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RE: This could be a problem

If you camp in a tent your summer camping season may be shot or significantly delayed. However, many places are opening up to self contained units. We just found a campground about 30 miles from home that was almost full this last weekend. We are planning to work in our camper at that campground next week using our cell phone hot spots, we will have a lakeside site and the campground to ourselves until the weekend. When we were tent camping something like this would have moved us to an RV sooner rather than later. I imagine there are many people who love camping that are willing to move to an RV to continue the tradition.
tommyznr 05/11/20 10:17am General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

Hi, I'm all for 100% testing. So far, less than 1/2 of one percent have been tested. It appears the virus may be more contagious before symptoms appear than after. I'd love to self test with a sputum at home. I'd love to be one of the folks who had covid 19 with a weak response. The Province of Saskatchewan has just 95 active cases and no one in intensive care--but the Premier has just extended the state of emergency by two weeks. I am happy he did so. Can you provide some context here? Does state of emergency include stay at home orders etc? Does extending by two weeks mean two weeks from now or two weeks from some magical date in the near future? The reason I ask is that the state of emergency in the US does not include stay at home orders. I suspect the state of emergency will go on far longer than the stay at home orders. Meaning, we will start having things open up and we will be allowed to go out but we will still be under a state of emergency. As far a 100% testing goes, someone in this thread or another went over the logistics of that, back of a napkin type calculations. It is just not feasible with the current technology. two weeks from April 15, 2020. It is a Provincial Order (i.e. a State), not Federal. It allows the discretion to go out for essential items but encourages folks to shelter in place. Unnecessary travel is to be avoided. As far as testing, more is better. Saskatchewan has done 20k tests on a population of 1 million. Far too low in my opinion. DNA tests can be done locally now and take 1 hour. But what I truly want is a way to test myself. I hope I answered your question of context adequately. yes, that very much clears it up. I am happy to hear the start date is April 15 and not two additional weeks from say May 1 or another arbitrary date. It is reasonable without being over done. He can always add more later, it is more problematic to roll it back.
tommyznr 04/16/20 02:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

Hi, I'm all for 100% testing. So far, less than 1/2 of one percent have been tested. It appears the virus may be more contagious before symptoms appear than after. I'd love to self test with a sputum at home. I'd love to be one of the folks who had covid 19 with a weak response. The Province of Saskatchewan has just 95 active cases and no one in intensive care--but the Premier has just extended the state of emergency by two weeks. I am happy he did so. Can you provide some context here? Does state of emergency include stay at home orders etc? Does extending by two weeks mean two weeks from now or two weeks from some magical date in the near future? The reason I ask is that the state of emergency in the US does not include stay at home orders. I suspect the state of emergency will go on far longer than the stay at home orders. Meaning, we will start having things open up and we will be allowed to go out but we will still be under a state of emergency. As far a 100% testing goes, someone in this thread or another went over the logistics of that, back of a napkin type calculations. It is just not feasible with the current technology.
tommyznr 04/16/20 11:52am General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

This situation with several meat plants will be an interesting case study. They determined that they were essential and continued to produce, which was the correct call in my opinion. My company has many products that are essential, and we have continued to produce under strict internal guidelines for social distancing, cleaning and PPE. We had one case about three weeks ago with zero known additional cases. Those who can support production from home have done so but out of about 900 workers at this particular plant about 650 are showing up on a daily basis. It will be interesting to find out if the meat packaging plants had similar restrictions, if they went about with business as usual or something in between. We may never know for sure, as they may not be completely honest with what policies they did or did not put into place.
tommyznr 04/16/20 10:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Should/will Glacier, Teton and Yellowstone open?

When you start publishing for public consumption about over 2 million people dying, you better be a little closer than off by 2.1 million lives. That estimate was from London. I'm sure the 2.2M was what they felt would happen w Trump in charge after he said cv19 was going to disappear by April. In reality that estimate opened people's eyes to the potential disaster had we continued sitting on our hands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svrxYLvJYto Instead many mayors and governors stepped in and slowed the spread. QUOTING FUNCTION MESSED UP........... You think they fudged the numbers because Trump is in charge? Please! The mayors and governors are exactly who should have stepped in to provide local control base on their local information. If a state does not take responsibility then the feds should step in. I am not sure why so many think it should be different.
tommyznr 04/15/20 09:55am General RVing Issues
RE: The camping industry is going to be hit hard

20% of all small businesses fail in the first year and 50% fail in the first 5 years. Don't blame that on orders to self distance. To be clear, he stated 25% of all small businesses are expected to fail. I don't know where this comes from or is truly expected, but you are only counting new businesses which is a far smaller number.
tommyznr 04/14/20 01:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

Per the CDC - 22,000 people have died in the past 30 days due to the COVID in the US alone. that's a real number - although I have a feeling that you will find some way to say it's false news, or incorrect due to some data error because you obviously hold PHD's in statistics and disease control and somehow can refute these numbers. So question for you, Where's YOUR evidence that the mandatory shutdown will kill more people than that? What's the number and at what rate? Links and supporting data is always helpful. That is 22,000 people that we did not save by shutting down the economy. While a real number it adds little to your point of view. We appear to be approaching the backside of new Covid cases and new deaths daily. I will link it again here. Over the last 7 days those numbers have mostly decreased. How many lives have been and will be saved by the shutdown? Impossible to know and this is the data where the argument starts from.
tommyznr 04/14/20 06:26am General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

