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RE: Weather stations

Wat abut the Neotech brand. Amazon has a weather station without any radio for alerts etc for $169.00 that is powered by solar with batter backup.No wiring needed. Mgith be able to clap to ladder.
down home 09/19/20 05:47pm Tech Issues
RE: Weather stations

Looking at the links posted.Some good options. Thanks
down home 09/19/20 04:27pm Tech Issues
RE: We are Drowning in our...

A long time ago when I was in grammar school we had a class on health something or other. I don't think this was a subject....but today we should n our schools have at least some inclusion of social responsibility, not politics, and cleanliness and dealing with trash in the first four grades. however kiss get their influence from their Parents first. Certainly Civics classes in Junior and High school should touch on this as some Parents depend on school to raise their kids,it seems. For the adults on littering or state is $1,000.00 fine I think now and I have seen signs possibly herein Az it is $3,000.00. Enforcement seems to never be applied however, as there are more pressing problem for Law Enforcement to deal with...and they have to see the person throwing it out or someone has to bear witness and file the for the warrant along withe everything else..unless there are items with the name of the Litters on it.Fast Food places are limiting or not even providing trash cans now. When they have a festival in the town across the river we get lots of tourists and on average weekends too. Our yard field gets a lot of their trash. Fortunately we have groups that adopt sections of the highway and ours gets cleaned up. I use to do that with Sertoma. Chase them down and the next stop, super glue their cans to their windshield so they won't lose them next time.
down home 09/19/20 12:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Heat & A/C on at the same time!

Find a good the to sort out the thermostat/controls. Our has two furnaces and two heat pumps. It is cold with the heat pumps selected , the furnaces still come on first to bring the coach up to warmth fast, then shuts off and the heat pumps take over. Our Holiday Rambler Fifth Wheel operated the same way, I believe. And when it gets so cold the heat pumps aren't able to keep up the furnaces kick back in and heat pumps go off. No way a heat pump can blow both hot and cold at the same time, unless it also has heat strip and it is wired cockamamie, with it wired on the wrong side of the thermostat/switches. Heat pumps work in both direction reversing the ac cycle on heat to extract the heat from the air outside and heat the air inside but can only work in one direction at a time.
down home 09/19/20 03:00am Tech Issues
Weather stations

Finally come around to the realization that a weather station which links to the national weather system, This early I can't think of the name, is more than a toy, here in the desert. What weather station requiring the fewest or no holes, in the roof, color display,radar, storm warning etc is out there?
down home 09/19/20 02:46am Tech Issues
RE: Bad air quality--finally taped a house filter on the A/C

Our Mh is pretty tight. The air conditioners recirculate air inside the RV. Going down the road we get a lot of dust and everything else through the dash air intake to the ac Newer models may have intake filter. Bad smokey air in the ac an air purifier sound like the better approach. here lately we've seen a number of ads for them on tv. May have something to do with the fires, I dunno. Just a thought: one of your roof fans, an air filter taped over one and the fan control turned to pull air in. Good filter might catch everything and positive air pressure keep air with smoke etc from getting in anywhere else. I have not tried it and don'tknwo the percentages, so to speak.
down home 09/18/20 06:42pm Tech Issues
RE: Food!

Perhaps your wife is not "into" cooking this trip, but how about you? I know several men who cook and do a darn good job. Get a cookbook and find something good. I guarantee your wife will be thrilled! Dale I'm not physically able to stand for long and so on. I like to cook and. At home I would cook have the pots and pans cleaned and put away, food on the table with just the dishes and bowls to stick in the dishwasher in no time. I liked to make breads and rolls cakes etc and BBQ my own receipts for sauce and Mesquite smoked.
down home 09/18/20 12:11pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Food!

