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RE: Jake Update-Good News!

:) Tom
pulsar 09/16/14 04:39pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Saugerties/Woodstock NY KOA and a warning.

Does your TomTom have an RV setting? If not, you should always check against another source. Since reading your post, I asked my Dezl 560, which does have an RV setting, to give me a route from 222 Water St., Binghampton, NY to the Saugerties/Woodstock KOA. It's route is NY 17 to NY 52 to US 209 to I-87 to NY 212 That's 8 miles further than if I forced it to take I-88 to NY 23, etc. For this route, it chose to stay with NY 23 A to NY 32 A to NY 32 to NY 212, and did not cut straight down to the KOA, making the route a couple of miles longer. BTW, it shows the travel time for the NY 17 route to be 2 hours 36 minutes and for the I-88 route to be 2 hours 37 minutes. It is my experience that the Dezl 569 does give better RV routing than does any GPS I've use that didn't have RV routing. Tom
pulsar 09/16/14 04:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Prayers for Jake, please

You and Jake are in our thoughts and prayers. Tom & Sarah
pulsar 09/12/14 05:19am RV Pet Stop
RE: Question About Apple Gear

You have three Apple stores within 15 miles of Laguna Beach. You could drop by one of them and compare the retina display and non-retina display, side-by-side. The iPad Mini with retina display has a much faster processor, A7 vs A5. Tom
pulsar 09/06/14 06:31am Technology Corner
RE: GPS How To ?

You can get pdf versions of Garmin manuals form their support pages. I like the pdf versions, because you can use your pdf reader to search. Garmin does not make it easy to find the manuals. For one thing, you need to know what series the device is in. The 2595 is in the 2505 series. I don't know if this link will work; I copied it from Gramin's support. 2505 series owner's manual On edit: Changed the link so that it opens in a separate tab. Tom
pulsar 08/28/14 06:55am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone have an old dog die while on the road?

We lost a 14-year golden retriever, while traveling in New Hampshire. She had never been sick a day in her life. But, when she would only eat because we wanted her to, and then throw it back up, we rushed her to an emergency clinic. Alas, she had a rapidly developing pancreatic tumor and we had to let her go. We had her cremated and came back a couple of weeks later to get her ashes. Katie-Dit-It We are traveling this summer with a 12-year old border collie that was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor involving a lung and her heart. Fire prognosis, when we left home, in July, was 1 to 3 months. She's still doing well, has competed in two agility trials and will be entered in a third next weekend. Trusted friends watch her when she runs to give in case we are too blind to see she is struggling. The point is, we live our lives with our dogs. If the time comes we'll make the decision. Definitely, we will have any dog we loose, while on the road, cremated, and have its ashes returned home. Tom
pulsar 08/25/14 10:01am RV Pet Stop
RE: Buddy's latest adventures

Congratulations to you and Buddy!!! Corgi's rock! Tom
pulsar 08/25/14 07:31am RV Pet Stop
RE: What is really deductible?

See IRS Publication 936 For you to take a home mortgage interest deduction, your debt must be secured by a quali- fied home. This means your main home or your second home. A home includes a house, con- dominium, cooperative, mobile home, house trailer, boat, or similar property that has sleep- ing, cooking, and toilet facilities. Tom
pulsar 08/24/14 07:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Our canine friends waiting at rainbow bridge

Looks like a very poor attempt at Photoshop, but I could be wrong. Anyway, it is a very nice sentiment. Thanks for sharing your inability to analyze photos. The picture wasn't "photoshopped." I chose that picture because it had the best rainbow colors and I thought it interesting that the closer clouds actually blocked the right side. Here is another picture, with a complete rainbow, although weaker colors. You can click on the picture to see a larger version. http://i.imgur.com/d7dvIO9.jpg Incidentally, the two pictures were taken 11 minutes apart. The weaker rainbow totally disappeared and then reappeared with brighter colors and a much different clouds. Have a good day, Tom
pulsar 08/19/14 05:57am RV Pet Stop
Our canine friends waiting at rainbow bridge

dropped by yesterday's agility trial in Stowe, VT to say hi! http://i.imgur.com/5qAU04y.jpg Tom
pulsar 08/18/14 06:41pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Carrying capacity question, vista

