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RE: Shearing the sheep

There's going to be some great deals on barely used RVs in a couple of years though... See, there's a silver lining to every cloud...
am1958 09/17/20 04:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Fed up with tire blow outs!!!

My "China Bombs" went almost six years and 15,000 miles before one blew out four hours into a trip. They've all been replaced now.
am1958 09/08/20 04:46am Travel Trailers
RE: BEWARE Keystone Hideout

I have a 2014 Keystone Bullet Premier that I bought brand new and the only problems I have had with it to date with 18,000 miles and a total of about six months sleeping in it have been self inflicted. People complain much more readily than they praise something, it's human nature.
am1958 08/27/20 05:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping with my dog

Gosh, I must have touched a nerve! You must be one of those who thinks they are special. Quite the opposite old chap. Just someone who points out people with an agenda that post almost identical posts in two different yet concurrent threads. As I've posted before, my pure bred German Shepherd is too well socialized and far too expensive, ($4,000), to leave lying around a campsite be it inside or outside the trailer. He's sort of like my pistol, nothing good can come of leaving it unattended so it goes everywhere with me... :B
am1958 08/15/20 12:38pm Beginning RVing
RE: Should we cancel Myrtle Beach Trip

Everything in this reply is 110% WRONG. Just ask my daughter...an ICU nurse. ICU nurses are not the bringers of science they are the ones that act upon the information they are given. Please learn to think critically or you'll continue to sound ill informed and thus a tad silly.
am1958 08/10/20 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping with my dog

Amazing the number of people who think the rules do not apply to them. So good of you to bore us all with your mindless post in both dog based threads that are running concurrently. You, of course, have never failed to report items bought online to the MI taxman that you didn't pay sales tax on or some other silliness. Funny how the rules don't apply to you eh? Stones and glass houses come to mind.
am1958 08/09/20 06:13am Beginning RVing
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

It doesn't take much to be smarter than the average dog. In my sixty two years of experience the same can be said of the average human.
am1958 08/03/20 05:10am Beginning RVing
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

And i hate to get dragged into this, but folks, *SNIP some useless verbiage* I have begun to think that dog owners are the most Clueless people in the world. Whenever you hear "but" in a sentence you can disregard everything said prior to it. This is a perfect example and the reason for his "but" was in the final sentence. If find clueless campers, drivers and people generally all around me. In my opinion you are quite probably clueless in at least one facet of your existence. I'm typing from my campground right now. This morning we went to a store thirty minutes away because our air pump had broken and the kids wanted water rafts and the like. As mentioned before, my German Shepherd came with us. The wife wanted some sundries but it was high seventies and sunny so the dog couldn't be in the car for long. I have remote start that brings on climate control for 10 minutes so he stayed in the car. I went in and told the wife I'd find the air pump, drop it in the cart and return to the dog which I did. I can stand a quarter of a mile from my truck and start it which I do sometimes when the dog is in there because I fear the most clueless twits on the planet. Other human beings that see a dog in a car in summer and with no care for it's condition either break windows to "give them air" or call the police who break windows because, well, it's fun. If the clueless amongst us want to be helpful learn to recognize a dog in distress from heat. Clue: simply panting isn't distress, my dog does it in a Michigan winter.
am1958 07/31/20 01:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

My German Shepherd is too friendly and far too expensive to leave outside when I'm not there so he comes with us.
am1958 07/29/20 05:01am Beginning RVing
RE: Pls respect Canadian laws

