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covered wagon

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Posted: 10/19/20 09:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I want to thank you all for the great comments here as it has given me a different perspective. I think also having gone thru a lawsuit where a person tried suing me for an undisclosed amount over some actions I took to get him off my property, It caused a lot of distrust with many things in my everyday life around me. As it was I tried to help a guy, but turned out he was only interested in getting a free ride and setting me up to sue me. Pretty evil person in the end trying to provoke me at times. Imagine that going on your own personal property for 3 mos. My Lawyer was Brilliant.

Anyhow finally getting an RV trip after all that going on put me in unsure waters for a time, This discussion helps me realize the need to get back in touch with my old self. I think I will and thank you all.

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Best of luck to you and your old self. It sounds like you're on the right track.


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While its not a big issue i think speed differential in norther Michigan is kind of annoying.

I like to Cruise at 70 with the camper hooked up. Its comfortable to me, trucks stable, transmission isn't always shifting up and down. Its a good speed and i can keep'er moving.

Michigan last year or so raised the speed limit to 75 in some parts. 65 on state highways as well. It gave everyone a green light to go 85/90. While its great with a snowmobile trailer or even no load. you can really fly. Not so great cruising at 70 with a trailer. Your going to fast for semi's and to slow for the left lane. when you come up on slower traffic you get stuck with a line of 30' cars cruising past you in the left lane at 85/90 for a few miles. makes it aggravating to try and pass slower traffic quickly.

Not a big deal breaker but annoying some times. usually on long trips.

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Are other drivers killing your RV experience?

Traveling on the US east coast is always busy interstate, no way your going to get anywhere decent without traveling an interstate or without a reservation. Sometimes you can travel on a weekend or after rushhour but it will still be BUSY, just relatively less .

What I find is I get mentally tired because I have to focus driving defensively and more 100% of the time. Throw in a trip with heavy rain & wind and I'm usually hitting the tylenol when I arrive at my destination.

As I slowly age I have been planning more stop overs and cutting my travel milage down, this has helped. Did a few trips up to Canada couldn't believe how open the highways were

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Posted: 10/20/20 09:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ZINGERLITE wrote:

While its not a big issue i think speed differential in norther Michigan is kind of annoying.

I like to Cruise at 70 with the camper hooked up. Its comfortable to me, trucks stable, transmission isn't always shifting up and down. Its a good speed and i can keep'er moving.

Michigan last year or so raised the speed limit to 75 in some parts. 65 on state highways as well. It gave everyone a green light to go 85/90. While its great with a snowmobile trailer or even no load. you can really fly. Not so great cruising at 70 with a trailer. Your going to fast for semi's and to slow for the left lane. when you come up on slower traffic you get stuck with a line of 30' cars cruising past you in the left lane at 85/90 for a few miles. makes it aggravating to try and pass slower traffic quickly.

Not a big deal breaker but annoying some times. usually on long trips.


Out my way they raised the speed limit for the big rigs, so now everyone is running even faster to pass at an effective rate. Part of the problem as a result we see a lot more excessive speeders running the 80- 90 like you say. It makes for some very horrific crashes at those speeds.

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covered wagon wrote:

I want to thank you all for the great comments here as it has given me a different perspective. I think also having gone thru a lawsuit where a person tried suing me for an undisclosed amount over some actions I took to get him off my property, It caused a lot of distrust with many things in my everyday life around me. As it was I tried to help a guy, but turned out he was only interested in getting a free ride and setting me up to sue me. Pretty evil person in the end trying to provoke me at times. Imagine that going on your own personal property for 3 mos. My Lawyer was Brilliant.

Anyhow finally getting an RV trip after all that going on put me in unsure waters for a time, This discussion helps me realize the need to get back in touch with my old self. I think I will and thank you all.
Welcome to Hard Knocks U, apparently you got an advanced degree. Anyone planning on becoming a landlord should be required to watch "Pacific Heights". They would quickly see that the deck is stacked against them should a renter turn out to be a villain.
My guess is you tried to get the guy to leave by taking what seemed to be reasonable actions above and beyond sending them registered demand and eviction notices. Even a small thing like stopping the yard service or can be construed by a tenant as harassment and don't even think about turning off any utilities or touching anything that could be considered their personal property, junk strewn about the yard included.
Don't know what that has to do with driving, other than making you aware that there are people who are bat-she-ite crazy. But that goes back way further than the automobile. I am sure that if people were around during the times of the dinosaurs some would have ridden them down the wrong side of the road.
The real moral of this entire thread is the world seems to be turning upside down. Everyday more and more people are expecting the world to adapt to their needs, rather than they adapt to the ways of the world. All I can say is" good luck with that, just don't hold your breath"

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Posted: 10/22/20 09:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I fill up with fuel the same place our local police fill up and they are saying the same thing about people the way things are changing.

While camping a great area last week, it was great meeting some new friends. Want to dwell on the fact that most RV people are really good folks.

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wapiticountry wrote:

covered wagon wrote:

I want to thank you all for the great comments here as it has given me a different perspective. I think also having gone thru a lawsuit where a person tried suing me for an undisclosed amount over some actions I took to get him off my property, It caused a lot of distrust with many things in my everyday life around me. As it was I tried to help a guy, but turned out he was only interested in getting a free ride and setting me up to sue me. Pretty evil person in the end trying to provoke me at times. Imagine that going on your own personal property for 3 mos. My Lawyer was Brilliant.

Anyhow finally getting an RV trip after all that going on put me in unsure waters for a time, This discussion helps me realize the need to get back in touch with my old self. I think I will and thank you all.
Welcome to Hard Knocks U, apparently you got an advanced degree. Anyone planning on becoming a landlord should be required to watch "Pacific Heights". They would quickly see that the deck is stacked against them should a renter turn out to be a villain.
My guess is you tried to get the guy to leave by taking what seemed to be reasonable actions above and beyond sending them registered demand and eviction notices. Even a small thing like stopping the yard service or can be construed by a tenant as harassment and don't even think about turning off any utilities or touching anything that could be considered their personal property, junk strewn about the yard included.
Don't know what that has to do with driving, other than making you aware that there are people who are bat-she-ite crazy. But that goes back way further than the automobile. I am sure that if people were around during the times of the dinosaurs some would have ridden them down the wrong side of the road.
The real moral of this entire thread is the world seems to be turning upside down. Everyday more and more people are expecting the world to adapt to their needs, rather than they adapt to the ways of the world. All I can say is" good luck with that, just don't hold your breath"


Depending on the state at the current time, evicting a tenant legally for legitimate reasons could be impossible due to Covid edicts handed down by folks who do not have a dog in the hunt. They're not the ones footing the bills while the tenants get a freebie.

There is no shortage of folks riding covid 19 for all its worth. I don't think I have seen this many help wanted signs in my travels ever.

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valhalla360 wrote:

jdc1 wrote:

Yester-years drivers our age today thought the same thing about us back then.


Bingo, if you start talking about the new way of things vs how great it was in the old days, it usually just means you are old.

Next you'll be complaining about these young kids who don't walk uphill both ways barefoot in the snow to school.

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