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RE: Renew SiriusXM

Fortunately, none of the channels I listen to have ads or babbling DJs.
vermilye 11/20/17 10:29am Technology Corner
RE: New Day Use Fees & Increase Existing Fees, Public Lands

As far as having like a yearly boondocking fee on federal land or things like that--- it could easily be done . In Michigan and many other states if you want to go off-road in an off-road vehicle including one license for the street ----you buy a sticker and you put it on the vehicle you going to take off road--- so if you bought a sticker that was boondocking on Federal Land and put it on the RV ,the tow vehicle ,whatever the thing Problem of how....would be solved Just like the BLM does with the Long Term Visitor Areas in AZ & CA. Good for 8 areas across both states. I just got my winter sticker a couple days ago...
vermilye 11/19/17 12:29pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Quartzsite report

Any packages to Quartzsite can be troublesome, but the best way is through Quiet Times. They provide an address that "should" work for mail, UPS & FexEx: Your Name C/O Quiet Times 90 E. Main St - Box 2813 Quartzsite, AZ 85346 The only time this didn't work for me was an air express delivery from China. They chopped up the address & who knows where it went the first time. Quiet Times charges anywhere from $2.00 to $7.50 to pick up your package, depending on size. They are a couple of buildings east of AZ 95 on the north side of the Main Street - very limited parking. General Delivery at the post office is a bad choice. One window that is only open from 11:00 - 1:30. Closes immediately at 1:30 no matter how many are in line. If I was going to do general delivery, I'd have it sent to Blythe & drive 20 miles to pick it up.
vermilye 11/19/17 12:20pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: RV Parks in Oregon,Washington,Canada

I haven't stayed here yet, but I have heard it is nice. Ashland area Emigrant-Lake Try to stay off I-5 as much as you can in Oregon to see the real Oregon. 97 going north and 101 going south would be better scenery. If you go up to Crater Lake from Ashland; DO NOT take 66 with the 5'er. Highway 62 would be less of a grade. In Prospect, Oregon is an rv park. It's close to the south entrance to Crater Lake NP. Leave the RV in Prospect or Diamond Lake. I stayed at Emigrant Lake for a couple of days in October. Great views from most of the sites. An interesting reservation system - all reservations can only be made for two weeks in advance. This allows first come on any empty site, and, depending on when it is booked, up to 2 weeks stay available. Some photos of the campground on this and the next few pages.
vermilye 11/19/17 11:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Renew SiriusXM

For the last couple of years I've been paying $66.72 each (2 receivers) for 6 months of full service. I do have to threaten to quit a week before the contract ends, but I use it enough to make it worth the bother.
vermilye 11/19/17 11:22am Technology Corner
RE: Quartzsite report

Just arrived yesterday for my 4th winter. There are 2 grocery stores in Quartzsite, The Roadrunner Market & The General Store - both small. I prefer the General Store for meat & the Roadrunner for produce, but they are almost next door to each other, so it is worth a stop at each. For serious shopping, Parker, 35 miles north of the Q has both a Safeway & Walmart. Blythe, 22 miles west has an Albertsons & a Smart & Final. No Walmart & their K Mart closed.
vermilye 11/17/17 11:00am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: (Another) Rough electrical question

My only concern is with the quality of the outer jacket on extension cords. Some are fine, others are thin and easy to damage. If you use cords that are rated (S or SJ) and the various versions with additional specifications, you are good to go, although the insulation on the S or SO cable may be large enough to make it difficult to fit the holes in the boxes. Another solution it to look to the boating industry. GenuinedealZ sells a flat stranded 600V cable that works well with standard electrical fittings. Expensive, but probably the best solution. Again, because it is stranded cable, you won't be able to use stab type receptacles. There are back wired receptacles that use the side screws to clamp the wire that work well with stranded wire. The Leviton 5252 is an example. On Edit - Just saw the GenuinedealZ post made while I was typing...
vermilye 11/17/17 10:41am Tech Issues
RE: Uninterruptible Power Supply question

Could one assume that all APC and CyberPower UPS's will in addition to providing battery backup, smooth the output A/C power? Reason I ask is that I'm in the process of installing a Generac whole house generator and while the specs look good, I still have some issue with the powering of some electronic gear. I'm just not sure if the Generac truly puts out pure sine wave voltage. After installing Generac back up generator I had problems with 2 different models of APC UPS's. APC said it was the generator, the Generac dealer said it was APC! The generator installer did an upgrade designed to make the generator more compatible with some furnace electronics - it didn't help. The UPS came on when the utility power dropped, but after the generator started it still insisted there was a fault, and ran the battery down. It never passed the generator power through...
vermilye 11/15/17 11:01am Technology Corner
RE: Grand Tetons -- Late Fall.

