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RE: Everglades help

Miami Everglades is not far from the ocean. There are also places in the keys where you can fish. Key West, it's a long drive. Could be looking at 3-4 hours from here. Depends on traffic and there are lots of places where it's one lane. If someone decides they want to drive slow you're stuck. An accident can shut down everything. Not saying you shouldn't make the trip, just be aware it's an all day, long day adventure. You can also take a drive into the upper keys and check them. Good snorkeling in Key Largo. The reefs are located in a national marine preserve.
Hank MI 02/24/18 01:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Everglades help

I'll assume you're talking the actual Everglades National park. Maybe I'm wrong, there are plenty of places north of the park that offer swamp tours, air boat rides etc. As far as the national park you have the Shark Valley entrance off US-41, Tamiami Trail. The main entrance is near Homestead. There are several private campgrounds in Key Largo, less than 30 miles from Homestead. There are a couple of parks in Homestead, I wouldn't recommend them. Miami Everglades RV park is 8 miles north of Homestead so access to the park at Shark Valley or the main entrance are both around 30 minutes away. We happen to be there now. Nice park, large round pool, walking path and other amenities. There are tours of the park at Shark Valley and a number of places along Tamiami Trail that offer airboat tours. Not much else along Tammiami Trail except some Indian villages. Big Cypress National Preserve runs along the north side of Tamiami Trail, Everglades Park to the south.
Hank MI 02/24/18 06:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sunscreen for patio awning

It should work. I ordered a generic one from Amazon. Tabs slide into the roller tube slot and hooks from the tab to the screen. Some are 2 pieces, one smaller piece slides into roller tube and you can leave there all the time. The other larger piece attaches to the smaller piece with a zipper. That piece you remove before closing the awning.
Hank MI 02/21/18 06:17am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gifted Class A

Don't get too discouraged. As long as there is no major roof leak it shouldn't be too bad. If you're handy and can do some mechanical work yourself that would certainly keep the cost down. Of course tires, belts and fluids. Brakes, hard to say, calipers could be frozen but you won't know until you try. Just about guarantee you'll need new batteries. Dump some premium fuel in it and see if it will start. We had a 1994 Bounder, various reasons it sat for about 3 years. Changed the oil, started it up and good to go. Oh, the propane tank does not have to be recertified. Only portable tanks need to be recertified, not permanently mounted tanks.
Hank MI 02/19/18 02:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best multimeter

Can not rely on Chinese things Are you saying Harbor Freight does not sell quality tools like they claim? :B I'm not concerned with amps, just checking voltage and maybe resistance. So when Harbor Freight is giving away the cheap multi-meters I grab one. They may not be the most accurate, although they appear to be, but good enough for 12v, 120v troubleshooting. Not saying they sell quality stuff, but hey a free meter that works, sounds good to me.
Hank MI 02/10/18 06:24am Tech Issues
RE: Is Whispering Hill's RV Park Georgetown KY open year round?

Stayed there on our way to FL., beginning of January. So yes they are open all year.
Hank MI 02/07/18 06:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Drill a vent/purge hole in my propane line?

What Chris suggests is the correct way. After opening and draining the lines install the drip leg. It will catch any water or oil in the future. Home natural gas lines normally or should have a drip leg installed. Should work the same for propane.
Hank MI 02/02/18 06:25am Tech Issues
RE: 2008 F-53 Chassis

...bad brake hose, blah blah blah would pull all the time. Not true. If the inner lining on the right side hose is cracked it can flip up and block pressure to the right caliper causing it to pull left. Let off the pedal, pressure on left caliper is released, wasn't any on right caliper, and pull goes away. The opposite can also happen. That is the loose inner lining can keep the pressure to caliper up after you've let off the pedal. This would cause it to pull to that side after releasing the pedal. Don't know if the pull was there before the new pads or not. Changing brake bads is the perfect time to ruin a brake hose. If the caliper falls or gets twisted around too much while replacing the pads you can easily ruin the hose. BTW: I do know what I'm talking about and have experienced this problem. New pads, good calipers, new pins, still pulled. Took it to several shops, surprised they didn't suggest hoses, but they said the brakes were perfect. I finally replaced both hoses and problem gone.
Hank MI 02/01/18 06:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fishing Bridge Campground in Yellowstone National Park

Probably the worst campground we've been in. Very tight for a 35' MH and toad. We were in the back, gravel roads full of potholes. But you are in the park in a good location. Saves a lot of travel time getting in and out. We spent the days touring the park, we weren't there for the camping experience.
Hank MI 01/30/18 06:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: windows 10

