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RE: Do we or don't we?

That just means that they are moving all of the time instead of stopping to enjoy an area. We are starting our trek to Mesa, AZ from south of Olympia, WA tomorrow - about 1500 miles and it will take us 5-6 weeks! We get 8.75 mpg (has stayed steady for over 16 years), so less than 200 gallons. Even with high CA prices, that will be less than $800 for the 6 weeks. This summer, we have moved every 2 weeks, (less than 50 miles for most moves) on one tank of fuel (100 gallons) or less than $100/month. The budget of $3500 is what I would consider reasonable. Not over extravagant, but you would be comfortable while you are traveling. We were able to take early retirement because our retiree benefits included FULL medical coverage at no cost to us until we turned 65 and that plan is now our Medicare supplement so the only thing we ever pay for is $20/90 supply of any medication. We couldn't have had such a comfortable retirement without it.
BarbaraOK 08/19/19 10:27am Full-time RVing
RE: Ways to Save on Fuel at Pilot Flying J

I always go in anymore because you can't use Apple Pay at the pump in most of their stations, but can inside. I go in, tell them we are Good Sam Members, hand they the card, they scan it, then ask how much as it will be a prepay - - then use the phone to make the purchase. Go back in and get a receipt after we finished - - gives me a short walk to stretch my legs before next leg of the trip.
BarbaraOK 08/14/19 10:01am Good Sam Club
RE: Gas discount

Easy in and out, 8 cents a gallon off of cash price, RV lanes at Flying J, large volume of fuel dispensed so always fresh, are part of the reason we use them whenever possible. Ease of fin and out worth cost difference with other stations nearby since we pull a car behind our motorhome.
BarbaraOK 08/05/19 09:59pm Good Sam Club
RE: Long Term RV Repairs

No repair should take a month or two. ............ But how many times have you seen someone here post about their RV being in the shop for x months waiting for repairs to be made? And the repair shop would not put it in their queue unless they left it at their shop? Easy to say just find another shop. But likely easier said than done depending on location. You take your business elsewhere. We've been on the road for 13 years. Longest we ever spent staying at a repair service was 3 weeks at the CoachCare facility in Elkhardt, IN. They have 6 pads with electric and a dump/water fill station available for those who need it. On days they work on the coach, you move it up to the intake area at 6:30 in the morning, go get breakfast, etc., sit in the customer lounge, and then when done for the day (usually by 3:00 pm) they push the rig out and if not done, tell you when they will need it again and you put it back into on the sites until the next time it is needed. The long wait was for parts coming in and we could have gone to an RV park, but was easier to use their facilities while we waited.
BarbaraOK 07/17/19 10:43am Full-time RVing
Happy Birthday Canada

To all of the snowbirds from Canada - Happy Birthday! :B
BarbaraOK 07/01/19 11:13am Snowbirds
RE: Is Good Sam worth joining?

Fuel discount at Flying J. Yes, I know there are other places to fuel up that are cheaper, but I am looking for ease of in and out and having RV islands is a plus for us. We might use the park discount once or twice a year - same with stopping at Camping World. Nice to have and each one independently wouldn't be my deciding factor but taken together, it is about a break even for us, so why not.
BarbaraOK 06/20/19 08:27am Good Sam Club
RE: Nice parks around Vegas

How much time do you want to spend in Las Vegas itself? Cheaper would be Laughlin, NV and Bullhead City, AZ (across the river from each other) at about 45 minutes from Las Vegas, or going a little further south to Lake Havasu, AZ (again on the Colorado River) which is about 1 1/2-2 hrs from Las Vegas. All of those would be warmer than Las Vegas.
BarbaraOK 06/16/19 09:24am Snowbirds
RE: If money was no object,....

Where would you snowbird at? I'm talking which resort, which state? I'm talking about the best of the best..and how long? We spend the winter at Val Vista Villages (Fiesta section) in Mesa, AZ. Not the largest in Mesa, but pretty good size with EVERY possible amenities you could want. We love the Phoenix area in the winter, mild weather, good restaurants/arts centers/spring training all within an easy drive plus 15 minutes and we can be out hiking in the Superstition Mountains.
BarbaraOK 06/09/19 09:13am Snowbirds
RE: Winter camping

All most all of the parks in Arizona have park models available for rent. Just pick the area, look at some of them and give them a call. In addition to the parks having them available for rent, there are also park models owed by other snowbirds that area available for rent. Just don't wait to long, as they get rented out before fall for the entire winter season.
BarbaraOK 06/08/19 06:43pm Snowbirds
RE: 50 amp

Don't know if this is possible. Is there a converter that I can use to go from normal 110 or 220 volt to 50 amp? Please STOP and sit down and read about how your RV is wired, the difference between watts/amps/volts and how they are connected, the difference between 12VD systems and 120V AC systems. If you are asking how to plug in a 50 amp RV into a household 15/20 amp circuit, there are adapters available. But PLEASE again, learn what you have and the different types of things going on before you harm either yourself or your rig!
BarbaraOK 05/18/19 03:42pm Full-time RVing
RE: Flying J not taking GS card for discount at pumps.

