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  1. Not all campgrounds/RV park prohibit it. Some want a few extra bucks if you're going to wash your rig. Some allow rig washing businesses with their own truck/trailer mounted water tank to come in and do it. You may have to call around to find a park that allows washing, but they are out there. Once you wash it, no one will bother if you're on the roof calking and what not.
  2. Today is our Day 1. Will keep the Fla domicile for a bit, but will likely change to SD in a year or so. Was just easier to keep Fla for now. But, over $1,100 just to insure my 2011 dually is enough to make me want to change. S&B sale should close within a month, as long as the inspections go well, which they should. Don't know how long we'll FT, but I know I won't buy another house. Maybe a condo, but not interested in a house again. Unlikely to live in Fla again, either. MT this summer, probably AZ this winter, then who knows.
  3. https://hb.511.nebraska.gov//#roadReports?timeFrame=TODAY&layers=roadReports%2CwinterDriving%2CotherStates
  4. Driving across KS east to west is no fun. I've done it twice and will NOT do it again. Ever. The effin wind is RIDICULOUS!!! 8 days to drive that route is WAY too short, IMO. If she needs to be there on 9 May, I suggest she fly and you drive at a more realistic pace. Your drive time, setup and breakdown time will be VERY fatiguing.
  5. Yeah, I should have read more of the thread before answering his reply to me. You're right. He fails to accept other people have different priorities than him. I'm out.
  6. Well, I'm glad things have worked out so well for you. Personally, I wouldn't live in Calif. I did for almost 3 years and that was enough. No way I'd consider even visiting L.A. SO, you can have it. I have owned 2 houses, one in NH and the other is my current house in Fla. Maybe it is because I owned the NH house for less than 4 years, but it was a money loser, despite selling it for about 10K more than I paid. After interest, taxes, upkeep, etc, it just wasn't worth the ass pain. My Fla house has been home for over 14 yrs. Yes, I will sell it at a profit, too. And I used it's equity to feather my nest. But, once again, the ass pain of home ownership is NOT worth the effort, IMO. I hope to get it sold before something else breaks and needs replaced. I am REALLY looking forward to going fulltime in my depreciated 5er that is worth well under half of what I paid for it 3 yrs ago...especially since it is an orphan. But you know what?? I will be able to live in comfort in different environments for the next several years with all the pleasures of home. You keep repeating you're so happy with your $100K Class B, but then you mention how it is small. No way I'd spend that kind of dough on a small rig, but so what? It's your money to throw away as you see fit, just as it is my money to throw away as I see fit.
  7. O.k., so you're well off. Great. How much money have you put into that $650K house over the past 36 years? How much have you paid in taxes on that house over those 36 yrs? Have you ever figured out the total cost of YOUR home ownership? Something tells me there isn't $550K profit. Unless, of course, you never had to do a repair/replace/refurbish/pay taxes, etc, on the house.
  8. Buy a house. Spend $20K updating the kitchen. $10K updating the bathroom. $20K replacing the roof. $8K replacing the A/C. $5K painting the exterior. Whatever to replace the water heater. Some of these costs happen every 10 - 15 years, depending on one's tastes. Of course, the initial purchase price varies, as do the costs of the other expenses, but if anyone thinks owning a home is a good deal, prove it.
  9. There are also a number of Workamper groups on Facebook.
  10. Check your local UPS store. They may give you a REAL street address. Sign at my local UPS store in Fla says that. NC may, or may not, be the same.
  11. My local independent RV shop uses a fork lift with a fifth wheel hitch device mounted on the forks. That may or may not be an option for you. Certainly larger than the tow dolly and possibly more expensive. Or not.
  12. If you find a coach you like, and it is not rated for full time living, I wouldn't worry about it. The manufacturer's warranty is only good for 1 year anyway. You may have better luck with a nice used unit. Much lower cost and probably has a lot of the bugs worked out.
  13. Park the RV next to the house, uncovered. Wish I had covered parking. Oh well. Selling the house and going full time within weeks.
  14. This is generally true, but not always. Kinda like the stock market...if you have to sell when the market is down, you may lose money. One thing I took from the article was the couple's lack of estate planning and life insurance. They were not self insured, either. There have been financial "gurus" proclaiming for AT LEAST the last 3 decades how to protect yourself with life insurance as well as "pay yourself first" and work toward being self insured. Poor planning/a lack of planning is not the fault of the RV industry.
  15. Not to poo-poo your tub idea, I'm sure you have your reasons it is a must have, but an RV water heater capacity is only about 10 gallons. If you burn propane to heat the water, it will heat quickly. Just wanted to make sure you were aware of that size limitation. That may not be an issue for you. Will depend on how you use the tub. Perhaps someone on here who uses their tub a lot and can state if their water heater keeps up with the demand.
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