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RE: New Member, need your advice!

$1500 a month now. Then compare to purchase cost, site rental, insurance , etc and make a decision. Remember you will be paying someone to park it for the eight days when you go back to Texas if that is still in the plan. A quick check on RV Parky shows most campgrounds as being around $50 a night. If you can find one that seems ok. 12 nights = $600 per month You may find one that will store the trailer the other nights, may be $15 a night. 16 nights = $240 per month this leaves 2-3 nights per month of about $35 a night average cost depending on where the month falls in the weekly cycle. You have about $600 a month left to work with before,,,, Now figure purchase price, taxes, tags, insurance, etc. And go look at some of these campgrounds/trailer parks that are $50 a night, and make your own determination on whether they are places you want to live. Happy motorin
wanderingaimlessly 07/05/22 05:44am Beginning RVing
RE: Trip report: Sequoia after the fires

For those of us on the east coast, these trip reports are eye opening to the size and scope of both these parks and the trees involved. Thank you for taking the time to document them. Russ
wanderingaimlessly 07/03/22 05:25pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Solar power cart v2.0

Naturist, I dont live far from you,,, Buffalo Junction Va, I put 325 watts of solar on my RV, and used it several times last year to power my sticks and bricks fridge and my CPAP. Just needed an extension cord from the secondary 3000 watt inverter I use when I need house power. I dont have to use carts or dolly's, I just position the RV where it gets good sun and run a cord. In the rv there is a built in 400 watt inverter for its use when needed.
wanderingaimlessly 07/03/22 03:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Dino juice v Electrons....

As long as your time has no value, and you like sitting in parking lots,,,,,,, drive electric.
wanderingaimlessly 06/29/22 11:34am Tow Vehicles
RE: Old tow rig about ready for duty again!

Kewl, keeping it in the family, and he has some sweat equity in it.
wanderingaimlessly 06/27/22 03:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Corps of Engineers changing host policy

We have a couple of parks here on Kerr Reservoir that have paid, and others that are unpaid. The paid actually work here year round by rotating to the main campground at the dam in the winter. I believe from talking to them it has become a "It's who you know" scenario. in that, The COE is trying to go all unpaid, but have some existing folks they will pay to keep, due to liking them, their work ethic, and reliability. Understandable really, same folks have been doing this at the same parks 8-10 years. They occasionally rotate them to different summer parks if there are problems with the unpaid ones that had been there. They also seem to use the two paid couples as trainers.
wanderingaimlessly 06/27/22 02:10pm Workamping Forum
RE: Unique situation: What tow vehicle checks all the boxes?

Supposedly the Toyota Sequoia can meet those criteria. Sequoia
wanderingaimlessly 06/26/22 02:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Want a new truck?

I was thinking about replacing one vehicle with one of the little Mavericks. My son in law was able to offer the best price. $8k over msrp. With manufacturing starting to shut down due to fuel cost, prices will improve for the ones that can still buy.
wanderingaimlessly 06/25/22 03:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Hybrid tow vehicle?

And another option, not what you mentioned, but would still avoid the full size truck would be the Chevy Colorado. Smaller with better fuel economy than a 1500. Properly set up can tow 7,000 lbs. Just food for thought.
wanderingaimlessly 06/25/22 11:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Warm Fridge - Dometic DM2882

Dometic gives a 2 year warranty on that model according to their website. Also check the thermister and ensure its clipped to the last cooling fin, probably near the center, but try moving lower or higher to see if that changes the temp.
wanderingaimlessly 06/24/22 12:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Harbor Freight Predator 3500

Has anyone been able to obtain parts for the HF Predator 3500 inverter generator (or one of its related cousins)? About 3-4 years ago was surprised to learn HF didn't sell any parts for it. All they offered was the optional one-time replacement warranty. All or nothing. From all accounts this appears to be an excellent generator for the money. However, it wouldn't be fun to have a $800 boat anchor all because you couldn't obtain a $5 part. The honda clone engines used are readily available as are part. The Chinese parts will generally fit either a honda or the clone. Bought recoil starters, carbs and other parts for my old one over the years. Usually off of Amazon or Ebay.
wanderingaimlessly 06/24/22 11:36am Tech Issues
RE: Is It Worth It?

The one thing not mentioned by others is age. New gassers 2021 or 22, with 8 to 10 speed tranny's are way more capable than they were just 5 years ago. The Ram's 6.4 when mated to the 8 speed, GM's 6.6 with a 10 speed or Fords Godzilla, they all are more capable than the gassers of 2017.
wanderingaimlessly 06/23/22 02:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

That ladies and gentlemen was the Poster child for PT Barnham's theory of a sucker being born every minute.
wanderingaimlessly 06/23/22 12:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Empty parks with no open sites.

Years ago, NC state parks on Kerr lake required a 4 night minimum to reserve a site. Folks would reserve wed-sat nites, and only show up fri afternoon. Their plan had always been to only come for two nites, but they would pay for four to get a waterfront site. I'm sure a lot of the cases all of you are talking about are something similar, folks willing to pay for extra nights, to get the ones they want.
wanderingaimlessly 06/23/22 11:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Empty parks with no open sites.

An article on a study done in Colorado concerning booked sites and no shows, as well as some potential issues with park personnel saving sites. rvtravel If the story is true, Colorado is changing some rules that may help limit the empty but still not available sites in state parks.
wanderingaimlessly 06/22/22 01:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

The thing is as new successful technology was developed, it was typically better than what it was replacing.Depends on the yardstick. TFL called it a fail. Yet people can't get enough of them. Where is the middle on this? If the Lightning is truly a fail it will not last long. Not being snarky, real question's. What percentage of pickups sold in America are just grocery getters? What percentage are used for towing or hauling less than once a month? Success for the vehicle could be high even if the vehicle is nothing but a Tesla with a bed.
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/22 01:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2023 Ford Super Duty

Read earlier the 23's won't start production until 1-3-23.Order banks open up 10-17-22. Wonder if they will break the 100K MSRP like Ram has? The way the manufacturers have been since the chip shortage, that paintjob alone will jack it up ten grand.
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/22 11:58am Tow Vehicles
RE: F150 Lightning Road Trip & Ike Gauntlet Pull

That EV claim of lower maintenance cost is somewhat misleading also. Due to the increased weight of an Ev, tires are much more expensive, and have to be replaced much more often, from what I've read, a type S can cost upwards of $1500 for a tire change, and they are recommended every 26k miles. Not 50-60k like a standard set for a midsized car. Also, figure in battery change after 5 to 7 years, and maintenance gets turned upside down. And trucks/tow vehicles especially do get used past that 5-7 year window.
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/22 10:01am Tow Vehicles
The man who invented the Motorhome

From Fox news site Roland Conklin Neat article.
wanderingaimlessly 06/18/22 07:23am RV Lifestyle
RE: Harbor Freight Predator 3500

That unit has been getting good reviews. The engine is a Chinese clone of a Honda design, and the gen side is from the same folks that make the Champion, and many others. But ,,,, if your wallet feels too thick, you can go get the Honda.
wanderingaimlessly 06/16/22 05:00pm Tech Issues
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