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RE: Can I rent your RV?

I'd think insurance alone would be enough of a reason. If they "borrow" it for free, they *might* be covered under your policy (which means any insurance claims will be against your policy, even if it's their fault). Not to be nit-picky, but if they rent it (signed contract + rental payment), then it will be covered under the renter's liability policy just like a rental car. It's a scenario that most people don't understand, but typical liability policies cover rentals. The renter's liability policy covers damage to the trailer as well as damage to any other parties (property damage and/or bodily injury) according to the renter's policy limits. Having said that, renting out an RV sounds like a horrible idea to me.
dedmiston 08/03/21 10:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Has anyone noticed

It feels like this convo about RV Lifestyle belongs in...wait for it... Yes, RV Lifestyle. Moved from General RVing to RV Lifestyle.
dedmiston 08/02/21 12:15pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Little red Honda pellet grill

Those GMGs are a camper's dream. I love m my two GMGs so much more than my Traeger.
dedmiston 08/01/21 01:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Where to find toads for sale

Moved from General RVing.
dedmiston 08/01/21 01:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Wheel Stop vs Wheel Chocks

The only brand to use as chocks, IMO of course, are the Roto-Choks, and they don't make those any more. Roto-Choks were the greatest. I'm still sad that the family stopped making them.
dedmiston 08/01/21 08:53am General RVing Issues
RE: Little red Honda pellet grill

Pellet grills use very little power. There are three parts that are powered: the heating element, the auger, and the fans. At startup, the anger turns and fills the pot with pellets. Then the heating element runs for about 45-60 seconds to ignite the pellets, and then the fans stoke the flames. After that initial ignition, the igniter never runs again, so the only power is the small fans and the occasional use of the auger to dispense more pellets. The whole process uses hardly any power. If you have an inverter, you won't even have to run the Honda much.
dedmiston 07/31/21 06:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Westbound to Leadville

Hi Bikincamper - Can you tell us where you're coming from? That will probably help.
dedmiston 07/30/21 06:35am Roads and Routes
RE: Portable gas detector

So how are we supposed to find a replacement that will perfectly fit back into the hole in the wall? Take the make /model number off old one. Find it at camping world, amazon, or e-bay. Worked for me. C.B. Caping World stinks for that (sorry, forum hosts). I've had iffy experience with Amazon too. I'll try ebay next time.
dedmiston 07/29/21 09:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Tread on a TT

I guess it is possible they can handle a lower psi on sand but where exactly would people take them that they need that much float? Follow me. I'll show you where. :B But I agree with you in principle, and airing down sucks. Having to re-inflate twelve tires is ridiculous.
dedmiston 07/29/21 09:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Portable gas detector

Not to go all Andy Rooney here, but (say it in his whiny voice) don't you hate it that the detectors in RVs don't have a standard size and form? Everyone knows the smoke, C0, and LP detectors are going to go bad and most of them are cut into the walls. So how are we supposed to find a replacement that will perfectly fit back into the hole in the wall?
dedmiston 07/29/21 08:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Tire Tread on a TT

I can't imagine any benefit to aggressive treads on a trailer tire. We camp mostly in the deserts where we ride, so we tow a lot off-road. We camp in pretty large groups and I've never seen anybody with off-road tires on their trailers. You need good traction on your tow vehicle tires, but as far as the trailer goes, I think the only criteria are: * Follow me in a straight line * Hold air * Don't pop and shred my fenders * Look black and pretty and don't detract from my beautiful trailer We pick up a lot of nails & sticks out there, so I've plugged a ton of tires. I don't keep a log, but I'd say I've plugged four truck tires for every one trailer tire over the years. Come to think of it, I've probably plugged ten off-road tires to every one truck puncture, and the holes in the off-road tires usually take multiple plugs. (The record I've seen in our group is seven plugs to stop the leak and get back to camp.)
dedmiston 07/29/21 08:19am General RVing Issues
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

We try to catch the sunrise Easter service at Vasquez Rocks whenever we can. It's the location where so many things have been filmed, most notably were the many TOS episodes. There are tons of Hollywood trades workers who live in that area along with some great amateur talent, so they put on an incredible passion play with the resurrection climax synched with the sunrise. It's very dramatic, but my wife always cuts the tension with the same corny joke when she whispers to me and asks whether I think they'll substitute The Gorn for Christ this year. https://assets.considerable.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/13141026/trek-13.jpg width=400 And as for Vegas, we really loved the Star Trek Experience. Things in Vegas can be so cheezy, but I think they did a great job. https://i.imgur.com/3n4iXL7l.jpg width=500
dedmiston 07/29/21 07:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Switching from Florida to Arizona or Texas

Tucson gets a bad rap sometimes, but I think there's a lot to see and do there. I will neither confirm nor deny that I was picked out of the audience to do the Can Can up on stage at the Old Tucson Studios. And the saguaros up there in the parks should be on everybody's bucket list. Speaking of bucket lists, throw a bunch of money in a bucket and save up for the Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil show. It's indescribable. We came home with treasures aplenty. I don't know how you feel about Mexican food, but you could Yelp a new place to eat every night and never find a dud.
dedmiston 07/28/21 05:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New 4" heavy duty bumper cannot fit Rhino drain hose inside

I use a large Rhino storage tub. Does Rhino make a tub?
dedmiston 07/28/21 01:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: CA is canceling Red Stickers for 2022

And if you have to ask what the difference is between two and four strokes but to compare to a portable generator then I'm done. Amen. Apples & lemons.
dedmiston 07/28/21 12:30pm Toy Haulers
RE: New 4" heavy duty bumper cannot fit Rhino drain hose inside

Careful, moderate grinding shouldn’t be a problem IMO. Sewer hose leaks are usually on the hose from wear and tear and not at the ends. Catastrophes are fittings coming off. I disagree. I've personally never had a hose leak anyplace other than a fitting.
dedmiston 07/28/21 12:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric bikes !!

E-bikes are fun and you can see a bunch but is that no or low exercise activity what is best for you vs. pedal power? Have you ever riden an e bike for any length of time over varied terrain? It's hardly a "low excercise" activity, more of a "continous excercise" activity. it's pedal assist and on level ground your the power, on hills yes, it helps a great deal but your still pedalling. And for us it's easy to get out and do a 25+ mile ride for a few hours instead of 30 minutes on a short ride. So overall I'd say we are getting more and better excercise on an e bike. The good thing about Lwiddis is that he rarely actually participates in the threads that he opines in. He typically just flies in, drops a load of smelly comments, and then flies back out. Fortunately most of his comments get deleted before they have a chance to derail the threads.
dedmiston 07/27/21 05:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

NERD FIGHT!!!! :B It might be a regional thing too. I've been to a couple few conventions in my day, and the distinction I learned was Trekkies = TOS and Trekkers = TNG & later. My conventions were typically at the Pasadena Civic, which is close enough to Cal Tech to consider them to be THE conventions. We also went to Vegas and to a special farewell event in Hollywood for Jimmy Doohan before he got to sick called "Beam Me Up, Scotty". Not a dry eye in the house for that one. Ready to switch to Ren Faire chat next? ;)
dedmiston 07/27/21 04:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Hot Skin (Exterior electrification)

We've crossed into the realm of personal jabs and wiener measuring. I knew it was just a matter of time.
dedmiston 07/27/21 02:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trekkers Alert: If you're a Star Trek fan...

I have to go into full nerd mode here and take exception with the use of Trekkers. That article only shows TOS sets, which makes the fans Trekkies, not Trekkers.
dedmiston 07/27/21 02:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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