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RE: Modern Food?

I refuse to buy a steak at a chain restaurant anymore. We just buy a really good grade at the local butcher and BBQ it ourselves. The last really good restaurant steak we have had was on a backroad just inside Alabama near the Georgia border we stumbled across. They supposedly raised and butchered their own. Very, very good but necessarily pricy. Our MIL lives with us and loves Shoney’s because “the food has flavor”. So we go there from time to time. Since we have both decided we eat to live, not live to eat,, we do not eat out much anymore..
georgelesley 10/15/19 11:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Those with portable surge protector

Yes we use ours at home as well since the rv is not plugged in at home very much.. BTW, we also have a whole house surge protector at home we pay a bit for every month and it sometimes cycles on and off for no obvious reason. Better safe than sorry.
georgelesley 10/14/19 04:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Do Flea Collars Really Repel Pests?

I read the same thing about flea collars repelling wasps. As far as I knew we did not have any in the rear refer compartment. I decided to put one there as a preventative measure. Before I could get the compartment door back in place a very angry wasp came out. I have changed them twice a year and have not had any since.
georgelesley 10/10/19 04:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Osteoporosis

I see no one has responded to your question yet so I will give it a try. My wife gets a twice yearly injection of Prolea which sounds very similar to the one you are asking about. She has had no problems with pain or any other side effects since she started the procedure two years ago. The only thing she had to do was increase her Calcium intake because of the injection. She needs to take a minimum of 1000mg of Calcium every day so she get it from two Costco Calcium Citrate tablets per day. I realize this is not the product you were asking about but thought her experience might reassure your friend to go ahead. Perhaps the anxiety about pain is better than the broken bones that can result from a fall! Barney Thanks for the info on an alternate medication. I also did some research for her and found that the FDA has linked increased risk of kidney failure to the med she is being offered. I just plan on showing her all the info I have collected so she can ask the appropriate questions to her doctor and they can make the right decision for her.
georgelesley 10/02/19 03:07pm Around the Campfire

Got a call last night from a neighbor lady who is being treated for osteoporosis prevention/mitigation. She can no longer take the pills, not sure the name, starts with an “F”. She is being offered the drug Reclast by injection once a year. She has read the warnings and side effects and is particularly concerned about the warning that she will likely have pain for the first month or so. Because of this she is reluctant to do it. We have no experience with Reclast at all so thought we would reach out on this forum and see if anyone has any experience with it. Thanks in advance.
georgelesley 10/02/19 09:54am Around the Campfire
RE: Blue Ox Tow bar for Jeep Wrangler JK

One suggestion would be to contact all the tow bar makers and ask what height their baseplate hookup point is off the ground. Then measure your motorhome receiver point and get the most level one you can find.
georgelesley 09/23/19 10:08am Dinghy Towing
RE: Surge power protector- hard wire or portable?

The 2 min 16 sec delay is to protect A/C from restarting before pressure has had time to bleed off. We use a pedestal mount as I felt keeping a lightening strike outside was safer. However, a hard wired will protect from your own generator from causing problems with the electronics whereas a portable will not. Both ways have pro’s and cons. Most important thing is to have one. Ours has saved us several times. In our case either mounting solution would have worked for all our saves. Your choice.
georgelesley 09/02/19 07:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Arizona ORV permit

What is a ORV?
georgelesley 09/02/19 07:04am Around the Campfire
RE: Chassis battery

We have the same model as yours, just called an Itasca. Ours and likely yours has the equivalent of a trickle start installed at the factory. It keeps both batteries topped up when plugged in. I don’t recall exactly what it is called, but it does the same thing. If yours does not do this maybe it is broke.
georgelesley 09/01/19 07:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Balancing tires, what's best?

Centramatics work great. Times 2. Had mine for several years over 3 sets of tires and never a problem. X3.
georgelesley 08/30/19 02:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Modifying roof a/c cover

Wasn't this exact subject word for word, posted up a couple of months ago ?? Not by me. I did not see this subject before.
georgelesley 08/24/19 07:49am General RVing Issues
Social Security disability

