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RE: Do all campers leak ??????

If you buy an RV you're gonna have to Maintain it and yes, unless you are a DIYer, you're gonna have to pay a penny, especially for labor. So this is the point where you ask yourself if you can take on another "bag of Expenses." UV rays and Oxidation are killers, it would be nice if I could keep My Moho tarped or covered at all times, especially in the S.Texas or Az or Nv sun, but CG's don't allow it, so yes get ready to recaulk every 6 moths to a yr, and reseal every yr to 2 yrs. If you're not a fulltimer and you keep your RV in a garage you may be able to extend the recaulking and resealing intervals.
Chainwright 07/01/19 07:27pm Beginning RVing
RE: Gas tax increase in some states July 1st

We never learn. NJ had the lowest gas prices in the North-East, people from PA, NJ, DE used to cross the border to fill up their tanks. Great, more tax revenue for NJ. So what did our illustrious leaders do? they raised the gas tax by 23c. So people from PA, NJ, DE stopped filling their tanks in NJ. Result? Tax revenues are down. No sh*t. I'm not an economist but I could have figured that out. So what do we do ? we elect a governor who promises to raise taxes. Are we stupid or what? Oh and that 23c tax increase was supposed to be temporary and offset by a reduction in sales tax. So what do you think happened to the sales tax? Are we stupid or what? Fits, you’re absolutely right! Except, when they implemented the higher gas tax, they added a provision to have a minimum amount brought in by the tax. If the tax didn’t bring in the minimum, it gets raised. So, as we chase away the fuel purchasers from surrounding states the tax goes higher to make up for the loss. Then we elect the moron who promised to raise taxes! Folks this is NOTHING new. WE live first and foremost in a Capitalist Country. Right? It's Basic Economics (all these nice talking points we're making here are.....Nice, but moot.): When Demand goes up, So does the Price. period. Basta. It's always been that way. Basic supply and demand. It's not gonna change.
Chainwright 07/01/19 07:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas tax increase in some states July 1st

...and we now are the worlds leading producer of oil and should be energy independent but prices and axes are going up. So what does that tell you? We keep saying Europe bad this and Europe bad that. So Again, What does what's happening here tell you? Maybe it's time to RE-Focus or Re set it.
Chainwright 07/01/19 07:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gas tax increase in some states July 1st

Hmmm, EV's don't use gas and bybrids use less. Gov't (fed'l and state) have to make up for the "Loss" somehow. Sad.
Chainwright 06/30/19 09:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: USAA Insurance

MountainKK. is Absolutely right. I guess you can approach it from different angles, but like he said IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY. At this day in age computers have come so far and are soo fast. Every website I need is stored in my favs and it takes seconds to see my stocks/bonds, banking and insurance. Everything I want is at the tip of my fingers BUT still I go to the banks, even if I don't have to. It doesn't have to be ALL on 1 site. But if for some it's a Must-have, then so be it. I've shopped around enough to know that USAA Definitely would not satisfy my banking and investment needs, not for a longshot. So different strokes for different folks, it's a service that wouldn't benefit me. I'd still find myself using other websites. I have GEICO Military and they've always treated me like a king, Absolutely no CS complaints there. So to each there own. Many of us have different priorities.
Chainwright 06/19/19 04:04pm Truck Campers
RE: USAA Insurance

"So it really doesn't matter there which company you chose. Some companies won't even sell policies in Mass - I'd guess because they can't raise rates, and can't make enough money. IF insurance is mandatory - which is true in most, if not all states - then it should be regulated as well. AND, yes, it should be mandatory, so we do not become victims of the uninsured. Of course, even mandatory here in Florida, there is still a "fee and choice" for uninsured motorist coverage, and based on the laws there should be none of those ... right? Don't bet on that one. " Wow and you're from Mass. Too. I don't mean to Derail or change the subject, but when I read that, it reminded me of the Current Health care Issues. Anyway, I digress. Sorry. If you don't mind I'll use this in Other Forums.
Chainwright 06/19/19 08:07am Truck Campers
RE: USAA Insurance

USAA will go through your credit record and driving record with a fine toothed comb and God forbid you have a felony or misdermenor in your history. Some folks love USAA and swear by it, Me, nah I don't. When I 1st Enlisted in 1990, I called them to insure my car, they said we don't service ENLISTED military members, only officers. I know they service Enlisted too now, but that never sat well with me. I wans't good enough for you then, so you don't get my business now. To each their own. That's my take.
Chainwright 06/18/19 02:19pm Truck Campers
RE: Rust Around Basement Doors on Power Bridge Chassis

