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RE: first report new springs with a surprize result

As a pilot with a degree in aerospace engineering I can tell you that “parasitic losses” can manifest themselves in many weird and wonderful ways. Likewise the gains created by eliminating them, witness the little air tabs (originally designed for aircraft) that can measurably increase fuel mileage on a coach. In this case, I’d say an overloaded suspension created excessive (even if you weren’t aware of it, the slow creep is imperceptible) motion which created the losses you’re now recouping.
JaxDad 11/16/19 05:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Have to smile when I see all the comments trying to justify the ownership of a pickup outside of its use for RV propulsion. Try this one out. I live in a place where car ownership is restricted to ONE car per HOUSEHOLD. No personal trucks. Further, car size is restricted what you call sub compact cars. Mine is a 2004 Toyota Yaris. About the size of a Suzuki Swift. . I can't believe anyone would willingly give up their rights so easily. What other rights do you have to give up to live there? Do they pay you live like that? I couldn't live like that. For me. No one tells me what to drive, or do with my property, unless they start making the payments. What do you do with your RV? Can you even bring it home? Mine sits in the backyard. Exactly where I want it to be. Its veterans day. a day to honor those who died to protect our rights, and many of todays people just give their rights up. I don't understand The price of freedom is NOT free. So you don’t believe you should have to be searched and vetted before you get on a plane? You shouldn’t be subject to being arbitrarily stopped and possibly searched for no reason other than that you’re NEAR an international border? That no HOA should have any right to impose any restrictions? That no municipality should be allowed to pass zoning ordinances? The list goes on & on...... Personally, me and a famous guitarist, we can’t drive 55. I don't fly any more, and no I shouldn't be...... So you believe your arbitrarily contrived rights and freedoms trump everyone else's right to safety? Now that's taking a point a bunch too far IMHO. Good edit there. Because I don't fly, that trumps you right to safety???? And because I shouldn't be, and NEVER have been stopped for being close to the border. That makes you less safe?????? How? Maybe you should read it again, and mover your edit a few words over in the sentence. My apologies sir, I did err. My point remains unchanged however, in fact the ‘I can’t drive 55’ comment was lost lost you. It doesn’t matter if the speed limit is 55 or 75, it restricts MY FREEDOM to drive at the speed I want to go. Why? Because it’s for the greater good of society.
JaxDad 11/12/19 04:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

"So you believe your arbitrarily contrived rights and freedoms trump everyone else's right to safety?" Perhaps you need to reread some of our forefathers' quotes and thoughts. Here's a biggie by Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." I read it just fine the first few times. “ESSENTIAL liberty” is what the gentleman said, not “EVERY liberty”. There’s a really big difference.
JaxDad 11/12/19 04:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Have to smile when I see all the comments trying to justify the ownership of a pickup outside of its use for RV propulsion. Try this one out. I live in a place where car ownership is restricted to ONE car per HOUSEHOLD. No personal trucks. Further, car size is restricted what you call sub compact cars. Mine is a 2004 Toyota Yaris. About the size of a Suzuki Swift. . I can't believe anyone would willingly give up their rights so easily. What other rights do you have to give up to live there? Do they pay you live like that? I couldn't live like that. For me. No one tells me what to drive, or do with my property, unless they start making the payments. What do you do with your RV? Can you even bring it home? Mine sits in the backyard. Exactly where I want it to be. Its veterans day. a day to honor those who died to protect our rights, and many of todays people just give their rights up. I don't understand The price of freedom is NOT free. So you don’t believe you should have to be searched and vetted before you get on a plane? You shouldn’t be subject to being arbitrarily stopped and possibly searched for no reason other than that you’re NEAR an international border? That no HOA should have any right to impose any restrictions? That no municipality should be allowed to pass zoning ordinances? The list goes on & on...... Personally, me and a famous guitarist, we can’t drive 55. I don't fly any more, and no I shouldn't be...... So you believe your arbitrarily contrived rights and freedoms trump everyone else's right to safety? Now that's taking a point a bunch too far IMHO.
JaxDad 11/12/19 12:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Pickup?

Have to smile when I see all the comments trying to justify the ownership of a pickup outside of its use for RV propulsion. Try this one out. I live in a place where car ownership is restricted to ONE car per HOUSEHOLD. No personal trucks. Further, car size is restricted what you call sub compact cars. Mine is a 2004 Toyota Yaris. About the size of a Suzuki Swift. . I can't believe anyone would willingly give up their rights so easily. What other rights do you have to give up to live there? Do they pay you live like that? I couldn't live like that. For me. No one tells me what to drive, or do with my property, unless they start making the payments. What do you do with your RV? Can you even bring it home? Mine sits in the backyard. Exactly where I want it to be. Its veterans day. a day to honor those who died to protect our rights, and many of todays people just give their rights up. I don't understand The price of freedom is NOT free. So you don’t believe you should have to be searched and vetted before you get on a plane? You shouldn’t be subject to being arbitrarily stopped and possibly searched for no reason other than that you’re NEAR an international border? That no HOA should have any right to impose any restrictions? That no municipality should be allowed to pass zoning ordinances? The list goes on & on...... Personally, me and a famous guitarist, we can’t drive 55.
JaxDad 11/12/19 06:01am General RVing Issues
RE: Full time storage, but far away from home - possible?

