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RE: Through San Francisco south to north.

The easiest, and most scenic in my opinion, is come up 280 instead of 101. You can get on 280 in San Jose from 101. Take 280 up to Highway 1 and then get on Highway 1 South. The second exit once you get on 1 should be Skyline Blvd North. Make sure you stay to the right to go North. Follow Skyline and then the Great Highway all the way up the Pacific Coast of San Francisco. If you're stopping to visit things you'll be going by Fort Funston, the Zoo, Golden Gate Park, The Cliff House, and Ocean Beach as well as other things. You'll up back on Geary Blvd and can get back on Highway 1 from there and cross the Golden Gate.
msmith1199 03/28/15 10:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: Through San Francisco south to north.

If your'e just looking to drive from point A to point B, then take 101N to 80E across the SF/Oakland Bay Bridge to 580 towards San Rafeal back to 101N. That is the easiest route. That's the easiest?? You're kidding right?
msmith1199 03/28/15 10:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Airbus Reinforced Cockpit Door Description

I am not a pilot and know absolutely nothing about cockpit procedure but common sense should provide a way for a pilot/copilot to enter the cockpit in the event the one inside will not open the door. Some sort of a code or switch known only to the cockpit members. That isn't common sense. The entire purpose of the secure door is so that nobody in the back of the plane can get into the cockpit and take over control of the plane. If there was a way around that how would you propose to keep it secret from terrorists? Tens of thousands of crew members would have to know how it's done including the very guy that crashed this plane. Not to mention, even if the pilot in this plane had a way to get through the door, all the co-pilot would have had to have done is increase the angle of the dive to a point where the pilot would have been unable to move within the plane. It would appear to me with all the technology today there would be a way to circumvent having anyone outside the cockpit to having access to the way into the cockpit. Fingerprint identification would be one way. Eye ball identification would be another. Have you never watched a James Bond movie?? Yeah, James Bond is all 100% true! So a pilot leaves the cockpit and the door locks behind him. The terrorist decide to make their move and three of them jump up and grab the pilot. How hard is it to force him to open the door either with his eyeball or his finger?
msmith1199 03/28/15 10:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Airbus Reinforced Cockpit Door Description

AND, if we transition to pilotless airliners (drones) a radical hacker could command the aircraft to fly into the mountain. Another thing is that nobody has mentioned exactly what type of character is attracted to flying an aircraft in the first place. I can tell you a lot on this subject. And, IMO if the regulators go much further, they're going to kill the incentive to become a commercial pilot. IMO the FAA-type agencies are walking a tight rope. They have to keep in mind that not only do they need to keep the pilot recruits coming, but they also need to to attract investors to the airline industry. IMO the third crewmember in the cockpit should be a pilot who is also the ARMED air marshal. I'm a private pilot myself, I flew as an enlisted aircrew member in the air force, and I love to fly any chance I get. Having said that, no way in heck am I getting in a pilotless aircraft. Just isn't happening. And I'm going to bet that many millions would share my opinion. If they ever come up with the pilotless airliner, I think they may be flying around empty.
msmith1199 03/28/15 02:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Airbus Reinforced Cockpit Door Description

Current planes already have those systems that are designed not to let you make a fatal error. Problem is sometimes those systems make the fatal error. Remember, too, that all of the error prevention systems are useless when the pilot has made a conscious decision to ignore them and destroy the aircraft. I never forgot it.
msmith1199 03/28/15 02:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: Diesel smell inside coach

I was wondering too if it was an exhaust smell or a fuel smell.
msmith1199 03/28/15 11:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Airbus Reinforced Cockpit Door Description

Current planes already have those systems that are designed not to let you make a fatal error. Problem is sometimes those systems make the fatal error.
msmith1199 03/28/15 11:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Airbus Reinforced Cockpit Door Description

I am not a pilot and know absolutely nothing about cockpit procedure but common sense should provide a way for a pilot/copilot to enter the cockpit in the event the one inside will not open the door. Some sort of a code or switch known only to the cockpit members. That isn't common sense. The entire purpose of the secure door is so that nobody in the back of the plane can get into the cockpit and take over control of the plane. If there was a way around that how would you propose to keep it secret from terrorists? Tens of thousands of crew members would have to know how it's done including the very guy that crashed this plane. Not to mention, even if the pilot in this plane had a way to get through the door, all the co-pilot would have had to have done is increase the angle of the dive to a point where the pilot would have been unable to move within the plane.
msmith1199 03/28/15 11:23am Around the Campfire
RE: Airbus Reinforced Cockpit Door Description

This type of event is extremely rare. And even if there were a three person cockpit crew, a determined person could still figure out a way to do this. True. If one pilot is intent on destroying the aircraft and picks their spot, there is little the other could do about it. Exactly. I'm all for looking at better ways to do things, but we always seem to go nuts when something like this happens and we want to change all kinds of things to make sure it never happens again. The problem being it's near impossible to stop a determined person from doing this again and it almost never happens anyway. Of course it does appear to have happened twice within a year, but before that I'm only familiar with one other similar incident and that was in California maybe 30 years ago. And it wasn't a pilot back then it was an airline employee that got on the plane with a gun.
msmith1199 03/27/15 08:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Airbus Reinforced Cockpit Door Description

This type of event is extremely rare. And even if there were a three person cockpit crew, a determined person could still figure out a way to do this.
msmith1199 03/26/15 08:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2016 on dealer lots?