Those low testing numbers you refer to translate into almost 3 million tests which is more than any other nation in the world and more than the next two nations combined. You won't find any cases if you don't test for them. Covid 19 Statistics The numbers of tests done in USA is about 1/2 of the number done in Germany. Many other countries are doing more per capita than USA. Pianotuna, I provided you with a link on Friday which refutes both of your recent posts on this. That website is updated daily and you chose to use a NYTimes article from March 17?
tommyznr 04/14/20 06:16am General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

Much to my horror I just learned that Canada has done more testing than USA. I consider the testing in Canada to be far too low. That means that the data sets on numbers of infections are more or less a fairy tale, and those numbers are already horrendous to me with a death count at over 18000. I hope to heck I am totally wrong. You can play with the data here Canada daily tests/1000 = .38, US =.42 Canada total tests/day = 162,258, US = 225,890 Canada total test = 359,269, US = 2.36 million Canada total tests/1000 = 9.98 US = 7.12 Hopefully I got that right for today's numbers. So, your statement could be technically correct in one way to look at the data. There is an excellent explanation on how the case fatality rate is calculated and how that number cannot be used to extrapolate future death rates etc.
tommyznr 04/10/20 12:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

The irony doesn't escape me that some folks on here who fail to see the actual health and life risk from the pandemic based on pretty solid evidence, and yet see the sky falling in terms economic collapse with very little data to support it. I would say what we know as far as solid evidence is pretty equal on what the disease is doing and will do vs what the current economic condition is doing and will do. Those examining one side without regard to the other are having a hard time understanding those who approach from the opposite direction.
tommyznr 04/09/20 12:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

Every covid virus infection will cause more covid infections mitigation of the virus will cause less pain less agony less deaths, and in the long run , less financial ruin than uncontrolled chaos of retuning to work to soon And peaking the cases to higher numbers Yes people die of the flu every winter, but not in numbers that overload hospitals, which is the case right nowTHIS is what it's all about. Flattening the curve to spare the hospitals and therefore more people's lives. We might all get it in the end - but if the contagion can be spread out we will be better off. Yes, the flattening of the curve is the goal of the stay at home orders and social distancing. And, as you stated, will help us avoid overloading the hospitals all at once. It is probably the right thing to do. The morbid reality is that it is not intended to stop the virus in it's tracks. Flattening of the curve means dealing with the virus over a longer period of time so that hospitals can deal with the extreme cases so nobody dies just because they could not be treated. Stay at home orders will not eliminate deaths from this virus. In order to stop the virus in it's tracks far more drastic measures would have to be taken.
tommyznr 04/09/20 06:25am General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

From Johns Hopkins - NY: city - 76,876 cases - 4009 deaths Long Island - 16,610 cases - 500 deaths West Chester - 14,804 cases- 283 deaths Totals for NY - 93,760 confirmed - 4792 deaths... 5% clickHonestly you need to quit posting percentages as they are meaningless unless you can quote the number of infected. Actual numbers of infected, not the numbers tested. honestly, click on the attachment, I won't do your work for you. that click has everything you need... And if you don't like my posts, don't read them It is not that you are posting the numbers, it is that the numbers are very limited in usefulness. The number of confirmed cases is essentially an arbitrary number which makes the 5% mortality rate useless.
tommyznr 04/08/20 02:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Socks again

There are left and right side socks? Well of course. They often come in S, M, L, XL. As noted above, it is almost always the left sock that goes missing. Standard - differing pairs of socks with matching left and right Matching - all socks match left and right, can be intermingled Left - all left socks XL - extra left socks
tommyznr 04/01/20 08:39am Around the Campfire
RE: Should we be going?

Ok this is how it went. Friday loaded the rv with food stuff from the house (haven't been to the store in 3 weeks)and cloths. No need to stop for fuel-truck had a full tank that was fill over a month ago and the trip was only 50 miles one way. Pulled up by the office put window down-lady in office open her window. Told her who I was and reservation site and we went and set up at our site. Others showed up said hi but no hand shakes or hugs. Each couple ate there meals in there rv. We did sit around a camp fire each evening and took about a 5 mile hike Saturday early afternoon. Friday night got below freezing had a good frost on Saturday morning and started raining last night about 10pm on and off till 10am this morning. Packed up went and dumped (yes wore rubber gloves and washed hands good with soap afterwards. Headed home at 11am today without a stop. I would say we stayed pretty safe. That is a perfectly reasonable trip, sounds like a great time and I bet your mental health is improved. This is a classic case of putting everything in perspective and doing what is reasonable to protect yourself and others.
tommyznr 03/27/20 06:51am RV Lifestyle
RE: Frog in fresh water holding tank!

Name him Jerimiah. He will be a good friend of yours. You won't understand a single word he says but you can help him drink his wine, and he always has some mighty fine wine. Joy to the World
tommyznr 03/27/20 06:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Rallys

It's going to sink in one of these days. What should sink in? That this is temporary or that this is the new normal?
tommyznr 03/26/20 01:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rallys

Really? You really think that rallies will be scheduled when there is a pandemic killing thousands of people that spreads easily people to people? You really think rallies will be scheduled when businesses have been closed and church services closed to prevent the spread of this killer virus? You really think the public health authorities would allow a gathering hundreds if not thousand of people RV enthusiasts when they don't even allow anyone to eat at a dine in restaurant in much of the country. I don't know what to say or think about that! How far out should they be cancelled in your opinion as of March 26, 2020? A June B July C August D Forever
tommyznr 03/26/20 01:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Have you ever used your FMCA assist to get home?

Why are people afraid to use the telephone to get the info they need? Because, as the OP said "I'd love to talk to a fellow customer about how the process works" and as my wife has told my now adult children throughout their lives "questions are not a bad thing"
tommyznr 03/11/20 03:11pm General RVing Issues
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