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RE: Tornadoes while RVing

Sharknado, a terrifying documentary of tornados near coastal areas sucking up sharks and distributing them in a city where they eat the populace. Basement were an effective escape.
traveylin 03/20/17 12:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Tornadoes while RVing

As a first time poster, you should also be aware that rv'ers may occasionally have an opinion.
traveylin 03/19/17 08:14am General RVing Issues
RE: Tornadoes while RVing

Welcome to the rv.net forum and your first post, storms and winds are a great problem. I tend to stay away from North texas, ok, Missouri during the spring months
traveylin 03/18/17 11:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone in SW Arizona with a twin Yamaha generators?

Read up on inverter/generator vs std generator The inv/gen is new tech very suitable for running microprocessor electronics. The controls for conv std power to dc to sine wave pure power are layers of complexity that add cost and reliability concerns to the inv/gen. Parallel operation is an option with the inv/gen. The Yamaha article summed it up as a new approach focused on running microprocessor, but if kw are needed for a/c a standard adequate sized machine is significantly cheaper and simpler
traveylin 03/18/17 05:59pm Snowbirds
RE: wiring for flat towing

I bought a std trailer wiring harness and lite set. Plug connection tucked in behind front grill when not in use. Lites mounted to rear bumper with disconnect capability when not in use. The three months a year I tow takes 15 seconds to hook up MH tail lite. Trouble shooting is very simple, no need to understand functionality of resisters, diodes, switches etc. Keep it simple
traveylin 03/18/17 05:34pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Anyone in SW Arizona with a twin Yamaha generators?

Keep it simple buy a large enough gen set to do your job and ebay sell the one ya got. Cost should net out. parallel generator operation is not for amateurs. Phasing, synchronizing, hunting, safe disconnect, backfeed etc are all good topics to avoid.
traveylin 03/17/17 01:05pm Snowbirds
RE: Help with trip out West

I love the area, been there 8-10 times. Camp at the trading post in Monument valley, good facility that must be on the do list for Europeans. There are two road hazards that are not apparent on the map. Access tunnel height limitations to Brice from east side. A road north up the escarpment around Mexican hat with short vehicle limitations due to severe switchbacks
traveylin 03/16/17 01:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12VDC light s get dim than brighten ???

If batteries more than 36 month old change battery first. If batteries have not been checked for water in 6 months, be careful dry cell rupture does not occur. wear goggles have water hose available to remove splash. If it continues change the dc converter
traveylin 03/16/17 12:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Backing Up A Flat Tow

Had to do a toad disconnect on the Alaskan hwy. About 80 miles from nearest tow truck help. What happened was wife had spotted a huge brown bear and wife wanted me to stop for pictures. As I pulled to the shoulder of the road the right front wheel went down to the axle because ground squirrels had burroughed it out. Driving ahead and cutting the wheels to the pavement would have made it worsen. Backing out looked like it would work because rear wheels were on good ground,but toad had to be disconnected and moved out of the way. My toad, a 2012 canyon is an easy disconnect which was great for quick job necessitated by the bear walking around the whole time a hundred and fifty feet away. Backing the class A worked very well. Moral of the story a simple toad hookup trumps bear necessities.
traveylin 03/12/17 08:30am Dinghy Towing
RE: Class A RV driver's seat

I replaced my two front captains chairs in our class A two months ago. The mounting bracket that contains the swivel and front back adjustment is designed with additional flexibility to move the seat apparatus forward or back depending on height of individual. Easy job any mechanic could do it. The rail positioner is std enough that in the hunt for a new seat I had no option to receive new positioners which I chucked and reused the old ones
traveylin 03/12/17 01:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Flat towing a 2016 GMC Canyon, 6 speed standard

I use a 2012 canyon 4 wheel as my toad. A nice plus is the steering wheel does not lock. No need to leave the key in ignition while towing risking battery run down
traveylin 03/11/17 08:27am Dinghy Towing
RE: Do I really need a $200 Battery Monitor??

My propane gas detector system has a low voltage alarm that is very loud. Woke me up twice in six years.
traveylin 03/11/17 08:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Newer F-53 Steering Wheel Alignment

Check your ford operator manuals that came with the purchase. In there you will find a home office number that will locate a ford truck dealer that will agree to do the work. I had to do that for a recall issue and the service number did set up a meet at a dealership. Assuming a standard fix is required. For alignment problems my local tire guy referred me to a large commercial truck tire and drive train company where they had the alignment equipment for that sized vehicle
traveylin 03/09/17 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dry camping battery bank expectations

I have only 2 12 volt batteries for my Lower end class A and get maybe 3 3.5 days of normal usage. An energy hog not mentioned in above comments is the circulating fan for the room heater. While the heater itself is propane the air circulation is battery driven electric. I will get about 18 hours before having to run the gen set
traveylin 03/08/17 06:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: looking for support

Stoloffs, Thank you for caring about folks that have lived with the effects of polio. The disease is rare enough now that there are very few doctors that understand the consequences. Our med provider appreciates when we id a new issue and do an internet search for background info for her. Post polio has two generic paths, one where the concern is premature aging do to over use of remaining muscles, suggesting a more sedentary life is appropriate. The other path where quality of life through remaining active is of dominate importance. We are 69 and will remain active till we can't. Plan this year is to follow the Lewis and Clark trail west from Missouri to the Pacific for 2 months. Tomorrow I will install a new recliner in the motor home{took out the couch} that helps her get her feet up when riding.
traveylin 03/07/17 03:42am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: looking for support

Rational is good. I have not suggested the person needs a driver. I have seen campgrounds inhabited by long stay individuals(years), who enjoy their lifestyle with minimum support. Keeping the dialogue open generating ideas is the emotional need. I am now up to 3 ideas for the person.
traveylin 03/07/17 03:06am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: roadside assistance programs

Good Sam worked for me in getting blowout tire replaced. Billing was arranged through GS to avoid any service provider gouging.
traveylin 03/07/17 02:42am General RVing Issues
RE: McDonald Observatory Western Texas

In that area there is also a state park with a huge fresh water spring in the desert. Marfa where the strange lites are always visible. The sand dunes state park and most important you are only 2 hours from Terlingua a great desert camping experience
traveylin 03/06/17 02:48pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: looking for support

I didn't say, you say "Hospice". I did say " I see no way..." is tantamount to giving up on a person looking for special needs help using the parallel of sending them to Hospice. In the last several days a couple of suggestions have come up. A medium sized church in the subjects area does have a social group targeted at seniors with the objective of week long bus trips across the south east each quarter. She will also start reading the RV.net forum topics regarding her areas of interest. Living vicariously thru others experiences is a great way to share in the adventures. My wife has done this for years due to her severe polio disability. Last year she bought me a Harley Sportster. I am emotional about assisting folks with disabilities. I try hard to avoid being judgmental and limiting.
traveylin 03/06/17 07:59am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: looking for support

Politics was on facebook not rv.com " I see no way"....I am not ready to steer the person to Hospice. My first trip rving back from Alaska we stayed in a municipal campground our last day in central Texas. The adjacent folks showed up in a brand new Class C, Had sold their home in College station and were going to tour tell they can't. 82 years old. That's who I want to be.
traveylin 03/05/17 01:03pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
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