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RE: Roswell and Alamogordo how much to do, how long to stay

Stationed at White Sands years ago and been back a couple times. White Sands National Monument is a must (a few hours) and the newer Space Museum in Alamagordo is worth a visit. They also do or did do a tour of the Trinity Atom Bomb test site once a month which is really worth seeing. There is a public campground that,s pretty good a few miles south and there is a decent campgound in Cloudcroft if you preper the mountains. Nothing much in Rosewell if your not into aliens, be off better off snesking into the missile range and try to find the Spanish gold hidden in Victorio Peak.
rbtglove 09/21/14 02:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chipmonk & Squirrel Damage Prevention Light?

Thanks for all the responses. Some new ideas to try. I have the big rat trap and they trip it but yet to get one. My wife won't let me kill anything so I try to keep her from seeing it. Think I'll try lights next.
rbtglove 09/17/14 08:05am General RVing Issues
Chipmonk & Squirrel Damage Prevention Light?

After $1000 truck damage and less on our riding mower I am depserate for a solution. I have tried almost everything, fresh cap, critter ridder, moth balls, dryer sheets, live traps, D Con, plugged holes, old beagle dog, noise transmitter, and etc. with no lasting effect. DW won't let me shoot them. These things seem to work for mice but not on the bigger rodents. They just chew another hole in the shed and have to chase them out of the engine compartment of my truck most every day. Only thing I have not tried was leaving the light on in the shed and puting a light under the hood of the truck. Has anyone made this work? I'm thinking of maybe a solar light. Any help would be appreciated.
rbtglove 09/16/14 03:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Dish Tail Gater for ever REAUTHORIZING

We use ours for both TT and cabin and have to do the reset often - Just tell them to ship the silly checklist and reset the the receiver. Most will do it, if they won't hang up and try someone else
rbtglove 09/10/14 02:46pm Technology Corner
RE: RV parks in Idaho

Probably the best RV Park in/near Coeur d Alene is Blackwell Island. Very nice. Has anbout everything, even a good place to eat.
rbtglove 09/07/14 02:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Planing for summer 2015 Mount Hood

We use Mt hood Villages also
rbtglove 08/07/14 07:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: HELP! - TV Mice/Rats Question

Had the same problem with mice with my riding lawn mover, they kept building nests inside and chewing the air filter and other plactic stuff. Fresh cab and Critter Ridder works for short periods but puting D-Con where they can find it is the only good solution. The bigger problems are the squirrels that caused a $1000 damage to my truck. I have tried everything to keep them away with no success. Can't find poison any the Squirrels and chipmonks to eat.
rbtglove 08/06/14 02:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: The dreaded confuzzled newbie

Our first TT had a dry listed dry weight of 2700 lbs but actual scale weight was near 3200. When we put stuff in and added a little travel water it was near 4000. We towed it with a V6 Sonoma pickup for two seasons and even took it over the rockies twice. We had used the Sonoma as a toad for our MH,so didn't want to buy a new truck right away when we sold it. Realy never had a problem but it was a lot better when we got a bigger truck and we actually got better gas mileage. Just be aware that your actual wieghts will be hire than what the manufacturer claims. Only way to find out is to put it on a scale.
rbtglove 08/05/14 08:29am Travel Trailers
RE: Best for the money portable satellite?

I've used a tailgater for two years with the 211K both for our TT and at our cabin and have had no problems. Takes a few minutes to work and a few times have not been able to get a clear enough southern veiw through the trees but most of the time it finds a signal. I know some have had problems with the tailgater but we have not.If you go this route since you already have the 211K you can get a better price for the tailgator off the internet than from dish.
rbtglove 08/01/14 02:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Trailer construction quality question?

You might look at this site for information - http://www.rv-coach.com/RV/manufacturers/survey/rate_your_rv_results.html. Quality means different things to different buyers based on their needs, wants and opinions. Things like design, features, cost, weight, looks, build conformance and other things very greatly. My veiw is that I buy what I think we serve our my purpose at a cost I am willing to pay.
rbtglove 07/28/14 08:27am Travel Trailers
RE: Will lightning make your vehicle headlights turn on?

