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RE: AZ Governor Statement on RV Travel during Stay At Home order

This question was asked to a local news station in Tucson, and they got a response from the governor's office. Article is copywrited with all rights reserved so I won't copy/paste, but you can read it here. Just give credit to the publisher. Giving credit in no way absolves anyone from violating copyrights. Ever.
naturist 04/01/20 06:15am General RVing Issues
RE: 2021 College Football Recruiting Rankings Top (16)

Alabama generally comes onto the recruiting bandwagon late. They let everyone else do the scouting, then swoop in for the gems others have identified, so don’t count them out just yet. But wait, where is TTUN? As for the Buckeyes, Holy Smokes, but as good a recruiter as Urban Meyer was, Ryan Day is doing even better with this class. Of course, we’ll see where it ends up come December, but if he manages to keep this going, this team will be hard to beat in a couple years. Come to think of it, they were hard to beat THIS year.
naturist 03/29/20 06:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Furnace

The most common problem is a burner tube full of spider webs, mud-dauber nests, or dead stink bugs. Clean that thing out and if that doesn't do it, the most common part to fail is the thermocouple that ensures that the burner lights and stays lit while the gas valve is open. It is a cheap, easily replaced, and generic part. Last one I replaced cost like $5 at Lowes. Before you give up and take it to the tech who will charge you big bucks, it is worth just replacing that thermocouple out of hand.
naturist 03/23/20 03:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Can a modified sine wave inverter damage rlectronics

Be careful with any apple products. Their laptops at one time would fry immediately on msw power. Most heating blankets and mattress pads allow the magic blue smoke to come out when used on msw. That's funny. I've an Apple laptop from 2001 that I still use from time to time, and it runs flawlessly on MSW inverters. For what it's worth, most of the inexpensive UPSs seem to have MSW inverters in them, probably because the computer makers all seem to have gone to switched power supplies in the last 10-20 years. I think you'll find that devices with switched power supplies generally have no trouble with MSW inverters, it's the ones with transformer power supplies that choke. And I don't recall seeing a transformer type used by Apple since, maybe, the mid-nineties. I don't claim to be an expert on that, but just my observation. There are, however, many devices that do not like MSW power. I've a set of studio strobe lights that are like that. And usually what happens on most devices that don't tolerate square wave power is they get fried. Electric motors are an exception, in that they don't usually burn up, but they do run hot and loud, and are generally inefficient. In the final analysis, pure sine wave is the way to go if you can afford it. If not, be very, very careful about what you use that MSW inverter to power. Resistance heaters, light bulbs (NOT necessarily LEDs), and dumb coffee makers, no problem. But if it's got chips, and you aren't sure about a switched power supply, maybe not a good match.
naturist 03/23/20 02:51pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Router speeds OUT of our router

I would kill to be able to get any of those speeds.
naturist 03/22/20 12:46pm Technology Corner
RE: James Island CG closing

Closing campgrounds.. makes very little sense. IMHO, part of the knee-jerk panicked over-reaction by authorities hoping to show that they did . . . something . . . . It is a pandemic, there will be a lot of people infected, many will die, and yes, it is tragic. Absolutely, there are things that must be and should be done to minimize spread of this virus. But a little forethought would be very helpful here, especially a consideration of "unintended consequences." Closing down absolutely everything is going to be a disaster of another sort, and we don't need disasters piled atop disasters. Close bars and sit-down restaurants, cancel sporting, theater, and concert type events, makes sense. Campgrounds, not so much.
naturist 03/21/20 03:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Check these out. COOOOOOOOOOOL

With no explanation of what is “here” or what’s so “coooooool,” this looks like spam or attempted malware passing.
naturist 03/21/20 12:06pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Flatulence causing CO/Propane detector alarm?

Smoke, carbon monoxide, and propane detectors all have a shelf life and false alarming could be caused in part by out of date detectors. Having said that passing gas is methane, and it may be closely related enough to propane to cause a detector to alarm. Methane and propane are very similar, chemically, which is why natural gas, aka methane, and propane can be detected by the same devices.
naturist 03/21/20 12:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Flatulence causing CO/Propane detector alarm?

Yup. Farts contain methane, enough to set off propane/natural gas detectors under the right conditions. There are lots of folks who have talked about dogs setting them off in the night.
naturist 03/21/20 11:51am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Parks to be used to Quaratine people

By this time next year, a dose of reality will be at hand for us all, now won’t it? If, the prognosticators are anyplace close to right, by then around half of us will have had our own personal case of covid-19 from which to recover, and something around a million of us will have been killed by the encounter. I do sincerely hope that every one of us here in this discussion are among the survivors, AND that those who turned out to be wrong will have learned their lesson.
naturist 03/20/20 08:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Hand Sanitizer

https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/03/man-who-tried-to-sell-hand-sanitizer-for-70-per-bottle-must-now-to-donate-them-to-charity.html NBC reports the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office opened a price gouging investigation after the story went viral this weekend. State law bars people from charging “unreasonable prices for essential goods and services, including gasoline, in direct response to a disaster." Colvin confirmed Sunday that he would be donating all of the hand sanitizer to charity. WRCB reports the AG’s staff was seen hauling boxes out of Colvin’s storage unit on Sunday. But donating them will not get him off the hook. Yes, and if there's any justice at all in the world, those two brothers can share a cell in prison for a few months.
naturist 03/19/20 04:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Inverter Installed - Open Ground?

