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RE: Air Conditioning how many do not use it.

We have RV'd a lot for over 55 years now and our RV's have always had A/C in them but I can count on one hand how many times we have ever turned the A/C on. We are both 78 years old now. We so literally hate A/C as it's noisy and can be so chilly feeling and besides we like to be outside in the shade and not stuffed inside the RV like captive puppets. We are smart enough not to go to hot places in with our RV's in the summertime and almost always camp near a lake or water with its natural cooling effect. We live on the shores of Lake Michigan and A/C is basically never needed for our home (our home A/C hasn't even been turned on once in the last over 10 years so I don't even know if it still works and don't care) nor when we RV travel as we do it a lot and also boondock a lot and not going to run a generator with it's noise. So basically we look at the weather and the temperature forecasts before we RV anywhere. If hot in the forecast, we simply change our destination to a more pleasant location. Simple as that! We almost never make reservations so no issues abound. It means NO trips south in the summer ever as what fun is it to be trapped inside your RV with noisy A/C running constantly and it's just too hot and miserable to go outside. DUMB!!! Also, I am an insulation freak and we never buy a cheap poorly insulated RV or a colored RV, just boring white! It works!!! It's the key to not sweltering inside an RV and then only needs fantastic fan because heat always rises so blow it out the roof. At worst a quiet fan or two for air circulation and real comfort.
travelnutz 06/25/20 03:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Still no Stimulus Payment

Wow, so sorry to hear you still don't have your stimulus money. I must be very lucky because I got 6 of them already, one for each of my aliases. haha! Maybe I got your stimulus money too by a mistake... Don't worry because I haven't cashed 5 of the checks yet and might not since the 5 of them are from the National Bank of Nigeria!
travelnutz 05/11/20 12:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: Monster Tow Vehicle

"In the US, you do not get our Domestic, all European, most Japanese Trucks that we get here." Simple: Don't want them in the USA anyway and wouldn't sell even if they were offered. We have all the trucks and their capabilities we want, need, and will sell already right here in the USA now. People here nearly all are much smarter than to need to pay double+ for something they don't need or want. Your vehicle market on your "island" is about 14th of the volume sold in the USA and it's because there's 14 times as many people living in the USA alone and then add Canada and the rest of North America. Australia's total population is about equivalent to just the tail on a dog screaming for total dog control bragging rights! Like just 1 brick in a wall!!!
travelnutz 05/06/20 05:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Monster Tow Vehicle

Ugly and pure stupidity!
travelnutz 05/05/20 08:29pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The normal things we miss?

Only thing we miss is family get togethers of 16 to 21 including the little kids and a baby which happened very often. All live within a 7 mile area as no one will move from the local area (God's country) and all have large homes and we alternate where we gather. All but 2 have very large yards and a fire pit we gather around too. Food and meals? Haven't and hasn't changed one bit at all as the stores around here have been very well stocked with groceries and we all have TP and PT for at least 6 months or more as we all learned to buy in bulk quantities (cheaper) for years now and also when in big sales are happening. Dry foods and canned goods and other staples and items and beer, wine, coffee, tea, sugar, and flour too plus drink mixes like Crystal light etc also and many other items that do not require or need refrigeration or have long use by dates. If they do and are freezeable, like meats, cheeses, sea foods, etc. They just go in our large freezers. Eggs keep for many months keeping them at 34 degrees and so does milk last longer too. It's just the way we think as a family and what we do and sure saves money. One good thing our kids had learned from us way back just after they married. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Virtually never have to make a quick dash to the store for a couple things as we already have them. Sure serves us all very well now with this pandemic! Also keeps us out of the busy crowded stores too. Winning is so much fun!
travelnutz 04/26/20 08:22pm Around the Campfire
RE: HOA says NO to temp RV for Dr.

As to HOA'S. if the rules are the ironclad rules and not bendable in times of real needs. I/we and most intelligent people/humans would have the common sense to packup, move, and sell the albatross place to the next dumb sucker. There's a fool born every day and the leeches in life are very alive and well trained to seek them out and control them and their lives! Some people are much smarter than others and it sure does show! "The land of the FREE" is under seige and we need to put a stop to it! That certainly includes where you live and call home too! The ghestopo is on a continous power control trip in so many "communities" and "neighborhoods" and should/must be stopped so its residents can return to living in "The land of the free". Not in controlled prison like atmospheres.
travelnutz 04/22/20 10:30am General RVing Issues
RE: HOA says NO to temp RV for Dr.

Super Dave, Very sick minded HOA idiot yoyo's!
travelnutz 04/19/20 11:42am General RVing Issues
RE: HOA says NO to temp RV for Dr.