Let's start with this premise: McDonald's does not make hamburgers. Those are beef (I think) flavored salt licks!
down home 09/17/20 06:59pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs

We are tired of everything! Fast Food is enemy number one. I have ate enough hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, steak, ham, and everything else. I want something different! If I had the energy I would open a restaurant and call it Something different. Anyone who ordered a burger, might be banned for life? Out here in the desert especially the options are even more limited Micky Ds and Cracker Barrel. I know the menue by heart! Don'' ask me though. Wife isn't into cooking, on the road this trip. I don't believe a steak wold whet my appetite after a week, right now. I want something different. What is it and where can I get some...within 50 miles???
down home 09/17/20 06:33pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: To brighten our day

A few years ago at a Flying J in Texaaas. A pickup puling a full horse trailer of race horses was taking his time inside. I had some interesting conversations with them their noses sticking out. The ante nose ribs. Except oen who was hgh strung and wanted out. The guy came out and filled a bucket with water and let them drink, while he held it up for them. I would have gladly done that but not my horses and he might object. I love horses. and still miss my daughter's quarter pony. He wsa a mess. If I didn't scratch his nose and hug his neck he might grab me by the shoulder gently to let me know. Wouldn't let the adults ride him but he loved to take the kids. Chico would have been great at a rodeo. He had to supervise everything.
down home 09/17/20 06:07pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Cast Iron pan seasoning Question

We know the Lodge Folks.Fine People. new cast iron is not the same quality as the old stuff, which they tried to make with as fine or small a pore as possible.Seperating the iron and filling the pores with lard or other shortening is the only way I know of. Grand Ma cleaned the skillets with a kitchen towel and a hand full of salt, or sand. When Mm go the pans they had a thick crust on the outside and the insides were black and slick, with ages of burned in grease etc. They got hot many times on the wood cook stove and in the oven. how many times she had to scrub them as described I don't know. When Mama got her first self cleaning stove she used it on the skillets and all that burned off.Great Grand Ma 1857-1933 used those skillets and that crust truly was antique. The skillets I know never performed the same.Wife has some Cross? Pans and they don't stick. Heat the skillets not real hot with oil or lard rubbed in both inside and out. Let them col after there is no fat t swish around wipe out and repeat. I don't know how many times, until the inside looks and feels slick in the corners or edges too. If it sticks clean but not wash and reseason again. I see some godposts on the subject like Wonderlost too. There is more than one way to skin a cat and I have no idea how Grand Ma did it was the best but I do think lard is the better idea. Bacon grease I'm wondering about though,even though everyone has used it has some salt in it.
down home 09/17/20 05:37pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: recipes

My wife doesn't look at the forums but, I have copied some receipts and given to her. Don't remember which ones. I've posted some things of interest on old cast iron. And got an old cookbook from a lady here which my wife has used. I use to cook quite bit myself especially yeast breads rolls and cakes. As we are now older cooking while RVing hasn't got as much flavor, so to speak. We had pursued buying a new larger all electric coach with better kitchen and a dishwasher. We would be traveling more and cooking more instead of eating out. here in the Mohave all there is is fast food except for Cracker Barrel in Kingman. We have cooked some but the receipt and cookbook get used more while we are home. I glance here every once in a while but I don't have much to offer. We may if we have to stay much longer do a lot more cooking. Micky D's is publi enemy number one right now. We have eaten so many burgers the cattle have our posters on their walls.
down home 09/17/20 05:23pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How do you pay your bills on the road on extended trips?

Everyone wants auto pay or draft. We don't do that. We pay online and schedule payments when to come out ahead of time, many times. So far, we have been where we have wifi. Using the smart devices or phones anywhere you have a connection, connecting the lap top is better than trying to use that teeny pad.
down home 09/17/20 03:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: Shearing the sheep

