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RE: German Resolution to ban ICE engines by 2030 passes

Where do these people think electric comes from?Either fossil fuels, hydro electric or nuclear all which liberals despise.There is no way they will be bale to generate enough electricity from renewable sources by then. And what about over loading the electrical grid? Right now in the US our electric grid during really warm summers are in danger of collapsing.Now add hundreds of thousands of car chargers? These people are delerious. Depending on the country I suppose. Some European countries as well as Canada produce significant amounts of energy from renewable sources. It depends on the district, province, region or state where you live. Some provinces produce more than 95 percent of their power from hydro alone. Norway is another example. The idea is to improve air quality in cities which I think is a good plan. I don't know much about the US grid but to give an idea of what impact electric vehicles will have on a grid, the BC hydro website has some interesting info. On a provincial level if every personal passenger vehicle in BC were to be replaced by an electric vehicle the grid load would increase by 19 percent. The current extra capacity is 30 percent and growing. The average household with an Electric Vehicle uses the equivalent of an electric water heater on an annualized basis. As well most charging is done at night when power companies have excess capacity. We are an all EV household. When we bought our town house we changed all the light bulbs to LED's, new thermostat, new fridge etc. looking at the previous owners bills and ours there has been very little if any monthly increase. Having said that we only do about 15000 Km per year between the two cars although we are closer to 18000 km this year. Re the motorhome chassis. The Tesla X is the TESLA SUV. I would think that platform could be a possibility for a small class C. Maybe an integrated 12 KW diesel APU. Mercedes has a bunch of heavier platform E-vehicles coming to market this year. Possibly adaptable. I would think there would be a market. A low maintenance electric B class would be nice. Interesting times. Hydro electric is great.But the libs here are forcing dams to be torn down to save fish.It will be a warm day in hell when we start building hydro electric dams again in the US. Same goes for nuclear.If the Germans can do it great.It won't happen here. I too replaced all my light bulbs with LED and am contemplating installing a solar domestic water system.So I'm not against renewables,I'm just being realistic in the US market. It may come some day but not in my lifetime.
RGar974417 02/25/17 05:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: FCC and 4K Ultra HD Broadcasts

Just great. The federal government makes so many things obsolete to benefit themselves. When they made us go to digital TV, they were able to auction bandwidth to the $20 billion dollars. They did the same with wireless microphones. Many of the bandwidths we operated on for years became illegal even though the equipment worked just fine. Then remember when they made us replace all of our propane tanks? All those perfectly fine tanks thrown into the recycling heap. I guess this is how they stimulate the economy by forcing us to buy things we don't need or don't even want.
RGar974417 02/25/17 05:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blue Ridge Parkway...first two weeks of April

There are campgrounds on the Parkway without hookups. There are some nice ones close by like Davidson River in NC, Goose Point and Sherando Lake in Va all very nice with electric hookups.
RGar974417 02/24/17 03:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: German Resolution to ban ICE engines by 2030 passes

Where do these people think electric comes from?Either fossil fuels, hydro electric or nuclear all which liberals despise.There is no way they will be bale to generate enough electricity from renewable sources by then. And what about over loading the electrical grid? Right now in the US our electric grid during really warm summers are in danger of collapsing.Now add hundreds of thousands of car chargers? These people are delerious.
RGar974417 02/24/17 03:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone questions

We were there in mid may of this year. Great time to go.Day time weather was high 50's low 60's.Night time in high 30's. It's a big park so I would suggest staying in the park some of the time. WE stayed at Madison which is centrally located. The Inn at Old faithful is the largest log structure in the world. The lobby is beautiful and the food is good and reasonably priced.Yes, check out the Grand Tetons.
RGar974417 02/23/17 04:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone should I split it up

We were in Yellowstone in May and stayed at Madison because it was centrally located ( only 4 campgrounds were open at that time ). We generally were on the go during the day and came back to the campground late afternoon. We took our generator to recharge the batteries. We were there 4 days but could have used another 2 days in the park. If you go in peak season you won't see as much due to traffic. If possible, see the Inn at Old Faithful. It's the largest log structure in the world and the lobby is beautiful and the food is good and reasonable.We were lucky enough to see a mother grizzly and 3 cubs. They walked right down the road towards our van then right past the side.Each visitor center is different so check them all out. Mammoth Hot Springs has a lot to see and you are a few miles from Gardiner, Mt if you need groceries.
RGar974417 02/23/17 04:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Huntington Beach State Park, SC, Question

We were there 3 years ago over Christmas. They do have some sewer hookups,just beware they are all out in the open. They also have a 3 lane dump station of you can't get a sewer site. All the other sites have water and electric.We preferred the W&E because some of them were more secluded.They have a nice small camp store with WIFI and a great ranger program.Be sure to visit Atallaya, the home of the Huntingtons. In Murrel's Inlet,we enjoyed Drinkin Jacks for dinner.http://www.huntingtonbeachstatepark.net/atalaya.html
RGar974417 02/22/17 02:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New York/Pa campgrounds open all year

Promised Land State Park is located between I-80 and I-84. They have one section with electric that is open year round.https://www.google.com/maps/place/Promised+Land+State+Park/@41.1069306,-75.3350249,11z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xdf4500a16bca55e1!8m2!3d41.2991124!4d-75.2140036
RGar974417 02/22/17 02:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: outer banks in march

WE are going in May. Our plan is to go down Rt 13 through Delaware,Md and Va through Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Then come back 460 to I-95 North to I-64 north to Powhatan State Park. Spend one night there then home via I-81 north.
RGar974417 02/21/17 03:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Alternate Route from Oklahoma to New Mexico

