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RE: MH accident in gas station!

The driver must have been deaf or on the phone to do that much damage without hearing of feeling it and stopping sooner. Or the fact that some people are simply morons. Maybe the driver was. My brother in law is one. He can break anything or wreck anything. If he wants to borrow a tool or piece of equipment I know I'll be fixing it, sharpening it, or replacing it when returned. He wrote the encyclopedia on cutting dirt and rocks with chainsaws.
Bert Ackerman 10/12/19 11:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

IMHO our government could send more $$ to the NPS. Perhaps raise our fees slightly for usage, but leave the senior discounts in place.We could debate where to cut elsewhere so the NPS could be properly funded, but I'm sure we can all agree we need these parks properly maintained for our enjoyment. So basically raise fees and make cuts but do so at the expense of some other demographic group? I don't get the senior discount thing and never have despite being of the age I can get it at different places. So what if I've paid taxes for X number of years. If I can afford to pull a TT or drive a MH thousands of miles to a NP, I can afford to pay the standard price. The same with my breakfast, dinner, or anything else.
Bert Ackerman 10/12/19 08:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

If you do not like campfires, don't go to "Campgrounds" that have fire rings and permit fires. It's really that easy. Up in the Northeast / Mid Atlantic, the public campgrounds be they State or Fed/USACE, were built to be campgrounds for camping. They all permit fires and all have fire rings. They were not built to be overnight stops for travelers or to be long term accomodations for full timers. They are for the residents of those areas to be able to get out and experience nature. Campfires have always been a part of that experience and always will be. If you want to "RV", go to RV Parks or Resorts.Nope, I'll go where I want to go, thank you very much. I RV, I gave up tents and camping many years ago. Got a tent? You're camping. Got a trailer? You're RV'ing. Some just need a line drawn in the sand definition I suppose. That's wonderful you can do that. Go to a campground that has fire rings while you're rving, build a fire or not?, your choice. Don't expect to not get some smoke from those that do. Go to a packed in RV park without fire rings. Enjoy. It does not change the purpose for which a lot of facilities were built for. You hear the B&M all the time on these boards, usually from RVers. Tree branches, small sites, out of level sites, unpaved sites, 30 amp only, campfires, dogs, etc. They want to RV, and have every location fit their description of it and meet every need.
Bert Ackerman 10/12/19 07:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

Seniors are one group that might be hit hard by the policies, if adopted. The memo argues that the 50 percent discount for seniors should apply only to base campsite fees and encourages NPS to introduce “new senior fee blackout periods during peak season periods.” A good idea that makes a lot of sense. Why do seniors get a %50 discount to begin with, or a discount at all.
Bert Ackerman 10/11/19 07:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

If you do not like campfires, don't go to "Campgrounds" that have fire rings and permit fires. It's really that easy. Up in the Northeast / Mid Atlantic, the public campgrounds be they State or Fed/USACE, were built to be campgrounds for camping. They all permit fires and all have fire rings. They were not built to be overnight stops for travelers or to be long term accomodations for full timers. They are for the residents of those areas to be able to get out and experience nature. Campfires have always been a part of that experience and always will be. If you want to "RV", go to RV Parks or Resorts.
Bert Ackerman 10/11/19 06:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blizzard hits plains states and PNW

Are you goofballs actually arguing about the weather forecasting 131 years ago? They were there for it. ROFLMAO............... Not the forecasting, but why the Pony Express operated by Paul Revere was not able to warn everyone. Why do you think Grover Cleveland was able to beat out Benjamin Harrison in 1892 and get his old job back? Yes Sir, Oct 10 1888, The temperature dropped from 40 to -30 in a matter of minutes. Those poor school children froze to death in their tracks. They did not even find them until Spring. Especially hard hit were the ones who had to trek uphill to school both ways, with no shoes.
Bert Ackerman 10/11/19 01:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Not too early for Halloween, have been on a spooky campsite?

Perhaps its time to lay off the sauce?
Bert Ackerman 10/11/19 12:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rear Deck Patio - Aftermarket rails

I saw someone using toddler "fencing" around theres this weekend, plastic panels that dovetail together for making play areas for toddlers, size seemed to fit very well. Couple of bungies and it was pretty secure. I would just tie a pork chop around the kids neck so the dog would play with him before I would drop that kind of coin.
Bert Ackerman 10/11/19 12:46pm Toy Haulers
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

I guess this explains the recent trend of putting electric fireplaces under the 60 inch TV in RVs lately. Quite sure those are a high quality item too, such as Furrion, or maybe even a top o the line Greystone from the fine folks at Way Interglobal.
Bert Ackerman 10/11/19 07:03am General RVing Issues
RE: MH accident in gas station!

Another example of why there should be mandatory training, testing and licensing to operate anything larger than a car or pickup, or to tow a trailer. A lot of folks can't negotiate a Walmart parking lot in a Kia Soul, and the next day jump in a class A and hit the highway towing it. Some people with CDL's can't drive either. So there goes that thinking! It's not about the size of the vehicle, it's about paying attention. That's beside the point. They might have a CDL and can't drive, but they had to have training, pass a test, and have regular mandated physicals. A group of 7 or 8 women in their 60's / 70's and maybe 80's, were at a campground we were at not long ago. They were traveling together with a travel trailer, two class C's, and a class B. One of the women who was the owner of a class C, and the driver, had to walk to and from the site where they had their nightly get-togethers with a wheeled walker. It literally took her 5 minutes to go 100'. Now tell me she is capable of operating that class C safely? Maybe she was sharp as a tack and had the reaction times of a 20 yr old for her age when driving but while bugging out she whacked off one of the 4X4 site markers, and clipped a stop sign. That was before she made it 200 yds. at 5 mph or less.
Bert Ackerman 10/11/19 06:16am Class A Motorhomes
RE: MH accident in gas station!

