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RE: Walmart....."NO......"

I stayed at a Walmart in PA multiple times over a couple of years and every time I asked for permission they told me to park out by the edge by the no overnight signs. Was never bothered accept by the teenages that liked to race down the mostly empty parking lot in the middle of the night. I don't use Walmart often but after dark when I'm going to be up and on the road and dawn it is handy.
JimBollman 02/17/18 06:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have a J.C. Penney Battery, Need warranty replacement!

One of the local muffler shops had lifetime mufflers and I caught them in their game. When you went in for a replacement they cut off all the pipe clamps and charged you for them, not a lot so you didn't get upset to much. The spots where they heated up the pipes to burn off the clamps would then rust out very quickly and you would come back and they would charge for all new pipes. The second time around I specifically told them not to touch any of the clamps accept at the muffler. Sold the car before the pipes rusted out that time.
JimBollman 02/17/18 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: 11 or 12 year old camper

2005 Shadow Cruiser on a 2000 F250. Never was turned away for age but once they said they didn't allow truck campers. Then said they had lots of empty spots and if I was willing to park in one of less desirable spots I could stay. We were tired so we road around in their golf cart and I picked a spot in the area they used for hire summer help, for our needs (shade, we have no AC) it was better than the other parts of the campgrounds.
JimBollman 02/10/18 05:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Fifteenth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B15)

Thanks I will try and get down for a day to walk around.
JimBollman 01/10/18 08:02pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Fifteenth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B15)

Never having been to one of these gatherings and not owning a B yet are visitors welcome to walk around talk and look? We currently have a slide in truck camper and plan to make the switch sometime this year, if the right used unit can be found. The new ones are a bit more than we want to put into a camper.
JimBollman 01/09/18 07:15pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: 2018 Southeast Truck Camper Gathering - APR 13-15

JimBollman - Not sure if your post ended up in the wrong thread or what but this is a truck camper gathering so you'll fit right in as you are ;-) Were you looking for Class B camper vans? Either way, you're welcome to join us. Sorry I was following two gatherings and got confused which one I was posting on. Still may join you. I'm happy with our truck camper but my wife has bad knees and is getting to the point that she is having trouble getting into the cabover bed.
JimBollman 01/09/18 07:11pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: 2018 Southeast Truck Camper Gathering - APR 13-15

Never having been to one of these gatherings and not owning a B yet are visitors welcome to walk around talk and look? We currently have a slide in truck camper and plan to make the switch sometime this year, if the right used unit can be found. The new ones are a bit more than we want to put into a camper.
JimBollman 01/08/18 05:01pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Netflix: disappearing movies

Netflix adds a date for when a program will be removed from streaming on your "My List" about a week to 10 days before it goes away. I scroll through my list at least once a week to check. Problem is when you're half way through a series that ran for several years and there is no time to watch it all.
JimBollman 01/07/18 06:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Who Patented Gas Absorbsion Refigeration?

The original question was absorption refrigerator not RV refrigerator. The Crosley Icy Ball was I'm pretty sure not the first, but it was pretty unique and the patent was issued in 1929. Here is a link to more than you ever wanted to know about them. http://crosleyautoclub.com/IcyBall/crosley_icyball.html I have one and it still works. My guess from the style and serial number on mine that it was made around 1928. I know of a couple of modern version if the Icy Ball that was made to take camping for cooling.
JimBollman 01/05/18 07:25pm Tech Issues
RE: Knoxville TN RV Show - 1/5-7

Thanks, our plans for a trip on Saturday changed. We had a death in the family and had to make a quick trip to Ohio. Brother-In-Law has been going down hill for several years and COPD finally caught up with him.
JimBollman 01/05/18 07:14pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Knoxville TN RV Show - 1/5-7

Thanks for the heads up. I'll see how the week goes, may make the drive on Saturday. I think it is about 90 minutes for me and I can always stop off at Bud's and the knife shop if the RV show is a bust.
JimBollman 01/02/18 06:26pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
Knoxville TN RV Show - 1/5-7

Has anyone been to the Knoxville RV Show? Was thinking of going this year but not sure it is worth the drive. Mostly looking for a Class B, more to just look than to buy right now, but didn't know if Bs show up at RV shows. https://www.knoxvillervshow.com/ Jim...
JimBollman 01/01/18 03:28pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Bears

When be bought our house in NE TN, that has the Cherokee National Forest about 40' from our back door, we didn't think about bears. The weekend after our offer was accepted we saw a news report of a state campgrounds being closed because of bear problems. Out of curiosity we looked on a map to see where it was. Turned out to be a little over 5 miles from the soon to be our house. Looked further and discovered this part of the National Forest is a bear preserve. The first week or so after we moved in I was on high alert every time I went outside. Was almost a year before I saw my first bear. I've seen in person one other bear and we pick them up on the trail cam wandering around sometimes, mostly in the middle of the night. We try to make a bit of noise when we go outside but I pretty much forget that there are bears around. Does make friends a bit nervous when they visit. We exchange bear sitings with neighbors but no one is very concerned. We do keep the garbage inside the garage.
JimBollman 12/12/17 05:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: When , how long must I wait ?

You have to get the tattoo first.
JimBollman 12/10/17 04:37pm Truck Campers
RE: Replaced the Airconditioner with a MaxxFan Deluxe Vent

I installed aa MaxxFan in my popup slide in camper and love it. Never had a RV with AC and like you camp of grid a lot and couldn't use AC anyway. We are now looking for a Class B and AC is not high on the required list.
JimBollman 12/06/17 05:28pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Alternative to MS Office

I used OpenOffice and switched to LibreOffice maybe 10 years ago. I never used MS Office but have exchanged documents and spread sheets with MS Office users for over 20 years with only a few minor problems.
JimBollman 11/28/17 06:37pm Technology Corner
RE: Trickle Charger for Ford Diesel

They make float chargers specifically for your needs. If the batteries start in good condition one should be able to keep both topped off. For about the same price you can buy a smart charger that will bring up a battery that is partially run down and then go into the float mode when the battery is fully charged. I use one of the smart chargers on an old tractor that has a bad generator. It stays on any time I'm not using it and floats most of the time but brings the battery back up after I have been using it. I also have several vehicles that I don't use in the Winter. Instead of using float chargers on them I just top off the charge with my smart charger mid Winter and in the Spring. Sometimes just the Spring when I forget. Works for me.
JimBollman 10/27/17 06:56pm Truck Campers
RE: Does owning a camper make you rich or a cheap tightwad?

11 year old popup truck camper on a 17 year old truck. No doubt in any bodies mind about me.
JimBollman 10/26/17 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Self-driving home anyone?

I'm from the generation where cars were simple and the driver complex. Now the cars are complex and the drivers are simple.
JimBollman 10/26/17 07:14pm RV Lifestyle
RE: One of the added costs of owning our B

I made a similar decision when I added a carport to our house to park our truck camper under. We have a popup and have no intention of going to a hardside so when we laid out the car port and it looked good attached to the house at a little over 9 foot we called it good enough. Now we are going to be switching to a Class B and finding out how high most of them are. Your garage came out nice.
JimBollman 10/26/17 06:03pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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