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RE: residential refrigerator vs rv gas/electric refrigerator?

If given a choice of the residential refrigerator or an rv gas/electric refrigerator which would you choose? It seems like all the new 5th wheels come with the residential model. I suppose if you never drive more than 5-6 hours and never dry camp then the residential would be ok...but if you make long drives and dry camp or boon dock then the rv refrigerator would be the logical choice.... Wow, I didn't know that they started putting residential fridge's in the new RV's?? IMHO that would suck. If you RV a lot IMHO, there would be no way I would want a residential fridge in my RV. You will find more often than not real quick how much you need a fridge that can run off of propane. My friends replaced their fridge with a residential one simply because of the cost vs replacing the RV fridge. They REGRET doing it. AND I when we travel together I have to carry their food in 'my' RV until we get to a place with power. :R On the mid-range to high-end diesel pushers, residential refrigerators are standard equipment. They are becoming, at least optional, on some gas-powered class A's. Using Winnebago as an example, in 2014, residential refrigerators were optional. In 2015, residential refrigerators became standard equipment and absorption refrigerators became optional. Now days, absorption refrigerators are not offered. Our current rig, a 2015 Meridian, is the first we have owned with a residential refrigerator. We would not want to go back to the absorption type. It would seem that your friends switched to a residential refrigerator, without providing the infrastructure required. Last summer, we spend 16 consecutive days off the grid in Glacier National Park, Banff, and Jasper and had no issues. Of course we used our generator, but all three of those parks have limited generator hours. Note: our rig came with 6 12-volt group 31 AGM marine/rv house batteries and a 2800-watt inverter. Tom
pulsar 08/16/17 06:07am General RVing Issues
RE: NB and PEI in a week?

Agree with everything Crowe posted. In addition, Sarah can't go to PEI without having a lobster supper at Fisherman's Wharf in North Rustico. I don't like lobster, but I enjoy their salad bar. Tom
pulsar 08/15/17 11:09am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Nolin Lake State Park - hidden Kentucky gem

We were there less than a week ago as we worked our way back to TX from Maine. It is a nice state park. Off the beaten path and we had no cell service or wi-fi, but the sites are wonderful. Would be extra nice if you have a boat. What cellular provider do you use? I ask only for completeness. As I added to my first post, we had Verizon extended LTE. We used our laptops, tethered to our phones, while we were there. Since it was "extended LTE", it was on a non-Verizon tower, so there is another provider that works there. Tom
pulsar 08/13/17 04:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: iPad not connected?

Restarting the iPad and your router would be good first steps. After that, determine which security protocol your router is using. If WEP, that could be the source of the problem. You should use WPA2, if supported on your router. Use WPA, otherwise. If your router is already using WPA or WPA2 or the problem still persists, renew the DHCP on the iPad. It has been a long time since I've looked at an iPad, but believe that is done by tapping Settings, tapping WiFi, tapping the symbol to the right of the SSID for the router. On the next screen, tap on Renew Lease. Hope this helps Tom
pulsar 08/12/17 12:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Pebbles first trip out

Have a great time!!! Tom
pulsar 08/12/17 10:03am RV Pet Stop
RE: How far are you willing to travel?

Our general rule is that travel time should not be more than 25% of the entire trip. (That's the rule whether we are RVing or otherwise.) There are exceptions, of course. For example, we often drove 10 hours round trip to Huntington Beach State Park for a three day weekend. Tom
pulsar 08/07/17 06:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Outer Banks in Late October

Late October is a great time to visit the Outer Banks. We like mid spring and mid fall. We've always stayed at the KOA because they have a large field on the sound side of the road that the dogs can ruin and play in the sound. (Dogs off leash on the beach is agains National Seashore rules.) That said, two years ago, the KOA started a policy that we don't like. (They said it is a restart of an old policy.) To guarantee a particular site when registering, you must pay an additional $20 (1 time fee) above their already high prices. If traveling alone, that's not an issue; we don't ask for a particular site. The rub comes when traveling with someone. To guarantee that you and your traveling companions will have adjacent sites, both must pay an additional $20. For years, we have use the KOA in early April with two or three other rigs. We haven't been back since they started this policy. Instead, we go to Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet, SC, which is closer to home than is the Outer Banks. Tom
pulsar 08/06/17 06:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Montana and Wyoming help

