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    camping, target shooting, jeeping, motorcycles(fast ones),trains, getting out.

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  1. yes it is quiet. just this enclosure is a way to mostly protect it from the weather. and a bit less sound (mostly directional) so as to not advertise i have one. will be bolted down to a concreat slab, and carry handles removed. sorry i could not get a photo to post up. but this “dog house” can hold two eu3000 in it. and it is anything but air tight to start with. looks more like a short garbage can box that a “standard “ dog house. i do not believe over heating will be a problem. will install a temp probe to check on this. exhaust is also not a problem. just need a flex pipe coupling. water heater / stove vent coupling ( to help keep the worst of the heat off the wood) to pass through the side of the box, and a outside stack to direct it up and away. i read a deal were using a couple lengths of 3 in plastic piping. to direct the exhaust up and away. cools it, redirects sound, gets the bad stuff away from any doors/windows, etc. kinda a test bed if nothing else.
  2. i never said anything bad about her passing. it does not matter if one liked her or not. the loss of a human life is bad. but it is part of just living. i said nothing political. just asked for a link to her public statement on this subject. i am not so good at finding some things on line and this is one of them.
  3. question: to 2gypsies. please post up the news report of her stating this last “request”. aka: video with audio. as i do not believe she would be thinking of this on her last day alive. far more important Family matters at that time. if she was even aware of what was going on around her at that time. not trying to start a argument, just anyones job is of no importance to them when they are in a death bed. and seeing as this revelation was stated a day after she died. not the day-week-month before.
  4. will i am turning a dog house into a use/storage box for my honda eu 3000. and just need to know how big of a filter ( think home air filter) is needed to keep fresh air going to the motor. i can fit a 12X 20 inch filter in the door. or just run no filter and a fan on one end, and use the dog door as the exhaust or use the door for both. cold air in hot air out. or would just nat venting do the job? as there is plenty of leakage, and the roof is hinged. would run with the “lid” closed. but there is a good gap all around it. sorry i tried to get a photo, but could not post it.
  5. as now i am running 4 lead acid 6volt. gives me plenty of juice. lipo would be great but even at the cost you posted that is a full replacement set of mine. sure less weight, not much but less. just was wondering about the “new” solid state. but guess for now just snake oil.
  6. what ever happened to the solid state battery? was a bit of talk then only crickets. was hopping for something at 1/4 the cost of a lipo. with better ratings. as my lead acid are heavy. my rv needs to go on a diet. and there is no way i can afford lipo units. not at a grand each.
  7. having done a lot with 4X4’s, wenches for the most part are just dead weight. but when you need it, nothing else works. but look into the chain pullers. less weight. far easer hook up ( no wires). most stuck’s do not require the full rating of a wench. on a rv. i doubt you will get stuck like a 4X4 can. if you use cables have a couple snatch blocks, (are snatch blocks made for chains?) many D rings, tree strap, 30 ft jerk strap. extra 30 ft length of cable and a couple heavy packing blankets. but if you must hook up anything mount only to the frame or a hard point bolted to the frame (as in three or more 3/4 in grade 8 bolts) think over kill here so you do not kill someone. learn how to use and hook up a “cable” and how Not to. just the dead weight of a jeep stuck in shallow ruts can rip a frame apart if not done right.
  8. i would say avoid arz all year. i once spent Christmas there. was too hot to be outside on Christmas day. but then i cook at 80F.
  9. i have been reading a bit about this called “mini split”. question? can it run on 12 volts dc? or is ac required, thus need to run a generator just keep cool. yes i only boon dock. have only paid for a spot once. in all my years, ( had to be in reno for something one week).
  10. on any given day a average of 8000 people die just here in the USA. not due to any single cause. thats 2,848,000 people a year. this is just the “normal” death rate. other country's there normal death rate is much higher. but not to worry as many are born each year. put away the noose. i say this as the mass meda has some whipped up into a crazy frenzy. but let out the truth in real numbers that even the death rate of this flu is still low. other flu’s of the past the death rates were much higher. yes when there is a bug going around we all must do things. but for the past number of years we have been trying to get kids to stop eating laundry soap. but for now we all get to stay locked up at home. how bad will the economy be come fall? as lots of people will not have jobs to go back to. many out there will be in default with there mortgages, rent, credit cards, other loans, etc.
  11. i do not work for the “bladder company. or kniw much of hiw it was made. but as long as you are not using any chem. should work out great, but only for transportation. then dot regs? for transporting human by products.would this bladder fit in them? and you would ( as in a must) us a macerator pump to fill it. as the hoses (in and out) are not even med flow rated. just make sure you remember what is fresh and what is the black bladder. as a oops might not be very good.
  12. heck with tracking this virus from communist china. best bet for now is avoid the western USA. and or anyone that has traveled abroad in the past two months. turn off your flame throwers. just this needs to be stopped quickly. and that will take far more than the gov should be aloud to even say. let alone do. as the best way to stop it. is to contain it. and this should be done at the personnel level. this is beyond what your Dr says you need to do, so you do not catch, or spread it. yes there are ways the government of the USA can enforce containment proto-calls. nobody want’s that.
  13. sad for me, cause of a couple problems. i will not be there. awaiting my refund as i type this.
  14. to randy retired. i never said your driving is bad, or even wrong. me... i have over 40 years driving for a living. most of the western states, back as far east as kentucky. plenty of ice and snow, fog, high winds. never seen a tornado. ( with luck i will be retired within 7 years) just there are many that are. then all the cars plowing into trucks. spinning out in front of us, etc. i do not place my life in the hands of others. nor do i want your life under my “control”. then just general safety. things do break and fall off trucks.
  15. you do understand all fruits and vegetables are organic? only thing is a “special” style, just co$t more. in the areas i have driven through, only thing between a sprayed field and a unsprayed field is a 12 foot wide dirt rd. sure the stuff sprayed onto one field knows to not drift to the other field. got to not feed the plants, or kill off the worms right. turn off your flame torches. i do agree we need to use less chems on our food chain.
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