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RE: Mosquito repellent tests

As a retired chemist: Permethrin is a type of Pyrethrin. Pyrethrins were first derived from a plant, a species of Chrysanthemum and have been in use since the year 1900 or so. Permethrin is a synthetic derivative that was first made in 1973. So that makes it's use in Viet Nam unlikely. That clears it up ! Thanks.
Clay L 02/18/17 10:31am RV Lifestyle
RE: Mosquito repellent tests

Back in 1963 in Vietnam the military issued us a Pyrethrin compound that was put on clothing and mosquito nets - not on skin. I believe it killed insects rather than repelling them. I wonder if it is still in use for that purpose? Could it have been Permethrin? That's how it works and it is available from Amazon. Our Vet says that you can use it on dog fur too. I Binged it and yes it appears to be the same thing - two spellings. HERE
Clay L 02/18/17 07:29am RV Lifestyle
RE: Mosquito repellent tests

Back in 1963 in Vietnam the military issued us a Pyrethrin compound that was put on clothing and mosquito nets - not on skin. I believe it killed insects rather than repelling them. I wonder if it is still in use for that purpose?
Clay L 02/17/17 10:54am RV Lifestyle
RE: Bitdefender Free Antivirus

I have been using BitDefender Internet Security 2017 for a few months (bought it in 2016). It has been getting good reviews in the PC mags for several years. So far it has worked fine. The only issue I have had with it is that you can't do a simple pause. Pausing it requires an involved process of turning each service off and is a real PITA. I gave up on Norton years ago when it started slowing everything down a lot. Dropped TrendMicro when they started insisting I uninstall the last version before I could install the new version and it took forever to do it. I also had trouble getting my wife's computer to be accepted (I had either a two or three computer licence) Used Kepersky for a few years and was happy with it but dropped them because my wife swore it slowed her computer down so much when it was scanning that she couldn't use it. I did not have that issue but it was easier to get a new program rather than listen to her complain.:)
Clay L 02/12/17 03:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Need 2002 Bounder/Workhorse advice

I have not heard or seen anything on a W21 chassis. W16,W18, W20, W22, and W24 are the ones I know about. The brake recall was for the W20 and W22 chassis.
Clay L 02/11/17 10:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: nuevo progresso

I have used Dr Ricardo Carreon several times and have been pleased with him. He is in Progresso MX and is up stairs on the left a block or so after you cross the border. He has a stateside number to call for appointments. He has several associates but I asked for appointments with him. You can see his web site here HERE
Clay L 02/06/17 11:46am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Equalizer Headphones That Do Not Cost A Small Fortune?

Do have hearing aids? I have the behind the ear type and with the modern feedback control circuits in the newer aids I can use Sennheiser over the ear muff type wireless headphones and they work great. Your aids then provide the equalization you need.
Clay L 01/29/17 11:54am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone have Nevada as their domicile?

TX, SD, and FL are the three most popular domicile states for full timers for good reasons. They are the most friendly to full timer states and make it easy to use them. They allow you to use the street address of your mail forwarding service as your domicile address on your drivers licenses and vehicle registrations. They will excuse you from jury duty or remove you from the rolls (SD). They have no state income tax. SD has no inspection sticker and TX doesn't require you to renew your sticker until you come back to the state. There is some good info on SD HERE We used them for mail forwarding for 11 years with good results.
Clay L 01/29/17 11:46am Full-time RVing
RE: Future full time plan I'm motion

There is very little storage in any of the TTs I saw while full timing. Of course I didn't see very many people full timing in TTs - probably because they don't have much storage. I sure couldn't have lived in one full time and there would only have been my wife and I. I really think you should try living in one for a couple of weeks before you take the plunge.
Clay L 01/28/17 02:16pm Full-time RVing
RE: OCCC

For OCCC info go HERE and scroll down to "2009-02 New Weight Label"
Clay L 01/28/17 01:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black and grey tank sensors

