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RE: CDN Snowbirds getting their RV's across....

The numbers in the very sparsely populated area of NW Florida my friend just arrived at by doing exactly this are far below where he lives in Ontario. Your friend must be living in a submarine. https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86 I picked one of the "lightly infected" counties called Liberty. There were 8414 folks living there (2014), and the number of cases is 511 with 12 deaths. Saskatchewan has the same rate of infection per 100,000 souls as Ontario. Liberty County had the lowest number I found--and it is WAY more dangerous. Your close Don, right next door in Calhoun County actually. The population there is 14,587 (2018) and their case count is currently at 776 (19 deaths), or 5.299239%. Ontario has a population of 14,734,014 (Q3 2020) and our case count is at 91,613 currently (3,337 deaths), or 6.21779%. Unfortunately some regions around major cities are definitely 'hot spots'.
JaxDad 11/12/20 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: CDN Snowbirds getting their RV's across....

I really do not understand why people act this way. The selfishness just drives me 'round the bend. Gary The numbers in the very sparsely populated area of NW Florida my friend just arrived at by doing exactly this are far below where he lives in Ontario.
JaxDad 11/12/20 05:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

Jaxdad, ever think of installing RV living area in a plane? Flying RV? Yup! But but I’ve got so many better things to do with the best part of 2 million bucks. The flying motorhome.
JaxDad 11/11/20 05:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best mouse trap?

I left my travel trailer at a repair shop for a couple of weeks in order to fix some scrape marks I put on the left rear side. When going into my compartments I found evidence of Mice, Turds and a couple of broken wild nuts. We never leave any food in the trailer when not in use. What do yo use? If you found shells from nuts it wasn’t a mouse, it was a squirrel. The little green rodent blocks work very well, the rodent eats from it then goes to find water and dies upon drinking, away from where you placed the bait. No need to dispose of a body and reset trap either.
JaxDad 11/10/20 05:51am Tech Issues
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

Sure, to each his own. But driving 14-hour days, especially two or three in a row, would wear me out! Maybe you're a lot younger than I am!! :W But as I see it, if you're going somewhere to fix airplanes or teach people to fly them, there's got to be an airport there, right? With so many many airplanes in your personal stable, I'd be chomping at the bit to fly everywhere, not beat myself up on the road. But as I've already stated, to each his own! Happy travels. If you had read my comment you would have noted that I said I take many breaks throughout the day, I’m ‘on the road’ for 14 to 18 hours a day, but am certainly not driving that whole time. Yes, I’m always at an airstrip, but it’s often a private strip on someone’s own property or a very small local airport where I live in my motorhome. If I flew there I would be ‘stranded’ there with no vehicle or place to live. Sure I could rent a car, stay in hotel and eat in restaurants but a) that would only ramp up costs unnecessarily, and b) it’s not always practical, and c) I don’t want to do that. Last fall I spent a week at a customers place, the nearest airport and motel were over an hours drive away. But you were correct about flying at every chance I get.
JaxDad 11/10/20 05:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

We travel to enjoy ourselves, not to be cheapskates or risk our safety. Funny that, one of the main reasons I tend to overnight in rest stops and such rather than a campground. When I’m in transit I tend to pull long days broken up by short ‘stretch your legs’ breaks, fuel stops, meal breaks, etc. That means I’m not stopping for the day until sometime after 10pm and am always back on the road before 8am. I would feel like a real heel disturbing a bunch of families trying to enjoy their vacation while I parked in a site equipped with services I neither want or need for a few hours sleep. In 30+ years of doing this (probably a dozen nights a year I’ve never even heard of anyone doing so having any kind of problem. Well, if you're driving until after 10 pm and heading out again before 8 am, you're probably not on the 'trip enjoyment schedule' that I'm on. If I'm in that big of a hurry I like airplanes!! . No, I’m not, I’m on my way to fix airplanes or teach people how to fly them. I’m also not ignorant or uncaring enough to disturb a bunch of people who ARE on ‘trip enjoyment schedule’. When I’m in a real hurry I fly too. I REALLY like airplanes, that’s why I own so many of them!! LOL.
JaxDad 11/09/20 06:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Looks like a vaccine is a very near approval. Which one?
JaxDad 11/09/20 04:20pm Snowbirds
RE: Not Utilizing RV Parks or Boondocking

