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RE: Yukon gold TV shows... What is the real reality?

Remember one key thing about "Reality TV".. the only thing real about it is the profits the producers make.. NOTHING you see on the screen is real. It is all a put on. And yes, the environmental concerns are real. Google: North to Alaska MP3 Right on. "Reality TV" is a farce. I remember hearing a conversation on the bus on the way to work the day after the first Survivor show ended. One lady watched while the other didn't. One lady said "Survivor ended last night, this guy Richard Hatch won." The other lady said "So, all the others are dead?"
dieharder 02/27/15 06:32am Around the Campfire
RE: Yukon gold TV shows... What is the real reality?

Gold Rush I believe is televised all around the world. I wonder how many international viewers realize that Yukon is in Canada ? The producers seem to go out of their way to not mention...what country all this is happening. Why, I don't know. I think that is done for the American audiences. "If it's not in America, who cares!" Many Canadian shows do this, Rookie Blue and Flashpoint were two examples. They didn't really hide the fact that they took place in Canada, but they didn't really advertise it either! I don't get why they would. It's not like shows filmed in the US are screaming "THIS IS THE USA!", shows filmed here in Canada don't need to scream "THIS IS CANADA!" It doesn't matter.
dieharder 02/27/15 06:30am Around the Campfire
RE: Weigh Stations?

Here's a question I have regarding personal vs. commercial use of a MH : If someone rents one from one of those RV rental places that have their advertisement plastered all over it, is that considered personal or commercial? If you rent it for camping and stuff, then it is personal. If you rent it to do some kind of business like transport band group or something, then it is commercial. It boils down to how you are using it not what is on the side of the camper. This applies to uhual truck as well. If you rent uhual to move your furniture to a new house, then it is personal. If someone hired you (pay you) to move their furniture and you rented the truck, then it is commercial purpose. You still have to stop by the weight scale if you are using the truck for personal purpose because they have no way of knowing if you are using it for personal or commercial business as you pass the scale. Regarding the uhaul, not sure about the US, but up here that's incorrect. I had family that was moving from Ottawa to Moncton, NB, albeit about 15 years ago, and they got stopped along the way in Quebec because they went by a weigh station and they came after them.
dieharder 02/27/15 06:22am Beginning RVing
RE: emergency exits in Class A motorhomes

Any particular reason for the 2nd post while answers were coming in on the first?
dieharder 02/26/15 05:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad idea?? Craigslist 1984 GMC LINDY $4500

One thing I would insist on, and something I unfortunately learned AFTER I bought my first (old) unit - get up there and walk the roof. Literally walk it. If they won't let you, leave. Walk on it and you'll feel if there are soft spots. Soft spots are indicative of a problem, likely a water leak that may have been repaired by the coating in the roof but caused structural damage that wasn't repaired. If they didn't fix a structural issue, then there may also be mould in there. In that case, too, I'd leave, unless you're fully prepared to pay for a roof fix.
dieharder 02/26/15 01:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: emergency exit windows in motorhomes

I believe a MH must have 2 separate ways out of each separate room. Since the bedroom is a separate room, there must be a window there in addition to the regular entry/exit hallway. In addition, if there is only one door to the RV (eg: no driver's side door), there must be an additional window that can be used as an emergency exit in the living area.
dieharder 02/26/15 12:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Weigh Stations?

Here's a question I have regarding personal vs. commercial use of a MH : If someone rents one from one of those RV rental places that have their advertisement plastered all over it, is that considered personal or commercial?
dieharder 02/26/15 11:39am Beginning RVing
RE: Downshifting fix for hills

5 star tune is your answer - google it. I haven't done it on mine yet, but I will.
dieharder 02/26/15 11:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Update on Nashville Officer killed by Motorhome

