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RE: Construction Site Speed Monitors

It would seem reasonable to set the highway speed signs a little higher than actual. People are caught up in the rush of traffic, they are in a frenzy of doing the max + 5mph. I would do the same thing.
Homer 10/05/15 05:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone regret full-timing?

I never really full timed. I have to get my hands in the soil in the spring and I want to be some where I can tend to what I planted. I like the idea, but it just isn't for me and spouse. We came as close as you could get before we realized it was a dream.
Homer 10/05/15 08:32am General RVing Issues
RE: My over 13' rv went under a 13' clearance bridge

I know of a overpass in a small town in Ohio on a major thoroughfare, where they have not changed the clearance sign in 30 years. Yet they repave the roadway nearly every year. No they do not grind the old roadway. I honestly do not think they even think about it. I have ask them about it, the answer is always no one has got caught under it yet. No of course they haven't. Most are like me I take the truck route all the way on the other side of town to get to the main road again.
Homer 10/01/15 07:15am General RVing Issues
RE: New to RV,when traveling how do you know what areas to avoid

Look for RV activity in the area you are considering. If others are using it, you are probably alright. It should be well lighted at night. Don't get too far off the main thoroughfare. I in 40 years of Rv'g have never had a single problem, (save one). That individual was drunk and would have been a problem in church. He was dispatched post haste.
Homer 09/28/15 07:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Specific TV engine question

You say it only burns or smokes on start up. This would indicate to me that an oil seal on the valve stem is leaking. There is a test they can put on that, if it is valve seals, it is not that expensive to correct. Other wise you can drive it a long time burning oil, eventually it will get out of hand, but no catastrophe is going to occur. I have driven cars that burned a quart in 200 miles. I drove them until I could find a good replacement engine and just switched them out. These were cars i bought cheap to resell.
Homer 09/28/15 07:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Self defense while traveling

You sound like a ballistics trained person that should realize shot gun shells come in a vast variety of shot sizes, the lower the number the bigger the pellet until you reach Ought and double Ought. Now those have big stopping power. However in defensive situation I do not care about where the small shot pellets go. I just want to save my life, I guarantee you the sound of 12 ga. pump being loaded into the breach will give you cause to get the hell out of the area.
Homer 09/27/15 12:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Self defense while traveling

X2 on the shot gun. First you do not need to be infallible on the aim. Most of the time the Perp will understand what the shotgun will do. They sell some models of shotguns now that are much shorter than the standard hunting model, making them easy for use in RV protection. Chances are the average person could not hit the side of a barn with a pistol; if he was standing inside the barn.
Homer 09/27/15 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Jucy RV (Small Rental)

I agree with Skrams, this could be a big problem for any one over 35. Then what do you do with it, once you are up there?
Homer 09/25/15 10:43am General RVing Issues
RE: Cleaning Carpeting with Rug Doctor

A Onan 4000 should have no problem with a Rug Doctor. I would not run too much else at the same time. I would be real sure everything dried out very well before putting the rig in storage.
Homer 09/20/15 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Jucy RV (Small Rental)

This is a wonderful idea. It can give those that want to be close to nature a good safe way to do it. I hope it catches on elsewhere.
Homer 09/19/15 12:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hydraulic Levelers work fine..when I can get them down.

Check your fluid level first. Make sure your breather is not clogged. If that is all ok take an AMP draw on the motor.
Homer 09/18/15 03:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: KISS Keep it simple s..... Rant

You are telling us you don't bother to check the lube of the entry steps. You don't sanitize your water tank occasionally, you don't check your power plugs to see if they are oxidizing and correct if need be. You do not check your wheel lugs occasionally to be sure they are torqued up tight. How about the coolant, the oil, hydraulic fluid, brake fluid,tire pressures vary a lot depending on where you have been and the temperature. How about your generator exercising on and on. I have found a lot of close calls by checking on a regular basis in my 45 years of RVing. So far I have had no serious down time, so I will continue.
Homer 09/18/15 07:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Forward looking rear view camera

I use a COBRA dash cam in mine it works really well, the colors are right on, it catches about 180 degrees of the forward view. It has sound or you can turn the sound off. The resolution on the Cobra is very good. I had two cheaper models before the Cobra and was not happy with them at all. I use a 32 GB san disc in mine for long recordings, however it will automatically re-write if you want it to. It will also take stop action shots w/the press of a button and hold them even though you may decide to re-write or format. It will hold those stop action shots in the event of an accident or some such.
Homer 09/17/15 08:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Turn left, then make a U-turn. Say what?

I have an intersection about 1 mile from my home. When coming from the west, my Garmin always tells me to get in the right lane and turn right. The actual way to get to my house is the left lane and a left hand turn. It has always done this and I imagine it always will. It sure messes my mind up when I think about other mistakes it could be making. I use it mainly in big cities where I have no idea where a certain address is. I don't know any better, so I just go where it sends me. So far it has done a good job on that task.
Homer 09/09/15 07:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Turn left, then make a U-turn. Say what?

It is not just Tom-, I have 3 Garvin GPS units, none of them are reliable, especially if there are detours or construction. Actually most of the time if I even have a faint idea of where I am going I ignore the GPS. I just used mine on I-75 coming back from Knoxville Tn. I did not need it but left it on. It consistently wanted me to make ridiculous turns, glad I knew better. Paper maps are hard to beat for route information.
Homer 09/09/15 10:34am General RVing Issues
RE: More Micro RVs

The offshore RV revolution is coming.
Homer 09/08/15 08:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Good Sam ERS Shout out

Great to hear something worked right for a change.
Homer 09/06/15 09:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Two thumbs up for 2 products. Make that 3 thumbs up

Some days we win. You hit the jack pot.
Homer 09/04/15 01:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fridge use with no elec during emergency?

Big box grocers sell "dry ice" it will get through most emergencies.
Homer 08/29/15 07:43am General RVing Issues
RE: What to do with water filters between trips?

This a probably one of the most important conversations on the forum. Nothing you do will effect your life like the water you drink, cook, and bath in. It could kill you. So what ever your preference is to how you handle the filter, be sure you handle it. Use a good one, change it often, take no chances. After seeing what was in mine after 3 months on a municipal water system. I am sold on their effectivness.
Homer 08/28/15 06:05am General RVing Issues
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