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RE: Places in San Diego?

I suspect prices will go up because they just lost one of their nice RV parks to development - Bernardo Shores in Imperial Beach. Hated to see that one go! To get lower prices and more space, you'll likely need to look east and north of the city. One other thing you might try - search from time to time on the San Diego Craigslist site. Under "housing" sometimes private parties will list RV pads for rent on their property. I looked at a couple a few year ago but the locations just did not work for me. Some smaller, off the beaten track RV parks sometimes advertise there as well.
tkcas01 04/12/16 09:02pm Full-time RVing
RE: Old tires

For peace of mind and safety, I would change them. Why let a blowout or two ruin a nice travel season? My Dad suffered many blowouts over the years on motorhomes, trailers and boat trailers. He seemed to think as long as the looked OK, no problem. When they would blow out, he would blame the engineers. I've NEVER had a blowout and will not run a tire longer than 10 years.
tkcas01 03/03/16 06:22pm Fifth-Wheels
SOLVED - Stubborn Parking Brake Alarm

I've found many posts in the forums about issues on DPs where the parking brake alarm does not silence even after the air parking brake has been released. Mine was doing this. It would beep for awhile then stop, and maybe start up again for no apparent reason. Others have commented their problem was a defective sensor on the switch. I finally got brave and pulled the panel off the driver side console to diagnose the issue. It quickly became obvious to me that the parking brake switch itself was loose. Tried to tighten, but one of the screws was stripped. So it seems that all the downward pressure to release the parking brake caused the threads to strip and the switch became more and more loose. Turns out the machine screws go all the way through the flange on the switch so I just got some nuts to back them up and got the switch firmly seated. SO glad to have this resolved. I just never noticed that the switch was loose - I don't tend to look at it when I am activating or releasing it. http://www.tlkemp.com/images/brakeswitch.jpg
tkcas01 02/02/16 07:15pm Tech Issues
RE: Drones illegal

They were banned in National Parks last year. http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/20/travel/national-park-service-drone-ban/ And here is an article about things going on in specific states: http://dronelife.com/2014/07/19/state-drone-laws/
tkcas01 01/01/16 09:29am General RVing Issues
RE: All in the same boat?

Or... another way to look at it: It is common practice for Class A drivers to "wave" as they meet on highways, but I don't think those driving a Class A will wave at someone pulling the fanciest of fifth wheels. Also, I suspect there have been times when a CEO out for a ride on his "hog" has exchanged the down-low peace sign with a gang member on his hog, but I bet if they met with the CEO in his Mercedes it would be a different matter. Bottom line, people are pack animals!
tkcas01 12/30/15 08:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: All in the same boat?

Maybe the question should be... "did you birth your own motorhome?"
tkcas01 12/30/15 08:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Classic Coach Works

While not directly answering your question, a couple of years ago I used Creative Coach in Lakeland to install my residential fridge, add valances over my aftermarket MCD cockpit shades and also trim out my upgraded HDTVs. Great quality work, but it ain't cheap.
tkcas01 10/29/15 08:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Route 375 around El Paso?

Guess I put mine up too late Yes, I was already locked and loaded. That looks like a good route too. I'll try that next time! I-10 through El Paso is not really that fun even off-hours, but I definitely didn't want to hit it at 5pm.
tkcas01 09/12/15 04:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route 375 around El Paso?

OP REPORT I was trying to cover ground and did make it to Van Horn as I wanted to. I just did the 375 loop. As expected, I hit the I-375 Loop cut-off on I-10 West of El Paso about 4pm on Friday. It had started to rain and traffic was picking up but moving well. Man, that is ONE HILL! It's just up and over right there on the west end of the loop, but it is an 8% grade in places. After that it is smooth sailing, nice pavement, no delays. It was not until I got about 3 miles from the I-10 interchange East of El Paso that traffic started to back up, but even at rush hour on a Friday it was not bad at all. Turns they are not quite through with the construction on the east side there. Looks like maybe the west-bound I-10 ramps are done but getting onto I-10 east-bound you have to navigate on surface streets. Either the signage was not that good, I was not paying attention, or both, because I blew right past I-10 and had to do a go-around. It's a great alternative to I-10 through El Paso if you are hitting near rush hour.
tkcas01 09/11/15 07:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route 375 around El Paso?

Where are you thinking of trying to get to for the evening? Terry Looking at the availability of RV parks on rvparkreviews, looks like I should shoot for Van Horn.
tkcas01 09/10/15 09:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route 375 around El Paso?

