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RE: Is Facebook killing this site?

So, whatever number you use will need to be able to forever receive phone calls or SMS text messages, as it will do one or the other to allow you to login. Unfortunately, you can't once and done it, as you'll need the number later for reverifications as the tokens expire. I’m not sure about that, after sign-up / registration myself years ago, probably a dozen now, using an VOIP line I’ve never had them ask for a reverification again since.
JaxDad 12/04/22 06:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Is Facebook killing this site?

Well, according to FB, I'm about to be kicked off their site, because I will NOT give them my phone number for "2-part verification". They say it's for "security" - but everyone I know who uses their phone for FB gets spam texts and robo-calls. I don't. Ever. Aside from missing pics of grandkids doing cute things, I really don't care. At least RV.net lets me hang around ;-) So just do what the scammers do! But this is top secret, so don’t tell anyone! LOL. Sign up for a ‘virtual’ (VOIP) phone number from any one of hundreds of companies. Then do the authentication and then turn off that phone number. See below. Best free virtual phone line providers. Clicky.
JaxDad 12/04/22 05:52am Around the Campfire
RE: US travel to Canada

What is 'canajun" :hA bastardization (can I say that here?) of Canadian. Might be, after all “Cajun” (as in the Louisiana area folks) is exactly that, a bastardization of “ Canadienne” (“Canadian” in French) to describe the people & language of the French expelled from the Maritimes after the French lost to the British.
JaxDad 12/04/22 05:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

Who here ever had to provide RVIA information to register or insure their RV? Not me. Dave Me neither. They don’t ask when I register my car / truck / SUV’s either even though they’re legally required to be certified as being built to the FMVSS. Why? Because they know that Ford / GM / Chrysler /XYZ Auto company build only units built to code and certified as such. The same as they know every Winnebago (or your favourite flavour of commercial RV) is also built to standards and certified as such.Well you can believe that it you want to, that’s fine. But they wouldn’t ask for FMVSS or RVIA, or anything else because they would run the VIN, and guess what, it would come back as certified by whoever self-certifies school bus chassis. Same as mine comes back certified by whoever certifies Sprinter chassis… and it ain’t Winnebago. Dave. And they would have the RVIA status tied to the VIN ….. HOW?? LMAO.
JaxDad 12/02/22 05:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

Who here ever had to provide RVIA information to register or insure their RV? Not me. Dave Me neither. They don’t ask when I register my car / truck / SUV’s either even though they’re legally required to be certified as being built to the FMVSS. Why? Because they know that Ford / GM / Chrysler /XYZ Auto company build only units built to code and certified as such. The same as they know every Winnebago (or your favourite flavour of commercial RV) is also built to standards and certified as such.
JaxDad 12/02/22 03:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

Ok. I sure would like to see a regulation by some government entity be it local, state, federal where that certification is required. OK, just to randomly pick one, Nebraska. Clicky. Which actually says it’s not even legal to ‘sell, or display for sale’ an RV that doesn’t meet standards under NFPA 1192.These aren’t Recreational Vehicles, they’re stripped out school buses, otherwise well known to NASCAR fans as School Bus Conversions; readily insurable and driven down the road legally (without a RVIA sticker even in Greenwood Nebraska). Undeniably - Sometimes also known to be seen in campgrounds all around the country. So you’re saying people are doing these conversions and leaving them registered as commercial vehicles or busses? Regardless, a person can click their heels and wish all the happy thoughts they want, but the State, Nebraska in this case, clearly define what a Recreational Vehicle is, they say “Recreational vehicle means a motor vehicle designed for living quarters.”. BTW, where did you get the idea anybody they couldn’t be driven down the road legally?
JaxDad 12/02/22 03:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

Ok. I sure would like to see a regulation by some government entity be it local, state, federal where that certification is required. OK, just to randomly pick one, Nebraska. Clicky. Which actually says it’s not even legal to ‘sell, or display for sale’ an RV that doesn’t meet standards under NFPA 1192.
JaxDad 12/01/22 04:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

