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RE: New Mexico 'Quarantine" Requirements

I'd like to see anyone try to quarantine my wife and I. I'd like to see anybody try to restrict my movements. I won't put up with it. We're in Branson, MO for a week and having a marvelous time. No masks required. Social distancing is requested but at the firework show last night no one was doing it. I love it here but will have to return to the People's Republic of Tucson and the socialist, activist mayor. Last year in the US there were 19 million known cases of the ordinary flu. This covid bug is also going to have millions of cases so just get every one exposed to it, get herd immunity, and get it over with. It's not a death sentence, after all, as too many people think it is. It's proven that the covid numbers are highly inflated as the hospitals are getting paid thousands for every covid case they can come up with. You need to shorten that up. That’s waaaay to much to fit on a tombstone. In a ‘typical’ year, the 2018–2019 flu season the CDC estimates that the ‘normal’ flu was associated with more than 35.5 million illnesses, more than 16.5 million medical visits, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths. So far, and nobody who knows what they’re talking about thinks this is anywhere close to over and as of today more than 133,000 have died of it, and not just the same older, compromised or with other health complications either. Young, otherwise healthy fit people are dying of this virus. That’s nearly 4 times the number of deaths SO FAR. As for your idea on numbers, you’re looking at spin doctors opinions, the fact is the US is far, far behind the percentage of population that should have been tested. It’s simply not possible that numbers are “highly inflated” when only a small fraction of the population has even been tested. Spain tried the ‘herd immunity’ idea, they reverted to lockdown when they realized they had barely reached 5% immunity but their death rates increased dramatically. I know it’s hot in AZ but you REALLY shouldn’t have drank the Kool-Aid.
JaxDad 07/08/20 05:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stay on your own side....

Let's see what happens this fall if the border is still closed and the great snowbird migration is deemed illegal. Tens of thousands having to endure a long, cold winter in their homeland. Priceless. And get to keep our millions of dollars here in Canada. Priceless :B You’re off by a couple of zero’s there neighbour. The gov. published stats that said Canadians spent $6.5 BILLION on tourism in 2016 in JUST Florida.
JaxDad 07/07/20 05:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Longer closure gathering momentum...

ty for the link Boon Docker. Just one word describes what is happening in USA MESS Actually, I think it’s better described as a HOT MESS
JaxDad 07/04/20 03:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Full Timing in Canadian Winter if the Border is still CLOSED

Based on what the ‘smart people’ are saying, what we’ve seen so far will pale in comparison with what’s still to come. Anyone who plans on spending this coming winter anywhere other than home needs to fins a place to rent soon, like yesterday.
JaxDad 07/03/20 05:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Longer closure gathering momentum...

You're more likely to die from it here than there. 2 to 1. Per capita, of course. Just open the **** border. I don’t know where you’re getting your numbers from, but once again you’re wildly wrong there neighbour. The US has had about 130k deaths from COVID-19 out of a population of 328.8 million people, so that’s 0.00039598 % Canada has had 8,642 deaths from COVID-19 out of a population of 37.59 million people, so that’s 0.0002299 %. That means the death rate, per capita, is 58 % higher in the US than it is in Canada, not 200 % higher in Canada as you stated. That puts your numbers in error by about a factor of 400 %.
JaxDad 07/03/20 06:29am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Longer closure gathering momentum...

I, for one, don't like the border closed. As this whole mess unfolded, many of us Canucks began to realize it's not so much about public safety as it is about people control and government over reach/power. When I first started to read that post I was waiting for the punch line, then I realized you were being serious. The whole point of isolation is to slow the spread of the virus to the point where the medical community can handle those infected. You may have heard of the term “flatten the curve”? If you look at the infection rate per capita on each side of the border and let those numbers sink in, you might just change your mind. "the infection rate per capita" is another meaningless stat when you consider population densities here and there, and the number of large cities thay have versus the number of large and densely populated ones up here. How many infections require medical attention? How many hospitalizations? ICU visits? Morgue? That's why I suggested there are too many factors and too much ambiguity in terminaology, and the interpretations of the data they're collecting for there to ever be a right, one size fits all, answer, besides herd immunity and flattening the curve by attrition. We're chasing out tails endlessly on how to deal with this, and the experts can't even agree on mask or no mask. Just keep the highest risk people out of harm's way for a little longer, and lets get on with it. We've been nauseated from Covid19 for almost 6 months now, and I just think it's time to stick our finger down our throat, and get it over with. I still respect your opinions. FWIW. I bid you all adieu. Have a nice weekend, wherever you may be. I hear what your saying, but as my grandpa used to say, you've got your shoes on the wrong way around there. In the US the percentage of population that lives in a urban area in the US is about 80.7%. so then about 19.3 % of the population lives in a rural area. In Canada the percentage of population that lives in a urban area is about 81.4 %. so then about 18.6 % of the population lives in a rural area. So in fact Canada has a higher percentage of the population living in an urban area. Understood, and that's where the majority of the cases are being discovered. Their pace of testing is a half again as many as us. If we kept pace with them for testing ourselves, at the same rate, we'd probably look about the same or possibly a bit worse. It all depends on who you ask or where you get your stats. Type of test, who is performing them, what's the rate of inconclusives, false + or -, it can skew the numbers. Their total tests performed would cover our entire population. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ I thought I unsubscribed from this thread??? “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” Your numbers fail your argument again neighbour. The US (as of July 1) has tested about 103k / million of population. Canada has tested about 73k / million of population. The US has therefore tested about 50 % (per capita) more people than Canada but has nearly THREE times the number of cases (per capita again) than Canada does.
JaxDad 07/02/20 06:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Foam air filter disintegrating, clogging carb, alternatives?

