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RE: ARE THERE ANY SNOWBIRDS ANYMORE?

My wife and I are getting ready to retire (about 5 more years) and looking at purchasing a condo in Mexico for spending our winter months and back in US for summer RV'ing. Is there anyone doing this who could give some advice to help us prepare or have any advice before making this decision? Thanks No matter what, I would definitely rent for the first few winters.
Fizz 01/31/23 10:46am Snowbirds
RE: Tax refund scam Canada

CRA ("Canada irs") DOES send emails: CRA email Didn't know that, thanks.
Fizz 01/27/23 09:50am Technology Corner
RE: Tax refund scam Canada

I can vouch for the Paper Mail part. Last spring Wife got a letter saying she owed an extra $800. Ha Ha she thinks, it's a scam. She dug up the proper phone number and called. Ouch, not a scam.
Fizz 01/26/23 07:09pm Technology Corner
RE: 1st night camping in our yard, 2023.01.24

We did much the same but at a campground 30 min away, worked out the minor kinks. Next lesson for me was assessing if it was a dead end before goin any further. Could I get out of a tight gas station, restaurant etc. After our first Snowbird winter we took out two large Rubbermaid tubs full of stuff we never touched.
Fizz 01/26/23 07:01am Beginning RVing
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

That's a straw argument - I'm pretty sure the Florida residents spend as much money in florida as the snowbirds by about 5 times over. You never get ahead with that, all you're doing is passing that dollar round and round to the same people. You need a steady influx of new money to make a real profit.So no money ever crosses state lines except from tourists. Well there’s a concept Ford, Walmart and every other business in the world might dispute. GOOGLE How much of Florida's economy is tourism? In 2019, Florida visitors contributed $96.5 billion to Florida's economy and supported over 1.6 million Florida jobs. According to the Office of Economic and Demographic Research, for every $1 the state invests in VISIT FLORIDA, $3.27 in state tax revenue is generated.
Fizz 01/24/23 02:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Winter in Arizona...

Just for comparison, this is a light year for us up here. https://i.imgur.com/OiIJ74Gl.jpg
Fizz 01/24/23 01:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bill giving residents priority at booking FL state parks

That's a straw argument - I'm pretty sure the Florida residents spend as much money in florida as the snowbirds by about 5 times over. You never get ahead with that, all you're doing is passing that dollar round and round to the same people. You need a steady influx of new money to make a real profit.
Fizz 01/24/23 07:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: PayPal Money Request Scam

Just now on our local news they showed some poor sod who was taken for $40,000 !!!
Fizz 01/20/23 07:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Winterizing & Summerizing for Snowbirds

My cottage sits on 12 concrete pilings that go down to bedrock 6 ft bellow grade. When its -30 outside its also -30 inside. Everything is frozen solid and takes a full day to thaw out. It's one of the reasons why we don't go up in winter. The quickest way to heat it up is put the kettle on and let it steam away to moisten up the air. When we go home we leave the doors open while we pack up to let all the moist air out. We retired 18 yrs ago and spend the summer there, 4-6 months so we don't miss it in winter.
Fizz 01/20/23 04:48am Snowbirds
RE: Winterizing & Summerizing for Snowbirds

Ive been told the frost heave could damage the foundation of a home if you turn your heat off. Never heard of that before, ever. I have a cottage that we don't use in Winter anymore. We shut down at the end of October and go back early April. It has no heat all winter, never had a problem, it gets to -30C more often than not. It's been 35 yrs now.
Fizz 01/18/23 07:03pm Snowbirds
RE: BlueTooth ear buds and phone on airplane mode...?

Blue tooth inventer Jaap Haartsen Hedy Lamarr Frequency-hopping spread spectrum
Fizz 01/15/23 02:41pm Technology Corner
RE: California Redwoods Campground

With all the crazy weather California is having, I would have a backup plan B.
Fizz 01/14/23 08:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Health rant

We both retired 20 yrs ago. We go for a long walk every day no matter the weather. We walk a minimum of 5000 steps (fitbit) It works out to approx 4K. It keeps the muscle healthy the joints lubricated and helps clear the cobwebs. Nothing more nothing less. If I'm off it for a few days I notice my hip and knee start to nag at me. If all you can manage is a walk around the block, it's a start.
Fizz 01/10/23 08:00am Around the Campfire
RE: Beat Canadian road atlas

I haven't used a paper atlas in years but when I did I always preferred the Michelin North America one. Never did see one dedicated to Canada only
Fizz 01/08/23 05:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: its about time

My sympathies to all of you. We gave up with all these shenanigans in 1986 and bought a small cottage on a quiet lake. Never looked back. Bought a trailer for Snowbirding when we retired and lasted seven years. Eventually gave up and winterized the cottage to extend the season, good enough for us.
Fizz 01/02/23 12:44pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Europe Electrical Adapter

Leave all that stuff at home except for the phones. Europe runs on 220v The phone charger runs on both 110 & 220 all you need is an adapter for the plug. Any store that sells suitcases and travel gear will have what you need. https://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/phones-tech/electric-adapters-converters
Fizz 11/16/22 11:17am Around the Campfire
RE: I am curious !

I'd be more worried about damaged parks not being able to re-open due to high cost of insurance and stricter building codes etc. Not to mention condo developers swooping in.
Fizz 11/12/22 07:13am Snowbirds
RE: This net is dying!

Thanks Barney. But, I'm still stuck. I've failed to learn how to move my photo from my iphone into my computer. Back to basics. I'll find a local to teach me that, and get back to you. All you have to do is use your charging cable to link your phone to your computer. Your phone will show up as a drive with a few folders in it. Your photos are in there.
Fizz 11/04/22 05:35am Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone heard of LIV trailers?

And once again a harmless informative post drifts offtrack to never never land.
Fizz 11/04/22 05:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Diesel crisis ahead

Works out to $10.80 up here so quit your complaining.
Fizz 11/01/22 07:07pm General RVing Issues
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