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RE: Northern CA and Southern Oregon Camping in April

I have to agree that Oregon is on the ball with their funding of state parks, at least compared to CA & WA, although I'll miss Oregon's dropping the "Discovery Season" program of low cost camping early in the season. Most of the California state parks I visited were over crowded, expensive, and as mentioned, rarely had hookups. While Washington's state parks were in better condition, and often offered at least water & electric, they were still quite expensive.
vermilye 01/29/15 08:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dedicated 20AMP outlet from Generator

If your transfer switch makes/breaks the neutral/ground bond, running a separate bonded receptacle may lead to problems with plugging the RV into a GFCI receptacle. May or may not be a problem, depending on the wiring of your RV.
vermilye 01/29/15 08:38am Tech Issues
RE: Cooking question

My solution is to do most of my cooking outside, using a Coleman Grill Stove.
vermilye 01/28/15 01:36pm Beginning RVing
RE: Where to camp at Zion National park

If you plan is staying at the South Campground in the park, get there early - no reservations & it usually fills quickly. Watchman will require reservations most of the time.
vermilye 01/26/15 01:59pm Truck Campers
RE: Who makes the best Ruben Sandwich?

While I wouldn't haul my trailer there, the best I've had was at Katz's Delicatessen, 205 East Houston Street, New York City.
vermilye 01/26/15 01:52pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Quality Shore power cord

Probably more than most people are interested in, but some general information on cord: S types without the "J" are 600v Extra Hard Usage Service Grade. SJ types are 300v Junior Hard Service Grade. Code does not specify which cord type (S or SJ) is required for an RV, only length (minimum of 25'). Although SJ cords are lighter & less expensive, they are more easily damaged. Type S cords have thicker jackets, more fillers, and are much tougher (most could be used as a tow chain). Either can be made with a thermoplastic or synthetic rubber jacket. Thermoplastic insulations are less expensive, but get very stiff when cold, while synthetic rubber are flexible warm or cold, but cost quite a bit more than thermoplastic. To add even more confusion, there are Thermoset cord types that can have good cold flexibility. Cord designations use additional letters to define some of their specifications. For example, an "O" stands for oil resistant and can be added to either weight cord. An additional "O" stands for oil resistant fillers, a "W" for weather resistant. If there is a "T" in the cord description, it will be thermoplastic, however some thermoplastic cords leave out the "T". Because the letter designations can be confusing, it is better to look at specific manufacturers. Carol Wire produces both an S & SJ Super Vu-Tron rubber cord, however #10 is the largest size available on a standard order. This is an extremely flexible cord even below freezing. Coleman Wire manufactures Seoprene 105 SEOOW & SJEOOW cord that is rated as extremely flexible at cold temperatures. Here is a link to general cord information & their product. Lastly, some of the cord you can purchase at your local big box hardware store will be thermoplastic. You need to carefully check the product information if you want cold weather cord. Another solution is to go to a real electrical supplier to get the better quality cords, however they will not be inexpensive.
vermilye 01/26/15 09:02am Tech Issues
RE: The 921 LED bulb

I replaced my 921 style also and they are warm to touch but no where near very warm. My problem is the ones I bought have a little more bluish color than I like. They are bright enough just not white enough.While it would be more efficient to replace your "blueish" bulbs with warmer ones, one solution is to visit a theatrical supplier or large camera shop & buy a piece of color media. It is available in 100's of colors, usually 20" X 22" sheets, and is designed to be placed in front of high wattage theatrical lights; heat won't be a problem. I've used one of the frosts (Roscolux 115) inside some of my fixtures to even out the light from panel type LEDs.Good idea.. Unless something has changed, that's exactly how the newer WW LEDs achieve their color temp: by dyeing the LED lens itself.The surface dyeing of some panel LEDs is why I needed the frost. Some of them produce thin bands of cooler light that comes from the edges of each individual LED. This becomes annoying if you are reading or tasking under the light and move through the band of color difference. The frost evens this out.
vermilye 01/26/15 08:31am Tech Issues
RE: The 921 LED bulb

I replaced my 921 style also and they are warm to touch but no where near very warm. My problem is the ones I bought have a little more bluish color than I like. They are bright enough just not white enough.While it would be more efficient to replace your "blueish" bulbs with warmer ones, one solution is to visit a theatrical supplier or large camera shop & buy a piece of color media. It is available in 100's of colors, usually 20" X 22" sheets, and is designed to be placed in front of high wattage theatrical lights; heat won't be a problem. I've used one of the frosts (Roscolux 115) inside some of my fixtures to even out the light from panel type LEDs.
vermilye 01/25/15 09:57am Tech Issues
RE: Which Way in California?

