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  1. And I notice that some have the notification they are a YES, and others are a NO. Is this a secret society to identify members? OR, could this mean those with a YES are better than those with a NO, or vice-versa? OR . . . . . ?
  2. no. i went to dollar tree and bought a green table cloth for $1. would ahve worked geat, BUT i found out my cpu is too old to use a green screen, or any type of background. bummer. ended up having to use my ipad so i could have a blur background. for my needs, it worked well.
  3. I want to thank GaryCQ, for starting this thread. I just found it thread and find it very enlightening. I got divorced (for the 2nd time) at 63 (2004), traveled for 2 years .... lost, no longer having "that" person around rescuing me. Then I bought a mobile home in Tucson and started going to every group in town, discovering how to come out of being introverted. In 2008 I went to Peru for a 5 weeks, by myself. On the first night I got stuck in the Lima airport, as the airline to Iquitos had a strike and were not flying. At 1am in morning a movie star, a director, and 2 others came in on a flight, also going to Iquitos, so they were also stuck. They invited me to go to a hotel with them., We spent the next 3 days seeing Lima, until the airline went off strike. We flew to Iquitos to the same conference. After 2 weeks I left and for the several weeks traveled to Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicca, Araquipa, Lima, then home. A very freeing adventure, as I could go where I wanted, when I wanted, how I wanted - challenging my fears. My point: I discovered, because of that trip, how my life had been guided by what others thought, and whether or not (after 2 marriages) they, or the corporation I worked for, would rescue and/or take care of me. After that trip I began to fully understand the why of needing someone around, or in, my life. The need is no longer there, but the want still comes and goes. So, at 63 I got divorced, at 68 I traveled to Peru by myself, then at 70 realized I needed to challenge myself further and took a solo trip for 9-weeks back east to see the leaves change; going to Maine and around the east coast, where on the way back I spent 4-days stuck in Conneticut in a motel with the flu, and a week later in a Kansas City hospital. Then at 77 bought my first RV. On my first trip, heading north through california, I ended up in the hospital in Concord with blood clots: note to self, always exercise the legs when drivingfor a long time. Then at 80 I went full-time, and am loving it. Because I grew up being fearful throught out life, I made the choice I did not want to leave this life without living it. I had a paraplegic friend years ago who told me "the only thing we have to fear, is fear itself." I no longer want to live in fear. I applaud this thread, and all the brave people who are on the road making the attempt to challenge and live life the best way they can.
  4. What experience does anyone have with replacing their gray-black-water tank monitors with external monitors. Which monitor did you use? Has anyone attached new external monitors using the existing wiring system of the existing internal monitors which came with your rig.?
  5. I've never had to use roadside service - yet. I've been trying to make a comparisong between the roadside service provided by Progressive, and that offered by Escapees. Does anyone have any actual roadside experience with either, or both? What I am looking at is I have roadside with Progressive for $36yr (?), and I signed up for the Escapees plan at $100 last year which is coming due. Would it be worthwhile to keep the Escapee plan? I've got the Progressive with my ins, so can't cancell it. Is it really worthwhile paying the extra $100 for the escapee plan? Any expereince would be appreciated. Happy Holiday, wait, I'm retired, everyday is a holdiay.
  6. Thanks.. I've seen it for $55, but this price is good.
  7. Thank you. Finding the screen is not the problem, I'm wanting to find out what exp people ahve had with them in a small 25' RV, if any.
  8. I need a green screen for zoom. I have a 25' class C, so limited space. What small screens do you know of to purchase which might be useful in a small C without slides. Problem, I am in Deming and the nearest place to buy material to make a screen is 3 hours r/t. And, unless I am forced to, I do not really have time to go there, but will if I have to
  9. That is a good question. I have contacted Suzie Adams, at Loringlaw, to get her comments.
  10. Since National General has been mentioned severa limes in this thread, I thought bringing this to your awareness would be of value, I contacted National General for a quote and was denied due to age: 80 y/o, strong and in perfect health. Anyone else had this problem? This could be a major issue emerging on the horizon for many RV'ers in their 70s.
  11. Appreciate the clarification, as I had not thought it through. It makes sense.
  12. Very interesting. I asked my agent to requote my Progressive policy, which had gone from $580 four years ago to $1150 this year. She came back with a quote from Progressive quoting $850. Her quote stated an ACV of $32,000 ($7,000 over NADA). According to what I am readin gon this thread, Something doen't sound right. Any suggestions on what I am not understanding? Sorry if you read the original submission. I had AGV, instead of ACV. Now the question comes up; even if Progressive states and ACV of $32,000 when ti came time to do an eval upon damage, would not they came back and do an actual cash value at time of accident, irrespective of what they stated the ACV was when I signed up?
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