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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2016, 11:38:24 AM »
OSHA is our governments attempt to protect people that don't have any common sense.

Darwin's theory actually works.

Until <you> go in the hole. Maybe you never did dangerous work? When I was a kid we went up on the iron with little or no protection (an American Bridge belt and a lanyard at best) and I sure as Hell liked it when useful fall protection was mandated. We used to ride the ball too, and ride the catwalks up when dressing out new refinery towers. Lots of people were hurt and and many less are hurt now.

If you can convince me fewer people getting hurt and killed on the job is a bad thing I'll call you Aristotle.

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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2016, 12:56:44 PM »
Until <you> go in the hole. Maybe you never did dangerous work? When I was a kid we went up on the iron with little or no protection (an American Bridge belt and a lanyard at best) and I sure as Hell liked it when useful fall protection was mandated. We used to ride the ball too, and ride the catwalks up when dressing out new refinery towers. Lots of people were hurt and and many less are hurt now.

If you can convince me fewer people getting hurt and killed on the job is a bad thing I'll call you Aristotle.
(maybe I never did dangerous work... okay  ;))

 I got out of the Army in the early 1970's I spent the next 35 years hanging over the walls of the tallest buildings and the biggest stadiums all over the world all over the world using everything from helicopters to the tallest cranes made installing all those huge electric signs you see way up there at the top.

I worked for the largest/oldest sign company in Las Vegas. as well as other large union companies.

we very often had to remove our fall gear when we knew thought the inspectors were not looking in order to climb up stuff just to unhook or just get the job done the only way you can....( and yes, I have been cited/fined twice by Ohsa.. in 1978 & 1993..each time it cost about the company about $14k in fines, and it was always viewed as just a cost of doing the job  )

I typically enjoyed working in many of the smaller foreign countries ( I.E. Kuwait, Mexico, etc..)  because they had no governing construction safety agencies.... they're safety policy is.... "If you die on this job, you will not be paid for the day".

 I believe......even with all of OHSA mandatory compliance safety rules in force,... stupid people ..many people will continue to be injured on job sites.

From the years I've been out on the job sites, many guys just viewed the safety gear as ...
" make sure you always wear your gear,  if you get hurt, it may determine if you can retire or not "....

most safety gear is just used as an attorneys  "lawsuit value" tool.

over the years,  the 2 or 3 injury accidents I was involved in,  they were equipment/cable failures and safety gear would have never made any difference.
 
I'm sure you also have a lot of experience in the trades too, ....This is the way I see things... and is just my opinion.
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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2016, 07:26:58 AM »
I just spent a month camping at the beach.

The best thing I found for keeping sand out of the coach, was I bought a white super fluffy rubber backed bathroom rug about 2 by 3 feet.

This is at the front door inside. We wiped our feet and paws on it generously. It trapped the sand beautifully.

Now technically this is bringing sand inside...

But the beauty of it was we could shake the rug out once or twice a day. Amazing the amount of sand it trapped for us. We didn't seem to have a problem with sand inside otherwise and we were at the beach at least once a day and most days multiple times. Also most of the campground was pretty sandy too, so sand was everywhere.

Just shake it away from the front door.
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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2016, 08:48:10 AM »
We boondocked at Malaquite National Seashore (Padre Island) in 2013.  We were not on the beach but in the campground. The sand was not the problem for us it was the salt.  I'm still cleaning sea salt out of the window wells.
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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2016, 10:30:36 AM »
I tend to choose the camp sites further back from the beach. Much quieter and not near as much salt, if any.

I use Blue Beacon Truck and RV wash $28 to clean my RV outside after the beach trip anyhow.  8)

Sand, salt, bring it on! I LOVE being at the beach. I was there 4 weeks in the spring and I am counting down the 11 weeks when I  go back for a month. They make me move every 2 weeks, but this time I managed to get 2 sites side by side so moving will be a snap.
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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #35 on: June 27, 2016, 03:59:32 AM »
They make me move every 2 weeks, but this time I managed to get 2 sites side by side so moving will be a snap.

Is the practice of making a camper move sites every couple of weeks common? News to me.
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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2016, 05:58:16 AM »
Is the practice of making a camper move sites every couple of weeks common? News to me.

Some places do, and it doesn't make a lick of sense to me why they do that.
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denmarc

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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2016, 03:40:09 PM »
Why? What practical purpose does this practice serve? If one pays for 3-4 weeks, why make them move to another site beyond two weeks? Makes no sense.
Mark

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TonyDtorch

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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2016, 04:21:49 PM »
it's because campers can easily become permanent tenants,  so they keep them moving every two weeks ....

even BLM land is that way.
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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2016, 05:09:39 PM »
We use the old bathroom rug mat trick, one outside one inside, they catch most of the sand. For the dog, before he comes in we run a 18 volt leaf blower set on low and blow air over his feet and lower legs- he loves it.




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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2016, 05:34:47 PM »
I can picture us trying to use a leaf blower on our Goldens.  Kind of like one of those Keystone Kops scenes.
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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2016, 01:36:42 PM »
it's because campers can easily become permanent tenants,  so they keep them moving every two weeks ....

even BLM land is that way.

The ease of letting the camper become permanent is on the owner.
My point is if the camper is willing to pay, and no rules are broken, the persistent rotation of the site is more of a "flip of the coin" than otherwise.
Maybe it's a matter of playing the odds. But it still doesn't make sense to me.
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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2016, 08:51:19 AM »
I've used baby powder, but a cheaper alternative is corn starch. We had a cottage on the beach on Saginaw Bay (Michigan) for most of my life, and the corn starch was actually the best. It feels so silky on the toes. Use exactly as you would baby powder (with a puff).


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Re: Beach camping: Sand in the RV?
« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2016, 04:04:16 PM »
great tips here and have helped a lot,

but last trip while keeping an eye on the sand intake i was stumped when i found and nice pile of sand in front of the toilet.  :o
now how do i tell the family to prevent this?
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