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RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

You can try that, but again, very difficult to not offend someome. Think about it....Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota That's an automatic argumemt. Sports unless you are all fans, is a problem (And I have one friend who thinks all sports are stupid and will always argue that anyone interested is of limited mental capacity.) Camping...some will argue that tenting is the only real camping and rv people are ruining nature. Campfire....Some must have it. While some say that the smoke is causing damage to their rv and they will lose money when they sell it. Don't get me started on dog or no dog. This my sound silly but the truth is people will argue about almost anything We have entered onto an age where if someone has different ideas or does something you don't, or maybe their hobby is different than yours, you are wrong, or mentally unbalanced, or grossly unimformed. I used to fish, alot. My neighbor liked to play golf. I accepted that he liked golf, however he couldn't get over that I didn't and the idea that I liked to fish meant that "I had a few too many damaged brain cells" (not a joke. He would bring it up over and over anytime we got together with others) The world we live in has become overly judgemental. If I have a trailer and you have a motorhome, then I am wrong for not having one. God forbid if I buy a pop up. We'd never camp together again. I like to wear jeans..but overheard one guy say it was a shame that I was so poor I couldn't afford slacks..had to bite my tongue on that one. I know I sound thin skinned, but I'm really not. I just don't understand why I should have to agree with everyone, just not to start an escalating argument. Everyone seems to need to defend their position "to the death"no matter what the subject. Just look around. Much easier to nod, wave, and go about my business. Then I don't offend anyone.
patnchris 01/17/20 10:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I think one of the biggest reasons for not socializing is politics. These days everyone is offended by everything. There is no more live and let live or agree to disagree. Look at all the protests, about everything, going on. People are so stratifiedbin their beliefs that in many cases they are willing to get physical to defend them. This is not confined to camping or rving. I have this going in daily life. I am not liberal or conservative. I feel that both have good ideas and bad ones. I reserve tje right to be my own person. However this becomes problematic, as a have good friends on both sides and both are so strong in their beliefs that they are willing to fight and dissolve freindships over this ****. I find it extremely hard to engage in any type of conversation that doesn't offend someone about something.
patnchris 01/14/20 03:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Slide room skis source?

I had two of them do this on my Flagstaff (same as Rockwood) I tracked the problem to the nylon glides that they run on. They are pretty thin and if the screws are slightly crooked, the screw heads eat into the plastic pieces on the slide. I addressed the issue by removing the nylon glides, on the main floor with thicker ones. I used pieces cut from a thocker plastic cutting board and countersunk the screws deeper. Then I removed the plastic runners from the slide. O fabricated new ones from aluminum channel being carful to fold the ends like the original. This has worked perfectly for a few years.
patnchris 01/14/20 02:31pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Sticker shock

Midnightsadie....Don't know where you're from but around here you can make $15 stocking shelves in a department store. I was making $28/hr. back in 1995...plus 401k match, 75% of healthcare, paid holidays, and 3 weeks paid vacation...
patnchris 11/07/19 08:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: What happened to all the posts

Been a few years since I have posted anything, I actually had a lot of real world experience to share. Started camping in 1971 and have owned or restored every type of rv out there. The problem I had was "know it alls" that would argue and name call with anything that wasn't their idea. They could search the internet and provide links to opinion blogs that they used to provide "facts" here. If you disagreed with them, they would stalk you on different posts and try to discredit you, name call, and even send nasty private messages to your friends about you. You could report them to the moderators and they could get banned, but within a week they were back, posting under a different username. This got bad enough that many actually started their own forum boards and poached member away from here. Most of them failed with the growth of social media, but the damage was already done. After being away for a few years, and then returning, I have found I can get better information from dealing with mfg. web pages, directly.
patnchris 11/01/19 09:35pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Onboard genset

Correction...my Yamaha is a 2400 not 2800...
patnchris 09/25/19 03:21pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Onboard genset

Not really thinking about A/C. More like 3 hrs or so in the morning for making breakfast and charging batteries, and then 3 or so in the evening. The majority of our dry camping is beach camping on Padre Island. We are usually only there for 4-5 days before moving to an RV park with full hookups. I currently have a Yamaha 2800 I use for this purpose, but am considering a residential fridge and 6 golf cart batteries.
patnchris 09/25/19 03:12pm Fifth-Wheels
Onboard genset

Thinking about my next trailer and have been contemplating an on board genset. I see that all (except a few toy haulers) have propane genesets. My issue with this is not that I think propane is bad, but that gensets are very thirsty. 30 lb. tanks won't last long and then you are left with looking for a place to fill them. I was wondering if anyone has contemplated using a gas genset with portable tanks, like boats. One could set up a quick connect (like an outboard motor) and when one tank was empty, just connect a secound one and then just go to a regular gas station to fill the empty....any thoughts?
patnchris 09/25/19 11:14am Fifth-Wheels
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