Thursday, June 22, 2017

Twayler has it!

Day 43

Pink Slip Dilemma

9:30am - I've come to a decision about the pink slip for Little Honda. In yesterday's Blog, I wrote to you about that pink slip. It's in Apple Valley. Inside Twayler. At the Lone Wolf RV Park's storage yard.

Several Readers sent comments suggesting that a duplicate pink slip could be obtained from California DMV. And that would save a 2,000 mile round trip to obtain that pink slip.

This is correct. However, when I apply to California DMV for a new pink slip, the old pink slip becomes invalid.

Then, what happens if:
➡︎ The new pink slip gets lost in the mail?
➡︎ California DMV fouls up with the application?

If either of these two things would happen, I would have no way to transfer Honda's title to a new owner!

The safest thing for me to do is to make the trip to Twayler. What do you think about this?




11:45am - Introducing Tránsito!
In the pic below is Tránsito, Little Honda and Scampy. We are Day Camped across the street from Mohr Motors. On a Dead End street. Perfect place!

I drove Tránsito from Mohr Motors, looking for a nearby place for all of us to be together. And there it was!

After parking Transito, I took the short walk back to where Little Honda and Scampy were parked and made our Day Camp behind Transito!



Tránsito, Little Honda, Scampy


PS: Tránsito may be understood in Spanish to be "Passage."


1pm - Frying pan to fire!
Reader Big Ben emailed with a question.

Big Ben wrote:
"Why did you buy such a small tow vehicle? Going from Honda to Ford Transit is like jumping from the frying pan into the fire."

Big Ben asks a good question. And we on the Scampy RV Team have a good answer to that question!

No, Ben. Ford Transit has a lot more capacity. Can tow a bigger trailer. Will have a Class 3 hitch.

The trick in choosing an RV
Anybody with $dough$ may buy a large RV. The trick is buying the smallest RV possible and live comfortably in that right sized RV.


2:30pm - Little Honda's stuff to Tránsito
We just finished moving all of the stuff that was stored in Little Honda to Tránsito.

Yes! Tránsito is a mess at the moment. But George really needs to rest before doing more work. He's 79½ years old you know!

The Mess



5pm - Mailed Twayler's door key
Did you read the comment from Brilliant Vera?

Vera wrote:
"Make a duplicate key for twayler, send it to someone you trust and get that person to mail you the slip. That would be the most cost effective way and you would not have to make so many trips."

I've just returned from the US Post Office where the key was mailed to Lone Wolf RV Park. That's where Twayler is in storage.

Thank you Vera!!


8:30pm - Halted install
Have you ever installed sliding drawers into cabinets? Those extension slides are a bear cat to assemble. You must get them just right. Or you will not get them together at all.

When I worked as an apprentice cabinet maker I was about 59 years old. Now, at 79+, it's a whole lot harder to do!

So, I put a halt to that work for today. I hate to stop. Something inside me wants to keep on going.

Come to think about it, that's why I started RVing again. I saw seniors at Guava Gardens just plain stagnating. I had to get out of there. Away from them. I'm old, But I can still do! Just that I can't do as much as fast.

That something inside me will not let me stop. There's plenty of stop time after my last day on Earth.

Installing cabinets into  Tránsito


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27 comments:

  1. I don't know what to think....maybe someone close to you could get access to Twayler and send the pink slip. Anyone have a key to Twayler? My sisters have a key, who live nearby, to access my home in emergency if I am away to water plants, etc. or in car accident to get my dogs.

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    1. Thank you for trying for me.

      George


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  2. What a dilemma!

    Somehow you have to get the Honda at the same place as the pink slip.

    Option 1. You could drive the Honda to Apple Valley , sell it and fly back to pick up Scampy and Ford Transit which would be in storage. Then continue trip.

    Option 2. Put Scampy in Storage and tow Honda on dolly to Apple Vally with Ford Transit. Sell Honda and drive back.

    Option 3: Continue on trip for summer and leave Honda in storage. Return at end of trip. Put Scampy in storage in Oregon and then tow Honda on Dolly back to California to sell there. Return to Oregon next Spring to pick up Scampy. I like this third option, but it really depends on your financial need to sell Honda immediately. With this option you are able to live in Twayler while you sell Honda.

    Option 4: Find a driveaway service to move Honda to California. Sell in the fall.

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    1. Hi BDB,

      How about Vera's option? Just below your comment!

