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Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions Yesterday, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By bmcgc
I believe that you can rent the MH for a week and...

I believe that you can rent the MH for a week and if you buy, the rental applies toward the purchase. A friend of mine just bought a 19' CA MH. He says the chassis was a used van that was converted...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,207
Posted By bmcgc
Discussion forums like the news is mostly opinion...

Discussion forums like the news is mostly opinion and not always factual.

In international shipping there are two terms to be familiar with.

CIF and FOB.

CIF and FOB determines who pays...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-14-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By bmcgc
Cape Arago is beautiful and the nicest beach on...

Cape Arago is beautiful and the nicest beach on that part of the coast. The botanical gardens are also worth a visit. The Portside Restaurant in Charleston was nice back in my time, I dont even...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-14-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,207
Posted By bmcgc
+1 - Let the insurance companys sort it out. ...

+1 - Let the insurance companys sort it out.

I lived on the OR/WA coast for 12 years. A wind event is a common occurance, not an uncommon occurance.

Food for thought:

Does the RV park owner...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-14-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By bmcgc
A few miles north of Bandon you can cut over to...

A few miles north of Bandon you can cut over to Charleston on West Beaver Hill Rd/Seven Devils Road. Sunset Bay State Park is a nice park. I used to live nearby at Cape Arago lighthouse.

I lived...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,386
Posted By bmcgc
Im not seeing how you correlate being more...

Im not seeing how you correlate being more efficent and reducing cost with being old.

We drive all we want and/or need to. We have many hobbies and activities that dont require driving. Spending...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,410
Posted By bmcgc
I think we will see a tax increase on fuel touted...

I think we will see a tax increase on fuel touted as an infrastructure tax to pay for roads and bridges.

We all like nice roads and safe bridges.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-13-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,386
Posted By bmcgc
I watched an episode of Leno. He had a very...

I watched an episode of Leno. He had a very early 1900s electric car. Apparently in NYC at that time electric and gas cars were about a 50/50 mix.

The real key to reducing the carbon footprint...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-13-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By bmcgc
After a shaky start Oklahoma could have given any...

After a shaky start Oklahoma could have given any of the top 4 a good game.

For the first time in years they have a decent defense and they always have an explosive offense.

Its time to expand...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-13-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,309
Posted By bmcgc
There is no single formula for buying and...

There is no single formula for buying and selling.

A clean trade, especially a model that is desirable has value to the dealership and they want it.

Dont be afraid to draw a line in the sand,...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-12-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,402
Posted By bmcgc
RockAuto sells all brake parts for a F-53...

RockAuto sells all brake parts for a F-53 chassis.

Rotors run $40-$125 each. I recommend the coated rotors if available.

Many shops no longer turn rotors, replacements are cheaper than buying...
Forum: Boondocking 01-11-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,492
Posted By bmcgc
In my 20s I spent many weekends camping with my...

In my 20s I spent many weekends camping with my friends. We had a nice lake for swimming and skiing about 20 miles from town. Tents, vans, pickups, it didnt matter, we camped until we ran out of...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-11-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,393
Posted By bmcgc
This is a 100% unfactual statement. Changing...

This is a 100% unfactual statement.

Changing tire diameter changes your final gear ratio.

Changing the final gear ratio nets some benefits at the expense of other benefits.

Be wary of load...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-10-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By bmcgc
My 40k number is based on MSRP, dealer fees, TTL.

My 40k number is based on MSRP, dealer fees, TTL.
Forum: RV'ing with Pets 01-10-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,293
Posted By bmcgc
Our pups are 1 and 2 years old and very active. ...

Our pups are 1 and 2 years old and very active.

It is a challenge to take them anywhere.

They love us and where we go, they go.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-10-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By bmcgc
I am more mechanicaly inclined than most buyers...

I am more mechanicaly inclined than most buyers and I do much of the maintenance myself.

If its more than 3 years old I am going to ask if the engine belts and hoses have been changed. How old...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-09-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By bmcgc
We were in one a couple hours ago at a local RV...

