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RE: MI extended stay at home

And the daily death number continues to decline as it has for 4 weeks now. Michigan has been one of the best states the last 4 weeks for declining deaths. I guess we know who to thank for that incentive and thanks to all of us Michiganders hoping for a better outcome. Time to go fishing up north.... yep 12' row boat qualifies for social distancing !!
tomman58 05/26/20 10:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: MI extended stay at home

This virus is new enough that there is very little data available. The health community cannot come to any agreement as to what works and what doesn't. It is also doubtful that a vaccine (tested) will be available anytime soon. Here in Michigan, we have a loophole in the emergency powers available to our Governor, and she has taken full advantage of this. The majority of cases center in the Detroit area, but the lock-step lock down strangles the whole state. It appears that Our Leader may be angling for a possible position in the next federal election. Just MHO. The ENTIRE southern part of the state as in south of the thumb are still very much hot beds and so is northern Illinois and Ohio. This stay at home policy does error on the conservative side but make no mistake our governor is looking out for you and the demands on our hospitals and medical staffing. If the self-righteous and greedy legislature had their way you would be in the bars and casinos now and the second wave could get its grasp and be far worse than the first. I think from those that know her that this state is her passion and the people here. She is one with both feet on the ground and is far more intelligent than any past offerings I have known. (think Flint). Are you taking about the “hotbed” that has been made up. Watch the video I posted of the head of public health for Chicago. On TV she said that if you are in hospice and have 2 weeks to live, and then you are tested positive for Covid that will be the cause of death! I had to watch the video twice. The numbers cannot be trusted and neither can the experts. They have an agenda and it’s not for the public! It’s about $$$ The death count dispute is a rabbit hole I refuse to follow you down. It's a shiny object being used to captivate the minds of the cognitively impaired and/or the dishonest. The numbers do vary NPR reported today that the real number of deaths is about 130,000. NPR is normally a good source of info. Believe in the stats or not that is your choice but for me Michigan has a good plan so far and we plan to stay in a county that has only 20 cases and not where our home is in Oakland county with over 8200 cases and almost 1000 dead thanks. Use safe distance and ware a mask is the order of the day!
tomman58 05/26/20 07:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: MI extended stay at home

This virus is new enough that there is very little data available. The health community cannot come to any agreement as to what works and what doesn't. It is also doubtful that a vaccine (tested) will be available anytime soon. Here in Michigan, we have a loophole in the emergency powers available to our Governor, and she has taken full advantage of this. The majority of cases center in the Detroit area, but the lock-step lock down strangles the whole state. It appears that Our Leader may be angling for a possible position in the next federal election. Just MHO. The ENTIRE southern part of the state as in south of the thumb are still very much hot beds and so is northern Illinois and Ohio. This stay at home policy does error on the conservative side but make no mistake our governor is looking out for you and the demands on our hospitals and medical staffing. If the self-righteous and greedy legislature had their way you would be in the bars and casinos now and the second wave could get its grasp and be far worse than the first. I think from those that know her that this state is her passion and the people here. She is one with both feet on the ground and is far more intelligent than any past offerings I have known. (think Flint).
tomman58 05/25/20 12:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: MI extended stay at home

Really. I am going on 80 with asthma and wore one all day yesterday with it in the 90s. Pretty poor excuse. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. I don't wear a mask at home as there isn't anyone here but my wife. If I need to visit a neighbor I wear a mask. It is not a Michigan request it is an order. As for all those "smart" people telling us to resist , defy the governor's order....... go back to your own states live it up crowd into those bars and beaches and casinos................... We will talk in a few weeks and see if that was a good idea but for te time being we'll do as our governor has mandated. We don't like the stay at home order but she has been right all along and has been prudent in opening those low incident places. We are Michiganders we have suffered through far worse than a stay home order! We do the right thing for each other and BTW over 70% are min favor of her handling of this horrible virus a far better percentile than the Washington leadership. Bottom line we will camp dry and that way we will stay at national forests areas away from others. Go party if you wish just leave us out of it and wear a mask here, we will see if she is right or to conservative in a couple weeks, enjoy your experiment
tomman58 05/25/20 07:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What TC truly sleeps 4 adults ?

This would be listed as cruel and unusual punishment! LOL A TT makes a better deal and a far more enjoyable outing, Of course, if we found TTs more enjoyable, we’d have them. As you implied, they are cheaper. Sleeping is only one part of a trip. A couple of cold rainy days will enlighten you.
tomman58 05/22/20 06:51am Truck Campers
RE: What TC truly sleeps 4 adults ?

This would be listed as cruel and unusual punishment! LOL A TT makes a better deal and a far more enjoyable outing,
tomman58 05/21/20 06:25am Truck Campers
RE: Do you use glass plates ?

We do 5 to 6 months a year on paper plates, 2 to6 weeks with a dishwasher on ceramic plates and the rest of the year on ceramic plates at home no dish washer. thart's the way it is an we are used to it with no problems.
tomman58 05/15/20 07:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Vehicle Advice For Newbie

I always had a ford for work (company truck) and a GMC for play. Fords always were far less comfortable then the GMC or Chevy. That was back a few years and today I am sure if new most are better. I agree with all that a 250 will be your friend and start with an adequate trailer but not the largest on the lot. Oh I never have had a 5er and for the last several years I do a GMC Dmax and a 40' Travel trailer and have been there , done that all over the US in all weather conditions............ jus saying.
tomman58 05/11/20 07:46am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tabletop LPG Barbecue Grilles Anything To Be Wary About?

