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RE: Vaccine being ships first shots within 24 hours

Lots of jockeying to see who gets in line to be first, second, third, etc. I suspect us 65+ will be several spots down the line behind health care workers, nursing home residents, first responders, etc. The herd immunity experiment in Sweden was a huge failure with the highest infection rate of any country in Europe. And the infection and death rate of Sweden was several times higher than the other 4 Scandinavian countries combined. The other 4 countries pushed for masks and social distancing.
BB_TX 12/12/20 08:53am Around the Campfire
RE: Remembrances of vacuum tube days

Never got into actually working with the circuits. But made a number of trips to the local 7-11 to use their tube tester to test the vacuum tubes from TVs that stopped working. And buying new tubes there.
BB_TX 12/11/20 09:40am Technology Corner
RE: Diluted RV Antifreeze

As you say, it is already cheap. Why risk it?
BB_TX 12/08/20 08:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Locating button to post a question on forum

Go up to the “Jump to forum” drop down above. Choose a forum and select it and click GO. It will take you to that forum and you can click on “Post a new topic”. That makes sure you are posting in the correct forum.
BB_TX 12/08/20 11:39am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: 2008 F250 with 5.4

Identify your Ford axle
BB_TX 12/08/20 08:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: So Lost

If door sticker says payload rating is 2,214, then you have answered your own question. Not nearly enough payload for that trailer. F350 SRW payload rating can vary over 1,000 lbs depending on the configuration for that particular truck. Probably the same for the F250s.
BB_TX 12/07/20 05:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can't find switch for "driving/fog" lights

If the headlight switch rotates to turn the headlights on/off, then it may also pull/push to turn the fog lights on/off.
BB_TX 12/07/20 11:58am Tech Issues
RE: Complaints about Cost of Mhs vs Motels

$3,000 for one week hotel stay equals $430 per night. Must be a resort or hunting lodge. If you are going to try to make costs comparisons, at least use realistic numbers for normal travel, not high end stays.
BB_TX 12/07/20 08:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Some musings on future power trains

What I expect to see is once Tesla starts outputting their electric semis, electric Class As will appear. Probably first as an alternative to high end Diesels, then filtering down to gas units as the price decreases. I agree. It may take 20-30 years, but eventually most all vehicles, even the heavy haulers, will migrate to all electric.
BB_TX 12/07/20 08:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Oklahoma State Parks

DW & I were half planning our mid year trip for 2021 and she suggested Oklahoma as we have never really spent much time in that state. Then I looked at the weather history and they average over 57 tornadoes a year. (link) That's better than one a week average, granted they do not occur every week. ................. Missouri is not too far behind OK in number of tornadoes. And other nearby states also have a lot of tornadoes. But how much do you worry about them there? A tornado is typically short lived, narrow, and do not stay on the ground very long. There are exceptions of course. The odds of being under one is remote, but that is not much consolation if you happen to be there. I have lived in north Texas all my life, 74 years. Our house was hit by a tornado in 1948 when I was 2. None have hit our town since that I am aware of. And I have actually only seen 2 tornadoes in my lifetime. Something to be aware of, but not paranoid about. A good weather radio, keeping up with weather forecasts, watching radar on a phone app, and asking in advance at the RV park where the closest shelter or safe place is and you will be OK. There are an average of around 36,000 traffic deaths in the US each year. There are an average of around 60 tornado deaths in the US each year. You are in far more danger on the highway than due to a tornado.
BB_TX 12/04/20 08:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Canyon RV parks

As beautiful as the canyon is, my opinion 3-4 days is enough. One day checking the east side from the camping and hotel areas. And another on the west side. A couple days for everything else. The overlooks are amazing. But really they are all very similar, but from different perspectives. And I agree. Getting spaces for four trailers in prime tourist season you better do it ASAP.
BB_TX 12/02/20 08:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Who do you use for Roadside Assistance?

BB_TX 12/01/20 11:15am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tow Haul Mode

I engage tow/haul as soon as I hook up the 5er no matter the distance, speed, or terrain. And I use tow/haul descending some steep winding grades even without the trailer behind. Less need to use the brakes.
BB_TX 12/01/20 11:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: Lake Louise trailer park or Icefield parking lot.

Take a slow drive on 1A between Banff and Lake Louise and you might see one of these guys. :B width=550
BB_TX 11/30/20 08:13am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: easy on/off truck caps?

Been over 30 years, but I had a fiberglass cap that two could easily take off and put back on. Held it on using C clamps instead of screws/bolts to make it quick and easy.
BB_TX 11/29/20 08:02pm Truck Campers
RE: Lake Louise trailer park or Icefield parking lot.

Haven’t stayed at any of them, but there are several campgrounds along the Icefields parkway between Banff and Jasper.
BB_TX 11/29/20 11:08am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Future Used RV Market

Who knows. There is some of that even in “normal” years. But likely more so in the next 2-3 years. Or after the virus is finally corralled.
BB_TX 11/29/20 11:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Blue DEF

No more DEF than I use and no more than it cost, I always buy the blue DEF and usually at Walmart. And don't bother with price shopping. As for truck stop DEF, I have never bought it there although many do. And I have never heard of anyone having a problem with it. But even a busy truck stop, the DEF is never completely fresh. The tanker truck simply dumps the new into what ever old is still in the tank mixing it all together. That may be a lot of new mixed with a little old. Or a little new mixed with a lot of old. The concentration of old gets a little less each time, but never completely becomes new fresh stuff.
BB_TX 11/27/20 11:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: DEF Math

Understanding DEF date code. Not obvious. DEF date cide
BB_TX 11/25/20 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Burnt wires in power distribution panel

QCMan - thanks for that comment. It had not crossed my mind as a possible cause. Think I will pull and the wires, clean them, and reattach to the block. Might avert a future problem. Not only the neutral wires but all the wiring in your load center, hot, neutral, ground, and also all the wire terminations on the 12 volt fuse panel. Something that should be done on new RVs and periodically on older ones. Many of my wires were not properly tightened when new. A not uncommon problem.
BB_TX 11/24/20 05:09pm Tech Issues
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