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  1. SOLD! After three years of full time adventures we're making adjustments to continue traveling the USA and adding a travel base to include seasonal camping. We will spend more time in the land of enchantment in New Mexico's SW Gila Mountains. More photos and details available. Just ask and we'll send it along to you. We are also preparing to sell our wonderful "Gar" 2001 Volvo Truck previously known in the Escapee HDT world as "Joyrider" please keep an eye out in the next days as we prepare to sell it too! "GAR" is a 2001 White Volvo 660 singled long w/ VED12 465 3.58 - Eaton Fuller Auto-shift 10spd. 3 pedal- Onan QD 6500 Gen.
  2. A little bit about us. I’m Patty, from Chicago originally. I’ve done a lot of car camping but never in an RV. My husband, Esam, is mechanically inclined. He has never been to America and it's going to be amazing to see America again through his eyes! I’m right now in Egypt and will be on my way to New York in a few weeks to help my best friend, Sue, when she is released from the nursing home where she is recovering in after getting her leg amputated from a rare bone disease. My husband will follow at the end of the year hopefully. We’re all between 48-56. My stuff is all in storage in Idaho and Sue’s stuff is in storage in Maryland. It seems a perfect time to take off because we don’t have a house or an apartment. We hope to downsize both our storages and get rid of what we don’t need. Our budget is about 40,000 to 50,000 with some room for fixes and our combined monthly resources will not be that high so we will want to boondock often and consider my husband and I working seasonally. Sue and I make jewelry that we plan to make and sell on the road at festivals and other venues. Sue is an artist making jewelry from paper. She’s been busy making beads the whole time she has been in the hospital. She is doing phenomenal at walking again. The physical therapist said she has begun walking faster than any other person he helped! She has a great attitude and spirit and I think it’s going to be just fine for her to RV with us with a few modifications. I am very partial to 5th wheels. I thought we could buy a used 5th wheel and a used truck to pull it. The problem is that we can’t use the truck to sightsee because Sue needs a wheelchair and a scooter and hand controls. The wheelchair and scooter can’t get wet. It would be hard for her to get in and out of the truck also. What we want to do is get a 5th wheel that my husband tows while Sue and I follow behind in our 2015 Subaru Forester. I’m afraid that many campgrounds don’t allow you to have a third unit. For us, it really is a need and not a want to have a car that Sue can be comfortable in as a passenger or driver. Are we forced to get a Class A or C? Is it possible to talk to people at parks to let us park our truck somewhere while we are using the Subaru to get around? But if it’s going to be a huge hassle we’ll have to consider an A or C. I guess we could also consider a travel trailer and a van that could hold her scooter and wheel chair. Any advice is welcome! One extra issue with getting an RV to consider is that we want to have a table in the RV that we can have 2 office chairs at to make jewelry. I was thinking this could be done by removing a bunk bed, moving a dining booth or a couch. But we also need 2 beds for the 3 of us. Does anyone have any suggestions? We’d like to stay under 35 feet. So I’m hoping for answers and suggestions! Thank you so much!
  3. This 40ft fifth wheel toy hauler has a large open floor plan, large windows, and lots of space. It is in great shape, and has new vinyl wood plank flooring throughout. Some of the other features: -Queen sized bed in master bedroom-Brand new sofa that turns into a Queen sized bed, with lots of storage underneath-Queen sized loft - Onan generator -Large bathroom and shower -Electric awning and security lights-Huge 12 foot garage/extra room-Opposing slides in kitchen for more floor space-Indoor/outdoor music sound system-Kitchen island for more storage and work space-Auto seeker satellite -Fuel station for fueling toys.-Large tanks to extend your camping trip-A/C and furnace-Washer and dryer hookups-Bedroom slide to maximize space-Insulated underbelly for cold weather. https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2009-Keystone-FUZION+403-123301360
