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RE: Not Happy witn new Tiffin

Here is an example of when it's okay to correct grammar on the Internet: http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/people-just-join-the-military-because-there-too-dumb.jpg
msmith1199 08/16/17 11:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Parking problems with big rig

By 22 foot trailer, that usually means the length of the box. The trailer tongue will add about four feet or so. So a 22 foot trailer will be 26 feet long. 42 plus 26 is 68 feet or 3 feet over the max allowed by many States. Now having said that, I will say in all the years I've been on here I've never heard of anybody getting a ticket for being three foot too long in a motorhome, just pointing out that many states have a 65 foot limit once you get onto surface streets or state highways.
msmith1199 08/16/17 11:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not Happy witn new Tiffin

Wolfe was killed at Quebec. In any event I can't take seriously anything written by a person unable to attempt proper spelling and punctuation. I assume that a person who's unable to even attempt such basic tasks is also unable to reason well. It speaks volumes when someone (i.e., a "doosh" such as irishgrammarn*zi29) seemingly believes himself to be intellectually superior to others yet clearly and unequivocally exhibits a lack of a basic understanding of elementary level punctuation, layout, and grammar. There are two (2) spaces to be inserted after a period that ends a sentence; irishgrammarn*zi29 only inserted one (1). Also, irishgrammarn*zi29 incompetently failed to insert a comma in the following sentence (which I have corrected): "In any event, I can't take seriously anything written by a person {who is} unable to attempt proper spelling and punctuation." The brackets and the content contained therein were added by me to clarify what irishgrammarn*zi29 was attempting to properly state but ultimately failed. It should be pointed out that those competent in punctuation will correctly note that the type of curly brackets (braces) I used above are technically improper, yet the use of standard box brackets was not allowed on this forum due to limitations imposed by its respective formatting rules. So grade me a B-. I make the attempt. I'm tired of being expected to take seriously those too lazy to try to write correctly or too ignorant to know they should try. I'm not criticizing some point of grammar or punctuation but the ignoring of them. It's stupid to criticize the spelling and grammar of others in an effort to insult them, when your own grammar and spelling is not perfect. I can tell you over my years I have written thousands upon thousands of reports, I have taught college classes and graded papers, and I know how to write. But when I'm on the Internet I type what I have to say and hit "post message" and move on. I often read my posts a day or two later and see my spelling and grammar errors! It's not that I don't know the correct version of "your" to use, it's just that I don't proofread everything I post on the internet. Doesn't make me stupid, or lazy.
msmith1199 08/16/17 11:33am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Not Happy witn new Tiffin

When I bought my motorhome I took it out the first weekend and wrote up everything wrong. I then took it back to the dealer and it spent well over a month there while they goofed off and stalled and delayed. I went to pick it up two times and both times I found things on the list they had not fixed. I was pissed off! I understand that a motorhome is a complicated system and things will go wrong, but my issues were all with the service people basically not caring and not doing their jobs. They had my money and they didn't care how long it took to fix it. Sounds like they are bending over backwards to help you fix your problem. I can be very forgiving in a case where they are doing everything they can to fix the problem.
msmith1199 08/16/17 08:20am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driver's ed 101: Gas pedal is on the right...

So I have a gas pedal on the right of the brake. . Hmmmmm aren't all gas pedals to the right of the brake? Just curious.... What about left hand drive cars in places where they drive on the wrong side of the road? And I actually don't know the answer to that. I've seen plenty of left hand drive cars in several of those countries, but never drove one and never bothered to look to see where the gas pedal was.
msmith1199 08/13/17 01:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Been a while since I have seen this

Did the turn signals on the car work? If not, in most states it's just a fix-it ticket if your signals don't work, but it's a moving violation to fail to signal your turn. So if your signals ever do break and you don't do the hand signals, you can get both the fix-it ticket and a moving violation. Way back when I was a traffic cop I actually saw a guy using hand signals when he saw me, so that was a signal to me that his own turn signals didn't work. Had he not done the hand signal I never would have paid attention because failure to use signals is a violation that was rarely enforced where I worked. But I did stop him and he said the signals have never worked since he bought the car and a cop told me he had to use the hand signals until he got them fixed. Since he had the car over a year without getting them fixed he got a fix-it ticket.
msmith1199 08/10/17 06:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Traveling to view the Eclipse ?

We will be here at home as we are in the center of totality. Officials say 100,000 due to come here. Some are advertising sites from $50 and up. Some offered rides in a private jet for &10,000 per person. It is hard t0 believe some of the expections from s0me people, reminds me of y2k. I don't see the advantage to fly in a jet to see it, unless it's cloudy out and you need to get above the clouds.
msmith1199 08/10/17 06:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Two questions

You've probably ruined the batteries by letting get that low. They will need to be replaced. I did that with my first set of batteries by not keeping an eye on the water level. Now I have the auto fill system and I fill them on a regular basis when I have the motorhome plugged in.
msmith1199 08/10/17 06:24am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Losing fresh water on right turns

We added a valve to the Jayco when filling it was opened and when done it was closed. And did you ever forget to open it when filling and blow the tank up? That's exactly what I would do if I installed that!
msmith1199 08/09/17 10:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric log splitter

And then throw it in the garbage after three hours work? My experience with Harbor Freight tools is they are disposable after a couple of uses. Some don't make it through the first use.
msmith1199 08/08/17 04:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Traveling to view the Eclipse ?

