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RE: Storing Diesel long term during COVID

Keep the tank full and don’t worry about diesel going bad, even biodiesel for that length of time. I plan on winterizing my DP next winter by going to Florida as usual. Could go now from one red state to another but summer is not my favorite time there. After the election you will miraculously be able to travel so “don’t worry” about going south or your diesel going bad. PS: Hong Kong which is very similar size to NYC, had 1000 cases of C19 and 4 deaths. They quarantine for 3 months an infected person... did not put back into a nursing home.:S
Ivylog 05/27/20 12:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cody, WY to Yellowstone (East Entrance)

The other entrances should be open fairly soon so doubt you will have to use just the south or East. Non of them are difficult... OK, getting to the NE/Lamar entrance could be fun.
Ivylog 05/25/20 08:29am Roads and Routes
RE: Starting a Full-time adventure and need guidance

Since you are already a Fla resident (one of the 3 best states for FT) use your current address if possible or set up a mail forwarding service. Several in Greencove Springs, FL.
Ivylog 05/21/20 03:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fleetwood Freedom Bridge Chassis

Looks like a takeoff of the 20+ year old Winnebago Ultimate Freedom chassis... new and improved after Winnebago’s patent expired. https://i.imgur.com/pLuys9Dl.jpg Fleetwood’s copy: https://i.imgur.com/0idqk1El.jpg
Ivylog 05/17/20 09:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How do I reach these clearance lights?

A long enough ladder will rest against the roof above the windshield without hitting it, BUT you need to fasten the base of the ladder so it doesn’t kick out... a rope to the front axle or bumper.
Ivylog 05/15/20 12:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: New Class A - Water Entry

You would know if it was grey water...smells plus the vents are on the roof. You are about to find out how good your dealer is.
Ivylog 04/25/20 02:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Size ristrictions at state/federal parks

As half timers in a 42’ for 14 years and now another 2 in a 45’... 40’ is NOT too big in retirement. Over those 16 years we have gone West 8 summers for several months staying mainly in public CGs without reservations. I would not have gone from 42’ to 45’ if finding sites big enough was a major problem... it’s gotten easier as more information is on the internet today than 16 years ago. In those 8 summers I cannot remember not getting into my first or 2nd choice until this past summer in Moab. Could have dispersed camped running the generator 24/7 (95 degrees in later Sept) so headed to 10,000’ in CO 4 hours away. Had frost the next morning. The advantage of a big rig is how well you can dry camp for 7 days and 10+ if you conserve water. We put more miles on the car than the MH as it becomes the base camp and the car gets us to places the MH could not. You do not go into a CG hoping to find a site big enough on Friday, but on Sunday or Monday it’s not a problem. One of our favorite USFS CG in the Tetons has 30’ max. Not sure who comes up with the lengths... OH, they are government employees. Buy more MH than you think you need... One Time because I started with a 36’ because of comments like some of the above that have never done it in a big MH.
Ivylog 04/21/20 05:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: trading up to a DP, wondering about fuel program

I have not gotten it for two main reasons... I can find (with the help of GassBuddy) equal or better savings (over the last 10 years) and I would have to open a separate checking account (to limit my $$ exposure). In the N Houston example ^^^^ $1.40 (not sure if that’s after the 5% TSD charges) as I found $1.49 - .07 (cash back) = $1.42 using a Sam’s credit card.
Ivylog 04/20/20 06:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bent frame

As flimsy as the frames are it wouldn’t take much to put it back stronger.
Ivylog 04/12/20 11:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Front Tire alignment failure

Disconnecting the stabilizer will solve the problem.
Ivylog 04/02/20 06:39am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lighting suggestions for rv building

I replaced my MH bay fluorescent shop lights with these 4' LED for less than $7 each. Has series connections so you can do a string of several on one power feed. LED https://www.amazon.com/Barrina-Integrated-Fixture-Utility-Electric/dp/B07DNPL2VC/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=4x+led+shop+lights&qid=1585754380&sr=8-14
Ivylog 04/01/20 09:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Taking RV to FLA (west cost) to pick up mother in law