Looking at trading my 2013 Gasser with trailer style basement doors for a 2014 Diesel Pusher on a Power Bridge Chassis. When examining the basements noticed lots of surface rust near the bottom hinges on almost all the basement swing doors. My current coach doesn't have that issue, just wondering if it is a paint touch up maintenance issue or a sign of lots of salty road driving. The areas in question are exposed to mother nature the basements themselves have good seals and look fine. Coach has less then 20K miles on it. The jacks and springs also look real rusty. I think your intuition is Correct: Salt. Hence poor maintenance (by previous owner). As you know up north you put salt on the roads to make them safer. The downside is that (as you know) it eats anything metal on your vehicle. BUT if you (like us) go to the coast a lot that Salt isn't your friend either. When we went to the coast the 1st time (we were 50 yrds from the beach)I noticed Rust forming around my Chrome Rim bolts after 2 nights there. I wiped most of the exposed metal down the best I could, but when we got back home, I took that Power washer and hosed down any exposed metal and got under that chassis and power washed it. When I got on my roof I ran my finger across part of the roof, my finger was full of salt film and sand, so fine you couldn't really see it with the naked eye. Anyway, make sure you give your RV's a thorough washing when you come back from the coast. If you live at the coast, I'd recommend a thorough wash at least once a week. Experts say to wash your car every 2 weeks, if you live in a salty evironment you should wash it more. Hope this helps a lil.
Chainwright 06/17/19 01:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Sub 35 foot Well Built Motorhome?

Well, If $$$ is not a concern Go with New Aire from Newmar or Tiffin Allegro Red or...the Foretravel (ic 37, the chassis is actually 35 ft).
Chainwright 06/13/19 04:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Opinions on this travel trailer

https://youtu.be/WNXY4uZJ0_w What does everyone think about this new layout? We're not getting it, it's just that this is different so I'm curious what everyone thinks of it. Doesn't get more open concept than that.
Chainwright 04/17/19 02:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

A world of massive waste and chaos at Giga1 factory!! Wow! Talk about bad! "A half a million batteries wasted a DAY!! Saving the world with massive waste! Way the kill it Elon! No wonder you went on a Twitter rant this weekend! In all truthfulness I would have nutted up to dude!A day ago you criticize Elon for asking Panasonic to step it up and be more productive. Now suddenly it is also Elon's fault there is so much waste in the Panasonic production of batteries. Is this another attack on that sensitive Japanese Honor you speak of? Dude you are talking out of both sides of your mouth. I suppose just a few months ago your story was Tesla going out of business for too many employees followed up with Tesla is going BK because he is letting some employees go. All very comical really. Anyone still have popcorn? time...I hope you didn't just notice this. lol
Chainwright 04/17/19 02:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Well as history reveals, no one said it would be easy. It took Wilbur and orville Wright hundreds of manned glider attempts until that 12 second success story that cemented their legacy. So if it only takes Elon 13 attmpts, then I'd say that's greatness. Also he's worth 22 billion, I don't think he's worried about money just yet.
Chainwright 04/16/19 12:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin 22.5 tires

Stay at state parks and never a problem, did stay at a park in Baja Mexico with no problems. Not a big fan of RV parks. Oh, I see. Interesting.
Chainwright 04/07/19 06:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Michelin 22.5 tires

^^^^ Small layover at property I own on Lake Tahoe Nevada get the rig serviced then heading north to roam around Canada for a couple of months. Yeah early retirement is awesome spent 4 years traveling around the world then I . discovered Super C rvs and the rest is history. Had one custom built by Haulmark to my specifications I'm a retired process engineer so I can be pretty anal but Haulmark built what I ordered spent 5 months waiting for it to be completed. wow, Way cool. I've been travelling since I was 3, because of daddy's job. For a while I got tired of all the travelling and laid low for many yrs, but then I "Recoverd." LOL. Then I met my present wife and we've been travelling 10 yrs now. I wanted a Super Duper C too, but I learned that there are some CG's that only allow Class A's. Have you ever been turned away from a Class A only CG?
Chainwright 04/05/19 07:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I just hope the New Ford Mustang EV do out in 2020 (in Europe) with a 370 Mile per charge range, won't have the same problems as Tesla.
Chainwright 04/05/19 07:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

