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Requiring a permit to do video in Federal Lands struck down

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agesilaus 01/22/21 12:25pm Tech Issues
Requiring a permit to do video in Federal Lands struck down

Volokh Legal Blog If I'm reading this correctly. The parks were requiring a commercial permit which was very pricey and had a lot of nitpicking requirements if you posted your video on YouTube.
agesilaus 01/22/21 12:25pm Around the Campfire
RE: Overnight parking going places?

And be aware that not all Walmarts allow overnight stays. The local government can ban that.
agesilaus 01/22/21 11:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Saving the Clutch

In my Dodge, turning the front wheels is very difficult when the front is engaged. Especially in tight maneuvers. Yeah same on my F350. Putting it in 4WD makes the steering in turns much stiffer. I like most of us now days have an automatic transmission tho if that makes a difference. But I think it is just geometry.
agesilaus 01/22/21 11:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Overnight parking going places?

You just have to make an evaluation about the location that you are thinking about stopping at. For the most part they are safe but occasionally I see one that I would not want to stop at, a Walmart with off duty police guarding the front entrance for example. But those are rare. I agree about truck stops, usually noisy and brightly lit. They also have the reputation of attracting unsavory business. Boondocking is the other option especially west of the Mississippi.
agesilaus 01/22/21 11:47am General RVing Issues
RE: SD Address, yay or nay?

Depends on the state and your income bracket. The state can determine from credit card receipts and other financial records where you've been. But it's unlikely that they will make the effort unless you pay a lot of taxes. There are some real horror stories out there, mainly from CA, IL and NY of the extremes they will go to pursuing someone. "A California resident is anyone in the state for other than a temporary or transitory purpose. It also includes anyone domiciled in California who is outside the state for a temporary or transitory purpose. The burden is on you to show that you are not a Californian. If you are in California for more than 9 months, you are presumed to be a resident. Yet if your job requires you to be outside the state, it usually takes 18 months to be presumed no longer a resident." Forbes New York and California, collecting income taxes from individuals who are unable to prove that they did not cross the 183 day threshold has become a big revenue driver. New York, for example, collected $1 billion from residency audits from 2013 – 2017, which is 4 times more than S Corp/Partnership audits. resdency audit
agesilaus 01/18/21 01:05pm Full-time RVing
RE: Removable 5th wheel hitch?

If your truck has the bed prep for a fiver hitch then you can easily find a hitch that can be installed or removed in ten mutes and leaves a flat bed in the back of the truck. B&W and Pullrite as well as others make those hitches. Without the bed prep then you can remove the hitch but it will leave rails in the bed.
agesilaus 01/16/21 07:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Propane regulator?

Flare fittings are threaded, they have a conical section at the end and that is what they seal on. Photos of flare fittings
agesilaus 01/16/21 05:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Fredericksburg Tx

You might try looking at this: Grand Adventure--Texas Hill Country
agesilaus 01/16/21 07:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Firman Generator

I purchased a Firman gen through Costco not to long ago as well. While reading through the reviews, someone had commented they had done exactly that and the gen fired up 8 months later without any issues. My only concern would if there was a problem. I'd hate to find out when I really need the gen. Just so long as the generator was in good working order when they stuffed it in the shipping container a year or more ago in China. They are shipped w/o oil or gas and I don't see why sitting in the box will deteriorate it in any reasonable amount of time. Of course the warranty time is ticking down.
agesilaus 01/15/21 02:56pm Tech Issues
RE: Norton Security

I just switched to the free MS software, MSE Microsoft Security Essentials. I haven't had any problems. I also practice elementary security: don't click on unknown links, don't open mystery email and so on. I actually gave up on Norton 10 or 15 years ago. It became bloatware and notoriously slowed your computer. The prices kept going up on other products, some of them seem to be linked to foreign hostile governments, and I finally listened to people saying: Use MSE
agesilaus 01/15/21 07:25am Technology Corner
RE: Bryce to Cortez, Co area

