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RE: Covid in RV Parks

The reality is, we are all eventually going to get Covid and may not not realize that’s what it is. We are fully vaccinated and boosted, yet recently caught covid from a friend we had over for dinner. She had tested negative that week so had no idea. We are beginning our annual 6 months of travels Monday and I have no intention of living my life in fear.
arhayes 05/11/22 09:13am Full-time RVing
RE: Towing a 40’ weekend warrior 4005 flt.

Agree with Russ. On a 40’ TH, you may find an SRT 1 ton might appear to pull it okay, but not actually have the pin weight capacity. My 43’ TH has a 4000+ lb pin weight when loaded which, at least in 2014, required 1T DRW. It’s been our daily driver for almost 8 years now.
arhayes 04/14/22 12:08am Toy Haulers
RE: Best resale value toy hauler or tt

I believe condition rather than type is far more important for resale. RVs are like most cars….the original owner takes a beating on depreciation. As for the TH discussion, while we full-time and haul our motorcycle, I’ve been seeing an increasing number of THs not hauling toys, but being turned into living space for kiddos, or offices for those still working. As for predicting the future, remember that the current market will change once covid is over and people have to settle into a more traditional lifestyle. I’d expect there to be a glut of used rigs on the market in 2023 and behind. We will see.
arhayes 08/28/21 02:18pm Toy Haulers
RE: Placement of motorcycle for towing

Have to assume you’re getting a towable and not a 5ver. I’d assume their tie downs are placed for optimal loading.I’d think it’d be set up more over the axles. On my 5ver, I keep it in the center of the garage and the weight is behind the axles. However, pin weight is essentially the same whether the bike is loaded or not.
arhayes 08/22/21 10:41pm Toy Haulers
RE: Down Sizing

We began full-timing in 2014 in a 43' 5th Wheel Toy Hauler. Based on over a year of perusing FT forums and asking questions, we decided to get rid of virtually everything we could not take with us. We had the kids come get what they wanted, gave family heirlooms to other family members, then had an estate sale and sold the rest. We did save a few tubs of items we knew we wanted to keep and those are stored in my wife's sisters attic. It is primarily family memorabilia. I digitized all of our home movies, pictures and photo albums and gave the hardcopies to the kids. I built a tool collection of ones I felt I'd need (to which I've added over the years) and the wife did the same with her craft stuff. All in all it has worked out well. We were both all in on the new lifestyle and downsizing from 3000sf to 450sf has been no issue. If you are going to use a storage building, make sure to not let it go too long. You'll find most of it was just "stuff" and you'll be paying to store things you really are not invested in. We have zero regrets and our first 7 years has been wonderful. Good Luck.
arhayes 08/05/21 03:02pm Full-time RVing
RE: New, to us, toyhauler...maybe.

I guess then we say Tentative Congrats? Hope it all works out for you and that you enjoy your new rig.
arhayes 07/10/21 06:43pm Toy Haulers
RE: Caulk or no caulk

Agree with Grit Dog….you definitely want to address it as ramp doors are expensive to replace. Don’t ask how I know.??
arhayes 06/29/21 10:27am Toy Haulers
RE: domicile confused

Just remember that the domicile issue is a legal thing as much as anything. Depending on what state you are in and where you think you want to domicile may make it easier or more complicated. If you are not going to be on Medicare when you retire, insurance may be a critical issue too and impact your decision. Looks like you live in PA now. Where are you thinking you want to claim as your permanent address? Disclaimer….I am not an attorney but I did consult one when we decided. Ours was easier as we were Texans and decided to maintain domicile in TX using Escapees as our address.
arhayes 05/23/21 08:09pm Full-time RVing
RE: Florida domicile people do you stay 6 months there?

Good comments by all. As stated, Escapees has great guidance on Domiciles that you can view without being a member. Go to , touch “education” and select Florida. Good luck.
arhayes 05/23/21 08:59am Full-time RVing
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