I have an older yamaha ef2800i generator that I keep in storage for power outages and a couple years ago, it ran very poorly. I discovered the foam filter disintegrated and tiny particularly fed into the carb. Big mess. Decided the filter was very old, original, so hard to fault it. I ordered a new oem foam filter and now, 2 years later, it has done the same thing. Any ideas? Order a new filter and leave it in the package in the house until you need it. They bake and turn brittle in the heat.
JaxDad 07/02/20 12:24pm Tech Issues
RE: Longer closure gathering momentum...

I, for one, don't like the border closed. As this whole mess unfolded, many of us Canucks began to realize it's not so much about public safety as it is about people control and government over reach/power. When I first started to read that post I was waiting for the punch line, then I realized you were being serious. The whole point of isolation is to slow the spread of the virus to the point where the medical community can handle those infected. You may have heard of the term “flatten the curve”? If you look at the infection rate per capita on each side of the border and let those numbers sink in, you might just change your mind. "the infection rate per capita" is another meaningless stat when you consider population densities here and there, and the number of large cities thay have versus the number of large and densely populated ones up here. How many infections require medical attention? How many hospitalizations? ICU visits? Morgue? That's why I suggested there are too many factors and too much ambiguity in terminaology, and the interpretations of the data they're collecting for there to ever be a right, one size fits all, answer, besides herd immunity and flattening the curve by attrition. We're chasing out tails endlessly on how to deal with this, and the experts can't even agree on mask or no mask. Just keep the highest risk people out of harm's way for a little longer, and lets get on with it. We've been nauseated from Covid19 for almost 6 months now, and I just think it's time to stick our finger down our throat, and get it over with. I still respect your opinions. FWIW. I bid you all adieu. Have a nice weekend, wherever you may be. I hear what your saying, but as my grandpa used to say, you've got your shoes on the wrong way around there. In the US the percentage of population that lives in a urban area in the US is about 80.7%. so then about 19.3 % of the population lives in a rural area. In Canada the percentage of population that lives in a urban area is about 81.4 %. so then about 18.6 % of the population lives in a rural area. So in fact Canada has a higher percentage of the population living in an urban area.
JaxDad 07/02/20 12:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Longer closure gathering momentum...

I, for one, don't like the border closed. As this whole mess unfolded, many of us Canucks began to realize it's not so much about public safety as it is about people control and government over reach/power. When I first started to read that post I was waiting for the punch line, then I realized you were being serious. The whole point of isolation is to slow the spread of the virus to the point where the medical community can handle those infected. You may have heard of the term “flatten the curve”? If you look at the infection rate per capita on each side of the border and let those numbers sink in, you might just change your mind.
JaxDad 07/02/20 05:39am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Sailun tires

All I can say is that I HAVE experienced a front tire blow-out on a diesel pusher, and I never want to risk an unpleasant experience like that again. Taking Chinese-made tires out of the equation is my first-line of defense, regardless of testimonials. RV tires are simply not a place to look for cost-savings, IMO, ESPECIALLY with higher gross weight vehicles. The risk is just not worth it, even WITH the bargain-basement prices. The OTR trucking industry have whole-heartedly adopted Sailun tires (amongst others) and have over many millions of miles and proven them to be very durable and safe tires. Not everything made in China is of low quality.
JaxDad 07/02/20 05:19am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Heads up to anyone coming to NY

Notice all those states are what Cuomo and others label as Red States. In particular Tennessee, there are no cases of Covid around here. In Chattanooga and Nashville there were two clusters of new diagnosed cases early last month in the Latino communities, new arrivals to them, I believe. Don't know about Memphis and Knoxville. According to the published numbers, Tennessee has had about 8,000 new cases in just the past week. Where is ‘around here’? I doubt they can restrict travel according to what county you come from.
JaxDad 07/01/20 04:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Longer closure gathering momentum...

