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RE: Robust Digital Camera for Camping

Sounds like the GoPro camera is what your looking for. I've dropped my GoPro with a quad copter over 200' into a grassy meadow with no damage. Not even a scratch. It continues to work perfectly. Good resolution choices for both video and still. You can operate it from your smartphone if you like or push button. Yes, I have other cameras, more expensive and they all are sitting somewhere in a dark corner with dead batteries. The GoPro is my primary camera.
hershey 10/03/15 05:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: smartphone sizes today compared to four years ago !

Years ago it was how small could you make them, starting with the brick. I remember an associates cellphone the size of a package of chewing gum....nearly. It was nearly impossible to dial with a finger and actual sound and talk was terrible. Now there is an attempt to get one small enough to be practical as a portable phone and large enough to be used as a tablet. I find that by carrying my IPhone 5, relatively small by todays smart standards in my front pant pocket, its easily accessible and not cumbersome at all. I have carried both my phone any my wives Galaxie 4, quite a bit larger and not notice the difference but I like the bigger screen.
hershey 10/03/15 05:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: My over 13' rv went under a 13' clearance bridge

In NY I found an overpass listed as 12-3". Thats exactly what I am. No traffic so I inched forward, got out and let the wife drive and I stood on the ladder to view. There was at least 2 ft of clearance when I got under it. Two feet error is a big deal. What if it were wrong in the other direction????
hershey 10/02/15 09:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Great r\Roadside Service

Glad you had good results. Suggest that CoachNet is included as a consideration. A bit cheaper by the year but no extra charges for mileage. I've used them twice with very good results.
hershey 09/30/15 07:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Early 2000's Fleetwood Expedition

I have exactly the same model he is looking at. I bought it used 11 years ago and have fulltimed in it for those 11 years. The good? Fuel mileage will be better than a lot of other MH's. Its dependable and has cost me little money in upkeep/repairs. I did my own oil change/lube for about 9 of those years, now I do the lube but leave the oil change to a facility. Make sure that the radiator is clean on the outside. That engine has a slobber tube that dumps fumes directly into the radiator and will cause overheating. Most RV's that age will have already had the slobber tube lengthened and that cures that problem. Its no powerhouse on the hills, It will be the last one up but also the last one to the fuel pump. Its 260 hp is adequate for highway speeds and grades. Bit 7% grades will of course bring you down to 30 mph but there isn't tham many of them around. I have towed a Suzuki Grand Vitara for 10 of those years, 3200 lbs and it didn't have much effect on its power. I recently traded for a Chevy Equinox, 3900 lbs and I have to admit, I do feel the difference in weight but it still travels good. A bit slower from the stop light. Make sure you check the date of the tires. Enjoy.
hershey 09/29/15 04:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tony Stewart Calling It Quits?

Turns out that Tony is in deed a very good business mind. His team is doing very well and his choices of drivers has been none that I would have chosen but obviously are winners (sorry, I forgot about Danica). I think his driving has lost its luster since his dirt track accident that another driver lost his life. Obviously has had an effect on him. One thing for sure, he can leave without any apologies.
hershey 09/28/15 12:40pm Around the Campfire
RE: Just had a funny thought

I suppose an adult could easily kick a door open but not a child. Something to think about. Odds are a million to one that a child will be accidently caught in a bay but I'd hate to be the million'ed situation.
hershey 09/23/15 07:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: 30 amp coaches with ECC

You describe what I have. But I just turn on the AC that I want to use and leave the other off. Maybe mine is different but its a no brainer for my RV.
hershey 09/21/15 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: After 4 years of Red Max Pro - the results

I used the Red Max Pro Stripper. Made for the specific product. I can't believe just how well it works and how effortless to use. I still used more of the original 1 gallon jug of RDM Pro and I still have about a 1/2 gallon left. Stripper? I stillhave most of the original gallon left, doesn't take much plus you dilute it for use. Like said above Zep makes the same product and is called Zep Wet Look. The process is much like applying a clear coat over the finish to really zap it into a great shine.
hershey 09/19/15 06:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Forward looking rear view camera

Bite the bullet and get the GoPro. Any GoPro model. You will be pleased with the results. Shotgun can control some by wifi on their smartphone while traveling.
hershey 09/18/15 08:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: it happened again today

