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RE: turn signals on coach

On our rig, the side marker lights are dual filament, and flash with the turn signals. And when there's a bad bulb in the marker light, te turn signals don't work. Just a thought . . . al
aslakson 06/10/14 04:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone Eastside or Westside

We always stay in West Yellowstone - Yellowstone Grizzley - with full hookups. It's spendy, but convenient. Soon as you know your dates, make reservations. With school out, Yellowstone just got really really busy. al
aslakson 06/10/14 04:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TT Ready, Camp, Go Value card?

1000 Trails really makes sense when you fulltime. But buy your membership on the resale market - you ought to be able to find a good nationwide all-parks plan for around $2500, and you'll also be able to access the Encore parks at a discount. We tend to spend about half our year in 1000 Trails parks - so far this year we're planned out thru September with 177 1000 Trails nights booked. Encore parks tend to be spendier than we like, but sometimes they are the best (or only) game in town, so we use them sparingly. All depends on where you want to go. There are divisions within 1000 Trails - 1000 Trails, Naco, Outdoor World and Leisure Time. Make sure you get access to all of them. al
aslakson 06/09/14 12:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Thousand trails resales

We don't have a home park with our Elite membership as far as 1000 Trails is concerned. But for the sake of the RPI reciprocals, RPI thinks our home park is in Indiana. I've never seen a 125 mile rule - just the standard 7 days out before you return to the same park (and sometimes 7 days out of the system, depending on your membership class). If you buy in the resale market (strongly advised) make sure you get at least an Elite plan - then you get 120 days advance reservations and no 7 days out when you go park to park. You should also try to find a plan that allows you to freeze your annual dues at age 65. Not all resales transfer that clause. al
aslakson 06/09/14 11:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Coiled Fresh Water Hose - Any Good?

Tried all of the above, and the best I've found I bought from the RV Water Filter Store. They have a stall at the flea market in Yuma during the winter, and ship from the website all year. Their hoses are spendy, but I've never had one kink or burst. Plus, they coil very well even at low temperatures. Been using mine for over 5 years now with no problems. al
aslakson 06/08/14 10:07am General RVing Issues
RE: indiana i-65

As you approach each construction zone, there are "I-65 Detour" signs that take you off to US31. If there's heavy traffic, you'll be less frustrated on 31. But at 5AM you shouldn't have a problem. IMO US-31 is a smoother road anyway, although possibly slower. al
aslakson 06/04/14 06:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Ridiculously simple mods -- let's see 'em!

Missed having a clock on the motorhome dashboard. Bought a cheap ($7) "designer" watch with a big analog face. Removed the watchband, and stuck it to the dash with velcro. No photo - it's way too simple for that. al
aslakson 06/03/14 06:09pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: HWH fluid is everywhere--how much can we lose?

You might have to call the factory to get the location of the reservoir - on our rig, it's right up front, just behind the front "bumper". I've seen some rigs where you get at it through one of the wheel wells. Don't even try to open it until you get the jacks retracted - until the jacks are up, the whole HWH system is pressurized. On our rig, the system isn't pressurized when the slide is out, but I wouldn't risk it until the all the slides are back in. Good luck. al
aslakson 06/03/14 02:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Free Office Software Suggestions...

Take a look at Kingsoft - it's basically a clone of MS Office, but using the "old" interface. And it's free. How Microsoft lets it live is beyond me, but it's a dandy bunch of software. al
aslakson 06/03/14 10:53am Technology Corner
RE: Intellitec EMS display flashes on and off

Sometimes removing all power from the AC circuits is needed to reset the EMS. al
aslakson 05/28/14 02:26pm Tech Issues
RE: Going to stick with DirecTV in the Fiver

It's called SWM - Single Wire Multi-Switch. It'll require a receiver that's SWM compatible (most of the newer ones are), an SWM power injector someplace in the coax between the receiver and the dish, and an SWM LNB on the dish. That means you won't use the same LNB on the RV dish as you use at home. OR, if you do use the same LNB and connect just the one wire, you'll only get signal to one of the receiver's two tuners. And you'll have to reconfigure your receiver's antenna settings when you move it from home to the RV or back again, although some receivers will auto-detect the antenna type. If you have HD service on your home dish, you'll need an HD dish for the RD. If you don't have HD at home I'm not sure if there's an SWM setup for the standard 18" "pizza pan" dish. al
aslakson 05/20/14 07:10am Beginning RVing
RE: Question for full timers