We use 412 to go to our dealer in Sapulpa.Rough in spots and pretty good in others.54 hwy is great all the way to Almagordo where you catch 70 over to I-10.Why not take 70 over west of St. louis then drop south and hit 54 and stop and see some of the lakes? Lake of the Ozarks is nice and plenty of CGs around Camdenton, Mo.On through Kansas and see some of our sights. We only have 2 weeks to get there from Pa. We have spent some times in south western Misouri at Pommer de Terra Lake. Nice area. We also spent some time in Kansas near Manhattan. From there we visited the Eisenhower Home, the Museum of Telephany and the Greyhound Museum in Abiline We also went to Ft Riley and the First territorial Capitol and 2 Pony Express way stations, one in Marysville and one in Hollenberg. People who say there is nothing to see in Kansas are wrong.Our trip will take us west on the Pa Turnpike to Rt 70. First night in Richmond,In. Continue on 70 to I-44 through Missouri to NE Oklahoma at Twin Bridges State park. Then to New Mexico to Ute Lake State Park on off Rt 54. So another question.My eventual destination is Payson, Ar. Would it be advisable to hit I-40 then south on 54 to I-25 then to Rt 60 into Arizona. How are those roads again towing a 26 ft TT and what is the availability of gas?
RGar974417 02/21/17 03:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Rv park under 50k updates

Sounds like they had no planning as to costs.When I built my house in 1977,I had all the costs for plumbing, heating,electric,lumber permits etc. And still there were somethings I missed but for the most part had all the costs covered. Today, it is so much more expensive for residential and commercial ventures because of all the regulations we have. In Pa for examples, you need to submit plans that are reviewed by the township or borough engineers which you need to pay for.And that is way before you move any ground. I would suspect that they can't just can't do what they want in respect to the sewer. Sewer and storm water are the big things now days and can get expensive. I wish them luck but is osunds as if they are in way over their heads.
RGar974417 02/21/17 03:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rocky Mountain Nat Park

If you can only go in the summer, then yes it will be busy. We always try to go spring and fall to avoid the crowds. We were in Yellowstone in mid May this years and it was great. Low crowds, no bear or buffalo jams and the weather was in the 50's and 60's every day. But if you can't do the off season, then you may want to stay away from the busy areas.
RGar974417 02/21/17 02:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Large 5th Wheel At Custer State Park

We were there in the late 90's and stayed at Rafter J campground which is very nice, but expensive. If Custer had electric hookups at the time, we would have stayed there because it cuts down on driving. There is so much to see in the park itself. Make sure to stop at all the visitor centers because they are all a little different. On the wildlife Loop you will see buffalo, prairie dogs and wild burros who will mooch food from you. The Iron Mountain Highway takes you through some very narrow tunnels and when you exit one. Mt Rushmore is right in front of you. Other things we liked in the area were the Cosmos, Bear Country USA, the badlands and Wall Drug.
RGar974417 02/21/17 02:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Recommendations for RV cover

I'm also thinking of covering my FW. I have extended gutter spouts, isn't that going to be a problem with covers ? Take them off before covering.
RGar974417 02/21/17 02:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: How big an issue is weight?

If your trailer weighs too much for your truck, that would be a problem.But say you bought a trailer that is 500 lbs below your trucks tow capacity.How will your insurance company know if and how much over weight if you are in an accident where the trailer and TV are damaged and contents spilled all over the place?
RGar974417 02/21/17 02:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Recommendations for RV cover

I have tried RV covers and my issues are they let the water and dirt through and the trailer is messy when you take it off. I haven't found one that lasted more than 3 years. So for the past 5 years or so, I have bought a large tarp ( 30 x 20 ) and cover it with that. You can't just fasten it with the grommets alone. I bought 2 or 3" strapping and go completely over the top and under neath. Then use grommets to keep it stable.I pay about $60 each for the tarps and get a year or 2 out of each one. A lot cheaper than trailer covers and your rig looks cleaner in the spring.
RGar974417 02/20/17 04:20pm General RVing Issues
Alternate Route from Oklahoma to New Mexico

In May of 2018, we will be going to Arizona. Been there once before. This time taking a different route. From Pa turnpike to I-70, then I-44 into Oklahoma.Instead of hitting I-40 at Oklahoma City, I was thinking about an alternate route. At Tulsa ,take 412 to 54 into New Mexico.We will be pulling a 26ft TT. How are these roads and how is gas availability? Thanks.
RGar974417 02/19/17 07:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route 31 Targhee National Forest

Not sure exactly your route but we went from Alpine up 26 into Idaho to West Yellowstone pulling a 26ft TT. No problems at all.
RGar974417 02/19/17 07:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Is Yellowstone Pet Friendly?

We were there in May with our Labrador Retriever. No problem. We have a van and she traveled with us everywhere. If we stopped to go in a visitor center or see and attraction,we left her in the van with some windows open. If it was sunny we found a shady spot to park. We stayed in Madison Campground and walked her around the campground twice a day.If you will be there in the summer, you may want to leave the dog in the camper. But dogs are no problems.Like others have said,know the rules. It seems there are a lot more problems with people than dogs.The week before we were there a woman decided to pet a buffalo and the buffalo didn't like it. The day after we left, a tourist picked up a baby bison and took it to the ranger station in their SUV. They ended up euthanizing the baby. A week after we left, a 23 year old park employee went off one of the boardwalks and fell through the crust of one of the boiling springs. He died.
RGar974417 02/19/17 07:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to do a 30# propane exchange

Best bet is a local propane supplier.
RGar974417 02/19/17 06:42pm General RVing Issues
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