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RE: RV camp site for young to middle aged adults? Northeast

Have you checked out the responses to your earlier thread?
dahkota 07/31/14 06:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help Looking for a campground

Frontier Town just outside Ocean City, MD might work.
dahkota 07/31/14 10:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Adding 12V Receptacles

I have a jack wired from my radio wire. I can only put about an 80W load on it before the inverter protests. I also have a jack wired at the 12V panel. I have run up to 300W on this one with no problems. I have tried three different inverters on both jacks - the results are always the same. I have tried running the radio wired jack with no other 12V draws in the RV - the inverter still protests (loudly) over about 80W, even when plugged in to shore power. My conclusion is the wire to the radio is too small for a larger load. Yours may be different.
dahkota 07/31/14 10:18am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Water Shut Off ?

I leave it on overnight, but I do shut it off at the outside spigot if I am leaving the campsite. X2
dahkota 07/30/14 06:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer

We have owned both Jayco and Keystone (currently Sprinter). To be honest, neither are 4 season tts. We camped in snow down to 20 degrees - our Jayco did not have heated (did have insulated) tanks and did okay as long as the fresh water was more than 1/2 full. The Sprinter (with heated tanks) had no problem. Both used a lot of propane to keep the tts at a livable temperature (65 degrees). We also have camped in both up to 100 degrees (115 in the Sprinter). Neither were able to keep the tt truly comfortable with 13.5K a/cs. In full sun, the best they could do was about 20 degrees less than outside air. The results were better in the shade. Honestly, I thought the Jayco was a better made trailer. The Sprinter has a good chassis but some of the fit and finish is a little less than the Jayco. If we were just using the tts for an occasional weekend or vacation trip, no extreme temps or extreme backroads, either would be good. But for extended, extreme, or rough use, I would consider Northwoods products. In fact, we are getting ready to sell or trade in our Sprinter.
dahkota 07/30/14 06:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Utah Big 5 loop in Oct- no reservations??

You can use USCampgrounds to find public campgrounds on the fly. Works great on a smart phone. It is my first 'go to' when we decide to visit an area. We were in the Moab area in late September and the only places we had problems finding sites were Arches and Deadhorse Point state park.
dahkota 07/29/14 05:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Canyon Village to Moab

some pics of the route Can't tell you why the Garmin wants to avoid it, unless it doesn't consider it a state road (rather, a park road) and so assumes the speed limit is lower than it is. I've driven the road - no big deal... Google maps shows that section as 55 miles and 1.25 hours - that includes the GC congested area.
dahkota 07/28/14 07:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: 100 watt solar panel

does that include a controller or just the panel and the wire? What size wire? What about the batteries? Would the system be expandable?
dahkota 07/28/14 02:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Using TT as guest house

Personally, I would prefer to sleep in someone's tt than in their guest bedroom. However, my mother and my mother in law would be offended if asked. 'Why don't I want them to sleep in the house?' they would wonder. If I explained to them gently that I was enabling them to have their privacy and their own space, they might go for it. But I would have to make sure they felt they could have the run of the house, too, and that they weren't being banished.
dahkota 07/28/14 02:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: Idaho... Boise, Challis, Sawtooth NFS campgrounds?

In/near Sawtooth National Recreation Area, check out the Redfish Lake Campgrounds. I think there are 5 or 6 and some of them are non-reservable. We stayed in Outlet Campground which has some great sites. Also try Stanley Lake. I think there were a couple of sites large enough. If you want to boondock, there are plenty of places along that road, on your right as you travel north on 75 up to Stanley. Check out the Stanley Baking Company if you pass through the area. They have a really great breakfast. http://www.idahocampgroundreview.com/redfishlakearea.html
dahkota 07/28/14 02:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Solar Tax Credits

We took the deduction for installing solar on our tt. At the time, it was our second home. Here is the information on IRS.gov. It specifically states: "You must install qualifying equipment in connection with your home located in the United States. It does not have to be your main home." And:"A home includes a house, condominium, cooperative, mobile home, house trailer, boat, or similar property that has sleeping, cooking, and toilet facilities."
dahkota 07/28/14 06:08am General RVing Issues
RE: East Coast Road Trip - 2015 - Beginning Planning

In August, stay away from Bayside in Assateague. If there isn't much of a breeze the mosquitoes can be quite terrible. Oceanside almost always has a nice breeze in the evening (and can get quite windy) so the bugs are much less of a problem. Consider Assateague State Park if you want electricity. But you will need to reserve as soon as reservations open; the electric sites book up very quickly. In either, the closer to the beach one is, the stronger the breeze. I prefer the National Seashore over the state park if only because the beaches are less crowded as there are less campsites.
dahkota 07/28/14 05:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Open Tanks with no worries

We spend more time doing dishes, cleaning windows, vacuuming, cleaning the toilet, etc. than we do dumping the tanks. In fact, dumping the tanks is probably the easiest task we have to accomplish. It takes 10 minutes, from pulling the hoses to storing the hoses, to dump the tanks. If they were already hooked up because we were staying awhile, it would take 5, and most of that is waiting for water to drain. And that is once every 3-5 days. How long does it take to set up and break down your contraption? How much does it weigh? How much storage space does it take up? If all of those are minimal, minimal enough to offset the cost, then it might be worth looking into. Otherwise, it is just another gimmicky 'tool' that ends up deep in the recesses of the storage bin.
dahkota 07/27/14 06:38am Full-time RVing
RE: Campground pricing.

Passport America has saved us about $400 over the last two months. We budget $25 per day for campgrounds and paid $12 - $45 per night. We have come in under budget for the last two months, June and July (about $100 under each month). The months of February and March, which were mostly in Florida, was over budget. But, we stayed at a lot of Beach campgrounds in Florida and South Carolina. Even the state parks run $30-40 after fees. Cheaper than a condo rental or hotel room though...
dahkota 07/25/14 06:06pm General RVing Issues
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)
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