We'd like to park in the Southwest at a secure storage lot, then go every 3 months or so. In the next 12 months we hope to see NM, NV, AZ, CA. My 2 concerns are that my generator won't get exercised, the gas will get stale. Fake news. LOL. The alleged necessity of ‘exercising’ a generator is to prevent rust on the generator portion of the genset. That’s hardly a concern in the dry southwest, if it even is anywhere else. As was stated, just add Sta-bil or equivalent before fueling up the last time before parking it (and run the genset a bit to get it up through the carb) and you’ll be fine.
JaxDad 11/09/19 04:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Battery Transfer pump for antifreeze

Nothing wrong with your method. Lots of folks winterize their water lines using the compressed air method. The only drawback with this method is, sometimes water lines may have dips in them, or low spots and all the water may not successfully extract, subject to freezing. However, with all pressure off and space for ice to expand, nothing ever gets damaged. Any water droplets left in the system will freeze. Depending upon where those droplets remain could potentially freeze and of course, any water that freezes will expand. If those droplets are in water valves, or joints, it's possible they could expand enough to cause leaks. As stated, blowing air works, and is successful for lots of folks. And quite frankly, I've not heard of anyone having any problems after using the blow method. Two travel trailers ago, I used the blow method. To my sad disappointment though, the outside shower head on the end of the hose still split over the winter. Replacing it was easy, but after that I returned back to the Antifreeze method and been doing so ever since. I see this over & over, do it wrong and blame the method. I rarely see a big enough compressor being used and / or blowing out the system long enough. I’ve even seen people using 12 volt portable compressors to ‘blow out’ the lines. If done properly there will be no where near enough water left in the system to cause any damage whatsoever. Because of my north - south travel numerous times over every winter I winterize my units more than once per month every year and have for many years, never had a problem.
JaxDad 11/04/19 05:50am Tech Issues
RE: Exercising generator and A/C after winterizing question?

Now I understand the theory about generators, but I don't believe it. I've had gennys sit for years and they still pumped out power when fired up. I too understand what they’re saying, but also understand that this new ‘exercise’ regime only appeared after the word “Cummins” got stuck in front of “Onan”. It’s also interesting that the below to paragraphs appear in my Owners Manual.. “ONAFRESHTM GXLP FUEL STABILIZER A premium fuel additive specially formulated for long-lasting prevention of gasoline breakdown during extended RV storage Protects gasoline against gum, varnish and sludge formation, and fuel system corrosion 16 oz bottle treats 40 gallons of gasoline #326-5365 ONAGARDTM STORAGE FOGGING SPRAY Protects small engines and other mechanical equipment during off-season storage Provides protection for up to six months 12 oz aerosol can #326-5288” Now why would they produce and promote a product designed to protect an engine during long term storage if they intend it to be ‘exercised’ every month? Oh, I know!!!! It’s because they have a bunch of product liability lawyers on staff........
JaxDad 10/29/19 06:47am Beginning RVing
RE: RV Antifreeze

Use compressed air and blow the lines out, (make sure all faucets are open, and air is regulated to 30lbs psi, no need to get crazy) have hot water heater open, via anode rod or drain plug, THEN, pump RV antifreeze in like usual. Don't forget tank flushes and outside shower too. open faucets to relieve pressure once finished. And at least a gallon down each drain, and the toilet. A gallon down each drain? Exactly how large are the P traps in your RV? A cup or so is sufficient in nearly all cases. Yes, cause there's always something left in the holding tanks too, no matter how long you drain them for. So, IF I used antifreeze in my water system, it would take 2 gallons to protect the entire system but you’re saying I need to pour in another 3 gallons anyways? Just out of curiosity though, all my sinks go into my grey water tank. How many extra gallons are you saying should be poured down the toilet to protect the black tank?
JaxDad 10/28/19 05:45am Tech Issues
RE: Night stops with RV

...not all Walmarts allow overnight parking but it's usually based on local ordinance. At our Walmart in Upland CA, you'll get a ticket from the Upland PD if you park overnight based on local ordinance. Otherwise, Walmart doesn't care. Of course the ticket is totally illegal! Unfortunately "law" enforcement is often not concerned about legality. LEOs have no right to enter private property to enforce traffic or parking restrictions. Ummmm, yeah, OK........ “Hey honey, what time does Judge Judy come on?”
JaxDad 10/27/19 05:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Antifreeze

