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RE: Would you switch from Class A to Travel Trailer

Traveling long distance in a Class A is much nicer than traveling long distance in a TV/TT. Your DW can get up, stretch her legs, go to the restroom, grab a snack/drink...even lay down and catch a few Z's. None of that can be done in a TV while driving down the road. I'm going to disagree with part of that, it depends on what TV you have. A friend has a converted Volvo tractor that he pulls a big 5'er with. I've been on a few trips with him in, it's dream to drive, far nicer IMHO than my Class A in that it is far more 'surefooted' on the highway. There is no hint of the 'tail wagging the dog' from crosswinds or the bow wave of other vehicles. While the Volvo may very well be "a dream" to drive, it still doesn't allow everything else in the section of my comment that you quoted; DW can't get up, stretch her legs, go to the restroom, grab a snack/drink...even lay down and catch a few Z's. It's also a very rare towing combination. I know it’s commonly done, but still, neither the Volvo NOR the law allow any of those things either.
JaxDad 04/30/21 05:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV travel across Canada during these lockdown times

https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prs/orders/index.html and scroll down. I am all for restrictions, but there are some rules in that PDF that are beyond ridiculous. Such as: You are prohibited to socialize with friends in your backyard. But you can all meet and socialize down at the tavern. It makes total sense, no different than air travel versus land crossings. The tavern owners & staff are trained and have a LOT to lose if they allow violations or stupidity, drunks in the backyard? ......... Not so much. Sorry, but I disagree. That does not make sense either, that you can fly to a destination, but not allowed to drive across the border to that destination. If that country does not want foreigners in their country why allow air travel. When you fly they know your exposure is limited to a few people, and only at the destination. When you drive you could be going anywhere and doing anything. At the airport there’s lots of time and space to have a good look at people and test them, at a border crossing, forget it. Could you imagine the mess telling people they needed to be at a land crossing 2 hours before crossing? Where would they put all the people & their vehicles. The 3 day quarantine is the same, there’s dozens of hotels around major airports, but not at land crossings thus no where for them to stay while test results come back.
JaxDad 04/29/21 05:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV travel across Canada during these lockdown times

https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/prs/orders/index.html and scroll down. I am all for restrictions, but there are some rules in that PDF that are beyond ridiculous. Such as: You are prohibited to socialize with friends in your backyard. But you can all meet and socialize down at the tavern. It makes total sense, no different than air travel versus land crossings. The tavern owners & staff are trained and have a LOT to lose if they allow violations or stupidity, drunks in the backyard? ......... Not so much.
JaxDad 04/28/21 03:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New Ford Pickup weighs payload and tongue weight

Nothing new, the trucking industry has had it for many years. We adapted the system to work on out F350 & F550 (and bigger) trucks years ago. The driver gets real time readings on their smartphone. They can be standing next to the truck and watch front & rear axle weights as the truck is being loaded.
JaxDad 04/28/21 03:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bear Spray

Many, many years ago I did a survival course designed to help pilots survive a crash. I still recall the instructor’s bit about bears; They run at 35 mph, that’s (35 times 5,280) 184,800 feet an hour, which is 3,080 feet per minute, which is a little over FIFTY ONE FEET PER SECOND. Bear spray??? Bwaahaahaahaaaaaa. Yeah, right.
JaxDad 04/28/21 03:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV travel across Canada during these lockdown times

Well that’s completely over stepping bounds to restrict outdoor, rural activities. Even the lib parts of the US have just recently figured out that masks don’t do squat outdoors. (Or indoors for that fact except to catch the spray from a sneeze or cough) That’s too bad. Feel soorry for you folks up there. And yet when you look at ‘the big picture’ things don’t look as bad up here as some think. The US has a population of 328.2 million and (currently) a 7 day case count of 53,803. Canada has a population of 37.6 million and (currently) a 7 day case count of 7,992. So America has 8.73 times Canada’s population, but despite 10 times the level of vaccination, it still has 6.73 times the number of cases. Canada then only has a 23% higher rate of infection currently.
JaxDad 04/28/21 06:06am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: LED Awning Light Strip Does not work on Brand New Trailer

A friend had a similar issue, the LED’s were obviously installed by someone who doesn’t know they are polarity sensitive. I reversed the positive & negative and they worked just fine.
JaxDad 04/24/21 02:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Would you switch from Class A to Travel Trailer

Traveling long distance in a Class A is much nicer than traveling long distance in a TV/TT. Your DW can get up, stretch her legs, go to the restroom, grab a snack/drink...even lay down and catch a few Z's. None of that can be done in a TV while driving down the road. I'm going to disagree with part of that, it depends on what TV you have. A friend has a converted Volvo tractor that he pulls a big 5'er with. I've been on a few trips with him in, it's dream to drive, far nicer IMHO than my Class A in that it is far more 'surefooted' on the highway. There is no hint of the 'tail wagging the dog' from crosswinds or the bow wave of other vehicles. He has a Smart car that piggy-backs so there's no toad be worried about. He spent far less than a dressed up dually would have cost also.
JaxDad 04/22/21 11:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Locking Fuel Door (E450 Chassis)

Mount a decal “hazardous material”. Or mount a decal that says “SEWAGE VENT”........... See if anybody sticks a hose in that opening and sucks on it.
JaxDad 04/17/21 04:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Anyone have the new Ford 7.3L V8?

