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  1. Sublet for the entire season or just come visit while passing on through. This is a FHU 50 amp site in a tiny and very private naturist resort. My site is directly on the water, with two decks and docks, amazing sun and moon rises, and a sweet patio. The glacial pond is a mile long and very clean and deep, full of fish and with beaver dams on either end. The resort offers entertainment and dancing nearly every weekend, a 5k run, and friendly folks. Pet and family friendly, with a killer hot tub and a laundry room and clubhouse. Site comes with a small boat to use. 25 minutes north of Burlington, one of the coolest and most popular small cities in the USA. By the week, month or season. Please email me at fallingwatersfarm@gmavt.net for more info and photos--of the site, not the naturists---that's simply not ok!!
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    GPS for RVers

    Does anyone know if there is an app or gps feature which addresses steep grades? I'd really like that feature, and to program for scenic routes with my rig size would be extra swell.
  3. I gave up coffee and switched to tea most of the time, but use a Nissan French press, burr grinder and a milk steamer/frother when coffee is the only answer. I cant live without my electric kettle for hot water, and also rely a lot on the toaster oven and stick blender. I have the vitamix with me, but will give it to one of my kids as I just don't use it any more. Add my ancient cast iron frying pans and I am good to go.
  4. For those with Progressive be aware that even their 'full timers' comprehensive' coverage will NOT cover things like bikes or satellite dishes if they are damaged or stolen UNLESS they are INSIDE your rv when the damage occurs. Who amongst us keep their bikes INSIDE the rig when at an rv park?! My truck was stolen and stripped, none of my belongings were covered because they were inside the truck, not the rig. If the truck was hauling the rig it might be covered, I never did get a straight answer about that.
  5. Thanks, I was at AAA in San Antonio yesterday and their Woodall Guides form last year were on sale for a dollar, so I picked up a couple of regions. I have a Garmin Nuvi 2589 but I don't believe it has the road size restriction info I am looking for---hate the thought of upgrading to the trucker version, but I may just to in order to have the option of staying off the major highways---I have the time and inclination to meander, so want to get that info on the secondary roads to be sure. Was hoping for route and campground recommendations from some of you here too if possible.
  6. Yes, thank you. I am a member but when my truck was stolen it was stripped of it's contents, including all of my maps and campground guides. A new book won't get to me before I leave so am asking here. I do have a NUVI Garmin, I haven't figured out how to set it for my rig's height, or if I can even do that.
  7. It's getting close to departure time---April 2nd I leave Texas and head to Metivier to visit old friends. From there I have to get me and my fiver to Virginia in a few days. No real hurry, and I hope to travel on the secondary roads as much as I can. But my truck with all of my maps and campground guides was stolen last month, truck was returned and repaired but my maps etc are gone for good I guess. I will get over to AAA for new maps, but i don't know how good they are at routing for fifth wheels, so i thought i'd ask here too. Any recommendations for scenic roads, places to avoid or places i really shouldn't miss would be very much appreciated. And of course campground recommendations are needed too! Thanks, and Happy Trails. Suse.
  8. If one could do the job from horseback in the rural countgryside it would be a pretty sweet way to spend the summer. But alas, if wishes were horses beggers would ride and all that.
  9. I've been trying to decide on another bank for traveling, but not even wells fargo or boa have branches in my home town in Vermont. But my credit union cooperates with many around the country so problem solved. This winter i'm snowbirding in texas and I was able to deposit a few checks into a local credit union and it showed up in my account with no fees. NICE!!
  10. Thank you for your responses. I know several people with the class c I seek, especially horse owners who pull bumper pull trailers with them and dog show people who have a class c with toy hauler--all 4x4s. I think they call them a super c when outfitted like that. Maybe they are more common in my area than others, as I've only seen one in Texas this winter. And I did consider the truck camper, but that design doesn't allow for walk thru from driving area to living area, and that is what I prefer now.
  11. I always add a dozen sand tubes to the bed of the truck when the snow hits. The added weight makes a huge difference, and if ever really stuck the sand could come in handy too. The one time I got stuck it was in the mud.
