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RE: Rec Pro RV furniture

Sounds good. Only thing to be aware of, if the recliners you are getting for free are the leather ones, you'll be back looking at Rec Pro or other solutions in a couple years max. Mike
Walaby 07/19/21 06:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Winegard 360 replacement

Just looked at the Rayzar. Max receiver capability of one? Does that mean only one TV can receive/tune the input and any other TV's connected can only view the channel that the primary TV is on? Not sure I like that. We have two TV's in our RV and do have occasions to use both. Mike
Walaby 07/18/21 08:08am Technology Corner
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

Uniform vaccine identification program will never work in my opinion. Nor should we want it (also my opinion). What's to stop "the world" from using that process for other things. Slippery slope to world policing. I think the vaccine cards we get when we get our vaccine should be enough to prove vaccine. Sure, someone can maybe buy a fake one, but the number of people who would do that would be small. I hope the border opens up soon. Tourism has taken a big hit, and the industry can use the relief. And PackerBacker - hope you get to see your RV soon. Hope it held up to the elements for the past two years. Mike
Walaby 07/17/21 07:33am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: boondockerswelcome

Camping in some strangers back yard just does not appeal. I agree.. Something about that just isn't what I want to do. Heck, I don't even think I would enjoy a bed&breakfast where Im staying at someone's house. Interesting concept though. Mike
Walaby 07/16/21 11:49am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Thoughts on a weird/unique way to empty holding tanks.

Doesn't the macerator "chew up" the solids, and toilet paper so they can pass through the garden hose effectively? Im sorry, but I see no way this would work effectively. But hey, give it a shot and take pictures. Mike
Walaby 07/14/21 05:32pm Tech Issues
RE: buying an rv

Just be mindful that the demand for RV's is high and people are asking (and getting) premium prices for their used rigs. It will be hard to assess a good price for a used RV because many buyers know that if you don't buy it, there will be others behind you that will. So, harder to negotiate prices. And harder to determine what fair market value is as well. You can try using things like NADA and look at their used values for any RV you are looking at. Just be mindful that their values are most assuredly pre-covid, and RV prices are in territory that really no one can accurately evaluate. But, it will still give you an idea if the seller is insane, or just a little crazy in their valuation. I read your other post as well about getting into RVIng for first time, and maybe doing some full time RVing as you look for a new house. I don't know how the RV rental market is in Canada, but you might consider renting as you work the bugs out of your RVing experience. Renting an RV can give you some time to figure out what you like about the particular rig you are renting, but more importantly, what you DON'T like. So, when you get ready to buy, you know what's important to you and what you're willing to compromise on. Obviously, renting an RV is "sunk money" that you won't get back, but it could better prepare you for this big step. Plus, give you some insight and thoughts about what to look for problem wise in RV's. The suggestion about hiring a mobile tech to evaluate/do the PDI is a good one too. Just food for thought. Mike
Walaby 07/14/21 05:26pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV Manners Matter

Agree with ferndaleflyer that I don't care what you do on your site, as long as it doesn't directly impact me or what I want to do on my site. I get that some people don't like the yard art, and that's fine. My wife enjoys a little decoration around our site when we are there for more than a day or two. As far as Im concerned, it adds to her RVing enjoyment, so Im cool with it. I can't imagine having yard art on your site (or not) is a MANNERS issue. I'd rather be out enjoying myself than worrying if someone does or does not have yard art.. or too much yard art. Really like the assists schlep. Kudo's to you. I don't know if I have a high tolerance level or what, but I rarely run into what I would consider issues with my neighboring RVers. I think I could count on one hand the number of times I thought a fellow RVer was being inconsiderate. One was a dog running loose and he crapped in my spot as I was packing up and leaving. Owner came out of trailer to let him in, and I politely asked him to pick it up.. which he did. Maybe loud music once or twice, but I couldn't pinpoint when. Other than that, I don't have any negative experiences that I can think of. Heading out next week for a week, maybe I will experience issues I can report back and update (hope not). And yes, my wife will put out her yard art. Mike
Walaby 06/25/21 07:57am RV Lifestyle
RE: F250 or F350 to Haul a 5th Wheel???

