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RE: I need everyone to wish me luck

One thing to think about when it comes to depositing money in a savings account. Back when I started banking Saving accounts mostly paid 5%.. And my College Economoics professor was explaining to us what that was a BAD investment (inflation was running around 7 back then so you lost 2 % plus taxes) Today inflation is all over the board. but the interest paid is closer to 0.05% so you are still loosing . Some mutual funds average as much as 10% And no I can not make suggestions.
wa8yxm 08/25/19 03:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: My Type Of Warning Signs

Ok here is the old joke: Two preachers were walking along the road carrying a sign. "Turn Ye Back, The End Is Near" A little convertable sports car came upon them and the driver hollered at 'em something about you religious nuts. then he went speeding around the corner... SPLASH The one preacher turns to the other.. "Do you think we should change the signe to "Bridge is OUt". The other replies: No. I think it's fine the way it is.
wa8yxm 08/25/19 05:48am Tech Issues
RE: Propane line plug

Take solenoid valve fitting to Hardware. they will match it for you.
wa8yxm 08/25/19 05:46am Tech Issues
RE: Why the large discrepancy in rv antifreeze prices?

I was just reading about a pair of shoes.. As I recall 25,000 dollar shoes.. Cost less tan 10 bucks to make 'em,... The dealers charge what the market will bear. IN some markets 15/00 a gallon for a 1.00/gallon product .... Works.
wa8yxm 08/25/19 05:45am Tech Issues
RE: Recharge rate

If you run those batteries down to 50 Percent it's not good for 'em. 75 percent is about the minimum for MARINE/deep cycle beyond that they age very fast. Now I would not replace them till they need it but when they do consider GC-2 Golf car batteries or GC-12's these are True DEEP CYCLE and do not mind 50% at all that's the design limit though. To recharge You have about 200 amp hours (Bit less) so at 40 amps to replace 100 AH would take about 3 hours .. But that will only get you to about 90%. the next 3 hours should top you off.. So I'd go 6 hours Might get there in 5 but I'd say six.
wa8yxm 08/25/19 05:42am Technology Corner
RE: How to clean battery acid spill

The first response is the best response Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking soda) Sprinkle it. Mix it with water (As much as you can get to disslove) and spray it. wash the acid off with it.. When it no longer bubbles or fizzes. flush with clear water.> Tons of clear water (Well gallons). While it is true ANY caustic soda will work Baking soda is safe. Non toxic and though you may need quiet a bit it won't damage the metal if rinsed off quickly. Some other compounds.... Well in a science lab I might be able to tell you something like "1/4 cup in 10 gallons of water" of some such (NOTE nubmers are grabbed out of air and not even trying to be accurate) but too much is not a good thing.
wa8yxm 08/24/19 03:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Phone numbers on important things

And a cell phone is important too Back before Cell's were as popular as today I got a call.. Death in the family and the family needed to contact the RVing member Alas by the time I got my wife on the line and had her look up the phone number for the most logical RV park for them to be in in our Park guide... And called the park and confirmed there was nothing wrong with my Logic. it was 30 mintues too late they had checked out. But.. We were able to get an idea of where they were (30 minutes from the Park) and inform them.
wa8yxm 08/24/19 03:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: My Type Of Warning Signs

I kind of liked that "Trees do not move". in fact.. You may find this hard to believe. but a Tree jumped out BEHIND me once (Thankfully) Behind.. glad it was behind I was) Yup it truly jumped out behind me.. The story: Pulling into a Campground site searching and the tree brushed rather heavily up against the RV. I planned to tell management they needed to trim. Turns out it was falling over.. It paused as it brushed the side of my rig, but continued the fall after I passed (it had just started). and by the Time I got to registration was lying across the road. So trees do move. But not when you want them to. In fact all living things move it is one of the tests for life. but that's another type of movement
wa8yxm 08/24/19 03:13pm Tech Issues
RE: I need everyone to wish me luck

We are all wishing you luck, Lots of luck We are all wishing you luck, Lots of luck We are all wishing you luck may the loan because debt just sort does really suck We are all wishing you luck (TTTO Hinkey Dinkey Parley Voo)
wa8yxm 08/24/19 03:04pm Around the Campfire
RE: Charging cable????