At Glacier, on the east side, St. Mary has one rv park that gets decent reviews.. Johnson's RV Park. The campground inside Glacier might hold you, not sure. I don't know where you are getting your reviews but on RV Park Reviews the St. Mary KOA gets better ratings than Johnson's in every category except price where they are substantially higher than anyone else but worth it if you want all the amenities. We spent six weeks there in 2015 and enjoyed it very much. There is also Y Lazy R RV park down in East Glacier that gets slightly better reviews than Johnson's but is about 30 minutes drive from the east entrance to Glacier NP but closer to the Two Medicine area than St. Mary. X2 Johnson's rating: 6.3 out of 81 ratings KOA rating: 7.2 out of 147 reviews Johnson beats the KOA only in price. In addition, the KOA has access to the St Mary River and Lower St Mary Lake. Our dogs enjoy the river. On the other hand, we do try to eat at least one dinner at Johnson's. Tom
pulsar 08/06/17 06:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Nolin Lake State Park - hidden Kentucky gem

travelnutz, I don't disagree with you about Nolin Lake not being an overnight spot. We would not want to drive 20 miles of secondary roads for an overnight stay. As far as a couple of days, it seems that many (some with boats), do come in just for the weekend. Our stay was four nights, mainly to give the dogs some water recreation. We did tour Mammoth Cave, also. As I stated earlier, this trip is a "state park" trip and we are not staying in private campgrounds (except last night out.) There are other public campgrounds in the area. For example, Moutardier and Dog Creek COE campgrounds. We choose Nolin Lake State Park because of jspringator's recommendation and its small size - 32 rv sites. As you can see in the pictured posted earlier, the campsites are widely spaced. If you are a Passport America member or one of the other home CG Resort Members, Diamond Caverns CG is close to half the price of Nolin or most other local places yet. Are you saying that Passport America members only pay $13 per night at Diamond Caverns? I would have thought it was closer to $21. (We paid $25 per night at Nolin Lake.) By the way, the three public parks mentioned in this post are all rated higher in RVParkReviews than is Diamond Cave. Colin Lake State Park - avg rating : 9 (26 review) Dog Creek COE - avg rating: 8.5 (16 reviews) Moutardier COE - avg rating: 8.4 (19 reviews) Diamond Cave - act rating: 7.3 (59 reviews) That extra 15 to 20 miles of pulling or driving an RV is far from cheap as it's times 2 as you eventually leave the place also so it negates all or most of the cost savings one can cite. The extra Fuel required, tire wear, mechanical rig wear. and then there's the additional driving time times 2 also are real factors. When we are doing this type of tour, it not the cost of the campground, or the cost of driving the RV that determines whee we want to stay. It is location, location, location. Tom
pulsar 08/04/17 07:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Nolin Lake State Park - hidden Kentucky gem

Diamond Caverns Campground is more accessible from the interstate and has more amenities; it's a resort. It also costs more and one is closer to one's neighbors. This is a state park - corp of engineers trip for us and so Diamond Caverns wasn't considered. New state parks for us this summer include: Grindstone State Park - Troutdale, VA. Brown County State Park - Nashville, IN Colin Lake State Park. There have been others, such as Hillman Ferry and Lexington State Horse Park, that are not new to us. Tom
pulsar 08/04/17 11:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Headiing below Forum Technical Support

You are assuming posters would open the sticky before they post. They don't even read this: Post forum related questions, test posts and requests for assistance here - signatures, profile, search & pictures, which is immediately above the Post New Topic link. Tom
pulsar 08/04/17 08:17am Forum Technical Support
Nolin Lake State Park - hidden Kentucky gem

Last August, jspringator mentioned Nolin Lake State Park in the thread Kentucky where would you stop and why Since we are traveling around in Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee this summer, we decided to check it out. This is a gem of a campground, with only 32 RV sites, which are wide, grassy, and many are shaded, along with 27 primitive sites, which are in a separate area. The RV sites have water and electric (50 amps) - $25 per night. There is a good dump station. The campground is located in Mammoth Cave, KY and Mammoth Cave is a short drive away. http://i.imgur.com/GnEj6x5l.jpg As you can see, our site (21) backed up to the water, a fact not missed by our golden retrievers. One negative: There is a 20 or so mile drive in on 2 lane roads with little to no shoulders. We will be going back, tentatively, this October. On edit: I should have included the following: No wifi. Verizon extended LTE (which means another provider has a tower near by - Verizon has an agreement with them so no roaming charges.) According to the host, no over-the-air TV. We didn't verify that. Tom
pulsar 08/04/17 07:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Missing Archived Posts - Message to Forum Admin

