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RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

Actions make a difference Kentucky and Tennessee started out with the same number of cases: 1. Kentucky was proactive whereas Tennessee was not. Now today (3/22) Kentucky has 99 cases, Tennessee has 505. Kentucky vs Tennessee on coronavirus cases
RambleOnNW 03/22/20 06:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: How are others facing issues with the Coronavirus?

We have N95 masks from several years ago in our emergency supplies that we use whenever going into stores. The data sheet for the masks clearly shows they filter the 125 nm covid-19 virus. Right now we have some dry camp trips a couple months out that we still plan on going on. Mod's edit: Per the site Admin's request, I am closing all COVID-19 threads and directing future comments to one thread in Around the Campfire. 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS
RambleOnNW 03/19/20 03:05pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Coronavirus practical issues

Google the mortality rate in Taiwan and scratch your head Taiwan was ready and didn’t dismantle their response teams they developed after the SARS outbreak. They restricted flights starting Dec. 31 and were actively screening travelers. https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Why-Taiwan-s-COVID-19-death-rate-is-shockingly-low-15130341.php
RambleOnNW 03/17/20 11:48pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Impact of Coronavirus on Parks?

Bummer the ski areas are closing. We like to take our rig up to the overnight areas for some ski fun.
RambleOnNW 03/15/20 04:07pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Anyone canceling trips due to Corona virus?

Keeping all our trip reservations and will probably add more. Mostly dry camping out in the sticks. Will likely avoid restaurants or get to-go orders only. RVing shows its great versatility avoiding planes, motels, and restaurants as needed.
RambleOnNW 03/15/20 04:04pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: The Coronavirus

The Institute for Disease Modeling modeled how many Covid-19 infections there could be in the 2 counties around Seattle by April 8th if nothing was done versus cutting contacts down by 75%. 25,000 vs. 1700. Sobering. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/how-big-will-the-coronavirus-outbreak-get-this-bellevue-scientist-is-figuring-that-out/
RambleOnNW 03/15/20 03:38pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

We have always had slide toppers and they work great. Our MH slides are about 20” deep so water never pools on the toppers nor do they flap in the wind. Even snow was fine, slid the slideout in and out to dump the snow after the snow stopped. Another factor is the toppers extend 4-6” beyond the ends of the slide outs so they keep the rain off the slideout seals.
RambleOnNW 03/07/20 08:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Preparing for isolation to avoid contact with Corona virus

I wouldn't be too worried about Covid-19 except I have a deep cough right now and an elderly parent in the hospital with pneumonia. Not likely it though since the flu symptoms are not there. Just an unlucky coincidence. If there was a free test at a mobile lab like S. Korea has I would consider it.
RambleOnNW 03/03/20 07:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: R.I.P. Kobe Bryant

Kobe was way too young. We remember the good times: Kobe vs Jordan (1998 All Star Game) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRAs5Ju3j7k
RambleOnNW 01/26/20 05:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

We gravitate more to dry camping, sometime fully dry with no nearby water available. That tends to keep the crowds down and makes spur of the moment trips easier. With portable solar on a 70' cable and adequate sun we are often able to fully recharge during the day. Otherwise we will run the generator.
RambleOnNW 01/25/20 01:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sealant Recommendation Needed

X2 on ProFlex RV. I have a tube and the instructions don’t mention any temperature restrictions. https://www.geocelusa.com/product/pro-flex-rv-flexible-sealant/
RambleOnNW 01/23/20 04:58pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford V10 vs Pending V8

If you look in the class A forum now, there is a post by Timmac with a youtube video of a towing test with the new V8. Spoiler alert, the gas mileage sucks. I watched that video and they were towing 14,000 pounds in wind at 70 mph. This example is not useable for judging the 7.3l application on a Class C. Driving empty they got 15 mpg. Digging up some V10 truck mpg results to compare could be useful.
RambleOnNW 01/22/20 07:13pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dually Valve Stems

Borg solid stems in the rear and standard short stem in the front. Have TST 507 sensors attached all around, flow throughs on the rear and non-flow throughs on the front. This setup has worked great for years.
RambleOnNW 01/16/20 03:50pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: GM to introduce electric Hummer

They are talking a skateboard battery layout so the batteries would be down low. It would be a great vehicle for the rver that takes it on short trips pulling on the weekend and then commutes to work during the week on 1/4 the fuel cost.
RambleOnNW 01/13/20 12:20am Tow Vehicles
GM to introduce electric Hummer

Ads expected during Super Bowl. To compete with Cybertruck. https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/new-electric-hummer-makes-teslas-cybertruck-look-kids-tonka-toy
RambleOnNW 01/12/20 09:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Oil headed for 70 bucks s barrel. Here we go.

An area of solar panels of 100 x 100 miles backed up by 1 x 1 miles of batteries could power the entire United States. Long distance DC transmission lines can transport the power. Obviously the solar won’t all have to be in the same place. The Gemini Solar project is an example of the rapid development taking place. 690 Megawatts with 531 MW / 2125 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery power. https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2019/06/10/worlds-largest-battery-system-planned-for-nevada-solar-plant/
RambleOnNW 01/05/20 02:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Kwikee Stairs failure rate

We had our Kwikee electric steps not come out on a trip one time. And they didn’t come out for the whole trip. My eventual conclusion was I was not lubing one specific joint so the steps were jammed. Never have had an issue since. I went through most of the troubleshooting procedure on my own but had to quit when it called for a special harness. Took it into Camping World then. The tech there didn’t follow the procedure at all. He simply unbolted the motor and checked to see if the motor rotated back and forth when opening and closing the door, which it did. I use the specified lube, Kwikee Kwik-Lube.
RambleOnNW 01/03/20 12:46am General RVing Issues
RE: digital photo storage

We keep 4 copies of all our files on internal and external drives, one of which is in our safety deposit box. I make MD5 signature files of the files to make sure no data gets corrupted. Have had to update a couple of photos from other copies due to corruption. Still have our first digital camera photos from 2000.
RambleOnNW 12/17/19 11:41am Around the Campfire
RE: What do you do for condensation inside cabinets?

We take and run a large 60-pint dehumidifier that draws around 600 wats when in high humidity or cold locations. That is the only way to keep the humidity down to a reasonable level of 60-65%. The unit is heavy but fits well under the dinette table between the table leg and bench seat and I block it in with other gear so it doesn’t roll out. Normally we keep that dehumidifier in the garage. During our stay we have it running in the back. We only used it once this year at the end of October when it got below freezing and we had hook ups. We also have one of the small 80 watt units that uses a Peltier effect device but being small has less effect.
RambleOnNW 12/01/19 04:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: Quick question about oil changes

I run Mobil 1 EP 5W/20 in the V10 and Mobil 1 0W-40 in the Onan Gen. I will change the V10 oil at 4000 miles and the Onan oil at 50 hours no matter how long it takes. This has been up to 20 months on the V10 and 2-1/2 years on the Onan. Blackstone oil analysis on both showed no issues with either oil change. I do stick with an all-synthetic filter media on the oil filter for the V10. I run the MH and gen monthly when not in use and use Stabil in the gas.
RambleOnNW 11/24/19 12:03am Class C Motorhomes
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