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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-12-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By tanksalotct
You have absolutely no idea why I chose SD as a...

You have absolutely no idea why I chose SD as a residency.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-11-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By tanksalotct
I have no objection to rules that make sense. ...

I have no objection to rules that make sense. Vision test for over 65 is no problem. If lost state revenue is the issue, they could charge an extra $100 for PMB addresses and I’d understand. But to...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-11-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By tanksalotct
Absolutely EXCELLENT idea! Thanks!

Absolutely EXCELLENT idea! Thanks!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-11-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By tanksalotct
Tried that with America’s Mailbox, offering to...

Tried that with America’s Mailbox, offering to pay in advance. No go. Good idea, though. Worth trying with other Rv parks.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 06-10-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By tanksalotct
Renewing SD Driver's License w/PMB address

We're in Flagstaff, and our drivers licenses expire in a month and 3 months. To renew online, I need a receipt for one night's stay in SD within the past year.

For us, in our mid-70's, that a...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-03-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By tanksalotct
I don't like "defacing" our new-to-us beauty, but...

I don't like "defacing" our new-to-us beauty, but we got 2 plates and I found the plate holder in the back compartment. Less stress.
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 05-03-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By tanksalotct
Front License plate on Prius

We bought our Prius in Arizona, which doesn't have a front plate requirement. Our state of residency, SD, does, as well as California and others.

Have others had this problem and how...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-14-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By tanksalotct
My wife found this on America's Mailbox web site:...

My wife found this on America's Mailbox web site:
"
People Who Travel Full Time
If you are using a South Dakota mail forwarding address, you will need to complete the residency affidavit...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-14-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By tanksalotct
Thanks for the responses. I'm glad I've gotten...

Thanks for the responses. I'm glad I've gotten old enough to question what I'm told by a State employee. We'll both try online (we have the new licenses with the gold star) and see what happens.
...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-13-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By tanksalotct
South Dakota drivers Iicense renewal

We use America’s Mailbox for mail forwarding and residency. Our SD drivers licences are up for renewal soon.

Although there’s supposedly online renewal, a call to DMV resulted in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-07-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By tanksalotct
Savor what you're enjoying!

At 75, I was living the good life. Traveling where we wanted, when we wanted. My wife would go for walks and walk the dog, I'd enjoy the "alone time" in the camper. The wine would flow freely. The...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-06-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,552
Posted By tanksalotct
Real nice place with roaming peacocks for the...

Real nice place with roaming peacocks for the kids to feed. The key is getting in with current rules. Driving distance to San Jose. Let kids visit you!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-06-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By tanksalotct
Los Algodenos

As of this writing the border is open 6 to 2 PM. THERE IS NO INDIAN PARKING BY THE GATE! BRING GOOD SHOES OR GET DROPPED OFF.

Mrs. Personality in the police vehicle was unresponsive as...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-22-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,586
Posted By tanksalotct
We’ve been on NFS land fo almost 4 weeks in...

We’ve been on NFS land fo almost 4 weeks in Flagstaff. Weather has been spectacular!
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 05-20-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By tanksalotct
Sanitizer OUTSIDE camper

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Please consider the idea and not the atrocious aesthetics. When Covid first emerged, I wanted to keep the inside of our camper a “safe zone”. I mounted a used can where there were...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-21-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,586
Posted By tanksalotct
thank you!

thank you!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-19-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By tanksalotct
Where can we go??.

We are full time in a 24 ft. Motor home (almost 4 years now)Currently near Phoenix. Need to head north. Need peace of mind, AT&T reception and maybe TV. Prefer BLM, enjoy being in the middle of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-29-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By tanksalotct
No toad; just the RV.

No toad; just the RV.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-29-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By tanksalotct
Could this happen?

We recently met someone with a 40 ft. Newmar toyhauler and we got along very well. When I texted him recently he texted that he "had just clobbered some woman's Toyota Corolla". I called to get...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-20-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By tanksalotct
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-17-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By tanksalotct
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RCQTIY/ref=cm_sw_r_c...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RCQTIY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_LZq-DbSY8DKGJ

No bend in original part.
Forum: Just Conversation 11-15-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By tanksalotct
Onan priming confusion

I'm confused about pressing "stop" to make starting easier.

When I changed the starting solenoid, I pulled a stupid and connected the positive lead to the fuel pump on the bolt, thus grounding...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-14-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By tanksalotct
Thanks for the replies! Re: starting Onan...

Thanks for the replies!
Re: starting Onan generator- ours is a 1999 Onan 4000. It immediately starts up every time just by pressing “start”. It runs initially off the fuel in the carburetor bowl. ...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-13-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By tanksalotct
Avoiding labor cost shock

I’ve been a do-it-yourselfer for over 40 years. As I age, the “executive function” of my brain tells me to farm out some work to “professionals”. I am starting to feel that my time is more...
Forum: Boondocking 08-23-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By tanksalotct
Thanks for the suggestions!! We're headed north...

Thanks for the suggestions!! We're headed north to the Oregon coast, and then possibly a northern route to high areas of Utah. I never realized that the area to the east of SLC was as high and as...
Forum: Boondocking 08-22-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By tanksalotct
Looking for COOL temps.

Looking for COOL temps.
Forum: Boondocking 08-22-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By tanksalotct
North (or other direction) from Sacramento to ?

