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RE: Buying an RV in CA from private party

My experience 12 years ago. Bought a fifth wheel from a couple in Poway. Went out to CA to complete the deal and take the trailer home. The owner took us to the local CA DMV office to help navigate the process. He was keeping his tag as he had a new fifth wheel on order. I was required to pay CA "use" tax, registration, tag, and title fees. $2500 all in, CA didn't issue a temporary tag or transit permit. Proved I was a FL resident, didn't matter. Went to local tax collector office when I got home. Explained the situation when applying for FL tag and title. The clerk made a couple calls to the main office. I walked out paying only $51 dollar registration fee. The clerk made copies of the bill of sale and CA DMV documents. A couple of weeks later I received a refund check for the difference between FL sales tax and the $2200 CA use tax.
thomasmnile 07/22/20 10:54am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Filtering water for my travel trailer

Check out these folks. Bought all my potable water handling "stuff" from them years ago. You'll spend a little money, but quality products.
thomasmnile 06/10/20 09:29am Tech Issues
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

Saw a story last week about all the satellites inactivated, dead, or otherwise unused and assorted other junk. Lot o' stuff up there. More concerned about that coming back to earth in an untoward fashion than tailpipe emissions from a rocket.
thomasmnile 06/02/20 11:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

I don’t follow this much but does NASA even do rockets anymore? I thought it was all contracted out to Space X and Boeing. I actually don’t know. The SpaceX contract with NASA for manned flight goes like this: SpaceX builds and provides the hardware and flight control for the flights to NASA specs. Similar arrangement with ULA (United Launch Alliance). Unmanned payloads, pretty much the same drill with both SpaceX and ULA, then the control and operation of the payloads falls to the agency that owns said payload; military, NOAA,commercial satellite operators, etc. Launch facilities at KSC and Canaveral AFS used by SpaceX were refurbished at SpaceX's expense. Same with facilities used by ULA. Except for management of the ISS and deep space robots/probes, I'm starting to wonder why NASA is needed any longer if the commercial model of space travel/exploration remains. Last Saturday's launch and flight was all SpaceX until docking at the ISS. Johnson Spaceflight Center in Houston, took it from there, until the Dragon undocks.
thomasmnile 06/01/20 03:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: setting up a deer trail camera/reformatting 64 GB card

I have recently purchased several trail cams and getting ready to put them out. They all say that they are rated for up to a 32 GB SD card. I spoke with a rep at Browning that said that the camera is only capable of reading 32 GB, and if I put something bigger in, it won't increase storage above the original 32 GB. Up to 32GB, all the cards are SDHC, but above 32 GB, the cards are SDXC format. The 32GB cards are formatted in FAT32, whereas the SDXC cards are formatted in exFat. If I reformat a 64 GB card to FAT32, should/could I have the use of all 64 GB, or will I still be limited to 32GB based on the camera. I have both Browning & Wildgame Innovations, and neither customer support dept has been able to provide a satisfactory answer. Our daughter bought us a Victure trail camera for Christmas to hopefully capture deer and the odd bear in back of our apartment building. Tried Micro SD and a card from an old Canon PowerShot, no joy. Bought 2 San Disk 32GB 10X cards on Amazon. All is well, but it has yet to capture any critter shots. :(
thomasmnile 05/27/20 03:21pm Around the Campfire
RE: This could be a problem

RVIA March 2020 shipment snapshot on their website indicates overall shipments to dealers down 30 percent from March 2019. Towable shipments were down, but not as much as motor homes; they were down 39 percent. How much of the decline can be attributed to coronavirus vs dealers are overloaded with product is anyone's guess.
thomasmnile 05/07/20 12:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Team sports and the virus

NASCAR seems to have found a little success with televising the I Racing series on Fox. Their ratings of late have approached or equaled ratings for Xfinity Series races. They have also aired some classic races from back in the day. Similarly, CBS has been airing some memorable PGA events. Better then nothing, but it would be nice to have the real deal again.
thomasmnile 04/27/20 08:35am Around the Campfire
RE: NFL testing now

:B:B:B At a minimum, they would have no trouble with social distancing in the stadium. Meanwhile, still digesting the Dolphins' first round selection of Tua T. Seems like a big roll of the dice with no Combine workout and the from now til when ban on evaluating drafted players and free agents.
thomasmnile 04/25/20 11:41am Around the Campfire
RE: Under cabinet coffee maker?

