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RE: And Texas Caves In

I agree with you Schlep, which is why I am only suggesting that this COULD make an area a candidate for reopening sooner, rather than later. At the appropriate time, there has to be a risk assessment. The risk of opening up, perhaps with limits initially, and gradually expanding against the risk of remaining shut down for an indeterminate period of time. Right now, the scientists are "running the show", but that needs to expand to include economists, businessmen etc to enable the GOV to make informed decisions, and perform the risk assessment. I still believe lesser densely populated areas can have different solutions than large cities. Mike
Walaby 04/09/20 07:51am General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

For those with the means to weather the storm, or who are currently employed and not negatively impacted financially (Im one of those), it is easy for us to say just gut it out. For many people, losing their job or their business can have a much more profound impact, to include death. So, to them, getting back to work can be a matter of life and death. That being said, I do my best to contribute to local businesses any chance I get. Today we did take out. In the order, it asked if I wanted to donate up to $10 towards employee relief fund. I did. I also gave the gal trying to keep up with all the takeout orders a tip of $30. Not saying everyone can do it, but if you can, every little bit helps. For a lot of people, there might not be anything worse than high unemployment. I suspect most of us on this forum have the means to push through and survive. Just remember, there's a lot more people out there that are right on the edge, and this could push them over a point of no return. Mike
Walaby 04/08/20 08:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

In terms of criteria to return to work, I think one of the first considerations should be the extent of the virus in a particular locale (city/county). Now, impossible really to quantify that properly without testing everyone. But, clearly, some locales are better off and less infected than others. My county has a population of 157,000(ish) and currently has 96 confirmed cases, with 6 deaths. If those numbers stay, or start downward, then I would suggest that a locale like that can be a candidate for reopening sooner rather than later. Clearly major cities are not going to be able to open as quickly as smaller population areas. BUT, do we, as a nation, make everyone abide by the criteria applied to large and densely populated areas? I would submit the answer should be no. Mike
Walaby 04/08/20 06:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

Part of the problem I see is peer pressure. All the governors started shutting things down, and the pressure for the ones who were either slower to react, or tried to put a tad amount of common sense into the equation felt the pressure and the criticism and followed like sheep. If even one person in authority steps outside the accepted "norm", they are quickly criticized to the point where they get back in line. Whoever it was that posted we are only getting part of the equation.. the medical part, and we need the input from other parts, like the economists, is spot on. This is a multi-faceted problem, that requires experts across the spectrum. They will not agree, and in many areas, will be diametrically opposed to each other. But, the solution cannot, nor should it be, shut down until the economy is destroyed. The administrations idea about opening up areas that are less effected, at the right time, is exactly the right idea. The question is when, and to what degree. Yes, it will be horrible for those who are directly affected by the virus. But this too, shall pass. As a nation, and a world, we need to get back on our collective economic feet as soon as practical. Mike
Walaby 04/07/20 07:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

Can't speak for anyone else but Georgia, but the park workers are min manned. The visitors centers and other areas that people typically congregate in are closed. Online check-in for camping reservations. So, they can and are restricted on who they interact with. Mike
Walaby 04/07/20 03:59pm General RVing Issues
Kudo's to Lippert Components

I've had my Grand Design 5th wheel for just over 13 months (1.5 months out of warranty). The Schwintek slide controller failed on the bedroom slide. I called Grand Design. They told me to start with Lippert and if unsuccessful, call them back. I called Lippert tech support. They were extremely helpful. Had me do some other troubleshooting that all confirmed it was the controller that went bad. Today they called me back and said they were sending me a new controller free of charge. Nice to see them stand behind their product. Melvin (my technician) said they give him the leeway to do what's right, which is what he's doing. Kudo's to Lippert and Melvin. Mike
Walaby 04/07/20 03:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

For those who view it as being selfish, and self centered, consider a different view. How about the view that by keeping the parks open, and allowing people to disperse to state parks, it actually helps with the overall social distancing requirement. Mike
Walaby 04/07/20 03:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

GA parks appear to still be open. Let's be honest with ourselves. RVing can be one of the most effective social distancing endeavors available to a measurable portion of the population. You can't argue with that. And you can travel to the parks without contacting anyone along the way by just fueling up and paying at the pump, and carrying your own food and drinks. No one is suggesting to have a rally, but let's be realistic. Not only are you able to more effectively social distance, but by paying fees, you are contributing to the park system in this trying time. Last updated 04/06/20 3:45 pm State Parks Remain Open We know being in nature is comforting, so most State Parks and Historic Sites remain open. Trails, boat ramps, fishing docks, campsites, cabins and golf courses remain open, allowing you to enjoy being outside. However, we need everyone’s help in social distancing and following guidelines. Please consider staying in your community and visiting your local park. Visiting Georgia’s most well-known state parks is not recommended at this time. We are fortunate to have a large State Park System covering more than 84,000 acres, so we recommend exploring lesser-known or close-to-home parks and historic sites.
Walaby 04/07/20 03:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

A health care professional told me after I described the symptoms I had back in December/January, that I most likely did have the virus. Are you going to do the anti-body test to confirm and if so, so you can contribute to a vaccine? Mike
Walaby 04/07/20 02:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stimulus Check , what are you going to do with yours ?

