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RE: Should/will Glacier, Teton and Yellowstone open?

Everything should open. We’re trading a few weeks of intense pain for years of economic depression worse than anything in our nation’s history.
Ductape 04/03/20 03:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: No Corona

Dang the Corona brewery is stoping production! Now we have to drink more Tequila, Mezcal and pulque, such is life at the moment. navegator Not funny. Having 2 daughters working on the front lines (nurses), I have to ask the moderator to remove this insensitive comment. Someone from California without a sense of humor- shocking! I want to say I -and I’m sure many others as well- appreciate all the hard times the health care workers are enduring. There’s a lot of others suffering from economic hardship or illness too. That said, wear sackcloth and ashes if you want to. Not everyone is buying into the hysteria and they’re entitled to speak as well. Someday, something will kill me. But between now and then I’m not going to live in fear.
Ductape 04/03/20 06:00am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Water pump warning... a little long but may be worth it

Never understood 'quick connections' on an RV water pump. Just have many times do you need to remove/replace one that it needs quick disconnects ??????? That’s how you incentivize people to buy the same brand of pump again to avoid changing the connections.
Ductape 03/31/20 05:48am General RVing Issues
RE: 2019 Ram 6.4 drivers

Love mine. It’ll certainly do the job. If I was towing frequent or full time, though, I’d only have a diesel.
Ductape 03/25/20 02:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

A friend of mine was telling me that I can get a 20 year loan on most new RVs. Is this true? Now I realize how people afford those Class A RVs. That’s not how people with class A’s can afford them. More likely for someone who bought a TT from Camping World to be in financial stress than the person with a DP. There’s an old saying that banks like to loan money to people who don’t need it. It’s also true that people who have money are likely to use other people’s money when the numbers favor it.
Ductape 03/24/20 11:47am Beginning RVing
RE: Can a modified sine wave inverter damage rlectronics

Yes.
Ductape 03/23/20 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

Not to make light of the corona virus as I am sure more will die from it but.....this is for the United States in 2017 Number of deaths for leading causes of death: Heart disease: 647,457 Cancer: 599,108 Accidents (unintentional injuries): 169,936 Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 160,201 Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 146,383 Alzheimer’s disease: 121,404 Diabetes: 83,564 Influenza and Pneumonia: 55,672 Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis: 50,633 Intentional self-harm (suicide): 47,173 coronavirus: 298 so far So...try to stay away from crowds....but don,t panic...imo None of those have the ability to tank the economy like Covid-19 already has....none of those stand to tax the health care system to the max and overwhelm things to the point where health care professional will have to make a decision on who lives and who dies . People may not only loose their lives but the economic impact will also lose people their jobs, homes, savings, retirement savings, cars, trucks, rv's....you name it. Seems many folks are just too narrow minded and selfish to take it serious enough...........let's see you post again in 3 to 6 months and see if you've changed your attitude and perspective on things. What has "tanked" the "Economy" is FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt) which has more rapidly spread by not only Media outlets but by Internet forums like this. Daytrader's list has what is "Knowns" in life, we are all well aware of and used to. The big problem with "Covid" is it is not well know, it is a recent "jump" that humans have not been exposed to and some folks carry it with no symptoms, some get mild symptoms and some severe symptoms to the point of death. One can only take guesses (and that IS what all of the numbers being bantered around) to how many have it, how many have died from it and how many more it will affect and just how overwhelmed the Hospitals will be. FUD, that is the problem, not really so much COVID.. Best thing to do, is not panic (first part of "Pandemic") and to follow what your local Authorities ask you to do like stay at home, shelter in place.. Dead on. The response will end up destroying more lives than the virus would have. We’re going to blow right by recession and into depression if this continues.
Ductape 03/21/20 04:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for advice on purchasing a 3/4 or 1 ton pickup

