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RE: Need info re 2010 28RKBS

Even trailers that are listed as four season units are not going to do well when the outside temperature is 105. As a rule of thumb, you can figure that you will be able to cool the unit to about 20 degrees cooler than the outside temperature. Ceiling fans, table fans, keeping blinds closed, adding insulated curtains, etc. will all help make it more comfortable. But you will not be able to cool any of them like you can a stick and brick.
jrs1871 04/29/16 05:34am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Scenic route from Santa Fe to Farmington, NM

Your first option, 84/285/64 would be more scenic. US 550 would probably be faster as it skirts by the mountains. Even though 84/285/64 goes through the mountains, there was nothing that created any difficulty. We took 84/64 last summer from Santa Fe on our way to Durango and enjoyed the drive. Our last trip over 550 was a few years ago when much of it was under construction. There really wasn't much to see along that road.
jrs1871 04/13/16 06:24am Roads and Routes
RE: outside stair carpet

I bought rubber backed indoor/outdoor carpet runner at the local farm store and made my own. I did have a grommet tool so the cost was less than half of what the boughten step covers would be. Even if I would have purchased a grommet tool, they still would have been cheaper. I also work cheap so it was a win win for me. Like others said, they catch a lot of dirt and sand. And the steps aren't as slick when they are wet.
jrs1871 04/11/16 05:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Missouri to Montana

A possibility to avoid some of the interstate and see some of the local areas is: take I70 to Topeka, KS, north on US 75 to US 36, west on US 36 to US 83. North on US 83 to North Platte, NE. The Holiday RV Park in North Platte is an easy in, easy out park that is nice. West on I80 to catch US 26 west toward Scottsbluff and then over to I25. North on I25 to I90 and then west. This route has lots of interesting places that are worthy of a stop but the roads are such that you can make decent time. It also goes by a couple of the places you specifically wanted to visit. We have done this route several times on our way to Montana. Another possibility is to stay on I70 to US 83, but you miss some interesting spots this way.
jrs1871 03/29/16 06:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Route 50 through Kansas

We prefer the 56/96 route when we are headed out that way. Highway 50 is a good road but it does have a lot more truck traffic. There are passing lanes spaced nicely along the way. But we just prefer to avoid the truck traffic.
jrs1871 03/18/16 05:15am Roads and Routes
RE: i35 thru Oklahoma city and wichita

If you are coming from Dallas traffic, Wichita and OKC will be a piece of cake. Only tricky part will be making the transition from I35/I40 to I35 in OKC. There is construction but it is on I40 west of the transition area.
jrs1871 03/11/16 06:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: Spectacles in Progreso, Mexico

A couple of friends went to Flores Optical and were satisfied with the service and the product. He is on the left side (heading in). It close to Red Snapper.
jrs1871 03/06/16 05:03am Snowbirds
RE: Spectacles in Progreso, Mexico

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jrs1871 03/06/16 05:00am Snowbirds
RE: Alamagordo Hyw 54

Just did that drive last summer and there were no problem areas. It is a pleasant drive.
jrs1871 03/03/16 06:05am Roads and Routes
RE: How's I35W northbound - from above Hillsboro to OK?

We are wanting to know the same thing. When we came down Fort Worth wasn't too bad but around Lorena and Belton, traffic came to a complete stop and didn't move for quite a while. We have studied the atlas but there doesn't seem to be much in the way of an alternate route that doesn't take you out of the way. We have done 77 and 281 and were not overly impressed with either.
jrs1871 02/18/16 05:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dentures made in Progreso, Mexico?

Cummins, they are not much different than ones in the states. There are good ones and bad ones. That is why a personal reference is a good idea. I also checked out the dentist even after I had a reference. For what it is worth, the dentist I use in Progresso has more modern equipment than my former stateside dentist. His workspace is spotless. I haven't had dentures, but I have had extractions, root canals, and bridges and have had no problems. For those without dental insurance, this is a viable option.
jrs1871 01/25/16 12:27pm Snowbirds
RE: Loaded cargo weight

It really depends. Some folks view of what is an absolute necessity is different from my view of what is necessary. That being said, we have been between 1,800 and 2,000 pounds for our extended trips (4 to 6 weeks). We rarely carry fresh water in the tank since we do not boondock. Instead we keep a couple of gallons for flushing on the road.
jrs1871 01/13/16 06:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: dual pane windows

Two previous fifth wheels did not have dual pane windows, current one has them. We had a lot of problem with condensation previously. Now that is not an issue and the noise reduction is quite noticeable. We have had this trailer for three years and so far, no problems with the windows developing a leaking seal. Personally, we would not be without them and they are well worth the additional cost. To help even more, I made insulated curtains for the windows. We don't use the trailer that much in cold weather, but the curtains definitely help when the temps hover around 100.
jrs1871 11/28/15 06:10am Fifth-Wheels
can't load microsoft updated

In about the last week, I have developed a problem loading microsoft updates. This is a net book, using Windows 7 starter that I use for reading emails, facebook, news etc. while on the road. I get an error message that windows updates is turned off, but I have it set to automatic updates. The problem seems to stem from a critical security update that did not load. I have run virus, malware, and spyware checks and no problems were detected. Suggestions?
jrs1871 11/26/15 05:21am Technology Corner
RE: Slightly different Alaska trip

Again, thanks for the replies. Much to think about. I can see we need to extend our trip by several days. Also we will look at the ferry as opposed to the cruise. The stops seem to be the same but more opportunity to see other than the tourist traps. We are still thinking of the last two weeks of May and the first part of June. But after reading all the comments and suggestions, that may change also.
jrs1871 11/20/15 06:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Slightly different Alaska trip

Thanks for the replies. You have definitely brought up things I hadn't considered. The Jeep - motel approach would probably the way to go. As for driving the RV up there, hubby absolutely refuses to even consider it. And after 50+ years, I know when to throw in the towel and go to plan B. It looks like we need to allow a little more time for sure. The cruise package we were looking at was 11 days including the train ride and 2 days in Denali. I believe there was seven stops on the way back south. Explorenorth thanks for the offer of more information. I will be contacting you by PM.
jrs1871 11/17/15 05:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Slightly different Alaska trip

We would like to go to Alaska next spring but hubby absolutely refuses to take our RV up there. So we are looking at flying into Fairbanks, renting an RV for a week of look see in that area. Dropping the RV at Anchorage and taking the inland passage cruise back to Vancouver or Seattle. The cruise packages we are leaning toward include the train ride and a couple of days in Denali park. I have checked both RV rental sites (Great Alaskan) and cruise sites but wondered if there is a single site that we could use to plan and book all of it.
jrs1871 11/17/15 10:36am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Salina, KS to Liberal, KS on #156

We have driven 156 on our way to or from NM. The last time was three years ago. At that time the road was in good condition. There are slow downs to pass through some towns but not a big problem.
jrs1871 11/14/15 05:34am Roads and Routes
RE: I 35W

We came through there two weeks ago on Sunday morning. There was still construction and some backup but not bad. Traffic kept moving, just very slow. However further south around Lorena and Temple, traffic came to a screeching halt. We will be looking at alternate routes for the next couple of years.
jrs1871 11/09/15 06:12am Snowbirds
RE: slideout ceiling leak

Double check around the solar panel install. It sounds like that was a new addition and it didn't leak before it was installed. As noted elsewhere, water can be getting in quite some distance from where it shows up inside the trailer.
jrs1871 11/05/15 02:24pm Fifth-Wheels
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