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RE: Listings in Good Sam campground guide

.....many CG's listed in the Good Sam book that are not affiliated with GS. That's because so many of the CG's have DROPPED their GS affiliation. I am running into more and more of them the past few years. I got real ticked off with that issue. Pull in to a CG sporting the big GS logo on their sign and expect to get the GS discount...not. They say they dropped GS. Well take down the dang sign. And after a year when the new CG books are published take them out of the darn GS book. By the 2nd year out full timing I stopped searching out CG's that have discount cards, don't use CG books, no reviews. All those methods netted me some real crappy CG's. I now am finding REAL nice pleasurable CG's to stay at. CG's all now have there own websites and one quick and easy google search will show you all of them where you are at. In my traveling experience on the road, I found over 50% of CG's are NOT listed in RV books. As like I did when I first started out, you all are missing out on some real nice CG's to stay at if you live and die RV'ing by the so called golden book of CG's!!:W we've been using the GS directory since we started this RV thing back in 1986 and there have always been unaffiliated campgrounds in the book. I doubt that the book was ever intended to show just the GS campgrounds. heck, the GS website will display both GS and unaffiliated CG's when doing a CG search. we've run into former or never-affiliated GS parks that will honor the card but never the other way.
rk911 08/17/14 11:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Listings in Good Sam campground guide

RVParkReviews.com - pretty much all you need.al This doesn't list all the CG's either. Only ones that someone has posted a review on. neither does Woodalls or AAA but there are many, many CG's listed in the Good Sam book that are not affiliated with GS.
rk911 08/17/14 10:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Ham Radio

I have noticed that there are many Ham Radio operators out on the forum. Is there a forum for Ham RVers. 73s KQ6TG Buster The RV Radio Network - The RV and Ham Radio Club
rk911 08/14/14 07:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice on dinghy towing a truck please

...Depending on which generation you are, think Eydie Gorme :) Steve Lawrence & Edie Gorme! great duo.
rk911 08/09/14 02:38pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Car trailer versus flat towing

you've identified the main problem...what to do with the trailer in camp. some CGs restrict campsites to 2-vehicles. others have to be parked in overflow. then there's the added weight of the trailer. do you know how much weight you can safely tow? 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 our MH is also a 35' Class A and we flat tow one of our jeeps ('03 wrangler/3400-lbs, '10-Liberty/3900-lbs). good luck.
rk911 08/09/14 01:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advice on dinghy towing a truck please

We have a 1999 Dutchstar DP. We have only owned it for about 2 years and so far we have towed our Ford Taurus on a dolly. We now plan to buy a truck and are getting so much conflicting advice on this we decided to turn to the experts :) We need a truck comparable in size to the Ford F150 because we will at times be towing a boat with it. Other times we will want to tow it behind our coach. We had one Ford dealer tell us that all new vehicles could be towed four down. After some research, we found this isn't true at all. (If buying new we will purchase a Ford, used could be other makes.) The truck will have to be automatic but other than that we are kind of confused on what we need. 2Wd or 4Wd New, used, what years.. etc? I have read several owner's manuals and looked at the towing guide for several years, but I would like to hear from folks who actually tow or have in the past towed a truck. Thank you so much for any advice!!! trucks can be quite a bit heavier than autos but in any case it's important for you to know how much weight you can safely tow before you select a vehicle. step 1: determine what your Dutch Star weighs as it is typically loaded for travel. that would include full fuel and LP tanks, as much water as you usually carry, food, clothing, pets, supplies, people and other stuff. load 'er up and take it to a certified scale and get actual weights on each axle. that's important...don't just get a total weight, get individual weights for each axle. step 2: compare the actual axle weights to the GAWR for each axle. you're in good shape if the actual weight is less than or equal to the GAWR for that axle. if not then you'll need to unload weight from that axle. the sum of the actual weights should be less than or equal to the GVWR. step 3: in general, the maximum amount of weight you can safely tow will be the lesser of the following: * the GCWR of the MH minus the actual weight of the MH as determined in the above steps. * the weight rating of your tow bar * the weight rating of your hitch if you're planning to tow the pickup on the dolly then the weight of the dolly has to be added to the weight of the truck. once you know how much weight you can tow you can start shopping for a truck. good luck.
rk911 08/09/14 12:29pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Smart Phone (apple) National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map

MVUM map, is what the National Forest calls their road maps. Motor Vehicle Use Maps. Sorry should have included it in the original post. ok, thanks. the app seems to be a method by which maps can be displayed but the maps are not included but must be purchased or otherwise acquired. when I searched for 'Avenza' in the iTunes store I found the app marked 'Free' with a + sign. that usually indicates that while the app is free the data it uses it not included.
rk911 08/08/14 10:39am Tech Issues
RE: Smart Phone (apple) National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Map

what is a MVUM map?
rk911 08/08/14 09:04am Tech Issues
RE: Using Roku or Chromecast

Why did you log off? Open is open. You are welcome. If McDonald's had been next door would you have logged off of that connection? McDonald's provides the wifi for the use of their customers. "Bill Smith", the private citizen does not. "Bill" contracts with an ISP for the benefit of his household and nobody else (that will be in the ISP's terms of service). next door neighbors and others who may detect his signal are not part of his household. sure, "Bill" should lock down his wifi signal but if "Bill" left his garage door open would you feel entitled to borrow his lawnmower, tools, etc?
rk911 08/08/14 08:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Using Roku or Chromecast

