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RE: Insurance

Mich800, Our Michigan Registration was NOT cancelled nor suspended while on storage insurance. Renued all our vehicle's registrations on December 27th, 2019 as my birthday is in early February and we are out of state then so even the truck we pull the 5th wheel with would be in Florida and with an expired registration. Done this for as long as I can remember. Of note: We also do a temporary change of address to our Daughter's home address 2.8 miles from ours active until the written specified date and is then auto returned back to our home address. All our mail is forwarded there while we are gone and on the date set it appears in our mail box again like clockwork. Our banks and all insurance's are also given written notice of our temporary address change and why. Never had one problem yet in so many years. Also our Sheriff's department is notified in writting (email) that we will be gone from X to X and they do a daily patrol of our property. It's done generally with retired county deputies. It's a free service and most snowdodgers here opt for it. Hint, my younger Brother was a deputy for years for the county and we know the ropes. All our neighbors and our daughter and our grand kids too also keep an eye on our property also. We do live in a very low crime area of the state which is nothing like in the Detroit/SE state area. We have family (3) that live in the SE Michigan area - White Lake, Milford, and Howell and I spent nearly a hundred days a year in the area for my auto engineering business I owned and know the area and what it's like well. Our cable TV and garbage service are put on vacation status (3 months max) and the electric power co is also notified as is the natural gas co. Big savings and amounts to more than the cost of our diesel fuel for our entire annual trip and one months Florida CG cost too.
travelnutz 04/07/20 11:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance

mich800, You are completely wrong that "you can't do that in Michigan anymore". Just did storage only on an SUV on Jan 2nd 2020 with our Michigan based insurance policy and off storage coverage only on March 26th 2020. All done thru our insurance agent and was over the cellphone when we left for Florida and on full coverage on the return trip. Have done it for boocoo years and it works just fine. We specified the dates for on storage and when back off on 1/2/20. Wife cashed the rebate check at our bank wirelessly on her cellphone. Have the documents to prove it so we know it's a fact! Maybe you need a different agent or ins company?
travelnutz 04/07/20 11:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance

RV insurance is very cheap in our state unless it's motorized/self propelled. We have always bought our RV's new and always paid cash for them for 55 years now, so financinng rules couldn't even require the RV to be insured. However, we do keep full coverage on all our RV's 12 months each year and always have. We also have and exercise the option of calling our insurance agent and having just storage insurance on any one of our vehicles/tow vehicles when we don't plan to be using them for X time, like for instance when we are in Florida for our ~2-1/2 months each year. Costs nothing for us to do and saves us a lot of $$$ each year.
travelnutz 04/06/20 09:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

We sure do not and never had any issues with our Generac 40G (3400 watt) propane built in generator in our purchased new 1997 Lance Legend TC which has the original OEM board still in it yet today, 23 years later. Just push the rocker switch on the rangehood and it starts right up always and has never been/needed repair yet. It's fairly quiet as OEM but I had added/lined the generator compartment with 3/4" high demsity urethane foam and it made the generator much quieter and virtually no heat transmits to the inside of the TC. Really muffles the generator noise created in/from the compartment. Can't hardly hear it running just 25 feet away. Much quieter inside the TC too. I had also added a right angle elbow on the end of the generator exhaust outlet in the rear pointing downward and thus have zero fumes entering the TC at all. Can swing the elbow towards the left or right too so the prevailing wind blows the fumes totally away. The 990 Lance Legend has 60 lbs of PP in 2 - 30lb OEM tanks and the Generac doesn't consume that much PP as the draw having up to 3400 watts doesn't cause the generator to increase its RPM's much at all which helps with the sound created and high RPM required excessive PP use. We use the generator often as wanted or required but for most no hookup average AC we'll use our 1500 watt inverter with power amps from the 3 group 31 deep cycle batteries (1 in the TC battery compartment and 2 in the side of the truck's bed connected to the dual alternators on the diesel engine and to the TC battery with #2 ga copper fine strand welder cable fused at both ends and also has a high capacity on/off slide switch). 110 AC power anywhere any time 1500 watts or 3400 watts totally silent or with very little noise created! What's not to like about that? Solar doesn't work for cra-p here in the Midwest as there's large trees with leaves everywhere and in nearly every CG site too. We love our trees!!! Nothing like is the norm in the mostly barren western states areas or trees with the skinny pine needles that just filter the sun's rays.
travelnutz 04/01/20 07:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Senior Citizens Speak Up

Yosemite, who's fault is it that maybe you married the wrong woman??? Your choice made and thus shall live with the results thereof! Not someone else's problems, period!
travelnutz 03/20/20 08:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bye-bye Tom Brady

Soooo many jealous can't walk or chew gum mouthy nimrods on this thread!!! Tom Brady DID win big time constantly and was a very superior quarterback but they haven't, hadn't, didn't, or couldn't. I'll take winners over losers anytime! Grow up little children!
travelnutz 03/18/20 06:55am Around the Campfire
RE: GM 400-mile battery