The OCCC for a new coach will be on a federally required label, which can be found in the drivers area near, the vehicle certification label. Sales people I've talked with, don't know the label is there. On edit: OCCC = GVWR - UVW - propane UVW is the weight of the motorhme as built at the factory with full fuel, engine oil and coolants Water and occupants count as cargo; propane does not. Sources: 49 CFR 571.110 as found on www.law.cornell.edu Tom all of these new weight ratings (OCCC, UVW, etc.) are, in my opinion, designed to confuse. I prefer to consider weights and weight ratings this way. GVWR minus the actual unloaded weight of the MH (nothing in it that didn't come from the factory or added dealer options) equals the payload. and one needs individual axle weights to determine not only how much payload the MH has but where it is located. First, UVW is not new; it has been used by the RV industry for as long as I can remember. It was used in the original CCC definition that came out in 2000 and it was used in the NCC definition that goes back much further. UVW is identical to curb weight that has been used by the automotive industry for even a longer period of time. It appears that you want to use the dry weight, which doesn't include fuel, oil, nor coolant. I think it unrealistic to think that the majority (let alone large majority) of RVers would calculate the weight of the fuel, oil and coolant as part of their cargo. Do you really think that RVers should calculate the weight of those fluids as part of their cargo? Because I understood it, I didn't mind the old CCC. But I will admit the sleeping position part of the calculation would cause a problem for many, if they were trying to calculate how they could "fudge" by having fewer occupants. The newer OCCC accounts for what is not really flexible. GVWR - UVW - propane, assuming that all RVs will need to carry propane and that is not likely that many will ask for a partial fill of their propane tank(s). Recognizing that many RVers don't have as many passengers as the RV could carry and that an RVer may choose not to take a full tank of water, the OCCC definition places water and occupants in the cargo category. In that light, the regulation requires that how to calculate the weight of the water is on the OCCC label that is required to be posted in the driver section of the coach. In the end, I believe that all RVers should have their rigs weight, preferably each wheel separately, after they have loaded it. Tom
pulsar 07/24/14 06:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Carrying capacity question, vista

The OCCC for a new coach will be on a federally required label, which can be found in the drivers area near, the vehicle certification label. Sales people I've talked with, don't know the label is there. On edit: OCCC = GVWR - UVW - propane UVW is the weight of the motorhme as built at the factory with full fuel, engine oil and coolants Water and occupants count as cargo; propane does not. Sources: 49 CFR 571.110 as found on www.law.cornell.edu Tom
pulsar 07/24/14 06:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Broken plastic Atwood hot water heater drain plug

I carry a large straight-flute screw extractor, purchased at Sears. I've only used it twice, once on my rig and once to help a fellow camper. http://i3.tinypic.com/4c233bn.jpg Tom
pulsar 07/24/14 06:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Travato Weights

FWIW, from RVsafety.com: In June of 2008, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) adopted revisions to the regulations in 49 CFR Part 571 to require separate and specific RV weight labels. This ruling superseded any prior RVIA requirements and replaced the 2000 RVIA labeling system (see below). The NHTSA label requirements include the following additional key terms: OCCC (Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity) (for Motorized RVs only): This figure states the maximum allowable weight of all occupants (including the driver), plus the weight of all food, tools, full fresh water tanks, full LP-Gas tanks and personal belongings. The maximum allowable weight of passengers is based on the number of seat belted positions in the motorized RV. The regulation also states that the “tongue weight of towed trailer counts as cargo.” CCC (Cargo Carrying Capacity) (for Towable RV’s only): This figure states the maximum allowable weight of all cargo, including all food, tools, full fresh water tanks, full LP-Gas tanks and personal belongings. Load Carrying Capacity Reduced: The regulation also requires dealers to state on an amended or additional label the total amount (in pounds and kg) that additional options or changes to the RV have decreased the OCCC or CCC. The amount stated is limited to the total weight of all additions or changes made by the dealer ‘prior to the first sale’ that are the ‘lesser of 1.5% of the GVWR or 100 pounds’. LP-gas, is no longer in the regulations. Instead the term "propane" is used. Also the weight of the full propane tank is counted in the UVW, not in OCCC. Here is a direct quote If the vehicle is a motor home and is equipped with a propane supply, the weight of full propane tanks must be included in the vehicle's unloaded vehicle weight. 49 CFR 571.110 as found on www.law.cornell.edu Tom
pulsar 07/19/14 08:08am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Black box with white x instead of Picture in signature.

