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  1. generator in truck bed

    el cheapo tools generators are junk. and noiser than a honda. sure hondas you pay a price for them, but they are very reliable. never had a hick-up from mine ( eu2000, traded for a eu3000) both could sit for months and start right up. even with the crap alcohol fuel mix. no fuel system cleaning or emptying. the other brands cost couple dollars less, but can thay do that? but lowest cost = lots more noise. bigger units = more noise. .
  2. how about a chalk board in the parking lot? but i bet vandals would mess that up also.
  3. it is maybe true. the moon has no earth quakes no volcanos. and not very often it does get hit by a rock. but not moon shattering 😜. it does not even notice them. also there is no comparison of moon prints to cutting into the sandstone rock here on earth.
  4. MDT (M class) vs. Ram 3500 or Ford F450

    if only the old style post WWII mini cars were still available new-esh. and affordable
  5. National Toll Pass?

    can you say taxpayer swindel. the powers that be sell the toll contracts to there friends. a number of east coast states are small. or big citys close together. with lots of "trans" traffic, so they got smart and grouped together.
  6. gcwr location

    as far as info goes. ( tires, weight, vin, etc) my sticker has warshed out. sunny brook is no longer. is there a way to get s new one? i tried contacting winabago. they never did reply.
  7. Now to buy a gun

    this link is for ccw in all 50 states https://www.usacarry.com/concealed_carry_permit_reciprocity_maps.html https://www.worldnomads.com/travel-safety/north-america/united-states/guns-and-travel-us if i can find it, there are sites that deal with gun ownership, travel through with a gun ( not ccw, just having one). but yes get into a couple traing classes. learn how to shoot the right way. and why you should not shoot. even if you do not really want a ccw. get one any how. if for no other reason then more learning. and in your travles, practrice. be safe remember eyes and ears. aka: eye and ear protection.
  8. havig a pistol, rifle, shotgun. with you, on you person, is only life insurance. just lke any insurance, the last thing anyone wants to do is use it. but the biggest part of carrng a gun on you is knowing what is around you at all times. so many stumble around in the white. (believing it will never happen to them). theses people set them selves up so bad people can hurt them. true most will never get hurt. those of use belivig in protectig our selves, family, etc. live in the yellow zone. ( watching out, knowng what is about and watching you, etc) some of use might get hurt. RED is the place nobody wants to be in. ( the stuff has hit the fan). everybody gets hurt here. if you do not want to carry a gun. then please dont. but please do not force me to be a victim. one of the deals is to always check things out. does not feel right at that place. move on. always check things / people out but sad the crooks pick the time and place. most ladys are not equipped to fight off a 250 gorilla. i am 58, male, bad body. any young punk coud tear me to peaces. i live alone. work very odd hrs. being on the rd is not safe. where are you? how far away is the police? can they even find you? sure lots of buzz frazes but they are all true. having a pistol with me only gives me a chance, not a guaranty of a win. and i follow the rules, should never leave yellow. if done right my gun would never be seen, or know about.
  9. the nevada permit is issued by county. but is state wide usage. just watch out on tribal land nevada and/or tribal laws in effect.
  10. thanks to some storm damage hey 49 is shut down at the 120 south to bear valley ( wide spot in the rd north of --even after it is open again keep your rvs off this area of hwy.-- so i detoured through yosemite. OUCH! $25.usd for a motorbike with one person. none stop just had to get someplace else.
  11. leveling a 5er

    well the numbers i gave were. just plucked out of thin air, here are real numbers. rear of rv is D, 18 in P, 19 in trunion D and P sides 21 in just behind the front landing gear, both sides 29 in legs are D 12 in leg, 15 1-2 in extender, total with two lego blocks. is 29 in. two lego blocks. ( 1 1/2 thick blocks, 1/4 in off due to stacking). P 12 in leg, 16 in extender one lego block. total is 29 1/2 in. trunnion. to front legs is 113 in trunnion to rear of frame 100 in. so not off by much. just would not like the legs extened much more than now. rough numbers only here. will try and post a photo if i can. this to the ground. NOT to level.
  12. leveling a 5er

    well i need a secure way to level my rv. it sits left side low. ( couple legos) not much. but nose very low. driveway thing. thinking a fabed up "stand about 18 in sq. at the base. and 18 inches tall . 18 sq at the base with 3/8 - 1/2 spikes for the asphalt. (anti slide). taper up to about 9 in sq. with a sq post coming out to link onto/into the front landing legs ( ground pads removed). i can work with steel but alu is far lighter. but does this sound like it would be stable? and just might work? yes my landing legs must extend out a long ways to even try and get to level.
  13. leveling a 5er