There are several farms/ranches around here that are opening up their fields for people to camp in. I suspect the response has not been as great as originally anticipated because most of them have dropped their prices. One close to me was originally asking $400 for 4 nights of tent camping and $800 for the same time with an RV. I looked at their website and counted the spaces they had allocated. I figured if they filled up they would make $312,000 for the 4 days. The news is still projecting about 200,000 visitors in our area. For a town of less than 10,000, that is quite a hit on our infrastructure. We'll see how things work out. The problem with viewing it in the west, is it travels over lots of remote areas with only a few roads going in. If you are going to Oregon to view it, you don't have a lot of choices on which roads to take to get there. Same with Idaho and Wyoming. But once you get further east then it starts passing over large cities and would be a lot easier to see. Of course this time of year back east it's raining most every day.
msmith1199 08/08/17 04:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Traveling to view the Eclipse ?

".... huge swath across the USA that will have totality with a partial eclipse 100's of miles away from the path." Okay, I'll bite, how do you have "totality" with a "partial" eclipse? Sorry, maybe I didn't word that right. There is a huge path swinging from the southeast going in a northwest path to the west coast. You will have totality in that path if the weather cooperates. Everyone on either side will have a partial eclipse of varying degrees depending on distance from the totality path. MM. And you still didn't word it right. The path will swing from the Northwest to the Southeast. And the path is only 70 miles wide. The closer you are to the center the longer the totality will last as it will be circular and oval shaped.
msmith1199 08/08/17 04:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Traveling to view the Eclipse ?

".... huge swath across the USA that will have totality with a partial eclipse 100's of miles away from the path." Okay, I'll bite, how do you have "totality" with a "partial" eclipse?
msmith1199 08/08/17 10:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Traveling to view the Eclipse ?

You can see this from anywhere in the country, why would you run to one spot and bunch up. I think someone hyped it to make money and it will be a big fizzle. You can't see the path of totality from anywhere in the Country.
msmith1199 08/08/17 06:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Electric log splitter

Just checked the DR website and they have the current version of the one I had on sale right now for $329 with free shipping. But I think it's almost always on sale for this price. DR Website
msmith1199 08/07/17 10:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Electric log splitter

I just sold mine a year ago! I had the DR version and it worked just great. I've never used a gas one so I didn't have anything to compare it to, but it split the logs I had with no problem. Douglas fir is a soft wood so it should do just fine.
msmith1199 08/07/17 10:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Costco vs Sams

We prefer COSTCO which IIRC has always been a West coast store in it's various transformations. There is great dislike for WalMart here in So Cal, I don't know why but there is and every time they try and open a WalMart here, there is a hue and cry and many delay tactics' used. A diffrerent part of So CA here.....Orange County (population = 3 Mil) Twelve Costco's -vs- 4 Sams. The "dislike" of WalMart -if there is one- may be due to some city councils (etc.) who believe it's below the "dignity" of their city. However - there are two WalMarts in extremely close proximity to at least two Costco stores (same shopping center & across the road) in the up-scale communities of Irvine and Laguna Niguel. Two more WlaMarts are (likewise) in the up-scale communities of Lake Forest and Huntington Beach (but not near a Costco). The one in Htn'g Beach was opposed by the HB Council, but went to a vote of the residents - who resoundingly voted in favor. There's also a "small" Wally - grocery store - in Rancho Santa Margarita. That Wally is OK - but not window mounted air conditioners in homes, LOL. It should be noted that there were already several Price Club stores in The OC which were "absorbed" when PC & Costco merged. Los Angeles has a "hang-up" about WalMart - which *may* be due to supermarket chains and union opposition to the competition. (Especially opposed to "Super WalMarts). So for me - there's 3 Costco stores within about 8 miles (about 15 min travel time), and several more if a bit more travel distance is added.....while the closest Sam's is at *least* a half hour away. And of course, those numbers (comparisons of a West Coast "thing") doesn't include the counties adjoining OC - of Los Angeles and Riverside. :C Your comment about Orange County made me check the maps. In the greater SF Bay Area (4 million plus population) looks like there are about 16 Costco's and only 1 Sam's club. I have been in Sam's but since there isn't one close I haven't been in one in years.
msmith1199 08/07/17 05:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Costco vs Sams

I'm in California and I think the nearest Sam's is about 75 miles from me. There are probably 20 Costco's in that same radius. So at least where I am in California Costco is bigger.
msmith1199 08/07/17 05:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Jack stands

First, are you sure it is 128,000 lbs? A 48 foot new Dynasty with 4 slides is only 51,000 lbs. That is alot of weight for an RV with at most one slide. Just a typo, like your typo on a 48 foot Dynasty? Don't think they come that long.
msmith1199 08/06/17 03:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Traveling to view the Eclipse ?

I hear that nobody is going to go see it because it's going to be too crowded! :)
msmith1199 08/06/17 02:29pm Class A Motorhomes
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