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  1. A Canine Gem, is a local dog rescue located in Burlington Vermont, our Boondockers welcome hosts help foster and find homes for the cute pups. We stayed here foe a long weekend, it's quite amazing to see how they interact and treat these dogs. The dogs are mostly from the south, come from very bad situations. Go give there site a look, remember always consider adoption! We hike Mt Mansfield Vermont's highest mountain, luckily this time we are allowed to bring our rescue and hiking buddy Zamboni. It's quite windy, foggy and even raining a little but we don't let that stop us!
  2. We watch the Sunrise on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National park, also hike the scariest hike we have ever done, Beehive Trail in Acadia National Park. We use our Go Pro Hero 7 Black to capture amazing footage of a super intense hike that might be too challenging for many! Have a look and see what RV living and travel is all about!
  3. New England has always been a special place for me, New Hampshire, Maine and Boston. I have a lot of family in the area, in this Vlog we stay at another Boondockers welcome and take the bikes out in Portland Maine. + We discuss Toll prices,I make coffee (very exciting), we explore around our Boondockers welcome which is located in Yarmouth Maine. This season in New England is immensely wet year, for us its great, we are still trying to cool down from our time spend in the south. Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!
  4. We arrive in Epping New Hampshire, after a great surprise and a disappointing Boston Bruins game 7 defeat. Shaving off my gross playoff beard is priority one, priority two is changing the differential fluid on our Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins. In this video I show you some steps and teach you what I know about the maintenance process. Feel free to subscribe and hit that like button!
  5. I've just published a 45 page resource booklet that has over 50 photos and also clickable links. For anyone who travels with pets or is thinking about traveling with pets, this booklet will be useful to you. This is my story of my first year on the road full time with numerous animals, both domestic and exotic, with lots of reference material included. Topics include how to find places to park and what your choices are; shopping; sightseeing; supplies; emergencies; and more. Authored by the owner of AnimalsAboard.com travel blog with over 50 pet-friendly reviews. $.99 as a digital download at Etsy. https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnimalsAboard Free on Kindle Unlimited https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RTS1TJ5/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Full+Time+RVing+with+Pets&qid=1557686416&s=gateway&sr=8-2
  6. There's a lot of talk here, and elsewhere on other RV forums, about the advisability of driving US-550 (a.k.a. the Million Dollar Highway) through Colorado's San Juan Mountains in an RV. I figured that I'd give you a video glimpse of the road so that you can make these decisions for yourself. Travel it with us from end to end, from Durango to Ouray. We'll camp in the historic town of Silverton and check our its famed steam railway, take a 4x4 trip across Engineer Pass to Lake City that makes the Million Dollar Highway seem like a Sunday drive, and learn about Silverton's rich mining heritage at the fabulous San Juan County Historical Society Museum:
  7. A small lot of land with a storage building on South Lubec Road in Lubec, Maine. The lot is 8,712 square feet (about 90' x 90'). The building is about 24' square. The land is flat and well drained - gravely. The property has electricity but no water or septic. The property is about 600' from the Lubec Channel and has a limited view of the channel and Grand Manan Island. South Lubec Road is the road to the famous West Quoddy Head lighthouse. Taxes are $615 per year based on a $26,000 assessment. The area of the land is approximately what is bounded by the bushes in the attached photos. The building is dry and sheet rocked inside. The lot is #9A-1 on the Lubec property map https://townoflubec.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/map-214.pdf. We are asking $18,000 but will consider serious offers.
