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    Arkansas then CA for the winter of 2018
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    Fulltime since March '06. We have volunteered as park hosts for the states of CA, MT, NV and NC.

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  1. Mac the Fire Guy ?

    Look at Nick Russell's website, gypsyjournalrv.com and send an email to the editor. He's a friend of Mac's and will know the scoop
  2. Yikes, Smitty, that's a pricey renewal! I just did Hubby's last March and mine in August online. It was easy peasy, except I got a phone call from the license bureau that I didn't send a check to renew mine. What other state would call you and tell you that? SD is an awesome state to domicile, small enough for great service. Now if we could get get some good choices for medical insurance. . . .
  3. Insurance Info

    Same as rynosback, we had Blue Sky for several years, got a new policy with National General. We'll see how that goes. . . .
  4. Monterey County, CA needs park hosts

    Laguna Seca still has hosts, however they are managed by a concessionaire now. Lake San Antonio and Lake Naciemento also have hosts, though someone else handles that for south Monterey County.
  5. Monterey County, CA needs park hosts

    Thanks Kirk, for your comments. We are at Toro park now. They have the hosts clean bathrooms only if they WANT to. I agree on the comment about Jack's Peak, there is a host there now that's leaving and he has a motorhome about 35' (guessing). Not that much usage by the public, pretty quiet over there. The atmosphere is laid back and all hosts are friendly. Toro gets busy in the summer, it's a day use only park, lots of picnics and hikers.
  6. Friendly volunteers needed in beautiful Monterey County parks for spring & summer (Toro and Royal Oaks). 20 hours for single, 30 for couple, 3 to 6 month commitment, full hookups provided. Duties include fee collection booth, minor maintenance, lawn care, trail maintenance, vehicle and equipment furnished. Volunteers needed immediately for Jack's Peak, a primitive park. Water and sewer available for host, limited electricity by generator provided. You must provide DMV printout with application. For general questions and information email Jim, 2ftaway@gmail.com
  7. Rats crawling into my engne

    Cab fresh, I think that's what it's called, at Tractor Supply store and on Amazon. We use whatever will keep them away, moth balls, dryer sheets, lights, etc.
  8. Leaves are falling and I’m getting Hitch Itch!

    We are with you! We have worked at this COE park in Arkansas for the past 3 summer seasons and are really looking forward to leaving on Nov 1. This is our first paying job after 8 years of volunteering at state parks. We won't do it again, too many hours and way too busy. We have a volunteer position already in place for next year.
  9. South Dakota Estate Attorney

    Since you haven't had a response, how about calling one of the mail forwarding services located in the Rapid City area?
  10. Have you been to Cabela's?

    Because they actually admitted it to us! Cracker Barrel that is, after we parked the 5'r somewhere else. And not all Cabela's have huge parking lots, Rapid City, Reno and Rogers, AR are a few I can think of that aren't so big. . . .
  11. Have you been to Cabela's?

    Yes, this is great in theory. However, like Cracker Barrel the spaces designed for rv's are sometimes taken by employees. We gave up trying to park at Cracker Barrel because they allow their employees to park in the rv spots. We have parked overnight at Cabela's a few times. We would spend $$ if we could park there or Cracker Barrel. It seems like a fake invitation for rv's to park there but you don't monitor who is parking in those spots.
  12. They have rv sales and shows all winter at Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson. Lazy Days and another dealer sponsor them. Usually good prices
  13. RV Storage near Los Angeles

    You might check Craigslist under parking. Sometimes there are ads for rv parking
  14. Costa Mesa Calif

    Check www.rvparkreviews.com for other parks in the area
  15. Contemplating full timimg

    We also attended a Life on Wheels seminar when we went fulltime. It was informative, however, I learned just as much or more by reading all the rv forums & blogs in the year prior to going fulltime. You found this forum, a good one. Also, there is www.rv.net, www.Irv2.com. Look at owner's forums for the different types of rv's. Rent an rv to get really familiar with the small space. We rented 2 class c's and a class a but ended up buying a 5th wheel because it was too good of a deal to pass up. It was 5 years old and perfect for newbies. I purchased some books but felt like the forums were more helpful.