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  1. An update: I wrote to LG specifically asking about using the OLED in an RV. They replied that the components of the OLED are thinner than LED and they did not think the the TV would do well in a high vibration environment. They did not say that using it in an RV would invalidate the warranty, however, just that the chances were good there could be problems. I noted they did not recommend another of their models. Consumer Reports fairly recently tested TVs and the top 3 were LG OLED models (the image really is remarkable) while 4-6 were Samsung. I wrote to Consumer Reports asking them if
  2. Looking to whittle down our kitchen for full timing. I want to keep my cast iron so I feel I need to offset that weight somehow. I use my Pyrex oblong pans (various sizes) quite a bit but they are pretty heavy. I have preferred the glass over metal because they can be used in the microwave and they don't rust like some of metal pans have in the past. Space, too, is a consideration (though they do nest pretty well. Perhaps something better is out there. What do you use? What are your favorite casserole, baking, and roasting pans while on the road?
  3. Thank you all for your replies. USAA would be the perfect solution as they offer coverage for items all the other companies exclude - and the type of items we plan to store.
  4. Sales taxes are deductible for the year in which the purchase was made (on Federal). Lord knows that will be a big number in California! Some of your registration fees in CA are also part of your accumulated deductions annually (once you register your vehicle in SD you may need to look at that again). You mentioned your wife has an internet business. Do you have an entity established for that business in CA? You may want to look into moving it to SD as well. Helps strengthen the domicile and may save you some $$ in taxes for that as well. Just a thought. Personally, I don't mind payin
  5. We are preparing to begin full time RV living at the end of March '17. We are liquidating just about all household goods but planning to put into storage some things that cannot be replaced if we decide to go stick and brick again. Do any of the companies that insure RVs and vehicles for full timers offer insurance that would cover items in a personal storage facility? Has anyone on the forum found a company they would recommend? Thanks in advance
  6. It is possible to get many things through Amazon Fire. I really like ours because we only have internet from our Charter Cable service provider (in stick and brick) but to get options like TCM, NFL, etc, one has to have a cable TV package from the provider. I'm making an assumption here that would also include Direct TV. Bummer. As we get closer to full timing one of my personal to do items is figure out reliable, fast-ish, internet connectivity. Perhaps a wi-fi booster? And by the way, for secure internet activity from anywhere may I suggest you look into a Keezel VPN device? I have f
  7. Our new Pinnacle 5er has a Furion 50" TV and built in sound system (DV1200). I'm assuming Jayco went with Furion because it is ruggedly built for vehicles and motor craft (or they just got a good price from the mfr). But the picture quality is not very good. I would like to replace it with an LG OLED55B6P. Dimensions will fit the TV elevator but will the LG hold up under the rigors of motion? Before buying the Pinnacle new I looked at used rigs and noticed many had upgraded the TVs to Samsung or Sony. Even some new rigs have Samsung. Does anyone have an opinion or bits of wisdom on putting
  8. 2016 Jayco Pinnacle 36FBTS. Just returned from inaugural trip. Going full time at end of March 2017.
  9. Wow! Thank you all for this input and welcoming wishes. Seems this wasn't as simple a topic as I originally thought. We were looking at DRV Mobile Suites initially after learning that most of the very best rated RV manufacturers have gone out of business. But finding what we wanted in floor plan and length was tough to find used or new in a budget that didn't give our CFP a heart attack. Since we also have to purchase the tow vehicle we decided we would go with something still well rated by RVCG (score of 80 +) with a 5 year plan in mind and purchase a tow vehicle that could handl
  10. We are brand spankin' new to the RV lifestyle. So new we don't even have a rig - yet. We've been reading, studying, and searching for some months now since the big "R" is at year end. We think we found what will meet our needs and desires for full time living in a Jayco Pinnacle. While reading a copy of the owner's manual published online (we have not bought but did put a refundable deposit down) that the manufacturer 2 year warranty is void if the RV is used for long term or full time residence. Has anyone encountered this? We told every dealer we spoke to that we were planning f
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