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Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-29-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 760
Posted By UTTransplant
I would recommend turning the generator on early...

I would recommend turning the generator on early enough so the batteries are fully charged by 8:00 pm or so. Then run your heater. The next morning, check your batteries to see how much power they...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-27-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By UTTransplant
We are retired and not full time. We take a...

We are retired and not full time. We take a winter trip of 3-4 months. There is usually a summer trip of 2 months or so and a fall trip of 1-2 months. Yup, we are gone more than home! We average...
Forum: RV Events & Gatherings 11-26-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By UTTransplant
Don has the best advice. There are so many...

Don has the best advice. There are so many seminars you probably will still miss some you like, so having spouses split up is necessary. After going to the Chapter Fair, join one of the chapters that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-26-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By UTTransplant
Definitely go with a laser printer. As to which...

Definitely go with a laser printer. As to which one, measure your storage location size and go from there. We just have a small B&W, but it works every time we take it out. We tried an ink jet, but...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-25-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,085
Posted By UTTransplant
Sadly, I have personal information about people...

Sadly, I have personal information about people who need this, and more than one of them. Friend of mine has a small SUV and a big pop up. She is legal on her weights (barely), but she lives in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-24-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,710
Posted By UTTransplant
Just because there are seatbelts doesn’t mean...

Just because there are seatbelts doesn’t mean they are safe. Lap only belts keep you from falling out of a motorhome, but they don’t protect you from cabinets falling down. There are a few qualified...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-24-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 13,778
Posted By UTTransplant
You won’t find a gasser in a 45+ length. You will...

You won’t find a gasser in a 45+ length. You will very few of them in a 40’ length. There is a reason for that. In addition, diesel MHs are heavier, sturdier, and generally built of more upscale...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-22-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By UTTransplant
This is the situation where the Montana LLC makes...

This is the situation where the Montana LLC makes sense, at least as if you also domicile in Montana. Otherwise your domicile state may consider it tax evasion.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-20-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By UTTransplant
I am a member, not a host, but I have asked hosts...

I am a member, not a host, but I have asked hosts if they were concerned about odd people coming. They all said they had only had good experiences. A host gets to see information about the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-19-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,597
Posted By UTTransplant
Commercial licenses have medical requirements....

Commercial licenses have medical requirements. That’s why you see signs about “DOT Physicals” in some locations. A non-commercial big rig license does not have the same requirements, so the OP’s...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-17-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,597
Posted By UTTransplant
If yu don’t think you can pass the license test,...

If yu don’t think you can pass the license test, you shouldn’t be driving that big of a rig. The test makes sure the drivers around you are safe, and if you can’t pass it you have an awful lot of...
Forum: Tiffin Owner's Forum 11-16-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By UTTransplant
Ouch on the price! We are looking for one for our...

Ouch on the price! We are looking for one for our Canada/Alaska trip next year. I might end up making one like someone else did. And we have never had an issue with glass chips towing our Grand...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-16-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By UTTransplant
Just remember tax avoidance is legal, tax evasion...

Just remember tax avoidance is legal, tax evasion is a crime. If you have a legal domicile in Oklahoma, there are an awful lot of things that can move the “avoidance to “evasion.” Best talk to an OK...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-14-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,724
Posted By UTTransplant
Like lots of others, we looked hard at both...

Like lots of others, we looked hard at both Tiffin and Newmar. Comparing comparable levels of rigs, we found the pretty equal. We ended up with a Tiffin because we like the floor plan better. If I...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-02-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,988
Posted By UTTransplant
Reminds me of a funny story when we were staying...

Reminds me of a funny story when we were staying at Stillwell Store just outside of Big Bend. A big super C was parked in a spot outside the store, and the owner came out obviously mad, got in, and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-31-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By UTTransplant
The only way we found to manage condensation in...

The only way we found to manage condensation in our previous trailers was a combination of venting and insulation. We insulated the area beneath the bed which helped with potential mold growth under...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 10-28-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 360
Posted By UTTransplant
We had a 3/4 ton diesel pickup towing a 30’...

We had a 3/4 ton diesel pickup towing a 30’ trailer. We almost always used the truck lanes for maneuverability reasons. Before we had the diesel PU we had a gas truck, and that was a real pain. We...
Forum: Boondocking 10-27-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By UTTransplant
You are in a great place for boondocking. Just...