The current forum software came online in early 2005. Tom
pulsar 07/18/14 09:04am Technology Corner
RE: Black box with white x instead of Picture in signature.

I was just looking at my account for the same reason. Sometimes it's there, sometimes not. At least we're not alone. :) There is a difference between the picture not being there and the picture is replaced with a "not available" box. If the picture is totally missing, then so should be the entire signature. One "cause" could be the forum policy that in all forums, except Forum Technical Support, signatures will be displayed at most once on any page. It is possible to see you signature in a tread in one post and not another, if they are on the same page. Also, as in my case, for this post, my signature is turned off. Tom
pulsar 07/18/14 08:15am Technology Corner
RE: Black box with white x instead of Picture in signature.

Lately I have noticed a lot of posts have the black box with a white x in it instead of a picture. It has happened a couple of time with my signature too. Is something going on I should refer to a Mod.? No need to notify the moderators. In 2008, the forum lost all signature pictures. When the technicians corrected the issue with the picture server, the pictures would not show - black box with white x, black box with red x, blue box with white question mark, depending on the browser and OS. To restore a signature pictures members had to upload the picture again. Many did, a number has never done that. In the latter case, you will get one of the "picture not available" boxes. That explains some number of the black boxes with white x's you see. Let's assume that the signature is properly on the server. The boxes with the x's or ?'s still mean the picture is not available to your browser at that time the page is displayed. There are a number of reasons why that may be. Among those would be the picture server is busy or offline and a slow connection timed out. Tom
pulsar 07/18/14 08:10am Technology Corner
RE: tay away from Muncho Lake, BC

The place next door has gone by many different names, Larry's Fish Camp, J & H Lodge, Den's Place (current owner's first name is Denny as I remember) He and his wife ran it for probably 30 years, decided to retire, but couldn't find a buyer for the place so shut it down and boarded up the windows. It was a real popular place for the caravans to stay in that area. Say it isn't so. Breeze learned to swim there when the was 15 weeks old. (click on picture to open a larger version in a new tab) http://i.imgur.com/oHhE7WB.jpg Tom
pulsar 07/17/14 10:25am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Crossing US Canada and back conflicting info on dogs

We have crossed back and forth more times than I can count and have never been asked for more than shot records. A number of years ago, we had trouble because the US agent was familiar with 3-year rabies vaccinations. Thankfully, one of his cohorts was. Tom
pulsar 07/17/14 10:16am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: IPhone 6

I agree with the above: who knows what Apple will do? CNBC is reporting production problems with them but I don't remember if they said what it was. Foxconn has apparently ramped up several hundred thousand to build these things The rumors I read are that the problems are with the 5.5" model, if we can believe that there is such a thing. One of the rumors I've seen repeated about the difference between the two sizes is that the 5.5" camera will have optical image stabilization and the 4.7" model will not. But, again, who knows. TomWow, it that's real optical stabilization it'll change the game completely. I don't know if any camera doing it optically short of a Canon 35mm lens I wonder if we are using the same definition of "optical stabilization." To be it is stabilizing the image by varying the optical path to the sensor. That can be accomplished by "floating" the lens or by shifting the sensor. Which is better, but if all else were equal, the sensor shifting would have a clear price advantage; you wouldn't have to pay for the stabilization for every new lens. I suspect, that if either version of iPhone 6 has optical stabilization, it will be sensor based. Tom
pulsar 07/17/14 09:55am Technology Corner
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