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RE: It's a wonderful day: COVID vaccinations

There are currently, In Michigan, only a few counties which are not scheduling for 70 year olds.. Hold on and I'll check Genesee county (here I live) Huron County Tuscola county District Health Dept #2 (I have no idea) And the link MichiganCoronavirus Distribution I did sign up with my primary health care provider to be on the list.
wa8yxm 01/26/21 04:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Vaccinations

If a snowbird lives six months in Florida and six months in Michigan what decides which is the home residency? One day. if you exactly the same number of days in both states then.. Well. I can't answer But if you spend six months plus one day.. That's your home state I used to try to arrive in MI on or before 1-may and not leve till at leat 2=NOV that's six months plus ONE day. Now.. i'm full time MI.
wa8yxm 01/26/21 04:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Reminiscing....Medical proceedure

I have had the "Pleasure" of a Foley twice. The first time I was joking with the person who was inserting it (Fully awake) The 2nd time.. I don't recall I may have been night-night time The major issue for me was the constant feeling I needed to take a leak while it was in me after I woke up. That said both cardiac procedures.. The original and the 7 year later re-do, were successful it appears though I won't find out for sure on the 2nd for another month. (But home testing looks good). I might add. the last paragraph is why I am not all that upset that my Motor home was declared a total loss after a truck driver creased one of the slideouts. He actually did me a favor.
wa8yxm 01/25/21 05:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Speaking of large batch cooking-freezing leftovers?

Freeze in individual serving size vacuum seal bags. Vacuum seal when frozen. If you buy seal-able bag material that can be boiled or microwaved it doubles your options for reheating. I have used that method.. I learned to cook for a farm family.. (AKA small army) so I tend to cook LARGE amounts. I have a vacuum sealer I also use zip-lock or slide-lock bags. Get as much air out of 'em as you can before you seal . Just had a re-heated meal in fact. YUMMY.
wa8yxm 01/25/21 04:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: Overnight parking going places?

For truck stops most Flying-J's offer RV overnight. Some TA and Loves as well. (the newer ones) Including Fair Play SC (Loves) and Tekonsha MI (TA) though both have very very very limited RV parking. If you park in the Truck lot and have slideout(s) try to park so that the slid you have to put out extends over grass, not pavement..One time I parked in a truck lot with the slide over pavement and a truck driver did me the favor of totaling my Rig.. (Yes he actually did me a favor. but that's a much longer story).
wa8yxm 01/24/21 03:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Basic Question About AC Power Wiring

How would that be possible when the behavior happens with the air conditioner OFF??? AGAIN, IT’S AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM My Mistake, Thought he said it happend with Air Conditinoer on. Ok true story time Now in my case it was the A/C's (50 amp rig 2 of them) sometimes one worked, sometimes the other, both or neither. First stop on the tribble search was the power distribution panel (Breaker box) also, as it turned out, the last stop. The wires clamp to the bus bars and to the breakers with screws. One of 'em took over THREE FULL TURNS before I Called it tight. The result of this is I have a saying: Many RVers have a few screws loose And no you know EXACTLY what Screws I'm speaking of. Mine took either a #2 Phillips or Square (Also #2) square worked best As my favorite RV-Girl (That's the license plate on her work van) says "When I tighten them they don't come loose" (We think alike on many repair jobs). NOTE Of CAUTION when you check those screws. Unplug (from shore or portable generator) TURN OFF on board, NO 120 volts 12 is OK (Battery) and a flashlight if needed.
wa8yxm 01/24/21 03:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Basic Question About AC Power Wiring

How would that be possible when the behavior happens with the air conditioner OFF??? AGAIN, IT’S AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM My Mistake, Thought he said it happend with Air Conditinoer on. Ok true story time Now in my case it was the A/C's (50 amp rig 2 of them) sometimes one worked, sometimes the other, both or neither. First stop on the tribble search was the power distribution panel (Breaker box) also, as it turned out, the last stop. The wires clamp to the bus bars and to the breakers with screws. One of 'em took over THREE FULL TURNS before I Called it tight. The result of this is I have a saying: Many RVers have a few screws loose And no you know EXACTLY what Screws I'm speaking of. Mine took either a #2 Phillips or Square (Also #2) square worked best As my favorite RV-Girl (That's the license plate on her work van) says "When I tighten them they don't come loose" (We think alike on many repair jobs).
wa8yxm 01/24/21 03:28pm Tech Issues
RE: winegard automatic swm3 antenna

Two possible issues 1: he pulled slightly on the coax and it came, Slightly out of the connector. Story follows. 2: he soaked something not to be soaked (low odds if it's on the roof because GOD soaks most of what's up there from time to time) Story: After I moped my roof the OTA antenna did not work. Dug into the roof (There was a clamshell I had to dig out and unscrew) and just there was a set of 3 connectors. Two Male F-Connectors on on the cable from the box inside and one to the antenna. and a barrel connector.. Rusted to beat the band.. I re-dressed both cables (Cut off a small bit and put on new connectors. WEATHER PROOF connectors) and a new double female (barrel) and ... TA-DA. it worked. 100 percent. Continued to work up to mid-october when .... Well I stopped using it. (Far as I know it still works)
wa8yxm 01/24/21 03:23pm Technology Corner
RE: Wear Two Masks?

Confession time: I'm pretty claustrophobic. I know that feeling. Seriously know that feeling. But if the Walk around mask bothers you Consider being on a ventilator in hospital. (That really would bother me) or locked in a coffin for all eternity. (Not planning on that option any time soon). IF you get it. your odds of survival are increasing. but alas that's because the doctors are learning how to treat it. Yup. Good old SCIENTISS. saving lives daily. it's what they do.
wa8yxm 01/24/21 03:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Is this doable or am I overlooking something??