We rely on America's Mailbox in Rapid City SD. They provide us with a "residential" address we use for voter and vehicle registration and driver's licenses. They also accumulate our mail, discard all the junk, and then ship the good stuff to us whenever we ask, which is generally once a month around the 15th. We also don't like to stay anywhere very long - 2-3 weeks is our typical maximum, but we'll make sure to be somewhere long enough around the 15th for our shipment to find us. We chose SD as our domicile state primarily for the tax benefit, but find that our insurance rates are also a tad lower than other no-tax states. Plus, there's no annual vehicle inspection required. America's Mailbox website has lots of info, as does the Escapees website. Good luck and have fun - that's what it's all about. al
aslakson 05/19/14 06:23am Full-time RVing
RE: alternate route around Memphis going east/west??

FWIW - We just came thru Memphis last week, heading east. Other than the construction on I-40 from the I-55 interchange to the east side of the river, there were no challenges, no heavy traffic (on a Wednesday morning), no problems at all. Just avoid rush hour. al
aslakson 05/18/14 06:00am Roads and Routes
RE: What happened to my Firefox?

This might help bring back the look of the "old" Firefox. I haven't done the 29 update yet, so don't know how well it works. al
aslakson 05/11/14 07:41am Technology Corner
RE: LED lighting

We converted all our interior lights to LED to cut down on the heat load. Not having to change bulbs was a bonus. Getting additional battery time when we do dry camp (at best 2-3 times a year) was another. But the primary reason was all the heat those old bulbs generated was really annoying on a hot summer night. al
aslakson 05/08/14 03:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Wintering RV Park near Coos Bay-Bandon Area

Don't know what the costs or rules are, but the Mill Casino RV park is by far the nicest in the Coos Bay area. A few miles north, you might check out the Winchester Bay RV Resort (it's a very nice county park) or Osprey Point in Lakeside. We lived in that part of Oregon for 25 years, and having spent many winters there is one reason we now winter in warm, dry places - SoCal and AZ being high on our lists. al
aslakson 05/03/14 07:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Watching over-the-air TV on a notebook computer

I have a Hauppauge USB TV tuner, which costs under $40. Comes with software to record and manage what it receives, which is digital TV off the air. It's about the side of a typical USB "stick". It's got the capability of working with an infrared remote, but I've never tried that. Windows Media Center is included with the Windows 8.x "pro" upgrade, and provides a better interface to watch, record and play OTA tv. I think the Pro upgrade is about $100. You can get it at BestBuy. So - yes you can. Personally I'd find the laptop screen a bit small for watching much TV. But for folks who watch streaming video on cell phones, I guess a laptop screen is like Imax. al
aslakson 05/01/14 06:49am Technology Corner
RE: How long to book in GC & YellowStone

We stay at the Railside RV Ranch in Williams when doing the Grand Canyon - it's an hour south. Depending on your level of physical activity for hiking or rafting, a week is plenty. Long as you're in the area, and heading north, think about Monument Valley for a few days, Arches and Canyonlands in Utah for a few days, and then go on into Wyoming for Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. We haven't found a great place to stay in Jackson Hole, but we always stay at the Grizzley RV Park in West Yellowstone. I'd allow at least a week for Yellowstone, again depending on your level of physical activity. Lots of hiking can be done, but we don't. And then go on north an spend some time in and around Glacier Nat'l Park. That's still on our bucket list . . . You're going to all those places in prime time, so don't expect bargains. Yellowstone itself can easily be worth two weeks, depending on how active you want to get (as in hiking). We've been for a week five times now, and every time we find something we'd missed earlier. Have fun . . . al
aslakson 04/28/14 04:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Things to do in Oklahoma City?

We're just finishing up a week in Oklahoma City, and here's what we've seen: Downtown has a delightful botanical garden and arboretum, with a big kids area. The National Cowboy Museum is a must. So's the Oklahoma Bombing Memorial. And just for kicks, the Museum of Osteology - the only museum in the country devoted to animal skeletons. And then, of course, there's dodging tornadoes . . . al
aslakson 04/28/14 03:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Umpqua Lighthouse Campground & Satellite TV

From the aerial photos at Google Maps these coordinates 43.659787,-124.192665 show maybe one or two sites with a southern exposure. RVParkReviews has several reviews that mention dense tree cover and no satellite. I'd say your chances are slim to none. And having formerly lived in Reedsport for 20+ years, your chances of over the-air TV are about the same. al
aslakson 04/22/14 02:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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