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RE: Locking fuel tank tops

I just wandered in to the local auto parts store and bought an off the shelf cap That's what I would do. With fuel prices today, fuel theft is going to be on the rise. BTW, I heard of a guy who carries a red gasoline can in the bed of his pickup. Filled with diesel. Then he parks in shopping center lots, wanders off to a nearby store to shop. He's had occasional instances of the can being stolen, and he's waved to broken down cars on his way home. Oh, he always gets his can back, he says, because after they dump the fuel into their car's tank, they discard the can. Dunno if it's true, but it would be an expensive lesson for the thieves.
naturist 03/08/22 12:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Solar MPPT and lithium batteries

It's not that lithium batteries' voltage doesn't drop, it's that it drops much more gradually until the battery is almost dead, when it drops like a rock.
naturist 03/08/22 12:47pm Tech Issues
one more thing to worry about

So yesterday a friend's car was broken into and the cash and credit cards she had left in the console were stolen. Thieves later tried to buy a $2900 TV set from an online retailer. Fortunately for her, the card they chose declined the purchase, but 13 other folks hit the same day by the same means were not so lucky. Apparently, they had a woman come up close to her so she could read the RFID chip from her car key fob. The signal was then relayed to an accomplice standing next to her car, who used the signal to open the locked car door. Evidently there is at least one crime ring roaming the country using this method to steal from those of us with keyless entry key fobs. And what car today lacks such a system? Sometimes they steal valuables from your car (pro tip: do not leave valuable stuff in your car!), and sometimes they steal the car. So, besides avoiding Covid (and other dread diseases), you don't want strangers invading your personal space. And it might be a really good idea to keep your car key fob in one of those faraday cage key cases. Or wrapped in aluminum foil. (BTW, I just tested my BMW key fob wrapped in aluminum foil, and sho' 'nuff, neither the Comfort Access entry system nor the engine start routine worked until I peeled off the aluminum foil.) (Yeah, yeah, I've known about Faraday cages for decades, thanks folks.)
naturist 03/08/22 12:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Hope this is OK for this forum - DEF question

Thanks for the suggestion and the link, @Carl_N_Susan. It should be noted that the link provided is malformed, however. This should fix it: Fixed clicky
naturist 02/15/22 11:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Alllergic to camp fire smoke.....? RV coming 3 weeks!!!!

Y'all do what works for you. Pretty simple, actually. Anything you do has advantages and disadvantages relative to anything else you could have done. I'm not allergic to campfire smoke, but I dislike it in general. Burns the eyes, stinkifies everything, etc. But I like campfires, especially ones burning wood. So I bought a so-called smokeless portable fire pit. It's a Bondfire model Solo Stove, and except for initial startup (usually no more than 5 minutes), it is indeed pretty much smokeless. That's my answer to the OP. I have no issue with the propane burning, campfire-in-a-can crowd. I'll hang out with them; I'll invite them over to mine; or we can sit at our respective and wave hello at each other across the campground. Live and let live.
naturist 02/15/22 11:00am Truck Campers
RE: 100 a/h Lithium Battery for $21?

There is no way any legit business can sell multiple 4-unit pallets of items normally costing $600-$1,000 EACH items for only $82.99 for all four. While there is a microscopic chance someone could stumble onto such a deal in the case of someone with them just wanting to get them the heck out of the garage/shed/extra bedroom, I think you have to stretch your chances beyond all possibility in order to find a legit deal of the sort offered in the ad, which, btw, has been showing up on my Facetube feed frequently of late. I have not bitten because I am certain enough it is a scam to not bother risking, er, throwing away $82.99.
naturist 02/14/22 03:25pm Tech Issues
RE: New travel trailer delivered with bubble along the edges

Also - not sure on how to post a photo. I saw the icon for posting an image but it requires a full URL. A URL into my computer's fine system? I think not. No need to worry about THAT. This site isn't capable of doing anything with "a URL into my(your) computer's file system." The URL would be into the web server upon which you have placed the file. (before posting a picture within text, it must first be on a host website) https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/15775751.cfm
naturist 02/10/22 05:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Water heater not working on the electric setting...

