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RE: Profane rudeness in Smoky Mt National Park

Jerks come in vehicles too, we were in Joshua National tree park in our RV and I spotted a coyote walking toward us on my side of the road at an angle that would take it across to the other lane, I stoped with trafic behind and the vehicle coming towards us also stopped, the coyote wandered a bit smelling and going about his buisness, not even a minute after a jerk started honking and seconds after past the RV scaring the coyote, I guess the idiot was congratulating himself when the second vehicle coming towards us pulls out with all the light bar lights on, so it took us a little longer while the idiot was escorted to the next parking lot by the park ranger. Idiots do come in all vehicles. navegator
navegator 11/10/19 02:49pm Around the Campfire
RE: New Mattress or Hotel ?

If you have a cat forget the air mattress, the the claws are wonddrfull pin hole machines. navegator
navegator 11/06/19 09:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lightning Protection

The first thing I did when we bought the RV was to make sure all electrical 120-VAC items were actually grounded to the incoming line and to the chasis the green wire, also made sure that all electronics were also properlly grounded, then I grounded the ladder to the chasis since it was not in contact with any metal from the chasis, then I bought a grounding strap that was installd on a bolt on the differential, I found that this really worked when we were in Colorado at the Escalante National Monumet, yes a lightning bolt hit the ladder and travelled down to ground though the chasis and the strap, the flash was blinding it shook the RV and the boom was good enough that we had to peel the cat from the ceiling with the fur standing on end, we were playing dominos and the wife spilt them all over I made some more tea for her to calm her down. navegator
navegator 11/04/19 07:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Supposed to get our first great grand today!

So when are we going to get the chocolate cigars? navegator
navegator 10/21/19 08:58pm Around the Campfire
RE: Sewage Follies

A properly vented tank will never colapse. navegator
navegator 10/15/19 08:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Trains

When travelling on secondary roads and encountering a railroad crossing I stop, roll windows down and listen for any horn, wait a bit to see if I did not miss a warning and then looking at both sides proceed, specially if there are more than one track, specially when there is a small town that we are traversing and a rail line goes trough town, some times signals will fail and the locals seem to ignore the danger, been honked at plenty of times and had idiots let me know that I am number one with the middle finger! navegator
navegator 10/12/19 04:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: TIP problems

Some of the stories that are published on Face book, Twitter and YouTube and some of the blogs contain and have so much misinformation and false accounts that you need to take them with a grain of salt. I do not use Twitter or Face book, do use YouTube for some items of interest. On one occasion I found some videos on Mexico, first one was by an amateur fellow about an area of Yucatan, very well done, narrated and shot, none of this vertigo panning zoom in zoom out stuff, second one seemed to be semi professional and rather good, until the narrator stated that Acapulco is in the Caribbean sea and San Cristobal de las Casa is in Yucatan, as far as I know Acapulco has not moved from the Pacific coast of Mexico and the state of Chiapas has always had San Cristobal de las Casas in it. The other item missing in the original account is what type of "cargo" were this trucks carrying or pulling, did they have a full camper shell, a simple shell or what type of trailer were they towing, as far as I know Sonoyta is the only check point that happens to be inland all other "retenes aduanales" have been eliminated, it has been a very long time since we have been stopped for immigration or customs checks away from the border, we have been asked were we are going at some military check points but no documents or TIP checked. This might be someone trying to scare and misinform. navegator
navegator 10/12/19 04:28pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Cumbres Toltec Scenic Railway - Southern Rockies

Another train ride worth the trip is fron Durango to Silverton, awsome ride along the Animas river. navegator
navegator 08/30/19 08:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Japanese cars in Mexico

Japanese vehicles with a "J" in the VIN "Vehicle Identification Number" can not be permanently imported in to Mexico and they can only be brought in with a Temporary Import Permit "TIP" for a 180 days once in 12 months by the same person. navegator
navegator 08/19/19 07:08pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: How do you store your power supply extension cord

I will sugest that the connecting ends be pluged so that while being stored they do not deteriorate and make bad a connection, this storage method is good just make shure that if it rains water does not sagnate in the bottom. I roll the extention and clamp a plastic hand cuff purchased at Home Despot. navegator
navegator 08/17/19 08:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Getting ADCO Windshield Cover Into Storage Bag?

Gave up first try, fold it and throw it in the toad for travell, only 3 items that I can repack in the bags, sleeping bag, tent and the army cot everything else is impossible! navegator
navegator 08/17/19 08:34pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: cat toys

We entertain ower cat with a red laser pointer and a cardboard box with a hole on one side, just do not shine the laser on the cats eyes. navegator
navegator 08/08/19 08:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV toilet paper

COSTCO TP and never had a problem since 2001. Don't waste your money on fancy stuff that some times needs salt water to dissolve. navegator
navegator 08/06/19 04:06pm Beginning RVing
RE: New phone dialing requirements

Calling from Mexico to the US you still need the 00-1-(area code)-number otherwise just the 10 local numbers for calls within Mexico, and all 800 US numbers are charged as toll calls again use the 00-1-800-number, some of the toll charges can be outrageously expensive. navegator
navegator 08/04/19 10:06pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Trailer wiring

Thanks for the up date on the situation, many times we give solutions to pronlems and never get to know if any of ower answers come close to the solution, thank you again. navegator
navegator 07/31/19 07:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trailer wiring

Has any one of you actually cheecked the plugs that connect the trailer to the motorhome, 80% of the time theese connectors fail due to the vibration of the cable, the screws that hold the wires are minuscule and most technicians do not solder the ends, they just jam the wires on and tighten the screw, this also has the added benefit of severing the wires and the end result is a loose wire. Also take into consideration that theese connectors are open where the cable enters and water does get in, corrotion will take over and you loose connectivity, the other culprit is actually done by the person(s) vigorously either yanking on the plug and cable or moving up and dow and sideways on the connector and spreading the female receptacles in a manner that connections are either intermittent or non existing. I start at the connector on the trailer and then on the tow vehicle, then the trailer and finally the tow vehicle, I solder the wire terminals and protect both connectors with liquid rubber to prevent any water or moisture from getting in, I have not had an electric failure between the RV and the toad in 17 years. navegator
navegator 07/30/19 12:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: If you had a month...?

You might want to try for the Grand Canyon North rim, then to the valley of the God's that area, then East to the Arches with Mesa Verde then to Durango, Silverton, Teluride, Montrose and back down to Holbrook petrified forest Flagstaf and Sedona and Jerome, Prescott and then back home. navegator
navegator 07/29/19 07:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Renting out your RV nightmares.

Some times even lending an item can be returned in a broken state, wife lent her slicer to the neighbor and she managed to close it backwards breaking a small plastic pivot, how she managed that is a complete mistery to both of us. navegator
navegator 07/22/19 07:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Renting out your RV nightmares.

I wold like to know the ratio of proffit versus the expenses of the repairs? And that includes the deductibles and insurance premiums. I will not lend the RV to anyone even my brother is a NO, NO. navegator
navegator 07/20/19 09:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: A/C died in NY at 95 degrees......what brand to buy?

Coleman A/C units do not work when temperatures reach more than 90*F, we had a Dometic for more than 15 years and worked great in the California desert with temperatures well over 90*F to 120*+F, it eventually was beyond repair so the RV tech sold us a Coleman, that lasted a little over 3 months and never worked well over 90*F, got a new Dometic and is working great in high heat and humidity in Texas. Get a Dometic, they are easy to clean and maintain. navegator
navegator 07/20/19 03:13pm Class C Motorhomes
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