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RE: RVing with early dementia

Some dementia progresses slowly over years. And they can continue to live a fairly normal life for a long time. Some advances very quickly once it starts. A long time friend began showing signs of dementia a year ago. It soon developed into full blown Alzheimer's. A month ago his wife had to move him to a memory care facility as she could no longer handle him. Just be aware that you could experience either extreme, or something in the middle. Do live life to the fullest as long as you can and accept whatever life hands you.
BB_TX 04/29/17 06:27pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: We were happy now we are not

Could be worse. Tornados on going in east Texas. One crossing I-20 near Canton destroying multiple vehicles for on the highway. Extent of other damage not yet known.
BB_TX 04/29/17 06:13pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: US 87 New Mexico

Reason?? Snow??
BB_TX 04/29/17 06:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Water heater 110v light not on

Did the water heat even though the light did not come on?
BB_TX 04/28/17 05:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: First trip to the first KOA!

Nice looking rig in a nice looking site.
BB_TX 04/28/17 05:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: New Truck Search

Guess it depends on the dealer. Looking for a new King Ranch Expedition for my wife two yrs ago. Local dealer had some, but did not have the color she wanted. My salesman searched other dealers in the area and found two. Simultaneously, I was also searching other dealers within 30-40 miles and found the same two, and the prices they listed. (Pretty easy to do your own searching) The salesman negotiated with one of the other dealers to get that Expy in exchange for a Transit van the other dealer wanted. And he sold it to us for the same price as the ones on his lot, equally equipped. And that price was quite a bit lower that those other dealer's "internet price". With a trade like that, I would guess the hold back is also traded.
BB_TX 04/28/17 01:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fifth wheel with water damage

Depends on the price, and how handy you are, and how big a task you want to take on. I would not take his word about damage though. A thorough inspection would be in order.
BB_TX 04/28/17 07:57am Fifth-Wheels
RE: power Cords/Cables

I agree that 50 amp is very common. But get a 50 amp female to 30 amp male adapter and a 30 amp female to 20 amp male adapter. That covers all your bases. We have camped several times at a park in Colorado that only had 20 amp available. But at over 8,500', even in summer it is cool enough not to need A/C. A 50 amp extension cord is not a bad idea either. Sometimes the power post is not in the best location to center your rig in your site without extra cord. Same goes for extra water hose and sewer hose.
BB_TX 04/27/17 11:33am General RVing Issues
RE: What do you use as the "length of your travel trailer"?

Have not measured it. Specs say 34'-8" so I always say 35'. Don't want to understate and get put in a site too short.
BB_TX 04/26/17 06:53pm Travel Trailers
RE: Late asking g this question but what happened to Woodalls?

No more trailerlife portal either. Only rv.net and goodsamclub.com.
BB_TX 04/26/17 06:50pm Forum Technical Support
RE: Updating the trucks GPS

Don't know about the Ram, but I do like mine in my Ford. Took a little while to really learn the voice commands. They must be exactly phrased as the GPS wants it. But after getting that right, I can talk to her reasonably well. I have two older Garmins with lifetime updates, but much prefer the built in unit with large screen over one sitting on top of the dash.
BB_TX 04/26/17 11:33am Technology Corner
RE: Cancellation of Roadside Service for using 6 times in 3 yrs

Just like health insurance companies don't want sick people enrolled , ERS doesn't want someone who might actually use that service.
BB_TX 04/26/17 11:26am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Anybody own one of these?

They just began shipping units about 2 yrs ago, so there is not going to be a lot of them out there yet, or probably much actual user history to report. Have no idea on what the sales numbers are. But they do have a good pedigree going for them. I can only recall seeing one of them on the road. The new name just happen to catch my attention. At 16,000 GVWR and empty pin weights of 2,800 - 3,100 lbs, they are up there in the DRW truck territory.
BB_TX 04/26/17 09:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Updating the trucks GPS

If you live in a fast growing area, or travel a lot in unfamiliar areas, updates will get you newer information on new streets and highways. Where I live is growing at a very rapid rate. New streets and whole new neighborhoods are constantly being built. And major highways are frequently revised adding lanes and reconstructed interchanges. Even two years can make a difference in GPS accuracy. So updates are useful. If you live in a area with little growth and rarely travel to growing areas, then updates would be less useful.
BB_TX 04/26/17 08:41am Technology Corner
RE: Remote on a home security system

Lots of options out there. My son is somewhat of a techno geek. He gets a phone text message if someone steps up to his front door, and he can open an app an see on video who is there when he is not home. And he has audio/video cameras in the house that he drives his kids nuts by watching them on his phone from work and then saying something to them about what they are doing such as "you are supposed to be working on homework" or "get out of the snacks, almost dinner time". :B
BB_TX 04/26/17 08:35am Technology Corner
RE: TPMS - I know, again!! Need some buying advice!

Only problem I have ever seen posted about the flow thru sensors is that air flow can be slow when you are adding air. And they are somewhat larger than the non flow thru. I have had the non flow thru for 5 years and am very happy with them. I typically add 3-4 pounds of air at the beginning of each travel season and never have to add air again until the next year. Have never had a tire lose air. As noted above, removing the sensor to add air is little more than removing a valve cap. I did get a repeater as occasionally my monitor would temporarily lose contact with a sensor on my 35' 5er.
BB_TX 04/26/17 08:20am Tech Issues
RE: Tires rated for 95 psi sidewall - ok to run 80psi?

Many tire makers publish load vs inflation charts. Lower weight on tires corresponds to lower required pressure. As long as those numbers correspond to their chart there would be no problem.
BB_TX 04/25/17 04:10pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Verizon?

We had AT&T until we started going each year to a park in southern Colorado and could not get service at the park even though some other people with AT&T and different phones could. AT&T suggested trying different model AT&T phones. No luck with a different model phone either. And they would not allow us to return those phones that would not work. Said we could buy additional models and try again. Could they guarantee another model would work? They said no. Then they basically brushed us off after that saying they did not service that area. Really? When I asked about other people were using AT&T in the park, they had no answer except repeating that they do not service that area. Changed to Verizon and could get service there reliably afterward. And have been very happy with it everywhere else we have gone.
BB_TX 04/25/17 01:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Farthest tow..?

550 miles in a single day. 800 miles in two consecutive days. Never towed three consecutive days. Any trip having two days or more layover at one location I would consider ending one trip and starting a new one, not a continuous trip. Why do you say that? Are you retired? Yes!!! :B
BB_TX 04/25/17 07:54am Travel Trailers
RE: Hot Water Heater on electric or gas

Put the water heater on propane AND electric. When the genny is running, electric will keep it hot. When not, propane will keep it hot. If your crew takes multiple showers while the genny is running, hot water recovery will be faster.
BB_TX 04/24/17 06:55pm General RVing Issues
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