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Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 61
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Posted By 91cavgt
That is why for the average Joe, there are 2...

That is why for the average Joe, there are 2 types of bankruptcy.

1. Chapter 7 which basically means you were put into a situation that was out of your control.

2. Chapter 13 which basically...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,960
Posted By 91cavgt
Doctor/hospital bills eat our lunch every year. ...

Doctor/hospital bills eat our lunch every year. Take for example, my daughter had to have her tonsils removed. The hospital called and told us what it was going to cost. The doctor called and told...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2022, 08:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,356
Posted By 91cavgt
This. It will take 10 years but you can recover...

This. It will take 10 years but you can recover from it. Iíve done it and recovered from it quit well. I was forced to file for chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2012, along with getting my truck...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,486
Posted By 91cavgt
Canít tell if that is a 240Z(1970-1973),...

Canít tell if that is a 240Z(1970-1973), 260Z(1974), or 280Z(1975-1978).
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,486
Posted By 91cavgt
And we were the remote control too!

And we were the remote control too!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,486
Posted By 91cavgt
https://www.startpage.com/av/proxy-image?piurl=htt...

https://www.startpage.com/av/proxy-image?piurl=https%3A%2F%2Fencrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com%2Fimages%3Fq%3Dtbn%3AANd9GcTkQ-lQJWbogAd5fw02863qfT6QFRQs3kMzdeeRA07GrLovo3I%26s&sp=1660322439T752479520d216ad9e...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,054
Posted By 91cavgt
Doesn’t a rental car expense also contribute to...

Doesn’t a rental car expense also contribute to the overall repair costs and thus, contribute to a vehicle being totaled or not?

I’m hearing that some body shops are backed up 3 months or more. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2022, 05:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,106
Posted By 91cavgt
We found just the opposite to be true. Fruits...

We found just the opposite to be true. Fruits and veggies tended to go bad quicker that were from Costco compared to Samís. We never bought meat from either so I canít comment on that. Everything...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By 91cavgt
When you talk to ANYONE from social security, be...

When you talk to ANYONE from social security, be it in person or on the phone, notate EVERYTHING that they tell you.

I had to deal with them a LOT this time last year. A normal phone call would...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2022, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 774
Posted By 91cavgt
That all depends on the half ton truck. Most...

That all depends on the half ton truck. Most half tons will run out of payload capacity before they reach the max tow capacity. Once loaded, a decent size bumper pull can have 1k pounds of tongue...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 774
Posted By 91cavgt
I live in an RV so I have some first hand...

I live in an RV so I have some first hand knowledge.


Absolute must haves for full timing:

1. Dual 15k BTU roof top ACs. This is Texas and no one has ever said “we have too much AC”.

2....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,214
Posted By 91cavgt
My daughter gets really bad chest/sinus colds at...

My daughter gets really bad chest/sinus colds at least once or twice a year. When she gets bad, prednisone typically clears it all up within 3-4 days. Without it she will end up with bronchitis,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,653
Posted By 91cavgt
I canít even imagine the pain you are going...

I canít even imagine the pain you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,749
Posted By 91cavgt
Last I heard was there is a shortage of plastic...

Last I heard was there is a shortage of plastic bottles. Not just for bottled water but also for all kinds of plastic bottles.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,749
Posted By 91cavgt
There have been a lot of boil water notices going...

There have been a lot of boil water notices going around. So just because you pay the bill doesnít always mean that youíve got drinking water out of the faucet.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,549
Posted By 91cavgt
LED walkway lights. Sit them outside during the...

LED walkway lights. Sit them outside during the day and bring them in at sunset. The good ones will stay lit all night.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,189
Posted By 91cavgt
My thoughts as well.

My thoughts as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,395
Posted By 91cavgt
The first hack didn’t effect me but this one is.

The first hack didn’t effect me but this one is.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,801
Posted By 91cavgt
I know Matt Caricker from Demolition Ranch/Off...

I know Matt Caricker from Demolition Ranch/Off The Ranch has made REALLY good money, and he invested it very wisely by starting a merch/clothing company for other youtubers called Bunker Branding. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By 91cavgt
Whether or not the entire harness needs to be...

Whether or not the entire harness needs to be replaced can also depend on the age of the vehicle. I worked on a 15 year old Mustang one time when the insulation to all the wires in the wire harness...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,664
Posted By 91cavgt
My step dad has a 2013 Toyota Tundra with about...

My step dad has a 2013 Toyota Tundra with about 40k miles on it. Doubt it has had much of anything in the bed, and he has only towed a small RV one time for 1/4 of a mile(from the back of his house...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 639
Posted By 91cavgt
Been full timing in an RV for a year now with my...

Been full timing in an RV for a year now with my wife and daughter. I typically dump the black tank once a week, and do the black tank flush as well. We have been using Happy Camper the entire time...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By 91cavgt
We lost a lot of trees after the summer of 2011...

We lost a lot of trees after the summer of 2011 so this makes sense. Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2022, 01:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,770
Posted By 91cavgt
I love solar, but everyone above has already...

I love solar, but everyone above has already stated what needs to be said.

Keep in mind that a grid tied system(the kind that all of your neighbors have gotten) will do nothing for you when the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 19,788
Posted By 91cavgt
Prayers sent.

Prayers sent.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,166
Posted By 91cavgt
Your solar panels should be putting out enough...

