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RE: Zoning Law

How do I find out what the local laws are. My goggle fu cant find out which number to call and los angeles is a big city im sure ill be transferred around. not even sure what im supoosed to be googling at this point. nobody else has looked into this? I searched based upon your address. You'll be fine.
spoon059 01/19/20 06:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

The best thing about camping in America, everyone gets to do it there own way. I don't worry about how everyone else is doing it, I do it my way. Exactly. Who cares how someone else camps? Is it spring yet?
spoon059 01/19/20 06:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Camping Lights

I installed a couple of LED little marker lights under my trailer to illuminate the ground around the camper. They are very dim and won't offend anyone, but just bright enough that I can see where the table is, where the chairs are, etc. I prefer not to have my awning light on after we've eaten dinner. I don't like the bugs, I don't like the harsh light, I enjoy the camping experience. Occasionally if we have a big group playing cards we'll pull a table under someones awning and turn the lights on, but I try to be aware of neighbors. Too many people either don't care about their neighbors or simply don't think about the effect of their actions on other people. Its obnoxious...
spoon059 01/19/20 06:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Would I ever be happy towing with a half ton truck

Is anyone out there towing that type of weight with one of the newer F150’s with the 13000lb configuration? Are you happy with the handling? Should I stop being a tight a$$ and get a 3/4 ton truck? TIA A newer F150 with a 13,000 lbs GVWR is going to be on the more expensive side. If money is the issue, you can get a 3/4 ton for low to mid 30's. What is the matter with your Denali that you aren't "happy" with it? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Denali on the more expensive side of GM trucks?
spoon059 01/19/20 06:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: just saw my 1st 2020 F-350's

SO.... It happened. and it's my wife's fault :B And...?
spoon059 01/18/20 06:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Substancial deposit required

Yep, a couple of the places that we really like require at least a 50%, if not a full payment at time of reservation. We have a lake we go to with a group that requires full payment. The place we go in Florida in the winter requires 50%. Places that have high demand can make those requirements, because they know that people will pay it. Both these campgrounds are worth the risk in my mind and I know that we are going unless there is a horrible weather event or personal tragedy. In those cases I'm sure I could get most of my deposit back.
spoon059 01/14/20 03:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

What are the cost over the life of the truck? And don't forget to add in resale/trade-in. There are many people that simply cannot afford the outright cost or the $800 to $900 a month payment that is required to purchase a new mid grade diesel truck. If you cannot afford to buy it new, what difference does the lifetime cost of the truck make? If you can afford a gas engine truck that meets your performance needs, why shouldn't you buy it? Or, if you can save $15,000 by purchasing that gas engine truck and invest that money, how much more money do you have over the lifetime of that truck? You see, its not that cut and dry. Just because YOU can justify it doesn't mean that everyone else can or should justify it. The *only* reason I own a diesel truck right now is because I found a less than 1 year old, low mileage used diesel for about what I was expecting to pay for a new gas truck. I have ZERO need for the diesel, nor did I want to pay the premium for the diesel. I enjoy my diesel 75% of the time, but 25% of the time it'd be nice to have a gasser again. When we go to Florida in February its nice to get 12 mpg towing for the 2500 mile trip... but when we get on the island and are driving back and forth under 25 mph for 2 weeks straight the diesel tries to force a regen and isn't happy with the driving conditions. When the wife is out running errands and I need to run some errands, I know its not great for the truck to be driven on multiple short trips. Bottom line, a diesel is a compromise. You get great power and longevity... but you sacrifice ease of use at times. I'm very happy to see that Ford is offering a more powerful gas engine that is cheaper and doesn't have as many restrictions to operation. I'll certainly be watching it over the next couple years and see how it performs. Maybe it'll be a great option for me to consider, maybe it'll be a stinker.
spoon059 01/08/20 05:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV wholesalers?

OP, I used one of the wholesalers to get a price quote, then I reached out to local dealers (via email) and got a very close quote from a local dealer. I ended up paying about $300 more, but saved myself a 6 hour drive up and additional 6 hours back. I'd suggest you give your local guys a chance to meet the price. If RV Wholesalers can get that price, then a larger dealer near you can get that price too. FYI, I special ordered mine with specific interior colors and options too.
spoon059 01/05/20 07:12am Travel Trailers
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

I've always wondered why you only post in the Tow vehicle section and routinely criticize Ram owners. No biggie but it just seems odd and childish to me. But hey I guess some people never grow up. I just block him. Unfortunately sometimes people quote him and I see his nonsense, but I am able to completely not see most of his worthless comments.
spoon059 01/03/20 12:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cash Vs. Finance

