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RE: What manufacturers will this recession bring down?

Seems like all the rv dealers here in Ontario were carrying a very large inventory prior to this situation. Im not sure who actually owns them, and if they are financed through the manufacturer. I could see a lot of those smaller, and possibly larger rv dealerships going down if sales drop off heavily. Having to carry many unsold rvs could get very expensive for someone.
winniman 04/04/20 01:19pm Around the Campfire
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

I don't see how travelling across a country in a pandemic is considered less risk than staying put. Since the OP also lives in their rv, they are ALREADY home. What if you break down. What if you get half way and roads close. If you leave port in the boat, you may not be allowed to return. Small ports might not allow boats to come ashore. What if a big storm comes up. If you stay at the dock, your boat might become a target for people looking for provisions. You are safe where you are. Why head into the unknown. This could all blow past in a short while, and taking the extra risk will seem foolish. This has been going on for weeks, and still many are travelling across country. Wake up people. Do you want roadblocks on the highways to stop you. If you were going HOME, you should have been there a week ago. SHEESH
winniman 03/29/20 11:56am General RVing Issues
RE: The perfect RV campground

Pretty hard to make any suggestions when you wont tell us what kind of park you are looking to build. Is it near a tourist attraction. Is it in the middle of nowhere. Is it beside an interstate that has many rvs passing by. There is no point in building a destination rv park beside a highway. There is no point in building an overnight stopover park in the middle of nowhere. I have stayed at hundreds of rv parks. The amenities Im looking for depends on the reason I am there. If just passing thru overnight, I don't need much. I don't want to pay for playgrounds and water parks. I need electricity, water, and sewer, and possibly a decent sized laundry facility. That's it. If Im staying for weeks, that's a completely different animal. It will be influenced by the multitude of great answers I am getting. Could you be a little more vague please. Is it a destination park, or an overnight park? This is totally dependant on the location which you say you already have bought. People will be more willing to help if you help yourself. Otherwise, over and out.
winniman 03/29/20 11:07am Family Camping
RE: What is MISSING from your RV Park?

An open sign and toilet paper in the bathrooms..:W..Dennis lmfao Mine doesn't have any rollercoasters.
winniman 03/29/20 11:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is it time to trip

I posted earlier, I was tired of home quarantine, I did 14 days as I recently flew I left in the MH this morning drove nearly 8 hours, slow backroads from FL to NC, bought gas twice used clean gloves a credit card & tonight I am boon docked in rural NC. I have not seen or talked to another individual, I am going to continue with no particular destination in mind. My objective, enjoy the open road & avoid all contact with people, At least you have a home to go to. With close to apparently 1 million full timers who have no where to go, it is going to be a problem if people continue to travel from one place to another for no reason other than being bored. If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. You can decide for yourself which one you are. Im staying home until the dust settles. Don't force their hand in setting up roadblocks to prevent un-necessary travel.
winniman 03/29/20 11:00am Class A Motorhomes
RE: The perfect RV campground

Pretty hard to make any suggestions when you wont tell us what kind of park you are looking to build. Is it near a tourist attraction. Is it in the middle of nowhere. Is it beside an interstate that has many rvs passing by. There is no point in building a destination rv park beside a highway. There is no point in building an overnight stopover park in the middle of nowhere. I have stayed at hundreds of rv parks. The amenities Im looking for depends on the reason I am there. If just passing thru overnight, I don't need much. I don't want to pay for playgrounds and water parks. I need electricity, water, and sewer, and possibly a decent sized laundry facility. That's it. If Im staying for weeks, that's a completely different animal.
winniman 03/29/20 10:47am Family Camping
RE: The perfect RV campground

As you can see, one persons idea of a perfect campground isn't every ones. A lot depends on your location. Without knowing that, it is very hard to make recommendations. What works in a tourist area, isn't what works in a destination camping area. You need to find out who the majority of rvers in your area are, and concentrate on pleasing them.
winniman 03/28/20 05:06pm Family Camping
RE: Closing campgrounds and no where to go

With more things being shut down every day, I wouldn't want to be driving around at all. Many parks are still offering monthly rates. Get somewhere for a month, and stay there would be good advice in my opinion.
winniman 03/28/20 04:56pm Full-time RVing
RE: 20 year loan for RV?

After reading all the posts, I can only say if someone is living for today, only to pay tomorrow, they are possibly finding out right now why you shouldn't do it. I know people that have a new house, two new cars, and a yard full of toys. They are now both laid off. Things are going to get real for a lot of people.
winniman 03/28/20 04:25pm Beginning RVing
RE: Corpus Christi/Rockport/North Padre

RV's not welcome in Port Aransas I knew this when I made my prior post however I forgot to post it. Chris Thanks for posting that. Note to self: Don't spend any money in Port Aransas. I think you are going to find more and more of this as things unfold. Small towns are looking to take care of themselves. They don't have resources for large amounts of outsiders. It wasn't that long ago that the Rockport area was hit by a hurricane. They were probably still just getting back to normal, now this. This is why full timers need to get somewhere fast, and stay there.
winniman 03/28/20 03:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Parks to be used to Quaratine people

At some point, we may have to insist anyone who is in the high risk category isolate themselves. A few weeks from now, people are going to start running out of food and money. They are going to have to get everyone back to work. I think the only choice they will have is to isolate the people at risk. How long can we shut down commerce before everyone is in trouble.
winniman 03/20/20 10:17am General RVing Issues
RE: How are others facing issues with the Coronavirus?

