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RE: Geocache of a mysterious nature in Utah

Art is in the eye of the beholder. This seems like low impact to me. Although there seems to be water there so if the place is frequented by visitors it could disrupt a wildlife watering hole. The trouble with low-impact, and accepting it, then it eventually grows into a large impact .. like a bulldozer. Once someone gets away with C like this, it snowballs. NO ONE should ever get away with damaging our national ecosystems. Take one spoonful of sand out of a kids sandbox one day at a time, and in a month it will be empty.
monkey44 11/24/20 07:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Geocache of a mysterious nature in Utah

Some people do things and call it art, and are truly artists. Some people do things and call it art, and are damaging our parks. It's not very difficult to tell the difference. I imagine at some point, the person - people that placed this will strive for national recognition and suddenly mistakenly become unrecognized artists. Anyone that agrees with this statement as art will be mistaken. Unless, of course, this monolith actually originated on another planet. :)
monkey44 11/24/20 12:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

Keep in mine the results reported from one individual has NO bearing on how others may, or may not, be affected and should not influence the action, or inaction, of any other person. Agree, but ... Be nice to hear some first hand experience though ... even if not applicable to everyone of us.
monkey44 11/23/20 05:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: 2019–20 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC POSTINGS

FINAL ADVICE IGNORE PRESS RELEASES! Let the FDA and Peer Reviewed analysis show final results of serology effectiveness and function. This information will be clearly noted as being PEER REVIEWED. Think of the process as being compared to New Car Manufacturer's hype versus Road and Track and Car and Driver reviews. This one ^^^^^^^
monkey44 11/23/20 11:29am Around the Campfire
RE: Shopping for a camper...

Well I think I'm going to get one of the Wolf Creek 850s I looked at today. My GVWR is 11,500. My tare was 7,940. GAWR rear is 7,050 front is 5,600. They have one with an oven, kind of a must when the DW is along, and it comes in at 2,300 lbs dry. Interior height is 6'6'. They want 33,000 so I know they will take less. You guys think I should start at 28,000 and see their reaction? This will be a straight purchase. I'd start lower - you can always go UP, you can never go DOWN :) Maybe $25K ... that's 25% off. Even if they meet you halfway at $28K offer, you'll be over $30K, but w/offer at $25K, halfway is $28.5K, and if start at $28K, then halfway is $30.5 ... just a thought :)
monkey44 11/19/20 05:42pm Truck Campers
RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

Sit in the seat, drive it, look over the hood - what do you see, the road. Can't tell if the truck is ugly or beautiful, or just a truck. It's the ride that matters, and the haul-ability. Otherwise, you can always buy a Honda Accord for a lot less money. :) :) :)
monkey44 11/17/20 06:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: Any deals?

Vanished quote: The most annoying part so far is so many 'contact us for pricing' on all the ads! That so the dealer and all its affiliates can get your email and bombard you with more ads. IF I want to contact them, I will, but you're right, it's annoying to withhold a price just to get your contact info. I generally just delete that page, and find a dealer that posts the price ... I'd bet if everyone that sees a 'no price' page calls and ask 'Just want the price while I shop' get it and hang up, that particular dealer would change from no price to at least MSRP. No one believes MSRP on it anyway, but at least it's a place to get an idea about RV floor plan vs price when a buyer begins shopping. Car and truck dealers are beginning to do the same thing. Every dealer now touts 'online buying', 'safe and easy', but it turns into harassment at some point when you don't follow up. I've actually had to call the GM of a Chevy dealer to get a salesman to stop calling me and emailing me. He stopped, but no buyer should have to resort to calling a supervisor.
monkey44 11/16/20 09:27am General RVing Issues
RE: The strange ramifications of COVID shutdowns

Hone delivery driver.
monkey44 11/14/20 07:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: The price of new trucks is beyond comprehension!

Bought our truck six years ago ... good price. At 56K miles, most of those camping or traveling, we expect this to last another ten years or more. We drive our 4cyl runaround in town, so truck either camps or sits, but for an occasional material pickup and drive it once in a while to keep everything operating properly if it sits a while. We would never pay the kind of price new truck cost now, and much of the cost sits in things we don't need or want. Safety features may be worth it - but much of the cost is unnecessary for what we do - camp!! It gets us there, gets us home. Feet still work in between.
monkey44 11/13/20 01:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: This is why you never buy a house on land you don't own

Could be the original land grant has requirements in it that it can ONLY be used for campgrounds or it converts to conservations land. Example in Brewster, MA ... Nickerson State Park, a land gift to the town from the Nickerson family cannot be developed beyond a campground, and the rest remains conservation land. It's run by the state forestry service. Great campground too, anyone heading for Cape Cod, don't miss it.
monkey44 11/13/20 01:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Prince's Purple Rain motorcoach for sale

probably WAY TOO much due to it being owned by "The Artist formally known as Prince" Also known as Prince Rogers Nelson ... his birth name. Comes from the name of his father's band ... Yeah, I looked it up :)
monkey44 11/12/20 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Streaming Amazon videos?