On RVs at least Motor Homes the MSRP is much higher than you can purchase one for. as much s 45%+ in some cases..from experience. Financing which most people have to do is way out of line. Our Credit Union two years ago quoted us 3.9%. When we got serious, earlier this year, it was over 6%. That's with right at 800 on wife's and over for mine. We refinanced our home from 3.7% to 2.9%. If I had don it months earlier we could have gotten 2.25%. Not thinking far enough ahead, we culd have rolled a new Mh into the ref. Prices on homes in Tn are now doubling and more in the last two or three years especially in outlying areas of the cities. We count our blessings we got our new home when we did. already over twice what we paid offered by a r4eal estate who would do some things and sell it for much more. The cheapest way appears, if it fits you situation, is to roll a Motor He in to your mortgage. at our age don't liek bills but it will be paid off in ten years max. Our Mh is over ten years old and Banks don't want to loan money on them. Dealers take and sell them to Wholesalers,if they take them in trade. Doesn't matter that your RV is better than the new ones. I won't go into the whys. So we are keeping ours and updating and so forth even though we would dearly like to have a larger unit with two full wall slides and all the niceties that have come along since we purchased this one. its paid for and I like that a lot more than payments. We usually spend all our time away from it anyway.
down home 09/17/20 02:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: smoking diesel exhaust

We've seen three newer Prevost passenger coaches with engine fires, I don't know the years of the coaches but were newer. That doesn't mean much. However at a Michigan RV Resort last year or year before, We sat and talked with some Folks in two Prevost coach conversions and another brand, I don't remember. One was a Marathon Coach and another brand Conversation, was about the weak take off the 515 hp Volvo and response down the road. The 650 hp, I think, Cummins engines was being requested by some of the new Customers, plus reports of fires. It was mentioned it was probably the pollution control systems now required on everything.
down home 09/17/20 12:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What to make of this......

You can talk to her, but first instinct is to leave.
down home 09/16/20 02:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: new tires thru National Tire Concierge Services ???

I'm glad I read about this here. An opportunity to save money and for better service I won't pass up next tires needed.
down home 09/16/20 12:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wolves as Pets

I admit to just bouncing the idea around. Most people agree it is too big a challenge to integrate a wolf into the family. I certainly would not keep it caged. Amazed, that I can keep a bear, with a permit but not a Bobcat or a wolf. I had a Professor, long ago, that had one for a pet. He took t on speaking/video engagements, for kids, about the wild. It would jump from the floor onto his shoulders . He was over 6 ft tall. it would chew the dickens out of his ears. Te cat's canines had been ground or taken out or something though. I wouldn't want to do that. The Kitten I caught, in the woods,and took to Grand Ma, for a pe,t as a young kid, was rough as a cob and I can still kinda see the scars. I'm not going to take a wolf for pet and family protector.
down home 09/15/20 09:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Going to a DOG

Cast iron is porous. Leave the crust on the outside on. That is the grease that bled through the porous iron over who knows how long. When Mom got her first stove with cleaning cycle she ran Grand Ma's skillets that had passed won from her Mom 1857-1933. It burned off all the old grease inside and out. Ruined the conditioning..and if you don't get oil on it while it is still hot it rust not just on the surface but int the metal. Those skillets were less porous than the new skillets manufactured deliberately to be porous. Grand Ma cleaned the inside with salt and a cloth and put a little pork fat back in and rubbed it around. Bacon fat has salt, which likes metal and water. I still can taste r imagine it of fried chicken and everything else in those old skillets. Not much stuck and if it did you cleaned it off.
down home 09/15/20 05:10pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Motor Home/Trailer Life Magazines Cease Publication

I still get the magazine. It is a quality publication. Every once in a while I spot something advertised I was looking for. News about rallies etc and you don't have to go on the net and deal with million intrusive ads and cookies.. Also new coaches in depth none or two models per issue. I suspect the new mag will be 5055% advertising or more and only feature items, MHs and Towables, that sponsor and pay for advertising. About to cut the cable because of this very same issue. Over the air has the same, and now Netflix is detestable. All the advertising s an irritant now everywhere. The forums here are great generally but the pc is heavy, and no power no web, no access. This HP weighs about 10 lbs and not lap friendly and it gets hot.
down home 09/15/20 04:08pm General RVing Issues
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