I realize that this was a serious mistake that caused the death of another human being. However, I also fail to see what can be gained by jailing a 72 year old. What rehabilitation is to be had here? Take away his driver's license for good. He's already demonstrated poor judgment behind the wheel, to the point that it cost someone else their life. No reason to doubt that he'd demonstrate that same poor judgment if he was driving something other than the MH in that situation. Is he likely to demonstrate that same poor judgment in the future? No, I surely hope not. But don't wait until something else happens before that decision is made. Now, yes, there are unlicensed drivers on the road already... the only way for police to know is to catch them when they pull them over for a different offense. Not sure if this guy is/was a fulltimer or not, but losing his license is likely to cause an entire lifestyle change, regardless of whether his wife drives or not. I really don't think there is much else you can take from a 72 year old as a punishment.
dieharder 02/23/15 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV parks that don't post rates

If they have a review on rvparkreviews.com, it should give you an idea on their rates. Most put the price they paid on their review.
dieharder 02/21/15 05:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: With out the tow

I never travel without towing the car. Relied on rentals for one tour of Florida a couple of years ago and was let down by Enterprise despite making reservations months ahead of time. Never want to rely on a rental being available again.
dieharder 02/19/15 12:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Interstates versus secondary roads

I love the interstates. Mind you, right now I'm not retired, so wherever I'm going I'm using my limited amount of vacation time. Not exactly sure if that will change once I'm full-timing, though, since I'll be on the road to get out of the darn snow and cold here, coming back only when it's warm again and I miss the family.
dieharder 02/19/15 10:24am General RVing Issues
RE: 12 Volt Power Problem with Bounder

Check the wire connecting the converter to the batteries. I had the same problem with mine and there was part of the wire that had worn off the plastic coating and was sometimes making contact with metal around it. I realized that it wasn't a total power issue when I saw the microwave digital display still blinking despite no lights, etc.
dieharder 02/19/15 10:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Should people over 85 be allowed to drive ?

IMO, when drivers get to a certain age, they should have mandatory annual testing and it should include mental functioning as well and it should be thorough and detailed. You don't pass -you don't get a renewal. It's sad, but the safety of the general public is at risk. I agree with this right here. Annual written and driving exams.
dieharder 02/18/15 11:03am Around the Campfire
RE: Fort Wilderness route to Key Largo

There is an on ramp to the Turnpike right off the 4. Exit 77 I believe. Very easy, smooth ride down to the Keys. I don't think there's a number assigned to it, it's just called the Turnpike.
dieharder 02/17/15 09:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Dangerously low temps/Florida warnings for pets??

As humans, we adapt to temperatures rather easily. Transitioning from summer to fall up here, once it drops to 15 Celsius, it's time put a jacket on. Transitioning from winter to spring, once it rises 15 Celsuis, it's time for t-shirts and shorts.
dieharder 02/17/15 09:26am RV Pet Stop
RE: Florida Keys

Add another for Jolly Roger. They have everything you need, including a pool. Get yourself a PA membership, if you don't have it already, and reap the rewards.
dieharder 02/12/15 07:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Talk about dodging a BULLET !!!

I know of no brake system on the market that would have helped here. Once the front of the car came off it took the breakaway system with it. If someone knows of one that would have worked I would be interested in hearing about it. I would expect the breakaway system being torn from the wires to activate it since there is no longer any connection there.
dieharder 02/05/15 09:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Talk about dodging a BULLET !!!

In most cases (including both my toads) the breakaway switch is mounted to the front car fascia and would not have activated the breakaway mechanism. I don't see why it wouldn't. One of 2 things would happen: 1) The part of the cheap plastic fascia that the switch was attached to would break and stay with the breakaway switch, therefore pulling the pin when the vehicle separates from the MH or 2) The switch would tear away from the wires which, I certainly hope, would still activate the breaking mechanism since there is no longer a connection there.
dieharder 02/05/15 08:47am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Disneyworld area RV parks with shuttle?

We enjoyed our time at the KOA in Davenport. Shuttle has one drop off time and two pick up times at the Disney transport hub.
dieharder 02/04/15 06:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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