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  1. I10 is very rough a you come into Texas from LA - also construction and congestion. Just be ready. Some people complain about the long Atchafalaya bridge just west of Baton Rouge. The seams in the roadway set up a rhythm that is just wrong for certain wheelbases. Also, traffic can back up going over the MIssissippi bridge on I12 at Baton Rouge. I20 is pretty bad at Shreveport. Lots of potholes. I thought the rest of the drive was okay except for Monroe which was a repeat of potholes. Either way is generally fine, but you might need to slow down in the rougher sections. I also tried taking Hwy 84 from Natchez to Alexandria to Leesville. I was going to stay on the state highway over into Jasper, TX. Just as I was getting ready to make the turn at Leesville I noticed a sign warning me of low clearance on the bridge crossing into Texas. Wouldn't have fit! Detoured down to DeRidder to continue west. Cost me about 30 miles. Some people talk about crossing LA on 190 which parallels I10 - haven't tried that one one yet.
  2. Arriving Electric Water Sewer Drag everything out of the bays that we want (before opening slides) Slides (while still aired up - per Roadmaster chassis instructions) Dump Air Level Set up dish Leaving Take Dish down Reload Bays Water Sewer Start engine Retract jacks Close Slides Or something like that.
  3. I haven't seen that, but will be on the lookout for it. During the winter we actually ran our 30 amp extension cord in through a window and ran a tower space heater off of it. I liked not having to tie up a circuit in the rig for the space heater. Over the winter I just charged the C-Max off of a decent extension cord. Once it started to heat up I didn't need the space heater and switched over to charging the car using the big extension cord. Also, I only charge overnight when it is cooler. From what I understand it is better for the big batteries.
  4. Since the discussion is really about full EVs I'm pretty much a bystander to the discussion. I will just mention that the thing that first got our attention was that the Ford Hybrids can all be towed four down. They had some battery draining issues at one point, but they seem to have solved the issue by the time our 2017 was built. We just put it in neutral and it is ready to go. I think it was a real shame that they stopped making the C-Max car. We really like ours and would buy it again.
  5. My C-Max is a plugin hybrid. I get about 20 miles per charge, then the car becomes a regular hybrid. On a 110 charger it takes about 10 hours to get to full charge. I think you are wanting to go with a full EV, so my experience is only marginally helpful to you.
  6. Here's what I do: I have a 30 amp extension cord that I plug into the 30 amp plug on the post (the motorhome is plugged into the 50 amp). I run the extension cord under the rig and plug it into my C-Max charger which stays on top of one of the front tires, out of the weather. From there, I plug into the car. We've had the car more than a year, no problem at any campground.
  7. Several years we bought and later sold a beautiful Casita on the second link. I actually found the trailer within 74 miles of home. When I sold it a guy drove half way across the country to grab it. I had several people want to buy it but he was first so I held it for him. If you can find one, and just want a tiny camper, I think you'll be happy with a Casita.
  8. One of the nicknames for the organization is "Thousand Plans" because so many different plans have been sold through the years. Aside from the Zone Passes, many of the plans can be resold or willed to family members, etc. One of the advantages of working with the reseller I linked to is that they help you cut through the fog and understand what you are getting. BTW, our plan is a NACO-Alliance upgraded to Elite. The "Alliance" portion guarantees that we can always book 30 days farther out than any other member. Right now I can book a site 210 days out. As campgrounds get more and more full that's a nice option to have.
  9. Most everyone recommends Campground Membership Outlet for both selling and purchasing used memberships. They make their money from the transfer fees, so it doesn't cost you any extra for using their service. Also, they have a reputation for responding to inquiries quickly. Their website is: https://www.campgroundmembershipoutlet.com/ . I'd check with them for prices and, while you are at it ask them what the difference would be between a new membership and the used one they price for you. In our case we started off with a used membership and then went through Thousand Trails to upgrade it. Our used membership has some perks that new ones don't have so we wanted to keep those perks while adding all the advantages of the new one. It probably cost us a bit more but we did get more for our money.
  10. If you look at the campground listings on campgroundreviews.com one of the criteria is "big rig friendly." That gives you an idea of what the people who have stayed at the campground think of the ability of the campground to accommodate you. Off hand, I can second ToddF's suggestion on Timothy Lake South (not North). Also, the Thousand Trails at Harbor View (Colonial Beach, VA) and Chesapeake Bay, Glouchester, VA. http://pastorscott.com/travel/2018/07/15/2018-timothy-lake-south-thousand-trails-marshalls-creek-pa/ http://www.pastorscott.com/travel/2019/06/26/2019-harbor-view-thousand-trails-colonial-beach-va/ http://www.pastorscott.com/travel/2019/06/11/2019-chesapeake-bay-thousand-trails-gloucester-va/
  11. We can't help but wonder if we'll "accidentally" stop fulltiming! The virus makes travel less attractive to us right now. I keep getting invitations from churches to help them out during pastoral transition. Meanwhile, Doctors keep "inviting" us to come back for followup appointments. All the above keeps us kicking the can down the road. It isn't that anything I mentioned can't be accommodated in a traveling lifestyle (well, the interim pastor deal might) but it all adds up in a way that makes travel less attractive to us right now. It is kind of funny that we used to plan a 2 week vacation trip and look forward to it. These days, after years of fulltiming, a 2 week trip hardly seems worth the trouble.
  12. We also added one to our 2005 Safari Cheetah. Made a nice difference in steering and, hopefully would protect us from a catastrophic event in case of a blowout or accident. We went to the factory in Georgia and they installed it at no cost. Their techs are amazing in their ability to adjust it.
  13. We arrived at our winter quarters in the Houston area in November of 2019, expecting to stay through March. In January I was asked to help a church out that is between pastors. I agreed to it, but only until late May. Then Covid hit. The church went to recorded, streamed services and their pastoral search stopped. I agreed to stay through June. With the drop in Covid cases, we planned on hitting the road by July 4. Then, Texas, and especially the Houston area, had the big resurgence of the virus. We decided to stay put until the end of July. Which brings us to today. The virus is still on the upswing and, so far, there are no hurricane threats in the Atlantic. So we are staying put at least into August.
  14. I sure appreciate all the interesting responses to this question. Our hope is to someday exit gracefully - but as we all know, life has a way of changing the rules on us.
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