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RE: Tire spray protection ... what do you prefer ?

Aerospace 303. Uv protectant. i've been told anything containing petroleum will, over time, damage the tires. my choice... soap and water.
rk911 10/22/21 08:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tow bar options & instillation advice

You have RoadMaster and Blue Ox. This is only my choice, I use Blue Ox. I install my myself. Very easy to set up. I double my rating meaning I double what ever the vehicle weights that I am towing. For me 4400 lbs and I got a 10,000 bar. They have them from 7000 to 15,000 lbs now. I got the unit so It just slide into the receiver , no balls . This is a personal choice. and i can attest to Blue OX's outstanding after-the-sale customer service. install yourself only if you're handy otherwise farm it out.
rk911 10/20/21 10:37am Dinghy Towing
RE: New laptop--- clone hard drive?

My laptop HP an Elitebook 8770w (2017?) is beginning to have a few mechanical problems. The screen is cracked and the CD drive is not working. Instead of repairing this laptop I have found a very good price for a recondition one. My question: . Since the new to me laptop is the same make and model can I simply swap out my old hard drive with the new to me laptop? If I desire to have a larger, faster SSD hard drive can I simply clone my old hard drive into the new SSD drive. Either these solutions will save me days of reinstalling all my old programs. yes to both. pull the HD out of the hold and swap it with the HD in the new. Acronis, EaseUS can clone a HD. i used to use Acronis but over the years it has become bloatware. i use EaseUS now but either will work.
rk911 10/20/21 06:51am Technology Corner
RE: Anyone dribble their gray ?

I won't dump (or even dribble) gray. If each successive camper dumps their gray - it turns into a stinky/slimy mess. There's also food particles in it, which can attract unwanted visitors like rodents/skunks, etc this ^^
rk911 10/19/21 09:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone dribble their gray ?

nope. never
rk911 10/18/21 08:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gasser guys and gals ...why not a diesel ?

Maintenance. this and cost. and i have zero experience with diesel engines.
rk911 10/18/21 08:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: In a quandary

if we were in your shoes we would happily see the family and make it a normal holiday. i wouldn’t characterize it as “throwing caution to the wind” makes it sound far more risky than i belive it to be. there is risk in everything starting with waking up and getting out of bed in the morning. driving is risky, too. see your family and enjoy the season.
rk911 10/17/21 05:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV Life unexpectedly comes to a sudden end!

we may be in the same boat...and end to our 35-seasons of traveling and camping. my wife has mobility issues which severely limits what we can do together at a destination. and I do not enjoy taking long walks or short-to-medium hikes alone...even if Maggie the Wonder Beagle is with me. getting ready for winter and spring is getting harder and our enjoyment of the MH is lessening. might be time to sell. but then what? I'm glad we kept it this year as it was a lifeboat of sorts when my BIL passed away in California. his home was unlivable so we stayed in our MH while we spent nearly 3-months clearing, cleaning and selling his home and settling his affairs. but if we sell this year then what? we like to winter in AZ but I can't see us in a condo, townhouse or apartment. park model? maybe. buy a second home in AZ? maybe but that seems overkill for 2-3-months a year as we don't want to live there year round. what to do...what to do?
rk911 10/16/21 07:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Giants/Dodgers called swinging strike...end of game

Rule says: Broke the plane of the plate ... that's why the HPU asks the base ump because he can see it better. That's the claim anyway. Sometimes, I believe the umps leave their glasses at home. But, that's always been part of the game - If they every go to E-Umps, I will quit watching baseball. I think it evens out over a complete game though... Good Call, Bad Call, some for each game. that may be in the leagues you worked but apparently not in MLB. i'm still looking but found this a few minutes ago: https://www.sportsnet.ca/mlb/article/exactly-check-swing-purely-umpires-judgment/ an excerpt: So how far does a big league hitter have to go with his swing in order for a pitch to be called a strike? Is it when he "breaks his wrists'' trying to hold up? Or when his bat crosses the plate? Or when he appears to be trying to hit the ball? Don't bother looking for it in the Official Baseball Rules: Amazingly, in the nearly 200 pages that govern Major League Baseball, there's no mention of how to decide. Officially, it's purely an umpire's judgment. and this... https://baseballrulesacademy.com/lesson/what-is-a-swing-5/
rk911 10/15/21 05:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Giants/Dodgers called swinging strike...end of game

