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RE: Ev charging in camps expectation of availability, cost

Good reason for adding a few dedicated J1772 units on dedicated circuits not on any loop.Yup, that is certainly the answer. Only one problem - that $40 your willing to pay ain't going to incentivize a RV park to undertake such an endevour.
ronharmless 02/15/21 05:32am General RVing Issues
RE: FOB keys and theft

I ordered my faraday bag today on amazon, it came with two free tin foil hats (in the shape of a pyramid). Got it all covered now!
ronharmless 02/11/21 05:25am Tech Issues
RE: You have 13 yrs 11 mths left to buy a GM gas or dsl vehicle

@Lynnmor ...Don't you have something from at least this who don't push "conspiracy theories"... As opposed to an article by James Ellsmoor, a well known renewable energy zealot - I'm sure he wouldn't bend the truth any now would he. Pot calling the kettle black.
ronharmless 02/04/21 12:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Power pedestal wiring question

If the rate you paid allowed 30 amp service, to use both the 30 amp and 20 amp plugs isn’t right IMO. What is wrong with you? Every single response you have ever made is critical,or authoritative. Who appointed you arbiter of which outlet to use. Some parks charge a premium for 50AMP. Sometimes I'll plug my 50 to 30 dogbane in because the 30 outlet is whipped. Should I pay the overage? Stayed in Ely Nevada in the fall. Campground owner told me to plug my heat tape into the twenty. IMO your opinion sucks! You totally nailed it. That's the wisdom of Solomon right there.He ain't the only one, there are a few others rowing that boat also.
ronharmless 02/04/21 10:33am General RVing Issues
RE: College age kids and working remote Floor plan

My son, who is 23 and working and living on his own, still goes camping with us on most trips (bringing along with his girlfriend also).
ronharmless 02/04/21 10:31am General RVing Issues
RE: You have 13 yrs 11 mths left to buy a GM gas or dsl vehicle

Ok let's make this another doomsday for Tesla thread :RI don't believe anyone on here said Tesla and EV's are doomed. I believe they are saying they will never completely eliminate the ICE cars and light trucks (as some on here are certainly implying). For my self, until they can go about 400 miles (without stopping) in the dead of winter (with the heat and wipers on), I won't be buying one. And my light truck will need to do a 400 mile trip (at the speed limit) in the heat of the summer (with AC on) pulling a 7600 lbs camper. Well, don’t tell us, tell GM. It’s there business plan. And you may as well let VW know as well as they have a similar business plan, and they are the biggest vehicle manufacturers in the world. Or they can apply for the job of. GM new CEO with their thesis that he should be hired because the company is wrong for what they just announced.:BJust like in 2008 when GM slashed SUV production in favor of sedans because gas prices were rising. Guess what, that market plan was wrong and had to change. They're making more SUVs now then ever. Like I said, regardless of what the plan is, they'll respond to the market, whatever that may be at the time.
ronharmless 02/03/21 02:34pm Tow Vehicles
RE: You have 13 yrs 11 mths left to buy a GM gas or dsl vehicle

I don't need to tell them anything. There not going to stop making them as long as the sales still justify keeping on manufacturing them. Regardless of what their sales plan says, their not going to cut off their nose to spite their face. If their still making a profit on them, they'll keep making them. If EV sales are so good that they can't make a decent profit on ICE, then I guess I'm just out of luck. My bet is that's not going to happen. YOMV
ronharmless 02/03/21 12:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: You have 13 yrs 11 mths left to buy a GM gas or dsl vehicle

Ok let's make this another doomsday for Tesla thread :RI don't believe anyone on here said Tesla and EV's are doomed. I believe they are saying they will never completely eliminate the ICE cars and light trucks (as some on here are certainly implying). For my self, until they can go about 400 miles (without stopping) in the dead of winter (with the heat and wipers on), I won't be buying one. And my light truck will need to do a 400 mile trip (at the speed limit) in the heat of the summer (with AC on) pulling a 7600 lbs camper.
ronharmless 02/03/21 10:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Power pedestal wiring question

The pedestals come complete with receptacles, breakers, meters, etc.; pre-wired with main lugs at the bottom for the feeds. They're 3 wire, two hots and a neutral, connect a ground wire at the bottom and you're done. Can be configured with any type and as many receptacles as you want, also with cable tv, water spigot, whatever you need. As I said they are pre-wired - Each circuit breaker is branched off the 3 main lugs, and wired directly to the three outlets. The main feeds are generally 250kcmil or larger and are on circuits of 200 - 400 amps depending on the number sites, and number and sizes of receptacles being fed. They just daisy chain the feed from one pedestal to the next, to the next, etc.; just like you would wire receptacles and light switches in your home off one breaker in the main panel. Midwest makes a lot of them, also Siemens, GE there are others. That's also probably the best way to put one in at your house. Just run the feeds to the lugs and you're done, no worries about wiring the receptacle wrong. So in this situation each individual receptacle will give you the amps its breaker is rated for.
ronharmless 02/02/21 01:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for reliable travel trailer