About the only difference between a HD 3/4 ton and a SRW 1 ton is $200 and the 1 ton can haul twice as much. It never makes sense to buy a 3/4 ton. Your choice should be between a 1/2 ton and 1 ton SRW. Have you got an exit plan? This. I would never buy a 250 if a 350 SRW was available.
Ductape 03/21/20 07:39am Tow Vehicles
RE: Cut off switch with solar panels

That’s what most installers do. Might be a good idea to post a label by the battery terminals reminding techs to turn of solar switch -and where it is located- if you’re anticipating someone other than yourself working on it. I turn my solar off before putting the coach in for repairs just in case.
Ductape 03/19/20 07:38am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How many times can you torque bolts on a hitch?

I hope the instructions say “after the first 500 miles”. If it’s actually “every” 500 miles that’s a ridiculous requirement. A daily visual inspection makes sense, but I’m not getting a torque wrench out every day or 2.
Ductape 03/19/20 07:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Diesel fuel additive for long term storage

Biobor JF.
Ductape 03/17/20 05:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buy Now or Wait on the Crazyness to Subside??

Best to buy when the herd is selling and vice versa. I doubt sales of expensive discretionary recreational products are going to fare well in this uncertainty. It’s going to be a buyer’s market for a while.
Ductape 03/16/20 06:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Is SHE GONNA BLOW!

You’re not going to get realistic data from polling owners, just a bunch of people telling you to buy their favorite flavor. I’d just go shopping and buy what I liked. Chances of getting a second lemon are slim, irrespective of what brand it is.
Ductape 03/15/20 04:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: damage to li from fast charging

I think if industry standard methods were actually losing 20% of battery capacity in only 25 charge cycles -as they claim- then we’d be hearing howls of complaints from EV owners.
Ductape 03/14/20 04:40pm Tech Issues
RE: fuel tank/toolbox combo

I was in Northern Tool looking at the RDS tanks when a customer came in to buy the toolbox/ fuel combo. Said it was his second one for a second truck. Told me he’d had the first one four years with no leaks or complaints.
Ductape 03/14/20 06:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Coronavirus practical issues

From an RV perspective, I’d say extra care around water fills and dump stations is reasonable. And you couldn’t get me to use a park restroom. Which is nothing new. And of course easy to say when you’re self contained. Those with traveling companions are vulnerable if both cannot operate the equipment. If you’re traveling with kids, I’d declare the playground equipment off limits.
Ductape 03/10/20 08:04am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Coronavirus practical issues

I don’t see anyone panicking in this thread. But I do see a lot of strident denial of reality. Seems like the blood pressure is highest in the ones claiming nothing is going to happen.
Ductape 03/09/20 08:35am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Coronavirus practical issues

Naio, we share some of the same concerns. Getting sick on the road is -and always has been- a possibility. The difference I see coming at us is the potential for shortages in available health care, and the likelihood of some form of travel restriction, whether it’s regional or a personal isolation need. We travel with 2 dogs as well, so if we both became significantly affected we might need to find boarding for them on short notice. On the one hand, this appears to be similar to influenzas, and we all know how to cope with that. And yet governments are responding with travel lockdowns and quarantine, which is not the typical response for that situation. So we have an epidemic of FUD, if nothing else. In such circumstances, it seems prudent to remain close to where you have the best resources to adapt to uncertainties. The worst thing IMO will be the economic damage. Our economy isn’t built for people behaving prudently, it’s built on a system of conspicuous consumption.
Ductape 03/09/20 07:04am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Thoughts on the 'need' factor of a main line surge protector

My practice is to insure where it’s required by law or for items I cannot afford to replace. Nothing inside the RV meets that for us. I’ve never owned one, nor suffered any damage in four decades of RVing.
Ductape 03/04/20 08:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Overnight stops (truck stops, etc) with shore power?

KOA is our go to place for an overnight with hookups. We don’t like most of them for much else, but they are often conveniently located right near the highway.
Ductape 03/01/20 06:03am Beginning RVing
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