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RE: Those with portable surge protector

I use mine at home. A lightning strike is just as likely here as anywhere.X2 - and why not use it at home? Gave me a chance to check the output codes against the instructions - just to get familiar with them - use progressive industries products.
2012Coleman 10/15/19 08:35am General RVing Issues
RE: New to the forum, new to TT's as well

The search function on this site is awful - you go ahead and ask any question you want. Welcome to the great adventure of camping!
2012Coleman 10/15/19 08:11am Beginning RVing
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

Here's the funny thing - some guy, out of millions of humans who use a business that provides a place to camp, gets miffed because he can't use his propane fire kit, have an open flame, etc., googles, finds RV.net, creates a new profile, and then announces a camp ground boycott. If everyone on RV.net - not just the posters on his thread who may agree with him, joined him in his so called boycott and stopped going to camp grounds that ban open flames, the net effect on campgrounds would be a number way less than ZERO. Trying to organize a boycott for something camping related on a forum about camping is nothing but stupid. Camp where the rules are to your liking. Kind of reminds me of the don't buy gas on Tuesday boycott. If I need gas on Tuesday, I'm going to buy gas. But gee, if they did work than that would be in my favor because I'd no longer have to plan my trips months in advance because I can't find an open spot.
2012Coleman 10/15/19 07:57am General RVing Issues
RE: Do Flea Collars Really Repel Pests?

I bought one - cut it up and put the pieces behind the water heater and fridge - no spiders or other bugs. Won't put one on my dog though.
2012Coleman 10/11/19 04:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

"Aliens teleport all the world's porcelain toilets to their deathstar, leaving nothing but exposed sewer pipes in the stalls." Oh Great! Now I have something else to worry about. Thanks for ruining my day. :SBoycott the Aliens!!! They are taking away our rights to poop in porcelain toilets! I'm going to find as many toilet forums as I can and spread the word! Join me!!
2012Coleman 10/11/19 04:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Fifth Wheel cameras and tow vehicle

Maybe ask the manufacturer of the fifth wheel?
2012Coleman 10/09/19 05:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: I Think I'm Outta Here

Be wary of the underlying motives of forum posters that feel the need to tell everyone they are going rather than just not visiting any more... The operative phrase in almost every case is "attention seeking egotist".Yea - they mostly come back under another user name and continue to spout the same gibberish and think they are fooling everyone.
2012Coleman 10/09/19 04:56am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Cover

I used my ADCO for 12 years. It had holes in some corners but still worked fine and I would use one again with the new TT but I built a carport. Gratuitous show off pic :o https://i.imgur.com/1zl1Lck.jpg?1 That is a nice carport - I'm jealous. :C
2012Coleman 10/09/19 04:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

Well, if I remember right from Drivers Education, some 49 years ago, the vehicle is suppose to be going the posted speed limit when they they are at the sign, not after it, slowing down then. And should not speed back up again until after completely passing the increase-in-speed sign. If you were going faster than the posted speedlimit at the actual sign, then yes... you were speeding. You cannot justify the actions of anyone else but yourself, I can't justify any's actions but my own too. You were the one the officer choose. Grin and bear it. I find it interesting that when law enforcement actually ENFORCE the law, people get mad. Funny how that works. And yes, I've had a couple speeding tickets myself, caught by camera in Iowa City, Iowa many years ago. I slow down before the sign. Yea, it pi$$es drivers off behind me, but I really don't care. 2 tickets in my lifetime is 2 tickets too many.Didn't you erase a years worth of posts and go away for months because people on here treated you like this?
2012Coleman 10/09/19 04:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

The action came after reports from 2014 that Waldo’s police department was writing speeding tickets based on quotas. The Waldo police later disclose they have ticket quotasA 'quota' would just be a statistical percentage of drivers who are exceeding the limit by a certain amount. If the number of tickets written is significantly below that, then the likelihood is that the police are getting lazy. It's difficult to believe that each officer is ordered to write X amount of tickets regardless of the speed. Sorry for your difficulties - here is some information that may enlighten you From one story: "WALDO - Five members of the Waldo Police Department told the City Council Tuesday night they were under a quota to write traffic tickets, which is a violation of Florida law. The officers outlined a long line of grievances they had against police department command staff and city administration. Before a packed room, Officer Brandon Roberts told commissioners they were required by Chief Mike Szabo to write 12 speeding citations per 12-hour shift or face punishment. Roberts explained his claims with the help of an electronic presentation and printed emails as evidence." A quota is a specific number of something - in this case each officer had a quota of 12 tickets. Revenue from speeding tickets was the main source of money for the town coffers. That's 1 ticket per hour. Yes - these are the towns on 301 and as stated, the police force was disbanded. I make the drive through here 5 - 6 times a year.
2012Coleman 10/09/19 04:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Deceptive traffic citations

