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RE: Honda EU220i Generator Availability

And on the unit you buy, has the gasoline issue been fixed? Before the gasoline issue, you could buy two equivalent generators for one Honda. How much of a premium are you willing to pay? Three times? He wants a Honda. And you are wrong. You can't buy two "equivalent" for the price of a Honda. You can buy two for the price, but they are not "equivalent".
Range Maggot Bob 03/11/20 07:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best gadget buy in a long long long time

OP here..and I too have a chainsaw..a Makita electric for the yard, that is seldom used. This wee B&D sawzall was bought used for $50 off Amazon.ca and even tho I am using a non-wood blade, it does the job asked of it, just fine. I don't need to spend the 15 bux just to have a rip blade. As for having a chainsaw while out in the rv? I think people that do that have a wish for self-harm. There are few tools more dangerous than a chainsaw.I invite your perusal. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/aem/2015/459697/ Does that mean you're afraid of one? Or don't know how to use one? :h I carry a cordless chain saw for fire wood cutting. I have no desire to harm myself... :B Gary
Range Maggot Bob 02/27/20 04:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Homeless people coming to your favorite campground!

.... Currently at New Melones Resevoir ( Tuolumne County, CA ) and about 1/2 of the weekday campers are either at the lower end of the economic scale or not even on it. Ancient RV, no tent but living out of vehicle, pit bulls, unkempt & disheveled appearance, noise complaints, etc.... So far this has yet to affect us, but, it may in the future... Welcome to California. :R
Range Maggot Bob 02/27/20 04:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: utah activities for seniors

Yes - you can see plenty from easy walks; and most Nat'l Parks will give you a length in miles if the walk is longer than a few hundred feet. Ed and I invariably have our dogs along, so aren't gone from our vehicle for very long (and that's fine because I have plenty of arthritis to remind me I'm not a "hiker" any more). If you want to be off the beaten path - there are lots of places that will rent a Jeep Wrangler for offroad tours (there was even a 4X4 road through Arches Nat'l Park) but be prepared to be bounced around a lot. Thanks. Would a GMC crew cab 4WD pickup be suitable for those areas? Hell yes! You are good to go!
Range Maggot Bob 02/10/20 09:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

I go between Or and CA all the time and go through the "AG" stops all the time. I have been asked a few times if they can "inspect" the inside of my TC for whatever, I just laugh at them and say no. They have no authority for such...in fact 90% of the time the Leo's don't have the authority, but people are intimidated by the request and submit to it, why I have no idea. Know your rights and demand respect from ANYONE, or be a sheep and get trampled on. I'm sorry if I found this incredulous. I don't think you'll even be asked, and you'll just be waived at the border if you have a Oregon license plate. That's within flying distance of any insect and don't need you car to be transported. These nearby states, up to WA have joint-coordinated pest control protocols. Really? you've ridden with my wife and I driving in and out of CA over the last 10 years? I love the drivel of some people who choose there own "truths" over others facts. You can choose your "alternate" reality if you wish, but quit making statements about things that you don't have first hand knowledge of. Kinda sounds like a House impeachment inquiry.... :R
Range Maggot Bob 01/27/20 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: utah activities for seniors

Do you have a four wheel drive vehicle? Hundreds of miles of trails and roads. Research it. Lots of info out there.
Range Maggot Bob 01/20/20 09:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Champion generator

I have used a Champion 3100 invertor generator for the last 3 years, had a Honda and it died. I would not go back to Honda. The Champion is a great generator, runs our AC at 6000 ft elevation and has never missed a beat. I see no reason to spend more than twice the money for a Honda or Yamaha. If you like status, or wasting money then buy a Honda or Yamaha. Don't care about status and don't waste money. I bought the best brand generators out there, it fits all my needs, and it ain't no Champion.
Range Maggot Bob 01/16/20 06:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Trouble with California

I'm not even from California but understand why it's the national and global trend-setter, technological and environmental benchmark. I am, and it's certainly none of those things anymore. Maybe ten years ago... Horrible place and I don't even want to go back to visit anymore.
Range Maggot Bob 01/16/20 06:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: NOISEY GENERATOR

Wow. Lwiddis and MDKMDK- you guys are really a lot of help for someone looking for information.
Range Maggot Bob 11/06/19 03:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Cuts to the Senior discount coming?

Um... I take a different view on this. The fact is, more and more RV's have been sold in the last few years than ever before. All time new highs in RV markets have reached an unbelievable peak. There are definitely more RVers than campsites available. For the National Parks and such, this is a money maker. But as the baby boomers are now "booming" into retirement, own more RV's than probably any other "group", perhaps this is 'their' way to keep the revenue coming in. Say 100 sites go for $25 a night. That $2500 a night. Now, if 100 "seniors" use those same sites at the discount price, say... $15 a night, that's now only $1500 for the same space, the same time, the same number of sites. I may be wrong, but I don't think National Parks are in the "for profit" business.
Range Maggot Bob 10/21/19 09:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cuts to the Senior discount coming?

I have no problem with charging for the extras. Good for you. I do. I bought the card in good faith and pay my taxes. I'm tired of buying things and then having to buy "extras" to really have everything. Hmmmph.....
Range Maggot Bob 10/21/19 09:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: What air compressor do you carry?