I'm a NYer, and have been self quarantining in NY for about 3 weeks now. I'm chomping at the bit to get down there, and have cancelled 2 reservations so far to autotrain it down. Long story short, Im eventually gonna get down there and get my RV. and when I do, governor DeSantis will be very happy that me, and my money, will be out of his state. There are other states in the southeast that have very similar, or are trying to, implement tax advantages to retiring there... Unfortunately you are probably the exception... not like a NYCityit in our park that flew down this past Friday (NY quarantine in place does not apply to him). Is out and about ( Florida’s 14 day in place doesn’t apply to him), even going into the office (sign on door “If you are recently from NY, call DO NOT COME IN!). Even went swimming with a similar sign that the pool was closed if you had recently come from NY. Why does SE Florida have more cases than the rest of Fla? Could it be all the people from NY that can’t read and are hard of hearing?
Ivylog 03/30/20 01:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Taking RV to FLA (west cost) to pick up mother in law

Friday I went from SE Fla to N GA... 700 miles using I-95, Turnpike, I-75. Moderate traffic, few LEO, and only 1 idiot driver in Atlanta. Set the cruise on 68 and rarely had to slow down and bought diesel N of Atlanta for $2./gallon. If there is a non stop flight, I would probably have her take it. Extensive hand washing and NEVER touching your face is all I would have her do while traveling with her own food.
Ivylog 03/29/20 08:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

Hey bid time. How is your stock portfolio doing? Financing an Rv for 20 years is a bad idea no matter how you try to rationalize it. Now is the wrong time to make any major purchase. My thought exactly... making 10% puts your capital at risk and the risk has arrived. Hope you can keep making those payments as those extra ones usually go on the back of the loan... do not buy you any grace period.
Ivylog 03/28/20 02:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: Reintroduction, shopping for a 10 to 20 y-o DP

Might look at some of the older beavers. Good quality coaches from what I've heard. We've been very happy with our 08 itasca. Ours is high mileage at almost 100k. It would be in the 70-100k range with the miles on it. The miles are nothing to the chassis. Having owed a 40’ 98 Beaver Patriot, I agree the woodwork was excellent BUT the air over hydraulic disk brakes had recalls and were not as good as straight air brakes. The parking brake on the driveshaft is expensive to fix (no parts) and eventually it will give problems. Around 2003-04 Monaco was putting the Beavers on the RoadMaster chassis... much better. Most 04-06 Beaver owners were unhappy with the Cat Accert engines... not just the decreased mpg. I was looking for a fairly new 04 Beaver to get 4 slides, fortunately I found a 04 42’ Dynasty instead... a great MH.
Ivylog 03/26/20 09:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reintroduction, shopping for a 10 to 20 y-o DP

“38 or larger” be careful then on the amount of CCC for 40’ in that era on a single rear axle. They added tag axle for increased CCC and a big plus is better handling. I made the mistake of starting too small (36’) because of the BS that 36’ is the largest for public CGs. I now say “Buy more DP than you think you need...ONE TIME!
Ivylog 03/26/20 09:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Reintroduction, shopping for a 10 to 20 y-o DP

What length? If less than 38’ you do not need a diesel and this is from a diesel only person. Unfortunately many of the gas rigs, in quality, are more like a trailer put on a Truck Chassis. IF you can use a MH 100+ days/year then the higher maintenance of a diesel is not so bad. Was that confusing enough?
Ivylog 03/25/20 05:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How are your solar panels mounted?

I took advantage of the raised side rails on my DP to tilt 7 of the 9 I installed. https://i.imgur.com/0cQJaCfl.jpg width=700
Ivylog 03/25/20 05:00pm Travel Trailers
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

OMB, a 20 year loan on a depreciating toy. Even at 4% you’ll pay more than double for it. A trailer at the end of 20 years might be worth 1/10th of what you paid for it. :SAnd in the meantime while you saved up for that RV, the kids grew up and were gone before they got the chance to see the country. One size doesn't fit all. Nothing wrong with resposible debt. “Responsible Debt” on a depreciating toy... now that’s stretch. We bought (for cash) a used 8 year old Aurstream, one of the few trailers that will last more than 20 years, and pulled it all over the country for the next 10 years with a used burb. Sold the Airstreams for more than I paid for it because the new ones cost so much more. Our kids have been in almost all the states and probably 30 NPs. Like I said above “ I apologize in advance as it’s probably not a good time to take on a older person who is limiting his outside exposure.
Ivylog 03/25/20 08:17am Beginning RVing
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

That said, if you need a 20yr loan, you are spending more than you can afford, no matter how you try to justify it.So do you take a lump sum out of your well funded retirement account and push yourself up a couple tax brackets or take out the low interest loan and pay over 4 to 8 years? No, at 59.5 or older, with a “well funded retirement account” you’re not dumb enough to do that. You buy a less expensive used rig that you can more nearly afford.
Ivylog 03/25/20 08:03am Beginning RVing
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