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RE: Interesting state-by-state reopening guide

Antibody testing all over the country has been finding that roughly 3% of the population have been infected. DFW has about 6 million population that would mean about 190,000 people have been infected if the 3% value is right for that area. From what I am hearing (wife is nurse, both sisters are nurses, brother in law is adult respiratory therapist at a MAJOR hospital in Baltimore, as well as a friend's wife who works at NIH) the antibody tests are very inaccurate. Some of the first ones done before FDA had approved a test, the CA test for example, had about a 1% false positive and that was problematic. Plus that test was highly non representative of the population. They solicited people on FB and so got a heavily white female test group. That test was not FDA approved tho and those FDA tests are much better and they are the tests being used now. The CA people went back and retested the same area and got roughly the same numbers. Furthermore the fact that these tests are mostly falling in the same range is a confirmation that they are generating real numbers. The test results in hot spots like NYC are much higher, inside NYC the are getting like 25% positive numbers and 3% in the NY state areas away from the city.
agesilaus 05/13/20 08:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Interesting state-by-state reopening guide

I'd really like to see the USACE(COE) cg open. The Nashville district is reportedly opening at the end of May
agesilaus 05/12/20 04:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Interesting state-by-state reopening guide

They are starting to reopen things around here even though Dallas and Tarrant (Ft Worth) counties are hitting new highs of new cases almost every day. Makes no sense to me. More testing means more cases are found, so since we are do a lot more testing the number of infected will increase. That does not mean those folks are going to end up in a hospital. Many or most will not. Antibody testing all over the country has been finding that roughly 3% of the population have been infected. DFW has about 6 million population that would mean about 190,000 people have been infected if the 3% value is right for that area. Exactly! States that have spiking deaths and virus cases are the ones in a hurry to open. Not so see below. The more important number is the number of fatalities caused by the virus. But remember that there is up to a 14 day incubation period and from the time someone lands in the hospital it would take about 20 days before they perish from the virus, if they are going to of course. So even if they let everyone return to previrus behavior you would not see a spike in fatalities for a month or so. If it was going to occur that is.
agesilaus 05/12/20 03:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Interesting state-by-state reopening guide

Well they missed several state's camping policies. Alabama never closed their parks, Tennessee is opening for camping I think May 15th, late May anyway. Georgia parks were never closed. FL opened about half of their parks to visitation, few if any have CG and there is a rumor will allow camping starting May 15th but I have not been able to verify that. At least some Mississippi SP are taking CG reservations. Nebraska, I heard, i opening for camping mid to late May. Tho NE has been getting a terrible reputation with campers, prices I think. Idaho seems to be taking reservations. Wyoming is open to resident camping 5/15. And last Montana opened for camping 5/1. I'm not going to check others right now. So all in all CNN performed as expected.
agesilaus 05/12/20 12:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anybody ever buy a truck with a salvage title?

Hire your own inspector or get the Dodge dealer mechanics to inspect it.
agesilaus 05/11/20 01:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Cities in Florida Due to FT Job Opportunities.

I actually had to look up Wewahitchka which is near Dead Lakes which, IMO, is about as scenic as you would imagine but it is near the Gulf. The others are all up north of I10 I think and I guess some would think they are scenic, but they would not be high on my list. They are in wooded Florida pine/oak woods areas. These are rural mostly tiny to small towns and I would not expect a lot in the way of job opportunities. But Florida had a very low unemployment rate overall before the plague and it should recover quickly. That's just guessing I have never lived up there. The society would be more like Alabama rural southern, not much like peninsular Florida. Not many large towns/small cities. Tallahassee would be the closest. And will be conservative don't expect a lot of progressives. Lots of retired military maybe tho I expect more of that further west. Weather will be cold for Florida with some freezes in winter and hot in summer. I know nothing of the RV parks there, it's too close for us to stop at. The ones north of I10 are NOT close to the beach, it would be several hours away. Florida is a very big state and just looking at a map without knowing that can be misleading. Wewahitchka is in the area of Panama City and that area is still recovering from that hurricane.
agesilaus 05/08/20 06:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: generator isolators

Lots of people know about them: Vibration damper design
agesilaus 05/08/20 04:34pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: generator isolators

I think you need a solid base for the dampers to work well and the platform hanging off the rear of your camper is anything but.
agesilaus 05/08/20 01:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Replacing HP Metal Vavle Stems

I ordered some from Amazon and they put them in while mounting the tires so I do not know if they have them on hand. I hand to replace the rims in my case since I went from 15 to 16 inch rims. And I ordered those too since I could not find RV rims on the discount website. The tires came from discount.
agesilaus 05/08/20 11:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: If you have a Diesel HD truck - Code reader

Thanks everyone I ordered the Autel 619
agesilaus 05/07/20 12:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: If you have a Diesel HD truck - Code reader

Curious as to what codes are specific? I have one of these and it {seems} to work? Or am I missing something? Maybe none, I think that brand may do CAN2. The codes that could be missing are ones for example: DEF or Glow Plugs which gas vehicles do not have. I looked at this several years ago and the only ones that read diesel codes at that time were $300 or so plus you had to buy a code pack for your truck. I think some of them came with one code pack. That has obviously changed.
agesilaus 05/06/20 07:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replace Bushings in Leaf Springs?

