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  1. sandsys

    Is 260K Miles too much to buy used?

    When I lived in my Class B I simply went to the grocery store and/or laundromat when I packed up to move sites anyway. I usually had a meal in a restaurant that day, too. No big deal. Linda Sand
  2. sandsys

    Costco vs Sams Club

    Our local Super Target used to sell rotisserie chickens at a flat rate per package for a whole chicken so it helped to pay attention to the weight of the chicken. Now they sell a chicken cut into quarters for that same flat rate but the chicken quarters weigh less. Not as good a deal as it used to be--now four servings instead of the previous five. Yes, the chicken are small enough that even my small stomach needs a quarter chicken to feel full. Linda
  3. Our one basement unit was much quieter than any of our roof units. Linda Sand
  4. The Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Foldable Portable Solar Suitcase with Voyager Waterproof Charge Controller is popular with van dwellers for its ease of use. You can buy it on Amazon with prime delivery. Linda
  5. sandsys

    Digitizing documents and photographs

    We decided to keep those intact. Somehow the album is part of the memories for me. Plus, some of the albums did not want to release their photos without damaging them. So they all went into a bin with a few other keepsakes. We don't look in that bin very often but when we do it is very enjoyable. Linda
  6. sandsys

    Future Full Timers - We think?

    Would a Class A towing a Jeep work for you? That's a popular combination for people who like to go off-roading. Linda
  7. sandsys

    Future Full Timers - We think?

    I get that. We were backpackers then camped in a tent trailer. But we had no idea how different a motorhome would be. We did not know a 9-gallon black tank would be too small because we had always camped where there were at least pit toilets. We didn't know that using a dump on a hill would mean the tank wouldn't completely empty. We'd never taken Navy showers to make our fresh water tank last longer. We'd never had lights/appliances that would run down a coach battery if you used them too much. Yes, we'd had to replace batteries in a flashlight but that's a whole different ballgame. Are you sure a rental company wouldn't take a credit card? I'm pretty sure we paid our rental that way. Linda Sand
  8. sandsys

    Some folks you know?

    I could wear one of those. I've learned to bite my tongue a lot because what's being said here is more important than how it is being said. Linda
  9. sandsys

    Future Full Timers - We think?

    So you'd rather risk spending thousands of dollars to buy a 5th wheel and truck in hopes that you like it than to spend one thousand dollars to rent a Class C to see if you like living on wheels at all? A rented Class C will help you learn about living in a small space even if it's not the type of space you think you want. It will help you learn what it means to find places to park it. It will help you learn what it means to conserve power and water. It will help you learn what it means to dump and fill. It will help you learn what it means to live with a limited number of possessions. It will help you learn that driving an RV is different from driving a car so you need to plan shorter driving days. It will help you learn that getting fuel in an RV is different from getting fuel in a car. There is so much you can learn by living in the wrong RV that many of us don't keep the first one very long anyway--we lived in our first brand new for fulltiming motorhome only four months before we admitted it wasn't the right one for us. Learning those lessons could turn out to save you tons of money trying to live a life that may not be for you. Linda Sand
  10. It probably won't snow then but do make sure you have plenty of fuel for your furnace. Here in the Minneapolis area we have had snow that late in the year a few times. I hope all goes well for your trip. Linda Sand
  11. sandsys

    Costco vs Sams Club

    It's neither Sam's nor Costco but my audiologist does the exam for free plus promised me free batteries for the first three years. After that, sometimes they charge me for batteries and sometimes they don't. They do get frustrated that I don't make it in for another free exam every year, though. Linda
  12. sandsys

    Are Lynx levelers a good solution?

    It's best to have a side kick who can stand beside you to tell you when to stop so you don't just drive right over the edge. They don't have a huge surface to support your tires without having overlap. But we used them when we had our Class C and they worked fine. Linda
  13. sandsys

    Fighting rodents

    You're welcome. Linda
  14. sandsys

    RV for commercial use

    Wow! Who knew? Linda
  15. sandsys

    RV for commercial use

    This is a fascinating idea! If you don't mind me asking, why mobile? Be aware that A/C units generally are roof mounted which decreases the space available for solar panels. Anything which creates heat, such as blow dryers, also increases the need for power. Also, motorhomes are not very wide so getting four chairs in with one sink is probably going to make for very narrow aisles. The generator fuel will likely depend on the rig's fuel; diesel powered rigs often have diesel powered generators. I'm sure there are more things I could add but this is off the top of my head. I hope you come back and tell us more about your thinking. Linda Sand