That weight is clearly dually territory. My 5er has 15K GVWR. I have a SRW but I wouldn't go any higher and I don't max out the weight. Nearly 2K higher is definitely six wheel and no doubt diesel. Mike
Walaby 06/20/21 08:42am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Check those prices

I've found that price differential quite a bit on different car parts. Rock Auto is another good source. That said, the brick and mortar stores do have overhead costs they have to pay (salary, rent, electric etc..). Amazon does too of course, but the scaling is different. Was that $120 after the 20% off coupon you can routinely find online? As far as Amazon switching to inferior/knock off parts, I've never seen that happen unless they paint them up to look like the real deal. Not saying it doesn't happen, I just haven't seen it. I try to support my local AA store, especially if I need/want it today and they have it. After all, if online takes over the world, the local stores will be gone. Mike
Walaby 06/20/21 08:38am Tow Vehicles
RE: The importance of a TPMS Tire Pressure Monitoring System

^^^^^This^^^^^ I do have TPMS on my trailer (and of course, my tow vehicle), but the "I should be dead" is a tad over the top. I do question the situational awareness of basically two flat tires and apparently not noticing anything different until stopped. Mike
Walaby 06/17/21 06:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wowee The Insane Rise Of Copper Price

I believe there are probably some shorages out there on various material and commodities. BUT, I also believe some companies/industries are jumping on the shortage bandwagon to jack up prices so they can get a piece of the pie. Last year there was supposedly a propane shortage. No shortage anywhere I frequent/live, and fortunately local prices didn't increase much. Earlier this year, just before spring (aka pool season), there was suddenly a chlorine shortage. It was announced once on the news (that I recall) and now the local pool store is rationing chlorine tablets. Meanwhile my local Lowes has full shelves. Some of this is real, but some it is is also to induce panic buying, raise prices, and gouge the consumer. You'll never convince me that it's not. Mike
Walaby 06/13/21 06:32am Tech Issues
RE: GRRR Ford Dealer - 2022 SD

Man, that really sucks. Im with you that the GM is obviously clueless. Of all people, he should clearly understand how the process works and what would happen if he did what he did. Makes me wonder if he did it on purpose, hoping/thinking you'll either back out, or buy something different. Mike
Walaby 06/10/21 07:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet

And you have no way of knowing if the Amazon devices have an internal frequency or method of connecting that is only discoverable by other Amazon devices. Lets face it - they are a behemoth and could easily invest millions of dollars into surreptitious technology. We already know they have with the listening devices. Remember - Amazon never said anything about this. They were SILENT. It was exposed by someone else. Mike
Walaby 06/10/21 06:05pm Technology Corner
RE: GRRR Ford Dealer - 2022 SD

