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    Fulltiming, RVs, Camping, metal detecting, oil painting, retiring, star gazing,

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  1. RoadtripsAndCampfires

    I’ll admit it I’m scared.

    Well, I'm one that thinks size matters. That's because I like the forests and know the 40 footers won't fit in many cases. So think about where you like to camp. I do not feel comfortable with Godzilla behind me. Especially on things like the Grapevine or going around mountain curves. I like folks to be able to pass me in a reasonable amount of space because I"m going to be going slower than they are no doubt. Think about renting something small for a weekend trip and go from there. With the interest they charge and the price tags it pays to be sure before you buy and not say oh, I can get something else if I don't like this. If you are too crowded in a 20 footer maybe you'll like a 24 footer. Me, I'm at 16 LOL.
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    Medicare Advantage Plan Recommendations?

    Original Medicare would be the best option but the cost is too much up front. I will not do a HMO again so I guess it's PPO for now. Since we are in Colorado, I went to the Medicare.gov page and was offered several HMO's and PPO's so I went through the PPOs and Humana seems like the best. Note that we will be moving from Colorado to a domicile in the spring so that is a life-changing event I believe and we can change at that time if we are not happy provided it's offered in the domicile state we choose. I was extremely disappointed with Kaiser. They failed to give me pain med after my HIP SURGERY. They were moving into another hospital location but my surgery was at the old facility as they had not moved. Apparently they had moved the pain meds. Took about an hour. They refilled cotton ball jars without any gloves, thus shedding skin cells, etc. onto cotton balls used to stop bleeding aften an injection. I have eczema. They wouldn't give me a script for what has worked for me from age 17 on. Gave me something. It had an ointment base. I'm allergic to that and it's on my chart. Went back - she wrote another Rx. On the way to the pharmacy I looked at the Rx and it was the same exact Rx I told her she had to change because I was allergic to it. Then she wrote one for a creme base. Never worked. At age 66 I KNOW what I originally asked for should have worked. I'm going on 6 months of a break out. I changed doctors. Talked to new doc about fear I re-broke right foot. We talk for about 15 min. about it. He sends me to Xray. I get down there and look at the order - it's for my ankle. I have to call him and have him re-write the order. Glad I rely on myself for most things. I only got a flu shot once about 20 years ago. I got the flu. No more shots for me. I think most of what they give you makes you sicker anyway. Watch what one eats, drinks and believes. See BRUCE LIPTON and The Biology of Belief. Pretty amazing. Thanks for the help. I have a week left.
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    Travel Trailer questions and your thoughts needed...

    I think the two readings might be figuring things differently? One might be the formula including the weight of the tow vehicle and driver was estimated in already and the higher one is the figure one starts at and then makes all the deductions. Only thing I can think of unless the ratings go by VIN #'s and not models and the lower # is due to installed equipment.
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    Medicare Advantage Plan Recommendations?

    I have Medicare and he will have it for 2019. I'll go take a look at Humana offerings. Thanks. Will still take any comments on all of this.
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    Medicare Advantage Plan Recommendations?

    We currently have Kaiser as ours and need to change. We will start full time Rving come spring. We will likely domicile in Texas, if not that then maybe NV. Would love to hear from others on what they are using and how well it works for them.
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    Best Downsizing Day Ever! And Alomost There!

    Actually, the subject has come up a lot. Between downsizing and building a cargo trailer to RV conversion, we look at each other and wonder how we will relate to the world when we don't have to work. We cannot comprehend that, it seems impossible that someday we won't have to travel up and down basement stairs, shovel snow, cringe at the crap on the yard of the next door neighbor, listen to the clanging of chains as an air fresbie lands in the right spot of the portable game. Meanwhile the noise must remind the male dog of the clanging of the doors of a shelter and he tries to climb on my head and walk all over me in various ways. The house before these new owners had pit bulls that wanted to eat me.
  7. Our city had cleanup day today and I let go of things held for a very long time. Cameras, electrical cords, etc. Also got rid of broken motors like the tiller with dead motor and air conditioner that no longer works. Old wire, metal garden fencing and old bed frames. 2 full pickup trucks worth! One more garage sale in my life for things that are already in the basement and being priced for future garage sale. Then it's just paperwork photos, etc. scheduled for stay inside Colorado winter work. The cargo trailer to RV conversion is coming along great especially after hubby took week off and got the ceiling insulation up and I got the 3 refrigerator vents in (with some help from him). And best of all, I got to put a bunch of stuff back in the trailer and out of my living room and spare bedroom!
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    Dallas TX What Can You Tell Me About ...

