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RE: GFI - Kooko 4 Coco Puffs...

If your RV trips GFCIs, find the problem & fix it. He did. Re-read the original post. That is why he posted, to tell the solution.I did. I was answering the post I quoted.
vermilye 12/16/14 09:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Camping? When did you start.

My start was a 1950 family trip across the US (I was 5). Tent camped on many local & cross country trips until 2011, then switched to a 17' fiberglass trailer. Three cross country trips so far in the trailer. Links to Trips
vermilye 12/16/14 04:02pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Arches NP

2X on including Canyonlands & Dead Horse Point State Park on your visit. The viewpoint at Dead Horse is a short walk from the parking lot. Canyonlands has a number of hiking opportunities available, but you could also just make the drive through the park, stopping at the various viewpoints. The major viewpoints for both could be done in a day. As to Arches, I'd want to spend at least 3 or 4 days if you are going to do any hiking. There is lots to see from the road or short walks from the parking areas, but some of the arches require a bit of hiking. Delicate arch is well worth the hike, at least in the cooler times of the day...
vermilye 12/16/14 03:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: GFI - Kooko 4 Coco Puffs...

Why in a brand new building did you put a 15/20 amp gfci outlet in for the camper. A 30 or 50 amp outlet does not need nor is required to be gfci.If your RV trips a GFCI, there is something wrong with it. While a 30 amp receptacle is not required to be protected by a GFCI, you may find campgrounds that have them on all the receptacles, even the 30 amp ones. For example, check the Trail of Tears State Park in Missouri. The leakage that is tripping the GFCI will become a shock hazard if your ground wire fails and you place yourself between the vehicle frame & the earth. While the leakage may be small enough to not kill you since it only takes 5ma to trip a GFCI, it only takes around 100ma to stop your heart. If your RV trips GFCIs, find the problem & fix it.
vermilye 12/16/14 09:02am Tech Issues
RE: Millenicom Alternative?

You can put the Verizon device on vacation up to 2x a year and suspend billing. Check on www.verizonwireless.com Verizon also has a pay as you go plan. While you can go on "vacation" twice a year, the plan that Verizon set up for former Millenicom subscribers is not a flexible as Millenicom's was. The maximum vacation suspension allowed by Verizon is 3 months, twice a year. If you want to use the service for less than 6 months per year, you will be paying for service you don't use. If you don't restart the service before the vacation suspension runs out, the plan will be dropped & you will have to start a standard Verizon data plan. Millenicom had a 2 month free vacation suspension, and allowed you to drop the service for as long as you wished, then restart for around $20.00.
vermilye 12/16/14 08:48am Technology Corner
RE: UPS and Generators

I had problems with my UPS at home when it was powered by a 15K Generac back up generator. The installers did an upgrade to the generator that is required for many high efficiency furnaces hoping it would solve the problem, however it didn't. With the generator supplying power, the UPS would not switch to it, would run down the battery, then die. Short blackouts were OK, but anything over half an hour made it useless. I talked with APC & they stated the generator produced "dirty" power that the UPS rejected. I never did come up with a solution.
vermilye 12/16/14 08:37am Technology Corner
RE: Cell phone signal amplifiers

Just to make it clear - a 3G signal does not turn into 4G with more signal strength. They are two different transmissions, with different frequencies, tower antennas, etc. If you are in an area only covered by 3G, that is all you will get. If you are in a location that has good 3G coverage & weak 4G, a signal booster may help, but it is not going to turn 3G into 4G.
vermilye 12/15/14 09:18am Technology Corner
RE: campgrounds with cable boxes

I agree with those that blame the cable companies rather than the campground. I have Time Warner at home & they announced that you would need a "box" to receive anything but their basic service (which is mostly local & shopping channels at low resolution) even with digital TVs. The box is free for the first year, then a buck or two per month after that. I suspect it is both to provide additional $ to the cable company as well as letting them make better use of the available bandwidth of their distribution system.
vermilye 12/13/14 02:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Escape 5.0 TA questions

There is an Escape Owner's Forum that has a number of owners of each of their different trailers (including the new 5.0TA) that post regularly. If you have questions, post at the site & I'm sure you will get answers.
vermilye 12/09/14 07:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Off road Utah

A couple of websites that may be useful: JeepYrailInfo.com Trails.com I know you are looking for info on Utah, but if you get to Colorado, the Bush Ducks site is useful for determining when the various passes are open.
vermilye 12/09/14 07:20pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Has anybody validated your payload sticker?

Yes, although I don't tow with a truck. I also weigh both the trailer & tongue weight before each trip.
vermilye 12/05/14 01:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Campground costs

My last trip (304 days) was a mix of Commercial, National & State Parks, and BLM dry camping. Average $22.41, ranging from $0.00 at Quartzite BLM & the O'Neill City Park in NB to $65.46 at St Mary KOA, St Mary, MT (outside Glacier National Park). Here is the spreadsheet for the campground costs for the trip.
vermilye 12/04/14 07:47pm Full-time RVing
RE: Backup camera recommendations

If you go with wired (which I recommend) check out Rear View Safety. Many different systems available & while expensive, the equipment is reliable.
vermilye 12/02/14 04:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Millenicom Customer Accounts Acquired by Verizon

According to the latest information I've heard from Verizon, they will shut down the Millenicom accounts on December 8th.
vermilye 12/02/14 08:48am Technology Corner
RE: ARE YOU A NOMAD ?

Since I've put around 20,000 miles per year on the trailer is the 3 years I've owned it, and been on the road for more days than I've been home, I guess I am!
vermilye 12/01/14 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cords, cords and more cords

Unless you add an iron core in the middle of the coil, at 60HZ and 30 amps on #10 cord inductance is not going to be a problem. That said, heating might be...
vermilye 11/30/14 01:03pm Tech Issues
RE: Best Long Range Wireless Weather Station?

Depending on how serious you want to be about it, the Davis Vantage Vue will definitely do the job. I have two base stations in my house, the most distant 40' from the transmitter. Check the feature list at the link - it does just about everything. Definitely overkill if all you want is the temperature, but if you want a complete station, it is one of the best. I have a neighbor that bought his own base station and set it up for my transmitter so he could receive the data from my weather station located 400' from his house. Not cheap, at $400.00 list & around $300.00 at Amazon, but it uses spread spectrum transmission giving it a 1000' range. Mine has been running for over 8 years...
vermilye 11/28/14 02:13pm Technology Corner
RE: Generators, do you get what you pay for?

I found this link comparing a couple of different power sources. The non inverter generator looks pretty bad...
vermilye 11/24/14 01:16pm Tech Issues
RE: Question: Favorite site in Lost Dutchman SP, AZ?

I spent a couple of days there last December - a couple of pages with photos starts here (Lost Dutchman). My site was fairly level side to side, not as level front to back. Unless you pull into the site backwards, the utilities (and picnic table) are on the wrong side. A beautiful park with some great individual & ranger guided hikes. Site 47 (Water & Electric) around sunset: http://lakeshoreimages.com/images291/ASG_9035.jpg width=640 And a little later: http://lakeshoreimages.com/images292/ASG_9210.jpg width=640
vermilye 11/24/14 08:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ideas for parks and sights in eastern CA. highway 395

If it is open, another great place to eat along 395 is the Virginia Creek Settlement in Bridgeport. I don't know how they survive out in the middle of nowhere, but the food was excellent. They are a couple of miles north of the Bodie Ghost Town.
vermilye 11/24/14 08:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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