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  1. I found this video by Wandering Wagners on youtube and at the time the asking price was $40K, but their latest video has an asking price of $32K... OBO. https://youtu.be/x8l9ehoQyE If this video is unavailable a youtube search for Wandering Wagners will reveal the latest video, "Fulltime RV Update", stating $32K at about the 4:15 minute mark, and an earlier video that shows the truck titled "Selling Our Truck". According to previous videos, they're located near East Harbor State Park in Ohio.
  2. FT Cooking/Baking

    Same here, stowed though, as we always run the ground meat we purchase through its attachment two or three times, makes a huge difference. We figure since we already owned it we may as well keep it vs buying something else, and it hasn't given us grief traveling about.
  3. To both sexes: So when you decide that it's time for a haircut do you... A. go to a stylist or barber in the next community that has choices to pick from B. go to a stylist or barber as a regular customer (regardless of frequency) C. go to the other room or outside & take care of it yourself (includes help from friends) ....... and of course feel free to elaborate if you like.
  4. FT Cooking/Baking

    Some appliances will be easy to let loose, but don't be so quick to let go of the ones that you're on the fence about. Your Class A will have cargo capacity that can be measured in tons, so after a reasonable timeframe has passed you'll be more acquainted with what should stay or go. When we need counter top space beyond what our RV provides, which does just fine for the everyday, we'll use a 2'X4' folding table. Now this is a general use utility table so we'll put a cute red & white vinyl(?) table cloth on it whenever food stuffs are involved.
  5. HELP! Travel Trailers...which one

    Among the reasons to do a lot of looking & research is that with each view a new item may present itself & you'll learn yet another thing about RVs. They all seem to do the same thing with pretty much the same items, so the difference is in the details, like floor plans, storage, roof, & spec sheets. It's not a difficult task and as the information you gather piles up you'll be smarter & happier with your choice of RV, especially if you are totally honest with yourselves with what you want & how you'll use it. The local dealers may have the variety to pick from, but don't disregard a little drive to get what you want. As you research manufacturers you'll be using the "Locate a Dealer" tab on their websites. Beyond a proper Pre-Delivery Inspection on a potential purchase, I wouldn't put to much thought into the service department of a dealer, choosing an RV Service Center instead as the former exists to sell RVs & the latter exists on their reputation of service.
  6. Slides

    It can be as easy as adding it to the conversation that starts with, "Wow, nice rig! I really like that...yada yada yada. My, that's a pretty big slide. Do you leave a window or door open when operating it?" As RVers we generally like to help or be of use to each other, much like this forum, and with that conversation on slides the help might be for both the current and future owner of that RV. As a guy, I get the view of your DH but, as my DW will tell you, if I see something harmful I'll stew over a way to be helpful tactfully. After all, I have the time
  7. Slides

    The Owners Manual states that a window or door be open to account for the pressure change so in inclement weather the jalousie window will be opened or, as is predominantly done, the door will be opened. The manual states that window seals are vulnerable to this pressure or vacuum effect when sliding in or out. Perhaps there's an unawareness on the RV owners part of these consequences.
  8. Free Pancakes at IHOP

    Found this on the net... https://ihop.com/en/national-pancake-day
  9. Domicile is very confusing to me

    As we've noticed, there are some differences between the states that you're focused on and to say that one is better than the other needs to be validated with pertinent information, unless it's just personal opinion. Your personal wants & needs are a factor as well as any numbers that you may use for comparison purposes. When I ran the numbers relevant to my truck & trailer I found that to register these two in TX was about $100 cheaper than SD. I also found that regarding motor vehicle insurance TX is $188 above the national average and SD is $260 below the national average, favor SD by $448. In ranking the states on average costs to insure a motor vehicle with #1 being the least expensive, SD is #9, TX is #42, FL is #47 (insure.com). If you are able, a call to your insurance agent with your intentions & questions may be very helpful. If you do so, and use the Escapees Mail Service and domicile accordingly, the counties that your agent will ask for are... in TX, Polk County... in SD, Pennington County.
  10. Polk County Tax Office changes

    Television may insult our intelligence but nothing rubs it in like a computer.
  11. Removing the old floor and putting in vinyl