    sorry my mind wanders around. only for use in my driveway. not for use elsewhere. thinking "spikes" so as to have no slipping. just over kill if so. only thinking so as to not extend the landing legs' out sofar. might help keep it more stable? my 200 pounds wiggles it more than i like sometimes. with the foot print should be very stable. spread out any "stress" and indexing onto the landing legs ( ataching to a couple of the pin holes) little if any wobble. yes i do have a sloped drive at home. will see about figguring amout of drop. but in 20 feet about a foot in one place at least. and also sloped corner to opposite corner. but not as much. dranage thing here. right now coach is not even level and landing legs are out a bit. and my rig is only a 24 footer. would like to buy one that is about 36 feet long. but then if someone's' out there would like to do some digging. and rock busting. can-maybe move it to the back yard all nice and level.
  14. Mobile Suite Delamination

    i had them on my short list, there ad's say this is not possable. may rethink buying from them, so i will be keeping a eye on this thread.
  15. leveling a 5er

    oops double posted please see first posting on this titled thread. sorry
  16. leveling a 5er

    well i need a secure way to level my rv. it sits left side low. ( couple legos) not much. but nose very low. driveway thing. thinking a fabed up "stand about 18 in sq. at the base. and 18 inches tall . 18 sq at the base with 3/8 - 1/2 spikes for the asphalt. (anti slide). taper up to about 9 in sq. with a sq post coming out to link onto/into the front landing legs ( ground pads removed). i can work with steel but alu is far lighter. but does this sound like it would be stable? and just might work? yes my landing legs must extend out a long ways to even try and get to level.
  17. this guy thinks a apology is going to make it all better. no way jose. if i went to his house and gouged something into the outside walls, or scraped something into the paint on his truck. ( both very easy to fix, unlike sandstone). would a "i am sorry" be ok with him???.
  18. Death Valley travel

    in that part of the world. always have gallons of extra water, food, etc. never let your fuel tank get below 1/3 - 1/2 tank. pending milles a tank full. any breakdown can be hrs to a day, more? easy to death. but take your time and enjoy the views.
  19. i never said any about any emplyee. said they lose this job. but any that want to work always will find a good job. this fool did perminet damage to something that has stood longer than man has been around. it is one of the things on this planet that should be held in awe and protected. not defaced for pleasure. he has commited a crime agents humanity. might as well dumped 10,000 gallons of used oil into lake tahoe. .
  20. other than a full boycot of all anderson products. we need to have any and all wholesalers of his products stop buying from him. no stores should stock or be able to order any of his items. drive this (*************) into bankruptcy. lose everything he owns. NO money in the bank, tank his credit, etc. anyway to sue him? .
  21. lets not forget the bus loads of foreign tourest that use our parks and never pay any taxes in this country.
  22. Do I need tire chains

    not a commerical thing but if the axle has brakes. and also for non commercial weight of the trailer (aka light weight "garden" type). as in ca no chan law. but you can not get past the chain control point if not chained up. if you must get through, carry them. if not best to enjoy the area before a pass for a day or two.
  23. the "parks" are only part of the question. sure the fancy parks everybody wants to go to, need money help. some unknown areas get almost no money at all. but then those offer nothing but space, quiet, no traffic. some are big mony makers for the local courts.(aka tickets). others ( maybe same?) cost the local ecomany and medical services. if not for graft, greed, and corruption. as well as a very top heavy corp status. there would be a lot more $ for support of out nat hertrage, i do understand we must pay, but too big of a cost will drive some away. yes when i retire i will be going to see some sights. i just hope i can afford to see them. i was not born into money, reason why i must work till almost 70. by then i will have been at it for 60 hard years.( couple off for medical reasons, crushed leg, cancer).
  24. charge non Ameracans $50.usd a day. those big busses should have to pay $1,000.00 just for the bus. major damage to the roads. and they are there for a profit. have less full service. more dry camp. and less tourest tramp stuff. let the true beauty of the park be the reason. i live close to yousmite. and avoid the place. as i hate stop-n-go traffic.
  25. Portable solar panels

    get a set of the batt quick disconects ( sorry tried to include a photo but would not take) and use best grade wires. the one direct to your batt, hard mount it. other to the wires coming from your controler. just think a power jack or forklift batt conecter, they come in many sizes.
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