Mexican pork is superb. Boneless chops for $1.48 lb. Smoked $1.92 Chicken is neh as BLEH as Foster farms. Our local nemesis is trademarked Bachoco. Dare I try a whole duck? Light off one burner set it on low nut keep Donald to the unlit side? Close the lid? México is the land of volcanoes but finding a pumice brick is daunting. Being the heavy grille is not plated one would seem inclined to use a brick. I seemed to never have owned a good set of RV grade barbecue tools. Then there is the issue of using a wireless meat thermometer. RV grade of course.. Never used a stone on any grill (cast iron) I just fire up on high for ten minutes then wire brush the ash and wipe down with a towel. Works for my in the USA.
tomman58 05/07/20 06:43am Tech Issues
RE: Tabletop LPG Barbecue Grilles Anything To Be Wary About?

Had the Weber baby Q for going on 20 years. Replace the burner every 3 years and never had a problem. I converted it by removing the regulator so I can hook to trailer LP. Aluminum doesn't rust either. I use it just about every day when we camp or stay at our RV park for the winter.
tomman58 05/06/20 05:01pm Tech Issues
RE: I-40 traverse from Asheville, NC to Gatlinburg, Tn

the truckers are not allowed in the left lane for a few miles in the gorge. Sometimes they tend to get clogged up. If the timing is right, we will pull into the rest area, west bound, and check the tires and let these guys go on. These guys are trying to make a living and we are just traveling for pleasure. Let these truckers get on over the road and make it home That's what I was saying, you really should use the right lane with them. They will set the pace and it is over the speed limit in spots lower in others.. You can get behind a "newbe" him I will pass and get behind one of the big boys. Like I said at 4am you cannot see those cures and how hard they are in the dark BUT you can follow the truckers taillights as they know.
tomman58 05/04/20 08:29am Roads and Routes
RE: I-40 traverse from Asheville, NC to Gatlinburg, Tn

I do the "gorge" every year (sometimes twice) it is a twisty turny road with some up and down. I have a 2500 DMAX and a 39"+ travel Trailer. I follow a truck if he is dong the speed limit. If not I'll pass him and follow the next truck.. These guys do this run daily. It lasts for about 45 minutes then go back to the foot hill thing. Stay back from the guy in front of you as sometimes they need to brake and you will too. It is kinda fun after driving across TX, NM and other not so interesting states. The other thing I forgot was I do this at about 4:30AM in the pitch dark and in early spring when there are still snow storms and such but still with out a hitch (rv humor there). Have fun
tomman58 05/03/20 03:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: When this is over

I think most of the state parks will open soon. Of course the national parks will be open. The key here is to camp smart. Keep your distance , wear the face mask and wash your hands a lot. mostly camping can be in solitude and one doesn't need to have the big campfire with the neighbors unless everyone follows the rules. Just because our wobbly government says its over listen to the doctors and watch as the hospitals begin to do elective surgery again.
tomman58 04/28/20 04:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: Turning the Page

I could never do a TC as I am 6'3" and 250 lbs. they are made for short people ... but they ain't got no bodys.................................. an old song
tomman58 04/24/20 06:58am Travel Trailers
RE: sticky slides

I am suprised that you are having this issue where you live. I would think it would be more of a hot weather issue. Are you sure it is the rubber sticking? could it possibly be another substancw such as tree sap etc? Or are the seals deteriorating? I had this issue once here in AZ. If it is in fact the rubber and it is in good shape, WD 40 should do the trick. The solvent(carrier) will evaporate so quick that the rubber won't notice it. WD 40 is in fact recommended by many products made of rubber that need to be lubricated to install them. motorcycle/Atv grips come to mind. If this bothers you, just spray it on the non seal contact surface. When dry, just the wax based lubricant will remain. Cheap, easy and everyone has a can or two kicking around. We spend the winters in Florida to LV to AZ so we have very little time in cold environments.
tomman58 04/23/20 04:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Gray and Black tank sensor issue

Forget you ever saw them. Non work forever. learn to keep track of your usage. You will sleep better. X2I agree I have never had the sensors work though the 1st year on all the trailers I've owned and I've owned several. In the fresh water tank(s) if the overflow has water running out .... it is full if you open the drain and nothing comes out it is empty. Black water same thing but more visual, lol. None worth your time or effort. Once you've done the RV thing for a few years you tend to ignore certain things that make you scream and this is one of them.
tomman58 04/23/20 07:07am Tech Issues
sticky slides

The last couple of Jaycos have had slides that really seem to stay stuck to the trailer body for a longer time then they should, IMO. I mean when I open or close the slides after they have sat for a week or a couple months the slide will slow and finally pop off the trailer body when opening. What do you use to stop the rubber from adhering to the trailer?? I've heard everything from furniture polish to WD40 what works best and is safe to use? TIA Tom
tomman58 04/22/20 09:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

Carry an 8' step ladder and an leaf blower........ total cost is less than one topper and the ladder has several uses. No ladder needed either if you are under 65 and can use the ladder on your rig.
tomman58 04/21/20 08:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

"If it's someone's time to go, I can't save them. Some people simply will die from this virus, like it or not. Everyone dies eventually, like it or not. However, the people who are most susceptible are still free to stay away from the rest of us (self-isolate) as we resume our own survival tasks." Since the Michigan rallies, I’m all for this because it looks like support for this mainly comes from a particular political bent, and if they want to race for the exit, have at it! X2 and then some let Darwin rule !!!!
tomman58 04/19/20 06:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: And Texas Caves In

"If it's someone's time to go, I can't save them. Some people simply will die from this virus, like it or not. Everyone dies eventually, like it or not. However, the people who are most susceptible are still free to stay away from the rest of us (self-isolate) as we resume our own survival tasks." Since the Michigan rallies, I’m all for this because it looks like support for this mainly comes from a particular political bent, and if they want to race for the exit, have at it! X2 and then some let Darwin rule !!!!
tomman58 04/19/20 06:08pm General RVing Issues
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