  4. We just graduated to full time, and found our insurance seems really high. Who do you use/ recommend?
  5. Great floorplan for a family! SIX permanent beds plus 3-4 more temporary beds available in the main living area. This motorhome is a family's dream coach. A oversized king size loft area with storage above a private master bedroom with a queen sized bed and a pocket door. The private master bedroom does feature a slide. A set of bunk beds rounds out the permanent sleeping areas. Great for personal space! Washer/Dryer plus deep storage and a built in house vacuum make up the cabinet opposite the well appointed bathroom. In the main living area, there is a huge space giving slide that holds the dinette and the couch. The dinette is a horseshoe shape that all 6 of us ate at regularly and converts to a good size sleeping space at night for additional temporary sleeping space. It has 2 seat belts. The couch has 3 seatbelts and folds out to a queen air mattress. The Norcold fridge is one of the largest dual power RV fridges. Surprisingly large amounts of counter space with the folding cover for the 3 burner propane stove and the removable sink covers. Opposite to the couch are 2 additional captain's chairs that provide comfortable travel and better car seat installation while in vehicle mode. Then in house mode, they can rotate to face the room or face a built in, removable table for 2. Both the driver and the passenger captain's chairs, also rotate to become part of the available seating when in house mode. In total, 9 seatbelts in this motorhome. Tow capacity 10K.Brochure PDF https://s3.amazonaws.com/newmarcorp.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/19083844/2009-all-star-mid-diesel.pdfFloor Plan ATME 4159Our family of 6 lived full time in this motorhome for about a year as we traveled around to different areas of the USA. It has been a blast and we are sad to give it up but was time to start a new chapter in our lives. We hope to find a new family that will take her back out onto the open road where she belongs. Additional Pictures available at our Craigslist Ad: https://raleigh.craigslist.org/rvs/6292149320.html Further additional pictures and videos available upon request. Odometer: 68, 600Asking Price $140,000 Serious enquiries only. No Trades. No Solicitations. No Owner-based Financing Offered.Coach located near Raleigh, NC EMAIL: cindy@altonymous.com Thanks!
  6. I am a full time RV’r with my wife and we are domiciled in Texas. We have been living in Whitefish, Montana at an RV park since December 2015 and are currently house hunting in the in the area to reside permanently. My wife has a full time job in Whitefish, MT and I work remotely.My question is: We would like to purchase a second vehicle (used) but I cannot register it in Montana because we do not have a Montana license nor do we have a lease and we do not own property yet. I have confirmed this with the Montana DMV... And I can't register it in Texas because I think we have to do it in the state....Is this correct? So what am I supposed to do? What does everyone do when they buy new trucks? Do you have to buy them in the state you are domiciled so you can register them?Although we are currently actively house hunting, we do not have an expected date of purchase and I'm not sure we can't wait to buy the second vehicle. So is there a way we can purchase and register the vehicle now?Thank you for your time,-Sam
  7. Hi all, I am brand new to RVing. I spent 4 days and 3 nights in a 22 foot travel trailer in February to see if I liked it (I did) and so I hatched a plan to free myself from rentals! It is just me and my 2 small dogs, Bug and Bean, here in Northern CA. My TT arrived yesterday. It is a 2014 Northwoods Snow River 246RKS and I am in love with it:) I have learned a lot in 3 days but the learning curve is steep and I have a gazillion questions! At some point, I will sit down and just read articles, threads, blogs and books but I dove in, the trailer is here and I have to be out of my rental by Saturday! The TT is parked in my neighborhood, no access to power and the batteries are already at 3/4 bc I ran the fantastic fan. it was boiling hot in there yesterday so I am trying to quickly move stuff in now while it is still cool. Here come the questions: Q - how to power a fan with mo power and no generator (not gonna do that to my neighbors!) The only solution I've come up with in the short term is a 12V fan bought at an RV supply store. Q - How to research, buy and install an inverter to switch from battery (2 12V pos/pos/neg/neg) to 120V. I plan on living off-grid sometimes and I am off-grid all this week and I'd like to be able to work in the TT and not die of dehydration. I plan on getting portable solar panels to keep my batteries charged and at some point will get a gennie to run AC but I'd prefer to use the solar/battery for as much as possible, especially box fans and maybe the microwave. It is hot where I live (90's) and I doubt I will do much cooking indoors so toaster oven and microwave all summer. Q - I am moving into my TT and then will have it hauled to an RV site for a few days. When I go to move the TT, I assume everything needs to be off the countertops? how secure will everything be if every cabinet is full? If I am packing it like a house, how heavy could it possibly get? I will be moving it quite a bit in the month of July while I secure a more permanent, temporary spot to park it... Sheesh, I am going to stop there! Thanks in advance! peace, Maria B (MM) and Bug n Bean (BnB)
