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RE: Kicking around the Idea of full timing but I need help.....

While not trying to be too obtrusive I will ask; What type of work are you earning $80k a year in Ok? Can you take that job mobile? Or is it solidly fixed to a specific location? Good luck healthcare management that is locked in at specific location. We mainly eat non GMO foods and one of our kids needs gluten free. So yes we are on a pretty set diet. We already home school. Health insurance is tied to current job. I know we need it but we never use it. Ok so some of the grocery bill is forced to stay high, Health ins needs to be job provided or added income to self provide. Especially if you aren't done with growing your family. Medical management job background/ radiology specialization, search some, there are organizations that provide services for low income on a mobile basis, as well as for native groups. Finding one that will fit your needs will be a challenge, but it may be possible. Does your background lend itself to those type positions?
kerrlakeRoo 08/31/18 11:16am Full-time RVing
RE: Kicking around the Idea of full timing but I need help.....

I'm not sure why age matters but I'm 36. because a large percentage of fulltimers are on medicare.
kerrlakeRoo 08/31/18 10:30am Full-time RVing
RE: Kicking around the Idea of full timing but I need help.....

While not trying to be too obtrusive I will ask; What type of work are you earning $80k a year in Ok? Can you take that job mobile? Or is it solidly fixed to a specific location? Many folks get by comfortably on that, or on much less. Half that for food because you want "healthy", is that healthy all from a farmers market, or buying all gluten free breads and packaged foods? There are a lot of ways of generating a large grocery bill, but there are a lot of ways of trimming them too, but if you are set on a strict regimen, you are locked in to something you may not be able to modify. With kids, how do you plan to approach schooling? Also with a family, is your health insurance tied to a specific job, or are you on the open market? As other have said, I suggest you research all these things on www.escapees.com as well as some internal research on what personal choices are not easy to take mobile, that you are or are not willing to modify or change. Good luck
kerrlakeRoo 08/31/18 10:28am Full-time RVing
RE: TT weight question

Both the old tt and the new one are bh units. How many people are going to be traveling in the truck? With a 10k lb gvwr, your looking at about a 1200 lb tongue, plus the wdh, and gear carried in the truck. Leaving maybe 400 lbs for passengers. Others in here more familiar with the truck may be able to confirm what the truck can be modded with, you certainly have the power, question becomes brakes and suspension for what you are looking at.
kerrlakeRoo 08/29/18 06:02pm Towing
RE: CW hitch install?

Swinging that rear door open is a pain though.
kerrlakeRoo 08/29/18 08:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I Think This is Gonna Hurt Twice

Just be a sport about it. It's only fair that if you're going to bite something, you allow it to bite you back.
kerrlakeRoo 08/28/18 10:07pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How to clean tt mattress?

Also the pet care line Natures Miracle has a urine removal product. When all else fails you can rent an ozone machine and use it to kill any pesky bacteria.
kerrlakeRoo 08/28/18 12:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: The RV industry is against tariffs on Chinese Poop.

Love the claim that the problem on the propane cylinders is time to receive a shipment from a domestic supplier is too long, well duh, when there is more demand for domestically produced units, more facilities will start producing them, and those times will go down. And with these companies all cranking out units as fast as they can, what is the real problem with ordering two weeks farther ahead? Indiana's calandars don't work? You can plan for those issues. You still need the same number of units each month. And with just in time ordering, they will place many of the orders for a cyclical timeframe. And you would think that the returning manufacturing jobs being higher paying than the burger flippers would be seen as a plus to the industry, thousands more people filling those jobs that can now afford to buy an RV. That should be their goal shouldn't it? Increasing their market.
kerrlakeRoo 08/24/18 05:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Cummins Engine

I don't know if you have it yet, but HR does offer the manual online. https://www.holidayrambler.com/resources/media/manuals/2007_Ambassador.pdf The engine is listed on page 220 as a ISC 330HP 8.3L 506 CuIn Filter and fluid info is on the same page
kerrlakeRoo 08/23/18 03:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Small Travel Trailer with Sink in Bathroom

Others are addressing the sink for you, but one other thought came to mind. The lack of AC that you mentioned should not necessarily stop you from a unit you otherwise like. If it has a standard vent opening in the roof, an AC can be added and likely the wiring is already in place. If you used to work in this industry you should be able to either do it yourself or easily find someone to help.Other then paying for it and filling in the hole left by the wall A/C. The OP didn't say it had a wall AC. And the cost of the AC will either be there at purchase or later. The only difference in paying for it is if you want to finance the cost of the AC unit as part of the trailer.
kerrlakeRoo 08/23/18 10:28am Travel Trailers
RE: Small Travel Trailer with Sink in Bathroom

Others are addressing the sink for you, but one other thought came to mind. The lack of AC that you mentioned should not necessarily stop you from a unit you otherwise like. If it has a standard vent opening in the roof, an AC can be added and likely the wiring is already in place. If you used to work in this industry you should be able to either do it yourself or easily find someone to help.
kerrlakeRoo 08/23/18 09:49am Travel Trailers
RE: How is this price for solar on a 30 ft newmar

