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RE: Iconic USA Drives....List Your Favorite

If I only had to pick one, here is another vote for the Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park. Be sure to drive it both directions - the views are different. Still, there are so many more...
vermilye 07/20/14 01:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: What am I missing in Grand Teton?

Sunrise at Mormon Row is a treat not to miss. Google Mormon Row barns and you'll see what I mean.2X The snow on the Tetons contrasted with the buildings at Mormon Row are alone worth a trip to the Tetons, although there are many more beautiful locations in the park. And as to Glacier, if you feel driving the Going to the Sun road in one direction is all there is to see, you need to go back! Very different each direction, different times of the year, many great hikes, and definitely my favorite National Park.
vermilye 07/20/14 01:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: camping spots in and around bryce canyon

Check out Red Canyon, about 9 miles from Bryce.
vermilye 07/20/14 01:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ricketts Glen State Park

If you are coming from the south on PA 487 (the only way into the park from the south), you will have a 2 mile, 18% grade to pull between Red Rock & the park. If you are not comfortable with that, you will have to go around & come in from the north. The last time I was there I stayed in 104, a large site with a little isolation between sites. If interested, I have a photo of the site at Ricketts Glen, Day 1
vermilye 07/20/14 01:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Progressive Industries EMS-HW30C Problem

in my company solder dressing leads under a screw connection was a no-no. This was on equipment that had to meet MIL288800B environmental conditions. solder cold flows, it is soft, even the lead free. over time the connection begins to loose compression, end result is heat. 2X. Prior to my retiring, part of my job was maintaining a theatre lighting system. That included many miles of 12/3 S extension cords. When the original cords were supplied with the theatre, NY state required tinning of the stranded wires at the connectors. We continually had problems with the connector screws loosening, causing intermittent connections, or overheating of the connector. When we built our own cables, we didn't tin the connections, and had far fewer problems with loose screws.
vermilye 07/16/14 11:21am Tech Issues
RE: Whats your favorite camprground in Glacier?

They are all great, but 2 medicine is by far my favorite. Fills early, so don't try to get there late in the day...
vermilye 06/26/14 05:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon Coast - what to see?

Depending on your interests, you might check out the Tillamook Cheese factory tour & the Tillamook Air Museum. There are also many lighthouses to see along the way, some that don't require a lot of walking to get to.
vermilye 06/04/14 09:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in NJ & PA

2X on Ricketts Glen State Park. Dry camping (although they have bathrooms with showers). There are 7 miles of trails if you want to see every waterfall, but shorter ones to see sections. My favorite time is the fall for the colors, but the spring & summer can be nice as well. Here are some more photos: Ricketts Glen State Park http://lakeshoreimages.com/images147/ASE_1209.jpg width=640
vermilye 05/23/14 05:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Utah base camp?

I also recommend the series by Laurent Martres (and others). I've used the books for finding a number of photo locations. I have many photos of the area on some of my journal pages: 2011 Trip 2012 Trip 2014 Trip
vermilye 05/23/14 05:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Painted Hills OR Boondocking?

While not boon docking, Clyde Holliday State Park is 8 miles west of John Day - $24.00 per day with electric & water...
vermilye 05/09/14 05:05pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Snowbirds - East or West?

I spent most of the winter in AZ & CA along the Colorado River, and loved it. Spent time in State, County & BLM campgrounds. While I may try closer to home (upstate NY) in FL next year, the Southwest is going to be hard to beat!
vermilye 04/24/14 11:55am Snowbirds
RE: AC Voltage Through Frame/Stablizers

As CA Traveler noted, you have solved the source of the problem, however you still need to fix the grounding problem. When you have a fault to ground, a low current one will be carried through the ground system, preventing or reducing the chance of a shock between the frame of the vehicle & the earth. With a proper ground and a low resistance fault (such as a short between the hot wire & the clamp in your case), the high current should have tripped the circuit breaker for that circuit. Since it didn't, your trailer ground system is faulty. Could be the power cable, an adapter, or the power pedestal, but unless you identify the problem & fix it, you are leaving yourself open to a shock hazard in the future.
vermilye 04/24/14 11:38am Tech Issues
RE: How About California?

I also love the Arizona State Parks, and found the ones along the Colorado River to be quite comfortable during the winter. Most have a 2 week limit, however a few provide long term stays (although at little or no reduced cost). I also spent a month at the La Paz County Park near Parker, AZ. Inexpensive, nice people, and a floating bar/restaurant next door that has great daily specials. I'll agree that the California State Park system is about the most expensive in the country, but there are some beautiful parks. Most do not have hookups, so you are not getting much for your $35.00. One quiet park that I liked was Red Rock Canyon. More information here. If you want an interesting place to spend the winter, the Imperial Dam BLM campground is in California on the Colorado River just across the border from Arizona. Yuma is reasonably close for shopping. $40.00 for 2 weeks, or $180.00 for the entire winter (7 months). Lots of activities, and you can be as close (or as far away) from your neighbors as you want. My 2 week stay starts here. More information here.
vermilye 04/19/14 02:14pm Snowbirds
RE: PA Route 487 South from Ricketts Glen SP

According to the sign at the top, it is a 2 mile, 18% grade. I have no problems either way (other than being slow) hauling my 3000 lb trailer up or down the hill with a RAV4, but if you are under powered, it can be an ordeal going up, and, of course, important to depend on engine braking going down. As dahkota says, it isn't a cliffhanger view wise, just steep. This is my favorite state park. The hike along the waterfalls, particularly in the fall is unmatched. http://lakeshoreimages.com/images273/ASG_7318.jpg height=480
vermilye 04/18/14 03:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon Hwy 101

Considering the same route and was wondering about campgrounds, will reservations be needed or can we travel at our leisure.Depends on the time of year. A couple of summers back, I needed reservations any day of the week. Right now I'm in Bullards Beach State Park and the "Walk In" (first come) section is pretty near empty on a weekend. And, it is only $20.00 for full hookups.
vermilye 04/13/14 01:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: "Old fashioned State Parks?

There are big differences between states - I paid $33.00 (including a $2.00 senior discount) for a dry site in more than one California State Park (Burney falls & Humboldt Redwood State Park most recently) while a few miles north I'm currently in Bullards Beach State Park, OR for $20.00 with full hookups (the price goes up to $24.00 for the Summer).
vermilye 04/13/14 01:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Portable Solar Panels from Solar Blvd.

Here is my review of their 160Watt panel: Solar Blvd 160 Watt Folding Panel
vermilye 04/13/14 12:55pm Tech Issues
RE: Quieter - OK, less noisy A/C unit.

If you want to find something quieter, be careful of the Coleman Mach 8 ACs. There has been quite a bit of discussion on the Casita Forum (You have to sign up to read) regards to the SPL levels, particularly outside the trailer since Casita switched to the new AC. Enough that Coleman is designing a new fan blade...
vermilye 04/13/14 12:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Permanently installing 3G antenna on camper roof?

Combined with the Sleek my hotspot sits in, the trucker antenna provides as much as 23db gain, enough that I have not had any problems.
vermilye 04/13/14 12:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Permanently installing 3G antenna on camper roof?

Another antenna possibility is the Wilson short trucker antenna. The latest versions cover the 4G frequencies, although with only 3db gain. Never the less, combined with a Sleek amplifier, I have had excellent results throughout the country. http://lakeshoreimages.com/images235/ASG_1931.jpg height=350
vermilye 04/12/14 10:28am Technology Corner
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