  8. Hello All! Retirement is starting to get real now! We retire at the end of 2017. Of course I have obsessed over finances, insurance and so forth BUT the one thing I have not gotten a good handle on is domicile! We are selling our S&B and will fulltime for the next few years and I would like to pick a domicile state that will give a maximum ROI on RV insurance, RV Extended Warranty/roadside assistance, and, of courses, personal income taxes. We are both retiring Government employees, so the affordable care act does not affect us (thank goodness!) so health insurance is not in our domicile calculus. I realize the "best" Domicile states are TX, FL, and SD...now I would like some thoughts & advice on which state (IYHO) is the "best" of the three. Here is just one issue I am wrestling with: We are interested in CoachNet Roadside and perhaps a extended warranty but we have been told that FL Insurance regulations are a bit hostile to CoachNet therefore CoachNet rates are higher in FL than they are in the other states. (not sure this is really "true" because this was told to me by a CoachNet rep ) As far as "ease" of establishing domicile, FL is the no-brainer since we live in AL. One final question: how many days do you have to stay in one of these states in order to establish domicile? (I have been told in SD it is only 1 overnight). Any advice you would care to offer is deeply appreciated!
  9. Warm Greetings from NH! My name is Claudia and my partner is Rowan. We are in our 30s & 40s and are both divorced. We both have full time jobs. We have decided to become full timers living in a '98 Mallard 37k. It needs a lot of elbow greese and love, but we are excited to start this new life adventure of freedom. We both have traveled our entire lives ( our fathers were both military ), and after failed attempts of living by societies 'white picked fence', we have found ourselves wanting to live for us. We have been livaboarders on a 40' fishing trawler for the past couple of years in KW, FL. We decided to move to the beautiful mountans of NH for a change of scenery. I wanted to introduce myself ( HI!! ) and see if anyone could help with a few questions, or at least point us in the right direction. We need to locate a campground that will actually allow us to be full timers. We would want a yearly or year round lease, as we don't want to be stuck in just one place for too long, but still need the time to be able to repair/remodel our new home. Campground websites state that they are "year-round" with rates and availability posted, but when I call to inquire, they state that we can only be "living" in the camper up to 3 days a week. What?!?! Is there a trick to this? Or am I asking the wrong questions? When we would drive around the campground, it is more than obvious that there ARE people living in their campers for more than 3 days a week. Any help or guidance is greatly appreciated. I also have been looking for groups, blogs, etc. to meet others and share tricks & tips and adventure stories ( this one is a great start! ). Any suggestions to where we can find more like-minded people? I also welcome and appreciate any other info that one would think would benefit us. Thank you in advance and I look forward to being a part of this new community.
  10. A really neat documentary is on the brink of being completed. Filmmaker, Eric Bricker, set out over 2 1/2 years ago with the idea of featuring Airstream as an architectural great of modern design, but through interviews and filming, he discovered that not only is Airstream an icon of the RV industry, it signifies adventure and a spirited lifestyle in American culture. When Eric released the movie trailer, I was grinning from ear to ear because I think he really "gets" what the nomadic lifestyle is all about. It is a great history lesson of all things Airstream, but more importantly, Airstream simply became the vehicle through which all these stories of fulltiming and adventures were told. This really is a celebration of life on the road, the simple things, and enjoying the present moment. He has the blessing of Airstream, and up until this point, was self-funded. He wants to keep this film independent, so as not to be labeled propaganda for the company. If you feel inspired to help support Eric Bricker complete this film, he has one week left on his Kickstarter campaign. You can watch the ALUMINATION trailer here: ALUMINATION, a feature-length documentary by Eric Bricker --Kickstarter Here are some cool articles that were recently written up on the documentary: Alumination is a Film Every RVer Will Want to Experience - RV Life Magazine Finally, Airstream Fanatics Have a Documentary - Men's Journal Talking Alumination with Eric Bricker - Airstream Disclaimer: I had the chance to meet Eric this past Thanksgiving. He is my brother-in law's sister's significant other. It was cool to hear about his journey and personal evolution with this film. Neat guy!
