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RE: What's with non-showing replies?

The thread mentioned has been edited by a moderator. I would guess either the glitch was due to the edit on one of the posts or due to a due to a post removal.
toedtoes 02/17/20 07:35pm Truck Campers
RE: What's with non-showing replies?

Blocking will show a "this post is blocked" type message - allowing you to view the post if desired. I believe this is a programming glitch of sorts. It may be if someone tries to post and gets an error message, the system adds the post to the numbers, but the post doesn't actually go through. Or it could be that someone edited their post and the system glitches it as a new post, but it just edits theold post. Or it could be that a post has been deleted by a moderator, but the new post count still shows.
toedtoes 02/17/20 01:01pm Truck Campers
RE: RV appliance repair in Sacramento area

Doctor George has passed away. I have used Allied, McColloghs, and Dennys Mobile RV with great results.
toedtoes 02/11/20 11:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: suggest a heated mattress cover

Just FYI: I have always used electrowarmth and been happy with them in my home. My last one was stolen and I replaced it with this one I am really liking it. The control tells you how long before it shuts off, so you don't go cold unexpectedly. The pad itself is extra cushiony and you do not feel any wires at all. Heats up great - only needed it on low.
toedtoes 02/07/20 07:28pm Beginning RVing
RE: Surveillance Camera Setups on your RV

MFL - thanks. It's been 3 weeks and at least the structural damage is starting to get fixed. Then it's a very long road of receipts to get all the stuff replaced/reimbursed. The biggest thing I learned is that it doesn't take them long to figure out work arounds for new security technology... At least the clipper was recovered and mostly in one piece. They stole the good batteries and everything inside. Some minor body damage and the torn out ignition.
toedtoes 01/27/20 09:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Trouble with California

You don't even have to do what they ask. Really? You just drive right on through and report back on what happens. If they ask you to stop, don't do what they asked. Just pull on. If you don't want them to search, then you say no. It's up to them if you get to drive on through or turn around. But the point is that you CAN say no to the search. If you get an attitude, you're guarranteeing a problem. If you're polite, you have a chance at an easier time.
toedtoes 01/27/20 09:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trouble with California

It takes a lot of attitude to get cross-threaded with the ag inspection agents a the CA border. Be respectful. Do what they ask. No problema. You don't even have to do what they ask. Just be respectful and if you don't agree to a search, then state no politely. Don't play games, don't give attitude. It's your choice and your right not to be searched. But you don't have to be an @ss to stand up for your rights. Everybody has or had a job where you learned that jerks with attitudes make a simple task impossible and stressful. Don't be that jerk for someone else.
toedtoes 01/27/20 11:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Surveillance Camera Setups on your RV

2manytoyz - unless they steal the golf cart batteries too. Trust me - they do... The bottom line is that all these tools are subject to failure caused by the "bad guys", so make sure you have multiple forms of protection (not talking weapons which are only effective IF you are there - but insurance, documentation, locks, alarms, cameras, etc.).
toedtoes 01/27/20 11:30am Tech Issues
RE: Surveillance Camera Setups on your RV

At the end of the day. I have major stuff insured. I don't have the time or desire to worry about dents,scratches and other small stuff. I don't care to perform a who dunnit or who's out there? Or who's been out there. I don't have time to review footage or any of that nonsense while camping. All of those activities would interfere with my relaxing and beer dring time. Take photos of everything in your home even if it's not major. Insurance will require proof you had it - actual receipt OR a photo of it in your home or on your person - in order to get reimbursed. And that little stuff adds up a lot! I'm currently repurchasing an entire household of everyday little items (cleaning supplies, stocked goods, toiletries, cosmetics, clothing, footwear, pet supplies, tools, and so on) as well as the "major stuff". And yes, you have to prove you actually had a bed to get compensated for a bed frame and mattress - they won't simply acknowledge that you had even a cheap mattress on the floor and give you a minimal amount for it. And don't keep your proof of ownership (receipts or photos) in your home as the burglars WILL take or destroy that proof. Thank goodness for Amazon and online shopping so I can show most of those little item purchases. They add up.
toedtoes 01/27/20 09:57am Tech Issues
RE: Surveillance Camera Setups on your RV