  12. My husband passed away on Thanksgiving, and while we both love(d) our fifth wheel, as a single I think I will be more comfortable in a Class C. So just for the heck of it I thought I'd post in the exchange section. My trade is an 02 Carriage Cameo LXI in very good shape. We've added a new powerful ac in the bdrm so the rig has two acs and gets downright artic if desired. We've updated a few systems and furnishings and it's quite comfortable and spacious with 3 slides and a full kitchen. This rig was kept garaged for many years and was basically brand new when we bought it in 2013, and it shows. The truck is an 01 Ford 350 SuperDuty Turbo Diesel 4x4 crew dually with the 7.3 liter engine. I will hit 70000 original miles this week. Has typical patina for it's age, as do I. I'm in San Antonio until April 1 and then headed east. Will be at the Tenessee Rally April24--May3rd. A diesel Class C 4x4 with slides will be a better fit for me going forward. I can text pictures if requested and thanks for reading.
  13. I picked up a nuvi 2589 at a pawn shop yesterday and so far so good.
  14. This is really interesting. Do you know if that was because of your resident state? The agent at progressive made quite a big deal out of checking Vermont law and said Vt did not require them to cover the contents of my vehicle. Wish I knew how to fight them on it, as I had my Garmin, binoculars and Wingard dish stolen out of the truck, along with hundreds of dollars of non rv related items. if I may ask, is your progressive policy a full time comprehensive policy also?
  15. I'm pretty mad and sad about this situation, maybe posting here will save someone else some money and grief. In 2013 I was searching for full time insurance, as dh and I had sold the farm and intended to live full time in our fiver while exploring the countryside. As such, I did some research here and many other boards and Thum Agency was recommended as savvy to full timers and their needs. I called them and questioned them very closely about the coverage, as i'm one who wants the best coverage possible in all situations. I asked about theft and fire and hurricanes and floods and every thing else I could think of, including asking the agent to compare a traditional home owner's policy with the full time comprehensive coverage they wanted to sell to me. I was told they were the same, so we purchased the policy. Imagine my surprise and dismay when my truck was stolen last month and stripped. The truck is insured by AAA and they have paid for the repair and replacement of the hitch and toolbox etc. Contents however are usually covered by homeowners, but Progressive says nope--only items inside the camper are covered. The agent went on to say that If I wanted coverage for my vehicle contents or bbq or bike or anything outside the camper I should have purchased a MOBILE HOME policy. Thum says oh well, not our problem. I am shopping for a new agency.
  16. I removed the dinette and replaced it with a 5' base cabinet with countertop. Oh the luxury of (seemingly) infinite counter space!!! The carpenter then drilled a couple of holes in the counter top so my small appliances' cords get fed down into the cabinet and out the back---no unsightly cords for me! We have a small table which fits between our recliners and that works equally as well as a coffee table or dining table.
  17. I'm a recent widow who lives full time in a fiver. It's a 2002 Carriage Cameo to which I've made a few modifications for full timing, and felt quite spacious and comfortable for my late husband and myself. But while super comfy for long term stays it feels too big for traveling and I am considering a more portable rig in which I can boondock. I'd like to get a decent idea of my rig's value so I am better prepared to advertise it or speak with an rv dealer about a trade. Here's the specs --- 2002 Carriage Cameo f34ck3 LXI blond maple interior one year old secondary Advent ac in the bedroom new awning new thing which runs power/heat/hot water----forget the name dammit... new front landing gear and motor---don't ask... has power surge protector, the one folks here and other boards recommend I replaced the dinette with a 5' base cabinet and counter top, removed fabric valances in the kitchen and salon and added rods and curtains. Has a whirlpool stacked washer dryer under warranty and new faucets and sinks in the kitchen and the bath. The truck is an 01 F350 4x4 dually crew with < 70000 original miles. 7.3 liter engine, automatic with ac and cruise---xlt model. Rust has started to show up in all the usual places, mainly doors and that does need attention. Any idea how to price this? I dislike selling things but also don't want to take a beating either. Best case scenario would be to trade for a rig which suits me better. I have pictures but am only able to text them atm. Thanks you guys, your opinions help me get this sorted out.
  18. Just wanted to update this post. I hope to make a decision about trading up to a HDT by spring, and if so will re list my truck.
  19. I may have missed this----what's the pay like? I'm attracted to the walking part of the gig, but maybe not in the mountains.
  20. I'm going to dog and cat grooming school, with the intention of offering my services at rv parks, and maybe operate a mobile unit from my summer camp during the summer season. I've also got an idea for a product which should appeal to rvers and truckers, I hope to get that off the ground this summer. We shall see!
  21. 2005 jeep rubicon unlimited--only 16000 of these longer bodied jeeps made. this was my husbands other baby, and it was well cared for. 4x4 six speed with air and cruise <150000 highway miles, he commuted from new jersey to Vermont for years. patina typical for age.
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