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RE: Full-time in the Arizona heat

I live in the hottest part of AZ. Several RV parks in the area have many full time residents. All you need is AC and enough money in the wallet to pay for the cost of electricity during the summer.
gemsworld 11/06/19 11:19am Full-time RVing

Unfortunately, OEM generators for RVs all operate at a constant speed of 1800 or 3600 RPM in order to produce 60Hz power. So far, Onan and Generac have failed to get up to speed with inverter technology that would allow them to run only as fast as required to meet usage demands. Honda and all the Honda knock-offs have no problem making inverter type generators. My solution was to buy a small inverter generator and set it next to my MH. After it tops off my batteries, it idles down and I can hardly hear it while I watch TV with my lights on. It runs about 5 or 6 hours on a gallon of gas which beats the pants off the gallon an hour the onboard generator uses. Newer models use technology that permits you to start/stop and monitor how much gas is in the tank on your phone. I few years ago, I corned a rep at the Onan booth at an FMCA rally and raised a fuss with him about their using such ancient technology. He liked what I said and made a video of me complaining on his camera to take back to the factory. I haven't heard anything about upgrades to their products so far but they're way past due! There's no incentive because there is no competition. Why spend money on innovation when you can still make a mint selling Model A Fords in 2019?
gemsworld 10/30/19 09:40pm Tech Issues
RE: Suggestions please!

We would love to boondock but we have a very hard time finding places that we feel secure at. We have solar and generator but want to try and find blm or forest land out west in texas new mexico arizona and california for winter time that have designated campsites. Last April we tried our 1st Blm location which was Craggy Wash just outside of Lake Havasu City and a very bad encounter with a very unkind man. The place was full of homeless people lurking at us like why are we here!! so we turned around and left and needless to say havent tried any others!! So suggestion on places that are not to isolated, that is not our cup of tea! Thanks Tara You may have picked a particular spot that is frequented by homeless people. There are many, many snowbirds boondocking around Lake Havasu that don't encounter any problems. Choose your spots wisely, if the people around look sketchy, go somewhere else.
gemsworld 10/28/19 05:58pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Things to do around Kingman, Az

Go down to Bullhead and Laughlin or Lake Havasu. Visit Oatman if you haven't been there.
gemsworld 10/25/19 11:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

Well at least Michigans forests aren't burning to the ground due to total mismanagement. I wonder how that's hurts California economy overall. I guess they can't protect everything. This is the most ignorant post I've seen so far on the internet.
gemsworld 10/22/19 08:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

"I've seen too many videos and television reports of cops planting evidence and framing people." Yup. That Ag inspector is going to plant a maggot infested apple in your RV so they can lock you up in prison for 20 years. :R
gemsworld 10/21/19 09:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

This article goes more into details. Advisory council recommends expanding private business in national parks
gemsworld 10/12/19 12:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

The report ot a moderator button still is FUBAR so I'm bringing this to the moderators ATTENTION MODERATOR before is devolves into a political furball. This is not political. This is an informative article that should be of interest to practically every member of this group.
gemsworld 10/11/19 08:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

I don't mind having concessionaires run some of the National Parks, as it is being done now. However, I don't want to see our National Parks turned into garish Disneyland-like attractions. I realize the Park Service is drastically underfunded and in need of billions for backlogged maintenance and repairs, but I rather see fees raised gradually to cover expenses instead of having private companies destroy the character of the national parks. From the article: Seniors are one group that might be hit hard by the policies, if adopted. The memo argues that the 50 percent discount for seniors should apply only to base campsite fees and encourages NPS to introduce “new senior fee blackout periods during peak season periods.” Committee pushes National Park Service to privatize campgrounds
gemsworld 10/11/19 06:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

"...the question is how much of our “rights” do we lose to protect against the possibility of a fire?" Since when having a campfire become a right?
gemsworld 10/10/19 05:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: UPDATED: Arizona (not Nevada) roads question

After driving 7,900 miles across the US and Canada this spring, I found highways in NY and NJ to be in very poor condition. I may be biased but the I-40 through AZ is 10 times better than some highways in other states. The stretch of I-40 between the AZ stateline to where it ends in Barstow is in very good condition.
gemsworld 10/09/19 04:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: 2000 watt Champion Inverter Gen worked great

I had a 2K Champion for a couple of years and used it in 7,000+ feet elevation several times. It ran fine but it struggled quite a bit running the microwave at that altitude.
gemsworld 09/30/19 09:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Big Brother- Tag on your TC?

If your rear license plate was covered you'll probably never get a bill in the mail. Like you, we were also in Eastern Canada this spring and drove through a couple of toll roads in NY. AZ also has rear plates only and I have one of those fake vanity front AZ plates on the moho that reads RD TRIP. My two distinctly different plates probably confounded the NY road folks because it took a while before I got a bill in the mail for both tolls totaling $26.
gemsworld 09/17/19 10:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Stopped to help fellow camper

What a kind and caring person your are. Best post I've seen anywhere on the internet today. X2
gemsworld 09/17/19 09:24pm Folding Trailers
RE: Late check out

We often arrive early to campgrounds and RV parks and most of the time we are allowed in. However, we always leave before checkout time.
gemsworld 09/03/19 08:53pm RV Lifestyle
RE: ..............

Outrageous they don't want to send help on a holiday when many people are traveling.
gemsworld 09/02/19 07:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

How Germany is experimenting with how to charge EVs without overly burdening the existing grid. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-germany-charging-analysis/can-power-napping-solve-electric-car-charging-challenge-idUSKCN1VH0JY
gemsworld 08/27/19 10:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: Small Class C - Mercedes Diesel vs. Chevy Gasoline?

You won't find a walk around queen bed in the new MB based Views/Navions. The prior years had a 24G model that had a rear slide out that had a "semi-walkaround" queen bed. Search for Winnebago View/Navion 24G - there might be a "gently used" one out there somewhere. Don't fear the Sprinter. It's a solid chassis/drive train option, if you can get over the diesel thing. The only GMC options will be the so called "Super Cs" and they're diesels, too. Much larger/longer than your preferred length. Winnebago still offers the Navion 24G model with its "walkround" bed. https://www.rvtrader.com/New-Winnebago-Navion-24g/rvs-for-sale?make=Winnebago%7C2307464&model=NAVION%7C764964403&trim=24G%7C32926&condition=N
gemsworld 08/25/19 09:41pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Minnie Winnie or Fuse/View?

Owned a Minnie Winnie 22R on a E450 chassis. Great 24 foot C class and got about 8 MPG. Currently own a Winnebago Navion 24V on a MB Sprinter chassis. Great C class with a larger and more open cab that gives the illusion of being in a small A class. Considerably more expensive than a Minnie Winnie on a Ford Chassis. I get about 14 MPG. You can't go wrong with either one of these units.
gemsworld 08/18/19 09:19pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Jay Leno predicts demise of vehicles running on gas.

Nowhere did I say to add another vehicle to the existing household fleet. In case I wasn't clear, I meant an ICE vehicle can be replaced with an EV for short commutes and errands. It goes without saying this scenario won't work for everyone.
gemsworld 08/17/19 09:30pm Tow Vehicles
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