through I90 and on your way to Cleveland and Rock&Roll Hall of Fame.
stickdog 05/03/21 07:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yosemite to glacier NP... route?

What does Google gal say? If you take US93 stop by in Salmon ID and visit the Sacajawea Interpretive Center. We'll be volunteering there through Labor Day.
stickdog 05/03/21 12:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Quick connect LP fitting won't work with standard gas grill?

Most standard gas grills must be connected BEFORE the LP pressure regulator on the RV. You can't double regulate. Remove the regulator from your grill and then connect to your standard regulated quick connect.
stickdog 05/03/21 12:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Volunteer camphost needed

the last time we looked into hosting...and it was a while...illinois considered the "free" campsite as taxable income. best to check. It's not just Illinois. Federal and pretty much any state with an income tax consider it income. Look up Barter rules with the IRS. You are supposed to estimate the value of the goods and services received and record that as income (minus any allowable deductions). May want to look at that again. We volunteer 8 months per year and always with state or federal agencies. These are not bartering arrangements. Look under IRS rules for volunteer regulations and you will find something different when volunteering with a non-profit. If you're trading work for a site with a profit oriented business that is bartering and taxable income. We have received a stipend from federal agencies and that is a reportable income.
stickdog 05/03/21 07:22am Workamping Forum
RE: Along I-84 in Southern Idaho

Nice park in Hagarman ID. Good location for day trips. View Twin Falls, Hagerman Fossil Beds NM, Craters of the Moon Lava Beds NM, Hagerman National Fish Hatchery, Thousand Springs State Park.
stickdog 04/27/21 11:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: If it works for EV commercial trucks will it work for EVRVs

Waiting for a self driving E-moterhome so I can sleep through Nebraska.
stickdog 04/27/21 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: So different now

Freecampsites.net We use this while traveling. We find some real gems, these are in small town parks or county parks. Some have one night free or a donation box others $10 - 15 a night none are on Interstates almost all on US marked roads. All we have stayed at have at least 30 amp some with water and occationaly full hookups.
stickdog 04/13/21 03:23pm Full-time RVing
RE: Domicle not getting caught?

Don't know where you need to establish new doctors. My wife's primary is in Illinois, her dentist is in Colorado, her podiatrist is in Louisiana. We both had minor elective surgery in Texas. I'll be having cataract surgery in Montana this summer. South Dakota is home we pass through once or twice a year love those Black Hills.
stickdog 04/03/21 11:04pm Full-time RVing
RE: Storms and Tornados

If you have a Rand Mcnally road atlas the county's are on the maps. The one in front of me they are a bold print.
stickdog 03/25/21 07:09pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Would you back a camper for someone?

Thats why they have pull through sites.
stickdog 03/04/21 09:01pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Firman generator on sale at Costco

I brought a pair from Costco 2 years ago not sure of the brand but they do the job. You'll need to get or make a bonding plug if you have a voltage monitor otherwise your rig won't allow power from the generator.
stickdog 03/04/21 08:50pm Tech Issues
RE: Going to need a carrier and sim for MiFi this summer.

We dropped verizon after 10 years. One phone and a mifi was costing $150 a month 24 gig. Went with over 65 deal with T-Mobile 2 Samsung g5 phones 3 year contract no cost of phones if we fulfill the contract. Unlimited data but a slowdown or back down of 5g after five gig. Both phones can be hotspot or tethered. $100 per month includes taxes.
stickdog 03/03/21 11:43am Technology Corner
RE: Buying RV from a far away dealer

Fulltiming even if we were to purchase in the state or city we use as our domicile we are seldom there. An internet search finds what we want or need. Service is where you find it.
stickdog 02/26/21 12:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: weight on slide out

Is your dinette sofa slide is hydraulic if so I wouldn't worry about it unless everyone sitting in the recliners are 300#ers.
stickdog 02/25/21 07:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: 2020 F-250

I had the B&W turn ball on my previous F350 brought the present one it didn't have Ford prep. Easier to have the B&W installed by a local upfitter than the dealer that seemed clueless about the puck system.
stickdog 02/20/21 10:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Electrical Extension Cords

We're full-time RVers with a 50amp 5er but carry a 25 ft 30 amp cord for those occasions we come up short. We may only use it once a year
stickdog 02/18/21 09:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Traveling with a Dish Tailgater

We've had ours for 7 years. When you plug it in it will show what state it was last setup on. You can then change it to the state your in. The tailgater will do a self check then search for the satellite and aquire your signal.
stickdog 02/15/21 08:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Durango, Colorado or Shiprock, New Mexico.????

550 from Ouray to Durango is an incredible trip for scenery. But if you or anyone with you has a problem with heights, narrow highways, and steep drops off the side (and many do) I would not recommend it. It would be a very stressful and unpleasant trip. Driven it by car would not pull the fiver over it. Knowing my wife I would probably just run off the road so I wouldn't need to hear her directing my driving from the passenger seat.
stickdog 02/02/21 07:06pm Roads and Routes
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