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RE: US to require COVID Testing for International Flyers

I'm glad I cancelled the mission trip to Ecuador this coming June. Not sure how that would work out.
rexlion 01/12/21 04:23pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: HAPPY NEW YEARS eBay Hoot link

Put the acid in the battery and drink the epsom salts... 1 out of 2 will 'work'! ;)
rexlion 01/02/21 09:50am Tech Issues
RE: Busted!

The other thing you can do is research the penalty fees involved. How much $ is the first violation? How much for the second? Maybe it escalates, maybe it doesn't. Could be that paying the fine every month or so is cheaper than paying for storage. You cannot find safe storage around here for less than $200/month. I probably would choose to not own an RV if I couldn't park it here at home. Not worth the cost or the inconvenience. I'm looking at about $35 to $40 per month for outdoor storage at a gated, paved, fenced facility with 24-hour security cameras. The biggest issue right now is that it is full-on winter here, and the storage lots are almost full. Also, they don't keep them plowed (snow). Right now I would have access, because last week's thaw melted the snowpack, but there will be more of the white stuff. So - wait until the end of January and roll the dice on being able to get in? Or do it now while I can and pay for a month that I really don't need? -Speak$40 buys peace of mind, I'd get it over with. But if you enjoy casino gambling, you might enjoy taking a chance! :)
rexlion 12/29/20 12:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Amazon to close down Kindle lending library January 2021

That sucks. I bought my wife a kindle for Christmas.Look up bookbub, I get an email every Friday with cheap and even free books featured, based on the categories for which I indicated interest. My kindle got full this month and I had to delete some (they're still on the kindle cloud storage though) to make room for a couple new ones. Bookbub costs me nothing. https://landing.bookbub.com/light_covers?source=ba_us_bookbub_exact&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=US-Brand%3A%20Bookbub&msclkid=146717303af71b71a25848d8e0f3b94a
rexlion 12/27/20 12:00pm Technology Corner

Any particular tune it whistles?..:W....Dennis It's a truck, it probably is off-key most of the time anyway! Unless he's had it tuned... :D
rexlion 12/27/20 11:54am Tech Issues
RE: Which TT has the Best Kitchen and Why?

Keep in mind when shopping that listed dry tongue weights of TTs will always be far lower than the actual weight you'd experience when ready for camping. A 600 lb hitch weight limit suggests to me that you're looking for a dry hitch of less than 400 lbs. Seriously, I had a 23' Rockwood with a dry hitch weight listed at 380 lbs and I bent a rear leaf spring on my Mountaineer (6000/600 rating). It didn't help that the 30 gallon water tank was up front, under the bed, and I nearly filled it. But you have to remember the battery and LP tanks are up there, too. (I even had a WD hitch, btw.) I don't know if there are any TTs that will have the kitchen features you're looking for. When I see someone who has special requirements like you do, my first suggestion is to look at creating your own travel trailer by starting with a good cargo trailer and building it out (or having it built for you). I'm actually pondering this course of action myself, because I have specific desires that RV mfrs don't meet. The only factory-built TT I'm pondering at all is the Escape, made in British Columbia, although it misses on several of my desires. They are incredibly backlogged (long waiting list) but they will do a bit of customization on some things. The second possibility I'd suggest is to seek out a small RV mfr that will build to suit. For example, here in OK we have the maker of Idle Time trailers, https://www.allencampermfg.com/up-to-29'-travel-trailers and maybe a company like them would build in a top-quality cooktop of your choice, a larger sink, etc. Allen does have some trailers in your size range to begin with.
rexlion 12/21/20 06:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oklahoma State Parks

A neat place, but watch the weather. Sister in law lives just outside Tulsa. One year we visited and was fishing in short sleeves mid 70's weather. That night it hit 20 and I almost couldn't get the frozen water hose off the hydrant in the morning. Stiff as a board. We got out and that night they had 7" of snow. Again, nice, but watch the weather closelyShucks, OK doesn't have any monopoly on wild temperature swings. I experienced the same thing while camping in Michigan on a Sept. weekend. 73 and sunny at noon, then it started raining, then blowing and sleeting. Tents were getting knocked over. It hit a low of 19 overnight. :E
rexlion 12/09/20 08:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New travels trailers are getting scarce

Just wait until springtime. All the "if we get a trailer we can travel all we want" folks that had no idea what they were getting into will be dumping some hardly used units after the kids and/or wife decide it is not for them.That works for me. I'm about 5 years from retirement. :)
rexlion 12/09/20 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Towing Altima on Trailer?