We are thinking about buying a travel trailer, but not sure what size. It's just two of us. With COVID-19, we would like somewhere to go on the weekend and not stay in a hotel. Which one has nice accommodations for sleeping and cooking?The much more important question first is: What are you going to be towing with and how much trailer can it safely handle? That is assuming you want to pull it safely. If not, just go to a RV dealer and pick out something you like in your price range. They all provide sleeping and cooking accommodations of some form or another, "nice" is subjective to the person judging. What may be nice for me, may be inadequate for you. Now if you really want help, go to the vehicle you will be towing the trailer with and take a picture of the two stickers on the drivers door jam and post those pictures here (put a piece of tape over the VIN to black it out). Then and only then can you get some answers that will be helpful and hopefully keep you safe also. No use worrying about Covid if your driving in an accident waiting to happen.
ronharmless 02/02/21 06:53am Travel Trailers
RE: You have 13 yrs 11 mths left to buy a GM gas or dsl vehicle

Oops - double post
ronharmless 02/01/21 10:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: You have 13 yrs 11 mths left to buy a GM gas or dsl vehicle

Mining for Lithium is substantialy less harmful then driling for oil. And cobalt is used for refining gasoline btw !...You obviously have never visited a mining and a drilling site. So tell us what we don't know rather make us guess.We can start off really simple and get complicated later on for anyone that still can't envision it. Lets start with a mining site; generally encompasses hundreds of acres of mud, dirt, dust, erosion, and a few dozen trucks, excavators, bulldozers, loaders, etc. running around. If you want a visual just watch "Gold Rush" on TV then multiply that by a factor of about 10. Now I can drill a well on about 2 acres of ground with One drill rig, a support truck, and a pickup truck for tools and equipment (and it'll take a few months instead of 20 years or mining).
ronharmless 02/01/21 10:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Recommendation for Folding Hard Tonneau Cover

I have the Lomax. I've had it two years and there has never been water in the back of my truck. It's between the rails so I can still use a kayak rack in the stake pockets with the cover in place and operational.
ronharmless 02/01/21 10:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: You have 13 yrs 11 mths left to buy a GM gas or dsl vehicle

Mining for Lithium is substantialy less harmful then driling for oil. And cobalt is used for refining gasoline btw !...You obviously have never visited a mining and a drilling site.
ronharmless 02/01/21 05:35am Tow Vehicles
RE: Power pedestal wiring question

Some of you people shouldn't give electrical advice. You're not very good at it. ABC's of RV campground electrical
ronharmless 02/01/21 05:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Jay Feather 22RB Alternatives

What is it that worries you about using your truck up to its ratings?
ronharmless 02/01/21 05:09am Travel Trailers
RE: New generator for new rv. Recommendations

So you push your views off on other people, even though are doing things within the prescribed bounds, and if they don't accept your views for themselves, then you "label" them. So who made you the police of all things civil and uncivil Karen?
ronharmless 01/28/21 07:34am Beginning RVing
RE: New generator for new rv. Recommendations

We at least agree. I wrote referring to your response and way of thinking: "All that matters is me" you responded with your opinion means nothing to me. It seems we agree it's all about you.You are absolutely correct, It's about me, my money, my choices; what the neighbor thinks doesn't matter. Remember when your neighbor had a problem with the TT parked in your yard? You got a visit from the ordinance enforcement officer. But in this case, you were all legal. Did you move the TT because the neighbor didn’t like it? No, because you did nothing wrong. Same thing here, I’m doing nothing wrong. Reminder for Lantley
ronharmless 01/27/21 05:14am Beginning RVing
RE: New generator for new rv. Recommendations

ronharmless, I have a Yamaha 3000. I can hear it from 300 feet when it is in eco mode and running a heavy load. An open frame is always going to be a heck of a lot louder.Another reason I wouldn't spend twice as much for a "quiet" generator if I can still hear it at 300 feet in echo mode. The issue is not if you can hear it or tolerate it. The issue is the peace and quiet of those around you. Unless you are totally alone with no one around you, someone will be tolerating the generator noise vs. enjoying peace and quiet. If it were only about the end user any generator would be acceptable!I would disagree with that assessment also. White trucks may not be acceptable to me. That doesn't mean I get to tell you you can't have a white truck. As long as I am operating within the rules and regulations set down, I'm good. So the question is, what do the rules say, and does my generator comply with the rules? If not I leave. If so, I'm good. The color of your truck does not impact anyone one else. However the noise from your genset can and does impact others. There is legality and then there is common courtesy. Treat others the way you want to be treated. There may be no law against playing my stereo loud enough to impact others, however that doesn't mean its OK for me to blare my music throughout the CG. Common courtesy along with common sense have left the building. They have been replaced by "All that matters is me"Actually, your right. If your not pitching in to help buy the generator and i'm not breaking any rules your opinion means nothing to me.
ronharmless 01/26/21 02:27pm Beginning RVing
RE: New generator for new rv. Recommendations

ronharmless, I have a Yamaha 3000. I can hear it from 300 feet when it is in eco mode and running a heavy load. An open frame is always going to be a heck of a lot louder.Another reason I wouldn't spend twice as much for a "quiet" generator if I can still hear it at 300 feet in echo mode. The issue is not if you can hear it or tolerate it. The issue is the peace and quiet of those around you. Unless you are totally alone with no one around you, someone will be tolerating the generator noise vs. enjoying peace and quiet. If it were only about the end user any generator would be acceptable!I would disagree with that assessment also. White trucks may not be acceptable to me. That doesn't mean I get to tell you you can't have a white truck. As long as I am operating within the rules and regulations set down, I'm good. So the question is, what do the rules say, and does my generator comply with the rules? If not I leave. If so, I'm good.
ronharmless 01/26/21 10:10am Beginning RVing
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