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  1. Good question, Kirk. I did a comparison with FMCA's and AAA's service but not Coach Net yet. AAA is a laugher. FMCA and Escapees provide the same level of coverage. Escapees is $30 per year higher than FMCA. No matter: I'm going with Escapees, no question. The $30 difference doesn't bother me; I'm an Escapees guy, so I support Escapees. 100%. In fact, to me, something feels really "off" at FMCA, so I'm dropping my FMCA membership completely. Not suggesting others do the same; to each their own, but I'm supporting the Escapees product. Happy Trails, y'all.
  2. I did a comparison with FMCA's and AAA's service. I'm going with Escapees, no question. In fact, dropping FMCA membership completely. Something about that group feels really, seriously "off". Not suggesting others do the same; to each their own. I'm an Escapees guy, all the way. 100%. As I said: to each their own. Happy Trails, y'all.
  3. A big Thank You to all who replied. There's great advice in your shares. I think that it's best to wait and see what kind of RVing we're going to do long-term, and then make a decision. Buying a resale is probably the way we'll go IF we decide it's for us. Barb, thank you for your blog. I'm definitely going to study that; it should be really helpful. Thank you again, to all of you, and may you all have Happy and Healthy Trails! Joe
  4. Has anyone had experience with a Coast to Coast membership? We recently purchased an RV from Camping World, and the Coast-to-Coast membership was offered to us at that time. My understanding is that a prospective member needs to select a specific, affiliated resort to join, and then once they become a member of one of the affiliated resorts, they can join the Coast to Coast network. It sounds similar to a time sharing situation to me, and I'm not interested in getting hooked into that. But what do I know? The allure of being guaranteed a spot in a campground in my desired travel destination sounds too good to be true. I'd appreciate any thoughts from fellow Escapees. Thanks very much, gang. Joe
  5. Hi, Allentc2. Right now I'm single, and so I travel mostly solo. Your question focused on "unmentionables". I hand wash my underwear EVERY night. No exception. I'm a "clean machine" guy. I'm mostly in dry areas rather than humid areas of the country, so the cotton underwear dries overnight. I also wear Ex Officio microfiber, quick-drying underwear. Those dry far, far quicker than the cotton underwear. Socks? I wash them as needed: no less than every 3 days. If I happen to wash the underwear or socks in the morning and I'm traveling, I just rig a clothes line inside my car or my rig. Air dries the garments quickly. And I've also been known to put the garments on the dashboard so that they get sunshine and dry quicker. No one cares. Once a week or whenever I need it, I go to laundromats for the heavier clothes (shirts, slacks) and I use that opportunity to re-wash all the "unmentionables" for a thorough cleaning. I've seen that portable washer you've referenced. I have no experience with that, but it looks like a fun idea. Thanks for asking the question.
  6. Thanks, Jeff & Suzanne. Not only did you provide me with fish, but you taught me how to fish also - via google search. Appreciate it.
  7. Hey, Folks. I currently live in the Museum District of Houston. I plan to have an Itasca Navion soon (25-feet in length), but I won't be ready to hit the road until mid-June. Does anyone know of a good, reliable RV storage facility reasonably close to downtown Houston, where I could safely house the Navion until I'm ready to load 'er up and hit the road? I'd prefer an enclosed or covered space, but I'm open to other alternatives. Thanks much, Joe
  8. You've been given great advice: (1) Take your time and drive over to Escapees Headquarters in Livingston. Lots of great and friendly folks there who you can meet at daily Happy Hour and who can help you. Take a deep breath and give yourself time to think about your options calmly and in a safe (Escapees) location. (2) Have your daughter drive your tow car. and (3) inquire about the RV Driving School. Joe
  9. Hey, Mark. I'm always extremely impressed with your column in the Escapees Magazine. I always learn valuable information. Have you ever considered writing and publishing a book for sale? I'd buy.

  10. Ooops. I had a couple of questions, but I'll create a new topic. Otherwise I might be "hijacking" this thread. I don't understand all that stuff, but I do want to be a good community member, so I'll post my questions in a new post under this Class C stream.
  11. Hey, Denny -

    Thank you for your help with the issue about bed and sidewall heights. You definitely know your stuff; I appreciate your advice. BTW, are you the Denny who led some of the seminars at the Boot Camp in Wyoming last year? I enjoyed your seminars, and appreciate your comments now.

  12. Kirk, I really appreciate your responding to my newbie questions. I always read and study your posts to us. You have your act together and are extremely knowledgeable. A huge THANK YOU!

  13. Thanks, Nana. I was wondering what I was doing wrong. Now you've helped me - the newbie - understand how to post private comments. Thanks much. I expect to begin my selection process for a rig right after I close on my house: Feb 24th. I'll keep your HR in mind as that's a good brand. Not sure I want a 32-ft tho; I'm single right now and really don't need much room. Thank you again.

  14. You probable read all of the 1st post..I ran out of room to write. Our e-mail is rlfleeger@gmail.com Will be in Karnack until the 3rd week of March.

  15. Hi, Linda - Thanks for your email about your rig. I'm pretty overwhelmed right now about the whole RVing deal; it appears there is so much to learn! Plus I have 2 moves coming up as I transition to and then from the sale of my home. I was able to see only part of your email, so I need to contact Escapees to find out what I'm doing wrong. I'll keep this in mind. A huge "thank you"!

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