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RE: Fuel price info & conversion

last summer it was a lot closer to 6 dollars a gallon....
traveylin 02/16/15 02:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Where have all the ladders gone?

Here in south Texas you cannot buy a ladder less than 14 feet because their are not enough rungs to put the safety warnings on to prevent lawsuits
traveylin 02/13/15 04:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Licensing RVers---is it time?

More safe does not equate to more rules. Fact is when there are to many rules folks will dot the i's and cross the t's yet overlook the important stuff. need less regulation I was charged with the task of training a 2000 people industrial site with the concept of full compliance for a year. Almost no one in the organization believed that it was possible to fully comply in either their work lift or personnel life because there were to many requirements to function. First step was to rewrite all mandatory policies and procedures to clear format. Second step was to train all employees, Last step was to fire the ones that couldn't comply. Interesting that human resources had the greatest problem establishing what was mandatory.
traveylin 02/07/15 07:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Talk about dodging a BULLET !!!

Break away brakes systems will shorten the glide path of a vehicle that has separated. It will not vector the separated vehicle to a safe location. Use a vehicle with a frame for proper base plate/safety chain attachments
traveylin 02/05/15 05:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad Braking Systems

Good closure...
traveylin 02/04/15 03:22pm Dinghy Towing
RE: wiper arm

Go to PPL and they have a wiper application chart for most motorhomes
traveylin 02/04/15 03:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rookie Looking For Advice on Creating Travel Plans

Great first post from a new rver from Covington. I grew up in st Charles Parish. Your intent to go west is very well placed. The views are much longer. Out of 130 days a year on the road we will make a reservation for about 5 of them. Must have locations or 2 hrs from closure and the cell phone calls ahead for a secure spot. We also locate nodes to camp at and use the toad to travel out. moving areas about every 4-5 days. Starting out in March watch the spring wind storms west of Dallas. Terlingua early in the summer is good. Utah is the best state. Limit the amount of travel, slow down and enjoy. research RV .net for your many questions. They have all been answered before and a search can get you a rapid response. Do ask the ones you cannot find.. There are lots of good applications on line for planning use them. We also carry a hard copy of Woodalls western campgrounds because you will find lots of road without wifi/cell service going west
traveylin 02/03/15 05:14pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Toad Braking Systems

In addition to The Physics of towed vehicles, you might also read the two stickies at the top of Dingy topic that includes 30 threads, three hundred comments and 300,000 looks. This is a well debated topic with a lot of contrary information. For breakaway protection a correctly installed base plate and towbar, is backed up by correctly installed safety chains. Aux braking system will merely shorten the glide path of an improperly installed toad after it has broken away. The toad may still go into oncoming traffic on the left or gas stations on the right
traveylin 02/03/15 06:48am Dinghy Towing
RE: Toad Braking Systems

Do not automatically assume you need an aux braking system. With a diesel pusher and a small crv you may be well within the breaking capacity of your motor home. My unscientific survey the last several years in rv parks has about half of the toad users without auxiliary brakes. Texas does not require the specific application of aux brks. Perf std not application. I have a bias against the aux brakes since it adds additional complexity to the hook up process and has the potential to add failure pops
traveylin 02/02/15 07:13pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Houston - We have a Problem! Home RV Pad

Wood cribbing is cheap and stows well so it looks good. Consider this a great exercise in road pot hole awareness. You will see lots of places in parking lots where the approach is a problem
traveylin 02/01/15 07:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Smoked the brakes yesterday-update on test

I have heard that Texas DPS truck stops use infra red cameras to id brakes that are hanging up running hot when pulling into the safety inspection stops. That could ID a bad brake' More simply next time you go down a hill using brakes crawl under an check temperatures. If one is much hotter than the others you may have a repair item. A hung up emergency brake would run hot on level ground and appropriately smell there also
traveylin 02/01/15 07:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First trip--what would you do different?

you did not give much in the way of interests so I went back and scanned your prior year posts for a basis to my recommendation. Starting in Rockport a day south of you There are only 2-3 direct routes to Great Falls Montana and neither are interesting till great falls. From there The route up through Ice roads pkwy to Dawson creek is favored. My return would be down the Cassis hwy further west. From Dawson Creek to Whitehorse, a long way there is only one road, can't get lost. At this point its west to Tox or North to Dawson city. I would come back through Dawson city on return. That's the generic stuff. In Alaska I have enjoyed Dalton highway, Prudhoe bay road and I would try to time it for first week of July to experience the 24 hour daylite above the artic circle. Gravel road 400 miles each way 2-3 gas stops. Stream side camping. Don't take your new rv Valdez, best place in North America for Mountains glaciers and Sea There are lots of other places well described in tour books My next trip We will probably go to Valdez and set up for a several week stay while I go on the ferry boat system west on the Aleutians as far as it takes me with a motor cycle and back pack Traveylin
traveylin 01/31/15 08:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Had sleep study last night: calling all auto cpap users!

