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On 2/2/2021 at 10:12 AM, John E Davies said:

How well is the GM camera port sealed when its cable is plugged into it? The standard round one is open to water and road grit, and since that is a low pressure area, all the road spray gets sucked into that spot.

Something to research and consider maybe? At the very least, buy a can of electrical contact cleaner or isopropyl alcohol, and spray both parts regularly.

John Davies

Spokane WA

The camera plug has 2 o-rings on it so it should be water tight.

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1 hour ago, Jps190 said:

The camera plug has 2 o-rings on it so it should be water tight.

That is pretty nice, not one but two orings, I am impressed. You should still carry a proper solvent ...  CRC Electronic Contact Cleaner  ...   to spray it and the receptacle to get rid of external crud that might tear those pretty rings, and find some replacement orings that will fit, for your spares kit. Sometimes you really do get a much better product by paying extra for an OEM accessory. Not always though, for example an OEM Toyota Ball mount and ball is $$$$ and not much different from a $20 one from Amazon in quality.

Thanks for posting that pic!

John Davies

Spokane WA

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21 hours ago, Jps190 said:

That’s what Glocks are for. 😉

I know that was said with a wink, but are you fully aware of all the carry laws? If you don't already have an app, this one is very excellent, and there is an Android version. It has an easy to understand map showing where your permit(s) are valid, and it is updated at least monthly.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ccw-concealed-carry-50-state/id443321291

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2 hours ago, John E Davies said:

I know that was said with a wink, but are you fully aware of all the carry laws? If you don't already have an app, this one is very excellent, and there is an Android version. It has an easy to understand map showing where your permit(s) are valid, and it is updated at least monthly.

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ccw-concealed-carry-50-state/id443321291

John Davies

Spokane WA

Yes I am aware.  Unfortunately it is quite difficult to deal with those 4 westernmost states.  Georgia has reciprocity with most places I will be going but I will have to find a solution to deal with CA,OR,WA and NV.

 

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48 minutes ago, Jps190 said:

Yes I am aware.  Unfortunately it is quite difficult to deal with those 4 westernmost states.  Georgia has reciprocity with most places I will be going but I will have to find a solution to deal with CA,OR,WA and NV.

You are pretty much screwed when visiting CA and OR, the latter does issue non-resident permits, but you have to visit in person one of the few friendly county (rural Eastern OR) sheriffs who are willing to do that, and you have to also renew it in person after four years. Which is kinda difficult if you live 3000 miles away as you do....  You should check out theUtah Non Resident Concealed Carry Permit, it is easy to get and renew by mail, as long as you take and pass a certified beginner’s shooting class (they require a signed certificate when you apply). It is good in WA and NV, plus NE which is not on your list. That is a lot of hassle and expense for just three more states....Here is a screen shot of the states that honor your GA permit.

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And here is the UT map:

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I have both a WA permit and a UT non-resident one, and I try to travel just where they honor them. Keep in mind, a WHOLE bunch of western states allow open carry, though some cities restrict it by local ordinance. When you are boondocking or hiking in the mountains, use a side holster and don’t cover your gun when you are around anybody. When I open carry, it is with a Ruger SP101 .327 Federal Magnum in a tan leather OWB holster, since it is bright stainless steel it looks fairly innocuous and not at all “scary” to the uninformed onlooker. But it is big medicine for human and smaller animal predators with the right ammo, it has about 500 ft lbs muzzle energy.  You need something a lot bigger for a remote camp, a .44 Mag or bigger long gun works. ... https://olivertraveltrailers.com/forums/topic/1994-how-to-santa-cruz-locking-shotgun-mount-in-the-closet/

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On 12/30/2020 at 4:41 AM, John E Davies said:

I have to smile at this. I always turn mine on when towing,  even in sunlight.

John Davies

Spokane WA

I do as well.  Having the ability of turning on the rear view camera during the day is handy as well.   It has answered my question of "What is that idiot doing behind me".  Just turning on the trailer lights give him/her a warning as well.  More than once it was a 47 HP VW Bug drafting behind Ollie.  

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@ JD:  

We think alike.  I carry the Ruger SP-101 for hiking, but modified it to have larger grips.  For larger targets is the Winchester Defender (Pump)  12 GA Magnum.  If needed, I have an Utah permit as well.    

That said, this is a bit off topic.....

 

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