We travel to enjoy ourselves, not to be cheapskates or risk our safety. Funny that, one of the main reasons I tend to overnight in rest stops and such rather than a campground. When I’m in transit I tend to pull long days broken up by short ‘stretch your legs’ breaks, fuel stops, meal breaks, etc. That means I’m not stopping for the day until sometime after 10pm and am always back on the road before 8am. I would feel like a real heel disturbing a bunch of families trying to enjoy their vacation while I parked in a site equipped with services I neither want or need for a few hours sleep. In 30+ years of doing this (probably a dozen nights a year I’ve never even heard of anyone doing so having any kind of problem.
JaxDad 11/09/20 05:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Closed border for us Canadians so we are staying put. There are options for Canadians to snowbird to the USA but none that allow rvs in. Canadians can fly to their snowbird destination and rent a car or have their car shipped. Not true. A friend is on his way south in his motorhome right now. He had his coach shipped across the border then flew over and started the drive. The lengths some people go to to shorten their lives amaze me. I hope they realize that no matter what their insurance says it is very unlikely they can be airvaced back to Canada & free medical if they get covid. In a worst case scenario they could spend 3 months in a US hospital, and travel insurance or not, they would be on the hook for 100's of thousands. On the other hand they may get it, survive and become a long hauler with all sorts of medical issues. Next season when they apply for travel insurance they may find they either can't get it, or afford it. Have a nice time spending the next 20 winters snowbound. I value my retirement years, I worked a lot of years to get them. I am not willing to risk them over one season of snow. You can’t make blanket statements like that, the area of NW Florida he’s heading to is very sparsely populated and has (and has had) a much lower cases count than his part of Canada. On top of that he spends his summers in a place that just cannot be occupied for the winter so he would need to go some other place anyway and the built up areas where he could possibly rent have higher case counts also. In his case Florida was his best option.
JaxDad 11/08/20 07:04am Snowbirds
RE: travel during covid

Actually due to the China Virus limitations on youth sports, we’ve had MORE time to go camping, with the kids and still have made a few hockey tournaments for the younger boy in ID, AZ and MN. Which is nice since our state is socialist and has killed youth sports largely. Well another political based statement allowed to stand by mods. I’m not sure ‘allowed to stay’ is the correct term. The report function is inop.
JaxDad 11/06/20 06:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Got no Issues

Got to see how much my Banker/Wife is available. Going to tour the Tractor Dealers I think..... Funny you should say that ....... Just yesterday I suggested to the missus it would be a good day for a drive in the country together, something we did a lot of on Sunday afternoons when we were courting. Do people still”court” anymore? Sorry, a mental left turn there. After a couple of hours of pleasant driving & chatting I made a couple of turns and we ended up just a few miles off the highway and then turned up a farm lane. She knew something was up. As we pulled up in front of a NH TV6070 in the side yard she just chuckled and said “So now I understand why you said you weren’t too interested in that new electric motorcycle. Good choice.” God I love that woman!!
JaxDad 11/02/20 07:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: Question on winter storage and Onan 5500

Regular exercise is essential IMO. There’s a big marina near here, almost all the boats are small to medium size cabin cruisers. All those boats are wrapped up and on the hard from mid-October until mid-April. None of those Onan’s are exercised over the winter, there’s no mention of failures either.
JaxDad 11/02/20 05:41am Tech Issues
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Closed border for us Canadians so we are staying put. There are options for Canadians to snowbird to the USA but none that allow rvs in. Canadians can fly to their snowbird destination and rent a car or have their car shipped. Not true. A friend is on his way south in his motorhome right now. He had his coach shipped across the border then flew over and started the drive.
JaxDad 10/31/20 06:17am Snowbirds
RE: How wide do mirrors need to be for a TT?

