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RE: Setting up your house to run off your RV generator?

Diesel: 12/month shelf life. This is something that is a widely held, and promoted, story in the automotive fuels industry. In the aviation industry though, Jet A is routinely stored for many many years without issue.
JaxDad 06/15/22 05:26am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Don't let your guard down, Covid is still out there...

“Science has Proven” - only problem with that statement is that first you have to start with reliable data. One of the first casualties of COVID was public faith in medical science - and in the officials who espoused it. We are now living in an era with more mistrust of medicine than any time since the Cutter Incident. One of the absolutely funniest posts I’ve seen on this topic was in regards the science. “It’s getting SO hard to know what to do. The WHO and all these doctors and scientists say we have to be very cautious and get vaccinated. Then some guy on social media says it’s all a scam. Who are you supposed to believe?” Personally, I’m still trying to figure out how they talked a million people into dying to justify this story.
JaxDad 06/15/22 05:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Don't let your guard down, Covid is still out there...

Guess those Covid vaccinations and boosters really work. :) Actually they’ve proven they really do work, and quite well at that. Lots of folks don’t know, or care to know maybe, that no vaccine is meant to make you ‘bug proof’, it’s only intended to prepare you for being infected by getting your immune system to start producing its own defences in advance. Most ‘bugs’ can reproduce way faster than your body can produce defensive stuff needed to successfully fight them off. That’s why they’ve had ‘flu shots’ for decades now, and why they work better some years than others depending on picking the right oncoming strain.
JaxDad 06/14/22 06:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: RVing with a HD Pick up in Ontario

@Jaxdad, yup sounds simple as pie. As evidenced by your fellow residents’ issues and reports here… I don’t see the ‘catch up’ payments and letters / payments associated with the payment hiatus the last 2 years as any relationship to the licensing itself.
JaxDad 05/26/22 06:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RVing with a HD Pick up in Ontario

Jaxdad, you are behind the times! Have a look at this posting back from the McGinty era that extended the weights for RV's with a G license. If you know it has been cancelled let me know! https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/18637/making-it-easier-for-rv-drivers-to-enjoy-summer No, I didn’t mention it so as not to muddy the subject. It only affects a 5’er.
JaxDad 05/25/22 05:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RVing with a HD Pick up in Ontario

While this question is not at all RVing related, I just learned that it is possible for govt motor vehicles registration to be far more difficult and screwed up than I could have imagined... Actually having seen the way it works in numerous jurisdictions I must say that IMHO the system in Ontario is very simple and straightforward. There is no ad valorem tax (at any level never mind multiples) or annual inspections required. There is a single flat rate fee for license plates (tags) that is based on the RGW of the vehicle for trucks, cars, m/h’s and trailers are free. JaxDad, I don't agree with your comment about Ontario being simple. I had a friend (a retired cop) comment that my truck/RV combo requires me to have an "A" license, why? Simply because the regulations are so complicated and written by lawyers that even a cop can't understand them! If a cop can't understand them, how are we citizens supposed to understand and follow them? With all due respect neighbour, the reg’s are very simple, if you tow something over 4,600 KG (a little over 10k pounds) you need an “A” or “AR” license. In fact, it’s always been that way, but they made it easier and simpler with the creation of the “AR” license a few years back. As for your comment about the writing of the laws and reg’s, all of them, in every jurisdiction, are written by lawyers. Do you think they’d be better if they were written by school janitors? A cop that can’t read simple laws & reg’s? Let’s just leave it at thank goodness he’s retired now.
JaxDad 05/24/22 04:04pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RVing with a HD Pick up in Ontario

While this question is not at all RVing related, I just learned that it is possible for govt motor vehicles registration to be far more difficult and screwed up than I could have imagined... Actually having seen the way it works in numerous jurisdictions I must say that IMHO the system in Ontario is very simple and straightforward. There is no ad valorem tax (at any level never mind multiples) or annual inspections required. There is a single flat rate fee for license plates (tags) that is based on the RGW of the vehicle for trucks, cars, m/h’s and trailers are free.
JaxDad 05/24/22 06:08am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Transferring Propane?

The best answer appears to be "no, not easily or safely". If there is NO LIQUID PROPANE INVOLVED, it IS easy and safe. Propane inside any storage tank is primarily liquid under pressure. Opening the valve reduces the pressure and allows it to become gaseous. Also, check your CAPS LOCK. It seems to be malfunctioning. The change from liquid to gas is caused by the LPG boiling, not it’s containment or lack thereof. If it was colder than -42 degrees you could carry it around in a pail like it was water.
JaxDad 05/23/22 06:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Transferring Propane?

Unless you know what you are doing, and are very careful and lucky, some very bad things can happen. Clicky, clicky …..BOOM. The above is story of what happened when a ‘pro’ was transferring LPG between 2 trucks.
JaxDad 05/22/22 10:07am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RVing with a HD Pick up in Ontario

Any vehicle in Ontario with a gvwr over 4,500kgs (9900lbs) is automatically deemed a commercial vehicle regardless of its purpose. That’s not true, there are certainly many vehicles that are not caught in that. Motorhomes are a prime example. All 3 of mine, A, C and a ‘work in progress’ truck conversion have “passenger” (blue) plates on them. The C has a 10,500 lbs GVWR, the A has a 22,000 lbs GVWR, and the TC has a 60,600 GVWR.
JaxDad 05/18/22 05:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: We all use different ways.