The B&D under cabinet coffee makers had a bad reputation. I would find a way to get a conventional model mounted on a shelf. Had a GE under cabinet (when GE was still marketing countertop appliances) and 2 B & D units. All junk, all ceased functioning a year or less after purchase. I do agree the coffee used is the key. We drink decaf and love Costco Kirkland Signature Decaf. Flavorful, and a helluva buy for 3 pounds.
thomasmnile 04/24/20 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Giant Recreation World in Florida

No, they're not all liars and thieves. Bought a Jayco WhiteHawk from Orlando RV back in 2012 at a "show" they staged at Daytona Speedway. The purchase took place there, the delivery and closing at their Orlando store. On pickup day, the trailer was fully set up, connected to utilities water in the tank, water heater was operating. A delivery tech, not our salesman spent 4 1/2 hours with us as we checked/inspected/operated everything.Couple of items addressed before we left. They had also installed the Fantastic vent fan and Maxxair cover we requested at time of purchase. When the walk through was complete, they moved the trailer and our truck to a level concrete pad and installed the Reese Straight Line hitch we bought from them. We went to the business office to sign away, when finished, our new trailer was hitched up and ready to go. Sorry your experience wasn't good, but don't paint all dealers with the same brush.
thomasmnile 04/23/20 04:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: Texans: are you gonna take this

Texans love to brag about how BIG the state is. Inform a Texan if they cut Alaska in half- (drum roll) Texas will be the third largest state. They will never speak to you again. Penalty flag! piling on. :B WDP That may be true, but on our way to San Diego to pick up our first RV I was beginning to wonder if we were ever going to leave Texas. 800 plus mile hike border to border. :E But an enjoyable hike it was.....
thomasmnile 04/16/20 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rude People

The downside of apartment living. Can't pick your neighbors, and the typical apartment complex these days is about as well built as an RV. That said, we sold our home 4 years ago and have been living in a fairly small complex that's more like townhouses. 30 years old but well maintained, rent increases haven't been excessive. Despite the rent being higher than our mortgage payment we somehow are living cheaper than we were in our home. No maintenance expenses, pool to maintain and way lower utilities bills are the difference I guess.
thomasmnile 04/12/20 04:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: CDC and the government may be loosening the lockdown

FIRST they must give us millions of test kits, AND carve in stone that they will NOT suppress the VOTE. What Cloud said....;)
thomasmnile 04/10/20 03:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

End of thread in 3....2....1....:B
thomasmnile 04/07/20 12:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance

Don't know if this applies to anyone else but since we have put all trips on hold until possibly the fall and our camper is parked on our property, I cancelled the insurance policy on the camper. I will initiate a new one once we get to travel again. Our policy was good through 31 August so we are getting a reimbursement. :h
thomasmnile 04/06/20 10:40am General RVing Issues
RE: GM trucks outsell Ford first quarter !

7 year loan on a vehicle? Scarier than coronavirus.
thomasmnile 04/03/20 05:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: M6.5 earthquake report 4:52PM PDT near Challis, ID

Is Idaho within or part of the Yellowstone Caldera and the associated seismic zones?
thomasmnile 04/01/20 10:54am Around the Campfire
RE: People suck

Here's a tip for you. People are hoarding dog food too. We went to buy some of the blue bag we buy at Costco. Sold out. We are now mixing rice in with what we have left to stretch it out until we can get another bag. I recall reading many years ago that half the dog food being sold in NJ was going to human consumption. I think at the time it was during some sort of financial crisis. I wouldn't be surprised if a similar thing takes place during these dire times. Dog food won't kill you. I remember, as a kid, I sampled some canned dog food. It was actually pretty tasty. But I didn't make a habit of it. :) Had a friend once that sauteed canned dog food with rice and said it was pretty tasty. Of course it was 3am after a party.... What, no Krystal or White Castle around?:B
thomasmnile 03/30/20 03:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: What a nice walk I just took!

Spring is ending in Florida this week. 90's to mid 90's rest of the week. It was nice while it lasted.....??
thomasmnile 03/23/20 07:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: lawn care - which comes first - mow then fertilze

now that spring is here I got the fertilizer and stuff to put on the lawn. question is - should I mow first then put on the stuff or put on the stuff then mow. DW says mow first then add the stuff.D DW is right. Depending on turf type de-thatching/aerating before fertilizer would be a good plan.
thomasmnile 03/22/20 03:24pm Around the Campfire
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