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RE: Be Kind!

Good positive post! Best of health and safety to all. Lakeside
lakeside013104 03/30/20 02:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

We tried 2 1/2 - 3 months in the Phx area for the last 3 years. We lived there for 13 years and we have plenty of friends but we're always anxious to get back home. Its hard to beat 5 acres, all the tools, toys and craft stuff AND shooting in the back yard! We're going to try 1-1/2 month, next winter. Craig Almost a duplicate for us. Retired at 10:30 AM on the road at 11:00 the first year with our 40' 5er, went to FL. & AZ and after 5 months, back home. Next year reserved 3 months in FL. at a very nice site on an alligator filled mud puddle, after three weeks, wife was homesick for our home on a crystal clear lake in Northern Maine. Third year a 5 month trip to Alaska cut short when wife fell off the rear step of our TC, while we were 200 miles back into the bush. After this nightmare unfolded and we made it home, no more long trips for us. We still love to CAMP in secluded spots near home with friends who enjoy doing the same hobbies as fishing, hiking, and sharing each other's company & conversations around a campfire. No rules to follow other than to appreciate Mother nature's beauty and respect the land. There is a big difference between RVing and Camping. Parked like sardines next to strangers who invest no time with their neighbors because you are a transient and will be gone shortly. Listening to neighbors fight and scream at each other and at their unruly pets is not something the DW and I wish to repeat. Rules of some campgrounds we visited applied only to transient travelers and not to folks that own their lots. No such dramma as this in the many private spots near lakes that we camp at now. No stress while traveling other than to avoid the moose and deer that often show themselves. Each to their own. No full timing for us. No more RVing in crowded campgrounds with neighbors who will not speak or wave in a passing friendly manner. Now we Camp as often as time allows and truly enjoy the beauty around us. Lakeside
lakeside013104 03/30/20 05:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Don't come to NH either!

United States, 350 MILLION people. 150 deaths. Come on y’all. Isn’t this maybe a tat overblown? Yes and no. I'm far from an alarmist but it seems there can be "community transmission" i.e, the virus can spread to those who have not traveled, etc. I do plan on continuing outdoor activities (with discretion and caution) AND keeping my sense of humor intact! Yes, great idea madam.....I stand corrected. Pol-ah-gs extended! Lakeside
lakeside013104 03/18/20 02:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Don't come to NH either!

Maine is open, for now at least. Best to bypass Cumberland county for that is where most of the active cases are happening. Come on up for some yummy Maine lobstah....... Lobster for those that don't understand the downeast accent..... Lakeside You are joking right? Read my follow up post..........
lakeside013104 03/17/20 02:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Don't come to NH either!

Come on people. You are supposed to stay home to prevent the spread of this killer virus. Sure transporting it from state to state is a good idea. Lighten up Jack_Diane, Mr Crowe knows if he feels well enough to think about nice eating places, I am sure he is intelligent enough to not travel right now. My post was to keep things on the lighter side, remembering happier times. Most know that traveling is not good right now. I think there is nothing against laughing, but I could be wrong. Smile and be healthy, Lakeside
lakeside013104 03/16/20 04:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Don't come to NH either!

Maine is open, for now at least. Best to bypass Cumberland county for that is where most of the active cases are happening. Come on up for some yummy Maine lobstah....... Lobster for those that don't understand the downeast accent..... Lakeside
lakeside013104 03/16/20 02:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: AF 1140 Dry Weight

My buddy on the AF owners group on FB says his 2019 1140 is 6000lbs loaded for travel. Yes, that sounds like a good number. I loaded my Palomino for a 4 month trip to Alaska than went to the CAT scales for my weight. I immediately came home and removed 800# of stuff that I thought I might need, but got along just fine without it. As it was, I still scaled out at 5300# of 'cargo' for the trip, 13,800 gross weight. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/27/20 03:52pm Truck Campers
RE: Registration Rant

Oh, and Iowa charges sales tax on a vehicle EVERY TIME it changes hands!! Same process here in Maine. 5.5% sales tax on EVERY vehicle purchase / sale accept no tax on the trade-in vehicle at a dealership. TC is also cargo on the registered pickup. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/27/20 01:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Graveside Boondocking?

