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RE: Extended stay propane use

Depending on how long the extended stay may be, and the location of such, for some people it may work out better to contact a local propane company and ask if they can bring out a 100 gallon tank, or some such amount, and fill it as needed. Gakes a lot of of you while they deliver as needed. It may or may not work out, or work out well from a $$$ standpoint, but I do know someone who did that one winter and for them it worked out quite well.
OkieGene 11/02/22 10:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Extended stay propane use

Depending on how long the extended stay may be, and the location of such, for some people it may work out better to contact a local propane company and ask if they can bring out a 100 gallon tank, or some such amount, and fill it as needed. Gakes a lot of of you while they deliver as needed. It may or may not work out, or work out well from a $$$ standpoint, but I do know someone who did that one winter and for them it worked out quite well.
OkieGene 11/02/22 10:17pm Tech Issues
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

It's often quite sad to see some of these fulltime youboobers, many fail and disappear, the fulltime RV or van life isn't easy, it's lonely, and it just doesn't work out for them. No one forces me to watch, but I found some I liked and followed. Pretty soon they're all begging for money. At the start of the video they put up a frame asking for PayPal donations, then another showing a Tip Jar buy me coffee or whatever, and of course they're selling Stickers and coffee cups and tee shirts. Then at the end they repeat all of that. I get it, need money, got to pay for life. But pretty soon, the content drops, who wants to see them going to a cafe and eating, then going to the laundry, then going to get propane, getting water, this and that that is just really worthless. I no longer watch those. Now the trend is to get a Paid Sponsor. Mattress, batteries, generators, they get these for free to promote them on screen, and some also get $$$ to do so. I get it, folks can learn, but pretty soon it's just blah blah blah on every episode of gimme gimme gimme me money, one way or the other. As I said, no one forces me to watch, so I drop them. However, I did see one fulltime youtuber snarl into the camera when he said that a viewer questioned the lack of content and too much asking for money by saying into the camera, with a really angry look "What do you want from me? I don't owe you anything". Classless, tasteless, biting the hand that feeds you. There's one creepy woman, van lifer, who about a year or 2 ago had a really pathetic video up, now taken down, but I know where it is still available, a very short video where she said into the camera "**** you" in a really long drawn out sentence. Disgusting, classless, crass. I feel sorry for most of them, in a way, because they did not make it in life, they can't hold down a job, they've got a criminal record, etc and this is what they have to house, shelter and feed themselves with. They need to do something to take care of themselves, so they get a 1990's worn out van with a LOT of miles, or an old Skoolie bus with a pretty much worn out engine/trans, put in a lot of time trying to fix it up, and travel, then it breaks down, and they have no funds to fix. I feel sorry for them. Get a job. There's another one who is infamous for every month or so having a blown transmission, engine out, needs brakes, needs radiator, over and over. UGH. I've unsubscribed from most of them. There are a few who have sufficient funds to travel and do interesting things, and don't ask for money. I'll watch those because their content is worth watching. It's the bottom of the barrel, and I feel sorry for them. Get a job. If you want to work, you can get a job, it may not be glamorous, it may be in fast food or whatever, but all honest work is honorable and respectable. I respect that.
OkieGene 10/19/22 04:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

Member here since January 2004, and 1291 posts. I have watched this website every single day, without fail, since then. Not one single day has gone by where I didn't see what was happening. Why? I don't know, I guess just curiosity and not wanting to quit something I had going. I was looking at the tab where I had subscribed or clicked on to watch certain members. Most are now gone, very few left. I assume most of those passed on. Yes, I've seen a lot of changes here. This website used to be a blast, very informative, good camaraderie. Things have changed, for sure, as everything does with the passing of time.
OkieGene 06/21/22 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

I started watching some about 4 years after I became semi-retired, then I found a lot of new ones when Covid hit and everyone was quarantined at home, it helped me to pass the time. I saw some peter out quickly. Their content was blah and all they did was beg for money. It was pathetic. I have continued to follow a few others, maybe a dozen to 15, and some have dropped out. Some quit because of various reasons. And as usual, there was the continual constant e-begging. I still have a few that pop up on my YouTube feed. They e-bag of course, and they ask for Patreon members in every episode. Some of those have been doing pretty well financially. If they are interesting, I'll watch. Few had any decent savings to smooth out the financial bumps. There was one who was always e-begging, even having their transmission go out every 5 months or so, a fire, this or that, interspersed with engine troubles or other issues that cost money. Folks, you have to have a budget for tires and brakes and other things that will come due. And you need insurance. E-beg to the rescue. I always said from the beginning of me watching them that one day the $$$ from YouTube would be reduced and they'd have to get off the road, get a real job, and save money. More e-begging. I'm thinking of one specific husband/wife pair, it was absurd how often they'd e-beg. Start of the video, end of the video, all requests for Patreon membership, PayPal donations, buy stickers and other worthless **** from them. They were all too young to retire, didn't have the financial resources, and it eventually caught up with them, they're gone now. Apparently a few marriages and boyfriend-girlfriend relations went splitsville. One vile nasty single female made a "f*** Y** video. It was sick to see that behavior. I have been really saddened to see some of those go buy an old school bus, lots of miles on it, and spend many thousands of $$$ on it, maybe $20,000 quite easily. Interior, solar, etc. They take off and the old bus diesel engine dies. They sadly don't have the savings to fix or replace the engine, they've spent tons getting the bus going, now they just walk away from it. It's sad. They can't recover much of what they've spent on it. Sad whammy to have, tough pill to swallow. I feel really badly for them. I don't begrudge anyone for getting into rv-ing, but you have to have enough cash money stashed back as well a a good monthly income, emergency funds, etc. I'm not trying to be mean, but some exhibited anti-social behavior, probably couldn't hold down a job, and went to full time rv-ing to live. Do what you wish, I'm not trying to be mean, but when just about every video you make has e-begging while you are sitting around drinking beer all the time as well as smoking a lot of cigarettes, well gee that's too bad, no $$$ for you. I'm glad for them that many have seen the 48 States, Alaska, Canada, etc. I gave a few bucks here and there to some because I liked their content and I learned about new things and new areas to explore, etc. BUT I am not going to fund your daily live when you need to have a job and you're maybe 35-50 years of age.
OkieGene 06/18/22 11:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: CG Prices