Just replace the bushings, not a big job. Etrailer and Dyers both sell them as well as other places. A lot of times the originals may be plastic/nylon and if so replace them with brass bushings or something newer. Bushings
agesilaus 05/06/20 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I 95 in Jax, FL and in Richmond, VA

Don't know about Richmond but in Jax take the loop.
agesilaus 05/06/20 05:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: If you have a Diesel HD truck - Code reader

I like the ScanGauge II because you can add custom parameters to it and the cost is reasonable for a standalone device. Many people are going with an OBDII dongle and smart phone with software to monitor their vehicles which is another option. Did you see this thread? https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/30074765.cfm Thanks but look at the first reply on that thread. I checked a number of the readers mentioned and none claim to read diesel specific codes. At least the ones I checked before giving up.
agesilaus 05/06/20 04:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: If you have a Diesel HD truck - Code reader

I Know the Autel units work. I have this one Autel 519 It is by no means the best one out there, but so far it has worked on everything I have tried it on , from cars, to mid size trucks (250/2500- 350/3500) models including diesels , and I did use it to check a couple of Class C's that were based on 450 chassis. Thanks I was just looking at that on Amazon. As for the $20 unit, they all will read the OBD2 codes but diesels have their own set of extra codes, on Fords I believe its CAN2 in addition to the gasser codes. Fuel injector codes for example or DEF. Things that do not exist on gas trucks.
agesilaus 05/06/20 04:10pm Tow Vehicles
If you have a Diesel HD truck - Code reader

I'm looking for a code reader that reads diesel codes. If you have a diesel truck and a code reader that works; and you like it; how about letting us know which one it is. If you do not have direct knowledge on one that works on diesel pickups please don't tell us about ones that work on your gasser. I followed leads on another thread where folks claimed that theirs worked on all vehicles and when I tried to confirm that I never found positive evidence that they do. Diesels have manufacturer specific codes that don't appear on gasser vehicles. I'm not going to spend $400 or $500 for one would like to find one priced more reasonably.
agesilaus 05/06/20 03:14pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Replace PEX tubes with flexible hose?

Why can't you simply disconnect the PEX tubing and reconnect it when done. As for the flex I assume vinyl tubing that's asking for leaks. If you must carefully cut the PEX hose, get a PEX splice from the hardware store and just splice the PEX back together. I had a number of leaks from the manufacturer using vinyl tubing where PEX was called for. Sharkbite spilce
agesilaus 05/04/20 05:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Selected Florida Parks re-open monday

No one is forcing you to do anything. Hide forever. Exactly, if you don't agree then stay in your home. You are just as safe as you ever were. Don't try to impose your beliefs on others who disagree. Try a little 'Live and let live". On a second issue, ReserveAmerica seems to be taking campground reservations for Florida parks starting May 14th. At least they were on the one park I checked.
agesilaus 05/02/20 12:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Selected Florida Parks re-open monday

I'm sure my wife will put Cockroach Bay on her bucket list. :R Cockroach Bay is a super fishing area. A few walking trails and a boat launch is all that is there. That describes some of the newest gulf side parks. Econfina for example, a boat ramp and a trail or two. On the other hand I don't know of many states that have 177 state parks. Some barely have 27. Florida set up an independent funding method for the parks, the documentary stamp tax goes to the parks. So they have money to buy new parks. And yes I'm sure that the State sees the parks as an economic benefit. That means that those parks have repeatedly won the best in the country awards. They have been rebuilding every state park campground for several years now, all are or will be FHU with level asphalt pads. Too bad most other states don't look at their parks the same way in my opinion.
agesilaus 05/02/20 06:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Selected Florida Parks re-open monday

I recognize a few that have campsites. I didn’t see any that my DP would fit in. Faver Dykes for instance. Yeah it seems that they prioritized beach side parks, tho I think I saw Tomoka on the list too. We have camped there. I didn't notice any springs parks on the list, Manatee, Oleno, and Fanning Springs are not on it. Whatever criteria they used is a mystery.
agesilaus 05/01/20 04:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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