We have 4 weeks before we need to be back in Santa Clara. Any suggestions for itineraries where it’s COOL and has good Boondocking would be appreciated.

TIA
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-21-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By tanksalotct
Thanks for the responses! Getting a Ford engine...

Thanks for the responses! Getting a Ford engine installed at a Ford dealer. $8500-$9000. (Depends on Hoses replaced etc.) Need the peace of mind.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 07-13-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By tanksalotct
Triton V-10 Problems

After having misfire errors I replaced all the coils with Motorcraft. Still got misfire on #4. Mechanic pulled #4 plug and it was oily and had low compression (70psi).

Although it's a '99, we...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 03-01-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,876
Posted By tanksalotct
I just got a Mobley and added it to my AT&T...

I just got a Mobley and added it to my AT&T unlimited plan. Fantastic! Watched Bohemian Rhapsody in high definition in the desert.
Might not work as unlimited on new AT&T plans. (According to...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-09-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,418
Posted By tanksalotct
We purchased a used 1999 Born Free and LOVE it....

We purchased a used 1999 Born Free and LOVE it. Very high build quality. Finding one is somewhat difficult, and sadly they are out of business, but they are very high end and comfortable.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-22-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By tanksalotct
Where am I?

I’m 300 feet from this marker. Could someone tell me the exact coordinates?223464
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 10-17-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By tanksalotct
Downloading Youtube Video

With a 1 TB hard drive in my computer, I can downloads lots of "stuff". Not on Netflix or Prime video, but yes on Youtube. No paid subscription
I go to a Starbucks (or other Wi-Fi hot spot)...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-29-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By tanksalotct
Fantasy Springs casino also is nearby.

Fantasy Springs casino also is nearby.
Forum: Boondocking 08-20-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By tanksalotct
Thanks, everyone! Due to Burning Man and our...

Thanks, everyone! Due to Burning Man and our daughter’s attendance, we’ll be touring San Francisco and the area for a week or two.
Forum: Boondocking 08-19-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By tanksalotct
4weeks starting in Santa Clara

We’re leaving Santa Clara (staying at daughter’s driveway) and need to be back in a month. We were thinking of Glacier but are worried about the smoke from the fires.

Ideas welcome!
...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 06-30-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,984
Posted By tanksalotct
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180630/f700f805...

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We've had our dog on "Brain Aging Care" dog food for about 4 months, and it HAS made a difference. I can now pick...
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 05-12-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,984
Posted By tanksalotct
Our daughter (an emergency vet) recommended...

Our daughter (an emergency vet) recommended "Hills aging brain care" dog food. It's pricey, but it Does seem to make a difference. Our dog is less "snappy" and somewhat more aware.
The body's...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-12-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By tanksalotct
So would I, but getting a spot might be tricky.

So would I, but getting a spot might be tricky.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-01-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By tanksalotct
Just before Valley of Fire SP is BLM land. At the...

Just before Valley of Fire SP is BLM land. At the crest of a hill is a turn off on the right, with a Fire ring!
We stayed there for the evening (good TV & phone) then went into Valley of Fire...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-27-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By tanksalotct
Try Valley of Fire state park, 1 hour north of...

Try Valley of Fire state park, 1 hour north of Vegas. Incredibly beautiful & quiet.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-27-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By tanksalotct
Salt Lake City

My wife has flown to San Jose CA for a week to get a medical checkup & visit grandkids. I'm looking for a quiet location, solitude, TV reception and good AT&T reception.
I've tried Antelope...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-05-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By tanksalotct
Try "balancing beads" (or BB's) Worked for me...

Try "balancing beads" (or BB's) Worked for me like a charm!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-03-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By tanksalotct
Wills & domicile

We use SD as our domicile but have an investment property in Connecticut. We asked our Ct attorney to put together a will and he was very reluctant.
Other than our relatively inexpensive Rv,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-03-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By tanksalotct
We use a pair of "Baofeng" 2-way radios. $27 per...

We use a pair of "Baofeng" 2-way radios. $27 per PAIR. Rechargeable batteries with charger. Decent range. Keeps us married when we have to back up.
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 09-16-2017, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,984
Posted By tanksalotct
Aging dog

We're living/traveling in a 24 ft. RV motor home for a little over a year. The dog is 13-14, has "sundowners" syndrome and has become gradually less of a "pet". If I leave my seat (passenger)...
Forum: Full-Timers 08-11-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By tanksalotct
Near Denali, AK. We met a woman traveling with...

Near Denali, AK. We met a woman traveling with her 87-year old father, stage-4 cancer husband and a frozen/leaky caliper. They're all from Holland
Tow truck was taking them to Anchorage,...
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 06-16-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By tanksalotct
AT&T to Alaska

We're on the 25 Gb plan with AT&T, and encountered no real problems going to the Baja. NO extra charges and fair coverage.

What can we expect going to Alaska?
Forum: Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Beyond 06-12-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,202
Posted By tanksalotct
How important is having a spare tire? We have a...

How important is having a spare tire? We have a 24 ft Born Free, 1-yr. old tires, but would have to buy a spare tire carrier and tire.
Forum: Boondocking 01-24-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By tanksalotct
True; but feeding the inverter adequate D.C. To...

True; but feeding the inverter adequate D.C. To provide that power is problematic.
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