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RE: Closing campgrounds and no where to go

We are facing some of the same challenges. We are in the middle of a relocation. Back in January I accepted a new position with my company and we are moving from Franklin Co. PA to the Orlando FL area. Wow, did this turn frustrating quick. 3 weeks ago, our house goods were packed and picked up. Since January, I have been flying back and forth from PA to Orlando, alternating 2 weeks in each location, doing both roles until a back fill can be identified. We have been finishing up projects to get the house ready for sale (paint, carpet, etc) and just moved into the RV. We had planned on finding a local RV resort in PA, but ended up staying parked in our yard, much to my neighbor's and HOA's dismay. Luckily my neighbors are understanding given the circumstances. Also, we secured a spot in an RV resort in Clermont FL. The plan was to drive to FL April 5. We face several challenges going forward. 1. will travel restrictions stop us from moving at all. Orange Co. FL is under a "shelter in place" order. 2. Will we find any place to stay for the 2-3 day trip? 3. Once in FL, will we get stopped and forced to quarantine for 2 weeks? 4. Selling our home is on hold for now, most realtor offices are closed and our company provided agent isn't sure when they will reopen. Buying land or home in FL will also be on hold, since we planned on rolling equity into our new home. Not sure we will have any equity once the dust settled. Don't get me wrong, I am grateful that I have a job where I am considered essential (defense sustainment). My wife is a Nurse and will work until 4/3 as well. Good luck to everyone struggling during this time. I hope you find an RV park that will accommodate. https://www.thedieselstop.com/media/rv-home-jpg.39028/full height=500
a64armt 03/26/20 04:00pm Full-time RVing
RE: Overnight stops (truck stops, etc) with shore power?

KOA is our go to place for an overnight with hookups. We don’t like most of them for much else, but they are often conveniently located right near the highway. Good to know. As stated above, AC use in the summer is the element driving this question. Close to the interstate is ideal of course. Thanks OJ
a64armt 03/01/20 06:35am Beginning RVing
RE: Overnight stops (truck stops, etc) with shore power?

Thanks for the replies and info. OJ
a64armt 03/01/20 02:48am Beginning RVing
Overnight stops (truck stops, etc) with shore power?

It has been over a decade since we have traveled with an RV and needed to stop overnight at a truck stop or rest area while traveling. I know that some truck stops have evolved into full service overnight stops with power, heat, WiFi, etc for truckers. All for a fee of course. Besides the obvious campgrounds, are there any truck stops that offer shore power at a fee for overnight stays? Thanks OJ
a64armt 02/29/20 07:39pm Beginning RVing
RE: Glass Pantry Doors

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a64armt 02/25/20 05:53pm General RVing Issues
Adding Dishwasher, anyone has this done?

The used 5th wheel we just purchased does not have a dishwasher, but I believe it was an option. Has anyone had one installed after market with success? Besides the sacrifice of space, it seems like a decent upgrade, especially if you are lazy like me and planning on full-timing for an extended duration. If so, what was the install cost? Thanks in advance OJ
a64armt 02/23/20 06:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Orlando area long term recommendations

Thanks for all the recommendations. We found a snow birding couple at Elite resorts at Citrus Valley who are headed home just about the time we will be rolling into Central Florida. The drive with traffic will be a little burdensome in the afternoon (I-4 to Osceola Pkwy or 192, then 27) but the park is a great place. Thanks again for the advice. OJ
a64armt 02/23/20 03:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Slide topper for full wall slide

So the pre purchase inspection / survey results were positive with no significant issues, so we picked up a 2014 Lifestyle LS36FW. I was disappointed that the RV doesn’t have slide toppers. But after some thought, I now ponder if a slide topper is possible on a full wall slide. A quick search shows most COTS toppers stop at 16’. Perhaps a custom special order. I know several high end motor homes have long or even full wall slides. Does anyone here with a full wall slide have a slide topper?
a64armt 02/22/20 04:22pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: East coast north/south route (PA to FL)

Thanks, I figured that would be the case, but we haven’t driven the I-95 route north of SC in almost a decade. Thanks again OJ
a64armt 02/15/20 06:47am Roads and Routes
East coast north/south route (PA to FL)

We’ve made the drive from PA to FL several times but I haven’t given much thought to grades or other challenges that might affect RV’ers. We are going to be dragging a fifth wheel from PA to FL (Orlando) and I am wondering if I-95 (including I-70E through frederick md) from DC area or I-81, I-77, I-26 is better with a large vehicle? Thanks OJ
a64armt 02/15/20 04:28am Roads and Routes
RE: Invalid VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

I found a VIN decoder for trailers that work with my 5ver VIN. Try this and see what you come up with. http://cmvid.nisrinc.com/CMV_ID/CMV_ID.asp That web tool identified it as a 2014 Lifestyle RV. Interesting
a64armt 02/14/20 01:32pm General RVing Issues
Triangle Trailer tires?