The big deal is getting the lousy thing titled as a motorhome and getting insured. There is basically only one outfit that will insure a skoolie. A few others will but they often get the policies cancelled at some point (usually at the worst time). ……. As for long term winter parking, try mobile home parks. And a lot of private campgrounds/rv/mh parks do not want a skoolie in their parks for long term stays. I suspect both of those issues are because of the same issue, you touched on it in your post, unless these units are built to, and certified as complying with required standards, it’s usually illegal to insure them or allow them in a park. What required standards? DOT standards? State Motor vehicle standards? If you're referring to this, https://i.imgur.com/prx9uvRl.jpg It's basically self certification. 1 out of a 1000 might see an inspection by the RVIA, and thats probably a low total number, probably more like 1 in 10000. Its a joke. Ask any buyer who discovered crushed HVAC ducts filled with debris, leaking pex fittings on supply lines or drain connections left loose, or bad wiring or better yet or wires pinched between frame and floor. Where are these parks that are not allowing RV's/Campers in without someone approving some imaginary standard? Do they have a standard officer at the front gate? Self-certification is a joke? Don’t tell pilots, architects, engineers, lawyers or doctors that, all professions with ‘self-certification’ of very strict regulations. Next time you open the door to get in your vehicle pause for a moment and look down at the white label that says the manufacturer ‘self-certifies’ that it complies with the FMVSS. Is it legally required? You betcha! Does anyone stop you to check it’s there? Not very likely. But to answer your question, yes, read that label, it clearly says the unit it’s affixed to conforms to certain life safety standards. In most cases the requirement for a certified unit is not the park, but the States life safety requirements. Almost every State has these requirements. I can point you however one particular park where it is absolutely both in their written policies, and enforced as such, I know because I watched someone get turfed because of it. Jetty Park at Cape Canaveral Florida. Clicky, clicky. Read item 24.4.
JaxDad 12/01/22 06:20am General RVing Issues
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

In short, too many bleeding hearts whos heart strings get tugged at while watching tweakers or almost tweakers live the van life that actually support them and then give them a little hope that their money for nothing scheme actually will work indefinitely. But they are a fad not a productive part of society. I think you need to do a little research on how much money social media mavens and ‘influencers’ can (and do) make, in cold, hard CASH before you make yourself look a little silly in front of folks younger than us. A friends son is one of those ‘almost tweakers’ who has a YouTube channel with well north of a million subscribers. He clears US$10k ++ per month.
JaxDad 11/30/22 04:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

The big deal is getting the lousy thing titled as a motorhome and getting insured. There is basically only one outfit that will insure a skoolie. A few others will but they often get the policies cancelled at some point (usually at the worst time). ……. As for long term winter parking, try mobile home parks. And a lot of private campgrounds/rv/mh parks do not want a skoolie in their parks for long term stays. I suspect both of those issues are because of the same issue, you touched on it in your post, unless these units are built to, and certified as complying with required standards, it’s usually illegal to insure them or allow them in a park.
JaxDad 11/30/22 05:56am General RVing Issues
RE: RVing with a HD Pick up in Ontario

Wow, Ontario sounds like an uber strict place live. I think if you look at the reg’s you will see that Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories and Ontario are all pretty much the same. In a weird quirk to the reg’s though, my converted Class 8 truck (registered as a motorhome) is not a commercial vehicle any longer and is therefore exempt from all of this save for the air brake items.
JaxDad 11/29/22 06:06am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Highway 4: Watson Lake to Carmacks

Doug, I didn’t go as far as Carmacks, only to Little Salmon Lake (haha) a few years ago now. It was a mixed bag of narrow’ish gravel 1.5 lane wide to 2 lane hard surfaced road. Traffic tended to be in ‘bunches’ of 3 to 6 pickups or 2 semi’s at a time. I did it with a 20’ tag trailer carrying a dismantled airplane behind a 34’ class A. I won’t say it was exactly a relaxing drive, but not a white-knuckle expedition either. I was told by locals that time of year and recent weather was key, so that’s what I used to time the trip.
JaxDad 11/24/22 06:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Ontario: Motorhome yellow sticker exemption?