  11. Once we made the decision to fulltime everything just came together much quicker than we thought possible. We sold the house, donated, gave to family or stored everything. We decided on and bought our 5th wheel. Three days after completing the sale of our home we found out that my hubby has to have neck surgery. While we thought that would (hopefully) be a short delay as we were told it was urgent and would be done within weeks. It has been three months with referrals and doctors moving or resigning, each time requiring new referrals! Got to love HMO's! Finally we have an appointment with a surgeon who appears to be staying. We've been living in our new 5th wheel in a local RV park. On the bright side, it has allowed us and our family to get used to it and work out the kinks. Unfortunately I also find us settling down as if we are not mobile. To add insult to injury, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis during this time and am working through that. I suppose some people would think life is telling us to stay put. We think we are being told to get moving! Life is short, catch it while you can! We have reservations at the end of May and are determined to make it. So, while we have graduated to full timing we just haven't gotten far. We hope to meet many of you on the road in the future as we have enjoyed the information and blogs of many on this forum. Happy Trails, Beth 2015 RAM 2500 2016 Grand Design Reflection 317RST
  12. Hey everyone! My wife and I are new RVers prepping for full time starting this August. We intend on boondocking as much as possible, so naturally I'm trying to learn about solar. Let me tell you, my head is SPINNING. I've been researching pretty heavily for days and I'm really not any closer to figuring out what to do. Some say atleast 200w, others say even more. Everyone says don't buy Harbor Freight, so that's helpful. Looking at systems, these buggers are expensive. I'm perfectly capable of installing a setup myself (and even have some knowledgeable help), but I'll say right now a $2500 system is NOT in the budget! I don't mind having to run the gennie a few times a week, but want to stay away from the several hours twice a day deal that many are describing without solar. Could I get some help? I'd love to list our RV and expected electrical usage and maybe get some guidance on a good system or two? We have a 1993 Tioga Montara Class C, 23'6". One 12v house battery - do we have to add another? I don't have a good spot for a second, the current one is housed under the top step and there isn't any more room We will be moving with the weather, staying away from very cold and very hot climates as much as possible Will be swapping to all LED interior lighting - I suspect we will have two lights on for maybe 3 hours a day (we enjoy other light sources and use mostly candles for light in our home) Electrical panel for the fridge Water heater - I doubt we'll be using this often, water is easily and cheaply heated over our outdoor wood stove. Easy to pop on the gennie if we have to have an indoor shower (we love gym memberships for the free showers after a nice workout!) Water pump - This one is hard to say how much we'll be using, but I will have a water setup outdoors for dishes and general washing Window fan - I have a hard time sleeping in the heat and need some airflow. A small 12v fan propped in the window running at night will do the trick A/C - will only be used when our gennie is running or attached to shore power Furnace - We have a great little portable catalytic heater we can use instead of the furnace TV - I'd love to be able to run a small LED TV, say 20" or so. We enjoy watching movies now and then. So lets say we watch a movie twice a week. If I can get a solar setup that can handle this, I'll snag a 12v TV. If not, will just get a regular one and run the gennie for movie watching Small portable electronics, such as laptop/tablet/cell phones - I'll have one or two large powerbanks for charging these. Will charge the power banks while at work (we'll be working part time). Would be great to charge the banks occasionally off solar Hopefully I have everything covered? We're long time "stealth" campers, but this is our first foray into RVing. Thank you in advance to everyone for your help! I'm sorry to say I wasn't able to come to a reasonable conclusion on my own. Here's our new home, our first night boondocking on the drive home to Denver from Dallas