Thanks, Steve! Here is my secret recipe for taking decent photos -- take hundreds of them, and a few of them are bound to turn out ok, just by accident. ;) Or, find one you like in a book & go looking for the location. I just spent half a day wandering around Jumbo Rocks campground in Joshua Tree National Park looking the the tree & rock that Laurent Martres had in his "Photographing Southern California". I did find it, but had to give him credit for the composition: http://lakeshoreimages.com/18trip/images1827/_JRV9397.jpg width=640
vermilye 11/13/17 09:33pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: How to rig a rain tarp without trees -- poles, maybe??

During my much younger days, I built a hang glider using 2024 alloy Aluminum tubing. You can choose diameters & wall thicknesses so that they slide into each other. Very stiff, very light weight, but pretty expensive. I've used left over pieces for masts, etc. By the way, schedule 80 pipe or conduit is thicker (and, of course, heavier) than schedule 40, but is still both heavier & more flexible than thin wall 2024 Aluminum tubing.
vermilye 11/13/17 09:24pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Death Valley

I stayed at Furnace Creek for 3 days at the end of October without reservations - asked for 3 days & there were only 3 sites available (all dry), and only one would fit your trailer. Many more were available for 1 night stays. My favorite Death Valley campground Texas Springs (No Generators) was closed as was Sunset. I was told they may open later in the year - one ranger said they were closed because of poor scheduling; not enough maintenance people, another said it was due to budget. Since the park gets more popular as it cools off, I'd check to see what is available.
vermilye 11/13/17 09:08pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Cell phone booster

This is a WiFi booster, not cell systems.
vermilye 11/13/17 08:51pm Technology Corner
RE: Wifi boost

A good YouTube tutorial on setting up a Nanostation for an RV is at Outside Our Bubble. If you want to run the system on 12V rather than 120, a Tycon Power Supply can replace the one that comes with the Air Gateway section of the system.
vermilye 11/07/17 12:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Quartzsite report

I'm still hanging around California waiting for it to get about 10°F cooler in Quartzsite before I head over. I usually arrive mid November...
vermilye 10/26/17 11:14am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: AT&T Prepaid vs Verizon Prepaid

I don't know about T Mobile in Quartzsite, but both AT&T& Verizon provide excellent coverage.
vermilye 10/25/17 11:15am Technology Corner
RE: Awning Tie Down in AZ snowbird park?

I remember watching many individuals at a trailer rally in Dome Rock, Quartzsite, running around in their PJs & skivvies, trying to put up awnings at 3:00AM a few years back. Dead calm at 11:00, 40MPH winds all at once at 3:00AM. Great entertainment if yours was already stowed!
vermilye 10/21/17 11:15am Snowbirds
RE: Quartzsite 2018

I like the Friday all you can eat cod fish fry at Sweet Darlene's.
vermilye 10/14/17 12:54pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Got gamed Westmoreland State Park in Va- reservation rant!

One compromise I haven't seen too often for the all reserve sites vs first come problem - Here at Emigrant Lake County Park outside Ashland, OR, all sites are reservable, but the earliest date you can reserve is two weeks away. If you pull into the campground, all sites are tagged with the next reserved date. You can take any site, stay until the reserved date without worrying about someone making a reservation that chases you out. Two week maximum stay. A good way of mixing reserved sites with first come.
vermilye 10/13/17 11:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Winterizing - Extreme cold winters

I use air only for the water lines, and antifreeze for the drains. One point - use an oilless compressor or a good oil filter - you don't want oil in the water lines. I blow out the lines at 40PSI one tap at a time, working from the first to last tap in the line. Let it sit for an hour or two, then do it again. Don't forget the toilet & outside shower. Be sure to run the water pump dry, and, of course, drain the water heater. A good time to check/replace the anode. While this worked for the first 3 years with -10°F winters, I got a much better idea starting 3 years ago - head for Quartzsite, AZ, and forget about winterizing! I'm on my way now...
vermilye 10/12/17 07:47pm Tech Issues
RE: WiFi Hot Spot recommendations?

The $20.00 Unlimited Mobley plan is gone, although you can add it to one of AT&T's current plans. If you want a separate device & plan, I'd look into Jerry's suggestion.
vermilye 10/10/17 11:18am Technology Corner
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