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RE: Newfoundland Moose Trip

The beaver is a veterinarian so no wonder the meat would be tasty. How do they pay for their schooling?
JaxDad 10/18/19 04:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Modern Food?

If the food is so poor, how do we explain our fat asses? Portion control ....... or the lack thereof. I’m constantly amazed at how much food restaurants serve / people actually eat. I was a popular buffett restaurant very recently and 2 young men came in and were seated at a booth near me. These were big boys, the 2 of them filled a 4 person booth. In the time it took me to eat a side plate of salad, a modest plate of entree items and a couple of cups of coffee they each ate 3 full (I mean full to overflowing) dinner plates of food and were moving on to the sweets. Oh, but they washed it all down with diet sodas! Next time you pick up a package of prepared food look at the nutritional info panel. It’s shocking how little a “serving” ought to be. Compared to the overhead costs, the cost of the food in a restaurant is very minor, so over-sized portions is a cheap way to keep the customers coming back.
JaxDad 10/18/19 05:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Show type of RV on question page

“most stuff for TC's is of little or not concern to most of the rest of us.” Speak for yourself, please. Maybe we should start a new discussion titled, "Is a truck camper really an RV?" ;) Put it right next to the “If it’s not a DP it’s not a REAL motorhome.” thread. ;)
JaxDad 10/17/19 04:00pm General RVing Issues
RE: Modern Food?

We know we're getting old and times are changing but we can't seem to get really quality food at restaurants. Other than my DW's severe (and many) food allergies, 'home cooking' was the main reason for us owning a MH (two of them actually) in the first place. It doesn't even have to be anything fancy either, I'm just fine with a fried ham steak, some 'taters and veggies. There was some video that wet viral recently, shot by a kitchen worker at Panera, showing how they 'made' their famous Mac 'n' Cheese. Take bagged frozen single serving from freezer and drop in pot of boiling water, remove bag from water, cut bag open, pour into bowl, serve to customer. $7.95 ....... Employee's next post was that they'd been fired for posting video .....
JaxDad 10/15/19 12:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Exercising generator and A/C after winterizing question?

It's common sense that letting any engine sit for long periods is worse than not for a number of reasons. That explains why so many lawnmowers, snowblowers, snowmobiles and boats lead such a short life ...... sitting for half the year unused. Ditto all the snowbirds who leave their cars locked in a northern garage for 6 months while they enjoy the sunny south. But just out of curiosity, why would there be a section on storage in the owners manual for a generator? Everybody ‘exercises’ them monthly, right?
JaxDad 10/13/19 07:47pm Beginning RVing
RE: Exercising generator and A/C after winterizing question?

"The worst thing for a genset is to sit for long periods - especially gas ones." My Champion has sat for 6 months every year for the past 6 years, hasn't hurt it a bit. Maybe I'm just lucky. :) According to Onan’s website they make about 100,000 RV type generators a year. If you figure most of the last 20 years of production is still out there in customers rigs, that’s about 2 million units. I recently bought some slip rings for an Onan I was given out of a derelict RV, someone had tried to ‘clean them up’ with 80 grit emory cloth. The dealer, a big factory shop, said they had to order them, they only sell a handful of them a year. Considering how few people even know about ‘exercising’ a generator let alone actually do it, this is quite amazing. BTW, the ‘exercise once per month’ edict only appeared after Onan became Cummins Onan. Strangely enough very few other generator mfg’s recommend this ‘exercise routine either.
JaxDad 10/12/19 03:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Blizzard hits plains states and PNW

That's what barb wire was originally invented for. Traction in the winter. It was a savy cowhand that seen the possibilities of animal control during the low sales months. Traction? Seriously? Where did that come from?
JaxDad 10/12/19 06:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Blizzard hits plains states and PNW

No, not all, some of us are highly edjumikated. Someone was complaining that a bad storm hit before Al Gore invented the Internet ......... Of course if anyone read the link they’d have known the storm was actually forecast a few days before it hit. But let’s not let facts get in the way of the hysteria......... or the humour. From the Wiki story linked to; “The weather prediction for the day was issued by the Weather Bureau, which at the time was managed by Adolphus Greely; it said: "A cold wave is indicated for Dakota and Nebraska tonight and tomorrow; the snow will drift heavily today and tomorrow in Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Wisconsin.”
JaxDad 10/11/19 04:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Blizzard hits plains states and PNW

The storm was in 1888 and nobody was warned? What should they have done? Social media posts? Urgent messages on every TV station? News alerts on all the radio stations? Seriously? ---------------------------- Yes they did have a telegraph system to every train station in the country and could have send out a warning on that. It's been years since I read the book so my recall of the details might not be perfect. But technology existed long before the Internet tho that comes as a shock to younger folks. I believe one of Thomas Edison's (look him up on Wiki if you never heard of him) early lucrative inventions was a machine that would convert telegraph dots and dashes to words on yellow paper tape. Alexander Graham Bell incorporated AT&T in 1885 so they had telephones too. People had to talk into them and listen for verbal replies in those days. Well if you want to talk facts instead of humour, I’m game. The “Blizzard of ‘88” was NOT in the mid-west, it was in the north-east. I doubt many children were caught by surprise on their way home from school, the storm hit first in the NYC area on the evening of Sunday March 11, 1888, around midnight the temperature had dropped to freezing and the rain became sleet and then heavy snow. By morning things in New York were atrocious, and things were not much better to the south, in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Because of the high winds, ice and snow there were no telegraph lines left in service in the area.
JaxDad 10/11/19 06:07am General RVing Issues
RE: How to tell if fuel pumps are running by current draw?