Our surrounding neighborhood of at least a 1,000+ radius and the city also and the surrounding city's etc even 10 miles away do not have rundown or junky homes or properties or old abandoned vehicles in them. Local direct area's population is 72,000 so it's not that small. It's an upbeat area and always has been for the last 78+ years we have lived in the local area. Extremely popular vacation area with many millions of visitors each year and so many even move here too as having vacationed here and know. So, there must be a very desireable reason??? People take pride in their properties around here. HOA's are very few and so far between around here and certainly not needed at all. Many, in the thousands plus have owned RV's and boats mostly kept behind the front facia of the home which is a new township, city, and most of the county rule put into effect about 15 years ago. However, if an RV or boat was owned before the new rule went into effect and had been parked in front of the front facia of the home, they were grandfathered in and that had been decided and ruled by the local courts. YES, even in the established HOA areas as any rule put into effect cannot infringe on previously owned and occupied before the new rules properties. Property owners have rights too and the courts ruled that those rights when purchased cannot be infringed upon. Our main home property size is 90 X 233 and is grandfathered in also and we park our truck with the big TC on right in our main driveway all spring, summer, and fall, legally! Always have had one parked there and can also park our 5th wheel legally on the northside . Many others do also! Even though we have a northside 12' wide driveway going back thru the chain link fence gate all the way back to our 5th wheel storage area and the 1200 sq ft toy barn which is finished off the match the home. We are in the township and just 300 feet from the city limits in a very fine built up area having 156 homes and a few were built back in the 1930's etc but sure well maintained. BTW, home our area only has one road into it and the same road back out! Boating and RV'ing/camping is a way of life here as all waters are navigable and connected to Lake Michigan and there's 13 RV campgrounds right here in our local area. NO ONE is going to tell me or us want we can or cannot do on our own owned property as long as it's within the state, county, township, or city legal laws when such property was purchased. Our observation over the years is that HOA areas look cold, stuffy, and far from vibrant places to live and call "home". Like a form of a prison without being surrounded by bars but sure has the gestapo control feel and actions on steroids! NO THANKS!!! BTW, the Dr's temporary RV would be very welcome here in our area. WE are not snobbish and are very helpful. Even have had many times family and friends visiting from around the country staying on our northside driveway in their RV's for up to 2 weeks legally and the neighbors have never complained once nor has the law enforcers either or the township which has a little over 20,000 population presently!
travelnutz 04/19/20 11:27am General RVing Issues
RE: HOA says NO to temp RV for Dr.

Just one of the so mamy reasons we would NEVER live in an HOA controlled area! Not even if the home was given free to us but we had to live in it.
travelnutz 04/17/20 02:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance

steveh27, If your RV is non-motorized in Michigan it should have a never ending registration and license plate with no future cost for as long as you own it after the initial registering there of. Cheaper each and every year owned and/or used. Motorized RV's do require yearly registrations and they aren't cheap. One of many reasons we don't buy class A's or C's any more. The tow vehicle's truck's yearly registration is just a fraction of a motorized RV registration yearly costs and also just a very small fraction of the cost to insure also or the towable RV's too. What's not to like about that??? We are not gullible to that insanity of the waste of real money year after year! Live and learn and we have so well. A motorized RV's is a one purpose hole you constantly pour real money into yearly and then it still depreciates in value so darn fast each year anyway.
travelnutz 04/08/20 12:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance

Mich800, Our Michigan Registration was NOT cancelled nor suspended while on storage insurance. Renued all our vehicle's registrations on December 27th, 2019 as my birthday is in early February and we are out of state then so even the truck we pull the 5th wheel with would be in Florida and with an expired registration. Done this for as long as I can remember. Of note: We also do a temporary change of address to our Daughter's home address 2.8 miles from ours active until the written specified date and is then auto returned back to our home address. All our mail is forwarded there while we are gone and on the date set it appears in our mail box again like clockwork. Our banks and all insurance's are also given written notice of our temporary address change and why. Never had one problem yet in so many years. Also our Sheriff's department is notified in writting (email) that we will be gone from X to X and they do a daily patrol of our property. It's done generally with retired county deputies. It's a free service and most snowdodgers here opt for it. Hint, my younger Brother was a deputy for years for the county and we know the ropes. All our neighbors and our daughter and our grand kids too also keep an eye on our property also. We do live in a very low crime area of the state which is nothing like in the Detroit/SE state area. We have family (3) that live in the SE Michigan area - White Lake, Milford, and Howell and I spent nearly a hundred days a year in the area for my auto engineering business I owned and know the area and what it's like well. Our cable TV and garbage service are put on vacation status (3 months max) and the electric power co is also notified as is the natural gas co. Big savings and amounts to more than the cost of our diesel fuel for our entire annual trip and one months Florida CG cost too.
travelnutz 04/07/20 11:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance

mich800, You are completely wrong that "you can't do that in Michigan anymore". Just did storage only on an SUV on Jan 2nd 2020 with our Michigan based insurance policy and off storage coverage only on March 26th 2020. All done thru our insurance agent and was over the cellphone when we left for Florida and on full coverage on the return trip. Have done it for boocoo years and it works just fine. We specified the dates for on storage and when back off on 1/2/20. Wife cashed the rebate check at our bank wirelessly on her cellphone. Have the documents to prove it so we know it's a fact! Maybe you need a different agent or ins company?
travelnutz 04/07/20 11:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Insurance