Sometimes this problem arises because somebody turned the electric heating element on when the water heater was not full of water. When that happens, it burns out the heating element almost instantly. The cure is element replacement. The test to determine if the heating element is functional is a resistance, for which you need an ohmmeter.
naturist 01/31/22 01:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Water Heater Noise

Last time I had that very problem, it was due to having the burner tube full of dead stink bugs. Cleaned them out, and all was good.
naturist 01/31/22 01:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Central Montana hosts needed.

clicky required to stay from Memorial Day to Labor Day, sites have access to water, but no hookups. No Electric, no sewer, basically boon docking.
naturist 01/30/22 02:44pm Workamping Forum
RE: Reservations at federal parks

The Reservation.gov site is operated by Booz, Allen, Hamilton. I suspect that's who takes the hit on credit charge fees. Nope, that's not who takes the hit. Actual Fact: whoever brings the money to the transaction pays the piper. Always. Doesn't matter who appears to take it, the cash ALWAYS actually comes out of the hide of the person forking over money. The fee can easily be hidden in the cost of the item/service, but it is in there. Always.
naturist 01/28/22 11:08am General RVing Issues
RE: pocket knife

In the words of liberal redneck, Trae Crowder, "H***, every redneck I know has carried a pocketknife since second grade." So, me, too. Since at least second grade. Still, to this day. And yes, I use it almost every day to open SOMETHING, cut some cord/rope/string, etc. I even get asked by strangers in the lumber yard to "borrow your knife for a second." That is an absolute no-no. NEVER lend your knife to a stranger. If they are too dumb to have come prepared, they are too dumb to return it intact. Last time I did that, it came back with the blade snapped off. Idiot tried to use it as a pry bar.
naturist 01/24/22 01:59pm Around the Campfire
RE: Need help . No shore power

Are you sure the place you are plugging it is actually powered? By that, I mean have you plugged ANYTHING in there to confirm you even have power? Stuck the probes of a voltmeter in to check voltage? NOT checked the breaker box, again, that tells you nothing other than there SHOULD be power there. But it does not mean there actually is power.
naturist 01/06/22 02:44pm Toy Haulers
RE: inDesign Publishing Program

Short answer: No. InDesign and the PDF file format are both Adobe products. THE Adobe product for creating and manipulating PDF files is Acrobat. If there is one thing Adobe does well, it is making sure its products do not cannibalize its other products. And, of course, "convert to what" is the essential question. My brother wrote a book years ago, and sent it somewhere to get it published. All he has any longer is an early Publisher version file of the page layout/text. If there is one thing Microsoft does well, it is make sure you MUST update your software. So his only computerized version of his book is no longer readable by ANY software we've been able to find. But if what you have is actually a PDF, and not a Publisher file, any PDF reader should be fine with it. To do anything more with it, you need either Acrobat or one of the many non-Adobe products available. But not InDesign. Good luck.
naturist 01/06/22 02:41pm Technology Corner
RE: College Football Is Just Around The Corner, Can't Wait!

Watched several games, including the Rose Bowl, where the Buckeyes sent their buffoons out for the first half, then the Brilliants in the second half. My hat’s off to the Utes on a great game. It turned into the shootout I expected and it’s a shame someone had to lose. Both teams did well, IMHO. Given the talent gap, it’s amazing the game was so close but Utah over achieved, which should make the sting of loss a little less. Also gotta give a lot of credit to Jaxon Smith-Njigba. 15 catches for 347 yards, a 23 yard average is awesome, and bodes well for the future.
naturist 01/03/22 04:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: How to see grand canyon

Since you are wandering, hit both the North and South rims. They are very different parks, being 2,000 feet different in elevation as well as having different views of the canyon itself. Do be aware that snows happen as early as late September even at the lower elevation of the South rim. Been there when it did. And absolutely make reservations at both as early as possible. They are popular places to visit, and fill up quickly.
naturist 12/29/21 03:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery wiring question

Depends on wire length and peak current drawn. Google wire gauge and find one of the calculators/tables online.
naturist 12/29/21 03:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Merry Christmas Y'all!

This time of year there are at least 25 major holidays celebrated by the world's many religions, not to mention Festivus for the rest of us. Regardless of which one(s) get celebrated in your household, may it/they be the most joyous and hope filled one(s) of all, as well as merely the beginning of a a trend of ever better ones.
naturist 12/29/21 03:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: Exterior dash cam for rear view?

Not sold as dash cams, but many of the security cameras sold for home use are weatherproof, battery powered, with a card slot for memory chips. These typically record 24/7 as the first sign of movement in an "event" is frequently too late to record the critical details. For example clicky
naturist 12/27/21 01:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Insurance claim, possible surge

Agreed likely lightning strike. A power surge of any kind blows things immediately, not months later. Lightning doesn't have to hit the trailer, it can hit the power line a mile or more away. If the 'electric company's grounds at the poles are out/already blown from a previous strike, the lightning surge can destroy things you wouldn't believe.
naturist 12/25/21 02:05pm General RVing Issues
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