A couple of interesting stops along 395 East of Yosemite include Mono Lake & Bodie Ghost Town. As others noted, you only have a few roads crossing the Sierras.
vermilye 01/23/15 03:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: Did you ground your PD 9200 series converter?

Article 551.20 (C) of the NEC requires that the chassis of the converter be bonded to the vehicle frame with at least a #8 copper wire. This must be a non-current carrying wire. The problem with depending on the 3 wire power cord is a fault within the converter could draw far more current than the power cord wire size could handle.
vermilye 01/23/15 03:01pm Tech Issues
RE: What are the best Apps?

Some other apps I regularly use that haven't been listed: The Photographer's Ephemeris - While designed for the photographer, it is useful if you want to position your RV with regards to the sun or moon (for the view, solar, etc) For any location and date it shows where and when the sun and moon will rise & set. AccuWeather - Similar to Weather Underground CardStar - copies your store discount cards so you don't have to carry them - they can be scanned from the phone. Night Sky - A Star map SPLnFFT - A sound pressure meter Public Radio - links to most public radio stations Pandora - on-line music MotionX-GPS - A good hand held GPS app for hiking iBird Plus - While expensive, this app is the equivalent of a good bird id book, complete with the sounds of each bird. Clinometer - This is the leveling app I use the most. All these are iOS apps, although most of them are also available for Android.
vermilye 01/23/15 02:52pm Technology Corner
RE: Google Maps

Had the same problem with my Garmin a couple of years ago, we were in Cody heading to W.Yellowstone thru the Park. The Garmin would not show the route on the Park roads it kept showing routes outside park. I've traveled lots of National parks with a Garmin GPS, and unless you force it or are already in the park, they tend to route you around the park rather than through it, even if you have toll roads on.
vermilye 01/23/15 08:49am Roads and Routes
RE: What are the best Apps?

If you want an app for finding campgrounds, you need both Allstays and RV Parky. Between the two, you get all you really need to know about the campground. Neither alone is sufficient. Another very useful app, particularly for those looking for non commercial campgrounds is the Ultimate Public Campground app. Available for iOS, Android, and as a POI list for your GPS. I have many campground apps, and find I use this and Allstay's Camp & RV most of the time.
vermilye 01/23/15 08:35am Technology Corner
RE: Letchworth State Park - NY

As long as you are comfortable with a 11 mile ride between the campground & the falls, five miles to get to an IGA grocery store in Perry, you should be fine. There is lots of hiking in the park, but not a lot else in the area. Most of the campground sites are electric only, although there are some 50 amp sites.
vermilye 01/22/15 02:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forums/Blogs/Magazines Question

I have links to 100's of RV blogs starting here.
vermilye 01/21/15 12:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: mppt vs pwm

Hi jrnymn, Since all the controllers I've seen just look at battery voltage they switch out of bulk faster than one might expect. Often I see the Blue Sky change from float to bulk when clouds pass by. I wonder if this is true of the Bogart Industries SC2030 charge controller. According to their description, it communicates with a TM-2030 to "adjust charging current based on real time battery information". Could be sales hype, but since the 2030 actually keeps track of amp hours in & out, it might be more accurate than battery voltage. Anyone have any further info on this controller?
vermilye 01/21/15 08:46am Tech Issues
RE: GM Canyon - Colorado

I looked at the Z71 long box, and liked what I saw, although it lists for $4500.00 more than an equivalent Tacoma.
vermilye 01/20/15 02:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ultra light TT

You might want to take a look at some of the fiberglass "Eggs". I have a link to the different manufacturers here. (Scroll down past the blogs). Sizes range from 13', 1000 lb trailers to 25'. I have an Escape 17B, 17', 3010 lbs loaded for a trip with a tongue weight of 350 lbs. While expensive, they are very light for their size, and extremely durable. I've attended rallies where the oldest trailer was over 40 years old.
vermilye 01/20/15 02:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Snowbird Video Blog / Vlog

Well, I don't follow mine; only write it. I snowbirded along the Colorado River in southern Arizona last winter: 2014 Trip
vermilye 01/18/15 03:19pm Snowbirds
RE: Visiting Monument Valley

If you dry camp, the Navajo campground in Monument Valley is now open. Link to Article
vermilye 01/18/15 03:12pm Roads and Routes
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