Speaking of Nitwits :
I did a search ( which I always do before starting a new thread), (or responding to a post ), and found the following info, the results of which were apparently not generally released to the RV Net membership, but I did find it by doing a Search , which if others had done, it might have eliminated the need for this topic being posted in the first place , but it's ok that it was because we were getting low on posts anyway.
It refers to a comprehensive survey done at this time last year regarding the same topic being discussed in this post : The perceived lower volume of posts on the RV Net forums at this time each year. The survey was sent out to over 4000 forum members and the results shown below were compiled from the answers received from all 6 members who responded. I hope that this will clear up the mystery once and for all, and eliminate the continued discussion of this topic each fall. The responses are from actual members who wish to remain anonymous.
Why are there fewer posts in the fall/ winter than in the summer
1. Most of the posts aren't visible in the winter because the snow is too deep on the fences
2 Old People don't trust young people and young people don't trust old people , middle age people are neutral on the whole subject
3. Most members post several new topics each day, but there is some kind of conspiracy going on , the moderators are deleting 99% of the posts before anyone can read them.
4 The spell check feature doesn't work , so if a word is misspellled, the entire post is vaporized by the system.
5. The proliferation of surveys like this one are causing members minds to vaporize.
6. TC'ers who have smaller rigs and limited space use smaller computers and see fewer posts visible on the screen.
7. Tc'ers who have larger rigs and more space use a larger font size on the screen , filling up the screen faster and allowing fewer posts to be seen.
8. If all the forum members were busy working on writing a post at the same time, nobody would be available to read them. Most members are being polite and waiting.
9. Post counts are down 432% due to the disappearance of Slack R Crusty
10. Members have more eyesight problems, making it painful for them to sit at a computer typing a post, it is believed to be caused by increased smoke pollution from campfires.
Hope this helps, Joe
I also highly recommend the Diamond STRIKE-A-FIRE fire starters. About 9 bucks for a box of 48 at Wally World. 2 or 3 start a campfire with minimal or no kindling. They last about 10 or 12 minutes.
I would light a campfire with paper and scraps of forest by products, but if it smoked even a little bit, someone might post a comment on the forum about how inconsiderate I am, and I'm trying to keep a low profile, so I use the fire sticks.
Rule 477 : Do not post lists of rules in excess of 6 rules ,
it gives me a headache
Rule 478 : Members who create posts like this one , and those
who respond to said posts , are in need of help,
and need to get out camping right away.
I really don't get the tongue in cheek thing. I've always kept my tongue in my mouth next to my cheek, and that doesn't get me into any trouble, unless I open my mouth. I only have a problem when I use my fingers to type stuff , because nobody really understands me .
I did get quite a compliment last year though, another member called me a TWIT ! I was quite impressed that all my ideas and opinions were finally recognized.
That gives me a great idea for another rule.
Rule 479 : For your own sanity ...Do not camp near me
Fryeburg Fair in Maine. I was told this year that they are the second largest campgound in North America.
X2 on this one.
For the past few years we have stayed 2 nights during the week when it is a little slower.
Great old time agricultural fair, with lots to see and do, and the premises are kept exceptionally clean, with well maintained buildings.
Nice looking rig ! I'm sure you're going to enjoy it. As much as I love my TC, I might be tempted to change for a unit with room enough for a couch like that, and the side entry is nice too. Congrats !
A little over a month ago, I had a wireless camera installed on the TC.
The camera is mounted on the rear ladder and is wired into the license plate light. I can have it on all the time by just turning on the lights. I find very little distortion on the screen, overall a very good picture . It is a great improvement over the view out the small window in the camper door or the side mirrors. Complete view of the rear several lanes wide. We are planning on towing a car occasionally and I feel a lot better being able to check what's happening out back.
The camera I purchased was as follows:
Ultra Wireless Backup CCD
Camera and 7" LCD Receiver
Item#: 9901AV from www.4ucam.com
We were traveling thru Freeport Maine on the way to Recompence Shores a couple of weeks ago. There was a raised crosswalk in town, it was marked but I missed the sign , braked at the last minute, and only went over at about 15 mph... but the camper jumped up in back seemed like a few inches... then hit hard. Both rear fastguns came undone at the bottom and were hanging from the camper tiedowns. I was real fortunate and only bent the frame mount slide in brackets a little, I was amazed that the tiedowns didn't pull out of the TC , and there was no damage to the bottom of the TC. I am paying a lot more attention now !
The reason your light won't go on in the refer is that your rig is way overweight. You have exceeded all GVWR and axle ratings and your air pressure is clearly borderline. You can add all the modifications you want, but extra springs, air bags, stable loads, bigger tires etc, will not make your rig any "LIGHTER"
Thanks for the link, very interesting site. I clicked on the link for Lakeport and was surprised to find a 1907 view of a building in Laconia NH that the DW and I just commented on last Friday discussing it's architecture as we were parked at a stop light, . Quite a difference from 100 + yrs ago
I am going to put an end to all the speculation about this dual TC setup . The owner is not destitute or homeless, and acquired this setup due to the influence of all the posters here on RV Net's forums.
I don’t know if this member is still active here, but for many years he was on the forums under the name, “IFYOUTELLMEINEEDITIWILLADDITON”
He spent many years reading the posts and taking EVERY suggestion quite literally , and buying countless thousands of dollars worth of accessories to upgrade his rig.
On the truck and front TC he installed stable loads, Timbrens, air bags, extra spring packs, 22 inch wheels, 3 different kinds of sway bars, Happijack and Torklift tiedowns front and rear, 3 brand of shocks, Cameras, air conditioners, 40 solar panels with the accompanying 4 controllers, several surge protectors, , supersprings, airbag control monitors, 18 12 volt agm batteries , 22 6 volt Trojans, 2 flux capacitors, 8 different brands of awnings, and 3 different models of refers. Swing away brackets on the jacks, even though he doesn’t have a dually. Several hundred LED light systems, front and rear cargo carriers, and one Honda EU2000 generator. All of these items were installed together, as the forums had him convinced that one was a good as another, so he tried them all at the same time.
When he tired of the TC forum, he would visit the trailer forum and that’s when he decided to get a trailer and another TC that he could fix up as he had been reading on the TC forum about restoring older TC’s , and he read about TC’s on a flatbed.
Notice that he went with a dually setup on the trailer for the added weight carrying capacity. He gutted out the TC and put in all new cabinets , flooring, walls, appliances and a couple of LED lights. He has also duplicated most of the items he put in the front TC.The rear TC also has a Yamaha 2500 generator.
It also appears in this picture that he is preparing to install a wooden spool table in one of the TC’s and has a tire in back of the trailer with an aggressive off road tread that he is swapping out for one of the trailer tires.
There are far too many more items on both of these rigs to list here. I just want to let everyone be aware that your posts may be read by some impressionable TC’ers out there that take everything you say as gospel. Be careful what you post, or there may be more rigs like this on the road in the future.
Glad I could help straighten this out