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RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Thanks for the notation regarding Richard! Please tell him we are all missing him here and keeping him in our thoughts and prayers! . … I talked to Richard a few days ago. He is doing OK. Still has problems with is eye site.
riah 09/21/21 10:07pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Vax Passports

An incredibly slippery slope for something of dubious value. If what we are being told about vaccinations is correct, the primary threat is to the unvaccinated. In the US, vaccines are widely available and cost free. The only people over the age of 12 who are unvaccinated are that way by choice. So they have put themselves in harms way. Furthermore, recent studies have tended to show that vaccinated people can carry and spread a viral load equal to the unvaccinated. That means that the threat a vaccinated person creates in spreading the virus is equal to that of the unvaccinated. Therefore, being vaccinated only benefits that individual, not others around them. The vaccinated are much less likely to catch covid. So if everyone is vaxxed those with compromised immune systems are much safer. Last update. You are still at risk to catch, and spread covid as if you were not vaccinated. Per the CDC. Which is why we should continue to mask up especially indoors in public spaces!
riah 09/09/21 08:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Low cost Battle Born alternative

Another option for LFP I’ve recently come across is Sun Fun kits dot com… also there’s apparently a private seller in Minnesota that offers what appears to be home made LFP batteries that seem reasonably priced as well (which notes it allows for replacement of cells if needed in the future) *** I have not personally bought yet from either one, as we are not sure yet what amount of LFP we need to purchase. We need a traditional dimension battery as it’s going to be a drop in replacement in an AF990 TC; If we determine we need more than 200 amp hours for batteries we will probably go with the sun fun kit battery; otherwise we may purchase from the smaller private seller Tess electric - Just sharing as an FYI for others to do their own due diligence on researching if it’s worth the chance to go with new or private sellers ;) *PS-If anyone else has gotten batteries from these 2 companies, I’d love to get your feedback on them as well!
riah 09/09/21 02:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help, 2003 Arctic Fox fridge isn’t staying cool when on DC

OK, thanks every one for your replies! But, honestly we didn’t experience any issues with the batteries keeping up, as we have a DCDC charger PLUS the 2oo watts of solar…. It was showing our batteries were at 100% with the fridge running on DC! That was my initial concern, that the batteries wouldn’t keep up. I guess we will just have to keep an eye on it. )It was 90 degrees F so maybe it’s just too much to expect for such warm temps! I guess we can swap it back and forth if we need to.) The reason I was trying to get away from running the fridge on propane is because we have the electric charging capability and the capacity apparently to run it off the 12v DC and it’s safer than propane; as well as already paid for and therefore free in comparison to the propane, since we planned it to use DC to run the fridge when we’re driving. But the consensus appears to be that it’s typical behavior apparently to have it warm up over time, which is sort of a bummer as we apparently have the ability to power it well enough as far as the batteries are concerned!
riah 08/21/21 09:15pm Truck Campers
Help, 2003 Arctic Fox fridge isn’t staying cool when on DC

Quick question - has anyone had this issue with their refrigerator and if so, how can I resolve it? We were hoping to run the RV fridge on DC electric while driving. We have 200 watts of solar panel and also had a dc/dc charger installed, with (2) 100 amp hr 12v LFA batteries in parallel (200 amp hrs 50% depth of discharge or 100 amp hrs without damaging the life span of the batteries) … Before we left Thursday afternoon, we had it plugged in on AC the day prior and it was up to temperature when we left. On propane and AC it stays cold (40 degrees F or better) and the items in the freezer remain frozen solid. But, while the freezer seems to be working fine on DC, the temperature of the fridge seems to be running warmer (mid to upper 40s or worse) - I even put one of the frozen solid water bottles in the fridge on the middle shelf, as the temp began rising (which also started to thaw, not surprisingly since it was less than 0 degrees.) But the temp still appeared cool in the fridge, and that frozen bottle didn’t thaw out significantly in the time frame it was on DC and in the fridge, but when we saw the temp on the indoor/outdoor thermometer start to rise towards 50 degrees, we turned it back to propane where it ran fine and we could even decrease the level of the refrigerator temperature (ie - from 9 down to 6.) It was 90 degrees F outside yesterday, but I wouldn’t think that would be the proverbial “straw to break the camels back” so to speak… ) Therefore, my question is: Is this typical - or should it be doable to run this 3 way rv fridge on DC and have it work appropriately? (Prior to having the dc/dc charger installed, we had always run the fridge on propane when driving, but we’ve been taking heed of the reasons why it’s not the best idea and hence why we installed the dc/dc charger in addition to the solar panels. And, just to clarify, we had no issue with keeping the batteries charged with the dc/dc charger and solar panels when we had the fridge running on DC power- we only switched it over to propane because the temp was implying that it was getting too warm in the fridge.) I’d love to hear others experiences regarding running their 2000 era AF fridge 3 way fridge off DC. TIA!
riah 08/21/21 01:47pm Truck Campers
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

