Go down to the Tech section and get the link for the picture upload site. Just drag you picture to it, then copy the link it gives you and paste it into you post. Don't have to worry with any of the other picture hosts at all. And IT works!
note that there is only one campground in Yellowstone with facilities. All the others are boondocking only. The pass will get you and those in your car into the park, and generally half off the basic campsite fee. Some have an extra fee for full hookups, and the discount does not apply to that. So you do get a discount, but usually not half of the total price. But check with the campground, they all vary.
This has been a fun thread, but to get serious for a minute. Our daughter is a OTR truck driver, drives coast-to-coast both north routes and southern routes. According to her, one of the things they fear are people throwing rocks and other things from overpasses, and/or bluffs overlooking the interstates. This has become a serious danger, and is happening more and more. Her advice to me, especially when driving the MH, and also when driving anywhere, is to be careful and very watchful. Her and others visually inspect each and every overpass as they approach, and try to observe vehicles or people standing or not moving on the overpasses. They try to report anything suspicious if possible. If you see anyone standing on a bridge or overpass, be especially watchful and prepared for anything.
Have seen many of the signs, and a lot of fallen rock. Usually road crews get it clear every quickly, But a lot of it does happen. In North Carolina, I-40 slides off down the side of the mountain occasionally, and in Eastern Tennessee, rock slides are common. We were in Arcadia National Park when roads were closed for several days due to an earthquake where fallen rocks closed many of the roads. Alwys wear your hard hats whenever you see one of the signs!!!
It can be done, but you need to use one of the plug-in voltage meters to watch the voltage. If it does not drop into the red, you should be OK. Just make sure that you do not start both units at the same time, and cut back on all other power use. No microwave, hair dryers, or any other device that uses more than a very small amount of current. Like others have sait, it is not advisable, but it can be done. Be sure to check you power connections, plugs and sockets for overheating. If any get too hot, then cut back to just one unit. On my very clean 30A RV circuit at our house, I have run both with no problems.
I picked up one of the Weber Q 2000 grills at Home Depot for less than $100 last spring. Not for the MH, but we have a BabyQ that goes with up in the MH. Liked it so well, that when I saw the deal on the bigger Q2000, I couldn't pass it up.
I installed a Starlight LED porch light with a motion sensor. Puts out a lot of light, and comes on if anything moves anywhere around the rig. If someone wanted to, they could install them in place of other outside lights.
Yes. size is not a thing but weight is. Many toads are small because of the weight factor, I don't want to pull anything over 4K. The more the toad weighs, the more the coach has to pull, and stop. Toad brakes help a lot, but it will still push you. Don't notice it too much in flat country, but when you hit a long steep pull, it can really make a difference. Many RVs are close to the weight limit for their motors anyway, so the added weight can put it close to the limit. Try driving I-40 from Memphis to the coast, and if the climb to Crossville, TN doesn't get you, then Black Mountain might. Another one is I-26 from Ashville to Bristol. Not too steep, but a long straight pull.
Good to hear something good about CW service. It is so uncommon to here anything good about any of them. Glad to here that they got your problem resolved, but I will still try to avoid having to go there if possible.
If you are going to but a hammer, get a short handle one instead of a regular long sledge type. I have a ballpeen one that has about a 1 foot handle, and weighs about 3-4 pounds. It is handy for a lot of things. I use the long nails, and found some of these that just fit the nails.
I have used long landscape nails as stakes for years, with my awning, and with pop-ups. Driven in at a 45 degree or so angle, have never had one pull loose. to remove, just tap sideways with a mallet, then just slide them out of the ground. Available at just about any hardware or home improvement store. Get the longest ones they have. You can but the same thing at a camping store, but they are not as good and cost trice as much.
No, I wouldn't lie about it, although nobody is going to ask for your title anyway. But, If a place has a ten-year rule , then I probably wouldn't be welcome anyway, so I would just take my business elsewhere. and yes, we would be a bit over the rule with our 2005 rig. But its paid for, runs good, and has a lot of things that make it good for us.
bukhrn: I understand. The first time it happened to me, I was just able to remove the inside plate, and then slide the broken latch bar back. The last time, it broke in such a way that it couldn't be reached. If I had know about the striker plate at that point, probably could have opened it with a screwdriver. But I had to learn the hard way. We were in the boonies at the time.
These are pictures of our door, hopefully yours is kinda like it.
Door edge and striker plate:
This the inside. Notice the green facing where the handle is attached. It needs to be removed, may just be stuck in place.
Hopefully, when you remove the facing, there will be a gap where you can see the striker plate. Just remove the screws holding it and slide it out. Wish you lots of luck.
And here is the new latch in place in the door
Yes, I had to drill several holes in a row along the tunnel that holds the latch bar. Just lucky that you were inside. We now leave at least one window unlocked for a reason. Not the same one all the time.
Now, to the latch plate! Depending on your lock, it looks the same on the replacement lock, but may not be. The retainer pins and slots on the newer relacement lock are just a hair bigger than the old ones, and will not fit without replacing the latch plate. In our case, the latch plate could not be removed from the outside. If you run into this problem, let me know for the solution. Its really easy, but hard to describe.