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RE: Yellowstone Grand Tetons

I have gone to the Yellowstone - Grand Teton area flying, driving a car + hotels, and motorhome, a number of times. They are all different experiences. 1. Normally when you fly - rent car - hotel you get there fast and don't take as long. Last time we did that we flew to Jackson, got rental car, stayed in Colter Bay Village. Met up with about a dozen other family members. We drove up to Yellowstone from there. Great visit and we enjoyed it. Total time about 10 days. If you added Custer State Park in the Black hills you could either drive your rental car over there or fly. 2. When we drove car - hotel it. It was basically the same trip but we stayed for a few days inside Yellowstone in addition to staying in GT. We were driving from San Diego. We stopped a little on the way to and back. 3. Motorhoming on the other hand we have taken our time and visited all the surrounding areas. We also stayed at Colter Bay Village in the campground. Motorhoming to me lends itself to retirement as you can just go at your own speed. What taking the RV does in a negative way is add the possibility of repairs to the rig along the way. Some of the places we have "camped" is at the Country Coach Factory and various CAT dealers parking lots for repairs. But if you actually want to see points of interest in the US RVing is the best way to travel. Living out of a suitcase for two months is no fun.
RFCN2 03/04/18 09:17am Roads and Routes
RE: Water pressure regulator

Janss - Get a Watts adjustable regulator. I had a regulator that wore out and did not know it. Caused thousands of dollars in damage. The Watts one I have also solved the flow issue. It has lots of flow. Before I bought the Watts I bought a Valerta adjustable. The pressure gauge stopped working on it soon after I bought it. Valerta sent me a replacement gauge but it was the wrong one. So I just wanted the best regulator I could find and it is the Watts. The excess pressure problem cause a LOT of damage. Plus it was a royal PIA. I had it fixed once and then another leak popped up as we were driving across a long highway bridge and flooded the floor. Several floodings caused a minor delam on one of the walls. Most of these regulators have springs in them that wear out over time. Another way to get around the problem is to just always use the tank water. We have a high flow pump and that puts out a lot of flow and pressure.
RFCN2 01/30/18 10:10pm Tech Issues
RE: Grand Tetons

Colter Bay is a little down the road from Gross Venture. They offer reservations and have hookups.
RFCN2 01/30/18 10:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Purchase of a former Rental Unit

Please watch the Robin Williams movie "RV" and after seeing it ask yourself this question, "do I want to buy an RV driven by this type of person?"
RFCN2 01/25/18 09:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Induction cook tops in most new Coaches?

We have a 15 year old all electric coach with a couple of large solar panels on top and one of those inefficient glass top electric stoves. We boon dock all the time. Just did last week at a Bluegrass festival in Blythe. Our coach boon docks fine because we have 4 large batteries (8D) just for the house. Plus I turn stuff off when you are not using it. And we use our near instant heat Weber BBQ for much of our cooking. We like cooking outdoors especially when boon-docking. We also have a microwave convection oven. Works great. My wife went to a class for it twice at two different FMCA rallies. My wife wants me to buy induction stuff. If it ain't broke don't fix it. To me the electric stove we have works fine. Just takes a little longer than gas. No propane is a good thing. Most but not all motorhome makers put in what they can make the most money on. Period.
RFCN2 01/25/18 08:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 4 down dinghy towing, looking for new car

We went from a Saturn car to a Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep is so darn easy to use. The tow is higher and don't have to bend over as much. And you just disconnect the transmission with one pull. Takes 30 seconds. The key comes out so no locking wheel. And they are so much fun when you get where you are going. If I was buying a new tow today I would get the new model Wrangler 4 door. I am only undecided on auto or manual transmission. Jeep Wranglers have the lowest depreciation of any car.
RFCN2 01/14/18 01:22pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Shocks

The Koni adjustables that came with our coach have been very good. The rear ones were replaced at 90,000 miles and the fronts are still good at 136,000 miles. The old fronts work better than the newer rears.
RFCN2 01/14/18 01:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite Internet

