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RE: Should/will Glacier, Teton and Yellowstone open?

Considering the curve in China (they peaked in Feb. IIRC and have dwindled to very few new cases) and anticipating the curve in other countries, we should peak this month and be well into the down side of it sometime in May. Knowing a bit about the current leadership, I predict the national parks will be open come late May or early June. You may have a slower than usual summer, but it shouldn't be a washout. Or, you can close and let your competing neighbors benefit from your absence (take one for the community). That's my opinion, and it's worth every penny you paid! :)
rexlion 04/03/20 06:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: GM trucks outsell Ford first quarter !

GM trucks outselling Ford trucks? Say it ain't so!! What is wrong with the world? ;) LOL It must be the tailgate.....
rexlion 04/03/20 08:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: This might be helpful for single ladies

Yep, I get it completely. Your story reminds me of my former mailman. After he retired, we were visiting (he lives just a few blocks away from me) and he told me how he and is wife were in a quandary about whether to sell the house and go full time or not. I advised him no not sell right away but to travel for at least a year before making that decision, because once the house is sold, it's gone. He and his wife did wait, and they were glad because they found out they didn't want to fulltime; they just go out for a month here or two months there, and spend the rest of their time content to be in their house. There's something about being in stable, familiar surroundings that is reassuring and soothing, I think. A few years ago I boondocked south of Mono Lake in a lonesome spot, all alone, no one else anywhere nearby. It made me feel nervous; I kept checking my six for mountain lions.
rexlion 04/03/20 08:45am Full-time RVing
RE: No Corona

There are a number of humorous Corona beer memes and jokes going around. All in good fun. If we can't laugh a bit, we'd be in rough shape. I thought I'd read somewhere that sales of Corona beer had increased since the memes started up (free advertising, sort of). Oh well. The OP has overlooked the obvious: there's always Sol... ;)
rexlion 04/03/20 08:31am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Project B.I.G. Built-in Inverter Generator

Sound level inside the RV might be a factor, too. I'm sure it will be louder now when you occupy the TC. But your neighbors will benefit, and so will you when you're outside.
rexlion 04/02/20 06:13pm Truck Campers
RE: New luxury off grid trailer -- very fancy . . .

Conserve water? It doesn't look like purchasers of this unit would be interested in conserving much of anything, money least of all.
rexlion 04/02/20 09:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Arkansas State Parks

Hmm, and I was thinking about Devil's Den, if I can get 3 days in a row without rain (what are the odds of that?). I have a perfectly good porta potti but that won't cut it with park officials. Might have to try for a nearby boondock spot... wish I knew of more than one, though, because the one I know about might be taken. Why wouldn't the porta-potty fly? We had one in our TC and it was great. Would esily last us three days.I mean, it won't fly for camping inside a state park when they're requiring "self contained units only," like right now.
rexlion 03/31/20 05:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

Assuming you want the 5k-6K tow rating for overkill (I see you have a B19, 2900 lbs dry), you could consider Toyota Highlander (my '08 was very reliable and did 140k miles of towing for me). Durango has been mentioned, and their 3.6L does seem to get relatively good gas mileage, but parts availability from FCA would have me concerned. The Subaru Ascent (new for 2019) could work. Chevy Traverse/GMC Acadia is another to look at. Honda Pilot has 3 row seating. So does Nissan Pathfinder, and my mechanic thinks they may have finally gotten their act together and solved their CVT issues. In terms of long term quality and reliability, I favor the Highlander and Pilot, with the Subaru maybe coming in at 3rd place.
rexlion 03/31/20 09:05am Tow Vehicles
RE: Arkansas State Parks

Hmm, and I was thinking about Devil's Den, if I can get 3 days in a row without rain (what are the odds of that?). I have a perfectly good porta potti but that won't cut it with park officials. Might have to try for a nearby boondock spot... wish I knew of more than one, though, because the one I know about might be taken.
rexlion 03/30/20 01:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I'm going camping.

....I think I'm going to take my camper and go spend a couple of nights in here. At least I'll get to go camping. :BAt least no one here has taken it upon himself to scold you for "raising your risk profile"!! I actually saw that accusation on another forum. It made me feel disgusted to see the "thought and behavior police" beating people up over their desire to get outdoors.
rexlion 03/29/20 12:33pm Truck Campers
RE: Questions on using a Dutch Oven

I wonder, instead of a parchment paper or foil liner, could the Reynolds cooking bags (like for turkeys) be used as a liner? A meal in a bag...
rexlion 03/28/20 02:32pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: camping in ohio

Tough crowd.
rexlion 03/28/20 02:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: What does having an appointment mean?

