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RE: Awesome??

Good for black streaks & cleaning awnings.
vermilye 04/26/15 05:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Need Advise-Route & Point of Interest NV, AZ, CO, SD, MT, NV

Near, but not in the Vegas area I recommend staying at the Valley of Fire State Park, about 55 miles northeast. For Yellowstone, take a day to visit the Tetons. If you are into photography, it is worth paying extra for a photo tour at Antelope Canyon. The Upper Canyon is easier to hike through, but busier, the Lower Canyon requires some ladder climbing, but is far less busy.
vermilye 04/26/15 05:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Missouri state parks

I don't know if it is true for all Missouri state parks, but the Trail of Tears SP near Jackson, MO has GFCI's on their 30 amp hook ups. One of the few places I've been that has them on connections other than the 15 amp receptacles. A good park right on the Mississippi, providing you like trains!
vermilye 04/26/15 11:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bucket List - New Yorjk

Letchworth State Park
vermilye 04/26/15 10:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Can't find LED with a color temp you like?

Another useful filter available from both Lee & Rosco is their frosts. One of the problems sometimes encountered after switching to LEDs is harsh shadows, or color bands produced by the phosphor coatings used to change the color temperature of some LED lamps. Adding a frost or diffusion filter between the LED & the fixture cover can smooth things out.
vermilye 04/17/15 05:00pm Tech Issues
RE: 120V Converter Grounding Question ??????

The converter 120 AC should be grounded through the ground wire in the supply wiring. If you wish to ground the chassis separately there is nothing bad about that but the chassis of the converter and the circuits are all connected inside the converter to supply ground. I also commented in your other thread about using copper pipes as a ground plane, not best practices. You should establish a new ground point for your electrical service. The problem with using the converter's AC supply cord as the ground is wire size. The supply ground is connected to the case of the converter. Code requires a minimum of a #6 wire between the case of the converter & chassis or frame of the RV. Not sure on a truck camper, but if there is a fault on the 12V side of the converter to the case, enough current could flow to melt the supply cord ground (which, of course, is unfused). This is the reason for the #6 wire to the frame/chassis.
vermilye 04/11/15 07:29am Tech Issues
RE: Quartzsite first timer thoughts and impressions

One more addition - the LTVA permit for Quartzite is also good at the Imperial Dam site just across the Colorado River in California, one of my favorite LTVA areas. If you want a break or change from Quartzite, it is a great place to stay for a couple of weeks (or months).
vermilye 04/10/15 07:50am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Besides Niagara Falls & NYC.....

2X on Letchworth State Park. Three large waterfalls, many hiking opportunities, even the possibility of balloon rides. There is a large campground with many loops in the park (electric only).
vermilye 04/07/15 08:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: electrical connection

I use DeOx Spray. While some use emery cloth or sandpaper, that will eventually remove the plating, making things worse.
vermilye 04/06/15 04:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: The "Milky Way" test of a boondocking site

Another solution for warming the light used for "painting" with an LED source is to put a piece of color correction filter in front of the flashlight. Rosco sells a Color Correction Kit if you want to experiment, or for less, buy a single sheet of Roscolux #3411. Comes in a 20" X 22" sheet of flexible, high temperature plastic for about $8.00, and converts a 5500°K source to around 3200°K. If you go to a theatrical supply to buy a sheet, ask for a "Swatchbook". The small ones (1.75" X 3.25") are usually free, while a more useful larger (3" X 6") version will cost you around $25.00. In either case, each contains hundreds of colors. While not optically pure (I wouldn't use Roscolux as a camera filter) they are useful on flash units or light sources for making color corrections or effects. They also make "Frosts" which make excellent diffusion filters - I've used them to soften the harsh light from some of the LED conversion lamps in my trailer, and they are great for changing a point source light source into a softer, less shadow producing light for macro photography.
vermilye 04/05/15 10:14am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Portable Solar Advice Needed

Or, you can get a 160 Watt Portable (with controller) for $239.00 plus shipping, also from Solar Blvd. I have one - My review is here.
vermilye 04/04/15 01:43pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Southern Utah

