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2oldman

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Posted: 02/21/20 05:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not only spending more on rent will help, but so will camping in hard-to-get-to places. Poor people, and thieves, generally don't bother.

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Posted: 02/21/20 06:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We rarely see the down and out folks in the state and national park campgrounds we favor. The 14 day or less stay limit for most may have something to do with that.


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While I understand and ~agree with the sentiment of this string...

Last week at a AZ regional park a school bus pulled in next to us. He also had an old Suburban and a trailer full of what looked like junk. My initial reaction was similar to this thread.

One day I was changing a tire on my ebike which cost more than most of what my neighbor seemed to own. Out of nowhere ‘Kenny’ approached me, along with some “no flat” solution he had left over and a couple of tools to loan me along with some advice.

Kenny looked “down and out” as you might expect. But he was a caring human being who made me recognize myself and turned my indignation into shame.

We are all God’s children, many of us more fortunate than others (and more fortunate than we really deserve if we admit it). I do my best (imperfectly) to view others with compassion instead of thinking I’m better than they are...


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Posted: 02/21/20 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry, not trying to turn this political with my last post...but...trying to get each of us to look at ourselves in the mirror and try to help advocate for improvement for this segment of our population instead of just trying to push them into a corner we don’t have to see...

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MNRon wrote:

While I understand and ~agree with the sentiment of this string...

Last week at a AZ regional park a school bus pulled in next to us. He also had an old Suburban and a trailer full of what looked like junk. My initial reaction was similar to this thread.

One day I was changing a tire on my ebike which cost more than most of what my neighbor seemed to own. Out of nowhere ‘Kenny’ approached me, along with some “no flat” solution he had left over and a couple of tools to loan me along with some advice.

Kenny looked “down and out” as you might expect. But he was a caring human being who made me recognize myself and turned my indignation into shame.

We are all God’s children, many of us more fortunate than others (and more fortunate than we really deserve if we admit it). I do my best (imperfectly) to view others with compassion instead of thinking I’m better than they are...
MNRon your post reminds me of a old saying (But for the grace of God go I).

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Posted: 02/21/20 08:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As I said in opening post it has not affected us yet, as we are also homeless... And we don’t do resort or upscale, but, prefer Boondocking or Government sites..Yes homeless as we are FT in a TC, and , we are also camphosts. And agree we all need a place to stay, but, I think the outcome is that a lot of folks are gonna have a more difficult time finding a campsite.

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Full time RV living is not "homeless". You need an address aka domicile to register vehicles and to maintain a drivers license and mail and voting etc. The RV is your home and it's registered to a legal address somewhere.

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MNRon wrote:

While I understand and ~agree with the sentiment of this string...

Last week at a AZ regional park a school bus pulled in next to us. He also had an old Suburban and a trailer full of what looked like junk. My initial reaction was similar to this thread.

One day I was changing a tire on my ebike which cost more than most of what my neighbor seemed to own. Out of nowhere ‘Kenny’ approached me, along with some “no flat” solution he had left over and a couple of tools to loan me along with some advice.

Kenny looked “down and out” as you might expect. But he was a caring human being who made me recognize myself and turned my indignation into shame.

We are all God’s children, many of us more fortunate than others (and more fortunate than we really deserve if we admit it). I do my best (imperfectly) to view others with compassion instead of thinking I’m better than they are...


Great post. Thank you.

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Reisender wrote:

MNRon wrote:

While I understand and ~agree with the sentiment of this string...

Last week at a AZ regional park a school bus pulled in next to us. He also had an old Suburban and a trailer full of what looked like junk. My initial reaction was similar to this thread.

One day I was changing a tire on my ebike which cost more than most of what my neighbor seemed to own. Out of nowhere ‘Kenny’ approached me, along with some “no flat” solution he had left over and a couple of tools to loan me along with some advice.

Kenny looked “down and out” as you might expect. But he was a caring human being who made me recognize myself and turned my indignation into shame.

We are all God’s children, many of us more fortunate than others (and more fortunate than we really deserve if we admit it). I do my best (imperfectly) to view others with compassion instead of thinking I’m better than they are...


Great post. Thank you.


Yes, Great Post.
There is just not enough compassion shown in this world these days.

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Posted: 02/22/20 02:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will quote a comment you posted on a generator thread earlier today
#1Flyboy wrote:

.... IF you buy a Honda you will pay more, but you will get more. Service, reliability, resale value and a proven generator. If you get a Communist China knockoff you will pay less but also get less and it might , maybe, produce the stated power output....

The same principle applies.

This reminds me of people who take a cheap, budget cruise and then complain about the type of people on the ship.

* This post was edited 02/22/20 02:14am by 2112 *


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