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RE: Where have all the members gone on this forum?

Member here since January 2004, and 1291 posts. I have watched this website every single day, without fail, since then. Not one single day has gone by where I didn't see what was happening. Why? I don't know, I guess just curiosity and not wanting to quit something I had going. I was looking at the tab where I had subscribed or clicked on to watch certain members. Most are now gone, very few left. I assume most of those passed on. Yes, I've seen a lot of changes here. This website used to be a blast, very informative, good camaraderie. Things have changed, for sure, as everything does with the passing of time.
OkieGene 06/21/22 07:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: You tube Fulltimers getting squeezed

I started watching some about 4 years after I became semi-retired, then I found a lot of new ones when Covid hit and everyone was quarantined at home, it helped me to pass the time. I saw some peter out quickly. Their content was blah and all they did was beg for money. It was pathetic. I have continued to follow a few others, maybe a dozen to 15, and some have dropped out. Some quit because of various reasons. And as usual, there was the continual constant e-begging. I still have a few that pop up on my YouTube feed. They e-bag of course, and they ask for Patreon members in every episode. Some of those have been doing pretty well financially. If they are interesting, I'll watch. Few had any decent savings to smooth out the financial bumps. There was one who was always e-begging, even having their transmission go out every 5 months or so, a fire, this or that, interspersed with engine troubles or other issues that cost money. Folks, you have to have a budget for tires and brakes and other things that will come due. And you need insurance. E-beg to the rescue. I always said from the beginning of me watching them that one day the $$$ from YouTube would be reduced and they'd have to get off the road, get a real job, and save money. More e-begging. I'm thinking of one specific husband/wife pair, it was absurd how often they'd e-beg. Start of the video, end of the video, all requests for Patreon membership, PayPal donations, buy stickers and other worthless **** from them. They were all too young to retire, didn't have the financial resources, and it eventually caught up with them, they're gone now. Apparently a few marriages and boyfriend-girlfriend relations went splitsville. One vile nasty single female made a "f*** Y** video. It was sick to see that behavior. I have been really saddened to see some of those go buy an old school bus, lots of miles on it, and spend many thousands of $$$ on it, maybe $20,000 quite easily. Interior, solar, etc. They take off and the old bus diesel engine dies. They sadly don't have the savings to fix or replace the engine, they've spent tons getting the bus going, now they just walk away from it. It's sad. They can't recover much of what they've spent on it. Sad whammy to have, tough pill to swallow. I feel really badly for them. I don't begrudge anyone for getting into rv-ing, but you have to have enough cash money stashed back as well a a good monthly income, emergency funds, etc. I'm not trying to be mean, but some exhibited anti-social behavior, probably couldn't hold down a job, and went to full time rv-ing to live. Do what you wish, I'm not trying to be mean, but when just about every video you make has e-begging while you are sitting around drinking beer all the time as well as smoking a lot of cigarettes, well gee that's too bad, no $$$ for you. I'm glad for them that many have seen the 48 States, Alaska, Canada, etc. I gave a few bucks here and there to some because I liked their content and I learned about new things and new areas to explore, etc. BUT I am not going to fund your daily live when you need to have a job and you're maybe 35-50 years of age.
OkieGene 06/18/22 11:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: CG Prices

Yeah it's crazy. Who would have ever thought they'd be paying $7 for a gallon of gas or todays price for diesel. Everything is going up, and the only cheap price was yesterday.
OkieGene 06/04/22 10:58am General RVing Issues
RE: New Jersey to California

Stop in Amarillo and visit the smaller version, but still magnificient, of the Grand Canyon. Palo Duro Canyon is awesome, and underappreciated. I highly recommend you spend a day or 2 there. OKC has the National Memorial and I 2nd the visit of it. While in OKC you would be amazed at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The art work is fantastic, there is so much there to see, it deserves far more recognition. If you run I-40 west from Amarillo, take the very 1st New Mexico exit and stop to fuel up, take a break, eat, whatever, at Russells Truck & Travel Center. Owner has an amazing car and other stuff museum that is absolutely free of charge. I always stop there, restroom break, etc, and wander through it. It's another under-appreciated gem. If you want to stop in Albuquerque, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is amazing, too. It's just off I-40, catty-corner from a Costco. I always stop here too when traveling. You can google it or check out on Youtube.
OkieGene 05/07/22 10:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Four (4) Row Radiators? Gimmick or Blessing?

