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RE: Goodnight Irene, the party's over.

1980’s… I was building a house. Construction loan @ 21%. Final loan @17%. The payment fit my income so it worked for me. It’s all relative (to something, not sure what :D ). Dave
magicbus 11/24/22 03:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Goodnight Irene, the party's over.

From all of the complaints on this forum about crowded campsites and no places to park, I thought you’d all be popping the champagne cork. I would have expected the subject of this thread to be Wake up Irene, the party’s starting. Dave
magicbus 11/23/22 04:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Internet RV Prices Today

When I was shopping in 2018 I compared dealer prices all over the Internet then drove 100 miles to a dealer that had exactly what I wanted in stock. There was a price on the windshield less than what I saw in my research and I asked if that was their out the door price. The response… “No I think that’s not right” and they dropped it another $5K for 35% off. By comparing prices from all over I had a close idea what I should actually pay before going to a dealer. Dave
magicbus 11/19/22 05:01am General RVing Issues
RE: traction tracks

I ranger on 18 miles of beach and sand trails in the summer and we have visitors get stuck every day. We have winches on our trucks but keeping them working reliably when they are exposed to salt air 16 hours a day is problematic. We started carrying plastic traction boards and extra shovels and teach our visitors how to get themselves free. The boards work great. To keep them from breaking under the weight you might want to check out the kind that roll up. They are sections of plastic blocks connected by nylon straps. Easy to store and don’t take up a lot of space. Dave
magicbus 11/12/22 04:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Fords New Transit Trail Van

Yesterday I saw an ad mentioning ~$63K but I’m not sure if that was the standard, long, or high top model. Dave
magicbus 11/04/22 03:55am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: renting out your RV? Success stories? Issues?

I would assume almost all people who rent from Tiuro have a pretty good amount of knowledge how to operate a car. I also am pretty much sure most of those renters do not plan on cooking, eating, sleeping, entertaining , bathing and pooping in that car. Comparing Renting a car vs renting an RV is roughly the same as comparing renting an RV to renting a house or apartment. They have a few things n common, but many more things that are completely different. Well you missed the point entirely, but that’s okay. Dave
magicbus 10/29/22 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: renting out your RV? Success stories? Issues?

We get a lot of Turo car rentals where I live/work and most all of them started renting their personal vehicle and it worked so well they bought additional ones and made a business out of it. I haven’t checked the RV rental sites, but if you check the Turo web site it is an interesting business model. Dave
magicbus 10/29/22 02:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lithium battery safety

Makes me want to keep my AGMs. Dave
magicbus 10/02/22 02:48pm Technology Corner
RE: a plea for more cool weather sites for migratory travelers

Thanks for the info on Loves. Good to know. We have the same problem our first two nights heading south. Our heat is a Truma Combo and we prefer to use it in electric-only because our propane tank is on the small size and the temps are generally in the low 20’s when we leave. We seem to find more KOA’s open in the winter. Dave
magicbus 09/16/22 04:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Covered Storage of RV In Driveway

Any reason you don’t just get something like an Aqua Shed truck camper cover and call it a day? Before I built a barn for my Class B I used these on a Class A and a DP. Much easier and legal in setbacks Dave
magicbus 08/04/22 04:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel cost in your area

Today. $6.08 regular. $6.53 premium Dave
magicbus 06/29/22 05:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

Another member since 2002. On my third RV with a liveaboard boat in between, widowed once and remarried. I’m one of those who doesn’t Facebook or other social media, but still learn stuff from this board. Dave
magicbus 06/21/22 04:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bronco

I stand corrected. Per the manual it does indeed have a neutral tow position. Dave
magicbus 06/18/22 03:48am Dinghy Towing
RE: Bronco

magicbus 06/17/22 05:14pm Dinghy Towing
RE: CC safety

“Apple Pay is accepted at over 85 percent of retailers in the U.S., so you can likely use it wherever and however you want. Except Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.Well I’m not going to argue you about it because my nearest Walmart, Home Depot or Lowes is 2 hours away. All I know is our local supermarket, ice cream shop, thrift shop, a wildlife refuge and gas station don’t display an Apple Pay icon but do accept contactless credit card transactions, and they accept my Visa on my iPhone. So there you go. Dave
magicbus 06/02/22 06:32pm Technology Corner
RE: CC safety

Per the Apple Pay website (Link) it is accepted anywhere that takes contactless credit cards. “Apple Pay is accepted at over 85 percent of retailers in the U.S., so you can likely use it wherever and however you want. If you’re not sure, just ask. Apple Pay works anywhere that takes contactless payments — from vending machines and grocery stores to taxis and subway stations.” On edit: I only recently learned that the Apple Pay network is not required. When I added my BofA card to my wallet, BofA texted me a code then sent an email saying my CC was added to my iPhone wallet and could be used at any contactless station. I guess they added their transaction routing info to my phone in order to skip the need for the Apple Pay network. Dave
magicbus 06/02/22 02:57pm Technology Corner
RE: CC safety

Or as others have pointed out, put your card in your phone wallet and leave the card home. At least with an iPhone you tap your phone and approve the transaction using your fingerprint on your phone. Can’t get much safer - especially with something for which you have no liability, all you are trying to do is avoid the hassle of a stolen card. Dave
magicbus 06/01/22 07:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Starlink for RV's Just Released Announcement

Doesn't Starlink still require a 180 degree view of the sky? If so this would kind of limit one's camping options. Dave
magicbus 05/25/22 01:47pm Technology Corner
RE: Nearly impossible to get Class C Chassis serviced?

I've had good luck using independent truck shops for our Class A's and C's over the years.I used this solution to repair my previous class A and then a DP. Never had an issue. Dave
magicbus 05/22/22 04:03am Beginning RVing
RE: Is there an Air Conditioner using Inverter Compressor

The guy who installed my house inverters explained that to operate properly an inverter requires a certain minimum length run between the inverter and the heat exchanger to operate properly. Something like 20’. He has done 3 installations for me so I tend to accept what he says. Dave Interesting. I have three in my house. None are that far apart. The line runs are - IIRC - 12 and 16' with the excess line coiled up behind the outside unit.As I said, something like 20’, it was a couple of years ago. And he said he would have to coil any excess near the inverter. He preferred to bury it which is what started the discussion. Our shortest run was just long enough that there was no excess. Dave its probably because the standard lenth of precharged line is 20'. if he had to cut his own line, add the fittings, solder them then purge and charge them the cost would be several times more so a lot of installers are going to the precharged lines and trying to lay it out so there isnt any excess that just looks bad and showes how they did it. Actually the other two runs were close to 40’ and he did evacuate and charge the system. He wasn’t shortcutting the installation. He explained that inverters, unlike heat pumps, had some minimum requirement for the gas to expand before it was returned to the inverter. At least that’s how I understood the explanation. Dave
magicbus 05/14/22 02:10pm General RVing Issues
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