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RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

To stay "Non Political" About this, simply consider the most vocal Gimme groups, from Race, to Sexual Orientation, gender issues, to even the Eco nuts, they ALL demand money for their pet issue. It's all about MY issue, not the good of the nation as a whole, and the National Parks are a part of that Nation as a whole. Even something as straightforward as infrastructure is now turned into daycare programs and abortion questions. The people making all the noise don't care about you, or what you want. That is LOL ridiculous. It's really the people w the power that don't care about you. Considering the ones currently in power, yes I agree.
wanderingaimlessly 06/22/21 04:47pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

Double check yourself https://spectator.org/joe-biden-tax-returns-charity-donations-2019/ You should have gotten the advice yourself, Quote: "The American Spectator is a conservative magazine... article published...Dinesh D'Souza, Laura Ingraham..." That's sure is credible.:) And please, can we get back to the topic of the state of national parks, or the related budget for it? Surely you've visited one lately -- if you are still into camping.:B How often are they sued for printing lies? 'how often for the NY Times and their ilk? And the National Seashore areas I recently visited were open and operating normally. But that was weekday visits just before Memorial Day. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day I avoid the crowds.
wanderingaimlessly 06/22/21 04:16pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Better question,,,,,With the brownouts and blackouts that we keep hearing about out west, How many of the big semi trailer mounted diesel generators did the city buy to charge the buses?None Apparently your correct, they kept a bunch of their old diesel buses as backups, that they try to fuel with Biodiesel as much as possible.
wanderingaimlessly 06/22/21 03:59pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Is it true that EV electric buses cannot make it up San Francisco hills?? Just asking. I let other people be useful and not an early adopter. Works for me. Cheers and Grins to the good guys with jeers to AOs. Better question,,,,,With the brownouts and blackouts that we keep hearing about out west, How many of the big semi trailer mounted diesel generators did the city buy to charge the buses?
wanderingaimlessly 06/22/21 02:35pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

When Donald Trump was President, he donated his annual salary to the Nat'l Park Service. Not a lot of money to the NPS total budget, but nice gesture showing he was aware of their problems. Indeed a nice gesture. And he added some more of his own from his personal wealth to round it off to $100,00 since it's just $78,000. I'm not one to tell anyone what to do with their own money, but I would have preferred his administration did not cut $2 billion out of the national parks budget while giving big business $1 trillon in tax cuts that promised economic boom that did not happen. And a bit of irony, it's when the NPS is asking for funds just to address these maintenance backlogs. 3 card monte......wish people would learn. $750.00, that's seven hundred and fifty dollars, in federal taxes for a YEAR. Yes and presidential salary is $400,000 not $78,000. Plus $50,000 for expenses. And while it may not be nearly enough, look at what the other party has actually given from their own pockets, from Obama, to SlowJoe to Harris, NONE give as much as Trump did. You may not like him, but from a personal standpoint, he has done/donated more than any others for the last 30 years. Wow...... "The Bidens paid about $3.7 million and $1.5 in taxes for 2017 and 2018, respectively — about a third of their adjusted gross income. They gave roughly $1 million and $275,000 to charity in 2017 and 2018, respectively." Compared w $750.00?????? SMH Double check yourself https://spectator.org/joe-biden-tax-returns-charity-donations-2019/
wanderingaimlessly 06/22/21 01:52pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Class C Detailing in Ontario, Canada

Check any local truckstops or small handwashing car wash businesses.
wanderingaimlessly 06/22/21 12:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: It's hot!

The prospect of 4 months of heat and smoke w a month of pollen allergies on either end forced my hand. I met w my HVAC guy today about adding the condensers to my home system. I didn't think it would be necessary to add cooling at 6300', but I guess I have to. Ask them about adding a mini split system, sometimes its cheaper, and can give you a heat pump option in milder cool weather. It will both heat and cool, totally independent of the existing system.
wanderingaimlessly 06/22/21 12:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Need advice on anchor kit for long term TT lot

