Saturday, November 25, 2017

Power Test

Day 31

Interstate Passed Test

6:00am:
We are up a bit early this morning. All of the Scampy Team are sooooo anxious to learn how Interstate Battery scored in his storage test!

Little iPhone took a pano-pic in order to show you. A pic is worth a 1000 words!

Stitch pic shows how bright it is inside MsScampy at 6am



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6:54am:
Interstate Battery Voltage
We went outside to Tránsito to check Interstate's voltage before our Yingli solar panel came into the Sun's and began sending power.

12.3 volts!!!! Absolutely fantastic!  Everybody is sooooo proud of Interstate! He came thru like a champion!



10:54am:
Olive Garden birthday gift
I received an email from Olive Garden. I must have signed up with Olive Garden with the date of my birthday.

The email reminded that I get a free dessert! Nice!

I was thinking about going to Olive Garden this afternoon. But then I thought, this Saturday and Black Friday is going on! So, I am going to OG this coming Monday. Which actually is my birthday - 80 years, for goodness sakes!

Does this guy have almost 80 years?




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24 comments:

  1. Why do you not just replace your lowest amp hour battery with the same like kind 96 amp hour battery and be done with it??

    Also have you looked at the NADA Wholesale book. to look up your trailers value you could do that online it will give you a better idea were the salesman is going to come from

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    1. Ed,

      The purpose of having two different amp hour batteries is to provide Scampy power when unhitched from Tránsito.

      There is not enough space on Scampy's tongue for a large battery the size of the Interstate. But the Mighty Max 35 amp hour battery fits perfectly on the tongue.

      Our recent tweaking provided plug/receptacles for the Mighty Max and Interstate out on Scampy's tongue.

      And to protect against the weather, the two plug/receptacles are stored inside Mighty Max's battery box.

      George


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  2. Also your iPhone has a panoramic feature on the camera
    No need to stitch

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    1. Mister Ed!

      Wow! Thank you for that iPhone pano information! 😎

      I really did not know that!!


      George

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  3. Ed,

    There are changes that I made to Twayler that cannot be valued using NADA.

    I took out the dinette. Added my La-Z-Boy recliner and a dining table for two persons. Added two full-extension slide out drawers in Twayler's pass-thru storage.

    Only the market place can properly value Twayler with these changes.

    George

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    1. If I remember right, maybe not, you took out the bed, too. And, are you going to be 80 or 81? My data banks must have done a data dump today. :-)

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    2. Hi ND,

      Yes, I took out the bed. However, I reinstalled the bed.

      I'll be 80 on November 27th.

      George

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  4. When your RV dealer come to look at your RV. it'll be interesting to hear his perspective on your changes

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  5. In the olden days, improvements mattered. Nowadays, the Blue Book doesn't care if you guild your vehicle/RV in gold so I, too, am anxious to hear if your "improvements" matter. If a dealer is buying, they will offer the Blue Book price. When they sell, they will convince the customer of all the features.

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    1. DeeBev
      You have a black book which is for auctions
      you have a bluebook and a yellow book for wholesale and resell.
      the insurance company will divide the The blue and the yellow for claims.
      If you have proof of improvements to our vehicle. you have to have documentation ( paid itemized bill )for the insurance claim.
      I too am hoping that Mr. G will post his salesmans results.
      I'm guessing in the $19,000 + -- Or a 8% salesman commission

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    2. If the salesman senses George is too high and stuck there, he'll tell George it's not the right time to sell an RV. But if you're guessing, here's a guess from someone that's purchased RV's at "dealers only, wholesale auctions" --- $16 to $18K and maybe lower because of the mods.

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    3. Robert
      At a wholesale auction lot most reputable dealers won't buy anything under three or four years and it depends on the condition and a lot of those are repo,s or dealer turn backs
      If a retail price is about $29,000 , they'll bid at half of that
      Most banks and finance companies will us a low bid off
      For every day that they keep it,, it cost them money and what they lose they write off as capital loss
      If you know somebody that has a dealers license you could buy for cash really good deals. the auction houses are loaded but you also need to be careful because the salvage auctions are loaded.
      and people are fixing salvaged units up and running it through the auto auctions with new washed titles
      there are something like 4000 Hurricane damage RV units just in the Florida Keys. at the salvage yards
      Never mind state wise or Texas
      A flooded unit the same as what Mr G, has. can be had for about $6000+ --




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    4. Mr. Ed, your post indicates you have some experience with wholesale dealer's auctions.

      I'm fully retired now but worked mainly the Florida Manheim auctions as a broker. I did business primarily at the Ocoee location, making purchases weekly. Mostly auto's but also motorized RV's. Ocoee had 23 lanes and on a busy day could sell 20K vehicles.

      Most motorhome sold were repo's and aged inventory from dealers. It's getting harder and harder to unload flood vehicles anywhere except a salvage auction but some do slip by. It's not that hard to see evidence of water damage and a auction buyer can pay a fee to have the purchase examined at a onsite post sale inspection if the vehicle was sold under the "green light."

      With that said, I'm surprised you 'guessed' that a dealer would pay $19K+ for George's towable. And DeeBev's comment about options having little to no affect on price was right on the money.

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    5. Robert
      My comment was basically the 19,000 A dealer would sell it for on his lot,
      But the percentage would probably be what he would cosign it for,
      I live in cocoa, I had a good friend that would flip cars from the Ocoee / Central auto auction
      Even so it's been some years it was a very interesting experience and a whole lot it insight
      I also noticed that a lot of the salvage auctions are changing their practices
      To make more room

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    6. I miss understood your post Mr. Ed and maybe George's too. I thought this latest dealer was interested in buying the Apex outright, not consignment. Even on consignment, George's rig should sell for less than $19K and George's take would obviously be less.

      I didn't buy at salvage auctions but the buzz was that Russians were buying many salvaged vehicles, driving up prices and then shipping out of the country.

      I hope George gets every penny he can but selling or consignment to a dealer is not where to get top dollar. But it gets the job done and is less of a PIA.

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  6. Happy Birthday, George. I am sooo glad you are in a happy spot in your life!

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  7. Happy Birthday George. The things you're able to do and want to do at the tender age of 80 is inspirational. And I hope you have many more good years. Bob

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  8. Oh..and Happy Birthday!! 80 is good!

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  9. Happy birthday, George!

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  10. Hi Everybody,

    Here's the thing about selling Twayler. Twayler will either sell, or not sell. Whatever happens, I will live with it.

    So please, do not worry about me.

    George

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