Had it open the garage door when I was in the garage.
rbtglove 07/26/14 09:10am Tech Issues
RE: Atl, GA to Badlands and Yellowstone

There is a decent private campground in Wall within easy walking distance to the main street. It has pull throughs and can handle big rigs. Wall is a tourist trap but shouldn't be missed also if you come west on 90 stop at the Corn Palace in Michell, kinda the same but one of a kind. Plenty of things in the Black Hills to keep you busy.
rbtglove 07/24/14 02:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Campsite in east columbus or pickerington, ohio

Unless they have moved things around since we lived there, Buckeye lake should be closer than Granville or Alum Creek. The Ohio State Parks are very nice I would think you might like Alum Creek State Park, as I remember it has some full service sites, at least elect and water and it is probably a little clsoser thhan Grandville. Although Grandville is a great town.
rbtglove 07/22/14 02:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tunnels on WA Hwy 14, Columbia Gorge

Lived on the WA side near Bingen in the Gorge for years. Drove a big truck through them many times. Just try to avoid two big rigs at the same time. I'd be more concerned about going over the Hood River Bridge than throught the tunnels. Cross winds can be dangerous coming out of these tunnels also so be careful. That thing is a real mess needs to be replaced. I take our TT over it but do it very carefully no place for a big rig. The old highway from on the OR side is also no place for a big rig either. The bridge of the Gods is a lot better place to cross the river but the Dalles is the best.
rbtglove 07/21/14 03:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Parkways?

Only took a MH close to NY city one time - won't do it again, go around. I'm still trying to fogure out why we drive on Parkways and Park on driveways.
rbtglove 07/17/14 07:31am Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon 101 drive with 30ft. TT?

We have done the OR Coast during season without reservations several times. Most of the St Parks have some sites that are non reserve, a few are all reservation and a few no reservation. Fri and Sat wre difficult but during the week if your willing to stop mid afternoon you can generally get in. There are lots of other campgrounds as a back up. Slow going through towns.
rbtglove 07/11/14 08:45am Roads and Routes
RE: Itinerary Suggestions for Oregon?

You could go north from Ashland to Portland and head up the Columbia Gorge, my old home,great water falls, dams, hiking, wind surfers and veiws. At Hood River could swing up to MT Hood area. Then maybe over to Pendleton and see some of Eastern OR which has lots of back roads and small towns and fewer people.
rbtglove 07/08/14 07:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Would you tow this trailer home?

Maybe I'm just naive but grew up on a cattle Ranch in the 50s and was towing trailers with a tractor and half ton pickup before I had a drivers license. In those days we never worried much about how much weight, but it was determined by how much you could get on and have it stay on. I'm sure we put well over a ton of hay on a 1/2 pickup or l or several tons on a hay low load trailer and head down the dirt roads with no trailer brake. Never broke a spring or lost load that I remember, maybe a bale or two. Did get pulled over by the Deputy Sheriff one time but he just wanted to know why I wasn't in school. In those days lots of people pulled TTs with cars without WDH or brakes (no lightweight TT then either)and in Europe they still do. My uncle towed an Airstream with a Cadillac) After Two Class Cs MHs with a V6 GMC Sonoma as a toad we sold the MH but missed camping so we got a 19" TT that we pulled with the Sonoma (added a transcooler, brake controler and wdh) pulled it for two seasons. Scale WT was close to 4K ready to go. Many times people at the campgrounds would tell me I was crazy and well overloaded and just plain unsafe. We went over the Rockies and Back twice without a problem, didn't beat anyone up the long grades but always made it. Been from coast to coast in Cannada and the plains should be fairly easy going, I'd hook that TT up and give it a try and see how it pulls. I think it could be done safely but that's just one old geezers opinion, just need to apply a little common sense. Don't need a diesel dually to pull everything.
rbtglove 07/07/14 02:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Would you tow this trailer home?

If you have a brake hookup I'd do it especially if you don't have a lot of steep grades and turns, just take it easy. Short wheel base is a concern with tight turns.
rbtglove 07/06/14 01:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cincinnati

We travel through a couple times a month from Dayton and we almost always use 75. The only time that's a real problem is Fri during rush hour. There is a section of 45 MPH but generally only a 10-15 minute dalay and using 275 is going to be longer than that. Then sometimes you have accidents and breakdowns so best to check traffic before choosing a route.
rbtglove 07/05/14 08:22am Roads and Routes
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