Hmmm. Let me guess. Is this a Camping World rv center?
rexlion 03/27/20 08:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

A proper calculation of mortality rate is: total dead divided by total population.That's one way. Another is to compare the dead to those infected, and that's where the numbers go way up. I'm sorry, but this is simply a fallacy put over on the public by the media so they can throw out higher, more scary stats. Here's proof. From Wikipedia: "Mortality rate, or death rate, is a measure of the number of deaths (in general, or due to a specific cause) in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time." From reference.com: "The mortality rate is calculated by taking all the deaths that occurred during a particular time period and dividing that number by the total size of the population during the same time frame." From Encyclopedia Britannica: "mortality rate is calculated by dividing the number of deaths by the population at risk during a certain time frame." https://www.easycalculation.com/medi...calculator.php There, I've listed 4 good references which show the proper way to figure it, as it has been accepted scientifically and mathematically for many years. If we cannot stick to known facts but re-define facts on the fly to suit ourselves (as the MSM has done), we cannot communicate accurately. The media re-defines "mortality rate" and other terms on a frequent basis, so they can move the goalposts and frighten people into doing what is desired.
rexlion 03/23/20 08:50am General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

A proper calculation of mortality rate is: total dead divided by total population. The outbreak hit Germany and France a bit earlier than Italy. Germany's mortality rate is 93 divided by 83,000,000, or 0.0001% so far. France's mortality rate so far is 562 divided by 65,000,000 = 0.00086%. China's rate (if it can be believed) is similarly low. (For reference, influenza mortality is typically in the 0.1% range.) Of all the countries, Italy is the statistical outlier. Despite being later to the illness than China, S. Korea, Germany, and France, Italy's most recent mortality number is 5,476 out of 60,000,000 people, which still is only a rate of 0.009%. Even though less than 1 in 10,000 has reportedly died from Covid-19 in Italy, the nation hardest hit by this virus so far, the MSM has continued to trot out a "two to three percent death rate" claim. Worse still, they love to use a sensationalized death rate, incorrectly calculated: total deaths divided by number diagnosed with the illness, instead of dividing by total population. Thus they claim false numbers like 10% or 12% death rates. A herd of cattle will stampede over a minor thing; one loud noise or even a single spooked steer can start the herd on a mad, blind dash. Are we any better than a herd of cattle?
rexlion 03/22/20 02:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tire recall

I should have known my tires wouldn't be on the recall list. They, like my wife, don't recall a thing I tell them..... ;)
rexlion 03/21/20 05:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flatulence causing CO/Propane detector alarm?

Yes, those devices are adept at detecting gaseous anomalies. ;) My previous TT's smoke detector would go off any time I stepped out of the shower. Darn things are just too sensitive, if you ask me.
rexlion 03/21/20 05:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: New rv's

I'm with all of you; I like the traditional wood colors. Not gray, not white. I like that "log cabin in the woods" feel, I guess.
rexlion 03/21/20 05:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

China seems to be on the downhill side of this outbreak. They say the incidence of new cases as well as the incidence of deaths in China have both declined for the past month. China's population is 1.435 Billion. Total deaths attributed to this virus, as of now, stands at 3,255. If my math is correct, that's a mortality rate of 0.00022% of the population in the nation that was the origin and epicenter of the disease. (Mortality rates are supposed to be calculated versus total population, but many news sources are figuring death number versus number diagnosed with the disease, a misleading statistic if it's called "mortality rate.")
rexlion 03/21/20 05:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is a tandem axle cargo trailer worth the extra $ over single

It's possible to order brakes on a single axle trailer, usually. In my experience (towing a cargo trailer 15k-20k miles per year for 2 decades, plus travel trailer towing) my tandems' rear tires would pick up nails 4 or 5 times a year, whereas the single axles might find a nail once a year. I think the front tire runs over the flat nail, kicks it point-up, and it stabs the back tire. I had a couple of tires get destroyed because they lost air and I didn't catch it in time (now I run TST TPMS on my single axle's tires, though I haven't had an issue with a trailer tire pressure suddenly falling for about 2 years!). The only way I'd get a tandem is if I simply had to have the extra weight carrying capacity. The single axles have towed straight and true (proper forward-biased loading is important with any trailer) and I never have any sway. No tire scrub when backing tight turns, either.
rexlion 03/20/20 02:49pm Towing
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