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RE: Favorite scenic drive?

Here are a few of my favorites: Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park The Beartooth Chief Joseph's Highway AK 4 into Valdez
vermilye 06/24/16 08:53am Roads and Routes
RE: New England RV parks in the fall

One of the websites I use to check fall color dates is the Foliage Network. They provide weekly (or more often during the season) updates, ad well as historic data which is useful for planning. While not New England, if you are in the area, Ricketts Glen State Park in Pennsylvania is my favorite place for fall colors. Around 7 miles of trail along 21 waterfalls & many cascades. There is dry camping in the park (bathrooms with hot showers). Some Photos. If you go, the best way into the park is from the north. If you come from the south, the road between Red Rock & the park includes a 4 mile, 18% grade uphill haul...
vermilye 06/21/16 11:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Scangauge has made me paranoid?

If your Scangauge makes you paranoid looking at coolant, just wait until you program it for transmission temperature!
vermilye 06/21/16 08:10am Technology Corner
RE: Memory Card Recovery??

I've used Photo Rescue to recover deleted images as well as "rescue" corrupted data cards. They have a trial version that can be used to see if it will work with your problem.
vermilye 06/21/16 08:06am Technology Corner
RE: boondocking,,,what about your furnace ??

If you are planning to do a lot of boondocking, adding solar (and LED lighting) can solve lots of power problems. I spent 93 days without hookups this winter in Quartzsite, AZ & Imperial Dam, CA. While the days were warm, the nights were cold enough that I was going through a tank of propane ever 10 days or so. With 195 watts of solar on the roof & a portable 160 watt panel (the roof top panels are enough during the summer, but not with the low angle winter sun) and a pair of 232 amp hour 6V batteries, I was able to run all my electrical stuff (except the AC) including making a pot of coffee with an inverter each morning. I averaged 35 - 40 amp hours per day.
vermilye 06/16/16 09:03am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Campground help needed for June trip to Alaska by RV

We made this trip to Alaska in June & July & the only reservations we made were for Denali at Teklanika CG. We did sometimes call to check availability during the morning for that night's stay. Only had one night where we had to find an alternate & it was only 1/2 mile down the road...
vermilye 06/13/16 01:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Taxes

I do my taxes on line, and do not have mail forwarded to me over the winter. My retirement provides 1099Rs on line, however Social Security does not. I stop at a SS office & argue with them for 5 - 10 minutes to get them to print a copy for me. As long as you can convince them that you will not be able to receive the mailed copy before filing is due, they will reluctantly provide a copy.
vermilye 06/13/16 01:12pm Snowbirds
RE: Big Ben Questions?

I spend a week at the Rio Grande Village campground Starting March 9th while waiting for my reservation at Chisos Basin on the 16th.. There are photos of some of the activities in & around the park. If you can live without hookups, the Rio Grande Village campground rather than the Rio Grand Village RV campground is much nicer. As others have said, the RV campground does have full hookups, however it is a parking lot. I agree with not taking your trailer to Chisos Basin - very tight switchbacks on steep grades & no room for anything large at the campground. Even my little 17' trailer just fit my site.
vermilye 06/13/16 12:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hungry Mother Campground

The Camp Burson campground at Hungry Mother is like most commercial campgrounds - tight to your neighbor. The "B" campground is more typical of a state park, with larger sites (some still a bit tight to your neighbor) & a stream behind some of the sites. A couple of photos taken during my one day visit: Hungry Mother State Park, VA
vermilye 06/13/16 12:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: personal medications into and out of Canada

While I alway ask my doctor's for hand (well now machine) written prescriptions to carry prior to a trip, I've crossed the Canadian border many times, and never been asked about meds.
vermilye 06/11/16 08:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Boondocking I-70 in Colorado?