Agreed, not a concern. IN THEORY, and if you really want to "play by the rules" and insure absolute perfection, you should bond the neutral to the ground and then drive an 8 foot grounding rod into the dirt beside your rig, attaching it to both the RV chassis AND the inverter ground pin with a huge honkin' bare copper wire, I think 6 gauge is required, but I'd have to look that up to be sure. Not exactly the most portable setup, to be sure, so . . . . Good thing it's not a concern, eh?
naturist 03/19/20 02:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Cut off switch with solar panels

Can someone post a link of a good switch to shut off power from 270 watts of solar to the controller. Thank you. Something like this would be appropriate. Circuit breaker That one looks a little better but I bought one like this cuz it's significantly cheaper. Especially when you consider you don't have to solder lugs onto the wire. Oops, forget it I didn't read it properly. Your looking for a 270 amp switch. You misread. He's looking for a 270 WATT switch, nominal 24 volts, 15 amps. Huge difference.
naturist 03/19/20 02:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cut off switch with solar panels

Can someone post a link of a good switch to shut off power from 270 watts of solar to the controller. Thank you. https://www.amazon.com/Ampper-Battery-Disconnect-Isolator-Vehicles/dp/B07JZ9NDH2 This is all you need. No, that is pretty much guaranteed to fry his charge controller. That is a battery disconnect, not a suitable switch for the wire between the panels and the charge controller.
naturist 03/19/20 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: People suck

Herewith my hope that the Colvin brothers wind up having to eat that stuff, and basically lose their butts. That behavior deserves a sound whuppin, financially if not at the business end of a baseball bat. I was gratified to read in the article that the Tennessee AG sent him a squad of investigators, along with a cease and desist letter, and is looking into prosecuting him. He deserves it.
naturist 03/17/20 01:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Hand-powered chainsaw -- for emergency use

Fun fact: the amount of elbow grease needed to make a saw cut is proportional to the width of the kerf. This suggests to me that a bow saw with a suitably aggressive blade will always be easier to use than anything short of a chain saw motor using a chain. Please do feel free to prove me wrong via actual experience.
naturist 03/15/20 02:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Solar panels

If you use that little electricity, you can probably get by with 200 watts of panels. To be sure, 200 watts is not enough to fully recharge those batteries from the 50% charge maximum draw down state in a single day. But they might cover your needs. I believe the Honda you have produces 1800 watts continuously, and assuming all of that goes into your batteries (possible, not likely, but let's go with that), 4 hours would give you 600 Amp Hours per week. 200 watts of solar will likely yield around 450 Amp Hours each week. If indeed, all that generator capacity went into the batteries, you would be short. But there are losses in running the inverter/charger that you won't see on solar, plus, the generator probably isn't running at full load. The 30 amp charge controller in that kit can probably cover up to 400 watts of panels, so you might have to plug in an extra 100 watts.
naturist 03/15/20 01:59pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel Brothers

I “rolled coal” just once, and quite by accident. But it was well deserved. Took our then-TV up Going to the Sun Road in Glacier NP. It was a 2005 Jeep Liberty diesel. That road is always nearly bumper to bumper and 20-30 mph, very crowded. Reached the peak, looked around, hiked, etc. Then started the drive back to camp. That road is fairly steep, something like 25 miles worth, and coasting in gear all the way with frequent braking and never touching the go-pedal in 50 degree weather resulted in a stone cold engine when we hit bottom. The entire way down, this jerk road my bumper. Most of the way,I couldn’t see his grill, he stayed that close. You know the guy, I’m sure. So we get to the bottom where a little throttle is in order, and the entire world behind me vanished in a huge black cloud. Mr. Tailgate didn’t emerge from the cloud for a long time. While it was viscerally satisfying, I certainly would not have done such a thing on purpose. Way too much chance he’d have an accident, but fortunately the guy behind him wasn’t so much of a jerk.
naturist 03/14/20 02:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Mexico State Parks Suspend Overnight Camping

I came across a bumper sticker that says it well: "The answer to the question 'Can people really be that stupid?' is always 'Yes.'" I bought the only one they had. I could use a few more.
naturist 03/13/20 01:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Mexico State Parks Suspend Overnight Camping

Yes
naturist 03/13/20 08:11am General RVing Issues
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