Monthly Archives: August 2017

Jensen ASA Electronics and Camping World Come Through

At the beginning of my travels this year, ASA Electronics was kind enough to authorize a replacement 32″ Jensen LED 12v TV and Camping World installed it. It was the right thing to do. The original TV was bad early during the warranty and Camping World missed it.

The new one has a slightly different bezel and it works flawlessly. This is a major improvement in my lifestyle since I use my TV as a computer monitor and this helps greatly.

I have to thank Jensen ASA Electronics in Elkhart and Camping World in Mesa for their help in making this all possible. If I were to part with my travel trailer I am keeping this 12 volt TV and the articulating arm wall mount.

Both Jensen ASA Electronics and Camping World made good on this one. They deserve a most positive public report.

United States National Security Advisor General H. R. McMasters

Is the bastard behind this coup attempt to take out Trump!

I never liked McMasters. From the start he over talked our president, very rudely. Moreover, McMasters’ chided the American people for being “Islamophobic!”

Trump ran on getting ran getting rid of the Muslims! And here is McMasters telling us that we need to accept these invaders.

McMasters is one of three military generals who are all New World Order bastards. This is a big FN deal right now!

Arctic Fox and Northwood Manufacturing

I just got off the phone with MT at Northwood Manufacturing. I am pretty rattled right now. I use the fellow’s initial’s because he is a private party and deserves some privacy. I was not in a position to take the call comfortably and I am not sure I hear his name correctly.

He called me after I sought a replacement mattress and chewed me out. But he did not cuss me. He was upset. As a result I am very upset. If Northwood is not going to work with me, then I am going to buy someone else’s 5th wheel. Moreover, MT at Northwood shouted at me and demanded I go elsewhere and buy someone else’s product.

It was not my intention to sue over this matter and in defense of Northwood, although they did not build my travel trailer right, I have been using it full time for six years. What did Northwood do wrong?

Well, first, they refused to work directly with me. Instead, Northwood tries to hide behind their dealer network. I understand in this litigious society that corporations are doing all they can to avoid liability. But to fail to talk with me about the capacities of the Arctic Fox travel trailer they built is darn near negligent. It is rude and neglectful.

I was hoping to enter into a discussion with Northwood so that I could know what was underpinning my current trailer. Actually, I wanted to be able to find out what parts are used in the new Arctic Fox 5th wheel(s) I have been considering. They are well built RVs but in this one I have they did not do it right. I am on my third pair of axles and leaf springs.

If I wanted to sue Northwood I would have saved the old original parts but I did not. The leaf springs were one leaf less than the replacements I had installed. The new ones are rated at 2000 lbs. I believe the originals were rated at 1500 lbs.

When I add four leaf springs rated at 1500 pounds, I only come up with a 6,000 pound capacity. However, I am not sure of what those original springs were rated at. Indeed, I broke the rear set a while back. Back to the story, if on the other hand they used springs rated at 1750 pounds that adds up to 7,000 pounds. Now, that totals 7000 pounds and matches the two 3500 pound axles.

But, still the capacities given me in email do not make sense and the manufacturer’s tag with the capacities is weather worn and no longer readable. I think when my tanks are full I am over weight. That is a rare condition but it is a possibility.

Still, the critical item is that Northwood built and designed it with the components spaced too far apart so that the weight was born by the axles and not the springs. I really don’t understand it. Northwood should have used 5000 pound axles and eight bolt wheels instead of five bolts. Anyway, the point is moot.

Northwood will not talk with me. And they did not supply accurate information. Moreover, the information they supplied was after I posted my complaint to Trailer Life. I did that after the first email response yielded a less than satisfactory response. While the second respond had capacities, those capacities cited and claimed (still) do not make sense.

I am not sure of the weight on 2011 Arctic Fox 25S travel trailer. The label is no longer readable. But the weight of it that I remember when combined with the capacities Northwood provided recently would exceed 7200 pounds.

All I want to do it make sense of this. But that is not going to happen–unless Trailer Life’s Resolution Department steps in.

MT would not let me speak. MT demanded I buy someone else’s product. Those older than me and those who used to sell RV’s tell me that “all of the manufacturer’s lie.” Heck, when we can’t communicate, how can we make sense and understand.

I put on thicker axle tubes. That adds weight but it should help. I put on leaf springs with one more leaf. I bought better axles.

Right now I am looking at taking a trip in only my SUV to put heavy tools and books in storage. I just don’t want to take chances and I want to travel as safely as I can.

As far as Northwood’s dealer’s, I have been to five of them and I bought from the best but making a trip to Kalispell just for information or for parts is not exactly on my way. The very first dealer in Alaska did not want to talk with me unless I was willing to buy the Nash trailer they had in stock. That dealership refused to order an Arctic Fox for me.

So, I bought from the second dealer after finding their add on Craigslist. This is my first RV. It is my learning RV. The sourdoughs tell me that the first RV is to learn on and there have been a few lessons. Like when my generator went out. I swear it was under warranty but Cummins in Fort Wayne would not honor Onan’s two year warranty nor did it appear they know what they were doing. I had it fixed by Cummins in Billings. Their mechanic is excellent.

The third dealer I went to did not want anything to do with me because I had not bought the trailer from him. The fourth dealer in would not return my phone calls when I needed parts.

The fifth dealer in Mesa takes the cake. I answered their add for an Arctic Fox 5th wheel they advertised on the internet at just under $55,000. While I was looking at it they jacked the price up on their website to $70,000. When I asked them about the price I had seen on their website, they lied to me.