It must be done in steps, and pictures won’t cut it, you need to put the vehicle itself in front of them so they can verify that the converted truck and the VIN match up. I borrowed a buddy’s service (dealer) plate for the inspection trip, etc. then certified it after it was an RV. While it’s not strictly required, the other item that will make your life easier is the fifth wheel, get rid of it!! If you plan on towing a fiver you will want an air cushion hitch anyway. Both MTO & DOT (everywhere you travel) will give you the stink eye if the truck still has a ‘commercial’ fifth wheel hitch on it. Feel free to ask if there’s something else you’re unsure of.
JaxDad 11/24/22 06:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
SPAM from a new “member”.

Was I the lucky winner or did others also receive a PM from member “wee5” who shows as a 1 day member named “Jay Nkem”. The message said “ Hey I love the forum and wanted to help the community out by sharing a free pdf that helped me, what is your name and email to receive it.”. These spammers / scammers are clever, always finding new ways to get their **** out there.
JaxDad 11/23/22 05:41am General RVing Issues
RE: LED Side Marker Lights

Hmmmm, a new member posting an ‘infomercial’ including naming the site they purchased from on their very first day here. Sure looks like another member of the SPAM ‘BOT brigade to me…….
JaxDad 11/22/22 05:48am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

I just feel better with a switch while I'm trying to figure out how this works. One of the things is don't know is whether I have a regular solenoid starter switch or a battery switch (which is just a starting solenoid that can handle continuous power). The previous owner had a push button switch which tells me he was using it to jump the MH. But the batteries were not connected. I just ran it for an hour and everything seems fine. But turning the switch off makes me feel better. The push button is a normal thing, it allows you to start the engine from the house battery in case the chassis battery goes dead or needs help. Kind of like hard-wired booster cables.
JaxDad 11/14/22 04:02pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How's the trip down?

I just got back from Ft. Meyers (with a damaged aircraft in tow) on Saturday. No real issues other than ATL which is pretty much normal anyways. I did notice there seemed to be less S/B RV traffic than I would have expected to see, but maybe lots of folks are holding off because of the storm damage. I took my truck down this time because it was an express run and I had accommodations prearranged but the locals in Ft. Meyers commented that lots of snowbirds had been told their reservations were being canceled because the sites were needed by displaced folks and contractors trying to put the place back together again.
JaxDad 11/14/22 03:59pm Snowbirds
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

Thanks guys for all the help and education and support. I'm smarter than I was and Crush (that's my RVs name) is now better off. After I put it all back together I got it working as designed. Victory. I just need to add a toggle switch so I can control when it charges the house. I’m not sure why you’re concerned about charging it or not, the chassis battery gets ‘charging’ anytime the engine is running, why not the house battery too? Every other m/h out there works this way and have for many decades now. To me a switch just invites the possibility of accidentally leaving it off and not having a charged battery.
JaxDad 11/14/22 07:01am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Can I charge the house battery with the engine alternator?

Hmmmm…. 2 pages of almost entirely wrong answers. It’s a 1988 rig, it ran an old school continuous duty relay, AKA a Ford starter relay, on the drivers fender. One heavy lug to the alternator, one heavy lug to the house battery and the light lug goes to an ‘engine on’ circuit. When you start the chassis the alternator is connected to the chassis AND house battery(s), when you shut off the engine house and chassis batteries are separate. Any auto parts place $20…….
JaxDad 11/11/22 05:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Pulled to the left when being passed by Big Rigs

Is there anything I can do to deal with this or is it just then nature of the beast! Space is your friend. Just a slight increase in the distance between you and the truck makes a huge difference in the effect the bow wave has on you. Slowly move over to the extreme right edge of your lane and you will see a very noticeable reduction in the impact on your rig.
JaxDad 11/04/22 05:53am General RVing Issues
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