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RE: camping on TN public lands illegal and a felony???

In a related topic, I just recently read that that a federal apellate court is going to hear a case banning local municipalities from forbidding overnight parking on commercial property when the property owner allows it, such as Walmart etc, on that such a ban infringes on the property owner's first amendment rights. I don't recall where I read it, but it would have been a reliable news source. Anyone else?
johnhicks 05/23/22 05:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: camping on TN public lands illegal and a felony???

The intent is to prevent the homeless from camping in non-CG parks and rights-of-way by criminalizing them.
johnhicks 05/23/22 11:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Tornado outbreak annniversary

Just a reminder why we don't blithely wander around the southeast in spring: https://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/archive/event.php?date=20110427
johnhicks 04/27/22 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Ceiling fabric separation

You have two problems; the a/c duct is leaking plus the backing of the fabric has rotted and failed. Make sure the screws holding the vents are actually securing them to the bottom of the ducts. You'll need to install a batten or two to hold up the fabric.
johnhicks 04/24/22 04:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jackery 500 versus my RV battery

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08LP9Q91V/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
johnhicks 03/20/22 09:07am Tech Issues
RE: Florida

https://www.brevardfl.gov/ParksAndRecreation/Campgrounds/ManateeHammockCampground https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/233638
johnhicks 03/09/22 11:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best Class A fire extinguisher

If he'd had an automatic AFF extinguisher mounted in the generator compartment it may have smothered the fire or at least made it real obvious there was a problem. Any extinguisher is far better than no extinguisher.
johnhicks 03/07/22 07:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Run TV on an inverter?

If your TV has a wallwart or transformer you may be able to use this https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Charger-ThinkPad-Notebook-Computers/dp/B095SF992Q/ref=dp_prsubs_2?pd_rd_i=B095SF992Q&psc=1 My older 32" Visio uses 19v, as do my computers. Works fine.
johnhicks 02/05/22 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Wireless 2-sensor fridge thermometer?

I pour the beer over the ice cubes. Slows me down.
johnhicks 02/01/22 09:13pm Tech Issues
RE: House Toilet Cleaners Ok for Rv Toilets.

We've found that cleaners, even the mildest dish soaps, can remove the white finish of Dometic toilet lids and seats.
johnhicks 02/01/22 09:11pm Tech Issues
RE: having work done on rv while fulltime

Fulltime since 2010. We've spent time in shop parking lots, usually a couple of days but including a weekend next to a garbage truck in August and 12 days to get the transmission replaced. We go to truck shops for engine/chassis work (Cummins, WW Williams) and they've been great. We haven't been to an RV repair shop since 2014. There's a large contingent of mobile repair people. We've done a four-wheel brake job on our 36' DP in a CG and most recently had the a/c replaced and the furnace rebuilt by mobile service people. Check truckdown.com and rvservicereviews.com
johnhicks 01/30/22 06:18pm Full-time RVing
RE: Reservations at federal parks

I routinely arrive at COE parks "too early." The few times sites were still occupied I was offered parking in the lot by the boat ramps; if the occupants had already checked out I've always been permitted to go to the sites. At some parks of course there's no room to pull over and wait.
johnhicks 01/29/22 10:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Furnace bugs

These things are gnat-sized. Spider mites appears likely. This spring I'll turn off the manual valve in the furnace and maybe they won't be interested. Thanks!
johnhicks 01/19/22 09:36am General RVing Issues
Furnace bugs

I just had to pay yet again to have my MH furnace revived after several years of spending winters in warm places. :B Last time around the tech showed me a bunch of mostly-incinerated tiny bugs in the orifice, and this time the tech showed me a few tiny bugs, enough to cause a weak flame rather than the roaring afterburner it should be. What are these things, and it there any way to keep them out? Thanks!
johnhicks 01/18/22 06:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Converting Onan generator from gas to propane

Thanks Doug. I figured it was mainly economics.
johnhicks 01/14/22 11:41am Tech Issues
RE: Converting Onan generator from gas to propane

If I was running the gen and the furnace in really cold weather I'd be looking at around 24 to 30 hours per 65-gal tank fill. Not real practical. They both seriously drink propane. Several years ago I added an Extend-A-Stay hookup to run the furnace and lately a small gas generator to provide the power if I run into a Texas freeze situation. I've needed it and didn't have it; now I've assured I won't need it. The only reason to buy a MH with a propane generator is if you really really like the MH and it's a bargain price. Maybe someone can answer; why were propane generators a fad for a while rather than gas or diesel? Price?
johnhicks 01/13/22 09:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Converting Onan generator from gas to propane

To make it feasible on a class A you'll also need to install a much larger propane tank. Mine is 65 gallons and is expected to provide about 50 hours runtime. I've never tried it that long. I believe such horror stories involve portable generators and installed generators that rarely run. Proper regular exercise of a generator should prevent carb gumming. Also getting motorhome non-removeable propane tanks filled can be a major pain..
johnhicks 01/13/22 11:05am Tech Issues
RE: Where did the Non weekend RVers go?

Facebook, Twitter etc.
johnhicks 01/03/22 04:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: County Park or other with camping FL GA AL

https://www.mywakulla.com/departments/parks/newport_campground.php?utm_source=rvparkreviews.com&utm_campaign=RVLife_Campgrounds&utm_medium=referral http://www.coastlinervresort.com/p/reserve-your-stay.aspx https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232580 https://hohumrvpark.com/ https://holidaycampground.com/ http://www.sopchoppy.org/parksfacilities.html http://www.oldpavilionrvpark.com/
johnhicks 12/26/21 01:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stop using AIOW please!

TANSTAAFL, TTFN!
johnhicks 12/18/21 02:46pm General RVing Issues
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