I go to my parents grave site, which is next to my brother's grave and mow the grass, water the flowers, eat my lunch and take a nap in the TC. No one has ever bothered me. Very quiet and peaceful there and very dark at night. Yes I have overnight-ed here several times, without issues. Worst comes to bare, I will show any inquiring souls my headstone and tell them I am just 'sampling' the environment, you know, just checking things out for this will be my resting place sooner than I wish!!! Sometimes it is better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission. I would not hesitate to overnight in any cemetery that is not posted against the act. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/26/20 04:04pm Truck Campers
RE: The RV Life

Thank you all so much for the kind sentiments. Given the options of crawling under a rock or getting on with life, well, you can see the choice I made. Lakeside, I can already tell you two things about camping before and after. A whole lot less stress. First, the Rockwood tows very easily. I know it's there if the road is uneven, but otherwise, it's a dream compared to the old 30'. Second, I am a fixer/pleaser, so I was always seeing to the comfort and happiness of others. Now it's just me (the dog doesn't fuss much... lol). Tmeek....give some thought to putting out a small sign at your campsite that reads something like this: 'Got something broken, I fix things AND I aim to please'. You never know who might really need your talents, and you might even get pleasure in your heart in return to help with the sadness that abounds there. Plus the pup may enjoy the change of pace in your step that comes from helping others. Just a thought. We care. lakeside
lakeside013104 02/26/20 04:20am Travel Trailers
RE: Registration Rant

I cannot believe you removed my post. It said nothing political. It only stated one of the reasons why our registration fees go up and it was directly related to OP topic. Why do I bother to try and add my RVing experiences to this post and take the time to makeup and type an informative and intelligent post just to have it removed. Moderator, your decision to pull my post was in it's self political bias just because you did not agree with what I posted. Shame on you. Lakeside I did not delete your post. I have been camping the last eight days and just now am catching up on posts while having a million dollar view on the coast. However, you know the forum rules and the other moderator or admin may have enforced them. Glad you were able to go camping. Not sure what happened to my post, but it disappeared after I viewed it on this message board. I understand the rules and always attempt to abide by them. Thanks for getting back to me. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/23/20 03:34am Truck Campers
RE: Registration Rant

I cannot believe you removed my post. It said nothing political. It only stated one of the reasons why our registration fees go up and it was directly related to OP topic. Why do I bother to try and add my RVing experiences to this post and take the time to makeup and type an informative and intelligent post just to have it removed. Moderator, your decision to pull my post was in it's self political bias just because you did not agree with what I posted. Shame on you. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/19/20 03:05am Truck Campers
RE: Would you plug in here.

Nope, I would not add to that mess. I can live off solar power for what my needs are. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/18/20 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: The RV Life

Condolences to you and welcome back. It would be interesting, if after you get back into traveling, you could share with us what differences you find between RVing / camping NOW compared to BEFORE. Wishing you safe travels and may your life be full of new adventures. Please give the 'pup' a pat from me. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/18/20 03:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