Success today! Everything worked as advertised at the Flying J in Tye, Tx. I believe the GS staff worked some 'magic' to get my card recognized by the system as being one that get s the discount.
BarbaraOK 04/18/19 06:42pm Good Sam Club
RE: Flying J not taking GS card for discount at pumps.

So today I was able to use the pump with the GS Card and my credit card. Pump started, we pumped, of course out of paper. That's ok, I just snap a picture of the costs. And later, going down the road I calculate that yup, they DIDN'T give me the discount. I give up. Really not sure I'll renew my GS card again - why when nothing works?
BarbaraOK 04/16/19 04:07pm Good Sam Club
RE: Flying J not taking GS card for discount at pumps.

Hello BarbaraOK, Thank you for your time and contacting Good Sam, I will be glad to check on the status of your new Good Sam card. Please provide your new membership number in a private message. I will contact with Pilot Flying J to see if the card has been activated. This could be the reason for the issue you have had with Pilot Flying J. Thank you, Ella Good Sam Care Team They took the card at the desk, swiped it and the discount was added.
BarbaraOK 04/16/19 08:04am Good Sam Club
Gas pumps and Flying J

OK, I'll try again today. I posted yesterday, post is gone, but the older thread has been closed TODAY about Gas pumps and Flying J. Tried to swipe and RV pumps in Eloy, AZ. Told I had to go in. If this is going to be standard, for Pete's sake JUST SAY SO.
BarbaraOK 04/15/19 09:27am Good Sam Club
Flying J not taking GS card for discount at pumps.

So, got a NEW GS card when we renewed a month ago. Started our trip, got to Eloy, AZ, pulled into the RV lanes, swiped the cards and told to see the cashier. Not that the walk hurt me, but if that is going to happen every time, just let me know that is the cost of getting the discount. Though given the sky high prices at Flying J, not sure it is really worth it.
BarbaraOK 04/14/19 09:04pm Good Sam Club
RE: Full time RV Living

Start reading the blogs of people who post in fulltime sections on different forums. That will give you the best education on all of the different ways people fulltime.
BarbaraOK 04/05/19 09:53am Full-time RVing
RE: getting ready to full time rv

House is ready for sale, and we want to full time in our MH. We live in Georgia now. How do we manage mail and residency, for motor vehicle registration, and drivers license, and all other legal stuff. Please help, we are having trouble with this. Most fulltimers use either Florida, South Dakota, or Texas for their new domicile. Each state is RV friendly in terms of ease to set up new residency, no state income taxes, the availability of established mail forwarders who understand the fulltime lifestyle, etc. I would suggest you look at several forums including the Escapees forum Escapees and read the blogs of people posting there. Most will have a link to their blog in their signature line and you will find a wealth of information about all of the different ways people fulltime in their RVs.
BarbaraOK 04/05/19 09:52am Full-time RVing
RE: Snowbird Report Card

Don’t worry, you’re going to see lots of heat comesummer. More moisture in atmosphere means more extremes.
BarbaraOK 04/04/19 01:45pm Snowbirds
RE: RV Park Fees

Yes, there is often a 'sack cloth and ashes' approach taken by people. Do notice that there is never a 'race to the top' where people will talk about spending $1K or more a month for sites - - but that is the case in a lot of snowbird parks for those that want the 'upgraded ' pull throughs. And the ones in our park are full from November to April!
BarbaraOK 03/30/19 09:47am Full-time RVing
RE: How long have you been on the road

I left home 10/16 and have been on the road ever since been to all 49 states plus Canada and Mexico, currently at the southern tip of Baja Mexico. I have put 138,000 miles on my rig. SLOW DOWN. You are missing the roses along the way. Why are you in such a hurry? We never, ever, do more than 12K miles in a year. We've been on the road since June of 2006.
BarbaraOK 03/21/19 09:31am Full-time RVing
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