This situation doesn't come as a surprise to the passing vehicle. I can see well ahead of time that I'm slowly approaching an even slower vehicle and find the opportunity to slip into the passing lane without causing anyone any grief....other than putting my self in front of a faster moving vehicle causing them to slow down a bit. Thats the breaks of the game with heavy vehicles going up hills.
hershey 09/18/15 03:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: Lubricating U-joints/drive shaft

There is a secret to lubing the driveshaft. Most of the u-joints have two grease fittings, one on each side. Either one will fill the u-joint. Just make sure you see grease coming out of each cap. The slip joint has one fitting in the center of the tube. They hold a lot of grease. As you fill the slip joint, grease will eventually run out of a small hole at the back of the yoke, between the yoke and the u-joint. When grease starts coming out of the hole, you need to get a finger in there and plug the hole. It's difficult to do while still pumping the grease gun. It's much easier with an air gun. Once you block the hole, keep pumping until grease comes out where the slip joint moves in and out on the splined shaft.Take the time to read the above quote on the greasing process for the U-joint(s) and slip joint. One needs to follow that process to insure proper and complete lubrication. I grease all fittings at oil change (7500 miles) but I grease the U-Joint and slip joint again in between oil changes.
hershey 09/16/15 09:16am Class A Motorhomes
What is the trick to make bugs removeable from a vehicle?

We spend a large portion of our year in warm dry climates and I assume that is something that flying bugs don't like because I don't have a bug problem there. But summers are spent in WY and I swear I get bug splatter on my rear window backing out of a parking spot. We have a new car and I don't want to ruin the finish with brillo pads. There are bright yellow bugs and some so darn tiny that they just make a pimple on the finish. I've started using WD 40 to remove them and to put a protective finish to the front end. Whats the trick?
hershey 09/15/15 08:18pm General RVing Issues
Those darn hard plastic/anti steal bags

I know thievery is a huge problem to retail stores. But their attempt to make it hard to hid a product and exit they put the tiny products in a hard plastic sealed container that is a real challenge to open when you get home. COSTCO and Sams are terrible for this practice. I hate to use a chain saw to open the packaging.
hershey 09/15/15 08:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: A response to reduce unsolicited live sales calls.

The beauty of being retired and no hobbies except to sit-in-wait for the spammers to call. I find it a challenge to see how far along I can lead them in conversations. I tend to keep them waiting while I answer the door and then come back to them and rage about door-to-door salesmen invading my space and peace and then engage them again to proceed with their selling script.
hershey 09/15/15 08:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Smaller Prevost

Can't say I've ever seen a Prevost coach that size and we have been traveling full time for 11 years.
hershey 09/12/15 09:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Changing Email accounts

I have never heard of paying for email addresses. I agree with the above post-do a blanket email to your personal contacts then each business account separately. The biggest reason to do the business accounts one-by-one is to ensure the information gets updated. Your cable provider should offer free email accounts. I'd check with them as well.I should have been more specific I guess. I had an email account back in the days of DOS, pre windows. Actually I was the second person to get an account. Then you had to have a internet provider for web access and emails. Once I no longer needed the provider for web access, I just kept the email account active because it alone was cheap...coupl bucks a month. But that has slowly changed and of course its silly not to utilize one of the free email provider now. The pain of tracing down all my business providors is going to be a hassle but it will save me a lot of money. Being a full time RVer, we have to depend on Verizon for our internet access.
hershey 09/11/15 06:43pm Around the Campfire
Changing Email accounts

I find it necessary to change my email address. Spam is just out of control and I'm paying $10 bucks a month for the two email accounts I have...Gmail of course if free. Is there a painless way to accumulate and notify all my contacts to make the address change? I know I can do it easily by sending an email to all my address books, but I've had an email account from the days of DOS and approved vendors are numerous. Those are the ones I'd like to cover and not miss anyone.
hershey 09/10/15 08:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: sports superstar

Jim, your experience mirrors an experience I had years ago as a referee. A new school dedicating a new sports field wanted a soccer referee for the first game on the field. I was sent there and it turns out that it was the most unorganized experience I've ever experienced. Must have been 40 or 50 kids of all ages on the field at one time and no uniforms or any way to tell the teams apart. But,,,they had a good time and no one knows what the score was. :)
hershey 09/10/15 08:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: NeatDesn Scanner

Most any scanner can do the scanning. What you want is the appropriate software to do the conversion. I think you will find that the NeatDesk Scanner is way overpriced. You can get a good quality scanner/printer for a hundred bucks or less.
hershey 09/10/15 08:03pm Around the Campfire
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