For short term non-metered sites, they typically ask what your RV is (30 or 50 amp). Also, if you read the fine print on the rental agreement, it often mentions using additional outlets. So the owner would be very much within their rights to limit usage to a single outlet. You might get away with it but that doesn't make it right. When I bought my membership I was driving a 50 amp RV. the sales person promised me "Full Hookups" that's water, sewer, 50 amps and she even mentioned Wi-Fi. Thus I paid for 50 amps. and if the park only has 30's I'm going to use that 2nd cord.
wa8yxm 01/24/21 04:43am Tech Issues
RE: Basic Question About AC Power Wiring

You may have a problem with the A/C. Go topside (up on the roof) and if it's a Coleman (they suck, a good thing) take a good look at the condenser. Is it "Crudded up"? (Yes Remove the outer cover and peal the crud off) 4 screws on top. most other models. (They blow, more efficient but read one) Remove the outer cover (Generally around 10 or more screws along the bottom of the cowel) (See note) then remove the inner cover over the condenser (may be a few screws or a major job involving cuttng metal tape and bending tabs) and inspect if needed clean. and re-assemble NOTE: you may be able to inspect using a mirror without removing the inner cover over the condenser. Why: If the condender is "Crudded up" it can not shed heat as fast as it is deisgned to, as the heat builds in the A/C's system the pressures rise. the compressor has to work harder and harder, Draws more and more current and ..> Well. Bad things happen. On my 50 amp rig the click of darkness (Tripped breaker) perhaps you are just overloading the generator.
wa8yxm 01/24/21 04:40am Tech Issues
RE: Wear Two Masks?

A news reporter did put on multiple masks I think he got to 4 before he started to feel the need for added effort. I wore both a N-95 and a Gator during the holiday season (The Outer Gator said HO-HO-HO is why in case anyone wonders) and DID feel the need for more effort. I now wear a "Space Mask" (Brand name getspacemask or buyspacemask dot come not sure which) they make different sizes (YIPPIEW) and I'm an XL adult I notice a slight additional effort with it too. how much will a 2nd mask help.. Depends a lot on the mask. Some of the masks I see folks wearing are not much . you might say the masks got religion (They are HOLEy) (yes that's a joke).
wa8yxm 01/23/21 03:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Let me ask this question this way

Assuming it's the proper relay yes.. it will. Better option. once you confirm the relay is the proper one. Put a SWITCH in that lead so you can. if needed. turn it on. Even better is a LI charge controller device. but how to connect it without disabling the boost feature (very handy) I do not know. (well actually I do but it's rather complex)
wa8yxm 01/23/21 04:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: portable washer and dryer with a twist.

One thing to consider.. For years I've listened to the nay sayers on the mini-washer-spin dryer combos like Costway's 1.6 Cubic foot unit.. Finally got one. It does ONE queen size bed sheet.. ((So bedding is two loads) It does one change of clothing if I either wear all white or don't use bleach. I wash 30 minutes. spin 3 (Sometimes I have to split the load in the spinner) rinse 15 spin five than I have a "line" over my bathtub here in the Apartment and a fan (little DC job I got at Loves I think) and which I lay in the tub and a couple hours later they are dry. I put the machine IN THE TUB to use it. I think it would fit in the shower in the RV.. Fill it with a hand held shower Drain (not very well designed) into the tub. Works great and it does a BETTER job of cleaining than the Laundromat type machines I've been using.
wa8yxm 01/23/21 04:35am General RVing Issues
RE: It's a wonderful day: COVID vaccinations

Things are improving vaccine wise even as I type but without research I can not say what or how much. I know I got an E-mail today I'm on a waiting list for an E-mail to schedule the shot. One state recently requested either 4 or 40 Thousand doses. They got like 4 HUNDRED. That's the past. Today we have hope
wa8yxm 01/22/21 04:35pm Around the Campfire
RE: Unnecessary Warnings Shown on Products

Are the warnings needed or not... Well till we get rid of the "Hold my beer and watch this" crowd .....
wa8yxm 01/22/21 04:41am Around the Campfire
RE: Laid off

Re the COVID question you need to speak with your employeer If you were layed off it was likely for one of three reasons normal seasonal change in custom (Business) NOT Covid related Lack of lumber to cut. caused by a shortage brought about due to efforts to curb COVID (Related) Lack of sales.. Same reason. That's 2 out of 3 that are COVID related even if it is not a factor at your sawmill. It might be on either the supply or custom side.
wa8yxm 01/21/21 04:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tv's not receiving cable or antenna signal

Ok, first you did not remove the booster you removed the power inserter. your OTA antenna booster is in the antenna Now if neither OTA nor Park cable come through... It is likely the wall plate. BUT... if only one (Park cable or OTA antenna) does not work it gets a tad more complex. One issue, though I'd be surprised if this covered both TV's at one time... Is the crimp on connectors.. A good sneeze and they come off... if they have "Slipped" a bit then the center wire might not make contact..
wa8yxm 01/20/21 03:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Credit Card Fraud

While I was out (Forgot my phone) I got a call. ..... we have detected a sususcious 1499.00 charge on your card linked to your amazon card and have put a tempory hold on it.. Press 1 or 2. Thank you Well Clearly i did not press 1 or 2 as I was not home it went to voice mail. No such transaction. On hold or other wise, appears on either the Amazon account page or the bank's account page..> Clearly a Phish attempt.
wa8yxm 01/20/21 03:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Unnecessary Warnings Shown on Products

Google True Stella Awards... Some funny stuff there. Sadly every cases is a real law suit.
wa8yxm 01/20/21 03:08pm Around the Campfire
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