I use compressed air to winterize, no alcohol, no bad taste, no flushing, and other than a bit of electricity it’s FREE. Doesn’t get much better than that.
JaxDad 10/26/19 07:19am Tech Issues
RE: RV Camping at N Las Vegas Casino where it's not allowed

She was 'trespassed' from the property.. assuming that means evicted. Not just evicted, but legally warned that a return visit is criminal trespass. There’s no guarantee she was a problem gambler or suffering from mental illness either. This is a common tactic used by less ethical employers when they sack an employee. Once they’ve been “trespassed” they can’t return to the property to complain, socialize with former fellow employees, etc. Like lots of places, conventional rentals are too much for low income seasonal employees so they live in an old RV in a parking lot.
JaxDad 10/26/19 07:14am General RVing Issues
RE: "Will my new truck tow it?"....YES, it will.

How does 300,000# sound? Like somebody slipped a decimal place, possibly two. Interesting that their transport truck would only be rated to haul about a third of what their pickup would.
JaxDad 10/22/19 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Using water below freezing?

A friend found out the hard way, the first part of the grey black tanks is the very exposed pipes / dump valves. Even with an RV with heated tanks these parts are not heated. Provided it does all work, how are you going to winterize it at the end of the hunt?
JaxDad 10/22/19 08:06am Tech Issues
RE: Trouble with California

You're kidding me right? You let the government violate your rights on awhim? You seem to be missing one HUGE but subtle detail. It's NOT a violation when they ask for your permission....... Nobody put a gun to your head and forced their way in, but you'll probably never know if your tag info, and etc., just went into a database of 'uncooperative' folks. I have a LOT of LEO friends, they all say the same thing, a LOT of info comes up when they run a name, most of that and the subjects behaviour are the biggest part of deciding on how thy get treated and whether or not they get tickets. Most people forget, speaking of little details, that YOU don't own the tags on your vehicle, the State does. In this part of the world they have spot inspections on major highways, usually on holiday weekends, where they check suspected unsafe or dangerous vehicles. Lots' of mouthy folks give the folks doing the checking a hard time. They're the ones who usually get told they're free to go ....... just as soon as the tow truck gets there, but the tags are staying with us.
JaxDad 10/21/19 01:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Newfoundland Moose Trip

The beaver is a veterinarian so no wonder the meat would be tasty. How do they pay for their schooling?
JaxDad 10/18/19 04:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Modern Food?

If the food is so poor, how do we explain our fat asses? Portion control ....... or the lack thereof. I’m constantly amazed at how much food restaurants serve / people actually eat. I was a popular buffett restaurant very recently and 2 young men came in and were seated at a booth near me. These were big boys, the 2 of them filled a 4 person booth. In the time it took me to eat a side plate of salad, a modest plate of entree items and a couple of cups of coffee they each ate 3 full (I mean full to overflowing) dinner plates of food and were moving on to the sweets. Oh, but they washed it all down with diet sodas! Next time you pick up a package of prepared food look at the nutritional info panel. It’s shocking how little a “serving” ought to be. Compared to the overhead costs, the cost of the food in a restaurant is very minor, so over-sized portions is a cheap way to keep the customers coming back.
JaxDad 10/18/19 05:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Show type of RV on question page

“most stuff for TC's is of little or not concern to most of the rest of us.” Speak for yourself, please. Maybe we should start a new discussion titled, "Is a truck camper really an RV?" ;) Put it right next to the “If it’s not a DP it’s not a REAL motorhome.” thread. ;)
JaxDad 10/17/19 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Modern Food?

We know we're getting old and times are changing but we can't seem to get really quality food at restaurants. Other than my DW's severe (and many) food allergies, 'home cooking' was the main reason for us owning a MH (two of them actually) in the first place. It doesn't even have to be anything fancy either, I'm just fine with a fried ham steak, some 'taters and veggies. There was some video that wet viral recently, shot by a kitchen worker at Panera, showing how they 'made' their famous Mac 'n' Cheese. Take bagged frozen single serving from freezer and drop in pot of boiling water, remove bag from water, cut bag open, pour into bowl, serve to customer. $7.95 ....... Employee's next post was that they'd been fired for posting video .....
JaxDad 10/15/19 12:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Exercising generator and A/C after winterizing question?

It's common sense that letting any engine sit for long periods is worse than not for a number of reasons. That explains why so many lawnmowers, snowblowers, snowmobiles and boats lead such a short life ...... sitting for half the year unused. Ditto all the snowbirds who leave their cars locked in a northern garage for 6 months while they enjoy the sunny south. But just out of curiosity, why would there be a section on storage in the owners manual for a generator? Everybody ‘exercises’ them monthly, right?
JaxDad 10/13/19 07:47pm Beginning RVing
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