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Forum: RV Systems & Appliances Yesterday, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By followingsea
That has been my experience. More in detail. ...

That has been my experience. More in detail.

Last year a new sailor ask a battery question and another sailor got his load tester to answer it. So I went and got a cheap load tester from Harbor...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads Yesterday, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 224
Posted By followingsea
Wow, that is funny! Who writes your material? ...

Wow, that is funny! Who writes your material?

Spend lots of time in Shreveport. If there is a good road, I have not found it.


Depending on weather, I often go from Shreveport to Amarillo...
Forum: Monaco Owner's Forum Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By followingsea
Correct, dead people do not drive. On the...

Correct, dead people do not drive.

On the bright side, there will be no limit on the number of fish you can catch.
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-18-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 256
Posted By followingsea
You can get a cheap load tester at harbor...

You can get a cheap load tester at harbor freight. A useful tool to have.

I do not have a surge protector so I was wondering what it would have to do with the batteries.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-18-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By followingsea
Stayed at four Sam's Clubs last year. By the...

Stayed at four Sam's Clubs last year. By the time I got done fueling the main store was closed and there was no one to ask and it was easy to find a spot out of the way.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-18-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,244
Posted By followingsea
These states are a gold mine of nice places to...

These states are a gold mine of nice places to stop overnight.

For example, Oregon Sno-parks are parking places for snowmobiling that require a pass during the winter but are free in the summer.
...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-18-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,742
Posted By followingsea
Just replaced my 5 1/2 year old FLA with 4 GC2...

Just replaced my 5 1/2 year old FLA with 4 GC2 from Costco for less than $100.

Or less than $100/year. Does not seem to be much potential for saving money.

When I dry camp I do a lot of things...
Forum: Cummins Engines 09-18-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By followingsea
Wow! You need to be more specific in describing...

Wow! You need to be more specific in describing your problem if you want help.

I have this same generator. I also have two air conditioning units (A/C). I can run both A/C on 50 amp shore. I...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 765
Posted By followingsea
Four tire pressure gauges and three ways to...

Four tire pressure gauges and three ways to measure temperature. None are traceable to a standard.

I happened to check the pressure of the MH next to me as he was leaving and when he got back the...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 765
Posted By followingsea
Now that is really funny!

Now that is really funny!
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 765
Posted By followingsea
Now that is funny!

Now that is funny!
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By followingsea
The bar for reviewers on the internet is pretty...

The bar for reviewers on the internet is pretty low. I do like when things are measured and taken apart.

I would also like the know the safety ramifications of improper use.
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 09-18-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By followingsea
Everything has issues. I am skeptical of...

Everything has issues. I am skeptical of misleading claims about electric power be it portable generators, batteries, or solar panels.

Sure you can put a 30 amp 'rated' outlet on something but...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-18-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,990
Posted By followingsea
I agree! Just checked tri-cities (WA) and Las...

I agree! Just checked tri-cities (WA) and Las Vegas. If I was in the market for a used DP or TOAD. There were several I could go look at.

I am not seeing a problem. Looks like it is still a...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 09-17-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By followingsea
I did not see any of this but heard rumors. Got...

I did not see any of this but heard rumors. Got a text about Texas

I was in Louisiana when the governor 'locked' down the state. The drive thru daiquiri places were still open and the Walmart...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-17-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 765
Posted By followingsea
What is the accuracy of your judgement for...

What is the accuracy of your judgement for estimating your stopping distance?

I was a slide rule engineer who started out as an operator reading an analog gauge.

All three of your speed...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 09-16-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,392
Posted By followingsea
I am not used to doing silly things to protect my...

I am not used to doing silly things to protect my health.

Properly trained people wearing PPE correctly for a specific industrial hazard is not silly.

It is like this. I am not a trained EMT...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 09-15-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,392
Posted By followingsea
Because that is what I did for 70+ years except...

Because that is what I did for 70+ years except when handling radioactive material.

So I am trained for the proper wearing of PPE.

Mask are now required again inside in both Oregon and...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-09-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By followingsea
Get in your MH and evacuate. My advice with...

Get in your MH and evacuate.

My advice with 50 years in the power industry, is a flashlight and candles. Also had water, beans, and rice.

Making electricity is dangerous. In an emergency,...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-07-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,705
Posted By followingsea
Just a different point of view. Try it,...

Just a different point of view.

Try it, maybe it will help you.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 09-05-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By followingsea
I used to be the king of cost savings. We could...

I used to be the king of cost savings. We could save a lot of money is death certificates for 70+ only listed 'lived a long time'.

Sure the CDC and EPA had an important job at one time. Did they...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 09-05-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By followingsea
Apparently you know that to calculate risk you...

Apparently you know that to calculate risk you must know the denominator.

One quibble, rate implies time. The annual death rate would be the number who died in a year.

For the those, who do...
Forum: Boondocking 09-05-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,631
Posted By followingsea
Now that is funny! My assumption when...

Now that is funny! My assumption when boondocking or sailing is that I am on my own.

I will agree that logging trucks pose less risk than vehicles with California tags when not on a freeway or if...
Forum: New Member Check-In 09-04-2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 143
Posted By followingsea
Welcome! You will soon learn many things...

Welcome!

You will soon learn many things from 2014 are way past their use by date. Learned that first time dumping the new to us MH.

What is the date stamp on your tires?

Second hard lesson...
Forum: Boondocking 09-04-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,631
Posted By followingsea
Any idea what the last thing will pass through...

Any idea what the last thing will pass through your mind when you meet a longing truck on FS road?

Lived in the Sierra foothills and a guy on a bike was killed near the house by a logging truck....
Forum: Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 09-04-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,409
Posted By followingsea
I call it feed and bleed. I used to be happy...

