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RE: Campground locations on route?

The Good Sam app will give you near by campgrounds or you can search based on a location.
RicJones 08/13/16 09:11am Roads and Routes
RE: What do you use as a stop here marker?

Why not make the boards you drive up on wide enough so once placed you can drive up on them at any time without having to place them?
RicJones 07/30/16 08:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How many use HAM vs C/B for rig to rig etc?

Depending on who you travel with dictates your options, which are in my preferred order are HAM, CB, FRS/GMRS, and cell phone. Our Jeep club uses both HAM and CB, with HAM working the best. Since not all members have their HAM license primary communications are via the CB. It does get confusing when people are talking on both. I have both a 2M/440 and a CB in my MH, but rarely use the CB. KF6VMP
RicJones 05/08/16 09:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: GPS Routing question

Like the previous poster said, save the route to a gpx file. How you download the gpx file depends on what model Garmin you have. With some models you can use the old MapSource, others you may be able to load it using Garmin's replacement to MapSource, BaseCamp which is a PITA to learn. Other models like most Nuvi's you will have to copy the gpx file to a folder on the gps. Also, the gps may reroute you to a different route from what you entered. Good luck!
RicJones 04/14/16 08:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: In CA, 101 to 5 via 156/152

I have done that run a number of times and found going the 5 to 580 to the 680 to the 101 works well for me, eliminates a lot of the SF traffic.
RicJones 04/12/16 03:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Recommendations for a Toad??

Remember that whatever you get will be more than just a vehicle you tow behind your MH on occasion, so pick something you are comfortable in. A Wrangler was suggested, and having one I can tell you it wouldn't be my first choice. They are rough riding, not comfortable and the back seat is useless. Unless you are going to travel the roads less traveled, consider another vehicle. I have a Ford Edge that I really like. I had a Jeep Liberty which made a nice toad and a good run around town vehicle. When I first started looking for a toad I was convinced the Honda CR-V was the way to go until I sat in one and my back immediately started hurting. Find what works for you.
RicJones 04/09/16 06:35pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mounting Crossbars (for Bike Rack) onto older Camper Roof

Probably not. :S
RicJones 03/29/16 06:35pm Folding Trailers
RE: Mounting Crossbars (for Bike Rack) onto older Camper Roof

Two issues I can think of with having the bikes on the roof, first getting them up there, second, overall height. Good luck in gas stations.
RicJones 03/29/16 02:50pm Folding Trailers
RE: RV 760LMT Users Only

But my question is what makes it any better than an $89 GPS that has lifetime maps and traffic? Campgrounds and rerouting around low bridges along a route really comes in handy. The along a route function which displays the distance to gas, food and rest areas really is nice. Check your settings and make sure it's set for fastest time not shortest distance, and really get to know the unit and all of it's features and I think you'll like it. I did a cross country trip last year using one and I loved the information it gave me over what an $89 unit would give you.
RicJones 02/28/16 11:14am Technology Corner
RE: RV 760LMT Users Only

But my question is what makes it any better than an $89 GPS that has lifetime maps and traffic? Campgrounds and rerouting around low bridges along a route really comes in handy. The along a route function which displays the distance to gas, food and rest areas really is nice. Check your settings and make sure it's set for fastest time not shortest distance, and really get to know the unit and all of it's features and I think you'll like it. I did a cross country trip last year using one and I loved the information it gave me over what an $89 unit would give you.
RicJones 02/28/16 08:34am Technology Corner
RE: Going to spring training!

If you are an A's fan and mostly going to their games then you probably want a park in the Mesa area. Their "new" field Hohokum is much nicer than there old one, but parking in kind of a pain. Most of the big parks are well maintained and have lot's of activities, but are are for those over 55.
RicJones 02/27/16 08:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Laptop doesn't 'see' GPS

Call Garmin!
RicJones 02/26/16 08:59am Technology Corner
RE: Going to spring training!

I don't know how full the parks are due to snowbirds and spring training, but here are some suggestions: Lost Dutchman State Park Usery Mountain County Park McDowell Mountain County Park KOA in Apache Junction What team(s)do you want to see? Phoenix is very large it it could take you an hour to get from one side to the other. The fields are pretty much split between the east and west sides of the city. We are Angels fans so we stay in Mesa at Val Vista which is about 15 minutes from the field. From there it takes almost a hour to get to the fields on the west side. Have fun and I'll see you there. :B
RicJones 02/25/16 08:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Laptop doesn't 'see' GPS

In the past you needed to download Garmin communicator. I don't know it that's still true.
RicJones 02/24/16 06:31pm Technology Corner
RE: Garmin Basecamp: exporting route

You will probably have to insert more waypoints to force a certain route. Your gps will recalculate the route to give you the fastest time. As far as using MapSource you can google it and find downloads.
RicJones 02/18/16 08:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Solar charger but still dead batteries

They should be able to test the batteries to see if they are good or not. Interstate is usually pretty good about taking care of their customers.
RicJones 02/06/16 09:44am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Quartzsite tomorrow?

You should be fine. Those that may have left are probably the ones you need anything from.
RicJones 01/23/16 04:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What's There To Do At Quartzsite, AZ?

And this!
RicJones 01/20/16 01:48pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 210 near Pasadena

Traffic can be heavy about any time, but 9:30 - 10:00 shouldn't be too bad. Like others have said, there is a funny transition on the 210, you basically have to get off to continue on it. About Lake Street be sure you are in the right most lane and you shouldn't have a problem.
RicJones 01/15/16 07:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Waxing a toilet?

After reading everyone's methods I decided that waxing the toilet was a lot easier than laying out tp sheets or brushing after every squat. I used carnuba boat wax which should hold up better than PAM or Pledge. Now just to put it to the test. :E
RicJones 01/13/16 01:54pm Beginning RVing
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