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Are you referring to retired or still working? From what I hear workers in many industries are demanding increases. Demanding but not necessarily getting. Some are. And a lot of business are still crying "labor shortage" to the press. And in the past, when strikes get concessions from bosses and dastards, other unions are more likely to strike, and other companies/industries are likely to organize. Still working. I have been in the financial industry for almost 30 years. When I first started in this industry it was not uncommon to see 7-8% increases annually. Now lucky to see 2-3%. you can "demand" all you want. Good luck with that. And there are no banking unions or a labor shortage in this industry. I have a great job and get paid well, but I certainly wouldn't complain about a 5-6% increase. That's far better than most in the working world today.
way2roll 10/28/21 07:13am Around the Campfire

In the corporate sector we are lucky to see 3% annual increase for an outstanding employee. 1.5-2% has been more common the past few years despite all the hoopla about record profits. Grass is always greener.
way2roll 10/27/21 01:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Is Facebook killing this site?

Was listening to a radio show yesterday with a technical reporter outlining how FB's algorithms actually perpetuate mis-information and often in turn results in violence. Apparently India is the largest FB user population on earth and FB is the only source of internet in some parts of the world. Yes FB runs an actual internet in some parts of the world to access FB of course with no other competing "news" outlets. Most notably Ethiopia. Detailed that their algorithms purposely delayed important governmental information and when it was finally released due to the timing and misleading content it caused riots where a lot of folks died. Researchers created test FB profiles to see what sort of information these algorithms threw at it. The test profile randomly selected news topics and was then immediately bombarded with misleading and violent information. Investigations are underway, but FB has long gone from being a people connector to a conduit to perpetuate mis-information. They claim they are simply a forum for users, but turns out their own algorithms promote negative and misleading content. I am sure it makes them more money than just old friends reuniting. The addictive portion is a whole other story also under investigation. But back on topic, I am not sure how FB is a competitor for an RV forum.
way2roll 10/27/21 12:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: Best/easiest internet setup for working remote/full time

This thread is almost 2 years old but I guess it still has merit. We never did our full time/part time switch. Covid threw a major kink in the whole works. So we put the plan on hold. We have the truck and FW now and I have our new ATT hot spot with unlimited data and so far it's worked perfectly.
way2roll 10/27/21 07:42am Technology Corner
RE: New motor home blues…

I would call Tiffin or write them. Provide list of repairs and all associated costs, including lost camping fees. They were pretty good about responding and taking care of these type issues, including reimbursements. Was that before or after Thor bought them?
way2roll 10/26/21 01:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Hiring Bernie Madoff as a trust company??

An RV forum is the LAST place I would come for advice on this matter.
way2roll 10/25/21 02:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: Mildew pre treatment

I always find these mildew and moisture posts intriguing. in the RV's I have owned in the past decade (2 MH's and now a FW) and now living in a moisture prone environment near the shore, I have never had an issue with high moisture levels in the coach. I keep it sealed up when not in use - no vents open and it stays dry as a bone. Not sure what I am doing right but I've just never had an issue.
way2roll 10/25/21 11:29am Beginning RVing
RE: Class A quality

You also lump TPO in with rubber - that is a very uneducated move, two completely different animals, and yes, I've had both - 2 with rubber and 3 with Brite-Tek. . I did NOT Lump anything. in fact I was clear to differentiate between the two. bumpy Your quote; because one has a fiberglass roof and the other rubber/TPO Sure looks lumped in to me! :B OK, would "the other rubber or TPO" suit you better. but my original post only pointed out that construction could affect the difference/increase in cost. not that one was better than the other. others whined about an obsession. bumpy Bumpy, for years you have taken every opportunity on every post when someone asks for an opinion on buying a coach to chime on on this very same thing. I would say it's an obsession.
way2roll 10/25/21 10:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

Seriously..... COME ON MAN .... a little extra oil and a few extra filters over 50k niles .... on a motor and transmission in a HD truck chassis !! Not sure what you mean, the post is a little cryptic. But you asked for reasons why people choose one or the other. I wouldn't knock answers that you asked for.
way2roll 10/25/21 10:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Class A quality

Are you buying new or used? What's your price range? Are you going to full time, part time, or just vacation? I would hold off buying anything new at the moment as there are major supply chain issues and worsening quality than what already existed due to COVID employee constraints against demands to produce more units. Seen a few posts recently about issues with a new Tiffin which used to be a top tier brand. But they were bought by Thor and Winnie purchased the other top tier brand - Newmar. If buying used, expect to pay more because demand is higher there too. But back to your original question, just like anything else, you get what you pay for. Quality is bad in RV's but some are considerably better than others. We owned an entry level RV previously - an ACE - and while fun for weekend trips, the quality was poor and I never planned on keeping it more than a few years. I certainly wouldn't full time in it.
way2roll 10/22/21 10:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: New motor home blues…

So much for Tiffin quality! Curious if this is a result of Thor buying Tiffin or COVID or both. We may never know. Wonder if any other new Tiffin owners are having issues.
way2roll 10/22/21 10:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

