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Harbor Freight - what happened to the 20% off coupons

Harbor Freight - what happened to the 20% off coupons and the "free" trinkets like little flashlights,etc. Haven't seen any of these coupons in a few months, at least in Florida .
JoeH 02/25/21 06:24am Tech Issues
RE: What constitutes a "new" tire?

Tires I purchased in November were made in Germany ( Michelins) and 3 months old when I got them... that was OK by me.
JoeH 02/25/21 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CG in Central FL With Golf Cart Access to Stores

Golf Cart Statute in Florida While perhaps OK in a campground, they may not be on roads outside the campground. The only cart friendly community I can think of is The Villages, but that's a residential community not a CG. Sun City Center also legally allows use of golf carts on the community streets. many places throughout the state also tolerate them.... by that I mean that use is common place and restrictions are not enforced. There is also the ability to license a golf cart as a low speed vehicle and that allows you to drive it on the street, again , with certain restrictions... Section 320.01(41), Florida Statutes Here's a pretty good summary.... Golf Carts & LSV
JoeH 02/24/21 05:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CC&R dated 1973 says no RVs, trailers, boats can be stored

Time to look elsewhere, but if you are really stuck on that place, since they have allowed others to park offending vehicles, you would have an argument that they are selectively enforcing the rules.... that being the case they would have to either go after all the others, or let you slide. Either way, it'll be a pain for you and the rest of the people.
JoeH 02/22/21 05:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Electrical question

Wow-- great suggestions and quick ! Thanks---- I'll do a little more digging and get something working
JoeH 02/18/21 05:14am Tech Issues
RE: Electrical question

It's often useful to describe the entire problem you're trying to solve rather than just describing how you want to solve it -- someone may have a better way to do this than a power switch. It's pretty simple.... as I said, I have 2 devices( lights), 120v , that I want to alternate powering on at about 30 sec intervals.
JoeH 02/17/21 01:44pm Tech Issues
Electrical question

Not RV related but figure the folks here will be able to provide some advice. I want to have a 30 second or so timer that sends a 120v current to one device for 30 seconds, then switches and sends it to another device for another 30 seconds. That cycle would continue all the time. Any thoughts ? I figure there might be some components on ebay if I only knew what to call them. Thanks
JoeH 02/17/21 01:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Air Fryer Polenta Fries

This post brings back memories.... I'll have to make them again ! Did you know you can also make Pillsbury biscuits in the air fryer ? Google it.... they come out great. We don't have an oven in the MH, so this is a super alternative. Baked potatoes come out greet in the air fryer too
JoeH 02/17/21 05:58am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Sticker and residue removal

Warm with a hair dryer and wipe with WD-40. Works well on some adhesives, fair on others. They are pretty new so the stickers come off easily, just wasn't sure if WD-40 was OK to use on the fiberglass skin. I know it's wonderful on metal bumpers and chrome! I have some marine wax I used on the old camper and I hope it will hide the "dull" spots left behind. WD-40 works pretty good-- I just removed an old sticker that was on a boat for 15 years... sprayed it down, let it soak and rubbed with a paper towel and plastic scrapper.... took a few iterations, but it came off cleanly.
JoeH 02/17/21 05:55am General RVing Issues
RE: surge protector and water filters

I suggest a Progressive Industries EMS for electrical protection. Initially I had a portable one, then went with a hard wired unit . Keeps it out of the weather and away from prying eyes. With an EMS you get surge protection and protection against open ground, mis-wired pedestals and very importantly under voltage. Many times ours has detected under voltage while at older CG's during hot weather when people were running AC's. Low voltage will quickly ruin your AC unit(s). I later added a Hughes autoformer to boost the low voltage, but initially you should at least get an EMS. Regarding water filters, I use a Camco on the hose at hose bib end. We have a whole house filter inside the rig... I also have a water softener... the later is a recent add in the past couple years. Good luckwith teh new rig--- enjoy !
JoeH 02/17/21 05:52am Beginning RVing
RE: FLKeys suggestions

Wrong-- no age restriction. What isn't allowed are units under 24', truck campers and soft sided units.... anything else is ok as long as it's RVIA ( e.g. no schoolies) "Wrong" That's pretty rude. If you're going to call someone "Wrong", you'd better cite your sources. Quote a website and provide a link. And for the future, I recommend wording your corrections more politely. https://i.imgur.com/SlsSmSr.png Sorry your offended when you are wrong, but that's the way it is. You can go ahead and look at the website or call the office. Both resources will verify that there are no age restrictions as you incorrectly stated there were. You should do your research and provide facts, not opinions-- all you did was mislead people. Oh-- I've been there probably 50 times over the past 20+ years in RV's that ranged from 22 yrs old to brand new. In fact, I'm there now and a few sites down from us is a couple in a late 70's Class C. So, that's only 40+ yrs old. I called you out for being rude. I don't care how right you were, you still have to be polite. If you spoke to someone in person like that, you'd end up with a flat nose. Please be civil and respectful. The problem arises when someone ( you) posts inaccurate information , most often from hearing things third hand and not doing proper research and investigation. This is a disservice to all users of the forum and those inaccurate ( e.g. wrong) statements must be countered with facts. ... and no, when discussing items face to face , it is perfectly permissible to tell someone they are wrong and demonstrate that with facts. I don't think any one would be attempting to flatten my nose... if they did, they would certainly regret it.
JoeH 02/16/21 06:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Bidet attachment

Has anyone found a bidet attachment that will fit on either a Thetford Tecma ( macerator) or Thetford Aqua Magic ? The tecma has the seat bolts that are on the vertical part of the "bump" so standard attachment doesn't work and the Aquamagic has the rear bump and a raised edge on the bowl.
JoeH 02/12/21 06:43am Tech Issues
RE: 2 nights required