Don't be so quick to throw the salesman under the bus. Orders are not placed by the salespeople -- they're placed by management. A little common sense tells you that a salesman doesn't get paid until the vehicle is delivered, so where's his incentive to see that it goes anywhere but to his retail buyer? I notice on this forum that people jump on salesmen a lot, and deem them mostly dishonest. Spending 30 years in the automobile business prior to retiring and going into Real Estate in 2012 showed me otherwise.What's your impression of realtor honesty? My daughter has a low opinion. She has had bad experience after bad experience with realtors. On her recent home purchase the realtor and inspector seemed to be in cahoots and tried everything possible to get her to sign a new contract with less advantageous terms than the one already in place. And now she's found additional rain damage from the bad roof (it was sold as is) that the inspector didn't "find."You do realize that a realtor doesn't work for the buyer right? They work for the seller who pays themfrom the sale proceeds, and signed a contract with them, before any buyer is even on the scene. You need to educate yourself. Have you ever heard of a "buyer's agent"? A Realtor can act in a capacity for a buyer OR a seller. As a buyer's agent, the Realtor represents the buyer's interests exclusively. There, your lesson for the day. You're welcome:CI am aware that can happen..... but it is rare. The reason it is rare is that the buyer would have to pay the realtor a fee upfront... (they like to get paid you know.) And since normal people do not have that kind of coin .. It usually happens with ultra high end properties where everyone has a lot of money. Where in the WORLD are you getting your information??? A buyer does NOT pay a buyer's agent anything up front. When I am representing the buyer, acting as a buyer's agent, a sale doesn't always result. Same as if I'm an agent for the seller. Not EVERY house sells, and not EVERY 'buyer' buys. And, believe it or not, we work solely on commission when a sale is closed -- nothing 'up front' --- EVER. You should research this, and maybe even call a Realtor and ask how a buyer's agent relationship works, if you don't believe me. You will definitely be surprised, because the information you think is true definitely is not. Remember, I AM a Realtor, so I kind of know what's going on, and I speak with some authority. A1A realtor is right. Seller realtors don't particularly like a buyer to have a realtor, because they have to split the commission with the buyer realtor. Otherwise, seller realtor gets to keep the full 6%. So, seller realtor is totally interested in nothing more than (a) selling at highest price possible to make seller happy and make more money and (b) convincing buyer he/she does not need a realtor. Buyer realtor, on other hand, works for the buyer and are legally bound to help the buyer. Buyer agent gets paid after the sale, and buyer pays zilch. Buyer realtor splits the 6% commission that the seller pays to complete the sale. I know that, and Im NOT a realtor. Although I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express a time or two. That said - where were we on this whole Ford 2022 SD discussion? Mike
Walaby 06/10/21 05:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Generators!! Yes YOU!

I for one didn't realize that Solar can now power A/C. Interesting. Mike
Walaby 06/09/21 07:21pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet

Im no way a full on techno geek, but I did sleep in a Holiday Inn a time or two. The fact that your internet is encrypted likely matters not, if your device has the key and already has access to your network. Another device, connecting to your device, could be made to look just like your device, so your network doesn't see anything different. Yeah, there's the issue of a single, or predominant ISP in a particular area, and if that goes down, there's no network to connect. But that's not everywhere. The mere fact that, as you point out, these devices are a hackers dream should convince you that they can (and are) networking these devices. We have one, because my grand kids bought it for my wife. We understand the risks. I only plug it in and use it if we want it to play music. It actually produces a pretty decent sound. Im just glad someone uncovered this because Amazon sure didn't let everyone know. It got exposed by an outsider. Mike
Walaby 06/09/21 05:02pm Technology Corner
RE: The Home Depot is my new Amazon

Being a veteran I go to Lowes for the 10% discount on everything. It adds up. FYI Home Depot will give you the same 10% if you ask. Lowes you can use the Mil discount online with your MyLowes card. I haven't figured out how to get mil discount online with HD. Mike
Walaby 06/09/21 04:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet

must be a US only thing, I looked on my amazon devides and I dont have the setting or app to disable or enable. Steve Yes - "only available in the US". Mike
Walaby 06/08/21 05:40pm Technology Corner
RE: Still very tempting to buy my totaled TT back

Just go ahead and do it. I wouldn't. But you're not me. Mike
Walaby 06/08/21 04:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet

I'm still trying to figure out how they would access bandwidth on another router but that's way beyond my pay grade. Thanks for the info OP. Believe they would access it through your Amazon device, if you don't opt out. If your neighbors loses it's network connection with his network, the device would link to your device if in range, and then would have access to the inner-web through your device. It should be criminal for Amazon to make the default be opt-in, and they didn't tell anyone. I've opted out. Mike
Walaby 06/08/21 04:09pm Technology Corner
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