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    RVing, ATVing, Rock Hounding, Knaping

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  1. Howdy! My daughter is a nurse at Kingwood Hospital and just sent me this message. She was concerned as we are Escapees and are at our homebase here in Livingston. ”Happy Trails” Chiefneon
  2. Howdy! Elected County Judges can, that’s who close Harris (Houston) and other counties. I have not heard of any reported cases of the virus in Polk County. ”Happy Trails” Chiefneon
  3. Howdy! Information for Escapees who may be staying in Polk County Livingston, Texas POLK COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - From Polk County Emergency Management: Today, Polk County Judge Sydney Murphy issued an Executive Order (Order to Stay Home) out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and safety of Polk County residents during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This order requires individuals to remain at home or at a place of residence, with exceptions for essential work and activities. This order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on March 27, 2020 and shall be effective until 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020 until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law. Please see the attached order for further details. In accordance with Government Code Section 418.108(h), after a declaration of local disaster by the County Judge, the jurisdiction and authority of the County Judge includes the incorporated and unincorporated areas of the County. Under Government Code 418.173, violations of the declaration of disaster and orders may be punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment in the jail not to exceed 180 days. Stay safe my friends. ”Happy Trails” Chiefneon
  4. Howdy! Not really. I had experiences with Good Sam that where not good. The worst was after having GS ERS for year I had a break down on a trip to Alaska. We where in the Yukon no phone service and we’re tow to Bever Creek, Yukon by RCMP and no public service available. The first chance I had I called GS I was denied coverage because I had not called them. We need to be towed to Anchorage., Alaska for repairs and that was denied also. Cost us a $2,000.00 towing bill. We dropped GS ERS now have CN. But every chance I got I advised other for years regarding our issue we encounter with GS. One day years later, I got a call for GS he identified him self as Marcus Lemonis. He wanted to know what he could do to make me happy and stop the remarks I was posting on the GS forum. Of course my response was to reimburse me the $2,000.00. He said he could not do that without the receipts which I no long had seeing that it had been a few years. So he gave me a Life Membership to GS which is a fraction of what the towing bill was. I have been RVing long before Marcus acquired GS. I didn’t care for it much George or now. I even canceled our membership when we started fulltiming over fourteen years ago because they refused to stop with all the junk mail after may request. As fulltimers we had to pay for it to be forwarded. I still don’t care for GS or especially Camping World. We purchased our last RV for CW because they are nation wide thinking that would be a bonus as fulltimers. That turned out to be a very negative and another long story. So it not just politics that I don’t like about Marcus, GS or CW. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  5. Howdy! We are at our homebase located near the Escapees in Livingston. We been here since Late October and had plans to leave in May. I had eye surgery scheduled for this week at he Houston VA hospital but they have canceled all surgery’s. As for now we are staying put until this is over. I know of no cases of the virus in Polk County. We are well stocked for now but are seeing short supplies in the area. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon
  6. Howdy! My life membership hasn’t been worth two dead flies since Marcus decided he didn’t want President Trump supporters shopping there. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  7. Howdy! We are at our homebase in Texas near the Escapees in Livingston. Do to all the now government no implied restrictions, closing of restaurants, bars, malls and just heard that Amazon is suspending all its business we are staying put. I think it’s going to be difficult for fulltime RVer’s during this time to be able to find places they can stay with the closing of state and government parks. If the private owned RV parks and campgrounds start going this there will definitely be a problem for fulltimers. I just heard that Canada has closed their border only permitting Canadian citizens and residents to enter. Mexico has been said to be doing the same. We have been fulltiming for thirteen years and love to travel, but at the same time as stated we have a homebase and we will make use of it until this passes. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  8. Howdy! I don’t know about Sedona but there are some I believe BLM boondocking just outside of the Thousands Trails Verde Valley in Cottonwood, AZ. They are located at 6400 E. Thousand Trails Rd, Cottonwood, AZ 86326. We always stay at the Verde Valley TT’s and have noticed people boondocking in the area going in. ” Happy Trails” Chiefneon
  9. Howdy! I’ve been using a Reece Goose Box to tow my Cyclone 4000 but I don’t tow it with a HDT. Check out the FaceBook group “GooseBox owners group”. They have a lot of followers and may provide you with useful information. I’ve been using the GB 20,000 lb for a year and would not go back to a 5er hitch. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  10. Howdy! We’ve owned a Airstream and liked it very much. But found out it did not do well in extreme heat and cold. If I were in the market for a fulltime travel trailer I would be looking at Articfox like suggested above.they are good quality four season RV. ” Happy Trails” Chiefneon
  11. Howdy! Kirk, CN has answered the call for service each and every time I have requested it. Once on the Smart Car when we had a tire failure (Smart Cars don’t have spare tires). CN sent out a tow truck and carried the Smart Car the a tire dealership of our request. Once in Newfoundland our MDT 4400 International failed to start. CN sent out a tow truck with trailer. The only question was where we wanted them to take it. Our 5er RV was not involved in either one of the request involving CN service. We do have the Premium (use to be call the Platinum Plus plan). Their website states “Coverage includes Member, spouse and dependent children ages 24 and under, and all other personal vehicles owned, rented, borrowed or leased“. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  12. Howdy! I wanted to use Escapees roadside services when it came out but got the same reply and it seems to continue. So I keep renewing with Coach Net. CN covers every vehicle and trailer I drive or tow. Blew the turbo on our truck in Alaska. CN sent two tow vehicles. One for the truck one for the 5er. Only question asked was where we wanted them to tow them to. CN may cost more but I have always received great service which I paid for. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  13. Howdy! My lovey wife decided she wanted a new truck last year after having one problem after another on our trip to Alaska and back. When I started looking at them I didn’t even consider a factory pickup bed. I went back to 2L customs and got a deal couldn’t turn down on a new Chevrolet 3500 LTZ 2L custom hauler loaded up. Only one thing that matter and that was my LW was happy with the new truck. ” Happy Trails “ Chiefneon
  14. Howdy! Mark, before I ETSed out of the military over 48 years ago my Chief Warrant Officer sent me to sick call stating I had a hearing problem and to go get tested. Back then the only thing done was a hearing test to confirm yes I did have a hearing loss problem. For those Escapees in or near Livingston I was lucky enough to be directed to contact the Polk County Veterans Assistant Melissa Gates. She is a wonderful person to work with. She obtained all the records needed, filed all necessary paper work for my VA claim. I was stonewalled for a few years during the last administration which they denied my claim. But Melissa continued to in courage me and file appeals, stating they only want you to give up. It turned out it was true. The first week of the now administration my claim was approved and I not only received my rating and now VA benefits but also received back pay from the day I file the claim. So for those Escapees in need of this type of Veterans assistance or other types she is a great person to work with. Polk County Veterans Service Melissa Gates 602 E Church Street # 119 Livingston, Texas 77351 936-327-6838 ”Happy Trails” Chiefneon
  15. Howdy! My hear lost was very significant at the end of my military service and that where I started. I did’nt apply for my VA Benifits until years after leaving the military service. When my employer healthcare stopped providing them and I was told my hearing aids would cost over $8,000.00 which I declined. I was told by a friend to apply to the VA. At first I was given a service connected rating of 10% for hearing lost. That was later raised to 20% for hearing lost and tinnitus. Along with that with a service connected rating I receive my hearing aid which are some of the best I’ve ever had, healthcare and low cost prescription drugs. I use the VA for all healthcare needs which I find better than my previous employer provided or Medicare.
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