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RE: Excess Genny use

I just go up to the office and simply ask to be moved to another site. I do not go in there and complain about anything. If they ask why I want to move I calmly tell them and let THEM decide if they want to go out and handle the camper. Has worked for me every time. No hassles and the office/mgr doesn't get all defensive like they usually will if you go in there and get up in their face about a problem with another camper. KISS theory at it's best.
rockhillmanor 05/25/15 07:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Finding safe location for boondocking

I am assuming you are talking about rural areas. First, anyone can be a victim almost anyplace. I try to just be vigilent and observant. ... X2 yes it can happen anywhere. But what I do is check here first. Map is based on 'actual' documented crimes. I was surprised about a lot of areas I THOUGHT were safe until I pulled the area up on this map....including many Walmarts. :W http://www.spotcrime.com/
rockhillmanor 05/25/15 07:29am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Water Treatment

Brita hands down for getting rid of chlorine and a ton of other chemicals metals. I bought the dispenser that fits in the fridge with a spigot on it. Nice cold water and you don't have to keep lifting it out to use it like the pitcher. IMHO the faucet filter is WAY to slow to fill a glass. I would also throw a the cheap rv blue water filter on the hose so it's filtered there and then again with the Brita. Find the dispenser at Walmart's https://www.brita.com/wp-content/uploads/Dispenser_Ultramax_Three_Qtr-400x300.png https://www.brita.com/
rockhillmanor 05/25/15 07:24am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: rear window is leaking

Had the pleasure (not) of driving through a rainstorm from Iowa to Indiana and have discovered that the rear window in our coach is leaking like a sieve. We are now firmly ensconced in Elkhart for at least the next three days. I quickly checked the rubber when we were briefly stopped between gusts and realized that it has actually split along the edge horizontally. I don't know how it is even staying in there, perhaps it's just separated at the bottom. Ideally I suppose the window should be pulled and resealed, but I can't imagine there is anyone here that would be able to do it RUSH. ..... YES there is. It's called RV Mobile Repair. If you are in a CG ask the owner/mgr who they use/recommend for 'RV Mobile Repair'. They will come right out to your site and have that window fixed 'correctly' in probably less than an hour AND for FAR LESS than any dealership. I have all my maintenance and repair done by RV Mobile Repair right at what ever CG I happen to be at. IMHO the only way to have repairs done right!
rockhillmanor 05/25/15 07:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: What emergency road equipment do you carry?

Both times we have been in trouble, there has been no cell phone service. Maybe I should add a carrier pigeon for my ERS card? I always have 2 phones 2 different carriers in any vehicle I travel in. With the cheap no contract phones available now it's a small price to pay for the insurance that you can make a phone call.
rockhillmanor 05/24/15 04:23pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: What emergency road equipment do you carry?

IMHO "THE" most important emergency equipment: Heavy duty weighted reflective emergency triangles. Whether you have ERS or not I found you NEED to alert other drivers when you are off on the side of the road. Cones do not stay up and usually will just get blown away from the first truck driving by. I have 2 sets of these on board the MH. Heavy weighted, DOT approved. http://i57.tinypic.com/2iacx1t.jpg http://www.amazon.com/Bell-22-5-00231-8-Emergency-Triangle-Set/dp/B000AMXSWU
rockhillmanor 05/24/15 07:05am Class B - Camping Van Conversions

Horse Trailer Products Websites or look up a local horse trailer dealer in your area and ask to see a catalog. Quality products and NO RV inflated prices for anything you need for a TV, TT, FW or LQ. They make triangular corner water tanks that don't take up a lot of room AND they make lay down tanks for pickups too. Look up horse trailer supplies. Horse people have a plethora of products available to them for carrying water on board in their trucks, TT's and LQ's. They will have all the different pump set ups also along with gravity feed. 18,25,39 gallon tanks etc. We do a lot of venues without water where we have to bring our own water! https://www.valleyvet.com/c/livestock-supplies/trailering/trailer-watering.html https://www.horseloversoutlet.com/18_Gallon_Upright_Slant_Load_Water_Caddy_p/ftc-18sl.htm http://www.horseloversoutlet.com/25_Gallon_Slant_Load_Stand_p/ftc-slst.htm http://www.statelinetack.com/item/high-country-half-moon-lay-down-water-caddy/BSS10/ https://cdn3.volusion.com/jyvar.dmucw/v/vspfiles/photos/FTC-18SL-2.jpg?1426771883http://cdn3.volusion.com/jyvar.dmucw/v/vspfiles/photos/FTC-SLST-2T.jpg?1382001829 height=100 width=100 http://s7d5.scene7.com/is/image/PetsUnited/BSS10?wid=278&hei=282
rockhillmanor 05/21/15 05:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Smoke Detector Issue

It had a good pop to it, so I figured it was still good. Looks like I'll be buying my first 9v battery in about a decade. 10 year old battery? That should have been your first clue!!!:B The fire department's recommend everyone replace them every year! "The International Fire Chiefs Association....changing your smoke alarm batteries every November when you set your clocks back for DST."
rockhillmanor 05/21/15 04:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chevy cut away chassis putting gas in

>>It is the 'new style' 'gas cans'. In a storm when the power went out in a CG I went to sears to buy 2 new big gas cans so I could keep the tank full to run the gen. I could NOT get the gas to go into the MH gas tank! It went down the side and all over me. I brought them right back to Sears. What a joke. It' some sort of new epa laws or something like that the way the new gas cans are made now. Bottom line is they don't vent. :R I borrowed an old gas can and it flowed right into the MH fuel tank. I now buy up every old style gas can I find at estate sales. Find yourself an 'old style' gas can to keep on board the RV.
rockhillmanor 05/21/15 04:23pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Toadless