Don, not that Canada has been successful but that IMO Canada has been more serious about trying to safeguard its citizens. I was speaking with a relative in upstate NY about this the other day. Take the number of cases and divide it by the population of each country, that gives you the number of cases as a percentage of the population. As of Sunday evening June 28th; USA - 0.00789 % Canada - 0.00274 % So then Canada has 34.728 % the number of cases per capita that the US has. That sounds pretty successful to me and the numbers are not getting any better as the days pass.
JaxDad 07/01/20 04:06pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Culling the herd....

It's remarkable that she made it to 72 before finally reaching the boundaries of her own common sense. I'm sure it's tragic for her family nevertheless. They say that being stupid is much like being dead. You’re blissfully unaware of it, it’s those around you that are saddled with the reality of it.
JaxDad 06/30/20 06:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2008 Itasca catalytic converter & pipe stolen

Catalytic Converters are stolen due to the Platinum content. I used to work for a precious metal recycler and we would not accept catalytic converters just to try to prevent people from stealing them. But, lots of scrap yards will pay for them just like stolen copper wire and such. Too bad. Here in Texas we used to have a problem with Thieves cutting the 50 amp Shore Cords off the Motorhomes and just unplugging from the Trailers on the Sales lot and selling to recyclers. The various cities go together and started requiring lots of ID and the thefts have stopped. Doug A friend (electrical engineer) works for a transit commission, a couple years back 2 guys were killed trying to cut a few hundred yards of copper cables (DC power, 2 cables per circuit) the size of your wrist out of the power grid for the subway grid. The grid was still hot when they tried........ BBQ anyone?
JaxDad 06/29/20 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Can an RV even get East of the Hudson?

When were you planning on going? You may be able to go the long way around if you’re not planning on going right away.
JaxDad 06/28/20 03:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: Fighting zoning ordinances that hurt RV owners

I live in midle class hood and many people have trailers FWheels and class A big motorhomes in their dryways year round Some covered most not. Check with your municipality, you might just find that it’s not legal but nobody has complained ..... yet. In most places municipal zoning by-laws are only enforced following a complaint. HOA rules are a whole different matter. It’s like speed limits, follow them if you like, speed if you like, you may get away with it for decades, you might not.
JaxDad 06/28/20 06:47am Beginning RVing
RE: 2008 Itasca catalytic converter & pipe stolen

that vin number is a great idea factory could stamp that on every big part. How would the 3rd party vendors supplying the part know what VIN to stamp on the parts? I wonder if consumers would be willing to pay the extra money to implement that kind of change? I doubt it.
JaxDad 06/28/20 06:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Over the air antenna

I replaced a broken batwing with a Jack on my C about 10 years ago. I’m rarely in an area so remote that it doesn’t perform more than adequately. Beyond never having to raise / lower / remember which position it’s in, I love the fact that it works as well at 65 mph as it does standing still. Getting news, traffic & weather reports or just giving the PAX something to do is great. I don’t watch much TV, that’s not why I’m away from home, and for what I do watch picking up a station 150 miles is of little interest.
JaxDad 06/27/20 05:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Red wire, black wire and white wires

It seems a few folks are over thinking this. Take a 12 volt light bulb and some scraps of wire, connect one side of the light bulb to the positive battery terminal and start connecting wires to the other side of the light bulb. Negative (ground) wires will make the bulb glow brightly, a very faint glow or no light at all means you have a positive wire.
JaxDad 06/18/20 01:29pm Tech Issues
RE: Canadian Snowbird Future

Every new case in my part of Canada is mostly from migrant workers coming here to work the farms. I would be very interested to see the actual data on how many Canadian snowbirds were infected,, I think it would be exceptionally low if not 0. Red Green: If life gives you lemons, throw 'em into a quart of vodka. According to the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit only 2/3rds of cases are farm workers. Seven percent of cases are listed as being because of travel related which is odd for two reasons, first, the farm workers had just travelled, no? Secondly, most of the country’s that the migrant farm workers have low infection rates so where did they get infected! In transit?
JaxDad 06/17/20 05:33am Snowbirds
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