Those two years have been missing for several months and nothing has happened to retrieve them. The issue has exited since April 30, 2013. Posts made after that date and prior to 365 days before the day you are reading this, cannot be found by the forum's search engine. See this post for what I think is happening. For history of the search engine, see this post pnichols, Google can be used to find the thread, if you know a key phrase from the thread and how to use Google to search a site. If you know some key words, but don't know how to use Google to search a website, post the words here and perhaps someone will do the search for you. Note: I'm on the road and don't know when I will be on the forum, so I can't promise to do the search in a timely fashion. Tom
pulsar 07/24/17 08:42pm Forum Technical Support
RE: rainbow bridge

Sorry for your loss. Warm thoughts coming your way. Tom
pulsar 07/05/17 07:49pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Just Testing Picture Insertion.

DrBaker, Imgur is not as easy to use as it once was. The URL you need for the picture is https://i.imgur.com/Qx0601p.jpg which I obtained by right clicking on he picture and copying the link. The link you used was to the page that contains the picture. (You could provide the link to the page using the Link tool. https://www.rv.net/SharedContent/cfb/images/editortoolbar/link.gif) The easiest way to use Imgur for posting pictures on the forum is to use 1492's app https://i.imgur.com/Qx0601p.jpg width=640 BTW, when using the size parameters, it is best to use only one and leave the other blank. Here, I used 640 for width and left the height parameter blank. Tom
pulsar 07/02/17 06:06am Forum Technical Support
RE: forum subscription/membership

Welcome to the forum. Roads and Routes is a sub-forum as is Forum Technical Support. Use the Jump to Forum drop down menu found on the left side of most forum pages, about 1/4 of the way from the top. Select the sub-forum and click on the Go button to the right of the menu. Tom
pulsar 06/26/17 06:39pm Forum Technical Support

We plan to visit the Canadian Maritimes beginning mid August to maybe mid September. We will be camping in a 38 ft class A motorhome. Our questions are: How full would you expect the provincial and national campgrounds to be at that time? How difficult will it be to find a campsite--government or private during this time? We normally don't make advance reservations: will this be a problem ? How cold and rainy would you expect the weather to be ? Thank you for any input. There are two ways on and off of PEI - The Confederation Bridge between New Brunswick and PEI and the ferry between Nova Scotia and PEI. The Ferry is much more expensive than the bridge. Since one only pays to leave PEI, we go to NS first. When we are ready to go to PEI, we take the ferry. When we leave we take the bridge. For our right and toad, leaving on the ferry would be $54 more expensive than leaving on the bridge. Tom
pulsar 06/26/17 06:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Lost my travel companion today

Such a good looking dog. Sorry for your loss. Warm thoughts coming your way. Tom
pulsar 06/25/17 01:47pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Banff Alb campgrounds

In Banff, Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court has full hook-ups. Tunnel Mountain Village II has electric only. (I believe there are a few full hook-ups in Village II, but not many.l Tunnel Mountain Village I has no serviced sites. Have a great trip. Tom
pulsar 06/25/17 01:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: ems

YOUR system is a PCI brand system and will show amp draw on EACH leg with a total. But. the OP has a 30 amp RV and is 13 years old and PCI was not in business back then and the OP should have the Intellitec EMS system(Winne used that back then as well as 90% of OEM's). The Intellitec does NOT show amp use if on 30 amp service(30 amp system) or 50 amp if it is a 50 amp RV and is on 50 amps. You do have multiple sensors(2). The amp draw is taken from the current running thru the EACH 120 hot leg. There is a "donut" that the RED and Black lead runs thru and the PCI senses the current thru those 2 donuts. Intellitec systems read the current thru just the single NEUTRAL lead thru the same type donut. The advantage of the PCI system over the Intellitec is simple. Intellitec EMS system IF it fails or malfunctions, NONE of the appliances connected thru the EMS system will have 120 to them. PCI designed their system, if it fails, then the relays stay CLOSED and you have 120 power to all appliances on the EMS system. Doug You certainly know more about ems than I do. I'm only trying to counter the blanket statement, "If you have a 50 Amp MH, plugged into 50 Amp service the EMS will not show anything," which is not always true. Although in another thread, you imply that you agree with the blanket statement, now, it seems, you are agreeing with me. Tom
pulsar 06/23/17 06:38pm Class A Motorhomes
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