You are in a great place for boondocking. Just look at some of the apps like Campendium. You can also ask your co-workers. Many of the folks I used to work with in SLC would boondock regularly in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-27-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,000
Posted By UTTransplant
We were RVing at $4.00 and we were RVing at $2.50...

We were RVing at $4.00 and we were RVing at $2.50 a gallon. If the fuel cost is driving your decision making, you can adjust the impact of fuel cost by staying at a location longer and by adjusting...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-27-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,988
Posted By UTTransplant
There are a few hookups at Rio Grande Village RV...

There are a few hookups at Rio Grande Village RV Park, but hard to get since they fill very very early with reservations. We stayed at Rio Grande Village campground with no hookups. We also stayed...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-26-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,733
Posted By UTTransplant
The original poster put this on some Tiffin sites...

The original poster put this on some Tiffin sites right after it happened. Astonishing they kept it on the road, but they were pretty calm and collected, and they did everything right. Yeah, that...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-24-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,708
Posted By UTTransplant
I have been happily using AllStays Camp&RV for...

I have been happily using AllStays Camp&RV for many years. It has many more isolated spots and more dispersed spots than RV Parky. I tried RV Parky, and if you primarily stay in established RV sites...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 10-22-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By UTTransplant
For those who need a QR code, check whether your...

For those who need a QR code, check whether your medical folks use the EPIC records systems. Mine does, and there is a MyChart app that allows access to those records by the patient. Mine will also...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-19-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 13,554
Posted By UTTransplant
I actually read all the posts in this thread, and...

I actually read all the posts in this thread, and I am still giggling at the original question. I don’t have to tell you or anyone else why I bought my Class A. It isn’t any of your business. And if...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-19-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By UTTransplant
For the washing machine, follow the directions on...

For the washing machine, follow the directions on your unit to winterize with pink stuff. Easy to do, doesn’t take much, and it clears out in the spring with a single (empty) cycle. The ice maker is...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 10-18-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By UTTransplant
We have a 2018 Trailhawk model. Flat towed over...

We have a 2018 Trailhawk model. Flat towed over 36,000 miles without issue using a Blue Ox bar and an Air Force 1 braking system behind our RED. Note it weighs over 5,000 pounds, so only suitable for...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-17-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By UTTransplant
There is a great app called “Windy”. It is...

There is a great app called “Windy”. It is exactly what it’s name implies - a display of current and forecast wind speeds. The Pro version includes all kinds of extra layers too, but just the basic...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-12-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By UTTransplant
There are long-term sites at Mustang Run in...

There are long-term sites at Mustang Run in western Oklahoma City, just off I-40. There is definitely road noise, but I always look at that as white noise after a while. There are some children, but...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-12-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By UTTransplant
We will be in the desert SW for January through...

We will be in the desert SW for January through the end of March. No firm plans except two or three weeks with friends at Quartzsite and Kofa NWR. We will probably stay longer at both, then wander...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-11-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By UTTransplant
Many years ago we were camping at Montauk State...

Many years ago we were camping at Montauk State Park with my son and a few of his friends. The boys (age 16) decided to go to town for a malt, driving my Subaru Forester. They got the malt, came back...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-09-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By UTTransplant
A number of historic sites are n the Trace or...

A number of historic sites are n the Trace or nearby. Stop a few places and walk on the original path. Stop by the Inn where Meriweather Lewis committed suicide. See the house built by Choctaw...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 10-09-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,026
Posted By UTTransplant
I would definitely not invest in a condo until...

I would definitely not invest in a condo until you are completely sure that DD and SIL are comfortable with lots and lots of grandparent time. Some people are, and some aren’t. My mom drove me nuts...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-09-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By UTTransplant
I am a member of BW, not HH. When I sign onto the...

I am a member of BW, not HH. When I sign onto the app, I only see BW hosts. Nothing shows of the HH sites. Are you sure you are signed into the BW side of the business? They are being run in parallel.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-07-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,214
Posted By UTTransplant
So much depends on where you live and camp. We...

