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RE: Smaller Propane Tanks

No need to go past the second post (reply) to your question by the Mod! Did that long ago. The 40# are simply too heavy. Plus - you can purchase extra 20# bottles at reasonable prices at HD, Lowe's, Costco, etc. Handy to have at your home for your BBQ. (Also, most even have gauges now.). Note: The "exchange" bottles are usually less than full - and about double the cost of what a bulk supplier charges to fill your bottles. Whatever lights your burner! ~
ol Bombero-JC 09/21/22 11:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Early report: One dead in boating mishap Grand Canyon

I see the barking canine before story is loaded. If I want to know, I'll wait for a news source. NBC is your News Source, and... Google is your friend...:S Use any part of this title: 2PM Sat. at Bedrock Rapid, Colorado River. One dead, multiple injured at GCNP -or- just Google - "Boating accident Grand Canyon National Park". Hope that helps....:R
ol Bombero-JC 09/11/22 03:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: How safe is etransfer - selling big items?

Just makes sure the buyer is not a Nigerian Prince. Buyer is a King! Just give him a call...... Here King, Here King!! Woof. :W
ol Bombero-JC 08/29/22 10:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any issues having slides on both sides?

We're looking at buying a new or slightly used TT. Is there any issues with RV's slides on both sides? My wife thinks they may limit us because some parks may have restrictions on slides on both sides. Do multiple slide owners have any insights? Cheers, Scott Answering the OPs question, SPECIFICALLY in re: "some parks may have restrictions on slides on both sides". Never found that - or even heard of it. Never stayed in a park w/o sufficient room for slides on both sides of the RV.......also many DPs have 4 slides (or 5) - with slides on both sides........ Sorry, we can't accommodate you - or want your $$. Not ! If the TT is in good shape at a good price, and meets your reqs - don't sweat the small stuff, cheer up and for it. :W
ol Bombero-JC 08/26/22 10:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: What kind of deals are out there?

You'd do better to sell privately. RV trades, car trades, whatever - if they give you a good trade you pay more for the vehicle you are buying, less on trade more off on the newer vehicle. Although Car and RV sales is a bit of a mess right now. I still think it's a seller's market. And - there you have xlnt advice! Sell your existing RV yourself. You will be able to do better negotiating a price for the one you wish to purchase! Lastly - don't buy from a dealer's lot (inventory). Order it - shop for the best deal via the internet. See what kind of a deal you can get from a "distant" dealer. Then decide if the $$ you save by traveling is worth it to you. If not try that local outfit again - tell 'em you're ready to go out of state for the better deal/price. Happy hunting! ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/15/22 05:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Waste water totes for fresh water

I can't think of a reason against using a new water tote for fresh water, but I would be sure to mark it clearly as potable water ONLY. X-2 - OK as long as "someone" doesn't accidentally use the tote for its "intended" use! The bladder type would be a good choice (instead) if it would work for you. If the type of plastic in the tote bothers you, look into a standard (non-metalic) fresh water RV tank.....lots of sizes available.....but no wheels, LOL. ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/15/22 05:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV registration in SD

I just chatted with someone from the DOR. She said we can maintain our RV registration in SD, but not every county will allow it. The research continues. There's NO problem keeping your RV registered in SD ! Chat with Americas Mailbox - ask lots of questions. However - the REAL problem you may/will have is *IF* your DL is not from AZ - you best have your ducks in a row when you explain it to an LEO (in AZ). Like the Mod said - some/most states want their revenue! Some LEOs could care less - some LEOs care A *LOT*. The guy or gal behind the badge may or may not "buy into" your program! "Sign here, tell it to the judge next month, have a nice day - and drive carefully!" Good luck with "the plan" !! ~
ol Bombero-JC 08/15/22 05:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Temp Reg. Question Buying from out of state in California

