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  1. We lived in a park 10 miles from home before closing on our house. It was a good thing to do. Linda Sand
  2. I may have posted this in the past. On our first trip to Oregon our daughter found a t-shirt that said, "In Oregon you don't tan. You rust." Linda
  3. Back in 2008 when we first started fulltiming were were told tires are only good for 5 years. Then we started hear 5-6 years. Now we hear a lot of 7 years. Have tires changed that much or are we just hoping for more? Linda Sand
  4. Still can't quite remember it. It might be Jerry but I'm not even sure of that.
  5. But do NOT put your important information on a thumb drive as most places will not plug your drive into their computer. My thumb drive is only for rebuilding my computer if it crashes. Linda Sand
  6. But do bring some chairs in case you meet someone who invites you to their campfire. Just not the zero gravity ones. Linda Sand
  7. If you have the time, stay near the dealer for awhile. I would move from one local campground to another to experience different setups and take downs and various road surfaces and back-ins to campsites. But, as mentioned above you're still not likely to find all warranty problems right away. We made arrangements to be near the factory several months into our first trip in our Winnebago View to get any warranty repairs done then. That worked well. Linda Sand
  8. I recommend you drive down to Yuma first. There is an RV Driving School instructor based there who is an excellent teacher. When we took lessons from him there was a neighborhood nearby that had all the curbs and everything but no houses. It was an excellent place to learn. Then he took us over a mountain to learn how to brake. Well worth the money. It's a fairly easy drive from Phoenix to Quartzsite where you can bookdock overnight in the desert for free. Then another fairly easy drive to to Yuma. After the lessons you can head west on the interstate into California which will let you go south of the big mountains. By the time you get the rig home you will have both knowledge and experience. Linda Sand
  9. I also carry health insurance card and information on medicines I take. I have a separate card holder that keeps all my discount camping IDs, including my AARP card, handy in one place. Linda Sand
  10. Fur us nontechnical people there appear to be two types of EMS systems. The one most of us use protects your system from bad energy entering your rig. The other manages the electricity within your rig to keep you from popping breakers. I would guess the one in the rig you are looking at is the second type. Linda Sand
  11. As long as you don't have bubbles coming up your shower drain I would think this is a good thing--automatic tank cleaning. Linda Sand
  12. Relating to Kirk's answer. I did successfully use urgent care centers along the way. Most meds come with a small paper that describes the medicine and dosage and list the prescribing doctor's name. I keep the current ones in my purse so I can always show medical personnel what prescriptions I take. That way I don't have to worry about the holes in my memory. Linda Sand
  13. We did much like Barb. We circled back to our internists once a year. We did our prescriptions through Walmart although they did not always do that well. We bank at USAA in San Antonio even though we have never been there; we do photo deposits and cash withdrawals when buying groceries at Walmart. We also mostly used Flying J for diesel until they started putting too much bio in their diesel for my Sprinter. By then I was in a Class B so using regular stations worked. I mostly used Holiday in the Midwest and Valero in the south after that. Do pick stations by highways so as to get regular turnover of fuel. Never tried AAA for trip planning since planning is part of the fun for me. I did buy a GPS that let me enter height and weight of vehicle so it wouldn't route me down roads I couldn't take--which mostly worked. The exception being an access road to a neighborhood that had put an arch over their entry. No way Garmin would have known about that arch. Linda Sand
  14. It depends on what you want to store. Long things like non collapsing ladders and skiis might need pass-thought storage but most things don't. Linda Sand
  15. We took US Hwy 101 south then onto CA Hwy 1 and it was lovely. But, it takes you right through San Francisco on city streets. And we were in a 24' Class C Which was plenty big enough when making that drive. But, we got to experience a drive not many RVers do. Linda Sand