4 rows will make the hot coolant take a little longer time as it travels in and out thus providing more time to cool off better. .
OkieGene 04/25/22 12:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Simple RVing recipes

There are tons and tons of RV recipes on YouTube, search box will find them for you. Also, Google will give you tons of RV Recipes. Suite Travels, on youtube, just did a video a few days ago on RV cooking. .
OkieGene 03/31/22 07:19pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: East through Kansas

OH!!! Listen up! You can thank me later. Stop in Hutchinson and visit the Museum You can thank me later. This is probably the best underappreciated and not well known museum to spend time in. Do it! Stop!!!
OkieGene 03/14/22 01:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Canadian Snowbirds heading home-Antigen Rapid Tests required

^^^ There's no reason for it, it's just government policy ^^^ I kid, I kid.... or not. LOL
OkieGene 03/10/22 05:22pm Snowbirds
RE: CB Antennas?

The shorter the antenna, the more lousy it the reception/transmission becomes. You have to do what you have to do, but that's a lousy idea, the shorter antenna. You need to get at least 1/4 to 1/2 wavelength, and decent coax and connectors. Most CB coax is junk and the connectors are too. Best wishes to you.
OkieGene 02/24/22 02:25am Truck Campers
RE: Holy Chutzpa on the Surcharges Batman

Link This doesn't apply to towing (hopefully not), but check out this new video from Steve Lehto, Lehtos's Law, on Youtube. It's far far far beyond outrageous. Sorry, I'm having trouble making a direct video link.
OkieGene 02/23/22 12:42pm General RVing Issues
RE: 100 a/h Lithium Battery for $21?

Was this ad on facebook? Wanting you to pay by paypal? If so, SCAM!!! Run!
OkieGene 02/14/22 04:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Removing Old Decal's

3M eraser wheel is the best, I think. Doesn't cost much
OkieGene 01/28/22 10:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Trip Report: New Mexico Atomic History

Nice posting, I really enjoyed it. Next time you are in the area, go to Albuquerque to the National Atomic Museum. I've been there several times and will stop in again when I'm in Albuquerque. It's an excellent museum and you'll see and learn a lot. It's just a little south of I-40 on Eubanks. Nuclear Museum Link
OkieGene 01/22/22 12:59am Truck Campers
RE: Anyone happen to know what DL means?

De Lam model. Post of the Day! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
OkieGene 01/10/22 08:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Anyone happen to know what DL means?

Why not just phone or email the manufacturer?
OkieGene 01/06/22 11:50pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trip Report: This Time Last Year

Wow! Very interesting. I was born and raised in SW Oklahoma and then moved to OKC for college in the Fall of '76. I've been in OKC ever since. Having said that, I've never heard of the amusement and historical place you visited. Interesting tidbit, I was born and raised in what was once a part of Texas, google Old Greer County (google it for the story), which later was given to the start of the State of Oklahoma. It's sad to see historically important places become abandoned and deteriorate to pretty much nothing. Very nice story and pics, thanks for sharing.
OkieGene 01/04/22 08:07pm Truck Campers
RE: Amp draw vs battery bank & solar array = totally confused!

I'll 2nd the suggestion of getting a Kill-a-watt meter.
OkieGene 12/29/21 11:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Propane prices

I was in Pauls Valley Oklahoma at the Loves Travel Stop Friday afternoon. Propane $7.29 $7.29 not a typo. For real.This is so outrageous I just had to verify it. I callled. Their service is down right now, but their normal price is $3.99 I have a pic but I can’t seem to post it. I don’t understand why not.
OkieGene 12/25/21 03:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Propane prices

I was in Pauls Valley Oklahoma at the Loves Travel Stop Friday afternoon. The sign read Propane $7.29 $7.29 not a typo. For real.
OkieGene 12/25/21 12:13am Around the Campfire
RE: I need a new shifter cable for my 1992 Rockwood

BTW for any used parts needed, I'd contact COLAW Salvage in Carthage MO (Joplin area). They're a big'un and are always worth contacting first. COLAW RV sales is next door it's a big'un too.
OkieGene 12/18/21 09:16pm Class A Motorhomes
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