Just talked to a friend of mine that just started drawing normal SS at age 62 last December. He is fully ritered and has been for over 5 years. Unfortunately, he now has cancer. He has been told by a friend that works in the SS system that he should apply for SS Disability. He asked me what I thought. I told him I would be amazed if he had any possibility of a claim since he was already drawing the normal age 62 amount. He asked if he should see one of the disability lawyers and I told him sure, nothing to lose but maybe a few hundred bucks, but I cannot conceive how he might be eligible. So he is going to see a lawyer soon. Why not, I guess but wonder if anyone here has had a similar experience?
georgelesley 08/23/19 09:12am Around the Campfire
Modifying roof a/c cover

I just watched a YouTube video about cutting out the rear of the a/c cover and replacing the air exit part with a hi flow metal mesh to improve air flow from the a/c. The idea is if the hot air exits faster more air can flow thru the condenser thus improving cooling. Makes sense to me, just wondered if anyone else has done it and what the results were. I really do not know how to post a YouTube link or I would have, but i found it searching by searching for “upgrading rv roof air conditioner” it is about 16 minutes but only about 10 pertain to the roof a/c.
georgelesley 08/23/19 08:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Escapees?

As said, the thousand or so campground discounts (15% with a few 50%) alone is probably not worth the dues cost, but the overall package is more than worth it. Beyond the discount parks, there's also the club owned parks and member owned co-op parks, both with very reasonable rates, plus the excellent magazine and the other available services such as mail forwarding and roadside service also at reasonable rates. And the topper is the Escapees non-profit CARE (Continuing Assistance for Retired Escapees) center that offers specialized facilities near Livingston, TX to assist fulltimers with illness or injury recovery either short term or long term as needed. No other RV club offers anything like it that I'm aware of. Escapees C.A.R.E. When we fulltimed that was our backup plan.
georgelesley 08/20/19 07:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Escapees?

If you are looking for the campground discounts only, not worth joining. We belong because of all the many other benefits, groups, unique rally’s, etc. the new programs called “Hangouts” just started this year all previous and future scheduled ones have sold out. The newest one in TX sold out in 5 hours. I know this because we got the last slot. Many other benefits and discounts plus information and lobbying for RV interests. Well worth supporting. They also offer a veteran discount I have never bothered to get because I believe in what they do and don’t mind supporting them. We met Kay Peterson, the cofounder, years ago and loved her at first sight. Unfortunately she has left us but her legacy lives on.
georgelesley 08/19/19 08:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Rock Guard To Protect Toad

I took our full width flap off and cut it into mud flaps right behind the duals. I used the mounting channel from it to fabricate brackets to hold the mud flaps. No problems since including a trip to Alaska last summer. Mud flaps will do the job.
georgelesley 08/08/19 08:47am Dinghy Towing
RE: The "three"happiest days...

One of the nice things about being debt free is that if an emergency comes along and forces you to borrow some money unexpectedly, you can pay it off very fast and be debt free again quickly. We had to buy a new toad when the old one crapped out last year. Ford Focus owners will feel our pain. We had planned on keeping it forever. After trade we had a $24000 new car loan. We took the company financing and saved $500 and immediately refinanced with our credit union at a much lower rate. That was in Dec 2018. In Dec this year we will be debt free again because we have been paying an extra $1500 a month on the loan. We did upset the dealer when we refinanced the car so fast because the $500 price discount we received by company financing went back to them to make good. At the time of purchase I asked what if we pay it off early? The finance person then hemmed and hawed and eventually told us that we needed to keep it for three months or we would lose the “insurance”. I do not like being lied to and upon further investigation found out that if we kept the loan three months the dealer would not be charged back the $500 discount. You guessed it, in three months you will have paid almost all of the $500 back in interest. We never made a payment to them and saved several hundred $$ by doing that and have paid little interest this year by getting a much lower rate locally and accelerating the payments so fast which we could only do since we are otherwise debt free. Another benefit of being able to save for routine expenses like insurance is now paying annually rather than by the month is about a 10% savings on the premium. The peace of mind is priceless.
georgelesley 08/02/19 05:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Winnebago vs Tiffin

Winnebago will likely have more squeaks and rattles, but once you find and fix those you will enjoy the lower Winnie price.
georgelesley 07/20/19 08:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dish Hopper 3

I don not plug in the hopper or DPH42 switch until the traveler has locked all three sats. Then plug in the DPH42 and then the hopper 3. Any other way causes problems for me.
georgelesley 07/13/19 04:24pm Technology Corner
RE: Water Heater

If we have 50 amps available, on. If less on as needed.
georgelesley 07/06/19 08:13am Class A Motorhomes
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