another thought, If your setting for pressure is real high 17 inches and leakage bothers you greatly try lowering the pressure by 3-4 inches. There are two approaches, 1 if using a service such as Lincare that bills back to medicare you would have to go through a formal re evauation. 2 If you own the machine a simple google search will provide the coding to reset the machine. Another method of lowering the pressure an inch or two is to simply set the machine to high altitude operation. I lowered mine from 15 to 13 and 80% of the leakage issues went away
traveylin 01/31/15 07:37am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Had sleep study last night: calling all auto cpap users!

those folks dissing the cost of CPAP machines and supplies,,,,,if you want a cheap supplier try a wholesaler like CPAP .com Most of the supplies are sold without a prescription. To buy a machine you just need to fax them a copy of prescription from your general practioner. Folks that really have a hang up with any cost need to understand the alternative is heart failure. My cardiologist attributes my substantial AFIB improvement to cpap supported adequate O2 sleep the last two years
traveylin 01/30/15 07:50am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Stupid Pet Policies

The comments supporting pet policy seem to be driven by the requirements do not affect me so its okay approach. I would be okay with a rule against having an rv greater than 5 years old, a rule against trailers, a rule against cooking outside, a rule against cleaning windshields, rule against kids, a rule against idling a diesel. It all upgrades the quality of the experience and does not affect me. Its the rv owner problem if insufficient customers stay because I will be long gone.
traveylin 01/30/15 02:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How rough a road will you drive down for a place to camp

I took my sons class C up the Dalton highway 400 miles of wash board up and 400 miles of wash board back. Dusty, muddy, window chips, vibration caused elect circuit failures. Scorched brakes, and lots of rattles. It was a blast, camped along side pristine streams and drove over attigun pass. Now in my class A venturing off the pavement is limited to a couple miles with a google earth destination.
traveylin 01/29/15 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Forest River not playing the by the rules.

Interesting that Ford maker of the Chassis is not included in the report. Next time you pay 150 thousand for an entry level mh, consider how much of the cost is administrative bureaucracy.
traveylin 01/29/15 07:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Beer chicken three alarm blast

oven is fine, we do go to Hooters for the wings and I used to manage refineries life is good traveylin
traveylin 01/27/15 08:32pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Breakaway car

Root cause is failure of the unibody construction and secondary braking systems may have stopped the vehicle to the right side of the mv safely or may have stopped the vehicle to the left side of the mh into an oncoming car. I would not tow a vehicle that did not have the base plate properly attached to the vehicle frame and back up safety cables also properly attached to the frame. I would not tow a unibody do to workhardening of the thin shell pops
traveylin 01/27/15 07:20pm Dinghy Towing
Beer chicken three alarm blast

We do a lotta cooking for the extended family and weekend before last decided on Buffalo wing for ten. At the local HEB drummets were 380 a lb, doubl joints were 300 a lb and wing tips 200. Needing to be generous and cheap I settled on two big packages of legs ar a 125 a pound with a lot of meet. I figured if I scored the legs and cooked them hot in the oven they would be crispy like wing oughta be. A recipe for the coating was to wash the wings in half butter and half hot sauce. Because of the volume I had two metal lined roasting pans and one large pyrex dish cooking away at 400 degees.ch is not uncommon Well the hot oven started smoking which is not uncommen. The kids start coming to dinner when the smoke alarm goes off. Turning on the ceiling fan and opening the doors usually takes care of the noise but not this time. Must be the butter. Opening the door the pyrex dish is a bit hot and smoking.. Son reaches in with a beer and pours some on the pyrex to cool it off. It shatters and grease runs down to the burner, second alarm goes off upstairs. I close the door and turn oven off so the flames go out but smoke is worse. Opening the door I lay in a considerable amount of water to cool the grease fires and stop the event. Wife raises hell about not using baking soda. Remote monitored fire alarm goes off and I get a call from Utah asking if I need Help. I relay that fire is out, oven is cool, house is open with a 35 mph north wind blowing the smoke out and I thank them for the call. Moral of the story is to get wings from Hooters and avoid the ruckus. I did buy a new pyrex dish to replace the shattered one. Life is good traveylin
traveylin 01/27/15 06:59pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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