Just an FYI for those who are depending on wireless cameras to "get the stuff" on video: One of the first thing burglars do is kill your internet connection. They take it out at the line so you can't reactivate it remotely. Wireless cameras will help with simple porch thieves, etc., but not with home burglars. Saw it happen at my house and had it confirmed as "oh yeah, they do that all the time" by the police department.
toedtoes 01/27/20 09:44am Tech Issues
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

This is how it is in most states. It's not just California. Just because YOU don't have connections doesn't make this a problem with California. I know many folks who have managed to do this without all the complaining I see here. You've been given options. So go do it and then you can stop stressing and fretting over it.
toedtoes 12/18/19 07:19pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

Non commercial class A in ca only allows an rv greater than 10,000 lbs. that’s it. As a note: a horse trailer with rv quarters is not an rv. It is a horse trailer and horses are not stock. They are pets. There for if over 10,000 lbs, a commercial class A is required. I bring this up because there is always an argument where horses are concerned. I think you meant horses are stock. They are not pets. Therefore the horse trailer is commercial.
toedtoes 12/18/19 11:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

Very interesting read everyone. I am going to call AAA tomorrow morning and ascertain if they know of a driving school that's willing to get one a "non-commercial Class-A" license class. I would LOVE to have that license FIRST and before I make the purchase of my new heavy fiver. The one I want is almost $8,000 less in another state, than here in crappy california. Only thing is, I would need to drive across the country to get it and I need my non-com class A!! My catch-22 is that I can't get my non-com CDL unless I show up with the heavy fiver and my truck!!! Many I HATE California! Ahhhh, cali is sooooooo jacked up! Not sure how that is jacked up... in order to take the driving test for driving a big 5er, you need to have a big 5er to take the test with. Not any different than having to have a car in order to take the driving test to get your standard license. Or to have a motorcycle to take the driving test in order to get your motorcycle license. Somehow I think that's the same in every state. In order to get a specific driver license you have to have the specific vehicle with which to take the driving test. It’s jacked up because of a catch-22 situation. 1). I can’t get a non-com Class-A unless I provide the appropriate trailer. However I can’t go out and buy the trailer and take it to the test unless I possess a Class A. 2). I know of no school in SoCal that offers a Non-com class-A course which would allow me to pay a rental fee and use the school’s vehicles for the test. 3). If I try to rent a big trailer for the dmv test, the rental place mandates that I already possess a class-A (commercial or non commercial). 4). comparing this situation with a regular class C drivers test is like comparing apples to Zebras. Not everyone has access to vehicles that fall into the non-com Class-A mandate. However literally all of us can go rent a car or have family that already owns a car to take to the DMV for a test. I have zero contacts nor resources of anyone that owns, let alone allow me to borrow their big trailer that meets the non-com class A license requirement. 5). The trailer I want is available across the country at a price that is almost $8,000 less than if I bought it in Cali. How do I go and pick it up and bring it back to Cali legally and use it for the DMV test if I can’t get the Class A to begin with? Again, this is the government “helping” us subjects. It would be very simple if trucking schools offered a non-commercial class -A course and vehicle rental for the day of the test, but they don’t. I called three in the LA area and all three said no. So yeah, the process of wanting to be in compliance with the California law is indeed jacked up. Again. No different than any other driving test requirement. As for non-commerical class A being different than a regular class C - nope. In order to rent a car to take the test with you have to have a valid class C license. Or you try to find a friend who has a car and will let you use it to take the test. Or you try to find a dealership or school to help you out. And California doesn't control driver training businesses and tell them not to offer non-commercial class A training. It's simply a matter of economics - there isn't enough money to offer such classes. The problem is that you want it all your way: Buy the trailer across country Drive it back to California yourself And be able to get your non-commercial class A without having to take the driving portion of the test before you get your trailer The last is not going to happen. You WILL have to take the driving portion of the test before you can legally drive the trailer. So, you have to: Buy the trailer locally and ask the dealership to deliver it to the DMV office for your test; Buy the trailer cross country and pay to have it delivered to the DMV office for your test; Or borrow or rent a trailer from a person, dealership, rental to take your test with and then go get your trailer cross country. At this point, you have hashed all this out and you still want to say it can't work. That it's an evil plot of California to keep you from doing what you want. The truth is California doesn't care enough about you to set this up as a catch 22. It is nothing more than a logical system (you must prove you can handle the vehicle before they license you to drive the vehicle). It is your responsibility to obtain a vehicle to test with. Just like every other driver in most anywhere is required to do.
toedtoes 12/18/19 11:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

