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RE: A simple 7 question quiz

Please note that there are multiple possibly correct answers to all of these questions. Those posted are just the ones the author thought of first. Those answers can only be judged as uniquely correct if there is additional information provided. Many questions in the world have more than one possible answer. These get much harder if you make unsupported assumptions. 1 It was not raining where he was. 2 Ted or anything else for that matter. 3 He was so directed by the police. (Is he still a taxi driver if there is no taxi in the vicinity?) 4 Pretty much nothing (or so I was told by an ex-resident of Alice Springs. 5 He kicked it against a wall. 6 As many as you can place there simultaneously. 7 It does not say that he stayed at the inn when he rode there. Matt #1 it clearly stated " A man went outside in the pouring rain" #2 it clearly stated " John's father" #3 If if a butcher, baker or candle stick maker is walking down the street their occupation does not change. They specified he was a taxi drive to have people make the wrong assumption that he was driving. #4 you are over thinking it they could have just as well asked what is in the middle of Texas and the answer would be X (I got it wrong) #5 your answer could be correct (I got it wrong) #6 Your answer is really a non-answer #7 I have no idea what that has to do with the question.
silvercorvette 01/22/16 01:57pm Around the Campfire
A simple 7 question quiz

You need to look at things from a different perspective (AKA thinking outside the box) QUESTION 1: A man went outside in the pouring rain with no protection, but not a hair on his head got wet. How come? QUESTION 2: John's father has five sons named Alan, Blan, Clan and Dlan. What did he call his fifth son? QUESTION 3: A taxi driver is going down a one way street the wrong way, he passes twelve cops. Why does he not get arrested? QUESTION 4: What is directly in the middle of Australia? QUESTION 5: A soccer player kicks a ball. It goes ten feet and comes back to him. How is this possible? QUESTION 6: On average, how many books can you put in an empty backpack? QUESTION 7: A cowboy rode to an inn on Friday. He stayed two nights and left on Friday. How can this be? I got 5 right scroll dowN for answers V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V AND THE ANSWERS... ANSWER 1: The man is bald ANSWER 2: John ANSWER 3: He was walking on foot ANSWER 4: The letter R ANSWER 5: He kicked the ball upwards ANSWER 6: One. After that, it isn't empty. ANSWER 7: His horse was called Friday.
silvercorvette 01/21/16 09:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV Trip Routing

I probably had the same one you had, I had the Garmin RV 660LMT with I damaged (totally my fault). I replaced it with the Garmin RV 760LMT with Wireless Backup Camera. The new model has added a lot of useful features that the 660 did not have. I suggest that you check out the new model. I damaged my Garmin RV 660LMT (totally my fault and replaced it with this, It has a lot of improvements over the older model Product Packaging: Standard Packaging 7" Display - With a big, 7" high-resolution touchscreen Display, RV 760LMT is easy-to-see inside vehicles of every size Lifetime MAPS - Businesses open and close. New roads are built. Drive knowing your routes reflect the latest map data available from Garmin Customized RV Routing - Enter your vehicle's height, weight, length and width. RV 760LMT will guide you along the most suitable routes for most major roads and highways, avoiding RV-related restrictions, such as low bridges Garmin Real Directions - Garmin Real Directions with Garmin Real VoiceTM guide like a friend, using landmarks, buildings and traffic lights, rather than hard-to-read street names BCTM 20 Wireless Backup Camera - Transmits images Wirelessly, up to 45 feet, to your RV 760LMT Display, so you can easily spot vehicles, and obstacles (Professional installation recommended. Extension cable may be required for vehicles longer than 45 feet)
silvercorvette 10/19/15 08:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Why would anyone want an outside TV?

