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RE: Weather Radio recomendations?

Any real world advice will be most gratefully accepted. THANKS in advance.In my real world I use a smartphone. Here also. The problem with weather radios is that you constantly need to update locations while traveling. The cellphone knows your location and sends only appropriate information. A great app is called Tornado which will automatically sound an alarm when bad weather is near you. It is a free app for android and maybe iPhone but I'm not sure. No need to update if it has travel mode.
TyroneandGladys 07/24/14 03:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Weather Radio recomendations?

Been back for less than a week from just over five weeks with our first weather radio. We have the Midland HH54VP2 Portable Emergency Weather Radio. Would recommend it. Deciding factors: 1 Portable so if we were away from the RV we could still use it. 2 S.A.M.E Digital Technology: Allows you to receive alerts/warnings for your area not the entire state. 3 Home/Travel Weather Modes: Home mode – Weather channel selection is made by menu. Travel mode – The unit scans and locks on the local weather channel Had it go off several time during our trip, with watches only thank goodness, but during thunderstorms it was reassuring to know that nothing sever was being detected. You do need to know what county you are in we noticed on many of the campground maps it would tell us what county we were in and if not we would ask as we checked in. Purchased from Amazon
TyroneandGladys 07/24/14 03:40pm Technology Corner
RE: RV age & park rules?

Do your research before going to a park and avoid the ones that have he rules. No need to lie to them about it. Just go elsewhere. People would hate it if the park said one thing and then did something else. So why is it any different. They don't want your rig there, you don't want to go there. We always check when making reservations yet even after checking the rules at Napa Valley Expo and making reservations the host checking us in wanted to deny us entry because of age. His rule not apparently the parks since it was not on any of their rules and we were "allowed to stay" for two days.
TyroneandGladys 07/23/14 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: low water pressure at CG

If you do not have water at pressure at the faucet outside contact the campground why should you do there work for them.
TyroneandGladys 07/23/14 03:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: tucson to Juniper fl. 5 overnights-generally evenly split

Made the journey from Chandler AZ to San Antonio on I 10 this June. In Las Cruces the Hacienda RV was great and if you have a dog it has the best dog run area I have ever seen. I know that mileage for the next stop is over what you would like to do but Kerrville - Schreiner Park in Kerrville TX was awesome. We did not stay on the river area but in Deer Field Loop. Shady and had deer walking through our campsite that night and the next morning before we left out.
TyroneandGladys 07/23/14 03:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: RV age & park rules?

The only time that it was an issue with us was at Nappa Valley Expo, No mention of age restrictions in there rules yet when we pulled in we were told by a very rude camp host we could not stay because of the age of our RV when they got the rules to show me they found out there was no age restrictions only restrictions for RV's with damage such us missing doors etc.. Less than two hours later they let a new class A in the park that had damage and a missing door makes you wonder.
TyroneandGladys 07/22/14 06:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Brake pad smell after long downhills

IMHO change the rubber brake lines at each wheel. They can break down internally and because there is pressure when brakes are applied will let brake fluid through but when brakes are released there is no pressure and the brake fluid will not return through those lines causing brakes to stay engaged.
TyroneandGladys 07/22/14 06:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Has anyone ever tried a portable A/C in their class C???

It will work the single hose system works, have one at house so speak from experience. The two hose will be more efficient. If you are at a campsite with hookups run a separate cord to the 20 amp plugs on the pedestal for the portable AC. Have found that putting a blanket to block off the cab area makes a HUGE difference in cooling in extreme heat as well as having the passenger side of the RV facing west and putting out the awning to shade the side of the RV. And small fan in the back to help circulates the air is also helpful.
TyroneandGladys 07/17/14 02:39pm Class C Motorhomes
WA 20 and US 2

Thinking of next years trip already and wondering about driving on WA 20 from I 5 to US 2 ending up in Browning Montana.
TyroneandGladys 07/09/14 10:10am Roads and Routes
RE: Death Valley considerations for a 1996 Class A in June

....and drink plenty of water especially if go outside. X2, and carry 3 gallons of h20 for your RV. Disagree fill your fresh water tank the day before you can not have enough water in those conditions
TyroneandGladys 07/08/14 12:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Buying a Class A or C motorhome for family of 4

