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RE: New Mexico 'Quarantine" Requirements

We're currently in NM. Overhead signs say 14 day quarantine for visitors and masks required or pay fine. They don't define what a visitor is and there is no enforcement anywhere I can see. Been on the 40, 25, and 10 and cops are non-existent today. Guess it's the honor system. That's right. I hope you'll be honorable and continue through NM without spending the night unless you plan to self quarantine for 14 days.We stopped for gas twice and had a wonderful lunch in a small Mexican restaurant in TorC. Does that make us visitors? A lot of hate going on in this thread just because I stated an opinion that others can't seem to tolerate. Too bad. Covid-19 has a 99% survival rate. Pay attention to what's going on. In AZ it is true that both Phoenix and Tucson mayors lied to CNN this week stating that our ICU's are over loaded with Covid patients. That has been proven false by the hospitals in this state. It has also been proven that if a hospital can claim a patient is Covid they get thousands of $$$ from the government. It has also been proven that people that only have one or two Covid symptoms with no Covid diagnosis are also listed as Covid positive. Can you see what's going on here? Probably not. The hospitals are padding the fiures to make a ton of money off this covid virus. All everyone talks about are spikes in cases. What does that mean? Death? In an ICU? Minor illness and taking care of it at home? Does anyone talk about the people that get better? Just this month over 3,000 patients have been released from the hospital. The 2018 flu season saw 80,000 Americans die. Did anyone wear a mask? Close a business? Close the schools? Social Distance? It is true that the CDC recommended against wearing masks unless you were infected or caring for the sick. CDC said not to close schools, Etc. And it wasn't an election year. All we here is a spike in cases without any further info as to the severity. It's also not mentioned that deaths are way down and dropping in number. There's a lot of information we aren't being told. There's a lot of fraud and lying going on with this disease to scare the crud out of people and it seems to be working. Have a nice day. Show us your proof for each of your assertions otherwise you are a bald-faced liar. Example: Anyone can do the calculation: 135000 deaths / 3.2 million cases in the US. 4.2% death rate. Not 1%.
RambleOnNW 07/09/20 06:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Mexico 'Quarantine" Requirements

I'd like to see anyone try to quarantine my wife and I. I'd like to see anybody try to restrict my movements. I won't put up with it. We're in Branson, MO for a week and having a marvelous time. No masks required. Social distancing is requested but at the firework show last night no one was doing it. I love it here but will have to return to the People's Republic of Tucson and the socialist, activist mayor. Last year in the US there were 19 million known cases of the ordinary flu. This covid bug is also going to have millions of cases so just get every one exposed to it, get herd immunity, and get it over with. It's not a death sentence, after all, as too many people think it is. It's proven that the covid numbers are highly inflated as the hospitals are getting paid thousands for every covid case they can come up with. You need to shorten that up. That’s waaaay to much to fit on a tombstone. In a ‘typical’ year, the 2018–2019 flu season the CDC estimates that the ‘normal’ flu was associated with more than 35.5 million illnesses, more than 16.5 million medical visits, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths. So far, and nobody who knows what they’re talking about thinks this is anywhere close to over and as of today more than 133,000 have died of it, and not just the same older, compromised or with other health complications either. Young, otherwise healthy fit people are dying of this virus. That’s nearly 4 times the number of deaths SO FAR. As for your idea on numbers, you’re looking at spin doctors opinions, the fact is the US is far, far behind the percentage of population that should have been tested. It’s simply not possible that numbers are “highly inflated” when only a small fraction of the population has even been tested. Spain tried the ‘herd immunity’ idea, they reverted to lockdown when they realized they had barely reached 5% immunity but their death rates increased dramatically. I know it’s hot in AZ but you REALLY shouldn’t have drank the Kool-Aid. X2. All those who think CV is not dangerous should read about Nick Cordero. 41 years old, no underlying health conditions.
RambleOnNW 07/08/20 01:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Super Basic Solar Upgrade

I use a 100 watt Renogy suitcase solar panel with integrated PWM waterproof controller. They also sell controller less panels if you perhaps want to mount a more efficient MPPT controller in your rig. Also have 2 40 foot WindyNation 8 awg MC4 extension cable sets. With that setup we can park in the trees for shade and position the panels in the sun. That is sufficient to provide the 25-35 Ah we need for our low daily use and has significantly cut down our generator use.
RambleOnNW 07/08/20 01:10pm Truck Campers
RE: Travel to/thru Texas

I’d stay out of states that have high proportions of Covid deniers. Arizona, Texas, Florida are a few. No surprise those are the same states where Covid cases are going exponential. Amazing that people still trivialize Covid as no more dangerous than the flu. They have no idea about the dangers, it depends on the person. Blood clots from Covid have been reported even in young people. Many Covid Health Issues - Reuters
RambleOnNW 06/27/20 08:52pm Roads and Routes