Not sure why you think a TV will take up a lot of space. Granted I came up this design for how to put a big TV in a small opening. With the new thin LED TVs the mount could be even longer/taller so there would be even more space under the TV. You can even see the headphones I reference above for you camping purest/book readers/chilling outers who want no outside TVs, speakers, lights, kids, dogs, generators,...... Sorry, I could not resist.:B http://i42.tinypic.com/zinbix.jpg width=700 As you can see here, the opening is not as tall as the TV. http://i43.tinypic.com/s6q7uv.jpg width=700 I've since replace the above TV with LED TV for the power savings when boondocking. http://i60.tinypic.com/rrv995.jpg width=700 Yes, it worked on the first try other than the little wooden block to hold it up for a better viewing angle. That is a great design, I bet you could sell a lot of them if you hooked up with a manufacturer. After reading some of the comments I might be tempted to install a TV with your mounting system in the coach that I haven't bought and don't own.
silvercorvette 10/17/15 06:55am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Three questions

#1 I don't know the answer but knowing what area you will be staying and how cold it gets would help #2 Probably not the coach camera but they do make home alarm systems that may work #3 don't know Probably some kind of electric screw drive, or if it is hydraulic it probably uses the same stuff that is used in hydraulic jacks. These are just guesses and the answers can depend on the manufacturer of your coach. Maybe someone with a 2009 Monaco Dynasty will know the answer.
silvercorvette 10/17/15 06:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Packing the kitchen

When I was new to this whole thigh ( I have never full timed it ) I would fill up my fridge. Then I realized when I was traveling across the country I probably drove past almost 100 supermarkets every day. I would not pack more that a few days worth of refrigerated food while moving around, and a couple weeks worth in dry goods and caned goods. If you plan on staying someplace for a long time then it is OK to stock up. I often travel alone and I have health problems. I like to keep enough food in the RV to have something to eat if I am too ill to drive. About 5 years ago I was in a truck camper and got ill, I parked at a truck stop some place in PA or VA and lived on canned goods till I fetlt well enough to drive. If you have any kind of health issues with no way of driving to a food market you may want to consider keeping enough food to survive till you are well enough to drive. a few years a got I was driving a Penske rental moving truck and got sick. I lived on potato chips sand cookies from the snack machine till I was well enough to drive. You should base your decision on many things, room to store food, health issues and if you are ill can you have someone drive to a food mart to buy food if you run out. After you spend time on the road you will know what your requirements are.
silvercorvette 10/16/15 10:16pm Full-time RVing
RE: Opinions Sought from Experienced Full-Timers

I am not a full timer but will be as soon as I sell my house. If you full time it the class A can be equipped with a real full size refrigerator and a dish washer. There are other reasons to get a class A if you full time it, the A is going to have more storage room and the ability to live off grid in comfort. If you plan to live off the grid then don't think about a 'real' refrigerator and a dish washer or washer & dryer. You'd need a LOT of solar, batteries and running the generator a lot. In addition, your holding tanks wouldn't be large enough for all the water you're using. I guess I did not explain myself, I was not talking about weeks at a time. What I was talking about spending weeks at a time off grid. I have not wandered too far from the east coast lately but many years ago I would spend a few days off grid in places where you could spend a weekend without seeing another soul. I do not know if it is still done but back then they worked on the honor system, I filled out my info with name and plate number along with cash and dropped it in a box. At the time I considered what could happen and the possibility of something bad happening and. No one would find my body for weeks. I was glad I traveled with the ability to protect myself. If I am able to sell my house and full time it I would like to venture off the beaten path for a few days at a time. If I had no other options I could live quite comfortably in my 5th wheel. But I have become spoiled and pampered by having a French door fridge with in door ice dispenser, I sure as heck do not need a dishwasher but it would be nice to have. My current fiver has central vac, DirecTV dish, sleep number bed, washer/dryer etc. But if I am going to give up my house I would like to have all the latest cool stuff offered in modern RVs. I have been preparing and doing research and it seems as if the "A"s and super "C"s offer stuff that is not available in other class RVs
silvercorvette 10/16/15 09:43pm Full-time RVing
RE: Why would anyone want an outside TV?

WOW I turned off the computer for a while and when I came back I was shocked how many people have them and enjoy them. I have a lot of decisions to make when I switch to an A and one of those decisions it TV or not TV that is the question. I have accumulated a lot of stuff over the years and every time I moved to a larger house I bought more stuff to fill it up. It is going to be difficult to get rid of some of my stuff and that is why I was considering using the space the TV takes up for storage. Like I said before they seem to be popular so maybe I am missing something. I hope I am able to sell and full time it in a Class A by spring
silvercorvette 10/16/15 08:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need a new GPS, recommendations etc.

why not use a smart phone or (as someone suggested) an iPad mini with cell service. Much more reliable and updated maps. some of us travel where cell service is not the best. and I prefer free GPS, rather than tacked onto my monthly phone bill. and I get lifetime updates with my garmin. bumpy I have a large screen smart phone (Samsung note four 5.7 inch screen) but my tired old eyes need a bigger screen. The Garmin I mention is RV friendly, it helps you avoid low bridges, and has the location of hundreds of RV parks
silvercorvette 10/16/15 07:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need a new GPS, recommendations etc.

