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  1. sometimes listing as a cc works. if not then just swipe again to finish filling up.
  2. sad but not much can be done for a rv. install auto on lights. wired and recorded cams. with a computer sending alerts to your phone. (at the least you can see who is attacking you). walls are very thin and can be breached with hand tools. doors are.. well can you say, fail. but install the anti smash plastic covering to all glass. (co$t$ lot$ of ca$h). rebuild the door and door frame? at what co$t? leave nothing of value laying around outside. if must be outside, use only a 3/4 in dia hardened chain https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to/a8048/can-you-buy-a-bolt-cutter-proof-chain-11416068/ and a $200.usd high security lock. https://securitysnobs.com/Choosing-A-Brand.html any padlock at a hardware store is easy to breach. even i can pick them. as to anti tow not possible. unless you embed the rv in concrete. think in layers for any security. as in how much effort does the creep need/want to get in. best is leave nothing of value in the rv. except behind a fake wall, and 3/8 reinforced steel plate.(see locks above) those walmart safes are at times easier to break into, then using the key or combo.
  3. a stick n brick. just put up some cams. auto on lights, and a visible alarm box. and grow plants that will stick you, (like roses, cactus, etc) under windows. go triple pane glass, and a 1/2-3/4 pvc pipe cut to fit to keep windows closed. do not keep anything in the yard a crook can use to smash a window. a smash and grab can be turned away with this approach. but if one knows what is inside and wants it. only a on-site armed guard is going to mostly work. as to the rv. lights and cams are best. as well as anti smash glass coatings. but the doors, and locks are so cheap.
  4. security when home? or away? most crooks will leave a home (on wheels or stick and brick) alone if there are dogs there. but yes on any better quality (optics) video recorder, then you know if you are being checked out. never thought about the "day/night" units, but i am planing on installing some weight sensitive led lights on the folding steps. and movement sensors under the awning. as i like it to be dark when i am asleep or just sitting outside watching the night sky.
  5. dogs do not lie, they will let you know how they feel about you.
  6. i do not know how this last mile is handled. but for me i go to the post office to pick up my mail, and packages. so all the post office is doing for me (and many others in this county) is just hold them, but then i do rent a po box there, some do not. (and/or other reasons?). i just know every thing is safe and secure. but then a couple months back, i went a little crazy on flea-bay. so if delivered to my front door, it would have been a nightmare for the contract delivery car, or a "special" one stop delivery thing. a lot of boxes came same day. the sellers packed them great, so most boxes were larger than "item inside". think med u-haul box times so many. and the crazy thing is i can see the post office from my front door, it's just down street a short half block away.
  7. sure they get nothing out of it, but here in calaveras county, ca. the post office does accept ups, fed-up, fed-x, even amazon. we are a rural delivery county. not every street is on any maps, or just a problem getting any low ground clearance car/truck on to even try to find the address. i have found it to be great my mail is safe in a fed building, not in my box at the ditch. but larger boxed go to my door step, then there are some shippers that refuse to ship to a po box. i have not had the pleasure of using general delivery...yet, but the post office here has a spot for such.
  8. yes, there are many un seen taxes on the fuel we use not just the $150 a gallon at the pump. crude gets taxed. refined fuel gets taxed. delivery gets taxed decades back there was this "special" tax fund account for the roads, ca had the best roads back then. the fools under the dome in sacramento closed it and put all that money into the general fund. so now very little of it goes to maintain the roads.
  9. guess i will try a little bleach... after this next set of storms pass through. might try in the rain, (great rinse water.) but NOT in any wind.
  10. well a sunny day here... at last. we are getting winter weather here in ca right now, (today is MAY 20 2019), we should be complaining of the heat. more snow over Donner pass. and even more on the way this week. but back to my posting. how to remove the black spots of a rubber roof. gave my roof a good washing. lots of dirt, the white of the mtr looks great. but the whole of it looks "spotted" kinda like a leopard. any help with out going up there and using bleach?
  11. i never said all dogs are friendly, just 99.99% of them are. and yes even in the inner city there can be friendly pitts, at least till the bad owner trains it to be bad. and yes i have seen this happen a couple times. on the bad flip side even a owner beating the (****) out of there pit with a baseball bat, just trying to make it let go of the other dog. this goes ageist the grain of generations of breading to hunt badgers. the dog will not let go. sandsys, i tend to think more in the line of the dog is just scared, not turned "bad". seen where some strays have been attacked by bad humans, so the dog is scared of everybody. and any cornered critter will bite, even that little mop dog, or the family cat. seen where a dog got hurt, and will bite anybody, even there human. and as to the "mailman", for some unknown reason some dogs just have this thing about a human in any uniform. with this all said, my two rotts were off lead trained, but in any new area, new people, they were on there leashes. any proper owner takes care of there dogs, and controls them. as they are responsible for the dogs actions.
