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RE: Best Way Around Houston

holy bumper tag, Batman! thanks for the photos and the Lake Charles advice. I've adjusted the GPS route to take I-210 around. is the 210 bridge just as steep?
rk911 01/08/18 03:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best Way Around Houston

...p.s. If there are downtown traffic issues, I tend to find I-610 south being the better option than I-610 north, though you do have to deal with the ship channel bridge when going south.generally less traffic on south bypass? and what's the issue with the ship channel bridge? does the interstate cross over the channel or is it a draw/swing bridge? Many of the toll roads around Houston are Texas EZ Tag only roads with no conventional toll booths.I pulled up a map of the toll roads in/around Houston and see that I-10 west of the city has tolls. automatic lanes only or are there humans collecting the toll?
rk911 01/08/18 02:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class A gas - fiberglass roof? Who uses them?

In doing my research it appears that many manufacturers don't elaborate on the roof material in their brochures. Looking a REV products (Fleetwood /HR ) and Winnebago's. Would like a fiberglass roof if possible. every Winnebago we've ever had (3) including our current model has had a fiberglass roof. but like anything regular maintenance is required.
rk911 01/08/18 02:14pm Class A Motorhomes
Best Way Around Houston

we'll be heading to Phoenix west on I-10 from I-55 in early February. for several reasons we'd prefer not to detour off I-10 towards the Dallas area. if our schedule holds we'd be hitting Houston late morning or early afternoon on a Friday, possibly a Saturday. absent construction or traffic accidents both of which I will check on before we get there...barrel through on 10 or detour onto 610? tolls don't bother us. suggestions?
rk911 01/08/18 02:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: Help! Issue with No Interior or Exterior Lights on Trailer!

circuit breaker, fuse or bad common ground.
rk911 01/05/18 07:53pm Tech Issues
RE: $1 difference between gas and diesel, WHY ??

Oil was never $110 a gallon. I don't remember it ever reaching $110 a barrel (42 gallons). Product prices go up and down with crude oil prices, but prices for which product go up and down with supply and demand. Diesel is the same fraction as fuel oil for heating and electrical power generation, demand changing seasonally for both markets, tending to be higher in winter. Gasoline demand peaks during summer months with vacation travel and heavy use of automobile air conditioning in stalled traffic. In fractional distillation, the proportion of different fractions (gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, diesel and fuel oil) depends mostly on the crude oil input, but can be adjusted by more expensive secondary processes to produce more of one fraction than another. Thus diesel and fuel oil cost less relative to gasoline when gas is in higher demand and more costly methods are needed to produce it, but the balance shifts in the other direction when fuel oil is needed for heating and electric power generation, and gasoline is been sold out over overstocks. Add to this, the markets are global. Crude production is global, refining is global, consumption is global. Transportation costs are on the order of 1/10th of production and refining costs, so the seasonal cost of diesel fuel in California might be determined by the market for fuel oil in China. yup. and when you hear financial reports on the 'price of oil' those are really oil futures which may change. those reports are good in showing trends but not actual prices. Check this out
rk911 01/05/18 07:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing a Jeep

I am currently a TT owner and have noticed a lot of MHs towing Jeeps. I am considering a MH purchase and am trying to find out what the advantage is to having a Jeep as your toad. DW is all for owning a Jeep so that helps in the grand scheme of things. Thanks for your help and remember, there is no substitute for experience. first, not every jeep model in every model year can be flat towed. in general if the 4-wd model has a manually selectable neutral position in the transfer case then you should be able to flat tow it. do not trust the sales critter to know or be truthful...check the owner's manual under recreational towing or contact the factory. jeep has all of their owner's manuals on-line. second, most newer models that can be flat towed will not require a key to be left in the ignition or the key turned to the 'on' position. this eliminates the need to pull fuses to avoid battery drain or to run a charging line from the MH to the toad battery. again check the owner's manual. third, unlike many other vehicles jeep has no time, distance or speed restrictions when towing. at least this was true when we bought our current toad in 2010. but be sure to double-check. other makes will limit your speed or require you to stop every X-miles or X-hours to start the toad and run thru the gears. PITA. fourth, jeeps are just plain fun to drive. we have three. as a side note before you buy a MH and a vehicle to tow be sure you understand the various weights and weight ratings of both the MH and toad. in general, the maximum amount of weight you can safely tow will be the lesser of the following: - the GCWR (gross combination weight rating) of the MH minus the actual weight of the MH as it is loaded for travel (includes fuel, fresh water, food, clothing, people, pets, supplies, etc.) - the weight rating of your tow bar - the weight rating of your hitch this is why it's vital to know what your MH weighs as it is loaded and configure for travel before choosing a toad. Your MH will not collapse if it is overloaded but you will experience handling issues as well as longer braking distances and accelerated wear on suspension, brakes, steering, etc. flat towing any vehicle adds negligible weight to GCWR. good luck and safe travels!
rk911 01/04/18 12:16pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Sirius XM in truck - can it be extended to RV