The easy way would be to drop back south to Kanab then 89 east to 160 east to Cortez. Not direct but there aren't a lot of roads in that corner of the country,. You could head up to Moab and then south to Cortez from there.
agesilaus 01/14/21 08:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Suggestions for rest of Florida trip in Feb

Howdy! We like the Venice Beach area. My wife loves looking for sharks teeth a long the beaches. “Happy Trails” Chiefneon When I was a kid I found a 4 1/2 inch fossil Carcharodon tooth at Venice Beach. Lost it years ago somewhere.
agesilaus 01/14/21 07:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Suggestions for rest of Florida trip in Feb

If you do the Keys, it would probably be better to park the MH on the mainland and take the toad to Key West. I have been told there is a Casino on Krome Ave, close to Homestead that permits boondocking. Do the architecture tour of Miami Beach. I loved it. Great idea except it involves driving in Miami traffic which is beyond horrible. I want to show my wife where I lived as a kid but gave up after a mile or so and 90 minutes.
agesilaus 01/14/21 03:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Suggestions for rest of Florida trip in Feb

Well in Tampa or near it anyway is Ybor City the old cigar manufacturing town, a definite history spot. Tarpon Springs just north of Tampa is an old greek sponge fishing town, worth a visit. St Augustine of course is the oldest settlement in America and has a lot of thoroughly restored historical sites. Take a look at this interactive map of the state parks: FL State Parks map Koroshan SP down near Ft Myers is the remains of a utopian cult back in the 1800's. I haven't been there but some RV bloggers do camp hosting down there, I think he is a cook. And there is Mound Key not to far from there which is an archaeological park. Collier Seminole has an exhibit of the dredge used to cut the Tamiami Canal all the way across the state. If you work your way thru those parks you'll find many are at historical sites and/or Indian relic sites. There are several parks devoted to the Seminole Wars back in Andrew Jackson'1s days. You could spend lots of time working your way thru a set of those and easily set up a loop path. Florida has almost 200 parks now and is adding more all the time. I have given up on visiting all of them...heh.
agesilaus 01/14/21 03:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Connect small wires to auto battery post?

This should work:post connector If your battery has screw in side posts they make one for that as well. Like these: side post adapters I could make one of those easy enough, a longer bolt, a brass spacer from Ace Hardware, and a nut. Interesting kludge.
agesilaus 01/13/21 09:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Connect small wires to auto battery post?

These adapters will get the job done: Schumacher BAF-MT2 Coated Marine Terminal End That is for battery cable sized wires, not small wires. So far as I know you can either get crimp on ring terminals or more commonly just loosen the battery cable and stick the bare end of the wire down between the cable clamp and the terminal and tighten the clamp down. The half [email protected]@ method. There is this: Keadic Battery Terminal Tho I've never seen one.
agesilaus 01/13/21 07:22pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane Problem

The hose connector on 20 and 30# tanks has to depress a valve in the top of the tank inside the valve, where the hose screws in, could that be your problem? With no hose connected you can open the valve on top of the tank and no propane will escape the tank.
agesilaus 01/13/21 06:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Opinion on Resort fees

I won't be surprised to see nightly rates skyrocket next year. Demand is going to be insane. We will see, I've seen industry predictions of an average 5% increase in occupancy on average. KOA does an annual comprehensive survey and they predict that most of those new users will be weekend local area campers. Don't forget many of them were cut free when the schools shut down. When the schools reopen then they will be chained to their local area like most of us were before retirement. Now next summer will cut them loose but air travel may be reopened by then and they'll be flying to their destinations.
agesilaus 01/13/21 01:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinion on Resort fees

Don't stay there and support their pricing. I figure they are charging those rates because they can. They will lower them if people don't show. Exactly right, and if you talk to them on the phone make sure they know that you are taking your business elsewhere.
agesilaus 01/13/21 11:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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