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RE: Snowbirds In Limbo As Coronavirus Upends Travel Plans

Due to a family medical emergency I had to return to Washington state from Arizona. The fastest route due to potential weather problems was through California up Hwy 99 and 5 The only over-night stops I made were highway rest stops. Lots of truckers and a few RV's in them - but all had space. Noise at night was bad. Truckers start engines during the night. Some leave, some arrive. 500 miles a day for a 1510 mile drive - took three days.
bighatnohorse 04/06/20 07:52am Snowbirds
RE: Arizona forced residency - coronavirus non travel?

I read in the Arizona driver's license handbook that one is considered a resident after seven months. Nine months is new to me. I know of no way for AZ to enforce it. My guess is that one would have to have a complaint filed against them, be in some kind of accident, lawsuit or extended medical stay. It could also be to prevent cross-border sales tax evasion issues. That law is on the books for a reason - but probably not for law abiding temporary visitors.
bighatnohorse 04/04/20 07:54am Snowbirds
RE: No Corona

There are two extremes in the reaction to the current crisis; One is really extreme fear. Second is ignorance. Our local medical clinic screens everyone that comes though the door. They ask a series of questions and take one's temperature. I'm sitting in their lobby and a guy comes through, gets screened and passes by me. As he passes by me I hear him mutter "This is ********". At the other end of the spectrum is a friend in California who has just bought $500 worth of groceries at Costco - she already has dry food goods stacked to the ceiling. She think the end is near. They've got guns, generators, diesel fuel - all stock piled. So a little on line humor? Whether its droll or offensive or funny - one should try to remain unoffended and understanding.
bighatnohorse 04/03/20 08:16am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Tequila

Glad to hear you're alright and your DW too. I often wondered how she made out. Still taking treatments?
bighatnohorse 04/01/20 09:05am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Fuel Prices are WAY Down!!

AMLO says it takes $4.75 USD to process a barrel of oil. That leaves $15 USD. Processing in Mexico is probably a lot cheaper than in the US. If production shuts down here in the US, prices would go up and Mexico would probably sell to the highest bidder for refined petro products - provided that it can (sell to offshore customers).
bighatnohorse 03/30/20 12:45pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Fuel Prices are WAY Down!!

The danger as I see it is if prices get too low, production will shut down. When the economy comes back, if it comes back too fast, there will be a oil production shortage and prices will rocket. Oil, currently around $20.00 a barrel production is probably not profitable in some places. I asked an oil & gas guy who was pitching an investment at a lecture if $30. barrel was profitable (this was four years ago). He said it still was profitable. I doubt if $20. a barrel will be profitable for long. We could be in for a whip-saw economy near future.
bighatnohorse 03/30/20 08:02am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: OTR Indoor Antenna

Rabbit Ears - old style but worked better than anything Inside my sticks and bricks.
bighatnohorse 03/27/20 07:00am Technology Corner
RE: DVR - how to record using Verizon cell phone hot spot?

Thank you Sam. That's how I interpreted the online user manual provided by one of the DVR manufacturers. I was hoping for more. Maybe later. . .
bighatnohorse 03/24/20 07:30am Technology Corner
DVR - how to record using Verizon cell phone hot spot?

My only internet access is by using the wifi hotspot generated by my cellphone data plan. I'd like to record some over the air (OTA) TV shows. Can it be done? How?
bighatnohorse 03/18/20 06:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Website issue ?

The link to your website can be put in your signature IIRC.
bighatnohorse 03/14/20 08:19am Technology Corner
RE: Single Slide Truck Lean

The Ford's tend to sag on one side when a full wall slide is extended. I've witnessed this to be true on my Arctic Fox 1140 and my Lance 1180 loaded on two different F350 duallies. And I've seen the one-side-sag on other parked Fords with large single slides extended. There is no sag with the slide retracted. You're Ram should be fine.
bighatnohorse 03/03/20 06:54am Truck Campers
Made back into the US without a passport!