I was wondering if anyone uses Roku or Chromecast when staying at RV parks or camps that provide free WIFI. I use them at home for streaming movies and such, but my concern will be that the parks FREE WIFI will be too slow to handle the load, I also have seen places that limit the amount of bandwidth that can be used. Any comments will be appreciated. it's considered bad form, rude and selfish behavior to stream video over a CG's free wifi system. most systems can't handle that and some CG's are now throttling connections down to a snail's crawl when any sort of streaming is detected. if you want to stream suggest you contract for access from Verizon, millenicom, etc.
rk911 08/07/14 01:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Adding enzymes when parking

I am sure this question can be answered a hundred different ways, but I am still asking away. When leaving your last camp, or site and draining the black tank with the intention of taking it back to storage for a week or a month, do you drain completely and leave empty or is it best to drain and then add a gallon or two of water and an enzyme product? Thanks for the help! other than when parking it for the winter we always add black tank treatment (RVTrine is what we use) immediately after dumping.
rk911 08/07/14 11:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: $100,000 dollars

assuming everything else is equal i'd opt for the factory warranty of a new rig.
rk911 08/06/14 06:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Medicine while traveling.

We have refilled Walgreens prescriptions at their stores in Alaska, Colorado and Wisconsin. In these cases, we have called the local pharmacy to make sure they can do it with no problems. Just recently we were able to have our doctor in Ohio call (or e-script?) a new prescription in to a Walgreens in Wisconsin. I was surprised as I thought many states did not allow prescriptions from an out of state doctor, but I guess that is not the case. Now that 90 day prescriptions for maintenance drugs are common, we don't need to get refills as often and have more of a cushion. you don't really need to go to all that trouble. your doc can send the script to your home pharmacy. when you're ready to refill just go online to the walgreen's website (create the free account first), refill the script and before checkout just select the store at which you want to pick up. that's all there is. some insurance plans will not authorize more than a 30-day supply for out-of-state but otherwise we've had no issues refilling any script at any walgreen's.
rk911 08/06/14 03:22pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind question

At what mph of wind do you decide it's not safe to drive your class A? Going to be heading across Wyoming and Nebraska, very different environment than we are used to. Thanks in advance for your thoughts, experiences. we get off the road when I get fatigued from fighting the wind. that point varies with me. I can handle the wind better earlier in the day than later but I do recall one time in NM where we got off the road around 11am.
rk911 08/05/14 10:57am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Argg morons

Forgive me a moment for going back on topic. How many of the folks here (especially the ones spouting the put downs) have experienced a flat on the trailer? I watch the mirrors and pay attention to feelings and never felt a thing, the only thing left was bit of sidewall and cords and I don't know how many miles I went before someone waved at me...(Even after the wave, nothing was visible). we did, sorta. while towing the '03 jeep wranger (key in the ignition and turned to the unlocked/off position) the front wheels locked up after we hit a fairly decent pothole on I-24 just north of Nashville. never felt it, 'it' being the front wheels of the toad locking up. had it not been for a couple passing us in a 4-wheeler frantically motioning to the rear wouldn't have noticed it till we stopped...which would have been another 5-10 miles down the road. the spare went on the right front to replace that tire...it was in shreds. the left front was damaged but still holding air. the key was still in the ignition in the unlocked/off position but the steering wheel was locked. had to start the engine and beat the snot out of the wheel to get it released. ended up getting 4-new tires (another long story) and we've had no further trouble with either the wrangler or '10 liberty.
rk911 08/04/14 03:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: 36 Bounder Ford V-10 Towing Limits

The wife and I were going to buy a replacement coach, Diesel Pusher, because of the better towing abilities. The issue is, at present, we have a 2002 36ft Fleetwood Bounder with a Ford V-10. Going up a bridge, the coach has to drop down into "passing gear" to get up most expressway bridges. This makes me think that I will never be able to pull a TOAD of any size. I wanted to pull a truck with a golf cart. Now I know that is NEVER gonna happen with this gas coach. Am I mistaken in believing I will never tow? Maybe a small compact car? Would a Bank's System help at all? Or, should I just plan to rent a car when I get there, and use the golf cart for the park? We just do not want to buy another coach, thinking this will last us as long as we expect to be able (only have 38K miles on it to date) Thanks have you weighed your MH as you normally load it for travel? we have a 2000 Itasca suncruiser with the ford V10/F53. we tow either a 2003 Jeep Wrangler (approx. 3400-lbs) or a 2010 Jeep Liberty (approx. 3900-lbs). our MH also drops into 2nd going up hills whether we're towing or not. I don't see a problem with that. 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, eyc) * the weight rating of your tow bar * the weight rating of your hitch if you want to cruise up hills and the like at 55-60 MPH then you are going to need something other than your gasser.
rk911 08/04/14 12:54pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Argg morons

WOW! Lots of morons out there! Ever see a tire blowout? No amount of sensors in the world are going to stop a blowout! you're right but at least you'd be aware of the blowout.
rk911 08/04/14 10:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Argg morons

http://brotherpeacemaker.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/moran-sign.jpg I dunno....maybe he was referring to his buddy bob morans. :)
rk911 08/04/14 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Medicine while traveling.

I left something out. My medical insurance has me getting my meds mail order. Sorry I should have included it. Buster that's usually just an option. check with your insurer.
rk911 08/02/14 06:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Medicine while traveling.

Hi All, I have been wondering how I will get my medicine while traveling. I can only get one month at a time and I am planning a trip that will be two or more months long. Any ideas? I have no family of friends along the way. Thanks Buster we travel for 3-mos at a time and get our refills at walgreen's. they are all over the country. you can refill by calling or since you're already on-line you can establish an on-line account and re-fill from there. either way just select the closest walgreen's. you can do the same with CVS or WalMart.
rk911 08/02/14 03:40pm Class A Motorhomes
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