So the 2014 5th wheel we have agreed to purchase has Triangle TR656 14ply Load range G tires. They were installed in Sept 2019 with little to no use since then (RV stored for winter). I have tried to research the overall rating or reviews as compared to Goodyear G614, which appear to be the standard. Not much on the tire, a few ratings here or there, but not enough to make a confident assessment into the overall quality of the tire. I know the price is about 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a comparable Goodyear G614, and that is it. Does anyone have experience with these tires? Should I just commit to replacing these before a long distance road trip? Thanks, OJ
a64armt 02/14/20 01:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Invalid VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

The lower case F was an error on my part typing the post. It is an uppercase F. When I am able to get to the RV, I’ll located the VIN on the frame and double check. Then find an LEO and see what comes back. Thanks
a64armt 02/14/20 12:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Invalid VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

Thanks for all the advice and info. My Allstate insurance agent called me back. After the senior agent got involved, he told them this has happened in the past. They have images of the front/back of the title. They insured it, so I guess we are good. The seller is the original owner. As for the VIN and limited production manufacturers; the 3rd digit is a 9, but the 12th, 13 & 14 are not. Not sure what that means. Thanks OJ
a64armt 02/13/20 06:02pm General RVing Issues
Invalid VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

We are purchasing a used 5th wheel (2014 Lifestyle) and when I contacted our insurance company to add the vehicle, they reported that the VIN is coming back as invalid. The insurance agent also indicated that her husband, whom works at a local RV dealer, also tried to search for the VIN on their system that they use for trade-ins or other, with no results. I also tried CARFAX with no results. The current owner has a valid FL title, registration and all data matches the VIN on the unit itself. The VIN is 1L9LLf820Exxxxxxx. The insurance agent suggested that the first 3 characters are odd for a VIN. I had a pre-purchase inspection by an RV inspection service with nothing indicated other than scratches or other minor blemishes consistent with a 6 y/o RV. I know that Evergreen is out of business, so this may be an uphill battle. Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks, OJ
a64armt 02/13/20 03:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Orlando area long term recommendations

I don’t think we will be there with an RV until Mid-late April, I will be bouncing back and forth between old and new position until then. Yea, I wasn’t confident a 55+ community would allow a young whipper-snapper like a 47 y/o in with our raving foam parties, wife-swapping orgies and increased affinity for technology.... lol. I’ll have to see. OJ
a64armt 01/17/20 04:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: POPS RV (broker) - Feedback?

^ NO ITS NOT a consignment sale charges the seller a commission off the sale not the buyer......... Correct in most cases if seen. Though not set in stone, many take 10% of the top of the sale from the SELLER. Percentages will vary. The buyer is not normally charged anything other than any mandatory state fees, etc. This is what really surprised me. I expected the broker to take a fee or percentage off the seller, but to require fees from the buyer.... immediate turn off and red flags.
a64armt 01/16/20 12:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: Orlando area long term recommendations

I will be working near Universal and Sand Lake Rd. Clermont isn’t bad, anywhere in The Orlando area will be a 30-90 min drive depending on time of day. I was hoping for a 55+ community that would give us a waiver since we are 47 with no kids. Thanks
a64armt 01/16/20 06:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Orlando area long term recommendations

I accepted a position in Orlando and we are going to be doing some interim living in a 5th wheel for 2-8 months, depending on if we buy or build a home. I know there are more RV / trailer parks in the area than what pop up on basic campground searches. Many are targeted towards full time customers. Any recommendations that offer a safe, secure location with some level of affordability? Thanks OJ
a64armt 01/16/20 05:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Residential Refrigerator – Good or avoid?

Many thanks for the info and feedback. It seems the potential issues with a residential fridge aren’t as bad as originally thought. We don’t boon-dock, or haven’t in the past beyond an overnight at a rest area or two. So a residential unit seems logical. Thanks! OJ
a64armt 01/15/20 05:36am General RVing Issues
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