We prefer the C class for several reasons. First the cab over bed was the boy's "cave" when traveled with us had his dvd player and his games up there and when he wanted his privacy he had it plus nothing had to be picked up till the trip was over. The other reason for out preference is cost of repairs IMHO the more the hood the less the cost of repairs and the easier to find a repair facility. As far as length several of the places we have gone had a 27 foot limit. Now as far as age our unit is 28 years old and we have had it for four years. With a major trip every year. The first to Yellowstone/Mount Rushmore.The second only made it to St Louis cut short by broken leg. Third up Highway one of California and Oregon. Forth and current along the south up to Virginia and currently in Nashville. Short trips in state uncountable. Yes we have had repairs but as the mobile mechanic told us this year after he found the short in the brake light circuit, paid for by Good Sam's," I work on just as many newer RV's if not more than the older ones. We budget for repairs and when we need repairs we do not patch it we fix it. As far as the coach part being worn out yeah the colors are dated and there are some wear and some repair people do not want to or know how to work on the older stuff IMHO find the floor plan you like within your budget, if your budget is $10,000 Spend no more than $7,000 on the RV with $3000 left over for repairs, with money left over for repairs and tires if over 5/6 years old 4 if in Phoenix. Make sure there are no leaks. Get the Good Sam's road side assistance and go have fun and make memories.
TyroneandGladys 07/08/14 06:23am Beginning RVing
RE: How to go with the flow but restricted by reservations?

Last year with a trip up Highway One in California and Oregon we made reservations for state parks the minute they were available and was able to get spots in five of the six parks/beaches. This year only reserving the night before. We did have to change our plans a bit because of this but we have been able to see and experience things that we had not planned on so it worked out for the best.
TyroneandGladys 07/08/14 05:39am Beginning RVing
RE: Arctic Package Necessary ?

If the artic package includes upgraded windows and or insulation it would be beneficial in hotter weather also.
TyroneandGladys 07/08/14 05:23am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ethanol

And for those of us that are old school and have carbureted engines the ethanol fuel is more prone to vapor lock.
TyroneandGladys 07/07/14 06:30pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: campground site selection

Also do the math genny uses 1/2 gallon of gas per hour that is 4 gallons of gas for a 8 hour night at $3.50 per gallon that is $28.00 dollars. In addition unless you use a genny tube to get the exhaust gas up high and you are running it around tents it can and has been lethal for the tent occupants.
TyroneandGladys 07/07/14 04:59pm Beginning RVing
Williamsburg VA to Virginia Beach

Help we will be going from Williamsburg VA to Virginia Beach and do NOT want to do any tunnels. I believe that US 60 and I 664 are both tunnel and bridge combos is this correct? From what I can tell US 17 is bridge only is that correct? Thanks
TyroneandGladys 06/29/14 03:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: I 80 across Iowa and Nebraska

When you're driving at 60-70 MPH across Nebraska, just remember those families who drove that same route in Conestoga wagons covering anywhere from 3 to 10 miles per day. Yep the ones that quit the trip to California settled Nebraska.
TyroneandGladys 06/13/14 07:46pm Roads and Routes
Toll Road Suprise

Always have at least one roll of quarters stashed up front in case you end up on a toll road by accident.
TyroneandGladys 06/13/14 07:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Please help! How can I blend this to all look new?

The best place to hide an elephant is in the parade. IMHO if you try to blend or match those spots it will look like a patch. Either do as other suggested and get a decal or just paint a stripe of a dark color over it. On the spot on the side would a visited state map cover it?
TyroneandGladys 06/12/14 04:07pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Freon leaking in chassis AC

Tompla, you don't say if that $50 includes any leak stop product. If you're having it done, I strongly suspect the answer is no. IMHO you should add a can of leak stop first, then if required top up the system with straight 134A. In northern climates if the unit is parked all winter the shrinkage of various components seems to aggravate the leaks. I know nothing about leak stop for AC units but I know from experience how bad leak stop is for radiators and power steering pump
TyroneandGladys 06/11/14 06:03pm Beginning RVing
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