I might be mistaken, but the 375 loop does not connect on both ends of I-10 as I remember. You'd have to cut across the Woodrow Bean Transmountain drive between I-10 and the 375. In the late afternoon, isn't most of the traffic flowing from downtown to the West on I-10? On Google Maps 375 definitely hits I-10 on both ends. I posted this same question on irv2 and got a local responding there... http://www.irv2.com/forums/f42/route-375-around-el-paso-262809.html#post2739171
tkcas01 09/10/15 09:31pm Roads and Routes
Route 375 around El Paso?

I will be traveling I-10 east tomorrow Friday 9/11) and will likely hit it at about rush hour - 4pm or so. I am trying to decide whether to stop for the night perhaps in Anthony and make a fresh push eastward on Saturday, or if perhaps taking the 375 loop around would make sense. I am in a DP with toad. I'd like to get a bit past El Paso tomorrow, but not really if it means crawling bumper to bumper. Another option might be to stop at the Anthony welcome center, have dinner, and continue for a couple of hours after rush hour - hoping I can find a park before dusk. Suggestions?
tkcas01 09/10/15 09:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Online Support Groups

Yup. Folks here do have a lot of knowledge and can often point you to this or that URL which can be of help... I have a couple of URL's I visit daily (ok, so I help manage one or two of them) which can be called support groups (I do not manage a few more of them) One I do not manage, for example is community.compuserve.com/cooks if it has not changed with the last software downgrade... For folks who enjoy making the stuff they enjoy eating. Thanks, wa8yxm. As part of becoming my Mom's caregiver I will be preparing her meals, so I have already been out looking at recipes and such for ideas for more interesting and nutritious meals. I'll check that out. Fortunately my Mom is up to trying new foods, so we are hoping to make it kinda fun and maybe eating better she will improve or at least stabilize.
tkcas01 09/08/15 10:23am Around the Campfire
RE: Online Support Groups

If you look at the site, it is really more about having people in a similar situation as a sounding board and to provide encouragement, etc. For example, I am about to become caregiver for my elderly Mom. Already learned some things from people there. Sadly, but good for me, I have learned there are people out there in much worse circumstances than mine, but I can offer them moral support nonetheless. BTW, alot of advice on this and other RV forums is bad, harmful, misinformed and just plain wrong headed, so go figure.
tkcas01 09/07/15 03:11pm Around the Campfire
Online Support Groups

I've noticed that people on rv.net will ask all sorts of non-rv related questions, I assume knowing that the RV community represents such a broad cross section of the population, someone out there will know something about the topic. I personally have gotten alot of value from rv.net and tried to help others along the way. I just recently came across a site devoted to online support groups. They have all sorts of groups going on most anything folks might need help with, or you can start your own. I just joined a week ago and already getting value from several different groups. Give it a try! http://www.dailystrength.org/ I have absolutely no connection with the site, other than being a new member and liking what I see so far...
tkcas01 09/07/15 02:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV Resorts in Southern California

It is quite a hike from Newport Beach to San Diego, and the traffic on I-5 can be horrendous. Just saying, if it were me I'd try to find something as close to him as possible. Unfortunately, there are not alot of attractive, affordable options.
tkcas01 09/07/15 01:33pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV for one!

I think I would call it a "Morgue-mobile." He looks like he is on a slab. Just needs a sidecar for the "dog house."
tkcas01 09/05/15 07:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Second water hookup.... What is it for?

Hook it up after you drain the black tank turn it on if water comes out it's the tank flush. Also realize that sometimes these flush nozzles get clogged for one reason or the other, so this test may not be absolute.
tkcas01 09/01/15 12:57pm Beginning RVing
RE: Ovenight in a Truck Stop

I use Walmart parking lots. Truck stops are way too noisy. And they smell like urine. Really, just walk to the frickin' bathroom, dude. Even the RV/truck area of rest areas often reek of urine. If they all think like the OP, I guess they are marking what they think is their territory.
tkcas01 08/31/15 01:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ovenight in a Truck Stop

Man oh man I don't know why the rv'ers would want to stay in a truck stop when there are so many great rest stops. I've stayed at many of them overnight without any issues. Many states specifically prohibit overnight parking in rest areas and/or limited to 8 hours. So, we are just following the laws. While you might get away from it, I'd rather not worry about being awakened in the middle of the night and told to move on.
tkcas01 08/31/15 11:28am Class A Motorhomes
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