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  1. As RV_ said, make sure you have a military ID that shows you are 100% service connected and entitled. They do not take the VA cards. Ray also is spot with his recommendation of militarycampgrounds.us. That site is owned and run by Larry and he does a fantastic job. A suggestion I have is to visit the base campground's webpage (if they have one) and look for updated information. Then, give them a phone call and verify it. Or, simply give them phone call. Best regards, Richard "Doc"
  2. Thank you everyone for the feedback. Best regards, Richard "Doc"
  3. Thank you very much for the information "Scott."
  4. Howdy everyone. At the end of October I will be headed from the Houston Texas area to the Mobile Alabama area. I have heard for year that I-10, I-20, and parts of US-190 through Eastern Texas and much of Louisiana are in bad shape. Does anyone have an update on that? Suggested routes? Does not need to be the quickest or shortest route either. I am retired so I have the ability to take my time. Thank you. Richard "Doc"
  5. Howdy. Does anyone engage in leather work here? I have thought about getting back into it as a hobby as my wife and I continue full-timing it. Best regards, Richard "Doc"
  6. That is pretty kewl. Thank you for sharing it. Best regards, Richard "Doc"
  7. I think the better word choice for us is a written agreement verse contract since we are not being paid money. We only recall one place that had an actual contract (titled that way too) that was presented to us. The rest were written agreements that were signed by both parties. The details were what was contained in the email exchanges and phone calls. The campground and us worked together on writing up the agreement most the time.
  8. We get it for all the campgrounds whether federal, state, public, or private.
  9. My wife and I have been volunteer work kampers for six years. We went through what you are experiencing too. Even though we are volunteer work kampers, we still get a signed contract that details the hours, the type site we are placed in, job description, start and end date, and a few other things. This has helped out. A few campgrounds still have tried to take advantage of us still. When we interview for a volunteer work kamper position now, we ask the campground to provide references of current and former work kampers. We then contact those references and ask about how their experience work kamping at that campground. If the campground refuses to provide references, then the interview is over and we move on.
  10. On behalf of the Military, Veterans, and Gold Star families BOF I would like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Independence Day/4th of July! Best regards, Richard "Doc" Strait, Point of Contact Military, Veterans, and Gold Star Families BOF
  11. I will not be participating in FD this year due to being on the road traveling. If I wasn't traveling then I would be operating from the campsite or visiting local club FD sites. Best regards, Richard "Doc"
  12. Welcome to the forums! I agree with all that Kirk posted. One additional suggestion is to have the RV inspected by a independent certified RV Inspector and a certified automotive mechanic. The cost for the inspections can save you in the long run; especially if they find things that are going to be expensive to fix. Best regards, Richard "Doc"
  13. Hi Gyadon4. I have a Leprechaun as well. It came with a step/running board at the driver and passenger door that was installed by Coachmen or Ford. My previous RV we had an RV service center install them. They told me then that a body shop could order up and install running boards too. Due to the way they are mounted, they are not the greatest in regards to how much weight they can hold so I had them reinforced better by the shop. Best regards, Richard
  14. It is a bit tricky to say the least. As a missionary that travels and lives in an RV full-time, it gets downright complicated. Especially when the sending church is an independent church and not part of any denominational association.
  15. I too hate the fact that the forum is not secured as indicated by the "Not Secure", red triangle for some and others perhaps an exclamation point in a circle depending on the browser. The FMCA uses the same software (Invision Community) and they have theirs secured.
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