We have WIFI at home thru Cable, but on the road we have Verizon and T-Mobile - and unlimited data, so should be fine - Like you said, just let it load and watch it later. One thing tho', I looked at Firestick, and it says "Just tell Alexa" and it starts. We have NO Alexa, and have no interest in it. All we want is ability to watch some movies on the road. We don't want satellite either. We're just looking for convenience of a movie or series occasionally in the evening. So, just because it says on the newest Firesticks: 'Tell Alexa to start', does that mean it only works if you have Alexa ... makes little sense, but technology sometimes inhibits the very thing it enhances.
monkey44 11/12/20 05:55am Technology Corner
RE: Proof I have too much time on my hands

How can that be? You don't even have my address :( :( In fact, we are on the same page - but only one more gift to buy. My wife - maybe I'll buy her a new truck. :)
monkey44 11/11/20 01:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Streaming Amazon videos?

Ok - a little recap. We need WIFI - got it both home and Phone Hotspot - We need newer Smart TV - got it - We need a capture device, like Firestick. Not got it but can buy it. Need Prime or some other online distributor - Got it. SO, essentially, We hook this up, download some series or some movies at home, and watch anywhere ... WIFI or not ... as long as we start and finish movies in 72 hrs, or watch the series as long as it takes, no time limit. And, if we run out of video stuff on the road, we can reload all new stuff into the Laptop or Device if we have a good WIFI signal, and then begin again :) :) :) Thanks for all the info guys - No place in this country better than RV.net to get the knowledge we need. Happy Camping to all ... M44 & Genie Final Q? -- what rate of WIFI do we need to download or watch??? Thx
monkey44 11/11/20 12:02pm Technology Corner
RE: Streaming Amazon videos?

SO, with the Firestick for example, we still need separate WIFI, or if we USB to the TV (Yes, we have Smart TV) then the WIFI on the Laptop serves as the downloading device and pushes content to Firestick or USB? What about Android phone, which we have unlimited data, any WIFI either the Firestick or USB connection to the TV makes it function? And as a general rule, you watch it but can't download it at home and watch it on the road, for example. We have HDMI cord as well ... it runs from Cable Box to TV at home. Basically, if I understand it: Prime Video >>> WIFI >>> Firestick or USB >>> Smart TV -- and must be live feed (or some series will download) but generally live feed while you watch movies.
monkey44 11/11/20 05:56am Technology Corner
Streaming Amazon videos?

We have no idea how we watch movies and show on Amazon. Do we need anything besides our TV? Can it go direct to TV screen, or does it go through the PC, then to the TV screen? We have Asus Laptop - and member of Amz Prime, so can watch on PC, but would be more entertaining our larger TV, especially when traveling. Do we need WIFI the entire time we watch, or can we download, and watch without WIFI constantly .... A little primer for M44 please ... Thx
monkey44 11/10/20 07:44pm Technology Corner
RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

I'm guessing the manufacturers gear up for the most selling trucks first, like 1500's or 150's, and go to HD once they catch up with demand.They are made in different plants. Either the plant is running or its not, they can't just switch from one truck to another. Didn't know that - I thought trucks were built in truck plants, and cars in car plants. And, runs of 1500, 2500, 3500 just built in series runs. That works same way kinda, open one plant and go full bore until you get enough trucks, then open a different plant - I'm sure the plant is concerned with high start up cost all plants at once, especially with trucks that sell less overall, as do the 2500 and 3500 heavy haulers. I personally feel manufacturers would sell more HD trucks if they built more HD trucks - but, not as many as the 1500 level trucks. Not every one needs a HD haul ability. Lots of folks, especially families need grocery-getters and Home Depot yard and minor repair trips. No need for HD in those.
monkey44 11/09/20 02:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

I'm guessing the manufacturers gear up for the most selling trucks first, like 1500's or 150's, and go to HD once they catch up with demand.
monkey44 11/09/20 09:06am Tow Vehicles
RE: Celebrities who have passed for $100, please...

Ken Jennings will be the replacement - not sure if he will succeed though. And, no one can replace an Icon like Alex. Similar to Johnny Carson ... we enjoyed his show and delivery - but none of his replacements engaged us enough to watch it.
monkey44 11/09/20 07:24am Around the Campfire
RE: No 3/4 ton trucks.

Just looked at our local dealers. Got several 2500HD, but asking $70K. And, all four are gas engines.
monkey44 11/08/20 02:17pm Tow Vehicles
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