  8. Recently I saw the question posted on facebook, "Can I install a household shower head in an RV" The answer of course is yes. they both use standard pipe fittings as well as the faucets in the kitchen and bathroom. I decided to get a shower head that is not labeled for RV use and see what happens. I was completely underwhelmed, it was just like I had put the factory shower head back on. So now I'm back in the comfort of my oxygenics. Check it out if you have some time!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXr6jFOMVVk
  9. Hi all. I've been reading on this forum quite a bit and love how active it is. I was hoping all you experienced RVers could give my husband and me some guidance on what rig to buy. Here's our plan: We want to travel the country for at least one year with our (now) 2 year old. We are open to the idea of buying a Class C or Class A, but here are our main criteria: 1. NEEDS to have a sleeping solution for our toddler that we don't have to set up everyday (leaning towards Class C because it's more common to find bunks in those). We're also open in remodeling a closet or other space into a bunk if that's a viable option. 2. USED and under 40k, we don't mind doing cosmetic remodeling. 3. Max length 32, preferably 30' 4. CCC of at least around 2,000lbs (We found a Bigfoot that we REALLY liked, but turns out the CCC is only 455lbs) 5. double sink (or is that something that can be installed afterwards in any rig?) 6. good insulation as we plan to take it up North (but not in the midst of winter, so expecting no colder than 20 degrees at night) 7. Car seat safety - needs to have a dinette or seating that can accommodate a car seat rear-facing 8. Some counter space would be nice since we'll be cooking a lot 9. Reliability. We've been saving for this trip for quite a while and don't want to spend too much time in repair shops or broken down 10. Tow rating - needs to be able to pull a dinghy (make and model TBD after we purchase the rig) I'm hoping you can give us some guidance on any or all of the items we need! Please let us know what you think what brands/models to look for and which ones to avoid! Also, I'm not sure what age is "too old" for a used unit that we need to Thank you and happy travels!
  10. We have been Escapee members for about 15 years, about 12 years using their mail service as we are fill time. We have no sort of home base and have not had such for 12 years. That makes it more difficult when we travel internationally as we don"t have a set place to leave our motorhome. In January, we will be traveling out of the country for about two months. We have reservations out of Houston International. We have intended to leave the RV at the Escapees long-term storage. The problem is that Escapees will not take reservations for long-term storage and we were told it was "hit or miss" as to whether there would be a long term storage space available when we need it in mid-January. That makes it rough to plan. We would welcome any suggestions. Are there other places in Livingston or surrounding area that have long-term RV storage? We would prefer to leave it hooked to electrical, but could get by without as we have two large solar panels that should, hopefully, keep the batteries charged. Any thoughts would be appreciated, regarding this trip or good suggestions for other international trips. Thanks, Jim Jan
  11. Hello! We recently started fulltiming and I'm looking for an online travel map solutions so friends/family can follow us. There aren't any options that I can find that meet what I'm specifically looking for: Historic route Stops/Points on the route The ability to add descriptions or links to the points/stops Ability to embed the map on a website or, alternatively, have a public link to the map. Google Earth limits the number of points per route Most travel mapping apps are designed to for travel planning, not a historic record of actual travels. The closest I've seen is the "Nomad World Map" wordpress plugin. I'm willing to pay for a premium service. Are there any resources I've missed? Thanks! -Andy
  12. Caribbean Cruise HOP October 22 - 29, 2017 Enjoy the sparkling blue ocean waters, relax on beautiful sand beaches, sip on a favorite cool beverage and watch the sunset. Once on-board, the ship will provide activities, entertainment and incredible food. There will also be fun and interactive HOP socials during the days at sea. The ship offers a wide array of shore excursions in each port-of-call to fit your lifestyle. Excursions are the best way to enjoy the magnificent sights and culture in each of the islands and enjoy the warm embrace of the native people. Enjoy the luxury of seeing the beautiful Caribbean aboard Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. Don’t miss out on this amazing 7-day round trip! Deposit and payment options: When registering for this cruise HOP, a deposit of $300.00 per person is required. Pay the remainder of the balance prior to July 24, 2017. Booking your cabin early – Recall Date Escapees can only hold the discounted group space for a limited time before the cruise line recalls our unused cabins. After the recall date, we may not be able to secure the below rates or your cabin