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RE: Buying RV from a far away dealer

I would plan on camping near the selling dealer for a few days and get the bugs and questions worked out while nearby. $7000 + tax is a LOT of money to pay for service/warranty work and if you absolutely had to bring it back to the selling dealer once it would still be worth the savings. Having a local dealer jerk you around on warranty work assures them of NEVER getting you for a customer for any service work or your next rig.
cptqueeg 02/25/21 08:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

"Political and religious posts, pictures, links, signatures etc. are not allowed in these forums and may be removed without notice or discussion." :) (Mod)
cptqueeg 02/18/21 08:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV Ski Trips

There are TCs and Bs and an occasional A parked every morning when I show up to ski. It would be kinda handy since lodges and locker rooms are now off limits(at least to me) to rest and eat. I would suspect they are dry working off water jugs and porta potties since it's often near zero F or below.
cptqueeg 02/16/21 04:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: ANWR Drilling Stopped

ANWAR leases drew almost no bids. There was no interest shown by any of the major oil companies to drill In ANWAR and the government new that in advance. The sale was a poor attempt to say "eff you" to a bunch of people, and give a gift to the oil industry. To sell at a time when it would have brought the very least return to the American public was an epic failure. And the current admin had nothing to do with any of that.
cptqueeg 02/04/21 07:21am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: ANWR Drilling Stopped

Typical fear mongering. Sorry LA won't be able to refine Canada's Alberta Sands oil via Keystone XL and then ship it offshore. CA can figure out another way to bring it to market - like their own pipelines at their own risk.
cptqueeg 02/03/21 03:29pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: ANWR Drilling Stopped

Personally I don't think it's worth risking Bristol Bay and Pebble was just the first mine, there surely would be more. "Because of the estimated 10 billion tons of mining waste that must be permanently stored in the area, which is an active earthquake zone, and Rio Tinto's environmental track record, which is seen as poor by many environmental advocacy groups, fears have been raised about the potential impact on the Bristol Bay area and its wildlife and residents. In April 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued an assessment of the impact of the proposed mining operations on fisheries, wildlife, and native Alaska tribes. Between 2014 and May 2017, Pebble sued the EPA several times. The company argued the EPA unfairly assumed the scope of the mine before it formally filed mining plans. Northern Dynasty Minerals LLC. accused the government agency of colluding with anti-mine activists to reach its conclusions"
cptqueeg 02/02/21 06:26pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping

08:41 AM EST, 02/02/2021 (MT Newswires) -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected to announce Tuesday the makings of an agreement to produce COVID-19 vaccines within Canada, The Canadian Press is reporting Industry Minister Francois-Phillipe Champagne told The Canadian Press the government is moving quickly to start making COVID-19 vaccines itself, instead of being entirely reliant on foreign production for the most sought-after product in the world. According to the report, the deal could help Trudeau "tamp down the political headache" caused by Canada's skeletal vaccine production capacity. The report said Canada's inability to produce any COVID-19 vaccines at home has left the country at the mercy of foreign governments who could at any time slam the doors shut to vaccine exports until their own people are vaccinated. That risk, the report added, became ever more real this week as Europe's new export controls on vaccines takes hold, putting at risk Canada's entire supply of COVID-19 vaccines.
cptqueeg 02/02/21 07:20am Around the Campfire
RE: ANWR Drilling Stopped

Getting off topic. Started with ANWR, now talking emissions. Should stay with stop drilling and mining within national wildlife, national monuments and national parks. R-establish boundaries reduced under previous administration for use by the public. With the mass of people heading into the outdoors shouldn't there be a few places where one gets the sense of being in the middle of nowhere? Fishing is great in Kona, Hawaii-top of the line boats, food, accomodations, easy travel, etc, but I enjoy being in places like Pinas Bay, Panama and Acklins Island, Bahamas even more because they come with that end of the earth feeling. Floated the Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho a few years back, fun rafting, great scenery, but for a Wild and Scenic River it was like Times Square. ANWAR was opened up for oil AND to piss people off. Only 2 leases sold to actual oil companies, some were bought by AK in the hopes of reselling them, and others went major oil companies even bid on any of it. Hopefully we're going to get past that type of thinking. The Pebble Mine same thing, but Jr put the kibosh on that - thankfully. Another example is opening up 9 million acres in the Tongass NF for logging. I worked in the Tongass laying out timber sales in fact, and I love logging and forestry, and there is a place for it in the Tongass and other NF but 9 million acres!!! We're better than this, we're smarter, we can learn to use what we have and mine and log and extract energy from areas already in production w/out messing up these incredibly pristine, productive places. Yeah these new places are untapped and cost of extraction is probably going to be lower/unit, but we don't need to supply cheap commodities at the expense of our heritage. Once it's tampered with, it's gone forever.
cptqueeg 02/01/21 06:30pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: New Simplified US Federal 1040 Tax Form for Tax Year 2020

