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RE: Speeding in campgrounds

Sometimes I do if there is little traffic and I'm in the middle of nowhere. 10 MPH over in a 60 MPH zone is 17% above the posted limit while 10 MPH in a 5 MPH zone if 200% over (or 3X) the legal limit You ever speed on the highway?
Hammerhead 07/30/15 03:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: How's your GumpIQ?

12 out of 12 for me. To paraphrase the results on my screen: Gump, you're a gosh darn genius! It helps that I watched most of the movie a couple of weeks ago. The novel was good, too.
Hammerhead 07/29/15 12:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Damaged Ball

Aren't all solid metals made of crystals?
Hammerhead 07/27/15 08:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Names of Porta Potty companies

I've also seen Honey Bucket which is similar to Honey Pot that someone else reported.
Hammerhead 07/27/15 08:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Odd comments

Regarding solar, my favorite annoying question is " What will it run?" I think they were asking is how much power does it produce? Enough to run a popcorn popper, TV, etc.
Hammerhead 07/15/15 07:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Found a definite cure for mice...

My aunt in Arizona also says snakes are good because they keep the mice away. :)
Hammerhead 07/15/15 07:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Border Crossing To U.S.

Don't take pictures of the border crossing. The Mounties made me delete all of the pictures from my camera when we were driving into the Yukon from Alaska.
Hammerhead 07/13/15 08:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Peeves

People who don't clean up after their dogs.
Hammerhead 07/13/15 07:37pm Around the Campfire
RE: Hwy 26 between Beaverton and Seaside OR.

It's probably your best route from Portland to the coast. Occasional passing lanes here and there. If it's a clear day, stop at the viewpoint and you can see Mt. St. Helens or maybe even Mt. Rainier if it is really clear.
Hammerhead 07/11/15 08:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: "DEF low, but you know it's not" problem

It's nice to actually see the trees so DEF systems aren't all bad. Sadly, it's not problems w/ any of the big 3's engines. Rather the DEF system is going to be the Achilles heel going forward. Semis are no different. Can thank our tree huggers for this.
Hammerhead 07/11/15 08:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: All time record high June temps in the Northwest !

The majority of the houses in our old neighborhood (built from 2004 - 2007) had central air. Usually heat waves east of the Cascades only last a few days at the most.
Hammerhead 07/01/15 09:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: What did we do wrong

Ditto from me. We never had an allowance growing up and were expected to do chores around the house. If we wanted money to buy fancy clothes (my sisters) or a money to spend at the fair, we got paper routes, mowed lawns, shoveled sidewalks an got "real" jobs when we were in high school. Somehow that shiny new 10-speed bike was more valuable to me since it was earned delivering papers during a cold North Dakota winter -- not something just given to me like the hand-me-down baseball glove my oldest brother used to wear. :) What would cause our younger generation not want to work? Good question....why should they work when mommy and daddy let them live at home years after high school and don't require them to work or even help out around the house. Mommy and daddy supplies them with free meals/free housing/mommy washes his or hers clothes/even supplies a vehicle with free gas and insurance. Nor were they required to take any responsibility around the house/place in their formative years. Mommy and daddy have no one to blame but themselves.
Hammerhead 06/22/15 02:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Maybe you can explain it !

Tell him there must be a hole in the ocean.
Hammerhead 06/19/15 11:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Pets in a Resturant

The following site at ada.gov says service animals can be any animal, not just dogs although that may be older info. I guess that's why we need so many lawers. :@ http://www.ada.gov/qasrvc.htm Surely you have heard of "emotional support" service animals right?? People can now get papers verifying the little yappers are indeed service animals and businesses can not bar them. How nice. Sorry Ken. Not true. From the government ADA, here is the definition: "Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities...... Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA." There is one exception: Emotional support dogs are allowed with veterans that have diagnosed PSTD. The real problem is that, other than "seeing eye" dogs, there is no standard or organization that independently certifies service dogs. If I say my Chihuahua is a service dog, no one can disprove that. (I, and most dog trainers, can easily train him to preform one service dog function.) I have spent entire life with dogs and am now disabled. I have an unpopular view. IMHO All animals, except service dogs should not be allowed inside a business establishment unless the owner invites them. Just my opinion folks. You can have an opposing view.
Hammerhead 05/18/15 10:54am Around the Campfire
RE: Adjusting side view mirrors

I would guess that over half of the people pulling RVs around here don't have mirrors that stick out far enough to go past what they are towing which is also scary.
Hammerhead 05/06/15 12:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: law to stop you from working on your car

The problem with updating the on-board computers is that is allows individuals to override safety features. With newer diesels, you can probably inactivate the DEF system.
Hammerhead 04/30/15 11:26am Around the Campfire
RE: Comcast, Time Warner Cable deal dead...

They merger would have reduced competition because they would have more bargaining power when negotiating with the content providers. Someone else mentioned the trustbusters are needed again. It wasn't much more than a century ago when we saw what happens when one company dominates a market and owns the means of production and the distribution networks. Where I live, traditional cable is available through Comcast and Frontier offers cable TV through their FIOS service that runs through optical fiber. Can you tell me ANY market where the same household could get both Comcast and Time Warner service? I don't know any place where the two companies compete. I live in a fairly large metro area and I don't know any city locally where one could get cable TV from more than one company. People say this deal will reduce competition, but how can you reduce competition if there is none today? I don't really think the deal should go through, but I also don't think it would change competition because there is none I know of between the two companies.
Hammerhead 04/26/15 08:22pm Around the Campfire
RE: Possible relocation to Minnesota questions.

There are lots of snowmobile trails all over Minnesota if you want motorized fun in the winter.
Hammerhead 03/02/15 03:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ram ecodiesel problems?

30,000 miles on our Grand Cherokee ecodiesel with no engine/emission problems so far. If you don't tow anything, then the V6 is just fine for the Jeep. I like the ability to tow our travel trailer and still get over 30 MPG on the highway when not towing.
Hammerhead 03/01/15 06:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Whats wrong with California State Parks

I'm all for adding picnic facilities, but soccer fields seem more appropriate for a city park. http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-pol-state-parks-20150130-story.html
Hammerhead 01/30/15 12:00pm General RVing Issues
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