I had a passport in my pocket. Crossed into Algodones, had some dental work done. Stood in line to get back to the US customs office only to find that I had picked up DW's passport by accident. Sweating bullets. I explained to the customs officer that I have a passport but picked up the DW's by mistake. I showed the officer my driver's licence. And was asked if I have a passport. "Yes." Officer: "Okay, go ahead. If you go back to Mexico just explain to the officer that you have a passport and show your ID." !!!! Apparently, this sort of thing happens to the customs office all the time. . . .just another forgetful geezer. . .
bighatnohorse 03/02/20 11:47am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Tourist Permits (FMM) and Vehicle Permits (TIP)

For what it's worth: Sonia Diaz mx citizen website for non-citizens Claims to have up to date info on TIP's Verification on her provided information would be appreciated.
bighatnohorse 03/01/20 08:01am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Shooting in Manzanillo Colima

A young German woman (fellow tourist in SE Asia this winter) is afraid to come to the US because "everyone has guns and the shootings". She is an extremely experienced world traveler. I told her that she could visit us and I would loan her one of my guns.
bighatnohorse 02/29/20 07:13am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Hauling a heavy camper and towing

Between the camper and trailer, you will be over 14k GVWR. If you go with a 16k or 16.5k chassis cab and add storage, you will be pushing GVWR too.When looking at these large campers while towing a heavier trailer, the Class 5 trucks is where you want to look. I am about 18k lbs GVW when loaded with a Host Mammoth while towing an 8k lb trailer behind my 5500. Good advice. I would note that my research has shown that the rear axle load ratings by "truck" manufacturers (not the axle manufacturer) are set to match the tire load capacity. Mostly, there are 11,000 pound axles installed on most heavy duty pickup trucks but the rims and tires used have substantially less weight capacity. Thus, the truck manufacturer rates the axles based on the rim/tire load. (Lastly, I feel that the term "heavy duty" used with "pickup truck" is misleading. There are no heavy duty pickup trucks in the truck classification world.)
bighatnohorse 02/26/20 07:09am Truck Campers
RE: Need advice on TIP

The windshield sticker is being eliminated according to Sonia Diaz on her Facebook page: New car permit (TIP) form. The windshield sticker is being eliminated. Banjercito issues 3 documents. One is the TIP, another is proof of paying the TIP fee of 1050 pesos and the third is the deposit of $200, $300 or $400 US. https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/87528335_1268916686630391_816411027418644480_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQlazqg5jtfpOPnWIMZCR8mPHjjtplXs9Urrzf36zqTvJU3XVzZFH1aXrshPZqW1-eFA2_YHN5-7BjXyJIQECDmX&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=b447686327a38fdb083d91dfbb5ffb53&oe=5EF594AE width=800
bighatnohorse 02/24/20 07:14am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: AF 1140 Dry Weight

If you're asking what accounts for the discrepancy, it's probably Arctic Fox de-exaggerating the camper weight for purposes of sales. The true weight of any AF 1140 camper out-the-factory-door is over 4,000 lbs. If I recall correctly, MY 1140 weight 4,440 pounds wet - no gear. I sold it due to it's weight and idiotic (my opinion) design features.
bighatnohorse 02/23/20 07:24am Truck Campers
RE: Electricity from thin air -- apparently not a hoax??

Its a dead-serious possibility. Read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haber_process For a more fun and educational read try "The Alchemy of Air" - how the discovery that nitrogen could be produced from air led to WWII and enable modern day food production - it's an eye-opener. Nitrogen fixation machines can now be purchased on Amazon for less than $2,000. Don't discount the OP's article.
bighatnohorse 02/19/20 07:23am Technology Corner
RE: What to clean old lap sealant with besides denatured alcohol

Paint thinner does a better job of cleaning and removing old caulking. As a final step before recoating, I do use 91% alcohol. Yes, that paint thinner would be mineral spirits. Mineral spirits (paint thinner is what old guys call it).:)
bighatnohorse 02/17/20 07:53am Tech Issues
RE: Your favorite features.

The generator can run the air conditioner, the microwave and most importantly, my new "Nespresso Vertuo" espresso machine.
bighatnohorse 02/11/20 07:10am Truck Campers
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