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RE: Purchasing in a 55+ Community - AZ

You need to check what Arizona allows. Some states have a form of life estate deed that gives the owner continued control over the property until his or her death. Once the owner dies, the property is transferred automatically to new owners without the need for probate. I have done this in Indiana and Florida. ryoung
ryoung 01/26/20 12:48pm Snowbirds
RE: Camper title and registration.

As I understand it, a manufacturers Certificate of Origin is a document used to obtain the first title for a TC. Manufacturers of TC's do not assign a VIN. Instead they assign a unique serial number and attach it to the unit. This number is included on the certificate of origin that is given to the selling dealer. If the dealer sells it to someone who lives in a state that requires a title, (there are only 8 states), the dealer will use the certificate of origin to apply for the title. If a buyer lives in a state that does not require a title, the dealer will (should) pass the certificate of origin on to the buyer, reminding him that is should be kept as proof of purchase. This can then be substituted as a title if later sold. As an example in 2004 I bought, a TC when I lived in Indiana, which does not require titling or registration. Ten years later I took the camper to Oregon and put it on consignment with a dealer. Luckily I had kept the original Certificate of Origin as it was accepted by the dealer as proof of ownership just like a title. Had I not had the original certificate I would have had to go through the same fiasco that you did. ryoung
ryoung 01/18/20 06:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Camper title and registration.

Did you buy the camper from a private seller? I'm curious as to why the seller could not supply you with a title or a Certificate of Origin? ryoung
ryoung 01/18/20 01:45pm Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

There is a difference between "recommendations" or "standards" and what is actually "law". This seems to be the conjecture of this thread. The NFPA standards are not "law". They are simply methods or ways of ensuring safety. The NFPA is a self funded organization that publishes standard methods. They have now enforcement authority. However when federal, state or local governments develop "codes" or "regulations" they will often include and refer to NFPA standards. This makes the standards enforceable by the government entity. They become "law". For example, federal and state Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) agencies have incorporated wording from NFPA standards into regulations. In these cases, complying with the standards are mandatory. Many municipal building codes include NFPA standards and NEC standards, (which are a part of NFPA). Again these are enforceable. Back to the subject of this thread concerning mounting and locking propane cylinders. I initially replied that locking cylinder compartments is "not recommended" I did not say it was unlawful. But many interpreted it that way. Other posters correctly pointed to the NFPA standards to which I was referring. Also IMO, doing something that is unsafe for "40 years and getting away with it", is not good advice. Especially when it is contrary to published safety standard. Label me the "Safety Police" if you wish. But that's just me. ryoung
ryoung 01/09/20 09:07am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Thanks, I might take you up on it this summer when I'm back in Oregon. For now I'm enjoying the Florida sunshine. ryoung
ryoung 01/07/20 12:19pm Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Instead of trying to pick my post apart and getting personal about it,why don't you contribute to this thread and the opp that posted it... I think I have contributed to the thread. Although the thread has morphed from installing propane tanks on bumpers to locking cylinder compartments. I have pointed out that the NFPA restricts locking propane compartments; something many posters, including, your self were unaware of. Furthermore the NFPA specifies the proper locations for hauling or attaching propane cylinders on vehicles. And I can assure you that hauling a propane cylinder on the rear bumpper is not one of them. My point is to simply discourage someone doing something that is unsafe in my opinion. And that is to mount a propane cylinder on a bumper or lock a propane compartment. But as usual there are those that want to argue an opinion, and will get their way by trying to shut someone down as your quote is trying to do. Unbeknown to you, I have contributed to this post. Much more in a positive way than you have. Encouraging someone to do something that has inherent safety hazards is downright irresponsible. ryoung
ryoung 01/07/20 11:09am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Whoa big guy..Show me where I recommended to lock it up.. Common sense would dictate locking up the box while say in the store or eating dinner then unlocking when around..A deterrent only as most security devices are So you're trying to tell me that you didn't recommend locking propane cylinder access or perhaps condone the practice. ryoung
ryoung 01/07/20 09:40am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Have you ever seen an RV leave a factory with locks on the propane storage compartments? NFPA code 58 restricts locks on propane compartments. Yes, you can buy locks to secure the cylinders in the compartment, but not the access to them. The valves must be readily accessible in the event of an emergency. The code does not prevent the ignorant person from locking access. You are free to do what you want. Plus you're free to post such ignorant advice on a public forum and hang around and argue its validity. ryoung
ryoung 01/07/20 08:36am Truck Campers
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Here is an option for mounting on the rear TC bumper with some protection and it seams easy to put a lock on for security.. Not recommended to lock up access to propane cylinders. ryoung
ryoung 01/06/20 07:32pm Truck Campers
RE: Cash Vs. Finance