Talk to a couple of flatbed tow truck drivers; I'm sure they will be able to tell you what to use and where to attach.
rexlion 12/05/20 06:51pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Toyota motor homes

I didn't think any of those little Toyota mohos had a V6. Weren't they all 4-bangers? A '90s era Dodge chassis class B would probably be a better buy, and maybe cheaper. They'd handle and drive better, too. I seem to recall that there have been some other small motor homes built, in the 70s and maybe later. One was on a VW chassis, I forget the name of it. If I wanted a vintage moho, personally I'd probably look for one of those rounded-off GMC units.
rexlion 12/03/20 10:21pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Oklahoma State Parks

We moved from MI to OK nearly 30 years ago. For summer camping, OK is too hot for my taste. Shoulder seasons are better. Mid-March through April can be pretty good, and fall (Sept 20 to mid November) is even better camping weather. Peak tornado time is May, but honestly a person can find himself in severe weather just about anywhere in the country, just about any time of year. Bad weather happens. Even when a big storm spawns a series of tornadoes, the tornadoes are only affecting a tiny percentage of the state's total land area; it's sort of like being struck by lightning to be hit by a tornado. And OK doesn't have a monopoly on them, either; we hear of tornadoes tearing up places in many other states. As for state parks, Red Rock Canyon might be the most unusual due to the reddish canyon walls surrounding the CG. Robbers Cave, Osage, and Greenleaf are some other nice ones. Don't write off the COE CGs, though, because OK has some nice ones of those. I camped twice this year at Flat Rock Creek.
rexlion 12/03/20 10:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Who uses a pop-up canopy?

I don't have an awning, but I had a Clam and now have a Gazelle. One thing to know about those is the small size of the screen holes; it's so fine a mesh, very little breeze gets through. So the canopy tends to be noticeably warmer than the outside air due to the sun shining on the top. This can be a bad thing if it's 80 degrees outside, but a good thing if it's 60 degrees.
rexlion 12/01/20 10:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quiet heater that doesn’t drain batteries ?

Propex furnaces are much quieter. Dickinson Newport heaters provide a nice 'fireplace look' through a glass window. Just a couple of ideas.
rexlion 11/30/20 06:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: and just like that...*poof*....gone

It was the new 2021 model, "Dr. Who" Tardis. Much more svelte exterior than the old phone booth model, but the interior square footage is doubled.
rexlion 11/29/20 09:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: easy on/off truck caps?

I had an aluminum cap on an 8' bed, some years back. Like BB, I used C clamps to hold it on. Two people could move it on or off (but we were younger then). I suppose a shorter cap should be a bit lighter and less awkward.
rexlion 11/29/20 09:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Reliable Walkie Talkie?

Radios that accept regular AA or AAA cells should solve your battery problem. Just have some extras on hand. The lithium ones (Energizer Advanced or Ultimate) may perform better in high drain devices.
rexlion 11/22/20 11:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Tow Vehicle Rear End Sag

We recently upgraded our tow vehicle, so now the hitch and ball sit much higher than the coupler on the tongue of the trailer (when its level). After hooking it up and putting all the trailer weight on the tow vehicle, and not the jack, the rear end sags. We have a weight distribution hitch, but that doesn't seem to help. What could cause this, and how do we fix it? Thanks-First off, you want to change your WDHitch configuration so its ball sits at the proper level (when unhooked), same height as the trailer tongue when level. Does it have a row of bolt holes that will let you lower the head with the ball? What brand WD hitch are you using? Different ones have different instructions for proper setup. A measuring tape might be needed.
rexlion 11/22/20 10:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Boondocking --- Average AH consumption/day?

When I had my 17’ TT, camping alone, my 70W unmounted panel kept my group 26 battery topped up for a week of camping in sunshine. Usage was minimal: some fantastic fan use on low, water pump when needed, a couple of LED lights for 2-3 hours in the evening, fridge controller, CO detector, and converter. No inverter, no high drain items like furnace (weather was mild). Most people will use more power than I. You might as well get 200W and have peace of mind. Not every day will be full sun unless you’re lucky.
rexlion 11/15/20 10:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Elon's Starlink Internet Service

I wonder if these satellites will eventually be used to track all 5G users?
rexlion 11/14/20 08:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Aluminum Framed Vacumn Bonded Lamination

Our 2007 Phoenix Cruiser is made as follows. Floor - Marine plywood deck, rectangular steel floor framing, foam block insulation, durable corrugated plastic under-barrier. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50594113671_6b56f7a4c9_z.jpg width=640 Walls - Gel-coat fiberglass exterior, aluminum studs, foam block insulation, walls rest on the floor (not bolted against the floor). https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50593378893_3cefb2f73e_z.jpg width=640 Cut-outs - Framed as shown, foam block insulation, finished with wall-papered luan interior wall panel. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50593378878_36d22319c3_z.jpg width=640 https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50594243617_fb413cf8b4_z.jpg width=640 Roof - (see picture above) Curved aluminum rafters for a domed roof, luan inside and outside, inside finished with a fabric, outside covered with sheet fiberglass. I suppose there are better materials and methods, but ours has been working well. There are so many more interesting details how a Phoenix Cruiser is constructed. CLICK HERE to watch a YouTube slide show that points out some unique detail. That one photo indicates “moisture proof plywood.” Is there such a thing? Moisture resistant, I could understand, but moisture proof? Call me a skeptic....
rexlion 11/12/20 05:44pm Class C Motorhomes
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