I can certainly attest to the fact that diesel engines cost more and cost more to maintain. Previously I have only ever owned gas engines. My former Ford truck with the 5.4 was fairly straight forward to maintain. My new truck with the 6.7 turbo diesel costs exponentially more just to do routine maintenance. There are more filters and materials to buy, those materials are more expensive and the labor - if you pay for that - also costs more. Diesel fuel is also more expensive.
way2roll 10/22/21 08:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Use it or Lose it

You aren't alone. In fact your likely part of the majority at this point. Complete reliance on technology, no one can do simple math easily and forget about remembering things like phone numbers. I task myself when going out to dinner to calculate the tip in my head. Not an overly complicated task but it helps. When woodworking a I also still do my best work out angles and calculations on paper. I try and teach my son - who has recently graduated from HS and knows more about calculus and physics - than I ever will, how to apply that to real world things.
way2roll 10/22/21 07:58am Around the Campfire
RE: Coal-Rolling Teen Pickup Truck Driver Hits Six Cyclists

I won't pretend to be a lawyer, but it seems to me that a bicycle which is subject to the same rules of the road and is considered a vehicle with entitlements to at least a portion of the road, gets hit maliciously by another vehicle there should be charges. Why are there no charges because it's a group of cyclists? If this clown purposely accelerated into another car and injured someone he'd be charged with a slew of offenses. This just seems ridiculous. He's immune from all charges because it was cyclists? Sorry I don't get it. There's another aspect to this as well which could be in the form of civil suits. Pain, suffering, loss of work, medical bills and the loss of the bikes. These bikes aren't cheap. Damage likely in the 10's of thousands of dollars. On edit: response from the Police Chief on the incident. Chief statement Also looks like a special prosecutor has been assigned to the case and expressed that the case has been mishandled from the start.link Further; the cyclists have hired an attorney and started a civil investigation. link
way2roll 10/21/21 07:56am Around the Campfire
RE: Tow bar options & instillation advice

Normally I would recommend the ready brute elite tow bars as they have an integrated mechanical brake so there is no separate braking system and nothing to fail. Once it's set up there is no installing/uninstalling the supplemental braking system. But since you already bought a supplemental brake before buying bars or base plates, I can't be of much help in that category. We used Blue ox base plates on our CRV when we towed it and they were easy to install and will work fine with a variety of bars. If you aren't fairly adept at DYI and have the proper tools you may want to take this to a shop. It was about 4 hours labor so expect estimates accordingly. There is no set up for the bars per se. They simply go into your MH receiver and hook to the clevis' on the baseplates on your vehicle.
way2roll 10/20/21 10:15am Dinghy Towing
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

For me, cost and justification. If money was no object I'd be driving a Prevost. A lot of us probably would. But while still working and not full timing and the depth of my pockets, a gasser MH suited just fine. Fast forward to our new setup a FW with a diesel truck. It came down to math. I needed a new truck and I keep them for decades. I also knew that the diesel was more capable to the task (not that gas trucks aren't). I also know the diesel truck was more fuel efficient and will hold a higher value (of course you pay more so this may be a wash). I use it everyday, unlike a MH that could sit for weeks at time. So the diesel won in the truck category.
way2roll 10/20/21 09:22am Class A Motorhomes
RE: In a quandary

Would it be unreasonable to ask those who are unvaccinated to get tested a couple of days before a gathering? This is the thought process I don't understand. If vaccinated people can also carry and transmit the virus, why do only the unvaccinated people have to get tested? A vaccinated person may very well be a carrier and asymptomatic. Everyone seems to think the vaccine is some kind of magic shield. It isn't. It will lessen your symptoms and reduce the possibility of fatal symptoms.
way2roll 10/20/21 06:42am Around the Campfire
RE: In a quandary

Isn't the entire point of you being vaccinated is so you could protect yourself so you could pursue normal life - like holidays? Vaccinated folks can can carry and transmit just like unvaccinated folks. The point of the vaccine is to mitigate life threatening symptoms if you should contract it. That said, even vaccinations lose efficacy over time.
way2roll 10/18/21 10:05am Around the Campfire
RE: Steps not retracting all the way

This is how you manually retract RV stairs if something goes wrong and you're stuck in the middle of nowhere. You can find more information here. Cyrus, not sure if you are aware but you are responding to a thread that's 7 years old.
way2roll 10/18/21 07:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can someone help me understand what I'm looking at

I believe it has a roof top antenna but honestly not sure. So purchasing a small cheap router and running it through the king system would just simply strengthen a local campground wifi signal? Am I understanding this correctly? As far as the connect anywhere I can already connect to the one control and operate the system from my phone inside or outside the RV. From the name "Connect anywhere" What else does that allow me to do? Turn of my lights while at the grocery story or what? As far as being able to control things remotely, I don't think so. I think you need to be in proximity of the RV. But I haven't done much homework on it frankly. I prefer to use it like my former control panels. I do not know what units would be compatible with the existing King antenna. It's booster and router all in one, not just a router. If you need a booster why not just get the King it's compatible with?
way2roll 10/16/21 08:16am General RVing Issues
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