The Sirius subscription on a new vehicle is usually the top tier service, including streaming audio. You can use your phone or tablet with a blue tooth speaker. ours wasn't and didn't include the streaming audio but that was back in 2010.
rk911 01/03/18 05:55pm Technology Corner
RE: Sirius XM in truck - can it be extended to RV

We are in the process of buying a new truck. The new truck will have free Sirius XM for a year. Does anyone know of a way to receive the Sirius XM in the RV without having a separate Sirius XM receiver and separate subscription? Is there some gadget out there that can extend the sound from the truck radio to the RV? Both are Bluetooth compatible if that makes any difference. There has to be some way of extending the radio sound to the RV. Ideas? you should be able to add internet reception to your S/XM account for a few $ per month. otherwise...if your truck radio is BT capable you might see if a BT enabled speaker can connect to the radio but I'm not confident. in our Jeep the BT capability on our radio allows us to connect our phones for hands free operation (phone calls, some streaming FROM the phone TO the radio, not the other way 'round.
rk911 01/03/18 03:18pm Technology Corner
RE: $1 difference between gas and diesel, WHY ??

...The sad part is the home heating oil dealers are considering the difference as a "delivery charge". The same thing happened a couple years ago with propane. If you went to the dealer and had a tank filled it was $1.94 a gallon. If you had it delivered to your home it was $3.09 a gallon. so there shouldn’t be a cost for delivery???
rk911 01/03/18 10:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: $1 difference between gas and diesel, WHY ??

lots of factors besides the price of oil are used to determine the price of any commodity including fuel.
rk911 01/02/18 08:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Holidays finally over with, now for the important stuff !

Now that we have all that holiday nonsense behind us. It's time to start thinking Spring and RV'ing! 78 days 10 hours 14 min 12 sec Until SPRING! :B https://days.to/spring/2018 countdown clock my first day of spring coincides with pitchers and catchers reporting!
rk911 01/01/18 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Avoiding freezing water hose..

Red roof inn until out of freeze zone. this is what we chose for the first 2-nights for our trek south between chicago and FL.
rk911 12/31/17 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Avoiding freezing water hose..

presumng your tanks are heated when using the LP furnace. plan a: - fill your fresh tank, drain, disconnect and store your hose. live off of the tank. - place a lit 60-watt incandescent bulb in proximity to your water pump. plan b: - wrap your fresh hose, the connection and exposed pipe in heat tape. also...dump your gray and black tanks, drain, disconnect and store your hoses. we also open the cabinet doors under sinks which allows warm air to circulate there. close slide out rooms not necessary for use especially at night.
rk911 12/30/17 08:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: 30A with one A/C keep looking or modify..

Well, they have what they have. Opinions don’t help much. Solutions do. i interpreted the OP as they found an RV they like but have not yet purchased. without an Energy Mgmt System to manage the 24-available amps two AC units would be hard pressed to run simultaneously. keep looking.
rk911 12/30/17 07:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 30A with one A/C keep looking or modify..

texas? keep looking. lots and lots of RVs out there.
rk911 12/30/17 06:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What automatic antenna

call Solid Signals. . they can go over your options.
rk911 12/29/17 05:22pm Technology Corner
RE: How do you secure a wall clock?

How do you hang a clock on the wall and secure it so it doesn't fall off from the jouncing as you travel? What has worked for you? a hollow wall anchor and several strips of hook and loop fasteners (velcro or the 3M command strips).
rk911 12/27/17 09:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Windows 10 1709 update messed up my laptop

If you interrupt the boot a couple times with the power button (hold it down a few secs until it turns off), it will boot up and allow you to work into safe mode.... i've always used the F8 key to boot into Safe Mode. does that not work on Win10?
rk911 12/27/17 07:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Video: Finding and Refilling Boondocking Water

...Used to be interstate rest area and welcome center were reliable sources of water and waste dump... That era of generosity is mostly over, most States seem to hate RVs now by my observation. it's a matter of money not hating RVs and RVers. here in Illinois the dump stations were closed years ago after cuts to the maintenance budget. I'm thinking that's the primary reason they've disappeared in other states. Everything in Illinois is closing, your state is basically bankrupt. we're all but officially bankrupt. huge debt and some of the candidates for governor want to give more away. residents are moving, er, escaping daily. depending on to whom you listen to or read California is in worse shape but even if true that's cold comfort.
rk911 12/27/17 11:05am General RVing Issues
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