We used Hughes for the first five years we had our current motorhome which has a Motosat dish on the top. The service in our motorhome worked but was slow and expensive. The reason I stopped using it was Verizon cell phone wifi got so good almost everywhere that it was better for RV travel than sat dish. On the other hand sat internet at a fixed location should work fine, but it will always have a latency issue vs land based systems. This is another word for reaction time.
RFCN2 09/03/17 10:13am Technology Corner
RE: Death Valley late September

We stayed in Panaimint Springs RV park for 4 nights in Jan about 5 years ago. We drove our car /towed into the park. We went up the grade in our car several times and I thought at the time that this would not be a fun road to go over in a motorhome. In Jan the temps were quite nice. End of this month, not so much. On the other hand Oct is likely the best month to go to Zion and the parks in S Utah. Very nice hiking weather.
RFCN2 09/03/17 10:08am Roads and Routes
RE: First timer - diving in

G&C - Don't take offense but just a couple of comments - 1. I would recommend strongly traveling local till you get the bugs out. 2. Long periods of sitting unused is not a good thing for a rig. They get "lot rot". Low miles on a car is a good thing. A motorhome not so much. Unless they used it regularly but only local. Otherwise why would a nice motorhome only be used 1,571 miles per year. We use ours about 10,000 a year and we are not full time.
RFCN2 09/02/17 02:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Removing personal info from web?

There are many things you can do to "minimize" your private data on the web-internet. 1. Google or use a search engine on your full name and go through the list that comes up and delete whatever you can delete like web posts with your name on it. 2. Only search the web using a service that does not sell your information. I rarely use google. I do use duck duckgo every day. Works well and my searches are private. 3. Clear out your browser caches like history and cookies. 4. Do not use a free email that scans your mail. 5. Go into your settings on your browser and turn off anything that looks like it will invade your privacy. 6. Never post anything on Facebook you don't want the public to know about. 7. Do not use free photo online storage services of anyone who makes money selling ads. 8. Delete old public stuff like Linked In and My Space 9. Never never write anything on the internet that you don't want the public to be able to find. 10. Switch to Apple stuff. Their main business is selling your gadgets, phones, and computers - the hardware. They sell software that works with their devices. In general they encrypt the information that goes on the web. Even things like their message app and mail app. 11. Final comment. I like google and have long used them. But they do scan your stuff. They do save info on you like where you have been every minute of the day 24-7. But they do let you erase it if you want to. If you use google maps and want to erase your location information you can do that easily. 12. I almost forgot. Do get and use ad blocking software on ALL of your stuff, phone, computer, iPad and so on.
RFCN2 08/17/17 08:45pm Technology Corner
RE: How much to paint a 40 foot Class A?

I have had our coach serviced several times at Country Coach in Junction City OR. I have bought parts a bunch of times from them in the last couple of years. Last time I checked most of the people that worked for Ron Lee and Country Coach are still there at the same factory in Junction City. I went to the Winnebago Grand National Rally this past summer. Most of the large coaches made by Winnebago are being made in the old Country Coach factory. We have owned our Country Coach for almost 9 years and have never had any issues getting it serviced either where we live, at the factory, in various other parts of the US. I suppose an argument could be made that CC ceased to exist back around 2000 when they sold out to National. So what is the point of all this discussion? I still have a Country Coach. I like it. Better built than 95% of the new motorhomes built today. Back to paint. We did have some pealing of the clear coat on the top radius of our coach where the outside walls became the roof. We had Country Coach fix it about 3 years ago. I also have some checking in the dark color on a couple of the panels. Unless the sun is hitting it wrong you don't notice it. A friend of mine just had is 34' coach painted in So California about 3 months ago. Very good job. He paid just under 20,000. There are many levels of paint/clear coat quality. To get a high end paint job with several layers of clear coat over it IMHO a 40' coach will run you $30-35,000. Simpler job like my buddy would be in the $25,000 range.
RFCN2 08/17/17 08:25pm Class A Motorhomes
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