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Old 06-28-2015, 09:33 AM   #169
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Did you say excise tax bills FCloud9? Just got an excise tax bill for the trailer that must be in error!!? :-)
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:41 AM   #170
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Thanks BearScream, I was wondering mainly about the effect of towing the 20' on your Jetta's warranty, but you seem to have anticipated this issue.
Frankly, this is an unknown -- if VW will make an issue of towing for any defect that is unrelated. I did drive the VW for a month before getting a hitch, and it seemed to me to be solid. I need this kind of TV, and so accepted this risk, even extending the three year to a six year warranty. Much may depend on how your servicing dealer reacts, I suspect, and I have some confidence there. I told them of my plans before I bought the car; the sales mgr agreed the car could tow. But that's sales. Service? YMMV.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:53 AM   #171
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Did you say excise tax bills FCloud9? Just got an excise tax bill for the trailer that must be in error!!? :-)

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We live in PA and only pay initial PA state sales tax with initial registration at 6%....then required yearly PA State inspections which we just paid $30. Believe Wild Child lives in MA with the excise tax.
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:10 AM   #172
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We live in PA and only pay initial PA state sales tax with initial registration at 6%....then required yearly PA State inspections which we just paid $30. Believe Wild Child lives in MA with the excise tax.
Oops, meant to reply to 'Wild Child.' Sorry to both.
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:17 PM   #173
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Hey now that you're all hitched and ready to travel, come on out to the Desert southwest! We are the only Airstream in the park. We need some friends here😀


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Old 06-28-2015, 05:34 PM   #174
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Oops, meant to reply to 'Wild Child.' Sorry to both.
No worries. yes, it was me - from Tax-a-chusettes with the wise guy comment. I'd take the inspection sticker vs excise tax any time!
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:37 PM   #175
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Wish we could come out your way. It would be so cool to see the Desert Soutwest, but work would frown upon a long enough departure to make the trip!
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:01 PM   #176
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Thanks for the invite but we spent over three months AZ, NV, CA, UT this past winter and had a great time while successfully leaving the snow, ice and cold in PA. We hope to eventually move west of Mississippi someday so heading to Adirondacks and New England while we are still on east coast seems like a good plan this year. Will probably go west next summer 2016!
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:21 AM   #177
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Hey, a little help here? Anybody hook up a FC 20' using a Fastway E2 type hitch (equalizer type) and have trouble dialing it in? We have the 800 # bars and with 2 washers on the tilt it is stiff and possibly a little skittish in the rear of the truck but with one washer on the tilt it is bouncy. I also have 600 # bars from my old 16 Sport I could use, but that is POSSIBLY a little light on the hitch weight. Unloaded is the hitch weight 630 or way under that? Would you opt for a stiff or a bouncy? Stiff comes up with 0 rear end difference in the TV rear end height and bouncy is about 1.5 lower than unloaded.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:30 PM   #178
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No worries. yes, it was me - from Tax-a-chusettes with the wise guy comment. I'd take the inspection sticker vs excise tax any time!

Michigan only(!) 6% sales tax, no inspection, no excise tax, and I believe I have a "permanent" trailer plate (tag)...
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Looks soooo nice! It's great when we get to have nice weather for our adventures. Love the pix...I had to look twice as I thought it was our trailer!

In New England the weather is a roll of the dice. Last weekend we were at a rally put on the CT Charter Oak Unit from Region 1. We stayed at Riverside Marina in Portland CT.

It was so much fun meeting folks in the club. It was our first rally. Our 20' drew lots of attention as folks were curious to see the inside. So we gave a few "tours."

We had great weather the first two days, but Sunday was torrential downpours so a complete washout. But it sure was nice having a cozy 20' to have our breakfast in that morning! We are planning to join up with a couple more rallies this summer. It was great fun!

Have fun trailering!

Thanks Wild Child! You must have a very nice looking trailer!

Our first time camping at a marina. Very interesting subculture. There was a boating club event going on and there are probably some parallels with AS rallies. We're doing our first rally in November down in SC. Thought it best to go far away from home to do our first one in case I offended anyone too badly...
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We made it to Arches NP. We are staying at Devils Garden CG, at 104 I think I know why it's called Devils Garden
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Looks very cool - in a Hot sort of way. Awesome photo!
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Made it to Mt Rushmore and camping at Horse thief CG. Here is our site
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