WOW. Glad you are ok. Boy they sure HAVE come a long way designing cars for safety. A crash like that years ago in an old style car and you might not be here to tell us about it.
rockhillmanor 05/21/15 04:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: TomTom Horrible Routing

All I can say is the one I have does. It recalculates the route. I did pay big bucks for it when I bought it. I just wonder if these new ones that are so inexpensive lack the capability the older ones have. I do think that all these constant update requirements syncing to your computer is just another way for them to gather information and nothing more. 9 years and counting with my GPS and I never have hooked it up to my computer. Curious, On the ones that are 'installed' in the cars do you have to take them out and update them with maps with your computer??
rockhillmanor 05/21/15 04:04pm Technology Corner
RE: Backing up with toad

Check Craigslist for used tow bars you are going to need it. x2
rockhillmanor 05/21/15 09:37am Dinghy Towing
RE: TomTom Horrible Routing

It sounds like most just plug in an address and go! And then complain 'it took me thru a major city', 'it took me down a dirt road', etc etc. Don't any of you LOOK at all the settings? After you put the address in you can go into settings and VIEW each way point and/or the whole trip planned and see if you don't want to go the programmed route and change it BEFORE you even hit the road. Plus if you turn a different way than the GPS wants you to, it automatically recalculates the trip still based on your destination. Your GPS may only show 8 settings but on almost all of them there are settings within each setting and on an on. I know it did take me awhile to find them all but it's endless what you can make your GPS do for you if you take the time to find and learn all the settings. My GPS is 9 years old and I do NOT update it with any of the new updates or update maps they tell you to. If I come up to a road that has been closed or moved over it stops for a whole 2 seconds and recalculates it to the new road. It IS a GPS.:W
rockhillmanor 05/21/15 09:24am Technology Corner
Another blow out/up in flames MH on I-75

Monday, May 18, 2015 This is the '3rd' MH burnt to a crisp on I-75 because of a blown tire. All within the past few months. http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=GS&Date=20150518&Category=ARTICLES&ArtNo=150519697&Ref=AR&imageVersion=Main&MaxW=445&border=0 height=200 width=150 http://www.gainesville.com/article/20150518/ARTICLES/150519697 Just out the FHP comment about the driver. Trooper feels the need to describe the driver as "elder".:R The driver was 65 years old. My guess would be that the trooper was a pimply faced 19 year old just like the one that made a u-turn last month on I-75 in his patrol car and caused fatalities. I had no idea 19 year olds are allowed to be troopers in Florida.:( Meet the Minimum Qualifications established in Florida Statutes 943.13 ... be at least 19 years of age. be a citizen of the United State A 19 year with a hand gun, assault rifle, and a squad car? What's wrong with this picture?
rockhillmanor 05/19/15 07:13am General RVing Issues
RE: US State Department issues warning

:S Does have to be spelled out? OP does not like when the gov puts out travel warnings to Mexico when a drug related shooting incidence occurs. So when a bunch of stupid bikers decided to kill themselves en mass in a parking lot in Waco, Texas he made a joke of how there should be a gov warning about travel in Texas. Actually I found it to be a pretty funny analogy. :B
rockhillmanor 05/19/15 06:56am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Cadillac Motorhome

A friend had a MH on an even older Cadillac chassis. I think maybe some small builders were using the ambulance / hearse chassis for these? Don't really know much about his, that was long ago. Back in the 70's a few of my sporting camping buddies where converting the big caddy funeral hearse's into RV's. Gotta admit they looked pretty good and were useful.
rockhillmanor 05/19/15 06:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Problem with a/c

Does your thermostat have a "fan only" position on it? You might have the lever in that position.
rockhillmanor 05/19/15 06:44am Travel Trailers
RE: TomTom Horrible Routing

Never, ever - set a GPS to take the 'shortest route' Always choose the 'fastest time' setting. Another thing is to check and see if Interstate highways are set as highest priority of roadway types. Almost all GPS has some customization possible, and very necessary for RV use. Also know how to set waypoints to force the GPS off its 'preferred' route. I never use my GPS for more than one day's drive. Multi-day drives always choose the 'wrong' route. http://i59.tinypic.com/2u5f4o5.gif X2 on ALL of the above! It's 'operator error' if you do not take the time and look at ALL the settings on your GPS. And set them accordingly. I am still using a TomTom I bought in 2006. Have not updated any maps to it and it STILL gets me where I need to go.
rockhillmanor 05/19/15 06:35am Technology Corner
RE: Terrible Experience

Here we go again with another KOA bashing thread.... So NOT relevant that's a KOA. That type of customer service is just as important at ANY campground. To single out KOA and make that judgment about "weekenders" (a term I also take exception to) is ludicrous and unfounded..... X2 After about a year on the road full timing and experiencing ALL the different types of nightmares at ANY one of numerous CG's when pulling in for the night? I now 'seek out' and 'stay at' KOA's 'exclusively' when they are available along my route. Just because someone stayed at a franchise CG one time they feel they have the right/need to say that ALL of those franchise CG's are bad. Which IS absolutely simply NOT true.
rockhillmanor 05/19/15 06:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What is your BEST words of wisdom?

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. :c
rockhillmanor 05/18/15 07:53pm Fifth-Wheels
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