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  1. Having once owned a Norton, that is all true. I spent more time working on it than riding.
  2. My MH has 1 receptacle for the fridge and ice maker, My Xantrex RS2000 has a pass-through feature and knows where to source power. You cannot lump all MH wiring together. Now if I forget to switch on my inverter while driving_no ice for my bourbon that evening.
  3. If you do little boondocking/dry camping, I would stay with the same battery brand. Have you calculated the cost per year of your present batteries yet? Compare that to AGM's. I did that and could not justify the price difference.
  4. Yep, got an email from Safeco today. My premium refund should be around $19($780 annual). That should buy a couple of pizzas, but it's the thought that counts. Will sign with Progressive next week(better coverage) and save $100/yr. Makes my old MH cheaper to O/O. I shop around every year.
  5. Electrical Theory Explained, by Joseph Lucas Copied from the NTNOA website. FINALLY! THE MYSTERIES OF ELECTRICITY EXPLAINED! ELECTRICAL THEORY BY JOSEPH LUCAS - The Demon of Darkness Positive ground depends on proper circuit functioning, which is the transmission of negative ions by retention of the visible spectral manifestation known as "smoke". Smoke is the thing that makes electrical circuits work. We know this to be true because every time one lets the smoke out of an electrical circuit, it stops working. This can be verified repeatedly through empirical testing. For example, if one places a copper bar across the terminals of a battery, prodigious quantities of smoke are liberated and the battery shortly ceases to function. In addition, if one observes smoke escaping from an electrical component such as a Lucas voltage regulator, it will also be observed that the component no longer functions. The logic is elementary and inescapable! The function of the wiring harness is to conduct the smoke from one device to another. When the wiring springs a leak and lets all the smoke out of the system, nothing works afterward. Starter motors were considered unsuitable for British motorcycles for some time largely because they consumed large quantities of smoke, requiring very unsightly large wires. It has been reported that Lucas electrical components are possibly more prone to electrical leakage than their Bosch, Japanese or American counterparts. Experts point out that this is because Lucas is British, and all things British leak. British engines leak oil, British shock absorbers, hydraulic forks and disk brake systems leak fluid, British tires leak air and British Intelligence leaks national defense secrets. Therefore, it follows that British electrical systems must leak smoke. Once again, the logic is clear and inescapable. In conclusion, the basic concept of transmission of electrical energy in the form of smoke provides a logical explanation of the mysteries of electrical components especially British units manufactured by Joseph Lucas, Ltd. And remember: "A gentleman does not motor about after dark." Joseph Lucas "The Prince of Darkness" 1842-1903 A few Lucas quips: • The Lucas motto: "Get home before dark." • Lucas is the patent holder for the short circuit. • Lucas - Inventor of the first intermittent wiper. • Lucas - Inventor of the self-dimming headlamp. • The three-position Lucas switch--DIM, FLICKER and OFF. • The Original Anti-Theft Device - Lucas Electrics. • If Lucas made guns, wars would not start • Back in the '70s, Lucas decided to diversify its product line and began manufacturing vacuum cleaners. It was the only product they offered which did not suck. Q: Why do the British drink warm beer? A: Because Lucas makes their refrigerators.
  6. We owe no allegiance to any insurance company. a couple years ago I switched to Safeco for a lower rate and better coverage. Tomorrow I am switching to Progressive - $100 lower premium for higher coverage. Musing; it seems a shame to insure our MH that hasen't seen a road since December, and will not see one again until fall(unless this virus disappears NLT next month). NOTE: Safeco does not write MH policies, they write an auto policy and enhance coverage, so said my agent.
  7. RayIN

    Unusual tire wear

    That last bit of information; the motorcycle rack + motorcycle weight, changes almost everyone's advice. That is an important factor to know. It also makes knowing 4-corner weights vital, hows that coming along?
  8. Same raw material, different processing. I'll stick with the bleached product, thanks anyway. Someone did some good work making that video.
  9. Wildbill, your cat quote reminded me. COVID-19 has been found in cats: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52204534 Carl, my county has no recorded COVID-19 cases_yet.
  10. My IRA(mutual funds) is high-growth rated. Initially the decrease was in 5 figures in Feb., it has regained about 1/2 of that decrease as of today. My personal prediction is 20 years(POTUS says 12-14) until a full financial recovery for the country. My kids may see that, along with my IRA. Wildbill, I read that a couple days ago, IMO a sound decision for multiple reasons.
  11. RayIN

    Unusual tire wear

    When alignment was checked, hopefully they did a total alignment check.(commonly known as dog-tracking). Usually if the rear axle is out of alignment(thrust angle) your steering wheel is not level when driving straight ahead,
  12. 18 years is the maximum when i was buying an ESC through Good Sam/Camping World. I read somewhere it has been shortened to 15 by some companies.The first 3 yr contract repaired everything that failed/broke, subsequent contract had only 2 claims filed. MH was 18 then so no more ESC allowed. An easy way to find out for sure is phone wholesalewarranties.com and ask, I think they have a 15 yrs limit too.
  13. Only you can say if an Extended Service Contract is worth the money for your circumstances. We bought an ESC when we bought our 2000 MH because it had been parked in a barn for 8 years prior to our purchase. IMO that first contract was well worth the expense, it more than paid for itself + deductibles, fuel for delivery trips, etc. The next 3 yr contract was a straight loss, no covered claims were made. This is like buying health insurance, it is not an investment, but rather, buying financial protection. IMO the best independent broker is wholesalewarranties.com Some companies sell directly to the public, but I can't remember names.
  14. A fellow veteran hailed me in Kroger 2 weeks ago. He said I don't shake hands now and stuck out his elbow. I asked him is that was the elbow he sneezed/coughed into, as i backed away. Rude, probably; but I'm in the high risk group for serious complications, he'll have to get over it. My second great-grandson is enroute, and I wanna be there this summer to welcome him to the world. addition:, here are the latest statistics: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1101932/coronavirus-covid19-cases-and-deaths-number-us-americans/ My calculations say that is a 2.55% death rate; this is higher: https://coronavirusbellcurve.com/
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