“ Anyone have the new Ford 7.3L V8?” In a M/H, no, but in several pickups in our fleet, yes. Everyone is impressed with them so far.
JaxDad 04/15/21 06:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Not a good thing, at all....

I’m confused, or is my math wrong? According to the case counts (as of April 7, 2021); There were 73,200 new cases in a population of 328.2 million people in the US. That is 223 / million people. There were 7,148 new cases in a population of 37.59 million people in Canada. That is 190 / million people.
JaxDad 04/08/21 04:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

In case this has gone unnoticed I’m just going to put this out there with no opinion offered. Clicky-clicky.
JaxDad 04/06/21 05:55am Around the Campfire
RE: gas mileage

Twelve with no wind, flat ground, no toad and very light foot...possibly. That’s pretty good. My plane (which only weighs a little under 2,000 pounds and powered by a 6 cyl. engine) gets just 13.4 mpg. But cruising at 160 mph it’s true, the speed does reduce your mileage. :B
JaxDad 04/05/21 03:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Question about window tinting

Not that it may ever come up but window tint is an ‘equipment regulation’ and is not covered by reciprocity. A friend found this out when he was parked in a plaza parking lot and a local LEO stopped by (looking for a different, stolen) Class C similar to his. The law was explained to him and he was given only a warning, but was also told the next time might be different.
JaxDad 04/04/21 05:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Gas RV Front Table Ideas

Look at any one of many marine supply websites. They sell a variety of sizes and shapes complete with the base socket, aluminum tube and table. The tube can easily be cut down to whatever size you prefer. They work particularly well in a motorhome since they usually have a rim around the edge and inset sockets for drinks.
JaxDad 03/25/21 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Any option for re-filling MH Propane Tank from Small Tank?

Hi, Because I have a 'fixed' tank, if I buy propane at a gas station, I end up paying road tax for it. Don, check with Finance Sask. on that, we routinely submit our receipts for gasoline & propane purchases here and get a refund on the road taxes for fuels used strictly for “off road use”.
JaxDad 03/24/21 05:51am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Double Dog Dare You

https://i.imgur.com/hLZdUL9.gif This young lady must beheaded to college,car idling, with door open, and won't be back fora while. :) "Beheaded" might just be the right term if he catches her! LOL
JaxDad 03/23/21 12:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Battery that can be part of the structure of a vehicle

The big question as I see it is the net result of changing the equation. If structural batteries only have 20% of the energy capacity by weight how does the mass of having 5 times as much battery compare to current options?
JaxDad 03/23/21 12:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Schoolies

Two little points for anyone thinking of doing a schoolteacher conversion; First and most importantly you need to know that not all school buses are created equally. In bus terms there are two types, ‘city’ and ‘county’. City buses are designed for stop & go in town driving, they are geared low. County buses are geared to cruise at 50 or 60 mph. A motorhome that screams at WOT to get anywhere is not a great ride. Secondly the ‘attitude’ towards schoolers is primarily because most of them are not legal conversions. Anything that plugs into 120 volts with hardwired systems and / or plumbed propane must be certified as compliant with the relevant reg’s, no different than a S & B home does.
JaxDad 03/21/21 08:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Schoolies

Lots of campgrounds require RVIA certification. So if you want to stay in campgrounds, you might want to rule a conversion out. As long as you do your research and then construct it properly there’s no problem getting it certified. BTW, the requirement is NOT RVIA certification, the standard is NFPA spec. Just read the fine print on any RVIA label, it quotes the req’d spec, RVIA are just the certifying body. Kind of like on a S&B home, the building inspector signs off on it, but the building code is the spec. to be met. A recent stay comes to mind - https://www.trailervillagervpark.com/park-rules Only RIVA approved units will be allowed in the park. Due to safety reasons no "Homemade" RV's or FEMA trailers will be allowed. And another - https://www.rt66rvresort.com/rules/ Incoming RV’s, motorhomes and travel trailers must be in good condition and self-contained. Due to the high standard of quality in the RV Resort pop-up trailer, tents, or home constructed units will not be permitted. We were asked during booking at both places, specifically about an RVIA sticker, on a quick trip through NM a couple weeks ago. That was on the phone before they even saw the rig. Ultimately it's up to the park - if you want to stay in parks, I wouldn't go that route. This an RVIA seal, read what it says in the center, certified to comply with NFPA 1192. https://www.rvtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/seal874-485x536.jpg
JaxDad 03/19/21 05:31pm Class A Motorhomes
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