So much depends on where you live and camp. We live in the Midwest, and towables outnumber motorized RVs by 10 to 1 at least. We have been in private and public parks where we were the only Class A...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 10-05-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By UTTransplant
Agree. There are a lot of locum doctors (the...

Agree. There are a lot of locum doctors (the equivalent of a traveling nurse) because they like travel, want to pay down truly obscene educational debt, decided they don’t want a single practice,...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-05-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By UTTransplant
We were in the area one January, and we drove...

We were in the area one January, and we drove quite a bit of the Trace. Yes, the leaves are gone, but the history still remains, and we are big history buffs. We stopped by the historic inn where...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 10-05-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,409
Posted By UTTransplant
I deliberately planned my booster shot for the...

I deliberately planned my booster shot for the Friday afternoon we wouldn’t be traveling , just in case we got side effects. DH had no issues other than a slightly sore arm. I felt like I got hit by...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 10-05-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By UTTransplant
My daughter is a labor and delivery nurse. Her...

My daughter is a labor and delivery nurse. Her hospital required vaccinations for all staff. Out of her 11 nurse unit, 3 are saying they won’t get it. She is worried about the OT she will have to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-04-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,887
Posted By UTTransplant
I know someone who doesn’t use the toilet in...

I know someone who doesn’t use the toilet in their 30’ TT because they “don’t want to get the black tank dirty.” Same person has never taken a shower in their (very nice, relatively new) rig. There...
Forum: Boondocking 09-30-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,165
Posted By UTTransplant
We also camp in bear country (both kinds) a lot....

We also camp in bear country (both kinds) a lot. We have an absolute rule that nothing is left outside the camper/motorhome/tent except a lawn chair. Grills, cook stoves, food, etc. all are stored...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-30-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,309
Posted By UTTransplant
I am of the SURPRISE, I like it camp. I thought...

I am of the SURPRISE, I like it camp. I thought it silly when we got the rig, but our sales person was very positive that it was popular. We leave ours on all the time when connected to shore power...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,426
Posted By UTTransplant
Anyone who thinks their SSN is not already on the...

Anyone who thinks their SSN is not already on the dark web somewhere is delusional. I don’t give it out to retail outlets who have unknown security protocols, but I have no problem giving it on...
Forum: Boondocking 09-28-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By UTTransplant
Short winter days or cloudy weather make a huge...

Short winter days or cloudy weather make a huge difference in available power. In our 27’ trailer, we used 300 watts and two 6v batteries with a 220 amp hour capacity. Seldom had to run the...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-28-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By UTTransplant
I don’t know where your travels will take yo, but...

I don’t know where your travels will take yo, but we used Countryside Interiors in Junction City, OR. We went in beforehand, looked at their showroom, ordered what we wanted in the colors we wanted,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 11,606
Posted By UTTransplant
Laundromats are not hard to find in the lower 48,...

Laundromats are not hard to find in the lower 48, even in remote areas. However I will echo the sentiments of many that I truly love my washer and dryer. No more worrying about dirty laundromat...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-28-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By UTTransplant
We had an outstanding camping trip with the kids...

We had an outstanding camping trip with the kids and grandkids last weekend. No problems except that littlest girl (2) didn’t want to go to sleep in their tent. She eventually gave in, and had no...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-25-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,945
Posted By UTTransplant
THIS! I had a friend who rented a Flying J...

THIS!

I had a friend who rented a Flying J reserved site for his MH overnight. He had done it successfully a few previous times, but the last time a leaving truck ripped the back cat off his MH!...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-20-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By UTTransplant
I have always used nested pans from the tiny thin...

I have always used nested pans from the tiny thin sets of my backpacking days to the Magma set I use in the motorhome today. It just isn’t worth the storage hassle any other way to me. Some of my...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-20-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By UTTransplant
Some RV parks have mobile RV wash companies they...

Some RV parks have mobile RV wash companies they work with. You can check around locally. We also use Blue Beacon truck washes occasionally. We have found they take good care with our MH, but there...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-20-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,242
Posted By UTTransplant
We stayed at a COE campground in Oklahoma...

We stayed at a COE campground in Oklahoma recently with a 4 or 5 pm checkout! We didn’t even think to check since we arrived about 3. The gate attendant was very curt saying we were just lucky our...
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