Very interesting read everyone. I am going to call AAA tomorrow morning and ascertain if they know of a driving school that's willing to get one a "non-commercial Class-A" license class. I would LOVE to have that license FIRST and before I make the purchase of my new heavy fiver. The one I want is almost $8,000 less in another state, than here in crappy california. Only thing is, I would need to drive across the country to get it and I need my non-com class A!! My catch-22 is that I can't get my non-com CDL unless I show up with the heavy fiver and my truck!!! Many I HATE California! Ahhhh, cali is sooooooo jacked up! Not sure how that is jacked up... in order to take the driving test for driving a big 5er, you need to have a big 5er to take the test with. Not any different than having to have a car in order to take the driving test to get your standard license. Or to have a motorcycle to take the driving test in order to get your motorcycle license. Somehow I think that's the same in every state. In order to get a specific driver license you have to have the specific vehicle with which to take the driving test.
toedtoes 12/17/19 08:30pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cost of dental work on a small dog?

Congrats on her coming home! I always tell adopters that the animal will start off on "I don't want them to send me back" good behavior for several weeks. As they start to realize they aren't being sent away (to another home) again, then they will start showing their true personality and will start to push the envelope a bit to see what they can get away with.
toedtoes 12/09/19 07:38pm RV Pet Stop
RE: The case of the disappearing gas leak

I would have them do a smoke test. I had a gas leak in my clipper when I bought it. The mechanic couldn't see it. Did the,smoke test - smoke was coming out of the entire length of fuel line from little pinprick holes.
toedtoes 12/09/19 08:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: California Non-commercial class A license ***New question***

Have you talked to your dealership? I suspect they run into this a lot and are able to provide advice on how to handle the non-CDL class A license testing requirements.
toedtoes 12/07/19 12:00pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV'ing with a cat

My choice of campgrounds has not changed because of the cats. If my cats are nervous or scared, then they go inside the trailer. The trailer is their safe place - not a tree or bush or hole or log, etc. My last trip, there were two dogs across the way from me. They came over occasionally to say hello. When they did, The Cat went straight into the trailer. When they would leave, The Cat would walk along the bumper and watch them go. Then he would come back out. The entire time, he had his harness on and was tethered to the inside of the trailer. With all the potential dangers outside (eagles, coyotes, snakes, etc.), I would never let my cat wander around on his own. It would just take a second for a snake to strike and I'd lose my cat. NOT an option.
toedtoes 12/06/19 12:21pm RV Pet Stop
RE: It is no wonder

I get it occasionally. Most often if I've been slow in writing a reply or it's a long reply. I assume the system watches how long it takes you to post as well as how long your post runs - too much with either and it questions you. Or if you post multiple posts too quickly in succession.
toedtoes 12/06/19 07:12am General RVing Issues
RE: exchanging propane cylinder that came with TT

One of my tanks was leaking. It was an Amerigas tank. The other wasn't. So I took the bad tank to Home Depot and turned it in. I told them it leaked. Then I bought a new tank and had it filled down the road. I could have just exchanged it. But I preferred to buy a new tank and refill, rather than exchange and risk another leaky tank.
toedtoes 12/05/19 10:09pm Travel Trailers
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