BillAdams

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About BillAdams

  • Birthday 02/06/55

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    Traveling full time
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    Full-time in my motorhome

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  1. Thanks, It's Been Fun

    I have been lurking for a couple of weeks and I see now that I have made the right choice. I will log out for the final time tonight. Not even a lurk left in me. Despite what I think of the changes the recent vote will have on FMCA, I wish FMCA the very best. Many thanks to Brett for a dedication to this forum that I think is pretty unique and definitely under appreciated. I hope other, newer, forum members will be able to ignore the 4 or 5 posters who stomp on every topic as if it is there own personal Facebook page or wanders so far off topic that Brett has to jump in and spank these bad boys for talking fish when the topic is RVs. You are all very lucky that Brett is as tolerant as he is and he is truly the only reason I hung in here as long as I did. In reading that it sounds like some kind of a condemnation but it's not meant that way. It's simply a matter of differing opinions about how a forum or business should be run and I find that it's time for me to make a left when FMCA took a right. Safe travels everyone and best wishes to most of you here!
  2. Thanks, It's Been Fun

    It has been suggested by a few here, including some very long timers, that it may be time for me to go. I think I must finally agree. There are some silly topics about new legislation and no topic seems to be able to remain on topic unless the moderator jumps in to bring the repeat offenders back in line (including me from time to time). I have already made the decision not to rejoin FMCA due to the recent change of business plan so unless I find that I must rejoin to get a better deal on my tires in the future or FMCA offers a benefit that some of us younger (not young) folks might take advantage of I guess it time. I think the 4-5 folks that stomp on every topic with random unrelated comments is one of the biggest reasons but I also feel like I really don't have as much to contribute these days as I might have in the past. I will be signing out for now but I will still visit from time to time. I don't think I will be missed and I don't expect anyone to try to get me to stay. It will be interesting to see where this business goes in the future. I don't foresee good things unless there is a complete overhaul and the acceptance that what has now been created is "just another Good Sam" but with less benefits. If someone finally comes to that realization there may be hope for this business as they will try to be competitive to those businesses that have been doing this for many, many years. My very best to everyone, but especially to Brett for his hard work on the forum, his offers of help and his wealth of knowledge. He should be treasured as he is likely the #1 reason this is such a great forum. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and I wish everyone the very best in the New Year.
  3. How Do MH Engine Batteries Receive Their Charge?

    So try this. Unplugged from shore power, Inverter OFF, Charger OFF (even though charger does nothing without shore or generator power). 12.25V is a reading for a battery that is about 1/2 discharged. 12V is dead and something around 12.6ish would be fully charged, no load, and not on a charger.
  4. Front Axle Weight Way Different Side To Side

    Where is your generator located? What is the front axle weight rating? 3770 sounds really light.
  5. Michelin Tire Gone Square

    Merry Christmas!
  6. Michelin Tire Gone Square

    Bad shock? The tire bouncing and balding?
  7. Check Out Our New Verizon MIFI Benefit!

    Sorry to hear that you did not understand that as I thought it was pretty obvious that this is a stand alone plan. However, it can still be of great benefit to a Verizon customer. The Verizon 4GB plan costs $50 for data. That's usually enough for 2 phones to handle all basic needs. To move to one of the unlimited plans that gets you the same $25 GB adds $80-$130 to your bill. The draw back to the FMCA plan is the hard throttle at 25 GB but if you use that much or less per month reducing the data use on the phone and adding this Hot Spot is better than the Verizon customer offer. The Verizon customer is also limited to 15GB when using a Hot Spot on the unlimited plan. I don't understand how these companies legally advertise these highly limited plans as being unlimited!
  8. Merry Christmas to All

    Fleas Navidad! Yes, Virginia ... We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun: Dear Editor— I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O'Hanlon 115 West Ninety Fifth Street Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! He lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. ----------------- "Is There a Santa Claus?" reprinted from the September 21, 1897, number of The New York Sun.
  9. Tax Code Reform

    This is what I am able to find.
  10. Sanitizing Water System

    Bleach. Others will say peroxide. Pretty sure that's going to be a split decision.
  11. Just Rejoined FMCA With A Towable

    I didn't know we were all so close together. When we are in TX we hang out at the Northlake RV park near Spring.
  12. Just Rejoined FMCA With A Towable

    I simply don't understand why anyone claims that saying towable should not be allowed has anything what-so-ever to do with elitism. As has been mentioned like 1000 times is that this "club" WAS a club for owners of motor homes just like there are clubs for trailer and 5th wheel brand specific owners. To say an RV is an RV is 100% incorrect. To say an RVer is an RVer is 100% accurate. This was 100% a discussion about the RV product and has nothing at all to do with the RV owner.
  13. Mail Forwarding and Domicile

    I am not saying there are not tactics that work for some. As a full timer I am rarely going to be somewhere that I could pick up mail in person and I would never burden a friend with handling my mail. We left FL many years ago and keep everything in FL as the RV resort also did mail forwarding. I then sold my FL property and had no intention of returning to that State. So, for me, I am not going to be able to present any kind of paperwork for any of the items listed above from either TX or SD (my other best choices). So, I need a new address for my Verizon and DirecTV and banking and whatever. Since I don't own anything or know anyone in TX or SD, how am I going to make that happen without the help of someone like The SKP's? Sorry, that's a rhetorical question and the obvious answer (FOR US) was to sign up with someone who could provide us with a legal physical address and a mail forwarding service. We have used SKP's for many, many years and I do not have a single bad thing to say about them. As a matter of fact, we went through Livingston,TX and stayed at the campground for a couple of nights. While we were there we went to the mail room and pick up our mail in person!
  14. Mail Forwarding and Domicile

    I am not saying there are not tactics that work for some. As a full timer I am rarely going to be somewhere that I could pick up mail in person and I would never burden a friend with handling my mail. We left FL many years ago and keep everything in FL as the RV resort also did mail forwarding. I then sold my FL property and had no intention of returning to that State. So, for me, I am not going to be able to present any kind of paperwork for any of the items listed above from either TX or SD (my other best choices). So, I need a new address for my Verizon and DirecTV and banking and whatever. Since I don't own anything or know anyone in TX or SD, how am I going to make that happen without the help of someone like The SKP's? Sorry, that's a rhetorical question and the obvious answer (FOR US) was to sign up with someone who could provide us with a legal physical address and a mail forwarding service. We have used SKP's for many, many years and I do not have a single bad thing to say about them. As a matter of fact, I forgot, we went through Livingston,TX and stayed at the campground for a couple of nights. While we were there we went to the mail room and pick up our mail in person!
  15. KVH has mostly left the RV business to run it's course. No manufacturer that I am aware of installs them and there are very few RV dealers who install or service the units. I see it that KVH is more interested in the boating, business and Military business (likely a good idea!). If you have one and it works thats great. If you are looking to buy something I would stick with Winegard or King Control products.