near the HOP attendees. Escapees will attempt to secure your preferred cabin, if space is still available. Most cruises sell out early, so it’s critical to book early, even if the cruise is scheduled for NEXT YEAR! Recall Date 1. June 24, 2017 Cruise Route Galveston, Texas Fun day at Sea! Cozumel, Mexico George Town, Grand Cayman Falmouth, Jamaica Fun day at Sea! Fun day at Sea! Galveston, Texas Interior – Q- Deck 2, 3, 12 – Forward, Mid, Aft- Approximately 150 sq. ft. $499.00 Fare $100.40 Taxes and fees $599.40 per person Interior – N- Deck 3, 6 - Forward, Mid, Aft - Approximately 150 sq. ft. $509.00 Fare $100.40 Taxes and fees $609.40 per person Oceanview Stateroom – I, Deck 2 - Forward, Mid, Aft - Approximately 159 sq. ft. $649.00 Fare $100.40 Taxes and fees $749.40 per person Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom w/Balcony – E2 - Deck 6, 7, 8, 12 - Forward, Mid- Approx. 184 sq. ft. $809.00 Fare $100.40 Taxes and fees Pp $909.40 per person View the deck plan here: http://www.royalcaribbean.com/findacruise/ships/ship/decks/deck/home.do?shipCode=LB To register for this cruise: Call the Escapees Travel Agency at 1-855-757-8881 (toll-free), or email them at ETA@escapees.com. Please be sure your email address is current at the Escapees RV Club’s headquarters. Upon registering for the HOP, important information, such as RV storage during the cruise, Escapees socials, directions to the pier, etc., will be emailed to you. To update email addresses, please call 888-757-2582, 936-327-8873, or email hopinfo@escapees.com. Confirmation email: Once registered for this HOP, important information will be sent via email regarding dining times, socials on-board, ship excursions, the boarding process, the port terminal, RV parks and hotels near the pier. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs View the HOP cancellation policy: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops/cancellation-policy Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access the forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you in a Club News. Stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues, and promotion items. If you would like to stay updated, click: https://www.escapees.com/club-benefits; then click the sign up button on the left-hand side. See you at the HOP! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 888-757-2582 www.escapees.com/hops www.facebook.com/escapeeshops
  13. We RV with 2 beagles, now unfortunately only one. I wrote up a blog post recently with some tips from what we have learned RVing all over the country with them. Hopefully it can help out those that are new to the whole RV scene and bring their dogs with them. IntroductionAnne and I have traveled many times with our two beagles along with us, Oscar a 45 lb. male and Angie a much smaller 20 lb. female. It is one of the reasons we decided to see North America in an RV. We desired to embark on a one year trip and couldn't imagine leaving our beloved pets at home. We don’t have children and our two dogs are very much part of our family. After 2 years living full-time in the Fifth Wheel Trailer and countless short trips in our camper van we have learned a few things about RVing with dogs. In the following sections you’ll learn some of the main things to consider when RVing with Dogs and tips we have discovered along the way. Angie and Oscar relax in the campsite Food and WaterThe basics for life. Make sure you have your dog on a brand of food that is available in many locations. Switching a dog from brand to brand can many times cause digestive problems, not something you want on a road trip! We made sure our dogs were eating and accustomed to a type and brand of food that was available in the PetSmart chain. This chain is located all over North America so it was ideal for us. They also stock a vast assortment of foods. Generally we buy enough for 1 month or more and store it in a plastic sealed bin in the basement storage compartment. As far as water is concerned we tend to only drink purified purchased water and give that to our dogs for much the same reason as above. If you can keep yours and your dogs digestive system running smoothly then your trip will be much more enjoyable for all the reasons you can imagine. TipsUse plastic bins to store the dogs food in. Feed the dog at the same time everyday so you know when the bowel movements will happen Anne and her best friend Oscar Papers and Vet InfoAlways travel with your veterinary records. We include these in the same place we store our passports. Make sure your dog has all the vaccines and shots needed for your journey. This may take a little research if traveling internationally. Most customs websites have sections on dogs. Rabies is always a given almost anywhere but be aware certain states or provinces may have their own specific rules. Also think about the area your going to and what parasites it may have. IE. - You may not have heart-worm in your local area but are traveling to somewhere it is a problem. The internet is always a good source of information. One time in Georgia I notice a weird oval-shaped object in Angie’s fur. Turns out it was a tick and by searching the web I was able to find out the best way