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  1. RVing Forums

    1. Beginning RVing

      Getting started in the RV lifestyle.

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    2. General RV Information

      General discussion forum for RVers.

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    3. Sharing the Fulltime Lifestyle

      Living fulltime in an RV.

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    4. Graduating to Fulltime

      New Fulltimer's Graduating Classes and support.

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    5. Technical Tips and Tricks

      Hints and how-to related discussions.

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    6. Internet Access on the Road

      WiFi, Satellite, Cell Phone and other ways to get connected.

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    7. Satellite TV and Radio on the Road

      Satellite TV and Radio questions and information.

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    8. RVing on a Budget

      For RVers on a budget.

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    9. Working on the Road

      Employment and working while traveling.

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    10. Volunteering Adventures

      Volunteer work discussion for RVers.

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    11. Day's End

      Great places to park.

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    12. Travel

      Places to travel and things to see.

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    13. Boondocking

      Free camping spots and boondocking tips.

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    14. RV Housekeeping

      Domestic issues, cleaning, cooking and related topics.

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    15. RV Action Items

      Legislative issues, ordinances, and restrictions that directly affect the RV community

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    16. Travel Logs

      Here's a place to post your travel experiences! (Posts only, No replies allowed!)

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    17. Escapees RV Club Events

      Info on Boot Camps, HOPs, Chapter/BOF rallies and other club events

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    18. Road to Escapade

      Escapees Escapade events - info on who, what, where and how

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    19. RVing With Pets

      A place to chat with people who travel with friends who aren’t human.

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    20. RVing Families

      For families that travel in an RV.

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  2. RV Types

    1. Class A

      For those with Class A motorhomes.

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    2. Class B

      For all who RV in a Class B.

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    3. Class C

      For those of you that travel in a Class C.

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    4. Fifth-Wheel

      This forum is for Fifth-Wheel RVers.

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    5. Travel Trailer

      Forum for those who explore in a Travel Trailer.

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    6. MDT

      Medium Duty Trucks (Class 4-6).

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    7. HDT

      Heavy Duty Trucks (Class 7/8).

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    8. Bus Conversions

      Build your own RV!

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  3. RV Marketplace

    1. RV Rig Exchanges

      Swap RVs with someone in a distant land.

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    2. RVs, Tows, and Toads for Sale

      Ads for RVs, Tow Vehicles and Toads. Private party vehicle ads only, please!

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    3. RV Accessories for Sale

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    4. RVs (And Accessories) Wanted

      Looking for a special rig or RV related item? Ask here.

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    5. Workers Wanted

      Employers looking for a Camp Host or Camp Worker.

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    6. RVers Looking for Work

      RVers looking for work camping or hosting positions.

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    7. RV Sites/Lots/Memberships for Sale

      RV sites, lots, and campground memberships for sale or trade. Private parties only!

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  4. Other Subjects

    1. RVillage

      Forum dedicated to the Escapees RV Club Group on RVillage. Come see where your fellow RVers are at http://www.rvillage.com/group/88/escapees-rv-club

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    2. Computers and Software

      Computers, software, and computer-related subjects.

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    3. Amateur Radio

      HAM radio and related topics.

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    4. Activities and Hobbies

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    5. Veterans

      A place for Vets and Active Military to meet and talk.

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    6. Finances and Investing

      Money related discussions.

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    7. Health Issues and Medical Insurance

      Discussions of health issues, and health insurance issues

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    8. Recipes

      Share your favorite recipes!

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    9. Other Topics

      Discussions that don't fit into the other categories.

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  5. Site and Forum Operation

    1. About the Discussion Forums

      Questions and discussions about the operation of the forums.

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    2. Bugs and Feature Requests

      Found a Bug? Have an suggestion for a new Feature? Let us know!

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    3. Test Posts

      Post your test topics and replies in here (no discussions, please)

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    • There is probably a rebuild kit available for yours. Check what brand & model it is and let us know here as there is probably a member or two who have rebuilt one like yours. Most common in RVs are pumps that use a diaphragm system and those are easy to rebuild.  If changing the fixture and not just a bulb, I suggest you go digital as there are several excellent choices. Not so sure that I would take this to an RV shop. Your appliance guy is probably better at it and you may even find it more economical to just replace it.  If you are concerned about the common key found for most RVs, we have lived with that now for many years and have never found it to be a security issue. I would put that far down my list if I were you. 
    • Since nobody has yet done so, I welcome you to the Escapee forums, Paul. From my observation, I think that Zulu has done the most research on healthcare coverage of most anyone I see on the forums. We were fortunate to have had coverage until 65 from my previous employer and continue to have supplemental coverage to Medicare from them so have not had to deal with most of the current issues. I can tell you from experience that what county you physically claim isn't normally an issue in TX but you may have to be careful with the address issue for your insurance company, If you have kids in San Antonio whose address you might use for most things it would make Escapees mail quite usable with little issue. We moved to Medicare well before the ACA and the recent issues that have come with that so I'm sure that Zulu is much better informed on the healthcare side of things but we did leave much of our business and our voter registration in Ft. Worth for varying lengths of time when we went on the road and none of it was ever a problem. For anyone who requires continuing care, returning to the same doctor for physicals and follow-up care is the best approach as much for health reasons as for insurance ones. Doctors seldom accept tests and diagnosis of other medical people who they do not know and so want the patient to go back through things if you seek any form of continuing care. On the other hand, while we did return to the same doctor for all continuing care annually and later biannually, we never had any problems with visiting one of the outpatient clinics for short term illness along the road. For most things, TX and Livingston are difficult to beat for most fulltime services, but recent political activities have made the medical issue very difficult and it doesn't look to be over in the near future. 
    • +1 on your sentiments for those who preceded us and gave all.   20 years active duty (1971-1991), retired MU1 (Navy Band). Pretty sure I'm the only one of my generation to go all the way to "retirement". Doug
    • I totally get the intimidation factor of using your newly acquired CDL in a full sized rig, but have you considered expedited freight? That can be done in sizes as small as a Sprinter van. I've seen them decked out with pretty complete living arrangements, and you can make a comfortable income while living on your own schedule and going your own way. And your equipment is all tax deductible! For some, it's the best of both worlds.