It's not likely to come up, but mirrors that don't comply with the law (or common sense even) might just attract unwanted attention, such LEO, your insurance co. or a lawyer, in case anything ever went wrong, or someone was having a bad day. Also, bear in mind, mirrors are an 'equipment' requirement and as such are NOT covered by reciprocity, you must comply with each state you drive in. Mirrors used for rear viewing are specifically "safety equipment" and not just "assist equipment" like a back-up camera. As such, any safety equipment (headlights fall under this as well) comes under federal jurisdiction and the DOT and they won't differ from state to state. It's interesting to note that a passenger side-view mirror is not required unless the inside rearview mirror is obscured or blocked. https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/tp-111-v01-final_tag.pdf The move among manufacturers now is to switch to a camera system for all rear viewing and eliminate mirrors completely. "Also, bear in mind, mirrors are an 'equipment' requirement and as such are NOT covered by reciprocity, you must comply with each state you drive in." Oh ****, now when you cross state lines you need to pull out a rulebook and may need to swap out your mirrors for a different type of design. Who enforces this? The reflection Police? Propchef, you’re only partly correct. Mirrors are a Federal DOT item, however, the trailer, and being able to see around it or not is a State matter. GDS, it’s not complicated, you just have to do what the rest of the world does, use your brain and plan ahead. Air brakes on a larger coach is another issue, being legal at home doesn’t mean you are when you cross into another jurisdiction. A friend found that out the hard way.
JaxDad 10/27/20 05:39am Beginning RVing
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Volunteer in AstraZenica test dies, test resumed.
JaxDad 10/22/20 05:24am Around the Campfire
RE: How wide do mirrors need to be for a TT?

Check this out from AAA.............. https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/trailer-mirrors/ I suggest you check DMV regs where you are. Thanks for the link....I checked the main states I will travel in, NM, CO, AZ, all have a 200' rule which I assume means, I can see anything from 200' back. For clarity, it means you have to be able to see from you all the way to 200' back behind you. Probably best stated in the NM paragraph "...a mirror so located as to reflect to the driver a view of the highway from a distance of at least 200 feet to the rear of the vehicle."
JaxDad 10/21/20 01:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: The Flag of the United States of America

You sir are an OG patriot. Flag use to be sacred. However folks have 1rst amendment rights to do as they please. I may not like it,but I spent four years in service to our nation to defend the right to do it. Yep masks, bikinis swim suits,thin blue line, thin red line,Flags with the presidents image superimposed or intertwined. These are all violations of the "National Flag Code". Flag Code is just that code, not law! Best and only thing you can do is chafe silently and be quiet! I think you’re missing one narrow point, the National Flag Code only applies to a FLAG. A t-shirt with the Stars & Strips design on it is NOT a flag. Printing a $100 bill on a t-shirt does NOT make you guilty of counterfeiting, because it’s not intended to be currency.
JaxDad 10/20/20 04:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

I made a post in this thread and used the term “Chinese virus”. The post is gone. Would someone claiming to be a moderator please do me the courtesy of informing me why my post was deleted? I can’t even count how many times a moderator has reminded folks political equals deleted.
JaxDad 10/20/20 03:53pm Snowbirds
RE: The Flag of the United States of America

I think there’s a BIG difference between a “flag” and the stars & stripes design on something, be it a hat, t-shirt, window decal or other item.
JaxDad 10/20/20 07:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Stripping down a rotten camper

I have a 45 year old trailer that is rotten. My thinking is to strip it down and then make a flatbed out of it. An RV frame depends on the ‘box’ for rigidity. If all you use it for light or well spread out loads you might be ok. A friend made one he uses to haul ATV’s he says it does the job but there’s a LOT of flex, twisting and sway.
JaxDad 10/20/20 06:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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