Your assumption the total amount of infections is a forgone conclusion is only of several falsehoods in your opinion. The amount of infections in total is controlled by the actions of the people. Clearly several countries and states have managed to not only flatten the curve, but BEND it. Sorry, but you are wrong. Think about the area under the graph. You are mistaking stretching out the infections over a longer period of time with reducing the overall number of infections. Without a vaccine everyone required to have become immune through infection to provide herd immunity for the remainder has to catch the virus to become immune. That is a fixed number that cannot be altered in any given population. If herd immunity requires 98% immunity in a given population you cannot force a lower percentage by slowing down the rate of infection in that population. Those countries are still getting infections but they have extended the duration of the infection rate _or_ they have reached herd immunity. Let's also look at the sensibilities. Allowing people to to mingle without masks is not a mandatory thing. If you don't want to then you don't have to. Stay home. It's called freedom. If you own a business you can mandate mask wearing and you must accept that some people will go elsewhere. It's called freedom for both you and your customers. Furthermore, you have no need whatsoever in most of the western world to have to go to a grocery store and shop. Somewhere close to you will be a store that you can order online and pick up at the kerb. Don't come into the store with we unclean ones and then claim we're risking your life. If I chose to go out without a mask it is my responsibility to stay away from my mother in laws nursing home to protect her. If you choose to go out unprotected it's your responsibility to keep your granny safe. It is no more my responsibility to look after your granny than it is for you to look after my mother in law. If either of us chose the freedom to go unmasked then we shouldn't be going to old people's homes, care facilities or near people who have conditions that makes them vulnerable but it most certainly is their responsibility to stay away from people who are potentially infected. My 90 year old father in the UK isn't allowed in any shops or post offices etc. He has neighbors and volunteers run his errands and drop them off at the door. He walks the river bank for three miles every day and zooms the family and his friends for company. While I'm very happy about this he is, in reality, only hiding from the disease. Eventually, they will allow him into a shop or post office and if he chooses to enter then he accepts the risk of infection. But again, the UK is only stretching out the period where infections will take place. You may choose to hide from the virus for the rest of your life. It would be quite possible I'm sure, but most of us don't want to live like grubby little hermits never leaving our homes that gradually fill with rubbish because going to the curb is all a bit too risky.
am1958 07/18/20 01:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pls respect Canadian laws

Let's take the emotion and politics out of this and think logically. We were first told that in order to stop the hospitals from being overwhelmed we needed to "flatten the curve". That's both reasonable and logical. What happens when you "flatten a curve", (push down on the top)? Since it's X axis is time then the left side can't move but when you push down on the peak the right side gets pushed further to the right. The area under the original graph may represent infections, hospitalizations or deaths, it really doesn't matter which. When you pushed down on the peak and the right end of the graph moved further right the two things that did not change are the start point on the left and the area under the graph. The area under the graph not changing at all is very important because that tells us that whatever you are measuring won't change in total but only the duration of events will change. So, regardless of what we do the government has already admitted that we will have the same number of events short a vaccine. Now, we already know that the hospitals were not overwhelmed as witnessed by hospital ships going unused and 1000 bed temporary hospitals were equally under-employed. We can therefore surmise that no one has died through lack of or insufficient hospital care. If no one has died because of inadequate care then it seems likely that if you have certain determining factors and catch the disease then you are going to die, period. Since it is likely that until either a reasonable herd immunity is generated or an effective vaccine is created the total number of eventual infections is not going to change then it would seem sensible to allow the virus to run it's course and the susceptible will die. Yes, there is an argument that you can extend the infections over a longer period of time in order to await the vaccine thus saving those lives but vaccines are squirrely things that look promising right up until the last minute. It's a reasonable argument until you look at what this is doing to the economy. Saving a few lives now for the death of an entire country and the resulting deaths that would bring is a bad deal in anyone's book. Finally, our "experts" have been wrong for so long now it's beginning to be a bit of a joke. Most of these people have got their foot onto the GS pay ladder and stayed there working their way up one of the most inefficient and often incompetent systems available. They are "advising" people like Gretchen Whitmer whose entire life experience consists of leaving Law School in 1998 and entering the Michigan House of Representatives in 2000. Compare her life experience to mine. I have lived, worked in or visited 24 countries on four continents many of them third world countries. I served ten years in the military both jumping from and crewing aircraft. I was a survival instructor and Combat First Aid trained amongst many other things. I speak three languages sufficient to get by. I have also held senior administrative positions in business for over 25 years. Somehow, I'm expected to follow the instructions of a woman who may have gone on vacation to Mexico and Canada and who is being advised by similar people to those who gave us the Flint Water Fiasco. I think not!!! As to what Canada wants. It's their train set and they can play with it any way they like but just remember they are being led by a bunch of Gretchen Whitmers too.
am1958 07/18/20 06:52am General RVing Issues
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

One was upset because they left their handgun in a cabin when they checked out and the park owner wasn't thrilled to have an unattended, loaded, firearm laying around. Simple. It is unlawful in most places to be in possession of an unregistered firearm unless you hold a Concealed Pistol License. If you don't have said license or similar in your jurisdiction then you call the police and give it to them. He'll find it a lot harder to get ir from the cops when he was a fool than from you... and if the Sheriff in your jurisdiction is anti gun he may never see it again. As a CPL holder I'm all for the latter...
am1958 07/08/20 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Kayak hooked to ladder?

