Repeaters for police and fire will not pick up cell phone signals. If you are meaning their actual communications channels.
They use different frequencies and modulation techniques.
A separate antenna connected to different base unit on the same tower will receive 911 calls. Not too common yet, but increasing in mountainous rural areas.
Can you explain this a bit more please. Some new piece of communications equipment on the market?
Cell phones do not connect to 911 dispatch centers via their towers or radios. They connect via phone lines. The cell towers and vendors send that information via their infrastructure.Inquiring minds also want to know about this too. In my humble opinion, it is going to be routed thru the cell phone intrastructure before it gets to the 911 center, and not the 911 tower. It is possible that the cell phone service has provided a small repeater transceiver, but I know nothing about that. And just less than a year ago things in California's 911 system were not all that wonderful: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/mobile/09/08/emergency.numbers/index.html
Been years since I've been on that highway. Us truckers use to call it the the Ho Chi Minh Trail or just "The Trail" way back in the late '70s and early '80. That might give you a idea of what it was like back then. I-84 came along and replaced it. I have no idea of what it is like today. At least there should not be any truck traffic to contend with today. Should be much more civil than what it was back then. But probably still narrow and curvy.
I'm a ship's engineer that came ashore several decades ago to work in product development in Detroit. If you care to listen to me, that may serve you well.Now that is something that I understand, but needless to say, to many around here it means nothing.
Sure length matters. Your 32' Keystone Everest 293P, pulled by your 2001 Ford F-250 is probably 52 foot long, but it bends where the 40 some foot diesel pusher doesn't bend. But when you put a toad behind it, it bends in a different place than your current rig. The Lazy Days Driver Confidence Course will help you out. And tail swing is not where near as bad as the fire hydrant sitting on the corner.
Common sense should be the guiding force here - regardless of legality.So true, and I have seen remains of travel trailer wrecks in many highway medians over many years, that my common sense tells me no way would I ever ask a loved one to ride in the travel trailer, let alone doing it myself!!! I don't care if the law does say I can do it! And when I say "remains of travel trailers", usually there isn't much left that is recognizable as having once been any type of trailer, except for the axles.
Respectfully disagree. I think the RV parks are missing out on a potential market.
I, for one, would gladly pay a reasonable fee (no more than $10) for a quieter parking spot without the noise of traffic, shopping cart gatherers, and street sweepers. I just don't need even one of the services (not even the garbage can) so I don't want to pay $35 to $40 for them. The parks can have rules re what is allowed-generators, etc. I would also give those parks my business for the times when I DO want them.
You seem to imply there are lots of $10.00 options out there if one looks - Well, they're not obvious enough and, in many areas, non existent.
When RV park owners see RVs in the Walmart lot, they should be thinking, how can I get them to come and check out my park? Not - how can I stop Walmart from taking my business. The smart ones may decide to offer "FREE" parking outside their gates - with a free coffee in the morning while they show you the campground.
We're not at Walmart because we're cheap (RVing isn't cheap, after all).Actually, when I see people staying at Walmart, I just think they are not my customers. Kind of like if you had a high end restaurant and saw a whole bunch of kids at Chuck E. Cheese, you don't think you could add a giant gameroom and suddenly have that business. The Hilton doesn't think if they just added a bunkroom, they could get those young people that stay at hostels or tent in the national forests. They are different customers. I put my time, energy and money into making my parks the best they can possibly be for my customers. I am not going to pivot 180 degrees and try to attract a different clientel, which the Walmart overnighter would be. Concentrating on business you do not have, at the possible expense of your current customers is usually a very bad business decision. BTW, if you think there is a vast market for $10.00 RV sites and that there is vast profits to be made with that business plan, start some parks, I can pretty much assure you that you won't have much competition.But you are failing to realize that many of the so called Walmart overnighters also stay at RV parks when they get to their destinations.
As to business plans involving RV parks, I found out a long time ago that were I to buy a RV park, or campground, that I was just buying myself a full time job and and very big money pit. I looked very seriously at two of them.
Ask those in the know:
Georgie Boy Club forums
or maybe the
Forest River Owners forum over at IRV2.com, seeing that Georgie Boys lineage comes down to the current Forest River line of motorhomes.
And I'll tell you what, looking at a image of a 2008 Georgie Boy Pursuit mirror, it sure looks just like the Velvac on my '94 Foretravel and on my old Tiffin Allegro.
I'm looking to buy a DP and see a lot of negative press about the Cat diesels. I haven't seen much positive press and there may be a reason for that. Has anybody had a good experience with the Cat?
