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RE: Crater Lake - Oregon

Collier, nice sites with full service - well over an hour drive but very scenic and you can see Bald Eagles nesting on the way.
rbtglove 06/20/16 08:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to stay in the Smokeys

We have stayed at all or most of the campgrounds in the Park and all are very scenic but none, at least when we were there, had hookups. We like the one near Cades Cove and as I remember it at least had a trailer dump site, Elkmont if memory serves, did not it was a few miles away but it is one of the most scenic and has a nice stream and Ranger talks. Use of generators is only permitted in certain hours. Go to their website and choose the one or ones that are best for your needs, can't go wrong.
rbtglove 06/11/16 02:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black Hills Gold - Panning (for kids) & Shopping for Jewelry

Wall SD has plenty of shops that sell Black Hills Gold Jewelry, also there is a decent Campground within walking distance to tourist stuff including Wall Drug. There used to be a panning place in Deadwood along with a simulated gold mine tour kids would like. Not sure what is still there haven't been back for a long time since they ruined the town with Casinos. Be careful of low prices on the jewelry there are some fakes that look like the real thing.
rbtglove 06/04/16 08:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question about hooking up my tailgater. Update 05/30

You can get a wall through plate with connectors on outside and inside and install it. Connect tailgater cable to outside and TV to inside connecter, easy to install. They used to be sold at Radio Shack.
rbtglove 05/31/16 02:29pm Technology Corner
RE: GM 5.3 engine

I towed a 5000+ lb scale wt trailer for several years with a Chevy Avalanche with a 5.3 with the 4 sp, over the Rockies and back several times. The 5.3 with the 6sp that is in newer GMC vehicles is a better combination and does get better gas miles.
rbtglove 05/31/16 02:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Question about hooking up my tailgater. Update 05/30

I can run mine right through the satellite connection on the outside of the TT. Just have to remember to turn off the booster.
rbtglove 05/20/16 02:42pm Technology Corner
RE: Do I have enough truck for trip?

We have been over the Rockies and back several times with a similar TV and a TT just a little lighter than yours. May not have been the fastest up the long grades but always made it. An engine in good condition should be able to run at higher RPMs without harm. Sounds like a great trip.
rbtglove 05/20/16 08:17am Tow Vehicles
RE: '04 Chevy Tahoe 5.3L

I have always used a equal-I-zer hitch and would not tow with out weight distribution and sway control to go with the brake controller, especially with an SUV with a shorter wheel base.
rbtglove 05/19/16 07:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: '04 Chevy Tahoe 5.3L

I've had three tow vehicles with a 5.3 and the heaviest TT ready to go weighed in at just under 5K. The ones you are looking at would be well over that loaded I think. My 2011 Silverado is the only one of those three I had that really pulled our TT well, the others had the 4 sp versus the 6 spd tranny and really struggled in the mountains. Think being in KY you wouldn't be happy towing those TTs.
rbtglove 05/18/16 03:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Parking trailer on an decline

If it's just a slight slope you can do it either way. Newer TTs will be OK with the frig on. Day or even few days you should be OK.
rbtglove 05/13/16 07:42am Beginning RVing
RE: Oregon Holiday

We stay at Harris Beach Oregon State Park, just over the border and about a hour to the Red Woods. Very nice with some full hook ups and some beach views, close to shopping and restaurants. There are commercial parks in CA near the big trees but most look like parking lots and are costly.
rbtglove 05/11/16 03:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Avalanche vs Tahoe

Had an 05 Ave and towed a 5k loaded ready to go for many miles, over the Rockies several times. Would not try 8k even with the 7 sp trans ( which is a better trans in tow haul than the 4 sp had both) in the newer ones unless it was a 2500.
rbtglove 05/11/16 02:55pm Tow Vehicles
Coverting a file to MP3

Need help old geezer not computer smart. I have some audio books on Disc that I would like to covert to MP3 format and then load on a thumb drive. Is there any way to do this?
rbtglove 05/02/16 07:02am Technology Corner
RE: Oregon Holiday

Grew up in the Gorge and go back often. We use Ainsworth state park right near Troutdale and two great waterfalls, has full service and very nice and also Mamaloose Island State Park with a great view of the rive, near the Dalles much to see and do in the Gorge.
rbtglove 04/28/16 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Things to do in Cincinnati OH

If you do come to see the USAF Museum Dayton is only an hour drive from Cincy which is the most visited attraction in this area you need to also see Carillon Park which has great exhibits including a lot of the history on the Wright Brothers and a automaton show that is truly amazing. Kids love the show and the exhibits.
rbtglove 04/28/16 09:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Blackwell Island RV Coeur d Alene ID

Do not recommend the RV Park right downtown on the river (can't recall the name) we had a reservation there but once we saw it we would not stay and went to Blackwell which was more expensive but a much better place to stay.
rbtglove 04/22/16 02:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sat Radio

They do give a discount on a second Radio and if you pay a years sub they give a discount,still not cheap. If you have a portable sat radio and kit you can move it around into RV and outside. We have a dock with speakers we can use in our RV when we have power or you can us 12 volt with a small speaker.
rbtglove 04/12/16 02:43pm Technology Corner
RE: Black Hills, Mt Rushmore area attractions

Lived in Rapid City for 4 years and really always found things to see and do. Sadly we liked Deadwood before gambling but after going back several times since it really has become very touristy and lost a lot of its charm. We still like wall drug touristy but it still one of a kind place. Be aware can't take your dog into Mt Rushmore at all. Can into Crazy Horse but only to the open deck area in the visitor center. There are plenty of other things to see within the Park and within easy drives. Gets pretty crowded avoid the bike rally just a total parking lot.
rbtglove 04/01/16 09:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: National Park Service has it all wrong!!??

For what its worth - Most of us could probably afford to pay yearly but - Just a different take on this - us older RV folks spend a lot of money when we travel which helps our economy and we tend to use the park facilities when they at times other than the schools summer vacation. We like to do spring and fall camping when there are fewer people (and kids).
rbtglove 03/25/16 02:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I-75 closed in TN

If you are going north and only towing a boat you will have no problem using 25w, get off at the Lafollette exit 34 and go north on 25 to Jellico and pick up I 75. About 30 miles, we have done it dozens of times with TT or 21' boat. Some tight turns one railroad underpass that's tight and blind but if you are careful should not be a problem.
rbtglove 03/18/16 02:31pm Roads and Routes
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