If the ladder is rated for 300 pounds and the kayak weighs 33 pounds then you would require a 9G jolt/bounce to approach your ladder's limit. That is about where a fighter pilot in a G Suit typically passes out in flight. So if you're putting (G stress in your RV on a regular basis I'd be more worried about the RV as a whole than a kayak on your ladder.
am1958 06/21/20 05:45am General RVing Issues
RE: Do most parks check/copy your ID? (Victims of ID theft)

I show my Concealed Pistol License as a warning... ;-)
am1958 06/21/20 05:39am Beginning RVing
RE: Boondockers Dream On

Unfortunately, it might not survive Michigan roads... :)
am1958 05/08/20 05:39am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel restrictions

Drones were used in China. You must be watching too much TV with the quarantine, lol. Drones are being used in New Jersey... Put the netflix down and watch some news... ;-) Link
am1958 05/07/20 06:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Thermometer for fridge?

I use one of these https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/shopping?q=tbn:ANd9GcRCd5n_2V_4tbaGir45vN08xUxPf_y8oTkH2DRu7aSNc4I1SXjnBp7Z-_wxQG1E5Ksu2u-6HrI&usqp=CAY and simply sample one at regular times throughout the day... No batteries needed...
am1958 05/01/20 05:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Gas under $2--rig parked

Sam's club in Utica MI was selling a $0.899 10 days ago. I put 22 gallons in my tank for just about $20...
am1958 04/22/20 05:34am General RVing Issues
RE: coronavirus...put it into perspective

As an individual, you are not entitled to make the decision for the rest of us that you should be allowed to put our lives at risk for your "right" to roam the country as you wish. Stay healthy and help others stay healthy. Society doesn't care how its decisions negatively affect me, but I'm supposed to care how my decisions negatively affect society. When it's potentially life or death scenario for someone else in society, yes you should care! Your either part of the problem or part of the solution Kidnapping is one of the most heinous crimes in society (your precious society). When I was a child the punishment for kidnapping in many states was death. It was on a level with murder and rightly so, in my opinion. My wife has been effectively kidnapped by society. She can not return to the USA from Colombia for at least 30 days and maybe forever, if that's what "society" wants. She has the legal right to return to the USA but because of a decree by the President of Colombia she can not leave that country right now. I might say there is some argument for this action if they said "If someone wants to travel they must first take a virus test and if they fail the test they can't travel." But that's not what they did. They just cancelled her return flight and the return of everyone else. You may say, 'It's not kidnapping.' And legally you are right. Society makes the law. But Society makes mistakes. Once Society said you could own slaves. Then they changed their minds. Right and wrong did not change. Society was wrong. Once they said 'No abortion', now they say 'Abortion on demand.' Society has to be wrong with one of those. They can't both be right. And just because society says 'We want to do this and we can do this.' that doesn't make it right. Might does not make right. She has been effectively kidnapped by society for its selfish reasons. Society doesn't care about her (or me), only itself. Therefore, there is no moral reason why I should care about what is in society's best interest. You're not responsible for my life. I'm not responsible for your life. If a virus comes along and it gets spread by normal activities that does not give society any moral right to take away the freedoms of others for its selfish cowardly reasons. Fact. So don't try to take the moral high ground with me, because you don't have it.A cogent argument eloquently stated... I applaud you Sir...
am1958 03/24/20 05:08am General RVing Issues
RE: Can You Pass Through States with Stay at Home Orders?

I wouldn't go to New York period... The are one of the hardest hit and one of the silliest states with their anti-freedom laws.. They'll arrest you for farting in your own vehicle with the windows open...
am1958 03/23/20 06:49pm General RVing Issues
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