      George

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  3. Make a duplicate key for twayler, send it to someone you trust and get that person to mail you the slip. That would be the most cost effective way and you would not have to make so many trips.

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    1. Wow, Vera!

      Double Wow with sugar on it!

      Your suggestion is nothing short of BRILLIANT!

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!

      George

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    2. I like this even better than all my options.
      Thanks Vera

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    3. Good idea Vera. I once left my business credit card at home in Phoenix. When I arrived in San Francisco, Ca to check in...no card. Called my daughter who has a key to my home and she FedEx overnight to me :-) I pays to give a key to someone you trust and near home.

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  4. When I experience "strange" blockage in my life....like you are going through.....like something is just blocking you from that purchase. That usually tells me not to make the purchase. These "odd" challenges that arise in my BIG decisions usually are a sign (to me) to rethink what I am doing. Good luck! :)

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    1. Hi Point,

      True! However, in this case, my Guardian Angel was just working to get the right answer!

      Then, along came Brilliant Vera!

      George

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  5. I think you are needlessly worried about the mail and electronic transfers.

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    1. Hi Bill,

      You are absolutely correct. The odds are extremely long against the stuff from California DMV being lost, etc.

      But now, with Vera's comment/suggestion, I may be home free! 😀

      George

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  6. Have the new title sent via registered insured mail if it gets lost you have proof and u can replace the lost title.

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    1. Hi Sondra,

      Too late! The is already on the way!

      Also, proof is NOT required.

      George


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  7. Us NorCal'ers think alike (Oroville here).
    If it doesn't come, you just apply for another. I think you are over worrying George.

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    1. Hi David,

      Mute issue now. Following Vera's comment, I sent a key to Twayler down to Lone Wolf.

      George

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  8. You mentioned that you could sell Lil Honda to a dealer and not have to worry about the tittle? For the little extra cash you'd make selling it out right vs to the dealer, you would make out with a heck of a of trouble and worry. IMHO😊 All the best to you.

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    1. Hi Harriet,

      If I would sell to a dealer, I must furnish a title. No way around that.

      George

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  9. George, maybe California is different but I when I went to trade in my Land Rover in for a new Land Rover in TN, I couldn't find my title (so weird as I'm very organized).... anyway, they just filled out a lost title for for a small fee, you sign it, DONE.

    Enjoy your new Transit!

    Mark in sunny Palm Springs (part timer).

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  10. As a 73-year-old senior there are two things that I can't get my head around
    If you've got a moment in lite me
    The first one is big Bens comment to you
    His comment was not about the trailer it was about your tow vehicle
    1pm - Frying pan to fire!
    Reader Big Ben emailed with a question.

    Big Ben wrote:
    "Why did you buy such a small tow vehicle? Going from Honda to Ford Transit is like jumping from the frying pan into the fire."

    The second thing

    Hi Tom,
    You are absolutely correct! I found the correct DMV California form, and am mailing it away this afternoon. Costs $20.

    Your comment to him was: I am mailing it away this afternoon (
    from yesterday's post)
    So if somebody is nice enough to go and get the original pink slip out of your big trailer and send it to you. it'll be void because you've already applied for a new one?

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    1. Hi Mister ed,

      You are correct. I went back and edited what I wrote in the Big
      Ben Blog post.

      I went off on a tangent. Forgive me?

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      About Tom. I never mailed the DMV form.

      George

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  11. George why don't you buy those heavy duty plastic drawers to use instead of building them. It seems it would be a whole lot lighter and it's already assembled. I use heavy duty plastic drawers to store tools and lots of other things.

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    1. Hi Rita,

      Good idea! I tried plastic drawers. I guess that they were not heavy duty enough. Now, those plastic drawers are inside Twayler.

      The wood drawers fit perfectly inside Tránsito. Almost as if those drawer cabinets knew that they were destined for Tránsito!

      George

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  12. With the sliding door open and the shelving you look to be a plumber or electrician, new Career?

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    1. Hi Freebird,

      You are sooooo right! That's how it looks.

      BTW. Tránsito has so much storage space. It's going to fantastic traveling with him!

      George

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  13. George - I am a non-rver, longtime follower to your blog. My husband and I love to travel and you are an inspiration. Go George!

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    1. Hi Barbara,

      Your comment is such a wonderful compliment.

      Thank you sooooo much! 😀

      George

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