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RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

My wife and I have to fly to Puerto Vallarta beofre mid Feb to renew our resident papers. It can only be done in Mexico. Fortunateley we do have 4 N99 masks left over from when my wife had to fly while on chemo 3 years ago. They are not available right now so we are lucky to have them. Along with face shields we feel reasonably safe getting on a plane. It's a case if renting a car at the aIrport, doing what we have to do, and getting back out of there ASAP. I would recommend gloves as well - if not latex then there are soft cotton gloves like those used to handle photo negatives, etc. Also, bring Clorox wipes to use on car door handles and all touch surfaces - use in the airplane as well (seat belt, etc.) - don't forget to wipe the key fob for the car. Each of you keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in your pockets and use it frequently. You can't prevent someone from sneezing or coughing directly on you - so social distance when ever possible. It's "doable".
bighatnohorse 11/22/20 07:13am Snowbirds
RE: Road with uneven surfaces.......

Advice may vary as I've noticed that the Ram trucks seem to have a stiffer spring pack. (?) They don't sag as much as the Ford. My truck is a Ford and I don't recommend the lower Stable Loads - I have them and they do little except to make a harder ride when empty. I have added the SuperSprings - they reduce sag and allowed the truck air bag pressure to drop from 75 psi to 45 psi. I have not yet installed the upper StableLoads - which is what I probably should have done in the beginning - the upper overload spring does not currently engage (unless hitting large dips in the road). Upper StableLoads would definitely engage the upper overload springs (on Ford). Rams may be different. I will remove the SuperSprings and install the upper StableLoads when time and opportunity presents.
bighatnohorse 11/09/20 07:58am Truck Campers
RE: Road with uneven surfaces.......

Those tires can be inflated anywhere from about 65 psi to 80 psi. What psi do they have now? Have you experimented with changing tire pressure yet?
bighatnohorse 11/08/20 07:30pm Truck Campers
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

We've been traveling south through California for the last few days and the number of people wearing face masks is nearly 100-percent. Folks here are taking it very seriously. They might beat this thing yet.
bighatnohorse 10/30/20 09:05am Snowbirds
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

We're on our way. Sunny and 70's at Lake Shasta yesterday. Mask wearing is more evident now than six months ago. The RV office here in Vacaville will talk to you only by phone - they are VERY careful. (for good reason) Onward to Monterrey California today and more adventures. (masks in public, gloves at gas stations, hand sanitizer bottles in every pocket)
bighatnohorse 10/26/20 09:50am Snowbirds
RE: next after Upper Stableloads? Jittery ride on rough pavement

I would evaluate the shocks. It sounds as if the shocks are really stiff. Adjustable shocks might give you a less vibration ride on rough roads. The problem is that too soft a shock system will feel spongy and soft on other types of road surfaces. Good luck in your endeavor.
bighatnohorse 10/26/20 09:46am Truck Campers
RE: loosing old members

There is an extensive RV's & Toads for sale section on the escapees forum. And many other on line RV trader sites. Do we really need one more?
bighatnohorse 10/20/20 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

We're heading to the Phoenix area as soon as possible - lots of stuff to wrap up at "home" before leaving. Getting dark here, long shadows, storm after storm - always wet and never quite dries out. Sorry to hear about the RV spot sublease disaster. That could be a sweet deal for someone.
bighatnohorse 10/19/20 08:44am Snowbirds
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Awesome! Would you sub-lease your rv spot?
bighatnohorse 10/18/20 08:46am Snowbirds
RE: What is typical width of class A with side slides both open?

Close enough. . .I'd go 15 feet then. Even if only one slide was open then one could still go inside the RV. Two slides open would probably be "doable". I have to bring in fill dirt and hire a foundation company to lay the slab - so no squandering allowed. Thanks all for checking and advisement.
bighatnohorse 10/11/20 09:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best portable generators advise I have seen for years

HERE IT IS We talk a lot about generator safety, when lot of members tend to downplay it, so here are some statistics. By 'em books, by 'em more books and all they do is eat the covers.
bighatnohorse 10/11/20 08:59am Truck Campers
What is typical width of class A with side slides both open?