I call it feed and bleed.

I used to be happy when my POS work beater did not need a quart added between oil change.

My vintage TOAD was low a quart so I took it for an oil change last year. ...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 09-04-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,705
Posted By followingsea
I avoid the interstate and places that have...

I avoid the interstate and places that have reservations.
Forum: Southwest Region 09-04-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By followingsea
Why are you moving to Lost Wages? Serious...

Why are you moving to Lost Wages?

Serious question, the only redeeming quality of Clark County for me is two granddaughters. The school system will provide an education to become cocktail servers...
Forum: RV Systems & Appliances 09-04-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By followingsea
Buy a portable generator. I have two. When...

Buy a portable generator. I have two.

When I bought my first MH, the gas Onan would start but not run under load. Bought a 800 watt Harbor Freight generator to charge batteries.

I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-04-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,580
Posted By followingsea
I was wrong! If I wanted to hear just my music,...

I was wrong! If I wanted to hear just my music, had to crank it up. Closest RV on the river is about 30 yards. Likes his music loud. Also has two dogs and grandkids.

So a family is having...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-02-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By followingsea
Idaho still has a lot to offer besides state...

Idaho still has a lot to offer besides state parks. Used to consider Idaho State parks a bargain. Just stayed two nights and the cost were similar to Oregon and Washington.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 09-02-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,201
Posted By followingsea
Getting back to the central issue in OP's first...

Getting back to the central issue in OP's first sentence. People have rights not businesses.

I took an oath to defend those rights in the navy, not to increase profits.

I know it is confusing....
Forum: Boondocking 09-02-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,631
Posted By followingsea
I have a MH with a tow dolly but same general...

I have a MH with a tow dolly but same general principle.

Between boondocks I will stay at a state park with hookup to fill tanks, dump, and do laundry.

Yesterday went looking for looking for...
Forum: Electric RVs and EV Charging 09-02-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By followingsea
Would be more fun to watch if they were wearing...

Would be more fun to watch if they were wearing clown suits.
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 09-02-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,201
Posted By followingsea
Getting old, hope you have deep pockets!

Getting old is certainly risky behavior when it comes to health care costs.

It is certainly voluntary behavior too. While it is contrary to my religious, to end my life, many governors have...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-02-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,580
Posted By followingsea
Let me be clear. It is not music it is noise. ...

Let me be clear. It is not music it is noise.

It is music when you can hear all the instruments together. A short distance away, it is noise. I did recognize the group. Noise at any distance...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-02-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,384
Posted By followingsea
Bad advice one navy nuke to the other. The...

Bad advice one navy nuke to the other.

The reason is that it supports irrational fear. Radioactive contamination never hurt me but the paperwork almost killed me.

Also PPE is less than useless...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 09-01-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By followingsea
Cumulative deaths in Tennessee 13,410. ...

Cumulative deaths in Tennessee 13,410.

https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/data.html

My advice is to check the state web site to see what the trends are where you are going.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 09-01-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,384
Posted By followingsea
That about sums it up. Took an environmental...

That about sums it up.

Took an environmental chemistry class. For one lab we collected water samples from various locations. Part of the process was giving the germs food and a nice warm place...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-27-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,989
Posted By followingsea
Think about this. A large portion of the US...

Think about this. A large portion of the US population under 50 have no experience with these childhood diseases.

And don't forget about seat belts.

I blame Saulk and seat belts for increasing...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-27-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By followingsea
Exactly right! I want to thank the OP for...

Exactly right!

I want to thank the OP for reminding me about events to avoid.

If you want to be 'safe' stay home and board up the windows.

I am retired and full time. The activity with the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 08-26-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By followingsea
Sure you can take it with you. I would be...

Sure you can take it with you. I would be surprised if it works.

I am not tech savvy. I use a Verizon hotspot when I do not internet where I camp.

Also have an ATT cell phone that I think I...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-26-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,989
Posted By followingsea
First, I am sorry for your loss. Second, if...

First, I am sorry for your loss.

Second, if you want to vent please feel free to PM me. I was in the navy and have a thick skin. Also understand that anger is part of the grieving process.
...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-24-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,519
Posted By followingsea
How do you know that is true? Under penalty of 5...

How do you know that is true? Under penalty of 5 years in prison will you state that as a fact?

That was the penalty if I provided misleading information to the Nuclear Regulatory Commision. ...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-24-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By followingsea
Last year when the stock market took a dive and...

Last year when the stock market took a dive and RVing was dead because of covid, I followed a link here addressing how well managed companies were going to survive the doom and gloom.

Winnebago...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-24-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,519
Posted By followingsea
Last Saturday I was listening to nurse who would...

Last Saturday I was listening to nurse who would disagree with you. She expecting to get fired next week for refusing because the governor has mandated it for her chosen line of work.

We have a...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-24-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,519
Posted By followingsea
I am not sure if you misunderstood something I...

I am not sure if you misunderstood something I wrote or if you missed a word in your question.

Being full time during covid did not change how I did being full time in a RV. Did not take the...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-24-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,519
Posted By followingsea
Thank you for the well thought post. I think...

Thank you for the well thought post.

I think nature is no longer 'culling the herd'. Medical and other advances can prevent it. For example, crop failures in one part of the world do not result...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-24-2021, 07:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,519
Posted By followingsea
I look at what you wrote and it does not look...

I look at what you wrote and it does not look like information to support your position.

For example, I had 'one doctor' make a 'moral' judgement about me. I was in bootcamp and he got to close. ...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Discussions 08-24-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,519
Posted By followingsea
But they are not dying! Did you read the...

But they are not dying!

Did you read the study? Can you provide a link?

If you you want people to take action you have to do more than link the local TV station.

I say young people are not...
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