These are what I have seen the most https://www.amazon.com/s?k=mobile+home+anchors+and+tie+downs&crid=3UYCB3OC91VR6&sprefix=mobile+home+anchors%2Caps%2C1244&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_2_19
wanderingaimlessly 06/22/21 12:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Ah, but scooby, nobody is telling anyone they MUST buy the "L" shaped things. And therein lies the difference. Rural folks tend to be more independent, they prefer freedom to attend to many of their own affairs, and to make their own choices. The urban side tends to rely on others to do most things for them, from reliance on transit, to maintaining everything in their daily lives. Loss of electrical service in a large city shuts everything down, at my home, and most neighbors, its a minor inconvenience. I dont object to tech, I have solar at home and on my RV, I also have a generator in both. I will use tech where it is reasonable, but I try to remain independent enough to at least for limited periods of time to be able to meet my own needs. To require an EV disrupts that independence. Some dont mind the loss of independence, if it offers convenience. But as an example, the classic LA getaway to Vegas for a weekend, to drive a Tesla MAY be possible but at 270 miles , especially if you run the AC, you will be pushing the envelope. Even a Hybrid fixes the problem. That is and should be their choice. But they should not attempt to force it upon others.
wanderingaimlessly 06/22/21 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Scooby, I dont think it's "Anti ev" it's not wanting to be limited as in an ev. For an urban grocery getter, have at it,,,,,, but you should be contributing a fair amount towards the road taxes. But the Pro EV clowns cant see the limits that the mode places on the "NON URBAN" folks, and DC ONLY SEEMS TO BE CATERING TO THE URBAN CROWD as of now. Explain the limit to me. I bet you have a car that meets your needs. Drive the puck on, nobody is stopping you. Most have their panties in a wad because government is helping to start the EV industry. Nobody can get the idea between their years that government is, and has been helping the mature and profitable oil industry for decades. As for the "but you should be contributing a fair amount towards the road taxes." For decades the more efficient autos have been using more road/fuel tax dollar. EV just make that more pronounced. But when somebody came up with a idea, everybody report miles they drove, and pay a tax for that many miles. But the same people that have no issue with private companies collecting and selling every thing about them start shrieking "privacy!" when it comes to government knowing how far they drive. "ONLY SEEMS TO BE CATERING TO THE URBAN CROWD" Why shouldn't the government help the most people, that drive the most total miles? WOW< SO MUCH TO WORK WITH,,,, For starters, look at my post right above yours, obviously your did not prior to your spiel. There still is no reason the ev drivers cant pay toward road taxes, The same states with the most restrictive rules otherwise ALSO have the most INSPECTION RULES. Mileage CAN be verified during that inspection, and add on taxes charged at the next license renewal. AS to catering to the URBAN CROWD, why should the Government ONLY GOVERN FOR THEM? if the majority of the roads are rural, if the majority of the nation is rural, shouldnt the majority of the rules be designed for them? AND did you ever hear of folks in rural areas DEMANDING urban folks live the way rural folks want them to? But the Urban bunch has no such inhibitions against demanding people in NON URBAN areas live their way. There has to be balance, and so far,,,,,, It is all slanted ONE WAY. interesting add on to your comment about the government helping the most,,,,, EV's still represented ONLY8.3% of vehicles sold nationwide. SO again, why cater to the few and not the many??????
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/21 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: X Member of Good Sam Roadside Assistance

Any question as to if it was a "Good SCam"?
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/21 04:25pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

For too much of the country, an EV doesn't work. For us, we live near South Boston Va. 18 miles out of town. I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which we also use as our Towed behind the Class A. The Jeep only gets about 16 mpg, it has a v-8, 4wd, and has on one occasion pulled the Class A out of some red clay when it was stuck. Our second vehicle is a little Chevy Cobalt, gets about 35 mpg, only has about 80 k miles on it, and we use it for DW's medical trips to VCU . 2 to 4 times a month, 130 miles each way and the 5 miles closest to Richmond always has the chance of 20-60 minute traffic delays. Even a Nissan Leaf, will not work for the commute to the hospital for her. The 260 mile round trip makes an all electric vehicle impossible with ANY safety margin for the complete trip. Yes a $50,000 Tesla MAY work, but even that becomes a gamble. EV's outside of an urban environment are too much of a risk. Yet Urban dwellers can not get it into their skulls that EV's are NOT the perfect solution.
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/21 04:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Am I the only one that feels the American public is just not ready for an influx of totally-electric vehicles? Maybe I'm old school, and prefer things to run at a bit slower and more methodical pace, but what would be wrong with embracing the hybrid technology that already (quite successfully) have in place? That way I don't have to worry about planning any long trip based on the fact that I've got to find a charging station in XX miles, and I've got to spend a good amount of time at that charging station waiting for my vehicle to charge. I'd like to see hybrids as the next step, then eventually totally electric. And, I'm referring to hybrids like the Prius and Camry hybrid -- not the joke of all joke hybrids like the Cadillac Escalade hybrid a few years ago. How many families do you know that have only 1 vehicle? If as normal they have 2 cars, and most trips, both vehicles, are less than 100 miles/day and end at home, do both need to be able to run all day with just short fuel stops? Bell, if we are going over a few hundred miles without the trailer we rent a car. I bet the percentage of people that post on this board are anti-EV is higher than general population Scooby, I dont think it's "Anti ev" it's not wanting to be limited as in an ev. For an urban grocery getter, have at it,,,,,, but you should be contributing a fair amount towards the road taxes. But the Pro EV clowns cant see the limits that the mode places on the "NON URBAN" folks, and DC ONLY SEEMS TO BE CATERING TO THE URBAN CROWD as of now.
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/21 03:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sad state of national parks and forests - II

