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Old 01-10-2013, 09:47 AM   #15
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Where is Frozen, Tundra? That might have a lot to do with the answers to your questions. Will you be building on a site that does not have electricity? If cost and recovery of investment is a consideration just buying a generator is probably more cost efficient and more likely to recover the cost of investment that doing a lot of expensive solar additions to the trailer. And probably just as "green".
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:03 AM   #16
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I have yet to decide on a build site, so I figured the AS can open up the possibilities for build sites with no power/sewer/etc. (While at the same time limiting me to areas that dont hate RV's) Along with providing me with a platform to learn what it takes to be off-grid, its like RV's have been "off grid" since before the term even existed.
Bill, Frozen Tundra is a term usually associated with the nearest football stadium which happens to be located nearby in Titletown, USA. That's all I'll say!
Crispyboy, I stumbled on handy bobs site last year and WOW ! I've read it about 3x now, he hooked me on the oversize DC wire talk, I had a huge improvement in my waaay too obnoxious Car stereo when I was younger due to upgrading the undersize wiring from 8ga. to 4ga. so I knew handybob at least had some credibility, great site for everyone to read!
Touring Dan, I think I will just leave the A/C off for now. It's newly wired, holes are all patched or filled with buck rivets, and I'll add some extra c-channel I have bent up for roof bracing so A/C is always an option for the future, I'll tackle roof "real estate" issues then I guess. Thanks All !
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:19 AM   #17
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A quick google search turned up "Frozen Tundra" is a nickname for Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Bill M didn't ask because he wants to stalk you; he asked because it's RELEVANT TO YOUR QUESTION about needing air conditioning.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:20 AM   #18
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skater, the words subtle and discreet must not be in your vocabulary, while I am not worried about stalkers on this forum I feel it is unwise to broadcast my location, property, and pictures of my things for the world to see and for those who know no discretion to view. If one is unable to determine the need for A/C based upon a location named Frozen Tundra I guess I have no worries though. After reading several posts about stolen AS I felt my answer was both discreet, clever, and might broaden some peoples horizons. Have I angered you in my response to someone else somehow that I earned your chastising in CAPS ?
Seriously, chill out ! Head for the frozen tundra and that becomes easier !
I'm here to learn, not to argue.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:22 AM   #19
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... while I am not worried about stalkers on this forum I feel it is unwise to broadcast my location, property, and pictures of my things for the world to see and for those who know no discretion to view. ...
Privacy is a good thing, but I think it can be maintained if you list your state and maybe even a nearby city.

Many members come on this forum for technical help or advice. The quality of that advice can be influenced by the geographic location of the asking member. I remember railing against someone's weird electrical problem and had to correct myself when I discovered he was in Europe, which imposes some high hurdles on their RVs.

I also think that when a member conceals their location, they miss out on help from nearby members and they miss out on providing the community some help in return. You have to use judgment, of course, but I don't think the bad guys are going to find you if you say "Denver" or "Chicago," or even less so if you just say "North Dakota."

If you're on the Forums for its social/community aspect, I think listing your general location is essential.

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:19 PM   #20
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skater, the words subtle and discreet must not be in your vocabulary, while I am not worried about stalkers on this forum I feel it is unwise to broadcast my location, property, and pictures of my things for the world to see and for those who know no discretion to view. If one is unable to determine the need for A/C based upon a location named Frozen Tundra I guess I have no worries though. After reading several posts about stolen AS I felt my answer was both discreet, clever, and might broaden some peoples horizons.
None of those thieves were browsing AIR Forums looking for campers to steal, don't worry. And frankly knowing you are somewhere near Green Bay, Wisconsin really does not zero in on your location very much.

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Have I angered you in my response to someone else somehow that I earned your chastising in CAPS ?
Seriously, chill out ! Head for the frozen tundra and that becomes easier !
I'm here to learn, not to argue.
The issue is this: You asked for help. Someone asked for more info that was relevant to the question. You danced around the issue and avoided answering the question, even in a general sense. Why would you want to make it harder for someone who is trying to help you?

I see this on the car forum I'm on all the time. People will ask about a problem, but leave out relevant details like they swapped the engine or recently were working on the electrical system after a fire, or other absurd situations. So people like me try to offer suggestions based on stock configurations or even common aftermarket modifications, only to find our time was being wasted. It's inconsiderate to the people who are trying to help.

Additionally, "frozen tundra" could mean anything. My parents moved to Florida a couple years ago and now think that 40 degrees is freezing weather. But they most definitely need air conditioning!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:23 PM   #21
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I understand importance of location and figured if it was important enough to the discussion any member could discern approximate location based upon my location with a minimal amount of research or general knowledge (dependent upon where you live) I currently have posts on having my door lock apart, and also installing a large (and very expensive) solar array. Where I live is really not very populous, and if I were foolish enough to post any pics which inevitably show background buildings and landscape, it would not be too terribly difficult for an unscrupulous individual to make use of the available information in a criminal manner. I guess I won't post any pics and I should be OK, its not too easy to "hide" an airstream 26 feet long that currently has no security, people hide e-mail addresses with simple "ruses" all the time and I feel my AS is far more valuable than an e-mail address. If someone creatively disclosed their e-mail to me here on the forums I would not be so foolish as to post the actual address the next post down, thats all I'm saying.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:58 PM   #22
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Glad to know there are no thieves browsing this site, where did you confirm this information ?
I was not trying to make everyone's life difficult trying to discern my location. Like I said I thought it was clever and could educate people about my locality should they have the interest, or discern the need to know my location to answer my questions. If frozen tundra can mean anything how were you able to come up with an answer ? A laborious search on google ! Sorry you had to learn something new.
I have avoided forums for years due to posters who claim great knowledge and seniority doing their best to elevate their status at the detriment of "newbies" trying to get the hang of forums. Yes, I have read many forums full of newbie questions that clog the forum with already answered questions, and general inexperienced stuff, and yes, that must be frustrating for more experienced users. If many newbies waste your time on your favorite automotive forum please don't transfer those frustrations to me. I don't feel I've done that yet, so please try to have at least some patience, as we're all newbies at some point.
I hope we can move forward positively from here, I am not trying to waste anyones time, and if you feel I am, please just ignore my posts.
P.S. I used to skate and also am very involved with auto repair, so we may have more in common than you think!
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:51 AM   #23
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I never said we didn't have anything in common.

I think you might think I'm more upset than I really am. I'm just trying to explain that biting - or ignoring - the hand that's trying to feed you is counterproductive.
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