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RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

I'm guessing part of the reason I see so many Florida plates in southern Georgia state parks is because of the earlier 13 month reservation window and that they extend senior and veteran discounts to everyone that's eligible, and no out of state surcharges. More state parks with full hookups available probably helps too. We'll be leaving a full hookup site in Georgia on Monday for an electric and water Florida state park site. We won't have a full hookup site again until we move to the national Salt Springs Recreation Area where of course we get our Senior Access pass discount.
Dutch_12078 01/27/23 05:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

You do understand that you're telling the snowbird crowd you don't want our money coming into your state don't you. What we spend for state park sites is only a small part of what we spend at area businesses and attractions. Not at all. State parks are typically heavily subsidized in terms of operation and facilities and hold prime land that most private parks could never afford. The snowbird folks who use them heavily are taking advantage of that subsidy. On a modest scale, that's fine but if it's keeping out the folks who pay for the bulk of that subsidy (residents), it's certainly reasonable to tilt the table in favor of the locals a bit more. Plenty of private parks available for those who want to visit florida. We don't prefer the state and national parks in Florida for the price as much as we prefer them for the more spacious and often more private sites. Since we're limited to only two week stays at a time, it seems to me the locals have every bit as good a chance of getting sites as we do coming from out of state. We don't do anything any different to reserve sites than Floridians can do. But if you don't think the money we spend at area businesses and attractions has any value, then maybe you're really telling us to go elsewhere and let you guys fight among yourselves for sites. And BTW, the most common license plate I see during our winter stay in Florida state parks is Florida.
Dutch_12078 01/24/23 09:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

Well to me I it would depend: who is carrying most of the freight and by how much - camping fees or state taxpayers? Private campgrounds it’s a no brainer. It is obvious that for SP that the taxpayer is footing the bill. I suspect the actual operating costs are all or mostly funded by fees tho. I have no doubt the cg would still be filled up no matter who has preference. Land purchases are funded by a Doc Fee tax I believe. I've lost track how many parks the state has, near 200 when I last checked. The only obvious way to give residents preference would seem to be opening the reservation period for the first X time to residents only. Maybe if there is a six month res period giving the residents the first four months. I am 100 persent for this. They need to fix the online system which is awful right now. Bettter to go back to the old system. You do understand that you're telling the snowbird crowd you don't want our money coming into your state don't you. What we spend for state park sites is only a small part of what we spend at area businesses and attractions.
Dutch_12078 01/23/23 05:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2023 camping season

We have reservations at state and national park campgrounds in Florida, Georgia, and New York into January 2024 so far. We have no plans to cut back on any of them. In between, we will be at our private sites in upstate New York and Vermont.
Dutch_12078 01/21/23 07:27am RV Lifestyle
RE: RVIA Certificate?

The RVIA certificate has nothing to do with the overall build of your RV, only that it meets certain codes such as the NEC, NFPA 58, etc...
Dutch_12078 01/19/23 07:50am General RVing Issues
RE: Extinction of Fossil Fuels

There are several, mostly high end, RV's on the market today that are electric only. Between solar panels and large battery banks, plus a suitable generator, they seem to manage quite well between park stops.
Dutch_12078 01/19/23 07:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Slides out or autolevelers down first?

I agree with the check the manual recommendations. It makes a difference whether you have leveling jacks or air bag leveling.
Dutch_12078 01/16/23 06:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ARE THERE ANY SNOWBIRDS ANYMORE?

We're in southern Georgia right now slowly making our way to Florida where we'll stay until spring. The state park we're in now the guests have almost all out of state licenses. We're fulltimers, not snowbirds, but I'd guess many of the others here are.
Dutch_12078 01/12/23 10:41am Snowbirds
RE: Dish TV

Purchased Dish bundle for inside TV no problems really enjoy. Here are a few questions. 1. Friend got bundle for two TVs the one inside works great has trouble with outside. Any thoughts? 2. If i purchased a second Wally, would a splitter work for the other TV? thx What dish are you using? Dutch 12078 Playmaker Unfortunately, your Playmaker only has one output port for one receiver. It cannot be used with a splitter.
Dutch_12078 01/06/23 07:13pm Technology Corner
RE: leveling blocks

I don't have plastic blocks, but the 2" thick laminated wood blocks I do have typically only get used on sites that are far enough off level that the low side jacks would be nearly fully extended otherwise.
Dutch_12078 01/06/23 07:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish TV

Purchased Dish bundle for inside TV no problems really enjoy. Here are a few questions. 1. Friend got bundle for two TVs the one inside works great has trouble with outside. Any thoughts? 2. If i purchased a second Wally, would a splitter work for the other TV? thx What dish are you using?
Dutch_12078 01/05/23 05:17pm Technology Corner
RE: How does 50 amp work?

MedCad: Some adapters do not tie the two legs of power. You maybe able to run both AC units on a thirty-amp power feed. I say again that 50-amp system is 120/240-volt four wire! I've never seen a properly working commercial RV 30/50 adapter that did not supply 120 VAC to both L1 and L2 on the 50 amp feed. If it does not, it's faulty in my opinion.
Dutch_12078 01/02/23 07:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: OBD connector location

The F53 OBDII port is factory installed on the right side of the steering column. The location is meant to be temporary as shown below. Note that the port has a cap on it that can make it difficult to see. I relocated mine to the bottom of the dash as the final manufacturer should have. https://i.imgur.com/8HPfgLjl.jpg
Dutch_12078 12/26/22 05:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: I need to buy a Onan 6.5 kw generator model 6.5nhefa26100p

Give Visone RV a call. They list a number of used Onan generators on their site, and often have others that haven't been listed yet. Onan Generators For Sale
Dutch_12078 12/17/22 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane Tank Issues

After seeing the sample photo, as Doug said, it's the Safety Relief Valve. Below is a picture of what one typically looks like before it has tripped. https://i.imgur.com/eefBMcbl.jpg size=350 Thanks, this is very helpful. Mine does not have the red insert that is shown on yours. It is possible the tank was overfilled. But would it empty completely if that was the case? Or would it just empty just enough to bring it to "normal"? Doug might have the answer to that. I haven't experienced one tripping yet. It shouldn't be possible to overfill the tank if everything is working right, but I suppose it's possible the overfill prevention device valve has failed open. A properly trained refiller should be using the Fixed Liquid Level Gauge, sometimes referred as the "vent" or "spitter valve", to determine when the tank is filled to the proper 80% of the rated water capacity regardless of whether the OPD works or not.
Dutch_12078 11/25/22 07:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question for class A and C people with toads!

I carry 40' of sewer hose and 50' of power cord and water hose. The utility locations on sites are rarely a problem.
Dutch_12078 11/22/22 08:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: LED Side Marker Lights

Why would anyone install "cool white lights" when side marker lights are required to be amber by the NHTSA?
Dutch_12078 11/22/22 06:51am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: DIY 50 amp to 20 amp pigtail

Heh! Five pages of posts for a question that was answered on the first page... ;)
Dutch_12078 11/15/22 10:49am Tech Issues
RE: DIY 50 amp to 20 amp pigtail

Generator/RV 50 Amp 125/250-Volt NEMA 14-50P Plug to Household 15 Amp 5-15/20R T-Blade Connector RV Adapter
Dutch_12078 11/07/22 09:38am Tech Issues
RE: Changing Screen Mesh - No-See-Ums?

Our screen house is rated as no-see-um proof and it really is. I don't know what size the mesh is except the openings are really tiny.
Dutch_12078 11/05/22 06:11pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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