I'm doing some planning for a storage carport building and want to have it wide enough to accomodate a Class A with both side slides fully open. Lot width is limited (as is money). Question is in the title: What is a typical width for a Class A with slides on both side walls when they are fully open?
bighatnohorse 10/10/20 03:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Arctic Fox Says no off road????

It’s been my experience that the bigger/taller/heavier the camper is, the driver will say “I give up” off road sooner than the camper will. :):) This guy. I'm a wimp. But I'm sure even at my level onlookers are shaking their heads with the places I go. When the road cut is narrow and deep with tight turns, the dually rear wheel will ride up over the embankment causing the truck/camper to tip precariously. There are limits. . .
bighatnohorse 10/07/20 07:47pm Truck Campers
RE: Chased Down The World's "Best" Solar Cells

Gallium Arsenide is what cell phones use instead of silicon. I purchased stock in Triquint Semiconductor many years ago and wish I had kept it. Gallium arsenide is very expensive to manufacture. When and if manufacturing costs are ever substantially reduced then our current solar technology would become obsolete. (Which seems to be the way of electronics.) Stanford University 2015 report
bighatnohorse 09/30/20 09:07am Tech Issues
RE: Arctic Fox Says no off road????

One of the big problems with 1150 size campers when off-roading is the rear jacks tend to scrape the ground on uneven terrain. Crossing stream beds or gullies are typical problem areas. Additionally, some truck beds flex more than others which transmits stress to the camper frame. Washboard roads are bad for any camper. Caution and common sense are the needed.
bighatnohorse 09/29/20 09:11pm Truck Campers
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bighatnohorse 09/27/20 09:08pm Tech Issues
RE: EMS/Surge Protection or.... TPMS???

If you only had $200 or $300 available, would you spend it on an EMS/Surge Protector or on a Tire Pressure Monitoring System? Which would you consider the higher priority? Bonus points if you give an opinion on which specific product you would buy (manufacturer and product number). Extra bonus points if you explain why you are giving the answers you are giving. Thanks in advance. -Speak 1) Surge Protector 2) Southwire 34930 Surge Guard 30A - Full Protection Portable with LCD Display One is that I plan to travel to Mexico again where a surge protector is essential equipment. Two is that it fits the price point you specify. Three is their Limited Lifetime Warranty: Lifetime repair or replacement if not abused. Three: This model shows how many amps that the camper is pulling. Turn on fridge, microwave and water heater and the camper will exceed 30 amps. Four: I've lived a lifetime before TPMS was invented and never had a problem.
bighatnohorse 09/24/20 08:48am Tech Issues
RE: Bad air quality--finally taped a house filter on the A/C

What are the negatives besides tape residue and reminding me of wearing a mask? Potential fan damage (as others have noted). Personally, I think that is a move in the right direction IF you are living in the camper and in one of the bad smoke areas. Air Quality Index (AQI) has been consistently at Very Unhealthy to Dangerous levels and off the charts in some areas. What's the worst that could happen? Fan replacement vs heart/lung damage?
bighatnohorse 09/17/20 09:03am Tech Issues

How it handles in comparison to your present camper will depend mostly on the "center of gravity" which will probably vary between the two campers. If the center of gravity is behind the rear wheels then you will notice a "lightness" in the front steering wheels. From Truck Camper Magazine: Center of Gravity 55.25? w/ AC and generator
bighatnohorse 09/17/20 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: What a way to start a trip

I'm sorry that happened to your camper. As for insurance, I would go for "totalled". While that idea might be abhorrent and debatable, there is a very likely chance that there will be hidden damage that you will only discover over time. Impact to the camper frame on one corner could possibly rack the entire frame enough to crack joint welds if it is aluminum frame. Or it possibly cracked a plastic water fitting causing a slow leak. I would never buy a camper that was in a wreck. Diminished value? You bet!
bighatnohorse 09/16/20 09:17am Truck Campers
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