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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
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

I wouldn’t even get a 20 year loan on a home that hopefully, will increase in value. So if that was the only way of owning a home I guess you would just rent and lose money that way or just live under a tree or maybe with parents supporting till you save up the money? Not everyone is born with a silver spoon! I apologize in advance as it’s probably not a good time to take on a older person who is limiting his outside exposure. I’ve only rented while in the service. I then bought for cash a used single wide MH which I added to making it a double wide with polyester curtains. 10 years and 3 children later we moved into a paid for new home... much of which I built myself over 2 years while running my own business. Do the math on the difference in a 30 and 15 year loan. If you can’t swing the higher payments of a 15, buy a less expensive home and then pay 1 extra payment/year and turn it into a 12 year loan.
Ivylog 03/25/20 07:56am Beginning RVing
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

quit spending more than you make. Unfortunately by the time they learn that, if ever, it’s too late. If you want to enjoy your retirement you need to live below your means now. I wouldn’t even get a 20 year loan on a home that hopefully, will increase in value.
Ivylog 03/24/20 03:57pm Beginning RVing
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. :S
Ivylog 03/24/20 01:53pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tallulah Gorge SP, Georgia

Campground is a short distance off of US 23/441... no problem getting to it. Unlike many other states most GA SP CGs are still open... for now.
Ivylog 03/24/20 06:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: annual snowbird trip home

I think warmer areas will fair better than cold areas. Before antibiotics, a successful treatment was outside in the sun and fresh air.
Ivylog 03/16/20 07:02am Around the Campfire
RE: Aladdin System

Yes, the wires to the sensor is those phone type wires.
Ivylog 03/13/20 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Having Second Thoughts

What difference does the CG make if you are at Disney all day? Take advantage of hopefully fewer people like you. We like Stage Stop down the street , but you still park on the grass.
Ivylog 03/10/20 09:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dometic AC/HP (1500BTU's) ambient temp sensors

Two 16 year old in 04 Dynasty still original
Ivylog 03/09/20 07:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Impact of Coronavirus on Parks?

Getting a Flu shot will do you more good. 16,000 dead so far this Flu season. What, 12 dead from this over hyped epidemic.
Ivylog 03/06/20 07:43am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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