I have checked the Nat. Forest campground (Heaton Bay) and found it to be booked up, both electric and non electric for my size rig. I will keep checking in case of cancellations. Leadville may be a possible alternative for us. I'll have to check on availability there too. Can anyone advise if Colorado allows overnighting in the highway rest areas and welcome centers? If my figuring is correct we will be dropping into Colorado on I-76 at Julesburg late in the day. Looks like a nice spot to sleep for the night. If you head for Leadville, there are a couple of commercial campgrounds in the city, and some nice Forest Service campgrounds around Turquoise Lake. While they do fill up with reservations on the weekends (at least in August), I had no problem finding sites during the week. I've also stayed at Camp Hale...
vermilye 06/11/16 08:45am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Show me how you mounted your solar panels

I've purchased a couple panels and now need to figure out how to mount them. They came with some cheesy brackets that I may use or i may make my own. I'm mostly concerned with the attachment to the roof. I have a rubber roof and I think the roof is covered in 3/8 plywood. It is a walk on roof so it may be a bit thicker. Just not sure if screws are good enough or if I should be using well nuts or some sort of expanding anchor. No matter how you mount them, if you winter camp (even in the warm southwest) seriously consider including the ability to tilt them. The low angle winter sun will severely limit the output of your panels - tilting them can triple the output.
vermilye 06/11/16 08:25am Tech Issues
RE: Portable solar panel

I have a 95 watt GoPower panel that came with the trailer, added another 100 watt panel on the roof, & carry a 160 watt Solar Blvd portable. During the summer the roof top panels keep my pair of 6V batteries full, however with the short days & low angle sun in the Winter, adding the portable is necessary. I switched out the GoPower controller for a more adjustable Blue Sky 30, and added a panel mount SAE connector to plug in the portable (I added an additional connector to the portable to bypass the built in controller).
vermilye 06/08/16 08:02am Tech Issues
RE: David Crockett state park in Lawrenceburg, Tenn

I stayed Site 105 in Campground 2 at David Crockett State Park for 3 days in April, 2016. Electric & Water, good AT&T & Verizon coverage. There is a museum that was not open, and a restaurant that was. They have an unusual dump station at Campground 2 - if you are in it, you block the entrance to the campground.
vermilye 06/07/16 09:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: wireless rechargers

I've got a wireless charger built into my new Tacoma. Only problem is I have a iPhone that doesn't support wireless charging.
vermilye 05/30/16 07:44am Technology Corner
RE: Nova Scotia in July without reservations?

We traveled (me in a 17' trailer & friends in a tent) in June & July, 2013 with no reservations except a 4 day stop at Ponderosa Pines Campground in Hopewell Rock, NB. We did sometimes call ahead in the morning for a pair of sites for that evening, but rarely needed to.
vermilye 05/26/16 02:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Over the top noise - Hellsgate SP in Idaho

Reminds me of a stay at Shellmound County Park in Florida. A nice quiet rural campground until the air boats show up. The combination of unmuffled V8's & large propellers is "interesting". That & the combination of chiggers ( a post a few days later) & no-see-ums made for a annoying night. Still, a lot less expensive & more open than the other Cedar Key campgrounds.
vermilye 05/20/16 08:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Little Rock AR

I stayed one night at the Little Rock North KOA while waiting for a site at Maumelle Park. Stayed at Maumelle for three days.
vermilye 05/20/16 08:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Replacing 30 amp cable.

If you do any cold weather camping, be sure the cable is not plain thermoplastic - it gets very stiff with the cold. Rubber or some of the newer insulations such as Carol's Super Vu Tron will remain flexible in the cold.
vermilye 05/19/16 06:35am Tech Issues
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Is there long stretch where you have no data? Canada and AK? I used AT&T this winter in Florida with my Iphone. From what I hear, I guess this is what I will use next time I go to AK. I just checked AT&T Web site and it is $60 prepaid for one month for 5 GB high speed and unlimited slower speed after that and the data can be used in Canada too. The phone in Canadas can be used but there is a .39 cent per minute per call. There are parts of both Alaska & Canada where there is no service. In many cases as you near towns & cities, service becomes available & disappears as you leave. The phone services change their plans & coverage so quickly that what was true in June may no be so now, but the AT&T Canada plan only covered voice & text. One "interesting discovery" was the AT&T Canada plan had unlimited texting included, but because I didn't have texting on my US plan, they charged me for each text message at the US rate...
vermilye 05/16/16 09:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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