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    New experience while towing

    Sorry to hear about this problem. I hope you can find a good and quick solution. Linda Sand
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    The Class-less Class

    That made me laugh even though I don't know what was said. I just know the people involved. Linda
  3. Another thing to watch for is driving separately. A towed car may not be charged while one following a motorhome may be charged. Don't be in too big a hurry to unhitch. Linda Sand
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    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
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    Walmart vs. Amazon

    The RV park did not accept anything. Amazon lockers did not exist back in 2014. FedEx and UPS would deliver directly to my camp site. The post office would not; mail had to go to General Delivery. The post office would not accept UPS or FedEx so I had to know how packages would be delivered to know which address to give to Amazon. But, Amazon would not tell me. Those new mail receiver companies that will take all three will, I think, do a booming business. Linda Sand
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    Free eBooks

    Huh, I rarely think of my e-reader as having batteries. I just plug in the recharger every now and then. I read a lot buy my batteries never run down far enough to be a concern. Linda Sand
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    CB Radio?

    I never had a CB. I just choose whichever lane the trucks are in except for going up long hills. Linda Sand
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    Walmart vs. Amazon

    When we were on the road Amazon started pairing up with the postal service. They would not give me advance knowledge of how the package would arrive. My address for UPS/FedEx was different from that of the postal service. Walmart was near so I stopped using Amazon. Now that we are settled again Walmart is not near and our address is the same for all types of delivery so we are back to using Amazon. For us, price was not the most critical factor. Linda Sand
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    Free eBooks

    So many things will change when you actually hit the road. Physical books have weight and take up space and it's not always easy to stop at used book stores en route. Many RV parks used to have decent paperback book exchanges but as more people go to e-readers that has dropped off, too. Trying to do everything the old way in a new environment can be frustrating. I hope you succeed in adapting. Linda Sand
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    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
  11. 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
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    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
  14. 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
  15. That was Dave. He actually enjoyed his job. Until management changed. Causing him to decide to retire at age 60. Linda
  16. sandsys

    Owners forums

    There are Yahoo groups for other styles of Winnebagos, too.
  17. They also take checks. Anyone remember those? Linda Sand
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    Owners forums

    The View-Navion Group is a Yahoo group. Have you checked there? Linda Sand
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    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
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    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
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    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
  22. 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
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    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
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    Domicile question

    My husband would relate 100% to that. In our three years of fulltiming we went through all 48 contiguous states and visited a great many places along the way. But the draw to return to Minnesota got stronger for him every year. So we moved back to Minnesota and I spent the next three years hiding from winter on my own before I decided missing him was worse than staying home. But, I come here to this forum every day to encourage people to at least go see for themselves if it will work for them for however long it lasts. There are no rules about how long you need to stay out there. Linda Sand
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    Full timing with a travel trailer

    I love your signature lines. They make me laugh every time. Linda Sand