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Camping Lights

Can someone explain the fascination with lights on an RV to look like a Christmas tree?? I'm seeing more and more with front cap lights on, under body lights, lights in tree around camp, rope lights on the ground, lights from the awnings, porch lights on. Last week saw one with all the running & tail lights on all night. I know I can't be the only one sees this as annoying.
Edd505 01/18/20 08:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quartzsite and....eggs

Dry egg mix from Amazon is suppose to be very tasty. Free delivery with Amazon Prime. Mmmmm that brought back old memories. Haven't had any of that since Nam. LMAO no lima beans & ham? :h
Edd505 01/17/20 09:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I think one of the biggest reasons for not socializing is politics. These days everyone is offended by everything. There is no more live and let live or agree to disagree. Look at all the protests, about everything, going on. People are so stratifiedbin their beliefs that in many cases they are willing to get physical to defend them. This is not confined to camping or rving. I have this going in daily life. I am not liberal or conservative. I feel that both have good ideas and bad ones. I reserve tje right to be my own person. However this becomes problematic, as a have good friends on both sides and both are so strong in their beliefs that they are willing to fight and dissolve freindships over this ****. I find it extremely hard to engage in any type of conversation that doesn't offend someone about something. I have friends, that are very opposite in their political views and I know it, I simply do not go that way in conversation. I enjoy their friendship too much to go there and there are a lot of things we do have in common to talk about.
Edd505 01/17/20 09:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

Was excited to get back into RVing in the last year as both the wife & I had done a lot of RVing in past lives going back a # of yrs. One of the things we were looking forward to was getting to meet new people along the way. So far in a 1/2 dozen trips or so back into it, with the exception of 1 trip we've only seen what I would call 'shut-ins'. Understand not everyone wants to chit-chat with strangers / some might prefer peace & quiet, but it's really been kind of a drag not running into neat / interesting people while camping. Never thought one would have to join a club in order to have some social interaction out on the road but I'm beginning to wonder if that's just the way it is nowadays.... Confucius say: Too many cell phone!! People sit at table to eat and look at cell phones. https://i.imgur.com/iDGsD9Tl.png
Edd505 01/13/20 12:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weekend Warrior Red LED Side Marker replacement?

Find a decent size truck stop they will have multi on the shelves. Most RV shops will have them.
Edd505 01/07/20 09:41pm Toy Haulers
RE: Coast on the uphills accelerate on the downhills

1 1) I most surely was overheating my old Suburban transmission driving the same roads in the past. 2) Accelerating on the downhills and going easy on the up hills is surprisingly effective at keeping the temperatures down. 3) I now need to change my transmission fluid, even though the current fluid is less than a month old. 4) And I need to start researching an aftermarket cooler. Anyway I was surprised how altering my normal driving habits to going easy on the uphills really made a difference in the heat of the transmission. Congratulations your now a trucker!
Edd505 01/07/20 09:19pm Towing
RE: El Paso Wally docking

Well, we have a couple "wild & crazy guys" we travel with. You know--Smith & Wesson, and they bring their friend, Rugar. We don't want trouble at all, just traveling through. Thanks for the tip about Anthony. :) Apparently we run in different social circles. I spend my time hanging out with Colonel Colt :) I have to laugh at this. I joined IRV2 a couple of weeks ago. A comment like this got me banned. Retired LE and my German friend Sig, is always with me.
Edd505 01/07/20 09:09pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: El Paso Wally docking

after thought on this, There is a Walmart in Las Cruces just off I-10 if that's what you looking at. I believe it is off the 140 Avenita De Mesilla go the the stop light (Valley & turn rt. There are two truck stops at 139 a TA & Loves, food decent at the TA.
Edd505 01/07/20 09:51am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: El Paso Wally docking

I live close to El Paso, it is safe just don't start anything. There is a KOA at exit 2 w/b 0 e/b behind Camping World. For the poster that said the boarder is not an issue, El Paso has bullet holes in city hall, came across the boarder. Tonight's news 13 YOA killed leaving Mexico, near boarder check. The boarder issue is real if you live down this was. Albuquerque 3 homicides so far, the first2 two hours into the new year. That does not include the shot that did not die.
Edd505 01/06/20 10:47pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Washer/Dryer worth it?

