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RE: Vaccinations

Have to ask. Florida's positive test rate has been ranging from 8-13% since before Christmas. Deaths surpassed 25,000 today. Why in hell would any " migratory geezer" willingly come down here now? And like every other state, vaccine demand is outstripping supply and distribution to counties is rag tag and uneven at best.
thomasmnile 01/22/21 04:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Vaccinations

Inland in Seminole County, vaccinations have been suspended. No vaccines available to administer. Hopefully things will improve when the FDA approves the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. One injection, the vaccine doesn't require exotic storage measures which should make distribution on a wide scale easier. Only downside: since it's an "old school" vaccine and not a biologic like the Moderna & Pfizer vaccines, production takes longer.
thomasmnile 01/22/21 12:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Fuel Costs

Crude prices have been steadily increasing since late summer, early fall. WTI crude oil, the US market benchmark is now $53 and change a barrel. Finished petroleum product demand is increasing, not to what it was a year ago, but increasing nonetheless. Speculation is gas prices could go to $3 a gallon in the summer, but that's speculation on cable news financial networks. In the end what goes down must go up eventually..... BTW, last I read the US was a net exporter of crude, but does import a lot of finished product like gas and diesel, ostensibly due to insufficient domestic refining capacity. It's said construction cost & environmental compliance issues and permitting processes are factors. Guess we'll see what happens as crude reserves deplete and fracking operations in North Dakota and the Permian Basin pick up, a lot of production and drilling went offline because extraction costs weren't being covered by market price; that was an issue that pre-dates Covid-19.
thomasmnile 01/22/21 11:58am Snowbirds
RE: Crashed trailer

Is that one if those split floorplans?;)
thomasmnile 01/20/21 03:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Crummy headlights - Can't see, need upgrade

My headlights got much brighter recently, right after cataract surgery. Ditto that but unfortunately, glare from oncoming headlights is terrible for me. One of the myriad of potential consequences of the surgery the doc told me about.
thomasmnile 01/20/21 11:40am Tech Issues
RE: St Augustine Campgrounds

A reservation at Anastasia SP is nearly is a tough ticket any time of year, especially now. And yes, they're all pricey. We stayed at the St Augustine Beach KOA many times and found it more than adequate. You can even park your toad if you want, the KOA has an Old Town Trolley stop; you can get to the beach, Alligator Farm, & Old Town St Augstine. But, if you're talking immediate future, reservations may be a challenge.
thomasmnile 01/13/21 07:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: That’s A Bunch Of Grass!

Just a bit of tail squat. :B
thomasmnile 01/12/21 04:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Quality of Forest River

The large holes are pretty standard Amish craftsmanship. Cut two pieces of plywood, sheetmetal or strong plastic with half a hole in each, then fasten them around the pipes. Seal any remaining gaps with the sealant of your choice. ^^^^ This. Hardly brand specific.
thomasmnile 01/11/21 10:13am Tech Issues
RE: Gander Outdoors

COLDWATETR!!! Someone say Coldwater? I was born there in 1953, but gone by the time I was 2 (dad's job moved him around a lot). I know it's just business, but the esteemed Mr. Lemonis bailed on a Gander Mountain in Lake Mary, Fl. after pledging it would remain open. Local media reported he couldn't negotiate a lower lease on the building so bye bye. A shame too, that store had the absolute best indoor firearms range ever. Could shoot everything but a cruise missile! Great staff, very safe, and a virtual range to boot. Now it's an At Home store. ....:(
thomasmnile 01/11/21 08:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Disney Transportation question

Just curious... How is Disney World now? I read that it is open. Crowded? The theme parks and Disney Springs are still operating with capacity limits, Similar story with Universal Resort, City Walk, & Sea World. Disney has resumed selling Park Hopper passes within the last week or so.
thomasmnile 01/09/21 05:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I Like Verizon, But.....

Been with Verizon for years. The only place I have ever had an issue with reception is at my sister's apartment in North Merritt Island, making/receiving calls. Whatever the reason, the neighborhood is a black hole for cell service no matter the provider. Now data is another story.....
thomasmnile 01/07/21 09:58am Technology Corner
RE: Electric Van hool coach. Predecessor to first elec cls A?

The public transit agency in Orlando has purchased several electric buses for use on their downtown circulator route. Perfect application for them. They run on streets in a dedicated lane by the curb. And the transit terminal is downtown, so they're easily switched out when charging is needed. Poor man's light rail without the overhead wire.
thomasmnile 12/29/20 04:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quarantine for Florida trip?

Mich 800: The political types want the economy humming down here. Doesn't it make more sense to vaccinate the work force at large, along with healthcare workers, emergency services, immune compromised, then us old farts? Covid-19 may not be lethal to the under 65 crowd, but there's not a small number of folks that have lingering effects from the virus they may or may not recover from. And, for the Georgia gentleman, the infection rate down here is not below the CDC preferred 5%. Florida is in the top 3-4 states for cases and deaths. Herd immunity??
thomasmnile 12/29/20 11:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Quarantine for Florida trip?

An excellent question, Dave. I'm a geezer and can think of many population segments that should be vaccinated ahead of me. Won't much matter. The vaccine allotments are coming in dribs and drabs anyway. I'm good waiting to see how things go. Perhaps wait until the J&J vaccine is approved. One shot and done, no return trip to stand in line.
thomasmnile 12/29/20 10:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Class C RV Bomb

I bet the Bureau of ATF is monitoring these boards to obtain clues from the RVnet CSI contingent LOL. :B:B:B
thomasmnile 12/27/20 12:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Nashville explosion

Just viewed a story on a Nashville TV station website that had video from a mic'd surveillance camera on a building. There was indeed a recorded message coming from the parked RV in the minutes prior to the explosion. Hope law enforcement,FBI & ATF can figure it out and find the perpetrators.
thomasmnile 12/25/20 11:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Dog food scam

And I get a bologna sandwich Biscuit: If it's Boars Head pork and beef bologna or the garlic bologna, that's fine eating, fried or grilled with mustard, American cheese and onion of course. :B
thomasmnile 12/23/20 10:57am RV Pet Stop
RE: Greasing the hitch

What is the hitch manufacturer's recommendations? When we had our trailer (hitch was Reese Straight Line), Reese recommended good old Vaseline for the hitch ball and the ends of the trunnion bars. Was nice because you could completely wipe it clean at the end of a trip before storing the hitch in the belly compartment.
thomasmnile 12/22/20 05:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Blocking "Restricted" Calls on Smartphone

Verizon has an app for download called Call Filter. $2.99 a month. Kinda helpful in cutting garbage texts and calls, but I have heard AT&Ts app available to their customers is outstanding. Big problem with any of them they all struggle somewhat with spoofed numbers, which telemarketers and scammers thrive on. End of the day, I don't recognize a number, I let it go to voicemail. No voicemail, I use Call Filter to block the number.and there's no limit to numbers you can block.
thomasmnile 12/21/20 01:19pm Technology Corner
RE: Amazon testing satallitte service

They could be leasing a transponder(s) on an existing communication satellite?
thomasmnile 12/18/20 04:22pm Technology Corner
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