Rule says: Broke the plane of the plate ... that's why the HPU asks the base ump because he can see it better. That's the claim anyway. Sometimes, I believe the umps leave their glasses at home. But, that's always been part of the game - If they every go to E-Umps, I will quit watching baseball. I think it evens out over a complete game though... Good Call, Bad Call, some for each game. what rule number did you find?
rk911 10/15/21 03:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Giants/Dodgers called swinging strike...end of game

as far as i recall it's what, in the ump's judgment, was the batter's intent. i always thought it was whether or not the bat broke the plane of the plate.
rk911 10/15/21 02:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: 14 October 1947...

A truly courageous man. He was a highly skilled pilot who knew the risks. Without people like him to pioneer the way we would still be flying Curtis Jennys. a true American icon, legend and hero!
rk911 10/14/21 06:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: This WRONG on so many levels...!

EEEWWWW!!! IMHO, candy corn itself is all wrong on every level! does anybody actually EAT that stuff?
rk911 10/14/21 02:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: HOW did you choose your Class A ? ....

it was1986 and my wife and i decided to take the plunge. we found a one-owner 1985 26' Winnebago Chieftain for $25K at a dealer in Indiana, Camper Land, I think. very low miles. we were told the owners took it on one trip and traded it for something larger. we had very little trouble with it for the 15-years we owned it. we also didn't know diddly about RVing but had some good friends to show us the ropes.
rk911 10/12/21 08:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about freshwater tank use

This is an interesting discussion. I'm always surprised when I see people talk about not using systems in their RV... Call me unsanitary, but all we've ever done is fill and drain our tanks. I've never sanitized the fresh tanks in any of our RVs. We're lucky to be four-season campers though, and we've never winterized. same here although I did do the sanitize-with-bleach and rinse-with-baking-soda routine for a few years. we're still here 35-seasons later! hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
rk911 10/07/21 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Avoiding Nashville -- heading North

Why not adjust the trip so you don't hit Nashville at 5pm on a Friday afternoon? Rather than going way out of the way, leave sooner -- leave later. yup. we try to hit nashville no later than 2pm.
rk911 10/07/21 10:55am Roads and Routes
RE: black tank digester

pros and cons to happy camper black tank additve been using it for years and like it very much. tried the "just use lots of water" method for a while but switched back to treatment after a few dumps.
rk911 10/07/21 10:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Question about freshwater tank use

All I can say is: If you don't put water in the Fresh Water Tank, you won't be camping at some of the Beautiful State Park CGs that we visit, as may State Parks in numerous Cities don't have Full Hook-ups. That sort of my point. But if your happy with what your doing and FHU is what you seek. There is nothing wrong with that. The main reason to use your tank is that all parks do not have running water at the site. There are lots of fantastic sites with no running water. early in our RV adventures we ran across one park with a tainted water connection (e-coli). that taught us to always travel with a full or nearly full fresh water tank cuz ya just never know.
rk911 10/06/21 04:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question about freshwater tank use

If "camping" involves parking one's rig on asphalt with full services (including wifi), then "why should I use the fresh water tank" is a valid question... these days were mostly FHU RV park RVers. We usually will shut off the water connection at the post when we leave the rig to avoid potential flooding issues. but a lot of the time I'll fill the fresh tank and we'll live off that rather than the city water connection. easier to turn the pump on/off inside than outside.
rk911 10/06/21 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Question about freshwater tank use

I have had two TT previously. Between the two about 8 seasons of camping. I have never put a drop of water into a freshwater tank nor have I ever needed to. I have occasionally thought about if I needed to sanitize it or just leave it be. Well I just purchased a new unit and in an effort to prevent any issues I wanted to hear what others do. Do you keep a few gallons of sanitizing solution in it so it stays clean or what? I had a camping neighbor tell me once that he filled his up every time he set up camp just incase the campground lost water. we've been RVing since 1986 and always keep the fresh water tank at least 2/3 full cuz we never know what the water situation will be at our next stop. IMO your fears and concerns about filling and using the water in the tank are unfounded. fill your tank and enjoy the freedom your RV affords you.
rk911 10/05/21 08:21pm General RVing Issues
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