You can try that, but again, very difficult to not offend someome. Think about it....Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota That's an automatic argumemt. Sports unless you are all fans, is a problem (And I have one friend who thinks all sports are stupid and will always argue that anyone interested is of limited mental capacity.) Camping...some will argue that tenting is the only real camping and rv people are ruining nature. Campfire....Some must have it. While some say that the smoke is causing damage to their rv and they will lose money when they sell it. Don't get me started on dog or no dog. This my sound silly but the truth is people will argue about almost anything We have entered onto an age where if someone has different ideas or does something you don't, or maybe their hobby is different than yours, you are wrong, or mentally unbalanced, or grossly unimformed. I used to fish, alot. My neighbor liked to play golf. I accepted that he liked golf, however he couldn't get over that I didn't and the idea that I liked to fish meant that "I had a few too many damaged brain cells" (not a joke. He would bring it up over and over anytime we got together with others) The world we live in has become overly judgemental. If I have a trailer and you have a motorhome, then I am wrong for not having one. God forbid if I buy a pop up. We'd never camp together again. I like to wear jeans..but overheard one guy say it was a shame that I was so poor I couldn't afford slacks..had to bite my tongue on that one. I know I sound thin skinned, but I'm really not. I just don't understand why I should have to agree with everyone, just not to start an escalating argument. Everyone seems to need to defend their position "to the death"no matter what the subject. Just look around. Much easier to nod, wave, and go about my business. Then I don't offend anyone. To Pat & Chris, I like your post. A lot of very truthful ideas and observations. OH yes, my hair is red. People do not generally like red hair unless it is on a lady. I have personally experienced the prejudice some have toward redheads. Maybe I should start a protest like some of the other idiotic protests out there folks are having just because someone has a different take on a given subject. A long time ago my parents told me, "If you don't have something 'good' to say about someone, keep your mouth shut". Wow, if that idea got loose, there would be people that disagreed with the wisdom of the statement. To each, their own. I don't have to agree with you to talk about a subject. If folks feel like being by their-selves rather than mingle with other parts of the RV crowd, so be it. If folks want to socialize, that is fine also. My personal pet peeve is someone who is or who acts ignorantly. I have no patience for such things, so when someone with ignorant tendencies shows up, I make distance my friend. It is very easy to turn and walk away and leave all the drama behind. Time to go fishing, or golfing, or just go read a book, or maybe even gaze at all the natural beauty that surrounds us. Mingle or don't mingle. Do whatever you want as long as it does not impede my personal environment. Enjoy RVing / camping until you can't! Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/15/20 03:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Installing Progressive Dynamic converter

Looking on Amazon, the screw connector with heat shrink might be my choice. Thanks Kayteg1. I won't be doing this until the weather cools off. We're already hitting 98F and 105+ "feels like". Kick myself for not doing it sooner. Thanks to all for the help. It's been a very long time since I went to Navy Electronics school. Glad you got a fix for your issue. On another note, 98F. Holy mackerel, that is hot for mid February. We are mild here (northern Maine) now, 32F, which is almost shirtsleeve weather to us, but tomorrow morning the forecast is for minus 20 below zero. Not the coldest we have ever seen, but enough to keep the 'skitters from being troublesome. Enjoy your hot weather. Lakeside That was posted in June. I was looking at my old posts and thought I should update. But I think we are forecast for mid 70F next week. 10-4 on that, thanks. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/15/20 02:47am Truck Campers
RE: Installing Progressive Dynamic converter

Looking on Amazon, the screw connector with heat shrink might be my choice. Thanks Kayteg1. I won't be doing this until the weather cools off. We're already hitting 98F and 105+ "feels like". Kick myself for not doing it sooner. Thanks to all for the help. It's been a very long time since I went to Navy Electronics school. Glad you got a fix for your issue. On another note, 98F. Holy mackerel, that is hot for mid February. We are mild here (northern Maine) now, 32F, which is almost shirtsleeve weather to us, but tomorrow morning the forecast is for minus 20 below zero. Not the coldest we have ever seen, but enough to keep the 'skitters from being troublesome. Enjoy your hot weather. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/13/20 02:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Your favorite features.

Best part of my T/C is my bride who is my childhood sweetheart!!!! Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/10/20 03:45am Truck Campers
RE: How much do dealers pay for the RV's they sell

Since the consensus is that the dealers need to make as much as they can to pay their business overhead and rent to the manufacturers for the units on their lots so they don't go out of business, I'm glad to know that you all turned down any kind of discount your dealer offered you. Same goes for the vehicles you have purchased. Sticker price for your cars and trucks would be the only option. You know, so the dealerships don't go out of business. Shame on me for thinking RV dealers gouge their customers. I should have realized they are making the very best deals for every one of their customers. I like it....... Made my day, thanks. Lakeside
lakeside013104 02/03/20 03:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

It takes a lot of attitude to get cross-threaded with the ag inspection agents a the CA border. Be respectful. Do what they ask. No problema. You don't even have to do what they ask. Just be respectful and if you don't agree to a search, then state no politely. Don't play games, don't give attitude. It's your choice and your right not to be searched. But you don't have to be an @ss to stand up for your rights. Everybody has or had a job where you learned that jerks with attitudes make a simple task impossible and stressful. Don't be that jerk for someone else. Both 'quotes' very well said!!! Now to get those with the better than 'thou' attitude to listen and learn. Priceless. Lakeside
lakeside013104 01/29/20 03:24pm General RVing Issues
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