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RE: Blackstone 22" griddle for $99 at Walmart!!

I have a 17" Blackstone and a Weber-Q. Each have their use. Both fit together, along with my dorm size fridge in an outside compartment. Love the Blackstone for breakfast, philly cheese steak subs etc. Love the Weber Q for steaks, burgers etc... Have not tried the Blackstone for steaks and burgers but have been meaning to. I don't find the single burner a big issue. Not any different than cooking on an electric griddle where everything is the same temp as well. I don't seem to have issues with the corners/edges being significantly colder than anywhere else. Least not enough to notice. Im one who loves the 17" Blackstone, but from the sounds of this thread, Im in the minority. Mike
Walaby 11/26/20 07:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have You Installed Your Own Slide Topper?

I installed mine. If your measurements are 93" flange to flange, go with 8 ft. Will be perfect. If I remember, on the e-trailer website, they recommend a slight overhang. Take your time and with an assistant you'll do just fine. Mike
Walaby 11/23/20 06:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Solar Tax Credit

I know you can deduct the interest on the RV as a second home. Taking the tax credit for solar seams like a no brainier, but then I'm not a tax expert. Taxman2436 probably is (I dunno.. maybe something with his moniker), and he answered it. Mike
Walaby 11/21/20 05:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: banking when full timing

I know I'm an outlier here, both in that we don't "full time" but do spend a month at a time, or bit more, on the road during the year....and the fact we use our credit union. I'm putting my 2 cents in simply because I feel you shouldn't overlook a local credit union vs. a bank. Fees are nearly non-existent except for ATM outside our network....however, we mostly use the card and, like you all, bill pay online/auto pay. Bottom line, just my 2 cents, credit unions offer same services for less fees. In my experience. x2 on the local credit union. I do nearly 100% of my banking online with mu local CU. Never had any issues. Pay all my bills either directly online with the biller, or the CU bill pay app. I see no reason why I couldn't keep doing that while on the road. In all my vacations, I've never had a reason to have to go into a brick and mortar branch anywhere. Mike
Walaby 11/16/20 06:23pm Full-time RVing
RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

Trying to stay non-political. As I understand it, there will likely be a decrease or elimination of subsidies paid to the oil industry. While I don't really understand the eventual impact of reducing or eliminating these subsidies, I do know that generally speaking, when any business has an increase in operating costs, and subsequently a reduction in profit, the tendency is to pass those costs on to the consumer. Add to that, the likelihood that corporate taxes will increase, and one can easily see where the cost of the goods impacted by these increases will themselves, increase. So, while I do agree, supply and demand is a driver, and in my opinion, the biggest driver, I don't believe we can ignore the impact of increase COGS (Cost of Goods Sold) will have. Mike
Walaby 11/08/20 11:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

I don't feel I have to justify my hobbies to anyone except my wife. Since she loves RVing as much as I do, I don't need any other justification. Ive never cared to do the comparison between RVing and hotel vacations. There is no comparison. There may be other reasons to choose hotel vs RV, but cost has never been one for me. Mike
Walaby 11/05/20 06:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Thoughts on the Cost of RVing

My take If fuel prices increase dramatically, all the people who purchased COVID wagons this year and are filling up the campgrounds will stay home, and it will be easier to make reservations. Mike
Walaby 11/04/20 06:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: 5W40 or 15W40 in 6.7 CTD?

use 15W40 oil in the 6.7 Cummins diesel, unless the temp is going to routinely be below 0*, in which case you should use 5W40. Here on Long Island, the temp rarely if ever even gets to 0*, Think you answered your own question. Since you asked, I use 15W40. Mike
Walaby 10/31/20 09:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

Remember, this is the same company that has redesigned the Mustang to be electric and look like a Crossover. Mike:? :? :? I’m sure this contributes to the discussion, just not sure how. Dave 3 cyl Bronco, Electric Mustang... Whats next? I agree with OP, 3 Cyl Bronco? Why?? Mike
Walaby 10/25/20 03:17pm Dinghy Towing
RE: A three cylinder Bronco.....a THREE cylinder Bronco???

Remember, this is the same company that has redesigned the Mustang to be electric and look like a Crossover. Mike
Walaby 10/25/20 11:45am Dinghy Towing
RE: Etiquette and Courtesy for Tourists & Visitors

Theres a lot of things you can ask locals about to learn more about the culture. I just never thought asking about what they wear was one of them. Sometimes it comes out in conversation, sure, but there's a lot more interesting things about the local culture than clothing. Mike
Walaby 10/24/20 08:23am RV Lifestyle
RE: Etiquette and Courtesy for Tourists & Visitors

It never dawned on me to ever ask someone about the clothes you wear. I can't even imagine a conversation where that would come up, or why I would even care. "Hey man.. why do y'all wear those overalls? Is it to keep the spaghetti sauce from staining your new t-shirts?" (kidding of course). That's just weird... Mike Monks in Thailand wearing orange robes. Germans at Oktoberfest wearing Lederhosen. Been there, seen that, and still didn't ask. Mike
Walaby 10/23/20 05:26pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Buying from a private party

Sorry for your loss. Likely owner figures with the hot market, he can ask a premium and someone will pay it. That may be true, hard to tell. I would go look at it just for the experience. Do some negotiation discussion to see how much flexibility there is and start to get comfortable with dealing in that environment (unless you already are). I used to go to new car dealerships and see what kind of deals I could get, sharpen my negotiation skills, see what the latest strategies are etc.. I know this is private party, but some of the skills still apply. Mike
Walaby 10/21/20 02:59pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Etiquette and Courtesy for Tourists & Visitors

It never dawned on me to ever ask someone about the clothes you wear. I can't even imagine a conversation where that would come up, or why I would even care. "Hey man.. why do y'all wear those overalls? Is it to keep the spaghetti sauce from staining your new t-shirts?" (kidding of course). That's just weird... Mike
Walaby 10/21/20 02:51pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Finished! Roof Coating/Maintenance Report with Henry's 877

Sounds like a decent product. Nice job Mike
Walaby 10/20/20 08:04pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Accident with tow vehicle right before big camping trip?

Just because the ins co gives you the $$$ to rent a tow vehicle doesn't mean the rental company has to allow you to tow with it. True statement. Mike
Walaby 10/20/20 05:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV dump station Fee - pay if only getting fresh water ?

I see an OP "asking" if the "dump fee" applies for JUST getting water; legitimate question, IMO. Next step "The guys on RV.net said I didn't have to pay if I was just getting water". :B Mike
Walaby 10/20/20 05:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Accident with tow vehicle right before big camping trip?

If you're obsessed with the possibility, just don't drive the tow vehicle for a week or two prior to the trip. You can't control what you can't control. Mike
Walaby 10/18/20 11:41am Travel Trailers
RE: RV dump station Fee - pay if only getting fresh water ?

I imagine it depends on the particular policy at said dump station. Not sure I'd want to get fresh water at a dump station, even if it is marked as potable. Do you trust whoever is running the dump station? Mike
Walaby 10/18/20 08:28am Beginning RVing
RE: Are other drivers killing your RV experience?

I think there are less considerate drivers these days. But killing your RV experience? Really? I guess if I got in a wreck, then yes. But like the guy who had his rig totaled, it would only kill it long enough to buy a new one. I drive at the pace I feel comfortable with, and generally in the first lane. Usually not a huge deal that would ruin my experience. Mike
Walaby 10/17/20 08:28am General RVing Issues
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