Any idea when the 2016s hit the dealer lots? Want to get an idea when to start hard negotiating on a 2015. Thanks Sherry I bet there are places with 2014's on the lot still. Could probably get a real good deal on those.
msmith1199 03/26/15 04:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a safe to your Class A

Lets see Milford Ct., population 53,000. 2012: 2 rapes, 33 robberies, 11 assaults, 150 burglaries, 1,371 thefts, 65 auto thefts, 4 arsons. Yup, that is not a bad crime rate at all, but 65 people still had cars stolen.
msmith1199 03/26/15 04:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Las Vegas to South Lake Tahoe

Kingsbury Grade is a good shortcut to get from 395 to South Lake Tahoe, but not in a 45 footer! So if your GPS tries to get you to go that way it would be a good idea not to do it. You'll be much happier sticking to 50.
msmith1199 03/26/15 03:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Adding a safe to your Class A

Actually no. My wrangler is sitting out in my business parking lot right now with the doors unlocked and the key in the cup holder. With a razor knife you can slit the soft top no problem. :h x2 :h :h
msmith1199 03/26/15 02:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Airbus Reinforced Cockpit Door Description

Why does a pilot have to leave the cockpit? Single crew fighter jet pilots don't leave the cockpit. Single seat fighters don't stay airborne as long and on their longer flights they have a system available to relieve themselves as needed. Transport pilots don't need that system as they can get up and go to the bathroom.
msmith1199 03/26/15 12:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: The ten richest Americans

I think the kids may argue with you about whether they inherited it or earned it. I'm pretty sure they all worked in the family business from when they were very young and helped it grow into what it is today. It's been a while since I read Sam's book, but there is a story in there about one of his son's having a paper route and he invested money he made from his paper route into early Walmart stock.
msmith1199 03/26/15 12:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Deal or No Deal? (new here)

Did not look like the mileage indicator {72500} lined up straight across. Sometimes that shows that the mileage has been turned back. Also the number 22 on the outside front and back, was it a rental? Just a few things that I learned when I used to buy and sell. {many} Otherwise you got a hell of a deal !!! Good luck Good eye, owner bought from a dealer, one owner previous to him. Didn't notice the odometer until just now. I'll need to take a closer look at that. Don't trust the info that may have come out of the dealership. Mr. Gamel is a convicted felon that stemmed from his business dealings in selling motorhomes. Info on Dan Gamel RV
msmith1199 03/26/15 09:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a safe to your Class A

I'm not looking to put thousands of dollars and a load of crown jewels in the camper. I am just looking for a secure place for my wallet and a little cash while I may be at the beach or out for a walk with my wife. I get that if a real thief wants it they will get it. The same is true for my car yet I lock it every time I exit it. Don't you? Actually no. My wrangler is sitting out in my business parking lot right now with the doors unlocked and the key in the cup holder. With a razor knife you can slit the soft top no problem. I never lock my motorhome storage bins if they want to get into them they will and the damage it will cause compared to what is in them is not worth it. I do lock the rv door when we are leaving the campsite and lock our bikes up. You leave the key in the cup holder? Have you read the exclusions in your insurance policy lately? Purposely leaving the keys in a vehicle can possible exclude you from coverage in the event of a theft of the vehicle.
msmith1199 03/26/15 09:32am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding a safe to your Class A

Have you ever seen a RV go up in flames? A safe will go, too. How many RV burgleries have you really known via first-person accounts? We full-timed for 16+ years and were around full-timers constantly. We never heard on one. We always kept important 'copies' of papers in a container setting near the front door so we could grab it fast. If we had RV maintenance, etc. done, we took it along with us in the car while waiting. We didn't keep originals in it, just copies. Originals of anything was at daughter's along with backup computer files. My RV was burglarized while the motorhome was next to my house and I was asleep on the other side of the wall. Even my dog slept through it. I was a cop for almost 30 years and I probably handled 20 or so burglaries of various types of RV's. And the only reason the number is that low is because I only spent about five years of my total career working a patrol car. The rest was in assignments where I wouldn't have handled RV burgs. So the 20 was all within those five years.
msmith1199 03/25/15 10:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Using blocks under automatic levelers

I got some pressure treated 2 by 6 lumber and cut them to 12" lengths. I then put them together two thick in a herringbone type pattern. I attached them to each other with screws and put a length of rope on them so I could easily pull them out. The first time I put them under the jacks and used them, the jacks smashed them to little pieces! Oh well, back to the drawing board.
msmith1199 03/24/15 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
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