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RE: House batteries not charging -- Road Trek

Good for her!! Please let her know that there are thousands of women RVing solo. Most people she meets on the road will be helpful / able to assist her should problems arise. There's a learning curve in most any new venture, it's often steeper for some than for others. I hope she will not be discouraged. She's lucky to have a friend in you! Note: No one, male or female, was born with infinite knowledge of everything; how to use a voltmeter, as an example. Once she is introduced to the voltmeter, as an example, she will have that knowledge and the ability to apply it. It isn't rocket science, and the fewer who try to mystify the process, the better off we will all be! P.S. I appreciate your noting that many of us weren't encouraged, nor socialized, to gain mechanical knowledge / experience. As a matter of fact, for many it was discouraged, and mystified, but, once the curtain was / is pulled back, most become adept, or at least competent at it. Again, good luck to your friend!! Hey...grumpy guy...I made it clear she's brand new to the Road Trek thing. He husband died 18 months ago from lung cancer that took him just two months after they even knew there *was* cancer, and just a week after she decided to retire so they could go on the road together. She's been in the pit and wearing a groove in her park model floor from pacing for hours on end -- for 18 months straight -- from the shock and pain. She went right from her abusive father's home to the arms of a really wonderful man at a very early age and didn't even know how to read a map until last month. I'm incredibly proud of her courage to get back on the horse and go out and try to enjoy the world again, on her own, for the first time in her life. It's astounding what she's tackled in just the last few weeks. So how about cutting the woman a little slack and giving her time to catch up? The women you seem to have so much disdain for were inside cleaning your house and cooking your meals all your life while you were outside learning about circuits and tools and transmission coolers. You tone is *incredibly* disrespectful. Your own personal unhappiness is evident. If you're not here to be helpful and to make other people's days better and their loads lighter perhaps you should turn off the computer and find some stray animals to kick. Seriously...Unbelievable.
Escargot 08/27/16 10:27pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Solar questions

I purchased the Renogy 100w suitcase setup in April. Used it for 6 weeks in Arizona. Ran the generator once for monthly maintenance. I drive a B, I strap the suitcase to the back of the passenger seat when traveling. I love the freedom from generator noise and use of propane. I also appreciate the fact that I can park in the shade, while the panels sit in the sunlight. Ideally I'd like to have panels on my roof, too, but that can wait. I'm very happy with my suitcase!
Escargot 07/04/16 06:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Boston to Nova Scotia and back, 7 days, what not to miss

I was there for a few weeks last summer. Off the top of my head I'd recommend: Cabot Trail (Cape Breton Island) (Not to be missed. Exquisite drive.) Camp Breton Highlands National Park Peggy's Cove Bay of Fundy Chocolate River (astounding!) Please note that the Welcome Centers are great; some will even make reservations for you on the spot! There are also markers throughout for self guided tours, i.e. lighthouses, covered bridges, etc. With or without an itinerary I'm pretty positive you will enjoy Nova Scotia!
Escargot 07/04/16 05:44pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New York to California - best route

I'm from NYC, relocated to Berkeley, CA. (Berkeley is adjacent to Oakland.) I take 80 all the way whenever I return to NY. The trip usually takes me 5 days. I've considered 70 but I'm unfamiliar with the weather patterns and prefer to avoid tornadoes and other "exciting" weather.
Escargot 06/30/16 09:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bug splatters on front of TT

I spray on peroxide then wipe off with dryer sheets. No elbow grease required.
Escargot 06/08/16 12:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Onan generator

I believe it's a circuit breaker, as well
Escargot 06/07/16 05:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: My 4 in 1 Dinette project

Beautiful!
Escargot 04/05/16 02:45pm Truck Campers
RE: What Did You Do To Your Class B Today ?

Sanitized the fresh water tank!
Escargot 03/22/16 09:32pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Arizona RV trip

Sedona (2 nights)--take the pink jeep tour Grand Canyon-South Rim (1 night) Bryce Canyon (3 nights) Zion (1 night) Las Vegas (1 night) Tucson (2 nights)
Escargot 02/24/16 04:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Laptop doesn't 'see' GPS

I had a similar problem when attempting to back-up my iPhone to my new laptop. Sure enough, it was the data cable. Replaced it and all was well. Good luck.
Escargot 02/24/16 12:38pm Technology Corner
RE: High price for taking an undeclared handgun to Canada

All I can say is, "WOW!" Makes me glad I don't visit Canada! We've talked about going to Alaska .... via a Cruise Ship. Last year was my first visit to Canada. I was there 3 or 4 weeks and I LOVED it! The people were extremely friendly, helpful, and seemingly civilized; the geography was to die for. Thank you, Canada!
Escargot 02/23/16 01:39pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: A question on how or what you read in this forum.

