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  1. Percentages matter. .1% for flu means 1 death for every 1000 cases. This strain of CoronaVirus is 2-3% (depending on what you read) so that is 20-30 deaths for every 1000 cases...It's ok to decide you aren't going to panic, but all of these people acting like it's nothing will be the ones clogging up the healthcare system when the folks who did the right thing need to get help. Frankly, it's selfish.
  2. Not much to Birmingham, you will be through it in no time. I was down there in my rv towing a jeep in Jan and don't remember anything bad about the trip through town.
  3. Assuming you can get around 8 mpg, I came up with closer to $900 for fuel for a 2,500 mile trip. As far as where to stay...that will largely depend on how you like to travel and what you intend to do. If your RV is fully self-contained you may choose to find some public land (or even WalMart parking lots) to camp overnight while on your way west. Once you get to the west there are more opportunities to find Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and National Forest land to camp on for low to no cost. Otherwise you can find campgrounds that range in price from reasonable to very expensive (usually depending on amenities offered). Not sure where you are ending up in California (Southern or Northern) but if you are going to head North once in CA do NOT miss California 1 up the coast, it is an amazing trip that everyone should do (in my opinion) the views are spectacular and are Ocean on one side and redwoods on the other for a good bit of the trip. There are also resident populations of elephant seals, hurst castle and many other things to see along that route. Sounds like a great trip! Enjoy!
  4. Grim is a good way to describe what you will find when you search "Car seat in an RV"...just people telling you why you shouldn't/can't. We have traveled thousands of miles with our 2yo in a car seat on the couch. We haven't had an accident so can't speak to the safety of that set up in an accident. I do tend to travel slower (and when we are going up a mountain pass MUCH slower) than I would in another vehicle so, by my estimation, that makes it about even. Like others have said, you have to decide what your risk tolerance is and make the right decision for you. You can stay at home and keep your child very safe until they fall down the stairs, grab a knife, etc. May as well see the world while managing the risk to the best of your ability given your situation. Strap them in tight to a car seat in the best location you can find. Think about what will fly forward in the event of an accident and plan around that as best as you can and get busy traveling.
  5. You'll be fine with the smaller crate for the pup, can't imagine crate size would impact "stress". In my experience with a lab you will need the crate for the first year or so. They have SO MUCH energy, but boy do they make great companions. Enjoy the pup!
  6. As to where you can go. I saw a Class A DP at the top of High Mesa in the Uncompahgre National Forest this week...it was impressive. I’m sure it took them several hours to get it up the switchbacks but it was in good shape and they had an amazing camping spot. So where one will go is largely up to you!
  7. The more I think about it the more I think you'd be money and stress ahead to just rent a vehicle and use AirBNB for your stays. But that's just one man's opinion
  8. Another thing to consider with CruiseAmerica is that they have the most basic of everything, the materials are all terrible (even when new) no awning, no slides, nothing. I'd look at RoadBear, El monte as they have better options.
  9. I can’t imagine how long the list of “don’t do this” and “do things in this order” would be if I were to rent out my rig. Would probably be enough to turn off any potential renter.
  10. That tour sounds great, I might try that next time. We always stay at the RV park in Pacifica, it is literally on a cliff overlooking the Ocean, amazing location (it is a bit pricey however). We then catch the subway into the city and ride the cable cards or Uber around to whatever is on the agenda for the day. I wouldn't drive any kind of car into the city, with parking and hassle taking the subway or Uber is cheaper and way less stress.
  11. +1 on Tow Haul if you have it, game changer on downhills. Don't ride brakes (also as mentioned above) hit them hard, slow down, stay off of them for 45 seconds if possible.
  12. I did the roof of my BT Cruiser with amazing results, it still looks great. I just re-applied yesterday and decided to do the entire awning, side walls, etc. I can't say enough good things about this product (not affiliated in any way).
  13. I know it isn't a trade, but if you got even a borderline good deal you shouldn't have lost much value on that Rubicon, throw it on Craigslist and you'll get what you ask within reason. Is it a 2018 JK or JL (they made both).
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