    Note that there are a ton of changes (including 3 different floors!) between video #1 and #3 of the build. Once we have time we will be grouping all the build subjects together and showing what worked and what didn't. We video'd during the entire process but have no time for editing a how to video until we are done with the build. Also - some things we thought would be great later turned out there was a better way or product so we wanted to make sure to allow time to pass so we could provide more accurate info about how well something worke out.
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    Dallas TX What Can You Tell Me About ...

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7D9VjnXVfK-5kZTnsbfrTg?view_as=subscriber I have 1 video of the trailer build up. Will be putting the second one up soon and then hopefully the 3rd one a week after that as we hope to complete several other things now that all the walls are up (but not yet the ceiling).
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    7x16 Dual Axle Cargo to RV trailer project in progress

    Yes, it is a process. Finally all the walls are up, floor in and we are ready to start attaching the permanent items. Wiring and batteries will come after I know where everything is going and what we are bringing so we can figure our needs. The 17k Nash looks like a good layout. Dual axles - yes!
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    The Magic Of Paint & Having Too Much Fun

    I just want to say I'm having so much fun building our own travel trailer from a cargo trailer. I wanted a steam punk metalic theme but a light weight travel trailer. Metallic paints turn plastic cupboards into shiny metallic cabinets and old wooden cupboards into same with a bit of antique metallic browns with copper overspray. My new bright red plastic gasoline can was the perfect size for under the stainless steel sink and with a can of Restoleum's Copper Rose is transformed into a "Spent Hydro Capsule" a.k.a. 5.3 Liter Grey Water Tank. It has a verticle height and thus there will be lots of room under the sink for storage on the sides. A wooden bookcase that I have had since maybe my 30's (I'm 66) I've sanded and am spray painting Rustoleum Black Hammered which is the same color I painted the aluminum window frames we got out of the RV Salvage Yard and the frames of the refrigerator vents retrieved at the same place on another day. Wayne knocked out the rusted key-less cam locks on the vents and we replaced with new. The skin was refreshed with a coat of Bullseye Primer and the vent slots reshaped with a plastic hair band. Metallic silver shelves accent the Hammered Black of the bookcase and we are turning it into the pantry. We'll be adding doors to keep items in. Our Fantastic Vent is old but little time on the motor. We mounted 2 of them on a folding A-frame once and it was too heavy so this one was saved for the trailer we are building decades later. The outside top is antique nickle while inside are shades of metallic brown. The plastic porta potty has a copper lid and base with antique bowl of metallic nickle. It's probably 25 years old. That's the thing, if it's old you know you can't hurt it too much so playing is justified. Oh, as a wink to my former campmates known as Sisters On The Fly I made a ceiling chandaler out of a black bicycle - the bicyle is a replica piece of art and only weighs about 3 pounds so it will be easy to mount up there and I've already strung the lights and had it lite up there before I took it down until we insulate the ceiling. We are hoping to add a touch of acylic paint pours as a ceiling backdrop.❗
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    Dallas TX What Can You Tell Me About ...

    Look What I Found! http://rvhlifestyles.com/2017/11/registering-your-truck-in-texas/
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    Dallas TX What Can You Tell Me About ...

    I won't change it until I get to Texas. We bought it in April and depending upon the weather we might be able to get it to Texas just in time before we need to re-register it for 2019. That would work.
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    Dallas TX What Can You Tell Me About ...

    Here is the video link.
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    7x16 Dual Axle Cargo to RV trailer project in progress

    I put up the progress video as of mid July. Note the floor above - that's the 3rd one we put in. In the video you'll see the second. The first were the locking planks but my arthritic wrists and hands would not let me continue. Then came squares that you'll see in the above video. THEN finally the above one-piece cushioned vinyl. Wonder why it's taking so long??
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