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RE: hero cat saves boy from dog attack

Who filmed this, and why didn't they try to help? Also, why did the mother leave with the child still out there? Mike Why are there 3 different cameras or 3 camera angles used during the video?
McZippie 05/15/14 02:27am RV Pet Stop
RE: Class B Van Windows

With a fantastic fan venting out only need to crack open a window to create a breeze in van. The smaller the opening the better.
McZippie 04/18/14 11:25pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: How to flat tow an AWD SUV?

Why don't you just rent a car at the tournament destination? When you factor in gas, wear and tear and the possibility of the unknown you may be better off and with less expense. Why doesn't he just sell the motor home and fly to the tournament then rent a new SUV. Factor in the gas, wear and tear etc... :)
McZippie 02/10/14 07:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Walmart overnight stays allowed or not allowed

When camping overnight at Walmart we never ask for permission and disregard the no overnight parking signs. Never had a problem. We also camp overnight at many other box stores and shopping centers. No one cares, they are asphalt parking lots that are open to the public. Come on down to Florida and try that! :B And BTW: They are 'privately owned' parking lots NOT public parking lots. The owners/lessee's of the property get to set what ever rules they want. :W We have been parking lot camping all over Florida, Walgreens, closed gas stations and fast food restaurants are all good. Of the hundreds of nights we have been camping only a hand full have been in paid campgrounds. BTW I didn't write that they were public parking lots.
McZippie 01/23/14 01:18am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Walmart overnight stays allowed or not allowed

When camping overnight at Walmart we never ask for permission and disregard the no overnight parking signs. Never had a problem. We also camp overnight at many other box stores and shopping centers. No one cares, they are asphalt parking lots that are open to the public.
McZippie 01/22/14 01:46pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Older 7.3 Deisel vs. Newer Ford Engines

I would pass on the K&N if you drive on dusty roads. Ditto don't do it! Ford makes an upgrade Abrams Tank type air box and filter for the 7.3. It's a easy bolt on swap.
McZippie 01/22/14 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Older 7.3 Deisel vs. Newer Ford Engines

Thank You for all that has responded. With all of the pro & cons, I think I am going to Beef up my 7.3 with a K & N air filter system, increase my exhaust with Banks Exhaust & try out the programming chip. Then, I will go from there & maybe if a real good deal comes along on a newer truck, I may have to jump on it if this does not work. Happy RVing out there. We can't wait till March, then it's full time. Just remember the transmission with the 7.3 L Diesel engines is the weak link. 2001 Excursion 7.3 with 180,000 miles, non towing at freeway speed 16 mpg. Just rebuilt the trannie. Plan on keeping it as long as possible but if needed to tow heavy and long would get a new diesel pick- up.
McZippie 01/22/14 01:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Art Bell back on Radio, but on Sirius.

I subscribed to Sirius XM just to listen to Art's new program. Art's show is all about guests and callers, that if they were posting on an Internet Forums, would be referred to as "trolls" ... People who understand that a lot of entertainment, is just getting people to suspend conventional beliefs and take a ride into a different reality. Art is a non judgmental host that gives these Master Trolls a 'Forum' to work their unique magic.
McZippie 09/18/13 04:38am RV Lifestyle
RE: Just too expensive

Here's my review of the closest Camping World to us; Madison, Wisconsin. Pushy staff that pretends to be experts about everything but really know very little. I buy from them mostly because I'm not a price comparison shopper. I refuse to join their club to save money. About 10% of our RV/camping purchases are made at Camping World. Most of the remaining 90% are made on line, with Amazon getting the majority.
McZippie 09/17/13 05:51am Camping World Accessories
RE: First Time Boondocking Plan - Tech Question

Boondocking is about FUN Run the genny couple times each day and enjoy the camping. X 2 X3 we run it when voltage gets down to 12. for as little 15 to 20 minutes. Sometimes we charge with 265 amp engine alternators for 10 to 15 minutes.
McZippie 09/13/13 06:27pm Tech Issues
RE: You just might be a "modder" if . . . .

You swap out cheap RV parts with Marine parts. Never ending quest for the perfect shock absorbers Know by heart how many amps each accessory draws from the battery bank.
McZippie 09/13/13 06:05pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: ST vs LT tires.

