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For some of the newer members here, 

There is a wealth of information available in the pages of this forum.  While its great to find a subject that has been written about and has had various answers posted, its easier to start a new topic and start fresh than reviving a dead thread.  As people come and go, technology changes, ideas didn't work out, and hind-site being 20/20, starting a fresh is topic easier to answer than figuring out what someone meant a year or 2 ago.  

 

 



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Alie and Jims Carrilite wrote:

For some of the newer members here, 

There is a wealth of information available in the pages of this forum.  While its great to find a subject that has been written about and has had various answers posted, its easier to start a new topic and start fresh than reviving a dead thread.  As people come and go, technology changes, ideas didn't work out, and hind-site being 20/20, starting a fresh is topic easier to answer than figuring out what someone meant a year or 2 ago.  

 

 


 EXACTLY................Rather than someone jumping on you to "Use the search function".



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TRAILERKING wrote:
Alie and Jims Carrilite wrote:

For some of the newer members here, 

There is a wealth of information available in the pages of this forum.  While its great to find a subject that has been written about and has had various answers posted, its easier to start a new topic and start fresh than reviving a dead thread.  As people come and go, technology changes, ideas didn't work out, and hind-site being 20/20, starting a fresh is topic easier to answer than figuring out what someone meant a year or 2 ago.  

 

 


 EXACTLY................Rather than someone jumping on you to "Use the search function".


 Thankfully that doesn't occur here often, if it does happen most members will say "search for ---" or look for this topic.  



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Nothing wrong with using search, there is a lot of useful information in old topics. The problem is replying to old threads.

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bjoyce wrote:

Nothing wrong with using search, there is a lot of useful information in old topics. The problem is replying to old threads.


 

Especially if the reader hasn't looked at the original posting date of a thread or comment in an old thread.  I should mention for the benefit of the newer folks that the date of posting is in the same box to the left where the avatar and username is located.  Also, when a new person decides to respond directly to someone who previously commented, they might want to click on that person's username to see their profile.  The profile area also indicates the last time that person logged into the forums.

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how do I start a post


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Old threads are very helpful. Other than solar and “on demand” water heaters (that don’t work for boondockers), what’s new? Not much IMO.

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You start a post by looking at the upper right hand of any thread ... click on “start a new topic”.



-- Edited by RonC on Wednesday 7th of March 2018 07:32:20 PM

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Alie and Jims Carrilite wrote:

For some of the newer members here, 

There is a wealth of information available in the pages of this forum.  While its great to find a subject that has been written about and has had various answers posted, its easier to start a new topic and start fresh than reviving a dead thread.  As people come and go, technology changes, ideas didn't work out, and hind-site being 20/20, starting a fresh is topic easier to answer than figuring out what someone meant a year or 2 ago.  

 

 


 Here is my problem with this: Very often someone new will ask a basic question so regulars will berate the poor newb with "GO SEARCH FOR IT!!!"

Then, when the newb finds a thread that helps but he needs more information than the thread can provide, they ask the question on the old thread, and get berated for resurrecting the old thread. Nothing like a good ol' catch 22 to get the bowels moving.

You can't have it both ways. Pick one, pick now. GRRRRRRRRRR



-- Edited by Old_Man on Thursday 8th of March 2018 10:20:54 AM

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LarryW21 wrote:

Old threads are very helpful. Other than solar and “on demand” water heaters (that don’t work for boondockers), what’s new? Not much IMO.


 Well I guess I'm in trouble already because we will boondock and we will have an on-demand water heater. I want to reduce the empty weight of the vehicle as much as possible, and some things at the top of the list are in this order:

Get rid of the Onan. Opens up space and weight for the components of the solar system.

Get rid of lead-acid batteries in the house. I won't ever drive it HOME with those BOMBS. Eventually, the starting battery will no longer be lead-acid. I hate those things. LiFePo4 will power the house.

Water heater. I need to waste LP on keeping water hot like I need an extra set of...hemorrhoids.

As long as I'm making a list, here are some other things I'll be dumping from the coach:

Dinette benches; not worth the space they consume nor the weight they add. We'll get a folding chair to use the table as a work table.

Third captain's chair.  We won't be expecting much company, and we don't answer the door for strangers, even here in the S&B world. More space and weight for things and stuff I'd rather carry. Like another guitar...or a bigger amplifier.

We're going to an RV show this weekend, up in SAC. I'm more than a little dismayed the only exhibitors are dealers, but I want J to get inside one, and see what it looks like inside. Feels like a place to relax. Call home. I'm hoping she's charmed by a 32-footer and doesn't insist on anything bigger, because there's one in Phoenix, a 32-footer with a full Banks system. Ford V10 and Banks is the #1 attribute I look for in an RV, and if I find one, unless the rest of it is deal-breaking, that's the one I'll buy. But not before a full inspection and perhaps, a counter-offer position, of course.

 



-- Edited by Old_Man on Thursday 8th of March 2018 11:01:00 AM

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Not only is this thread 4 years old, but now it is getting very much off topic from the original poster's comment.  Thus, it is being closed.

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