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  1. I just changed insurance carriers the end of April from one big national company to another. We have almost the same declaration page with the same coverages plus additional coverage for the contents of the rig which is our home. This is saving us over $1,000.00 per year. But there is a but. You need to domicile in California or Texas and I am limited to 12,500 miles per year on the tractor which is licensed in Texas as a private truck. Dave
  2. Yesterday at Walmart/Murphy fuel in Pflugerville TX. regular was $1.35 and diesel $1.88.
  3. Txfamilycamper: Welcome to the forums and to fulltime rv'ing. I have a couple of questions. The first is you say your f 350 dually will weigh 14,000 and your toy hauler will weigh 20,,000 for a combined weight of 34,000. I looked at the curb weight of the f 350 on the Ford site and it weighs 7,500. I am a little confused. I don't think you will be putting 6,500 on your hitch when you hook up. My semi tractor weighs 17,000 alone and my two axle 42 foot fifth wheel weighs about 17,000 also on CAT scales which 34,000 give or take when I am fully fueled with about 200 gallons. That is why I am confused by your weight totals. Thank you, Dave
  4. We have done Florida and Arizona and between those two we liked AZ better. We have also done Port A / Rockport area for several years and it was nice and we made many friends that we keep in touch with. We now stay in the RGV on the west side in a park north of Edinburg. Large sites, in the country with the closest park over two miles to the east. No heavy winds but the occasional ground fog that would last a few hours. We like the people, the price and the activities that this park has plus easy drive to Progreso/Nuevo Progreso Mexico. The only negative that some folks would have is that you travel about fifteen miles into the Edinburg/Pharr area for groceries and restaurants. Dave
  5. Have had good service at Southern Tire Mart, located at 9665 US 290 East in Austin. They do all types of state inspections for rv's and other vehicles that need it. They have big bays and easy in and out of their property. Dave
  6. Since we are in the Des Moines area for several months we have decided to try and put new flooring in the 5er. Would like any recommendations on flooring craftsmen as we do not want to DIY since our knees couldn't take it any more (smile). No more carpet. Some type of laminate or tile. Thanks for any help with this. Dave
  7. Been Costco members for fifteen years. Before that Sams. In our opinion Costco is more upscale than Sams and they seem to offer a better variety of goods. Here in the RGV Costco is in Pharr which is fairly easy drive for us. Since we are full timers we buy mostly paper goods, non perishables and hearing aid supplies😀. We also love the cookies and the $1.50 lunch including the soda. Dave
  8. Thanks to all that have replied. Some things to check on and decide on what is best. Not real concerned about my long guns as I have the paperwork. The "short" guns and "short" gun ammo is the concern at this time. Have several months to plan. Dave
  9. We would like to visit Canada and since I want to obey the laws about firearms in our neighboring country can I legally ship them back to my legal address. I know without proper FFL's you can't use USPS but can you use another common carrier such as UPS or FEDEX as just a private citizen wanting to do the right thing ? Thanks Dave
  10. Thank you to all who have replied. DW and I are leaning real heavily into a sat system and all that goes with it. I guess another question would be is it easier to have qualified techs set up a system or should I (not real electronic-ee savvy) attempt to do this?? Dave
  11. Thank you for all of the replies. So much to consider. To narrow it down some would like a system that could accommodate two tvs and could be set for local news an weather where ever we might be, either east or west, north or south. To answer the question about recording we really don't record anything. If we miss a show it will be new to us some other time. Also would like an auto set up but would like get started with a tripod or carry out system to see how it works and if we like sat tv. Thanks Dave
  12. 1. Carry out and or tripod. 2. What is best for full timers? Read about "pay as you go" but is this option available on both systems? Dave
  13. We have been full timing for six years and have not thought too much about satellite TV until recently. We know next to nothing about it except what I have started to read in this forum. So, what questions should I ask and what type of searches should I do to start gathering information on this subject? Thank you Dave
  14. We have been using Kirkland (Costco) brand almost six years with never a problem. Also use Sea-Zyme in the black and galley tanks. Seems to help with odors. Dave
  15. I and the DW voted yesterday, Monday, the 22nd at the Judicial Center, which is right behind the court house in Livingston. Voting is Monday through Fridays now until Nov. 2nd. Dave On edit should have said through Nov. 2nd
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