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RE: Has anyone been to S. Africa?

I have never been to South Africa, so no advice on that. But take this for what it is worth, my wife died very, very unexpecidly at 66. We had travelled for 15 years, MH, europe south america. Spend the money do it right, stay a few extra days get a better hotel whatever, you will never regret it. All that wait till you retire stuff is end on the day, total BS, from my life experience and in my opinion Have fun and a great trip
winnietrey 02/16/20 07:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Campnab

If they could get it nailed down and right. seems like it would be a great service for both the CG's and the consumer. Never used it so I have no idea about anything, other than sounds like a great business idea. WPRV would I am sure have some good insight
winnietrey 02/10/20 04:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: loss of spouse

My wife died of a sudden cardiac arrest, did not smoke, drink, ate healthy, not overweight. Zero warning signs. I would not wish this on my worst enemy. It is tough sledding, to say the least. I have gone out for coffee a few times with gals, I met through an online dating site. Man those sites are just brutal. Not ready to move in with someone, but does help with the loneliness, which is just brutal. I am trying to stay engaged in life, worry if I don't pretty soon I will just become a shut in
winnietrey 01/04/20 09:41am Around the Campfire
loss of spouse

Moderator, you may find this topic inappropriate, and if you delete, I get it. But I lost my wife 3 months ago, I just wonder if others may be in the same boat and wish to start a thread
winnietrey 01/03/20 09:01pm Around the Campfire
Last Post, DW has died

MY DW died 3 weeks ago, unexpected she was 66, not over weight, active, did not smoke or drink, probable heart attck last 15 years, probably 25, MH 3K plus trips, four times to Europe, Long Vacations with grand daughter. took Amtrak to DC up to Boston flew home I am sure with the time off work, and the travel cost was probably 250K This is my message, had we not done any of that, I would be 250k richer but she would still be dead. Take it for what it is worth, but you pay cash folks, wait to retire to do anything folks, works great until a black swan comes along. White swans you can plan for, not he black ones I wish you all a long life and happy travels so long Ron
winnietrey 10/26/19 06:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do you want in a campground?

peace and quiet
winnietrey 10/06/19 06:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Back hurting from bed in travel trailer - need advice please

deete
winnietrey 10/01/19 02:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: I can't light my fridge!

light the stove burners, get the propane up. try fridge again. my guess problem solved. Maybe I hope???
winnietrey 09/29/19 06:44pm Tech Issues
RE: New York City

We were in NYC, last month. Us and 13 year old GD. Stayed at a Hilton about 2 blocks from the Wall street bull. 3 blocks from the boat to the statue of liberty, and maybe 6 blocks to ground zero. If memory serves about $225 per night. Great location though. We stayed three nights, did the above and Time Square and central park, plus a few other things. 3 nights was plenty for us. NYC is just to busy. GD would have stayed for a month however Getting around, subway is an option but would have been confusing for us at least. And with luggage, even more difficult. We did Uber and Taxies, not all that spendy and worked out well. Although I will admit a couple of those taxi rides were scary. They tend drive like it is the Indy 500. I would add, if you are like us, Kent WA kids, and maybe you are the same ( as in sort of small townish) NYC is intimating. So we spent the money to make it less so. I think the Hilton, at that location was a good choice, as well as taxies and uber. As opposed to trying to figure out subways or buses, or driving on our own
winnietrey 09/23/19 07:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sound like a good deal?

My credit score is 785 however I'm self employed and show a low income so wouldn't that keep me from getting a loan at a bank? Also, yes I would keep the trailer for 12 years or more. My last one I kept for 20 years. Im also looking at it as a second home when I retire in 2-3 years., Yeah, you are kind of in a tough spot. The interest, the dealer wants Is pretty high. But remember he/she is not going to carry the paper. They will make a % on it, and sell the loan. And they are putting you in a higher risk category (good credit, but low income) Kind of, it is, what it is, and credit union may not be willing to help you, and a bank may not offer a much better rate. Given your income My humble opinion try online , call around see what you can do
winnietrey 09/22/19 05:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Sound like a good deal?

google amortization schedule, you can do the math from there. The interest rate looks to me , based on your numbers to be 8% plus. Seems high to me, unless your credit rating is lees than stellar
winnietrey 09/22/19 05:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Diminshed Value Claims

Without further information regarding the amount of damage, the type of damage and what the OP is seeking in Diminished value it is nearly impossible to offer advice. I don't even know if Carfax or a similar service even offers reports on non-motorized claims. If they do, I don't have a clue if they capture 99% of claims or 1%. Once repaired, no one may ever know a claim ever happened. Repairs do not automatically reduce the value of a vehicle (or travel trailer). It would be a mini lottery win for me if someone hit the rear of my truck. I might get a new bumper, a new tailgate, and maybe even a new bed to replace the ones beat up by hauling gravel, concrete blocks, pallets of sod, multiple tons of garbage and everything else under the sun. The story is different if the damaged vehicle is a new Bugatti. Unless there is way more to the story, if the damage is cosmetic, I would move on once the damage is repaired. Five years down the road, the only thing that is going to matter is current condition.. And the older the rig gets, and the less it is worth. The less the potential buyer will care. But if relatively new, and you wish to sell soon, I can see where it might be a concern. As you said, so x2 imho
winnietrey 09/14/19 02:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Diminshed Value Claims

