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RE: Weigh Station ??

Next time I’m in Washington I’ll remember to do anything I can get away with? You'll fit right in. ;)
Seattle Steve 02/27/22 09:37am Class A Motorhomes
RE: On demand water heater and boondocking

^^^^^ Is catching the waisted water supposed to be an improvement to the typical tank water heater? Should I upgrade my 10 gallon heater and get a tankless so that I can catch the waisted cold water. Tankless water heaters in an RV are not very well thought out. There were designed by someone not logistically familiar with RV'ing. Tankless heaters are a great option for a stix and brix home but they are not a good idea for an RV. I guess "waisted" water is water that you wear around your waist? As Wildtoad pointed out, the water in the line between the water heater (regardless of the type) and the faucet will be unheated. So, yes, catching WASTED water is always a good idea when boondocking, regardless of water heater type.
Seattle Steve 02/20/22 07:37pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: On demand water heater and boondocking

Many people keep gallon jugs in the kitchen and shower to catch the cold water, then use it to flush the toilet, etc.
Seattle Steve 02/20/22 01:44pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Hats

The older I get, the less I care what other people do. I don't even notice things like that anymore. Life is much happier when you don't allow yourself to be offended or bothered by other people. Who said anything about being offended? It's just an observation. Some of us were brought up with old-school manners and just find how casual and at times disrespectful society has become very frustrating. A trip backwards in time when respect ruled due to some "rules" wouldn't hurt. I never wear hats myself, so you really don't have to worry about me spoiling your restaurant experience. But things sure don't bother me as much as they do some other people. Societal mores (pronounced morays) change. I choose not to live my whole life in the past. I'm almost 70, but I really try hard not to act like an old person.
Seattle Steve 02/12/22 06:57pm Around the Campfire
RE: Hats

I wonder why anyone would think wearing a hat inside is rude , What is the difference . I would think that we have enough to fret about without looking for more .It's called manners, and social graces, like not belching in public, eating with your mouth open, holding a door open for someone, saying "Please and Thank You", just part of what makes a civilization civilized. While I really don't care, I have always thought the wearing hats indoors thing is completely arbitrary and very silly. Someone somewhere decided that wearing this particular piece of clothing inside is not appropriate, but any other article of clothing is OK. But even a hat is OK if it's a particular type of woman's hat. Again, completely arbitrary and makes no sense. On the other hand, belching in public, or releasing gas from any bodily orifice is pretty offensive and that rule makes sense. :)
Seattle Steve 02/12/22 03:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Hats

The older I get, the less I care what other people do. I don't even notice things like that anymore. Life is much happier when you don't allow yourself to be offended or bothered by other people.
Seattle Steve 02/12/22 11:04am Around the Campfire
RE: thor vegas 25.6

Goes dead while driving, or when parked? If parked a long time, might be residual power use somewhere. If not... Since it's new, it could be bad alternator, or regulator (which is built into the alternator) or loose ground or even a bad battery. Should be covered under warranty.
Seattle Steve 02/12/22 10:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yosemite...how early?

Weatherbase - Yosemite National Park Here is historical weather info.
Seattle Steve 02/10/22 03:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to navigate Los Angles to Long Beach?

It's been more than a few years since I lived in the San Fernando valley, but I always took I-405 to I-710 when going to Long Beach. I opt for fewer freeway interchanges, especially when towing.
Seattle Steve 01/02/22 05:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: The more the merrier...

It's nice he got AZ street plates. That's one of 5 things required for an OHV to be street legal in Arizona. The others: mirrors, horn, lighted license plate, and most importantly, full liability insurance just like a car or motorcycle.
Seattle Steve 11/19/21 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toilet broke loose!

RV Closet Flange on Amazon
Seattle Steve 11/09/21 01:01pm Tech Issues
RE: Tucson AZ area recommendations?

Thanksgiving weekend camping is extremely popular with the locals in Tucson, so the best places have been booked for months. If you can avoid that weekend the best places for short stay are Catalina State park and Gibert Ray county park. Note the county park only has a few sites suitable for big rigs.
Seattle Steve 11/07/21 03:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flying J frustrations - Alternatives?

It’s not just a matter of the convenience of using the RV lane for fueling it’s also a matter of having a place to park after fueling. (One of my pet peeves is motorists who disappear after fueling while others are waiting in line) I like the convenience of Flying J, and I am willing to pay a little extra for the convenience. I admit I was venting a little about bad service, but my main reason for posting was to see if other travelers might be aware of an equivalent setup to Flying J. So far I haven’t heard any. Park, as in free "overnighting"? If that is the case, truckstops are the last place to be as they tend to be busy (noisy) 24/7. We opt for gassing up at fuel places then move to other parking lots like WM.. This yr we used a Interstate rest stop which offered no services and instead of heading into the truck area we parked in the car section (while towing our TT)which was away from the big rigs, was a bit calmer and quieter than overnighting in WM.. Going inside to pay? We don't any more, we used to pay with cash but finding fuel stations that do not require prepaying has gotten difficult.. So, we started to buy prepaid giftcards we bough at home at a discount. The downside to gift cards was they only work at the fuel brand you bought them for. To get around that, we started buying throw away VISA or Mastercard prepaid debit cards and use those in the pump reader. Downside to those cards is the upfront $2-$4 dollar fee when you buy and load them but keeps us from sticking our credit card into pump readers that may have been hacked. Park, as in going inside to browse the store? We don't go to gas stations to browse around their store offerings, they provide a "convenience" to the customer by offering food and trinkets but at a higher cost than if you went to a grocery store.. We buy and carry all of our snacks and drinks we need before leaving on our trips and buy additional snacks and drinks as needed at grocery stores. As far as space goes, we pull a 26ft bumper pull TT, your 32ft 5th isn't that much longer than what our bumper pull is and we really have not had much trouble finding fuel stations large enough to allow use easy access.. It does take some thought before committing to pull in. We also added a 15 gallon "landscaper tank" rated for gasoline a few yrs back that I can pump into the truck tank at any rest stop we make. Adds an additional 150 miles to our 34 gallon truck tank which gets about 340 miles. Basically gives us 49 gallons with 490 miles worth of range. Cut down on the amount of fuel stops we need to make. Nice story! What was the point again? Obviously the point is that if you try hard enough, you can take a relatively simple task and make it extremely cumbersome.
Seattle Steve 10/07/21 02:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best WIFI Hotspot

An advantage to a stand-alone unit is you can go with a different carrier to expand your coverage options.
Seattle Steve 10/04/21 11:53am Technology Corner
RE: PUZZLER: Slides & jacks are dead

Converter problems was my first thought as well. Normally your batteries are charging fine from solar, so you don't notice that the converter isn't working until no solar.
Seattle Steve 10/02/21 12:18pm Tech Issues
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