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RE: How many days to fill gray and black holding tanks???

We have 47G Fresh, 32G black, 32G shower gray, 32G galley gray. At 5 days/4 nights, we run out of fresh. If we get more fresh water, we can go 7 days/6 nights before at least one tank almost full. For the shower, the first gallon is always cold. We have a bucket in the shower where the first gallon goes to dump in the toilet.
dahkota 07/24/14 07:54am Travel Trailers
RE: 12 volt inverter 300watt reconmendation

We have a Wagan Elite 400W PSW inverter I got off Amazon. Works really well powering a 32" tv and a receiver. It has a fan that runs once in a while but we don't notice it at all. It is always plugged in and running and has been for about 3 months. Still going strong with no problems. Doesn't alarm until 12V. Will also alarm if one tries to pull too many watts for the box, the wire, or the jack (we have two jacks - one allows about 80W the other about 300W).
dahkota 07/23/14 06:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Unlimited streaming wifi??

All my stationary friends get unlimited wifi for streaming in their homes. However our mobile Verizon Mifi charges $10/month for each 2 GB. That allows about 2 movies, about $5/movie. It would cost a fortune, at that rate, to stream lots of things. Anybody know a wifi source that we can use for live streaming without spending a fortune? We still have unlimited Verizon cell phone plans. Using EasyTether, we have unlimited internet access for our computers. Where the cell phone signal is at least two bars, we are able to stream Amazon and Netflix movies. Where the cell phone signal is spotty, we use a Wilson sleek to boost the signal. This has worked well for us for the last six months of full timing. So far, the only place we could not find a usable signal was Columbus-Belmont State Park in Kentucky.
dahkota 07/22/14 06:43am Full-time RVing
RE: Smashed Solar Panel Still Works (sort of) Question of Rain?

Our panels survived quarter sized hail in South Dakota with no problem or damage.
dahkota 07/20/14 07:38am Tech Issues
RE: Service Required See Dealer Now

we had a similar problem with our Ford. There was crud in the 7-pin connector. Once it was cleaned, the problem went away.
dahkota 07/19/14 12:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: No need for toilet bowl brush ?

I don't know. It sounds like using mouthwash instead of a toothbrush. I think I'll stick with using a brush.
dahkota 07/14/14 06:25am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: recommendation for battery backup for satellite TV?

We power ours (and our tv) through an inverter for that reason and the fact that we trust our inverter and battery power more than campground power. We use a 400W pure sine inverter. We have been in campgrounds with intermittent power outages, bad breakers, bad power, etc. We already lost one tv...
dahkota 07/13/14 09:58am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Chronic Condition

I am allergic to pine tree pollen and grass. If I stay away from areas where pines are when the pollen blows (yellow pine especially) the allergy is better. Grass is everywhere, even in the desert, so there isn't really any change there. I avoid campgrounds that cut their grass often or at least while I am there. It is better on the road than at home because I don't have neighbors cutting their 1/4 acre plots every weekend. With ragweed, you will have less of a problem in the west than the east. However, one might pick up new allergies as one is exposed to a greater number of irritants. I find it easier to deal with allergies on the road because I am willing to move if it becomes an issue. At home, there isn't much one can do except not go anywhere outside when it is allergy season.
dahkota 07/10/14 09:24am Full-time RVing
RE: Bad tasting water

Try tasting the water before you hook up to it. If it tastes the same, it is the water.If it tastes different, it is your system. Has the water always tasted like aspirin or is this new? Does the water taste like aspirin when it comes out of your fresh water tank or only out of the city water inlet?
dahkota 07/10/14 07:30am Tech Issues
RE: Chronic Condition

It really depends on what she is allergic to.
dahkota 07/10/14 07:12am Full-time RVing
RE: Water Faucets at campgrounds

