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  1. The Suby has a unibody. Being raised around farm equipment, it is, to me, mind bending that a unibody is considered sufficient to attach a receiver hitch to. Here is a video showing the install: https://youtu.be/kOAJo84YbiQ. I really like the Suby, so I’m not commenting from an negative viewpoint. Just know what it is and consider my comments as an input along the way!
  2. Highly recommend that the Scamp has brakes. I believe that is optional on that model. We have a 2010 Forester for which I installed a 2” receiver that we use for cargo carrier and bike racks only. After seeing what the receiver hitches are attached to on the Forester, I would not be in favor of towing a trailer with it. JMO!
  3. ...you mean a gold digger??😉
  4. Live in MD and have never ever considered entering a weigh station in MD or anywhere else. Begs the question: Are there any states that require RVs go through their weigh stations??
  5. We lived on Oahu for 8 1/2 yrs and I can’t recall a day there that ,due to the weather, we wished we were somewhere else!,......does that count for pleasant living??
  6. Lots of folks on You Tube experimenting with ram pumps. The check valves can be noisy as you can hear on the videos. Pumps can be made quieter by using ball check valves, and/ or submerging the ram pump in the stream.
  7. In the right circumstance, a ram pump could lift the water from the stream without electricity.
  8. Re: Are campsites really getting harder to get? Do you think that social media has created this perception?
  9. ..... Isn't that how Johnny Cash got his Cadillac?
  10. Best: Wheeler AFB / Hickam AFB HI Otis AFB MA Nellis AFB NV Eglin AFB FL Worst: Thule AB Greenland
  11. You should check out the website Chalkie has recommended. It has all the known military campgrounds listed and provides websites (when available) for the Famcamps so you can get more in-depth info on each location. We have stayed at many of these campgrounds and appreciate the convenience they offer in our travels. We agree that they are not always the cheapest since most do not offer weekly or monthly rates, but there are some that offer resort type amenities or locations that are hard to match. Try them out!
  12. We had the same symptom occur at two locations in central PA. Running several check switch /and reboots did not clear it. Disconnected coax fm dish then reconnected it; Got screen "acquiring satellites"; then went to menu 6,1,1 and was able to see Sat 72 on menu. Did search from east to west to acquire and peak signal. I was a happy camper at that point and didn't try to replicate the problem, but will pay more attention to it when setting up in MD tomorrow.
  13. Yes, if you stay in MD 183 days or longer in a calendar year you are considered a statutory resident.
  14. Check out Maryland Form 505 for Non Resident Income Tax. ...short answer: it depends on how much of your taxable income was earned in MD and how much time you spent in the state. With generous exemptions, filing jointly, etc., you might owe nothing. Income in excess of your exemptions would would be taxed from 2% to 4.75% of the excess income for typical wage earners (high-rollers pay more!). Oh, and if you stay too long in state MD will tax everything!
  15. JohnM

    Grease gun

    X2. I use this coupler with pistol grip grease gun so I can pump it single-handed.
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