Are you familiar with statistical sampling? The sample size of 46 tests negative closely matches statistical sampling producing a conclusion of no one was infected out of a population of 140 with a 90% confidence, a margin of error of +/- 10%, and a sample size of 47. You can check the numbers here. Also I read about the 24 asymptomatic patients and the situation is not comparable. The 24 were selected as asymptomatic close contacts of other infected people. 5 out of the 24 eventually showed typical Covid-19 symptoms.
RambleOnNW 06/26/20 08:39pm Around the Campfire

Read the complete article and links. Those who were not tested were quarantined with no symptoms. So further transmission by the 140, if it was even possible, was stopped cold since all 140 were quarantined.
RambleOnNW 06/26/20 07:47pm Around the Campfire

Here is a report on two hairstylists in Missouri that were found to be infected with Covid-19 and had had 140 clients. Result: No clients were infected. The hairstylists and all 140 clients were wearing masks.
RambleOnNW 06/26/20 03:37pm Around the Campfire

So sad that some of the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the Greatest Generation have become so selfish. Can you imagine back then if someone had said “No, I am not going to black out my windows at night!” or “No, I am not going to ration my gasoline! I’ll get an extra supply!” People during WW2 sacrificed to defeat a common enemy. The enemy now is Covid-19. It is a minimal sacrifice to defeat this enemy by wearing a mask in common spaces.
RambleOnNW 06/26/20 10:11am Around the Campfire
RE: slide vs no slide

Prior to buying our class C we rented various class c’s for 10 years. The units were slide and no-slide and ranged in length from 24 - 32 feet. Models included Sunseeker, Safari, Tioga, Coachmen, others. When we were looking to buy we were aiming for a 26 foot 1-slide model as the best trade-off between space and maneuverability. We ended up with a 28-foot dual-slide model. The unit has been great with few issues. With 2 slides we have the square footage of a 32 foot no-slide model. The 2 slides each have slide awnings that protrude beyond the ends of each slideout by 6-8 inches. This keeps all rain and debris off the top of the slide-out. If there is tree debris on top of the awnings I will “pop” the awnings from the underside with a broom to knock the debris off before sliding in. The rear slide blocks 2 drawers of the wardrobe cabinet. Other than that the RV is fully useable with the slides in. Below the rear slideout there is full width pass-through storage. This storage is great for holding a folding 6’ stepladder. Powergear slide rails are on the bottom of the slideouts. I have seen RVs with slide rails on the sides of the slideout. I don’t know how the slideout seals can seal effectively over those slide rails. Slideouts add weight. Just like people add performance parts to cars to improve the handling we have added thicker anti-sway bars, Bilstein shocks, and all-steel cased commercial tires to our “C”. With these performance parts our rig does not lean much through the curves and handles much like a large SUV. I have not noticed significant air-leaks. There are inner and outer seals on both slide-outs. We have taken the rig up to ski areas in the spring and had cold weather and some snow. Would move the slides in after a couple of inches of snow accumulated to dump the snow off the slide awnings. Could also just operate with the slides in if necessary. Then the rig effectively becomes a no-slide unit.
RambleOnNW 06/25/20 03:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Wear the mask

Went skiing recently and wore a mask in the liftline and while loading and unloading. While skiing I had the mask around my neck. Masks were mandatory. After skiing went to the nearby pub. Entered the pub to get a seat outside on the deck. A family of 4 was in front of us inside, no masks on any of them. Some people just don’t get it. They are ignorant on how countries like South Korea, Taiwan, and New Zealand have kept their case counts so low in cases/100,000 population.
RambleOnNW 06/25/20 11:14am Around the Campfire
RE: crimping battery lug

I recently had a wire fall out of its improperly crimped lug connector in the battery compartment. Thought about repairing it but instead bought new cables online. Lugs are crimped on with a multi-ton press and covered with heat shrink tubing. Quality looks good so far.,43,400,400_PT0_SX300_V1___.jpg height=320 WindyNation 4 AWG cables
RambleOnNW 06/19/20 10:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Which Michelin for Class C

I’ve had good results with the Bridgestone Duravis M895 all-steel cased commercial M+S tire. Smooth ride and good handling in the curves. There are sidewall protectors that have protected the sidewalls from scrapes the couple of times I have had curb encounters. They have discontinued it so for next tires looking at Bridgestone Duravis R238, Goodyear Wrangler Fortitude C-type and Michelin Rib, Michelin Agilis CrossClimate C-Metric.
RambleOnNW 06/16/20 01:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: The latest on Oregon State Parks