to remove it and disinfect the sore. Veterinarian services is another thing you may need, especially on a long trip far away from home. When heading to a new area we do a quick Google search for local Vets and read any reviews we can find, if they are required. Don’t get a false sense of security thinking your dog will be fine on the road, things come up. Our big dog Oscar one day thought it would be fun to eat a whack of carpet when we were out. Soon enough we were whisking him off to the local vet office. You just never know what they might do, they are dogs after all. Not the sharpest tools in the shed but we love them anyway. TipsPut copies of your veterinary information, like X-rays, papers, history etc., on a CD and USB Key. That way it is easy to store and give to a Vet while traveling if need be Have your dogs ID chipped and contact details on the collar if they are lost while traveling. Keep a good first aid kit handy with pet associated meds and bandages, you may not be close to an Animal Hospital all the time. Make sure you take along enough prescription medicine for your whole trip, our dogs are on prescription flea control medication. If you can kennel train your dog it helps when vet visit is required. That way you can take the kennel and they will have some familiar surroundings if a vet stay is needed. They always do it at the most inconvenient times ExerciseYou know what they say “ A tired dog is a good dog” and this is even more true when RVing. Dogs like to explore and move. Our beagles need to sniff new things, it’s in their breed and if deprived from that they act out in some annoying way. Your breed may need to fetch or herd or run. Give them some time every day to do it. If we can take our dogs with us to a hike or day trip we will, but if not we always make sure they get a couple good walks and some mental stimulation. TipsWe taught our dogs to fetch, this allows them to get a great work out and have fun play time. We hide a treat somewhere and make the beagles find it. They love doing it and it really stimulates them mentally. Dogs like to chew so routinely give them a healthy chew treat, great for their teeth health too. It's amazing how tired they are after a good chew. Great Ipad/Iphone App is the Dog Park Finder app Angie having a blast on the Coral Sand Dunes RoutineDogs are happiest when they have a routine they can count on. Try to give them their meals, exercise , treats at similar times each day. Not only will it benefit you by them having very regular bathroom times but they will be much calmer when knowing what to expect. I try to have a morning and evening routine and include the dogs needs and activities with mine. Angie checks out the sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway Leaving the Dogs in the RigThis one is a concern to all folks RVing with Dogs. Many times the dogs will have to stay behind in the rig. Sometimes it’s because we are going shopping and they can’t be left in a sunny truck or it’s a hike in National park and no dogs are allowed. We have found the best way to do it is to leave them inside their kennels in the rig. This really made sense after the carpet eating incident. If they are in the kennels they feel secure, won’t be trying to see out the windows causing stress or if they fall an injury, and most important with beagles…. won’t eat stuff. When leaving the less fuss the better soon they will know the drill and if properly exercised will likely curl up and sleep till you return. Make sure it is a comfortable environment for them while you are gone, if it’s a cold day set the furnace to come on , if it could get hot set the AC. Generally we are most worried about the heat. We have learned how our rig reacts to the sun and when it will get too hot. If it’s that type of day we just cancel our plans and stay with the dogs. I never really trust the AC to work flawlessly in a campground, many lose power so if it is going to be a hot day we will do our exploring in the cool morning and evenings if the dogs can’t be with us. This works well for us because Anne is a photographer and likes to be out there during dawn and dusk. TipsIf you have a neighboring RVer with dogs see if you can switch off with them on checking out the dogs while your out. Just before leaving make sure your dog gets a good walk so they are tired and have relieved themselves. Keep all the binds down and maybe a TV or Radio playing so they are not worried about things outside. If you have to leave them for extended periods or overnight consider hiring a pet sitter. Petsit.com has a great online search. Also many Vets will take in the dogs or recommend local pet sitters. Let's go for a hike! Campground EtiquetteThis is super important! We as RVers with dogs don’t want to lose the privilege of bringing our dogs. In some places, parks are starting to ban dogs. Everyone must do there absolute best to have a quiet, well-behaved dog. Your dog should not be barking constantly when your gone. Many people are totally unaware that little fluffy is yapping constantly when the are away. I always ask my camp neighbors to let me know if my dogs do anything to annoy them. Things a dog owner would not even think about may annoy someone. By