Yeah it's crazy. Who would have ever thought they'd be paying $7 for a gallon of gas or todays price for diesel. Everything is going up, and the only cheap price was yesterday.
OkieGene 06/04/22 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: New Jersey to California

Stop in Amarillo and visit the smaller version, but still magnificient, of the Grand Canyon. Palo Duro Canyon is awesome, and underappreciated. I highly recommend you spend a day or 2 there. OKC has the National Memorial and I 2nd the visit of it. While in OKC you would be amazed at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The art work is fantastic, there is so much there to see, it deserves far more recognition. If you run I-40 west from Amarillo, take the very 1st New Mexico exit and stop to fuel up, take a break, eat, whatever, at Russells Truck & Travel Center. Owner has an amazing car and other stuff museum that is absolutely free of charge. I always stop there, restroom break, etc, and wander through it. It's another under-appreciated gem. If you want to stop in Albuquerque, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is amazing, too. It's just off I-40, catty-corner from a Costco. I always stop here too when traveling. You can google it or check out on Youtube.
OkieGene 05/07/22 10:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Four (4) Row Radiators? Gimmick or Blessing?

4 rows will make the hot coolant take a little longer time as it travels in and out thus providing more time to cool off better. .
OkieGene 04/25/22 12:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Simple RVing recipes

There are tons and tons of RV recipes on YouTube, search box will find them for you. Also, Google will give you tons of RV Recipes. Suite Travels, on youtube, just did a video a few days ago on RV cooking. .
OkieGene 03/31/22 07:19pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: East through Kansas

OH!!! Listen up! You can thank me later. Stop in Hutchinson and visit the Cosmo.org Museum You can thank me later. This is probably the best underappreciated and not well known museum to spend time in. Do it! Stop!!!
OkieGene 03/14/22 01:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Canadian Snowbirds heading home-Antigen Rapid Tests required

^^^ There's no reason for it, it's just government policy ^^^ I kid, I kid.... or not. LOL
OkieGene 03/10/22 05:22pm Snowbirds
RE: CB Antennas?

The shorter the antenna, the more lousy it the reception/transmission becomes. You have to do what you have to do, but that's a lousy idea, the shorter antenna. You need to get at least 1/4 to 1/2 wavelength, and decent coax and connectors. Most CB coax is junk and the connectors are too. Best wishes to you.
OkieGene 02/24/22 02:25am Truck Campers
RE: Holy Chutzpa on the Surcharges Batman

Link This doesn't apply to towing (hopefully not), but check out this new video from Steve Lehto, Lehtos's Law, on Youtube. It's far far far beyond outrageous. Sorry, I'm having trouble making a direct video link. https://youtu.be/W3MNm9mPFcs
OkieGene 02/23/22 12:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: 100 a/h Lithium Battery for $21?

Was this ad on facebook? Wanting you to pay by paypal? If so, SCAM!!! Run!
OkieGene 02/14/22 04:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing Old Decal's

3M eraser wheel is the best, I think. Doesn't cost much
OkieGene 01/28/22 10:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trip Report: New Mexico Atomic History

Nice posting, I really enjoyed it. Next time you are in the area, go to Albuquerque to the National Atomic Museum. I've been there several times and will stop in again when I'm in Albuquerque. It's an excellent museum and you'll see and learn a lot. It's just a little south of I-40 on Eubanks. Nuclear Museum Link
OkieGene 01/22/22 12:59am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone happen to know what DL means?

De Lam model. Post of the Day! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
OkieGene 01/10/22 08:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone happen to know what DL means?

Why not just phone or email the manufacturer?
OkieGene 01/06/22 11:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trip Report: This Time Last Year

Wow! Very interesting. I was born and raised in SW Oklahoma and then moved to OKC for college in the Fall of '76. I've been in OKC ever since. Having said that, I've never heard of the amusement and historical place you visited. Interesting tidbit, I was born and raised in what was once a part of Texas, google Old Greer County (google it for the story), which later was given to the start of the State of Oklahoma. It's sad to see historically important places become abandoned and deteriorate to pretty much nothing. Very nice story and pics, thanks for sharing.
OkieGene 01/04/22 08:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Amp draw vs battery bank & solar array = totally confused!

I'll 2nd the suggestion of getting a Kill-a-watt meter.
OkieGene 12/29/21 11:28pm Tech Issues
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