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RE: Vaccinations

Florida's Gov DeSantis said ALL people who meet the criteria, will be vaccinated. It's a Federal Program (and let's face it, it's the older folks who tie up the ICUs). I'm currently in Brevard County - they are using the Eventbrite online registration system, and it works quite well, although they still have far too many people trying to get registered for the available slots. I figure with each group who gets vaccinated, the odds of getting a slot improve :-) Not anymore,unless your a Florida resident. No more snowbirds unless you already had the 1st shot....and then only if they have enough "extra" I spent hours this morning staring at the qualifications as I hoped to score a vaccination along with a million other people (no luck on my part). They now want people to prove that they are "seasonal residents" for more than 30 days in FL. I would think almost all Snowbirds could make that qualification by bringing along a lease or rental agreement, utility bill, etc. In my case, I own a condo. So technically, it's the "vaccine tourists" they are turning away - not Snowbirds. Yes, I inquired about it yesterday in Putnam County and was told that showing confirmations of our multiple Florida state and national park reservations through March was adequate proof of "Snowbirdness" (her word). No appointments available though until new supplies arrive.
Dutch_12078 01/22/21 07:59pm Snowbirds
RE: Slide topper noise dampening

On rare occasions when we're expecting prolonged high winds I toss a small poly rope over the length of our super slide topper and secure it underneath with a bungee cord. As far as leaves, twigs, snow, etc., accumulating on the topper, I've never had a problem with it dropping off as the topper rolls up. No rooftop trips to clean the topper needed.
Dutch_12078 01/22/21 07:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide topper noise dampening

"How much..." is subjective, but there's no question toppers do muffle the rain noise somewhat.
Dutch_12078 01/20/21 07:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tearing down an RV safely

The main energy source remaining is gravity. Pay attention to that and all should be well. That is the biggest one that worries me. My hope is to be able to direct those forces in a controlled manner. If you use my method, make sure the side braces are long enough to keep you clear of the falling walls when you pull them out. If the area you're working in will be hard to clean up, putting down a heavy duty tarp first will help.
Dutch_12078 01/20/21 09:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)

My brother had 30 or 40 Flexzilla hoses on the farm. He had so many problems he threw them all away. What kind of problems did he have with them? Mine have been in trouble free daily use for about a year so far.
Dutch_12078 01/20/21 07:45am Tech Issues
RE: Tearing down an RV safely

Yep, definitely watch out for those staples! ;) My approach to scrapping travel trailers has typically been to strip out the interior cabinets, windows, and appliances, and then tear off the ends from the outside with the sides braced. Once that's done, I just pull out the brace(s) on one side and let the walls collapse to the side so the rest of the tear down can be done at ground level. My favorite tool for the job is a sawzall with a demolition or rescue blade that cuts both wood and metal with ease.
Dutch_12078 01/20/21 07:39am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)

I've been very happy with our Flexzilla hoses. They stay almost as flexible at 10 deg.F as they are at 80 deg.F and are easily coiled up for stowing. They also don't kink under pressure. Flexzilla Garden Hose, 5/8 in. x 25 ft., Heavy Duty, Lightweight, Drinking Water Safe
Dutch_12078 01/19/21 08:14pm Tech Issues
RE: East Coast Road Trip????? Pandemic?

So you want me to read something that I have to log in ? I don't think so! If you want me to read something, copy it and post it here. We just had several people from NY pull in here today and they overnighted along the way Guy No need to be hostile. I didn't have to log in to read it and I don't have an account with the NYT. Article is too long to reprint. Suffice it to say if someone is planning out of state travel to make sure they can abide by the rules if there are any. Not a big deal. I didn't mean to be hostile I clicked on what you posted and in order to read it I was required to log on, and they wanted my e-mail address Do you give your e-mail address to any one that asks for it ? Guy If you clear your NYT cookies you should be able to read 3-4 articles before they lock you out again.
Dutch_12078 01/18/21 08:10am General RVing Issues
RE: East Coast Road Trip????? Pandemic?

