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Floyd Beatty
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Floyd Beatty

Loved the newsletter since about 2011, donated last year or two, tried to register for the forum, got message that my “email address was reserved for future use” I guess that’s because you already distribute to that address. So how do I register for the forum? Thanks, Floyd Beatty, fbeatty@pobox.com, 207-837-5710.

Peter J Nyvall
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Peter J Nyvall

Come to the Hill country of Texas, no floods, no hurricanes, no earthquakes, very little rain, no snow or sleet, avg temps are 70 degrees, most RV parks are high and dry, no traffic, just peace and quiet.

jillie
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jillie

I have grown up camping by tent then pop up and now a TT. When you are camping by tent you learn a lot about survival of the fittest. You really have no refrigerator, heat, ac or anything microwave. Unless you started tent camping you folks have absolutely no clue as to what survival is. And reading the above about preparing for the apocalypse is absolutely funny. None of you could live without knowing that your camper is going to be probably be the last means of defense if you have to leave your house for more then a month.… Read more »

Sene Kela
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Sene Kela

We all have to do online banking or pay the rent/taxes even while on the road, so using a VPN while visiting some countries is a must, IMO. Of course, it costs some money, but don’t you think security is definitely the thing to invest money on? I don’t know about others services, but I use NordVPN and have their discount code SURF2Y that reduces the price by 66%.

nwtraveler
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nwtraveler

HI Chuck. I can’t login to the RV Forum and can’t reset my password. Anything happening on your end?

nwtraveler

Tony King
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Tony King

Living in So Cal our 2 Motorhomes are always stocked and full of water. It’s not so much we have to leave our home but in the event of a catastrophic earthquake that severely damages our house we have somewhere to live if the house is unlivable etc.

Janet Miller
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Janet Miller

May I share the reference to the Wendlands article on “Beginners Guide to Boondocking?” I am hosting a rally in January in Quartzsite, AZ, where our rally group, RVing Women, will dry camp for several days. I’d like to alert them to this resource for their planning, should they wish! I have copied the article to send to registrants, but wish to request permission to do so. Thank you.

Anthony Vinson
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Anthony Vinson

I work in the Gulf of Mexico on a lengthy schedule. We have a step by step checklist if my family has to leave before I can make it home. Keeping your rigs tires, wheel bearings, and seals in top order is a must. Our truck is always sitting on go, along with our generator. Escape routes A, B, and C have to be understood along with loss of communication locations. Carry a chainsaw, odds are you’ll have to cut your way back in. Have cash, firearms, and a stern situational awareness when dealing with a mass exodus. If your… Read more »

Kevin Coughlin
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Kevin Coughlin

Whenever and wherever camping, it is a great idea to have an “escape” plan for a hasty evacuation. Consider at a minimum what you must do and then what you can do depending on the time available for evacuation. With Florence the officials knew about it and were warning folks for nearly three (yes 3) weeks. Yet a day before landfall people were just starting to get on the road. If you get to the point when you think about evacuation, that is the time to go! As an Emergency Management Professional I urge you to get out of harm’s… Read more »

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Thanks for all the important info, Kevin! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Wolfe Rose
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Wolfe Rose

Regarding taking photos before a hurricane, an even better option is to take a full video at least once a year, walking through your home and inventorying everything you see -when you bought it, what you paid for it, serial numbers Etc… After a full loss you would go crazy trying to reconstruct the data that you could have quickly filmed. Then send your video offsite/outside likely disaster areas to avoid situations like I discussed a few weeks back (keeping computer backups at the same site that burned) .

Karin S.
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Karin S.

Regarding the question from “roboclock3”: The Goodyear Marathon’s are HORRIBLE tires. After only one season with them on our unit, I switched them out due to all the failure stories I was reading about them. We switched to the Sailun ST235/85R16. It is a 14 ply tire and very very stout. What an amazing difference from the Marathons. The PSI rating is 110psi, so your wheels do need to be able to handle that psi. Mine did. I am on another RV forum and many on that forum have switched to these. You will also need to switch to metal… Read more »

John T
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John T

No radial tire has 14 plies. They all have 1, 2 or 3. The “14” is the “ply rating”, which means that the tire’s load bearing capacity is equal to that of a bias-ply tire with 14 plies. The ply rating was a way of categorizing radial tires prior to the use of the lettered load rating (C, D, E etc.).

Tommy Molnar
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Tommy Molnar

The big problem with Waze is that it is a battery sucker. It will kill your phone in short order making it mandatory that you leave your phone plugged in all the time. But, in today’s world, don’t all vehicles have multiple plugs anyway?

Willie
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Willie

Waze is a good application for navigation, but it’s prone to errors like any other nav program. When we travel, we run both Waze and Google Map in tandem on two devices, one on ATT and one on Verizon. It’s saved us a lot of heartache. Last Wednesday we were appoaching I-15 from US395 when both programs started sending us alerts about a brushfire that had just shut down the freeway on Cajon Pass. Rather than continue and get stuck on the freeway for hours, or worse, we immediately pulled over and planned an alternative route on SR18 through Big… Read more »

Tom
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Tom

Get an Amateur Radio license. Get (at the very least) an inexpensive handheld radio and leave it in the coach. Many of these radios are capable of monitoring the NOAA weather forecasts.
Learn to use it and to program it. Panic time is not the time to break out the manual.
Join a club and support your local repeater.

Dan
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Dan

My wife and I live on the beach in SC and were in the mandatory evacuation zone. We left the morning of the evacuation and got out before the crowds in our RV. That was on a Tuesday and we went to the Tampa area in Florida and stayed at a KOA. We returned the following Monday before the rivers overflowed and were able to get home. Most of the roads flooded later that week and it took some people many hours and detours to get back. Having the RV and planning correctly made our hurricane Florence experience a piece… Read more »