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RE: How much water to ad to black tank when starting out.?

I don't add water before trips. I don't use chemicals. I have had zero problems with the waste tanks. Me 2. Dave
magicbus 12/13/19 03:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: Route to Florida

As I recall there aren't any big elevation changes across NJ and PA, but I have to admit since we changed to a Sprinter I really don't notice anything unless it gets really big :). As you approach the Tappan Zee Bridge you will notice it has been renamed the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and there are a couple of pretty good downhill curves where 87 and 287 merge into the bridge access so you might want to be aware of that. Dave
magicbus 12/11/19 06:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Route to Florida

On our return last March we took the 81-78-287-95 route and liked it. Once in NE we stay along the coast to get to Cape Cod for our ferry so we’re stuck on 95 though Connecticut. There is an RV park open all year right on 78 that we found that times out well for our ferry. Not much on atmosphere but run by nice folks and new clean bathrooms. Heading down we will go 287-78-81 unless it is going to snow in the mountains and rain on the coast, in which case we bite the bullet and go straight down 95. Dave
magicbus 12/10/19 03:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Thinking about downsizing to a B

Winnebago makes the 24' Era M on a Sprinter chassis with a floor plan including a dry bath and a bed in a slide. I know the OP mentioned "older" and I'm not sure how long they have been making this model. Dave
magicbus 11/25/19 06:37am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Non-renewable Lithium...Fact.

Li is one of the most abundant resources, but everything has its limits...except sunshine.well... “Inside the sun, a churning fusion engine fuels the star, and it still has a lot of fuel left — about 5 billion years' worth.” But I guess we do have some time. :B Dsve
magicbus 11/24/19 02:20pm Tech Issues
RE: Do you need a special license to drive an RV?

From your New York DMV: "A driver with a Class D license can now operate a personal use vehicle (for example a rental vehicle or a recreational vehicle or RV) with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,000 lbs. or less that tows another vehicle that has a GVWR of 10,000 lbs. or more, but the gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of the two vehicles together must be 26,000 lbs. or less. Note: The requirement for an "R" endorsement (Class D or Class E license) to operate a recreational vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 lbs. or more remains in effect." From another site, the "R" endorsement is apparently a driving test to show proficiency but I can't seem to find that information on the NY DMV site. Dave
magicbus 11/24/19 06:16am Beginning RVing
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

I wasn’t going to get the involved but this has been an amazingly civil thread (of course I haven’t seen what’s been deleted :) ) Dave Surprisingly, I haven't deleted any posts. It's been pretty civil. Let's not ruin it. Spoke too soon. :(:B
magicbus 11/20/19 10:42am General RVing Issues
RE: $600K Of Marijuana Seized in MH Near Joliet, IL

Seems silly when we can just walk into a store a mile away and buy it. Except that it is taxed so heavily and the rules to sell legally are so expensive to comply with, the prices is nearly the same as buying it on the street. Dave
magicbus 11/20/19 06:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

Still no solutions.I wasn’t going to get the involved but this has been an amazingly civil thread (of course I haven’t seen what’s been deleted :) ) To me this quote: The homeless problem began in the late 70's early 80's when the ACLU sued several states and eventually petitioned the supreme court to rule on whether or not it was unconstitutional to keep someone against their will in mental institutions, providing they were not a threat to themselves or others. Is spot on for the root cause of our problem today. I came into adulthood in the 70’s in a big city and watched it happen firsthand when Philadelphia had to empty Byberry State Hospital. Keeping someone against their will has become practically impossible, even for potentially life prolonging drug intervention. Society simply won’t allow the rest of society to correct the problem in the near term, I think it will take a generation. Dave
magicbus 11/19/19 04:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Signing a power of attorney for bank when selling your RV

Been 3 days since the OP brought out this issue. I wonder whether the deal died or went through. Dave
magicbus 11/14/19 06:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Wanna bring a golf cart and a Jeep towed

... Swivel wheel trailer I've seen these a few times on the road and in a campground That's a pretty cool solution. If the OP has a newer Challenger they seem to be rated for 8,000# towing so it would probably work if the tongue weight of the swivel trailer isn't too much. I see the OP is from my old stomping grounds of Manahawkin, NJ and it also appears that triple towing is illegal in all of the states he would pass through on the way to Florida. Dave
magicbus 11/13/19 07:42am Class A Motorhomes
RE: No one is heading south?

Time to hibernate, the snowbirds are here. No reservations til March.We say pretty much the same thing here every summer when the balance of Massachusetts license plates swings over to Florida plates, traffic slows to a crawl, and finding a parking space is just a dream. Dave
magicbus 11/12/19 04:26pm Snowbirds
RE: winterizing

Did you flip the valve from your internal pump to city water hookup? Dave
magicbus 11/12/19 03:44am Tech Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

“Or a 700 dollar utility trailer. ” Exactly what we use behind our Wrangler. We share ownership with s friend do it’s only $350 and we have trained the rest of of our friends to not ask to borrow it. Dave
magicbus 11/08/19 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Storage in Barn for winter.

My cars managed to live on concrete for many years without the tires hurting the concrete or the concrete hurting the tires. My B lives in our barn on concrete and I just don't worry about it. Dave
magicbus 11/05/19 06:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Northshore Mass to Gettysburg PA

RVs may not be permitted on CT15, but if I recall correctly, Rt 15 in PA runs into Gettysburg and I don’t think it had any such restriction. People need to follow the posted route to notice which Rt 15. applies Dave
magicbus 11/04/19 04:03pm Roads and Routes
RE: Buyer Beware: Reserve America / Active Advantage

We went through the same thing earlier this year booking through Reserve America for a Florida State Park. Dave
magicbus 11/04/19 09:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Northshore Mass to Gettysburg PA

From the North Shore it's a prettier drive taking the Mass Pike all the way to NY then South then 87->84->81, but for directness and fewer tolls you should find your way to the Tappen Zee (recently replaced by the Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge). Heading to Florida via Rt 81 we now take the Cuomo Bridge to the Garden State Parkway to Rt 78 across NJ and PA to Harrisburg. Dave
magicbus 11/04/19 09:04am Roads and Routes
RE: Southeast Massachusetts to Nashville TN

We do this every year heading to Florida and every other year, weather permitting, we head over to Nashville to visit friends. One slight change. The Tapan Zee is almost demolished, you will now be taking the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge :). In addition to a lot of campgrounds (not so many in February :W ) there are some great state parks just off 81 where you can usually stay a night. Also note that Rt 40 in Tennessee has a few twists and turns and it is not the wide open interstate that 81 is. Dave
magicbus 11/04/19 06:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Be careful out there. There are some bad people

I sleep with 3 dogs and carry a heater. Nobody sneaks up on our rig. Good advise. You don't want to get cold while boondocking. :B Dave
magicbus 11/03/19 12:01pm General RVing Issues
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