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Jinx & Wayne

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    Quilting, golf, bird hunting, fishing, ice cream stands

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  1. We had three experiences with this. First time we were a year into full timing. We have an older 5er and decided to wait and live in it for a year before making changes. We were told the rebuild would take four weeks so we dropped it off in Elkhart and rented a cabin on a lake in Michigan for a month. Two days before we were due to leave the cabin the shop called and said they would be a day or two late. We rented a motel room in Elkhart. A day or two turned into eight weekdays, the last two of which we lived in our 5er with power inside the rebuild shop building. Not happy. Over the next several months we corrected several problems the shop created in their work. Even less happy. Now it is the way we want it. Last fall we had a slide issue that took four days to fix. We rented a cabin in the woods in Maine with my eldest and her husband. We used VRBO to locate the cabin. The work was done on time and below budget. A good time was had by all. This year we scheduled annual maintenance for three days. Parts delays for our heat pump control delayed that three work days (five days). We spent the planned repair time in a VRBO rental. The extra days we lived in 5er hooked up to repair shop power. As we were getting ready to leave one of the big slides stopped working. We discovered the slide motor housing had broken. A used motor was available in Texas (we were in Maine). Motor - expensive. Express shipping - expensive too. The good news is that were were in the shop when it happened. We could have been parked in Lower East Overshoe with the slide out if the motor had decided to last one more cycle. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  2. Pretty much describes most businesses except mining and farming. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  3. Korean tire manufacturer. Subsidiary of Doublestar which is Chinese. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  4. At least you didn't join the "Rver for Lunch Bunch." Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  5. When we bought Jinx's e-trike (78#) the shop sold us the Hollywood rack for it and my regular bike. We had endless problems with parts cracking and loosening. I finally had everything reinforced and welded to reduce movement. It appears to be working, but we only have 600 miles on the modified rack. If I had it to do over I would look at a rack for a M/C. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  6. When I was a Boy Scout I was taught that moving water in the woods was safe to drink. When I studied to be a Maine Guide I learned that was not true. Moving water or still, it can contain giardia (aka Beaver Fever) parsites. It is not just humans that spread it, but animals, too. The Mayo clinic say: "Giardia parasites are found in lakes, ponds, rivers and streams worldwide, as well as in public water supplies, wells, cisterns, swimming pools, water parks and spas. Ground and surface water can become infected with giardia from agricultural runoff, wastewater discharge or animal feces." Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  7. Just came over US-2 east of Montpelier, VT. There are some very rough, teeth jarring stretches. The road deteriorated over the last year. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  8. And another here for JC Refrigeration aka Dutch Aire/Amish Cooling. And it keeps ice cream solid! They installed it while we waited. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  9. I bought Kumho Crugen HT51's based on Consumer Reports ratings. They seem to do well. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  10. Thanks again. I will definitely update. Or maybe they will update when they have time. I expect that they will join. Just the two of them running the inn. And they are very persnickety about having it done just right. That makes it a 18-20 hour per day job, 7 days per weeks from May through mid-November. (At which point nature shuts off the heat and turns off the leaf lights in Maine. Not much business in Bar Harbor after that.) Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  11. Thanks Bigjim. This daughter is one of the most capable people i know. They understand that size/room/space will be an issue. They are young and able enough to figure this one out. The help from this forum is appreciated by them. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  12. Not really. Most of the place is guest space/kitchen/office/storage. Until last year they lived in one room with a bath. This year they revamped the Inn and expanded living quarters to two rooms plus the bath. They are pretty sure they can step down. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  13. Based in part on advice from here they are still seriously considering the T@B 400 but are also going to look at several others. They are looking forward to the Tampa RV show. BTW, if anyone is interested in owning a B & B in Bar Harbor, theirs just went on the market yesterday. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  14. I'm passing that on! Thanks. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
  15. They are planning to work part of the year. She has 30 years hospitality business experience and he is a professional chef. I'm pretty sure boondocking will be for short periods and not for months or multiple weeks on end. The will likely spend several months in a row at a campground each year during their work seasons. Wayne & Jinx 2017 F-350 diesel, dually 2006 Carriage Carri-Lite 36KSQ
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