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RE: Trouble on the border

I never was afraid of anyone crossing the border as I figure they came for a better life, not to start out by committing crimes. ...as they start out by committing a crime...
Alan_Hepburn 03/09/21 01:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Cell Phone..had to ask?

I recently upgraded my old Galaxy S5 to a newer S20 FE 5G - comes with 128 GB of memory, and the 5G works well, if you're in a 5G area, and the tower isn't overwhelmed.
Alan_Hepburn 02/14/21 07:28pm Technology Corner
RE: Buying an RV in Oregon.

Wait... are you buying in Oregon and then parking it on a permanent site in California? If so I would just get a temp tag from the dealer when you buy it. No sense paying yearly registration fees for a vehicle that doesn't move. Again, I'm not familiar with Cali requirements. In Maryland, you don't have to have tags unless its moving down the road. In California the vehicle needs either current registration, or if it's parked somewhere that is NOT a public roadway it needs to be placed in "Permanent Non-Operational" status. But then it cannot put so much as a shadow onto a public roadway without obtaining a single-trip permit. When you park it in a trailer park it will definitely require insurance, and MAY require current registration - that's up to the trailer park. As for the legality of an out-of-country purchaser buying in one state and parking in a second state - I don't know if that's even possible; buying shouldn't be a problem, but I think most states require you to be a resident in order to title, and register, a vehicle.
Alan_Hepburn 01/23/21 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone closed until 2022

When we went a couple of years ago we stayed at a nice park about 20 miles south of West Yellowstone, and then took a bus tour into YNP. We got to see all the popular sites, and didn't have to worry about finding parking, dealing with traffic, and knowing the best time to get to each spot.
Alan_Hepburn 01/22/21 04:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CA Hwy 1

My memory says the switchbacks are associated with a steep change in elevation. Your trailer could contact the trucks bed if taken too sharp. We did that drive a few years ago in our car, and followed a large diesel pusher for a while. At EVERY one of those tight turns his outside front lower fascia hit the road surface as he applied brakes and turned.
Alan_Hepburn 01/17/21 03:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Apocalypse almost

Mine is a Samsung S7 - Android. What's yours? My wife had an S7 a few years ago - it was notorious for having battery problems. It would randomly overheat to the point where it left a mark on her leg when she had it in her pocket once. We had it replaced by Verizon the first time it overheated, but they wouldn't do anything for us after that. She ended up replacing it with a Motorola, and has been happy with it.
Alan_Hepburn 01/15/21 01:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Frosted dual pane window

South East coast? Look for Suncoast Designers in Hudson, Florida - they'll clean your windows while you wait!
Alan_Hepburn 01/07/21 02:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Workhorse chassis repair in SF Bay Area

We've been customers of Leale's RV in San Jose for about 15 years now and we're happy with their performance.
Alan_Hepburn 01/06/21 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Day night shade replacement suggestions?

What size line, and can you recommend a brand? I usually have to restring my blinds annually... I used 60-70 pound test braided/teflon covered fishing line. A big roll at BassPro is under $15 and will do dozens of these. It is very strong, slides easily, and will resist the fraying at the joints that messes up the strings. There's several online videos of how to do it. Fussy, but once you do one, the rest are easy. Thanks! I'll be heading over to the local Bass Pro when the state releases us from house arrest... I've been using the cord that is sold as replacement cord, but it still needs to be done almost annually!
Alan_Hepburn 01/01/21 02:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Top down view of motorhome

There was a system available called "Owl Eye 360" that provided this capability, but last I heard their software had a lot of issues with creating a decent image and I think they went belly-up.
Alan_Hepburn 01/01/21 02:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Day night shade replacement suggestions?

Once you re-string the day/nites with something that slides properly (teflon covered fishing line) they work just fine. What size line, and can you recommend a brand? I usually have to restring my blinds annually...
Alan_Hepburn 12/30/20 04:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ideal RV space size for new park?

There is a huge need for long-term space... Many of us travelers think that if the park is full of long-time rigs it's a mobile home park, aka "trailer" park - not an RV park...
Alan_Hepburn 12/20/20 12:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ideal RV space size for new park?

FYI 50 amp is 240 volts AC. Actually, 50A is 120V/240V AC...
Alan_Hepburn 12/20/20 12:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Television - 12 volt or 120?

Most TVs are 12V already - they plug into your 120VAC wall outlet, but that plug goes to a transformer, the output of which is most likely 12DVC, which then plugs in to the TV.
Alan_Hepburn 12/17/20 02:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Best way to clear grit and sand out of 7 pin plug??

WD 40 was designed to displace water on Electrical connections (WD=Water Displacement) So a very very good suggestion. Close - it was actually developed as a rust prevention and degreasing product for the aerospace industry, and used as a coating on the outer skin of the old Atlas missiles. You can read all about it on the WD-40 website
Alan_Hepburn 12/17/20 02:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Intermittent 12v current drop when on shore power

A 50 amp RV plugs in to a 240 volt outlet. That 240 volts is split in to TWO 120 volt circuits at the RV's main panel. A 30 amp plug is 120 volts ONLY. More accurately: a 50A RV plugs into a 120V/240V outlet, indicating that it has both 120V and 240V capability. Calling it a 240V outlet implies that it only has 240V available.
Alan_Hepburn 12/17/20 02:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Do propane fire pits put out any heat?

The portable pit we carry is rated for a maximum output of 52,000 btu - it keeps us warm in most cases...
Alan_Hepburn 10/20/20 05:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: California DL towing an Exactly 10,000 lb GVWR trailer

As an aside, I'm rather surprised that they codified it based on the GVWR rather than the actual weight, but that's not really relevant to the question. By specifying GVWR it can be checked during a traffic stop by simply reading the data placard on the vehicle; if it were codified as actual weight then all stops would require a scale to be available in order to determine the actual weight.
Alan_Hepburn 10/13/20 02:40pm Beginning RVing
RE: Blown engine

Thirty-five grand would have made a fairly good downpayment on a new coach. ...and then there's the monthly payments that go along with that down payment.
Alan_Hepburn 10/07/20 12:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow vehicle specs

yeah, the A/B switch is not a precise analogy. :@ For a true "A/B Switch" option, check out this system from Cooltech - uses the lights from the Jeep, but adds in a switch so you select either the Jeep or the towing vehicle as the source of power for the lights. It's a bit on the expensive side, but looks like it would work quite well.
Alan_Hepburn 09/27/20 04:42pm Dinghy Towing
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