They make many.. There is the FLAT 2 Connector (Any Auto Store) LIke the flat 4 trailer connector but only two polarized pins. I use a whole bunch of Anderson Power Poles (westmountainradio.com if I am not mistaken as well as hundres of other dealers my last pack was from gigaparts.com) These are crimped onto 10Ga or smaller wire and let me move radios from ride to ride.. and so on They are Asexual and polarized an be configured as any number of contacts. There are many other 2-connector options as well
wa8yxm 08/24/19 07:58am Tech Issues
RE: Traveling michigan coast

You can run US 23 nost of the huron shore and not see water..... US 23 is well inland in fact parts of it are also I-75,, I do not think any part of US-23 is near a great lake.. On the other hand there are other roads.. On the east side Jefferson Ave in Detroit follows the detroit river (Just a couple blocks from the river) and with name changes it then follows lake St. Clair the St. Clair River, Lake Huron and around the Saginaw bay up to the tip of the lower mitten and then with many more name changes the Lake michigan shore down to Indiana. But that's a lot of it's not even close to a freeway driving as not one foot of that trip is freeway once you leave I-75. Liewise there is a shoreline drive around the UPPER mitten as well. About the only place freeway and water intersect is the Big Bridge. Buy,,,, Lots of campgrounds along the shoreline Some state parks, Some private. and lots of beauty. Dunes alone Michigan and south of Superior Sadly I can only name a few but michigan.gov/dnr has a list of state parks.
wa8yxm 08/23/19 04:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: propane campstove

It does not produce more CO than a comparable size burner. The burners on your RV stove are under the vent hood and you are SUPPOSED to unlock the flapper and turn on the fan before lighting the stove or oven. Thus making it a ventelates space.. Same for the grill at your local fast burger joint. It's under a hood. that's why.
wa8yxm 08/23/19 04:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Limitless 4G review

Will visit page. not sure what will happen after I use T-mobile and my phone limit is 100GB (i'm over) before they change my vector (I may or may not get slowed down depending on the tower load) hot-spot can use up to 80 of that before throttling. Since I do not often stream video save for short You Tube Clips.. I have only noticed once in the last year. 99/month..... I pay 92 and that includes paying off the Phone (Galaxy S-7) it will go down (Again) next year. Note that 92 is the final amount. not the before taxes.
wa8yxm 08/23/19 04:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Social Security disability

I would like to know how that works because I too am on SS but I believe I might just qualify for Disability.. Though I'm kind of impressive for like 10 minutes. working even 4 hours a day is out of the question..
wa8yxm 08/23/19 04:11pm Around the Campfire
RE: I have a question too ask

I agree with Dutch quoted below. I think I would make sure my resume is up to date... I had a part time job long about 1987 The handwriting was on the wall when I went to the boss and informed him I wished to spend more time with my family and the part time job was the time I needed... Well... Turns out they were trying to figure out how to lay me off without making me mad.. "By mutual agreement" was my response to that and so it happened. I collected my final pay and left Next week the checks bounced I'd cut out just in time. Shortly after the company was bankrupt.
wa8yxm 08/23/19 04:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Revenge is mine, says the buffalo herd...

From a science fiction story but well. it still applies Sign on fence post "Do not enter pasture unless you can make it to the other side in 9 Seconds Because Trixie can cross it in 10".
wa8yxm 08/23/19 06:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Phone/email question

I use Webmail. and my (Most E-mail providers including Hot mail Yahoo and G-mail offer web access and many ISPs use one of them or have their own Web mail service) That way the infectious spam never even sees my machine. IT's deleted at the host. Also I can use any device. Phone, tablet, computer, other computer (other computer, other computer, other computer, library computer. any device) to read my mail and not save it less I want to. I once had to present a copy of a utility bill to rent a car I used the Car Rental Agency (Enterprise) to access my E-mail and print out my phone bill.
wa8yxm 08/23/19 05:55am Technology Corner
RE: 120 volt electrical outlets, no power.Help!

One of the thigns I often say is many RVers have a few screws loose. You now have fewere screws loose (Those are the very screws I refer to in the first line in case you wonder) one of mine took over 3 FULL TURNS to tighten.
wa8yxm 08/21/19 06:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rooftop AC Tripping Breaker... Sometimes

Mine was tripping on every compressor restart. I put a soft start kit on it and not it tripps... Sometimes. Often at like 3 or 4 amp when it's really quite cool Will need to replace it .. Soon
wa8yxm 08/21/19 06:09am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Air Conditioning Problems

We are experiencing tripld digit/high 90s heat. Although the controls are set on 68 or so, the coach will no cool down below around 82. Any ideas on a solution? GM Just two one is shade. Frankly when the outside is high 90's with sun the Roof top A/C won't keep up I am not suggesting more A/C cause you will hit the power limit of your site (though a small portable (Ducted) in the bedroom might help) Tahquamenon falls State Park. Look it up. Should be cooler there.
wa8yxm 08/21/19 06:05am Tech Issues
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