I know solar isn't as popular up in Ma as other areas, and that may have played into the high quote. But if you are anticipating any road trips ion the near future, and really don't want to install it yourself. Maybe you should ask here for suggestions or recommendations on installers in whatever areas you plan to roll through. Let your solar install help finance the trip.
kerrlakeRoo 08/22/18 04:05am Tech Issues
RE: New England states

Agree with some of the others on Maine and on avoiding Boston. Look hard at staying in the Portsmouth NH/Kittery Me area either on your way to Acadia or on your way back. This puts you about 50 miles from Salem, and Boston, easy day trips with the toad. And is also a lovely area on its own. Even Lake Winnepasaukee is a fairly easy day trip from that area. Cape Cod though is still 2plus hours away so if Plymouth and the Cape are on your itinerary, skirt Boston, preferably on a Sunday Morning on your way there.
kerrlakeRoo 08/21/18 01:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Enough truck for 5th wheel?

Since the OP is not in a mountinious area, and while close is not grossly outside the specs, I wouldn't fear getting the 5er for local usage. But I would start looking toward upgrading the truck before getting too ambitious on future trips.
kerrlakeRoo 08/21/18 12:46pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Transcend or Pioneer

The current Pioneer trailers are an entry level unit made by Heartland, whereas the transcend is a new entry level unit made by Grand Design. Both are smaller makers, Heartland you dont hear a lot about, they apparently dont generate the derision you hear concerning some lines. Quality appears to be on a par with industry standards. Grand Design has established itself in the time its been around as being somewhat above average in quality. The general comments tend to be positive on their customer service and support, which is something seldom heard on these boards. If all else were equal and I were looking at both units, I would probably lean toward the Transcend. My one concern with it is that their switch on this line to aluminum siding is different than all their other units and lines.
kerrlakeRoo 08/21/18 11:58am Travel Trailers
RE: New Orleans

Yes 81 is your shortest route. Yes it can snow on it in late October, but usually it will not shut it down long term that early in the year. Watch the weather and if it appears 81 will be hit with a winter storm, take 95 south to 85 south, to meet 40 west.
kerrlakeRoo 08/21/18 11:39am Roads and Routes
RE: 4 season rv recommendations

OP never gave a number to what he thought was an outpriced rig, nor was new vs used mentioned. If you are looking new, and don't mind ordering and waiting, many brands will build your unit with thermopane windows, which will greatly improve both summer and winter livability. Enclosed underbelly is now standard on anything above the most entry level units. Camco wave heaters cut way down on propane consumption in all but the coldest weather but come with their own concerns in the ventilation/condensation areas. Plenty of folks out there are fulltiming in Cougar style units, (mid grade North south bed) they use saran wrap or tinfoil insulation in windows and skylights, and add insulation to other areas where they can. There are plenty of mainstream brands and lines which claim full time capability, Keystones Montana, Alpine, Avalanche for example, Smaller makers such as Outdoors RV make units claimed as 4 seasons that are a little higher priced but can be easier to find with some 4 season options from the factory. Pick a major RV show in your area and start walking. Stomp through a lot of units watching features vs pricepoints and make your decisions. If you can talk to some reps you can get better ideas on availability of some premium features you may want that the average salesman may not be aware of. From what you were saying time is your advantage here, you are in no rush so use that to your best advantage.
kerrlakeRoo 08/21/18 09:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need guidance heading south

The CBBT is very doable, and not a challenge. Yes, shut off the propane and your good to go. Making that a straight shot is a long trip even for a car. You may want to reconsider stopping. The Eastern Shore in Md or Va would make a good stopover. And it will put you over halfway making the second day a much easier run. Happy motorin.
kerrlakeRoo 08/20/18 12:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Help for choosing new 5th wheel

There are a few, but I don't know that they will be a step up at that price point in quality from what you have, some examples,,, https://www.rv007.com/2019-forest-river-cherokee-arctic-wolf-265dbh8-new-fifth-wheel-va-i2309687 This ad for the Crossroads doesn't have the floorplan but its easy to find https://www.rv007.com/2019-crossroads-cruiser-aire-29bh-new-fifth-wheel-sc-i2367355 https://www.rv007.com/2019-keystone-cougar-half-ton-32bhs-new-fifth-wheel-va-i2369781 https://www.rv007.com/2019-keystone-cougar-half-ton-32dbh-new-fifth-wheel-va-i2356716 A few ideas at least, these are from one dealer near me that I knew had some small to med BH units. Good luck.
kerrlakeRoo 08/20/18 10:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: First landing state park

Horseshoe crab is common, but traditional shells are rather few because the area is so heavily used that most near complete shells of sizes larger than a quarter are picked up by others daily. Lots of small ones and broken pieces here. If you specifically want to walk a beach and find shells, try crossing the CBBT. Eastern shore beaches are much less trafficked. Especially walk any of the beaches the morning after a storm to increase your odds of good finds.
kerrlakeRoo 08/20/18 06:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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