In what scenario would you hand over $30-40k or something other than a deposit without driving off the lot concurrently to the transaction? I agree, this sounds like a solution without a problem. When I bought my custom ordered trailer, I paid a $500 refundable deposit. When the trailer arrived, we did the PDI walk through and gave them a check for the balance. We used our HELOC at about 3% to purchase the RV and paid it off in 3 years with no penalties.
spoon059 01/03/20 08:09am General RVing Issues
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

Sigh... it must be winter time on Rather than be happy that we have an amazing assortment of manufacturers and engine choices, we have to argue about why OURS is best... Nevermind that modern gas engines are more powerful than diesel engines from just a few years ago. I hope that this new 7.3 is a great engine and the new 10 speed transmission is solid and makes the truck reasonably fuel efficient. More options are always better, I don't understand the arguments here...
spoon059 01/03/20 08:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: The TFL guys bought a 7.3L

$55 for a gas engine, mid level truck? That seems a little pricey to me. What kind of rebates are they offering and what actual OTD prices are they seeing?
spoon059 12/30/19 03:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is dash cam evidence allowed in an investigation

Generally speaking, yes camera evidence is allowable in court. However, the other side may argue to throw out that evidence because its authenticity cannot be verified. Its up to you (or the state) to put forward evidence that the video was recorded on the date and time in question and was not altered. A slick attorney might be able to throw enough spaghetti against the wall to get some to stick and get the video tossed, but generally it should be allowed.
spoon059 12/25/19 09:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Typical problem we all see in RV parks.

All I want is a little consideration. So what did she say when you asked her to try to keep the noise down?
spoon059 12/21/19 09:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Typical problem we all see in RV parks.

there is a couple of ignoramus’s who make ‘if you can’t afford a c/g sell your rig’ comments. JaxDad, don't you know that if you aren't doing it the exact way that they are, you're doing it wrong.:W This thread would be laughable if it weren't for all the juvenile responses. "That OTHER person is inconsiderate in something they are doing, so I recommend SABOTAGING them" "That OTHER person isn't doing exactly what I want, so they are the most inconsiderate person in the world" "That OTHER person did something that offends me, so I will go out of my way to annoy everybody else around me to maybe get back at that one person" What a bunch of sophomoric NIMBY cranks in this forum. If someone is so obnoxious, SAY SOMETHING TO THEM! Maybe they have a good reason for doing it, or maybe they just don't realize that its affecting other people. If you are too soft to confront someone, go to the park office and complain to them. If you have a legitimate complaint then the office will either speak with the "offender" or move you. If that doesn't work, find a different campground down the road. Coming on this forum and complaining about things doesn't solve anything and just shows how petty some of you guys are...
spoon059 12/21/19 06:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

What are we arguing again? I was just thinking the exact same thing. Let me remind y'all again, it's a Ram truck owner boasting about the amazing accomplishment of Ram having achieved 100,000 in mileage. The other past accomplishment was not seeing a mechanic or something breaking down past 7 days. Ok, so WHY are we arguing again...?
spoon059 12/11/19 04:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: RV sites recommendations around Mesa Verde NP in May

No recommendation for site, but just want to say that Mesa Verde is GORGEOUS and I can't wait to go back. We stopped there on a cross country trip when I was 13 (26 years ago) and I still remember it being such an impressive piece of land! ENJOY!
spoon059 12/11/19 04:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ram 2500 CTD in Africa

What are we arguing again?
spoon059 12/10/19 02:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying 2019 RAM 3500 DRW - discount expectations?

Nice looking truck. Enjoy, it sounds like a BEAST!
spoon059 12/08/19 07:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying 2019 RAM 3500 DRW - discount expectations?

According to Rams website, they are offering "up to" $11,000 off a 3500 Limited. Looks like they are offering "employee pricing" plus $1000 customer cash. I wouldn't offer MSRP for the truck, I would negotiate at least to the "invoice" price (which we know still includes holdback money for the dealer) and THEN take any rebates or offers. Without knowing the exact details of that particular truck its hard to give an exact guess at what I'd offer. Go to Edmunds True Market Value and see what they suggest as a good price. I always offer some percentage less than the "invoice" price before rebates and haven't had to pay more than "invoice" before rebates. For whatever reason it won't let me select a DRW with a diesel engine. I'm not sure what I'm spec'ing incorrectly, but whatever. At the end I am able to "build" a $68,700 MSRP truck, with "invoice" listed as $64,400. That indicates to me that they can take at least $4,000 off your $83,000 truck, now making it $79,000 "invoice" price. With "up to $11K" in rebates available off that $79K price, $68K is looking reasonable as a starting point. I'm sure that you wouldn't qualify for all the rebates so they will negotiate up from there, but that seems like an educated place to make a starting offer.
spoon059 12/03/19 04:41pm Tow Vehicles
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