Here is my solution. I did not know that in California plates stay with the vehicle and once you sign the title you absolve the old owner of all responsibility. I will use the plates on the current Class B RV and drive it home. I will insure it before I leave. My reluctance and concern was that the owner would remove the plates after the sale to return to DMV as that is how we do it here in NJ. I didn't want to drive across the country without plates. I know in NJ They would pull me over and impound the vehicle immediately. That's correct. Hopefully the seller's tags are up to date. There's a portion of the CA title that you sign and leave with the seller. They can go straight to the CA DMV website and record the sale with all of your info to protect their liability. And you'll have the signed title that protects your ownership. Have the owner email you a photo of the title in advance so you can have a look first. Make sure there isn't a lienholder and make sure there aren't any other complications. For example, a CA title can list the husband OR the wife, but then your state might require both of their signatures, so make sure both of them sign and date it. Other than that, your plate with the current tags plus your signed title and proof of insurance are all you need to get across the country. (Make sure you deal with the insurance before you hit the road.) Good (and correct) information! BTW - sales tax in California is collected when: A *new* vehicle is purchased. If a *new* vehicle is leaving the state, usually the buyer and seller meet in AZ or NV to complete the purchase. (Yes, that's legal). For a *previously owned* vehicle -from a private party- CA sales tax would be charged when the new owner goes to the CA DMV to register it. A smog inspection would be required. Note: A previously owned vehicle being purchased from a *dealer*: Expect the dealer is required to charge CA sales tax. Use the "work-around" above.......and/or check with your home state how it is handled. BTW - the CA plates stay with the vehicle - which may -or may not- be "collected by the state where the new registration takes place, along with sales tax (if any) and registration fees. Lastly - there are private vehicle registration companies, which are authorized to complete registration (etc.) in CA. Most will answer questions w/o charging a fee for same. **In many/most instances they are more knowledgeable than many AAA offices - with more complicated registration, etc. It's really not as difficult as it seems...:W .
ol Bombero-JC 07/06/22 08:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Propane cover

Hey Mike - As you can see - this forum gets *VERY LITTLE* activity! Chances of replies = Slim & None!...:( Suggest you re-post to the "General RVing Issues" forum!...:C BTW - revise your title (subject) a bit, as the forum/s don't permit duplicate posts...:W Good luck. ~
ol Bombero-JC 06/26/22 08:39pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: What's the real scoop on propane tank re-certification?

Try AmeriGas in Oxnard The OP is in Simi Valley - looooong way to Oxnard !!....:E (and -Yikes!-you're in Fresno ??) With a little bit of effort *locally* you can find a *convenient* place to refill. About 3 miles from my home in Orange County, a local gas/diesel station refills tanks at a good price...:C (they do a good business filling tanks - often several folks waiting!) *NEVER* had the attendant that comes out to the giant supply tank - check the date on the 20# or 40# tank you want him to fill...:W Como se dice...."gracias amigo!"...:W ~
ol Bombero-JC 06/26/22 12:16pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Got the insurance money but I can't I do this myself?

Just over 5k damage for this. I think I will fix it my self. You can see there are three colors to match on the "J" wrap plus the two vertical pcs of trim at each end of the slide has to be removed. For the time and money I will straighten out the bent portion and buy new wheel well trim and have it painted. I also have a plan to make a pc of sheetmetal to cap the damaged under belly and simply straighten out and paint the support pc. At least 4 grand in my pocket. Last pic is pre damage. What brand are/were the tires ?? .
ol Bombero-JC 06/26/22 11:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Getting gas with long trailer?

Execute: "Plan Ahead!" when you're down to 1/4 tank of fuel. Never found a station I "needed" for diesel -with 5th hitched- if I 'executed' properly. *If* you can't do the Boy Scout thing - carry a 5gal can of diesel. *If* you can't remember to do either one - practice backing (a lot). :W .
ol Bombero-JC 06/26/22 11:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Email Issues - Just looking for ideas..

