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RE: Keep using Eternabond until entire roof is covered?

Clean the roof and coat it with something like Heng's Rubber Roof Coating. I restored the roof on our 1996 Southwind. After applying Eternabond to the seams and roof edges, it took 2 1/2 gallons of Heng's to coat 30' of roof with two light coats. It's easy to apply and does not need a primer. Ditto on the Hengs. Probably not a permanent fix but good for several years anyway. I used it on our old fiver, it went on easily after I cleaned the roof. I think I used 2 gallons on a 35 ft fiver and that was for two coats. You get a nice smooth white finish no brush or roller marks.
agesilaus 10/16/19 02:33pm Tech Issues
Camping tables-any favortes?

I've been thinking we need a folding plastic camping table that would fold up and fit in the basement. Anyone have a particular brand and model that they like? Or one that the dislike? There are a large number on Amazon I see, hard to pick a good one.
agesilaus 10/15/19 05:42pm RV Lifestyle
RE: TOGO comments?

I have been using a Verizon MIFI for a couple of years now and it seems to work decent. What is there about this TOGO that makes it better? I am curious. The MIFI has unlimited data for $20 a month with multi users. The TOGO has 5 antennas, 3 4G and 2 WIFI (or maybe the other way), a wireless router, and is all packaged in a sat TV style housing-8 inches high. All you need to do is run 12V to it and it's up and running. Setup is via an app. The TOGO package is $399. Winegard site AT&T provides unlimited service for $360/year. Paid up front, the equivalent of $30/month. You can either log onto external WIFI like the campground or use the cell service. From the reviews I see almost no one uses the external WIFI. The system is not a booster but having all those antennas on top of your RV makes it about the same as using a booster. The reviewers admit it has some small problems but all of them say it's the best deal available right now.
agesilaus 10/14/19 02:58pm Technology Corner
RE: TOGO comments?

Don't know. A TOGO system search mainly brings up speaker systems. Not enough info. TOGO Roadlink C2; Winegard is involved too.
agesilaus 10/14/19 04:42am Technology Corner
TOGO comments?

In the next week or ten days I'm going to buy a TOGO system and then the AT&T package. Anyone have any negatives that will persuade me not to? I understand it isn't perfect but it seems to be heads above anything else. Verizon may be better but they aren't offering anything in the same ball park.
agesilaus 10/13/19 08:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Truckers Atlas ~ Best ~ most preferred

~~ Thanks ~~ REALLY MISS my Streets & Trips AND all my other OBSOLETE soft ware. Why do they mess up the good stuff ?? Yeah I still have S&T 2012 installed on my computer, but don't use it much anymore. We generally use Street Atlas 2015 but I like the navigation on S&T better. You can import data from RVTW into SA with a little fiddling and also you can send it to googlemaps and excel among others. As for why did the become extinct? People stoped buying it preferring to squint at their 5 inch phone screens instead of the 15 or 18 inch notebook screen. I've had people see the notebook open in the truck with the nav screen up and they are amazed that you can do that. Heh.
agesilaus 10/13/19 10:39am Roads and Routes
RE: Truckers Atlas ~ Best ~ most preferred

Rand McNally 2019 Truckers--I found it to be almost workless because of the yellow/orange highlighting of the truck routes. This obscured just about all the other detail on the map. And there isn't that much detail in the first place. This map would be fine if all you are interested in is following a truckers route. But for many RVers who want to deviate from those paths you are better off with a better atlas. Get RV Trip Wizard or other planning software that marks and avoids hazards on the trip. You put in your rigs height and length and it adjusts the route accordingly.
agesilaus 10/13/19 09:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

This article goes more into details. Advisory council recommends expanding private business in national parks Warren Meyers the fellow who I linked with the extensive comments about privatization points out that many USFS CG have been privatized for years. Personally I know that all three springs in Ocala NF are privatized. They generate a bit of minor irritation when they charge a small parking fee to Access card holders and Seniors I'm sure. But it's only a buck or two so no big deal. The springs show no sign of Disneyfication.
agesilaus 10/12/19 04:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