We were in one a couple hours ago at a local RV dealer. Very nice, good quality, but for us, I think there are better ways to spend 40k.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-09-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 991
Posted By bmcgc
We quit flying because of airports and TSA. ...

We quit flying because of airports and TSA. Dealing with getting in and out of airports, getting on and off airplanes starts a trip off and ends a trip miserably.

I like night driving on roads...
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 01-08-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 25,405
Posted By bmcgc
How is the 7.3 MH engine detuned? Software...

How is the 7.3 MH engine detuned?

Software or is it a completely different engine than the 430/475 version?
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-08-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,824
Posted By bmcgc
I like the Escapee co-op idea. We are...

I like the Escapee co-op idea.

We are keeping our house, its small, paid for, low maintenence and in a really nice 55+ HOA.

We just want to leave it 4-5-6 months a year and chase the nice...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-08-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,930
Posted By bmcgc
Dons you are in over your head on this topic, you...

Dons you are in over your head on this topic, you really dont know what you are posting. A non-profit can not make a profit. Thats why they are called non-profits and registered with the Secetary...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-07-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By bmcgc
On my particular truck the 3.55 gears add 1000#...

On my particular truck the 3.55 gears add 1000# towing capacity. 3.73s are not available.

Where the 3.31s lack the low end grunt of the 3.55+ gears, the 10 speed makes up for it once you are...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-07-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 991
Posted By bmcgc
100% personal preference. Some refuse to...

100% personal preference.

Some refuse to drive at night. In some circumstances, I prefer to drive at night.

I have no schedule.

As I get older, my sleep patterns have changed and are not...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-07-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,935
Posted By bmcgc
AJMike what you ask for and what you get are...

AJMike what you ask for and what you get are rarely the same number.

Wheel your 2 year old RV into a dealer lot and see what the offer is.

brobox, the problem is that lenders are to...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-07-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By bmcgc
I never had an interest in make believe movies...

I never had an interest in make believe movies and TV shows until about 10 years ago.

Its difficult to find content that is just fun and entertaining. Content that is not political, has no social...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-06-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,824
Posted By bmcgc
Another consideration is how much time you spend...

Another consideration is how much time you spend in a state.

In some states, you could be considered a part year resident and subject to state income tax.
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 01-06-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,393
Posted By bmcgc
Speed, weight, driving habits. You can...

Speed, weight, driving habits.

You can control all three of those factors.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 01-05-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By bmcgc
Im guessing the answer to your question is no.

Im guessing the answer to your question is no.
Forum: Just Conversation 01-05-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 605
Posted By bmcgc
Back in the early 80s I lived on the Oregon...

Back in the early 80s I lived on the Oregon coast. Small towns, isolated, not much going on.

I was in the Coast Guard and had duty every other weekend. Every other Friday, I went to work at 8am...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-05-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,824
Posted By bmcgc
The other alternative is wealthy friends. I...

The other alternative is wealthy friends.

I have a friend who lives on an island in the Chesapeake Bay, another who lives near Roseburg OR and another who lives in Morgan City LA.

All of them...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-05-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 774
Posted By bmcgc
I have a good friend who lives in Ocean Shores. ...

I have a good friend who lives in Ocean Shores. Beck is their last name.

101/1 is a beautiful drive, I have done it many times from Astoria to the Modesto area. Its 40-45mph in a big rig and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-05-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,935
Posted By bmcgc
I have tossed a three headed coin so many times...

I have tossed a three headed coin so many times that I am wore out.

I have concluded that for us, we can afford to buy a nice Class A, but cant afford to drive and maintain one. For the next 5...
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-05-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,446
Posted By bmcgc
AV8, My 2020 F150 Supercrew has a 6800# GVWR...

AV8, My 2020 F150 Supercrew has a 6800# GVWR package listed on the window sticker and a 2039 payload listed on the yellow door sticker.

So 6800-2039=4761.