To the folks who just pulled in with their 1979 c class with more rust than panel. I can only imagine the memories you’ve made in that thing. I bet that dent has a story.. Y’all, we all camp differently, and we may not agree on it all, but we have to remember the only thing that matters is memories are being made, and you’re getting 120% out of your time with your loved ones. You have to forget HOW you go camping, and remember WHY you go camping. THAT is camping my friends. Spread love at the campground this season. Amen brother!! I have a (now) very good friend that brought exactly this sentiment to mind, it’s how I first met him (and his now thankfully ex-wife) years back at my ‘home’ park in central Florida. It’s a large condo type park, the lots are member-owned, and it has its own airport within the property. They were renting a site near mine and having a loud squabble outside and it was obvious it was over staying or going. Everyone was doing their best to ignore them. Then I heard her say (yell) something like “we have to go home I may never see her again“ to which he replied something like “it’s more than 10 hours driving and you’re not going to get home on a plane any faster.”. I couldn’t ignore that. I went over and (tried to) introduce myself and offered to help get them ‘there’ sooner. The missus snootily pointed at my 20+ years old C and said “In that?” “No” I said, “in my plane.” and pointed towards the airstrip. “10 hours driving is 2 hours flying, and we can be wheels up in 10 minutes. Where do you need to go?” All the wife said was “Really?” and before I could finish nodding my head she was running into the m/h. I told the hubby to meet me at the strip and started heading that way myself. Bottom line, in just over 2 hours we were in Jacksonville NC, she saw her Mom just a few hours before she passed, and I have a new friend. BTW, he left her behind with her Mom, we went back home in time for a nice ‘bachelors’ steak dinner (on him) and we've been good friends ever since. Don’t judge a book by the cover……..
JaxDad 05/10/22 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trailer Brake and Turn Issue

I can’t believe in all of this nobody suggested plugging a $5 tester into the TV’s trailer lug to see if the issue is TV or trailer. That’s the FIRST place to start, not the last.
JaxDad 05/08/22 06:07am Tech Issues
RE: catalytic converter stolen

So why don't converters have VIN numbers on them like so many body parts? First, because that would be unworkable from a manufacturing point of view, a secondly, because it wasn’t an issue until fairly recently.
JaxDad 05/01/22 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to use for GPS

Aside from it being far easier to me to input my route, I just prefer to use GPS app on an iPad (or iPad mini) because it means I get a really big screen which can be very easily seen at just a glance and I can get voice cues in an ear bud even with the music cranked up. Being able to put the antenna in a better location is great too. It also means one less device to tote around and keep plugged in. I can use the iPad as my main internet access device and other tasks that a traditional GPS is useless for.
JaxDad 04/28/22 06:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: "Boondockers Welcome"

I’ve been both a member and host since the very early days of Boondockers Welcome. It was started by two great gals near Toronto here a few years back. It was different than Harvest Host in that it was often just a place to park at a members house. Last year the owners of Harvest Host bought the Boondockers Welcome network and merged it with their own. I’ve met some really great folks over the years because of this network, some of whom I still stay in touch with.
JaxDad 04/25/22 05:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: catalytic converter stolen

Just had the converter stolen while rig was in storage. We had trouble finding a replacement so we just welded in a straight pipe, which works great except the engine check light is on all the time now because the O2 sensors aren't connected. The issue is not just the light on, without input from the O2 sensors the ECM will go into ‘default’ mode and the air / fuel mixture will be way off (far too rich) what it should be.
JaxDad 04/23/22 05:28am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Member Blocking is a Blessing

I’m not sure why but a few years back someone here suddenly had a huge issue with me. We hadn’t even had any interaction prior to that. I ignored their trolling for a few weeks. Then the PM’s started. That was the end for me, click goes the ‘happy’ (ignore) button. Within a couple days I started getting bothered on another forum by a person with a different user name and location. I’d learned by then so I again clicked on the ‘happy button’. Within hours I got a REALLY nasty PM from the site Admin warning me of dire consequences that would result from blocking a moderator. Yup, the troll here was a moderator there, but ‘undercover’ here. I replied with screen captures of the offending messages and was told to shape up or ship out. I never even replied, I’ve never been back since.
JaxDad 04/22/22 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: ZEP Floor Wax Update

We've been using ZEP floor wax on our tractors and other farm equipment for a very long time. It cuts clean up time to a mere fraction of what it used to.
JaxDad 04/21/22 04:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: What % Of Alcohol Does Your State Have?

The dirty little secret nobody wants to talk about is “fuel spiking” which appears to be on the increase. Unscrupulous gas station owners can buy straight ethanol (currently ~$2.65 / gallon) and dump it into their storage tanks which is then sold at retail prices. The markup there certainly looks far more attractive than the traditional ~$0.15 / gallon a station owner gets. A quick look at the increase in production of ethanol supports this idea since the increase is outstripping the legitimate uses, certainly in light of the much reduced consumption the last 2 years.
JaxDad 04/20/22 05:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Water hose stuck on side of trailer..

Take a small hammer and spend a few minutes lightly tapping on the (former) hose end all the way around, sideways and straight on. The minerals when dry are like sandstone and crumble pretty easily. Then using a good pair of pliers start gently working the hose end back and forth. Once the solids have been broken up movement turns them to powder.
JaxDad 04/17/22 05:45am Tech Issues
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