There is a multi park vendor who does this sort of thing. He takes over State and Federal park campgrounds. He runs them, maintains them, improves them and still pays the state or Federal agency a fee for doing so. And he does not raise the fees and still makes a profit. He runs the Coyote Blog That link to his Park Privatization pages, where he explains how he does it. He hires many workcampers. Let me warn the delicate among us that is is a strong Libertarian and while I agree with his economic views his other views I don't. The other side of the fence will reverse that. So it can be done, some of the parks he manages are on the top ten Arizona Parks list. So he improves parks and does not convert them to "Disney lands' I just spotted this: "I was asked to write a 400-word essay for an outdoor magazine on “should national parks be privatized”. Here my response. By the way, I put the stuff about myself and my company in under duress. It was not in the original draft and he wanted something personal. Should National Park’s be privatized, in the sense that they are turned entirely over to private owners? No. Public lands are in public hands for a reason — the public wants the government, not, say, Ritz-Carlton, to decide the use and character and access to the land. No one wants a McDonald’s in front of Old Faithful, a common fear I hear time and again when privatization is mentioned. However, once the agency determines the character of and facilities on the land, should their operation (as opposed to their ownership) be privatized? Sure. The NPS faces hundreds of millions of dollars in capital needs and deferred maintenance. It is crazy to use its limited budget to have Federal civil service employees cleaning bathrooms and manning the gatehouse, when private companies have proven they can do a quality job so much less expensively. The US Forest Service, for example, has had private operators in over a thousand of its largest parks for nearly thirty years, and unlike state parks agencies or even the NPS, it is not considering park closures or accumulating deferred maintenance, despite having its recreation budget axed. Why? Because its partnership program with private operators is a fundamentally sounder, lower-cost approach to park operations." Read the rest here And that example of Yellowstone, that is one NPS park that has privatized their campgrounds for years.
agesilaus 10/12/19 07:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

Seniors are one group that might be hit hard by the policies, if adopted. The memo argues that the 50 percent discount for seniors should apply only to base campsite fees and encourages NPS to introduce “new senior fee blackout periods during peak season periods.” A good idea that makes a lot of sense. Why do seniors get a %50 discount to begin with, or a discount at all. I suppose the theory is that: 1) They've paid taxes for 45+ year 2) They theoretically have lower incomes 3) They vote in very high numbers and are quite vindictive towards politicians that take away some benefit. They are also very loud while being vindictive. Number three is obviously the most important from the political viewpoint.
agesilaus 10/11/19 08:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Push to privatize National Park Service campgrounds

The report ot a moderator button still is FUBAR so I'm bringing this to the moderators ATTENTION MODERATOR before is devolves into a political furball.
agesilaus 10/11/19 07:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Blizzard hits plains states and PNW

Are you goofballs actually arguing about the weather forecasting 131 years ago? They were there for it. ROFLMAO............... Not the forecasting, but why the Pony Express operated by Paul Revere was not able to warn everyone. Why do you think Grover Cleveland was able to beat out Benjamin Harrison in 1892 and get his old job back? Yes Sir, Oct 10 1888, The temperature dropped from 40 to -30 in a matter of minutes. Those poor school children froze to death in their tracks. They did not even find them until Spring. Especially hard hit were the ones who had to trek uphill to school both ways, with no shoes. No just discussing the fact that a large segment of the population thinks everyone wore in fur suits in caves communicating in grunts before facebook was invented.
agesilaus 10/11/19 04:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Carlsbad Caverns NM

The main campground is Whites and it looks rather shabby from the outside and I see it has poor reviews. We were never tempted to stay there. The town of Carlsbad is about half an hour away and has a few CG. We stayed at Bud's and it was OK for a short stay. Not much choice and none great.
agesilaus 10/11/19 06:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Blizzard hits plains states and PNW