  12. i am no time, as no money. might even cut out the web to save some. taxes are killing me. hope i can get back on my feet and become full - part time again.
  13. i believe if one (or group) breaks the rules, and needs a rescue (life threatening or not) then they should be required to pay the FULL cost. including a money, and jail time penalty. a ankle lock up works here. saves the tax payers money. (pending the time, place, and nature of said event). now if one (or a group) is going by the rules then no problem for them getting a free ride.
  14. sad you feel this way about the so called pit bull. as i have know many of them and they are very friendly, never a problem with that breed in my 60 years here. now if you want to talk about the little scrawny rat dog (sorry i do not know how to spell the name) there i have been attacked by them many a time, but there bite is nothing. i once owned a couple rotts, off lead trained, very friendly. except if you got into there yard at night. or tried attacking my mom. around me only love there. and there bite is many magnitudes stronger than a pit bull. pit bulls were trained to hunt badgers had to bite and hold on for life.. there life, as they were trained to hunt very good killers.. never a bad dog born... just bad owners.
  15. glad i was not drinking anything when i read that. 🙂
  16. if true, then that makes another unneeded law enforcement agency to add into the police state ranks. yes i would rather have some police out there, but how many is too many? not that i payed them much thought, but i do not recall ever seeing a badge or gun on them (truckee is the only place i have ever been stopped by the bug "police"). and there is no place to allow U-turns there. only thing they ever wanted from me was this "new gal" wanted to see "my papers" , so after stating that my trailer was empty, she demanded, so i handed over the 3 in thick signed receipt of delivery papers. she got mad and said "get out of here". i had complied and gave her the papers she asked for. 😕 i pull a 48 ft frozen foods van, all painted up with the logo, and ad for the company i deliver to.
  17. sad but one can double tow in washington and oregon states. (in fact all of the western stats allow this) i have done so many a time. with a small trailer, or a auto carrier with a cj-7 on it. i am far from over length. and not quite over weight. yes i checked it on a public cat scale. 3/4 ton pu, 25 ft 5er, and trailer. never a second look from any state, city, county leo. not even the tribal cops care. some times just how you look can make a difference. but then my truck (by state law) is reg as commercial, i have a class A dl with doubles/triples endorsement. but from reading some of these posting. some guys cousins friend heard about a problem, says nothing. i just know from doing myself. and checking out the laws and by asking the leo's who enforce them. some of whom rv them selves. sometimes the leo is on a power trip, (yes they do exist) dumb, (not all leo's are all that smart) or maybe bored, or trying to keep awake till the end of his (her) shift. maybe just interested in what you have going. other reason?
  18. not sure how big this is, but this past friday while delivering in yuba city ca, they were finishing up on the yuba city wally pu service location. just letting the word out if needed.
  19. one more layer would be a fire barrier between the electrical and any flammables?
  20. ad for the "firefighter". i would never trust my life to that 30 second can of foam. sure pile it on while the fire burns away under it on another air source. as to the semi fake ad posting. first your fire ex is bright red, (on boats they paint them white, why?) and mounted out in the open (at least that's were it should be) where it is easily seen by all (where would you keep that can of foam?). and if you never get it serviced that's your fault, not the fire ex. do you ever get your oil changed in the car, truck, rv, etc.
  21. best for the rv, truck/car, home is haylon, it is a gas out of the can (liquid inside the ex). so the fire pulls it to it, it works two ways, cold, and displaces the oxygen in the area. little to no clean up. just like the very heavy and awkward co2 units at one tenth the weight. all dry chem is just a finer and very very dry baking soda, (or is that powder?). just like what you keep in the reefer to cut odors. forget the mini's, leave the 2 pounders at the store, buy only 5 pounders, they are All fire rated. (A,B,C.). got a garage back home, get the 15 pounders for there, (most likely you have lots of flammable chem's in there). i have a small one car garage, with one 15 pounder (dry chem, 15 pounds of haylon is out of my price range), two 2-1/2 pound dry chem. then in the house, three 5 pounders. with a 2-1/2 pounder in the kitchen. (yes haylon) each of my trucks both have 5 pound haylon, the jeep due to space has two 2-1/2 pounders one is haylon.
  22. any elected officer or bureaucrat that try's to prevent a American the right to vote will find themselves in very hot water, super fast.
  23. sounds possible. all i know is back when i paid to have mags sent to my house, they kept showing up two weeks after i could buy them on the stand. and they looked very bad, but then the company's shipping them out started using sealed clear baggies, they started showing up two weeks before on the sales stand. so i base what i know, to say what i say.
  24. sounds like time to ship then in a sealed baggie.
  25. hi new to the escapees "club". but i just received my first issue sent to me (not received others?). i showed to the post office worker, as someone working for the post office opened said mag, both seal were broken. has this been a issue for others? i pay for this, so I should be the first to read it. then sure it can be given away, left at the Dr office, etc. yes i call this theft, as someone detoured it, so they could read something while in the porcelain chamber.
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