encouraging the neighbors to let you know beforehand it really breaks the ice and sets the relationship up well. Always, always have poop bags or a scoop and use them. Watch where your dog urinates, never let them go near another persons camp area or near manicured lawns and flowers. Tie your dog well away from the traffic areas and never leave unattended outside your rig. TipsMy little beagle Angie has separation anxiety and would bay when left alone. I purchased an electric shock collar and it worked almost instantly to control it. She is happier and less stressed with it on. Use a video camera and record what goes on in your absence, you may be surprised. Consider doing some boondocking. Nothing more fun than having your doggie out in an open isolated space where it can have some freedom. Too give the dog a little more freedom in the campsite consider getting some light metal fencing to form a dog pen for them. Ray and Angie boondocking Cleaning the RigThe worse part by far of RVing with Dogs is the extra cleaning that is needed inside the trailer. Ours is worse than others because we have two dogs and they both are a shedding type of breed. This is where the kennel training comes in handy. The more time they spend in the kennel the less time they spend lying around elsewhere. Also if it’s a nasty rainy, muddy day you can isolate their mess to just the kennels. We clean the hair out fairly often as my wife has allergies and if it builds up with hair and dog dander she knows way before me. We leave a towel right at the rig door and wipe them all the time if they get wet. TipsUse a wire brush, like for cleaning metal or a BBQ, it is great at grabbing the hair from the carpet. Buy a small portable shop vac and use it often. Get yourself a portable Steam Cleaner. The best mix for pet smell I have found is Borax detergent and vinegar. Cheap and effective and wont hurt the dogs. Use Sham Wow towels, they are super absorbent and work really well for cleaning a muddy wet dog. Set boundaries in side the rig where the dogs may go. We don’t allow dogs in the bedroom and on our two swivel rockers. This helps keep the dog dirt confined to a smaller area. We let them have the sofa and the main floor area. Give your dog lots of baths, ours get them on the truck tailgate. It’s a perfect height and a lot of fun. On the RoadWhile moving from place to place with the rig we keep the dogs up in the truck with us. We tried at first putting them in their kennels in the trailer but soon found out it was too rocky in there during travel and was traumatic for the dogs. Also it can get too hot and cold at times. In our pickup the rear bench seat folds down, so we have a nice piece of 4 inch foam covered with vinyl for the dogs to lay on. Along with their blankets it makes it into a nice flat dog bed. Also we installed netting so they can't jump around from the rear to front of the truck. This makes the trucks rear area like a large dog kennel. It also keeps them isolated from the front and less likely to be a distraction while driving. I also had a rear window installed with a sliding window to give some extra ventilation if needed. TipsCarry in the vehicle some form of sun blocking material to put in the windows Final wordsAs you can see we love our dogs and love to have our little furry companions with us while traveling. Unfortunately near the end of our last trip our older beagle Oscar succumb to a variety of ailments and had to be put down. If anyone has been through this you know how traumatic that is. He loved the beach and on our trip got to see many and his last was his favorite on the Oregon Coast. RIP good buddy.
  14. Hi escapees friends! My partner Rhapsody & I are about to start full time living!!! We are currently in Livingston & have gotten all the mail & legal stuff all setup! It was way easier than expected. Can't wait to contribute to this awesome community! Loxley http://www.storyconnective.org/
  15. Not sure where to put this so I will start in the General area. We have been living fulltime in our 38' 5er for about 6 years. In saying that we have only moved it 3 times. We are now getting ready to start traveling. Over the next two years we plan on visiting at least 25 states. On many of our stops we plan on volunteering and or workamping for at least a month. Maybe some places up to 4 or 5 months. I am making sure that the 5er and truck are all ready to make the trip, but I have some questions. I have only two 6 volt batteries in my 5er, I am thinking of changing them up, making them 12 Volt batteries. Yes they will be deep cycle batteries. Several question come to mind about this up grade. All thing being equal why do they use 6 volt batteries, is it just the cost? IF 2 - 6V batteries are at 75 Amps you have to run them in series = 12 V at 75 A 900 W 2 - 12V Batteries at 75Amps you then run them in parallel = 12V at 75A 1800W So all things being equal it would seem you get more bang for your buck running 12 volt batteries. I do understand the cost will be much different for 12V batteries over the 6V batteries. What am I missing. Next issue I am wrestling with is should I get a generator or two? Questions that come to mind are: Noise? Thinking about going with