If we expect many people not to go to work and make a wage. If we ask them to avoid all unessential travel and social contact, for the sake of older peoples health. Don't you think we, as older people should be setting the example. Some folks who are living pay chq to pay chq cant go to work. Many are young people who are really not at risk. They are paying a fairly high price for our sake. I hope there isn't a backlash towards rvers who continue to travel in spite of being asked not to. I could see them locking it down in the next week. Rving except to get home is not essential travel. They have warned everyone. Unless you plan on staying for quite a while, I would be heading out soon. Be safe.
winniman 03/17/20 08:20pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Looks like the Canadian border is CLOSED.

They are discouraging non essential travel. I don't think a rv qualifies. 14 day quarantine as stated. The govt said the reason they kept the Americans on their list is many people from both countries cross back and forth for work. For example, truck drivers hauling freight etc. or business. I think I would call ahead if trying it. Crossing borders in this kind of situation could be not a fun experience.
winniman 03/17/20 07:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Army Corps Of Engineers Parks Are Closing?

NEWS ALERT: Toilet paper has replaced the symbolic bald eagle......are people nuts? New coin coming out with the Charmin bears on it. lol
winniman 03/17/20 07:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Corona Virus and RV Travel Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIuzLf9f5WI Dr. John does a good job of explaining why we need to slow the spread of this sooner than later.
winniman 03/16/20 12:00am Around the Campfire
RE: My 12 lights and other appliances do not work from battery

If the disconnect relay is malfunctioning, you can easily test it by using a jumper cable to bypass it. It normally would have a large wire coming to it, and a large wire going away from it. Put the jumper from one large wire to the other large wire. It would also have two small wires that go to the disconnect switch. Many have a fuse on them as well that can be checked. If you have full voltage going into the relay, but not full voltage coming out, the relay is defective. If it is defective, a temporary solution is to just put both large wires on one of the terminals. This will bypass the relay, so the switch wont work, but many people don't care about the switch, and permanently bypass the relay.
winniman 03/14/20 01:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: GM 400-mile battery

I thought pulling CO2 out of the air to produce some type of oil or fuel was based on synthetic photosynthesis. This would be a grand solution if it can be done economically. The oil or fuel is a far better method to store energy vs hydrogen. I am still encouraged on the solar and wind method as this is lowest cost right now. Other systems are welcome to compete. The solar haters that control these decisions seem to be getting fewer and fewer as the cost keeps dropping. Look out if GM gets into the energy business. Co2 has only risen slightly from record lows in the last 50 years compared to its traditional levels. It is still many times lower than in the historical past. Co2 is what plants breath. They expel oxygen after photosynthesis. This is why we can live on our planet. If we take too much co2 out of the atmosphere, the plants will die. If the plants die, we die. Other than these climate alarmists, no other scientists believe the co2 levels are a problem, or even have any relationship to global temperatures. These mad scientist with their crazy experiments are going to be the death of us all. Leave nature alone. We really don't understand how the planet works. How can we attempt to fix something we have no idea how it really works. Ok, NASA is not Canadian that can be an excuse but Scientific Consensus on Climate Change include a few Canadians?:S:h What it doesn't include are the 500 climate scientists who signed a paper to the UN stating this is false. Ice core samples taken in Antartica prove that co2 levels were many times higher in the past than current levels. This partially accounted for the huge vegetation that created the coal layers and oil. It also showed the climate was 16 degrees C warmer than current averages. Life on earth survived. Look it up for yourself. Climate alarmist want us to believe we are all going to die in 12 years if co2 isn't stopped immediately. Top scientist don't agree. This man was the co founder of Greenpeace. He doesn't agree. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFHX526NPbE&list=WL&index=9
winniman 03/12/20 08:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: The Coronavirus

Where are all the cocky people that were posting in the first four pages. Its amazing how fast things have changed in only five days. This virus went completely through China in 30 days. Take this seriously folks. Be safe, and good health to everyone.
winniman 03/12/20 12:26pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Coronavirus practical issues

I'm posting from the closet of my RV. I'll come out when the coast is clear. No one is going to force you out of the closet, but we will support you when you do.
winniman 03/12/20 12:01pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Anyone canceling trips due to Corona virus?

We want to go but don't have enough room for all of our toilet paper. What to do? B.O. Just remove those pesky spare tires. Who needs them anyway.
winniman 03/12/20 11:51am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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