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  1. sandsys

    Where do I begin?

    If you can live in a dorm room you can live in a conversion van or a small trailer. Don't let anyone tell you you have to go big or go home. I recommend checking out https://interstellarorchard.com to see how one young woman is doing it. Linda Sand
  2. Congratulations on the new addition to your family. Life is about to become amazing! Linda
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    We spent the summer once in a park where a lot of workers stayed. It was not a problem until a popular guy moved in next to us. He had a BIG voice and his company stayed way past a normal bedtime. He wasn't shouting or trying to be obnoxious he just had a voice that carried well. Which wouldn't have been a problem if they all went to bed about 10 pm. We were almost glad when the river flooded and we had to move to higher ground. Other times we've camped with workers and had no problems whatsoever. Linda Sand
  4. sandsys

    Can you gravity feed a RV water heater?

    Water weighs 8.34 pounds per gallon. So to fill a 45 gallon tank you would need 375.3 pounds of water. How big is that tree limb? And how wide is the limb on which you plan to balance that tank? And what kind of parking spot are you in that will even let you do that? I'm having trouble with my vision of your idea. Linda Sand
  5. sandsys

    Free eBooks

    I get an email every day from BookBub.com listing books that are free or cheap. You get to chose the genres you want included and the vendors you like. I have reduced my vendors to Amazon because they keep track of what I've read so I don't buy the same book twice. A bonus of that is if I find a series I like, my Amazon Prime membership often lets me read the rest of the series for free. Author Nick Russell has said he gets paid for those free reads so I don't have to feel guilty about doing that. For those of you who enjoy reading as much as I do, check it out. I don't work for them, I just appreciate the service. Linda Sand
  6. My Dave still does a lot of software writing and computer consulting. Just now he doesn't get paid for it so he gets to chose what to do when. Currently he spends a lot of time working on model railroad signaling systems. He's back to thinking it's fun. Linda
  7. That was Dave. He actually enjoyed his job. Until management changed. Causing him to decide to retire at age 60. Linda
  8. sandsys

    Owners forums

    There are Yahoo groups for other styles of Winnebagos, too.
  9. They also take checks. Anyone remember those? Linda Sand
  10. sandsys

    Owners forums

    The View-Navion Group is a Yahoo group. Have you checked there? Linda Sand
  11. sandsys

    Owners forums

    I was active on the Winnebago View/Navion group when we had our View. I've also participated in some women's groups forums. But this is the best one and the only one I still participate in. But the View group did provide a lot of ideas/answers specific to that brand. Linda Sand
  12. sandsys

    Buying into RV Resorts

    When I was going south for the 6 months of winter I would drive to to my home park across the river from Parker, Arizona. Annual fee for that park was $500 and I could stay free for two weeks using all their amenities then leave for a week and repeat. Then I'd buy an annual pass for the BLM LTVAs for $180 and go there for my week out to get some quiet time away from the bustle of the park. That made my per night fee about $3.75. Keep in mind that I was living in a Class B with no toad so I had to leave my home park every two weeks anyway to stock up on groceries. That system worked for me but would not be ideal for everyone. Linda Sand
  13. sandsys

    Toad brake control

    Our Class C was only 24' long. We didn't feel a need for a toad. We just drove the RV everywhere. When we traded it for a 35' Class A we bought a Honda CR-V. That was in 2010 and we are still driving the CR-V although we no longer have a motorhome to tow it. It still has a base plate on it, though, just in case. Linda Sand
  14. I bought most of my groceries at Super Walmarts using a debit card. They would let me have up to $100 cash back each trip. Among RVers this is known as using the Bank of Walmart. Since we pay off all debit and credit card charges each month we paid no extra fees to do this. But our debit card lets us use most ATMs without a fee so this method may or may not work for you. Linda Sand
  15. sandsys

    Buying into RV Resorts

    A membership is only as good as you use it. We had a membership in a different system and pretty much only used one park but it was an excellent location for us so we used it a lot. You say TT has parks in 3 of the 4 areas where you'd like to spend time. To me, that makes it worth jumping through the hoops to get this into effect. Good luck. Linda Sand