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RE: Electric Bikes???

I ride a lot of miles for exercise. It is really the only form of exercise I come close to enjoying. I want an E-Bike desperately and so far I have listened to that little voice that tells me the day I get one I will be on the road to gaining 50lbs. I know my self control, which is close to zero when it comes to putting more effort into doing something than is necessary. Translation: I would use the motorized features of the bike exclusively and never work up a sweat again. Just like the half gallon of mint chocolate chip ice cream, leaving the E-Bikes in the store and keeping temptation at bay is the best decision for me. I haven't looked them up, but supposedly there are studies that show that those with ebikes ride longer and farther than those with regular bikes, and thus end up getting plenty of exercise. I developed bad sciatica some months ago and could no longer walk / treadmill 2 miles per day as I had been doing. So I bought the ebike and ride it almost daily. My physical health has improved greatly because I am getting exercise again.
crcr 06/26/20 06:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric Bikes???

Our friends bought a pair of foldable fat tire ebikes for $900 each. They have had the most several months and used them several times weekly on long rides. Very happy. Www.lectricebikes.com I have one and really like it. They are good well-built bikes at an incredible price point, and the company has excellent customer service.
crcr 06/25/20 11:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Awning Fabric Replacement

We bought new fabric for our awning from Tough Top Awnings and are happy with the quality. They have instructions and video how to measure and they make the awning to your exact measurements. Most of the awning fabric replacements online come from China.
crcr 06/07/20 09:31am Tech Issues
RE: Opening of National Parks, Forests & State Parks

Anyone heard any news as to whether Forest Service campgrounds, run by the Dept of Agriculture, are opening for the summer? I haven't been able to find any news so far.
crcr 05/21/20 05:57pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Android vs Apple

Both are good platforms but I much prefer Android. Costs less, more options, including for personalization with Android, and more free apps than iphone. The new Android phones are awesome with incredible battery life, and they last for many years. But bottom line, buy what you like.
crcr 05/03/20 09:22am Technology Corner
RE: Resealing the Edge of the Roof, Dicor, Eternabond, or Both?

Thanks everyone, for all your responses! Much appreciated!
crcr 05/02/20 12:51pm Travel Trailers
Resealing the Edge of the Roof, Dicor, Eternabond, or Both?

I'm about to do some re-sealing to the roof edges on our travel trailer, to ensure no water damage. Attached find two images of the edge of the roof. I have a tube of Dicor Non-Leveling, Non-Sag Lap Sealant, which I have had very good luck with in the past. The TT is a 2011 model if that matters. Where the roof material comes over the edge of the roof, you can see in some places there is cracking and slight separation of old caulk. I would like to cut and remove the separated caulk before re-caulking, but I am very concerned that it will be hard to do that without scoring or cutting the roofing material underneath. So do you think I should just run a bead of my Dicor along there to cover and refresh the old caulk? Or should I instead overlap the edge with some Eternabond tape? Or, should I perhaps refresh the caulk AND then once cured, apply Eternabond over the edge? Looking for any suggestions or advice with this project. Thanks in advance! https://i.postimg.cc/90LRfVWr/TT-Cauling-1.jpgupload pictures internet https://i.postimg.cc/YSjHcHPd/TT-Cauling-2.jpg
crcr 05/02/20 09:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Opinion: best value HD truck under 20k?

Several suggested a 5.9 Ram Cummins truck but only with the manual transmssion. You will have difficulty finding one -- those are very rare and will probably bring a premium if you can even find one. The auto trans in the 3rd Gen seems to get a bad rap, but it is a decent trans if not abused. I had mine beefed up at 150K miles for $2800 by a builder who only builds Ram transmissions, and it is solid and reliable for towing.
crcr 05/01/20 03:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Opening of National Parks, Forests & State Parks

The Coronado National Forest in southern AZ was never closed for the beer bug. We've been boondock camping and riding our RZR in the forest this whole time. None of the AZ state parks closed but some will soon close not for the virus but for the heat. Are you sure about that last statement? Lost Dutchman State Park is probably the hottest of the AZ state parks in summer, and they do NOT close for summer. I talked to a host there about it.Perhaps that is why I said 'some will soon close'. Mine and another family are headed to Alamo Lake State Park next week and it's expected to be in the high 90's. We might switch and check out boondocking in Kaibab Nat Forest up north near Williams, in cooler country. https://azstateparks.com/summer-camping On the AZ State Parks Summer Camping site, they do not state that any of the AZ State Parks are closed in summer, including the High Desert and the Sonoran Desert sites, the hottest sites in summer. They all appear to be open throughout the summer.
crcr 04/22/20 07:38pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Opening of National Parks, Forests & State Parks

Arizona cases of Covid 19 are on the rise again. I wonder why? Fake statistics ... My wife works at one of the largest hospitals in AZ, and last night worked the Covid floor. On a floor with 20 beds, there were only 2 patients, both classed as Covid with the attending restrictions and crazy amount of gear the nurses had to wear. However, BOTH PATIENTS ON THE COVID FLOOR TESTED NEGATIVE FOR COVID, BUT YET WERE CLASSED AS COVID. In fact, they both had pneumonia and nothing else. The medical facilities get $13,000 from the Feds for every Covid patient they record, so they have financial motive to do just that.
crcr 04/22/20 06:14pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Opening of National Parks, Forests & State Parks

The Coronado National Forest in southern AZ was never closed for the beer bug. We've been boondock camping and riding our RZR in the forest this whole time. None of the AZ state parks closed but some will soon close not for the virus but for the heat. Are you sure about that last statement? Lost Dutchman State Park is probably the hottest of the AZ state parks in summer, and they do NOT close for summer. I talked to a host there about it.
crcr 04/22/20 06:10pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Arizona RV licensing

AZ vehicle and RV registration cost is ridiculous....a large part of that is a tax on the value of the vehicle/RV. Only good thing is it’s deductible on income tax, but I’d rather not pay it in the first place. Many states have a vehicle registration fee and also levy a personal property tax on vehicles of every kind. Arizona rolls those two fees together into one annual fee. Re Fed Income Taxes, they raised the Standard Deduction a couple of years ago, so very few taxpayers now ever have enough qualifying deductions to itemize instead of using the standard deduction.
crcr 04/18/20 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Fuel Prices are WAY Down!!