Tesla batteries are just old school now!
travelnutz 03/14/20 11:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

Tesla batteries are just old school now!
travelnutz 03/14/20 11:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

Yosemite, GM not only has a fully tested and working prototype of the 400,600, and 800 mile battery component and was thoroughly documented and will be made at the Lordstown OH GM plant by Americans in late 2022 in that plant. Not a pipe dream but is an actual reality! The plant is being converted as I write this!!!
travelnutz 03/14/20 11:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

winniman, Why did you have to go ahead and post the actual true and documented FACTS??? It simply makes the uninformed doomsday crybaby, "the sky is falling", fakes look like the real fools they truely are! Planet Earth's climate change is only natural and occurs on its very own schedule whether any human on this planet likes it or not! A natural occurance and humans on this planet have ZERO control or influence over it, whats - so - ever!!! Just one major volcano erupton has and had more influence over the planet's air quality and climate than all the humans can do in 50+ years. Wise up people! You are not that important or powerful at all!!!
travelnutz 03/12/20 09:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

Why is it people do not understand the factual dynamics of providing electrical power in the USA??? Presently the nation's electrical power comes from these sources: 38% from natural gas 24% from coal 20% from nuclear 7% from hydro dams 6.5% from wind turbines 1.8% from solar Scratch all fossil fuel use for generating electrical power? Lets see what that means? Natural gas is from fossils and nuclear is slated to be gone too within 10 years, thus 38% plus 20% will be gone. 24% from coal and of course that will be gone too. All diesel power generation will be gone too. 38 + 24 + 20 + diesel plants too = more than 82% of the USA power generation will not happen anymore. Now the USA is just left with: Hydro dams 7% wind 6.5% solar 1.8% Just 15.3% of present power generation is left! DREAM ON!!! No reasonable solar energy is even capable within 40 degrees latitude from either Earth's pole towards the equator, under trees, limbs, and leaves, other than the max 8-10 hours of the daytime when the sun is not behind any clouds, fog, falling rain or snow or snow accumulation on the solar panels. The wind must be blowing to turn the windmills or no power is generated. Add in that most areas have very low wind or calm winds during the nighttime hours so that sure doesn't help. Maybe somebody has magic pills that create untold electrical power to save the day??? Tell me again where all the electrical power required today for the entire USA and then the 50+ million added vehicles that only can run on electricity are going to get all that electricity from??? I'm patiently waiting!!!
travelnutz 03/08/20 09:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

Sorry, I meant 400, 600, 800 kWh instead of just stating amps.
travelnutz 03/08/20 08:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

Overall with GM's/LG's new discoveries and manufacturing methods greatly reduced costs etc, makes Tesla EV battery systems look like "Just Old School Technology"!!! The jury is still a long ways out on where all this added demand on the grid system power is going to come from. Doubling or trippling+ the added load demand while not building nuke power plants and shutting down about all the coal power generating plants and only few new natural gas power plants as it sure won't be coming from solar and/or wind generating. That's been overwhelming acknowleged and so well documented! Dream on!!! BTW, EV vehicles sold in the USA had only accounted for 1.4% or ~265,000 of 17 million road vehicles sold in 2019 not including heavy OTR large truck or 26,000+ GVW truck sales. Such a tiny fraction that it's truely insignificant to the factual total. Just the facts people, just the real facts!
travelnutz 03/08/20 12:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

BTW, Aluminum is lighter than cobalt so weight savings gained too plus the weight of so much added conventional wiring required and the needed mountings weights required!!! What's not to like??? Yes, it's patented and is controlled by the GM and LG partnership only.
travelnutz 03/08/20 09:52am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

The interesting thing about the new GM EV battery pack developed with the GM and LG Chem partnership is that it is 40% to 60% cheaper to manufacture and the entire package is self contained including the controllers and all wiring, Just plug in the motor/motors etc! It's a drop in standalone package and uses 80% less cobalt which is very expensive and mot environmentally friendly and replaced it with aluminum, all individual cell new shapes use their total physical space vs the round cells which only occupy ~75% of the space they take, also can be orientated in any direction even upside down or horizontal, yet has 400 amps battery capacity. Means the drop in EV battery pack physical size is markedly smaller in size and much less complicated to manufacture vs than before was possible. Also can be recharged at a rate of 10 minutes to give 100 miles of driving. That's an honest real breakthru! Can be made in 400 amp, 600 amp, 800 amp, etc capacity. To be manufactured at the Lordstown, Ohio idled GM plant here in the USA employing 1100+ Americans, not overseas.
travelnutz 03/08/20 09:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2019 Lance 1062 Price