The problem is not the sensors being dirty but is due to the tank walls being gunked up and fooling the sensors. Even the non-contact sensors on the outside of the tank can be fooled if the walls are cruddy enough. SeeLevel even points this out on their web site. The SeeLevel web site says "If sludge buildup in the tank becomes extreme the gauge will cease to operate (the tank will always read empty), so by monitoring the signal level the tank can be cleaned before the buildup gets excessive". From HERE Anything you do to help keep the tank walls clean may help. Flushing, adding some detergent and water before you drive for a day or so might help. I have the TrueLevel non-contact system that Winnebago went standard with in 2005 and right now my black tank reads full when empty. The gray tank shows 2/3 full when empty. Over the eleven years we full timed I tried everything people say will work and nothing worked. If I pressure washed the inside of the black tank (have done that twice), the level would be measured normally for a few months and then start to lie. I think the problem is worse for full timers and that may be why some weekend or short term campers find that detergent or some other method works for them. I ended up just dumping it every ten days and didn't worry about it anymore.
Clay L 01/28/17 01:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Need a program to look for duplicate folders and files

Thanks for the tips. I will check it out and see if it runs on 10. I like to keep backups on a couple of computers and on a thumb drive as an additional safe backup. I use a very simple program for that called Synch Toy. Been using it for years. Me too. Versatile program and free. It is by Microsoft. Search for sync2toy .
Clay L 01/27/17 11:17am Technology Corner
RE: Firefox won't let me download Chrome

You can import the bookmarks after you import Chrome. It has been a while since I did that but as I recall it is an option when you first start Chrome.
Clay L 01/24/17 01:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Chevolet P30 Shocks

Depending on your front suspension 70 pounds may not be enough. I had a 96 motor home on a 95 P30 chassis. The vehicle owners manual described how to set the pressure in the airbags. In case you don't have the manual this is what mine said: The owner’s manual gives the following ranges: 4,300 LB front suspensions = 10 psi to 50 psi 5,000 LB front suspensions = 40 psi to 50 psi 5,300 LB front suspensions = 50 psi to 80 psi 5,500 LB front suspensions = 60 psi to 100 psi For the proper adjustment it says to inflate the air bags to the maximum pressure for your vehicle, load the motor home, park on a level surface and then reduce the air pressure as needed to level the motor home but don’t reduce it below the minimum.
Clay L 01/23/17 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ok to get on roof?

Yes in general. But I found that the roof was unbelievably slick if the snow had melted a little. We lived in ours so there was some heat coming through the roof from below. You may not have that issue.
Clay L 01/19/17 10:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: dentist nuevo progreso

I have used Dr Ricardo Carreon several times and have been pleased with him. He is in Progresso MX and is on the left a block or so after you cross the border. He has a stateside number to call for appointments. He has several associates but I asked for appointments with him. You can see his web site HERE
Clay L 01/17/17 10:22am Snowbirds
RE: Shelf Life of Butane Lighters? ("Prepper" Question?)

There are refillable grill/stove/cigarette lighters available and there are cans that hold a fair amount of butane for refilling them. You stick the nozzle on the can in a hole in the end of what you are refilling and press to refill. See HERE
Clay L 01/12/17 09:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Furnace Fan won't turn off, 2004 Alpha 40'

If the high temp cut-off thermodisc switch fails, what you are describing happens. Not the only cause for what you describe and not common but does happen.
Clay L 01/04/17 02:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Free Photo Editor

I checked it out and for a lot of what I do it is great. We have a not free ($70) program called Xara PhotoGraphic Designer which is a pretty good program but is severe overkill for simple cropping and resizing. This guy will work fine for a lot of what I want to do. Thanks
Clay L 01/01/17 03:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Choosing an RV for full timers

TTs have very little storage compared to 5th wheels. At least that is true of the ones I saw while full timing for 10 years. I did see a few people full timing in TT though. One thing many people don't realize before they start full timing is how much the stuff they need/want in their RV will weigh. We found and a lot of full timers have said that about 1500 pounds per person or more is desirable.
Clay L 01/01/17 11:41am Full-time RVing
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