Settings, Power & Sleep On the right, Additional power settings Change plan settings Change advanced power settings This will get you to the advanced power settings where you can most likely fix your problem. My wife's laptop was doing the same and that was how I fixed it. Why you have to jump through hoops to really change settings is beyond me. I know no matter what you do with the basic settings it won't keep it from turning off the monitor or going to sleep. Hope this helps.
Hank MI 01/29/18 06:20am Technology Corner
RE: RV Battery

The ECM (engine control module) draws power all the time, unless you have a chassis battery disconnect switch. Our MH, like yours I guess, only charges the coach batteries when plugged in to shore power and no chassis battery disconnect. Disconnect the negative cable on the chassis battery or get a Trik L Start, Amp L start that will charge the chassis battery from the coach batteries when on shore power.
Hank MI 01/27/18 04:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Black Hills, SD

Rafter J. Close to MT Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Custer State Park, Wind Cave and more.
Hank MI 01/23/18 06:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Workhorse W22 Fuel Filter

My source says it is a Wix 33481 That's the one ours takes. 2003 W22 chassis.
Hank MI 01/23/18 06:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse W22 Fuel Filter

After confirming you have the right filter, change it. Unless of course you prefer to change it on the side of the road when your engine starts dying. I bought a new one on Amazon for $14.22. That's pretty cheap insurance. Think about the gas mileage these rigs get. If it was a car that could be like +200,000 miles of fuel. I don't mind working on our MH, in my driveway. Last thing I want to do is work on it while on the road.
Hank MI 01/22/18 03:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: bandwidth ?

I find quoting the OP in entirety is annoying. Oh, they may change their post or delete it. Well I can quote it and change it to say anything I want it to. Are we really worried about 'dishonesty' in our posts? You can also preface your response with to the OP or some other user. I'm not worried about bandwidth, just find it annoying to scroll over the same thing over and over. Oh well, this thread won't change anything and I can live with it.
Hank MI 01/09/18 06:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Open Ground question

I built a garage six years ago, and under code here in MI everything had to be protected by GFCI, including inside outlets, outside outlets, the dedicated air compressor circuit, and the door openers. The only exception was the lighting circuits. Pretty sure that was just your local inspector and not MI code. I've dealt with them before and you'll get different answers from different inspectors. You need to ask them to see the code. MI pretty much follows NEC, of course your local community may have different codes. GFCIs are not required where I live, Livingston County.
Hank MI 01/08/18 04:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Open Ground question

Listen to ScottG and ktmrfs. Disregard Tom/Barbs incorrect and misleading info as he/she obviously doesn't understand how a GFCI works and what it's intended to protect against. Based on his/her statements there would be no need for a GFCI at all as any issue that causes a GFCI to trip would also trip the breaker. Hopefully you all agree that that is just not true.
Hank MI 01/07/18 06:56am Tech Issues
RE: Something Amiss Here

FLgator01 and all, Thank you all for your time and interest in the forum and threads. I would like to clarify any confusion on why threads are closed. We will close a thread if we have no activity within 24 hours of the last post. If a thread was closed due to no activity and people would still like to discuss said topic. At any time a member can start a new thread with the same topic. Threads are not deleted but only closed. At anytime if you have questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me or my team. Thank you, Mark Interesting and confusing. Last post to this thread was on 12/26, it's now 1/7 and it's still open. Seems inconsistent. Also, what is the benefit to the forum of closing a thread? Don't understand the thinking there as other forums I frequent never close a thread unless of course it gets out of hand.
Hank MI 01/07/18 05:57am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: 30A with one A/C keep looking or modify..

We were stuck with a 30 amp site in FL for 2 months last Feb and March. We do have an EMS. Basement air with 2 compressors. Worked fine for us but like I said we have an EMS. Had 31' Bounder, 30 amp and 1 AC unit, that also worked fine for us in FL. That's us, maybe won't work for others. 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. Pretty sure a 30 amp supply should provide 30 amps. Don't even talk about 80%, blah, blah, blah. That applies to continuous duty loads in commercial, industrial wiring. Even then the wiring and breakers will supply 100%. NEC says only plan for 80% if continuous duty loads.
Hank MI 12/31/17 11:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Greetings from Erie, PA

We have a little less than a foot of snow here. We've been getting lake affect snow the last few days, we're over 100 miles from Lake Michigan. 6 below Wednesday, 12 below Thursday then a spring thaw on Friday, 10 above.
Hank MI 12/30/17 06:07am General RVing Issues
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