Unless I'm looking / searching for a specific area pertaining to a question I have, I start by scrolling through New Topics to see if any of the topics are of interest to me; next, I scan the top few Active Topics titles, and then to the B section because that's what I own.
Escargot 02/18/16 09:07pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Slabs, Salvation Mountain, East Jesus

I have spent time on the Slabs and yep, the filth and trash is quite amazing. As has been mentioned..it gives people who have nothing, a place to be. I kinda figure most of you don't want that type in your area, so maybe the Slabs is a great alternantive. If, however, one can get past the visuals, you will find some your countries finest vets. Some pretty cool engineers and artists. More than a few lost souls that got all messed up with drugs and alcohol. YOU may want to live in a secure, fenced in, guarded or otherwise controlled environment. Not everyone shares that. There is a certain freedom that is found there. If a person wants to wander about with a joint and a beer at 7am, no one cares. No one is going to harangue you for showing up looking scruffy and unkempt. The fact you are alive will be enough for most. If a person can beat on a guitar or mouth harp and wants howl at the moon? No one is telling them to shut up..or calling the 'manager' or cops..and of course, on Fridays a person can perform at The Range. Again...for many on this Board, the Slabs aren't for you. But...there are likley one or two that either go and like, or are thinking..hhmmmm...maybe I should check that out. And you should. But then, you should also do Burning Man..sort of like that song...Wear Sunscreen.....Go. Live. Gary Haupt X2
Escargot 02/15/16 10:18am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 2006 Pleasure-way Plateau TS

Either way, very happy trails to you and your wife!
Escargot 02/06/16 09:03pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: 2006 Pleasure-way Plateau TS

I'm gonna miss my 2006 PW Sprinter twin! Happy trails to you!
Escargot 02/02/16 10:26am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Yuma & San Diego area

For El Cajon I like Santee Lakes - http://www.santeelakes.com/ X2 Also, when you reach Dateland, be sure to stop for one their Date Shakes. If you're travelling on I-8, be sure to top off your gas tank in Yuma or El Centro, so you don't get stuck gassing up in Ocotillo's highway robbery gas station. The next major convenient gas stations on 8 after Ocotillo are at Acorn Casino and Alpine.
Escargot 01/30/16 10:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pulled over and harassed in texas

2011: Sold my Provan Tiger to a friend in Indiana. I delivered it to her daughter in Boulder, CO. Friend's husband flies out to pick it up. Driving it back to Indiana, he gets stopped. Tear rig apart searching for drugs. Unit is illicit drug-free. They let him go. 2010: Elderly neighbor heads cross country. Gets pulled over in Oklahoma on some bogus charge. Asks if he has drugs in RV. Yes, prescription pills and a small amount of medical marijuana (legal in CA). Officer calls for back-up. Dogs and more officers arrive. Tear his RoadTrek apart. Long and short of it: He is jailed for 5 days, court, bail, lawyer, RV storage, invited not to return to Oklahoma. Total cost to him $4000. His lawyer told him that a common m.o. is solo males in vans / RVs, as a result they are targeted by police as potential drug mules.
Escargot 01/26/16 09:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Class B cookware

I carry 2 frying pans, small and large; 2 sizes of sauce pans. I also have a MSR Alpine 4 Pot stacking set left over from my backpacking days. The MSR is stored away in my B but, I've never had the need to use it.
Escargot 01/26/16 09:01am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Flat solar panel performance today in Quartzsite

The altitude is pretty low. The extra atmosphere will block a lot of sunlight. Test this up at 4,000 foot elevation in Boulevard CA, and you will see a lot more amperage. There is a casino up there, but not sure about any campgrounds or dry camping areas. Fred. The casino is Acorn Casino and there's a campground down the road called "Sacred Rocks", which was recently purchased from private owners by 1000 Trails (?).
Escargot 01/21/16 09:25am Tech Issues
RE: Realistic mileage for Sprinter based diesels?

My 2006 Pleasure-Way Sprinter (5 cylinder, T1N), consistently gets 22 mpg. I record every gas stop (mileage, trip, gallons, price per gallon, total price. With the 26 gal tank I'm good for a 600 miles range, although I usually fill-up at the 1/2 tank mark. PS I found diesel prices were higher in the Northeastern states than in Nova Scotia, and here in California / southwest.
Escargot 01/14/16 10:16pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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