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RE: Mission Texas Weather

When we were there in 2004 It was almost impossible to go for a bike ride. The awning was never used. The car dealer down the road had a flag half the size of a basketball court and it was out flapping as stiff as a sheet of plywood. Once was enough. When I was in South Miami in 1972 it was a bone chilling forty degrees. I went back many times. Most were better than that. Every few years every place can have a cold spell some are cheaper than others. We have had two, maybe three windy days this Winter in the RGV but we have also run our air conditioners at some time during the week. Every week.
TomG2 01/23/20 12:15pm Snowbirds
RE: Mission Texas Weather

At this time, 11:20 am CST, it is 68 degrees in Orlando, FL and 68 degrees in McAllen, Tx. One costs $10/day, the other $30. The wind is about the same. Been to both many times. Now in Texas.
TomG2 01/23/20 10:25am Snowbirds
RE: Need Help with Utility Trailer Decision

Am I better off getting the deck made with 2x6 treated wood or with 1/4" steel diamond plate? And why? . Might want to verify that 1/4" thickness. It would not have to be that thick for most uses, and probably isn't.
TomG2 01/21/20 09:38am General RVing Issues
South of San Antonio

Anyone heard this one? A Canadian woman at the dance Saturday night said that the Canadian government was going to withhold support of Canadians choosing to winter south of San Antonio, Texas next winter. I assume she was talking about insurance, etc. She is from Quebec, if that matters.
TomG2 01/21/20 01:18am Snowbirds
RE: Champion generator

I have a Champion 2000i inverter generator and it works perfect for my needs. Runs everything I need to run and understand that it is NOT a 5K unit so I use it accordingly. Bingo! Like most of these threads where everyone touts what they own, we forget to define the OP's wants and needs. I hauled one generator over 10,000 miles and two years without using it once. Another, I ran every night for a month as I did mostly Walmarting on that trip. The one that got the free ride could have been red, green, blue, or yellow. (It was a Honda 2000i For instance, a generator to run a 15k air conditioner at Nascar races might be different from one used to top off the trailer battery once a week.
TomG2 01/17/20 06:08am Tech Issues
RE: Champion generator

Having owned and used dozens of portable generators over the years in our construction company, I like the Champions on a price versus performance basis. Some are nosier than others but a lot cheaper and some are just as quiet as the famous brands and a lot cheaper. NO mechanical portable generator is something I want running outside my open window at night, I don't care what color it is.
TomG2 01/16/20 10:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I think one of the biggest reasons for not socializing is politics. You got that right. When one side wants to throw the opposition in prison and the other side thinks the people in charge are money grubbing pigs, there is not much to talk about. The anger and hate is sad and dangerous. I lost a ten year "friend" the other day when I asked her where she was getting her "facts". At happy hour, we now say that we can talk politics until Judy or Al get there.
TomG2 01/15/20 08:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Propane vs Electric Heating

Thanks to all for their estimates and suggestions. I really like the ones who say to use electric if there is no charge for it. Even I can figure that one out. What I am surprised at is how high energy costs are away from South Texas. Typical costs here are around $.15/kw for electric and $20 for 30 pound propane.
TomG2 01/14/20 09:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Carlisle Radial Trail HD tires?

Very popular tire which also means there will be reports of problems. Simple statistics. Couple of sets that I had were fine.
TomG2 01/14/20 12:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

We call it the "It might rain or the wind might blow" response to any proposal. We "had" a very active single's group that now finds more wrong with a suggestion than what is right. Boring!
TomG2 01/13/20 12:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

The OP asked, "Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?" I, for one, ain't going to vote for no socializing. I like what we got.
TomG2 01/13/20 10:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Near Brownsville, Texas

For those wondering what we mean by "warm and cheap", the highs for the next seven days in the RGV are: 78, 80, 83, 85, 84, 84, and 75. That is one week before the usually coldest week of the year.
TomG2 01/12/20 06:55am Snowbirds
RE: Near Brownsville, Texas

I would add warm,cheap, and "friendly". Not Disney World, but my monthly rent is about the same as one day with Mickey. BTDT. Today, it was 75 degrees in the RGV, about the same as Orlando.
TomG2 01/06/20 05:31pm Snowbirds
RE: Oil headed for 70 bucks s barrel. Here we go.

Back to the OP's concern about the price of oil. Don't be too worried. This latest gesture is all a part of what Orwell predicted: "The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous."
TomG2 01/05/20 09:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oil headed for 70 bucks s barrel. Here we go.

Our grandparents had this argument when people were switching from horse and buggies to automobiles. There are always those who dislike change. "The old way is the best way" is not always true. For a real revolution, why don't we look at a little conservation? A home that uses sixty percent as much energy can be just as big and comfortable as one with poor insulation and design.
TomG2 01/05/20 03:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oil headed for 70 bucks s barrel. Here we go.

Coal is cheap, readily available, can be found almost anywhere, and actually improves the air by making it visible. The residue is wonderful for backfilling our beautiful lakes and streams. "In 2012, 470 coal-fired electric utilities generated about 110 million tons of coal ash." Think what fun things we can do with all that. Bury a lot of unicorns, I bet.
TomG2 01/05/20 06:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Oil headed for 70 bucks s barrel. Here we go.

We should never have given up on whale oil lamps. There is an endless supply of whales. Isn't there? What is it with all this newfangled hydroelectric stuff? Who needs progress?
TomG2 01/04/20 01:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Oil headed for 70 bucks s barrel. Here we go.

We will do what is needed. War? Not a chance. Simply push a few buttons and it’s game over! That's what they told us back in 1967. How did that work out?
TomG2 01/04/20 10:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Oil headed for 70 bucks s barrel. Here we go.

Wonder how long till the pump price reflects it. https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/oil-soars-as-u-s-killing-of-iran-general-stirs-fear-of-conflict-1.1368724 Not to worry, we are sending thousands of troops that way. Does anyone else remember "The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution"?
TomG2 01/04/20 09:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Oil headed for 70 bucks s barrel. Here we go.

"Burn Baby Burn" seems to be a popular concept. "We" won't be around when the oil runs out anyway. Some see it as a never ending ocean. They might want to look up the definition of "finite"
TomG2 01/04/20 09:04am General RVing Issues
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