I cannot understand why so many of you spend so much on expensive compressors. I bought a $40 Slime brand from Walmart years ago. It stores easily since it is a little different shape but about the same size as a loaf of bread. It works fine to over 100 psi. Yes it is slow but I have only used it once to pump up a flat. Typically I just use it to adjust pressure with temperature changes or after months when an adjustment is needed. It runs off the cigarette lighter so I do not need a generator or a hook up. Those things are ****, IMHO. You need a real compressor. We carry a 150 PSI Craftsman compressor. $99.00 at Lowe's. Plus 50' of hose and I also carry 2 Honda generators. Seems like a lot, but both set right on top of my toolbox when needed for tire pressure. And you don't have to sit around waiting for the pressure to build. 15-20 seconds usually does it.
Range Maggot Bob 10/21/19 09:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping etiquette

We stayed this weekend at Allentown KOA. This is not a bad little campground except for almost all of the sites face each other. I understand the logistical end of doing this since it does give a bigger space between them. However, there is no privacy. Their privacy is based on you looking the other way, just like any other time people share a area. Even worse if the people across from you decide to have at least 30 people come to dinner. They moved 2 tables from other sites. Couple times a year my family meets up for a meal. And I have seen many others do it. 30 around for supper, and clean up is normally not the problem a half dozen for drinks can be. If the tables where put back, what is the problem? We had people try to sit at our fire, in our chairs, a kid try to play with our sons toys on our table and even some lady ask me why I was sitting at my table. Apparently, she thought I was her husband. You and more likely your son missed a chance to make friends. Let the kids play. Instead of complaining to management, or asking them to leave, turn evangelist, or ..... Truly losing common sense and basic camping etiquette. Done ranting. And our ability to accept others. it forces you to drink more. the campground should have never allowed that many people to be on one site...oh well, it is over. Campground? When I see "KOA" I think "RV park" You hit the nail on the head. A KOA is NOT a campground, despite the moniker. Sounds like your neighbors had a blast. Were they raising hell past quiet hour? Did they take one of your tables? Not seeing a problem here myself. Maybe they should have invited you for dinner...
Range Maggot Bob 10/21/19 09:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Yeah I have...several times when I was on the road. I don't have any thing to hide so they get to look wherever they want. They have their look and I'm on my way. Your pulling the same trick as sovereign citizens thugs do when their asked to comply. B.S. Some of us just aren't "politically correct" and never will be. You just keep on doing EVERYTHING the government tells you to...
Range Maggot Bob 10/21/19 09:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quiet generators

Hnnnnnn, I wonder how many folks would know he difference if you put a Honda decal on a Predator. ;) I would.
Range Maggot Bob 10/14/19 09:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Places To dine

We are near Kingman,Az or a bit. We have looked around but not found what we want but did find California pricing on everything. Did the Cracker Barrel( no frosted mugs for root beer anymore and higher prices). Did the Golden Coral, lots of Chicken and chicken and chicken and mashed and fried potatoes and such. Most of the usual fast food places. I swear if I ever take another bit of a McDonals burger, I will croak. Found one little restaurant near a days inn California pricing small fare. A steak house now,no guns allowed, 24.00 for small cheap tough steak. But no Mom and Pops. Went to Bullhead City and Laughlin Nv. Not going to the casinos. Just the same typical chain out of the freezer into the fryer stuff. Same in Havasu City Surely there are some good places in Western Az to eat. Where and who are they? I know the area well, and you are right. Been going there for years, and can't really think of a good place to eat in Bullhead; maybe a fancy restaurant in a Laughlin casino, but really nothing.
Range Maggot Bob 10/14/19 09:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bit Off WAY more than we can chew...

Cut your losses - sell it. I say BS to that! Just look it up on YouTube. It will be there, and most of those things you want to do are very simple. Good luck, have a blast, and don't let anybody discourage you!
Range Maggot Bob 09/26/19 09:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best wax for lazy people?

Transitioning from Purdy to Patina is the natural course of all RVs. Learn to accept the inevitable. Hose it off and go camping. I guess maybe you may be right. Sigh..........
Range Maggot Bob 09/09/19 04:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best wax for lazy people?

So if you were lazy and dreading washing and waxing your 32' fiberglass siding TT, what would be the fastest most bestest way to get it looking real purdy? No way am I gonna old school Mr. Miyagi style the wax. Thanks:) Pay someone to wash and wax your rig while you watch with the beverage of your choice. It doesn't get any easier. ;) Yeah, just did that. Now I've got a still brand-new looking RV with a torn decal on the front cap. IMHO- never let anybody use a pressure washer on your new-looking RV. Next time for us- hand wash and hand paste wax. I don't care what it costs. (Within reason, of course.) And always for us- Maguires. Nothing else will do.
Range Maggot Bob 09/09/19 04:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Questions for RVers with DISH

are you running through the RV wiring? I find mine starts faster when I run the coax though a window and attach it direct. I use an adapter like this: https://www.amazon.com/Parts-Express-Window-Coaxial-Coupler/dp/B0002KR74A Satellite Bill- even though I'm going through the RV satellite hookup, do you think running direct would makes things easier and faster? And then undo and hook-up to the RV? Thanks for any info! CamperMama- how's your satellite set-up going?
Range Maggot Bob 09/09/19 04:06pm Technology Corner
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