Friday, April 3, 2020

Day 58 - Change of Plans - TT

If you read my post from yesterday, you would have seen the notice that Thousand Trails posted on their FB page. It's interesting that they opted for that method of communicating as their webpage still has not been updated. I contacted the office here at the park to ask about extending our stay through the end of April. They were flooded with phone calls this morning so after an hour or so, I walked down to pick up the paperwork and pay the 50amp surcharge. Now that I got confirmation on the extension, I changed our reservation in AZ into May and will cancel our reservation in Nevada. When I hear from the glass place, I will reschedule the appointment for May.

I really commend TT for stepping up and doing this. Some of the TT parks, such as those in Riverside County in California are being forced by local government to close along with anyone else offering short-term housing such as hotels/motels, AirBnB, RV parks, and campgrounds. We stayed at two of the four parks in Riverside County last year and I remember that the majority of the residents were annual and seasonal. The actual number of short-term guests was small. It'll be interesting to hear what happens. If all those people need to move out, they would essentially become homeless as their RV is their home.

As you can see, a cold front seems to be moving through the area. But according to the weather forecast, it is supposed to be warming up tonight. Not that it really matters as we have absolutely no plans to go anywhere or do anything. We just refilled all of our prescriptions and picked up groceries. I am still looking for a ladder but that really isn't in the essential category. Maybe the next time we go to Walmart.

Forty-four days. This will be the longest that we've ever stayed at one campground. I wasn’t too worried about the 1100 mile drive in these social-distancing days as we were planning to dry camp and only needed to stop for fuel twice. And with the Love’s app and the TSD fuel card, there is no reason to talk to anyone. But being able to shelter-in-place is probably a better choice these days.

BTW, I filled up the Prius yesterday. Regular unleaded gas was $1.259/gallon and the EFS app was reporting diesel prices around $1.40/gallon. Why are fuel prices dropping?

11 comments:

Bob and Sharon said...

Stay Safe you two, Our thoughts are with you.

redlegsrides said...

Kudos to TT for doing this....doesn't force folks to move if they don't wish to just because their regular time slot ran out.

SonjaM said...

Glad to hear you've found a temporary spot. Fuel prices are plummeting here as well. I think it has partly to do with the fact that people working from home or being unemployed create less demand.

RichardM said...

Thank you! At least we don’t have snow...

RichardM said...

Given how many people actually live in their RV here at the park, it makes sense. And the sites are pretty spread out.

RichardM said...

We had two other spots planned out the first was two weeks in AZ then a month in Nevada. The long trip would’ve been to get to the one in AZ.

Lynne Goebeler said...

At least keeping the day count is a reason to know what day it is. :) I'm glad TT allowed you to stay. If we ever get back in the coach (!) We still plan to go to NV, and they keep moving out the dates for us, which is nice. One day at a time, no update yet on warranty coverage, they are insisting on a photo of the crack. Hopefully, Monday.

RichardM said...

I've heard very few positive things about extended warranty companies. Whether its for an RV or just a car. They always look for a way to avoid putting out anything. Hopefully, it'll work out. I just called Pahrump this morning and cancelled and changed our Encore reservation to near the beginning of May. Today, TT was cancelling reservations of anyone arriving in April so I'm glad we opted to stay here. Hope you have a good stay.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Well, we have had one other claim on the warranty and they covered it, but that was with NIRVC, our dealer, and the service manager was persistent. So we are still hopeful. This kind of catastrophic repair is why we buy extended warranties, so I hope they do the right thing. I'm glad you guys are staying in place. Be safe!

RichardM said...

I hope so too. I’m glad that we are able to stay here. It’s a decent park and we have 50amp power. Though the last two nights were cold enough that we needed to run the propane furnace as the one heat pump couldn’t keep up. But it looks like the cold nights are behind us.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Yes, it's been cool and rainy in San Antonio, but we're going up to 90 by Wednesday. 😮