Riley, looks like you are looking at the Lance at the CW at the 76th street and Division location on the south side of Grand Rapids MI just off US-131. CW bought out American RV which was the former business name and CW had a store there. American RV had stocked and sold Lance TC's for many years before being sold to CW. Later, also sold Arctic Fox TC's just a couple years before they were sold to CW. Also used to sell a couple other brands of TC's a few yews ago too. I know the business quite well and have been there many times and purchased many thousands of $$$ of stuff there as we live in the Grand Haven area. We have been happy with CW locations and have been Presidents Club members since 1993 or 4. They had nearly stopped selling Arctic Fox TC's several years ago as they didn't sell well at all and they also had many quality and warranty claims and issues with the Arctic Fox TC's they had sold. Haven't talked to the CW owners for a few years now so possibly some things had or have changed. I do know they had a turnover of many of their salespersons so I likely wouldn't know who you are working with as it's none of my business anyway. The salesperson very likely won't tell you or doesn't know all the details of the past years happenings. All he wants to do is sell you an RV! The $60,000 price sheet they showed you is a mystery and sounds very fishy and certainly inflated. Anything can be printed by just about anyone!!! BTW, we have owned 3 new Lance TC's ourselves and still have one today and won't sell it...
travelnutz 02/29/20 07:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Homeless people coming to your favorite campground!

Well, where we live, here's the published 2019 income averages for our township having ~18,000 population or the local area having ~70,000 population: Charter Township Of Grand Haven Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019) POPULATION Median Household Income $80,400 Average Household Income $101,648 Copied and pasted Hint: It sure isn't on the Detroit or the S.E. side of the state but nearly 200 miles west on a very huge clean deep freshwater lake. Cost of living is 89% of the national average, zero slums or rundown areas, and averages around 3% unemployed. Look it up and see for yourself! Thus the $96,000 household comment isn't that much or out of the ordinary in well run desireable population areas. Probably not even close to that amount of income in the poorly run localities in our state or other states especially for either the east or west coast states in the U.S.A. We sure wouldn't live on either coast but that's our choice and we sure are happy! Seems some people like to live in those other areas though and constantly pay the piper and then complain and complain.
travelnutz 02/26/20 03:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2020 Chevy 2500/3500 trucks

This would only be starting with the 2020 3500HD models. Previous years the 2500HD, 3500HD, and the 3500HD DRW chassis, frame, etc on GM pickups 2500's thru 3500's were basically the same with very suttle changes which depended on the model built. The 3 OEM builds from the 2500 thru the 3500HD were mostlyjust bolt or purchasable enhansements which added to the truck's capcity, like higher capacity tires or 2 more added, higher capcity shocks, added spring capacity mosty on the rear, and had different badging. Rear axle diameter was the same on all 3 models but the 3500's had an and added cap on top of the rear axle housing on a some year's 3500 models. The rear end/ ring gear etc size was accoring the the selected engine size or type or 2DW or 4wd etc put in the selected truck. So many variations and options were available so can't really cover all the possibilities one could select from in the various size and model level combinations possible as it varied with year.
travelnutz 02/07/20 09:19pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Super Bowl Turf....

Naaa! The Patriots should be the team there and would win again as usual with Tom Brady. Some people are just jealous! Tom Brady knows how to win and sure does. Too bad that he had to play all year while injured and still came close to being there or he'd most assuredly be playing in Super Bowl LIV with the Patriots again and would win it again. Kansas City, however will most likely win LIV as it should unless they make some stupid mistakes and turnovers. That's why they actually play the game for real!
travelnutz 02/02/20 08:15am Around the Campfire
RE: RV lot OWNERSHIP - deeded lot ownership, live year round

We have them ourselves in Michigan (4) and also in Florida (2) recently. Nothing new as they have been around for many decades already. A few things to remember that involve costs etc that may be high or low at various locations. We own and have owned several such RV properties where you can spend/occupy zero to 365 days a year on or even rent them out to others. If we rent them out, we get the full rent paid but if the association rents them out for us, we may get 50% to 67% of the rent amount paid. A big difference. You usually are not there when it's rented out. May be very wonderful renters or may even be druggies etc. Cost to purchase (of course). Yearly dues or some have monthly dues or fees (not to be confused with property taxes). All owned and deeded propeerties have property taxes that must be paid. All require keeping the property in good upkeep conddition wheter you are on it or not. If not occupying your property, you still must keep it up which usually means paying ssomeone else to do it for you. All have rules or convenents or HOA's etc. You are responsible for all utilities, costs and bills accrued, maintenance/upkeep there of, liability etc insurance/insurances(can get real sticky if rented out), you bear the cost of repairs etc caused by you or your renters, whether you are on the property or someone else is renting it. You OWN it! Remember that the property is a fixed location and you can't move it but you can sell it if must you don't like your neighbors or the costs or rules become more than you are willing to deal with or shuck out for them. Costs will only increase with time and virtually never decrease and guess who will be paying them! What can you actually sell it for in a present at the time market condition? Over the years since the 1980's we have sold 4 such RV condo properties and done very well but it's certainly not guaranteed. Can be a very good venture or a very bad venture and of course, many ventures do fail, some quickly and some over a long time. Some also increase in value and resale $$$ so it's wise to research thoroughly and know what you are getting yourself into. Laws, codes, and rules vary greatly from state to state and counties/areas also.
travelnutz 01/27/20 08:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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