From CNBC Essentially the judge ordered Elon and the SEC to go back to the playground, make nice and work it out? :) He's never going to play nice. He has his own ideas and will continue to butt heads. This is the same guy who called someone a pedophile... did that suit ever get resolved? nope... guess not as of Sept 2018 or Dec 2018 "At some point I think people have to start wondering would this company be better off with a calmer managerial presence in charge as opposed to a genius leader but a mercurial leader." "Is the company now at that stage of its development? But Musk has so much of the shares himself that that’s probably not going to happen without an SEC or court order, which I doubt they’ll be willing to do." Long story short. The guy is a genius and does not like being told what to do, how to think, etc. But running a business, he's better off just making suggestions. Keeping his mouth shut. Or he's going to continue getting sued and fighting with the SEC. I'm thinking Carnegie, Chase, Vanderbilt and Ford had worse "fights" in their day.
Chainwright 04/05/19 06:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Turtle continues to tell lies through selective statistics. LOL. I'm just sitting back and Enjoying the show. I don't get much "entertainment" since I retired.
Chainwright 04/05/19 06:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

The first full month of Tesla Model 3 deliveries in Norway has pushed electric vehicle sales to a new record high; 58% of new cars sold in the country last month were all-electric. https://electrek.co/2019/04/01/tesla-model-3-norway-ev-sales-new-record/ https://live.staticflickr.com/7911/47470529962_af4d4980b8_z.jpg Norway? Really? Are they trying to impress someone. A country that was overrun by Hitler in about 3 hours, using an army made up of two of Hermann Goering's drunken cousins and Eva Braun's Yorkie does not impress me much. Hmm. I'm a retired Army vet. And on 2 occasions went to war for my country. Among many things it was an HONOR for me to serve along side with members of the Coalition forces. And NORWAY is part of the Coalition forces. Yes I served along side the Norwegians in Afghanistan. And NO DUDE they are not there to IMPRESS you. They don't have a say if they want to serve in the Military or not, it's mandatory. Like the Vietnam vets that were Drafted whether they liked it or not and SPIT on when they came back. So if you want to "SPIT" on someone take it somewhere else, or keep it to yourself. Because when we serve with the Coalition forces they Got our back and we Got theirs. So have some respect. Lighten up Francis........That was an attempt at humor and perhaps I had a moment and forgot that it does not exist at RVnet. Breaking news....you are not the only Vet on this board. Plenty of us are Vets.Yes, this is where humor comes to die. To the funny bone enhanced, the linked article is quite humorous. One of the premises is that electric vehicle sales in Norway is going to show the world that the internal combustion engine is dead. That is about as logical as using the August sales volume of snow shovels in Miami as the definitive gauge to prove Climate Change. But sometimes the true believer has to dig real deep to find a "statistic" that supports them. Dig real deep? It was all over the news. Bloomberg, Reuters, Yahoo and NPR.org reported it, not much "digging" required there.
Chainwright 04/05/19 06:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

The first full month of Tesla Model 3 deliveries in Norway has pushed electric vehicle sales to a new record high; 58% of new cars sold in the country last month were all-electric. https://electrek.co/2019/04/01/tesla-model-3-norway-ev-sales-new-record/ https://live.staticflickr.com/7911/47470529962_af4d4980b8_z.jpg Norway? Really? Are they trying to impress someone. A country that was overrun by Hitler in about 3 hours, using an army made up of two of Hermann Goering's drunken cousins and Eva Braun's Yorkie does not impress me much. Hmm. I'm a retired Army vet. And on 2 occasions went to war for my country. Among many things it was an HONOR for me to serve along side with members of the Coalition forces. And NORWAY is part of the Coalition forces. Yes I served along side the Norwegians in Afghanistan. And NO DUDE they are not there to IMPRESS you. They don't have a say if they want to serve in the Military or not, it's mandatory. Like the Vietnam vets that were Drafted whether they liked it or not and SPIT on when they came back. So if you want to "SPIT" on someone take it somewhere else, or keep it to yourself. Because when we serve with the Coalition forces they Got our back and we Got theirs. So have some respect. Lighten up Francis........That was an attempt at humor and perhaps I had a moment and forgot that it does not exist at RVnet. Breaking news....you are not the only Vet on this board. Plenty of us are Vets. That makes what you did Even worse Ralphy pooh.
Chainwright 04/04/19 05:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Michelin 22.5 tires

^^^^ One of the benefits of early retirement been on the road since 10/16. Been to every state but Hawaii just left the Southern Baja peninsula on my way to Yellowknife Canada. Wow that's soo cool. Yeah we don't go up north. We like it Hot. We go as far north as St. Goerge UT, then come back "down." lol. I retired at 45 so I know what you mean with early retirement.
Chainwright 04/04/19 04:58am Class A Motorhomes
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