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RE: Montana LLC to save on sales tax

Just do it the honest way. If you can afford an RV you can afford the sales tax on it.
RetiredRealtorRick 11/25/22 05:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

lower the truck and all is good. Best suggestion yet. It still baffles me why anyone would purposely drastically raise the center of gravity of a vehicle, making the likelihood of it flipping during an evasive maneuver so much greater than a stock vehicle, endangering not only the occupants of the vehicle, but others around you. But if ya gotta look cool, ya gotta look cool (I guess). I'll tell you why. The Stock suspension and tires on the 07 were a joke for any minor off road travel. I don't know about you, but if I want to do hi G Evasive maneuvers, I will do them with my Sand Rail or my ZX12, or a sports car, not an 8,600 LB Truck. I was obviously speaking of an emergency evasive maneuver, not a sporting event. I thought that part was pretty clear.
RetiredRealtorRick 11/24/22 04:18am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

lower the truck and all is good. Best suggestion yet. It still baffles me why anyone would purposely drastically raise the center of gravity of a vehicle, making the likelihood of it flipping during an evasive maneuver so much greater than a stock vehicle, endangering not only the occupants of the vehicle, but others around you. But if ya gotta look cool, ya gotta look cool (I guess).
RetiredRealtorRick 11/21/22 05:44am Fifth-Wheels
RE: I need a toad.

Buy a dolly and tow any front wheel drive only vehicle. We have towed our 2018 CRV, Toyota Camry, and 2014 Smart car. Mostly the Smart. Easy to use and is so much more versatile. I recently used a rented dolly from Uhaul for a trip around Colorado for 2 weeks and will never use a dolly again. The contraption had to be repaired twice and then at the last stop, the wife overshot the well and it took 3 hours to get the car off the dolly. I fully agree with ferndaleflyer. I've always used a dolly, but U-Haul dolly's are heavy and clunky, and most of them are very, very old. Buy a decent dolly. Then, you're not limited as to what you can bring along, as long as it's a FWD vehicle. Since I was in the automobile business, it was great, because on some trips I'd want to take along a minivan, some I'd want to take a convertible, and some I'd want to take the most fuel-efficient car I could. Since your toad is going to sit idle most of the time, unless you're made of money, buy something reasonably priced, buy a decent dolly, and go for it.
RetiredRealtorRick 11/21/22 05:34am Class C Motorhomes
RE: I need a toad.

You say it will not be a daily driver when it's home. Will it strictly be a toad, and sit idle otherwise? That would have a very strong bearing on what I would buy.
RetiredRealtorRick 11/20/22 08:36am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Towing with lifted truck; need assistance

you wanna tow? put the truck back on the ground. your headed for trouble jacked up. I absolutely agree. A lifted truck is enough trouble on its own -- add trailering to that and I see it as pretty much a recipe for disaster.
RetiredRealtorRick 11/20/22 06:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Internet RV Prices Today

Educate me a little bit here, since it's been a long time since I've bought a new RV. Since new RV's don't have monroney labels as new cars do, how would I know what true 'MSRP' might be? Or, would a dealer show me an invoice, and work from actual dealer cost upward? I hate to deal with pie-in-the-sky fabricated numbers, but unfortunately that looks like the way it is more and more today. Even when purchasing a new car, 'addendums' added to the factory monroney label can change the 'MSRP' drastically. Then, it is no longer an MSRP, since M stands for manufacturer, but it becomes a dealer's suggested retail price. I was in the automobile business for 30 years, and I hate games and deception as much now as I did then.
RetiredRealtorRick 11/18/22 07:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Chew on this.

Diesel is $5.75 at the local cash only gas station, that's had some effect on our camping this year. Looking at our Florida trip, thats 1800 miles round trip at about 12 mpg. 150 gallons of diesel at $6/gallon will be almost as expensive as the campground for 2 weeks... Might as well buy a Prius and stay at nice motels! Gotta be a LOT more cost effective. :C
RetiredRealtorRick 11/14/22 06:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Chew on this.

Hmmmmm, very interesting. Am I wrong, or did we read not all that long ago that Thor was completely sold out of their 2023 production? :h
RetiredRealtorRick 11/13/22 04:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Extremely Fustrated

I'd just go get it. 5 months is waaaaay to long to have it sit idle. After about 30 days I'd have been tap dancing on their heads and removed my RV from their premises. If they want to get paid for a diagnostic charge, I'd do so, then get it out of there. Just my opinion.
RetiredRealtorRick 11/10/22 04:50am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Anyone heard of LIV trailers?