I agree. I shouldn't have a problem. In the unlikely event that I give them $30,000, $40,000, or more, and oops, they file bankruptcy or decide to take early retirement with my funds, who here will reimburse me? It suddenly got quiet. I think you are being a little anal about paying cash, since you stated you have never paid cash for a car or rv before. As for myself, I have never in my life financed a car or rv; always paid cash. As long as you have the proper paper work completed; bill of sale, title and registration applications, pdi inspection, manufacturers warranty's, etc. Give them a personal check or bank check. Then drive or pull it off the lot. ryoung
ryoung 01/02/20 09:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: DRW back to SRW

I went from a DRW to a SWR. A few years ago I bought a Dodge dually diesel to pull a 35' fifth wheel and later on to haul my Lance 950 TC. My wife had no problem drivings the dually even though it was a six speed manual. But last year I got into TC'ing again after a lull, and had to purchase both a new truck and camper. I chose the camper I liked and then bought the truck to match it weight wise. I ended up with the combo in my signature. No need for a dually. Saved money, good match weight wise, (under GVWR). I don't see any performance differences between the two different trucks. The six speed auto with the engine brake is a plus though. ryoung
ryoung 12/30/19 10:50am Truck Campers
RE: Essential tools to carry; pole saw.

At what point does it end. Your rig will not fit where you feel you have a right to go. So you cut a tree. If you are on your property, I have no issue. On my property? No! Public property? If you can use a power saw to move trees, what is my limit on smoothing the trail? A shovel? A pick? Blasting? Why can't people keep their opinions to themselves? Although, I somewhat agree with you, I don't give a s..t what you think. ryoung
ryoung 12/23/19 09:43am Truck Campers
RE: Tv mount in basement compartment

edatlanta wrote: My 5'er has the TV/audio plugs, etc right inside the pass through hatch on the curb side. I however have zero desire to sit outside and watch TV when I could be inside where it is warm when it is supposed to be warm and cool when it is supposed to be cool. So those outlets have never been used. Bah Humbug! I'm really not a grouch. And that was helpful to the op how? X2 ryoung
ryoung 12/23/19 09:36am Technology Corner
RE: mounting a propane tank to bumper

Propane is way safer in emergency than gasoline or diesel. I witnessed 300 gallons tank blow -up. Due to lot of energy propane needs to evaporate- the burn-out was self-controlled and lasted over 1 hr. Watch this CSB video and you might want to retract your asinine statement. ryoung
ryoung 12/13/19 02:54pm Truck Campers
RE: Homeless migration to RVs creating problems

Watch the uTube video Seattle is Dying for a larger perspective of the problem which includes RVs. Thanks for posting this link to the YouTube video. I viewed it and was enlightened about the causes and a solution to the growing problem. ryoung
ryoung 11/18/19 09:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Pick up for TC

The OP seems to be a complete newbie by asking the question. He seems to think there is problem with pulling a fifth wheel initially and then using the truck to haul a TC at some later time. In my opinion there is no problem. Just answer his question and quit berating him. ryoung
ryoung 11/07/19 08:36am Truck Campers
RE: How to add bleach to fresh water tank

Why not just use a funnel with a hose attached to it. Like this one:Home Depot ryoung
ryoung 10/07/19 08:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Bus crash on Utah 12

RV'ing subject? I thought it was a tour bus. It has nothing to do with RV'ing. By posing the question as to whether the post is an RV subject, you are, in fact, determining that it is not appropriate here. That's why I said leave it to the moderator to decide. ryoung
ryoung 09/22/19 10:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bus crash on Utah 12

It's not that I don't like it, although I don't care for posting of accidents with fatalities, in general, I don't understand the posting of it in the first place. It has nothing to do with RV'ing. Let the moderators determine whether the post is appropriate or not. It's their job; not yours. ryoung
ryoung 09/22/19 07:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question about tire pressure

MG1912, now that you know your axle weights, you can go to the link I provided earlier and find that the manufacture gave you the correct air pressure response to your initial inquiry. You don't need 80 psi as some suggested. https://tirepressure.com/nitto-terra-grappler-g2-tire-pressure ryoung
ryoung 09/10/19 10:01pm Truck Campers
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