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    Please understand that not everyone has the best of intentions but most of the posters here do. If you get a negative response (especially if it's from someone with only 5 posts!) please do not let that leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. Some folks simply cannot help themselves. :(

    You are going to get a lot of good, usable information which you can choose to use as you please.

    I just noticed that this same poster just joined us "today" so please don't hold his post against the forum in general.

  2. Excluding fuel but including tires and other wear and tear items plus insurance and registration our 40 coach costs about $2/mile to drive. As a full timer for 17 years we have put 3 sets of tires on and lots of belts and water pumps and A/C units (repaired) and wiper blades and new windshields and, and, and. Add approx. $1/mile for depreciation (much, much more if you bought it new) and you are getting pretty close.

  3. Got screwed by Blue Sky so be very careful of the quote. FMCA was also substantially higher than my existing Progressive insurance when I asked them for a quote.

    Blue Sky quoted less than $1000 and when I called to sign up for the service they said that "just that day" they had a rate increase. That rate increase was just shy of 100% of the original price quoted.

  4. Primarily since the trucks are required to take the bypass I reasoned it might be better to drive straight thru so I tried that on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm. Things went relatively smoothly with a few slowdowns until I got to the malfunction junction in downtown. There it became a parking lot with cars madly scrambling this way and that to get into their required lane. Fortunately there were a few kind folks who cut me some slack and let me move over the few lanes I had to so I would be in the proper lanes for I-75 south. I tried it once, but after that experience next time I will be looking for an alternative route around Atlanta or at 0300 on Sunday morning as suggested. Thanks!

    Please don't take this personally but I always get a kick out of folks who ask for advice, ignore it and then do the opposite. I do have to say that it takes a lot to come back and say you were wrong. Since nothing went wrong there was no harm done but maybe you will pay just a bit more attention to the advice of others in the future (or not)! :P

  5. If the park policy is $5 for visitors I would immediately assume that to mean $5 per visitor. I can't see how you would interrupt it in some other manner (bring your entire neighborhood in just one car and it's just $5!). Additional visitors creates additional costs for the park even if it's only water and sewer. I am always surprised that a park does not require additional fees for additional visitors. Could the park know that your visitors would only be there for 4 hours? What if you said they will be gone by 7 and they were still there at 10 or the following morning? What is the park to do at that point? I sometimes have my mother visit and the parks usually charge for a 3rd person. That makes sense as well.

    The other reviews of the park on http://www.rvparkreviews.com are generally good so you should post your opposing view there to give the reviews a bit of balance.

    Please understand that I am very sorry that you were upset as we are all out here just trying to have a good time. Anyone doing "stuff" that minimizes that experience is doing no one any service. However, if there is a policy, there is a policy and it sounds like they had a policy in effect and asked you to follow it.

  6. You have been around a bit longer than I have (192XXX) but you are seeing the same stuff. FMCA set themselves up to fail when they limited there membership to a small percentage of a small market (small market = RVers. Even smaller market = self powered RVs). If nothing had happened to the economy they would likely be doing great and we would all be multi-millionaires by now. However, it did and we all did not.

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  7. Maybe it's because it's past cocktail time but I can't get your configuration clear. The basic setup would have the incoming cable connected to the power inserter, out of the power inserter to the video bridge and the video bridge to the genie. You would connect the Genie via HDMI to the splitter and, if you want a 2nd channel in the bedroom a client there connected directly via HDMI to that TV. There are separation issues you will need to deal with (4ft between Genie, video bridge and any other wireless device) but the setup is pretty easy. There are other wiring options and other TV viewing options but that's the basics. You want the Genie connected to whatever HDMI connection that goes to your main TV in case you want to utilize the PIP options.

  8. You get what you paid for. You can, if still available, get 30 amp electric and possibly water. I believe there "were" some full hookup connections available. There is a honey wagon service but it might cost a small amount extra, can't remember.

    You will enjoy the OR area and don't forget that if you are considering any major purchase in the near future, there is NO sales tax in OR.

  9. There is also likely a wall plate with a tiny button or slide switch and a tiny (usually green) light. If this is lit you will be able to use your OTA roof mounted TV antenna. To use cable you must turn this off.

  10. I have had to move the coach under protest several times but the end result was always...."right thing to do" despite initial objections. Even if the results was not exactly what we had hoped, it still made more sense to do it "the right way".

    If it's financial, I usually yield to her good sense. If it's mechanical she usually yields to mine.

  11. Depending upon how much time you have and how long in advance you can make reservations, Fishing Bridge is your best choice as long as you are not 40+ feet long. There are very few sites that will accommodate this size rig. It is most centrally located and will cut your driving time around the park dramatically compared to anywhere outside the park. There are also several very nice dry camping campground with good access as well.

    From outside the park it's going to take one full day to do the top loop and one full day to do the bottom loop and you are still going to miss a bunch of stuff.

    If this is a round trip vacation I would go up 15 to Idaho Falls and then into West Yellowstone and into the park (or stay in W. Yellowstone for a day or two before moving inside the park) I would then come out the South entrance to go through the Tetons and into Jackson, WY and then 89 back toward Logan.

    If this is not a round trip then come up to Logan, Jackson and into the S. entrance.

  12. 50 amp service provides up to 100amps to the RV. 30 amp service provides up to 30 amps to the RV. Be absolutely certain which of these you want to get involved with.

    No one likes my response but you need to completely understand the differences.

  13. No, there certainly should not be any water in there if the last thing you did was dry!

    You might have a leak in the incoming water line. Be sure you clean the trap in the bottom of the machine where the water drains out and through a lint trap. It's best to do this while the machine is in a high speed spin to keep as much water as possible from coming out when you open the plug.

  14. I use and like a good steam cleaning. My carpets are high quality Stain Master carpets and they are 15 years old. While they are clearly not in "new" condition, they still look great, the pile is still fluffy and it cleans up like nearly new. I have tried the dry chem applications and it was terrible. I did use the Rug Doctor to do it myself and it "worked" but not as well as the professional truck mounted steam equipment. Don't use anyone using anything less than the full truck mounted, heated, steam equipment.

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