OP, I have no idea, if this accident caused diminished value. But I can suggest the following course of action, if you feel it has. 1) commercial trucking, insurance companies, are by default very hard to deal with 2) you have not yet, got their attention. they tend to deny, deny and deny, it is what they do. 3) You do not need to hire an attorney, because first you would have a very difficult time finding one to take it, on a contingent basis. 4) If it were me, I would hire and attorney to write a letter, with your demands. That should be $300ish 5) The magic words, that will get their attention are ( you feel they are negotiating in bad faith). And if they do not respond, you will file a complaint, with the insurance commissioner (OIC) and the attorney general. 6) that should get their attention, and you may find them more willing to talk. 7) the bad faith thing is "the big hammer" last thing they want is the OIC, calling them up and investigating them. This of course, is only my opinion. But it is based on my 40 years of treating patients involved in MVA's. And that, two of my daughters are attorneys. So take it for what you feel it is worth. Maybe something, maybe nothing
winnietrey 09/14/19 02:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: “I was shocked with just how white it was there,” she said.

It's an industry trade group folks. All this, is about, is, what they perceive, as an underserved new market. From which there is money to be made. The meeting was about how to tap into that market. It is not about white, black or space aliens for that matter. (which if we had space aliens, they would try to get them to camp as well). It is about three things, money, money and money
winnietrey 09/11/19 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Generator Shutdown - Weid Event

would not be surprised if the AC, just iced up, that would block airflow and cooling. As for generator, it may well have, vapor locked. They are air cooled and not big fans of sitting on asphalt, in 100 degree heat. My thought let things cool down, ice melt and all maybe fine. As for the GFI, could just be old and weak, try replacing it.
winnietrey 08/11/19 02:51pm Tech Issues
RE: Another Rear End Accident Story

I HATE to write this, but you probably could use an attorney. As long as you get what you receive funds to fix or purchase a replacement trailer, get reimbursed for expenses and have your truck fixed cool. However, insurance companies don't make their money giving money away. I did contact an attorney. Since it was property damage only, no injuries, he stated that few attorneys would not get involved in such a case. I received notification that the accident investigation report is complete, so looking to get a copy of that, as leverage against the other insurance company, since the trooper advised me the Freightliner driver was completely at fault. I hope, that they offer you fair compensation. But from experience, companies that insure, commercial outfits. Like the freightliner, that hit you, tend to play hardball and sometimes can be difficult to deal with. Not always the case, but they are famous for lowball offers. ( although your ins co is in the lead here, and will collect from the at fault parties ins) While an attorney, will not take the case on a contingent basis for property damage alone. What you might consider, if you are unhappy with the offer, hire an attorney on an hourly basis, to write a strongly worded letter. They tend to take attorneys much more seriously, than us regular Joes, and it may get their attention
winnietrey 08/11/19 01:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: If you had a month...?

Me, the allure would be in the freedom, sights are good, but one can not see everything. Pick out some that really interest you. Me I would head east, till, I got tired of heading east, then I would swing north, till I got tired of heading north. I would then swing west, then back done to Cali south. We are much more go where the wind blows folks than planners In 15 years of MH trips all over the Western US, it is our observation sometimes the big stuff, we think would be so great isn't, and the small stuff, we find by just exploring and being free to explore is
winnietrey 07/29/19 09:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bicyclist/RV Death

At 64, I still ride quite a bit. Montana 2 is listed as one of the more dangerous roads in America. High speed limit, sharp curves with small shoulders. Not blaming the cyclist, just saying for me, would not be a road I would ride. Risk avoidance
winnietrey 07/28/19 03:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Was rear ended on the highway

I just want my truck and trailer and me to be like they were before the accident. Wonder how easy or difficult my fifth wheel will be to sell if I do decide too sell it.. I guess, I would be extra nice to the estimator and the damage adjuster. Kind of let them know, you aren't a spring chicken anymore, And if it is not fixed right or they don't total it, it really has the potential to screw up your life. About all you can do
winnietrey 07/21/19 12:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Brake Issues & Tire Issues

Service calipers? I wonder, ford is famous for sticking calipers, Especially their old style ones which you have. (something about the material they made the piston out of, as I recall) Perhaps servicing them was not enough, and they froze up. Weird, they did not replace them, when they did the first job. Little bit of, smell though not good, I don't think means, you have cooked the brakes. Smoke pouring out is another thing. I am suspicious of the calipers. ( and they will stick, unstick and then stick again) I would expect 25 to 40K out of a brake job) Now I pretty much down shift to second, put on the 4 way flashers, and try and be as courteous as possible to let others pass. And even on the steepest passes that is usually only for a couple of miles.. Lastly, the shudder is probably due to a warped rotor, are brakes gone on both fronts? or just one side, if the later I would sure wonder about a stuck caliper.
winnietrey 07/21/19 11:59am Class C Motorhomes
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