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  1. rm.w/aview

    Yamaha 2000 Generator vs Honda 2000 Generator??

    Good point and it's with this in mind that I'll knock off 25% of the listed capabilities of generators to obtain personal working numbers.
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    Yamaha 2000 Generator vs Honda 2000 Generator??

    Sporadic generator use vs generator dependency and the ability for parallel hook up had me look at Champion, and in doing so noticed that the parallel accessory has the 30A outlet leaving the two generators with their full array of 20A available unlike the previously noted Honda. Also noticed price differences among sellers for the generators and for the parallel kit. Stackable generators with a fastened 30A kit looks pretty trick. Their 50A kit also has a 30A outlet. Honking big A/C units have been put on notice.
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    Full timing early

    Thinking of these goals vs the goals of 40 years ago, can't help but smile. Congratulations! 🍦
  4. Good point & please allow me to retract my earlier reference to off the rails. In retrospect, we were simply on another set of tracks in the yard yet going in the same direction to the same destination.
  5. The way I read the wheast post was that the apology was for starting a thread that went off the rails. An update or follow up would be interesting as you mentioned.
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    Yamaha 2000 Generator vs Honda 2000 Generator??

    ^^^ well said & very helpful ^^^ 👍
  7. Everything is temporary 😉 The beatings citations will continue until moral improves 👀 1 of 2 solutions is to have a citation fund available, though the other solution is cheaper.
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    Beware - Bridge Tolls

    Thanks for the tip 👋
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    Couple of Questions for Experienced Boondockers

    Thought this could be a nice addition to the conversation.
  10. The statement may have been made in reference to Mark's earlier post as he quoted TX Driver's Manual. It's through the sharing of knowledge currently in possession among us that we learn and teach, whether participating or lurking, though the participants are at greater risk of exposing themselves yet continue in the quest. Some welcome correction and guidance while others will trudge along with their viewpoints, and while I did witness conjecture and subsequent judgement along with an aggressive question, I fail to see the vehement argument you refer to and am left wondering where your post fits in to the OP's quest and question regarding residency.
  11. These two comments are more closely related than originally perceived, and pretty much settles it.
  12. These two comments help clarify the ease in which I was able to be the traveler or boomer that JRP refers to years ago, before retiring, vs what our OP is trying to do in today's climate.
  13. Thanks JRP, this sums it up very well.
  14. And to a degree it does, but as a retired boomer I believe that our OP will continue the research into this as exemptions abound regarding licensing & registration and could very well apply to here in some form. While the letter of the law that was quoted by the Bruss rep is clear, there may be an exemption lurking in there, though apparently not easy to find. And perhaps for good reason. The wording in that quoted law concerned a resident of TX, OP is a resident of FL. I'm wondering if, though domiciled in FL, that when the apartment is rented and the required time frame is met if at that point our OP would then use the apartment to register for the driver's license, essentially then being a resident of two states while being domiciled in one, FL. The OP may be reading too much into the residency aspect of it all as folks have vacation homes throughout our land and are residents while there. When the job is done & the lease is up our OP will have to go to the FL DMV for a driver's license according to TX law quoted above, and perhaps this is part of the melee that our OP is wrestling with. As just mentioned, I wouldn't worry about it either. I worked here and there in the nation, as do many campers, from as little as 10 weeks and up to 18 months and remained a resident of my home state.
  15. State requirements vary and is the basis for seeking the specific wording associated to the OP's circumstance. Power plants, chemical plants, oil refineries, steel mills, paper mills, and a variety of buildings in a variety of metros use boomers/travelers/itinerant workers to complete the job in a timely manner. These are all temporary jobs as the workers then move on when the task is completed. see above
  16. Easy there thunder, none of the above factors in to the OP, hasn't established residency & hasn't entered the state as a new resident. Doesn't appear to be moving there, just staying there while employed there. Some folks stay in motels, some campgrounds, some apartments, all temporary while the job continues. When the job ends the folks then move to where the next job is, all while maintaining residency in there home state. We called it booming, and they were called boomers or travelers, seeking work throughout the nation. There is member(s) on this forum that do this from what I've read.
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    Extending my receiver hitch

    There's also the Trailer Toad, installed & reviewed in this article > https://www.trucktrend.com/how-to/towing/1011rv-trailer-load-extreme-towing/
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    Single People and Campgrounds

    This along with previous posts verifies the comfort & satisfaction that our OP, singleguyhittingtheroad, expressed in his follow up post... another satisfied customer It's always nice to see folks come here and get the help & guidance that they're looking for, and just as nice to see folks so freely willing to help. I'm honored to be an Escapee and to be even vaguely counted among you. Happy Trails!
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    Single People and Campgrounds

    It's a good bet that few rent before buying in relation to the sheer number of RV owners, maybe due to cost & maybe due to the short time spent in the rented RV. (Maybe a subject for a new thread... How many rented an RV before buying with the intent of doing research? Of course the relatively small number of participants wouldn't lead to a nationwide summary, like USA Today polling 1000 people to get the pulse of the nation) Many RV buyers including forum members here will own more than one over time, maybe because in time they find out what they desire in an RV as they're living in it. Full timing in an RV will be more revealing than the RV that gets used twenty weekends a year, and even more revealing than the rented RV and the correspondingly short time spent in it. The novelty and usefulness of RV life can be exposed in renting an RV, but long term use will have a deeper impact and reveal what you truly desire in an RV, at least at that present time.
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    Single People and Campgrounds

    Your actions, personality, and character will come to define you more than your marital status. Happy Trails!
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    Who make a good budget C to buy new?

    Looks like there's some options @ Winnebago as per their website https://winnebagoind.com/product-classes/class-c Using $85K as an MSRP less 25% = $63750 Happy Trails!
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    Sewer pipe cap losses

    Is it possible to install a guard or protective piece that'll take the contact instead?
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    new semi retiree

    Given the parameters, I think you would be happy with an Airstream in the 26 foot and under range. Happy Trails!
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    Moving Picture Show

    A friend traveled from his rural farm into the city to go to the movie theater for the first time in decades. After buying his ticket he stopped at the concession stand for some popcorn. After handing $5 to the attendant my friend couldn't help but comment, "The last time I came to the movie, popcorn was only 15 cents." "Well, sir", the young attendant replied with a grin, "you're really going to enjoy yourself. We have sound now."
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    Can't decide: Motor Home & Toad or Travel Trailer

    Happy to hear that your RV of choice is a motorhome, seamlessly fits you right now. Class B, B+, & C motorhomes leave the factory much closer to their GVWR than Class A motorhomes and then there is the GCVWR and storage comparison. Throw in the weight of a tank of water @ 8.3 pounds/gallon, yourself + wardrobe, and your list of must haves to any weight you see in the spec sheets. You've gone grocery shopping and tried to carry all the bags at once to save trips to your vehicle, so you've an idea on how this weight can add up. I've seen the wet weight of some non Class A motorhomes that only leave about 1K pounds for people and their stuff before exceeding the GVWR, basically being at or over their max all the time.