LOL But the sad thing is most people on this site will see a increase in tax rate for 2021. And most will blame it on the currant administration. Nobody will understand that the reduced rates for most expire this year, and it was baked in the last tax cut. 2025 is when the individual rates go back to the old, higher levels. "While nothing is currently set to expire in 2024, December 31st, 2025, will be a significant day for most taxpayers.December 31st, 2025, will be a significant day for most taxpayers. Twenty-three provisions from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act directly relating to individual income taxes will expire, meaning most taxpayers will see a tax hike unless some or all provisions are extended. Some of the most impactful provisions scheduled to expire include the TCJA’s reduction of individual income rates,scheduled to expire include the TCJA’s reduction of individual income rates, increased child tax credit, the increased AMT exemption and phaseout threshold, and the increased standard deduction. The individual income tax code is effectively scheduled to return to what it was before the TCJA, meaning personal exemptions, the overall limitation on itemized deductions, uncapped state and local tax deductions, and many other miscellaneous itemized deductions will return. Despite most of the individual income tax code returning to its pre-TCJA structure, inflation adjustments will continue to be determined by the Chained Consumer Price Index (C-CPI), as set by TCJA, which will result in most taxes increasing when compared to their pre-TCJA levels." There it is in plain language.
cptqueeg 01/29/21 08:11am Around the Campfire
RE: New Simplified US Federal 1040 Tax Form for Tax Year 2020

LOL But the sad thing is most people on this site will see a increase in tax rate for 2021. And most will blame it on the currant administration. Nobody will understand that the reduced rates for most expire this year, and it was baked in the last tax cut. 2025 is when the individual rates go back to the old, higher levels.
cptqueeg 01/28/21 09:15pm Around the Campfire
RE: ANWR Drilling Stopped

Hope he stops the copper mine near Bristol Bay! "The army corps of engineers said in a statement that the permit application to build the Pebble Mine was denied under both the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act. The corps said the discharge plan from the Pebble Limited Partnership, the mine’s backers, did not comply with Clean Water Act guidelines." 11/25/2020
cptqueeg 01/23/21 05:22pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Employment VS Unemployment

What was/is disturbing was how quickly the unemployed due to cv19 had to run to the food banks to keep themselves fed once they weren't getting a paycheck. It shows the real fallacy of using low unemployment numbers and stock prices as an overall indicator of the state of the economy and the well being of the middle and low income earners. Those w minimal functional educations have been left behind as technology and offshoring wreak havoc in the labor market. Also there are very few resources applied to retraining this group so they are left w minimum wage jobs, uber, etc where they pretty much get taken advantage of. The current $600 stimulus is probably better directed at the unemployed rather than broadcast to all those w less than $75,000 ($150,000 per couple) in income. It would alleviate more suffering and less moneywould end up sitting in somebodies saving account. In my experience quitting your job pretty much disqualifies one from getting benefits so I don't believe that is common.
cptqueeg 01/01/21 02:53pm Around the Campfire
RE: Which TT has the Best Kitchen and Why?

WebstaurantStore. You're welcome. I'm a customer there. I purchased some pandemic stuff from them including containers and a vacuum sealer. The unit you suggested looks good, thanks.
cptqueeg 12/23/20 01:05pm Travel Trailers
RE: Which TT has the Best Kitchen and Why? Only problem is you would need to be pluged in. And watch your power consumption. I dont like them, but if you do they sell these. I looked at those - they aren't dependable enough based on the reviews. Probably going w genset so for more anything more than a brief cook I'd turn the generator on.
cptqueeg 12/23/20 08:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Which TT has the Best Kitchen and Why?

The one biggest improvement over a stock tt kitchen would be an induction burner. I believe a 110v restaurant quality induction burner(s) w infinite heat settings and capable of continuous duty would be a huge upgrade over propane. In addition I would have a 2 burner propane camp stove such as made by partner steel w a quick connects for both inside (as a back-up), but primarily for outdoor use. I'm uncertain which way to go for a oven or even if one is necessary, perhaps a bbq and/or dutch oven could fill that role. I am planning on putting my ideas to work in a truck camper build so eliminating the heat and moisture from propane would be a major plus. I think a plastic tub could handle any oversize cleaning needs rather than dedicating space to a big sink which is going to take up what would be storage space. One "must have" is a built in soap dispenser by the kitchen sink. As an aside we've been using a temp kitchen set up in the garage during our remodel using an induction burner and the camp stove. We also have a natural gas bbq, toaster oven, micro, and an instant pot. I have been fairly successful using the bbq as oven for instance making meatloaf, enchiladas and sole in a sheet pan w white wine. I think the instant pot could be a great camping tool if one doesn't have the willpower to make and freeze meals ahead. My biggest unanswered concern is how to make great coffee w out tons of heat and moisture in the living quarters.
cptqueeg 12/22/20 09:34pm Travel Trailers

cptqueeg NICE Thanks, found them when I was looking for you, so thanks for inspiring me. It took some doing for me to part w the big $, but btwn big game hunting and birdwatching I'll get my money's worth and then some.
cptqueeg 12/21/20 04:11pm Truck Campers

I was fortunate to snag a demo set of Swaroski 8.5x42 this morning.:)
cptqueeg 12/21/20 12:55pm Truck Campers
RE: Christmas shopping trip

cptqueeg 12/20/20 07:56pm Around the Campfire

Vortex on sale at Midway
cptqueeg 12/20/20 05:10pm Truck Campers

JimK-NY, thanks for the reply. Have to decide just how much we will use them and for what purpose. For casual birding almost anything will do as long as they're not too heavy and bulky or too high a magnification. As the quality of the glass goes up so does the build, and therefore the reliability. I recently purchased some Vortex for a gift because Vortex stands behind their product in case there was ever an issue. It sounds like you have an inexpensive set now and a decent upgrade would put you in the $5-600 range. Extremely expensive glass is for those addicted to birding and trophy hunters that need to maximize their precious opportunities.
cptqueeg 12/20/20 12:51pm Truck Campers
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