Your solar panels should be putting out enough power to be able to double up on the batteries. That way they will last longer once the sun goes down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 03:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,166
Posted By 91cavgt
What batteries are you running?

What batteries are you running?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,166
Posted By 91cavgt
Those would definitely work. Those are 24v...

Those would definitely work. Those are 24v panels. Basically, they are the same as the panels that I run(same ratings, just a different brand. But Canadian Solar is a good, reputable company.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By 91cavgt
On Friday my wife and I went to 3 dealerships...

On Friday my wife and I went to 3 dealerships looking for a specific trim and package. The Ram dealership in Floresville had a couple of base models, or high trim packages. Bluebonnet Ram in New...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,318
Posted By 91cavgt
I’ve owned some of their air tools, and a lot of...

I’ve owned some of their air tools, and a lot of their hand tools. The air tools are so so at best. The hand tools are great! I used to make a living turning wrenches and never had a failure out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By 91cavgt
I’ve been using Waze for a few years. Yes,...

I’ve been using Waze for a few years. Yes, drivers report what they see(object on road, animals nearby, construction, vehicle stopped on road, vehicle on shoulder, police, wreck, traffic jam, road...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By 91cavgt
Iíve done that to a coworker! It was a lot of...

Iíve done that to a coworker! It was a lot of fun, for me!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,886
Posted By 91cavgt
Because some people can’t handle knowing that...

Because some people can’t handle knowing that what they have been taught, or have grown accustomed to could potentially be a lie. So instead of learning the truth, they would rather keep their head...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,968
Posted By 91cavgt
This. I used to snowboard. We would...

This.


I used to snowboard. We would always get to Colorado and do nothing on the first day. It gives your body a chance to acclimate to the altitude. Stay hydrated and away from the adult...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,872
Posted By 91cavgt
You sir just won the internet for today!

You sir just won the internet for today!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2022, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By 91cavgt
A few days ago here in San Antonio a power sub...

A few days ago here in San Antonio a power sub station caught fire due to the heat and high demand. If we keep loosing transformers and equipment at sub stations then we won’t have any spare parts...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By 91cavgt
Precious metals prices drop at the beginning of...

Precious metals prices drop at the beginning of big down turns in the economy. It is normal. People loose their tail in the stock market and sell off precious metals to make up for it. Give it a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,679
Posted By 91cavgt
#1 rule of pocket carrying: DO NOT put anything...

#1 rule of pocket carrying: DO NOT put anything else in that pocket. No if’s ands or buts about it.


I pocket carried a 9mm Keltec PF9 for years. Be careful with larger caliber tiny frame semi...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 949
Posted By 91cavgt
In San Antonio on Military Drive, there were 3...

In San Antonio on Military Drive, there were 3 separate intersections, each separated by 1/2 mile that had no power. This was around 6:45 this afternoon. At one corner was an HEB and the gas...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,396
Posted By 91cavgt
Mine is set to 70 as that is what I set it to at...

Mine is set to 70 as that is what I set it to at night. Right now, both of my ACs have been running non-stop since 9am, and it is 83 inside. Full timing in an RV in the summer in Texas is rough.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By 91cavgt
It all depends on what is causing her foot pain. ...

It all depends on what is causing her foot pain.


Before my foot surgeries, I bought a set of inserts from the Good Feet store. While they didn’t help my feet much, they did stop my knee pain....
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,396
Posted By 91cavgt
I was just reading the other day about technology...

I was just reading the other day about technology that is out now that allows new nuclear plants to be built that run on the spent fuel from current nuclear power plants! This would eliminate the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,396
Posted By 91cavgt
Iím like you in that for years, I worked out in...

Iím like you in that for years, I worked out in the heat. The heat still doesnít bother me much, but my wife is a different story. She has never had a job in the heat, has always owned a car where...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,396
Posted By 91cavgt
ERCOT is urging electricity conservation today

ERCOT is urging all Texans to conserve power today from 1pm till 8pm.


https://www.kbtx.com/2022/07/11/ercot-urges-texans-conserve-power-monday-due-heat-demand/
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By 91cavgt
From what Iíve read and seen, some companies will...

From what Iíve read and seen, some companies will upgrade to more efficient panels and the old ones will be sold to a reseller. Sometimes, a company will go out of business, or change locations and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By 91cavgt
This. From what Iím hearing, we have...

This.


From what Iím hearing, we have enough gas as of right now, but getting it delivered can be a challenge due to a shot supply of hazmat certified drivers.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By 91cavgt
Or if you absolutely had to go with 4 or 6...

Or if you absolutely had to go with 4 or 6 panels, you could go with 4 of these.

https://houston.craigslist.org/ele/d/pearland-new-395w-bifacial-mono-solar/7504759518.html

395 watts and 49...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By 91cavgt
That pic recommends less than 200 volts and 1500...

That pic recommends less than 200 volts and 1500 watts or greater of solar.


I am not affiliated with this ad, but a quick search came up with these:
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,211
Posted By 91cavgt
slime in the ice machine!!

slime in the ice machine!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-06-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,426
Posted By 91cavgt
We have a VW Atlas and love it. 3 rows,...

We have a VW Atlas and love it. 3 rows, reclining second row seats, plenty of storage cubbies, just not many cup holders for the 2nd row. Gas mileage is great with the turbo 4 cylinder at 25-27 mpg...
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