The purpose of the letter is to warn fellow drivers that the city of Tullos and or Parish of Lasalle in Louisiana has a significant campaign going on to fund city budgets via traffic tickets (commonly know as speed traps).Wish I had a nickel for every time I've heard that.You and others on this thread must never have visited the north Florida towns of Waldo and Lawtey. Waldo and Lawtey were first designated by AAA as speed traps in August 1995, after complaints they were padding their coffers with traffic ticket revenues. Over the years, AAA issued regular warnings and even put up a billboard on the road near the towns. Yet, the tickets continued to be written, and the outcry grew. In 2015, the Legislature passed a law banning traffic-ticket quotas for law officers, dubbing it the “Waldo Bill.’’ The action came after reports from 2014 that Waldo’s police department was writing speeding tickets based on quotas. The Waldo police later disclose they have ticket quotas and reveal that traffic enforcement accounts for nearly half of the town’s revenue. The town’s police force was disbanded that year, and now the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office handles traffic enforcement there. A ban on traffic-ticket quotas was then approved by Fl. lawmakers in 2015. The law also requires a city or county to report to state officials if traffic ticket revenue exceeds a third of the cost of operating its law-enforcement agency. So what the OP experienced is most likely just as he described it - a speed trap - despite being "schooled" by old timers on here on how to drive. Good grief - maybe you should get caught up in the same situation. It is a real thing. My advice to the OP is report it to AAA - maybe they will put up similar billboards.
2012Coleman 10/08/19 12:54pm General RVing Issues
Now This is Funny

I came across this while reading the news today: The scene starts out peacefully enough, in a Long Island hair salon called Be.you.tiful, with one man in a chair getting a trim while another woman sits on the couch waiting for her turn. And then, an enormous deer (a buck , actually, with huge antlers) careens through the glass, jumps over the waiting couch, and disappears from view. There are about 10 panicked seconds when the three startled humans scream and exclaim while also checking on one another, and then everyone starts to panic again as the deer, still out of view, turns back toward them. Soon it careens back out the front of the shop, this time blasting through the (also glass) door, with a hair straightener hanging from its neck. Video
2012Coleman 10/08/19 12:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Planning a trip to the southwest US and renting an RV

Check out RVShare.com. You can enter a pickup location and see what is available there. My FIL rented from here and joined us on our annual summer camping trip. You can find all types of RV's some which will most likely be set up with everything needed. You would of course have to return it - or you may find someone willing to take it to your location, and drop off. Good luck
2012Coleman 10/08/19 12:00pm Beginning RVing
RE: I Think I'm Outta Here

The OP's first post was October 9, 2018. In the twelve months that have followed they have a total of 23 posts. To me, complaining about a lack of posts when you post less than once every two weeks is a case of the kettle calling the pot black.First post was actually on 01/09/03 at 02:21pm
2012Coleman 10/08/19 04:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Bus crash on Utah 12

RV'ing subject? I thought it was a tour bus. Are we just supposed to gawk and look at the wreckage? Why post about a disaster where people were killed? What does a person learn about this wreck? Don't ride in a tour bus? I belong to several motorcycle forums, one of which won't post links to motorcycle accidents, unless there is a definite point to the post.I don't come on RV.net to read about bus/train wrecks - I go to FOX News for that.
2012Coleman 10/08/19 04:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Aquariums

I'm not sure why you can't rehome your turtle, but a good pet shop would most likely take it. I had a 75 gallon tank with a huge Clown Knife fish - local pet store lent me a big net and a cooler - they were very happy to have him for their huge display tank. I was moving across country. Seems like a lot to deal with while full timing. Good luck though.
2012Coleman 10/07/19 04:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Advice on handheld electric drill for jacks

Get the loudest, most annoying impact driver you can find and run that sucker full blast at seven in the morning when breaking camp. I believe this is the norm.I used to have my wife using the leaf blower WHILE I was using the impact wrench to lower the stabilizers. Dang auto leveling system on my new camper ruined all my fun - now I can only make half the noise.
2012Coleman 10/03/19 04:58am Beginning RVing
RE: You might be an RV if?

Isn't is supposed to be You Might be an RV if? ................... Our guess is the OP meant rv'er and not rv. If this is not correct I am sure the OP will jump in and clarify. Meanwhile 'carry on'...... there are some cute ones so far. (Mod) :)
2012Coleman 10/03/19 04:26am RV Lifestyle
RE: Experience towing w/ 2WD F250, 2500 or other 3/4 ton

Wish I had been able to find a 2WD when we bought our RAM 2500 last year. We don't do and won't do any boondocking, so I will have zero need for 4WD. In just over a year, I have never engaged the 4WD, even jsut to see what it is like. It just takes up Cargo Capacity, like the diesel engine does. And, I assume the ride when empty is better, as romore mentions. I did get the gas engine and have not had any issues with a 12k+ Fifth Wheel. Weather in Houston is not a problem, so 2WD works, if you are not getting off the main roads.That was my wish as well. Shopped for a truck for months and only saw one with 2WD. I've yet to engage the 4WD myself - even forgot to do so when driving on a beach recently.
2012Coleman 10/02/19 04:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: GM Strike

It's easy to comment on forums regarding things one never experienced. Aint that the truth...
2012Coleman 09/27/19 11:09am Tow Vehicles
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