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RE: Class B folks, how far North and South?

Starting from NE Ohio we have been to California a few times and to the Pacific Ocean via Washington State. We have been to Florida numerous times - the furthest south has been halfway down the Florida Keys. In Texas we have been to the Mexican border south of San Antonio which is the most southerly point in Texas.
Shearwater 09/23/21 02:39am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: 2021 Pleasure-Way Plateau TS, made in Canada

Well, my first thought is to let you know that the Chrysler body is actually a rebadged Fiat and we all know how good Fiats are. The Ford is actually based on a British design.
Shearwater 08/10/21 06:18am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: 2021 Pleasure-Way Plateau TS, made in Canada

We have put 150,000 miles on 2 different Sprinters and have had zero problems with either chassis. We have sold both of them (the second because of health problems, alas) for about 40 % of the original purchase price. I would not consider buying anything built on either the Ford or Chrysler body.
Shearwater 08/09/21 06:23am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Pros and Cons of Tankless water heaters in RV

If your vehicle runs on diesel there is a diesel-powered water heater available. This works extremely well - instant hot water with no tanks.
Shearwater 07/10/21 05:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Chicken Before Egg?

This is, of course, a discussion taking place around a campfire. Based on the comments, it seems as though someone stoked that campfire with an illicit substance.
Shearwater 06/18/21 08:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Could the weather get any more miserable?

Rest assured, everything you have now will change.
Shearwater 05/31/21 08:13am Around the Campfire
RE: Starting Over - Heart Attack

The first two responses offered some excellent advice. I would add the obvious - you should have extensive discussions with your own doc's about your condition and how it fits in with your plans. For your choice of RV's I would suggest a class B.
Shearwater 05/01/21 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: More Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

The study performed by Mayo Clinic found that the fructose found in HFCS is some sort of variant from the real stuff, and is harmful. I can’t provide a direct link here, so do a Google search on the subject and find Mayo Clinic’s information. I went to the Mayo Clinic website and searched for fructose. I found 53 articles that mentioned it. It turns out that there are some exceedingly rare hereditary defects. More commonly, carbohydrates like fructose can make you fat, regardless of their source. The only comparison of HFCS with other sources of fructose was written by Mayo expert Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. "High-fructose corn syrup is chemically similar to table sugar. Controversy exists, however, about whether the body handles high-fructose corn syrup differently than table sugar. At this time, there's insufficient evidence to say that high-fructose corn syrup is any less healthy than other types of sweeteners." YOU CAN'T TRUST EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON THE INTERNET! I recommend going to Wikipedia to check out real science information - they are a highly reputable technical source.
Shearwater 04/24/21 09:46am Around the Campfire
RE: More Reasons to Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

I'm not necessarily a fan of HFCS but there are some some facts that need to be stated. First, the common sugar that we are used to is sucrose. Sugar cane, honey, maple sugar, etc. all contain sucrose. Sucrose actually consists of two sugars, fructose and glucose, that are chemically linked together. The linkage is split during digestion so you get your fructose anyway. Second, fructose and complex sugars containing fructose are far far far sweeter than any other sugar including glucose. If you want sweet, there has to be fructose. Finally, HFCS is made from corn starch (a polymer consisting of glucose units). The starch is chopped up to give free glucose. This is not sweet. The glucose is then treated with an enzyme that converts glucose to fructose and vice versa - you wind up with a 50/50 mix of the two sugars - the same as you would get by eating sucrose. My concern would be with whatever unknown contaminants might be added during the steps from starch to the HFCS.
Shearwater 04/24/21 07:41am Around the Campfire
RE: Disposable Razors Observation

Last year I was prescribed an anticoagulant(Eliquis) and needed to switch to an electric razor to avoid facial bleeds. I tried both foil type and rotary models and wound up with an expensive Braun model. My observations: 1. (Most important) You need to shave every day. Once the little hairs get long enough to become flexible, they get deflected by the foil and don't enter the little holes to get cut. 2. Shaving is very directional - if the hairs point left to right you need to shave right to left. 3. You never, ever get a close shave, all you can get is shorter stubble.
Shearwater 03/29/21 07:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Again Texas Fails Its Citizens

None of the states surrounding Texas have problems with their electrical systems. Perhaps this is because they purchased control systems capable of handling low temperatures. Texas bought cheaper control systems. The other states are also part of the grid which allows neighboring states to provide power in the event of a similar catastrophe. Texas does not belong to the grid. The Texas system is designed to deliver maximum profits for its owners with minimum concern for reliability.
Shearwater 02/17/21 10:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Getting Started - Longer Distance Camping

When are you planning to go? If you go in the winter you could run into some really substantial problems at high altitudes.
Shearwater 02/17/21 06:01am General RVing Issues
RE: I am now "terricited"

Weather on that part of Alaska can be a problem - I seem to remember seeing that Ketchikan has around 270 days of rain per year. We did a very similar cruise with a company called UnCruise in a boat that held 80 guests and another cruise in the Hawaii Islands in a boat that carried 36. Both were great and I highly recommend them. They have all kinds of cruises ranging from the Galapagos Islands to inland river trips. The crews on these boats are great but we found that the passengers were almost all very interesting people that shared our love for the same things that interested us.
Shearwater 11/04/20 01:28pm Around the Campfire
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