two Honda 2000W running them in parallel How often would I use them? We are not big fans of boondocking so my thought is we would most likely use them over night while traveling between locations. So if that is the case is it worth spend $2000 buck, I know only I can answer that question but I am wrestling with is up to 3 or 4 night on the road once a month would I use them that much? While no one is going to have an answer what I want can you at least share with me your experiences? Would I be better off getting a much bigger generator which would make quite a bit more noise and try to install a muffler and extend it down below the bed of the truck as well as maybe building a Noise hampering box, One concerns about the box is allowing heat to dissipate and also access for refueling and maintenance. I guess the last question is with all of this is it worth it to try to get any expanded fuel take for my truck? I have been trying to consider all my options and I don't want to get a lot of nice stuff just because I can. I currently have a 24 gal tank on my truck. Your thoughts? Thanks in advance for your advice. This is really our first time of going out on the road as the time we have spent living it is was 4 years at one location and then a little less that 2 years at another location. Sonny Theobald 2009 Carriage Cameo 2008 Chevy 3500 Dually Loving God and Serving People
  16. Hello. Looking for input to settle my brain on this. I am turning 65 in Sept. and must now decide either Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan. I just enrolled in a Humana PPO plan that says any doctor, and I would need to pay more for treatment out of network, but I could use one out of network. What worries me is how much this may limit me while traveling. Will every doctor accept this Humana Medicare Advantage plan? I am a 2 year full timer and have had Florida Blue Select under the ACA, and it has been fine. Now this Medicare concerns me. Or should I cancel this enrollment and just go with Original Medicare for best selection of doctors nationwide? How much actually is my 20% copay on a real basis for doctor visits, etc? And what about the ER? I know I can go to an urgent care and that copay is reasonable. X-Rays, MRI.... does anyone know what I would have to pay for my 20%? I have talked with several insurance agents. And they of course are selling their plans. Hence, I hope someone here can shine a light on this for me. I cannot afford a supplement on top of the Part B premium that will be coming out of my SS check. This is why I am asking Original Medicare or Advantage PPO. I don't have any chronic medical issues and I don't take any prescriptions. Thanks to anyone who can help me think straight here.
  17. Anyone have a good idea how best to view the entire Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway? We have a 36' Alpenlite 5th Wheel pulled by a Chevy Silverado 4x4 and want to spend time going to each of the stops. However, we are unclear as to what is the best way to go - where to start from? clockwise or counterclockwise? Our biggest concern is where to camp/boondock along the way since it will take a number of days to get through the whole trip. Any suggestions? - Michael and Diane Babayco
  18. We scoured a few of the news reports from today about AAA's claims that gas prices will be even cheaper in 2016 than last year. Learn where gas was the cheapest in 2015 and when gas might be the most expensive this year: http://youngfulltimers.com/gas-will-be-even-cheaper-in-2016-learn-where-itll-be-cheapest/
  19. Hi, newbie here... not sure if this is the place to post, so please help redirect me, if necessary. I saw a bunch of new startups centered around telecommuters touring the world staying at a foreign destination 1 month at a time. However, due to our family having a dog and children, we wouldn't qualify. I was wondering if there are RV travel groups centered around telecommuting families traveling the lower 48 and Alaska? If not, it would be nice to see if there is interest in traveling to different areas of the country as a group to help facilitate specific issues like: Internet connectivity, homeschooling, day trips for children to visit landmarks, safety, etc. Thanks!
  20. Greetings, My wife and I have been full-timers for almost 10 years. We do not have a stick home, so our legal address has been Escapees in Livingston. Part of this time, we have traveled extensively, moveing every few days, and part of the time we have volunteered or worked as paid employees for the National Park Service. In the latter case, we would set still for up to six months at a time. We plan on starting to travel more, both domestic and international, so we are going to apply for TSA Global Entry. For those of you that may not be familiar, once received, this pass will allow you to go through fewer checks when going through security, such as leaving your shoes on. It also simplifies and speeds up entry through customs on reentry to the U,S. from international travel. Here is the question, on the form you are to list ALL of the places that you have lived for the last 5 years. If we put Livingston, that will show up as false as we have been employeed by the Park Service part of that time. If we put everyplace that we have stayed in the RV, it will be well over 100 places. (Yes, we could do that since one of us keeps a detailed daily diary.) If we put Livingston, they will likely know/find out that this is a mail forwarding service, even if it is our legal address. So, have any of you applied for the Gloabal Access status and what did you do. Thanks in advance for any thoughts. Jim & Jan