Rather than just deleting spam emails, report them as junk. It takes a while, but if you do that consistently, those emails will automatically go to your junk folder.I agree. Deleting is not enough. Report as spam. Reporting doesn't prevent the same spammers from targeting your email as it just blocks sender's specific address. Since they are aware of this, they create new email addresses knowing that a certain percent will always get through. To a point. I use Juno and if I keep reporting items as junk, their system identifies subject line and will filter emails with similar subject lines even if the sender email is different. For it to be effective though, I have to use Juno's online email system to identify emails as junk. If I do it through a third party like Thunderbird, it doesn't work. Wow! Learn something new every day! I thought Juno had died yeas ago and gone to cyber-heaven! ~
ol Bombero-JC 05/28/22 12:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Starlink for RV's Just Released Announcement

Doesn't Starlink still require a 180 degree view of the sky? If so this would kind of limit one's camping options. Dave No, it does not. Wow! Compliments on a short and concise answer! How do you feel about the oceanfront property in Arizona? Satellite "bean counters"? :W..:R .
ol Bombero-JC 05/28/22 12:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Fuel Availability

Can't cry about $6/gallon fuel. Ask a Canadian what they are paying. I looked long & hard for a Canadian to ask! Couldn't find one! :B..:B .
ol Bombero-JC 05/28/22 12:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is there an Air Conditioner using Inverter Compressor

I love the split systems that I have in my home. Now that I have the roof on my 2000 Bounder 34T cleared for recovering I'm wondering if anybody makes an inverter system unit for RV's. There are some 12VDC or 24VDC A/C systems designed for trucks, but nothing in the RV specific market. Some people have taken residential mini-split systems which do use inverter powered compressors and installed on RV. Not sure how well they would handle all of the bouncing around. If you are a HVAC person, it would not be difficult to build your own. All of the parts are readily available. You can of course run an A/C off of an inverter if you have a large enough one and sufficient battery power. The big win on 12VDC compressors is that they actually use 3 phase AC motors. 3 phase motors are much more energy efficient than straight DC or single phase AC. OP: Try a search on the Escapees Heavy Duty Truck ("HDT") forum. I recall some of the HDT owners (usually Volvo with integrated sleepers) using Mini-splits. Of course the cab is a small area. However, possibly some may have *also* done something similar for the 40ft 5th wheel trlrs they tow. ~
ol Bombero-JC 05/14/22 09:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking in Ventura County, CA

Passing through Ventura County, CA. Anyone got tips on boondocking spots? Considering Walmart and other spots. Thank you! Apparently the Mods don't appreciate So. CA *facts*. Easy answer - No boondocking or Walmart "overnighting" available. No truck stops where you would like to spend the night. Rest areas are few and far between - and jam-packed! True: Most (if not all ) Walmarts ban overnighting - due to folks who have turned "overnighting" into long-term "camping" with run-down RVs. The So. CA city which I worked for (30 years) fought long and hard *not* to even allow a Walmart within the city limits! Why? The adjoining city had one - which became a homeless (with RVs) "campground". In San Diego, Orange, L.A., Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties (and any city/county close to the ocean - search out paid campground listings (off the interstates) and check for offerings and availability. *If* you are traveling inland (like I-5) - your chances greatly improve north of L.A. Campgrounds on or close to the beaches - sell out (filled) six months in advance when reservations open for summer. Trying to be honest - been in So CA for 80 yrs, camping (in RVs) since 1976. As the saying goes - it is what it is. ~
ol Bombero-JC 04/26/22 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Pad Size + turnaround space

Many/some property owners in Tuscon, AZ have an RV pad to rent out to the snowbirds - usually *not* in the hottest summer months, although some do year-long rentals (Canadians leave 5th wheel "on site"). Try searching for ads in forums that allow rental information (& Craigslist, etc.) and see what is available for comparison. Owners usually list "amenities" (space, drive-thru, etc.) as well as price. ~
ol Bombero-JC 04/21/22 11:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: ZEP Floor Wax Update

Thanks for the update. For anyone looking for old threads, before Zep - search on "Red Max Pro" in the archives (topics over 12 months old). Over the years there was lots of discussion & info. ~
ol Bombero-JC 04/21/22 11:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV recovery!

Knowing when to stop is a valuable skill. It can be learned. Sad story. Private pilots know - sometimes the most difficult aerial maneuver is a 180 !! Applies to ground travel also. ~
ol Bombero-JC 04/21/22 11:10pm General RVing Issues
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