When Donald Trump was President, he donated his annual salary to the Nat'l Park Service. Not a lot of money to the NPS total budget, but nice gesture showing he was aware of their problems. Indeed a nice gesture. And he added some more of his own from his personal wealth to round it off to $100,00 since it's just $78,000. I'm not one to tell anyone what to do with their own money, but I would have preferred his administration did not cut $2 billion out of the national parks budget while giving big business $1 trillon in tax cuts that promised economic boom that did not happen. And a bit of irony, it's when the NPS is asking for funds just to address these maintenance backlogs. 3 card monte......wish people would learn. $750.00, that's seven hundred and fifty dollars, in federal taxes for a YEAR. Yes and presidential salary is $400,000 not $78,000. Plus $50,000 for expenses. And while it may not be nearly enough, look at what the other party has actually given from their own pockets, from Obama, to SlowJoe to Harris, NONE give as much as Trump did. You may not like him, but from a personal standpoint, he has done/donated more than any others for the last 30 years.
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/21 02:55pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Just an observation and wondering

The same battery that motorvates you from point A to point B, but in the summer, they better be closer together, with fewer traffic standstills.
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/21 02:45pm Tech Issues
RE: new camper needs help!

OK sorry, I had to look for where you are, never heard of Hesperia. That region and I assume living in the rv full time you will need to consider a few things, first, a towable rig (Travel Trailer) is well within your vehicles abilities, go small. while you may have the ability to tow a 30+ foot trailer, heating and cooling one can be a challenge. A 22' to 25' box, bunkhouse in particular may fit. With the smaller size, a single AC unit has a chance of keeping you comfortable, anything bigger will be tough. the smaller size will also be easier for a newby to handle towing wise until you have time to acclimate. Tires need to be 5 years old or less, no sign of water intrusion, and to be honest, if you dont have a friend who can help with selection, it can get tough to cover all the areas needed, from electrical, to delamination, to structural, you have a lot of things to get familiar with. You Tube can help with inspection and what to look for, also with how to videos, but if you are caring for two kids at the same time, it wont be easy.
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/21 02:26pm Beginning RVing
RE: National Parks' Hilarious Bear Advisory

Unless it's a Politician, of any stripe, then feel free to knock them down, stomp a few times, even consider more serious blows if it will help feed a hungry bear. There, I did my pro green, help the animals bit for this week.
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/21 02:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

I will point out, there is a side of me that welcomes the Cybertruck and other EV tow or recreational vehicles. Because for the foreseeable future, those schmucks will be tethered to their urban facilities, freeing up the really valuable places, well outside urban squalor, for the ones with vehicles not limited by their extension cords. An example, Yellowstone has put in Tesla superchargers, six cat 2 chargers that take 4 hours to fully charge a model S, who knows how long for a truck, meaning they can handle 36 cars a day, at most, and that's IF the uncaring arse driving it doesn't leave his car there for two extra hours before coming back to move it for the next urban dweller to slide into the spot. With Yellowstone bringing in 17,500 visitors a day as of last June, EV's will be 36 carloads, ,,,,, that works.
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/21 01:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

Elon, welfare king. I can't take anything in that article seriously with that amount of bias. What happened to journalism? We are left with activists. After the ProPublica release of the tax data on Musk, Bezos and the others, does anything from the article seem dishonest? If bias is all it takes to disregard an article, then the Times, CNN and all the other networks must also be similarily disregarded.
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/21 07:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Looks like electric trucks and RVs may be delayed...

With conventional vehicles experiencing major production delays due to chip problems, the fly by wire systems in the EV's have to be even more problematic. I have never seen EV with fly by wire system,,have you? Post a link Thnx Tesla and the ones chasing them all have some version of their Autopilot, and the control systems for everything is electronic, there are basically no manual/physical controls, even the braking systems require electronics and chips due to the "regenerative braking".
wanderingaimlessly 06/21/21 05:47am General RVing Issues
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