... Wish we were seeing a drop in fuel pricing in in AZ $2.59/Gas (down a few cents) & $2.88/Diesel (roughly same for months) Gas is 1.999 at both Costco and Sams Club, and Diesel is 1.969 at Sams Club and 1.999 at Costco -- all prices in Phoenix as of today.
crcr 03/29/20 06:48pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Quality Question about Small Inverters

Morningstar SureSine 300 watt inverter. Surge to 600 watt for up to 10 minutes. These numbers are real world, as opposed to many inverters which don't really put out the rating. It has no fan, so a very low 55 mA self consumption. Peak efficiency of 92%. You can buy them new for $266 shipped on ebay. I have one of these and am very happy with it. Not cheap, but you pay for quality. Use any small gauge two wire cable to run to any inexpensive toggle switch for a remote inverter switch. https://www.morningstarcorp.com/products/suresine/
crcr 03/11/20 06:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Fifth wheel towing question

... I'm not sure about the 2004 dodge but might be that the difference between the 3/4 ton and 1 ton SRW is just the rear springs...so while you can't officially change the ratings, upgraded springs may make if functionally identical. I have a 2004 3/4 ton and you are correct, only difference between the 3/4 and 1 ton for that year is one additional leaf spring on the 3500. My truck has air bags with onboard compressor, so after hooking up my TT I can inflate my bags to level the truck and/or to a desired pressure, then when unhooking, I deflate the bags to 10 lbs. For a 3/4 ton of that year, IMHO, adding air bags is a better towing solution than adding a leaf spring.
crcr 03/10/20 07:35am Towing
RE: How best to upgrade Microsoft Office 2010?

crcr, There's a company called Techsoup. find out if your church has a relationship with them. They are a coordinator between large corporations (e.g. Microsoft) and non profits. They allow non profits (like your church) to obtain, for free a license for MS Office 365 - and Microsoft gets to write off the full MSRP of the software with the IRS. It's a win/win for everybody. Check with your church and find out if they have an account. They can request a license for Office 365, for free, and it only takes a couple of days for the license to be provisioned by Techsoup.org. I had 25 people at my church, I got a copy of Windows server, multiple copies of Windows 10, and office 365 for all the staff (both Mac's and PC's). The church benefitted because it was all legal licenses, they paid almost nothing for the 'affiliation fee' (like 50.00 if memory serves) and they had a clean, tight environment. Something to look into. The other option is this. If you work for a large corporation, Microsoft technically has a home version of MS office (that you can purchase from your companies website for 50.00 a year). It's an annual license for the software on your machine, as long as you're employed by your company. Last - if you or any of your children are enrolled in school, the same applies for teachers/students as an education license. They offer the same thing at a heavily discounted cost for teachers and students (college, etc). Thanks much for the tips, jodeb! Very interesting. I can pass this information along to our church's IT people.
crcr 02/19/20 02:49pm Technology Corner
RE: How best to upgrade Microsoft Office 2010?

Windows 10 OS allows long file names and long file names with multiple "dots" in it to work, been that way since XP. Was going to make another suggestion I bounced across, try opening a blank Excel workbook first, then choose file and open your target file. If that opens then the issue most like is the file association has been corrupted and Win10 has no way to determine what program actually is supposed to open it. Installing Libre or Open Office, that association will get corrected and pointed to Libre or Open Office which ever you installed. Libre or Open Office does work, but I have had issues with Open Office not handling some document formatting which can affect your document layout. Libre may exhibit the same issue since it pretty much is similar design and may even share some code as Open Office. I would recommend OP try the suggestion I gave above so all bases are covered. I have 2013 at work and have no issue opening 2016, 2019 and Office 365 xlsx files so I really do think that the file association was corrupted.. OK, thanks for that suggestion. I just tried doing exactly that, and Excel still will not open the file. It just stays stuck on the dialog box and never opens: "Microsoft Excel 2010 Opening in Protected View" Thanks to everyone for all your tips and suggestions. At least I am able to open the file in Libre Office.
crcr 02/07/20 08:54am Technology Corner
RE: How best to upgrade Microsoft Office 2010?

are those documents coming from a non profit organization by chance? Yes, they are.
crcr 02/05/20 12:34pm Technology Corner
RE: How best to upgrade Microsoft Office 2010?

If you're still having problems after considering Gdetrailer's post, maybe try downloading LibreOffice, a free open source office suite very similar to Microsoft Office. Try opening the MS documents in LibreOffice and see if they work. ^^ This! I downloaded LibreOffice and sure enough, it opened the Excel file that I had been thus far unable to open! Great tip. Thanks so much!
crcr 02/05/20 10:50am Technology Corner
RE: How best to upgrade Microsoft Office 2010?

Thanks to all for your helpful responses. Much appreciated! The file that was sent to me that I am unable to open right now, is an Excel file and has the following suffix after the file name: .nonp.xlsx So I tried removing the x from the end, and the file still won't open in my 2010 M-soft Excel. Any suggestions? Regarding enabling Macros, I searched and found instructions to do that, and I find that Macros are already enabled in my M-soft Office Excel 2010, even though I had never touched those settings before.
crcr 02/05/20 09:08am Technology Corner
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