It is worth checking out some of the area state parks. Dead Horse Point is one of my favorites - Electric only, Goblin Valley State park (and nearby Little Horse Canyon) is another interesting place to visit (dry camping, but bathrooms with showers) or Kodachrome Basin State Park (some full hookup sites).
vermilye 04/04/15 09:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Summer Road Trip to the North East

My all time favorite state park is Ricketts Glen in PA. 22 waterfalls along beautiful streams over a 7 mile hike. Dry camping, but bathrooms with showers. Don't enter from the south unless you like an "interesting" pull - 4 miles of 18% grade. Some photos. In NY, Letchworth State Park is a favorite - a bit West of the Fingerlakes. Electric only sites available. One of my visits to Letchworth State Park.
vermilye 04/04/15 09:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Converting an old TV to a LED TV in the RV

If it is of any help, here is a PDF of a conversion someone asked me to make available.
vermilye 04/04/15 09:04am Technology Corner
RE: Natural Bridges National Monument

I stayed in site 9 in an Escape 17. It fit, but as ken mentioned, most of the sites are pretty small. If you are a photographer, a couple of interesting things in the area - House on Fire Ruin in Mule Canyon & Fallen Roof Ruin in Road Canyon. Both are within easy driving of Natural Bridges; House on Fire an easy hike & Fallen Roof Ruin a bit longer & more difficult. House on Fire: http://lakeshoreimages.com/images169/ASD_0133.jpg height=480 Fallen Roof Ruin: http://lakeshoreimages.com/images377/_DSC2332.jpg width=640
vermilye 03/31/15 07:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Natural Bridges National Monument

Most of the parking at the Natural Bridges are nose in slots; I'd leave the trailers at Goosenecks...
vermilye 03/30/15 08:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dual 30 amp rv's?

modern RV parks use GFI receptaclesI have NEVER seen a 30A or 50A GFI receptacle. 15A and 20A yes, but that's not what OP is talking about. This adapter might work for me: I have two 30A plugs on my garage for when friends come to visit. When my RV is there alone, I could plug my RV 50A plug into the adapter and have twice the power than with my dogbone adapter. If you stay at the Trail of Tears State Park in Missouri, you will find the 30 amp receptacles are GFCI protected. I've also run into them in a few other parks, although I'll admit they are rare...
vermilye 03/29/15 09:57am Tech Issues
RE: Planning a trip tp PA

If you enjoy hiking & waterfalls, visit Ricketts Glen State Park. My favorite state park - 22 waterfalls along 7 miles worth of trails (there are 26 miles of trails in the park). Dry camping, but restrooms with showers. Some photos: Ricketts Glen Visits
vermilye 03/28/15 09:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Upcoming mid-size SUV's for towing

Choosing a tow vehicle for non towing gas mileage makes sense if you use it as your daily driver. I tow a 3010 lb (actual weight loaded for a trip) 17' fiberglass trailer with a 2010 RAV4 Sport V6 & tow package (3500/350 lbs). 56,000 miles so far including multiple trips over the rockies & other east & west coast mountains, 25MPG unhooked, 15MPG average towing. Handling, for both cross winds, passing trucks, etc has been excellent even though it is a pretty small SUV. A couple points from my experience over the last 4 years - 1.You can't get the RAV4 with a 6 any more, but when looking at others check the fuel tank size. They size them for the non towing mileage, and the 15 gallon tank in the RAV4 gets exciting between Wyoming gas stations when you have a headwind. You get a much bigger hit when towing with a small 6 compared to a V8. 2. With a small V6 heavily loaded (maybe with the exception of the turbocharged 2.7L Ford V6), don't expect to keep up on interstate hills. I usually tow at a top speed of 60MPH, and prefer secondary roads.
vermilye 03/24/15 11:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: GFCI Risks? Update

For what it is worth, I did a posting a few years back on troubleshooting GFCI's - GFCI Trobleshooting
vermilye 03/24/15 08:37am Tech Issues
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