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  1. Ok, yeah good luck with that...it is confusing....
  2. You might need a class A or class B or maybe a class C will do it....you haven't told us what you have, other than a truck and fifth wheel. Not all of those require a class A or B. Depends on the weight ratings. But there is no need to get a CDL to drive your own private RV.
  3. Cool....I've got some old pancakes sitting around I need to inflate. 😎
  4. That's exactly what happened to me...at the front end of the 2018 calendar year, my projected income looked to be $xx,xxx so I signed up for an Obamacare $x,xxx premium credit but then later in the year something happened...some money (not a lot but enough to push me up the ladder a bit) came my way that was fully taxable, and propped up my AGI, to an amount that for a single person, was like the game on Price is Right: "THAT'S TOO MUCH!"... After the back half of 2018 had cleared, I ended up having to pay it all back, PLUS the income tax owed. I'm not by any stretch a well-off person, so having to dip into my IRA and write a check for about $15,000...oh that HURT. And of course then I had to claim THAT withdrawal as income for 2019! Worst thing about it is, I never made even ONE claim on that insurance plan, it was an awful plan and had a VERY high deductible. It was basically worthless. But you had to have something or they hit you with a fine or a fee or a penalty or whatever they called it. My income has now stabilized (it appears) and I am on a better plan now (it appears) and hopefully, my tax burden this time around will be much lower. BTW I'm learning some things here..thanks to all the active posters but especially Blues and Zulu and Bill&Anelli...sometimes the opinions differ but the information is still valuable. On a side note, the domain squatter wants almost $295,000 now for insurancebenefits dot com. Holy hell I'm in the wrong business.
  5. Large tanks for 'staying power' are sometimes not the limiting factor anyway... the 14 day limit in most places (BLM, NF) where we tend to boondock (or want to boondock) means you will need to move 25 miles after 14 days (this varies but is typical) and on that trip to a new spot somewhere else is when you dump and fill and re-provision your food and supplies. In other words, 2 or 3 weeks worth of supplies, fuel, food, and water is usually plenty. And many smaller rigs will do that just fine, unless you are talking about an entire family..but for solos or couples, its entirely doable with small to mid-size rigs. If you have a toad or tow vehicle separate from the camping unit, you can easily go to the nearest town for supplies if needed halfway thru an extended stay somewhere. Of course if you are boondocking in extremely hot or extremely cold weather, the length of stay made possible by your supply of fuel for gensets (to run A/C) or heaters might shorten your stay somewhat!
  6. Yeah...maybe he got rid of those expensive pampered poodles and is getting by with a misting fan.
  7. I ran a BBS back in the mid to late 80's and up to around 1994 or so.... So now I will try to dig up my old flux capacitor....maybe I'll give it a try.
  8. Here is a link to get you started, I punched in some appropriate 'filters'.....so there might be something in the list that you like: https://www.rvtrader.com/Class-A-Sleeps-6-Bunkhouse/rvs-for-sale?type=Class A|198067&length=32%3A40&sleepingCapacity=6&isBunkhouse=true&sort=price%3Aasc
  9. podwerkz

    Singling the Volvo.

    How many miles had accumulated on those singles? As I mentioned earlier, they do take quite awhile to 'break in'...or 'wear in' and that includes the possible slight mpg decrease then slight mpg increase. Its common to buy them with aggressive shoulder or tread block patterns to make up for the loss of 4 sidewalls per axle, so this can also increase rolling resistance, and decrease mpg, especially when they are new. And something that is often not taken into account is the slightly larger (or slightly smaller) tire circumference, and if you do not know, or do not bother to have your ECM made aware of this (tire revolutions per mile) you may get erroneous or false MPG readings from your on board gauges and instruments.
  10. podwerkz

    Singling the Volvo.

    Trust me, I knew the skeptics would chime in. They always do.
  11. podwerkz

    Singling the Volvo.

    I put about a million miles on super singles (wide base singles) ...both with, and without, nitrogen. I recommend nitrogen fill and bump them at every stop just like duals. Other than that they are damn near maintenance free, quiet, smooth, and long lasting. But they do take awhile to break in, and handle right, as I mentioned earlier. If you do somehow manage to destroy one when on the road and have to call for service, you just tell the guy what you need and they will bring it. Super Singles have a substantial tread thickness and rarely get a 'normal' flat, and if they do, you will know it, unlike one tire in a set of duals going flat and the driver is sometimes unaware until it explodes. They can be a little 'floaty' on snow and ice. Usually slightly better MPG but not enough to pay for themselves if switching over. And, normally the axles are a tad longer (wider) to accommodate super singles, so an axle swap might be necessary. Pros and cons to either configuration.
  12. podwerkz

    Singling the Volvo.

    Four super singles would be my choice but they can take 20-50 thousand miles to break in....better be ready for that.
  13. The answer is Class B (non-CDL)
  14. Sure glad someone posted the meaning of 'GS'....all I could think of was old Suzuki motorcycles....
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