Another example of why there should be mandatory training, testing and licensing to operate anything larger than a car or pickup, or to tow a trailer. A lot of folks can't negotiate a Walmart parking lot in a Kia Soul, and the next day jump in a class A and hit the highway towing it.
Bert Ackerman 10/11/19 03:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

Lol, the best thread ever. Campgrounds that are so full of smoke they look like a fogbank? Where the hell are some of you folks camping?
Bert Ackerman 10/11/19 03:04am General RVing Issues
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

Here in Kansas we have higher winds than Calif, and don't have power lines coming down when the wind blows. That's amazing isn't it? And not many corn fields going up in conflagrations either. How do you do it? CA folks get exactly what they brought on themselves by putting the folks in office who come up with the policies, and they keep doing it over and over. No sympathy whatsoever. Maybe they can erect a roof made of non conductive materials over the entire state to prevent lightning. Or maybe it's because a blown corn plant won't fall on and destroy the lines like a tree limb will. Or possibly because Kansas sees rainfall on a regular basis, whereas California can go six months without more than 1/2 inch of rain total. Sheesh, that's a pretty lame comparison. No it isn't lame at all. What is lame is in 49 other states they do not have to shut down whole sections of the grid for reasons that are full blown stupidity. You ever see a prairie fire or a Florida wildfire? How about the Smokies a few years back? You CA folks take the cake. I can't even buy a can of spray paint on the other side of the country without seeing your CA idiotic BS. You choose to live there, so live with it. Been there a few times, you can have all of it. Where are the trees that are tall enough to snap and damage HT lines? Smaller level distribution lines should be cleared on a regular basis. If PG&E isn't clearing them for whatever reason, then that's the fault of your state governments PUC being incompetent.
Bert Ackerman 10/10/19 05:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

After PG&E's experience with Erin Brockovich, and, now being held legally responsible for the Camp fire, (among just a few major lawsuits) can you blame PG&E for trying to protect themselves financially, while keeping their stock holders happy at the same time? IMO, in this case PG&E WAS at least partially responsible for getting themselves sued. It's big money in action folks. The consumer doesn't get it both ways! If you don't like it, start your own electric company. Many RVer's already have because most of us have learned to live without (dependable) electric power. Chum lee Didn't they declare, or announce the intent to declare chapter 11 last January? There is only one way the consumer is going to get anything, and that will be dry when it happens.
Bert Ackerman 10/10/19 04:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RVs and California's Planned Power Outages

Here in Kansas we have higher winds than Calif, and don't have power lines coming down when the wind blows. That's amazing isn't it? And not many corn fields going up in conflagrations either. How do you do it? CA folks get exactly what they brought on themselves by putting the folks in office who come up with the policies, and they keep doing it over and over. No sympathy whatsoever. Maybe they can erect a roof made of non conductive materials over the entire state to prevent lightning.
Bert Ackerman 10/10/19 11:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stink Bugs

Stink bugs are annoying, but they do not bite, or get into food, or breed in your RV, or do much of anything else, other than stink if you crush them. If left alone they'll die in short order anyway. Just vacuum them up, either dead or alive. I would certainly not be setting off multiple bug bombs in an RV. If your in an area polluted with them, you can keep setting off all the bombs you care to. Every time you have a day that warms up and then drops into the low 50's / 40's at night they're going to come looking for the heat when that happens. It wont stop until the temps are consistently lower than 40-50. It's an Autumn issue,at least in Northern states, which is why you see few inside if any the rest of the year. Hope for a colder than normal winter, that tends to knock the whole population back for a few years in an area.
Bert Ackerman 10/10/19 10:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

LOL, The mother of all speed traps. I have not been through Summersville WV for around 10 years and these articles are from 2005, so I am not sure if it still exists, but they wrote the user manual on speed traps. I received a ticket there @ 2000 for 2 mph over (in 2nd article they claimed they only cited people for 11 mph over and issued as many warnings as citations, that was total BS), and while being written up 2 other people were also being written up on the other side of the highway. 3 local yokels from a town of 3000 people on duty at 4:00 AM writing tickets. Summersville WV More Summersville WV.
Bert Ackerman 10/09/19 10:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Ideal V8 rpms when towing?

I usually recommend close to the rpm associated with the peak torque rating. Maybe a little lower if lightly loaded and a little more if running heavy. Op is talking about cruising and slight grades, depending on the year of the 6.2 you usually recommend doing that at 3800 or 4500?
Bert Ackerman 10/08/19 08:22pm Truck Campers
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

Not sure what NASCAR has to do with the subject. You should be sure what Nascar has to do with it, because to get 100K from BFG's and 120K from Michelin's they had to be matched perfect and staggered special. My 98 4x4 with 3rd gen tires and wheels I ran 72 front 35-40 rear unloaded. I would get 100k BFG's and 120K Michelins. I used inflation charts, rotated about 15k and did a CHIT load of Freeway Commuting. Sometimes it felt like NASCAR. :B What state?
Bert Ackerman 10/07/19 01:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Lowering TV tire pressures

Not sure what NASCAR has to do with the subject. You should be sure what Nascar has to do with it, because to get 100K from BFG's and 120K from Michelin's they had to be matched perfect and staggered special. My 98 4x4 with 3rd gen tires and wheels I ran 72 front 35-40 rear unloaded. I would get 100k BFG's and 120K Michelins.
Bert Ackerman 10/07/19 12:35pm Tow Vehicles
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