:B :B Remember when Henry's used to have bottling batch numbers on their labels? What a great marketing stunt. "Keep drinking, boys, we need to get to the next batch." Yeah some people would talk about stashing an early bottling number as a collectors item, but you wouldn’t want to drink it later.... Some people apparently saved them. Here’s an empty bottling #2 on eBay: Bottling #2
RambleOnNW 05/06/20 01:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The latest on Oregon State Parks

I can understand keeping areas closed that are reporting infections. but for areas with no infections reported for two weeks or more. the local population should be allowed to use local facilities. I wouldn't open them for people coming from out of state or from areas with infections reported.. And how do you enforce that? Outta state sure, but in state? Time to reactivate the Oregon Border Patrol: Oregon Border Patrol Oregon Border Patrol #2
RambleOnNW 05/05/20 07:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Android vs Apple

Here’s some reviews of $400 iPhone SE vs $400 Galaxy A51. A51 looks good but surprisingly no Optically Stabilized Camera:
RambleOnNW 05/05/20 06:09pm Technology Corner
RE: The latest on Oregon State Parks

Oregon, Washington, Idaho state parks are currently closed to camping. Rather than rail about it, go where state parks are open, like Montana.
RambleOnNW 05/04/20 02:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Android vs Apple

I like to tinker with the devices so Android would be the more likely route but we went the iPhone route years ago since they had the better camera at the time. The iPhone has been very reliable and has done everything we wanted including tethering our laptop, acting as a hotspot, working with our cell phone booster in remote areas, and doing wi-fi calling in remote areas with wi-fi but no cell signal. The security is good on iPhones and one report a few years ago said 97% of mobile phone malware was in the Android eco-system. The downside of iPhone is the O/S sometimes lacks the options I am looking for, for example I run in low-power battery mode all the time for max battery life, and the option shuts off at 80% charge with no way to permanently enable it. So have to keep re-enabling it. ITunes is useless also. I have all my own CD collection and have converted them to 320 kbit MP3s but the only way to get them in the phone is via the iTunes program. Drag and drop would be much easier like on Android. No external mini-SD card expansion slot is a huge disadvantage of iPhones also. As is their proprietary lightning connector versus USB-C. About 2/3 of friends and family are on iPhones
RambleOnNW 05/03/20 07:02pm Technology Corner
RE: ?ampers are on the road

There are over 1.1 million US citizens ill right now and it will likely get much worse as a lot of citizens are following false information about the lack of severity of this illness. A moment in time where the phrase “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” rang true. That said RVing being self contained is one of the safer activities. Many of the destinations are in remote counties that are less populated. If those counties want to open up and have low case counts and practice safe distancing and the use of masks I would be all for that. I would not go to a county where people pretend a dangerous 125 nm virus doesn’t exist and go on with life as it was with no masks and crowding into restaurants. I am not going to Florida as they are reportedly blocking data:
RambleOnNW 05/02/20 04:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Cell Phone Choice

The 5G technology is still developing and Apple does not use it yet, perhaps next fall. They are typically late in adopting the new standards preferring to let them mature before adopting. The current 5G chipsets are also reported to have heat issues: 5G heat issues I use wi-fi for data most of the time and have never noticed 4G bandwidth issues. I have a old 3G booster and had no problem streaming a 2 hour movie through Amazon Prime while camping using its HSPA+ through my phone boosted as a hotspot to a laptop. Sure, if I was using Android I'd buy a 5G phone now.
RambleOnNW 04/19/20 05:12pm Technology Corner
RE: New Cell Phone Choice

I would go for an iPhone. An iPhone 8 or later. iPhone 8 is no longer available, replaced by the iPhone SE (2020 version) . We originally went the iPhone route versus Android due to the iPhone having the better camera at the time even though I would typically want more options to tinker with the phone as in Android versus the more limited iPhone environment. Previous phone was the original iPhone SE which was great, small and light, but needed to replace it due to the charging port wearing out. I thought the new iPhone SE would be good as it was reputed to use the same chipset as the iPhone 11. But I couldn’t wait so I got the iPhone 11. The iPhone SE uses the same case and screen as the iPhone 8. Likely same battery also. So with the iPhone 11, which is much more expensive, I get a bigger screen, bigger battery, possibly more RAM. It has 2 camera lenses also, regular and extra wide, and better night photos. Both phones have wireless charging so no wearing out the charging port this time. And both phones are water resistant to 1 meter for 30 minutes. That said the 11 is heavy and has a big screen, edge to edge which is a 6.1” screen. If the new iPhone SE had an edge to edge screen it would have a 5.5” screen instead of its iPhone 8-like 4.7” screen with big bezels. A 1/2” shorter phone and lighter would likely be most interesting to me but is not available at this time. 5G is not an issue for me as the high frequency 5G signals can’t penetrate walls, etc. so phones will have to fall back to 4G LTE a lot of the time.
RambleOnNW 04/19/20 04:33pm Technology Corner
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