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RE: Question about PC's..

X2 on knowing what she's doing with it. Working from remote location? Just email and social media? If it's just the latter I'd be considering a tablet like a Samsung Galaxy Tab A. Not real expensive, crazy easy to use, and very capable. My wife has a Samsung tablet and hasn't used a laptop in years. She loves the ease of use and portability.
Campfire Time 01/24/20 02:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Zoning Law

As said you will need to find out what the local laws are. Your alderperson may know already know the answer or be able to point you in the right direction. Often you can do this if you live in a rural area sometimes just getting a permit for it. But in more populated areas it is considered a dwelling if used in this way. Often the best you can do is call the police dept and say someone is staying by you for a week or two. Usually you can't go beyond that.
Campfire Time 01/16/20 06:53am General RVing Issues
RE: New Source of TV While on the Road

Now, with our Verizon unlimited data plan, from ANYWHERE, Tim Try that in the Kewenaw Peninsula in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Pretty much no cell service for any provider north of Houghton/Hancock. :B Pretty neat way to watch TV though. When we had TimeWarner I thought about something similar when they came out with their watch anywhere app.
Campfire Time 01/15/20 01:16pm Technology Corner
RE: My Amazing 12-year old battery...

That's kind of neat. The original battery in my HHR lasted for 10 years. Even then it only showed weakness when the temps dropped to -20 and sitting for a couple of days. I replaced it.
Campfire Time 01/15/20 01:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Read Aloud Books -- follow the bouncing ball

That's a great idea. It's a wonder someone doesn't have an app for a tablet that does this. Maybe there is? That said it's wonderful that you are exposing them to books and trying to do so while traveling. Much better than putting videos in front of them and letting them zone out.
Campfire Time 01/09/20 07:03am Technology Corner
RE: Illinois state park alcohol rules

Having camped in Shabbona Lake State Park and Rock Cut State Park, I can attest to the fact that if it's not obvious no one will bother you. As said use cups that aren't see through and don't have a wild party and you'll be just fine. The law is to keep out the riffraff. Also the IL state parks budget is nearly nil. So you may not even see a ranger while you're there.
Campfire Time 01/06/20 06:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The smell of a dead mouse..

x2 on o zone. X3. I haven't had to use one for dead mouse odor, yet. But I've been told that's the only way to get rid of the smell. Even if you can find there is a residual small for a while.
Campfire Time 12/19/19 02:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park Reviews

Same here. I had a bad experience in a large Myrtle Beach RV park, complete with lying employees and management that couldn't be bothered. Posted the facts and was told that RVPR didn't believe me. Despite having multiple reviews already on site. I came to the conclusion that the worst of the reviews are quashed to either protect them legally or because their business depends on Sunshine Happy Faces. Keep in mind that for a long time the site was moderated by a group of full timers that only worked on approving reviews occasionally. There was a point when it could take a couple of weeks to see a review approved and posted. There were some during that time period that were heavy handed. A single spelling mistake would get the review kicked. And for some odd reason certain negative reviews were rejected also. Didn't make a lot of sense because I posted some negative stuff around the same time period and had no problem. But that stopped a long time ago and the past few years have been pretty good. IMO if your letting reviews on that site steer you away from certain campgrounds you're probably avoiding some really nice ones. There are plenty with mediocre reviews that are really nice places, but because Joe Blow could not get his 92' rig into a 30' site, had to put a 2X under a tire to level and seen a fly in the showerhouse he chastised the park. That's true of any reviews on any product or service. Just have to learn to read between the lines and weed out the junk.
Campfire Time 12/19/19 10:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: F150 vs. stupidity

I saw that too. And now this person probably bashes Fords for not being good trucks.
Campfire Time 12/18/19 09:26am Truck Campers
RE: Getting cold {er} in southern Arizona...

Our winters may suck, but our summers are wonderful. While I'm out spending a day biking or hiking in the summer you poor Arizona folk are trying to stay at 80 indoors to avoid getting fried in 120 temps. :B
Campfire Time 12/18/19 06:48am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park Reviews

The site is working good again. It's different. A little weird getting around but it's all there. Still a good site.
Campfire Time 12/17/19 06:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains

For any hiking anywhere in the park, get to the trailheads as early as possible otherwise parking is non-existent. By 9:00 am is too late.
Campfire Time 12/16/19 07:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Firewall vs entry in Hosts file ????

Do it at the firewall. In fact use OpenDNS for it's web filtering capabilities. It's free, easy, and has tons of built in categories to make blocking non-sense a lot easier.
Campfire Time 12/16/19 07:45am Technology Corner
RE: Everyone's gotta see this VW.

Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing that!
Campfire Time 12/16/19 07:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: why only one page of posts?

Camping World took it over. You didn't really think it would be as good as it was before them. DID YOU? They destroy everything they touch. :D
Campfire Time 12/13/19 12:15pm Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: What happened to STREET VIEW in Google Maps?

There are some remote locations where they just don't have Street View. It's annoying because you get pretty used to using Street View.
Campfire Time 12/13/19 11:51am Roads and Routes
RE: why only one page of posts?

If you look at the individual subject specific forums the threads keep going. I've seen various threads stay alive for a week or more. Clicking "Newest" is nothing more than a database query. Queries like this need a date range and can also limit the number of results shown. In other words someone has to write the code to show a certain number of results. It may be that a large number of results is affecting site performance and rather than spend the money upgrading and fixing the issue they simply limited the number of results. Or they are making a conscious effort to give the impression that the site is no longer well supported in order to let it die by attrition. One way or the other it's pretty clear that the powers that be aren't interested in properly maintaining this forum. I won't be surprised if one day it's just gone without any notice. After all, we get what we pay for. ;)
Campfire Time 12/13/19 06:49am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

How many folks tow at 75 miles per hour? 55 would make more sense. Watch it again, he accounted for 60 mph towing. Square of the speed is the biggest factor. 60 x 60 = 3600; 55 x 55 = 3025; 3025 / 3600 =~ 14% savings, all other things being equal. 75 x 75 = 5625 ; 3025 / 5625 =~ 46% savings. Towing at max load weight is, in my opinion, a bit of a red herring, and unwise. Doing so on any vehicle is not going to give good results, fuel economy wise, nor result in a long life. Of course, you can tow a 50,000 pound load with an inadequate vehicle--but how far, and how fast? When I have time, I drive 49 mph (78 kph) because it happened, in the past, to be a "sweet spot" for my class C. Because of some recent changes, I may be searching for a new sweet spot--probably faster. My "one day record" for driving was 1400 kilometers (870 miles). That was done at 55 mph in my previous class C diesel. In the last two weeks I saw a suggested lease price of $79 per month (36 months) on a Hyundai Ionic. Perfect for a daily commute, but not much good for towing any serious load. To be fair, the initial payment is $999. That effectively raises the lease price to $107 per month. Prices are going to drop, and five year ownership costs already favor Bev's. BYD has produced 500,000 Bev buses. Most travel 155 miles on a charge with a battery capacity is 150 kwh. The buses range in size from 23 feet to 60 feet. These units are by no means perfect. But the operating costs are well below diesel units. As to recharging, if I were a campground owner, I'd be installing meters. 150 kwh would be possible on a 50 amp pedestal at 14 hours. GM is promising many Bev and plug in models in the near future. I'm probably too old to see a BEV RV, but ten years from now I suspect there may be lots. The Trans Canada Highway (#1) is in the process of having charging stations installed at Petro Canada gas stations. They are approximately 120 miles apart. The locations will be using the fastest possible charging method (DC high voltage) and can recharge to 80% of capacity in 30 minutes. You're taking his video much too literal. He's showing how the numbers work, not how we tow. Take the more realistic numbers we all tow with. The math is sound. Do a little more research on BYD. The BYD buses are an apples to oranges comparison to Tesla cars and PUs. Again, plug in the numbers. No surprise they get 155 miles. Interesting the approach Canada is taking. In the US it will have to be private enterprise that sees the need. No doubt the auto manufacturers are going to have to get involved in helping to finance charging stations. Small mom and pop gas stations are not going to put this stuff in without financial incentive.
Campfire Time 12/06/19 06:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Why Tesla's are bad at towing!

I love this guy. Hard to argue with math. :h who called out Tesla? Are you suggesting that Jason Fenske's analysis is flawed because it references Tesla?Main title to the thread. So that is member ShinerBock that called out Tesla. Not flawed at all. Just that it is an EV problem not a Tesla problem. Same as calling out FORD because the DEF hurts performance and economy when ALL have the same issues. Since Tesla seems to have the best range and best technology, Jason Fenske is using them as the best case scenario. And because no one else has specs on a consumer level electric PU, or has an electric car with any useful tow rating like the Model X. But you are correct, it is an EV problem. How many folks tow at 75 miles per hour? 55 would make more sense. Watch it again, he accounted for 60 mph towing.
Campfire Time 12/05/19 01:45pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Best places to park the TT @ Yellowstone

Grizzly RV in West Yellowstone. Excellent place. Two minutes from the west entrance. Walking distance to everything in town.
Campfire Time 12/04/19 06:49am Travel Trailers
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