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  1. Workamper News Article!

    Great to have a dream come true and more than met your expectations. You can never have too many pictures.
  2. Camp Fee Chart

    Freecampsites.net Sandi hates the interstates so we do a lot of US routes many one night free or donation and some $10-15 some not more than 30 amp and water in a parking lot. Some very nice city parks 50amp and dump stations. Some listed are boondocking sites.
  3. Winter Reservations

    We traveled from Tampa to Arizona last winter never made a reservation. Three weeks here two weeks there a week somewhere else. We didn't have to be anywhere so it was just an enjoyable relaxing journey. We stayed at Escapee parks, state parks, USACE parks and private campgrounds.
  4. Rv financing as full timers

    Nice thing about our CU they know what we do and have no problem with it. We paid off the previous RV early, have excellent credit rating, debt ratio is excellent. Only question , "how much do you need"?
  5. Drop KOA Value club Membership

    The first RV park we stayed at other than the free nights in Chanute was a KOA in Branson MO for three nights. We stayed at another about six months later and another a year after that. Our discount card had expired by then. We have not renewed. We do stop at KOA for an occasional overnight and always received friendly service but seldom used any amenities other than basic EWS. We find that the prices vary depending on the area and the amenities provided.
  6. What type of RV do you Full time in?

    DW doesn't want a streering wheel in her living room.
  7. Will This Hitch Do The Job

    I'd be more concerned with a dealer that wants to stick it to you on the hitch, what's he going to do on the RV? Even if the truck didn't come with the puck system the purchase of a B&W turnball, Campanion Hitch and installation should only run less then $2000.00
  8. Scheduling stops

    What month is this September, but wait we're having Chrstmas next Sunday. Northern Illinois is no place we want to be in December. We'll be with DD1 in Tampa then. DD2 gets mom for three weeks now DD1 only gets mom from Dec24 to Jan 2. There may be a flight to either or both sometime next spring. Telephone calls and facebook messaging seems to be a daily activity. Occasionally one will find their way to where we have settled for awhile. We spent at least 6mos volunteering 3 up north and 3 down south plenty of time to wander around in between. The campgrounds arn't as full then.
  9. MEET THE CAMPERFORCE, AMAZON'S NOMADIC RETIREE ARMY

    Sometimes it's choices along the way.
  10. We've had the Splendidi 2000 the last 7 1/2 years have room for side by side W/D in the new 5er but Sandi wants the Splendidi 2000xc. It does the job and my closet will be where the dryer would have sat and she has the whole front closet for herself. Besides when your spending the night in one of those RV parks between the interstate and the RR tracks that rhythmic woomf, woomf, woomf of the dryer turning is a pleasent white noise to doze by.
  11. On another thread someone mentioned the fact that RV's are a depreciating asset unlike a house. Which I don't necessarily agree with as I sold mine after 18 years for less than I purchased it for. True I was caught in the housing crash but replacement value was 50% more than it sold for. Looking at the bright side I was not underwater so walked away with a few bucks and to soothe myself I just looked at it as being the same as renting with a rent control. Ok my taxes did increase over the years but I did have the pleasure of decorating to suit and the small vegie garden in the yard. That brings me to depreciation on RV's we're presently involved in replacing our 13 year old 5th wheel and the value of our trade. I look at the number of months we've had it and the depreciation works out to $295.00 per month that includes upgrades and replacement for items that failed. So again I just look at it as rent for the enjoyment we've gotten traveling the last 7 1/2 years. If you consider we volunteer 8 mos of the year our living has been cheap. There may be a biger cost on higher priced units but for me well worth it as I don't plan on taking anything with me on my final journey. Just another way to look at it.
  12. Where to store generator

    I bought them for our trip to alaska in 15, never needed more than one 2000 watt to charge batteries and run the coffee pot and toaster in the morning. I have always taken one out to run never had the need to run both for AC. I also carry a couple 5 gal diesel fuel containers. 2 1/2 gal gas for the gens and rome for a couple 5t hydrolic jacks.. I saw on one of the forums someone had the 3600-4000 watt gen and built a box to hold the gen and run whle going down the road.
  13. Yet another noob

    Welcome to the fourm. Good to start planning early and learning what you can. I spent 10 years planning my retirement and have been enjoying it fulltime RVing for the last 7 years.
  14. If you want to be class president and class valedictorian I would go for "21" You could vote yourself president now as there is no competition at present and if you as president institute a rule that the valedictorian will be determined by number of posts you have a 4 year head start.
  15. Ours is higher than our adverage because we did not volunteer last winter but decided to wander I10 from Florida to Arizona.. Last year it would have been 11 for the same period.
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