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silvercorvette 10/16/15 07:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need a new GPS, recommendations etc.

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silvercorvette 10/16/15 07:25pm Class A Motorhomes
Why would anyone want an outside TV?

I have been looking at "A"s on line. After I sell my house I plan on trading the 5ver for an A and full timing it. All the As that most dealers have in stock new and used have ann outside TV. I do not understand why anyone would watch TV outside (other than a baseball or football game). If the weather is nice outside I would rather take the dogs for a walk or do some kind of physical activity such as horse shoes. I can understand why a outside shower is useful and a outside stove are nice but I prefer a charcoal grill. But sitting outside watching TV seems useless, heck I would rather people watch (watching people walk by). Outside TVs must be popular because almost every A that I see has one but I was wondering if many people on this forum have a outside TV and if you do, do you enjoy having it?
silvercorvette 10/16/15 05:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: To drill or not drill installing back up camera

I just got back from the storage yard. I am un-packing from my last trip and pasting for my next trip so I am a little busy, but here is the plan. I am going to install the camera on the license plate then run the wire into the RV thru the slide and leave it constantly powered on. I am not sure if there is a easily accessible 12V supply, if I can't fine I will just hook it up to my 12 V battery jump starter. I don't have much time to muck around with it so I will hook it up quick and dirty, and when I have the time I can redo it neat and clean
silvercorvette 10/16/15 02:45pm Technology Corner
RE: To drill or not drill installing back up camera

thanks
silvercorvette 10/16/15 10:31am Technology Corner
RE: To drill or not drill installing back up camera

It's a bummer that the transmitter and camera are not a single unit. That's what's confusing responders. If you want to run the wire between the camera and transmitter to your slide out, go to HomeDepot or Lowes and get some wire mold to run it in. Thanks, will it be OK to run it in thru the slide?
silvercorvette 10/16/15 09:07am Technology Corner
RE: To drill or not drill installing back up camera

INSTRUCTIONS Am I not reading the instructions correctly is a hole required?
silvercorvette 10/16/15 08:17am Technology Corner
RE: To drill or not drill installing back up camera

Step #4 place camera on bracket and determine the best place for the camera cable to enter the vehicle
silvercorvette 10/16/15 08:11am Technology Corner
RE: To drill or not drill installing back up camera

Mount it to the license plate bracket and wire it to the license plate light for power. This is the beauty of a wireless camera. No need to run wires anywhere. No holes to drill into the camper. Maybe I am not reading the instructions correctly because I thought the camera needs to be wired to the transmitter. I am going to re-read the instruction but it is hard to visualize without standing next to the RV. I am going to be embarrassed that I asked this question if it turns out there is no need to drill a hole to run a wire.
silvercorvette 10/16/15 07:44am Technology Corner
RE: To drill or not drill installing back up camera

I mounted mine inside the rear window. Didn't have to drill any holes. Of course, I don't know if you have a rear window. That was my first thought but I think it is switched between GPS and camera by the reverse light. I am going to drive over today and see if I am reading the instructions correctly. I am confused as to the back up light, maybe it can be activated by the trucks back up light?
silvercorvette 10/16/15 07:38am Technology Corner
To drill or not drill installing back up camera

(I hate putting holes in my RV) I upgraded my Garmin and added a BC 20 back up camera. I hate drilling holes in my 5th wheel because I am not sure I may damage something. I will mounting the camera on the license plate. I am going over to the storage yard today to see how the license plate bracket is mounted and wired Option one, try to use the license plate hole and wiring and only drill one small hole in the interior. Option two popped into my mind last night. Not drill any holes and run the wire thru the slide opening. The downside will be having the wire flap in the breeze. Maybe I can secure the wire by putting a dab of silicone sealer a few inches apart. I do not know if this matters, it is being installed in a 33 foot Alumascape Holiday Rambler 5th wheel
silvercorvette 10/16/15 06:41am Technology Corner
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