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  1. Costco 24DC Interstate Battery

    Yarome, may I ask where you read the 58ah, as the mfg said they were 81ah?
  2. Does anyone have any experience with the Costco Interstate 12 volt 24DC Battery ? How reliable are they? How long do they last? Are they true Deep Cycle batteries? Since they are marketed as Marine/RV bateries, I'm tending to believe you should not discharge them below 50%. I'm just beginning to learn about the differences in batteries, so am not clear as to which batteries should not be discharged below 50%, and which can be discharge down to 80%. Interstate also markets the 24DC battery. Nowhere on fact sheets at Interstae or Costco does it state the batteries AMP HOURS, but in talking with Interstate I'm told it is an 81 amp hour battery. This seems unusual, since Costco is sellling them for $73.00. I'm therefore confused as to whether or not the 24DC battery, at $73.00, is a good buy and will last more than a year as compared to batteries in the $200 range. I'm looking at the 24DC as the battery compartment on my class C will only hold a group 24 battery. I am planning on putting solar on my RV to help in keeping them charged. Thank you in advance for any help.
  3. Log Books

    Here is a program I have found very useful. It has a free trial. https://rvnotepad.com/
  4. Mac the Fire Guy ?

    Mac already has a video which is shown at bootcamp when he is not there. He has said we can put it on our website. I will talk with the powers-that-be during the Q event to have them contact Mac to formalize its use. It is sad to have someone who was such a help in the RV community have to leave, but it happens. I wonder if there anyone else in the RV community who does Fire Prevention?
  5. Mac the Fire Guy ?

    I talked with Mac. He is incredibly sick, having since last Oct had a heart attack, been diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, + other stuff, and will be having major shoulder surgery next week for torn rotator cuff. This is all due to his 20 years of working with dry powder fire retardant at his shows, so he will no longer be doing any presentations.
  6. Overnight parking at Costco?

    I was in Missoula, Mt. and parked at a Walmart for a couple of days. I asked permission, as there was a sign posted, "no overnight parking." The manager said it was posted, and was also a city ordanance, but the ordinance left it up to the business to enforce it. This would then allow them to keep out potential undesirables. I later talked with the local police who were in the parking lot, who confirmed what I had been told. I guess the rule is, be courteous and respectful and your day will go well.
  7. Mac the Fire Guy ?

    Does anyone know how to get in touch with Mac McCoy? His website, macthefireguy.com is no longer valid. Thanks.
  8. Does anyone know when the last year the 8.1 ltr Chevy engine was used in a class A? And what RV it was used in?
  9. Verizon yagi cell phone booster

    Thank you Tom, a good article with plenty of info to help make a decision as to what I can do. Dan
  10. Thanks for pointing me to the other posting.
  11. This was another exceptional topic. I’m wondering, though, (1) Will this post will still be available to relook at in 5-7 years? (2) Has the amount and type of moving changed over the years since Escapees started. (3) Do those belonging to Xscapers have the same criteria for moving, and move as often, as the older generation?
  12. I found this to be an excellent thread. I’m still in decision phase of going full-time next spring/summer in my 25’ C, so the rational everyone provided has been hrlpful. Before getting the C I had been looking at A’s. I like the smaller C, as everything is ‘close.’ But, as I start looking at STUFF I’ve accumulated over the years an A with more storage is becoming appealing. Like others have said, I like having everything available when I stop, so for me a 5th or TT is not appealing, and I van’d for many years so not going back there. Thank you for this topic, as it shows me what a wonderfully compatible and diversified group of people we are
  13. An interesting article describing the plight of many retirees who are living in RVs and workamping. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/seniors-financial-insecurity/?deferJs=true&outputType=default-article&undefined=&utm_term=.6fe67a36d4a2&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1
  14. Are you using gmail’s webmail, or an email reader like Thunderbird?
  15. I have many gmail accounts. I use Mozilla Thunderbird to read my email, not webmail. Every time I move and open Thunderbird to read my email I get a messsge telling me my passwords have been stolen. Everytime I move to a different area, or city, or state, Before I can download my email to my computer I get the message “ your Passwords Have Been Stolen. You are required to log into Gmail to validate your password.“ Sometimes I have to log in and out of Gmail several times before Gmail recognizes my password at the new location. I have not found a way in which to contact gmail to get help fixing this problem. From what I’ve read on other forums, this is occurring to all Gmail accounts when they have moved from an identified location. Many one have a valid solution, or know how to contact a live person at gmail help? Thanks in advance. Dan them. Every time I move I get a messsge telling me my passwords have been stolen. Everytime I move to a different area, or city, or state, Before I can download my email to my computer I get the message “ your Passwords Have Been Stolen. You are required to log into Gmail to validate your password.“ Sometimes I have to log in and out of Gmail several times before Gmail recognizes my password at the new location. I have not found a way in which to contact gmail to get help fixing this problem. From what I’ve read on other forums, this is occurring to all Gmail accounts when they have moved from an identified location. Does any one have a valid solution, or know how to contact a live person at gmail help? Thanks in advance. Dan
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