I was wondering the same - I hope he is OK! Still praying for him and sending positive energy his way!!!
riah 07/21/21 03:29pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Consequences of RVing’s Unprecedented Surge

I’m hoping now that people will be back to work, and the enhanced unemployment benefits will be ending shortly, and summer will be over, that things will return to some sort of old normal! But I have also noted that if hotels and rest areas were to allow for electric hookup reservations, they’d probably make out well as they’d get additional business from RVers who just need a spot to charge up and park overnight! I ran across this article in another smaller so called RV forum and posting this for your thoughts if any. I am unaffected by this and therefore not alarmed, worried or upset. Happy trails to some.
riah 07/09/21 05:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Please let Richard know we are sending him positive energy and virtual hugs! I also hope Richard will be provided with occupational health rehab services and training that includes using assistive technology (speech to text and text to speech, etc) so that he still has an avenue to stay in touch online with people, in addition to how to adjust to this new change in his daily living tasks. While this is a new challenge and hurdle, if he has a channel of communication still available to him, it can be beneficial in helping support him through this newest health challenge and allow him to keep in touch with his “online friends.” I’ll be continuing to pray for him! I received a phone call from Richard last night. He was on his way home from the hospital. He is now legally blind as his left eye was affected from another stroke. I told him that we missed him on the Old Fella forum and he said to keep it going. I will check in with him soon and let people know how he is doing. Burch
riah 06/16/21 05:37am RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Thanks for sharing this! What a beautiful memorial of Boots! She sounds like she was a very special dog! Old Fella's story keeps bringing to mind the 100 lb. border collie mix I grew up with. Boots was the sweetest dog in the world. She mothered everything that came by, despite having been spayed before her first heat. Kids, cats, rabbits, horses, cows -- she took care of us all. Folks could leave us outside all day, knowing that if Boots disapproved of what we were doing, she'd grab the offender by the pants leg and drag us around until we got the message. If we'd been puppy size, she'd have been shaking us to get our attention. I remember one day in particular: she herded us up on the porch and made us stay there until Dad came to see what was wrong. Big ol' rattlesnake was in the yard and Boots wasn't gonna let it get any of us. She didn't let us off the porch until Dad had killed and carried off the snake. She knew when we went to the movies, and woe be it if we didn't bring back buttered popcorn for her. She never wanted what we made at home, just the movie buttered popcorn. Boots only came inside the house twice that I recall, both during really bad storms. She tried to climb into the nearest lap and stuck her nose under that person's arm. Don't know why those two storms and not any others. She slept in a sheltered ell off the back porch. The cats learned if they slept on or around her, everybody stayed warm. Somewhere we have photos of a large dog almost buried under cats. Boots lived 16 years. That last day, she met Dad at the back door, accompanied him to the pickup, and wagged her tail as he drove off. When he returned a couple hours later, she'd lain down and slipped away. Fifty years later and I still miss Boots.
riah 06/09/21 04:45pm RV Pet Stop
RE: A very old stray {The Old Fella Story}

Prayers for Richard and hoping that he makes a full recovery and is able to travel again with his children and grandchildren. Hello FOOFs Richard called me this afternoon. Unfortunately I missed his call but he left me a voicemail. He has had a stroke and is in the hospital but he said he is expected to make a full recovery. He said he wanted to let me know and the forum so I am hoping it's OK to post this here. Please keep him in your prayers. I tried to call him back but got his voicemail. Burch
riah 05/22/21 05:02pm RV Pet Stop
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