I don't get one... But if I did, I'd give it to my niece who is struggling small business owner right now. Mike
Walaby 04/03/20 07:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: AZ Governor Statement on RV Travel during Stay At Home order

I appreciate the common sense thoughts and guidelines that appear present in the Az Gov's guidelines. Love how many take "excerpts" from the various guidance being provided to paint it in a negative light. Seattle Steve - Thank you for providing the full context that physical activity, while maintaining social distancing, is essential. Mike
Walaby 04/02/20 05:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Full-time and don't/didn't like it?

Maybe half as expensive, but while you're paying a mortgage, the house generally appreciates. You're paying half but you never recoup any of that... it's all lost to depreciation or rent. Usually long term parks don't include electric.. they'll put you on metered. But then again, owning a house you pay electric as well. There's too much other stuff I'd miss, at least right now. I like having my yard. Like my shop out back to work on old cars. Like the pool on a hot summer day after yard work etc... I see myself on the road 3-4 months, and then returning for 3-4 and then back out again, until I can't do it anymore. Then I'll just be here. Mike
Walaby 03/31/20 08:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rallys

So, I guess DownTheAvenue should be part of the Coronavirus task force, because clearly he (or she) has more insight into when this will end than any one else. I didn't see anywhere in this thread that anyone was advocating scheduling a rally in the middle of a pandemic. What I did see was some posters HOPING that it is under control and we can start getting back to normal by the June timeframe. That is TOTALLY different than saying there should be something scheduled in the middle of the pandemic. Think you need to take a breath, calm down, and quit reading more into things than are there. Mike
Walaby 03/31/20 02:22pm General RVing Issues

I use Smart Truck route app on my smart phone. Mike
Walaby 03/30/20 02:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

If you are going to go, I would go now before it gets worse. I would say your plan is reasonable, and you can get there with little to no exposure. Mike
Walaby 03/29/20 09:56am General RVing Issues
RE: The perfect RV campground

To clarify my comment on price. Im willing to pay more (within reason) for a nice campground, well kept, spots not on top of each other like a RV resort. Doesn't necessarily have to be a huge distance, but decently spread out. Within reason is probably the key.. Am I willing to pay double (say $70 a nite?) Probably not. But Im not adverse to paying, say $45 a night, or $10 more than the average rate for an area. I do like my personal space. I still believe the number one consideration is location. Are you in an area that draws tourism or not? Many of us, I would surmise most, use campgrounds as a base location to go do things locally. I might hang at a campground for a day during a few day trip, but mostly, we go out and explore the local area, returning for dinner and a campfire maybe. Mike
Walaby 03/29/20 09:54am Family Camping
RE: The perfect RV campground

I'm looking to design the perfect campground. What do you think is missing from RV campgrounds? - Management - experience - nature trails - broadband - lectures - scheduled events - food What have you experienced that is missing? So, actually all the things you identified would be at the BOTTOM of my list. My list would be Location Hookups (FHU or electric only with dump station). Level site (doesn't have to be concrete) Large site... Decent distance between sites (don't want to sit on top of each other) Nature trails or hiking trails will be nice, one item off your list. Not interested in scheduled events... broadband - I bring my own. Lectures - I can't think of anything I want go sit down to hear. Im not going camping to go sit down for a lecture. Management: not sure what you're meaning here. If you mean a well managed park, okay.. but reality is, generally speaking, my interaction with the management staff is on check-in. Don't even have to interact at checkout at most places. Price is down towards the end for me too. I'll pay more for a decent place with hookups and nice, large sites. Mike
Walaby 03/28/20 11:36am Family Camping
RE: Senior Citizens Speak Up

Maybe California can continue to set the bar, and decline Federal assistance, and instead, use their surplus to get through this crisis. Let them tell the feds to use that funding elsewhere... Cuomo wants more. Not being political at all about it.. Seems like states with surpluses should use the surplus vice take federal aid. Mike
Walaby 03/27/20 09:41am General RVing Issues
RE: No 12V power to prewired back up camera

Mine too.. Marker lights on powers the camera. Mike
Walaby 03/26/20 07:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Buyers market?

I thought you were talking about buying a RV from a private owner. Dealer is certainly a different situation. Many dealers are just flat stubborn, and it's way too early in my opinion to expect a fire sale from a dealer. Mike
Walaby 03/26/20 01:32pm Class A Motorhomes
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