Mine has one...... It's called a CEL. It lights up when the engine dies after it runs out of fuel with no fuel pump running. Maybe I'm missing something? What would a light telling you the pump is on or off accomplish?
JaxDad 10/10/19 01:33pm Tech Issues
RE: Blizzard hits plains states and PNW

Just as a historical mention, I think it was back in 1888 that a blizzard hit the midwest and drop temps something like 70 degrees in a matter of minutes. Just as kids were walking home from school. Many froze to death. The nascent weather bureau actually knew it was coming but, no surprise, failed to warn anyone. "On this day in 1888, the so-called “Schoolchildren's Blizzard” kills 235 people, many of whom were children on their way home from school, across the Northwest Plains region of the United States. The storm came with no warning, and some accounts say that the temperature fell nearly 100 degrees in just 24 hours." The storm was in 1888 and nobody was warned? What should they have done? Social media posts? Urgent messages on every TV station? News alerts on all the radio stations? Seriously?
JaxDad 10/10/19 01:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

I am a 69 year old man that has been driving since I was 16 years old and have never received any driving citation or ticket except in Louisiana, specifically the Lasalle Parish. Last but certainly not least; I have paid the $241.50 to the city of Tullos, against my better judgement. Debton You need to be an optimist. You’ve been driving for some 53 years. That’s only $4.56 a year. If that’s an issue, fight the ticket in court. Beyond that, we’re all merely humans, we make mistakes, have bad days, have bad nights, don’t let it get too far under your skin, remember, life is short and none of use are going to get out alive.
JaxDad 10/08/19 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Removing small chair by door in class C.

I wouldn't get too excited about cutting holes in the carpet to get to the bolts, you're going to have to cut a big hole to get the pedestal base out anyway.
JaxDad 10/07/19 08:31am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Perils of RVing

There’s also those moments of, in the immortal words of Christopher Columbus, “Where the heck am I? “. I routinely drive from zero dark thirty AM until late into the night, park, rack out, rinse and repeat. Then there’s the mornings after doing the above, and I still have blood in my caffeine stream, and I get on the road in the morning and hit the interstate and see I-XX North that way, South that way, and I look down at the GPS and it says I’m ALREADY heading north or south (because that part of the N/S Interstate actually runs E/W) and my brain goes into melt-down mode until I remember which way I’m supposed to be heading........
JaxDad 10/02/19 05:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: US Border agent gave my passport to.....??

To say someone is “from” ......... or they are “citizens of” ........ is nothing more than lubricant for the spin doctors. As an example, there are a LOT of people who hold a Canadian passport which technically makes them “a Canadian”. Does that mean they were born here? Raised here? Are reflective of the rest of our society? It means they went through a process and moved to a new country, nothing more. I don't understand what you mean. And likely I was not clear about what I was trying to say. My point is on 9-11-2001 17 out of 19 hijackers that attacked the US where from, or citizens of, Saudi Arabia. And most of the people accused of planing and financing the attack also where from, or citizens of, Saudi Arabia. Please, all, let's not get political and get this thread shut down. It's an interesting "what would you do?" type scenario that many of us could potentially face that has nothing to do with politics. I was in fact trying to make it totally apolitical by pointing out that the flag on the front of a persons passport no longer reflects the true situation as to the person or their background. We in North America, even Europe, don’t understand the way things work in the Middle East. You can change nationalities there like we change underwear here. For years it was the dirty little secret, if you want to put on a cloak of anonymity in the Middle East and cease to be a citizen of (insert country of ill-repute here) and travel freely all you had to do go to Saudi Arabia and get citizenship there. Voila, you are now welcomed in places you would have formerly been scrutinized if not rejected in.
JaxDad 09/26/19 04:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: US Border agent gave my passport to.....??

To say someone is “from” ......... or they are “citizens of” ........ is nothing more than lubricant for the spin doctors. As an example, there are a LOT of people who hold a Canadian passport which technically makes them “a Canadian”. Does that mean they were born here? Raised here? Are reflective of the rest of our society? It means they went through a process and moved to a new country, nothing more.
JaxDad 09/26/19 05:36am General RVing Issues
RE: emergency start has been hardwired?

Given that the OP’s chassis is a 1990 E350 it’s almost guaranteed to be a simple 4 post constant duty solenoid. AKA Ford starter solenoid. Last time I checked a starter solenoid was NOT a constant duty solenoid...has it changed? Yes it changed, but not they way you think. The ‘old style’ solenoids were robust enough to withstand constant duty, then they started ‘cheaping out’ (I guess the $0.25 / unit savings made a difference) on construction of them and they would burn up under constant duty. Today to buy a solenoid of the quality they were all made to years ago it’s an ‘upgrade’. Surprised?
JaxDad 09/25/19 03:11pm Tech Issues
RE: emergency start has been hardwired?

Given that the OP’s chassis is a 1990 E350 it’s almost guaranteed to be a simple 4 post constant duty solenoid. AKA Ford starter solenoid. Usually mounted on the drivers side behind the battery it has 1 heavy wire to the house battery, 1 heavy wire to the chassis battery, 1 small wire to an ‘ignition run’ wire and the last wire to the emergency start button. Nothing complicated or mysterious at all.
JaxDad 09/25/19 06:48am Tech Issues
RE: Good news... dreaming of BEV Class A

I noticed the article referred to “semi-electric long haul trucks”.
JaxDad 09/23/19 03:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: making dinette bed bigger

I think you will find the two backrest portions of the dinette are the real issue. A queen bed is 80” long. Most dinettes are only 72” across. In my case however the dinette has a hinged backrest that backs up to the drivers seat to allow the drivers chair to recline. I just modified the hinge so I can detach that backrest entirely. That gives me 2 doubles and a Queen above the cab. Plenty of sleeping space for a 25’ unit.
JaxDad 09/21/19 05:30am Class C Motorhomes
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