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RE: New Member, need your advice!

Wait a minute. This is not as crazy as these folks are making it out to be. Expanding on what Wanderingaimlessly said. A quick google search shows a county park near San Jose for $44 a night including electric and water. If you can plan ahead and get reservations for your stays that is doable. Depending on how you handle travel days that is around $600 per month. There is another RV park that I did not look at for times when reservations are a challenge. It is all in the planning ahead. Another quick google search shows average rent for outside RV storage in the San Jose area for a 25' RV is $300 per month. That leaves $600 per month for your loan payment to break even. Certainly there are many considerations beyond these set costs. Granted I did a quick search, a detailed investigation might reveal other challenges but strictly by the quick numbers I could make it work for me.
tommyznr 07/06/22 10:11am Beginning RVing
RE: Unhooked for the night.

What if you are staying two nights? Three? A week? Assumedly, you never unhitch? The odds of a disaster don't change. The idea of driving off with your trailer to avoid a tornado or a hailstorm is just comical. Dood...this whole thread is comical! Many of the responses land somewhere between paranoia and toomuchtimeonyourhandsitis! Agreed, my over the top counter point of 90 MPH to go to the emergency room was intended as a fun poke at outrunning an extremely rare natural disaster. But of course don't do that because you will kill some other innocents when you could have just dialed 911 :R
tommyznr 06/29/22 08:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Got the insurance money but I can't I do this myself?

Well, usually when you CASH the check, you have completed the claim. I This has not been my experience on multiple damage claims on our house, RV and cars. Hail twice, wind once, lightning once and a deer or two. Each case was different in how we got there but each time the adjuster handed us a check and then things were settled between the insurance company and the repair shop/contractor at the end of repairs if they differed from the adjusters estimate. As an added bonus, if we got repairs done for less than the adjuster estimated we were allowed to keep the extra cash. This appears to be what the OP has also experienced.
tommyznr 06/29/22 08:15am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Unhooked for the night.

So glad I read this thread. I never unhooked but neither did I consider the unforeseen emergency. And there are 2 listed here and who knows what else could happen. Medical emergency, who knows? That’s why they’re unforeseen. Unhooking from now on as standard procedure. Thanks! The idea is to leave your RV hitched up, so that you don't waste precious time having to hitch it up during an emergency. Quickly leaving the area with your RV is infinitely preferable to leaving your RV behind to be destroyed in the fire/flood/whatever. Or quite possibly the flip side, a medical emergency where you may not want to take the whole camp to the emergency room at 90 mph down the back roads.
tommyznr 06/17/22 12:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Small trailer suggestions

In many states, RVs under 4000 lbs. GVW don't require a title to sell I've never seen a trailer (RV, cargo, utility, etc) traveling down the highway without a license plate on it. Which states allow trailers to go on public roads with a license plate (and title)? Wisconsin for one.
tommyznr 05/09/22 12:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Be careful with engine block heaters

****, some of these people on here are pretty dog gone amazing! They can see a picture and tell what started the fire. The fire investigators must be bilking the rest of us, no hands on needed by the pros on here. This isn't about doubting the fire investigator it is about piss poor reporting as is commonplace in our news cycle. The resulting comments here were speculating on what really happened since the reporter couldn't find the gumption to find out and explain what really happened.
tommyznr 04/22/22 02:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: For those with no bathroom access during travel mode.

Veebyes, don't know if you have been looking lately, but there are lots of 5ers with no bathroom access. At least in the shorter size. We were very surprised. Don't know why they are making them that way, but people are buying them! I have seen a few designs without bathroom and/or fridge access that are very creative and intriguing. That being said access is a must for us. Access while traveling is important for us but that is not the only reason I like the convenience of access with slides in. I like the access because when we arrive home after a long trip the laundry is started (dirty laundry lives in the bathroom) and the fridge is cleaned out by the time I get the fiver unhitched and truck cleaned out and ready for the work week. I then don't need to open slides or plug in the fiver if I don't want too. The rest of the cleanup can happen in a day or so after we are settled in again.
tommyznr 12/13/21 09:14am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cold weather, generators, and campgrounds

My cartoon bubble: #1: Man did you hear all those generators last night cycling on and off? I hardly slept a wink. #2 Uhh, that was our furnace fan cycling on and off all night. In my rig the furnace cycling would be much louder than any generator noise sourced from "many" surrounding camp sites with the RV buttoned up to keep out the cold. In fact, I cannot imagine hearing a nearby generator from the inside of my RV in these conditions. Note that I am not a fan of generators in campgrounds even during the day. As for the "rules are rules" folks, rules are at the discretion of the enforcing authority to enforce as they see fit.
tommyznr 10/18/21 12:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: First RV Grand Design vs Keystone cougar

Were buying our first rv. Was sold on a bumper pull but the fifth wheels have me questioning that decision. We've looked at several of both and found, both a nice reflection in the 150 series and a Keystone Cougar. We want to be able to take it into the mountains and not just park it on a slab. Thoughts on each design ??!! Are you saying you want to tow a 5th wheel with a 1/2 truck? If so, you need to post the specs of your 1/2 truck. Bottom line is that very few 1/2 trucks can tow a 5th Wheel. Post #1: Can you tell me about Courtland apples vs Honey Crisp apples? Post #2: You need to post what kind of bag you have. You cannot carry those apples in just any bag. :p :R
tommyznr 10/13/21 08:47am Beginning RVing
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