RV insurance is very cheap in our state unless it's motorized/self propelled. We have always bought our RV's new and always paid cash for them for 55 years now, so financinng rules couldn't even require the RV to be insured. However, we do keep full coverage on all our RV's 12 months each year and always have. We also have and exercise the option of calling our insurance agent and having just storage insurance on any one of our vehicles/tow vehicles when we don't plan to be using them for X time, like for instance when we are in Florida for our ~2-1/2 months each year. Costs nothing for us to do and saves us a lot of $$$ each year.
travelnutz 04/06/20 09:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Built in quiet inverter generator for truck camper?

We sure do not and never had any issues with our Generac 40G (3400 watt) propane built in generator in our purchased new 1997 Lance Legend TC which has the original OEM board still in it yet today, 23 years later. Just push the rocker switch on the rangehood and it starts right up always and has never been/needed repair yet. It's fairly quiet as OEM but I had added/lined the generator compartment with 3/4" high demsity urethane foam and it made the generator much quieter and virtually no heat transmits to the inside of the TC. Really muffles the generator noise created in/from the compartment. Can't hardly hear it running just 25 feet away. Much quieter inside the TC too. I had also added a right angle elbow on the end of the generator exhaust outlet in the rear pointing downward and thus have zero fumes entering the TC at all. Can swing the elbow towards the left or right too so the prevailing wind blows the fumes totally away. The 990 Lance Legend has 60 lbs of PP in 2 - 30lb OEM tanks and the Generac doesn't consume that much PP as the draw having up to 3400 watts doesn't cause the generator to increase its RPM's much at all which helps with the sound created and high RPM required excessive PP use. We use the generator often as wanted or required but for most no hookup average AC we'll use our 1500 watt inverter with power amps from the 3 group 31 deep cycle batteries (1 in the TC battery compartment and 2 in the side of the truck's bed connected to the dual alternators on the diesel engine and to the TC battery with #2 ga copper fine strand welder cable fused at both ends and also has a high capacity on/off slide switch). 110 AC power anywhere any time 1500 watts or 3400 watts totally silent or with very little noise created! What's not to like about that? Solar doesn't work for cra-p here in the Midwest as there's large trees with leaves everywhere and in nearly every CG site too. We love our trees!!! Nothing like is the norm in the mostly barren western states areas or trees with the skinny pine needles that just filter the sun's rays.
travelnutz 04/01/20 07:05pm Truck Campers
RE: Senior Citizens Speak Up

Yosemite, who's fault is it that maybe you married the wrong woman??? Your choice made and thus shall live with the results thereof! Not someone else's problems, period!
travelnutz 03/20/20 08:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bye-bye Tom Brady

Soooo many jealous can't walk or chew gum mouthy nimrods on this thread!!! Tom Brady DID win big time constantly and was a very superior quarterback but they haven't, hadn't, didn't, or couldn't. I'll take winners over losers anytime! Grow up little children!
travelnutz 03/18/20 06:55am Around the Campfire
RE: GM 400-mile battery

Tesla batteries are just old school now!
travelnutz 03/14/20 11:23am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

Tesla batteries are just old school now!
travelnutz 03/14/20 11:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

Yosemite, GM not only has a fully tested and working prototype of the 400,600, and 800 mile battery component and was thoroughly documented and will be made at the Lordstown OH GM plant by Americans in late 2022 in that plant. Not a pipe dream but is an actual reality! The plant is being converted as I write this!!!
travelnutz 03/14/20 11:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: GM 400-mile battery

winniman, Why did you have to go ahead and post the actual true and documented FACTS??? It simply makes the uninformed doomsday crybaby, "the sky is falling", fakes look like the real fools they truely are! Planet Earth's climate change is only natural and occurs on its very own schedule whether any human on this planet likes it or not! A natural occurance and humans on this planet have ZERO control or influence over it, whats - so - ever!!! Just one major volcano erupton has and had more influence over the planet's air quality and climate than all the humans can do in 50+ years. Wise up people! You are not that important or powerful at all!!!
travelnutz 03/12/20 09:24pm Tow Vehicles
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