.......So to fit ST tires on my Ford F350 dually, can ST tires be mounted on Ford F350 16" dually rims to increase the load capacity of my truck's tires? .... Or do I need to use the ST trailer rims on my truck and have custom lug bolt adapters and dually spacers milled to fit the 6 lug ST trailer rims to the truck's 8 lugs bolt pattern? Assuming you are not joking, I hope you are aware that part of what makes an ST tire an ST tire is its compromise towards the task - which means it doesn't have good handling and good braking as part of its design emphasis. I also hope everyone realizes that the difference in load rating between ST and LT tires is the speed. ST tires are restricted to 65 mph and the load rating reflects that. Want to go faster? Reduce the load. In my opinion, LT's and ST's are interchangeable except for those things that are designed in for the task. So ST tires would be unsuitable for motorvehicles, but LT's are OK for use on a trailer (taking into consideration the tread pattern, tread compound, etc.) In theory, ST's should perform better on trailers, and they do except for the durability aspect. We can speculate about why that is so - 3rd tier manufacturers, cost pressures, testing requirements, etc. Everyone has an opinion - as do I. Also, the issue of the rim's load rating. While it would be ideal if trailer manufacturers outfitted their trailers with adequate sized tires, it appears that the wheels are OK and can be used without worry (provided the tires properly fit on the rims.) But occasionally, a situation arises where the need to use a higher inflation pressure is called for - and I would argue that exceeding the max inflation pressure stamped on the wheel (if it is even there!) is a better situation than continuing on with potential failures on tires with the lower inflation pressure. Sort of the opposite of "the devil you know vs the one you don't." Capri Racer, thanks for your reply and no offense intended but you didn't answer my questions. In reply to your information about running ST tires on our F350 dually Pick-up Truck: China bombs ST tires cost about 1/4 to 1/3 the price of top of the line LTs. ....and since this truck is mostly used to pull a 5er, that will have the STs. The 5er STs are 65mph speed rated and if the truck had higher speed rated LT tires, when towing, the max speed would be limited to the 5ers STs 65 mph. Since can't exceed 65 mph anyway, because of the trailer's ST tires, why not saved a lot of money and have less expensive China Bombs on the truck too?
McZippie 09/13/13 12:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: ST vs LT tires.

Here is one of the basic reasons the ST tire cannot be compared to the LT tire and vice versa. The ST235/85R16E has a load capacity of 3640# at 80 psi. The LT235/85R16E has a load capacity of 3042# at 80 psi. FastEagle Thank You Fast Eagle! .... The exact proof that ST tires are superior to LTs. I am acutely aware from reading on RV Net, that rim weight ratings should be closely matched to the tire's weight rating. So to fit ST tires on my Ford F350 dually, can ST tires be mounted on Ford F350 16" dually rims to increase the load capacity of my truck's tires? .... Or do I need to use the ST trailer rims on my truck and have custom lug bolt adapters and dually spacers milled to fit the 6 lug ST trailer rims to the truck's 8 lugs bolt pattern?
McZippie 09/13/13 03:48am General RVing Issues
RE: ST vs LT tires.

After reading these ST vs LT threads for years on RV Net, I've recently been convinced that ST tires are superior to LT tires.Okay, I don't care who you are, that's funny. :) I'm dead serious... ST tires are so much better than LTs, that I will be running ST tires on all my Cars, Trucks, MotorHome and Trailers. Anybody got a line on some ST dually rims for a 2013 Ford F350?
McZippie 09/12/13 09:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: ST vs LT tires.

After reading these ST vs LT threads for years on RV Net, I've recently been convinced that ST tires are superior to LT tires.
McZippie 09/12/13 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Feedback on overnight parking...

I've never experienced any problems overnighting at Walmart or any of the other places including truck stops, rest areas, casinos, and churches. By the time we get to these locations, it is very late and there are other RVs already parked for the night, we just pick a spot nearby and get a few hours of shut-eye. We usually purchase gas and/or food when we overnight in any commercial parking lots. ^^^^^^^ Been sleeping in all kind of different business parking lots for decades. In small towns we park/sleep in the city's municipal/police lot. Just about any shopping center in a safe area, is a good choice. BTW we never ask for permission. Use common sense... No one every hassled us.
McZippie 09/11/13 08:49pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: A wild idea......

OK BarbaraOK you win... BTW you have a nice Blog, thanks for sharing!
McZippie 09/10/13 06:28pm Full-time RVing
RE: A wild idea......

Let's forget all this personal stuff and for the benefit of the OP and others that are considering Full Timing, get the discussion back on track. Assume: Most Full Timers have large RVs ( Class A, Fiver, Large TT) Statements: Full-Timers with large Rig aren't as free to roam about as RVers wih smaller Rigs. Most Full Timers stay in private camp grounds, because they want full hook-ups and easy of parking. Fact: Can't drive a Large RVs into many State and Federal campgrounds and/or many don't offer full hook-ups. Which drastically limits the places Full Timers with Large Rigs can camp. Because of above; 'many' (not all or most) full timers settle into a few favorite parks. And 'many' other Full Timers have a home park, north summer park near their roots and south winter park. I know 'many' full timers that have settled into 2 seasonal parks. Discuss: Are all the above valid points? Wouldn't a person that is considering Full Timing want to know above info?
McZippie 09/09/13 09:06pm Full-time RVing
RE: A wild idea......

Interesting post that had some trolling occurring ;) I would love to hear back from the OP. As someone who can only dream of full-timing in the future, I lie to hear good debate (to an extent). To quote Elwood P. Dowd: “An element of conflict in any discussion is a very good thing. Shows everybody's taking part, and nobody left out. I like that.”
McZippie 09/07/13 02:08am Full-time RVing
RE: Powering trailer with an alternator

i have said many time that IMO rv's should come with (2) alternators one for the chassis one for the house, individual regulators and a 'cross connection system' for backup IF one fails ...and I've said many times... IMHO RV's should get rid of separate house and starting batteries and have only one large AGM bank that is charged with high output alternators. For example; change normal 2 starting and 2 house batteries into one 4 battery AGM bank, with automatic low voltage disconnect. House would have the 2 additional batteries added to its bank, that were previously used only for engine starting.
McZippie 09/07/13 01:57am Tech Issues
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