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RE: Greenhorn driving from NY to Az

“Safest places” would be RV parks or campgrounds with full time on site management. If you are looking for free overnight stays then many people stop at parking lots of Walmart, Crackerbarrel, other businesses with large uncrowded lots, highway rest areas where allowed, etc. Safe then depends a lot on the environment of the local area.
BB_TX 01/28/23 12:01pm Coast to Coast
RE: Tax refund scam Canada

Any time I get any email from someone not in my contact list I open the email and click on the the sender’s name or address in the from block. That opens the properties for the sender info and likely as not the “official looking” address is actually something crazy like dvgyhgcfgh;567,;7@$/;,?! .com. I click on Block this contact. And then move it to junk or spam. Actually it's not difficult to fake the sending address in an e-mail. You need to look a bit deeper into the headers which aren't normally displayed to determine how real the e-mail is. Had a co-worker years ago who maintained the company e-mail system demonstrate that by faking up a message which appeared to come from the President of the US. Yes, I sometimes get emails with the sender name of someone in my contact list. But the content of those emails typically contain content that is not consistent with what I expect, such as asking me to click on a link to see some odd subject. Clicking on the sender name and checking the properties shows the actual sender email address is far from the person who supposedly sent it. Actually I never click on any link without checking the sender properties first.
BB_TX 01/27/23 08:19am Technology Corner
RE: Tax refund scam Canada

Any time I get any email from someone not in my contact list I open the email and click on the the sender’s name or address in the from block. That opens the properties for the sender info and likely as not the “official looking” address is actually something crazy like dvgyhgcfgh;567,;7@$/;,?! .com. I click on Block this contact. And then move it to junk or spam.
BB_TX 01/26/23 07:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Unable to identify model of trailer

First thing is look for water leaks. If it has water leaks, then you may find significant rot of any wood members. It doesn't take long once leaks start. That might determine if you proceed, or just scrap it. May be just the picture angles, but the structure looks somewhat twisted.
BB_TX 01/18/23 08:23am Travel Trailers
RE: BlueTooth ear buds and phone on airplane mode...?

Interesting. My iPhone, when put in airplane mode, does not turn off Bluetooth.
BB_TX 01/14/23 05:46pm Technology Corner
RE: Roadtrip by car vs RV, a couple of thoughts...

For those retired or unlimited time available, RVs certainly are generally preferable for trips short and long. For those still working, then RVs are great for shorter trips, or longer trips if available vacation days allow. But for those on limited days available and a desire to visit distant areas, then air and hotel makes more sense. Or maybe car and hotel if reachable in 2 long days. 3-4 days to reach a destination by RV and 3-4 days to return when you only have 10 days to 2 weeks open leaves little time to enjoy that destination. We always based our travel method on distance and available time before retirement, and many times afterward. And always enjoyed both. Never tried to justify costs of one over the other for any given trip.
BB_TX 01/13/23 08:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: cabin rentals? Eastern PA

Googling Delaware River cabins brings up a number of places with cabins. You would have to check each to see if they are open. VRBO is also an option.
BB_TX 01/10/23 06:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CB radios - Do you use one?

"....If you are in a caravan, you can use apps that let you set up a multi-party conference call group...." Just like everybody in the caravan being on the same CB channel, eh? :h Yeah, but no one outside the caravan group getting in.
BB_TX 12/30/22 07:33am Technology Corner
RE: CB radios - Do you use one?

WAZE, Google maps and others and even my Ford GPS will warn of traffic issues ahead and recommend alternate routes if possible if you input a destination before you start. Been years since I used a CB radio. Would rather listen to Willie’s Roadhouse than all that inane chatter on 19. Traveling with others it could be useful.
BB_TX 12/29/22 05:58pm Technology Corner
RE: San Antonio

Been a number of years, but we stayed at Travelers World and would again. The street it is on goes straight into downtown and easy access parking for the Riverwalk. Or there is (or at last was) a bus stop right in front of the RV park if you prefer not to drive downtown. But if you are arriving on I-37, do not take E Southcross Blvd. There is a rail crossing with a steep up and down over the tracks and likely cause a dragging rear end on that 5er. Take SE Military Drive from I-37 instead. No problem there.
BB_TX 12/29/22 05:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Then what?

The ultimate solution?? Just put a wind powered turbine generator on the roof. Presto! Continuous free charging while you drive. And when you park, park headed into the wind. Again, free charging while parked. :B :B
BB_TX 12/29/22 01:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Then what?

EVs have improved greatly over the years. And will continue so with new technological advances. So, yes, sometime in the not too distant future ICE engines, for the most part, will become dinosaurs. Maybe not in time for us older RVers, but certainly for you younger ones.
BB_TX 12/29/22 10:33am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Overloaded or wrong truck?

Looking at it from a physics standpoint. With a lot of rear overhang and a lot of front overhang, simply driving down the highway will cause a "rocking" front to rear of that weight, centered over the rear axle. That would cause the frame to bend slightly up and down in the middle with every "rock". But even slightly over a period of years will cause metal fatigue, and eventual weakness. And enough and it will finally break. That is not the first picture posted of trucks with large campers breaking in half like that. Would be interesting to know how many miles it had on it lugging that camper around.
BB_TX 12/15/22 07:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Heated Floors

Google RV heated floors. Lots of info on it including electric vs hydronic, solar powered, and do it yourself options.
BB_TX 12/11/22 08:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Have just lost Goof, my 13 year old Aussum Shepherd.

Cremation is the answer. You can keep the ashes, spread them in a favorite place, or take them back home when you return. We have had several cremated and then buried in a small “cemetery” in our acre back yard with small engraved stone markers. Our Goldens would take a large home. But the ashes are easily managed.
BB_TX 12/10/22 10:15am RV Pet Stop
RE: Insert pins

All the ones I have ever used had the groove around the pin and never had one come loose or come off after many miles of towing various trailers.
BB_TX 12/05/22 08:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Time to Paint the RV - Who's good at it ?

Coach Specialist of Texas/ in Mansfield (just south of the DFW area) did some major repair on my RV. And they were great.
BB_TX 12/03/22 09:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tesla delivers there first semi

Impressive numbers, if they hold true.
BB_TX 12/03/22 09:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: trying to winterize without pump

yes- right from inlet to jug - pump sounds like its on but not pumping anything. all connections are tight Oops. You are too fast for me. I edited my post above about a manual hand pump.
BB_TX 12/02/22 01:13pm Tech Issues
RE: trying to winterize without pump

Do I understand right that you ran a hose from the antifreeze jug to the pump inlet connection? Assuming the pump is good that should work if you have a good tight hose connection at the pump. Slightest air leak will stop the pump from pulling liquid in. Or buy an RV winterizing hand pump. Google it.
BB_TX 12/02/22 01:09pm Tech Issues
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