There was an older man who kept walking into the office and talking with the two salesmen. It felt weird because they never introduced him. Then, they insisted they could offer more incentives if I made payments while I was trying to negotiate a cash deal. FYI, the add for the very same 5th wheel, the VIN and all was still on Craigslist at less than $55,000. I will not buy from people who lied to my face.

My take on Northwood is that Arctic Fox is well built; my little travel trailer’s running gear is the exception. All of this rudeness makes me want to isolate and go boondocking. Truly, there is no “Make America Great” again. It’s over. Manufacturers hide behind their corporate veils and they hide behind their dealerships.

The customer used to always be right. But that was a different America. I was fortunate to grow up during the golden years, the 1950’s. But, with the current diversity and failures to have a homogeneous culture that shares the same world view, with the same understanding and expectations, I can see that corporations need to protect themselves.

It is sad America has come to this and it is sad Northwood will not talk with me. By the way, Northwood’s parts department has been excellent in providing me a lot of parts over the years. Today, that ended. I need some minor parts and I am in shouting distance of the factory. I am only 100 miles away but I see no reason to drive up to Northwood. Oh, yes, there is a small problem with my trailer and I was hoping to get their guidance.

Also, I was hoping to be able to see the interior of their 5th wheels while they have their slides tucked in. I wanted to see what is accessible so that I can be functional going down the road having access to the kitchen and not having to open the slide in order to go into the refrigerator.

I think I am going to stick with what I have. I really like my little travel trailer. With all the EPA has done to damage our vehicles, our pocket books and our environment, not much of the new stuff appeals to me.

AI Released into the Wild — Artificial Intelligence aka Autonomous Intelligence

AI was released into the wild more than seven years ago!  And there may no shutting it down!  There may be no getting it back!

Seven years ago I was in touch with a beautiful young brunette in Texas who was in graduate studies in physics.  She told me that she was deeply involved in a project determining the ethics behind Artificial Intelligence.  When I challenged her, she became upset and she defended her work saying that it was more important than anything else in the world.

Why and how?  This young woman claimed that her study goals were to place the weapons systems of the world under the “benign,” “neutral” control of the computers and any aggression anywhere world wide would be attacked automatically by this killing computing system.

Welcome to 5G where individuals can be targeted for destruction as well as entire cities and even nations.

Never in science have we ever discussed ethics in advance of trying the technology.  Always the ethics are addressed after the monster has been released and has cause problems.  It is my conclusion that the recent report of AI taking over on Facebook and in Google are late reports and corporations are hiding the truth from us–that they have already deployed AI and there is no getting it back.

They let the genie out of the bottle.  Have they opened Pandora’s Box?

Is it time to unplug?  Time to unhook from the internet?  Time to ditch the smartphone?  Get rid of the iPhone?

What are your thoughts on this?

Urgent Message to All Americans

While the distinction between an American citizen and a United States citizen is important, that debate is for another time.  Right now we have a dire situation and the news from outside the country is dire indeed!

We can’t get news inside America and we are at least three weeks behind Ecuador when we do get the news.  Very little news gets through the Edomite owned and controlled media.

The word from South America has been that the New World Order elites will kill President Trump and declare Marshall Law.  Also,  the NWO elites have Trump isolated and will not let him communicate with normal people on the outside.

Sean Hannity is the only one who can get to Trump, according to one report, and the folks in Chile think Sean will soon either be dead or at the least thrown off Fox.  The overriding message from South America for at least one week has been and continues to be that the Deep State will assassinate President Trump and declare Marshall Law and Mike Pence will be President.

What will you do if President Trump is assassinated?  Seriously, what can be done if President Donald J. Trump is murdered in office?

Why Americans Should be Concerned about the Magnitsky Act

The Magnitsky Act was put forth based upon fraud but its reaches are far and it is not just about money but the recent bill Trump signed is in reality an attempt by Congress to limit President Trump’s power.  Congress will not impeach Trump because there is no evidence.  Russia did not hack into and alter our election results.

We, the people, need to contact President Trump and tell him that we back him fully.  We need to let President Donald J. Trump know that we are behind him and we will support him as he drains the swamp.

The first person Trump needs to have arrested is that traitor Brennan, the former CIA director and Muslim convert.  We need Trump to drain the swamp now!  We can not wait until 2018.  We will not make it to 2018 unless we get those traitors arrested now and confine them.

That includes Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch.  We need them all arrested now and we all need to contact Trump and tell him that we back him–NOW!

Folks, we have a Constitutional crisis on our hands NOW!  We need to understand that these sanctions against Russia are designed to do two very important things:

  1.  Cause war between the USA and Russia.
  2.  Reduce President Trump’s power as President.

Dr. Kent’s First Meth Lab

Last Sunday morning as I was walking my dog in the old RV park in front of the one I am currently in, I caught a whiff of what I thought was shoe polish.  Now, it reminded me that I keep forgetting to polish my dress shoes since I don’t wear them much.  But then I only smelled that smell when I was directly over and polishing my shoes but this odor filled the northern half of the park!

As I got up in the valley towards the old one lane bridge over the old Highway 30, the odor changed and I could detect the smell of acetone under the shoe polish smell.  That’s when I realized what I was smelling was an illegal meth lab.  They had been cooking methamphetamine there all night.

I called the Caldwell Police but their dispatch demonstrated no interest.  Heck if I know what happened.

Since then I found out that the RV Park I am in bought that terrible, old, derelict RV park along the interstate and is in the process of cleaning and clearing out the old abandoned dwellings.  Caldwell Campground and RV Park is really going to be nice when it expands and takes down some of these fences.