We overnighted at open RV parks in NY, PA, VA, and SC on our way to southern GA and FL last week. We only ran into one full park when we called ahead each day, and we had an easy alternative for that one.
Dutch_12078 01/18/21 08:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Apocalypse almost

Both of our phones use Verizon towers, but in the rare event we can't reach one, each phone has a VOIP app installed that lets us use our AT&T hotspot or any other accessible WiFi for phone calls. We also carry a spare inactive phone that also has the VOIP app installed as a "just in case" backup.
Dutch_12078 01/17/21 05:30pm Technology Corner
RE: Im looking for a wiring guide for my Motorhome.

What is the attached end of the fuel line connected to?
Dutch_12078 01/17/21 05:14pm Tech Issues
RE: What is the best way to deal with snail mail?

There are several mail forwarding companies in Florida that work well for full and part-time RV'ers. Since you plan to end up in Florida anyway, establishing your domicile there now would make things like vehicle licensing and insuring a little easier later on. One of the more popular services is "St. Brendan’s Isle"
Dutch_12078 01/17/21 05:09pm Full-time RVing
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

Does the generator keep running if you hold down the start switch? If it does, that indicates that it's not putting out enough voltage to the control board to lock in the run cycle. It could be a faulty voltage regulator ($$$), or it could be dirty slip rings. Holding the start button down for a minute or two may clean the rings enough to keep it running. Worth a try anyway... No. will run ,but as soon as I release button, the engine stops. Does it keep running as long as you hold the button down? Even for a minute or longer? If it does, it's not an engine problem, it's an electrical problem...
Dutch_12078 01/17/21 04:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Help! Onan 4K generator refuses to start and stay on

Does the generator keep running if you hold down the start switch? If it does, that indicates that it's not putting out enough voltage to the control board to lock in the run cycle. It could be a faulty voltage regulator ($$$), or it could be dirty slip rings. Holding the start button down for a minute or two may clean the rings enough to keep it running. Worth a try anyway...
Dutch_12078 01/17/21 08:35am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ideal RV space size for new park?

As an RV'er, I prefer sites sized like this one: https://i.imgur.com/t8qUv1cl.jpg width=400 If I were an RV park owner though, I'd prefer site sizing more like this: https://i.imgur.com/HM6FOPdl.jpg width=400
Dutch_12078 01/17/21 08:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: East Coast Road Trip????? Pandemic?

Over the past week we've traveled from upstate NY to southern GA. We've only physically checked in three times, once at a small park in NY, once in VA, and here at a state park in GA where I had to sign for my veterans discount. In all cases masks were in use and social distancing was practiced. The other check-ins were done virtually. A virtual check in is available here, but I would have had to give up a $77 discount to use it.
Dutch_12078 01/17/21 07:32am General RVing Issues
RE: SeeLevel tank monitors

I've installed SeeLevel sensor strips and displays on seven RV's so far, including two of my own. I've been very satisfied with the performance and the more accurate percentage readings. If the tanks are reasonably accessible, sensor installation is quite easy using the existing wiring. The display installation depends on what you currently have and how much you want to modify it. Most of my installs have been to replace the common KIB systems used by many RV manufacturers, and I was able to gut the existing displays to use them as a base for the smaller SeeLevel display.
Dutch_12078 01/15/21 07:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Taaadaaa! Took the plunge. Airbags on the Class A

As KDK said, do the pilot hole and then the finish hole. I did 16 half-inch holes in the frame of a previous motorhome with a Makita cordless drill to install a Bigfoot jack system using the same process. The job sucked down batteries pretty quickly, but with a couple of spares and a charger on hand it wasn't a problem.
Dutch_12078 01/15/21 07:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bolts to Replace Retractable Steps

On a previous motorhome, I replaced the steps after spraying the bolts/nuts with PB Blaster and letting it sit overnight similar to what Doug described. Three of the nuts came off quite easily, but the last one was determined to exhaust my complete vocabulary of swear words. I finally got it apart by grinding off the last 3/8" of the threads and clamping the bolt with a pair of Vise-Grips while turning the nut.
Dutch_12078 01/14/21 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wall mount electric heater

Depending on your furnace and A/C models, there are much lower cost options than the Coleman thermostats. My Honeywell 7-day programmable digital stats were less than $25 each at Home Depot.
Dutch_12078 01/14/21 06:55am General RVing Issues
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