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  1. I've wondered why we cannot put the waste on rockets and send them to the sun? I know there is a risk during launch but after that, outta sight - outta mind. I see eyes rolling and heads shaking but I would like to hear why this is not a viable option.
  2. I'm looking for suggestions on a telescoping ladder. 12-15feet. Any suggestions? Big variety out there in quality and cost. Appreciate feedback.
  3. We had he same question. Ended up getting a Yamaha Clavinova cvp-585. This has been the perfect solution. Been riding in the back of our 5th wheel for over 5 years with no issues. She plays it with headphones so no noise to neighbors. No environmental issues whatsoever. https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical_instruments/pianos/clavinova/clp-585/index.html
  4. What you are describing sounds very similar to a traveling nurse. They typically stay in a location for about 13 weeks per stint; longer if they like it. We did that for about a year and had a ball. That was a long time before full-timing caught on in that field. I suggest you try to find some traveling nurses and pick their brains. They deal with just about every question or scenario you have presented. Full-time RVing is pretty close but not quite apples to apples. When we did it we housed in agency provided housing. It was good but were we to do it again we would definitely do i
  5. Thanks again. I'll let you know how the project goes. Probably won't get to it for a few weeks.
  6. Thanks everyone. Great responses. To clarify, my house system is completely separate from the chassis. There are NO connections whatsoever between the house system and the chassis. The chassis remains completely stock Mercedes. After reading all your responses and other sources as well, I decided to return the BIM and order a DC2DC 30 amp charger. Battleborn treated me extremely well and I am anxious to get the new unit. I'll run POS and NEG cables from the chassis battery to the charger and then POS and NEG cables to the house batteries. I am adding a ground from the house batt
  7. When I built my Sprinter van I did the house electrical completely separate from the chassis. I did not want any possibility of a chassis electrical problem being blamed on my house system. The system works great. I want to install a Li-BIM from Battleborn. Because the BIM will tie the two systems on the positive side, should I run a ground from the Battleborn batteries to the chassis? If so, what gauge wire do you recommend? The run will be about 6 feet. Here are my specs: 3 Battleborn 100AH batteries 650 watts solar - 2 X 325 watt, 65v panels Victron Smart Controller
  8. Glad to hear they have a plan, tho. I worked the entrance at Foscue a few years ago. Love the area. Is Anne still running the volunteers?
  9. We chose to take this summer off from Yellowstone and travel to Alaska. Still hoping the US/Canada border opens so we can head up. When we are in bear country we each have two cans of bear spray. I know we can take properly labeled bear spray across the border but I have not seen guidelines on how many canisters one can take across. Anyone have input on this?
  10. Thanks everyone. Yah, I am going to have a fun day underneath the rig - again! I replaced the valve seals recently. The black is smooth and fine, the gray is extremely hard to push in and out and the tank is not holding fluids. I think the seals did not seat properly. That's what prompted my question. I figured that since I will be under there I'd upgrade if possible. The really high end units, New Horizon, Spacecraft etc, come to mind. Do they use the Valterra devices too? I don't think a macerator is in the stars for me at this time.
  11. I have the ubiquitous Valterra dump valves on my 2013 Montana. The seals need replacing. If I'm gonna crawl around under there I may as well upgrade if there are better options. Any suggestions for higher quality valves?
  12. I, like everyone else, was shocked to get my email today. I've read quite a few postings from fellow RVers who will be inconvenienced by this. Many folks are angry as they list the steps involved to get their mail and personal business back in order. Even a cry for someone to be jailed. We may all lose some funds in our postage accounts and account fees. But you know what, my inconvenience is a pittance of what Terri and her crew must be facing right now. Imagine suddenlyl loosing your job in a little town like Madison... I am going to use my energy to pray and hope for the
  13. Thanks everyone. Your answers confirmed what I figured. Nice to get other opinions tho. Halfway through the summer. Kinda getting used to it. Weekends are like going to Shangri la when we go to town
  14. I spend a lot of time in remote places such as Yellowstone. I can get a pretty good signal but there is very little bandwidth. I can go to a spot in direct line of sight to the cell tower. Get 4 bars of signal but still do a LOT of clocking and slow service. What options does a person like me have? Satellite internet? I am not aware of any type of booster for bandwidth. I'm open to all possibilities as I am out here frequently. Thanks!
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