  21. 2009 Palomino Sabre 30BHDS For Sale SE Mi, Winter Special $19'995.00 We are selling our Sabre travel trailer because we just bought a new to us fifth wheel Sabre from the same dealer we have bought all our trailers from. Now we have one too many. We are the second owners and have receipts for all work done. We are having Westland Camping Center sell it for us. They are at 1475 S. Newburgh Rd. Westland, MI 48186 734-326-7700 e-mail: sales@westlandcamping.com The Sabre is constructed with a sturdy six-sided aluminum superstructure. The front fiberglass cap includes recessed docking lights angled to illuminate the hitch area and truck bed. The Sabre interior has all the home-like amenities you’ve grown accustomed to. Like a deep double bowl kitchen sink with residential strainers, high rise faucet and hand sprayer; seven cubic foot refrigerator; large range with oven; and deep cabinets and drawers for storage. The windows have day/night shades. The air bed sleeper sofa turns into a comfortable bed, and has a replacement Coleman Durarest Plus queen airbed. It even includes a hidden drawer for storage. The living quarters are created with dual slide-outs that feature a full six feet of headroom. The residential neo-angle shower with glass enclosure is standard. Fantastic fan in master bath. Rear pull out utility rack f/cargo. 10 gallon gas/electric DSI water heater. Flat screen TV's in living room and both bedrooms. It comes with a weight distributing hitch and 1200lb Curt bars. This unit has a front master bedroom w/queen innerspring mattress, front master bathroom, center living/dining room, rear bedroom w/jackknife sofa, and rear 1/2 bath. It has two large slideouts, one on each side. Unit covered during winter storage w/Adco Designer Series Tyvek #32846 cover. All roof vents covered by Camco Aero-flo roof vent cover. Alignment done fall of 2012 by Harolds Frame Shop Novi. Five; yes the spare too; new Carlisle Radial Trail RH load range E tires fall of 2012 by Tire One. 30 to 50amp upgrade done fall of 2012 by Westland Camping Ctr consisting of Progressive Dynamics PD4560 240V, 50 Amp AC/DC Distribution Panel with built-in Charge Wizard, Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C RV Power Protection with Surge Portable Electrical Management Systems (EMS), 50amp shore power inlet, Park Power Part # 124ARV-25 ADAPTER RV 30AP/50AC 25 25' 50-30amp pigtail adapter, and new Interstate 550 CCA/690MCA deep cycle battery. New Barker VIP 3500 power jack spring 2014 by Westland Camping Ctr. New Dometic power awning motor summer of 2014 by Westland Camping Ctr. Annual cleaning done just before putting into storage using Collonite cleaner, and wax, 303® Aerospace Protectant. Wipe on, wipe off. We have receipts for all work done. Specs: Hitch Weight 1,066 Axle Weight 7,058 Dry Ship Weight 8,124 GVWR 11,226 CCC (Cargo Cap.) 2,618 Ext. Length 34'4" Fresh Water Cap. (gal.) 42 Black Water Cap. (gal.) 42 1⁄2 Bath Cap. (gal.) 42 Grey Water Cap. (gal.) 84 Tire Size (in.) 15" Awning Size (ft.) 16' Winter Special $19'995.00
  22. Imagine waking up in your hammock to the songs of wild birds, children or grand children lost for hours digging up turtle eggs on your private beach, the sounds of laughing and splashing while swimming, fishing along the lake, bonfires at night on your beach, shooing the deer from your garden, feeling the constant gentle breezes off of the lake, the rustling of leaves trees from your oak, hickory or sweet gum trees, kids picking up hickory nuts for Thanksgiving/Christmas, a crackling fire in the fire place overlooking the lake and the almost total lack of winter. Property Size and Location: 2.755 acres, more or less, situated in Anderson County, Texas. The property ownership begins in the middle of the Lake and come out from there. Access: 337.97 feet, more or less , of the tracts border a paved and county maintained road, Anderson County Road (ACR) No. 2124. Your Private Beach and Beach Front: 429.81' wide with about a total of 1/4 acre of a deep sugar sand beach area that fluctuates with the lake levels. Utilities: A.) Private Water Well with 5.5" steel casing on the property B.) Electrical Provider: Oncore Electric Co., power poles, meters and lines on property C.) Water Providers: Tucker Water Supply 903.391.5200, there is one (1) water meter on one tract and one connection box on another. D.) Sewer: Currently None - Septic to be installed by purchaser. E.) Internet: satellite or with Verizon wifi - typically 4-G Annual Area Weather: Annual high temperature: 75.8°F , annual low temperature: 53.6°F , average high temperature: 64.7°F , average annual precipitation/rainfall: 46.66 inch & the average annual snowfall: 0 Home Owners Association: None Deed or Building Restrictions: None known Oil, Gas and Other Minerals: All