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Old 05-30-2013, 09:17 AM   #799
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X2 - I have yet to move anything to auto pay or ebill only. We won't have much in the way of bills when we go full-time - insurance - health care - and a few memberships, so most of that is set up in bill pay with the bank. What can be ebilled through the bank is. Click, click, Boom! I feel like having the bills through the bank rather than email is a good way to go. Should (knock wood) anything go haywire - the more that's in one place the better - no logging in to multiple sites to pay - less opportunity for mischief. Just This Mutants Humble Opinion (JTMHO) - Mutant Milage May Vary (MMMV).
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:20 AM   #800
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Welcome huntnski, RVM32 you are!

RVM2 should be along to also welcome you. He is our MWS (Mutant WordSmith). Steve is a kind MVM; he'll keep a rope light on for ya. ;-)

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Do you have rope lights?
We have about a hundred feet or so of rope lights in our "Winter" storage box. There was a big pack rat problem at the volunteer campground where we spent the winter. They would get into engine compartments etc and chew up wiring to make nests. The best way to deter them turned out to be light, since the little varmints prefer pitch darkness for their nefarious activities. I laid a rope light perimeter around the coach and the toad and never had a problem.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:49 AM   #802
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We have about a hundred feet or so of rope lights in our "Winter" storage box. There was a big pack rat problem at the volunteer campground where we spent the winter. They would get into engine compartments etc and chew up wiring to make nests. The best way to deter them turned out to be light, since the little varmints prefer pitch darkness for their nefarious activities. I laid a rope light perimeter around the coach and the toad and never had a problem.
This is exactly what I told RVM1 - but he doesn't boondock. I still say they make for nice ambiance at happy hour even when plugged in. Working on some ideas for easy clip on / stringing. It's a tough job but someone has to do it. As I said before - already had them for a Mardi GRAS party any way. Need a few more strands! They don't weigh much - don't take up much space and are low draw. Not free - but what is - and not that many $'s.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:56 AM   #803
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I always get confused about what an RVM can claim as not having but not being missed. LOL Since my FT started 3 weeks ago I still have to say what I don't have from my S&B and don't/do have in my MH.

I don't miss the dead sounding walls of my S&B and really like the sound of the wind and rain (as long as it isn't too scarey strong) as I am sitting in or around my motor HOME. I am NOT gonna miss the sound of that dang air handler directly above my desk at work either.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:59 AM   #804
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Man, your like the pusherman on the corner. Offering up such enticements! Giving me my own number, my own mutant ID, a since of belonging, calling the names of others I know that have turned to the mutant side. Well RVM32 is nice, like its my waist size and all
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LOL...uh oh...there goes the RVM neighborhood. WELCOME!
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:12 AM   #805
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Hey now if we are gonna relate our identity to waist size I need a bigger number Lol
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LOL...uh oh...there goes the RVM neighborhood. WELCOME!
As one of the "Rumble in the Cape" group you I have to caution you and RVM32 about over polishing your wheels. You can rub the shine right off of em if not careful. At least that's what I tell Annie.
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LOL...uh oh...there goes the RVM neighborhood. WELCOME!
Double post by knucklehead.
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RVM32 - huntnski - unlike other groups - we offer no shiny objects or ask much of our fellow mutants. Don't have it, don't miss it. Journey is the destination. You have met the criteria and all rights and privileges are herby extended and bestowed.

Now some may not know that you recently transitioned from the 5er to the 40x. You, like me and a few other mutants are still in the settling in stages. Need this and that, here and there. That's all part of our journey. RVM1 has provided a good tutorial on end of 1 year full timing load lightening. Didn't need it - won't miss it. As RVM1 says - it owed me nothing - so long needless weight and space taker!!

Welcome aboard RVM32. You are definitely mutant material. BTW - weren't you headed toward NM and CO? Those are two of our favorite places for summer!! Post up - and as I recall - ya never did go back and post those new rig photos in those shopping day threads of yours. promises - promises.

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. What is the best mutant way to handle the mundane task of paying utility bills?
And I for one like our central vac, it saves the room our old Dirt Devil took up in the closet.

No rope lights here.
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My new central vac (Intervac) is half the size of the shop vac it replaced and no power cords for the puppy to chew.

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Our sticks and bricks had a room painted and some minor touch ups done yesterday,. The house is empty and we have a pod loaded with stuff the wife cannot live without. Our final destination from Kalifornia (both natives) will be Orlando Florida where our two 19 yr old grandsons want to work.

The house will go on the market very shortly and based on current conditions will probably sell quickly.

Our few bills for insurance, phones, etc are paid automatically by CC with points and we pay that once a month.

As a friend says, we have Hitch Itch bad. We spent two months (6 weeks at Disneyland area), in Southern Calif. Came back to clear out the house and clear out of Kalifornia.

We will miss the weather, incredible local produce, and the friends.
Sold our boat, Hummer, and gave away a house full of stuff to friends and family. Gave my business interest to my partner.

Have done about 100 mods to the RV.
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YC1 - if your RV doesn't have some things and you don't miss em - if the journey is your destination - you meet the qualifications of an RV Mutant. We are 32 strong and growing almost daily. I'm sure many of the mutants recognize your screen name from you insightful posts. We would be happy to have you join the mutants. Name a thing or two your RV doesn't have and you don't miss and become RVM33.

Ya know ya wanna. Cause deep down ya know the RV lifestyle isn't about having things - not every gadget and henweigh. It's about the journey.

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Update - 32 and Growing

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