Im guessing my truck weighed 4761 OTD...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-04-2021, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By bmcgc
i was going to get a cup of coffee but my fitbit...

i was going to get a cup of coffee but my fitbit said that I had already taken 7 steps today, so I just stayed where I was and waited for the misses to come by.
Forum: Travel Trailer Discussion 01-04-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,446
Posted By bmcgc
Av8Chuck, check your info. The 157" WB is...

Av8Chuck, check your info.

The 157" WB is the 6.5' bed, not the 5.5' bed that you state that you have.

Your window sticker states what the GCWR is.

The yellow sticker in the door jamb states...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 01-04-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,242
Posted By bmcgc
For decades Consumer Reports has advised that...

For decades Consumer Reports has advised that extended warranties are a waste of money.
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-03-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 774
Posted By bmcgc
Im in agreement that Seattle to Bakersfield,...

Im in agreement that Seattle to Bakersfield, Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso is the safe route that time of year.

Last time I was on I40 it was pretty rough west of Memphis, it seems like they have been...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-03-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,824
Posted By bmcgc
Lots of considerations. +1 on local zoning...

Lots of considerations.

+1 on local zoning laws. In some areas, if city water and sewer are available, you are required to hook into it.

An issue I woiuld have is making improvements and then...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-03-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,824
Posted By bmcgc
A few of my friends are RVers, we have discussed...

A few of my friends are RVers, we have discussed each of buying a bit of dirt in different areas, then sharing, or buying/renting into a nice park and sharing the lot.
Forum: Military / Veteran RVing 01-03-2021, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,471
Views: 603,500
Posted By bmcgc
My observation after 26 years in the USCG: ...

My observation after 26 years in the USCG:

1. My good friend Bill from HS spent 20 years in the army. He tells me of the 20 mile "hike" in full combat gear in the mountains of Korea. How after...
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-03-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By bmcgc
Wildfire! The OP never stated that USAA...

Wildfire!

The OP never stated that USAA cancels or suspends insurance coverage.

I have used this option many times for years.

All the insurance company is doing is lowering your premium due...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-03-2021, 06:40 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 34,324
Posted By bmcgc
I retired at 50 and have worked PT here and there...

I retired at 50 and have worked PT here and there the past 10 years to break up the routine.

Taxes ate up a big portion of my earnings and I didnt feel that I was able to keep enough of what I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-03-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,824
Posted By bmcgc
I have found that despite the millions and...

I have found that despite the millions and millions of unimproved acres of land in this country, the price continues to skyrocket.

It seems that the supply is much greater than the demand, yet the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-03-2021, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By bmcgc
Everybody taks about the weather, no one does...

Everybody taks about the weather, no one does anything about it - Mark Twain
Forum: Entegra Owner's Forum 01-02-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By bmcgc
Your vehicle remains fully covered while in...

Your vehicle remains fully covered while in storage. What USAA is doing is recomputing the coverage to zero miles driven, that makes your premium decrease.

Where you will get in trouble is if you...
Forum: Just Conversation 01-02-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 20,928
Posted By bmcgc
The Lord promised to put good women in all four...

The Lord promised to put good women in all four corners of the world.

Then he made the world round and laughed and laughed.
Forum: Just Conversation 01-02-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 430
Views: 20,928
Posted By bmcgc
A fool does in the end what a wise man does in...

A fool does in the end what a wise man does in the beginning.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-02-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By bmcgc
Thanks Buss. There are lots of small camp...

Thanks Buss.

There are lots of small camp grounds off the beaten path that are secret becuase few know about them.

We have a couple small county campgrounds here on a small lake about 10min off...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-02-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By bmcgc
Finding Campgrounds

Is there a guide that lists campgrounds by state or region that includes all federal, state, county, city and commercial sites?

Im planning this summers trip and I think I need a 1st, 2nd, 3rd...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-02-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,475
Posted By bmcgc
Jim, I think what Arctic is saying is that in the...

Jim, I think what Arctic is saying is that in the case of Ford, only one model f150 will meet what they are advertising as their max payloadtowing capacity.

Thats a supercab XL long wheelbase,...
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