  13. CLOSED** Late Model Residential full-time rig 34'36' wanted.* We have purchased a used 2010 Carriage-Royals International 36MAX1. Rigging and configuring and almost ready to travel! Thanks to all for your comments and suggestions. Forums ROCK! Tipper We're going to want a replacement rig in the next 1-6 months. We're selling our S&B with RV garage now, (see RV Lots for sale) As full-timers we'll need the typical need for excellent insulation, strong frame and a floor plan with travel access to bathroom/bedroom. This rig would have to be a high quality 5th wheel with no weight restrictions for us (We have an HDT Tow Vehicle) The rig must also have the new frame-less thermo-pane windows and very decent storage. *Length from Pin to rear bumper is best to not exceed 36 feet. We do expect to boon-dock so a strong frame is a must and if not equipped we'd want 8K# axles and/or Moryde IS suspension added with 17.5 " wheels. Manufacturers we'd like to consider include: Excel NuWa HitchHiker Champagne Line Or The Discover America Line Carriage 36MAX1 Or the Royal International Version Our current rig should be for sale in February (a 2006 Winnebago Adventurer 35A full body paint, etc.) It along with our Jeep toad will also be sold about that same time or all together if desired.
  14. I currently reside (leased "sticks and bricks") in the Naples, Florida area... so I am already a "Florida resident" and have my domicile here. I am considering going fulltime RV about July of next year, and see no reason that I wouldn't want to continue maintaining Florida as my domicile. But, as always, the devil is in the details... 1.) As I begin full-timing, I will necessariy no longer maintain a "sticks and bricks" residence here. My thought is to contact a mail-forwarding firm such as St. Brendan's Isle here in Florida and "move" from my existing Naples address to their physical address (in a different Florida county) as my Florida domicile and for forwarding services. Vehicle registration, insurance, etc would also be relocated to the forwarder's address. It's a process, but not a terribly complicated one. 2.) By reason of a disability, I am eligible for Medicare before age 65 and currently am on original Medicare and purchase a Humana "High Deductible Plan F" supplement policy that works very well for me. Such policies (for pre-65 Medicare users) are not available in all locations (especially out of Florida), and certainly not at the reasonable prices offered here. I have already verified that the same Humana High-Deductible Plan F supplement is available to me at the St Brendan's Isle physical location (at an even lower price than I currently pay), so once again I should simply be able to "move" from Naples to the St. Brenda's Isle physical address and notify the insurance company of my "move". MY CONCERN IS THIS: How many of you Medicare users (older or younger than 65) with supplement plans have done a similar thing. Has anyone been questioned by their insurance carrier about all virtually all claims coming from out of state, etc? My understanding is that it makes no difference at all... so long as your "residence"/domicile is in a location where the policy is sold and you pay the bill, it's all good, right?.. one of the wonderful things about Medicare!. This is a key point for me. Would appreciate hearing your thoughts on this, especially anyone involved in the Medicare supplement business... Thanks! GoodolDan
  15. Hi, I am new to RVing, but my wife and I (and 3 dogs & 3 cats) are jumping off the deep end, selling our house and moving into full-timing. We have talked to RVers, read about 25 books and many articles, but are still innocents abroad. After 2 years unsuccessfully looking, I finally decided to forget the job market (very poor at my age) and just move on to something fun. We plan, after some experience, to start boondocking most of the time, so we will be rigging up with solar panels and extra batteries. My question is about CCC weight. I was shocked to see how little was available in most cases (1900# ???? really?). I have done my home work and with a full load fuel & water (extra 3.5 gal containers), me, my wife, dogs & cats with food & supplies, 2 extra batteries, solar array, extra wiring and electronics, and long-term supplies, I come up with about 4000#. This doesn't count year-round clothing, daily/weekly food, kitchen supplies, etc, etc., etc. I found that the Fleetwood 2014 31TS Terra has over 6000#, but haven't found others up that high. I need an A, not new (2011 - 2014), with at least 5000# CCC. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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