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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
RE: Washington state or Texas?

For a "different" part of Washington from the popular coast and cascades, check out their newly named "State Waterfall". Located in Palouse Falls State Park located about 2 hours southwest of Spokane. Dry camping that is really set up for tents, however a good size RV will fit in the overflow parking lot. If you are lucky, the host site with full hookups might be available. More information from my visit starts here. Palouse Falls State Park: http://lakeshoreimages.com/images359/_DSC1156.jpg width=640
vermilye 03/23/15 04:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Niagara Falls Current Recommendations

I've stayed on the Canadian side a number of times at the Riverside Motel & Campground in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Just a couple of miles from the falls, and very pleasant folks. Not a luxury resort, but they do have full hook up sites.
vermilye 03/23/15 01:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Washington state or Texas?

Lots of very nice state parks in Washington, although you may be surprised by the cost. Then again, being from California, maybe not...
vermilye 03/23/15 07:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Carrying portable solar panels

Mine came with a lightly padded cloth bag which offers some protection. Stored on edge in the back of the tow vehicle...
vermilye 03/23/15 07:13am Tech Issues
RE: Logging trailer miles

I reset my 2nd trip meter when the trailer gets hooked up, then write down the mileage when I unhook.2X.
vermilye 03/23/15 07:10am Tech Issues
RE: National parks visited?

Well, I know I have visited many National Park Service locations, but never made a list. I used the "Find a Park" section of the National Park Service page to put together this list. National Parks: Acadia, ME Arches, UT Badlands, SD Bryce Canyon, UT Canyonlands, UT Capitol Reef, UT Carlsbad Caverns, NM Crater Lake, OR Death Valley, CA Everglades, FL Glacier, MT Grand Canyon, AZ Grand Teton, WY Great Basin, NV Great Falls, VI Great Sand Dunes, CO Great Smoky Mountains, NC Joshua Tree, CA Kings Canyon, CA Lassen Volcanic, CA Mammoth Cave, KY Mesa Verde, CO Mount Rainier, WA North Cascades, WA Olympic, WA Petrified Forest, AZ Redwood, CA Rocky Mountain, CO Sequoia, CA Shenandoah, VA Wind Cave, SD Yellowstone, WY Yosemite, CA Zion, UT National Monuments unless noted: Agate Fossil Beds, NE Canyon de Chelly, AZ Cape Cod, MA (National Seashore) Cape Hatteras (National Seashore) Cape Lookout, NC (National Seashore) Cedar Breaks, UT Chiricahua, AZ Craters of the Moon, ID Deleware Water Gap, NJ, PA (National Recreation Area) Devils Tower, WY Dinosaur, CO Effigy Mounds, lA Erie Canalway, NY (National Heritage Corridor) Franklin Delano Roosevelt, DC (Memorial) Fire Island, NY (National Seashore) Fort Pulaski, GA Fort Stanwix, NY Gauley River, WV (National Recreation Area) Glen Canyon, AZ, UT (National Recreation Area) Jewel Cave, SD John Day Fossil Beds, OR Korean War Veterans, DC (Memorial) Lava Beds, CA Lincoln Boyhood, IN Little Bighorn Battlefield, MT Mount St. Helens, WA Natchez Trace, AL, MS, TN National Mall, DC Natural Bridges, UT Niagara Falls, NY (National Heritage Area) Pipe Spring, AZ Pony Express, NE (National Historic Trail) Potomac Heritage, DC (National Scenic Trail) San Juan Island, WA (National Historic Park) Statue of Liberty, NY Vietnam Veterans, DC (Memorial) Washington Monument, DC White Sands, NM Wright Brothers, NC (National Memorial) It is difficult to leave out the wonderful state parks around the US - many are as breath taking as the National Parks & Monuments. I've visited many; some worth pointing out: Antelope Canyon (Navajo Reservation, AZ) Babcock State Park, WV Burney Falls State Park, CA Caverns of Sonora, TX (Not a park, but one of the prettiest caves I've been to) City of Rocks State Park, NM Dead Horse Point State Park, UT Goblin Valley State Park, UT Hanging Lake, CO Kodachrome Basin State Park, UT Letchworth State Park, NY Lost Dutchman State Park, AZ Mono Lake, CA Palouse Falls, WA Red Rock Canyon, CA Ricketts Glen State Park, PA (My Favorite) Silver Falls, OR Valley of Fire State Park, NV I have links to photos of some of the National & State parks here.
vermilye 03/22/15 12:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Leavenworth campground falls into $2.7 million foreclosure

Another nice area park is the Wenatchee River County Park.
vermilye 03/22/15 10:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Help us plan our trip! Georgia/North Carolina/West Virginia

One of my favorite stops for photographs in West Virginia is the Glade Creek Grist Mill in Babcock State Park. There is a campground in the park with electric hookups a few miles from the mill. http://lakeshoreimages.com/images149/ASE_1337.jpg width=640
vermilye 03/20/15 08:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Towing a 2015 Honda CR-V "four down"

The RAV4 cannot be towed 4 down (or, for 4 wheel drive versions, on a dolly). On top of that, they got rid of the V6 & tow package in 2013; my 2010 is a great tow vehicle for my 17' fiberglass trailer, but I'll have to look elsewhere for the next one...
vermilye 03/18/15 05:49pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fron Acadia NP to Niagara Falls

If you take NY 104 or even the Thruway, a little south Rochester, NY is Letchworth State Park. Electric sites, 3 beautiful waterfalls at the end of very short hikes. Some photos of the park.
vermilye 03/17/15 03:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rear Camera

Most rear cameras have a "sense" wire that is connected to the back up light circuit. If you connect it to a hot source, the camera will be on all the time. Or, use a switch so you can turn it on/off when you want...
vermilye 03/16/15 12:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sumas Border Crossing in Washington State

Thanks everyone. I didn't think there should be any problem, haven't seen a border crossing yet that was in between Canada and the US. Thanks for the tip on the Campground Barbara, that just may fit into our plans.Another "interesting" crossing is Horne's Ferry from Wolfe Island to the US on the Eastern end of Lake Ontario. My 17' trailer with tow took up the entire width of the ferry, and the custom's station consists of a phone booth sized building at the US dock. For anything larger, there is the 1000's Island Bridge on I 81, but the ferry was fun!
vermilye 03/16/15 09:10am Snowbirds
RE: Verizon vs AT&T

The problem with using a 15 day money back guarantee if traveling is you won't cover all your locations within the 15 days. I spent 304 days on the road during the 2013-2014 winter, most of the time in the southwest & western states, much of the time away from cities and main roads. I carried both a Verizon based hotspot & an AT&T phone, both in Sleek amplifiers. While the coverage along major highways & cities was pretty much equal between the two carriers, once I got away from civilization the Verizon coverage was better. Of course there were exceptions, and if you are going to stay in one location most of the time it pays to choose the carrier that best covers that area. If you are moving from place to place without prior knowledge of carrier coverage, & planning to spend most of your time away from cities & towns, I'd choose Verizon.
vermilye 03/13/15 08:59am Technology Corner
RE: A Really Accurate Fridge Thermometer

This is the one we have. Been very happy with it so far. http://i.imgur.com/12WdY7Gl.jpgI've has the same thermometer "freeze" on a reading with no indication it wasn't working. The replacement did the same thing. If you use this one, I'd reset it often. Keeping the meds in a small, thick walled styrofoam box kept in the refrigerator is a way to avoid temperature fluctuations, but I'd sure want some way to be sure the temperature stayed within the acceptable range.
vermilye 03/12/15 05:37pm Tech Issues
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