Love our Splendide 2100XC combo, we are about 3/4 time and did laundry once a week. A full day, $25+ in quarters to wash and dry IF you could find a clean laundry. 52 x $25 = $1300 I paid just under $1000 for the Splindide and now do laundry when I want not when I need. We run a small load every few days, hang sheet when damp in the shower to eliminate wrinkles. Been over two years so I have saved $$ and time. BTY it did break down, tech support did trouble shooting on the phone and sent the parts to fix it, N/C. It was under warranty and CW said to leave it and we will get to it .......... I picked it up after 3weeks and it had not been looked at.
Edd505 01/06/20 10:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Self Driving 18 wheeler Going 75 MPH

I'm seeing that most truckers are now doing the speed limit. Is this a result of the electronic/gps/clock/4G internet log books now in use? Most likely insurance companies. Ours got turned back from 75 to 68. Talking about $100,000 difference in insurance. From your post I assume a company truck & the largest majority of them are set to 65, SWIFT was 62.
Edd505 01/06/20 10:22am Around the Campfire
RE: Self Driving 18 wheeler Going 75 MPH

75 is an issue how? Lot of the west has 75 speed limits and some are 80. My name was on the side and time is money. The posted speed is considered the safe speed, if there is a slow down or bad weather it's up to the driver to know whats safe, that's what they are paid for, to get the freight to it's destination safely. https://i.imgur.com/ogDkrsDl.jpg
Edd505 01/05/20 10:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Self Driving 18 wheeler Going 75 MPH

SuperTruckerDan's not much of a driver. The middle lane lets you motor on and not deal with on/off ramps, as long as you can do the seed limit. Son drives and his current Volvo has cameras front & sides, auto breaking (says it brakes approaching bridges) The female drives driving with one hand??? Give me a break, I did that in a 2001 Star with power steering. Guy does not know what he speaks of all guess.
Edd505 01/03/20 10:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Atwood 10 Gallon GC10A-4E ** A couple of problems!

Clean tank wall before installing new t-stats? T-stats TIGHT against tank wall or temp to open will be higher Can't reverse the ECO and t-stat----use different size spade connectors/terminals Have you let it run until t-stat OPENS or ECO Opens? Electric.... No DC on YELLOW Wire Relay bad AC wires on Relay bad Bad element Bad ground wire connection Follow the DC....then the AC https://nebula.wsimg.com/obj/RTRCMkU0RDUzQ0M1ODE3RDgxMDg6YjcxODcxNGMwMGY1YjAzODVhNjY0NWNmMTFjMTg5YzY6Ojo6OjA= height=400 width=400 Resident expert, follow his advise and you will fix it. (Thanks again, working purfect)
Edd505 01/03/20 09:26pm Tech Issues
RE: "Lite" 5th wheels

LITE generally means CHEAP and lower quality on construction. Ken +1
Edd505 01/03/20 09:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Parks in southern Texas

Spent a couple weeks here, not much you could want that they don't have. Lots to see & do in the area & far enough from town to be out of the rat race. Golf on site, and all the amenities, doubt you can find anything nicer, top of the line, gated with gate cards. http://www.alsatianresort.com link not working not sure why, cut and paste does work.
Edd505 01/03/20 09:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Washing clothes while underway

When we bought our RV I read all the manuals - the washer/dryer manual said it uses a maximum of 14 gallons of water per load so we figured it would work well while we were driving. So, one day we decided to try it: put a small load in and hit the road. Everything went well - we even forgot the machine was running. That is until it started its high speed spin cycle: while it's trying to balance the load in the drum it can cause quite a vibration - we were sure we just blew a tire or something, until we remembered the washer was running! https://i.imgur.com/ifwaoMJl.gif
Edd505 12/31/19 08:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for info on TSD Logistics

Thanks for implying that I don't know how to drive an RV. After 20+ years of fulltiming (truly, traveling and no home base) and over 300,000 miles of driving I'm pretty sure I know how to drive. However, pulling off at a random exit because Gas Buddy says that exit has cheap gas will not ensure that you find a gas station your RV will be able to easily maneuver in and out of. I am on a time schedule as I travel on business and getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible is top priority. Using truck stops to save time, and possible frustration, is well worth it to us. Let me think, who said they might gouge the side of their RV?? If you worry about that you can't drive. 25 years patrol no accidents, 750K in 75ft commercial, no accidents. Crew cab with 35ft trailer 3/4 time 5 years, no accidents. If you can drive there is no worry about gouging something driving in a fuel stop. Sorry you have to work and are in the fast lane, did that, now it's time to slow down and enjoy what I made in the fast lane.
Edd505 12/31/19 08:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: roadside service providers

Coach Net for years. First question they ask when you call; are you in a safe place. Too many benefits to mention, medical & the biggest for me they will get the RV home if I am not able. Major TV break down near Mancos CO, wrecker & 1 ton dully for the 5th wheel from Durango. 5W to RV park, TV to shop in Cortez CO. I asked the driver what it would have cost and was told $900+. Then he asked me to sign the invoice and left. Thank you couch net, that one tow paid for years of service.
Edd505 12/29/19 08:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campgrounds near Socorro NM

Not sure why your looking at Socorro but here are a couple I know of. Try the Rodeo complex: https://reserve4.resnexus.com/resnexus/reservations/lodging/76EC960F-2655-42ED-AC24-1FE5BFF86334 Also this is a nice little out of the way near Socorro, Bird Watchers RV Park 1481 New Mexico 1, San Antonio, NM 87832 575-835-1366 I live about 60 mils south and there is a large state park here n Elephant Butte. PM if you need something specific.
Edd505 12/29/19 08:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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