I went to reserve a Sunday night at a NY State Park and when I got to the check out screen it told me I needed to reserve 2 nights ( Sun and Mon) . Didn't fit with my schedule and I wasn't going to pay for something I wasn't going to use. So I booked at a local private CG at less cost than the 2 nights at the State Park. I have run into various versions of having to book an extra day. Sometimes you can find an alternative spot or can adapt your schedule. However often booking an extra day is the easiest solution. An extra day at state park rates isn't a deal breaker for me vs. rearanging my schedule or staying someplace I don't want to be. I will often book an extra day just so I can check out later vs. having to be out at check time. I prefer to leave at my leisure vs. leaving before I'm really ready. In my situation, Sunday and Monday, I'll bet that both days will remain empty as a result of their policy. I can see it for Fri/Sat but Sun/Mon... a lot of people work and now the site remains empty. Not a problem for me. I'll be at a nicer private park for the Sunday nite I wanted, the state looses out.... but they really don't care cause they are supported by OUR tax payers $'s regardless of occupancy. The private CG will cater to it's guests since they are not tax payer funded.
JoeH 02/12/21 06:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fiber glassing question

You can certainly glass the board down.... but you might want to try 5200 first. That stuff is really strong .
JoeH 02/06/21 06:00am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: 2 nights required

I went to reserve a Sunday night at a NY State Park and when I got to the check out screen it told me I needed to reserve 2 nights ( Sun and Mon) . Didn't fit with my schedule and I wasn't going to pay for something I wasn't going to use. So I booked at a local private CG at less cost than the 2 nights at the State Park.
JoeH 02/04/21 06:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: FLKeys suggestions

Wrong-- no age restriction. What isn't allowed are units under 24', truck campers and soft sided units.... anything else is ok as long as it's RVIA ( e.g. no schoolies) "Wrong" That's pretty rude. If you're going to call someone "Wrong", you'd better cite your sources. Quote a website and provide a link. And for the future, I recommend wording your corrections more politely. https://i.imgur.com/SlsSmSr.png Sorry your offended when you are wrong, but that's the way it is. You can go ahead and look at the website or call the office. Both resources will verify that there are no age restrictions as you incorrectly stated there were. You should do your research and provide facts, not opinions-- all you did was mislead people. Oh-- I've been there probably 50 times over the past 20+ years in RV's that ranged from 22 yrs old to brand new. In fact, I'm there now and a few sites down from us is a couple in a late 70's Class C. So, that's only 40+ yrs old.
JoeH 01/30/21 06:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: FLKeys suggestions

Just a heads up on Bluewater Key - they do not accept trailers under 24'. They won’t accept us snooty Truck Campers either! They're very "selective" about the age and kinds of RVs allowed there. Upscale is the operative word. Wrong-- no age restriction. What isn't allowed are units under 24', truck campers and soft sided units.... anything else is ok as long as it's RVIA ( e.g. no schoolies)
JoeH 01/27/21 06:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Key West or Out West

So do I need to pre book the trip? That’s really only thing west worries me about. Other than that, I think we can burn 3 weeks but that’s about all the time we’ve got. The answer to the need to "pre booking" will largely depend of where you want to RV and the time of the year. Areas that are popular will need reservations i.e. Calif. and Oregon ocean parks, summer and spring months. Make your reservations and cancel if you need to, be on the safe side. I think this year is going to have challenges with getting reservations due to the huge increase in RV'ers. I made reservations for our July & August stay in Maine last year. I was looking at other places on the way up and then heading out west in late August and found many of the places we've stayed at in the past are already booked.
JoeH 01/27/21 06:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: FLKeys suggestions

We stayed at this great resort. Bluewater Key Agree with Bluewater Key. Most sites are on the water with their own dock and tiki . Lots of great paddling in the area in the mangroves or bay . This the lot we are on right now. BWK Lot 8
JoeH 01/24/21 06:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Checking voltage on LED power supply ?

All great info and much appreciated. I have a Harbor Freight free analog meter out in the storage trailer. I'll see what that does just for fun . I was also reading that hooking the 5050 LED strip lights to AC would work but reduce their life span. Recommendation was to get a 12v AC to 12v DC rectifier/converter. Generally, running LEDs on AC is not a problem. LEDs only "conduct" in the forward direction. 5050s require 3.0V per diode in the forward direction and are capable of handling up to 5V per diode reverse voltage. SEE HERE FOR 5050 SPECS Typically multiple LEDs are connected in "series" (pos of one connected to negative of the next one) same idea as a flashlight that takes multiple batteries. Many "strip" light assemblies for 12V will connect 3-6 LEDs in series to run off of 12V depending on the diode forward voltage.. Which is why when you buy flexible and cutable strips they have a place marked for cutting.. cutting anywhere else and you break the series circuit.. Good example is pix below. https://i.imgur.com/hVnxiTKl.jpg "border=0" https://i.imgur.com/m3zZPvb.pngClick For Full-Size Image. The issue I have with that setup there is no "current regulation". Slight variations in voltage can cause the LED current to swing past max values with only .1V change.. Better LED assemblies will use a current limiting resistor which will give a longer life. Best LED assemblies will use a current regulator power supply which will give you max life and tolerate larger voltage swings. If it makes you feel better, just s simple "12V" DC power supply is all you need.. Of course that power supply would bypass your current landscape transformer that may have timer and or dusk to dawn sensor just for your new added LED lights.. But I suspect leaving your new LEDs attached to the landscape supply will not do much harm if any to the LEDs life.. Thanks for the info once again... I'm going to move the strips to DC just incase the AC reduces life.... too much effort went into placing them to have them **** out early ! that's tomorrows project
JoeH 01/15/21 06:33am Tech Issues
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