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RE: Are other drivers killing your RV experience?

people driving (at night) without turning on their headlights. Just last night, during my 15-mile commute, I witnessed about 10 vehicles without their lights on .Can't say I've ever seen that. Come to Florida. A way of life.:E
thomasmnile 10/17/20 01:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Medicare Advantage Plans

Thanks everybody! We have had absolutely no issues with our current plans, guess we’ll leave well enough alone and stick with what we have. Thanks again! Good plan, if it ain't broke......
thomasmnile 10/16/20 01:36pm Snowbirds
RE: Fancy Gap VA KOA next weekend

We haven't been with a TT in probably 8 years as we sold ours back then and bought another one this spring. Can't wait! Kind of sad the previous owners sold it a few years ago, but the new ones seem to be doing a great job. One of our top 5 favorite little campgrounds anywhere between VA and NC. Looking forward to see the changes they have made. They always had some of the nicest bathhouses, store, and cabins. Stayed there a week in late October 2009. Was our "base" for Virginia winery hopping, the fall NASCAR races at Martinsville, a trip to Mt Airy NC, and general aimless wandering. One of our most enjoyable RV trips. With the ownership change, I guess the red hen that stubbornly roosted in the road by the office is 'unemployed'.
thomasmnile 10/16/20 12:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Medicare Advantage Plans

My wife and I have had original Medicare Parts A&B with a separate Supplemental and Prescription Drug plans for several years now. I was looking at Advantage plans and wondered if traveling from our stick home in Texas to our summer RV site in Maine would be a problem with the Advantage plan. If either of us needed to see a doctor while in Maine, would we be out of luck, insurance wise? Thanks for any of your experienced info! To answer your question, possibly. Advantage Plans typically provide out of network coverage for emergency care only. But if you are back home in Texas, will your doctors be in your plan's network? Advantage Plans refer to "out of network " providers. That statement would be more accurate if it read "completely on your own". Like you, my wife and I have 'original ' Medicare, a supplement, and a Part D drug plan. My wife needed hearing aids, a Costco membership took care of that with reasonably priced and good hearing aids. We have dental insurance as well. More monthly cost than an Advantage Plan, but as long as we can pay the premium, we have no desire to change. Finally, something to consider. If you leave original Medicare, go to an Advantage Plan, and want to return to original Medicare, you will be subject to medical underwriting for a Supplement.
thomasmnile 10/15/20 08:24pm Snowbirds
RE: How many Canadian Snowbirds are there?

Don't know actual number of migratory Canadians, but in a recent TV news story on the topic, a spokesman for the state of Florida was quoted as saying winter visitors from Canada generate $3.4 BILLION for Florida's economy annually. That, is not chicken feed!
thomasmnile 10/15/20 05:43pm Snowbirds
RE: Unlikeliest of engine swaps!!

I read it, but no detail on what if any front suspension changes were made to accommodate the engine's height and mass. Just stated there was a lot of DIY, but of what besides lead on the firewall and the challenges of mating a tranny to the engine. Curious about emissions as well. Not tested in Canada?
thomasmnile 10/15/20 12:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Unlikeliest of engine swaps!!

Owner talks about installation challenges, but I didn't read anything about front suspension changes. Isn't that DD taller and heavier by a lot over the 6.4 V8 he removed?
thomasmnile 10/15/20 10:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Root Beer

The A&W brand is owned by Keurig-Dr Pepper. Dogs'n Suds, Vernors Ginger Ale, Coldwater, Michigan. My youth is being replayed!!
thomasmnile 10/09/20 05:50pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Accident with tow vehicle right before big camping trip?

Like posted above, your insurance policy will have limits on the maximum amount they will pay for a replacement rental vehicle. Over that amount is your responsibility. Regarding a rental vehicle suitable for towing, Enterprise through their truck rental division has 3/4 and 1 ton pickups equipped to tow, but they charge an additional fee on top of the base rental.
thomasmnile 09/25/20 02:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Forget all this, I was impressed and amused by the way the shareholders meeting was conducted. Livestream Internet and for the lottery draw winners, a parking space at the Fremont factory with Wi-Fi streaming to all those Teslas in the parking lot. Social distancing and resourceful!
thomasmnile 09/23/20 03:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 5G cell phones, need to purchase?

5G Explained in English
thomasmnile 09/18/20 08:16am Technology Corner
RE: Food!

Let's start with this premise: McDonald's does not make hamburgers. Those are beef (I think) flavored salt licks!
thomasmnile 09/17/20 06:48pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Orlando to Los Angeles Good Sam Trip Planner

Just slightly off topic but that had to be the best deal in RV's in this century to drive it for the first time for 2500+ miles :) Thinking the same thing - Wow Bought our first RV from a couple in suburban San Diego. And yes, drove from Central Fl to Poway to pick it up and bring it home. Excellent adventure there and back.
thomasmnile 09/14/20 01:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Upgrading to a better phone

Two things outside of outright processor or battery failure kill cellphones. 1. No more manufacturer support, 2. The endless operating system updates that eventually fill the onboard storage, and those updates don't get loaded on removable storage like a Micro SD card. Consider A Samsung or Motorola Droid that's only a version or 2 old. Also know that most newer cell phones no longer have removable batteries. Wouldn't worry about 5G, more money than you want to spend and the service is nowhere near widespread nationwide yet.
thomasmnile 09/09/20 04:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Yay, another gizmo loaded $70k soccerMobile! That can go to 100K fully optioned. :B
thomasmnile 09/08/20 04:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: First Fifth Wheeler

Fewer worries with bridges than with overhanging tree limbs on secondary and rural roads, and they don't show up on GPS.
thomasmnile 09/04/20 10:44am Roads and Routes

I get a few calls every week about buying an extended warranty. I can give you several options. They sound sincere. :B One such plan advertises on TV as much as those hawking Medicare Advantage plans. Has to be really good coverage if they can afford that much for TV adds, not! Car Shield? They went bankrupt once I'm aware of , been investigated by the FTC at least once, but like zombies, they keep coming back.
thomasmnile 09/01/20 09:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Question about exiting in an emergency

I'm thinking one swift kick and the door will open......
thomasmnile 08/29/20 12:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ally financial Bank Issues.... Anybody else experience this?

Paper titles are going the way of the dinosaur. Any vehicle title issued in Florida now is electronic, as well as finance liens. If you absolutely, positively gotta have a paper title, it can be yours for $85. When we sold our travel trailer on consignment, I asked the RV dealer sales manager was it necessary for me to provide a physical title. Her answer was no. But the bank will still send you a satisfaction of lien notice.....
thomasmnile 08/21/20 11:12am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ally financial Bank Issues.... Anybody else experience this?

We gave our travel trailer to the dealer we purchased from for consignment sale. We paid off the loan balance a couple days before taking the trailer to the dealer. Final payment was made electronically to Bank of America for 6K payoff. The money was debited out our Chase account the next day, but B of A didn't release their electronic lien on the electronic title for 7 days after accepting payment. It happens, a bank "thing".
thomasmnile 08/20/20 04:37pm Class A Motorhomes
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