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  1. When I look at RV Park Reviews (or any other review site) I discount the best and worst reviews. You can never please everyone all the time. I try to look at the trend to get a feel for the park. If the majority of the reviews are positive I expect that I would have a positive experience; if negative I wouldn’t be surprised with a negative experience. I use the same process in reviewing products on Amazon. Dave
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    Class of 2017

    Cactus: All is well. We have had to change our plans. We won't be hitting the road until April of 2020. We will be living fulltime in our RV in October 2019. We are planning on being "RV'ers 365" rather than being "pure" full timers as we own a RV deeded lot in Illinois and have a lot at the SKP co-op in Florida. Our issue is we need health insurance coverage and are waiting for Medicare. We currently have excellent medical coverage that we have used more frequently than expected. At this stage in our lives we are not willing to gamble with health coverage. Buying private health insurance is very expensive. We are still putting everything into place to RV 365. Thanks for asking. Dave
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    My Life is Happy Chaos - Advice Please :D

    There is a young women (Becky) fulltiming in a small trailer (a Casita). Here is her website about her life http://www.interstellarorchard.com/. She has a lot of good information.
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    Class of 2017

    DunellenGuy: Congrats; nice looking motorhome. Exciting times.
  5. You will need to determine if your itemized deductions are high enough to exceed the standard deduction. It is easy to exceed the standard deduction when owning a home because mortgage interest and property taxes are usually significant amounts.
  6. I used Miller because I thought Incorrectly that they were endorsed by the Escapees organization. They are not endorsed by the Escapees organization; they are an Escapees Commercial Vendor. Miller messed up my policy that I only found out about at the time of submitting a claim. Because of their error and how I was treated by them I will never, ever use Miller again. At the time of renewal of my policy I told the insurance carrier that if Miller was going to continue to be my agent I would change carriers.I now deal directly with the carrier with no agent as the middleman. Be sure to read all the details of your policy and don't rely on what you are being told by the agent. Dave
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    I-Phone Location App

    The "Where am I at" app is free unless you want to eliminate advertisments. Then it's $3.99. I just downloaded the free version. It gives you location including county. Dave
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    I-Phone Location App

    Linda: You misunderstood the question. I know that the iPhone has a "locator function" in case you lose it or it is stolen. I want to be able to look at my phone (via) an app that tells me what county I am in. NOAA weather alerts are issued by county. I have identified an iPhone app called "Where am I at" this will do what I want. There is a similar app for Android phones called "Where am I". Thanks all for your responses. Dave
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    I-Phone Location App

    Barb: Thanks for the info. I understand that it can be done that way. Android phones can use an app called "Where am I". Upon opening the app you are provided with information related to your current location. I can go out to the Apple app store and search for this type of app. However, I was wondering what other RVer's are using. Dave
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    I-Phone Location App

    I am looking for an I-Phone app that will indicate my current location. I am interested in knowing the county name for weather alert purposes. What app do you use for your I-Phone? Thanks for the help. Dave
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    Class of 2017

    Congrats early graduates. Your are the first to graduate in the class of 2017. (Don't tell the class of 2016) Dave
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    Class of 2017

    We are less than six month away from our first members starting their fulltiming in 2017. Where are you planning on going and what are you planning on doing during your first year of fulltiming? Dave
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    Class of 2017

    Bob & Anne-Marie: Congrats on getting it all done and getting your new Forest River Berkshire XLT. Exciting times! It's great that you will be staying with the class of 2017. Dave
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    Thor acquires Jayco

    Not correct. See the link below. Thor was created in 1980 to purchase Airstream. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_Industries Thompson and Orthwein purchased Airstream from Beatrice for no money down. Within 18 months they had paid off the loan from Beatrice. Thor has been extremely successful because they have allowed each of its companies to operate independently.