I've done the searches, may not be looking in the right spot. Any good opinions would be great. Thanks!I'm not a big Cat guy, cause I cut teeth with Cummins in the trucking industry. The only negative press about Cat that I know of is the fact that they are getting out of building and servicing over the road engines. But then I remember when they started building over the road engines. Their engines were noted for major hill climbing torque when pulling heavy loads. But when they started building over the road engines, you had to go to a construction site to find a mechanic to get them worked on, cause there were no Cat mechanics to be found in heavy truck garages. Today there are all kinds of Cat mechanics out there. Would I buy a motorhome with a Cat??? No, but only cause I know my way around the Cummins diesels, and not Cat diesels. It is kind of like the Ford pickup Chevy pickup thing.
If your tires are original, I bet any money that they are about 6 1/2 to 7 years old. Looks can be very deceiving with RV tires! And do you have any idea of how much air is suppose to be in them??? Are they 19.5" or 22.5" tires??? Have you weighted the four corners of your rig to determine how much air is suppose to be in the tires??
VIAIR VIAIR-40046 400P-RV VIAIR Portable I have identified this air compressor as a potential candidate for our integra rv. Have not found specification on its air capacity and pressure ability. Is there anyone that helpWhy do you want a 12 volt air compressor when your engine has it own air compressor??? If fact your engine hads a air compressor that works so well that makes the Viair perform like a toy! I mean, we are talking about a Entegra Aspire, are we not??? It has a Cummins ISL turbocharged 450 HP engine 1,250 lb. ft. torque at 1,400 RPM and every one of them that I know of has a air compressor.
A lot will disagree with me but I want to be able to legally carry:
a) full water tank
c) full gray tank
d) full black tank
Why do you want a full gray tank, a full black tank, and a full fresh water tank??? I want a full water tank and both black and gray tanks to be empty. And as the fresh water goes down, the black and grey water go up. When you add fresh water, you empty your waste black and grey water tanks. The load balances out much better that way! AND if you fresh water tank is full, and the waste water tanks are full, I can't use my fresh water!!! What good is that??
"OCCC (Occupant and Cargo Carrying Capacity) (for Motorized RVs only): This figure states the maximum allowable weight of all occupants (including the driver), plus the weight of all food, tools, full fresh water tanks, full LP-Gas tanks and personal belongings. The maximum allowable weight of passengers is based on the number of seat belted positions in the motorized RV. The regulation also states that the “tongue weight of towed trailer counts as cargo."
"Load Carrying Capacity Reduced: The regulation also requires dealers to state on an amended or additional label the total amount (in pounds and kg) that additional options or changes to the RV have decreased the OCCC or CCC. The amount stated is limited to the total weight of all additions or changes made by the dealer ‘prior to the first sale’ that are the ‘lesser of 1.5% of the GVWR or 100 pounds’."
But as steveownby points out, the most important thing is doing the math between the empty weight of the coach and the gross axle weight ratings. How much does the coach weight full of fuel and fresh water before you buy it and subtract that from the gross weight that the coach is allow to carry.
OP was at Rocky Mountain Cummins facility in Las Vegas. It is a Cummins truck facility. Rocky Mountain Cummins has 10 coach care locations in Phoenix, AZ, Denver, CO, Grand Junction, CO, Boise, ID, Billings, MT, Albuquerque, NM, Reno, NV, Elko, NV, El Paso, TX and Salt Lake City, UT. The Cummins Coach Care locations are more use to working on diesel pushers in motorhomes and coaches.
I have formed a solid conclusion that very few of the posters on this thread have ever been in a refinery's laboratory, and have no idea of what goes on there. You obviously must think that gasoline is refined directly from crude oil at a refinery and nothing else is added to it after it has been refined. Wow:h Such contempt prior to investigation!
Really interesting explanation of tire wear with unbalanced pressure. I always try to get the pressures equal but that device ensures it.
Cost is a bit out of my range currently though. All my extra cash is going to gas in Michigan right now.My son was not happy with the ones on his tractor trailer. Lost two tires when one tire blew out and destroyed the Cat Eyes and connecting hose to the other tire. He now sells heavy truck equipment and does not recommend them.
I use Alcoa Air Chuck & Service Gauges .
Notice how the models 001805 gauge and 003700 chuck are both 180º reverse which allows easier access to valves located in tight, hard-to-reach places. These 180º reverse chuck and gauge are the only style that will work on my Alcoa wheels! The more common 30º reverse angle chuck and gauge (Like the reverse of the Milton in the above link) will not work in tight holes.