I have not yet been to a campground, private or state park, where the water spigots cannot be used for filling the fresh water tank of a camper. Many places have signs that you cannot have your camper stay hooked up, but filling is okay. This is all camping in the Northeast, so keep that in mind. In many places, particularly federal campgrounds, unthreaded spigots are provided to keep people from filling tanks. If one must use a water thief to fill up a tank, chances are the campground one is in is trying to discourage the filling of tanks.
dahkota 07/09/14 07:22am General RVing Issues
RE: CG Reservations during Peak Season when Arrival Dates Change

In Shenandoah, if you will be showing up on the weekend, you may need reservations. If you show up on Sunday afternoon, you will probably have many sites to chose from, as there are many walk-in sites there. I highly recommend Ricketts Glen State Park in PA. The waterfalls are absolutely beautiful with fall color. Typically, I look at the reservation sites when I decide I will be going in that direction. If there are already few sites left, I will make a reservation. Or, if I know I 'must have' a particular site, I will reserve it (Site 180 in big meadows, for example) any chance I can. If there are plenty of sites available, I will wait until my plans firm up or I see that the sites are filling.
dahkota 07/09/14 07:07am Beginning RVing
RE: Camp site selection

We first look for the best view. Then, we look for a space long enough and level enough. If we are dry camping, we look for a sunny spot. If camping with electric, shady spot in summer, sunny spot in winter. If multiple spots suit the above, we chose the most remote spot.
dahkota 07/09/14 06:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Vinyl or cloth sofa?

Do you have dogs? Vinyl Do you have kids? Vinyl Neither? Personal Choice
dahkota 07/07/14 03:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel in mountains question.

I am looking at planning a 20 day trip next summer and wanted to get some info from people who have taken their TT throught the mountains. I am looking to go from Mt. Rushmore to Glacier National Park back to Old Faithful. I have a 29' 8k loaded Keystone Sprinter, how tough would it be to make that trip. I'd be pulling with an F-250 6.7 PSD. Thanks for any info you can give. We have an f250 and a 9K sprinter. Had absolutely no problems. Let the tranny handle the downhills instead of the brakes.
dahkota 07/07/14 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Can our truck tow a 5th Wheel/Very concerned wife!

Wow. The OP stated his/her truck weighs 8000 lbs loaded. The OP stated his/her GVWR is 9500 lbs. Simple math: 1500 lbs for pin weight and hitch.
dahkota 07/07/14 09:27am Tow Vehicles
RE: Amp Hours - Are you Right Sized? Post your Charge Method

100+ 2 230 6 n/a or 36 hours during really heavy and prolonged rain. But then we would be more conservative in our use. 0 420W solar
dahkota 07/07/14 08:15am Tech Issues
RE: Why do They Do this???

So from reading these posts, the state parks do not have a website like our provincial parks where you actually choose your site by viewing photos of it online with all the information on the park? When you go to a state park you either drive around and find one that suits or you take what is given to you? Some states (and some state parks) have photos of each campsite. Typically, these are parks where you can reserve a specific site (such as Florida, Maryland, Utah). Some states only allow one to reserve a site, but not a specific site (Georgia, Virginia) and so do not have images of particular sites. One can also find pictures of sites at Campsite Photos. This site often has images of federal parks where no reservations are taken.
dahkota 07/04/14 07:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Open Frame Vs Inverter With Heavy Loads

Generator sound video This compares various 'open frame' and inverter generators and their sound levels. Very instructional and short.
dahkota 07/02/14 09:09pm Tech Issues
RE: Why do They Do this???

Yeah, I would've thought the same thing. Especially since I have solar panels and prefer to be in full sun when dry camping. However, after spending the last three weeks in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico, in full sun, I now prefer at least 1/2 shade when camping where it is over 90 degrees most of the day. In Arizona, in 112 degree heat, with absolutely no shade, at about 5PM our tt was 92 degrees inside. With the a/c on full blast. One incredibly hot morning, it was 80 degrees inside by 9:30AM (it was over 95 outside). So, if I know it will be a very hot day, at least partial shade on the driveway is preferable.
dahkota 07/02/14 09:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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