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Old 08-30-2016, 09:23 AM   #113
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Just curious, is that a "flood" foundation?
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It's the new government hight requirement for houses in flood zones.

Got to be ready for the 100 year storm.
The house was constructed in 1999 and that section of the ICW island may have been a flood zone back then but I doubt it. When I went to get home insurance they looked up to see if the house was in a flood zone and it is NOT. But it never hurts to be prepared for Global Warming where the oceans will rise 10 feet!

It also has high impact glass throughout plus window and door covers for hurricane protection.

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Old 08-30-2016, 09:47 AM   #114
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You can run the AC from a 15 amp circuit, IF, you have a hard start kit in the AC! You still have to be VERY careful about low line voltage taking out the compressor. It's not just the amps, anything under 118 volts, and you're probably damaging your compressor.

Check the line voltage that you're putting into your RV (don't ask me how I know), in the summer, the power company may not be delivering a full 120 / 124 volts. If it's their issue, you may need a power conditioner.
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Nice digs. Looks like a great place to stop and relax. Congratulations.
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:23 AM   #117
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You still have to be VERY careful about low line voltage taking out the compressor. It's not just the amps, anything under 118 volts, and you're probably damaging your compressor.
I think you may be off by 10 or 12 volts.

If this were the case, there would be a giant landfill, just for RV air conditioners !
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Yes, but just barely for height I won't be able to do any work on top of the roof while it's park in the RV Port.



If I need to do anything on top it will have to come out into the rear yard.



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Nice place. Congratulations.
Btw what's the story on your moniker?
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I worked for Eastman Kodak in Rochester for 31 years of my first career doing a variety of jobs mostly in motion picture films. Then went to Hollywood to work at CFI and Technicolor film labs as a Technical Director solving problems for production companies and film processing/printing laboratories for another 10 years. Finally worked 5 years for UCLA at their Film & TV archive setting up a film preservation and restoration laboratory which I then hired staff and managed it for 5 years before calling it quits after a total of 46 years in the film industry. It was time to travel the country.

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FWIW It probably is not a flood area in the sense of a river over flowing. It probably is in the sense of the ocean comes through it in a hurricane. I would not keep anything valuable on the ground floor that was not readily moveable when a big storm was coming. YMMV.
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Yes, but just barely for height I won't be able to do any work on top of the roof while it's park in the RV Port.

If I need to do anything on top it will have to come out into the rear yard.

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what a great looking place!!! But.... my moho would look much better in that car port than yours!!!!
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Sure would be nice to compile a list of the "nice" Walmarts that are RV friendly. We are parked at one right now (Wasco, CA). We had three stops from Southeast TX. First was Amarillo, TX. Large parking lot with room to spare. Not outside 2 minutes and was confronted by a F/W (female, white) who asked to polish our wheels for ten bucks because she was stranded there and had no money. I then asked if she did not have any money why she was drinking a beer. None the less she walked off without any of my money. Lots of transients in the parking lot. I flagged down the parking lot security guard and gave him 10 bucks if he would make her and her transient friends leave. He ran her and all her friends off. Little peace of mind is all I needed I guess. Second layover was Winslow, AZ. In stark contrast MUCH nicer than Amarillo. Nice, clean parking lot but a little smaller than Amarillo. We were going to stay in Flagstaff but were told (we called ahead of time) that the parking lot was owned by the city and the police would make people leave around 5AM. All in all Winslow was nice. Third layover was supposed to be Bakersfield right off I-40. Not sure why but I just got a bad feeling. Started looking and found what appeared to be a nicer place in Wasco, CA. After passing by and seeing the one in Bakersfield we were going to stay at, it was the right call. Wasco is nice but dusty and the parking lot is not really conveniently set up for a MH and toad but we made it work. All in all I got to thinking. The town I work in has 2 super Walmarts. The one in my beat actually led the nation out of all the Walmarts for theft/shrink. So with all the crime at my home Walmart in all the years of working I have never taken a report of any kind related to anyone staying in an RV. Now with that being said our Walmart is out if the way and about 15 miles south of any major interstate. All in all in the future for layovers we will use Walmarts again. Just our experience.
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I use the android app Allstays Walmart ONP.

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I use the android app Allstays Walmart ONP.

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I use the same one for iOS. Users can add comments for locations they have experience with. Works great.

I also always call the Walmart and confirm that it's OK to stay.


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