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RE: Can't fly out while you have a vehicle in Mexico?? True?

We recently got Out Visitor Permits at San Luis I had forgotten to bring along the vehicle registration which was parked on the USA side ,so had to walk back cross the border ,get the registration and walk into Mexico once again to get the Hologram. There is nothing saying how We entered Mexico,on Our Tourist Visa other than by Land is checked, and Our Passports were not used as identification for the Vehicle Permit they only asked for My Drivers licence? So other than using a Credit Card for all the fees there is nothing that I can see links My Visitor Form to Either of Our Vehicles ., which by the way are in My Name Only!
robatthelake 11/19/16 05:17pm RVing in Mexico and South America
Photovoltaic Panel Diodes

I have been gifted several P V panels ranging from 80 to 120 Was to. They all have some damage to the Diodes due to weather ( Water) , all are still producing full voltage but require the Diodes to prevent back feeding and to complete the output circuit! Where is a relable source?
robatthelake 11/05/16 10:17pm Tech Issues
RE: Replacing day/night shades with blinds

I have been restringing Our D/N Blinds over the last few weeks! They are very easy to do after You figure out how to unclip them and work much better than any Of those Stupid Venetian mini blinds! I can see why some folks replace them as it does take a bit of patience to figure out how they are supposed to work!
robatthelake 11/05/16 10:02pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Was that you on I95 headed south?

Lots of Us Old Birds here in the Yuma Area already! Can't figure out where the RV Dealers are and the local Stores have been hiding their Water Toys!
robatthelake 11/05/16 09:53pm Snowbirds
RE: Chance of finding a cheap site in Palm area in November?

The Bargains this Year are in Yuma Arizona! Try googling Cal Am parks!
robatthelake 11/05/16 09:46pm Snowbirds
RE: Surprise, Gasoline prices to increase

Anyone buying an Electric Vehicle to save money is living in a Fools Paridise! As soon as Electric becomes the norm the Taxes on Electricity will be hiked so that those Owners can pay their full share of Road Maintenance and all the Other Social programs that are deemed affected by Vehicles using Our Streets and Roads! To think otherwise is just plain stupidity !
robatthelake 11/05/16 08:41pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Nogales help, please

Another vote for the Home Depot!
robatthelake 11/05/16 08:16pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Crossing the Mexican border

Crossing at any Mexican POE can be easy or difficult! With careful planning and obtaining the proper documents several Days to several weeks in advance ,always makes the crossing painless! Always have Mexican Insurance prior to obtaining Your Tourist Visa and the Temporary Import Permit! In My opinion and based upon My personal experience be prepared for all eventualities but expect to not have any issues!
robatthelake 11/05/16 08:12pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Snowing in Colorado

How's the weather and Road conditions in the Gateway Area?
robatthelake 09/28/16 07:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bad pricing in Barra de Navidad ?

Ridiculous pricing! Either they expect some very high end Rigs or just have No Clue on how to price themselves! Unfortunately Bara has very poor RV Parking when compared to its neighbour along the Road 2 km.
robatthelake 09/27/16 01:21pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Roads

We attempted to use the Place that Tequila suggested last Spring. we were advised to leave as there had been some trouble or other ,we went back to the Pemex South of Town . much better in My Opinion.
robatthelake 09/27/16 01:15pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Kinro Window latch

I'm not familiar with that particular Bramd so my comments may not help you. That said most of the Window Latches that I have encountered in RV s have been made of Plastic,and are prone to being snapped off when closing . If this is the case just drill out the usual rivet and replace the latch with a piece of metal that can be drilled and attached with a Nut and Bolt or if You prefer a decent sized Rivet. It doesn't take an expert machinist to see that the Original Plastic part was just something that pivoted into a slot in the window frame. You may not end up with a fancy handle on the latch ,but you will have a latch that keeps the window closed!
robatthelake 09/19/16 10:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Outside TV install

The reason that Most RV exteriors are White is so that You can use a Projector to watch Movies under the Stars on a Huge Screen! Well they used to be mostly white. Think Super Bowl or for All those Hardy Canadians The Grey Cup, not to mention the Stanley Cup Finals! Such Fun !
robatthelake 09/14/16 06:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Route south around Seattle to Olympia

I have to agree with the previous reply. Of course if You have the time and don't mind spending a few dollars,take a ferry across to Vancouver Island have an extended Vacation then cross from Victoria to Port Angeles on the Coho . That will get You past Seattle !
robatthelake 09/14/16 05:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Security Camera Question

I have heard that there are some Solar Charged Motion sensor Monitored systems available that might be what You need! They untilize a cellular signal as an alternative to WIFI and Your regular ISP! I think that one Company calls there's a Yard Cam or site Cam ??? We are in Canada ,but these are American Companies, so No I'm not advertising any particular product. We need something similar here in BC ,but since We travel to the US and Mexico ,haven't found a solution. Thinking about asking the neighbours to keep their eyes on Our place while We are away!
robatthelake 08/22/16 01:38pm Technology Corner
RE: Solar Issues in The Money Pit

That Big Old Bed Tank may be covered in Rust ,but it is probably still in great shape on the inside! Don't bank on it ,but don't be afraid to have some propane put in . The places that fill them are pretty sharp at spotting problems before they happen! Now back to trying to run things on Solar! If it requires Heat to make it work Solar alone is not the answer! Do some research ..ask Solar Bob a few questions ? I can tell You that Using a Rig that relies entirely on Solar is possible if You Live in the right area of the Country! BUT! And that's a Big But! You are going to need a much Larger Battery ,make that several much Larger Batteries in order to make it function satisfactorily
robatthelake 08/22/16 01:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Solar wires on roof - waterproofing connectors?

You could wrap those connectors with some of that shrink Tape ,or squeeze a bit of Dicor or even Shoe Goo! They sell all sorts of sealers at any Hardware Store!
robatthelake 08/22/16 01:04pm Tech Issues
RE: This sums it up for the status of the RV industry now

The Reason a lot of people buy New or Newer Rigs has to do with Financing ! I learned a long time ago that when it comes to Vehicles and other Toys it is safer to buy something that I can afford and pay for with my Cash, than something that I have to keep paying for after it has broken or worn out!
robatthelake 07/09/16 10:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tequila...not our colleague here, or the town

There is a very nice Tequila sold by Bodega Aurerra Soriana Etc.? The brand is Don Roberto. It is smooth and relatively inexpensive. Can be sipped straight up or used in Margaritas! About 100 Pesos for 1.75 Litros!
robatthelake 07/09/16 10:00pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Tv Mount in CRT TV cabinet space

All good ideas! The First time I just screwed a piece of Plywood to the Empty Cavity using some angle brackets then mounted the LCD to that! It worked fine until a Good Bump ended the Romance and the TV died an early death. Second ...Current attempt was to build a locking Drawer inside the Cavity. The New Smart TV Mounts to the Front Face of the drawer ,has lots of Foam Rubber to cushion the Telly and is easily slid out to access the storage ,Cables etc. contained within the Drawer!
robatthelake 06/08/16 10:03pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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