Because of the high winds, ice and snow there were no telegraph lines left in service in the area. ------------------------------------- That was after the storm-. Normally warnings work best when sent before an event not after. "The Schoolhouse Blizzard, also known as the Schoolchildren's Blizzard, School Children's Blizzard, or Children's Blizzard, hit the U.S. plains states on January 12, 1888. The blizzard came unexpectedly on a relatively warm day, and many people were caught unaware, including children in one-room schoolhouses." "The blizzard was preceded by a snowstorm on January 5th and 6th, which dropped powdery snow on the northern and central plains, and was followed by an outbreak of brutally cold temperatures from January 7 to 11. " Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888 I don't know if there were two different blizzrds or just the same event in two places.
agesilaus 10/11/19 06:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Generator pros and cons

Or for reasonable periods of time, cut off the gas valve, run until the gas in the carburetor is used up and it stalls. Add StaBil to the fuel in the tank.
agesilaus 10/10/19 03:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping around Christmas time

Big Bend is popular I hear. SE? Everglades? GSMNP is a bit cold then from what I hear. The Keys but they are very very expensive and very hard to get into at the last minute (which in this case means not booked a year in advance) Lots of FL parks but they are packed with snowbirders. Probably the same for the southern Alabama and south Texas parks. There is always the old standby_Disney World and the other theme parks.
agesilaus 10/10/19 03:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Recommendations for Receiving Mail while Full Timing?

Howdy! We’ve been using Escapees Mail Service for over 13 years and they have provided us with great service. It’s my understanding they now provide mail service for not only Texas but also South Dakota and Florida Escapees mail service “Happy Trails” Chiefneon Well sort of, they provide mailing addresses in FL and SD which along with TX are the major RV preferred domicile states. But they ship all the mail back to Texas and process it there. I've heard some belly-aching about that, why I don't know. We aren't going to start using one until May 20 when I think we will use St Brendan's Isle.
agesilaus 10/10/19 03:03pm Full-time RVing
RE: Recommendations for Receiving Mail while Full Timing?

A lot depends on what state you domicile in. If you retain a Florida address then it doesn't matter. If you want a mail service that gives you a Florida address for domicile purposes then you have more limited choices. There is Escapees, I think Passport America uses an outfit in Tampa and there is another on Green Cove Springs that a lot of people like. There maybe others that I don't know about.
agesilaus 10/10/19 02:05pm Full-time RVing
RE: Blizzard hits plains states and PNW

The storm was in 1888 and nobody was warned? What should they have done? Social media posts? Urgent messages on every TV station? News alerts on all the radio stations? Seriously? ---------------------------- Yes they did have a telegraph system to every train station in the country and could have send out a warning on that. It's been years since I read the book so my recall of the details might not be perfect. But technology existed long before the Internet tho that comes as a shock to younger folks. I believe one of Thomas Edison's (look him up on Wiki if you never heard of him) early lucrative inventions was a machine that would convert telegraph dots and dashes to words on yellow paper tape. Alexander Graham Bell incorporated AT&T in 1885 so they had telephones too. People had to talk into them and listen for verbal replies in those days.
agesilaus 10/10/19 01:49pm General RVing Issues
Blizzard hits plains states and PNW

I-15 closed for a time because of blowing and drifting snow: Yahoo News Just as a historical mention, I think it was back in 1888 that a blizzard hit the midwest and drop temps something like 70 degrees in a matter of minutes. Just as kids were walking home from school. Many froze to death. The nascent weather bureau actually knew it was coming but, no surprise, failed to warn anyone. There is a book about this: "On this day in 1888, the so-called “Schoolchildren's Blizzard” kills 235 people, many of whom were children on their way home from school, across the Northwest Plains region of the United States. The storm came with no warning, and some accounts say that the temperature fell nearly 100 degrees in just 24 hours."
agesilaus 10/10/19 12:42pm General RVing Issues
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