minerals were previously reserved by predecessors in title Annual Property Taxes: $119.55 for 2015 Views: Stunning views of the birds, deer and other wild life and of the lake. Trees: Primarily very, very large, old growth oaks, hickory and sweet gum trees. Soil: Deep sugar sand covered in native wildflowers, grasses together with areas of Fescue and St. Augustine. Elevation: 216', the lake and surrounding property are all situated within a class "a" flood zone. GPS Point: 31-37-47.38 N, 95-4613.09 W Photography: Photograph taken in 2015. Brief Property History: Originally the 32 acre tract of land, with the lake in the center, was originally surveyed into small tracts in the 1970's. The land and it's surveyed tracts were going to be a private hunting and fishing resort. The developer defaulted on a loan before selling many of the properties and the remaining properties were purchased by a Trust. Since then, the Trust has been purchasing the area property as it has become available. The Trust has accumulated some 1,500 (+-) acres that now encircles the lake. The Trust is also the single largest lake front property owner. We knew the heirs or family members and had the ability to act faster than the Trust in obtaining these properties. These two combined tracts, now make up this single sale tract. These combined tracts of land that are being offered here are the unquestionably the crown jewel on this lake. SALE PRICE: $37,500.00 Dollars or for about the cost of a new truck or car, which one will last the longest? CONTACT OWNER: Mike at acelandman@gmail.com for answers & additional pictures.
  23. Slip on your jeans, pull on your boots, slap on your cowboy hat, and enjoy the world-famous events that will take place during this one-of-a-kind HOP! This event has a little bit of everything imaginable to entertain you. Billed as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” this part state fair, part rodeo, features the finest stock, topnotch cowboys, incredible grandstand shows, world-class live entertainment, commercial and agricultural exhibits, midway rides, arts and crafts, and incredible firework shows. No wander this event attracts people from around the world! See the amazing Rangeland Derby, which is the world-famous chuck wagon races! This electrifying event will keep you on the edge of your seat. Chuck wagons pulled by horses are racing while synchronizing with outriders who must set up tent poles and a camp stove as part of a timed competition. While in Calgary, board a motor coach, with a knowledgeable local guide, and enjoy two full days of tours of Calgary, Heritage Park, Banff National Park, which is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, and cruise in a glass-enclosed boat across Lake Minnewanka. Join your fellow SKPs, July 8 – 13, 2015, for the Calgary Stampede HOP, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. To register, please call the HOP department at 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873. For more information, see: https://www.escapees.com/HOP/Calgary.aspx For the most current HOPs, see: https://www.escapees.com/HOP/Default.aspx
  24. Tucson At Its Best HOP March 14, 2015 After a busy week at Escapade, take a relaxing HOP or two. Let us do the driving; sit back, relax and enjoy! HOPs are fun and exciting when you share them with your fellow SKP friends. Board a luxury coach with a local tour guide, and enjoy the scenic view of the beautiful countryside, including the mountains, deserts, and learn about the rich western heritage of Tucson. On the excursion you will enjoy: The architectural history of the “Mansions on Main Street”. The University of Arizona is rich with history. One of the two mast bells from the U.S.S. Arizona is part of the bell tower of the Student Union. The university also receives more NASA grants than any other university in the United States. The original building of the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson was built in the 18th century by Spanish solders. The beautiful Mission San Xavier del Bac also known as “The White Dove of the Desert”, was built in the 1700s. It’s a National Historic Landmark and was founded as a Catholic mission. The mission is considered to be the finest example of the Spanish Colonial architecture. "A" Mountain, also known as Sentinel Peak is a beautiful panoramic view of Tucson and the surrounding area. Visit several of the “saloon” venues. Via Tucson Mountain Park, a beautiful patch of the Sonoran Desert, visit the Old Tucson Film Studios which is a recreation of an 1880s old western town built by Columbia studios. John Wayne movies where shot there as well as other western movies, and T.V. programs. For more info, see: http://www.escapees.com/HOP/Tuscon.aspx To register for this HOP, contact: The HOP Department at 888-757-2582 or 936-327-8873. If you would like more information, you may e-mail hopinfo@escapees.com. There is limited space for this HOP and the post-Escapade HOPs fill up fast, so, don’t miss out! See you at the HOP! Safe travels & SKP hugs, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Dr. Livingston, Texas 77351 888-757-2582 Website: www.escapees.com/hop
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