    Any update on your modification?
  12. The Doughboy Dies

    The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection, he was 72. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The gravesite was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded. Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but later in life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting his dough on half baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he still, as a crusty old man, was considered to be a roll model for millions. Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough; two children, John and Jane Dough, plus one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly dad, Pop Tart. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.
  13. RV heating concept

    Found this on the net and thought of a multiple zone radiant heat application using the R20 (or greater, it's yours) installation. www.peterbiltmotorhome.com/project After reading through this thread again that includes the word custom and your ideas, I look forward to the outcome.
  14. RV heating concept

    The Airstream Classic 30 has radiant heat, perhaps more to follow.
  15. Summer travel

    Mostly our summer travels have us north of the I-70 corridor and have found the humidity and temperatures to be very pleasant. We prefer state parks over RV parks with exceptions depending on circumstance. In the more thickly settled areas we'll travel midweekish to ensure a camp spot, and avoid state parks altogether on holiday weekends. Usually not on the interstates (enjoyed Rt 20 Eastbound across NY in the Finger Lakes Region, turning left before Schenectady) but if you find yourself on I-80 in Nebraska at exit 272 or 275 be sure to stop at the Archway Museum, www.archway.org
  16. UK couple travelling America in rv top tips

    Regarding insurance: go to https://www.escapees.com/support/commercial-members/complete-list for contact information on the various endorsed services to meet your needs, including a listing of insurance companies that you can contact directly. What type of RV are you considering?
  17. RV heating concept

    The wall and ceiling thickness of an RV may not benefit radiant heat applications, unless you seek to keep snow off your rig as well. A baseboard heating system could be used more efficiently, even incorporating it into the décor at a distance up from the floor, as well as the traditional baseboard locations.
  18. New documentary about fulltiming

    If we're going by the registration it's probably a passenger vehicle, though the first three items that you listed can turn a commercial HDT into a registered RV. For her it's an RV just as a motorcycle in this country is an RV for most, even with motorcycle on the registration. The records kept probably go by the registration of the vehicle vs what we may consider them to be.
  19. New documentary about fulltiming

    And 1.5 million of that 250,000 make it thru the Quartzite AZ area in January & February
  20. Care to share on how you exited the full time nomadic life and settled into a stationary mode of living?
  21. Solar Energy Questions

    Our power needs vary greatly among us and with this I've seen suggested ratios of solar panel to battery bank vary from 1:1 to 3:1, with the common thought of accounting for weather conditions being prevalent. Now these weather conditions will vary as well among the areas that we visit while we chase our own definition of good weather. Some will see most of the lower 48 and 1/2 dozen provinces while others will stay in the region they enjoy most, perhaps within 1/2 dozen states. I ask you who remain in an area, defined by states or time zones, about what you've seen in the sky and our solar source, seasonal weather aside. Is it/has it been clear & blue or more of a white sky, with blue seen through a mist? Have the "stripes" in the sky expanded to create a condition that didn't exist before the fly overs? Solar tech has improved greatly and probably compensates for any of this, so I'm interested in your visual observations as I'm not in an area long enough to have a valid viewpoint.
  22. In Town Today

    While sitting on a bench outside the laundromat I see two guys come out of the bar across the street, staggering & stumbling while singing a tune. Upon getting to their car they realized that they locked the car with the key in the ignition, so they go back into the bar to get a coat hanger. Several shots later, they emerge from the bar and sway over to the car with coat hanger in hand. They fumbled, stumbled, and cursed as they tried with no success to get the door open when one of them sees that it's starting to rain and shouts, "Thass juss great, it's starting to rain and the top's down!"
  23. Escapees Roadside Assistance

    Very impressive Georgianne! Thank you for what you've done here!
  24. Escapees Roadside Assistance

    See a chiefneon post on Wednesday @ 3:43 if that's a question Glenn
  25. Domicile is very confusing to me

    I snipped it down to this because it is a great summary of your circumstance. As you come to understand the information on the subject you'll find relief from the worry. I'll bet that in the future when someone else is struggling with this matter that you'll be among the helpful ones to shed a guiding light. Happy Trails!