Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Search
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'lbrjet' found 38 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 2  
Next
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: 2020 ACA ("Obamacare") Update for Full Timers

Income of prior years doesn't figure in at all. You will need income (like taxable 401K / IRA distributions) to qualify for a subsidy. I don't think SS counts as income under ACA rules. Better do some more research on ACA subsidies if you are planning on one. You need enough taxable income to rise above 140% of the poverty level to qualify. Otherwise your only option is Medicaid which brings in a whole other set of rules. What's included as income Thanks, I see that all SS payments are included in the income calculation.
lbrjet 11/07/19 04:57pm Full-time RVing
RE: 2020 ACA ("Obamacare") Update for Full Timers

Income of prior years doesn't figure in at all. You will need income (like taxable 401K / IRA distributions) to qualify for a subsidy. I don't think SS counts as income under ACA rules. Better do some more research on ACA subsidies if you are planning on one. You need enough taxable income to rise above 140% of the poverty level to qualify. Otherwise your only option is Medicaid which brings in a whole other set of rules.
lbrjet 11/02/19 09:17am Full-time RVing
RE: Fun at the CAT Scales - Kind a Surprised at the result.

15-25 percent transfer to the trailer axles is normal, so you are on the low end. Not sure if a Hensley is different.
lbrjet 10/14/19 07:51pm Towing
RE: full time 101 questions

Before you do anything you need a perc test done on your property to be sure you can install a septic system. Your well, septic and power are going to cost a lot of money. This should be your primary concern. Once those are in place then think about your shelter.
lbrjet 09/28/19 11:02am Full-time RVing
RE: New to WDH and Sway control

The 32218 looks like the size you need.
lbrjet 09/28/19 10:00am Towing
RE: I-94 through Chicago

Be patient and watch out for crazy drivers amd you should be fine.
lbrjet 09/21/19 09:56am Roads and Routes
RE: Help planning a Washington State/Oregon trip

We stayed at an Inn called Alexanders while spending 3 days at Mt Rainier in July of 1996. Stayed at the Edgewater in Seattle.
lbrjet 09/20/19 06:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Heading to the Rockies for 5 or 6 weeks.

"I don't know how anyone could tell that I was not using tow/haul by what I wrote." No offense intended but this is what you wrote, sounded like you weren't using Tow Haul: "On the downhill runs however, the engine is still a 3.5 liter gasser when it comes to motor braking. I have to use my brakes more than I would like on the long high speed drops. Today I came down what is probably my steepest, curviest downhill in my driving experience. This road was handled well by the EB because the speed limit was 25 and I could use first gear and had very good speed control with engine braking." If you are in TH you should not have to use your brakes much at all. A light tap of the brake pedal will downshift the trans one gear, no need to manually shift down unless that's what you like to do though it does seem a tad redundant. On a long 5 or 6 percent grade I select a speed that is appropriate for the road conditions and set cruise control while in Tow Haul. This usually gets me to the bottom of the grade without ever touching the brakes or at most doing so lightly and not often. As always... Opinions and YMMV. :C I believe the OP's point was that a 3.5L V6 doesn't have the same engine braking capability as a 5 or 6 liter engine. The turbo is great for going up, but doesn't help you going down.
lbrjet 09/19/19 07:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Full timers warning

Don't believe that story for a second. The IRS doesn't make phone calls asking for information.
lbrjet 09/02/19 09:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Who has switched from a '16+ max tow F150 to a '16+ HD F150?

I would keep the F250 and be done with it.
lbrjet 08/29/19 06:05pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

I now live in a condo with a parking garage for all. Would require a majority of the homeowenrs to approve the wiring install. Ain't happening in my lifetime. I work for the State of Arizona and wiring at work ain't happening either.
lbrjet 08/14/19 05:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

I, along with tens of millions of others are not in a similar situation. So no all of your insight's and photos don't help a bit. I guess you missed my point. BTW, if I could wire for an EV I probably would. I like the technology.
lbrjet 08/13/19 07:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

Charging for apartments, condos and street parking are the biggest obtacles. Also charging for multiple cars in the driveway. For those of you that think this roadblock will be solved quickly are living in a dream world. Another factor is cost. With the average age of a car on the road being eleven years old, that tells me that there are tens of millions of people that will never be able to spend more than 10K on an auto. Not sure what you can get for 5-10K price range with an EV.
lbrjet 08/12/19 06:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Drive trime needed from bryce to moab

Sounds like you don't want to take the most beautiful drive in the country, RT 12. If that is the case at least take 24 through Capitol Reef. You don't even have to stop to take in the beauty.
lbrjet 08/10/19 11:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Need Help on how to get health insurance while traveling

Or another way to put it is that insurance was required, and if you didn't comply, you incurred a financial consequence if you got caught. Compare it with auto liability insurance--if you don't have it, you incur a financial consequence if you get caught. But you never hear people talking about how those without auto liability insurance are merely exercising their choice not to have it, and instead choosing to suffer a consequence. And sure, you have to wait until open enrollment to get insurance once you're sick, but the ACA's disincentive to do so is no longer applicable, so those who want to gamble and wait until they're sick are better off than they were before. Driving without liability insurance is against the law in most states. Declining health insurance is not against the law in any state that I'm aware of. The ACA enrollment numbers didn't change much when the penaly went away. There are more people working now than ever before, this has probably has had more of an effect on enrollment than the removal of the penalty.
lbrjet 08/06/19 06:01pm Full-time RVing
RE: Need Help on how to get health insurance while traveling

You wait until you are sick, then go get insurance. Actually, it's the current administration that opened the door to this practice by no longer requiring everyone to have health insurance. Only now are they free to wait until they're sick to get health insurance, without any consequences. The rules on getting insurance through ACA have not changed one bit. You can only sign up during open enrollment or if you lose your current insurance. Not sure where you are getting your fake news from. Insurance was never required either. It was your choice to get insurance or pay an extra tax. The current administration just set the tax to zero. It was always so low it didn't make a difference anyways.
lbrjet 08/04/19 09:42am Full-time RVing
RE: Tioga Pass - This little baby can...

Tioga Pass isn’t that challenging IMO. Conway is just long. Sorry, I disagree. X2
lbrjet 07/27/19 09:09am Roads and Routes
RE: Clingmans Dome and Cades Cove Smoky Mountains

The road to the dome is skinny. Be extra careful if you go. The views are great up there.
lbrjet 07/21/19 10:17am Roads and Routes
RE: Redwood National Park question

We stayed at the KOA, Elk Country and Ancient Redwoods. KOA is failrly wooded with some giant stumps, Elk were present at Elk Country and Ancient Redwoods was surrounded by woods. We spent 11 days exploring the Redwoods in 2016. Probably our favorite forests were around Ancient Redwoods.
lbrjet 07/04/19 11:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Electric Vehicles? Towing? Hauling?

Before EV goes mainstream a charging solution needs to be in place for the tens of miliions of people that don't have driveways.
lbrjet 06/23/19 03:22pm General RVing Issues
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 2  
Next


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS