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RE: Can you fulltime on $2000.00 per month

It definitely is possible. Debt free to start. Medicare and or VA healthcare. We volunteer eight months a year, travel four, two in the Spring two in the Fall. Use our America Interagency Senior pass for camping during those travel periods. We also use free and cheap campground app for low price or free camping while traveling. Volunteering is the way to success for us, no camping fees for eight months. Now some vol camp sites are no more than a gravel FHU site in the maintenance area but others might be a shaded spot FHU overlooking a lake that comes with a stipend of $10-15 per day worked. Work required varies, we have done as little as 13 hrs per person for couples, for singles that was 26 hrs. Usually though a single works 3/4, 32 of a couples 48. We have been fee takers, camphosts, roving interpreters, maintenance care, Visitors Center staff. We have volunteered from Florida to Alaska, New Jersey to Oregon and more than a half dozen in between. If you don't cross the country as much as we have your costs could be less. Fulltime for 11 years.
stickdog 07/08/21 12:25pm Full-time RVing
RE: I-80 from Pa to I-29 in Iowa to I-90

All states dept of transportation have webpages with any construction projects noted. I80 has a large project at the junction with I380.
stickdog 07/07/21 11:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: US 26 from Moran to Dubois

Jdwilfert, great to get info on routes but a good Truckers Atlas will be at your fingertips and you can then plan your trip with confidence. You will find that what is a good road and what is not depends on the driving skill of the driver and his confidence in his skills.
stickdog 07/06/21 01:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: ID-34 from McCammon to Alpine

Idaho has a travlers app. Just google the state hwy # you want info on. US 30 should be no problem it was the first US .transcontinental road
stickdog 07/05/21 08:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: BAttery replacement.

Our present 5er came with garbage batteries. It was a '17' model clearance,'16' build, 14 months give or take on the lot. First time I ckecked the water it looked like lead soup which I had never seen in a battery. They seemed to hold a charge and we spend the majority of our time on shore power. They were good enough to take us to Alaska and back in '18' but I replaced them at Costco with 2 6v GC in '19'. Ckeck them regularly and have added water once in 2 years. Previous 5er a used 6 yr old came with 2 12v of undetermined age. 5er was well taken care of so the batteries may have been replaced they did require bi monthly watering. The converter died 10 months after purchase. It was replaced with a PD Converter don't recall the # but it was an upgrade over what it had. It did cut down on water usage for the batteries. Replaced those batteries with Costco 12v batteries water useage virtually a non issue. We traded 4 years later.
stickdog 07/03/21 03:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Electrical issue

Your friend isn't a licensed electrician is he?
stickdog 07/01/21 12:01pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Windows 11 compatibility Check up for your PC or laptop

Never buy the latest and greatest. Looks like a new windows machine is in my future. Wife and I have depended on Samsung tablets for most needs and only use my 10 year old HP at tax time running the 10 up grade but slower with every update.
stickdog 07/01/21 11:57am Technology Corner
RE: Possible RV AC

I wonder if this system could be modified for the RV market. https://voltaair.com/product/iq-no-idle-ac-unit-for-trucks/ It's enough to cool the bunk area of a tractor not much more.
stickdog 06/28/21 10:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tow distance limits

The limit, per se, is not 2 miles. GSRA once towed my motorhome 80 miles. This is a quote from their brochure: "Good Sam Roadside Assistance pays 100% of the towing fees for the delivery of your vehicle to the nearest professional service center capable and willing to repair your vehicle." Key point...they do and pay for unlimited towing to the **nearest facility**. You don't get to choose the facility. I bet the nearest service center was 2 miles away. We had a alternator fail and needed a tow and wanted it to a Ford dealer cost and extra $7.50
stickdog 06/28/21 09:48pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Wood fired pizza oven

No. Since you asked.
stickdog 06/27/21 03:58pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: F250 or F350 to Haul a 5th Wheel???

If you’re looking at new, a srw gas would do. I’d want a diesel srw for that size trailer. If you opt for a 250 you might have to add air bags. Would that trailer with a 250 with or without air bags pass inspection in Abberta?
stickdog 06/20/21 11:54am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mini Swamp Cooler (Arctic Air) - Legit?

If it sounds too good it probably is.
stickdog 06/19/21 10:12pm Tech Issues
RE: Second traveler in Alaska report

Hello All, We are just back from a 2 week Alaska trip. × Whem did you sleep?
stickdog 06/19/21 08:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Understanding towing weights?

Don't worry about fuel weight, your base curb wt. Includes a full tank of fuel.
stickdog 06/17/21 09:28pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Elite Membership don't mean squat!

If you think that's a problem just think of the problem a full-timer has when emergency repairs are needed. Best bet is a mobile repair service.
stickdog 06/11/21 11:15pm Good Sam Club
RE: Report out of California.

If California has a 74 Billion surplus it means that their ripping off the citizens.
stickdog 06/11/21 10:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2004 Chalet A-Frame

Hi, there. I'm looking at buying a 2004 Chalet (basic model). Will it be equipped with electric brakes? Also, anywhere online where I can download brochure or better, the owner's manual. Thanks! - Mike ASK the seller, if the answer is yes. Have him/her put it in writing Forum is not a legal or know all the rules and regulations of 50 states.
stickdog 06/04/21 04:40pm Folding Trailers
RE: Ran out of wine, but have lots of TP!

Don't drink wine but beer is over priced in Canada, and not tasty.
stickdog 05/31/21 06:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Plug or unplug that is the question

??Never had reason to if I'm hooked up. The first thing I do if unhooking is drop the tail gate and pull the imbilical cord. If I'm staying hooked up I don't drop the tail gate so never cross my mind to pull the plug.
stickdog 05/30/21 10:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Gain setting

Good to have an empty parking lot where you can get up to 20mph with gain set at six. Jam on the brakes if they lockup nock it down a number amd try it again. If they didn't lockup take it up a number. Whay you want is maximun braking without lockup
stickdog 05/25/21 10:18pm Tow Vehicles
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