"The trailer itself won't burn." It doesn't say that -- it says "Fire Proof." If my family and I are inside and a fire erupts, the fact that the shell itself may not burn is of little consequence.
RetiredRealtorRick 11/02/22 07:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone heard of LIV trailers?

Interesting, but "fire proof" as their website claims? I see plenty of stuff in there that could rapidly combust. I predict a change in their claim in the very near future.
RetiredRealtorRick 11/02/22 05:13am Travel Trailers
RE: renting out your RV? Success stories? Issues?

Those "people with NO experience" just might be the ones that you DO want to listen to, as they are the ones that have chosen to not rent theirs out after weighing all the factors relative to it. Be grateful for any legitimate input you receive. That made me laugh. This thing that LOTS of people are doing (15,000 owners on Outdoorsy, 100,000 on RV share) Is a terrible idea according to people who have never done it. I don't ask people who don't have a passport about travel to Ethiopia. i know the vast majority of RV owners would never rent it out. most won't loan their camper to family members. Which is why i did not ask "is this a good idea" Then I say "GO FOR IT!" Your mind is obviously made up already, so why are you even soliciting opinions from all of us idiots on this forum?? Let us know how it works out for you, will you?
RetiredRealtorRick 10/30/22 05:51am General RVing Issues
RE: renting out your RV? Success stories? Issues?

There seems to be universal disapproval on this forum for this idea, but you seem to have your mind made up. Since they are your RVs, do with them as you wish. Good luck. That would be valid if i was asking for approval. I asked for specific experience and several people with NO experience felt the need to provide their opinion anyway. It's the nature of social media but it's sad that has it crept into this great forum. The only meaningful input came from Matt Collie who happens to be one of the most knowledgeable people on the planet regarding my particular 50 year old motorhome. I don't have my mind made up but nothing in this conversation added to my decision making one way or the other. Those "people with NO experience" just might be the ones that you DO want to listen to, as they are the ones that have chosen to not rent theirs out after weighing all the factors relative to it. Be grateful for any legitimate input you receive.
RetiredRealtorRick 10/29/22 09:10am General RVing Issues
RE: renting out your RV? Success stories? Issues?

There's an adage in the rental car business: "drive it like ya' stole it!" . . . and that's what people will do. Another revenue stream needed you say? A nice little Ebay business might be a better choice :C
RetiredRealtorRick 10/28/22 05:29am General RVing Issues
RE: GMC Sierra EV Denali

Here's one that will really peg your envy meter Goober Hate It's the Rambler Marlin reborn!!
RetiredRealtorRick 10/25/22 04:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Likely to regret

Was a HDT Wrench for over two decades, worked around any and every imaginable machine over those years, changed career path to Power station spending another over two decades in a Nuclear Power Plant. Now retired, got the itch to travel where wife is coming closer to retirement, so I did some horse trading into a Project Truck. Is HUGE just over 28' long, 2005 Kenworth W900L, has more than enough HP Caterpillar engine, Gearing and Brakes, eight bag air ride tandem. Weights 19800 by itself where intend to purchase a ~30' toy hauler fifth wheel as is only Wife and I to use, have no children. I have overhauled engine, updated head and other attachments, repaired most all that had been left go to rot and repainted where I am now fitting full rear fenders I received also in trade essentially for free. Fully understand parks can be tight to non maneuverable so am I going to regret this beast? Probably so. If it's all fixed up now, it's probably very marketable. If it were me I'd probably sell it and buy something better suited to my purpose. Happy travels!
RetiredRealtorRick 10/24/22 06:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gulf coast trip

Island Retreat and Sugar Sands are both nice
RetiredRealtorRick 10/23/22 06:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: GMC Sierra EV Denali

Too much fru-fru and not enough 'truck' . . . in my opinion.
RetiredRealtorRick 10/21/22 06:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: 'Tiffen road side service'

I would ask that question on the Tiffin owners forum. You mean the one with two i's and no e's? ;) YES and the one that doesn't have fat fingers...have a good day my friend. And you as well.
RetiredRealtorRick 10/20/22 06:16am General RVing Issues
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